We are sad to report that our father, Donald Davis Young passed away on June 4, 2014. Don was born October 5, 1928 in Columbus, Ohio to the late Donald W. and Margaret E. (Davis) Young. With the exception of his college years and two years with Uncle Sam in the U.S. Army, Don lived only in Granville. He enjoyed retirement since selling his bookstore in 1989 and spent much of his time is studying and recording the genealogical history of his family and editing what he considered to be important local genealogical information for presentation on the internet. His ancestors on his mother's side, 3g-grandfather Samuel DAVIS and his family, came from Virginia to Licking County, Ohio in 1806. Click here to view Sam's descendants. On his father's side he recorded ancestors as far back as his 5g-grandfather, Andrew GIFFIN I, in Pennsylvania as early as 1740. Click here to view Andrew's descendants.
The first four links at the bottom of the page relate to the activities of Don's children. The cemetery links will take you to lists of burials in the two cemeteries located within the corporate limits of Granville and another out in the far north-east corner of Granville Township. "The Granville Times" link will take you to an index to obituaries and death notices in that newspaper. Don's father was the publisher and sometimes editor of "The Granville Times" from 1927 until publication was suspended in 1941. The Record of Birth Registrations and Corrections is a little known historical resource you should check if your ancestors and relatives lived in Licking County. It consists of birth information filed by individuals themselves when they found that a record of their birth was incorrect or did not exist. The Licking County Death Records are those recorded after the 1875 Courthouse fire for the years 1874 through 1908. There are a few more than 14,000 names in the three books.
Don's son, James Albert (Jay) Young, is a very talented professional artist whose specialty is rural landscapes painted in oil. In addition, he and his wife, Jenifer, operate the Kussmaul Gallery and Flower Market. Click on the links below to learn all about them.
Don's first daughter, Sarah who is a CPA, is now employed as Controller of an internationally known corporation based in Cleveland. She is married to Steve H. Taylor who, after twenty-four years of service, is the recently retired director of the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo. Steve now leads safaris and is a zoological consultant. Click on his link below to learn more.
Don's second daughter, Donna, in addition to being a self-employed computer consultant, counts among her many accomplishments that of being a prize-winning maple syrup maker way up in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont. For a brief introduction to the art of making maple syrup click on her link below. There is also an opportunity for you to purchase some of the "real stuff."
James Young, Artist
Donna's Maple Syrup
Steve H. Taylor, Zoo Director Emeritus
Old Colony Burying Ground List
Grove Cemetery Burial List
Philipps Cemetery Burial List
Index to obituaries & death notices in "The Granville Times"
Licking County, Ohio, Death Records, 1874-1908
Licking County, Ohio, Record of Birth Registrations & Corrections
We have forwarded Don's email address, don at kinfinder dot com to Donna and we plan on keeping this site up for at least the next six months.
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Donald D. Young. 2014 by Donna D. Young. All rights reserved.
Last updated - July 3, 2014