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Peter Waldron Yates

Peter Waldron Yates

Male 1747 - 1826  (78 years)

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  • Name Peter Waldron Yates 
    Born 23 Aug 1747  Albany, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 9 Mar 1826  Montgomery, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I12092  Yatesville History & Genealogy
    Last Modified 14 Nov 2013 

    Father Johannes G. Yates,   b. 14 Oct 1716, Albany, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Dec 1775, Albany, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years) 
    Mother Rebecca Waldron,   b. 30 Aug 1719, Albany, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1776, Albany, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years) 
    Married 28 Nov 1737  Albany, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F4878  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Anna Margarita Helms,   b. Abt 1747, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Nov 1794, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 47 years) 
    Married 10 Jul 1767  New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Cornelis Erasmus Yates,   b. 28 Jul 1768, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Margarita Yates,   b. 28 Jan 1770, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Cornelia Yates,   b. 24 May 1773, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Maria Yates,   b. 23 Dec 1775, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Rebecca Yates,   b. 20 Aug 1780, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Magdalena Yates,   b. 15 Dec 1782, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Engeltie Yates,   b. 12 Jul 1786, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Julia Ann Yates,   b. 4 Apr 1789, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 18 May 2022 
    Family ID F5131  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Mary Terbush,   b. Abt 1747, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 19 Dec 1798  Montgomery, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 18 May 2022 
    Family ID F5132  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • YATES, PETER W. Ancestor #: A129448 Service: NEW YORK Rank: PRIVATE Birth: (BAPTISED) 8-23-1747 ALBANY NEW YORK Death: 3-9-1826 CAUGHNAWAGA NEW YORK Service Description: 1) CAPT JACOBUS PHILLIPS,ALBANY CO.,MIL. Residence 1) County: ALBANY CO - State: NEW YORK Spouse: 1)ANN MARY/POLLY HELMES 2)MARY TER BOSS

      Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774-2005 Name: Peter Waldron Yates Date of Birth: 23 Aug 1747 Date of Death: 9 Mar 1826 Elected Office(s): Delegate State: New York Country: USA Relationship: Nephew of Abraham Yates (nephew of Abraham Yates), a Delegate from New York; born in Albany, N.Y., August 23, 1747; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Albany; member of the committee on correspondence in 1775; resigned and was reelected, but declined to serve; regent of the University of the State of New York in 1784; served in the State assembly in 1784 and 1785; Member of the Continental Congress in 1786; resumed the practice of law; died in Caughnawaga, N.Y., March 9, 1826.|Bibliography: Yates, Peter Waldron. An Address; Delivered in the Lodge Room at Schenectady the 27th December, 1783. 1783. Reprint, [Albany, N.Y.: J. Munsell, 1869].

      1790 United States Federal Census Name: Peter W Yates Township: Albany Ward 1 County: Albany State: New York

      U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 Names: Pieter W. Yates Gender: male Spouse Name: Ann Mary Hellem Marriage State: of NY Number Pages: 1

      U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 Name: Peter Waldron Yates Gender: male Spouse Name: Ann Mary Helms Number Pages: 1

      1800 United States Federal Census Name: Peter W Yates Township: Albany Ward 1 County: Albany State: New York New York Marriages, 1600-1784 about Ann Mary Helmes Spouse 1: Peter W. Yates Spouse 2: Ann Mary Helmes Marriage Date: 10 Jul 1767 Record: M. B. Volume: XI OSPage: 129

      Will of William Waldron - 1768 In the name of God, Amen. I, WILLIAM WALDRON, of Albany, "measoner," " being in good health, and desirous to settle my worldly affairs, while I have strength and capacity. I leave to my son Peter my Large Bible, in right of Primogeniture," I leave to my son Peter and my daughters, Cornelia, wife of Patrick Clark, Nealtie, wife of Volkert Vandenburgh, and Anna; and to Elizabeth and Engeltie, children of my daughter Tryntie, all my estate. " If any heir makes any disturbance they are to be utterly excluded." I make Jacob C. Ten Eyck, Hendrick Isaac Bogart, and Peter Yates, executors. Dated March 4, 1768. Witnesses, Adam Yates, Peter W. Yates and Ann Mary Yates. Proved, October 13, 1774. notes Will probated October 13, 1774. Printed in Abstract of Wills, vol. 31, p. 215. Transformed by SB from an online resource.

      Name: Peter Waldron Yates Birth - Death: 1747-1826 Source Citation: Appleton's Cyclopaedia of American Biography. Six volumes. Edited by James Grant Wilson and John Fiske. New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1888- 1889. (ApCAB) Biographical Annals of the Civil Government of the United States. During its first century; from original and official sources. By Charles Lanman. Washington, DC: James Anglim, 1876. (BiAUS)

      Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1971. The Continental Congress (September 5, 1774 to October 21, 1788) and the Congress of the United States (from the first through the ninety- first Congress March 4, 1789, to January 3, 1971, inclusive). Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1971. Biographies begin on page 487. (BiDrAC) Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774-1989. The Continental Congress, September 5, 1774 to October 21, 1788 and the Congress of the United States from the first through the one hundredth Congresses, March 4, 1789, to January 3, 1989, inclusive. Bicentennial Edition. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1989. Biographies begin on page 507. (BiDrUSC) Who Was Who in America. A component volume of Who's Who in American History. Historical Volume, 1607-1896. Revised Edition. Chicago: Marquis Who's Who, 1967. (WhAm HS) Who Was Who in American Politics. A biographical dictionary of over 4,000 men and women who contributed to the United States political scene from colonial days up to and including the immediate past. By Dan and Inez Morris. New York: Hawthorn Books, 1974. (WhAmP)

      Peter W. Yates by Stefan Bielinski Peter Waldron Yates was born in August 1747. He was a middle child in the large family of Albany blacksmith John G. and Rebecca Waldron Yates. He grew up at his father's third ward smithy and on their farm across the river in Rensselaerswyck. Peter W. Yates married twice. The two marriages produced eleven children. In 1767, he was a month shy of his twentieth birthday when he wed an even younger Ann Margarita Helms of New York City. She died in 1794. In 1798, he took for his second wife Mary Terbush. Before the war, he was a member of St. Peter's Anglican church. Afterwards, he was a pewholder at the Albany Dutch church where most of his children were baptized. This son of a middling tradesman was able to climb out the working class, acquire a legal education, and, by 1768, had become an attorney. For more than three decades, his practice flourished even though interrupted by the war with Britain. Afterward, he trained a number of students including the poet and artist, St. John Honeywood, who took their places in the post-war legal profession. In 1772, he was elected alderman for the first ward - giving the upstart Yates family three of the six seats on the Albany city council. Re-elected in 1773, 1774, and 1775, he attended the last meeting of the council held under the royal government on March 25, 1776. Although still not thirty-years-old, Peter W. Yates found himself in the front ranks of Albany leadership! In 1775, he was elected to the Albany Committee of Correspondence as a member for the first ward. However, he resigned two months later after publishing a derisive essay expressing doubts over the course resistance was taking. Re-elected, he declined to serve! Anglican church member and connected to important people within the provincial establishment, this native son was watched closely throughout the war. However, he later was granted a land bounty right for service in conjunction with the First Regiment of the Albany County Militia. With the coming of peace, Peter W. Yates entered the statewide political arena. In 1784, he was elected to represent Albany in the New York State Assembly. In 1786, he was a delegate to the Continental Congress. He was a prominent Albany Anti-Federalist. A lifelong member, from its earliest days, he was an officer in the Albany Masonic Lodge. Attorney Yates lived in Albany's first ward - probably on property that he had inherited from his father in 1776. Yates Mansion about 1795 At the start of the war, he had broken ground on a new home south of the core city on a large piece of land separated from Schuyler Mansion by the Beaverkill. In 1782, the dwelling was not quite finished but a few years later, a visitor painted Peter Yates's mansion. It figured prominently on the map drawn by Simeon De Witt in 1790. In 1799, his "South End" estate was valued at $20,790 - second only to that of his neighbor, Philip Schuyler. In 1800, he still counted four slaves as members of his household. He owned a number of other Albany real estate parcels as well. He also was able to acquire land in other parts of New York. Following more than four decades as an Albany mainstay, after 1810, he moved west. He became a judge serving western New York. As a result, he changed residences. Peter W. Yates died at Caughnawaga (Montgomery County) in March 1826 at the age of seventy-nine.