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Free Genealogy Biography of George Younkin,
Pennsylvania Volunteer of the Civil War

(mentions David Harbaugh)

George Younkin

Charlotta, daughter of Charles Younkin, was born in Fayette county, Pennsylvania; she married George A. Younkin, probably a cousin. He was a farmer of Springfield township, and fought in the civil war, a private of the Fifteenth Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, 15th Regiment. Both George A. Youkin and his wife died in Fayette county, leaving issue.

William Dayton, son of George A. and Charlotta (Younkin) Younkin, was born in Springfield township, Fayette county, Pennsylvania, September 3, 1866, died December 23, 1910. He attended the township schools and grew up on the farm of his father. After marriage he settled on a good farm of his own in the township, containing one hundred and eighty acres. He was also a stock raiser and dealer. He was a Republican in politics, holding the township offices of assessor, collector, school director and others. He was a member of the United Brethren church, and a man held in highest esteem.

He married Lucinda Harbaugh, who survives him and continues on the home farm in Springfield township. She was born in Somerset county, Pennsylvania, September 11, 1866, daughter of David and Lena (Whipke) Harbaugh, both born in Somerset county, where he died December 13, 1910, and she still resides. He was a farmer, and a veteran of the civil war. He was a son of Leonard Harbaugh, born in Germany, emigrated to the American colonies about 1775, fought in the revolutionary war under General Washington, and later under the soldier martyr Colonel William Crawford. He later settled in Somerset county, where he died. It is from this brave old revolutionary soldier that the Harbaughs of Somerset descend. Children of William Dayton and Lucinda (Harbaugh) Younkin: Laura B., married Jacob Schroyer, and resides in Springfield township; Charles A., now engaged in the wholesale grocery business at Brownsville, Pennsylvania, married Saloma Hall; G. Osborne, of whom further; Viola, married J. E. Mountain, and lives at Greensburg, Pennsylvania; Ira David, now engaged with his brother in the wholesale produce business in Connellsville, unmarried; James Franklin; Warren; William Gustin; Lena; Wilman, died in infancy. The last four living children reside on the home farm in Springfield township.

Source: Genealogical and Personal History of Fayette County, John W. Jordan, Lewis Historical Publishing Co., 1912.

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