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Joseph Yates (1714 - 1803)

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Joseph Yates aka Jojets, Jets, Yeets
Born in Albany, New Yorkmap
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Categories: New Netherland Descendants 1674-1776 | New Netherland Main Profile | Schenectady, New York.

Joseph Yates was a New Netherland Descendant 1674-1776.
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According to early New York historian Jonathan Pearson, Joseph was a son of Robert Yates and Margarita de Graaf, born July 12, 1714 at Albany, New York.[1][2] On that date, the register of the Albany Reformed Dutch Church shows the baptism of Joseph, child of Robert and Merry Jojets. Joseph Jojets was the witness.[3]

He married Maria Dunbar, daughter of John Dunbar, on September 5, 1737.[4][1]

Children of Joseph Yates and Maria Dunbar were:[5]

  1. Robert Yates, baptized in the Reformed Dutch Church of Schenectady on 27 January 1738.[1]
  2. Jannetje, July 1739 at Schenectady; aoparently died young
  3. Maria, 14 December1740, at Schenectady; married J acobus Teller
  4. Catharina, March 20, 1743, at Schenectady, married Johannes Mynderse;
  5. Elisabet, March 17, 1745, at Schenectady; married Cornelis A. Van Slyck
  6. Jannetje, June 7, 1747, married Cornelis Cuyler
  7. Johannes, July 2,1749; apparently died young.
  8. Sara, July 21, 1751
  9. Nicolaas (or Nicholas), born 20 December 1752; married Rebecca Fonda. [1]
  10. Abraham, Mar. 23, 1755; apparently died young.
  11. Abraham, baptized in the Reformed Dutch Church of Schenectady on 27 February 1757. His parents were listed as Joseph R. Yates and Maria Dunbar; witnesses were Abraham and Sarah Yates.[6]
  12. Johannes, born 12 June 1760.

He passed away in 1803.[7]

Church Records

  • 1714, July 12 . Joseph, of Robert and Merry Jojets. Wit.: Joseph Jojets.[8]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Yates, page 270.
  2. Pearson, page 299.
  3. Part 2, page 68
  4. Records of the Reformed Dutch Church of Albany, New York, 1683–1809, Excerpted from Year Books of the Holland Society of New York. Part 3, page 7: 1737, Sep. 5. B. Joseph Jets, y.m., and Maria Dumbaer.
  5. From Pearson, page 300, except as noted otherwise.
  6. Holland Society of New York, Schenectady Baptisms, Vol 2, Book 42, Accessed at
  7. A source for this information is needed.
  8. Part 2, page 68
  • Pearson, Jonathan. Contributions for the Genealogies of the Descendants of the First Settlers of Schenectady.
  • 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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