Civil War Discharge Paper
Robert Sylvester Young/Youngs
Herkimer County, NY
Contributed by Gretchen Redd.
"My g-g-grandfather was from Columbia, New York and joined the Civil War in 1864 as a private in Company A, 1st Regiment Light Artillery, under Thomas Bates. He was discharged in 1865 and in 1867 he and his family moved to Michigan where later, his wife drew $12 a month in pensions out of the Detroit pension office. Unfortunately I do not know anything else about his family and can find no records of him or his family in your county. I only have his discharge papers, pension papers and family stories.
Robert Sylvester Young (was Youngs but he dropped the "s" after the Civil War) was born around 1823 in Columbia, New York. His wife, Mary Delmarter (or Dilmer) Young, was also from New York and no information on her either. They had 6 children from 1850-1864, Emma, Mary, Issac, Robert, Anna & Robert. He moved to the Holland, Michigan, Zeeland area. If you have any information, I would appreciate it."
Robert S. Young was discharged on June 28, 1865, at Elmira, NY.
Mary's pension was to commence April 6, 1890. Certificate No. 291579.