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Joseph Waln Yerkes
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Birth: Sep. 11, 1790
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Jan. 20, 1854
Wayne County
Pennsylvania, USA

Find A Grave contributor Tom Carney has kindly provided the following information.

From Commemorative Biographical Record of Northeastern Pennsylvania including the counties of Susquehanna, Wayne, Pike and Monroe J. H. Beers & Co., Chicago, 1900 pg. 860:

Joseph Waln Yerkes, eldest son and child of Jonathan Yerkes, was born at Germantown, Penn., September 11, 1790, but was reared in Wayne county. He was a lifelong lumberman and farmer, and was very successful in his business operations. A consistent member of the Baptist Church, he was honored by all who knew him. On January 4, 1816, he married Miss Elizabeth Burcher, who was born at Westminster, England, September 13, 1792, and was a daughter of William Burcher, and a sister of John Burcher, of Damascus township.
Six children were born of this union, namely: Caroline, wife of Orin Bentley, of Honesdale; William B., who died on the old homestead in Damascus township; Jonathan, who died in the same township; Jarrette P., deceased; Warren D.; and Roxanna, deceased. The father in politics was first a Whig and later a Democrat. He died upon his farm in 1854, and the mother passed away May 4,1874, at the advanced age of nearly eighty-two years.
Family links: 
  Jonathan Paul Yerkes (1759 - 1835)
  Elizabeth Jarrett Yerkes (1770 - 1833)
  Elizabeth Burcher Yerkes (1792 - 1874)
  William B. Yerkes (1820 - 1866)*
  Warren Dimmock Yerkes (1829 - 1909)*
  Roxanna Yerkes (1831 - 1844)*
  Joseph Waln Yerkes (1790 - 1854)
  Margaret Yerkes (1802 - 1857)*
  William B. Yerkes (1820 - 1866)**
*Calculated relationship
Overlook Cemetery
Wayne County
Pennsylvania, USA
Created by: Dave Tyler
Record added: Sep 14, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 29811300
Joseph Waln Yerkes
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