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John Van Ness Yates, Jr.

John Van Ness Yates, Jr.

Male 1838 - 1923  (85 years)

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  1. 1.  John Van Ness Yates, Jr.John Van Ness Yates, Jr. was born on 11 Mar 1838 in Albany, New York (son of Robert Clinton Yates and Jane Amelia Coffin); died on 11 Jun 1923 in Cuyahoga, Ohio.

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    Cuyahoga County, Ohio, Marriage Records and Indexes, 1810-1973 about Antoinette Brayton Name: Antoinette Brayton Marriage Date: 3 Dec 1863 Form Type: Marriage Gender: Female Spouse's Name: John V N Yates

    U.S. Passport Applications, 1795-1925 about John V N Yates Name: John V N Yates Birth Date: 11 Mar 1838 Birth Place: Albany, New York Age: 54 Passport Issue Date: 13 Jul 1892 Passport Includes a Photo: No Residence: Clevlenad, OH

    U.S., Civil War Draft Registrations Records, 1863-1865 about John V N Yates Name: John V N Yates Residence: 1st Ward, Ohio Class: 1 Congressional District: 18th Age on 1 July 1863: 25 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1838 Marital Status: Unmarried (Single) Place of Birth: America

    1900 United States Federal Census about John Yatig Name: John Yatig [John M Yates] Age: 60 Birth Date: Mar 1840 Birthplace: New York Home in 1900: Cleveland Ward 6, Cuyahoga, Ohio Race: White Gender: Male Relation to Head of House: Head Marital Status: Married Spouse's Name: Antionette B Yatig Marriage Year: 1870 Years Married: 30 Father's Birthplace: New York Mother's Birthplace: New York Occupation: View on Image Neighbors: View others on page Household Members: Name Age John Yatig 60 Antionette B Yatig 58

    1910 United States Federal Census about John V Yates Name: John V Yates Age in 1910: 70 Birth Year: abt 1840 Birthplace: New York Home in 1910: Cleveland Ward 12, Cuyahoga, Ohio Race: White Gender: Male Relation to Head of House: Head Marital Status: Married Spouse's Name: Antonette Yates Father's Birthplace: New York Mother's Birthplace: New York Neighbors: View others on page Household Members: Name Age John V Yates 70 Antonette Yates 64 Bessie Lyons 27 Mary Horn 23 Mary Pfeiffer 63

    1920 United States Federal Census about John N Yates Name: John N Yates [John H Yates] Age: 82 Birth Year: abt 1838 Birthplace: New York Home in 1920: Cleveland Ward 11, Cuyahoga, Ohio Race: White Gender: Male Relation to Head of House: Head Marital Status: Widowed [Widow] Father's Birthplace: New York Mother's Birthplace: New York Neighbors: View others on page Household Members: Name Age John N Yates 82

    Ohio, Deaths, 1908-1932, 1938-2007 about John V Yates Name: John V Yates Death Date: 11 Jun 1923 County of Death: Cuyahoga

    John Van Ness Yates, Jr Birth: Mar. 11, 1838 New York, USA Death: Jun. 11, 1923 U.S. Passport Applications, 1795-1925 about John V N Yates Name: John V N Yates Birth Date: 11 Mar 1838 Birth Place: Albany, New York Age: 54 Passport Issue Date: 13 Jul 1892 Passport Includes a Photo: No Residence: Clevlenad, OH Burial: Lake View Cemetery Cleveland Cuyahoga County Ohio, USA Plot: Section 10 Lot 31-0 Created by: Mamaquilts Record added: May 19, 2011 Find A Grave Memorial# 70054329

    John married Katherine Antoinette Brayton on 3 Dec 1863 in Ohio. Katherine was born on 23 Dec 1842 in Ohio; died on 27 Mar 1915 in Ohio. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Robert Clinton Yates was born on 3 Jun 1810 in Albany, New York (son of John Van Ness Yates and Eliza Ross Cunningham); died on 24 Oct 1869 in Cuyahoga, Ohio.

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    New York, Passenger and Immigration Lists, 1820-1850 about Robert Yates Name: Robert Yates Arrival Date: 18 Jul 1835 Age: 25 Gender: M (Male) Port of Arrival: New York Port of Departure: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Place of Origin: Albany Occupation: Merchant Destination: United States of America Ship: Ship Extio Microfilm Serial Number: M237 Microfilm Roll Number: 27 List Number: 495

    Philadelphia, Passenger and Immigration Lists, 1800-1850 about Robert C. Yates Name: Robert C. Yates Arrival Date: 24 Nov 1834 Age: 25 Gender: Male Port of Arrival: Philadelphia Port of Departure: Rio de Janeiro Place of Origin: USA Occupation: Super Cargo Destination: USA Ship Name: Brig Mary National Archives' Series Number: 425 Microfilm Number: 49 List Number: 184

    Philadelphia, Passenger and Immigration Lists, 1800-1850 about Robert C. Yates Name: Robert C. Yates Arrival Date: 13 Apr 1840 Gender: Male Port of Arrival: Philadelphia Port of Departure: Rio de Janeiro Ship Name: Bark Coosa National Archives' Series Number: 425 Microfilm Number: 56 List Number: 18

    Baltimore, Passenger Lists, 1820-1948 and 1954-1957 about Robt C Yates Name: Robt C Yates Arrival Date: Mar 1841 [Feb 1841] [Jan 1841] Age: 35 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1806 Gender: Male Race: American Ship Name: Various Vessels Port of Arrival: Baltimore, Maryland

    Section 10 Lot 31-0; Lake View Cemetery, 12316 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio, 44106-4393 Telephone: 216-421-2665; 12/10/2013: Hello, the link above is directly to Robert Clinton Yates; he and his son John Van Ness Yates are buried in your cemetery in Section 10 Lot 31-0. I (Speculate) am a distant relative of Robert Clinton and I am trying to document this family line for genealogy and history purposes. Can I kindly ask you for your assistance? I am seeking any information which might be in the files for either Robert or his son John regarding dates and relationships. Are there other individuals buried in this family section? Who bought and owns these plots or any other information which might be found and of general interest and provide other clues about the family. Thank you for your time and effort. Regards, Ronald Yates Charlotte, NC

    Robert married Jane Amelia Coffin on 29 Aug 1833 in Brazil. Jane was born on 30 Jun 1814; died on 10 Jul 1896. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 3.  Jane Amelia Coffin was born on 30 Jun 1814; died on 10 Jul 1896.

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    Children:
    1. John Van Ness Yates was born on 28 May 1834 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; died on 19 Dec 1837.
    2. William K. Yates was born on 5 May 1835 in Brazil; died on 7 Apr 1848 in Brazil.
    3. Anna Coffin Yates was born on 24 Jun 1836 in Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; died on 10 Jul 1837 in Albany, New York; was buried in Eliza R Yates Lot 1 Sec 8.
    4. 1. John Van Ness Yates, Jr. was born on 11 Mar 1838 in Albany, New York; died on 11 Jun 1923 in Cuyahoga, Ohio.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  John Van Ness YatesJohn Van Ness Yates was born on 18 Dec 1779 in Columbia, New York (son of Chief Justice Robert Yates and Jane Van Ness); died on 10 Jan 1839 in New York.

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    • Honor: 1818; New York lawyer, Democratic-Republican politician, and Secretary of State from 1818 to 1826.

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    U.K. and U.S. Directories, 1680-1830 about John Van Ness Yates Name: John Van Ness Yates Dates: 1801-1825 Location: Albany New York Title: Secretary of State Occupation(s): attorney counsellor legal professions(a) legal professions(a) Gender: Male Address(es): 110, State, Albany, New York Office Holdings: Other Office(s): Secretary of State Source Date: 1824 Source Info: Listed in T.V. Cuyler's Albany Directory, for the year 1824, 1824, CUYLER, Tobias V.. Albany; Printed by E. & E. Hosford

    John Van Ness Yates Birth: 1779 Death: 1839 Family links: Spouse: Eliza Ross Cunningham Yates (1789 - 1847)* Note: New York Secretary of State, lawyer, anti-Federalist Burial: Albany Rural Cemetery Menands Albany County New York, USA Plot: Section, 8, Lot 1 Created by: PaulaAnne Record added: Sep 20, 2001 Find A Grave Memorial# 5788384

    Regarding his headstone: Jeryl77 adds on 25 Sep 2011 There are fours sides to this stone. (1) Died September 9, 1801 ROBERT YATES ------ JANE YATES 1818 (2) Died Aug 12, 1843 In the 30th Year of his age JOHN C. YATES (3) Died Jan 10 1839 Ages 59 years JOHN V.N. YATES (4) Died April 29, 1847 ELIZA ROSS YATES

    John Van Ness Yates by Stefan Bielinski John Van Ness Yates was born in December 1779. He was the son of Robert and Janet Van Ness Yates. Son of an prominent attorney and jurist, he grew up in his father's upper State Street. He also became a lawyer after clerking in the Court Street office of John V. Henry. Losing his pre-eminent father before he reached his twenty-second birthday, John continued to live with his mother at 110 State Street. After her death in 1818, he remained in the house with his wife and children until his death. In 1806, he married Elizabeth Ross Cunningham. In 1801, he was one of the first trustees of the United Presbyterian Church. John V.N. Yates was a man of great capacity and held a number of offices and positions - all of which were based in Albany. He was appointed captain and raised a light infantry company in 1806. In January 1808, he was among those invited to the funeral of Henry J. Bleecker. Master in chancery - 1808. Recorder of the city in 1809 and served with some interruption until 1816. In 1813, the first city directory identified him as the city recorder and living in the Yates house at 110 State Street. Secretary of State, 1818-26. Co-author of a history of New York State. In 1830, the city directory still listed him as a "counsellor" and living at 110 State Street. Albany native John Van Ness Yates died in January 1839 at the age of sixty. biography in-progress notes the people of colonial Albany Sources: The life of John Van Ness Yates is CAP biography number 4483. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources. The most extensive sketch of his life appears in the Bicentennial History of Albany, pp. 134-35. Because of the lifespan (1779-1839) of this important personage, we are unable to actively pursue his story! Gorham A. Worth later characterized him as "a man of talents, both natural and acquired. He was equal to the duties of any station, and to the difficulties of any task. He was a wit, a poet, a belles-lettres scholar, and a boon companion, whose joke was ever ready, and whose laugh was contagious. He wanted nothing but industry and self-respect, [sic] to have made him eminent as a lawyer. His associations were beneath him, not only in point of talent, but in character; yet they affected his interests rather than his principles. He possessed the readiest apprehension and the most retentive memory, of any man I ever knew. All that he had ever read, and he had read a great deal, was at his fingers ends. He was often consulted by the younger members of the bar, while walking in the streets; and, without a moment's hesitation, would take out his pencil and write down what was the law in the case, and where it was to be found - volume, chapter and verse. From these frequent street consultations, he was called The Walking LIbrary." Printed in Worth's Random Recollections of Albany pp. 65-66.

    Yates Family Headstone, Albany Rural Cemetery; There are fours sides to this stone. (1) Died September 9, 1801 ROBERT YATES ------ JANE YATES 1818 (2) Died Aug 12, 1843 In the 30th Year of his age JOHN C. YATES (3) Died Jan 10 1839 Ages 59 years JOHN V.N. YATES (4) Died April 29, 1847 ELIZA ROSS YATES 24 Sept 2011 Albany Rural Cemetery, Menands, NY Section 8; Jeryl77 originally shared this 25 Sep 2011

    John married Eliza Ross Cunningham on 7 Jun 1806 in Albany, New York. Eliza was born on 16 Jan 1789 in Scotland; died on 29 Apr 1847 in Albany, New York; was buried in Eliza R Yates Lot 1 Sec 8. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 5.  Eliza Ross Cunningham was born on 16 Jan 1789 in Scotland; died on 29 Apr 1847 in Albany, New York; was buried in Eliza R Yates Lot 1 Sec 8.

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    Eliza Ross Cunningham Yates Birth: Jan. 16, 1789, Scotland Death: Apr. 29, 1847 Another contributor submitted Eliza's maiden name and her place of birth, Kilbarchan, Scotland. Family links: Spouse: John Ven Ness Yates (1779 - 1839) Burial: Albany Rural Cemetery Menands Albany County New York, USA Created by: Marte Record added: Aug 09, 2011 Find A Grave Memorial# 74662163

    Yates Family Headstone, Albany Rural Cemetery; There are fours sides to this stone. (1) Died September 9, 1801 ROBERT YATES ------ JANE YATES 1818 (2) Died Aug 12, 1843 In the 30th Year of his age JOHN C. YATES (3) Died Jan 10 1839 Ages 59 years JOHN V.N. YATES (4) Died April 29, 1847 ELIZA ROSS YATES 24 Sept 2011 Albany Rural Cemetery, Menands, NY Section 8; Jeryl77 originally shared this 25 Sep 2011

    Children:
    1. Jane Maria Yates was born in 1807 in New York; died on 26 Jun 1870 in Maryland.
    2. 2. Robert Clinton Yates was born on 3 Jun 1810 in Albany, New York; died on 24 Oct 1869 in Cuyahoga, Ohio.
    3. Eliza Yates was born on 12 Oct 1812 in Albany, New York; died on 3 Jan 1837 in Albany, New York; was buried in Theodore Olcott Lot 17 Sec 55.
    4. John C. Yates was born on 31 Dec 1813 in Albany, New York; died on 12 Aug 1843 in Albany, New York.


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  Chief Justice Robert YatesChief Justice Robert Yates was born on 17 Mar 1738 in Albany, New York (son of Joseph Robert Yates and Maria Janse Dunbar); died on 9 Sep 1801 in Albany, New York; was buried in Albany, New York.

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    U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 Name: Robert Yates Gender: male Birth Place: NY Birth Year: 1738 Spouse Name: Jannetie Van Ness Marriage Year: 1765 Marriage State: NY Number Pages: 1

    U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 Name: Robbert Yates Gender: male Birth Place: NY Birth Year: 1738 Spouse Name: Jannetje Van Ness Spouse Birth Place: NY Spouse Birth Year: 1745 Marriage Year: 1765 Marriage State: NY Number Pages: 1

    New York Marriages, 1600-1784 Spouse 1: Jane Van Ness Spouse 2: Robert Yates Marriage Date: 5 Mar 1765 Record: M. B. Volume: IX OSPage: 62

    Robert Yates by Stefan Bielinski Although Robert Yates was baptized in the Schenectady Dutch church in 1738, his family roots were in Albany. He was the eldest of the twelve children of Albany-born Schenectady merchant Joseph Yates and Maria Dunbar - the daughter of a garrison soldier who became a Schenectady vintner. Early on, he learned the craft of the surveyor and then decided to pursue a career in law. signature of Robert Yates After clerking for William Livingston in New York City, in 1760 he was licensed to practice on his own. In 1765, he married Jannetje Van Ness and settled in Albany. Their first home was on the hillside in the Second Ward where he had inherited property from his grandfather and namesake - Robert Yates of Schenectady. Their six children were baptized at the Albany Dutch Church between 1767 and 1783 where both parents would become lifetime members. Surveying supplemented an insurgent attorney's income as he made a number of important land maps during the 1760s. He drew the first civilian map of Albany in 1770. He also relied on patronage from the Albany Corporation through his uncle, alderman Abraham Yates, Jr. In 1771, he was elected to the Common Council as an alderman for the second ward. In those years he served on a number of committees, provided legal advice, and stepped forward to compile and issue the first published version of the Laws and Ordinances of the City of Albany in 1773. Enjoying a growing legal practice and gaining repute as an attorney, Robert Yates prospered. From the beginning of the struggle for American liberties he stood in the front ranks of Albany's Patriot leaders. Although he did not sign the Albany Sons of Liberty constitution of 1766, he was prominent in the local resistance to the Stamp Act. By 1774, he had joined the Albany Committee of Correspondence and stood among its first members when the commmittee's activities became public in 1775. At that time, he was still a member of the Albany common council - although its activities were being replaced by the extra-legal Committee of Correspondence, Safety, and Protection. He represented the second ward on the committee and was in close contact with it from his subsequent offices until it ceased operations in 1778. At the same time, he also served as secretary of the Board of Indian Commissioners - a post that required him to travel to the frontier. Robert Yates was an exceptional Albany resident called to service beyond the local level. Beginning in the spring of 1775, he was elected to represent Albany in each of the four New York Provincial Congresses. The first three met in New York while the last one, convened after the Declaration of Independence, met under duress in locations throughout the Hudson Valley. In 1776-77, he served on the committee that drafted the first New York State Constitution and also was a member of the "Secret Committee for Obstructing Navigation of the Hudson." In October 1777, Yates was appointed to the New York State Supreme Court. Through the darkest days of the struggle, Yates travelled the state - sitting on the court and otherwise aiding the American cause. Although he often was away from Albany, his family continued to grow as two sons were born during the war years. Robert Yates house With the end of the war, Robert Yates's family settled into a new home on upper State Street. Although principally an associate justice of the state Supreme Court, Yates maintained a modest legal practice and continued surveying as well. During the 1780s, his political star continued to rise in the "party" of Governor George Clinton as he spoke in oppostion to the expansion of the scope of a national government. In 1787, he was appointed with John Lansing, Jr. and Alexander Hamilton to represent New York at the Philadelphia convention to revise the Articles of Confederation. Arriving in Philadelphia, Yates and Lansing felt the mood of the convention to produce an entirely new form of government was beyond their authority. After sending a letter to Governor Clinton urging oppostion to the new Constitution, they returned home. Yates is thought to have written a number of published essays in oppostion to its adoption.His personal notes from the Philadelphia convention were published in 1821. In 1788, Robert Yates was elected as an antifederalist delegate to the New York State ratifying convention and worked against adoption of the Constitution. But, after its acceptance, he pledged his support as a matter of patriotic duty. In 1789, he ran for governor against George Clinton with the support of the New York Federalists - who viewed him as a reasonable, potentially kindred spirit who was not from a wealthy family. He was defeated by Governor Clinton. Approached by the Federalists again in 1792, Yates refused to run citing the financial drain caused by past politicking. In the gubernatorial campaign of 1795, considerable sentiment existed for Yates's candidacy as he was firmly established in the center of the former antifederal party. John Jay defeated him in a close election ending Yates's political career. By then, he already had devoted himself to the law. In September 1790, Robert Yates was chosen Chief Justice of the New York State Supreme Court. He served until the mandatory retirement age of sixty in 1798. Unlike many "new men of the Revolution," he did not attain great wealth and retired to his middling Albany home. Revolutionary leader, Robert Yates enjoyed a distinguished career in the law and in public service. Enjoying great stature during his lifetime, he was widely regarded as the most moderate of the Antifederalists. He died in 1801 at the age of sixty three. His widow died in 1818. Their son, jurist John Van Ness Yates, succeeded to Robert Yates's legal practice and lived in the State Street home.

    Yates Family Headstone, Albany Rural Cemetery; There are fours sides to this stone. (1) Died September 9, 1801 ROBERT YATES ------ JANE YATES 1818 (2) Died Aug 12, 1843 In the 30th Year of his age JOHN C. YATES (3) Died Jan 10 1839 Ages 59 years JOHN V.N. YATES (4) Died April 29, 1847 ELIZA ROSS YATES 24 Sept 2011 Albany Rural Cemetery, Menands, NY Section 8; Jeryl77 originally shared this 25 Sep 2011

    Robert married Jane Van Ness on 5 Mar 1765 in New York. Jane was born in 1739 in New York; died in Jun 1818 in Albany, New York; was buried in Albany, New York. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 9.  Jane Van Ness was born in 1739 in New York; died in Jun 1818 in Albany, New York; was buried in Albany, New York.

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    Jannetie

    U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 Name: Robert Yates Gender: male Birth Place: NY Birth Year: 1738 Spouse Name: Jannetie Van Ness Marriage Year: 1765 Marriage State: NY Number Pages: 1

    U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 Name: Robbert Yates Gender: male Birth Place: NY Birth Year: 1738 Spouse Name: Jannetje Van Ness Spouse Birth Place: NY Spouse Birth Year: 1745 Marriage Year: 1765 Marriage State: NY Number Pages: 1

    New York Marriages, 1600-1784 Spouse 1: Jane Van Ness Spouse 2: Robert Yates Marriage Date: 5 Mar 1765 Record: M. B. Volume: IX OSPage: 62

    Jannetje Van Ness Yates by Stefan Bielinski Jannetje/Janet/Jane Van Ness was born about 1739. She married Schenectady native Robert Yates in March 1765. The couple set up their first home in Albany's second ward. Their six children were baptized in the Albany Dutch church between 1767 and 1783 where their parents were longtime members. Attorney, public official, and jurist, Robert Yates's rapid rise was mirrored by the elevated status that accompanied success. By the outbreak of the War for Independence, his family had taken up residence in a landmark house on upper State Street where Jane raised their children and hosted many of the leaders of the new New York State. Robert Yates died in 1801. Jane continued to live in the home at 110 State Street which she shared with her son and husband's successor, John Van Ness Yates. She died in June 1818 at the age of seventy-nine. PAGE IN PROGRESS notes the people of colonial Albany The life of Jannetje/Jane Van Ness Yates is CAP biography number 965. This profile is derived chiefly from community-based resources. We have been unable to make a definite connection with the Van Ness family of Albany County. However, we expect she was the daughter of a Johannes or Pieter Van Ness!

    Yates Family Headstone, Albany Rural Cemetery; There are fours sides to this stone. (1) Died September 9, 1801 ROBERT YATES ------ JANE YATES 1818 (2) Died Aug 12, 1843 In the 30th Year of his age JOHN C. YATES (3) Died Jan 10 1839 Ages 59 years JOHN V.N. YATES (4) Died April 29, 1847 ELIZA ROSS YATES 24 Sept 2011 Albany Rural Cemetery, Menands, NY Section 8; Jeryl77 originally shared this 25 Sep 2011

    Children:
    1. Maria Yates was born on 19 Oct 1768 in New York; died about 1825 in New York.
    2. William Robert Yates was born on 2 Sep 1771 in New York.
    3. Joseph Yates was born on 3 Nov 1773 in New York.
    4. William C. Yates was born on 8 Sep 1776 in New York.
    5. 4. John Van Ness Yates was born on 18 Dec 1779 in Columbia, New York; died on 10 Jan 1839 in New York.
    6. Pieter Yates was born on 30 Aug 1783 in New York.
    7. Robert A. Yates was born on 11 Nov 1789 in New York.