The American Revolution in North Carolina

Henry Young

Captain in the New Hanover County Regiment of Militia - 1775-1776
1st Major in the New Hanover County Regiment of Militia - 1776-1777
Lt. Colonel in the New Hanover County Regiment of Militia - 1777-1779
Colonel over the New Hanover County Regiment of Militia - 1779-1783

On 9/9/1775, Henry Young was commissioned as a Captain under Col. William Purviance in the New Hanover County Regiment of Militia.

On 3/3/1776, Henry Young was commissioned as 1st Major under Col. William Purviance in the New Hanover County Regiment of Militia.

During the 1Q of 1777, Henry Young was commissioned as a Lt. Colonel under Col. Anthony Ward in the New Hanover County Regiment of Militia. In early 1779, he was attached to Col. Philip Alston of the Cumberland County Regiment of Militia and participated in the battle of Briar Creek, GA on 3/3/1779.

In December of 1779, Henry Young was commissioned as Colonel/Commandant over the New Hanover County Regiment of Militia, a position he retained until te end of the war (assumed, records incohmplete).

He led the New Hanover County Regiment of Militia at the battles of Wilmington (1/28/1781) and Heron's Bridge (1/30/1781), and was probably with Brig. Gen. Griffith Rutherford and others when the British evacuated Wilmington on 11/18/1781 (records incomplete).

Henry Young was born c.1739 in England, and he came to America in 1762, and he died in New Hanover County in 1807. He married Catherine Grainger on 1/12/1779, and they had at least two (2) known children, Catherine and Henry T.


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