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Robbert Yates (1688 - 1748)

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Robbert (Robert) Yates aka Jedts, Jojets, Etz
Born in Albany, New Yorkmap
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Husband of — married 13 Feb 1712 in Schenectady, New Yorkmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Schenectady, New Yorkmap
Profile last modified 19 Apr 2019 | Created 18 Sep 2015
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Robert Yates was a New Netherland Descendant 1674-1776.
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Robbert was a son of Joseph Yates and Huybertje Marselis. He was born November 4, 1688, in Albany, New York.[1] He was baptized in the Reformed Dutch Church of Albany on 11 November 1688, recorded as "Robbert, of Jedts. By Judik Marselisz."[2]

He settled at Schenectady, New York, in 1711. He was a merchant and also had a tan-yard.[1]

He married Margaret, daughter of Claas De Graff, in Schenectady on 15 February 1712.[1][3]

Robert died March 4, 1748, in his 60th year, and is buried in Vale Cemetery in Schenectady.[1] He was originally interred at the First Reformed Church in Schenectady; burials there were moved to Vale Cemetery in 1879. The inscription on his gravestone reads: [4]

Here Lyeth the Body of
Robert Yates Born the 4th of November
1688 and Departed this Life the 4th of
March 1748 in the 60th Year of his Age

Yates House in Schenectady

Robert Yates is believed to have built the house at 109 Union St. in the Stockade Historic District of Schenectady that the Schenectady County Historical Society believes to be the oldest house in Schenectady, built in 1725 within the town stockade. In 2011 the house was described as a two-story structure with 12 rooms (including 19th- and 20th-century additions), with a total size of 3,000 square feet. It had been owned by members of the Yates family since it was built, but was being offered for sale at an asking price of $319,000. According to records with the Schenectady County Historical Society, Robert Yates lived in the house until his death in 1748, and he willed the house to his youngest son, Abraham. A state historic marker in front of the house reportedly calls it the “home of Abraham Yates.” [5]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Yates
  2. Records of the Reformed Dutch Church of Albany, New York, 1683–1809, Excerpted from Year Books of the Holland Society of New York. Part 1, page 45.
  3. Munsell
  4. Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed 18 April 2019), memorial page for Robert Yates (4 Nov 1688–4 Mar 1748), Find A Grave: Memorial #15418033, citing Vale Cemetery, Schenectady, Schenectady County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Thomas Dunne (contributor 46784633).
  5. Lamendola, Michael. 1725 Yates House for sale in Stockade, The Daily Gazette (Schenectady, New York), May 6, 2011. Accessed online on 19 April 2019.
  • Munsell, Joel. Collections on the History of Albany: From Its Discovery to the Present Time ; with Notices of Its Public Institutions, and Biographical Sketches of Citizens Deceased. 1871. Volume 4, p. 184y.
  • Yates, Austin A. Schenectady County, New York: Its History to the Close of the Nineteenth Century. New York: New York History Co., 1902. pp. 270-277. Republished online by Schenectady County Public Library.

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