John was born about 1790. John Yates was the son of Thomas Yates and Pheby Combs. He passed away about 1886.
"REV. JOHN YATES. METHODIST PREACHER AND HIS THIRTY-THREE CHILDREN" "Rev. John Yates, an early Methodist preacher, settled in Hickory Valley, White County, neighbor to the Lewis, Wallace, Passon and other families. Some of his descandants are said to have been prominant in WHITE COUNTY, and he appears to have had plenty of descendants, in view of the fact that he became the father of no less than thirty-three children. He used to preach out in the Cumberland mountains and it is said that he would sometimes ride to his appointments steer-back, always riding a steer who could climb the long steep hills. For some mysterious reason, never explained, he had killed his horse with a pocket-knife, slitting its throat. This crime (?) took place under a poplar tree, whose leaves thereafter all turned white, and the people said it was because of the cold-blooded act of Parson Yates. It was the only known "White-Leaf Poplar" in WHITE COUNTY. Rev. John Yates lived to be ninety-six years of age."
Worth S. Ray, Tennessee Cousins, A History of Tennessee People, p. 520.
Name: John Yates Event Place: Lewisburg, Greenbrier, (West) Virginia Page Number: 197 Affiliate Publication Number: M33 Affiliate Film Number: 132 GS Film number: 0193691 Digital Folder Number: 004433293 Image Number: 00173 1820 United States Census
Name: John Yates Event Place: Not Stated, Greenbrier, (West) Virginia Page Number: 209 Affiliate Publication Number: M19 Affiliate Film Number: 190 GS Film number: 0029669 Digital Folder Number: 004411234 Image Number: 00425 1830 United States Census
Name: John Yates Event Type: Census Event Date: 1850 Event Place: White county, White, Tennessee, United States Gender: Male Age: 60 Marital Status: Race (Original): Race: Birthplace: Virginia Birth Year (Estimated): 1790 House Number: 284 Family Number: 284 Line Number: 33 Affiliate Publication Number: M432 Affiliate Film Number: 900 GS Film number: 444856 Digital Folder Number: 004206057 Image Number: 00048 Household Gender Age Birthplace John Yates M 60 Virginia Elizabeth Yates F 58 Tennessee Viny Yates F 26 Tennessee John Yates M 22 Tennessee Elizabeth Yates F 17 Tennessee Larkin Yates M 15 Tennessee Wyat Yates M 13 Tennessee John H Graham M 8 Tennessee 1850 United States Census
Name: John Yeates Residence: Van Buren, Tennessee Minor Civil Division: [Blank] Age (Expanded): 69 years Birth Year (Estimated): 1791 Birthplace: Virginia Gender: Male Page: 5 Household ID: Affiliate Publication Number: M653 GS Film number: 805277 Digital Folder Number: 4297419 Image Number: 00009 1860 United States Census
Name: John Yates Event Type: Census Event Date: 1880 Event Place: District 2, Van Buren, Tennessee, United States Gender: Male Age: 87 Marital Status: Married Occupation: Minister Of Gospel Race (Original): W Ethnicity: American Relationship to Head of Household: Self Birthplace: Virginia, United States Birth Date: 1793 Spouse's Name: Rose A. Yates Spouse's Birthplace: Tennessee, United States Father's Name: Father's Birthplace: Virginia, United States Mother's Name: Mother's Birthplace: Virginia, United States Page: 249 Page Letter: C Entry Number: 344 Affiliate Film Number: T9-1283 GS Film number: 1255283 Digital Folder Number: 004244663 Image Number: 00505 Household Gender Age Birthplace Self John Yates M 87 Virginia, United States Wife Rose A. Yates F 46 Tennessee, United States Daughter Lodumona Yates F 23 Tennessee, United States Son Lee Yates M 17 Tennessee, United States Son Jabuz Yates M 16 Tennessee, United States Son Wayman S. Yates M 14 Tennessee, United States Son Basefiend Yates M 11 Tennessee, United States Daughter Lucinda Yates F 7 Tennessee, United States Daughter Mary E. Yates F 3 Tennessee, United States Son Luther C. Yates M 5 Tennessee, United States Daughter Ann A. Yates F 1 Tennessee, United States 1880 United States Census
Yates Publishing, FGSE, 1598.052, 1598.053 and 1598.054 Doris J. Welch, Sparta, TN.
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