Hello Yates People. I am a descendant of the Yates. But, mine must have been the red-headed ogre headed line because I can find next to NOTHING on mine.
Working most recent backward.
My maternal 2nd great grandmother Elizabeth A Yates born July 1852 Milwaukee, Wisconsin daughter of Jacob Yates b. 1815ish and Sarah Jane Horner.
Jacob. Ugh. Well, he can have a year of birth anywhere between 1815 - 1819. Supposedly immigrated to the US in 1842. Possible parents Benjamin Yates and Betty Ramsdale. Literally, nothing I locate for him can be convincingly proven.
Further on Jacob. Bit of a cradle too it seems. His wife Sarah Jane Horner was born 1835 and they had a load of kids. But with Jacob not coming to the US until he was in his late 20s can't help but think he may have had a wife a children he may have left behind in England, or maybe lost them?
Point being all the research I do on Yates (also search Yeats, Yeates and Gates) there is NO Jacob. If anyone who sees this has 1 or knows of a line with 1 please contact me here or my regular email cmm18717 AT Yahoo dot com.