Elizabeth Young


In memory of Elizabeth Young wife of James Young. Born 22nd November 1778.Died 10th July 1806.”Weep not dear friends tho I am no more  When God thus calls its not amiss. He bade me come. I go before to meet you in eternal bliss.”

Section - Section 1
ID -12

Birth -1778

Death - 1806

Age - Age 21-40

Gender - Female

Profession- Unknown

Veteran- N/A

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[1] 23rd year of life. Amiable and worthy consort of James Young, Esq 

Mr. James Young was the second proprietor of the Indian Queen Hotel.  This hotel was on the south corner of Main or Caroline Street, and Charlotte Street.  The site is now occupied and owned by Dr. F.T. Cassidy.  Dr. Cassidy conducts a drug store.

Historians state that the Indian Queen Hotel was a large Colonial building with a colonnade porch the entire length of the edifice.  The hotel property embraced a large lot at the back which was used as a stage yard and the stables were located where the Southern Foundry now stands.

John Randolph of Roanoke on one occasion stopped here.  The Democrats were much enthused when they heard of Mr. Randolph’s arrival and congregated to entertain him.  They prepared delicious punch in an adjoining room and then invited Mr. Randolph in to meet the guest and partake of the drink.  In a gruff voice he replied to the committee that waited on him, I don’t drink with strangers and if I can’t rest here one night without being disturbed by a mob I will drive to the Sycamores.  The Sycamores was a hotel twelve miles from town on the Bowling Green road, or Old Stage road between Richmond and Washington, and now known as Route #2.

Tradition has it that it was in the Indian Queen Hotel that the statute of religious liberty was considered, adopted and written.  The Committee composed of Thomas Jefferson, George Wythe, Archibald Cary, George Mason and Ludwell Lee.

[2] On the left of the gate about three feet as you enter the graveyard flat white stone marks the grave of Elizabeth Young,  wife of James Young, Proprietor of the old, historic Indian Queen Hotel. 

Sources -

[1] Virginia Herald 7/11/1806. 3×2
[2] Sue Gordon http://files.usgwarchives.net/va/fredericksburg/cemeteries/stgeorgesch.txt

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