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Bartholomew Yates

Bartholomew Yates

Male 1759 - 1777  (18 years)

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  • Name Bartholomew Yates 
    Born 1759  Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 9 Jan 1777  New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Princeton Battlefield Site, Princeton, Mercer Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I11674  Yatesville History & Genealogy
    Last Modified 30 Jul 2014 

    Father Rev. Robert Yates,   b. 8 Jan 1715, Middlesex, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1761, Gloucester, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years) 
    Mother Mary Randolph,   b. 1729, Gloucester, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 1741  Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F4932  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Documents
    Yates,Bartholomewi11674_amrev.pdf
    Yates,Bartholomewi11674_amrev.pdf

  • Notes 
    • Lieut Bartholomew Yates Birth: 1759 Gloucester County Virginia, USA Death: Jan. 9, 1777 Princeton Mercer County New Jersey, USA By the end of December 1776, Washington's immediate army had shrunk from casualties, disease, desertion, and the termination of enlistments to about 2,500 men fit for duty. In the hope of seizing another morale victory, if not a strategic one, Washington decided on a daring attack on Hessian troops at Trenton, New Jersey. In the early morning hours of December 26, Washington's small band, including the First Virginia, crossed the Delaware River, reaching the outskirts of Trenton about 8:00 am. The surprised Hessians tried in vain to hold off the Americans, but by 9:45 am the Germans were forced to surrender. Within a few days of the American victory at Trenton, British troops marched to the town to engage Washington's small army. The two armies began firing on each other across a creek but darkness soon put an end to the fighting. When dawn arrived the next morning, the British were surprised to find that Washington's army had quietly pulled out in the dark. The Continentals had marched all night to the village of Princeton where they stumbled into a British force just setting out for Trenton. The Americans were divided into two groups, with the Virginians part of Green's division under Gen. Hugh Mercer, guarding the road to Trenton. The remaining Americans proceeded to attack Princeton from the west. Col. Mawhood's two British regiments had already departed Princeton when Mercer's troops were spotted behind them. The British turned back toward Princeton and engaged Mercer's troops. With about 300 men on each side facing one another, the British soon charged with bayonets. Mercer was one of the first to fall victim to the bayonet charge. Twenty one year old Captain John Fleming of the First Virginia rallied the Regiment but was soon killed, and 18 year old 2nd Lieutenant Bartholomew Yates was mortally wounded on January 3, 1777 and died 6 days later. Family links: Parents: Robert Yates (1715 - 1761) Mary Elizabeth Randolph Yates (1729 - 1768) Sibling: Bartholomew Yates (1759 - 1777) Catharine Randolph Yates Wellford (1760 - 1831)* *Calculated relationship Burial: Princeton Battlefield Site Princeton Mercer County New Jersey, USA Created by: David Reese Record added: Apr 24, 2013 Find A Grave Memorial# 109102307