Benjamin Yates

Benjamin Yates (abt. 1735 - abt. 1838)

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Benjamin Yates [uncertain]
Born about [location unknown]
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
[spouse(s) unknown]
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Died about in Crawford Co., INmap [uncertain]
Profile last modified | Created 1 May 2012
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Benjamin was born about 1735. Benjamin Yates ... [1]

[2] Name: Benjamin Yates Home in 1830 (City, County, State): Undistributed, Crawford, Indiana Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 14: 1 Free White Persons - Males - 20 thru 29: 1 Free White Persons - Males - 90 thru 99: 1 Free White Persons - Females - 15 thru 19: 1 Free White Persons - Females - 20 thru 29: 1 Free White Persons - Females - 70 thru 79: 1 Free White Persons - Under 20: 2 Free White Persons - 20 thru 49: 2 Total Free White Persons: 6 Total - All Persons (Free White, Slaves, Free Colored): 6


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  1. Entered by Ronald Yates, May 1, 2012
  2. 1830 United States Federal Census

2/6/2012 This note is to document my intent to research two new alternatives to evaluate as our ancestor; both are in the same line of Anne Arundel Yates Family; This Ben Yates; most researchers have indicated that Benjamin died in 1739; I think this is possibly wrong as all he did was convey his land and it is speculated that he migrated out of Maryland.

It is my opinion shaped by a kind of Meta analysis of available documentation that we are dealing with a Great Grandfather ancestor who migrated to Kentucky for some specific reason in circa 1780 from PA, MD or Virginia. There is no documentation of Ben Yates in Kentucky and the only documentation is him at age 90 in 1830 in Crawford County, Indiana. At this point we are leaning towards the idea that key family lineage documents may have not existed or perhaps destroyed with the British destruction of key building during the 1812-1814 eras.

Assuming reproductive practices of the era then we are absent Ben Yates’ siblings and descendants and his son John Yates’ siblings and descendants so we are unable to find perhaps as many as 25-30 Yates members of the general 25 year time period. Much work has been done by researchers to work out several key Yates lines and can be associated with documentation. Rather than seek out good documentation of new linkages the normal internet user frustratingly will make an undocumented leap of imagination to try to connect with existing lines; basically they are digging the same old hole over and over.

We believe that our line might be successfully reconstructed by collecting and sharing as many allied lines that interconnected formally or informally over the years with a member of the Yates family and can help us mine out additional families. Since 2005 I have generally used the phraseology of Yatesville History & Genealogy as well as Connectville History & Genealogy to be indicative that all possible lines, allied or otherwise connected are needed to meet our objectives. We also feel that the journey of documenting lines along the way will improve the quality of information available not only to us now but for the future via family trees on-line and other internet tools.

Note: Dead Letter Notice; The 1830 census for this County documents this Benjamin as an aged person; he has a grandson of the same name but his death is documented in 1865. The preponderance of information (in this case, the absolute absence of a previous life in this location or Kentucky with the documented family) strongly suggests this adult Benjamin Yates was a known person, had received letters previously and was known not to be able to pick up this letter. His grandson founded the Yates Cemetery on owned land therefore his burial is also speculated to be at Union Chapel Yates Cemetery, Grantsburg, Indiana.

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Benjamin Yates 1830 Census
Benjamin Yates 1830 Census

Benjamin Yates Dead Letter Notice
Benjamin Yates Dead Letter Notice


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