Susan Younkin was born on Dec. 12, 1811 near Kingwood, the daughter of John J. and Mary "Polly" (Hartzell) Younkin.
In 1834, at the age of 23, Susan gave birth to a daughter, Hannah Mariah McClintock, sometimes spelled "Anna Maria."
Susan chose to not marry the child's father, alleged to have been Robert McClintock.
Susan's fate is unknown, although family records suggest that she died shortly after childbirth, on Feb. 18, 1835. Her final resting place is not yet known.
~ Daughter Hannah "Maria" (McClintock) Younkin ~
Daughter Hannah (or "Anna") Mariah McClintock (1834-1904) was born on Dec. 15, 1834.
Maria was first married to farmer Elijah Crosson ( ? -1869) (or "Crossen," also misspelled "Clawson" and "Crossland"), son of David and Susan Crossan.
They had three children -- Emma Frantz, George Crossen and Josephine Crossen. Sadly, daughter Josephine died in infancy.
Sadly, Elijah died on March 19, 1869, leaving his wife alone to raise their two children. Maria's first cousin, Herman Younkin, served as trustee for the sale of Elijah's real estate and in December 1883 filed his official account, as published in the Somerset Herald.
By the early 1870s, at an age in the late 30s, Mariah wed her second spouse, a cousin, Michael Younkin (1825-1899), son of Frederick F. and Maria "Mary" (Sanner) Younkin. They were nine years apart in age.
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