David Young of Hopkington, New Hampshire.

It is reported that David Young was most likely born on July 13, 1746 in Kingston, New Hampshire. In 1773, he married Sarah Eastman of Concord. Together they had two children. He may have been in Hopkington, New Hampshire as soon as 1776. By 1800, he is taxed for stock and trade in that town. In 1801, he is listed as a “cabinetmaker” and is also described as a joiner in numerous transactions. The Hopkinton Baptist Church records his death on December 10, 1836. We definitively know that Young made cases for Levi and Able Hutchins of Concord, Timothy Chandler of Concord and Edmund Currier of Hopkinton. It is interesting to note that the Town of Hopkington, in the early 1800’s, was visited daily by a stage. It was located in a direct line of travel between Boston and Montreal. The town steadily grew until the 1830’s.

David Young labeled tall case clock. Hopkinton, New Hampshire.

This is a very good example of a popular case form made in the Concord region of New Hampshire. This fine… read more