Son of Charles Yates of Virginia and Emelia "Milly" Bibb (c.1802-), Harvey Scott Yates was born in December 1834 in Kentucky; his father died before 1850, leaving Milly with three sons in the home - James (1828-), Harvey, and John (1836-). He married Georgia Ann 'Georgiann' Beckham (1845–1929) on March 5, 1861, in Platte, Missouri. They had twelve children during their marriage although only seven were still living in 1910. He died on October 9, 1910, in Platte, Missouri, having lived a long life of 75 years, and was buried in Platte City, Missouri.
Platte City Cemetery
Platte City, Platte County, Missouri
↑ Missouri State Archives; Jefferson City, MO, USA; Missouri Marriage Records [Microfilm] Year or Year Range: 1839-1904, p94-95