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Elizabeth Edwards (Yates) Bland (abt. 1744 - 1769)

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Elizabeth Edwards Bland formerly Yates aka Longest
Born about in Gloucester, Virginiamap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Wife of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died in Kingston Parish, Gloucester, Virginiamap
Profile last modified | Created 18 Mar 2011
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Elizabeth was born aboutb1745.

Notes from Husbands File

From "Old Churches, Ministers and Families of Virginia" - two volumes:

"It is proper to state, in connection with this, that at a later period, the date not known, a brick church was built on the road from Jamestown to Williamsburg, called 'Main Church', in which Bishop Madison preached in the concluding years of his ministry. He doubtless preached at Jamestown in the earlier part of it. The Main Church has recently disappeared. Underneath it was found a brick vault, containing the remains of some unknown ones who were buried there."*

"Since the above was written I have received the following information: - 'The last minister of the 'Main Church' before Bishop Madison was the Rev. Mr. Bland, afterward of Norfolk. His wife was a daughter of the Rev. William Yates, who was for a short time President of William and Mary College. When the church was taken down, a piece of timber broke the arch of a vault containing a coffin, with a plate on which was inscribed 'Elizabeth Bland,' with a vacant space sufficient for another coffin.'"


Name: Elizabeth edwards /yates/[1]


Elizabeth Yates in the Family Data Collection - Births Add alternate information Report issue Name: Elizabeth Yates Father: William Yates Mother: Elizabeth A Randolph Birth Date: 1744 County: Gloucester State: VA


  1. Source: #S215 Page: Ancestry Family Trees Data: Text: Note: #N4300
  • See details found on on her husband's (William Bland) profile
  • Source: S215 Title: Ancestry Family Trees Publication: Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Original data: Family Tree files submitted by Ancestry members.; Repository: #R1 NOTEThis information comes from 1 or more individual Ancestry Family Tree files. This source citation points you to a current version of those files. Note: The owners of these tree files may have removed or changed information since this source citation was created.
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This profile was created on 18 March 2011 through the import of knox17032011.ged.

This profile was created through the import of williamfredsaundersancestors.ged on Apr 12, 2012 by Richard Williams.

See the Changes page for the details of edits by Richard and others.


Note N4300

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On 8 Apr 2018 at 11:51 GMT Jim Miller wrote:

Yates-714 and Yates-275 appear to represent the same person because: Appear to be the same Elizabeth Yates; that may have married twice?

On 31 Aug 2017 at 19:47 GMT Jim Miller wrote:

Yates-4279 and Yates-275 appear to represent the same person because: Looks like the same person. Please approve merger. Jim Miller

On 29 Jul 2014 at 15:13 GMT Brian (Phillips) Ward wrote:

Please change current last name to BLAND. THANKS!  :)

Elizabeth is 30 degrees from Jelena Eckstädt, 13 degrees from Theodore Roosevelt and 16 degrees from Victoria of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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