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Col William Overall Yager
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Birth: Apr. 3, 1833
Page County
Virginia, USA
Death: 1904
Page County
Virginia, USA

VMI Classmate of, among others, Simeon Beauford Gibbons, Hiram Jackson Strickler, and George Smith Patton.

His journal is on file in VMI archives (MS#0188) - fragment, approximately 25 pages kept between 1849-1852. The bulk concerns a dispute between his classmates John A. Thompson and William M. Gordon that led to a court of inquiry/court martial. The journal also contains lists of roommates and poetry.

Graduated from VMI class of 1852. One of the signatures on his diploma was that of T.J. Jackson. With his Page Co. friend and 1852 VMI classmate, Hiram Jackson Strickler, he traveled to Kansas before the war. When W.O. Yager left for the west before the war, he took with him several slaves, including a valet. Here, Strickler and Jordan had real estate transactions together. There was a deed dated February 12, 1858, signed by Strickler and Yager, for land in Shawnee County, Kansas Territory. Yager conveyed one-half interest in Lucknow to Strickler and Strickler conveyed one-half interest in Bellmont to Yager.

Located at San Antonio, Texas at the outbreak of the Civil War. There he met and married Mary E. Rhodes, a descendant of John Rhodes of Page Co., killed by the Indians. She was the grandaughter of Joseph Rhodes of Ida. He married her and immediately left for the army.

Colonel of the 1st Texas (Buchel's) Cavalry, CSA, 3rd Cavalry Battalion.

Returned to Page County in years after the Civil War. VA. House of Delegates and the Senate (Page Co.) 1874-75, 1879-80; Sup. of Schools Page Co. 1880; Treasurer of Page Co. 1884-1896. 
 
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 Parents:
  Nicholas Wesley Yager (1792 - 1869)
  Christina Williams Overall Yager (1802 - 1879)
 
 Spouse:
  Mary E. Rhodes Yager (1842 - 1932)
 
 Sibling:
  Mary Overall Yager Jordan (1825 - 1849)*
  William Overall Yager (1833 - 1904)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Yager Cemetery
Luray
Page County
Virginia, USA
 
Created by: Cenantua
Record added: Feb 07, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 47724955
Col William Overall Yager
Added by: csareb
 
 
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