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Abraham Yates

Abraham Yates

Male 1807 - 1884  (77 years)

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  • Name Abraham Yates 
    Born 5 Aug 1807  Bullitt, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 25 Dec 1884  Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I18452  Yatesville History & Genealogy
    Last Modified 27 Jan 2021 

    Father James Yates,   b. Abt 1766, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Sarah Lucas,   b. Abt 1759, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 10 Nov 1802  Shelby, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F5168  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Nancy Jane Purcell,   b. Abt 1807 
    Married 21 Aug 1832 
    Children 
     1. Isaac Yates,   b. Abt 1836, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Dec 1855, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 19 years)
     2. Ecany Yates,   b. Abt 1839, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Mary Yates,   b. Abt 1842, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Nole Nelson Yates,   b. 1 Jan 1843, Spencer, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jan 1914, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     5. Sophrona J. Yates,   b. Abt 1846, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 12 Nov 2021 
    Family ID F3177  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Malinda Bennett,   b. 8 Aug 1826, Spencer, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Apr 1904, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Married 23 Jan 1853  Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Susan E. Yates,   b. 25 Apr 1854, Spencer, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Aug 1854, Spencer, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     2. Margaret Emorine Yates,   b. 5 Nov 1856, Spencer, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Aug 1859, Spencer, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 2 years)
     3. George W. Yates,   b. 22 Feb 1861, Spencer, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jan 1916, Jefferson, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years)
     4. Morris Heady Yates,   b. 12 Aug 1864, Spencer, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Dec 1945, Jefferson, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
    Last Modified 12 Nov 2021 
    Family ID F5175  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 Name: Abraham Yates Gender: Male Birth Place: KY Birth Year: 1807 Spouse Name: Nancy Jane Purcell Marriage
      Year: 1832 Marriage State: KY Number Pages: 1

      1850 United States Federal Census Name: Abrom Yates[Abram Yates] Age: 44 Birth Year: abt 1806 Birthplace: Kentucky Home in 1850: District 2, Spencer, Kentucky Gender: Male Family Number: 330 Abrom Yates 44 Isaac Yates 14 Ecany Yates 11 Mary Yates 8 Nelson Yates 5 Sophia Yates 4

      U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 Name: Abraham Yates Gender: Male Birth Place: KY Birth Year: 1807 Spouse Name: Malinda Bennett Spouse Birth Year: 1826 MarriageYear: 1853 Marriage State: KY Number Pages: 1

      1860 United States Federal Census Name: Abram Yates Age in 1860: 55 Birth Year: abt 1805 Birthplace: Kentucky Home in 1860: District 2, Spencer, Kentucky Gender: Male Abram Yates 55 Melinda Yates 34 Mary Yates 19 Nelson Yates 17 Sophrona Yates 13 Adda Yates 4 Elizabeth Yates 10/12

      1870 United States Federal Census Name: Abraham Yates Age in 1870: 65 Birth Year: abt 1805 Birthplace: Kentucky Home in 1870: Elk Creek, Spencer, Kentucky Race: White Gender: Male Post Office: Elk Creek Abraham Yates 65 Malinda Yates 44 Addie Yates 14 Lizzie Yates 11 George Yates 9 Vann Yates 7 Morrison Yates 6 Lucy Yates 4 Grant Yates 2

      1880 United States Federal Census Name: Abreham Gates[Abreham Yates] Age: 73 Birth Year: abt 1807 Birthplace: Kentucky Home in 1880: Taylorsville, Spencer, Kentucky Race: White Gender: Male Relation to Head of House: Self (Head) Marital Status: Married Spouse's Name: Malinda Gates Father's Birthplace: Virginia Mother's Birthplace: Kentucky Occupation: Farmer Abreham Gates 73 Malinda Gates 52 Addie A. Gates 23 George W. Gates 19 Vans W. Gates 17 Morrison H. Gates 15 Lucy C. Gates 13 Shelby G. Gates 12

      Abraham Yates, by Bill Yates

      The marriage bond of Abraham Yates and Nancy Jane Purcell was dated 17 Aug 1832. Alexander Purcell was bondsman. The marriage was performed 21 Aug 1832 by William Stout. Alexander Purcell died before 17 Apr 1860, and the children of Nancy Jane (Purcell) Yates were left as heirs. Mary F. Yates, Nelson N. Yates, and Sophrona J. Yates chose Abraham Yates their guardian as devisees of Alexander Purcell.

      Abraham Yates was a 1st cousin, once removed, to his wife, Nancy Jane Purcell. Seventy acres of his land on Plumb Creek was once owned by John Lucas, grandfather of Nancy Jane (Purcell) Yates. John Lucas had sold the land to Benjamin Woods, who in turn had sold it to Jacob Cole. Cole sold the land to James Yates, the father of Abraham.

      The marriage bond of Abraham Yates and Malinda Bennett was dated 22 Jan 1853. Bondsman was Elisha Bennett. They were married 23 Jan 1853 by R. Downey Blair. Witnesses to the marriage were F. D. Carlin, John Russell, and Wm. Russell.

      Abraham Yates purchased land on Plumb Creek in Spencer Co., Ky. on 12 Nov 1831, from Patrick Donellan of Jefferson Co., Ky. The land was next to Benjamin Collings and Samuel Howard. The deed was witnessed by James M. Beard and Samuel Howard.

      He added to this land when James Yates, his father, deeded his property to Abraham in exchange for caring for James and Sarah Yates and three of their daughters.

      By studying Spencer County deed books, we find that Abraham Yates was quite active in land transactions, buying, selling, and mortgaging property in Spencer County. On 1 Mar 1841, he emancipated a negro named Squire, sometimes called Squire Kincheloe, about 37 years of age. However, in 1842 he mortgaged the 200 acre tract of land on which James Yates lived and died, in order to borrow $1,000 for the purchase of negroes.

      The adjoining landowners and near neighbors of Abraham Yates in 1842 were James Stalard, Pleasant Paris, John McKinley, Alexander Purcell (his father-in-law), William Drake, Marshall McDonald, and Felix B. Collings. At the time Abraham had part interest in a saw mill and log yard on Plumb Creek.

      Abraham Yates first appears on the tax lists of Spencer Co., Ky. in 1829, with a tax on 1 white male over 21. He had just turned 21 on 5 Aug 1828. In 1831 he was also taxed on a horse. In 1833 he was taxed on 190 acres and in 1834 on 360 acres in Spencer County on Plumb Creek.

      Abraham Yates and Elisha Collings signed as securities for Felix B. Collings in the administration of the estate of Isaac Collings, dec'd, on 1 Oct 1838. Dr. Felix B. Collings was a physician and lived on Plumb Creek, as a near neighbor of Abraham Yates. Abraham Yates and John Shumate were listed as buyers at the sale of Isaac Collings' estate on 12 Oct 1838.

      Abraham Yates was listed on the 1840 and 1850 census records for Spencer Co., Ky. In 1850 his real estate was valued at $1744, and he had no wife listed. It appears that his wife Nancy Jane had died, as he remarried in 1853. Abraham Yates and his family were also listed in the 1880 census.

      The residence of Abraham Yates is shown on a Map of Elk Creek Precinct No. 5, Spencer Co., Ky. which is found in an atlas published by Lake & Co. in 1882. The property is located near the Bullitt County line.

      On 22 Sept 1904 Lizzie Hagan and Will Hagan her husband, Geo. W. Yates and Lizzie Yates his wife, Van Yates and Lakie Yates his wife, Morrie Yates and Lizzie Yates his wife, Lucy Paris and Dave Paris her husband, and Shelby Yates (single), being all the legal heirs of Malinda Yates, deceased, sold a little over 4 acres of land on Plum Creek to Susie Linderman, for $311.00.

      In January 1984, Mrs. Gilbert Paris reported that the old Abraham Yates place is now owned by Evelyn Davis. Her son, Davis Lee Downs, takes care of the place.

      (Source: williamyatesadded this on 1 Nov 2010)