Jan. 11, 1815 New Orleans Orleans Parish Louisiana, USA
Reuben Yager, born about 1780-81 in Culpeper County, VA, is son of John Yager b. 1750 in Culpeper County, VA; son of Michael Yager b. 1728 in Spotsylvania Co., VA, son of Adam Yager, b. 1708 in Falkenstein, Pfalz (Germany); son of Nikolaus Jager, born 1678, Weichersbach, Hesse (Germany). Nicholas, his wife Anna Maria Sieber, son Adam and daughter Anna Maria (Mary), immigrated as part of the 1717 Second Germanna Colony of Virginia. Reuben's father fought in the American Revolution, and Reuben and his younger brothers Abner and Lewis in the Battle of New Orleans. Reuben was a private in Capt.Sitton's Co., 1 Regt. W Tenn. Militia, War of 1812. Reuben's sons Bartholomew Maclin Yager and Eldridge Jackson Yager, and some of Reuben's grandsons fought in the Civil War. The name of Reuben's wife is unknown; she was still living when he died, according to his estate sale, but their 8 minor children had legal guardians appointed in Lincoln County, Tenn. in 1816. Those children are Susanna Martin Yager; Sarah Williams Yager (who married Edward W. Houghton); Ruth Render Yager (who purchased "one bed" at her father's estate sale); Elizabeth B. Yager, Charlotte Yager (who married Peter Shoults on 06 Aug 1828 in Bibb County, AL); Bartholomew Maclin (Mack)Yager (who married Margrett B. "Peggy" McDonald on 27 Aug 1829 in Bibb County, AL); Letitia Harris Yager (who married William R. Nelson on 01 May 1829 in Uniontown, Perry County, AL); and Eldridge Jackson Yager (who married Sarah - maiden name unknown - about 1840 in Bibb or Perry County, AL). - Elizabeth Yates Johnson
Note: His stone has 6 May 1816 as DOD but his War of 1812 record card shows 11 Jan 1815, 3 days after the Battle of New Orleans, where he fought, along with brothers Abner and Lewis. DOB is more likely abt. 1781 than the exact date on the stone.
Note that his date of death is 11 January 1815, 3 days after the final Battle of New Orleans, as shown on his record card as a Tennesseean in the War of 1812, Tennessee State Library and Archives. The DOD shown on his gravestone (06 May 1816) is when his ...(Read more) -
Elizabeth Yates Johnson Added: Oct. 25, 2012