John Samuel Yancey

John Samuel Yancey

Birth
Death 13 Aug 1928 (aged 80)
Burial Ripley, Tippah County, Mississippi, USA
Memorial ID 9348373 · View Source
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Shortly after his son Mike was born, the Tippah County newspaper, the Southern Sentinel, published the following article on December 20, 1923:

"Tippah County probably has the distinction of having the youngest ‘son of a Confederate veteran' in the United States. This youngster came into the world on the 12th of this month and is a son of J. Sam Yancy, age 76, who saw active service in the Confederate army and was engaged in the Battle of Brice's Cross Roads, 20 miles southeast of Ripley. Mr. Yancy is living with his third wife, a young woman whose 29th birthday will be celebrated in a few days. Mr. Yancy has a great grandchild older than this son of his."

An obituary for Yancy in the Southern Sentinel, August 16, 1928. It reads in part:

"Mr. J. Sam Yancy, one of the oldest and most respected citizens of this county, passed away on Monday evening at eight 0′clock, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. E.M. Bartlette in Ripley. Mrs. Yancy is in the hospital at Booneville for an operation and on account of her absence Mr. Yancy was carried to the home of his daughter. His remains were laid to rest on Tuesday afternoon in the Rucker graveyard. Mr. Yancy leaves six children by his first marriage…And by his second marriage he leaves a widow and one child, Mike, about four years of age…Though very young for military service at the outbreak of the war between the states he saw service in the Confederate army…Mr. Yancy was a good friend, a good neighbor, a good citizen and good Christian man. Having been so long a familiar figure around Ripley he will be much missed, especially by the older people who had been his life long friends. The Sentinel extends its deepest sympathy to the bereaved family."



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  • Find A Grave Memorial 9348373
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Samuel Yancey (28 Nov 1847–13 Aug 1928), Find A Grave Memorial no. 9348373, citing Rucker Cemetery, Ripley, Tippah County, Mississippi, USA ; Maintained by djyancey (contributor 48011771) .