LOOKING BACK AT ELGIN’S LEGACY Posted in: Opinions Michael Young and his family gave their name to Young’s Settlement and Perryville at Hogeye when the post office was established in 1849. The post office was discontinued in 1872 when the H&TC Railroad was constructed through Elgin and many businesses and people moved to the new town. Perry Young, born in 1834, was a son of Michael Young. Perry became a merchant, a justice of the peace, and from 1858 to 1861, Perry served as postmaster. Michael Young, a son of Perygrene “Perry” Young, was born in Georgia on May 24, 1802. His birthplace was near that of the Standifer home ...PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today!