John married Mary Risley. They lived in Palmyra Township, Knox County, Indiana.
He passed away in 1874. He was buried at Alton Cemetery, Knox County, Indiana, USA.
↑ "United States Census, 1850," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MHJL-NSX : 4 April 2020), John Yates, Knox county, part of, Knox, Indiana, United States; citing family 509, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
↑Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 22 August 2020), memorial page for John Yates (unknown–9 Mar 1874), Find A Grave: Memorial #72245859, citing Alton Cemetery, Knox County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by Rita Hagerty (contributor 47521180).