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Jacob  Yon 

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George Adam Yon
1698 - 1770

 


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Jacob Yon
1740 - 1800
Jacob Yon was born about 1740 in an unknown place overseas in Holland and died about 1800 somewhere in South Carolina. Dates for birth and death are estimated. He lived to be about 60 years old.

There are two stories about Levi Yon's father: (1) He may have been born in Holland and traveled to America with his family when he was in his early 20's, and (2) he was the son of Muscogee Yon, a Muskogee Creek Indian, who took on the name of YON as his white name.

Jacob Yon, was born in Holland and married Margaret about 1738-1856. Children:
  1. Jesse Yon
  2. Levi Yon
  3. Benjamin YON
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Other1/1/1770 SC (Newberry County) 30 yrs old 
George Adam Young is granted land near Broad River in 1770. In 1797 he sells 150 acres to Jacob Young. Jacob and his wife, Margaret, sell this land to Simon Wicker in 1797 -- two years before Jacob dies. (Copy of page from Newberry County, SC, Historical and Genealogical Annals, George Leland Summer provided by Jerry Yon.) 
Other1/1/1770 SC (Newberry County) 30 yrs old 
This information, while true, may NOT apply to our Jacob Yon.  James and William Young came from Ireland before the Revolutionary War begins and settle in the Stoney Hills section of Newberry County. (Copy of page from Newberry County, SC, Historical and Genealogical Annals, George Leland Summer provided by Jerry Yon.) 
Land Deed2/19/1770 Newberry District SC  30 yrs old 
Map shows the farm of George Yon and portion of land purchased by Jacob Yon. From The Dutch Fork from An Atlas of the Dutch Fork of Newberry District, S.C. by Carl W. Nichols. Copy of document contributed by Jerry Yon. 
Census1/1/1790 SC (Newberry County) 50 yrs old 
The household of George Yon is recorded on page 60 and consists of one white male over 16 years old; one white male under 16; and two white females (including his wife). This completed their household as no slaves or other free persons were living with them.
Four lines below George Yon, the household of Jacob Youn is recorded. It consists of one white male over 16 years old and 2 white females (including his wife). No slaves or other free white persons. 
Additional information about Newberry County, SC around 1790: Click here to see a map from this timeperiod.  
Other1/17/1795 SC (Newberry County) 55 yrs old 
A portion of the estate of Jacob Cappleman is distributed to Jacob Youne. (Copy of document contributed by Jerry Yon.) 
Other7/28/1800 SC (Newberry County) 60 yrs old 
Estate Settlement for Jacob Yon -- Provides $500. Names mentioned: Margaret Hewey, James Hewey, George Feltman, George Yon. Margaret Hewey and James Hewey acted as administrators of the estate which consisted of farm animals, farm tools, loom, kitchenware, Dutch Books, beds and furniture. (Copy of this document provided by Jerry Yon.) 
Other8/21/1801 SC (Newberry County) 1 yrs after death 
Payment for the estate of Jacob Youn provides $100.21 to: Elizabeth Balderee, John Youn, Catherine Balderee, and Jacob Youn. A deduction of 102.75 is noted as 'widows third'. (Copy of document contributed by Jerry Yon.) 

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12 1752 Great Britain adopts the Gregorian calendar on 9/14/1752.
29 1769 The first steam engine is invented by Watt
37 1777 The concept of chemical compounds is conceived by Lavoisier
43 1783 The hot air balloon is invented by Michel and Montgolfier and the first people in modern history fly at an altitude of 1800 m.
45 1785 The power loom was invented by Cartwright to produce cloth.
53 1793 The cotton gin was invented by Whitney.
59 1799 The Rosetta Stone was discovered
60 1800 The first battery was invented by Volta
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9 1749 Laws in GA prohibiting the importation of slaves are rescinded. Georgia planters were hiring SC slaves for life and even openly purchasing slaves at the dock in Savannah.
35 1775 NEWS HEADLINES: On April 18th, Paul Revere makes his famous ride proclaiming "The British are Coming" and the American Revolution War begins. Britain hires 29,000 German mercenaries to handle conflict in North America.
36 1776 NEWS HEADLINES: July 4th, American Revolution War ends and the United States of America is officially created.
60 1800 NEWS HEADLINES: Seat of U.S. government moves from Philadelphia to Washington DC
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15 1755 Joseph Salvador purchases land near Fort Ninety Six for Jewish settlement.
42 1782 During 1782-1783, land to the south and west of the Tugaloo and Savannah Rivers are ceded by the Cherokee and Creek.
43 1783 Charles Town is officially renamed Charleston, SC.
48 1788 South Carolina joins the United States of America. State government is moved from Charleston to Columbia two years later.
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7 1747 The New York Bar Association is founded in New York City
10 1750 Charleston, SC, has become the most affluent and largest city in the South. It is the leading port and trading center for the southern colonies. The population in the Carolinas has exceeded 100,000 with many French Protestant Huguenots. The wealth plantation owners bring private tutors from Ireland and Scotland. Public education does not exist.
20 1760 The Cherokee War (1760-61) ends in a treaty that opens the Up County for settlement. The Bounty At of 1761 offers public land tax free for ten years, and settlers from other colonies begin pouring into the Carolina "Up Country".
23 1763 Georgia Gazette begins publication. It is the first newspaper in Georgia and the eighth newspaper in the English colonies.
26 1766 Britain passes the Stamp Act taxing all colonial newspapers, advertisements, leases, licenses, pamphlets, and legal documents. Later the same year, Britain repeals the Stamp Act in Britain -- but it continues to be enforced on colonists in North America
33 1773 Angered by the tea tax of 1767 and the British East India Company's monopoly on tea trade, the independent New England colonial merchants dump the precious cargo overboard into the Boston harbor. This incident is called the Boston Tea Party.
34 1774 The First Continental Congress of fifty-five representatives (except from the colony of Georgia) meets in Philadelphia to discuss relations with Britain, the possibility of independence, and the hope of a peaceful solution. King George III scorns the thought of reconciliation and declares the colonies to be in a state of open rebellion.
35 1775 On April 18th, Paul Revere makes his famous ride proclaiming "The British are Coming" and the American Revolution War begins. Britain hires 29,000 German mercenaries to handle conflict in North America.
36 1776 July 4th, American Revolution War ends and the United States of America is officially created.
38 1778 Alliance between United States and France
47 1787 Constitution of the United States is signed
53 1793 Alexander McGillivray, the head of the Creek Indian Nation, dies. A restlessness begins to grow among the Indians in what is now Georgia, Alabama and Northern Florida as town chiefs via for the vacant leadership role.
54 1794 The United States establishes the Navy
58 1798 Mississippi Territory organized from Georgia's western land claims. It includes what will later become portions of Mississippi, Alabama and Northern Florida,
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3 1743 King George's War against North America and Caribbean begins
8 1748 King George's War against North America and Caribbean ends
16 1756 Seven Year's War begins
19 1759 Jesuits are forced out of France
23 1763 Seven Year's War ends; Peace is established in Paris between France, Spain, England and Portugal
24 1764 Britain passes the Sugar Act forbids American importation of foreign rum and taxing imported molasses, wine, silk, coffee, and a number of other luxury items.
27 1767 Jesuits are forced out of Spanish America
39 1779 Spain declares war on England
40 1780 Josef II abolishes serfdom in Hungary; England declares war on Holland
43 1783 Peace established at Versailles between France, England, Spain and United States; Britain cedes all lands west to the Mississippi River
47 1787 Catherine the Great leads Russia into war with Turkey
48 1788 Russia begins war with Sweden
49 1789 French feudal system is abolished with the Declaration of Rights of Man. Outbreak of hostilities in France with the fall of the Bastille on July 14; Revolution in Austrian Netherlands declares independence as Belgium
52 1792 French Revolutionary Wars begin and the French royal family is imprisoned the following year
53 1793 Marie Antoinette is executed; Fugitive Slave Act passed; Roman Catholic faith is banned in France; France declares war on Britain and Holland.
55 1795 White Terror and bread riots in Paris
56 1796 Napoleon marries Josephine de Beauharnais
57 1797 Napoleon proclaims the Venetian Constitution, founds Ligurian Republic in Genoa


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Margaret Kippleman
Born about 1740 and died about 1840
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The Children of Jacob Yon

70 years old
Jesse Yon
Born in Abbeville, South Carolina on December 21, 1790 and died in Blountstown (Calhoun County), Florida on December 21, 1863. He was 73 years old.

He married Mary Ann Cumby in about 1809.
Their children:
  1. Levi M. Yon (1810)
  2. William Ruel Yon (1817)
  3. Dr. Jesse Yon Jr. (1835)
  4. Terrel Higdo...
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Benjamin Yon
Born somewhere in South Carolina about 1798 and died somewhere in Florida about 1870. He was about 72 years old.

He married Martha Snellgrove.

Children:
Seaborn (1824 - 1893) married Elizabeth Mashburn (1825 )-children: Joel Benjamin (1847),James(1850),Joseph (1852),William H. (1854...
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