|Birth: ||Dec. 20, 1852|
South Carolina, USA
A. T. YEARGIN. In the prosperous farming and fruit raising section surrounding Fresno, the name of A. T. Yeargin stands for progress and success, and for active participation with all that has to do with the general upbuilding of the community.
In Lawrence county, S. C, where he was born near Lawrence, December 20, 1852, the family name was identified with all that was fine and patriotic, and with the terrible tragedy which often rewards the valor of bearers of the standard. Out of a family of ten children born to his parents, Wiley and Nancy (Morgan) Yeargin, five sons exchanged the coarse farm clothes for the habiliments of war, and when peace had been declared at the expense of the defeat of the Confederacy, but one returned to tell of his sufferings in tent and camp and on the march. Wiley Yeargin was born in South Carolina, and died in Cherokee county, Ala., in 1865, his wife, also a native of South Carolina, surviving him until 1870.
A. T. Yeargin was two years old when his parents removed to Cherokee county, Ala., and he was there educated in the country schools, and developed a strong constitution while working in the fields.
In 1870 he came to California by rail, locating first near Centerville, on Kings river, where he found work on a farm by the month. He then turned his attention to independent farming and stock-raising on rented land, and in 1889 sold his equipment and came to his present farm with D. J. McConnell, and purchased eighty acres of land, three and a half miles southeast of Fresno. The partners planted general crops, and set out a vineyard of twenty acres, later on setting out fifteen acres more in vineyard. In 1894 Ben Cakly succeeded Mr. McConnell in the ownership of half the property, and in 1901 the land was divided evenly, each partner caring for his own property and crops. Mr. Yeargin has forty acres, of which twenty-seven are under Muscatel grapes, five acres under general fruit trees, and the balance is devoted to general farming. He has made many fine improvements on his land, and has one of the most productive and well-cared for properties in this section.
While living in Centerville, Cal., Mr. Yeargin married Mattie Spears, born in Cherokee county, Ala., and who came to Centerville, Fresno county, with her parents in 1870.
Two children have been born to Mr. and Mrs. Yeargin, Dela and Max, both living at home. Mr. Yeargin is prominent fraternally, and identified with the Manzanita Camp No. 160, W. O. W. He is a Democrat in politics, and has filled the office of school trustee m Page district with characteristic thoroughness. His religious convictions are with the Methodist Episcopal Church of Fresno.
Martha Ellen Miller Yeargin (1832 - 1884)
John Yeargin (1830 - 1909)
Mattie B Spears Yeargin (1865 - 1943)
Max A Yeargin (1889 - 1907)*
Mountain View Cemetery
Created by: Lester Letson
Record added: Aug 21, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 40930904