Henry Yates Sr.

Henry Yates Sr.

Birth
Caroline County, Virginia, USA
Death 10 Sep 1865 (aged 78)
New Berlin, Sangamon County, Illinois, USA
Burial Berlin, Sangamon County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 13803876 · View Source
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YATES, HENRY, was born October 29, 1786, in Caroline county, Virginia. Dr. Michael Yates, a native of England, emigrated to America before the Revolution and settled in Caroline county, Virginia. He there married Martha Marshall, a sister of John Marshall, afterwards Chief Justice of the United States. Their son, Abner, born in Caroline county, married Mollie Hawes, daughter of Thomas Hawes and Elizabeth Fisher, his wife. They had two children, Henry, whose name heads this sketch, and Martha, who married Henry Ellis. See his name. Henry Yates was taken by his parents, in 1788, from Caroline county, Virginia, to Fayette county, Kentucky, where his father died. The family moved to Woodford, thence to Scott, and from there to Gallatin county in the same State, in 1804. Henry Yates Henry Ellis, and Colonel Robert Johnson laid out a town on the Ohio river, and Colonel Johnson named it Fredericks burg, in honor of his native city of that name in Virginia. It was at a late period changed to Warsaw, and is th?? county seat of Gallatin county. Henry Yates returned to Caroline county Virginia, and was there married, July 11 1809, to his cousin, Millicent Yates, who was born May 15, 1791. They went to Gallatin county, Kentucky, where they had eleven children, five of whom died young, and Mrs. Millicent Yates died April 19, 1830. Henry Yates married Mary A. Shuff, and moved to Sangamon county, Illinois, arriving in May, 1831, at Springfield. In November, 1832, they moved to Island Grove, where Berlin now stands. They had one child there, and Mrs. Mary A. Yates died May 11, 1835. Henry Yates was married Sept. 28, 1835, to Elizabeth McMillan. They had six children, one of whom died in childhood. Of his twelve children, including the six brought from Kentucky.


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  • Created by: Gregory Speciale
  • Added: 31 Mar 2006
  • Find a Grave Memorial 13803876
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Henry Yates Sr. (29 Oct 1786–10 Sep 1865), Find a Grave Memorial no. 13803876, citing Berlin Cemetery, Berlin, Sangamon County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Gregory Speciale (contributor 31762373) .