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Young Claredge Dunbar (abt. 1781 - abt. 1846)

Young Claredge Dunbar
Born about in Maryland, USAmap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
[spouse(s) unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died about in Washington County, Alabama, USAmap
Profile last modified | Created 22 Jul 2015
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Young was born possibly on March 4, 1781, in Maryland to unknown parents.[1]

Parents ?

Several trees on have his parents as John Dunbar (1740-1785/1797) and Millicent Clarridge (1749-1818), but there isn't any verifiable proof.


Young married Elizabeth Dilworth on November 14, 1805, in Rockingham County, North Carolina.[2]

Young (Young C Dunbar on records) married Mary Polly Riggin (Mary Riggins on records) on November 17, 1842, in Clarke County, Alabama by Justice of the Peace Rufus C. Terry.[3][4][5][6]


Young possibly died on August 23, 1846, Washington County, Alabama.[1]


Will of Young Claredge Dunbar[7]

I, Young Dunbar, of the county and state aforesaid, being in low and declining health but of sound and disposing mind, do make order and publish this my last will and testament.

To wit:
To my wife Polly Dunbar I give a negro woman Harriet, negro boy Willis, boy Peter; the said negroes are to be for her use and benefit during her lifetime, and at her death descent to the child which she is now bearing which shall inherit the same in absolute right; but in the event of the death of the unborn infant before the death of my said wife Polly, then the said negroes are to be divided between all my heirs. Also I give unto my wife Polly all the Household and Kitchen furniture with the exception of three beds. Also to my sons I give and bequeath two head of horses to be selected by herself from my stock of horses, and six cows and calves and six ewes to be selected from my stock by herself and three sows and pigs to be selected in like manner. Also my wife is to have a good and sufficient supply of provisions for the support of herself and family for one year and after my decease to be allotted to her by two competent and disinterested men of the neighborhood. My wife is also to have two spinning wheels and my loom. Also four pair of geese and other poultry of every kind.

To my son Robert Dunbar I give and bequeath forty acres of land lying on my mill creet at the s.e. corner of the 1/4 section on which my present dwelling house stands. Also three heifers marked with a cross and under and upper bit in the left ear and upper square in the right, and one sow and pigs in the same mark, and also my rifle gun. And I do hereby constitute my Neighbor William Grimes, Sr., guardian of my son Robert and for the infant which my wife is now bearing and will soon be delivered -- also as agent and superintendent for my wife to see that justice is done her by the provision herein made. All my other property both real and personal and of every description which is not herein disposed of or heretofore given by deed of trust for benefit of my present wife and my son Robert is to be divided amongst all my other heir share and share alike.

I do hereby constitute and appoint my sons-in-law Williams Smith and Johnathan B. Gough executors of this My last will and testament, hereby revoking all other former wills by me at any time made. In testimony where of I have hereunto caused my name to be written and affixed my signature and seal declaring the same to be My last will and testament and have called upon the undersigned to witness the same in My presence done at my house the third day of August, A.D. Eighteen hundred and forty six.

In the presence of Wm. Grimes, Wm. A Griffith, Wm. H. Grimes, Moses Grimes

Young (his mark X) Dunbar

Made - Aug. 3, 1846
Recorded - Oct. 6, 1846


In his last will and testament, George Dilworth, Young Claredge Dunbar's father-in-law, lists his daughter Elizabeth as Young Dunbar's wife. Mahala Dunbar wife of Jonathan Gough is also listed in the will.


  1. 1.0 1.1 Unconfirmed
  2. Your Antioch Family: A History of the Antioch Baptist Church, Cemetery and Turlington Community of Freestone County, Texas. Page 243
  3. Alabama, Compiled Marriages from Selected Counties, 1809-1920, OSPage: 75.
  4. Alabama, Marriage Index, 1800-1969
  5. Alabama, WPA Marriage Index, 1814-1935
  6. Alabama, Select Marriage Indexes, 1816-1942, FHL Film Number: 1290227 V. A-B
  7. P. 20 - Vol. 1 - Washington County, Alabama, Wills

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