Yates and Others

Esther Ada Yates

Esther Ada Yates

Female 1785 - Abt 1861  (76 years)

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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Esther Ada Yates was born in 1785 in Maryland (daughter of John Yates, Sr.); died about 1861 in Crawford, Indiana; was buried in Crawford, Indiana.

    Other Events:

    • Reference Number: 7686
    • Census: 1850, Crawford, Indiana
    • Census: 1860, Crawford, Indiana

    Notes:

    The 1st child of John Yates, his son Robert Yates has been noted as being born in Barren Co., Kentucky in 1783. Barren Co., in 1785 was still a County in Virginia as Kentucky Statehood was in 1792. It has seemed odd that one child would be born in Barren in 1783 then Esther born in 1785 back in Cecil Co., MD. John Yates, Jr. is noted as being born in Kentucky in 1790.

    Family Data Collection - Births Name: Esther Yates Father: John Yates Birth Date: 1785 State: MD Country: USA

    Family Data Collection - Marriages Name: Esther Yates Spouse: Daniel Roberson Marriage Date (Day, Month, Year): 1813 [likely numbers transposed]

    U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 Name: Esther Yates Gender: Female Birth Place: MD Birth Year: 1785 Spouse Name: Daniel Roberson Spouse
    Birth Place: PA Spouse Birth Year: 1865 [likely numbers transposed] Marriage State: of KY Number Pages: 1

    1850 United States Federal Census Name: Ester Roberson[Esther Ada Yates] Age: 65 Birth Year: abt 1785 Birthplace: Maryland Home in 1850: Union, Crawford, Indiana Gender: Female Family Number: 25 Stephen Roberson 41 Sarah an Roberson 36 Ester Roberson 65 Mary E Roberson 15 Joseph B Roberson 13 John M Roberson 12 Thomas P Roberson 8 Martha J Roberson 6 Julyan Roberson 4 Abraham Roberson 3 Hester Roberson 1

    1860 United States Federal Census Name: Hester Roberson[Esther Roberson] Age in 1860: 75 Birth Year: abt 1785 Birthplace: Kentucky Home in 1860: Union, Crawford, Indiana Gender: Female Post Office: Grantsburg James Breeden 54 Sarah Breeden 54 Silas Breeden 28 Daniel Breeden 21 Calvin Breeden 19 Melissa Breeden 36 Mary Breeden 15 Hester Roberson 75

    Esther married Daniel Robert Roberson in 1803 in Green. Daniel (son of George Roberson, Sr. and Violinda Johnson) was born about 1781 in Pennsylvania; died in 1822 in Meade, Kentucky; was buried in Mt. Hope Church Cemetery, Battletown, Meade, Kentucky. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. Mildred Roberson, Froman was born on 30 Jan 1800 in Hardin, Kentucky; died on 30 Nov 1873 in Crawford, Indiana; was buried in Hamilton Roberson Cemetery, Crawford, Indiana.
    2. James Roberson was born on 12 Oct 1803 in Hardin, Kentucky; died on 13 Aug 1881 in Crawford, Indiana; was buried in Hamilton Roberson Cemetery, Crawford, Indiana.
    3. John O Roberson was born on 5 Feb 1805 in Hardin, Kentucky; died on 11 Jan 1865 in Grantsburg, Crawford, Indiana.
    4. Thomas Jefferson Roberson, Sr. was born on 15 Jan 1807 in Hardin, Kentucky; died on 14 Feb 1887 in Crawford, Indiana; was buried in Hamilton Roberson Cemetery, Crawford, Indiana.
    5. Stephen Roberson was born on 2 Feb 1809 in Hardin, Kentucky; died on 15 Sep 1888 in Crawford, Indiana; was buried in Grantsburg Cemetery, Crawford, Indiana.
    6. Daniel Roberson, Jr. was born on 11 Jan 1813 in Hardin, Kentucky; died on 22 Nov 1892 in Crawford, Indiana; was buried in Hamilton Roberson Cemetery, Crawford, Indiana.
    7. George William Roberson was born on 10 Dec 1815 in Hardin, Kentucky; died on 14 Aug 1899 in Crawford, Indiana; was buried in Grant Roberson Cemetery, Grantsburg, Crawford, Indiana.
    8. Elijah Roberson was born on 17 Apr 1817 in Hardin, Kentucky; died on 14 Aug 1890 in Crawford, Indiana; was buried in Riddle Cemetery, Crawford, Indiana.
    9. Samuel Roberson was born on 22 Jun 1821 in Meade, Kentucky; died on 13 Mar 1902 in Knox, Indiana.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  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. 1. 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.
    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. 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: 3

  1. 4.  Benjamin YatesBenjamin Yates was born about 1735; died in Jul 1838 in Crawford, Indiana; was buried in Union Chapel Yates Cemetery, Grantsburg, Crawford, Indiana.

    Other Events:

    • Census: 1830, Crawford, Indiana

    Notes:



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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. 2. John Yates, Sr. was born about 1760.