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Josiah Cowan YORK

Josiah Cowan YORK1,6,2,3,4,7

15th Oct 17991,2,3,4,5 - 26th May 18791,2,4

Life History

15th Oct 1799

Born in Washington County, Tennessee.1,2,3,4,5

10th Nov 1823

Married Sarah BLAKE in Roane County, Tennessee.6

1st Jan 1843

Birth of son Abraham Huddleston YORK in Polk County, Georgia.1,8,9,10,11,12,13


Death of Sarah BLAKE in Paulding County, Georgia,.14


Buried in Yorkville Methodist Church Cemetery, Yorkville, Paulding County, Georgia.1,5

26th May 1879

Died in Polk County, Georgia.1,2,4


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    Our starting point is Captain William York and I DO have the records to prove this - one of the highlights of my research years!
    Captain William York
    Josiah Cowan York
    Abraham Huddleston York
    Frances Gertrude 'Fannie' York Stark
    Ltcmdr George Arnold Stark USNR ret
    --  Source name withheld by request, email to Orville Boyd Jenkins, 17 September 2013

    There are errors in much of the York family information on some genealogies.  The name of Margaret Crabtree appears to be an error here, due to the confusion of different York lineages.  York researchers I am in touch with are working to sort this all out.

    Tennessee State Marriages, 1780-2002
    Sarah Blake
    Josiah York
    Marriage 10 Nov 1823 Roane County

    Captain William W York
    Birth 1758 in Orange, North Carolina
    Death 1840 in Carroll, Georgia
    Joseph York 1734 - 1809, First Wife
    Margaret Crabtree
    Birth 20 Jul 1776 in Orange, North Carolina
    Death 1835 in Carroll, Georgia
    Martha York
    Birth 31 Jul 1781 in South Carolina
    Death 18 May 1844 in Washington, Tennessee
    William York
    Birth 1795 in Guilford, North Carolina
    Death 1830 in Carrol County, Georgia
    Josiah COWAN York b 1797
    Elizabeth York
    Birth 10 May 1802 in Washington, Tennessee
    Death 17 Jul 1884 in Haralson, Georgia
    Delila York
    Birth 1804 in Tennessee
    Death 1884 in Calhoun, Mississippi
    --  Shipp, http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/9589767/person/-358568956

    Josiah Cowan York
    Birth 1797
    Death 1879 in Yorkville, Paulding, Georgia
    William York Capt 1770 - 1830
    Margaret Crabtree 1776 - 1835
    --  York, http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/25940194/person/1855251941?ssrc=&ml_rpos=2&ftm=1

    To the best of my knowledge, Sarah Blake York did not have a middle name.  However, their youngest daughter was named Sarah Virginia York.

    Josiah was born in Washington County, Tennessee, and died 26 May 1879 Polk County, Georgia.  He is buried in the Yorkville Community Cemetery, Yorkvilee, Georgia.

    Sarah and Josiah had 11 children 5 sons and 6 daughters - all 5 of their sons fought in the Civil War and all served mostly in Company A, Georgia 1st Calvary.

    I have removed William York as the oldest child of Captain William York since the data I have supports a man whose DNA has been traced to the 'other' York family in Randolph County, North Carolina.  Surely Captain William York had a son, William, but if he did, he died young, since I cannot find any information about him.
    --  Confidential Source, Geneanet Messaging to Orville Boyd Jenkins 27 March 2019

    The date of birth reported for Josiah on his memorial on Find a Grave is 15 Oct 1799.  But his gravestone has birth as just the year 1804.  Other genealogy sources report he was born in 1797.

    Josiah Cowan York, Sr
    Birth Oct 15, 1799
    Death 1879
    Spouse Sarah Blake York (1806 - 1878)
    Children Frances York Crabb (1827 - 1867)
    Burial Yorkville Methodist Church Cemetery, Paulding County, Georgia
    Created by BeamGen Dec 17, 2011
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #82097660, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=82097660

    A York descendant and long-time researcher has reported a specific place of death or William.

    "Josiah Cowan b. 15 Oct 1799 Washington Co., Tennessee d. 1879 Polk Co., Georgia married: Sarah BLAKE 11 children"
    --  Name Withheld York Researcher, email to Orville Boyd Jenkins, 28 August 2013

    Josiah Cowan York Sr. is my 2nd great-grandfather through his youngest son, Abraham Huddleston York who went by the name 'Hud' or A.H. since he never wanted to be called Abraham as a good CSA cavalryman.  All five York brothers fought with the Georgia 1st Calvary - and the oldest brother, Thomas, was mortally wounded in the battle of Big Hill (part of the Battle of Atlanta).

    As far as the graves I have been trying to find someone near Yorkville to build a small barrier around the graves of Josiah and Sarah.  I have added a military marker in memory of Josiah's father, Captain William York, Revolutionary War soldier.  Josiah fought with the Tennessee Mounted Gunmen under Jackson in the 2nd Seminole Indian War.  I just wish I could find anything about William that can be verified!
    --  Source name withheld by request, email to Orville Boyd Jenkins, 15 December 2014

    Family of Josiah Cowan York (15 Oct 1799 - 1879) and Sarah Blake York (1806 - 1878)

    1. Elizabeth Ann 'Betsy' 23 May 1824 30 Mar 1899 Married Andrew Jackson Hobbs - 10 children

    2. Delilah 'Lida' Abt 1827 Unknown Married William A. Hobbs C.S.A. - no known children

    3. Frances 22 Nov 1827 27 Sep 1867 Married Capt. John C. Crabb C.S.A. - 5 sons

    4. Ailey (or Alcey) Abt 1828 Unknown Married Rev. William Wesley Simpson - 8 children

    5. Capt. William Thomas C.S.A. Abt 1830 3 Aug 1864 Married Mary E. 'Matilda' Mason - 5 children

    6. Lt. Larkin Blake C.S.A. Jun 1834 22 Nov 1903
    Married 1. Elizabeth A. 'Betsy' Mason - 12 children
    Married 2. Nancy L. Winn (Williams) - no children

    7. Sgt. Jasper Newton C.S.A. 5 Jan 1837 Abt 1867 Married Juliet T. Flanegan - 3 children

    8. Mary 2 Mar 1839 13 Dec 1893 Married James Bolton Dean C.S.A. - 9 children

    9. Josiah Cowan Jr. 'Joe' C.S.A. 4 Mar 1841 8 Sep 1922 Married Lucinda Virginia 'Lucie' Mason - 11 children

    10. Abraham Huddleston 'Hud' C.S.A. 1 Jan 1843 19 Aug 1925
    Married 1. Laura Virginia B. Wozencraft - 1 child
    Married 2. Emma Louise Wozencraft - 8 children
    --  Anonymous, Comment left on Josiah's  on 12 Nov 2012 [This source is peronsally known to me]


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