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Column: The Alexander Young portrait
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Well-known, long-time Camden resident William M. Shannon wrote a series of articles for the newspaper in 1876 that described Camden and its people of days gone by. He penned, “Among the new settlers after the [Revolutionary] war, many were the founders of the best society this district has ever known; founders, too, of its noblest and best families, names ever to be remembered with pride and reverence …” Among those, he described Mr. Alexander Young. “ … Alexander Young was another of these old landmarks; he was a Scotchman … and had many of their national characteristics.” Knowing what we know of Mr. Young, these Scottish “national” traits may have included the Scots’ penchant for thriftiness, patriotism, loyalty and education.