James YATES was born about 1815 in Virginia and died on 15 June 1876 in Paint Creek, Floyd County, Kentucky. He was the son of Valentine Yates and Susannah Gunnells. He was buried in Yates Family Homestead Cemetery in Beaver, Floyd County, Kentucky.
Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 06 November 2018), memorial page for Elizabeth Neal Yates (1816–14 Jun 1853), Find A Grave: Memorial #98251133, citing Yates Homestead, McDowell, Floyd County, Kentucky, USA ; Maintained by Sharon Risner (contributor 46830548).
Residences, After Marriage:
1840 United States Federal Census record
1850 United States Federal Census record - Floyd County, Kentucky
He married Elizabeth Fraley in 1853 in Kentucky.
Elizabeth FRALEY was born about 1817 in Kentucky and died on 6 August 1877 in Floyd County, Kentucky. She was the daughter of Daniel FRALEY and Polly HATFIELD.
Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 06 November 2018), memorial page for Elizabeth Fraley Yates (1817–6 Aug 1877), Find A Grave: Memorial #98251201, citing Yates Family Homestead, Beaver, Floyd County, Kentucky, USA ; Maintained by Sharon Risner (contributor 46830548).
Residences, After Marriage:
1860 United States Federal Census record - Prestonsburg (post office)Floyd County, Kentucky
1870 United States Federal Census record - Prestonsburg (post office), Precinct 8, Floyd County, Kentucky
Name: James Yates
Death Age: 70
Birth Date: abt 1806
Residence Place: Floyd County, Kentucky
Death Date: 15 July 1876
Death Place: Floyd County, Kentucky, USA
Father: Valuntine Yates
Mother: Susan Yates
There are a number of children born to James Yates in Kentucky. More research would need to be done to determine which ones are his. The children listed in his census records were:
Lorenzo D. YATES (Born: About 1848 in Kentucky)
William Fraley YATES,  (Born: Between 1847 - 1849 in Kentucky)
Garland YATES,  (Gender: Male; Born: 1853 in Kentucky)
↑ "Kentucky Death Records, 1852-1953," database with images, Ancestry (https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/1222/KYVR_994034-0321/167429 : accessed 18 Oct 2017), line 13, death entry for James Yatees, 15 July 1876; citing Kentucky. Kentucky Birth, Marriage and Death Records – Microfilm (1852-1910). Microfilm rolls #994027-994058. Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives, Frankfort, Kentucky.Kentucky. Birth and Death Records: Covington, Lexington, Louisville, and Newport – Microfilm (before 1911). Microfilm rolls #7007125-7007131, 7011804-7011813, 7012974-7013570, 7015456-7015462. Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives, Frankfort, Kentucky.Kentucky. Vital Statistics Original Death Certificates – Microfilm (1911-1964). Microfilm rolls #7016130-7041803. Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives, Frankfort, Kentucky. TEXT: James Yates, Age 70, Residence Floyd, Death Date 15 Jul 1876, Death Place Floyd, Kentucky, Father Valuntine Yates, Mother Susan Yates
↑ 5.05.15.2 "United States Census, 1870," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MXWM-RY1 : 12 April 2016), James Yates, Kentucky, United States; citing p. 12, family 84, NARA microfilm publication M593 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 545,960.
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It may be possible to confirm family relationships with James by comparing test results with other carriers of his Y-chromosome or his mother's mitochondrial DNA.
However, there are no known yDNA or mtDNA test-takers in his direct paternal or maternal line.
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with James: