Dr. Robert Maxwell Young

The Free Press
Cartersville, Georgia
January 15, 1880, Page 3
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Another of the Old Landmarks of Bartow Departed.

Died at his residence “Walnut Grove,” near Cartersville, Georgia, at 2:15 o’clock Tuesday afternoon, Dr. Robert Maxwell Young, in the eighty second year of his age.

While a large circle of friends and an affectionate family are by the demise of Dr. Young plunged into the most poignant of grief, they were quite prepared to witness his peaceful end, for he had lived his allotted four score and ten years, the sands of life ran gently out as that of all mortals must.

Dr. Young was born in Greenville district, South Carolina, on June 5, 1798.  His father was Captain William Young, a captain in the continental army of the revolutionary war, who fought under Gates, Morgan and Greene until the independence of the states was secured.  Dr. R. M. Young graduated at the Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia in the year 1812 and began the practice of his profession at Spartanburg Court House, South Carolina.  In 1826 he married Caroline, the daughter of Mr. George Jones, of Spartanburg, S. C.  In 1839 he left Carolina and came to Georgia and settled in Cass county, now Bartow, where he made a home for his young family, to which he brought them in 1840.  He was a citizen of the county the remainder of his life, which was spent for a number of years in devotion to his profession and afterwards in agricultural pursuits.

When the war came on Dr. Young gave to the cause of the southland three of his sons, the two oldest of whom lost their lives in the confederate service.  Dr. George Young was surgeon of the 14th Georgia regiment, and died at his post in Virginia in 1861.  Col Robert B. Young was colonel of the 10th Texas infantry, who was killed while leading his regiment in the fatal charge at Franklin, Tenn., in November, 1864, and our loved General P. M. B. Young who with his sister, Mrs. Dr. Jones, and mother survive the death of Dr. Young.

We have thus summed up points of interest that occurred in the life of the good man.  He possessed qualities of head and heart that endeared him to all who came in contact with him, sterling worth, kindly and hospitable manners, and charity were eminent in his character.  His end was peaceful and quiet and there was not the least struggle when inexorable death came to claim its victim.  Dr. Young was buried in Oak Hill cemetery of Cartersville and a large concourse of the county people attended the funeral services which were conducted from the Baptist Church, of which the deceased was a member, by Rev. R. B. Headdon, the pastor.


The Courant American Newspaper
October 1, 1896, Page 4

Letters of Administration: Dr. Thos. F. Jones on the estate of Dr. Robert M. Young, late of Bartow County, Will mentioned.



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