My great grandmother “Dear” (Vida J. Young)’s parents were George Clark Young and Emma Bartholamew (born May 8, 1854 in Liberty, New York). George and Emma married on December 1, 1874. Emma’s parents were George Bartholamew and Rebecca Sparks, of Dutch ancestry.
George Clark Young, Vida’s father (and my great-great-grandfather) was born October 3, 1849 in Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania. His parents were Benjamin C. Young and Abby Jane Baker. Abby Jane Baker’s parents were Reverend Joshua Baker (1785-1872), who fought in the War of 1812, and Betsy Vorse. Reverend Joshua Baker was the son of Joshua Baker (1752-1836), Revolutionary War veteran and prisoner at the Battle of Groton Heights, and Mary Gates.
Children of George and Emma Young:
1. Elizabeth (“Libbie”) T. Young Bennett (April 22, 1876 -November 10, 1939), married Jerome E. Bennett
2. Vida J. Young Heisig (June 25, 1877-Sept. 12, 1954), married Charles T. Heisig
3.Ernest E. Young (April 28, 1880-?)
4. Grace Smelker (July 22, 1883-Sept. 1, 1950), married Thomas B. Smelker
Emma Bartholamew Young died September 15, 1887, age 33. George Clark Young died April 8, 1890 (age 40) at Lenox, Susquehanna Pennsylvania. Both are buried at South Gibson Cemetery, South Gibson, Pennsylvania. Their grandson Cecil Emerson Heisig is also buried there.