John Estes Yates was born 260 years ago – July 2, 1752 – in Caroline County, Virginia. John was the son of George Yates, IV, and Frances Fielding Lewis. John married Elizabeth Gaines in Culpeper County, Virginia, in 1772. John and Elizabeth had at least one child – John Yates. After fighting in the Revolutionary War, John moved to Adair County, Kentucky.