Moses Younglove

Moses Younglove

Birth
Somerset County, New Jersey, USA
Death 31 Jan 1829 (aged 76)
Hudson, Columbia County, New York, USA
Burial Hudson, Columbia County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 32947661 · View Source
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Moses Younglove was the son of Isaiah and Mary Lucas Younglove. He married Polly Patterson 11 July 1781 in New Lebanon. Moses and Polly had no children of their own but adopted a niece Polly Younglove Jones.

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A Revolutionary War surgeon, Dr Moses was captured and carried to Canada. He suffered greatly at the hands of his Indian captors and acquired a lifelong antipathy for Indians. Dr. Moses and Polly had no children but a favored niece, Polly Younglove JONES, spent part of her childhood with her aunt and uncle and was formally or informally adopted by them. Polly married Elam TILDEN and became the mother of Samuel Jones TILDEN,
governor of New York and unsuccessful presidential candidate against Rutherford B. Hayes. Dr. Moses embraced the concept of inoculation against smallpox developed by the English surgeon Edward Jenner in 1796-97. Following an initial period of rejection in America a Rev. Cotton Mather's house was bombed after he publicly espoused inoculation and subjected his own son to it. The idea was finally accepted and widely practiced. Dr. Moses is reputed to have made considerable money from inoculations against smallpox. Information from James Younglove.


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Dr. Moses Younglove died Jan 31 1829 aged 77 years


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  • Created by: Grace Younglove Hudson
  • Added: 15 Jan 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 32947661
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Moses Younglove (23 Apr 1752–31 Jan 1829), Find A Grave Memorial no. 32947661, citing Hudson City Cemetery, Hudson, Columbia County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Grace Younglove Hudson (contributor 46535087) .