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John Yates Family of Wilkes County, NC

John Yates married Jemima Roper on March 8, 1779 in Caswell County, North Carolina. They settled on the north fork of Lewis Crrek in Wilkes County, NC. John died in Wilkes County about 1835 and Jemima died after 1850.

First Generation

Children of John Yates and Jemima Roper (1755-aft. 1850)
John Yates, Jr. (1780-1875) m. Elizabeth Cleveland; 2) Fannie Lamira Laws (1823-1912), d/o Levi Laws and Margaret Church
female Yates m. Jesse Harwood
Hugh Yates (1786-1871) m. Sarah Vannoy (1785-aft. 1850), d/o Andrew Vannoy
David Yates (abt. 1792-1851) m. 1) Nancy Hayes (abt. 1792-bef. 1850), d/o Jesse Hayes and Nancy Ann Dickerson; 2) Millie Lunceford
Louisa Yates (abt. 1792) m. Abraham Johnson
Salvy Yates (1795) m. Jacob Michael
Sarah Yates (1798) m. John Hamby
Tillman Yates (1801-1856) m. Mary Ann Bumgarner (abt. 1810-aft. 1850)

Who is the Elizabeth Waters, age 60, found on the 1850 US Federal Census record, Wilkes County, NC? Living with her are Frankey Yates (female), age 30, and James Yates, age 27.

Second Generation

Children of John Yates, Jr. and his 1st wife Elizabeth Cleveland
Sarah Yates (1804-1877) m. George McGlamery (abt. 1795-aft. 1850)
Presley Yates (1806-1878) m. Rachel Thedford
David Yates (1808-1860) m. Elizabeth Church (abt. 1817-aft. 1850), d/o John Church and Sarah Billings
Barnard Yates (1810-1854) m. 1) Mary Vannoy; 2) Nancy Eller
Frances Yates (1815-bef. 1850) m. Peter Eller
Jesse Yates (1817-1891) m. Sarah Caroline Eller (1831-1919), d/o John Eller and Sarah Vannoy
Eli C. Yates (1820-bef. 1886) m. 1) Nancy Spencer; 2) Rosa Deboard
Robert Yates (1822-1894) m. Jerusha Yates, his first cousin, d/o David Yates and Nancy Hayes

Children of John Yates, Jr. and his 2nd wife Fanny Lamira Laws
Margaret Virginia Yates (1852-1864)
Elizabeth Yates (1855-1948) m. Lowery Eller (1855-1912), s/o George Eller and Mary Minton
Angeline Yates (1857-aft. 1880) m. Murchinson Church (abt. 1858-aft. 1880)

In 1880 Berryman Fletcher is living with Fanny's family. Berryman Fletcher had married her step-son's (Jesse's) daughter, Lulia A. Yates in 1865. Lulia died before 1880.


Children of Hugh Yates and Sarah Vannoy
Jemima Yates (1809-1880) m. 1) William Phillips (1806-1857) (had 18 children); 2) Isaac Brown
John D. Yates (1811-1876) m. Alice Wilcox (Wilcoxson?) (abt. 1816-aft. 1850)
Couzanna Yates (1813-aft. 1860) (is she the mother of William Yates, born abt. 1843?)
Frances Yates (1815-aft. 1850) m. John W. Whittington (abt. 1802-aft. 1850)
Hugh Yates, Jr. (1818-aft. 1880) m. 1) Sarah Miller (?-bef. 1860; 2) Mrs. Emaline McGuire (abt. 1840-aft. 1880); 3) Lucinda Bradley (abt. 1827-aft. 1880)
Sarah Isabelle Yates (1820) m. Thornton Kilby
Elizabeth Caroline Yates (1823) m. Hugh Hamby
Squire Allen Yates (1824-1895) m. Elizabeth Ann Miller

Children of David Yates and Nancy Hayes
Alston Yates (1816-1898) m. Elizabeth Holbrook (1838-1918), d/o Caleb Holbrook and Mary Winfrey
Jesse Yates (1818-)
Letha Yates (1821-1910) m. Samuel J. Bauguess (abt. 1817-aft. 1850) (divorced in 1852)
Sarahann Yates (1822-1892) m. Eng Butner, Siamese twin
Adelaide Yates (1823-1917) m. Chang Butner, Siamese twin
Jerusha Yates (1828-abt. 1900) m. Robert Yates, her first cousin, s/o John Yates and Elizabeth Cleveland


Children of Tillman Yates and Mary Ann Bumgarner
Elizabeth Yates m. Murphy Pilkenton
George W. Yates (abt. 1834-aft. 1850) Louise Yates (abt. 1835-aft. 1850) m. Wesley Pilkenton
Jemima Yates (abt. 1837-aft. 1850)
John David Yates (1840-1911) m. Clara Ann (Annie) Gamble (moved to West Virginia)
Jesse F. Yates (abt. 1841-aft. 1850) (did he move to Ashe Co., NC?)
Permelia Yates (abt. 1843-aft. 1850)
Leonard M. Yates (abt. 1847-aft. 1850)
Tillman A. Yates (bef. 1856)

Third Generation

Children of David Yates and Elizabeth Church
Laura Yates (abt. 1849-aft. 1850)


Children of Jesse Yates and Sarah Caroline Eller
Finley Gordon Yates (abt. 1852-1936) (not married in 1920)
Lelia Jane Yates (abt. 1852-aft. 1860) m. Berryman Fletcher (abt. 1837-aft. 1880), s/o Joshua Fletcher and Margaret Laws Church
Leander Carmichael Yates (abt. 1854-aft. 1920) m. Jestine Martha Phipps (abt. 1876-aft. 1920)
Jesse Vannoy Yates (abt. 1857-1926) m. Sarah Jane Miller (1860-1938)
Alice Yates (abt. 1860-aft. 1880) m. Manley Watts
John Morgan Yates (abt. 1863-aft. 1880) m. Annie Huffman
William Leander Yates (abt. 1866-aft. 1880) m. Julia Cox Howard
Alpha Caroline Yates (abt. 1868-aft. 1880) m. Eli McNiel
James M. Yates (abt. 1869-1900) m. Rose
Thomas Jefferson Yates (abt. 1870-1951) m. Alpha Elizabeth (Lizzie) Fletcher (abt. 1879-aft. 1930), d/o William C. Fletcherand Alpha J. Eller
Isaac Call Yates (abt. 1872-aft. 1880) m. Annie Harmon
Presley C. Yates (abt. 1874-aft. 1900) m. Alice Noland


Children of Robert Yates and Jerusha Yates
Margaret Yates (abt. 1845-aft. 1850)
Mary Yates (abt. 1847-aft. 1850)
Lafayette C. Yates (abt. 1849-aft. 1900)
Josephina Yates (abt. 1859-aft. 1900)
Adelaide Yates (abt. 1862-aft.1900)
Decatur? Yates (abt. 1865-aft. 1900)
Belinda? Yates (abt. 1879-aft. 1900) (is this a granddaughter?)


Children of John D. Yates and Alice Wilcox (Wilcoxson?)
James Yates (abt. 1842-aft. 1850)
Robert Yates (abt. 1845-aft. 1850)
Sarah Yates (abt. 1848-aft. 1850)


Children of Frances Yates and John W. Whittington

Found in the 1850 US Federal Census, Wilkes County, NC is John Whittington, age 48 and his wife, Frances, age 36. Children in the household are: Nelson Jones, age 16, Martha Hynes (Hayes?) age 14, Neal Hynes, age 6, and Oregon D. Yates, age 3. Is Oregon D. Yates the same as the David Yates, born about 1847, married to Mary, with a daughter named Carrie found in the 1870 federal census, Wilkes Co., NC?


Children of Hugh Yates, Jr. and 1) Sarah Miller; 2) Mrs. Charity Emaline McGuire; 3) Lucinda Bradley

In the 1860 Federal Census Jobs Cabin, Wilkes Co., NC, Hugh Yates is living alone. Next door is Lucinda Bradley with children Emeline, age 9, Martha, age 7, Esquire, age 5, and Claresey, age 1. They appear to be Bradley children, not Yates.

In the 1870 Federal Census Jobs Cabin, Wilkes Co., NC, Hugh Yates is living with Emeline, age 30 (presumabley this is Charity Emaline McGuire). Children are: Gordon Yates, age 13, and Harvey Yates, age 10. Next door is Lucinda Bradley with children, Martha, age 16, Squire, age 13, and Carolina, age 10.

In the 1880 Federal Census Jobs Cabin, Wilkes Co., NC, Hugh M. Yates, age 63, along with Charity E. Yates his wife, age 42. Children are: James C. McGuire, age 22, identified as step-son, Harvie McGuire, 21, step-son, and Mary J. McGuire, age 18, step-daughter. Living next door is Lucinda Bradley, age 50. Children in her household are: Squire A. Yates, 21, son, and Martha M. A. Yates, 5, granddaughter.


Children of Alston Yates and Elizabeth Holbrook
Robert Pearce Yates (1860-1933) m. Martha Jane Phillips (1856-1945), d/o Elisha B. Phillips and Mary Ferguson
Mary J. Yates m. John McGlamery

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This page created February 17, 2006
by Faye Jarvis Moran