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Isaac Yates (1790 - 1867)

Isaac Yates
Born in Fauquier, Virginia, United Statesmap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Husband of — married 23 Jan 1813 (to 27 Mar 1840) [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died in Davis County, Iowa, USAmap
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Profile last modified | Created 10 Jun 2014
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Isaac was born in 1790. Isaac Yates ... He passed away in 1867. [1] [2] Married Rachel Collings on January 23, 1813. [3]

Something of the nature of Isaac Yates' character and personality has been preserved to the present time. Nellie Cudney knew Margaret Yates, a daughter-in-law of Isaac, and states that "Grandma Margaret said Isaac was a wonderful man, being kind to everyone. She and Rev. William went to Indiana and stayed two years with the Isaac Yates families. . ." Another cousin, Valeta Wisuri states in a letter that she visited Mrs. Horace C. Yates of Normal, Illinois, who had many Yates mementoes, and that "she even had a picture of our known Isaac, taken just after the Civil War. He was a very sturdily built man and had twinkling eyes. . .in an old [autograph book] Isaac Yates himself wrote the following: Live this day as was the last and live not too fast And always live to some profit and never waste time in profligate. "Isaac Yates" [1]


Savannah Cemetery Savannah, Davis County, Iowa, USA [2]

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  • Hotaling, Karen S., Rev Spencer Collings, Jr. Family Sheet, (Not published, family sheet).
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed 18 February 2020), memorial page for Isaac Yates (13 Nov 1790–9 Oct 1867), Find A Grave Memorial no. 33659782, citing Savannah Cemetery, Savannah, Davis County, Iowa, USA ; Maintained by William Yates (contributor 47096650) . [3]
  1. First-hand information as remembered by Vic Watt, Tuesday, June 10, 2014. Replace this citation if there is another source.
  2. Hotaling, Karen S., Rev Spencer Collings, Jr. Family Sheet, (Not published, family sheet).
  3. Hotaling, Karen S., Rev Spencer Collings, Jr. Family Sheet, (Not published, family sheet).

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