Need help cleaning up the early Youngblood families

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Cleaning up the early Youngblood families

There are several unrelated early Youngblood families.  Unfortunately for genealogists they followed the same migration path and used many of the same names for their children.  A Youngblood DNA study at FTDNA has shown conclusively that the descendants of Thomas Youngblood, father of John Miles Youngblood are not related to descendants of any of the 18th century Peter Youngbloods, or of Thomas Youngblood and wife Amy Hopkins of South Carolina.

I’d like to start by detaching Peter Youngblood [Youngblood-199] from the parents currently listed.  There is no documentation to show any connection between Peter and Thomas Youngblood [Youngblood-66] and his wife Mary Miles, [Miles-400] who lived on Gunpowder Creek, Baltimore County, Maryland.

Thomas first appears in tax records in 1702 as a single man [he appears in no earlier records, his parents and origin are unknown], then as a married man in 1708.  [records available at the Maryland State Archives, indexed at Ancestry as Early MD Census] No marriage record has been found, but the birth of his son John Miles Youngblood is recorded in 1708.  [Records of St. George’s Parish, transcribed by Bill and Martha Reamy, Family Line Publishers, Silver Spring, MD. 1988 p. 17] Thomas died about 1710.  [Abstracts of the Inventories and Accounts of the Prerogative Court of Maryland, abstracted by V. L. Skinner, Vol. 1711-1713 Lib. 32C, 33A, 33B, 34, Family Line Publications, Silver Spring, MD, 1994 p. 20, 11 Sept. 1711 payment to Thomas Youngblood, dead.]  Mary remarried and died in 1737. John's stepfather, John Miles, died in 1723, and as per his will, John's mother chose to relinquish possession and title to his plantation, "Miles Improvement", situated on Deer Creek, to her son, John Miles Youngblood after he came of age. [Baltimore County Land Records, Annapolis, MD.  IS#6, pp. 136/7]. John, his wife Mary, and their children moved to Craven County, North Carolina by 1746.  [Craven County, NC Deed Book 3, p. 220]

The profile currently shows Peter being born to Thomas and Mary in Maryland about 1700, but the following document from the records of the Council of Maryland 1733-1773, as transcribed in the Maryland Historical Magazine, Vol XXVI, June, 1931, p. 155 makes it clear that is not the case.  It says:

Youngblood, Peter of Prince George’s County, native of Germany, naturalized 6 March, 1739, also his sons, William and Peter, and his daughters Sarah and Mary. 

There isn't much information on Peter's profile, but I found the following mentions in various documents:

The Order of the First Families of Maryland lists Peter Youngblood, arriving in Maryland in 1728, as a qualifying ancestor.

In 1741 a man named Michael Resener sold to Peter Youngblood (both of Prince George’s County) a grant for 200 acres called “Cattail Marsh,” deed recorded 25 Mar 1742; this land was in what is now Frederick County, MD.  As a side note, a great many German immigrants were living in this area.  Frederick, MD is about 70 miles by today’s roads from the Baltimore area where Thomas Youngblood’s descendants were living at that time. 

In 1746 Peter took out a mortgage from Charles Carroll.

In 1749 Peter received a Special Warrant to resurvey the land.

16 Nov 1750 Peter married a woman named Mary Wheals in Harford Co., MD

13 August 1751 a release was filed by Peter Youngblood following payment of a debt from a man named Frederick Fiske. 

Court records for Frederick County also list a man named John Youngblood with a daughter named Susannah.  It’s not clear whether these people were connected to Peter. 

A man named Peter Youngblood received three grants of land in Orange County, NC between 1759 and 1762.

If anyone has further documentation or would like to help out, I would be most appreciative.  Thanks in advance.



WikiTree profile: Peter Youngblood
in Genealogy Help by Kathie Forbes G2G6 Pilot (889k points)
edited by Kathie Forbes

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We’re off to a good start, Sandra Scarborough has kindly separated Peter from Thomas.  I hope some other Youngblood researchers will take a look at these early - and very confusing - folks and help get all the lines straightened out.
by Kathie Forbes G2G6 Pilot (889k points)

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