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Thomas Yates, Sr.

Thomas Yates, Sr.

Male 1752 - 1834  (82 years)

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  • Name Thomas Yates 
    Suffix Sr. 
    Born 1752  Bedford, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 15 Mar 1834  Robertson, Tennesse Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I11769  Yatesville History & Genealogy
    Last Modified 26 Apr 2016 

    Father John Yates,   b. 10 Jan 1699, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Apr 1778, Pittsylvania, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Kilgore,   b. 1718, Bedford, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Feb 1793, Pittsylvania, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Married 1748  Bedford, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F4948  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Rebecca Ragsdale,   b. 1758, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Aug 1844, Tennesse Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Married 22 Dec 1776  Caswell, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Henrietta Yates,   b. 1796, Robertson, Tennesse Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Oct 1852, Calloway, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years)
     2. Ellender Nellie Yates,   b. 2 Jan 1778, Caswell, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1840, Shelby, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)
     3. William Thomas Yates,   b. 7 Sep 1784, Caswell, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Sep 1848, Hempstead, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
     4. John Charles Yates,   b. 19 Feb 1786, Caswell, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1850, Daviess, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
     5. James Yates,   b. 20 Mar 1787, Caswell, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Mar 1861, Graves, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     6. Louis Yates,   b. 16 Oct 1796, Robertson, Tennesse Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 May 1868, Robertson, Tennesse Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     7. Thomas Yates, Jr.,   b. 2 Mar 1798, Stone River, Tennesse Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Dec 1855, Lamar, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)
    Last Modified 8 Sep 2021 
    Family ID F4987  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • YATES, THOMAS Ancestor #: A129451 Service: NORTH CAROLINA Rank: ENSIGN Birth: (CIRCA) 1752 BEDFORD CO VIRGINIA Death: 3-15-1834 ROBERTSON CO TENNESSEE Pension Number: S*W7335Service Source: S*W7335Service Description: 1) ALSO PVT; CAPTS WALKER,WILSON, 2) MCMULLEN; COL MOORE Residence 1) County: CASWELL CO - State: NORTH CAROLINA Spouse: 1)REBECCA RAGSDALE

      pension record of Thomas Yates Pension application of Thomas Yeates W7335 fn27NC Transcribed by Will Graves Robertson County State of Tennessee Personally appeared Thomas Yeates at his residence in said County before me Joel Moore a justice of the peace for said County and made the following declaration in order to obtain the benefit of the act of Congress passed the 7th of June 1832 being 79 years of age or more do hereby declare that he enlisted in the service of the United States in Caswell County North Carolina for a term of six months under Captain John Hightower & Absalom Taytum [sic, Absalom Tatum] Lieutenant of Hillsboro and was attached to the command of Colonel Moore & General Nash Brigade and marched to Hillsboro from there to Wilmington and stayed till we fortified the place then we marched to the mouth of Barnet's Creek where it empties in Cape Fear [River] from thence to a small town called Brunswick and Stationed in sight of a British Man of War for some time then we marched to Wilmington again thence marched to the aid of Governor Caswell Brigade who had a Battle with the Tories we arrived on the Battle Ground but not in time to participate in the Action. Then we marched to Wilmington and stayed our Time Out and was Honorably Discharged. The Second Tour I volunteered my Service instead of standing a Draft for three months [indecipherable word] Captain James Wilson & Lieutenant Walker Taylor myself an Ensign and marched to Hillsborough from thence to Salisbury then to a Creek near the Catawba River we were stationed and kept there for the suppressing the Tories and keeping them in check under the Command of General Butler & Colonel Moore of Caswell. The third tour I volunteered my services for three months more at Caswell Court house was to rendezvous at Colonel Moore's under Captain John McMullin Now my recollection is Very Good The Regiment met the Evening before we started the next morning Stayed at home to replenish Our knapsacks the [indecipherable word] night But the British put in so close our whole Regiment marched off and left my Captain five other soldiers & myself to keep up the rear and so we were did & volunteered all we could and pushed after them with forced marches but found it in vain then marched to join General Green's [sic, Nathanael Greene's] Command but found it still not in our power to ever arrive in time I further declare it to be the hardest tour ever served, too weak to guard ourselves, and not able to overtake our own Regiment, we had to march to & fro, till our time was out and now I further declare I have no documentary Evidence nor can procure no other with any kind of convenancy [sic] being entirely Blind for nearly 12 months which is my reason for making this declaration out of Court at my own house. And I hereby relinquish every Claim whatever to a pension or annuity except the present and further declare my name are on no pension roll of the Agency of any State or States whatsoever. Sworn to Subscribed and Acknowledged this the 31st of August 1832. S/ Joel Moore, JP S/ Thomas Yeats [Greenberry Kelly, a clergyman, and James Doss gave the standard supporting affidavit.] Personally appeared before me the undersigned at his own house Thomas Yeates the foregoing applicant for a pension in order to amend the same who being duly sworn deposeth & saith that he entered the service to the best of his recollection was [sic] in October in the year of 1776 first tour, second tour was in '79 I believe and served as an Ensign for three months Received my commission from Captain James Wilson. The third tour of duty I served as a soldier for three months more entered in service shortly after Gates Defeat& served the same – Next I was born in the year 1752 Bedford County Virginia I have no record of my age at home but it was registered in my father's Bible but know not where it is. I did receive discharges from the different tours of duty they were all mislaid or lost. Next my two Brothers William & James Yeates knew I was in the service and application made to the neighborhood where I Reside he can testify to my character and veracity and their belief of my service as a Soldier of the Revolution Thomas Holland, Thomas Fisher, Samuel Hudgeons, Azariah Doss, Yearby Hudson, Abraham Young. Sworn to & subscribed the 20th of April 1833 before me. S/ Joel Moore, JP S/ Thomas Yeates [veteran died March 15, 1834; he married December 22, 1776 in Caswell County [sic, Caswell wasn't formed until 1777, so the marriage had to have been in Orange County from which Caswell was divided] to Rebecca Ragsdale.] jyates179 jyates179 originally shared this 08 Mar 2012 story pension record of Thomas Yates