James Jasper Yates was born on Aug 16, 1849 in Johnson County Arkansas. He was the son of English Lafayette Yates and Sarah Jane Morris. James married Elizabeth Catherine Hyden. He passed away about Nov 22, 1898 in Indian Territory.
James was likely living and working in the area of Snow in Pushmataha County, Oklahoma, in the 1890s. The death date is unconfirmed. There is a story that he was murdered in a quarrel at mine near McAlester, Oklahoma, but it is also unconfirmed. To date, no grave has been located for James or his wife Elizabeth Catherine (Hyden) Yates.
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