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James Arthur Yates
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Birth: Nov. 9, 1827
Clinton County
Kentucky, USA
Death: Sep. 1, 1907
Colusa County
California, USA

Died at age 80. James was born on a Sunday and died on a Friday at age 79yrs 9mo 23dys.
Buried in Colusa Community Cemetery, Section G - Colusa, Colusa Co.California

Large article on his death in the:
Colusa Daily Times.
Monday September 2, 1907 page 2.

(A small portion of his obituary.) Pioneer James Yates came to California by way of the Isthmus in 1849 in the company of his (life-long friend) Will S Green, and Col C D Semple(who laid out the town of Colusa) and John W Semple son of Dr Robert Semple. He left his home in Seventy-six,Clinton Co. Kentucky Aug 3, 1849. They arrived in San Francisco on October 10,1849. He came to Colusa(after Green)to live in 1850 where he spent the rest of his life. He married Miss Addie Connor on June 16, 1865 daughter of William D Connor.

Mr Yates was Captain on the "Colusa" when she made her first trip, and W S Green was one of the pilots. Mr Yates bought the ferry boat the "Lucy Long"on which he was Captain also the "Martha Jane". Yates and Green were proprietors of the first hotel in Colusa till late in the fall of 1854. Mr Yates also served as deputy sheriff for eight years. Later he was a prominent farmer for many years, and lived four miles from town. His sons are Arthur Yates of Alturas,Luke Yates of Washington,Burke Yates of Nevada,and Frank Yates of Colusa. His only daughter Mrs Victor Acosta(Ida Mae Yates) of Los Angeles.

A life landmark of Colusa has been taken away, and a community bows its head in grief. Mrs Van Winkles who was Mrs Robert Semple, when the party reached California in the fall of 1849, and at whose home in Benecia the young men stayed until they obtained employment, now lives in Colusa with her daughter Mrs Mary Turman, and is one of the few pioneer women of that day living, perhaps the only one in this valley. Hers was the first home that James Yates entered in California, and their friendshp continued to the last....

...James is my Grandunkle... 
Family links: 
  Avery Yates (1801 - 1871)
  Mary Adeline Conner Yates (1849 - 1914)*
  Luke Robinson Yates (1874 - 1939)*
  Stephen Burke Yates (1876 - 1937)*
  James Arthur Yates (1827 - 1907)
  Elizabeth Yates Ryan (1834 - 1900)*
  John Wesley Yates (1865 - 1913)*
  Sarah Frances Yates Stearns (1867 - 1924)*
  Leantha Yates Dicken (1870 - 1937)*
*Calculated relationship
Colusa Community Cemetery
Colusa County
California, USA
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Record added: Aug 12, 2007
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James Arthur Yates
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James Arthur Yates
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James Arthur Yates
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Grandson...I will alway remember Grandma Lena's bedtime stories and Art. Rest in Peace Grandma
- James Christensen
 Added: Dec. 29, 2014
Son of Avery Yates & Nancy Young
- Remember
 Added: May. 28, 2014
husband of 2nd great grand aunt of husband of 1st cousin 1x removed
 Added: Aug. 23, 2012
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