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James Yates

James Yates

Male Abt 1766 -

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  • Name James Yates 
    Birth Abt 1766  Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    _FSFTID LHFX-Z59 
    Person ID I25803  Yatesville History & Genealogy
    Last Modified 26 Mar 2014 

    Father William Yates, Sr.,   b. 1737, Bucks, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 19 Feb 1827, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 90 years) 
    Mother Nancy Ann Gibson,   b. Abt 1740, Bucks, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 1795 (Age 55 years) 
    Marriage 1765  Bucks, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F5378  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Children 
     1. Isaac Yates,   b. 13 Nov 1790, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 9 Oct 1867, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 76 years)
     2. Hugh Yates,   b. 2 Jan 1800, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 31 Dec 1875, Putnam, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 75 years)
    Family ID F5172  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 26 Jan 2023 

    Family 2 Sarah Lucas,   b. Abt 1759, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Marriage 10 Nov 1802  Shelby, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. James Valentine Yates,   b. 14 Feb 1787, Washington, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 10 Aug 1836, Floyd, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 49 years)
     2. Abraham Yates,   b. 5 Aug 1807, Bullitt, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 25 Dec 1884, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 77 years)
     3. Lydia Nancy Yates,   b. 15 Aug 1808, Bullitt, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 25 Aug 1890, Jefferson, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 82 years)
     4. Mary Yates,   b. 1809, Bullitt, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Lucinda Yates,   b. 29 Sep 1810, Bullitt, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID F5168  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 26 Jan 2023 

  • Notes 
    • Kentucky Marriages, 1802-1850 about Sarah James Lucas Yates Spouse 1: Lucas, Sarah Spouse 2: Yates, James Marriage Date: 10 Nov 1802 Marriage Location: Kentucky Shelby County

      1810 United States Federal Census about James Yates Name: James Yates Home in 1810 (City, County, State): Bullitt, Kentucky Free White Persons - Males - Under 10: 2 Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 15: 1 Free White Persons - Males - 26 thru 44 : 1 Free White Persons - Females - Under 10: 4 Free White Persons - Females - 26 thru 44: 1 Number of Household Members Under 16: 7 Number of Household Members Over 25: 2 Number of Household Members: 9

      1820 United States Federal Census about James Yates Name: James Yates Home in 1820 (City, County, State): Shepherdsville, Bullitt, Kentucky Enumeration Date: August 7, 1820 Free White Persons - Males - Under 10: 1 Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 15: 2 Free White Persons - Males - 45 and over: 1 Free White Persons - Females - Under 10: 1 Free White Persons - Females - 10 thru 15: 3 Free White Persons - Females - 45 and over : 1 Number of Persons - Engaged in Agriculture: 2 Free White Persons - Under 16: 7 Free White Persons - Over 25: 2 Total Free White Persons: 9 Total All Persons - White, Slaves, Colored, Other: 9

      1830 United States Federal Census about James Yates Name: James Yates Home in 1830 (City, County, State): Spencer, Kentucky Free White Persons - Males - 15 thru 19: 1 Free White Persons - Males - 20 thru 29: 1 Free White Persons - Males - 50 thru 59: 1 Free White Persons - Males - 80 thru 89: 1 Free White Persons - Females - 15 thru 19: 1 Free White Persons - Females - 20 thru 29: 2 Free White Persons - Females - 50 thru 59: 1 Free White Persons - Under 20: 2 Free White Persons - 20 thru 49: 3 Total Free White Persons: 8 Total - All Persons (Free White, Slaves, Free Colored): 8

      [James Yates, by William Yates:

      James Yates md/2 Sarah Lucas, daughter of Abraham Lucas. Their marriage bond, dated 10 Nov 1802, Shelby Co., Ky., named Abraham Lukes as the father of Sarah. She was b. 1770-75.

      The 1810 census shows six children under 10 in the family of James Yates, also a female aged 26-45. James no doubt married Sarah Lucas shortly after the date of their bond. Reuben Smith performed the ceremony, but did not state the date of marriage on his list which he returned to the Shelby County Courthouse.

      The strongest evidence linking James Yates to William Yates of Fauquier Co., Va. is circumstantial, but compelling. The 1787 tax list of Fauquier Co., Va. lists William Yates with one white male over 21. He is the only Yates in the county. The 1788 tax list names William & James Yates (2 white males over 21, 4 horses). From this record we conclude that James had just turned 21 either in 1787 or 1788, and that he was a son of William Yates, living in his family. This evidence is as good as any U.S. census record, 1850 to 1870, which lists all individuals in each family.

      The 1789 list gives William, James, and John Yates (3 white males over 21, 4 horses). John Yates is proven to be a son of William Yates by his death record.

      In her research in Virginia, Mrs. Prewitt found no further information on James Yates, the son of William. This would indicate that he moved away from the rest of the family. In the 1810 census of Bullitt Co., Ky. appears James Yates, age 26-45. By 1820 he was over 45, and was therefore born 1765-75 and would fit as the son of William Yates. The above mentioned tax lists would place James' birthdate as 1766-67.

      In the 1880 census of Spencer Co., Ky. Abraham Yates, son of James, stated that his father was born in Virginia.

      Naming patterns in the Yates family help the process of reconstructing the genealogy, by providing additional evidence. James Yates named a son Isaac; William Yates of Fauquier County had a brother named Isaac. Both John Yates and Lewis Yates, sons of William, named sons Isaac Yates. Lewis also named a son Hugh Yates; James Yates named a son Hugh.

      John Yates, son of William, named a son Nelson Yates. It has been reported in family traditions that "Nelson left home in his young days and was never heard from again". On 21 Aug 1832 Nelson Yates entered land in Floyd Township, Putnam Co., Ind. That is the exact township where Isaac and Hugh Yates, sons of James, lived for many years. Abraham Yates, son of James, had a son named Nelson Yates, born about 1845.

      The Kentucky Tax Lists contain a great deal of information about the James Yates family. The first Yates to appear on the Bullitt County lists was when James Yates, located on the North Side of Salt River, was taxed in 1803: 1 white male over 21, 2 horses. No Yates was found in 1804. Then in 1805 James Yates was taxed for 60 1/4 acres in Bullitt County on Plum Creek. The land had been entered by Crenshaw. James Yates was taxed for the same land through 1811. In 1812 we find Isaac Yates also on the tax list. (He had just turned 21 on 13 Nov 1811.) James Yates was taxed that year for 115 acres on Plumb Creek. The tax lists from 1813 through 1822 continue unchanged for James. In 1817 Isaac Yates was taxed for 45 acres on Plumb Creek, on land entered by Crenshaw. This situation continued until 1823; then in that year Hugh Yates came on the tax list with 1 white male over 21 and 1 horse. No Yates was found 1824-1826.

      The land on which James Yates resided became a part of Spencer County, when that county was formed from a part of Bullitt in 1824. In that year James Yates was taxed for 140 acres in Spencer County on Plumb Creek. The land had been entered, surveyed, and patented by Crenshaw. James Yates had 1 white male over 21, 6 horses, mules, mares, etc. His land was valued at $10 per acre, and he was taxed on a total of $1,760. Isaac Yates had 1 white male over 21, 2 horses, mules, mares, etc. He was taxed on 75 acres in Spencer County on Plumb Creek, on land which had been entered, surveyed, and patented by Crenshaw. The land was valued at $8.00 per acre, and his taxable estate came to $700.

      In 1825 James Yates was again taxed on 140 acres, with 1 white male over 21 and 5 horses. The land was valued at $12 per acre, with a total of $1,850. Hugh Yates was taxed on 1 white male over 21 and 1 horse, for a total of $120.

      In 1826 James Yates was taxed for 200 acres in Spencer County. No other Yates appeared. It seems that Isaac Yates was no longer in possession of the 60 acres for which he had been taxed in previous years. No deed has been found showing that Isaac ever owned the land; any transaction between him and James must never have been recorded.

      On 14 Apr 1828 "James Yates of this County came into Court and gave in his List of Taxable property for the year 1827 as follows To wit 200 acres of Second Rate Land in Spencer County valued at $5 per acre. One white male over Twenty one years of age and six head of horses. Total valuation $1180. Which is ordered to be entered upon the Commissioners Book with the Sheriff for collection in the present year".

      Spencer County tax lists were read through 1841. Abraham Yates first comes on the list in 1829. In 1834 Abraham Yates was taxed on 360 acres in Spencer County, on Plumb Creek. James Yates was listed with 1 white male over 21, but with no land. James was also on the 1835 list. In 1836 no tax book can be found, and James does not appear thereafter.

      James Yates and his large family appeared on the 1810 and 1820 census of Bullitt Co., Ky. and on the 1830 census of Spencer Co., Ky. If all the children listed in his family during those years were his own, then James had at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. Isaac Yates was also listed in the 1820 census of Bullitt County. In 1840 James Yates was no longer listed on the census, but could have been living with one of his children.

      On 8 Dec 1808 John Blanton of Shelby Co., Ky. sold 66 3/4 acres on Plumb Creek to James Yates of Bullitt Co., Ky. The consideration was only 5 shillings, but since James Yates had been taxed on the land since 1805, it is possible that a verbal transaction had taken place earlier. The land was next to Abm. Lucas and Glover, and the deed was witnessed by Jacob Weldon, James Steel, and Jonah Steel.

      On 25 Feb 1814 Wm. Taylor of Shelby Co., Ky. deeded to James Yates of Bullitt Co., Ky. a tract of land which James Yates had purchased from Charles Lynch and John Blanton subsequent to the date when Lynch and Blanton had mortaged the land to Taylor. Yates paid Taylor 58 dollars 12 1/2 cents to clear the title. The land was located in Shelby and Bullitt Counties on big Plumb Creek including "the plantation and present residence of said Yates". The 116 1/4 acre tract was on the south side of the road leading from Frankfort to Shepherdsville, on widow Glover's line, and on the East side of Plumb Creek. The deed was witnessed by Benjamin Collings and Spencer Collings and proved by them on 19 Aug 1814.

      On the same date, 25 Feb 1814, William Taylor sold land on Plumb Creek, next to James Yates, to Polly Glover, widow of Charles.

      Several years later, James Yates purchased more land. On 2 Feb 1831 John Stilwell and Eleanor his wife of Jefferson Co., Ky. sold to James Yates of Spencer Co., Ky., for $158.20, 175 acres in Spencer Co. on Plumb Creek. The deed was witnessed by Edmund Slone and Stilwell Heady.

      On 19 Sept 1834, Eleanor Stilwell, widow of John Stilwell, dec'd. signed a release of her dower interest in 275 acres of land in Spencer County on the east bank of Big Plumb Creek. James Yates paid $500 to clear the title to land which had been deeded to him by John Stilwell. The land at that time bordered on the Martin property.

      A few months later, on 21 Nov 1833, the following document was written and signed: "Know all men by these presents that I James Yates of Spencer Co, Ky agree to let my son, Abraham Yates have the use of the farm on which I now live, also the use of the horses, hogs, cattle and sheep, farming utensils and wagon for and in consideration that the sd. Abraham Yates binds himself to maintain the sd. James Yats and Sary his wife and Polly and Lydia and Lucy his Daughters decently so long as they may wish to live with the said Abraham Yates. . .after the death of the sd. James Yates and Sarah Yates his wife, that the sd Abraham Yates is to have all the Land and out property and the three girls to have all the house. . .Abraham Yates is to pay each of the above girls Two hundred Dollars apeace for their parts in the sd Land. . .also the sd Abraham Yates further agrees to furnish each of the sd girls with a good horse and cow a peace". Signed: James (x) Yates, Abraham (x) Yates. Witnessed by Pleasant Paris, Wm. Russell, and Samuel B. Howard.

      A search has been made for any probate record which might have been created at the time of the death of James Yates. None was found, so apparently all property, both real and personal, was transferred by the above document. Thus the older children of James Yates did not receive any part of the inheritance. It may be that they received gifts many years earlier.

      Sixteen years after the 1833 deed, the girls, having married, sold their parts. On 13 Sept 1849 "Peter Wise and Lydia his wife John Shumate and Polly his wife and Melton Knapp and Lucy his wife the said Lydia, Polly and Lucy being children of James Yates, Deceased" deeded to Abraham Yates of Spencer Co., Ky. 200 acres in Spencer Co., Ky. on Plumb Creek. The consideration was $200 each (total of $600), and the land was located next to Benjamin Collings and James Stallard.
      A few months previously, on 16 Mar 1849, Sarah Yates of Spencer Co., Ky. had relinquished to Abraham Yates of Spencer Co., Ky. her interest in the property of "James Yates, dec'd, the late husband of the said Sarah and Father of the said Abraham".

      williamyates originally shared this to Ancestors and Relatives of William A. Yates 24 Oct 2010]