Joseph was a son of Christoffel Yates and Catalyntje Winne, born November 8, 1706, and baptized in the Reformed Dutch Church of Albany, New York, on 20 April 1707.1707. Apr. 20. B. Nov. 8, 1706. Joseph, of Christoffel Yeads and Catelyntje Winnen. Wit.: Jacob Teunisse, Huybertje Yeads
He was married on 17 January 1730 to Eva Fonda, daughter of Jellis Fonda.1730 17 Jan; Joseph Yates, son of Christoffel of Albany; Eva Fonda, dau. of Jellis
They settled in Schenectady, New York, in 1734. He owned a large plantation there, reaching from Aesplaus Creek to Freeman's Bridge, and was the largest slave owner in Schenectady County.
1730 17 Jan; Joseph Yates, son of Christoffel of Albany; Eva Fonda, dau. of Jellis
1732 May 07; Joseph Yates, Eva Fonda; Rachel, m. Cornelis Barheit
1735 Jun 15; Joseph Yates, Eva Fonda; Huybertje, m. Samuel S. Bratt
1737 Jul 08; Joseph Yates, Eva Fonda; Christoffel
1739 Apr 29; Joseph Yates, Eva Fonda; Thanna (Tanneke), m. Col. Cornelis Van Dyck
1741 Oct 04; Joseph Yates, Eva Fonda; Eva, m. Johannes H. Peek Jr. 
↑ Records of the Reformed Dutch Church of Albany, New York, 1683–1809, Excerpted from Year Books of the Holland Society of New York, Part 2, page 44. Baptismal Record
Ancestry Family Trees. Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com.
Yates, Austin A. Schenectady County, New York: Its History to the Close of the Nineteenth Century. New York: New York History Co., 1902. pp. 270-277. Republished online by Schenectady County Public Library. Also available at archive.org.
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