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George Adam Yon
1698 - 1770
George Adam Yon was born about 1698 in Amsterdam, Holland and died about 1770 somewhere in South Carolina. Dates for birth and death are estimated. He lived to be about 72 years old.

Believed to have been a French Huguenot who arrived in America around 1760 and settled in the Newberry area of South Carolina as a farmer. Dates of birth and death are unknown.

He is possibly the grandfather, father or brother of our Jacob Yon, however, proof of this connection has not been found.

HISTORY NOTE: A group of 45 Huguenots arrived in Charleston in 1687 and later constructed the first French Huguenot Church.
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Immigration1/1/1761 Savannah SC  63 yrs old 
This information, while true, may NOT apply to our George Yon.  Geo Adam Yon and his wife, Elizabeth (age 22), arrived in South Carolina on the ship named Britania in 1761. Ship sailed from Rotterdam. Passenger list is recorded by the Council Chamber on October 17, 1766.   Source:  BRITTANIA PASSENGER LIST AND ACRES ASSIGNED. In Dutch Fork Digest (Dutch Fork Chapter of the South Carolina Genealogical Society), vol. 7:3 (July-September 1992), pp. 74-75.
Land Deed6/7/1769 SC  71 yrs old 
Pursuant to a percept to me directed by Egerton Leigh ?? dated the 7th day of June 1769. I have surveyed and laid out unto George Adam Yan a plantation or track of land containing one hundred and fifty acres situate in Craven County in ?? Forth between Broad and Saludy river on the waters Timon ...... Copy of document contributed by Jerry Yon and from the South Carolina Archives. 
Other1/1/1770 SC (Newberry County) 72 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.) 
Land Deed2/19/1770 Newberry District SC  72 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) 20 yrs after death 
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.  
Other5/29/1790 NC (Charleston County) 20 yrs after death 
This information, while true, may NOT apply to our George Yon.  Petition of Rev. John Christopher Faber, minister of the German Lutheran Church at Charleston...a native of the Dukedom of Wirtemberg in Germany, arrived in this City of Charleston, 14 July 1787...Charleston, May 29, 1790. The Vestry and Wardens of the German St. John's Church testify that Rev. John Christopher Faber has conducted himself to our entire satisfaction. George Hahnbaum, Jacob William, Daniel Strobel, Abram Markley, George Youn sen, Peter Dever, Jacob Sass, Jacob Martin, John C. Martin, John Burchmyer. (From the South Carolina Naturalizations 1783-1850 Records, Chapter for Charleston County Records, Page 148).  

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54 1752 Great Britain adopts the Gregorian calendar on 9/14/1752.
71 1769 The first steam engine is invented by Watt
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51 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.
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2 1700 Hurricane strikes Charleston.
8 1706 The province is divided into 12 parishes as the Church of England becomes the state church.
15 1713 The Yemassee Indian Wars begin and continue through 1717. After killing every trader they could find, the Creek Indians launched a broad attack across the Savannah River at settlers on South Carolina's frontier.
21 1719 By 1719, the South Carolina region is separated from North Carolina and becomes a royal colony. Records were kept in Charleston.
41 1739 "Stono's Rebellion" - insurrection of slaves on Stono River plantations.
57 1755 Joseph Salvador purchases land near Fort Ninety Six for Jewish settlement.
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2 1700 By the early 1700's, Virginia and Maryland have established a strong economic and social structure. The planters of the tidewater region, with abundant slave labor, have large houses, an aristocratic way of life, and a desire to follow the art and culture of Europe. Less wealthy German and Scots-Irish immigrants settle inland, populating the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia as well as the Appalachian Mountains. Those on the frontier build small cabins and cultivate corn and wheat.
22 1720 The population of American colonists reaches 475,000. Boston (pop. 12,000) is the largest city, followed by Philadelphia (pop. 10,000) and New York (pop. 7000)
32 1730 Map of US Colonies
34 1732 James Oglethorpe establishes the Georgia Colony in the new world. The new settlers form friendships with the Creek Indian Nation towns in this area. Georgia is the thirteen English colony to be settled.
49 1747 The New York Bar Association is founded in New York City
52 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.
62 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".
65 1763 Georgia Gazette begins publication. It is the first newspaper in Georgia and the eighth newspaper in the English colonies.
68 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
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3 1701 England's Act of Settlement created; War of Spanish Succession begins
9 1707 Scotland and England unite to form "Great Britain"
17 1715 War of Spanish Succession ends
40 1738 System of forced labor to build roads in France is devised by Jean Orry
45 1743 King George's War against North America and Caribbean begins
50 1748 King George's War against North America and Caribbean ends
58 1756 Seven Year's War begins
61 1759 Jesuits are forced out of France
65 1763 Seven Year's War ends; Peace is established in Paris between France, Spain, England and Portugal
66 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.
69 1767 Jesuits are forced out of Spanish America


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Elizabeth Unknown (Yon)
Born about 1739 and died about 1800
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Jacob Yon
Born in an unknown place overseas in Holland about 1740 and died somewhere in South Carolina about 1800. He was 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...
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