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Alsey A Roberson

Alsey A Roberson

Female 1841 - 1915  (73 years)

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  1. 1.  Alsey A RobersonAlsey A Roberson was born on 26 Dec 1841 in Crawford, Indiana (daughter of Benjamin M. Roberson and Sarah Yates); died on 26 Apr 1915 in Crawford, Indiana; was buried in Grantsburg Cemetery, Crawford, Indiana.

    Notes:

    NAME: Aley Roberson AGE: 10 BIRTH YEAR: abt 1840 BIRTHPLACE: Crawford Co HOME IN 1850: Union, Crawford, Indiana GENDER: Female FAMILY NUMBER: 22 HOUSEHOLD MEMBERS: NAME AGE Benjamin Roberson 54 Sarah Roberson 50 Nancy Roberson 23 Rachel Roberson 21 Harvey Roberson 18 Hester Roberson 16 Benjamin Roberson 14 Sarah Roberson 14 Linna Roberson 12 Aley Roberson 10 John Westall 26

    NAME: Ailcey A. Roberson SPOUSE NAME: Wilson W. Scott MARRIAGE DATE: 22 Jun 1858 MARRIAGE COUNTY: Crawford

    [wrong name assigned to her, spouse and child]Alsey A Keysweker [Alsey A Roberson] [Alsey A Scott] [Alsey A Keysacker] [Alsey A Keysucker] Age: 18 Birth Year: abt 1842 Gender: Female Birth Place: Indiana Home in 1860: Union, Crawford, Indiana Post Office: Grantsburg Family Number: 1130 Value of real estate: View image Household Members: Name Age William Keysweker 59 Elizabeth Keysweker 52 Nancy M Keysweker 18 Mary E Keysweker 15 Willis Scott Keysweker 19 Alsey A Keysweker 18 Benjamin P Keysweker 1

    NAME: Alcy Scott AGE: 38 BIRTH YEAR: abt 1842 BIRTHPLACE: Indiana HOME IN 1880: Union, Crawford, Indiana RACE: White GENDER: Female RELATION TO HEAD OF HOUSE: Self (Head) MARITAL STATUS: Widowed HOUSEHOLD MEMBERS: NAME AGE Alcy Scott 38 John Scott 15 William Scott 14 Cora Scott 12 Sarah Scott 9

    NAME: Alcy A Scott AGE: 69 BIRTH DATE: Dec 1830 BIRTHPLACE: Indiana HOME IN 1900: Union, Crawford, Indiana RACE: White GENDER: Female RELATION TO HEAD OF HOUSE: Head MARITAL STATUS: Widowed FATHER'S BIRTHPLACE: Kentucky MOTHER'S BIRTHPLACE: Kentucky MOTHER: NUMBER OF LIVING CHILDREN: 4 MOTHER: HOW MANY CHILDREN: 9 HOUSEHOLD MEMBERS: NAME AGE Alcy A Scott 69 Cora B Scott 29 Edna G Scott 10

    NAME: Alcy Scott AGE IN 1910: 69 BIRTH YEAR: abt 1841 BIRTHPLACE: Indiana HOME IN 1910: Union, Crawford, Indiana RACE: White GENDER: Female RELATION TO HEAD OF HOUSE: Head MARITAL STATUS: Widowed FATHER'S BIRTHPLACE: Indiana MOTHER'S BIRTHPLACE: Kentucky HOUSEHOLD MEMBERS: NAME AGE Alcy Scott 69 Cora B Scott 41 Gertie E Blevens 21

    Name: Mrs Alcie Scott [Mrs Alcie Roberson] Gender: Female Race: White Age: 73 Birth Date: 26 Dec 1841 Birth Place: Indiana Death Date: 26 Apr 1915 Death Place: Taswell, Crawford, Indiana, USA Marital Status: Widowed Father: Benjamin Roberson Mother: Bell Roberson

    Alsey married Wilson Winfield Scott on 22 Jun 1858 in Crawford, Indiana. Wilson (son of Wilson Benton Scott and Dorinda Guy Sloan) was born about 1841 in Crawford, Indiana. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. Benjamin P. Scott was born about 1859 in Indiana; died about 1879 in Indiana.
    2. John Harvey Scott was born on 12 Aug 1864 in Leavenworth, Crawford, Indiana; died on 13 Apr 1946 in Butler, Missouri; was buried in Kearbey Cemetery, Halloran, Butler, Missouri.
    3. William Sherman Scott was born on 26 Nov 1866 in Crawford, Indiana; died on 16 Jan 1933 in Wabash, Illinois.
    4. Cora B. Scott was born on 26 Oct 1868 in Crawford, Indiana; died on 6 Dec 1947 in Gibson, Indiana.
    5. Sarah Lou Scott was born on 23 Jan 1871; died on 12 Jul 1941.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Benjamin M. RobersonBenjamin M. Roberson was born on 26 Sep 1795 in Prince George's, Maryland (son of George Roberson, Sr. and Violinda Johnson); died after 3 Aug 1870 in Crawford, Indiana; was buried in Union Chapel Yates Cemetery, Grantsburg, Crawford, Indiana.

    Other Events:

    • Census: 1820, Hardin, Kentucky

    Notes:

    Maryland, Births and Christenings Index, 1662-1911 Name: Benjamin Roberson Gender: Male Christening Date: 28 Sep 1795 Christening Place: Saint Johns Parish, Prince Georges, Maryland Father's Name: George Roberson Mother's name: Violinder FHL Film Number: 14303

    U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 Name: Benjamin Roberson Gender: Male Spouse Name: Sarah Yates Spouse Birth Place: KY Spouse Birth Year: 1800 Number Pages: 1

    U.S. General Land Office Records, 1796-1907 Name: Benjamin M Roberson Issue Date: 30 Aug 1858 State of Record: Indiana Acres: 40 Accession Number: IN2610__.186 Metes and Bounds: No Land Office: Vincennes Canceled: No US Reservations: No Mineral Reservations: No Authority: April 24, 1820: Sale-Cash Entry (3 Stat. 566) Document Number: 39643 Legal Land Description: Section Twp Range Meridian Counties 17 3-S 1-W 2nd PM Crawford

    U.S. General Land Office Records, 1796-1907 Name: Benjamin Roberson Issue Date: 1 Oct 1835 State of Record: Indiana Acres: 80.38 Accession Number: IN0090__.069 Metes and Bounds: No Land Office: Vincennes Canceled: No US Reservations: No Mineral Reservations: No Authority: April 24, 1820: Sale-Cash Entry (3 Stat. 566) Document Number: 4097 Legal Land Description: Section Twp Range Meridian Counties 3 3-S 1-W 2nd PM Crawford

    1850 United States Federal Census Name: Hester Roberson Age: 16 Estimated birth year: abt 1834 Birth Place: Crawford Co Gender: Female Home in 1850 (City,County,State): Union, Crawford, Indiana Benjamin Roberson 54 Sarah Roberson 50 Nancy Roberson 23 Rachel Roberson 21 Harvey Roberson 18 Hester Roberson 16 Benjamin Roberson 14 Sarah Roberson 14 Linna Roberson 12 Aley Roberson 10 John Westall 26

    1860 United States Federal Census Name: Ben Roberson Age in 1860: 64 Birth Year: abt 1796 Birthplace: Maryland Home in 1860: Union, Crawford, Indiana Gender: Male Post Office: Grantsburg Ben Roberson 64 Sarah Roberson 23

    1870 United States Federal Census Name: Benjamin Robison[Benjamin Roberson] Age in 1870: 74 Birth Year: abt 1796 Birthplace: Maryland Home in 1870: Union, Crawford, Indiana Race: White Gender: Male Post Office: Marengo Benjamin Robison 74 Sarah Robison 32 Arzella Robison 8

    Most logical burial location: Union Chapel Yates Cemetery Crawford Co., IN

    Benjamin married Sarah Yates on 29 Sep 1816 in Kentucky. Sarah (daughter of John Yates, Sr.) was born on 15 Nov 1799 in Kentucky; died before 1860 in Crawford, Indiana; was buried in Union Chapel Yates Cemetery, Grantsburg, Crawford, Indiana. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 3.  Sarah Yates was born on 15 Nov 1799 in Kentucky (daughter of John Yates, Sr.); died before 1860 in Crawford, Indiana; was buried in Union Chapel Yates Cemetery, Grantsburg, Crawford, Indiana.

    Notes:

    Most logical burial location: Union Chapel Yates Cemetery Crawford Co., IN

    Children:
    1. John B. Roberson was born on 20 Jun 1817 in Kentucky; died on 19 Feb 1876 in Crawford, Indiana; was buried in Grant Roberson Cemetery, Grantsburg, Crawford, Indiana.
    2. Greenberry Roberson was born on 1 Nov 1819 in Crawford, Indiana.
    3. Daughter Roberson was born on 14 Mar 1821 in Crawford, Indiana.
    4. Elizabeth Roberson was born on 25 Sep 1823 in Crawford, Indiana; died on 5 Sep 1906 in Crawford, Indiana; was buried in Grantsburg Cemetery, Crawford, Indiana.
    5. Nancy Roberson was born on 22 Oct 1827 in Crawford, Indiana; died on 7 Apr 1905 in Crawford, Indiana; was buried in Grantsburg Cemetery, Crawford, Indiana.
    6. Rachael Roberson was born on 25 Dec 1829 in Indiana; died on 28 Sep 1919 in Indiana.
    7. Harvey Roberson was born on 2 Feb 1831 in Crawford, Indiana; died on 7 Apr 1911 in Dubois, Indiana; was buried in Birdseye Cemetery, Dubois, Indiana.
    8. Hester Roberson was born in Apr 1834 in Crawford, Indiana.
    9. Sarah Roberson was born on 13 Aug 1834 in Crawford, Indiana; died after 1870 in Crawford, Indiana; was buried in Grantsburg Cemetery, Crawford, Indiana.
    10. Benjamin Roberson was born on 14 Mar 1836 in Crawford, Indiana.
    11. Linnie Sarah Roberson was born on 15 Jul 1838 in Crawford, Indiana; died about 1868 in Indiana.
    12. 1. Alsey A Roberson was born on 26 Dec 1841 in Crawford, Indiana; died on 26 Apr 1915 in Crawford, Indiana; was buried in Grantsburg Cemetery, Crawford, Indiana.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  George Roberson, Sr.George Roberson, Sr. was born in 1757 in Maryland (son of John Roberson and Penelope Ford).

    Other Events:

    • Deed: 12 Jun 1799, Washington, Kentucky
    • Deed: 29 Aug 1799, Washington, Kentucky
    • Deed: 17 Aug 1803, Washington, Kentucky
    • Deed: 25 Jul 1806, Washington, Kentucky
    • Census: 1810, Hardin, Kentucky
    • Census: 1820, Hardin, Kentucky

    Notes:

    [This is a working auumption regarding the parents of George; 12/25/2015]

    Name: George Robertson Gender: Male Birth Date: 28 Oct 1760 Birth Place: Stepney Parish, Somerset, Maryland Father's name: Alexander Robertson Mother's name: Leah FHL Film Number: 14416

    Name: George Robertson Event Type: Marriage Marriage Date: 29 Sep 1781 Marriage Place: Prince George, Maryland, USA Spouse Name: Virlinda Johnson

    Name: George Robertson Marriage Date: 29 Sep 1781 Marriage Place: Upper Marlborough, Prince George's, Maryland Spouse: Verlinda Johnson Source: Marriage Licenses Issued at Upper Marlborough, Prince George's County, Maryland, 1777-1800. Page: 128

    Name: George Roberson Home in 1800 (City, County, State): Prince George's, Maryland Free White Persons - Males - Under 10: 3 Free White Persons - Males - 26 thru 44: 1 Free White Persons - Females - Under 10: 1 Free White Persons - Females - 26 thru 44: 1 Free White Persons - Females - 45 and over: 1 Number of Slaves: 5 Number of Household Members Under 16: 4 Number of Household Members Over 25: 3 Number of Household Members: 12

    Name: George Robinson Marriage Date: 25 Apr 1805 Marriage Place: Nelson, Kentucky, USA Spouse: Teresa Watson

    Title of List: ROBERSON, GEORGE, All, 1755, United States, Maryland First Name: GEORGE Last Name: ROBERSON Event Type: All Year: 1755 Country: United States State: Maryland City: Language: English (ENG) Description: Dec. of GEORGE-- sons, George, Daniel and Benjamin. MD>KY>IN (Crawford Co.) Date Created: 17-FEB-2002 09:17

    Thomas Woolley b. ca 1785 (MD or VA) married Letty (Violetty) Robertson 4-9-1807, dau. of George Robertson, was married by rev. Joseph Ferguson. Bondsman James Watson certified that Letty was age 21.

    On 4-30-1807 James Watson married Eleanor Robertson in Washington Co. KY per marriage records. Was married by rev. Joseph Ferguson (Methodist minister). George Robertson gave permission for his daughter Eleanor Robertson to marry James Watson who was his step-son.

    George Robinson married Teresy Watson 4-25-1805 in Nelson Co., KY by rev. Joseph Ferguson and James Watson was bondsman.

    Stephen Robinson married Sally Watson on 9-22-1808 in Nelson co., both were over 21 per bondsman James Watson and they were married by Rev. Joseph Ferguson.

    George Robertson appears on the 1799 tax list with 50 acres on the Beechfork until 1805 when he was on the 1805 tax list of Nelson co. back in Washington Co. with 100 acres on the Beechfork in 1806.

    In 1803 Daniel Roberson appears on the Washington Co. KY. tax list with 50 acres on the Beechfork river and George Roberson also had 50 acres on the Beechfork.

    (note there were 2 others George Robertson's-a father and a son George Jr., on diff. watercourse)

    By 1806 Daniel Robeson is gone from Washington Co. and appears on the 1806 tax list of adjoining Hardin Co. KY. and his father (I believe this to be true) George Roberson has 100 acs. on Beechfork in 1806. By 1807 George is missing from Washington Co. tax list and appears on the 1807 tax list of Hardin Co. and Daniel, George and Stephen Robinson are on the 1810 census of Hardin Co. KY.

    The 1814 tax lists shows George Robinson with son George Robinson Jr., and by 1816 Benjamin Robinson joins the 2 George's. By 1818 George Roberson Sr. is gone. George, Daniel, and Benjamin are still there, and remain there until the 1820 tax list and census, then Daniel is gone and George Jr., and Ben there till 1823. They later appear in Crawford Co. IN but brother Stephen Roberson was on the 1820 census of Crawford Co. IN. I'm not sure what happened to George Robertson Sr. or when he died.

    Thomas Woolley that married Violetty had a brother Richard Bolton Woolley b. 1782 MD. who married Nancy Hughes 1805 in Nelson Co. was on the 1809 tax list of Hardin Co. and by 1830, was on the 1830 census of Crawford co. IN. near George Roberson Jr. and have a son. Thomas Jefferson Woolley marries in 1827 to Mary Robertson in Crawford Co. She may have been the youngest daughter of George Sr. or perhaps a daughter of Daniel Roberson as they had a son Daniel Woolley.

    George Sr. appears to be the same one that marries in Prince George Co. MD. King George parish records of 1689-1801 show that a George Robertson married Virlinda Johnston 2 October 1781. The parish register records 2 of their children- Benjamin Roberson b. Sept. 28, 1795 son of George and Violinder Roberson and Elizabeth Ann Roberson b. July 15. 1793, daughter of George and Verlinder Roberson.

    The following were in another district [or land tax vs. personal property?]
    7 Apr William COMBS 2050 acres paid taxes on land for 1792,'93,'94
    14 Apr Samuel COMBS 113 acres on Chaplin
    23 Apr John COMBS 80 acres on Simpson Ck ,pd taxes for1792,'93,'94
    25 Apr Nelson COMBS 100 acres on Simpson Ck, pd taxes for 1792,'93, '94
    25 Apr Edward COMBS, Jr 100 acres on Simpson Ck, pd taxes for 1792,'93,'94
    25 Apr David COMBS 87 acres on SimpsonCk , pd taxes 1792,'93,'94

    John COMBS heirs by Geo ROBERTSON 200 acres in Hardin Co on Ruff (Rough Ck) Sinking Ck

    Notes: Based on the 1794 and 1796 lists, it appears that the second district may have been land taxes as versus personal property; i.e., John (Apr 23 both lists), Nelson and Edward (Apr 25 both lists) were probably one and the same. Who was John COMBS, deceased by 1795? Who was George ROBERTSON?).

    George married Violinda Johnson on 2 Oct 1781 in Prince George's, Maryland. Violinda (daughter of John Summers Johnson and Sarah Riley) was born in 1765 in Prince George's, Maryland. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 5.  Violinda Johnson was born in 1765 in Prince George's, Maryland (daughter of John Summers Johnson and Sarah Riley).

    Notes:

    Name: George Robertson Event Type: Marriage Marriage Date: 29 Sep 1781 Marriage Place: Prince George, Maryland, USA Spouse Name: Virlinda Johnson

    Children:
    1. Daniel Robert Roberson was born about 1781 in Pennsylvania; died in 1822 in Meade, Kentucky; was buried in Mt. Hope Church Cemetery, Battletown, Meade, Kentucky.
    2. Stephen Roberson was born about 1783 in Prince George's, Maryland.
    3. Violetty Roberson was born about 1786 in Prince George's, Maryland.
    4. Eleanor Roberson was born about 1787 in Prince George's, Maryland.
    5. George Roberson, Jr. was born on 10 Aug 1791 in Prince George's, Maryland; died on 29 Apr 1853 in Crawford, Indiana; was buried in Hamilton Roberson Cemetery, Crawford, Indiana.
    6. Elizabeth Ann Roberson was born on 15 Jul 1793 in Prince George's, Maryland.
    7. 2. Benjamin M. Roberson was born on 26 Sep 1795 in Prince George's, Maryland; died after 3 Aug 1870 in Crawford, Indiana; was buried in Union Chapel Yates Cemetery, Grantsburg, Crawford, Indiana.
    8. Jane Roberson was born in 1798 in Hardin, Kentucky; died in 1869 in Crawford, Indiana; was buried in Grantsburg Cemetery, Crawford, Indiana.
    9. John Stone Roberson was born on 29 May 1799 in Kentucky; died on 5 May 1861 in Illinois.

  3. 6.  John Yates, Sr.John Yates, Sr. was born about 1760 (son of Benjamin Yates).

    Other Events:

    • Reference Number: 7682
    • Residence: 1800, Barren, Kentucky; KY Early Census Index
    • Court: 22 Apr 1800, Barren, Kentucky; Jurorist in Grand Jury
    • Deed: 1805, Barren, Kentucky; John YATES, 200 acres, Skeggs Creek; cites HOWELL.
    • Deed: 1805, Barren, Kentucky; Michael SMITH, 400 aces, Caney Fork of Peters Creek; cites John YATES.
    • Census: 1810, Barren, Kentucky
    • Court: 25 Dec 1813, Barren, Kentucky; John YATES Sr & Jr (it appears) bound to William Martin for $53.23
    • Census: 1820, Crawford, Indiana
    • Census: 1830, Crawford, Indiana

    Notes:

    1810 United States Federal Census View Image View Record NameJohn GatesHome in 1810 (City, County, State)Barren, KentuckyFree White Persons - Males - 10 thru 152Free White Persons - Males - 45 and over1Free White Persons - Females - 26 thru 441Free White Persons - Females - 45 and over1Number of Household Members Under 162Number of Household Members Over 253Number of Household Members5Household Members

    1820 United States Federal Census Name: John Yeats Home in 1820 (City, County, State): Crawford, Indiana Enumeration Date: August 7, 1820 Free White Persons - Males - 16 thru 25: 1 Free White Persons - Males - 45 and over: 1 Free White Persons - Females - Under 10: 1 Free White Persons - Females - 10 thru 15: 1 Free White Persons - Females - 16 thru 25: 1 Free White Persons - Females - 45 and over : 1 Number of Persons - Engaged in Agriculture: 2 Free White Persons - Under 16: 2 Free White Persons - Over 25: 2 Total Free White Persons: 6 Total All Persons - White, Slaves, Colored, Other: 6

    Children:
    1. Robert Yates was born in 1783 in Maryland; died on 30 Sep 1853 in Crawford, Indiana; was buried in Union Chapel Yates Cemetery, Grantsburg, Crawford, Indiana.
    2. Esther Ada Yates was born in 1785 in Maryland; died about 1861 in Crawford, Indiana; was buried in Crawford, Indiana.
    3. John Yates, Jr. was born in 1790 in Barren, Kentucky; died in 1846 in Richland, Illinois.
    4. Benjamin Yates was born in 1792 in Barren, Kentucky; died on 24 Oct 1865 in Crawford, Indiana; was buried in Crawford, Indiana.
    5. James Yates was born in 1796 in Barren, Kentucky; died about 1865 in Crawford, Indiana.
    6. Cassa Yates was born in 1798 in Kentucky.
    7. 3. Sarah Yates was born on 15 Nov 1799 in Kentucky; died before 1860 in Crawford, Indiana; was buried in Union Chapel Yates Cemetery, Grantsburg, Crawford, Indiana.


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  John Roberson was born in 1736 in Prince George's, Maryland (son of Charles Roberson and Anne Gentle); died in 1785 in Prince George's, Maryland.

    John married Penelope Ford. Penelope (daughter of Willian Ford and Elizabeth Young) was born in 1740 in Prince George's, Maryland. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 9.  Penelope Ford was born in 1740 in Prince George's, Maryland (daughter of Willian Ford and Elizabeth Young).
    Children:
    1. William Ford Roberson was born on 26 Oct 1756 in Prince George's, Maryland.
    2. 4. George Roberson, Sr. was born in 1757 in Maryland.
    3. Benjamin Roberson was born in 1758 in Prince George's, Maryland.
    4. John Roberson was born in 1761 in Prince George's, Maryland; died on 10 May 1806 in Prince George's, Maryland.
    5. James Monroe Roberson was born on 27 Aug 1762 in Prince George's, Maryland; died in in Wood, West Virginia.
    6. Sarah Elizabeth Roberson was born on 2 Mar 1775 in Maryland; died on 25 Nov 1860 in West Virginia.

  3. 10.  John Summers Johnson was born in 1746 in Maryland.

    John married Sarah Riley. Sarah was born in 1748 in Prince George's, Maryland. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  4. 11.  Sarah Riley was born in 1748 in Prince George's, Maryland.
    Children:
    1. 5. Violinda Johnson was born in 1765 in Prince George's, Maryland.

  5. 12.  Benjamin YatesBenjamin Yates was born about 1735 (son of George Yates, 3rd and Anne Guiney); died in Jul 1838 in Crawford, Indiana; was buried in Union Chapel Yates Cemetery, Grantsburg, Crawford, Indiana.

    Other Events:

    • Census: 1830, Crawford, Indiana

    Notes:

    [This connection is NOT proven; it is however beginning to pick up credability from numerous autosomal DNA maches. Is here now as a benckmark only. Please use with CAUTION. Ron Yates 30 July 2022]




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    1830 United States Federal Census Name: Benjamin Yates Home in 1830 (City, County, State): Undistributed, Crawford, Indiana Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 14: 1 Free White Persons - Males - 20 thru 29: 1 Free White Persons - Males - 90 thru 99: 1 Free White Persons - Females - 15 thru 19: 1 Free White Persons - Females - 20 thru 29: 1 Free White Persons - Females - 70 thru 79: 1 Free White Persons - Under 20: 2 Free White Persons - 20 thru 49: 2 Total Free White Persons: 6 Total - All Persons (Free White, Slaves, Free Colored): 6

    7/28/2012: We are looking for a Benjamin Yates b. ca 1735 parents, siblings and/or spouse; other allied names could include: Yeates, Yeats, Roberson, Robertson, Robinson

    We know only one thing which I can document as to Benjamin Yates; all other things to date are speculation and not proven. The one thing is in 1830 Benjamin Yates resided in Crawford County, Indiana at the age of 90-99 years and appears to be living with a female at the age of 70-79 years; she may or may not be a spouse.

    His only presumed descendant of Benjamin is his son John Yates, Sr. b. ca 1760 who was last documented in 1820 in Crawford County, Indiana. Thereafter we generally have a good handle on John, Sr's descendants but not his spouse or spouses.

    There is no known recorded claim of previous residence for Benjamin; John Sr. is recorded on the Kentucky tax rolls and various court proceedings in the late 1790's era.

    John Yates Sr. has several documented children which are tantalizing; the oldest son has always been listed as b. Kentucky; the next child has always listed b. Maryland.

    Two of John Yates, Sr daughters married brothers named Roberson who later migrated to Kentucky and thereafter to Indiana. Through intermarriage activity my GG Grandfather married his 1st Cousin Elizabeth Roberson in 1847.

    Elizabeth Roberson's father was named Benjamin and married the young Yates daughter Sarah. Benjamin Roberson was b. 1795 and christened in Prince George's Co., MD.

    Diligent researchers have tried to define and connect this line for well over 50 years without success. It is my opinion shaped by a kind of Meta analysis of available documentation that we are dealing with a Great Grandfather ancestor who migrated to Kentucky for some specific reason in circa 1780's from PA, MD, England or Virginia.

    There is no documentation of Ben Yates in Kentucky and the only documentation is him at age 90 in 1830 in Crawford County, Indiana. At this point we are leaning towards the idea that key family lineage documents may have not existed or perhaps destroyed with the British destruction of key building during the 1812-1814 eras.

    Assuming reproductive practices of the era then we are absent Ben Yates siblings and descendants and his son John Yates siblings and descendants so we are unable to find perhaps as many as 25-30 Yates.

    My hunch is the reason we don't find all these other potential descendants is they may not have migrated and might be found at the original “HOME BASE”, wherever that may be found.

    Casual researcher have simply connected this line to one of the 3-5 Prime candidate Yates lines flowing out of PA, MD and VA but none can be documented. Ron Yates

    The 1830 census for this County documents this Benjamin as an aged person; he has a grandson of the same name but his death is documented in 1865. The preponderance of information (in this case, the absolute absence of a previous life in this location or Kentucky with the documented family) strongly suggests this adult Benjamin Yates was a known person, had received letters previously and was known not to be able to pick up this letter. His grandson founded the Yates Cemetery on owned land therefore his burial is also speculated to be at Union Chapel Yates Cemetery, Grantsburg, Indiana.

    “Looking for the Correct Ole Man Yates”
    July 5, 2014

    The search strategy after matching 111 Y-DNA markers with a genetic distance of 2?

    DNA testing is proving to be a productive tool in the search to connect the immediate Yates line of 1780-2014 found generally in [Kentucky-Indiana-Illinois] with the older disconnected progenitor line likely found based in the Eastern US prior to 1780 generally located in the geographic triangle of [Philadelphia, PA-Cape May, NJ-Albany, NY].

    The search period 2010-2013 has focused on finding and understanding what Yates families were present and accounted for during the post revolutionary period migration westward. While more details will always be found to bring clarity to the fuller picture, I have concluded that my mission now takes me to the places and people of earlier times in the east.

    What do I think I know about the Yates families who migrated west?

    Our Yates line doesn't appear until about 1783; then John Yates, Sr. b. ca 1760 has migrated to areas of Virginia which will be known as Kentucky in 1792 after statehood. It is speculated that he settled in an area known to be claimed land bounties by American Revolutionary Veterans. There is no suggestion or record that John Yates, Sr. either did or did not serve in a military capacity.

    [Others received bounties for non-military service; land bounties were also acquired at a steep discount from veterans desperate for funds. A land bounty gave you a right to go out and claim a proper amount of land someplace, survey, then record it, unlike transactions on specific properties as done today. It is also worth noting, that the land being granted to these folks was already occupied by Native American who did not take kindly to this practice. This was true with migration later to Indiana and Illinois as well.]

    I believe that John Yates, Sr. arrived with a spouse we do not yet know and two babies Robert and Esther Ada, who were both born in Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey or New York. The balance of John Yates, Sr.'s children appears to have been born in Virginia/Kentucky.

    Two of John Yates, Sr.'s daughters, Esther Ada and Sarah will marry Roberson bothers in Kentucky prior to migration to Indiana. I believe that John Yates, Sr. was acquainted with George Roberson, Sr. prior to their migration to Virginia/Kentucky.

    In 1830 an extraordinary things occurs where an aged Benjamin Yates and spouse arrive and are living in the same general location as all of the other Yates members who have migrated to Indiana. [Specifically to Crawford County, Indiana which is separated from Kentucky by the Ohio River]

    The one thing we know is in 1830 Benjamin Yates resided in Crawford County, Indiana at the age of 90-99 years and appears to be living with a female at the age of 70-79 years; she may or may not be a spouse. His only presumed descendant of Benjamin is his son John Yates, Sr. b. ca 1760 who was last documented in 1820 in Crawford County, Indiana.

    Then in 1838, a letter arrives in the post office and is not picked up so it is included in a publication declaring it a “dead letter” if not picked up in 30 days. The 1830 census for this County documents this Benjamin as an aged person; he also has a grandson of the same name but his death is documented in 1865.

    The preponderance of information (in this case, the absolute absence of a previous life in this location or Kentucky with the documented family) strongly suggests this adult Benjamin Yates was a known person, had received letters previously and was known not to be able to pick up this letter.

    Benjamin Yates' grandson founded the Yates Cemetery in Grantsburg, Indiana on owned land therefore Benjamin's burial is also speculated to be at Union Chapel Yates Cemetery, Grantsburg, Indiana but is not marked.

    To summarize, I speculate based on all that I have evaluated that Benjamin represents the most senior known Yates ancestor to migrate westward as to this specific line of descent. Benjamin is my 5th Great Paternal Grandfather and is 8 generations older than myself and seemingly joined his son John Yates, Sr. later in life. This move could have been out of love or necessity as resources drained in the east.

    In 2013 I began to focus on DNA testing and started to identify very distant matches; some appear very promising, have paper genealogies and give a sense of direction that more testing could bear fruit. The most promising suggestion so far is that my specific Yates line connects to or through the James Yates & Agnes Webster family found in Bucks County, PA.

    In late 2013 a male Yates [Charlie Yates] matched with me at 37 Y-DNA markers with a genetic distance of 2; this test was upgraded to 67 Y-DNA markers with a genetic distance of 3. This was my closest match and his oldest known ancestor was Samuel Porter Yates b. 1822 of New York.

    In 2014 the best match to date was made with a male Yates [John H. Yates] 37 Y-DNA AND 67 Y-DNA markers with a genetic distance of 1; this test was upgraded to 111 Y-DNA with a genetic distance of 2. This is VERY big news and is a firm foundation for a new energetic search strategy.

    111 Y-DNA with a genetic distance of 2? [What's the big deal?]

    What this is interpreted to mean is based on the 111 markers tested, and a genetic distance of 2 we are described as being “tightly related” meaning we should be able to find a “common ancestor” that we share in the past, therefore; “Looking for the Correct Ole Man Yates”.

    So, where would we expect to find this “Correct Ole Man Yates?” This is expressed in a level of confidence as follows: There is a

    50% probability that we would find the “Correct Ole Man Yates” within 5 generations older than me;

    90% probability that we would find the “Correct Ole Man Yates” within 8 generations older than me;

    95% probability that we would find the “Correct Ole Man Yates” within 9 generations older than me;

    AND;

    99% probability that we would find the “Correct Ole Man Yates” within 11 generations older than me.

    As expressed above, Benjamin Yates b. ca 1735-1838 is my 5th Great Paternal Grandfather and my 8th older generation. We clearly are entering an exciting new search experience. It may take years or we may stumble upon the connection with the arrival of the next e-mail or document found.

    It is my intention to bear down again into the details of births, deaths, marriages and other events to in the above referenced eastern search triangle. I will be working in concert with new cousins who are genealogy intense in their own right looking for the same guy. There are an interesting number of Yates families in this new time and space; I am optimistic that we are moving in the right way for the right reasons. As always, each are you are always invited to contribute, join me on trips, help search or otherwise pitch as you can or desire. I will continue to keep you updated.

    Ron Yates
    Charlotte, NC
    July 5, 2014

    [There is no record to indicate a North American birth of this man. He is found in the 1830 census of Crawford County, Indiana and fairly credible documentation that he then died in July 1838 in that county. If this is correct then he likely was buried in an unmarked grave in the family graveyard, aka, Union Chapel Yates Cemetery. Extremely close 111 Y-DNA marker test results establish a relative presence early in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. 2/11/2018]

    Children:
    1. 6. John Yates, Sr. was born about 1760.