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Frazier Goodwin Long Perryman Young

Obituary of John Christopher Young, Richburg, South Carolina.

John Christopher Young died at the home of his son, Dr. J. P. YYoung, at Richburg, S. C., on March 23, 1916, at the ripe age of ninety years. He was born in Laurens County, near Clinton, October 22, 1825, and was the son of George and Mary Duckett Young. When the call to arms first sounded, he enlisted in the Secession Guards, Capt. William Perryman's company, 2d South Carolina Infantry, Kershaw's Brigade. He served three years in Virginia, participating in all of the battles fought by his command. He then joined Capt. Peter Goodwin's 6th South Carolina Cavalry, and in the battle of Trevillian Station, June 12, 1864, he was sorely wounded, losing his right leg.

He was married on May 2, 1867, to Miss Susan Virginia Long, of Laurens County, who died in 1914. Of this union four sons and one daughter survive.

As a soldier with a character pure and true, as a Confederate soldier with a record equal to the best, as a husband and father measuring up to all the requirements, and a consistent member of the Baptist Church, Comrade Young lived a blameless life and has gone to his reward universally loved and respected, leaving another great break in the fast-thinning ranks of the Confederate veterans.

[Tribute by Christine Frazier]

SOURCE: Confederate Veteran Magazine, June, 1916.

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