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Elizabeth Gray Young (Bryan)

Also Known As: "Lillie"
Birthdate: (73)
Birthplace: North Carolina, United States
Death: January 18, 1922 (73)
Henderson, Vance, North Carolina, United States
Place of Burial: Henderson, Vance, North Carolina, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of John Stevens Bryan, I and Lucy Davis Bryan
Wife of William Hamilton Young, Sr.
Mother of Alice Hamilton Rose; Lucy Haywood Powell and William Hamilton Young, Jr.
Sister of John Stevens Bryan, II; Janet Hogg; James Louis Bryan; Alice Bryan; William Sherwood Bryan and 2 others

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About Elizabeth Gray Young

Elizabeth "Lillie" Gray Bryan was born in North Carolina, the youngest of 8 known surviving children (6 girls/3 boys) born to John Stevens Bryan Sr. and his wife, Lucy Davis Haywood. She was the paternal grandchild of Gen. William Bryan II & Elizabeth S. Gray of Bertie Co, NC; and maternal grandchild of Sherwood Haywood & Eleanor Hawkins of Wake Co, NC.

Lillie was born 7 months after her father died in New York City, and her widowed mother returned to Raleigh where she raised her children.

Lillie was 21 when she married 37-year old attorney, William Hamilton Young, who had served as a Corporal with Co. D of the NC 12th Infantry, during the Civil War. The couple would reside in Henderson where they were parents to 3 known children:

  • Alice Hamilton Young Rose (1870-1958)
  • Lucy Haywood Young Powell (1874-1960)
  • William Hamilton Young, Jr. (1880-aft 1930).

Lillie was widowed in 1885 when her husband of 16 years died at age 48. Lillie never remarried, and removed her children to Washington, DC where she gained employment as a government clerk. She would eventually return to Henderson where she died in 1922 at age 73.

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Elizabeth Gray Young's Timeline

September 29, 1848
North Carolina, United States
December 7, 1870
Age 22
Oxford, Grandville, North Carolina, United States
Age 25
Age 31
January 18, 1922
Age 73
Henderson, Vance, North Carolina, United States
Henderson, Vance, North Carolina, United States