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Benjamin Yates

Benjamin Yates

Male Abt 1800 - 1865  (~ 65 years)

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  • Name Benjamin Yates 
    Born Abt 1792/1800  Barren, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 24 Oct 1865  Crawford, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Crawford, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I2828  Yatesville History & Genealogy
    Last Modified 31 Jan 2017 

    Father John Yates, Sr.,   b. Abt 1760 
    Married Abt 1782 
    Family ID F863  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Documents
    yates,Benjamini2828_estate.pdf
    yates,Benjamini2828_estate.pdf

  • Notes 
    • (on 1850 Census Crawford Co., Sarah Swift 80 b. VA living with Benjamin) 1850 United States Federal Census Name: Benjamin Yates Age: 50 Estimated birth year: abt 1800 Birth Place: Kentucky Gender: Male Home in 1850 (City,County,State): Union, Crawford, Indiana Family Number: 48 Benjamin Yates 50 Sarah Swift 80 Sarah Yates 30 Daniel Yates 28

      1860 United States Federal Census Name: Benj Yates Age in 1860: 68 Birth Year: abt 1792 Birthplace: Kentucky Home in 1860: Union, Crawford, Indiana Gender: Male Post Office: Grantsburg Benj Yates 68 Sarah Yates 35 Zerelda Watson 27 George Main 7

      On Ben, I updated my record to indicate his birth year as Abt. 1792/1800. The problem is we have two source documents which show these ages which we would normally use to justify DOB. It's hard to say which is right, do you believe him at age 50 saying he was born in 1792 or when he was 68 saying he was born in 1800. Unless you have some other facts that I don't remember I think this was my rationale for using this DOB for Ben Yates. Ron Yates 03/16/2008

      Petition to sell his real estate is filed Oct 24, 1865 therefore I have used this as the best known death date. Ron Yates

      Petition to sell real estate Elijah F. Roberson Administrator of the estate of Benjamin Yates deed: Be it remembered that heretofore to wite Oct 24 1865 this following petition was filed in the office of the Clerk of the Court of Common Pleas of Crawford County Indiana by said administrator to wite the undersigned administrator of the Estate of Benjamin Yates Deed would represent to the court of Common Pleas of said County that the personal estate of said decedent amounts to the probable sum of $340 and that the claims against the same so far as the sum has come to the knowledge of your petitioner amount to the probable sum of $1,400-leaving $1,000 of indebtedness over the value of the personal estate that decedent died the owner in fee simple of the following Real Estate in Crawford County Indiana The East Half of The North West Quarter, and the North West Quarter of the North West Quarter of Section 14, in Township three South, of Range 1 West, the East Quarter of the North East Quarter of Section 15 and the South Half of the North West Quarter of the North East Quarter of Section 15 same Town & Range containing in all one hundred acres.

      And that decedent left as his heirs the following persons who are his nephews JOHN YATES, TOLBERT YATES, SILAS YATES, DANIEL YATES, ELI YATES, SILAS YATES, WILLIAM YATES and GEORGE YATES and the following persons who are his nieces CASA MARTIN, RACHAEL HUGHES, SARAH BELL, NELLIE PITTMAN and SARAH YATES who resides as follows and who are all of age and state the above are all the heirs of decedent who are known to your petitioner except the unknown heirs of Robert Yates deed, the unknown heirs James Yates Deed and the unknown heirs of John Yates and the unknown heirs of John Yates, Jr. and the heirs of Casa Yates and he therefore asks for an order to sell such Real Estate. E. F. Roberson Subscribed and sworn to before me this 24th Day of October, 1865 J. M. Lemonds CK

      From this will we know that Benjamin Yates left no children as his heirs, only eight nephews, and five nieces, all of age in 1865. The nephews are named by first names only, so we may assume they were all Yates, John, Tolbert, Silas, Daniel, Eli, Silas, William, George. The nieces are given by their full names, Casa Martin, Rachel Hughes, Sarah Bell, Nellie Pittman, and Sarah Yates; Sarah Bell was Sarah Elizabeth Bell and Ellen Pittman.

      After the heirs that were known to the petitioner were listed, he made himself safe, in the legal way, by adding "the unknown heirs of Robert Yates, deceased, the unknown heirs of James Yates, deceased, and the unknown heirs of John Yates and the unknown heirs of John Yates Jr. and the heirs of Casa Yates. So these, with the exception of John Yates, are the brothers and sister of Benjamin Yates, giving us, for the first time, a true Family Group Sheet, with John Yates their father.