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John Austin Yates

John Austin Yates

Male 1801 - 1849  (48 years)

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  • Name John Austin Yates 
    Born 31 May 1801  New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 26 Aug 1849  New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I34361  Yatesville History & Genealogy
    Last Modified 20 Aug 2016 

    Father Andreas Christoffelse Yates,   b. 17 Jan 1773, Schenectady Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Oct 1844, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Mother Mary Autin,   b. 25 Aug 1776, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1809, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 32 years) 
    Married 8 Oct 1797  New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F11072  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Henrietta Maria Cobb,   b. 1809, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Mar 1842, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 33 years) 
    Married 17 Sep 1829  New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. John B. Yates,   b. 18 Oct 1833, Schenectady Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Oct 1899, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
     2. Judge Austin Andrew Yates,   b. 24 Mar 1836, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Sep 1921, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
     3. Arthur Reid Yates,   b. 20 Oct 1838, Schenectady Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Nov 1891, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years)
    Last Modified 14 Jan 2022 
    Family ID F11074  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • The Rev. John Austin Yates, his eldest son, was born within the precincts of Union College, Schenectady, in 1801. After graduating from that institution he spent some time in Europe studying the modern languages, and spoke French and German fluently. He was afterward a tutor at Union College for some years, or until called to the pastorate of a Reformed church in Jersey City. As a pulpit orator he acquired a wide reputation. The memorable cholera epidemic of 1849 numbered him among its many victims; and his death, which occurred in Schenectady on August 26 of that year, when he was but forty-eight years old, was sincerely lamented in other localities as well as the vicinity of Union College.

      In 1829 he married Henrietta Maria Cobb, an adopted daughter of his uncle, Colonel John B. Yates. He was the father of five children, namely: Henrietta Cobb, who died in infancy; Mary Austin, who married John Watkins, and died in Columbia, S. C., in 1853, leaving a family, of whom John D. and Grace S. Watkins are now living; John B., second, who served as Colonel of the First Michigan Engineers under General Sherman during the Civil War, was later a division engineer on the Erie Canal, and is now in the government service at Grosse Point, Mich.; Austin A., the subject of this sketch; and the late Captain Arthur Reed Yates, United States Navy. Captain Yates was graduated from the Naval Academy, Annapolis, in 1857, and was thus senior to Schley and Sampson. He was for some time a naval attache in Japan. He served upon Admiral Farragut's staff during the Civil War, and received that officer's hearty commendation in recognition of his gallant conduct at the battle of Mobile Bay. He died at Portsmouth, N. H., November 4, 1892, on the eve of promotion to the rank of Commodore. The mother died in March, 1842, aged thirty-one.

      Name: John A Yates Age: 46 Gender: Male Marital Status: Widow Birth Year: abt 1804 Place of Birth: New York Month of Death: Aug Cause of Death: Cholera Place of Death: Schenectady Ward 3, Schenectady, New York Census Year: 1850

      Asiatic Cholera Posted 11 Jun 2010 by wmpr2 "It came again in 1849, watched in its approach with the same shivering terror, and this time many remember that, though lacking greatly the violence of the visitation of 1832, it was still such a pestilence that with all the ravages of diphtheria we have never seen the like of it since. Many living will remember that in August 26th, the whole city was shocked with the news that the awful scourge had mounted College Hill, and in that pure air had stricken down in ten hours the Rev. John Austin Yates, D. D., Professor of Rhetoric. Dr. Yates was taken ill Saturday night, and at Sunday morning service, it was announced from the pulpit, Dr. Backus falling back into his chair as he read the announcement for which he was utterly unprepared." copied verbatim from "Schenectady County New York Its History To The Close of the Nineteenth Century" Chapter XVII pg 170-171 by Hon. Austin A. Yates copyright 1902.

      Rev John Austin Yates Birth: May 31, 1801, USA Death: Aug. 26, 1849, USA In the Union College Section Burial: Vale Cemetery Schenectady Schenectady County New York, USA Created by: Thomas Dunne Record added: Mar 18, 2009 Find A Grave Memorial# 34940894