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John Charles Yates Sr. (abt. 1786 - abt. 1850)

John Charles Yates Sr.
Born about in Caswell, North Carolina, United Statesmap
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Husband of — married 1806 in Robertson Co., TNmap
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Died about in Daviess, Missouri, United Statesmap
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John Charles Yates was born in 1786 in Caswell County, North Carolina. President James Madison proclaimed war against Great Britain in June of 1812 and State militia men were called to serve. John Yates was among those which were called to serve in this war of 1812 and fought during the battle of New Orleans. According to Bounty Land claim forms and other records, he was drafted from Robertson County, Tennessee on or about December 12, 1813 and served until May 13, 1815. During this time he was a Private in the Company commanded by Captain Richard Crunk in the second Regiment of the Tennessee Militia commanded by Col. Cock. According to the records, he apparently served two different "hitches" and sold his land rights from his first term of services, but on April 9, 1855 was granted Land Warrant No. 16,489 for 80 acres of land. It should be noted that he signed the official document with an "X'. This land was given under the Bounty Land Act dated March 3, 1855. Before 1806 he married Agnes (Agatha or Aggy) Isbell. Agnes Isbell was born in Halifax VA. in 1791.

John Charles Yates and Agatha Isbell were married before 1806, when they left for the Missouri Territory. He received a bounty of land claim in Chillicothe, Davies County, Missouri. (Warrant # 16,489, November 28, 1837, W.G. Slack, Commissioner of Pensions, Department of Interior, Robertson County, TN, minute book, Vol 5, page 414, 1818- 1820).

In 1806 John C. Yates and his wife left Robertson County, TN for the Missouri Territory. Just three years earlier the United States had purchased the Louisiana Territory from France and what later became Missouri was included in that purchase. So, John C. Yates and his family were really pioneers. Missouri didn't become a Territory until 1812 (six years after John arrived there) and it did not become a State until 1821. John lived in Jackson Township, Ralls County (near the Mississippi River on the Illinois border) in 1830, in Livingston County in 1840 and in Daviess County in 1850. (Livingston and Daviess Counties are both in the northwestern part of the State.)

While living in Tennessee, John and his wife, Agatha (sometimes called Aggy or Agnes), were given 100 acres of land on the Red River in Robertson County, TN by Mary Daniel Isbell (Aggy's mother). After John and Aggy moved to Missouri, they conveyed the land to John's younger brother, Lewis. This was done on January 9, 1819.

In 1855 John Charles Yates was still living in Daviess County where he had received a bounty land claim for his earlier military duty. The date and place of his death are not known. His wife, Agatha Isbell Yates is buried in St. Joseph, MO.

1850 Census of Daviess County, MO, District 27, Roll M432-398, p. 385, Image 249: John Yates, 64, Farmer, born NC Agnes, 59, born VA Susan, 22, born MO John 18, Farmer, MO Jackson, 16, Farmer, MO

2nd Regiment Tenn Volunteer Militia; War of 1812. Mary ISBELL granted 100 acres to John "YEATS" on 26 Jan 1809 in Robertson Co. TN.

Pvt. John Charles YATES served under Capt. R. CRUNK, 2nd Regiment Tenn Volunteer Militia; War of 1812. John YATES was given "bounty land" in Livingston Co. MO on 21 Dec 1850, for serving in the War of 1812. 4/10

John was born about 1786. John Yates ... He passed away about 1850. [1]


  1. First-hand information as remembered by Shelley Smith, Tuesday, March 3, 2015. Replace this citation if there is another source.
  • U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900

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Yates-4685 and Yates-2329 appear to represent the same person because: same DOB, etc
posted by Liz (Nash) Wallace

John is 18 degrees from Jaki Erdoes, 14 degrees from Wallis Windsor and 14 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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