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[This information is from Vol. II, pp. 831-832 of Hudson-Mohawk Genealogical and Family Memoirs, edited by Cuyler Reynolds (New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1911). It is in the Reference collection of the Schenectady County Public Library at R 929.1 R45. Some of the formatting of the original, especially in lists of descendants, may have been altered slightly for ease of reading.]

(II) Rev. John, son of Samuel (q. v.) and Margaret Younglove, died in Suffield, Massachusetts, June 30, 1690. He is believed to have removed from Ipswich to Brookfield, and to Hadley about 1675. He was a teacher and a preacher; it is not certain that he was ever ordained. He did not seem to get along well with his congregations for reasons unknown. He married Sarah ————, who died January 17, 1710-11. Children: John, Sarah, Mary, Lydia, Hannah, Samuel, Joseph and James.

(III) Which one of the sons of Rev. John Younglove was the father of John of the fourth generation cannot be determined, although a great deal of effort has been made by genealogists to ascertain. James, Joseph and Samuel married and had families.

(IV) John (2), grandson of Rev. John (1) Younglove, died March 21, 1753. He married and had issue.

(V) John (3), son of John (2) Younglove, born 1728, died 1768. He married and had issue.

(VI) John (4), son of John (3) Younglove, born December 11, 1756, died 1845. He married Thankful Copeland and had thirteen children.

(VII) Daniel Copeland, son of John (4) Younglove, was born 1791, died 1867. He married, February 17, 1814, Elizabeth Stimson at Edinburg, New York, born in Watervliet, Albany county, New York, January 30, 1793, died at Fabius, New York, November, 1850. Children:

  1. Truman Giles, born at Edinburg, New York, October 31, 1815, died September 17, 1882; he was an attorney and civil engineer, having qualified by regular courses for both professions; his monument in Cohoes is the great dam and elaborate system of canals that gives to that city its unrivaled water power; he was for many years in charge of construction on this great work; he became head of the water power company and constructed a pulp mill at Cohoes; he was a member of the New York state legislature and elected speaker of the house; was an incorporator of the Cohoes Savings Institution and the first treasurer, also director of the First National Bank of Cohoes, from its organization to his death; he married (first) Elizabeth MacMartin, January 7, 1841; (second) Jane MacMartin, November 4, 1850.
  2. Mores [Moses?], see forward.
  3. John Orlando.
  4. Samuel Abner.
  5. David Earl.
  6. Mary Jane.

(VIII) Mores [Moses?], second son of David Copeland and Elizabeth (Stimson) Younglove, was born in Edinburg, New York, August 8, 1818, died at Cohoes, New York, March 22, 1882. He was educated in the public schools, and entered active business life when comparatively a young man as a dry goods merchant at Chicopee, Massachusetts. About the year 1865 he removed to Cohoes, where he established a lucrative coal and wood business that he continued until his death. During his entire residence in Cohoes he was active and prominent in public affairs, progressive and public-spirited, and did a great deal for the public welfare. He was one of the organizers of the present form of city government, and was elected one of the first board of aldermen, serving on the school commission for several years. Always an ardent Republican, he was the recognized leader of the party in Cohoes and probably the best known and most popular man in the city. His genial, friendly nature drew men to him, and his loyalty to his friends was proverbial. Outside his private business, he was interested in many of the other industries and companies of Cohoes. He was a member with his wife of the Dutch Reformed church and a liberal supporter of not only his own, but all religious and charitable organizations. He was a member of the Masonic order, being a charter member of Springfield Lodge.

He married Mary Humphreys, of Chicopee, Massachusetts, born in England, July 20, 1822, came to the United States when a child, died at Cohoes, New York, September 22, 1892. She was a daughter of John and Sarah (Jones) Humphreys, of Wales. John Humphreys emigrated to the United States, settled at Chicopee, Massachusetts, where he became a leading contractor and builder. He married Mary Jones before his coming to the United States, settling in Chicopee about 1823. They were the parents of six children. Mary (Humphreys) Younglove survived her husband ten years, and during that period ably conducted the business established by Moses Younglove. She was a capable business woman, possessed of every womanly virtue and greatly beloved. Children:

  1. A child died in infancy.
  2. Frances L., see forward.
  3. Edward Stimson, now of Tacoma, Washington; he was educated at Grey Lock Institute, Williamstown, Massachusetts, where he was graduated; entered Union University at Schenectady, New York, but owing to ill health did not graduate; he left college and settled in the far northwest; is unmarried.

(IX) Frances L., eldest and only daughter of Mores [Moses?] and Mary (Humphreys) Younglove, was educated at the Emma Willard School, Troy, New York, and after the death of her mother, became the managing head of the business in Cohoes, established by her father. Her hours of recreation and vacation she spends in travel. After having visited all parts of her own land with its wondrous, marvelous beauties, she went abroad, and in 1909 toured Europe, visiting the important cities and places of interest. She is an active member of Dutch Reformed church of Cohoes, and for many years taught in the Sunday school. Her business capacity is of the highest order and under her management the enterprise committed to her care has grown and prospered.

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