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Rush Floyd Young, M. D.

Dr. Young was born on his father’s estate, at Mouth of Wilson, Grayson County, Virginia, on May 4, 1855. He is the son of Col. Wiley G. Young, and a grandson of William Young, whose father was Timothy [Joseph] Young, a pioneer settler of Grayson County, coming from Eastern Virginia. His mother is Elizabeth, daughter of Shadrach Greer, of Grayson County, whose father, Moses Greer, came to that county from Pittsylvania Co. The father of Dr. Young, was a lieutenant colonel, of Virginia Militia before the war, and in the Confederate service, 1862, in the eighth Virginia Cavalry. Shadrach, elder brother of Dr. Young, in service in the 53rd Virginia regiment, died on Floyd’s retreat from Kanawa Falls. An uncle, Jonathan B. Young, 8th Virginia Cavalry, was killed in Carter County Tennessee, in 1864, and most of the male relatives of Dr. Young, of military age, were in service. – The [second] wife of Dr. Young is Florence Beattie [Cole], daughter of Josiah B. Cole. She was born on the Cole homestead, in Washington County, Virginia and they were married June 5, 1884. The issue of the union is three [five] children: [Josephine Agnes Young, Fannie Baker Young, Glenn Baylor Young, Florence Elizabeth Young and Irving Taylor Young.] Neil, [Neil is actually the son of Rush Floyd Young and his first wife, Josephine Nancy Cole–sister of Florence Beattie Cole.] Agnes Josephine and Fannie. Mrs. Young’s father was killed in the service of the South in the late war, battle of Morristown, Tennessee. He was a son of James Cole, of Smyth County, the purchaser of the St. Clair Bottoms. Her mother is Sally, daughter of Joseph Brown of Smyth County, whose father came from Germany. After the usual preliminary education, Dr. Young entered the University of Virginia, and completed his medical studies in the University of New York. He has now an extensive practice in and around Loves Mills.

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By Dr. R.. A. Brock, Secretary of Va. Historical Society.