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Amariah Yates

Amariah Yates

Male 1749 - 1813  (63 years)

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  • Name Amariah Yates 
    Born 28 Feb 1749  Uxbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1813  New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I11498  Yatesville History & Genealogy
    Last Modified 6 Jan 2016 

    Father James Yates,   b. 1709, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Apr 1772, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Mother Taborah Taft,   b. 11 Jun 1714, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 May 1753, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 38 years) 
    Married 6 Jan 1733  Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F4844  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Margaret Thayer,   b. 1755, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1813, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years) 
    Married 11 Mar 1773 
    Children 
     1. Lemuel Yates,   b. 23 Jul 1773, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Aug 1854, Slaterville Springs, Tompkins, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
     2. Pardon Yates,   b. 1774, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1833, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years)
     3. Gilbert Yates,   b. Abt 1775, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Paul Yates,   b. 1781, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1834  (Age 53 years)
     5. Alexander Yates,   b. 21 Mar 1784, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jun 1866, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
     6. Cyrene Yates,   b. 8 Mar 1788, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jan 1824, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 35 years)
     7. Laben J. Yates,   b. Abt 1789, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Benjamin Yates,   b. Abt 1790, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. Ruth Yates,   b. Abt 1791, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 8 Aug 2022 
    Family ID F4843  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Notes 
    • YATES, AMARIAH Ancestor #: A129415 Service: RHODE ISLAND Rank: PRIVATE Birth: 28 Feb 1749 UXBRIDGE MASSACHUSETTS Death: 1813 APALACHIN NEW YORK Service Description: 1) CAPT WILLIAM BOWEN,COL GEORGE PEC, 2) SMITHFIELD & CUMBERLAND RANGERS

      [Donald Canfield 1/23/2014] Hi Ron, I was searching for history on Amariah Yates and ran into your website and history. I am unrelated to him but frequent local cemeteries around Memorial Day, and other times, and ran into Amariah's grave and did some research to see if I could see who he was. The history of him on your site reads "Appalacian" but should read Apalachin, which is a small town in upstate NY where I live, and where Amariah evidentally lived and died. I've enclosed a picture of his grave for your interest, which I took last weekend during a winter bike ride. Don

      (Source: REVOLUTIONARY RECORD OF AMARIAH YATES; A PIONEER AT APALACHIN, COMES TO LIGHT; From an Article in the Owego Gazette, Oct. 18, 1928; by Charles C. Cafferty; Researches made by Charles Cafferty determines that he served as a Private in the Smithfield and Cumberland Rangers - He removed with his family in 1790 from Massachusetts to Appalachian Creek - The date of his death and his burial are unknown-He leaves numerous descendants.)

      The earliest record we now have of Amariah Yates (originally spelled YEATES) was taken from the town clerk's book at Mendon, Worcester Co. Mass. It stated Amariah Yeates, of Smithfield RI married Margaret Thayer, of Mendon, April 1, 1773. Prior to Amariah's residence at Smithfield RI, he lived at Uxbridge Mass. Margaret Thayer, wife of Amariah, had a sister, Mercy, who married Barzette Yeates. Barzette may have been a brother of Amariah. Nothing is now known of Amariah's earlier family history or descent.

      Margaret Thayer was the daughter of Thomas Thayer, born 1722, who married Susanna Blake. Thomas was the fourth son of Hon. Thomas who married Ruth Darling in 1715. Hon Thomas was the second oldest of ten children of Capt. Thomas Thayer and Mary Adams, who married in 1688. Capt. Thomas was the sixth son of Ferdinando Thayer, who married Huldah Howard, of Braintree, Mass in 1652. Ferdinando was the second son of Thomas Thayer who Marjorie (?) in England, and who died at Mendon Mass. in 1715. Thomas and his brother, Richard came from Braintree, England to John Winthrop's Massachusetts Colony prior to 1636 for at that date they were land owners at Braintree Mass.

      Military papers, RI Historical Society, Mss. 239, state that Amariah Yeates served as a Private with the Smithfield and Cumberland Rangers in May 1776; A Military census taken in 1777 listing men between the ages of 16 and 50 "able to bear arms" includes the name of Amariah Yeates, a resident of Smithfield; Hospital papers, RI Historical Society, state that Amariah served as a Private in Col. George Peck's Independent Company of the Smithfield and Cumberland Rangers, under Capt. William Bowen. His name appears on a return of arms, etc. dated Smithfield, Oct. 18, 1779; these service records were furnished by the RI state record commissioner at Providence. They are official and will be accepted by the patriotic societies in case any descendent desires to make application for membership. There are no service records in the files in Washington.

      A local history states that Amariah Yates located near the mouth of the Appalachian Creek. In 1791 when the districts were assigned for the first river road, Amariah Yates (there spelled incorrectly, spelled Ates) was listed in district number 3 the west end of which was somewhat above the Appalachian Creek. Therefore soldier Yates and his family removed from Massachusetts to the flats of the Appalachian Creek between 1790 and 1791. Jan 13, 1799, Amariah purchased from his Son-in-law, Jehu Barney, for $500, a part of lot 84 in the McMaster Half Township. This deed was witnessed by Lemuel Yates, Pardon Yates and Ellick Yeates (probably Alexander). This land included farms later owned by Tilbury and Decker and bordered Barnes Creek a mile east of Owego (NY).

      Kingman County History names our pioneers in 1802. The names are in two lists. One list includes persons on and the other, persons not on Coxe's Patent. Amariah's name is here included on the latter list. This would indicate that he had removed from his first home along Appalachian Creek, which is within the Coxe grant. Amariah may have lived on the Barnes Creek land for a time. Family tradition indicates that died near his first home by the Appalachian Creek.

      Lemuel, son of Amariah, married Lucinda, daughter of Francis Norwood. In 1801 Lemuel and Francis removed from Appalachian to the town of Caroline near the village of Slaterville. Lemuel purchased his 107 acre farm there in 1814. In 1810, Lemuel was a Captain of Militia at General Training in Owego. He had children. 1. Stephen 2. Amariah 3. Benjamin 4. Francis 5. William 6. Joseph 7. Lydia 8. Miranda 9. Canvice 10 Mary

      Pardon, son of Amariah, married Lydia, daughter of Thomas TRACY, and aunt of COL. BENJ. TRACY. Pardon married second Elizabeth, twin of Catherine and daughter of Maria Johnson and Francis Earsley, a Revolutionary Soldier, who died at Roxbury NJ in 1790. Widow Maria Johnson Earsley and her family were the first permanent settlers in the town of Caroline in 1794. In 1812, Pardon was Ensign at General Training in Owego. In 1821 he lived on the newly surveyed lot 90 of Coxe's Patent. He then had a log house and barn and 60 of his 117 acres improved. The log house was located on the little creek next above Appalachian Creek. Thereby the state road and railroad still stand some struggling apple trees to mark the site. Pardon died here in August, 1833. He was buried in the old part of the Appalachian Cemetery. There was no headstone. Widow Elizabeth who settled Pardon's estate June 10, 1834, lived in the log house for a time. She finally disposed of her squatter rights here and purchased a farm on the hill, up the first road above the Appalachian Creek. She divided this property between her two sons, Tracy and Johnson, with the provision that she should be maintained. Tracy sold his part to Ira Edwards, the husband of Elizabeth, her daughter. Mother Elizabeth spent her remaining days with Elizabeth and Ira and buried in the Edwards Lot in the Appalachian Cemetery. There was no Headstone. She was born Nov. 2, 1789 and died July 20, 1888.

      Gilbert, son of Amariah, married Polly Frear. In 1821 Gilbert was a squatter above his brother, Pardon, on lot 93 and on one-half of lot 94, the other half of which was taken by David Brown. The surveyor's field book credits Gilbert with a log house and barn and 25 acres improved. The log house stood near the present Glann district school house. He never purchased this land, but sold his squatter rights probably to Josiah Davison, who built a frame house where George Glann now lives. Gilbert removed to a house in Appalachia, razed in 1927 by George Tracy. The house stood on the east side of the Appalachian Creek Road, just beyond the road forking westward and winding back to the village. It was one of the oldest houses in town. Alanson Goodenow, aged 86 years, said he was born there. It was later owned by Peter Yaple, who sold it to Stephen Holmes. A story is still told of a bear carrying away the Yates stock.

      Cyrene, daughter of Amariah, married David Smith, of Appalachian.

      Laben J. Yates married Mary, the widow of Dr. Wright.

      Benjamin Yates married Lucy Goodenow, the sister Chauncey Goodenow.

      Paul, son of Amariah, b. 1781 d 1834, married Elizabeth b. 1791 d. 1842, who was possibly a Bates. Paul and also his family died comparatively young leaving meager records. He resided in the west side of Barnes Creek on a part of the lot 84 formerly owned by his father, Amariah. Six weeks before Paul died he purchased his brother, Lemuel's, "undivided ninth part of lot 84, being the share of Lemuel in the real estate left by his father, Amariah Yates."

      Alexander, son of Amariah, b. March 21, 1784, at Mendon Mass. d. June 20, 1866, married Sept 1807, Polly Camp, daughter of Col Asa Camp, Revolutionary Soldier. Polly b. Nov 23, 1791 d. Aug. 2, 1867. Their Photographs are still preserved. Alexander resided on the east side of Barnes Creek adjoining his brother, Paul, on a part of lot 84 formerly owned by his father Amariah. In 1830, he purchased his brother Pardon's "undivided ninth part of this lot 84. in his possession now being." Alexander and Paul are buried in the nearby LaMont Cemetery.

      Ruth and Hope were daughters of Amariah, but there are no records of these two daughters.

      Tabarah (or Tabatha) daughter of Amariah, married Jehu Barney, son of Major David Barney, Revolutionary soldier.

      Thus is accounted for the nine children of Amariah Yates, conforming to the phrase in the two deeds mentioned above "one undivided ninth part of"

      (By Charles Cafferty, Appalachian; Sept 24, 1928; re-edited by Ron Yates 8/1/2010)

      Amariah Yates Birth: 1748 Death: 1813 Family links: Children: Pardon Yates (1774 - 1833)* *Calculated relationship Burial: Riverside Cemetery Apalachin Tioga County New York, USA Created by: Paul R Record added: Mar 11, 2013 Find A Grave Memorial# 106490436