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William Yates

William Yates

Male 1801 - 1858  (57 years)

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  • Name William Yates 
    Born 1801  Culpepper, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1858  Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I21310  Yatesville History & Genealogy
    Last Modified 11 Dec 2014 

    Father Unproven 5 Yates Father Yates,   b. Abt 1750, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F4814  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Mary Wright,   b. 11 Jul 1793, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1843, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years) 
    Married Abt 1822 
    Children 
     1. Joel Green Yates,   b. 5 Apr 1823, Spartanburg, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Aug 1882, Blount, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years)
     2. Berry W. Yates,   b. 1825, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Sep 1862, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 37 years)
     3. William Pattillo Yates,   b. 26 May 1826, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Apr 1909, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
     4. James E. Yates,   b. 10 Oct 1829, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1901  (Age 71 years)
     5. John H. Yates,   b. 31 Jan 1831, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Mar 1900, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
     6. Margaret Yates,   b. 1834, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Andrew Jackson Yates,   b. 31 Mar 1835, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1889, Yatesville, Upson, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years)
     8. George Washington Yates,   b. 4 Apr 1837, Fulton, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Aug 1903, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
     9. Elijah Martin Yates,   b. 28 Oct 1839, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Oct 1906, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
    Last Modified 18 May 2022 
    Family ID F6175  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Rebecca Patty Moore,   b. Abt 1805, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 25 Jun 1843  Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Margaret A. Yates,   b. Abt 1843, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Charles Patty Yates,   b. 1844, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 May 1863, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 19 years)
    Last Modified 18 May 2022 
    Family ID F7652  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 Name: William Yates Gender: Male Birth Place: VA Birth Year: 1800 Spouse Name: Mary Wright Spouse Birth Place: NC Spouse Birth Year: 1800 Number Pages: 1

      U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 Name: William Yates Gender: Male Birth Place: VA Birth Year: 1800 Spouse Name: Mary Wright Spouse Birth Place: of SC Marriage State: of GA Number Pages: 1

      1840 United States Federal Census Name: William Yates Home in 1840 (City, County, State): District 736, Campbell, Georgia Free White Persons - Males - Under 5: 2 Free White Persons - Males - 5 thru 9: 2 Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 14: 2 Free White Persons - Males - 15 thru 19: 2 Free White Persons - Males - 30 thru 39: 1 Free White Persons - Females - 5 thru 9: 1 Free White Persons - Females - 30 thru 39: 1 Free White Persons - Females - 80 thru 89: 1 Persons Employed in Agriculture: 6 Free White Persons - Under 20: 9 Free White Persons - 20 thru 49: 2 Total Free White Persons: 12 Total All Persons - Free White, Free Colored, Slaves: 12

      1850 United States Federal Census Name: Wm Yates Age: 49 Birth Year: abt 1801 Birthplace: Virginia Home in 1850: District 10, Campbell, Georgia Gender: Male Family Number: 377 Wm Yates 49 Rebecca Yates 45 Bury W Yates 25 Wm P Yates 24 James E Yates 21 Jno H Yates 18 Sarah E Yates 16 Andrew J Yates 15 George W Yates 13 Elijah M Yates 10 Margaret A Yates 7 Charles J Yates 6

      THE “YATES” LINE OF DESCENT 1. Unknown family named "Yates" who had many children - including 5 sons known (later) as the "Five Famous Yates Brothers". Reference: http://john.rootsweb.com/ybr1. html 2. William Yates, born 1801 (the above-noted reference specifies that he was born between 1790 and 1800, but I have confirmation that he was born in Culpepper, Virginia in 1801. Reference: 1850 US Census Records); died 1858 in Cross Anchor (Atlanta), Campbell (now Fulton) County, Georgia. Reference: http://john.rootsweb.com/y-br4.html 3. He married Mary Wright Yates in 1822. She died in 1842 in Cross Anchor, Georgia. 4. They had these ten (10) children: • Joel Green Yates • Berry W. Yates • William Patillo Yates • James E. Yates • Sarah Elizabeth Yates • Andrew Jackson Yates • George Washington Yates • Elijah Martin Yates • Margaret A. Yates • John H. Yates 5. After his wife died, William Yates remarried. He married Rebecca Patty Moore Yates on June 25, 1843 (probably in Cross Anchor, Georgia). She was born 1805 in South Carolina. 6. They had one son: Charles Patty Yates who was born in 1844. 7. In 1850, a US Census was conducted (as it is every 10 years). It indicated that William Yates was a farmer and had a family - one child of which was a 12 year-old boy by the name of George Washington Yates. 8. In 1858, William Yates died. 9. Three years later (1861), the Civil War commenced. 10. At least two of Williams Yates' "orphaned" sons participated by enlisting in the Army of the Confederate States of America (Richmond, Virginia, was the capitol city of the new country): • George Washington Yates (34 years of age in 1861) was stationed "out west" in New Orleans. That city surrendered to the US Army in 1862. • Charles Patty Yates (17 years of age in 1861) enlisted on June 6, 1861, was a "Private" assigned to the 21st Regiment of Company A of the Campellton Home Guards of the Georgia Volunteer Infantry of the Army of the Confederate States of America. He was subsequently "killed-inaction" (KIA) at the Battle of Chancellorsville (May 2 - 5, 1863), Virginia, on May 3, 1863 (at the age of 19). He is buried in an unmarked mass grave. The Union Army documented it's dead soldiers and provided them with a decent burial, but with the "rebels", it just dug a hole and dumped the enemy bodies into it. • Note: General Robert E. Lee was the commander-in-chief of the CSA forces. Within one year of the Civil War commencing, it was obvious that the "south" would lose: • The north's economy was based on manufacturing (guns, ammunition, wagons, ships, etc.) • The south's was based on agriculture (cotton) • The north practically had an unlimited supply of manpower - some of which came from a steady stream of immigrants. • Note: Lee "won" the battle at Chancellorsville and then proceeded to Pennsylvania, where he "lost" the Battle of Gettysburg. • Note: Lee, at one time prior to 1861, was the US Secretary of War and Superintendent of the US Military Academy located at West Point, New York. 11. George Washington Yates was born on April 4, 1837 in Cross Anchor (Atlanta), Campbell (now Fulton) County, Georgia. 12. Jane Daily was born on June 14, 1846 in Georgia. 13. They were married on January 15, 1867, in Georgia. 14. They soon relocated to Shreveport, Louisiana, and then, later, homesteaded to a farm located near to Haynesville, Louisiana. 15. The family may have chosen to live in northern Louisiana for two reasons: • George Washington Yates may have served there during the Civil War (Shreveport was a Confederate "stronghold" and was also one of the last "holdouts" of the War.) • Atlanta, Georgia, and vicinity, had been burned to the ground in a 60 mile wide swath by US Army General William Tecumseh Sherman in 1864 - just in the "nick of time" to get President Abraham Lincoln re-elected. (Lincoln was running against a "peace" candidate who wanted to end the War immediately at any cost, while Lincoln wanted unconditional surrender.) 16. They had 9 children as listed below: • Connellia "Alice" Yates (Hines) • "Dorah" Agridaugh Yates (Carson) • George "Luther" Yates • William "Will" Oscar Yates (still has family in Emerson, Arkansas and I have corresponded with Randy Yates (born 1957), son of Larry Yates and Patsy Sue Dodson Yates) • "Cora" Idella Yates (Camp) • "Laura" Keturah Yates (died as a young woman - Granddaddy used to cry at the mere mention of her name!) • James "Jim" Eadgar Yates (murdered in 1922) • Junious "Alma" Yates • "Odus" Eugene Yates 17. Granddaddy (Odus Eugene Yates) was born on July 13, 1888, in Haynesville, Louisiana 18. "Mama" Yates (Ada Mae Dodson Yates) was born on May 6, 1889, in Emerson, Arkansas. (Her family, the Dodson's can be traced back to the late 1600's in America.) 19. They married on January 29, 1911, on the state line between Arkansas and Louisiana. While holding hands, Mama Yates stood on the Arkansas side of the line and Granddaddy stood on the Louisiana side. 20. They lived in Haynesville for the first decade of their married life. 21. In 1921, Granddaddy decided to move to Magnolia, Arkansas, to start-up a number of business ventures which included general merchandising, sawmilling, and farming. 22. In 1922, his business partner and brother, Jim, was killed in a jealous rage by a "white" man - not a "black" man - as the myth has been perpetuated for many, many decades. Jim was having an affair with another man's wife, got caught, and, as a consequence, got killed by the husband who had a gun! 23. A picture of Granddaddy's house is located at this website: http://www.reynoldsforestry.com . 24. Mama Yates fell in the house, broke her hip, and died in hospital on January 5, 1970. 25. Granddaddy died of a heart attack in his bedroom in the house on February 22, 1976. 26. Bronis, his daughter and the last Yates occupant, fell and died on the back porch steps of the house on December 17, 1987. 27. Bronis had three husbands: • Leo Young (August 24, 1941 to December 12, 1945) • Jack Ramsey (March 26, 1947 to December 17, 1947) • Lawrence Ball (July 3, 1952 to July 14, 1976) I have a list of all of Granddaddy and Mama Yates' children, but not on the computer that I am working on now. I got this computer at Christmas 2001 and it's operating system is the Microsoft Disk Operating System (MS DOS). My previous computer which I purchased in 1986 was a Commodore Amiga. It has an incompatible DOS so I can't transfer files from that computer to this computer. I have to re-type everything! What a job. I have 15 years of files on that computer, too! Besides Curtis Edmond Yates, Audie Lee Yates, Bronis Cecil Yates, and Douglas Sam Yates, Granddaddy and Mama Yates had a child by the name of Harold Eugene Yates (note: my name is Harry Eugene Yates and Granddaddy's middle name was Eugene). The infant was born on October 10, 1917 and died July 7, 1918. He was born in the sequence after Bronis and before my father. My father was born on August 2, 1921, in Haynesville. By that time, the family was already making plans to move to Magnolia. Granddaddy had already started construction on the house. By the Spring of 1922, the family moved into the new house. One of the other reasons I have heard for him building the house at that site was it's proximity to Southern State College (now Southern Arkansas University http://www.saumag.edu ). Unfortunately, none of his kids went to college - except my father, briefly, after World War II. My father graduated with an Associate of Arts degree in Accounting on May 21, 1951, while my mother graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Education on June 7, 1953. My family moved to Tucson, Arizona, in 1954. My maternal grandparents had relocated to Tucson in 1950 after my "Grandpa" retired as a Preacher with the Methodist Church. He retired and relocated to Tucson because of his respiratory problems. At that time, he was told by doctors that he only had a few years to live. Well, he lived until he attained the age of 93 in 1986! After WWII, my parents married. They sincerely held the belief that WWII was so grotesque that there would never ever be another war. As a consequence, my father signed-up for the US Navy Reserves in order to make a little extra spending money. He enlisted for a 10 year "gig" in approximately 1946 (I'm not sure, but just recently I had a copy of his military records sent to him in Tucson). President Harry Truman called him back into active service on August 30, 1951, and he was not discharged again until December 25, 1952. During that 18 month period, my mother - with two children (Richard and I) - attended Southern State College using her GI Bill of Rights (she was also a veteran of World War II - she served as a Nurse in the US Navy's Women's Appointed Emergency Service [WAVE's]. As I previously mention, my family moved to Tucson in 1954 where my parent s have resided ever since. "Yates" references: 1. http://www.geocities.com/cdnrav4x4/HEY.html 2. http://www.genealogy.com/users/y/a/t/Harry-E-Yates/ 3. http://www.genealogy.com/users/y/a/t/Harry-E-Yates/TREE/48180001tree.html 4. http://john.rootsweb.com/yates.html 5. http://john.rootsweb.com/y-br4.html 6. http://john.rootsweb.com/y-br1.html 7. http://www.geocities.com/davetamm 8. http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Fields/2179/YatesIndex.html 9. http://pages.prodigy.net/vanhudson/yates1.htm 10. http://boards.ancestry.com/mbexec?htx=board&r=rw&p=surnames.yates 11. http://genforum.genealogy.com/yates/ 12. http://worldconnect.genealogy.rootsweb.com/cgibin/ igm.cgi?op=GET&db=lynsweb&id=I3561 July 15,