"Chris, I am so grateful to you. On the second page of Joanna Sewell Lemont's will (thank you for attaching the link!) she bequeathes $50 each to her nephews and niece, by name, including my grandmother and her brother, Lizzie Jackson and Witham…"
"This was a tricky problem, but I think I've solved it. Thomas G. Young's will mentions "my beloved sister Joanna S. Lamont." Joanna S. Lemont, born about 1819-21, lived in Augusta as early as 1850. Here is her own…"
"Thank you, Bill! I have been searching with Google exhaustively since ancestry.com gives limited help. That's how I found that Young sailed on the Favorite six times, twice as Master. What I can't find are his parents' names.…"
Do you have the name(s) of his ship(s). That would go a log way toward finding more about him..
I just did a quick Google search for Thomas G. Young, Shipmaster and there are quite a few contacts there that you could follow up -…"
I am researching my great great grandfather, Thomas G. Young, who captained the bark Favorite out of Fairhaven in 1865 and whose ship was captured in the Bering Straits by the confederate ship Shendendoah and burned two months after General Lee had surrendered at Appomattox. Young's wife (whom he divorced in 1867) was Sarah S Vining. He became librarian for the state of Maine and died in 1875. His grave is in Hallowell.His daughter Sarah Elizabeth (Lizzie) Young is my great grandmother. Lizzie…See More