James Young was born in Ireland in 1808. In 1850, he was living in Pickens County, SC with his wife Martha (poss. Caradine) b. c1810 SC, his son James A b. c1838 SC, Annie b. c1840 SC, Elizabeth b. c1843 SC, William b. c1845 SC, Bird b. c1848 SC and Martha b. 1850 SC. In the same year he enslaved eleven human beings, ranging in age from 36 years to a toddler aged two. By 1860 James and Martha Young had another son, Robert G b. c1856 SC. James Young's Personal Estate had increased to $12,200.
However, by 1870, like a number of other Irishborn slaveholders he had left South Carolina. James was living in Chickasaw, Mississippi. The next step in terms of researching the people he enslaved would be to look for African Americans born in South Carolina but living in Chickasaw in 1870. Or did he leave enslaved people with a member of his family in Pickens County, SC?
(all sources accessed 12 Sept. 2023)
1850 US Federal Census Township 5, Pickens County, SC
1850 Slave Schedule Township 5, Pickens County, SC
1860 US Federal Census 2nd Regiment, Pickens County, SC
1870 US Federal Census Chickasaw, Mississippi
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