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Joshua Yates (abt. 1800 - abt. 1842)

Joshua Yates
Born about in Wythe Virginiamap
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Son of and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
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Died about in Scioto, OHmap
Profile last modified | Created 11 Sep 2015
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Joshua Yates was born in 1800 in Wythe, Virginia, to Sarah (unknown maiden name), age 25, and Benjamin Thomas Yates, age 28.

He married Margaret Ghent in Ohio. They had seven children in 21 years. [1] In August 1820, he is living in Lee County, Virginia, with five people in his household. [2] By 1830, they had moved to Lawrence County, Kentucky. [3]

He died in 1842 at the age of 42.


  1. "U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900" Source Citation: Source number: 1598.284; Source type: Family group sheet, FGSE, listed as parents; Number of Pages: 1
  2. "1820 United States Federal Census" Census Place: Lee, Virginia; Page: 138; NARA Roll: M33_130; Image: 265
    • Joshua Yates
    • Home in 1820 (City, County, State) Lee, Virginia, Enumeration Date August 7, 1820
    • Free White Persons - Under 16 3, Free White Persons - Over 25 1, Total Free White Persons 5
  3. "1830 United States Federal Census" Census Place: Lawrence, Kentucky; Page: 289; NARA Series: M19; Roll Number: 38; Family History Film: 0007817
    • Johua Yates
    • Home in 1830 (City, County, State): Lawrence, Kentucky
    • Free White Persons - Under 20: 3, Free White Persons - 20 thru 49: 2, Total Free White Persons: 5

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