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Hamilton Yancey (27 Sep. 1848-15 Nov. 1931)

Hamilton Yancey was born in Edgefield District, South Carolina. He was the son of Benjamin Cudworth Yancey, Jr. (1817-1891) and his second wife, Sarah Paris Hamilton. The family had moved to Atlanta, Georgia by 1860. Though young Hamilton did not … Continue reading

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Yager Family of Page County, Virginia

Nicholas Wesley Yager (1792-1868), a farmer and veteran of the War of 1812 and his wife, Christena Williams Overall (1803-1879) were both born in Virginia and were buried in the Yager Cemetery in Luray, VA. They were the parents of … Continue reading

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John Orfeur Yates (5 Aug. 1813-28 Mar. 1839)

John O. Yates was born at “Walnut Grove” in Jefferson County, Virginia (now West Virginia). He was the son of John Yates (d. 1851) and his wife Julia Lovell (d. 1866). Yates attended the University of Virginia in sessions 7-8 and … Continue reading

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James Brownlow Yellowley (7 Oct. 1848-6 June 1914)

James Brownlow Yellowley was born in NC, the son of James Burroughs Yellowley (1797-1854) and his wife, Margaret (Brownlow) Yellowley (d. 31 Oct. 1848). James Burroughs Yellowley was instrumental in founding Ridgeland, in Madison County, MS. His son, James Brownlow … Continue reading

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Charles Albert Yancey (19 Feb. 1839-14 Nov. 1880)

Charles A. Yancey was born in eastern Rockingham County, VA, probably at the family home, Riverbank; his parents were Col. William Burbridge Yancey (1803-1858) and his wife, Mary Kyle (Smith) Yancey (1804-1845). (Charles Albert Yancey was a third cousin of Charles Kavanaugh Yancey … Continue reading

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