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James Riley Yates (1850 - 1905)

James Riley Yates
Born in Daviess, Kentucky, United Statesmap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married 16 May 1877 in Illinois, United Statesmap
[children unknown]
Died in Hoxie, Sheridan, Kansas, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Last significant change: 22 Aug 2020
10:36: Charlotte (Read) Kensil edited the Biography for James Riley Yates (1850-1905). (clarified parent names in bio) [Thank Charlotte for this]
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James was born in 1850. He was the son of Samuel Greer Yates and Sarah Amanda Harrison.

He was living with his parents in Daviess county, Kentucky in 1850.[1]

He married Nancy Ellen Harris on 16 May 1877. They had a large family.

They lived in Wayne county, Illinois, then Nebraska, then Kansas.

He died of a train car accident in Hoxie, Sheridan, Kansas in 1905.[2]


  1. "United States Census, 1850," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 4 April 2020), James R Yates in household of Samuel Yates, Daviess county, part of, Daviess, Kentucky, United States; citing family 858, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  2. Obituary, James R. Yates, The Hoxie Sentinel (Kenneth, KS), Thursday, Aug 17, 1905, page 8,

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