A Brief Genealogical and Biographical Record of Charles Roscoe Howland, Brothers, and Forebears on page 261 states:
"James Yeats, b. July 18, 1710 at Providence, R. I.; d. Apr. 1, 1772 from a fall from a horse; m. 1st, Jan. 6, 1733-4 at Glocester, R. I., Taborah Taft of Uxbridge, Mass.; she d. May 4, 1753 at Uxbridge; m. 2nd, Dec. 26, 1753 at Douglas, Mass., widow Elizabeth Titus of Douglas. He made his will 1772 which is filed as Case No. 67944 in the Registry of Will, Worcester, Mass."
"Mr James Yeats of Uxbridge and widow Elizabeth Titus of Douglas were published according to law Novembr ye 18: 1753 by me Jerh Whiting T Clerk"
"1772 April ye 1 Then Departed this Life Mr James Yates of Uxbridge. The apparent cause of death was a fall from a horse"
Vital Record of Rhode Island, 1650-1850. First Series. Births, Marriages, Dearhs. A Family Register for the People, by James N. Arnold, Editor of the Narragansett Historical Register, Volume 3, Glocester, Part I. Providence, Rhode Island: Narragansett Historical Publishing Company, 1892, page 42.
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