Has anyone come across my Scottish YOUNG ancestors while researching documents? Any leads, regardless of how remote, would be greatly appreciated.
My YOUNG ancestors from Scotland are alleged to be in Baraboo, Sauk Co., Wisconsin in 1851; and thereafter, all family members disappears for a period of 45 years. Based on the death certificate of Robert Stephen YOUNG, my grandfather, he was born 1851 in Baraboo, WI and his father was identified as John YOUNG, b. Scotland, and mother unknown.
I found a marriage certificate on Robert Stephen YOUNG as a 45 year-old marrying my 20 year-old grandmother in 1896 in Creek Nation, Oklahoma Indian Territory. The 1900s censuses indicate both of Robert's parents being born in Scotland.
So far, I haven't been able to locate John YOUNG's family in either the 1860, 1870 or 1880 census. Family legend indicates that Robert had a younger brother known as "Jim", a gold prospector in Colorado. I would be most interested in knowing if John YOUNG had siblings, the name of his wife and who their children were.
Could Robert Stephen YOUNG have had a previous family some of which may have perished in a disease epidemic or forbid the thought, he deserted?
McAlester, OK 74501