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Gateway Immigrant Joseph Christopher Yates, Jr.

Gateway Immigrant Joseph Christopher Yates, Jr.

Male 1647 - 1730  (82 years)

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  • Name Joseph Christopher Yates 
    Prefix Gateway Immigrant 
    Suffix Jr. 
    Born 26 Dec 1647  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Immigration 1664  New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1713  Albany, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 22 May 1730  New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Reformed Dutch Church Cemetery, Albany, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I21284  Yatesville History & Genealogy
    Last Modified 27 Jan 2021 

    Father Christopher Joseph Yates,   b. 15 Nov 1620, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 May 1730, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 109 years) 
    Mother Lady of Eskirk Mary Howard,   b. Abt 1620, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Feb 1707, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 87 years) 
    Family ID F7641  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Huybertje Marcelis,   b. 1662, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jul 1730, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Married 1683  Albany, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Maria Yates,   b. 1683, Albany, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Christoffel Yates,   b. 16 Apr 1684, Albany, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Feb 1754, Albany, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
     3. Johanna Yates,   b. 14 Nov 1686, Albany, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jul 1739, Albany, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years)
     4. Robert Joseph Yates,   b. 4 Nov 1688, Albany, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Mar 1748, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years)
     5. Charity Yates,   b. 1690, Albany, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Mar 1762, Albany, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     6. Catelyntje Yates,   b. 1691, Albany, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Feb 1754, Albany, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
     7. Celia Yates,   b. 7 May 1693, Albany, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jan 1741, Albany, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 47 years)
     8. Joseph Yates,   b. 17 Mar 1695, Albany, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1775, Albany, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 81 years)
     9. Sara Yates,   b. 6 Mar 1698, Albany, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
     10. Abraham Yates,   b. 1 Mar 1704, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 14 Jun 2021 
    Family ID F4966  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Notes 
    • Joseph Yates, an English soldier, who came over with Colonel Nichols, commander of the English forces to whom Stuyvesant, the Dutch director general of New Amsterdam, was compelled to surrender. The family is an old and honored one in England, and Joseph is the progenitor of a numerous line, yet surviving in Albany, Montgomery and Schenectady counties and from thence scattered all over the United States. Joseph Yates appears in Albany in 1664, died there in 1730.

      He was in receipt of a pension as a soldier of the King and seems to have been purveyor of Fort Orange, as he makes a most earnest plea for pay for his wood furnished to Fort Orange. He married Hubertje Marselis, buried July 13, 1730, daughter of Marselis Janse Van Bommel. In 1693 he had seven children living and in 1713 lived on the east corner of Green and Beaver streets, Albany. He was buried July 13, 1730.

      Children baptized in Albany: Christoffel, of further mention. Robert, born November 4, 1688, settled in Schenectady in 1711; he was a merchant and owned a tan yard; he married, February 15, 1712, Margaret, daughter of Claas DeGraff; his descendants became famous in the revolutionary war and after history of New York, one, John Van Ness Yates, being secretary of state from 1818 to 1826. Selia, baptized May 7, 1693. Joseph, born March 17, 1695, married Hedrikje Hooghkeck, May 28, 1719; buried in Albany, January 19, 1750; Sara, born March 6, 1698; Abraham, born March 1, 1704; married Hester Drinkwater in New York, September 10, 1726. (SOURCE: jbozzo2 originally shared this to Miller Family Tree 30 Jun 2013 story Yates family history taken from Vol. I, pp. 294-296 of Hudson-Mohawk Genealogical and Family Memoirs, edited by Cuyler Reynolds (New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1911))

      U.S. Census Reconstructed Records, 1660-1820 about Joseph Yates Jr Name: Joseph Yates Jr Gender: M (Male) State: New York County: Albany County Town: Albany Ward: First Ward Residence Year: 1720 Household Remarks: A list of the freeholders of the city and county of Albany, 1720: "first ward".

      Millennium File about Joseph Yates Name: Joseph Yates Gender: Male Birth Date: 1647 Death Date: abt 1730 Burial Date: 27 May 1730 Burial Place: of Albany, Albany, New York Spouse: Hubertje Marselis Van Bommel Children: Cristoffel Yates

      Joseph Yates Birth: unknown Death: May 22, 1730 Burial: Reformed Dutch Church Cemetery Albany Albany County New York, USA Plot: church yard Created by: Colleen Record added: Feb 02, 2012 Find A Grave Memorial# 84357685

      Col British Forces in Albany, became invalid during service; Settled in Albany about 1664 learned trade Smith, with Marcelus Janse Van Bommel Marcelus became his father in law when he married Hubertje [Anneke] 1693 he partitioned Gov Fletcher for L 20 due him for wood furnished the fort 1713 lived in East Corner of Beaver Street and Green, Albany.

      Joseph Yates by Stefan Bielinski, Joseph Yates was the first member of the Yates family in Albany. Tradition holds that he came to America to serve with the English invasion force after 1664. He was of English background and probably was born in Yorkshire. By the early 1680s, he had married New Netherland native Huybertje Marselis. By 1704, she had given birth to seven children Yates children - who then established the family in Albany, Schenectady, and New York. While serving as a soldier in the Albany garrison, Joseph Yates practiced the blacksmith's trade - the occupation of a number of his descendants. He supplemented those incomes by supplying firewood to the fort and also held a municipal appointment as city carter. In 1714, he was certified as an invalided soldier and as one of those who had served in the Independent Company for upwards of twenty years. He first purchased a lot on the south side of lower State Street but later lived on the east corner of Green and Beaver Streets. His modest home and smithy would be family landmarks for many years. In 1684, he was cited for being in tax arrears. He also held a garden lot on the plain near the Marselis homestead. In 1720, the name of Joseph Yates, Sr. appeared on a list of eligible voters in the first ward. Joseph and Huybertie Yates lived out their days in the southside home. With children and grandchildren taking their places in Albany society, Joseph Yates died in May 1730 and Huybertie two months later. They were buried in the Dutch church cemetery a stone's throw from their home. notes the people of colonial AlbanyThe life of Joseph Yates is CAP biography number 4419. This profile is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources. The most useful of the printed genealogical resources on his life is "Joseph Yates of Albany, 1664-1730, The Search for Roots in England," by "Mrs. Victor Johnson," in NYGBR volume 114:4,(October 1983), 228-35. Certificate of service: SH volume1:458.

      Yates by Stefan Bielinski, The Yates family appeared in Albany after 1664 with the arrival of English-born Joseph Yates to serve in the garrison at the fort. By the 1680s, he had married New Netherland native Huybertje Marselis. Their nine children established the family in Albany and regionally for generations to come. Joseph Yates supplemented a soldier's stipend with local appointments and contracts. He was the first of a number of American Yateses to practice the trade of the blacksmith. Elder sons Chrisoffel and Joseph followed in their father's smithy while the others left for Schenectady and New York. By the 1760s, Christophel and Joseph Yates were dead but numerous members of the third generation of the family in America had come of age and were emerging from the working class for the first time. Cementing their ties to Albany through marriage, Yates men embraced trades and service activities to support their new families from residences on Albany's back streets. Hudson Street baker Abraham J. Yates was among them. After mid-century, Abraham Yates, Jr., Robert Yates, and Peter W. Yates had become attorneys and took their places among the leaders of the Albany community, and, through the opportunities created by the American Revolution, at the state and even national levels as well. The next generation produced a number of distinguished if not famous personages. John Van Ness Yates and John W. Yates were admired and profiled imtimately in Random Recollections, the classic memoir of Gorham Worth. Grandson of Abraham Yates, Jr., attorney and congressman Gerrit Yates Lansing was responsible for creating documents collections central to the early Albany story. Beginning with the children of the first Joseph and Huybertie Marselis Yates, as many as 150 members of the family called the city of Albany their home. notes Saying or writing the English name Yates was a challenge for many early Albany people. Among the most often encountered variants are: aets, jets, zets, and so on. This family is probably not related to the Abraham Eights family, although we often are confused by the Abraham Eightses and Yateses. We call all the descendants of Joseph and Huybertie Marselis "Yates." Sources: In the course of my work on Abraham Yates, Jr., I solicited a wide range of living people I thought might know something about the subject. A wonderful core group of genealogists and family historians shared and pointed me to a healthy pile of family-based materials. Particularly gratifying was the kindness and guidance offered by Persis Boyeson and Bobbi Mc Lane. This also is a good place to begin to acknowledge the contributions of historian Stephan Wolf - author of a German language political biography of Abraham Yates, Jr. His long stay at the Project took me back thirty years to when I was researching the subject and was the same age as our young German scholar. Of course, that friendly fellow found much more material than was available in the "Dark Ages" of the 1970s! The Internet now hosts substantial material on this Yates family - not the least of it comes from our enquiry into the family of a one-time english soldier.