|Birth: ||Nov. 15, 1598, England|
|Death: ||Feb. 24, 1672|
New York, USA
Born c.1598, first pastor Rev. Youngs organized the Puritan settlement of Southold, Long Island, in 1640. He was 74 at the time of his death. Rev. Youngs' is one of nine vault-style interments covered horizontally by slate table gravestones which were probably carved in England. His and William Wells' gravestones are the earliest markers with legible dates in the burial ground.
John Youngs (1623 - 1698)*
Christopher Youngs (1642 - 1695)*
From "Ancient Long Island Epitaphs", provided by Find-a-Grave member Fred Saar:
"Mr John Youngs Minister of the Word and First Setler (sic) of the Church of Christ in Southhould on Long Island deceased the 24 of February in the yeare of our Lord 1671/2 and of his age 74 Here lies the man whose doctrine life well known did show he sought Christs honour not his own in weaknes(sic) sown in power raisd shall be bt Christ from death to Life Eternally"
Note: "The original inscription on this stone was recut in 1857 by one of the third and one of the fourth generations of Rev. John Young's grandchildren, Dea. Stephen Youngs, Morristown, N.J., and Capt. Selah Youngs, Mattituck, L.I.
Old Burying Ground of First Presbyterian Church
New York, USA
Plot: Old Burial Ground section
Created by: Nikita Barlow
Record added: Jan 12, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 8269918