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 Martha Ellen <I>King</I> Yates

Martha Ellen King Yates

Death 2 Aug 1935 (aged 74)
Greenwood, Leflore County, Mississippi, USA
Burial Philadelphia, Neshoba County, Mississippi, USA
Memorial ID 110591071 · View Source
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The daughter of Riley Barber King & Theresa Jane (Crawley) King
Married to George Washington Yates
She may have also been known as "Mattie"

Written By; R.L. Breland The Neshoba Democrat
February 23, 1934


Among the early settlers of Neshoba County was Riley King Sr and family. He has been gone for several years, but he has a multitude of descendants who live in the county. I have been unable to secure the names of his father and mother,so we can only start with the family that came to Mississippi. Perhaps it was about the year 1825 that Riley King Sr., was born in the state of Georga. When a young man he came to Alabama. When about 21 years old , he was married to Theresa Jane Crawley. This was somewhere about 1850 when this important event took place. Soon after their marriage, Riley King and wife, and perhaps one or two children traveled westward in search of a newer country. They traveled likely in a wagon through the eastern part of Mississippi. Among the pines in the western part of Neshoba County near what is now High Hill, They decided that they had found the land of thier dreams so settled down to farming. For about fifteen years they lived thier lives here in western Neshoba where they were induced to sleep by the sighing of the zephyrs in the stately pine tops. Finally, however, they decided to locate farther east, consequently they secured a home one mile west of Philadelphia where they settled down and spent the balance of thier lives.

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