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Dr. Thomas Young Collection

Identifier: MSS-308


  • 1818 - 1918

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Open to all researchers.

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Any requests for permission to publish, quote, or reproduce materials from this collection must be submitted in writing to the Manuscripts Librarian for Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Mississippi State University as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

Biographical / Historical

Dr. Thomas R. Young (b. 7-3-1850; d. 10-5-1878) was a physician in Port Gibson, Mississippi. He was married to Myra E. Patton in 1877, and they had one child, Myra Thomas (Young) Trim (1878-1964). Dr. Young helped treat the yellow fever victims in the epidemic which hit the area in 1878. He also succombed to the disease that year.

Dr. Young's father was Thomas Young (b. 11-15-1801; d. 9-29-1870) originally from South Carolina. Thomas Young was married to 1st Mary McBeth (d. 1836); and 2nd to Amelia Ann Rail Calhoun (b. 8-28-1816; d. 1-27-1900) on 1-4-1844. They had two children: Thomas R. Young and Sgt. William Young (d. 5-1919) of the 4th Miss. Inf. D.

Thomas Young's father was Major Thomas Young, Jr. (b. 1-17-1764; d. 11-7-1848) from Laurens County, South Carolina. He is buried in the Old Union Cemetery near Monarch Mills. Major Young was a Revolutionary War hero who fought many campaigns, including King's Mountain and published memoirs about his service in the Orion Magazine in October and November, 1843. He married 1st Lettuce Hughes in 1787 in South Carolina. Their children were Mary Young (1788-1848) and Catherine Young (1790-1826). He was married 2nd to Sara Cunningham. Their children were William Young (1795-1868), who married his cousin Elizabeth Young, daughter of George Young; and Thomas Young.

Major Young's father was Thomas B. Young, born about 1720 in PA and died approx 1791 in Union County, South Carolina.


"From Jamestown to Texas: A History of Some Early Pioneers of Austin County." Betty Smith Meischen, Xlibris US; Revised ed. edition (September 22, 2010)



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