Born ABT 1804. Beaufort Co. North Carolina.
Died 6 Dec 1863. Ashley Co. AR.
Note: This is the transcript of a hand written letter from Mary C. to Sarah J. dated July 10, 1864. This letter mentions "Pappa died on the sixth of December" which gives us Daniels date of death.
"Dear Sister, it is with mingled pleasure and pain that I again seat myself to write you a few lintes. I have seen nothing but trouble for the last twelve months. We had several deaths in our family last year, six in three months. Sam Ainsworth died at our house on the 27th of November and Pappa died the sixth of December. The other three was Negroes. Brother Absolom is a prisoner at Camp Chase Ohio. Also E.M. Holliday they were taken at the same time the first of last February near Morton Mips. Mollie has had several letters from him since he has been there, the last one that I saw was dated the fifth of May. He was well at that time. She may have had several since that time. I havent heard from home since the first of June. Mollie and the children were well. Mollie has two very sweet little boys, one about four months old, Ansolum has never seen it. They are living on Momma place. We left there last January and moved to Simpson County. We are living on Uncle Dick Ainsworth old place. Hins County has been over ran by two army's for the last two years. I wanted to move away and have a little rest. The yanks are making raids out there constant. They came out last week and took Jackson but was whipped back over by big black river. They had about two thousand negroes with them. I don't think they can take Mips and hold it. It will take more men than they have to spare, to hold Mips. I hope so at least they have ruined the country Mips will never be what it has been. But, if we can succeed in gaining our independence that will be nothing to our living in bondage I had rather work for my living and be free than to have a forturn and be a slave. Mama's negroes are all on the place yet and are making a very good corn crop. I don't know how long they will stay. They seem very well contented at present. Though it wouldn't surprise me to hear some of them gone at any time and we all think it best to let them alone at present and let them all stay together. Perhaps they will do better than to divide them. They havn't hardly made a living since the war commenced. Uncle John Davis and his wife are both dead. Uncle John died in November.
Residence 1860 Census Place: Carter, Ashley, Arkansas; Roll: M653_37; Page: 222; Image: 225.
1850 Census Place: , Copiah, Mississippi; Roll: M432_371; Page: 247; Image: 78.
Note: According to Joseph Louis Clawson Sr., "Old Joe Yates" came over from County Cork Ireland. However the information found below is in contrast to that. However the below census information has not been confirmed or documented as fact.
Thomas D. Yates is shown in the 1840 census for Covington Co. (GreeneCo. Miss).
There is a Thomas Daniel. Yates shown on the 1850 Census for CopiahCo., MS. He is shown at the age of 46, a farmer, born in NC, with Sarah, D, age 30, Isaac N age 4, John S age 10, Thomas J age 7 and Joseph M age 2. There is also an Isaac N age 4.
He is shows in the 1860 census in Ashley Co., Ark.
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