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John Yates

John Yates

Male 1764 - 1832  (67 years)

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  • Name John Yates 
    Born 3 Dec 1764  Patrick, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 20 Nov 1832  Tazewell, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I11837  Yatesville History & Genealogy
    Last Modified 1 Apr 2018 

    Family Courtney Deel,   b. 1762, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Mar 1862, Buchanan, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 100 years) 
    Married 1787  Russell, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Luster Yates,   b. Abt 1788, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. John Yates,   b. 23 Dec 1808, Tazewell, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jul 1892, Buchanan, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     3. Joseph Yates,   b. Abt 1810, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Ruth Yates,   b. 1809, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1870, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)
     5. Richard Yates,   b. 23 Dec 1815, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Dec 1880, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
     6. Hiram Yates,   b. Abt 1816, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. James Yates,   b. Abt 1817, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 17 May 2020 
    Family ID F5020  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Documents
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    Yates,Johni11837_amrev.pdf

  • Notes 
    • Family Data Collection - Deaths Name: John Yates Death Date: 20 Nov 1832 County: Tazewell State: VA Country: USA

      1830 United States Federal Census Name: John Yates Home in 1830: Russell, Virginia

      U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 Name: Courtney Deal Gender: female Birth Place: Ir Birth Year: 1762 Spouse Name: John Yates Spouse Birth Place: VA Spouse Birth Year: 1764 MarriageYear: 1787 Marriage State: VA Number Pages: 1

      U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 Name: Courtney Deel Gender: female Birth Place: Ir Birth Year: 1762 Spouse Name: John Yates Spouse Birth Place: VA Spouse Birth Year: 1764 Number Pages: 1

      Russell County, Virginia Will Book 4A, Pages 623 - 625; Executed 05 Feb 1833:

      In the name of God Amen I John Yates of the County of Russell and state of Virginia being sick and weak in body but of sound mind and disposing memory (for which I thank God) and calling to mind the uncertainty of human life and being desirous to dispose of all such worldly Estate as it hath pleased God to bless me with I give and bequeath the same in manner following that is to say

      1st I desire that my funeral expenses to be paid out of my estate or money which may be in my possession or owing to me

      2nd after the payment of my debts I give to my son John Yates one dollar in addition to a certain tract or parcel of Land which I have given him and land Lying on Sandy River

      3d I give to my son Joseph Yates one dollar in addition to a certain tract or parcel of Land which I have given him the and land Lying on bull creek a branch of Sandy River

      4th I give to my daughter Ruth Luster one dollar in addition to certain property given to her heretofore

      5th I give to my son Richard Yates the lower end of my Land where I now live up to a conditional line near the narrows marked on two white oaks and sycamore on the bank of the River to enjoy forever

      6th I give to my son Hiram Yates the upper end of the above mentioned tract of Land where I now live to enjoy ever

      7th I give to my son James Yates a certain tract of Land lying on Sandy River known by the name of the Bramme pleace to enjoy forever

      8th I give to my wife Coatny all my personal Estate after paying all just claims to enjoy during her lifetime or widowhood and at her decease said property if any Remaining to gets the three Last mentioned heirs to be equally divided between them I also give to my wife Coatney the possession of the house where I now live during her lifetime or widowhood with the profits arising from the plantation

      9th if my said wife Coatney doath marry again then she is to be dispossessed of the property house and plantation by my Executor herein after mentioned

      Lastly, I do hereby constitute and appoint my friend Johnston Howard Executor of this my last Will and testament hereby revoking all other or former wills of testaments by me hereby made

      In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this thirtieth day of September one thousand eight hundred and thirty two

      His John X Yates (Seal) mark signed sealed published and decreed as & for the Last will & testament of the above named John Yates in presence of us

      His James X Witt mark Larkin Herndon Virginia, to wit -

      At a court held for Russell County on the 5th day of February 1833. This instrument of writing was exhibited in Court as and for the last Will and Testament of John Yates (Yates) since deceased, and proven by the oaths of James Witt and Larkin Herndon the subscribing witnesses thereto, and ordered to be recorded and on the motion of Johnston Howard executor therein named who made oath, and together with George W. Hopkins(?) his security, entered into and acknowledged a bond in the penalty of $500 conditioned as the law directs, certificate is granted the said Johnston Howard for obtaining probate of the said will in due form. Teste James P. Carrell C.R.C

      (Source: gobdav originally submitted this to Yates Family Tree on 26 Mar 2010; edited by Yates, Ronald E. for readability 3/26/2001)

      John Yates Birth: Dec. 3, 1764 Patrick County Virginia, USA Death: Nov. 20, 1832 Tazewell County Virginia, USA On October 7, 1780, brother met brother, neighbor met neighbor, Patriot met Loyalist on a battlefield in rural South Carolina. The battle lasted an hour: the brevity belied the import. Thomas Jefferson proclaimed the Battle of King's Mountain turned "the tide of success which terminated the Revolutionary War, with the seal of our independence." Fewer than one thousand American Heroes, through skill, luck, and the leadership of cunning strategists, defeated Patrick Ferguson, a brilliant star of the British military might. John Yates was one of those Heroes. Evidence of his participation was not solid. The only documentation of his participation in the Battle of King's Mountain was a mention by his widow in R11926, her application for a widow's pension and they did not marry until 1787, years after the battle, so the evidence is hearsay. The application was transcribed and annotated by C. Leon Harris. (Thank you, C. Leon Harris.) Southern Campaign American Revolution Pension Statements & Rosters Pension Application of John Yates R11926 Transcribed and annotated by C. Leon Harris State of Virginia County of Buchanan SS. On this 25 day of September A.D. one thousand eight hundred and fifty eight, personally appeared th before me, a Justice of the peace within and for the county and state, aforesaid, Courtney Yates 95 years, a resident of Buchanan County, in the state of Virginia who, being duly sworn according to law, declares, that she is the widow of John Yates, who, according to the best information was born in Patrick county about the A.D. 1764 [sic: formed in 1791 from Henry County, which was formed in 1776 from Pittsylvania County, which was formed in 1766 from Halifax County] and died 1834 in Tazwell [sic: Tazewell] county, (now Buchanan) Virginia. He said he ran away from his father in Patrick county Virginia near the close of the Revolutionary war and enlisted under Colonel Preston [see endnote] (she thinks) who accompanied him to Guilford county North Carolina, where he joined the army, at the Blue Springs his father, George Yates, followed and would have taken him back but at the earnest solicitation of Col. Preston was permitted to remain. he finally carried his clothes to him. He said he was in the battle at Yorktown [Siege of Yorktown, 28 Sep - 19 Oct 1781], at the capture of Cornwalis [sic: Cornwallis] also at the battle at Kings mountain [7 Oct 1780]. has heard him relate frequently many rude scenes that occurred in that battle field as well as the camps since 1787 to his death. She, Courtney Yates was married to John Yates in Russel County Virginia 1787 by Greenville, an itinerant preacher – he saw a particular friend and companion of his shot down by his side, which he often related with deep sensation [illegible word] many others indistinctly recollected. he was beyond a doubt in the Revolutionary war so stated, and his name will be found on record, He was honorably discharged and retained his discharge many years, but lost it – he often met his companions in arms, when they shouldered their canes, and fought their battles over again” – but they have nearly all fallen asleep – and she will soon follow them! He was a man of medium size dark complexion, dark hair, deep blue eyes – he was wounded in the arm at Yorktown perhaps. He frequently talked of applying for a pension but was told that it would require a living witness to identify himself especially as he had lost his discharge. He was in his dotage before he learned that he was entitled to a pension. It was lately, that her (Courtney Yates) attention was directed to it by a paragraph in the newspaper, headed, “Interesting to widows”. She makes this declaration for the purpose of obtaining a pension, also bounty land, to which she may be entitled under the different acts of Congress, approved, for the benefit of the soldier, his widow or heirs. She also declares that she has not received a certificate for a pension or land warrant nor does she believe that her husband nor anybody else ever has, nor made any other application therefor Courtney Yates [Certified by John Yates.] State of Virginia Russell County SS On this 30 day of March 1859 personally appeared before me a Justice of the peace in and for the state and county aforesaid Sarah Thomas (widow of William Thomas deceased) aged 98 a resident of Russell County Virginia who being duly sworn according to law says she is the daughter of George Yates, and sister of John Yates, named in the above declaration, that she was born in Patrick County Virginia, in the vicinity of Guilford county N.C. was living on big Reed Island [Big Reed Island Creek now in Carroll County, then in Montgomery and Henry counties] when John Yates, her brother entered the service in the Revolutionary war – that he continued in the service eight months – that she recollects distinctly when he, John Yates entered the service and when he returned – that he was in the battle of Guilford N.C. Battle of Guilford Courthouse, 15 Mar 1781] that she met him, John Yates at the door when he returned and ran and shook hands with him, saw the blood on his knapsack and blankets – that he said his captain was shot down by his side and that they carried him some distance and laid him behing a log” this together with many other rude scenes that occurred both in the camp and the battle field, she has heard him relate from her youth up to his (John Yates) death, (which was in AD 1834.) She further says she has known him, John Yates an Courtney Yates (whose maiden name was Courtney Deal [Courtney Deel]) for 70 years, as man and wife (until his death) & she says she was 16 [sic] years of old when her brother returned [signed] Sary thomas State of Virginia; County of Buchanan SS. On this 28 day of September 1859 personally appeared before me a Justice of the Peace in and for said th County Courtney Yates a resident of Virginia Buchanan County, aged about 96 years who being first duly sworn according to law doth on her oath make the following declaration to obtain the benefit of the provision made by the act of Congress passed 7 June 1832 entitled “an act supplemental to the act for the th relieve of certain surviving officer & soldier of the revolution” That she is the widow of John Yates, who was a private soldier in the company of volunteers commanded by Frank Preston regiment of Virginia Militia in the Revolutionary war with Great Britain. He entered the service in Patrick County Virginia in the Volunteer Company of Capt Preston on whose plantation he was born and raised their rendezvous was at Blue Spring not far distant – he was in the battle of Guilford Courthouse – he continued in the service about eight months – he was discharged soon after the battle of Guilford Courthouse – his discharge though retained for may years, is lost. She further declares that she was married to the said John Yates in the year 1787 that her husband the aforesaid John Yates died on the 20 Nov 1832 that she was not married to him prior to his leaving the service but that the marriage took th place at the time above stated. She further swears that she is now a widow and that she has never before made any application for a pension. Courtney herXmark Yates [Joseph Looney, Esq., 54, certified the date of John Yates’s death, stating that he had resided with the Yates family and had “marked the superscription on his tombstone, which stands near the residence now, of the said Courtney Yates.”] NOTES: A size roll compiled at Chesterfield Courthouse VA after 1 Sep 1780 includes the following: John Yates/ age 19/ height 5 6¼/ planter/ born in Henry County/ residing in Montgomery County VA/ black hair/ gray eyes/ dark complexion/ enlisted 11 Sep 80 for 18 months. “Col. Preston” was presumably William Preston of the Montgomery County Militia who was at the Battle of Guilford Courthouse NC. I could not identify a Capt. Frank Preston or Francis Preston. The actual burial site for John Yates has been lost to history: Joseph Looney stated that he was buried near the Yates residence. We have placed a Memorial Stone in his honor in the Cantrell Gilliand Memorial Garden. May this memorial serve as an expression of the gratitude we owe him for risking his life and braving the unknown to help build a new country: our America. Burial: Cantrell Gilliand Memorial Garden Spartanburg Spartanburg County South Carolina, USA Created by: Vonnie L Cantrell Record added: Oct 04, 2014 Find A Grave Memorial# 136802642