To be used as a guide only!
Lemuel Yates, son of Amariah & Margaret (Thayer) Yates was born July 23, 1773, some say he was born in Mendontown, Mass. On the 1850 Town of Caroline, Tompkins Co, NY Census records, gives his birth place as Long Island. He came to the Town of Caroline with his father-in-law Francis Norwood Jr., in the spring of 1801 from Apalachin, Tioga Co., NY where his parents had settled. Lemuel and his father-in-law are known as early settlers of the Slaterville Springs, Town of Caroline, NY area. Lemuel lived and died in Slaterville Springs, Tompkins Co., NY. He died August 23, 1854 and was buried on his old homestead farm property, known today as the Yates Cemetery. He married in Apalachin, Tioga Co., NY on Feb. 20th 1799 to Lucinda Norwood, daughter of Francis & Lydia (Barney) Norwood. She was born in 1779 and died June 11, 1848 age 67 yrs., 9 mos., 25 dys. She also is buried on the homestead property.
Their children that are known were: Stephen, Amariah, Lydia, Benjamin, Francis, Candice, Miranda, William, Mary, Joseph, and possibly a Jacob P. Yates.
1. Stephen Yates, s/o Lemuel & Lucinda (Norwood) Yates, born Nov. 11, 1799 died Dec. 31, 1875
Married Catherine Bush, born March 20, 1804 died Feb. 16, 1887. Catherine Bush was the dau. of Isaac & Martha Bowne Bush. Stephen and Catherine are buried in Yates Cemetery, Slaterville Springs, Town of Caroline, NY.
List of children from 1850 Caroline, Tompkins County Census were: Chester, M. Elizabeth, Hiram, James, Milo, Susan, Jane, Gersham, Isaac, George.
1a. Chester J. Yates, son of Stephen & Catherine (Bush) Yates, born Sept. 28, 1823 died June 1, 1900
Married Jane M. Evans born Feb. 22, 1829 died Feb. 13, 1891, dau. of Bailey & Charlotte (Crandel) Evans. Their children were: Morris, Warren A., Ada C., Ellen.
a. Morris Evans Yates, son of Chester & Jane Evans Yates,
born Sept. 21, 1857 died Dec. 10, 1924, married Oct. 16, 1880 at the Ellis Hotel at Varna, NY, by the Rev. N.M. Wheeler to Jennie Thomas, dau. of John T. & Mary Clinton(Bassett)Thomas.
Morris is buried in Groton Rural Cemetery, as follows from cemetery records, Morris E. Yates
(d. in Groton) buried on Lot 77, Sec. N died Dec. 10, 1924 ae 67y
b. Warren A. Yates, son of Chester & Jane Evans Yates
born 1853 in Slaterville Springs, NY - died Feb. 19, 1934 in Binghamton, NY,
At the time of his marriage he stated he was a Miller by trade.
Warren married Alida M. Smally, born Merrick, NY, daughter of Joe Smally and Hannah Wetsel.
c. Ada C. Yates, dau. of Chester & Jane Evans Yates
born 1862 died ?
married John W. Yates, son of M. Yates & Melissa Cooper. In 1892 Caroline Census records Chester age 69, John is age 24, Ada C., age 30, Charlotte age 2, Elizabeth age 62, Charlotte Evans age 82.
Caroline marriage records; YATES, John W. From; Caroline, NY, Born - Harford, NY., Cortland Co., age 21, Farmer, son of Marohah (?) YATES & Melissa COOPER married: June 27, 1889 Ada C. YATES From; Caroline, NY, Born; Caroline, NY, age 27, dau. of Chester YATES & Jane EVANS. (father of John could be Amariah Yates, unsure of spelling)
d. Ellen (Maria) Yates, dau. of of Chester & Jane Evans Yates1b. Susan Yates, dau. of Stephen & Catherine Bush Yates, born abt. 1824
born 1859 died ?
1c. Hiram Yates, son Stephen & Catherine Bush Yates, born abt. 1826
1d. James Lemuel Yates, son of Stephen
Catherine Bush Yates,
born Sept. 12, 1828 died July 16, 1912 in Lincoln, Ill. He married May 20, 1850 to Susan Norwood b. 1823 died 1899, daughter of Jonathan & Susannah Curran Norwood.
They had at least one daughter Patty Jenna Yates, born 1854 married 1871 to Samuel Mayo Pegram born 1842 died 1895, he was the son of William Baker Pegram and Sarah J. Walker. Samuel and Patty Pegram had a daughter Julia Mayo Pegram, born in Manchester, Ill. Information from DAR ID Number 114674
1e. Jane Yates, dau. of Stephen & Catherine Bush Yates, born abt. 1829
1f. M. Elizabeth Yates, dau. of Stephen & Catherine Bush Yates, born 1830 died 1905.
1g. Milo H. Yates, son of Stephen &
Catherine Bush Yates, born Dec. 30th 1832 died July 16, 1909,
He is listed as a carpenter age 50, 1st marriage, born in Caroline, residing in Town of Caroline
at the time he married. Milo married Dec. 28, 1882 Harriet E. James, born May 12, 1841 died May 10, 1911
Harriet was the daughter of Arnold & Mariah L. (Straight) James.
1h.Gersham Yates, son of Stephen &
Bush Yates, died Oct. 9, 1836 age 1 yr., 5 mo., 13 dys.
He is buried in Yates Cemetery, Slaterville Springs, Town of Caroline, Tompkins Co., NY.
1i. Gersham Yates, son of Stephen & Catherine Bush Yates, born abt. 1838
1j. Isaac B. Yates, son of Stephen &
Bush Yates, born abt. 1842, 1870 living in Town of Caroline, NY
Isaac B. Yates age 28, Josephine age 27, George age 2, Edward age 1, Hartsen, Mary E. age 18 a school teacher living in the same household.
1. 1. George Yates, son of Isaac B. Yates, born about 1868
1. 2. Edward Yates, son of Isaac B. Yates, born about 1869
1k.George Yates, son of Stephen & Catherine Bush Yates, born abt. 1844
2a Polly A. Yates, (believe she is the daughter of Amariah & Phebe Reed Yates) born July 25, 1829 died Jan. 27, 1901, married Philo Darlin, born Sept. 20, 1825 died Mar. 11, 1907.
Darling, Philo - 6th NY Heavy Artilliary- Age 37 years. Enlisted, Dec 31, 1863 at Caroline, mustered in as
Private, unassigned, Dec. 31, 1863 to serve 3 years, assigned to Company G, Aug. 1, 1865;
mustered out on individual roll, May 27,1865.
Polly and Philo are buried in Caroline Grove Cemetery, Town of Caroline, NY. Next to Amariah & Phebe Yates in Yates Cemetery are three children of Philo and Polly A. Darlin. It would seem that if Polly was a dau of Amariah & Phebe Yates, she buried her children next to her parents. Children burials are as follows; George L. Darlin, d. Sept. 11, 1853 ae 2y 4m; George M. Darlin, d. Aug. 11, 1861 ae 2y 8m 24d; Sarepta A. Darlin, d. Aug. 11, 1861 ae 12y 3m 1d . 1880 census records, Berkshire, Tioga Co., has the following for Philo and Polly Darling.
Philo DARLING age 53 - born NY Farmer father born NY mother born NY
Polly A. DARLING his Wife - age 50 - born NY - Housekeeper - father born NY- mother bornNY
Julia A. DARLING Dau, single - age 13
Orrah G. DARLING Son age 9
2aa. Candace Yates, may or may not be a daughter, born abt 1828, if a daughter she married a I. S. Hefron and lived in Harford, Cortland Co., see above under Amariah Yates for 1860 census information.
2b. Columbia Yates, born abt. 1834 (In 1910 a Columbia L. Yates is found born abt. 1833 living in Owego, Tioga Co., NY. In 1902 a Columbia L. Yates is found in the Village of Oxford, NY, he was a miller.
2c. Charlotte Yates, born abt. 1836,
married Charles Yaple, they had a daughter Alice Yaple born abt. 1858
2d. Lucinda Yates, born abt. - she was living with her sister Charlotte Yaple in 1860. This may be the Lucinda living with Chester Yates in 1870 (born abt. 1838)
2e. Harvey Yates, born abt. 1840/1841, he may be a twin with Daniel Yates.
2f. Daniel Yates, born abt. 1841, appears to be a twin with Harvey Yates. This may be the Daniel B. Yates living with Chester Yates in 1870 born abt. 1844)
2g. Xzena Yates, born Oct. 28, 1842 died August 15, 1844,
buried in Yates Cemetery, Slaterville Springs, NY., next to her parents.
3b. Martin Nash born Nov. 24, 1834 died Jan. 7, 1836
3c. Benjamin Franklin Nash born Sept.
1836 in Speedsville, Town of Caroline, NY
Died Feb. 15, 1884 in Central City, Nebraska, Merrick Co.
Married Elvira Jane Porter in 1859, dau. of Stephen W. Porter and Mary Ward.
Elvira was born Nov. 26, 1841 died March 15, 1930, in Central City, Nebraska, Merrick Co.
Children: Wallace E, Arch, Hattie, Ella M., Frank Russell.
Note: Elvira must have married twice:
1900 - Archy Nash is found living in the household of, Newcomer, Clark age 64 Oct 1835 born in
Pennsylvania - Farmer, - Married 30 yrs (married abt.1869). No child information. Parents born
Pennsylvania, with wife, Newcomer, Elvira J. age 57 born Oct 1842 in Illinois
Married 30 yrs, She had 10 children, 2 living. Parents born in Ohio. Information on - Nash,
Archy age 25 born Jun 1874 in Nebraska - Stepson to Clark Newcomer; he is Single.
His father was born Illinois, mother born New York. 1880 census records for Mead, Merrick Co., Nebraska,
Benjamin F. Nash age 44 born NY, father born NY, mother born NY;
Elvira J. Nash his wife age 39 born Ill., father born TN.,
mother born ?; Wallace E. Nash age 12 born Ill, attending school;
Harriet Nash age 9 born Ill; Archie M. Nash age 5 born NE;
Frank R. Nash age 3 born NE; Nash (not named) male age 5 months born NE.
In 1870 Benjamin is living in Manito, Illinois: Benjamin F. age 33 farmer, Alvina 29, Wallace A. age 3, Lydia age 3/12,
William age 63 painter, Lydia age 65.
3d. Frances H. Nash (female) born Oct. 1, 1838 in Speedsville, Town of Caroline, NY (may be incorrectly listed as a female. 1850 Tioga Co., Town of Berkshire lists a son Henry Nash born 1838, this could be Frances Henry)
3e. Orlando Nash born May 1st 1840 died Dec. 6, 1841
3f. John F. or E. Nash born Sept. 28,
in Speedsville, Town of Caroline, NY.
Served in Civil War.
I believe they moved out of Tompkins Co.,
1850, then sold land in 1852.
Book of Deeds in Tompkins Co., NY County Clerk's office. (they are found living in Richford, Tioga Co., 1850)
In 1854 - Grantor - NASH, Lydia & William R. et al, Grantee - Joseph C. YATES, in book 61 page 354, Description of land - Caroline NW-11-W&F 3 lots.
In 1854 - Grantor - NASH, William R. & Lydia et al, Grantee - Joseph C. YATES, in book 61 page 354, Decription of land - Caroline NW-11-W&Y
4b. Adelaide Yates,dau. of Benjamin
born abt. 1837 died Nov. 21, 1868 age 31 yrs., 1 mo., 4 dys.,
married Andrew J. Carpenter.
Adelaide is buried in Willow Glen Cemetery, Town of Dryden, Tompkins Co., NY next to her parents.
Record found on Andrew J. Carpenter, born 1834 in Harford, Cortland Co., N. Y.
He married (1) Adelaide Yates, before 1860. She was born 1837, and died 1868.
He married (2) Clarissa E. Pierce, August 12, 1869. She was born 1845, and died August 13, 1908.
Children of Andrew & Adelaide Yates Carpenter are:
4b2. Morovah David Yates Carpenter, born 1862 died March 25, 1953.
i. Jessie Carpenter, b. 1885.
ii. Kennard Marcena Carpenter, b. April
07, 1895, Harford, Cortland Co., N. Y.;
d. March 11, 1989, Harford, Cortland Co., N. Y.;
married Beryle E. Walker, b. July 04, 1905; d. June 1983, Dryden, N. Y. Tompkins Co.
iii. Andrew Truman "A.T." Carpenter
, born Sept. 1897, Harford, Cort. Co., NY, died 1980, Harford, Cort.,
NY. He married Mary Velma Ketchum, born June 13, 1898,
June 1978, in Dryden, Tompkins Co., NY.
Children of Andrew Carpenter & his 2nd wife Clarissa Pierce; Cora B., b. 1871 d. 1890, Buried in Virgil Rural Cemetery, Cort. Co., NY; Jay M. Carpenter, b. 1878 d. May 25, 1937; Lee J. Carpenter, b. 1880, Harford, Cort. Co., NY., d. Feb. 12, 1920
4d. Maroviah Yates , Is also credited
being his son of of Benjamin & Henrietta Yates,
Date of birth abt. 1833 (per 1880 Hartford, Cortland Co., NY census records,
[ Per record of Pastor Steve Rogers]
This Maroviah Yates married Melissa Elizabeth Wolfe.
Melissa was a Red Cross Nurse during the Civil War.
1880 census records gives her age as 40 years, born Pa., both her parents were born in PA.
(note; Record is found in Caroline Marriage records of Marohah (sp?) wife Melissa Cooper,
see below under John W. Yates)
They had a least 3 sons, and 1 daughter; dau. Liew Yates born in MI. abt. 1868.
sons were Louisa, John, and William Henry, the other children are unknown.
4d 2. William Henry Yates, son of Maroviah Yates, born Nov. 23, 1873 in Philadelphia, Pa. and died on Nov. 1945. He married Ella Mae Watkins on April 8th 1894, she was born April 7, 1881 in Richford, NY, and died April 16, 1902 in Caroline, NY. They had four children: Florence, Maroviah, Georgia, Stephen. William Henry Yates married 2nd to Gertrude Mae Brown. The family settled in Oneonta, NY.
4d2 a. Florence Yates, dau. of William Henry & Ella Mae Walkins Yates,
who died at age nine;
4d2b. Maroviah Amariah (Bob) Yates, s/o William Henry & Ella Mae Walkins Yates. born Oct. 25, 1896 in Caroline, NY., he married Carrie St. John, he died per SS death index record Jan. 1970; Note: record is found of Carrie Yates, dau. of Linus & Aura (Campbell) St. John, died Jan. 27, 1986, she was the wife of Marovah A. Yates, 6 survivors.
4d2 c. Georgia Yates, d/o William Henry & Ella Mae Walkins Yates, who died in infancy;
4d2d. Stephen Eugene Yates, s/o William Henry & Ella Mae Walkins Yates
born April 15, 1902 in Caroline Center, he married Grace Mae Blanchard on Feb. 28, 1927, she was born May 8, 1911, she died April 13, 1988. Stephen died on Sept. 2, 1962 in Buffalo, NY.
5. Francis Yates, son of Lemuel & Lucinda (Norwood) Yates, born Jan. 27, 1806 died May 1, 1883
Married Lucy B. Marsh born Dec. 31, 1811 died Nov. 112, 1891,
they are both buried in Yates Cemetery, Slaterville Springs, Town of Caroline, NY.
Children that are known are: Hannah Maria, Susan Marilla, Lydia Marcena.
2. Susie L. Pettigrove dau. of William
Martha (Harrington) Pettigrove
1882 - 1948, lived in the Town of Caroline, NY.
Married 1st George S. Yates - 115 Infantry 1st Sargent Co. M.,
Soldier, age 25 born Harford, NY -
son of Morovah Yates & Millie E. N. Wolf.
Susan married 2nd on Dec. 31, 1919
Frank L. Depew age 48 yrs at time of marriage he was the son of: Irving Depew & Jenette Johnson
3. Amy Candace Pettigrove dau. of
& Martha (Harrington) Pettigrove
1889- died Apr. 1, 1975, she married Oct. 13, 1917 to Fred Halsey Atwater, b. Oct. 3, 1879-1963.
Fred was the son of Charles Hall & Lucilla (Halsey) Atwater.
Amy & Fred had at least one dau. (name unknown) who married John Patterson.
Fred and Amy are buried in Caroline Grove Cemetery, Caroline, Tompkins Co., NY.
5c. Lydia Marcena Yates, dau. of Francis & Lucy (Marsh) Yates, born August 14, 1843 died May 24, 1923married Oct. 19, 1863 to Benjamin "Frank" Silsbee, born Aug. 2, 1837 died April 5, 1915. They lived in Harford, Cortland Co., NY. Benjamin, known as Frank was a shoe maker. They moved to Daisy Hollow, in Harford where they lived. They had one daughter named Maggie Silsbee born 1867 and died March 1951, Maggie married Charles Lang who died May 30, 1926, they had a daughter Leona who married first to Arthur Pierce. Leona married 2nd Fred Liddington.
6. Miranda Yates, daughter of Lemuel & Lucinda (Norwood) Yates, born abt. 1808,
if she is the Miranda that married Benjamin Slater.
Listed next door to Joseph C. Yates in 1850 Caroline Census records, and again in 1860. As follows; 1850 - Benjamin Slater age 46, Miranda age 41, Herod (sp?) age 17, Jasper as 14, Adeline age 11, Henry age 9, Lydia age 5; 1860 Caroline Census records - Benjamin Slater age 57, Miranda age 52, Henry age 18, Lydia age 15.
6b. Jasper Slater son of of Benjamin & Miranda Yates Slater, born abt. 1836
6c. Adeline Slater, dau. of of Benjamin & Miranda Yates Slater, born abt. 1839
6d. Henry Slater, son of of Benjamin
Miranda Yates Slater,
born abt. 1841, in 1892 a Henry Slater is living in Town of Caroline,
age 49 with wife Anna age 46, and son Charles age 26. (unsure if this is the same Henry Slater)
This family is buried in the Charles Mulks Cemetery, Slaterville, NY. as follows:
Slater, J. Henry 1843 - 1898 Co. G. 2nd Reg't Prov. N. Y. Cal.; Anna M. his wife 1846 - ; Slater, Charles A. 1867 - 1918;
Slater, Cora J. his wife 1868 - 1934.
6e. Lydia Slater, dau. of of Benjamin & Miranda Yates Slater, born abt. 1845
7. Jacob P. Yates, may be the son of Lemuel & Lucinda (Norwood) Yates,
born abt. 1813 died April 8, 1891 age 78 yrs.
Married Eliza (_______), who died March 22, 1895 age 83 yrs.
They are both buried in Willow Glen Cemetery, Town of Dryden, Tompkins Co., NY.
1850 Dryden Census records has the following;
Jacob P. Yates age 35, Eliza age 36, Mary age 10, Charlotte age 8,
Henrietta age 5, Susan age 3, with William H. Dunham age 22 living in the same household.
There may be more children.
Note: Record found where a Jacob P. Yates married on December 27, 1838
Eliza Mosher born Dec. 26, 1812 died March 22, 1896,
dau. of James & Orpha Mosher from Dutchess Co., NY
7b. Charlotte Yates, dau. of Jacob & Eliza Yates, born abt. 1842.
7d. Susan Yates, dau. of Jacob &
Yates, born abt. 1847,
this could be Elizabeth listed in 1850 census records as being age 3.
Elizabeth Yates 1846 with no death date, wife of John K. Reed 1845-1905
are listed on the Jacob P. Yates monument.
7e. Jay Yates, son of Jacob & Eliza
Yates, born abt. 1850 died May 28, 1891 age 41 yrs., 10 mo., 24 dys.,
listed on the Jacob P. Yates monument with the wording of Only son of Jacob & Eliza Yates.
Unsure if he ever married.
1880 Dryden,Tompkins Co., NY census records –
Yates, Jay age 28, living with G. E. Hanford as a farm laborer.
8. Candice Yates, daughter of Lemuel & Lucinda (Norwood) Yates, Name spelled Candace on headstone. Born abt. 1816 died Sept. 13, 1857 are 42 yrs., 7 mos., 1 dy. Married David Belknap born abt. 1808, he was born in PA. 1850 census records has the following: David age 42, Candice age 34, Amos age 18, George age 14, Aurilla age 1. I believe Amos and George could be by another marriage of David's. Buried in Charles Mulks Cemetery, located a short distance from Yates Cemetery, is found a grave for BELKNAP, David W., 1807-1884, unsure if this is the correct David, buried next to him is BELKNAP, BELKNAP, Marilla, wife of David W. Belknap d. Mar. 23, 1849 ae 38y 8m 20d, I believe this could be his first wife. He may have married Candice shortly after the death of Marilla, David and Candice may have named a child after his first wife. Candice/Candace is buried in Yates Cemetery, Slaterville Springs, Town of Caroline, NY in a grave right behind Lemuel & Lucinda Yates.
8b. George Belknap, born abt. 1837. Believe this may be a step-son to Candice Yates Belknap. Buried in Charles Mulks Cemetery is the following: BELKNAP, George E. 1837 - 1862
8c. Aurilla Belknap, born abt. 1849/1850. Belive this to be the only child that Candice had. Found in Charles Mulks Cemetery buried next to David and Marilla Belknap is the following, BELKNAP, Marilla D. 1850 - 1862, unsure if this is Aurilla
10. Mary Yates, daughter of Lemuel & Lucinda (Norwood) Yates, born April 25, 1819 died Jan. 10, 1862 age 42 yrs., 8 mo., 15 dys. She was living with her father in 1850 in Slaterville Springs, NY. Never married, she is buried next to Candace Belknap in Yates Cemetery.
11. Joseph C. Yates, son of Lemuel
Lucinda (Norwood) Yates, born 1822 died 1900.
Married Sally A. Robison, born 1826 died 1910.
They are buried in Yates Cemetery, Slaterville Springs, Town of Caroline, NY
11b. Mary Yates, dau. of Joseph
Sally Robinson Yates
died Dec. 9, 1861 age 9 yrs., 2 mo., 8 dys.,
buried in Yates Cemetery, Slaterville Springs, Town of Caroline, NY.
11c. Alma Yates, dau. of Joseph &
died Sept. 16, 1861 age 7 yrs., 3 mo., 15 dys.,
buried in Yates Cemetery, Slaterville Springs, Town of Caroline, NY.
11d. Hattie Yates, dau. of of Joseph
Sally Robinson Yates
born 1860 died August 1, 1860 age 4 months.,
buried in Yates Cemetery, Slaterville Springs, Town of Caroline, NY.
11e. Martha G. Yates, born abt.
was living with Joseph C. & Sally A. Yates in 1892,
Caroline Town Marriage records has record this is a daughter of Joseph and Sally. Martha G. Yates, residing in Slaterville, Town of Caroline, born in Slaterville Town of Caroline, age 35 (error in age) daughter of J. C. Yates & Sally A. Robison was married by J. J. Smith on July 22, 1900 to Daniel Tanner, residing in Harford, born in Harford, NY, age 55 yrs., a Carpenter, son of Selma Tanner and Elvina Jackson. Methodist Church records have a Martha G. Yates married July 22, 1900 to David (looks like Davis).
Thank you John H. Yates for sending in updates on this family.
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