Insolvency Papers
of
BARNEY YOUNG




The insolvency papers of Barney Young were contributed and prepared by researcher Linda Jasztal. In hindsight we might commiserate with Barney and his family's financial misfortunes, although his many creditors (some of your ancestors) probably didn't. But in the business of genealogical research, it's our fortune to have access to a type of resource lining up so many names and occupations of friends, family and associates he owed money to! Thank you for sharing, Linda. This is a good one.

"I am the g-g-g-g-grand daughter of Elias Young, born in Caughnawaga, Village of Johnstown, on 6-05-1795. Elias married Charlotte Harrington in 1818, at St. John's Episcopal Church in Johnstown. At the time of their marriage, they listed Amsterdam as their residence. The Insolvency papers of Barney Young refer to a brother Elias Young, who could very well be my ancestor. St. John's Episcopal Church also lists a marriage for Barney Young and Helena Stollar in 1819."

Linda Jasztal
July 1999




Barney Young's Insolvent Papers
Oct. 1819
filed 10th April 1826


(Source: Montgomery Co. Dept. of History & Archives) Court Records box 112 doc 9719

I Benjamin Chamberlain of --------in the county of Montgomery, do hereby certify, that Barney Young-------of said County hath this day, pursuant to the act, entitled "An act to abolish imprisonment for debt in certain cases," granted, conveyed, assigned and delivered to me for the use of all his creditors, all his estate, real and personal, both in law and equity, in possession, reversion or remainder, (except as is expected by the said act,) and all books, vouchers and securities relating to the same.

Given under my hand and seal this first day of February 1826.


Sealed and Delivered}
In Presence of Us}
(signed) A. Haring
(signed) John Carncrose
(signed) B. Chamberlain, Esq.

Johnstown, Mont. Co.


No. 9.--ORDER FOR DISCHARGE

It further appearing to me, the First Judge aforesaid, that Barney Young, the insolvent debtor aforesaid, hath conformed in all respects to the true intent and meaning of "An act to abolish imprisonment for debt in certain cases;" And the said insolvent hath this day produced to me a certificate, duly executed by Benjamin Chamberlain the assignee by me appointed, by which the assignee certifies that the said insolvent did, on the first day of February 1826 duly assign and deliver all his estate, (except what is by my order excepted,) for the use of all his creditors, to me the said assignee. I do, therefore, by virtue of said act, declare, that the person of the said insolvent shall be, and is hereby forever hereafter exempted from inprisonment, for or by reason of any debt or debts due from him (at the time he did so assign) or contracted for before that time, though payable afterwards, and, if in prison, from his imprisonment: And all sheriffs and other officers are hereby required to cease from imprisoning hereafter said insolvent, on any writ, process or execution, for any such debt or debts as aforesaid. Given under my hand and seal, this first day of February 1826.
(signed) Aaron Haring


No. 6.--ORDER FOR ASSIGNMENT

By the Honorable AARON HARING, First Judge of the court of Common Pleas of
Montgomery County.
It appearing to me that the petitioner, Barney Young is unable to pay his debts, and that his account or inventory presented, with his petition, are true in all respects, and that he hath not concealed any part of his estate or effects, for the future benefit or himself or family, or in order to defruad any of his creditors, and that he hath, in all things, conformed with the provisions of the act, entitled "An act to abolish imprisonment for debt in certain cases," passed April 7, 1819--Therefore, ordered, That the said petitioner make a grant or assignment unto Benjamin Chamberlain his assignee (by me appointed for the purpose,) to be made in the manner and form prescribed in and by the said act--excepting out of such assignment (handwritten)-his bedding, wearing apparel in his insolvents inventory mentioned.
Dated this first day of February 1826.
(signed) Aaron Haring

By order of Aaron Haring, esq. first judge of the court of common pleas in and for the county of Montgomery, notice is hereby given to all the creditors of BARNEY YOUNG an insolvent debtor, to show cause if any they have, before the said judge at his office in the village of Johnstown in said county, on the seventeenth day of November next, at ten o'clock in the forenoon, why an assignment of the said insolvents estate should not be made for the benefit of all his creditors, and his person be exempted from inprisonment, pursuant to the act entitled 'an act to abolish imprisonment for debt in certain cases,' passed April 7, 1819. Dated September 27, 1825. 25T6

STATE OF NEW-YORK, CITY OF ALBANY, ss.
Lewis G. Hoffman, of the City of Albany, being duly sworn, says, that the notice, of which the annexed is a copy, has been regularly published in the ALBANY ARGUS, (handwritten in - "and Albany A ----(?) & City Gasette").

Sworn before me, this 8th day of November, 182(?) } (signed)
L.G. Hoffman

(signed) C.(R.?) (C?)hild,

Commissioner, & c.

By order of Aaron Haring, Esquire, first judge of the court of common pleas in and for the county of Montgomery--Notice is hereby given, to all the creditors of Barney Young, of said county, an insolvent debtor, to shew (sic) cause, if any they have, before the said judge at his office in the village of Johnstown, in said county, on the seventeenth day of November next, why an assignment of the said insolvent's estate should not be made, and his person be exempted from imprisonment, pursuant to the act entitled "an act to abolish imprisonment for debt in certain cases," passed April 7, 1819.-- Dated September 27th, 1825.
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STATE OF NEW-YORK Montgomery County, ss. (name written in)-Wm. Holland, being duly sworn, saith, that the Notice' of which the annexed is a copy, has been regularly published in the public Newspaper, printed in Johnstown, in said County, called the "MONTGOMERY REPUBLICAN," once in each week for six weeks successively, commencing on the Twenty Eighth day of September 1825; And the deponent hath seen a copy of said Notice on the outside of the outward door of the Court-House in said County for six Mondays successively, commencing on the third day of October last past; And further this deponent saith not.
Subscribed and Sworn to this 17th day of November 1825, before me,}
(signed) Aaron Haring

(signed) William Holland


No. 1.--PETITION

To the Honorable AARON HARING, First Judge of the Court of common Pleas of
Montgomery County
The Petition of Barney Young--
SHEWETH, (sic)
That your petitioner is an insolvent imprisoned debtor, and is desirous to avail himself of the benefit of "An act to abolish imprisonment for debt in certain cases," passed April 7, 1819--He therefore prays that, on his complying therewith, in all things, an assignee or assignees of his estate may be appointed, and he be exempted from imprisonment, pursuant to said act. Dated this twenty seventh day of September 1825.

(signed) Barney Young


No. 2.--INVENTORY

A full, just and true account of all the creditors of Barney Young an insolvent imprisoned debtor, specifying particularly the place of residence of each creditor, to the best of his knowledge, information and belief, and the original and bona fide consideration of his debt, and the suns due to them respectively, and all of his estate, both real and personal, in law and equity, of the said Barney Young in possession, reversion and remainder, and of all books, vouchers and securities relating to the same, together with the evidences of his title thereto: (handwritten)

I am indebted to Benedict Arnold and Matthias Bovee of the Town of Amsterdam in the County of Montgomery in sum of about fifteen dollars. the consideration of which was for goods that I purchased out of their store in Amsterdam and for which there is now a judgement before W. Thatcher Esqre. (christian name of Justice I cannot state) and for which I am now confined on the Limits of the (Goal)? of Montgomery County- To John Sanford of the Town of Mayfield in the County of Montgomery for about Seven dollars the consideration of which was for goods (wares)? and merchandize (sic) that I purchased out of his store and rests in a judgement before William Rob Esquire a justice of the peace of Montgomery County.

To Alvin Spears of the Town of Amsterdam in the County of Montgomery for about two dollars the consideration of which is for work Labour and Service that he done for me as a shoemaker and rests in a judgement before William Rob Esquire a justice of the peace of Montgomery County. To Abraham Cronkhite of the Town of Amsterdam in the County of Montgomery some time in the month of August last. prosecuted me, by Summons before William Rob Esqre. and obtained a Judgement against me as I have been informed-but for what I cannot state nor for what amount. George (Kline)? of the Town of Amsterdam in the County of Montgomery for about Eight (slight smudge, but appears to have line drawn through it) one dollar and twelve cents. the consideration of which was for (weaveing)? that he done for me and rests in a Judgement before William Rob Esquire a Justice of the peace of Montgomery County- Jacob Graff of the Town of Johnstown in the County of Montgomery for about Twenty Five dollars-the consideration of which is for goods wares and merchandize that I purchased of him out of his store-part of pay fifteen dollars rests in a note and the remainder in a Book account. Nicholas Hanson of the Town of Johnstown in the County of Montgomery for about three dollars the consideration of which is for apple cider and oats that I purchased of him and rests in a Booke (sic) account. Henry Hanson of the Town of Johnstown in the County of Montgomery for about four dollars the consideration of which is for hay that I purchased of him and rests in a book account.

Timothy Downs. of the Town of Amsterdam in the County of Montgomery aforesaid for about three dollars the consideration of which is for Milliners work that the wife of the (----)? Timothy Downs done for me and rests in a Book account- John Van hagen of the Town of Glen and County of Montgomery for about Two dollars the consideration of which is for Leather that I purchased of him and rests in a Book account.

John (Quilhot)? of the Town of Amsterdam in the County of Montgomery for about Twenty Eight dollars part of (-)ay about one dollar and fifty cents is for goods that I had out of his store-and rests in a Book account and the remainder is a note that I Signed with my Brother Elias Young as Security-and for which I never received any consideration Joseph Major of the Town of Mayfield in the County of Montgomery for about Eight dollars and the consideration of which is for Iron that I purchased of him and rests in a note.

Henry Agleson of the Town of Amsterdam in the County of Montgomery for about five dollars the consideration of which is for an old waggon (sic) that I purchased of him and rests in a note- Cornelius Hoffman of the Town of Johnstown and County of Montgomery for about one dollar and twelve cents the consideration of which is for Leather that I purchased of him and rests in a Book account. Aaron Putman & Baltus M. Linginfelter of the Town of Amsterdam in the County of Montgomery for about one dollar and fifty cents the consideration of which is for Blacksmith work that they done for me and rests in a Book account.

Peter West of the Town of Amsterdam in the County of Montgomery for about four dollars the consideration of which is part of it money I borrowed of him-and the remainder grain that I had of him and rests in a book account. Peter (Kantz)? of the Town of Amsterdam in the County of Montgomery for about Eight dollars the consideration of which is for repairing (-)leigh and some iron and making a plough and rests in a Book account. (though the word might be "sleigh", but first letter does not look like an "s".) John Walter of the Town of Amsterdam in the County of Montgomery for about two dollars the consideration of which is for potatoes that I purchased of him and rests in a Book account.

James Cushney of the Town of Amsterdam in the County of Montgomery for about two dollars. the consideration of which is for drawing two deeds for me and rests in a Book account.

Doctor Hull (Christian name this insolvent cannot state) of the Town of Amsterdam in the County of Montgomery- for about Eight dollars the consideration of which is for services as a physician & physic and rests in a book account.

John Benedict of the Town of Amsterdam in the County of Montgomery for about one dollar and twelve cents the consideration of which is for goods that I purchased out of his store and rests in a book account. Benjamin Burnet of the Town of Amsterdam in the County of Montgomery for Sixty Two and an half cents. the consideration of which is for the balance due on a watch that I purchased of him and rests in a note- Eleazer Wells of the Town of Johnstown in the County of Montgomery for about Two dollars and Twenty five cents the consideration of which is for some Rye that I purchased of him and rests in a Book account. John Booth & Martin Noonin of the Town of Amsterdam in the County of Montgomery for about one dollar and fifty cents the consideration of which is for carding wool and colouring cloth and rests in a Book account. John Youngs of the Town of Johnstown in the County of Montgomery for about fifteen dollars. the consideration of which is for grain that I purchased of him and rests in a note.

There are no debts due me the said insolvent of any kind.

Real Estate I have none Either in remainder (---)? or Expectency Either in my own right or in right of my wife.

A (full)? true and just account of the personale (sic) property of the above named insolvent-

Six chairs--Six Knives &m; forks--Six Table Spoons--Six Tea Spoons--Six cups and Saucers--Six plates--one Teapot--one Tea Kettle--Two pots--one smoothing iron--one Sugar bowl one milk pot--one Table--Two chests--one Large Wheel. one Small wheel--Shovels & tongs--Two beds & bedding--one bestead (sic)--one axe--one pork Barrell

There are myself-wife and three children in family and about one suit of clothes a piece as near as I can state.

(signed) Barney Young

I, Barney Young - do swear, that the account of my creditors, and the places of their residence, and the inventory of my estate, together with the evidences of my title thereto, which are both herewith delivered, are in all respects just and true; and that I have not at any time, or in any manner whatsoever, disposed of or made over any part of my estate for the future benefit of myself or my family, or in order to defraud any of my creditors; or settled with any of my creditors, with a view to obtain the benefit of "An act to abolish imprisonment for debt in certain cases." Subscribed and sworn to, this 27th day of}
September 1825th before me. }
(signed) Aaron Haring
(signed) Barney Young


No. 4.--AFFADAVIT OF RESIDENCE

Henry Young of the Town of Johnstown in the County of Montgomery, being duly sworn, says, that Barney Young -the insolvent aforesaid, is an inhabitant of said county and has so resided for more than six months-last past.
Subscribed and sworn to, this 27th day of} September 1825 before me, }
(signed) Aaron Haring
(signed) Hienry Young (sic)


No. 5.--ORDER TO ADVERTISE

Let notice be given to all creditors of Barney Young - an insolvent debtor, that they shew (sic) cause before me, at my office in the village of Johnstown, in Montgomery County, on the Seventeenth day of November next, at ten o'clock in the fore noon of said day, why the said insolvent debtor should not assign his estate, and be exempted from imprisonment and discharge, pursuant to the aforesaid mentioned act- And let that notice be printed in the Newspaper printed by the Printer to this State, and in the Newspaper printed in said county, called the Montgomery Republican (----)? once (---)? in each paper for six weeks successively and otherwise as directed by said act. Dated this 27th day of September 1825

(signed) Aaron Haring

No. 10.--DISCHARGE

By the Honorable AARON HARING, First Judge of the Court of common Pleas of
Montgomery County.
TO ALL TO WHOM THESE PRESENTS SHALL COME: WHEREAS Barney Young of and in the county of Montgomery, and State of New- York, did present a petition to me, praying that the said Insolvent Debtor, on making an assignment of all his estate in trust for the benefit of all his creditors, might be forever exempted from arrest or imprisonment for or by reason of any debt or debts due at the time of making such assignment, or contracted for before that time, though payable afterwards, in pursuance of the act entitled "An act to abolish imprisonment for debt in certain cases," passed April 7, 1819. And I did thereupon appoint the Seventeenth day of November last past at my office, situate (sic) in Johnstown, in said county, for all the creditors of the said Insolvent to appear before me, to shew cause, if any they had, why an assignment of the said Insolvent's estate should not be made, and he, the said Insolvent, exempted from imprisonment as aforesaid, on complying with such things as are required of him by the said act; due notice of which has been published and given according to said act. And Whereas, it appears to me, the said Inoslvent (sic) hath conformed in all respects, to those matters and things required of him, according to the true intent and meaning of the said act, and the said Insolvent hath this first day of February 1826 executed an assignment of all his estate to Benjamin Chamberlain (---)? assignee appointed by me, who hath duly certified the same to me. I do therefore, by virtue of the said act, Declare that the person of the said Insolvent Debtor shall be, and is hereby forever, hereafter exempted from Imprisonment, for or by reason of any debt or debts due at the time of making the said assignment, or contracted for before that time, though payable afterwards, and if in prison, from his imprisonment: And all Sheriffs, and other officers, are hereby required to cease from imprisoning hereafter the said insolvent, on any writ, process or executor, for any such debt or debts as aforesaid.
Given under my hand and seal, this first day of February in the year of out Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty six.

(signed) Aaron Haring




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