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John Young Chapter, NSDAR
Charleston, West Virginia
 of the American Revolution

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John Young was one of the first settlers in the Kanawha Valley. He was also an Indian fighter and scout, a lieutenant under Daniel Boone, one of nine trustees of Charleston, West Virginia, a survivor of the massacre at Tackett’s Fort, and one of the first purchaser’s of certain lots in today’s prime real estate. Finally, John Young was a father to eleven children, as well as an ancestor to the late Congressman from West Virginia’s Third District, John M. Slack Jr.
Image:Illustration by Sharon Harms, Image Associates, Charleston, WV
John Young is shown fleeing capture by Indians with his wife, Keziah, and son, Jacob, in this illustration by Sharon Harms. It is featured on the cover of the book, John Young: Lieutenant at Elk by Orton Jones.

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