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Mathias Young

Taken from Sissonville A Time To Remember pg. 135 Mathias Geyhard was born in 1788 in Greenbrier County and his parents were George and Catherine who were German immigrants. He married in Greenbrier County on Dec. 5, 1806 to Nancy Sarah Hickman who was the daughter of John and Nancy Wallace Hickman, also of Greenbrier County, WVA. Mathias and Nancy had 13 children while living in the wilderness type country. Nancy died in 1833, while giving birth to her last child. Around 1833. Mathias traveled to Kanawha Co. and traded a rifle for a few hundred acres of land on Kanawha Two Mile Creek. Mathias married his second wife here, who was Maria Tate in 1838. They had four children themselves before hid death in 1845 at age 57. Mathias Sr. was buried in the Young Cemetery that lay on the Dawley Farm which is now the subdivision Laurel Meadows. The land where the cemetery laid on, is Kanawha Farm Circle, which was owned by the National Cemetery Service who purchased it from Sarah Dawley. When Laurel Meadows was developed the cemetery was removed and relocated. The remains of Mathias Geyhard Young Sr. was never located and his remains still lie eternally buried there. After Mathias' death, his second wife Maria Tate Young, for a mysterious reason gave away all of her children. Many of the Youngs and their descendants are present day residents of the Sissonville area. Children of Mathias and Nancy Young John Hickman Young b. 1807 m. Sarah Tate George b. 1809 m. Elizabeth Newby Hugh Peter b. 1812 died in Kentucky Owen Robert B. b. 1816 m. Anna Wallace Rosella b. 1818 Charles b. 1822 Jacob b. 1824 m. Julia Mary Geray Simon b. 1826 Thompson Mathias b. 1827 m. Nancy Isabel Reveal Mary A, b. 1832 m. Hugh Allen Haynes Henry Lanis b. 1833 m/ Lucetta Jones Mathias and Maria Tates children: Mathias Geyhard Jr. b. 1840 m Mary E. Mundy Andrew Jackson b. 1841 m. Margaret W. J. Miller Sarah Susan (Phoebe) b. 1842 m David A. Brown William b. 1843 m. Nancy Shepard Also a picture of Mathias Geyhart Young Sr. (spelling different in book)
Submitted by Linda Secco ( on Fri Mar 26 18:15:11 1999
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