One reference gives his birthplace as Walton Co., Georgia.
Husband of Cynthia Short Yarbrough.
Son of Jeptha and Nancy Ann Yarbrough.
Buried at Old Hanover Cemetery, formerly northwest of Andrews Chapel Cemetery, now the northwestern section of Andrews Chapel.
1835 - Bought land in Tallapoosa County.
1837 - Lived near Sylacauga, Talladega County.
Aug. 1, 1839 - Bought 40 acres in Talladega County (part now in Clay County) (certificate 4077).
1840 - Was in Talladega County next to father-in-law John Short, brother-in-law John McInvale, and brother Franklin Yarbrough.
In the 1840s-50s he acquired property a mile southeast of Hanover between Hatchet Creek and Socapatoy Creek, a plantation of a little over 1,000 acres encompassing all of Section 16 and parts of Sections 15, 21, and 22, Township 23 North, Range 19 East.
1866-1872L Estate of Reuben Yarbrough, Coosa County, Alabama Probate Court, admn. by Charles J. McDonald Connaway, his son-in-law. The estate took several years to settle.
MARRIAGE BOOK A PAGE 236 SEPT. 21, 1825 LICENSE #77, REUBEN YARBROUGH AND CINTHIA SHORT, CERTIFIED SEPT. 25, 1825 BY JAMES WEST, J.P., RECORDED MARCH 26, 1829.
1826 Fayette Co., GA Tax Digests, Capt. Ezekiel Rachford's 499th Militia District:
Jepthah Yarbrough, 202 ½ acres, lot 149 in 9th Distr of Fayette Co., GA, pd tax $.69; also as agent for Reuben Yarbrough who owed poll tax only.
CAMPBELL COUNTY, GEORGIA–SUPERIOR COURT DEEDS AND MORTGAGES, GRANTEE-GRANTOR INDEX 1829-1931
1827—SUCCESSFUL DRAWERS OF 1827 LAND LOTTERY, RESIDENTS OF FAYETTE CO., GA:
JEPTHA YARBROUGH DREW LOT 225, DIST. 26, LEE CO, GA.
REUBEN YARBROUGH DREW LOT 102, DIST. 1, MUSCOGEE CO, GA.
JOHN YARBROUGH DREW LOT 27, DIST. 12, LEE CO., GA.
1834— 4TH JANUARY PROMISSARY NOTE FROM JOHN SHORT, CINTHIA'S FATHER, OF CAMPBELL CO., GA TO REUBEN YARBROUGH OF CAMPBELL CO., GA., PAYABLE ON OR BEFORE 25 DECEMBER NEXT IN THE AMOUNT OF $116, TO BETTER SECURE SAID NOTE, ONE YOLK OF STEERS AND CART, AND 14 HEAD OF CATTLE. WIT: STEPHEN GREEN, SHADRACK GREEN. NO REC. DATE. CAMPBELL CO., GA. DEED BOOK A PAGE 326.
1835— 14TH JANUARY REUBEN YARBROUGH OF CAMPBELL CO., GA. TO ANDREW J. ALSBURY, FOR $400, 202 1/2 ACRES LYING IN LL 11, DIST. 6 COWETA CO., NOW CAMPBELL CO., GA. WIT: STEPHEN GREEN, SHADRACK GREEN. NO REC. DATE. CAMPBELL CO., GA. DEED BOOK A PAGE 429.
1834— 24TH JANUARY JOHN SHORT TO REUBEN YARBROUGH OF CAMPBELL CO., GA., FOR $400, 202 1/2 ACRES LL 11, DIST. 9, 4TH SECTION COWETA, NOW CAMPBELL CO., GA., ORIGINALLY GRANTED TO BENJAMIN BLEDSOE. WIT: STEPHEN GREEN, SHADRACK GREEN. NO REC DATE. CAMPBELL CO., GA. DEED BOOK A PAGE 327.
1835— 28TH FEBRUARY, GABRIEL GUNN OF NEWTON CO., GA., TO REUBEN YARBROUGH OF CAMPBELL CO., GA. FOR $200, 202 1/2 ACRES LYING LL 15, DIST. 7, 45TH SECTION FORMERLY COWETA CO., GA., NOW CAMPBELL CO., ORIGINALLY GRANTED TO SID GUNN 3RD FEBRUARY 1835. WIT: B.S. SLATON, JP NEWTON CO, GA., WILLIAM MASSE, THOMAS HANSON. NO REC DATE. CAMPBELL CO., GA. DEED BOOK A PAGE 385.
1835— 22ND JULY, ROXEL STRICKLAND OF CAMPBELL CO, GA TO JOHN S PRUIT OF CAMPBELL CO, GA FOR $100, 101 1/4 ACRES DESCRIBED AS HALF THE EAST SIDE OF LL #43, DIST. 7, 4TH SECTION COWETA BUT NOW CAMPBELL CO., GA. REUBEN YARBOROUGH, SHADRACK GREENE. NO REC. DATE. CAMPBELL CO., GA. DEED BOOK A PAGE 420.
Children of REUBEN YARBROUGH and CYNTHIA SHORT:
i. MAHALIA YARBROUGH, born 1826 in FAYETTE COUNTY, GA; died in CLAY COUNTY, ALABAMA.
ii. WILLIAM YARBROUGH, born 1828 in FAYETTE /CAMPBELL COUNTY, GEORGIA; died 1869 Married 2 Feb 1848 Talladega Co. Sarah Jane Kelley. (Not the William J. Yarbrough born Jan. 26,1826, d. 1886 in Lee Co., AL. who married Sarah Jane Simmons)
iii. JOHN J. YARBROUGH, born September 20, 1830; died September 23, 1902.
iv. SARAH ANN YARBROUGH, born 1833 in GEORGIA. She married THOMAS JOHNSON November 29, 1849 in COOSA COUNTY, ALABAMA.
v. JOLINA F. YARBROUGH, born 1834 in GEORGIA. She married BENJAMIN LIVINGSTON December 14, 1859 in COOSA COUNTY, ALABAMA. Sometimes written Juliana.
vi. GEORGE T. YARBROUGH, born 1836 in GA.
vii. REUBEN F. YARBROUGH, born 1837.
viii. THOMAS JACKSON YARBROUGH, born February 16, 1840 in COOSA COUNTY, AL; died July 02, 1918 in FLOYD COUNTY, TEXAS.
ix. NANCY JANE YARBROUGH, born 1841. She married F. M. DURDEN August 09, 1860 in COOSA COUNTY, ALABAMA.
x. CINTHIA EVELYN YARBROUGH, born 1843 in ALABAMA.
xi. MARY E. YARBROUGH, born 1844 in ALABAMA.
xii. ELIZA ELLEN YARBROUGH, born 1846 in ALABAMA.
xiii. RUSSELL L. YARBROUGH, born November 14, 1849 in COOSA COUNTY, AL; died August 25, 1881.
xiv. EMMA YARBROUGH, born 1857.
Jeptha Yarbrough (1763 - 1853)
Nancy Ann Franklin Yarbrough (1763 - 1857)
Cynthia Short Yarbrough (1811 - 1866)
Mahalia Yarbrough Pitts (1826 - 1900)*
William Jefferson Yarbrough (1828 - 1869)*
Reuben Franklin Yarbrough (1837 - 1864)*
Nancy Jane Yarbrough Durden (1841 - 1892)*
Louisa Ellen Yarbrough Conaway (1847 - 1918)*
Russell L Yarbrough (1849 - 1881)*
Jerusha Yarbrough Kelley (1800 - 1890)*
Reuben Yarbrough (1805 - 1866)
Mary Yarbrough Cooper (1813 - 1869)*
Franklin Yarbrough (1814 - 1875)*
Thomas Yarbrough (1820 - 1863)*
Created by: Ray
Record added: Aug 14, 2011
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