George Yates II

From my notes:

George Yate, the eldest son and heir of George Yate, Gentleman, and Mary Wells, his wife, was born presumably at the dwelling plantation of his father in Anne Arundel County, perhaps about 1674. His share of his father’s estate, according to the will of 1691, consisted of one-half of the 700 acres tract of “Yate His Forebearance”, lying on the north shore of the Patapsco River in Baltimore County as well as the entire tract “Forebearance” of 140 acres lying in the falls of the Patapsco on the south bank, then in Baltimore County and now in Howard.

On May 8, 1705, by virtue of a warrant from the Lord Proprietary “George Yate, of Baltimore County”, was granted 400 acres of land which had been renewable on February 29, 1704/5. The certificate read… these are therefore to certify that by appointment of Clement Hill, Jr., Surveyor General of the Western Shore… have laid out at the head of the Patapsco River….. a tract of land for George Yate known as “Yate’s Contrivance.” (Patents, Liber C D, folio 276, Land Office, Annapolis.)

George Yate lived on “Yate His Forebearance” before he patented ” Yate’s Contrivance” but we do know that the latter became his dwelling plantation and was his residence at the time of his death some years later. Besides being a planter in the very productive and affluent section of Elk Ridge, he operated a brick yard with his friend Edward Teall.

About 1700 George Yate married Rachel, fifth child of Captain Richard Warfield, Sr., an outstanding subject of Anne Arundel County. By his will dated January 10, 1703/4, and proved in Anne Arundel County on February 11, 1703/4, he devised to his daughter Rachel in fee simple a 150 acre portion of “Warfield Range”, but in the event of her death without issue, it was to revert to the testator’s son, Richard Warfield II. In another portion of the will he bequeathed to his daughter Rachel Yate, or to her children at the age of twenty-one years, certain articles of personal property. (Wills, Liber 11, folio 409. Hall of Records.)

In an account upon the estate of Richard Warfield, Sr., rendered by his executors, John Warfield and Richard Warfield accounted for the following disbursement “Of cash paid to George Yate of a portion of the deceased’s estate due to Rachel his wife another heir of the accounts as per receipt appears L 4/2-“. Thus the marriage of George Yate and Rachel is proved absolutely. (Inventory and Accounts, Liber 25, folio 163, Hall of Records.)

On July 5, 1712, George Yate, of Baltimore County, Planter, conveyed to John Yernel, of the same county, Planter,his portion of “Yate His Forebearance”, that is, 382 acres, which he had inherited by the will of his parent. No wife waived dower. (Baltimore County Deeds, Liber R R #A, folio 208.)

It was stated , though without documentary proof, that his wife Rachel died during the year 1709. From the above conveyance, however, it is evident that she had departed by 1712. He married secondly Ruth ? who survived him.

The will of George Yate (sic) was dated September 13, 1717, and proved in Baltimore County on November 18, 1717, by William Hamilton, Samuel Tayier and Joseph Harp. (Wills, Liber 14, folio 340). He devised his four sons: George, Joshua, Samuel and Benjamin and their heirs the dwelling-plantation “Yate Contrivance”, the equal divisions were to be made by John Warfield and Richard Warfield when the eldest son, George, attained the age of twenty-one years. Futhermore, the eldest son was to have the first choice of the divisions, but in the event that any of his sons died before they reached the age of twenty-one, the divisions was to be made among the survivors. Personalty was left to his son George, daughter Eleanor, and his brother John Yeats and the latter’s wife Elizabeth. His friend Edward Teal was bequeathed certain articles of personalty and one-half of the production from the brickyard until his eldest son came of age. Edward Teall futhermore was “to have oversight of the plantation” and to sell the tract “Forebearance”.

He bequeathed his wife (unnamed) L 5 and named her executrix with Edward Teall. The residue of the personal estate was to be divided equally among his four named sons and three daughters – Eleanor, Mary and Rachel. Somehow Edward Teall did not administer the estate jointly with the widow. The will was exhibited before the Deputy Commissary of Baltimore County for the Prerogatives Court during the February session of 1717/18, (Testamentary Proceedings. Liber 23, folio 175 Hall of Records. )

The inventory of the personal estate was made on June 10, 1718, by Christopher Randall and William Hamilton and displayed an appraisement of L 75/11/9. John Outerlong and John Israel signed as the greatest creditors, while John Yate signed as kinsman, that is, John Yate brother to the decd George Yate and satisfied with this appraisement.” (inventory Liber 1, folio 27.) The inventory was presented at court and passed by the Deputy Commissary on July 9, 1718, (Testamentary Proceedings, Liber 23, folio 211. )

His Widow Ruth Yate soon married Joseph Ary and with him became executor of the estate. On September 1, 1726, at the request of John Hall, Esq., the sheriff of Baltimore County, issued citation against Joseph Ary and Ruth his wife “executors of George Yate late of Baltimore county, decd, to show cause why they had not passed an account.” (Testamentary Proceedings, Liber 27, folio 33.)

Citations were again issued at the November Court in 1726, at the January Court of 1726/7, and again during March following: (Testamentary Proceedings, Liber 27, folio 336, 370, 387.) From the records it is shown that the widow and her husband thus defied the court and failed to file an account. The step-mother and her husband became guardians of the minor children, and it can be expected that they dissipated the estate of their wards. Perhaps at this time, 1727, then years after the death of George Yate, there were no proceeds left of the personal estate. However, about this time the elder children were of age and were claiming their share of the real property.

Today In Genealogy History – October 7, 2011

Blanche Goldsmith and George Wells were married 344 years ago – October 7, 1667.  Blanche was the daughter of Major Samuel and Johanna Goldsmith.  George was the son of Richard Wells and Frances Elizabeth White.  Blanche and George had 5 children:  Benjamin, Blanche, Frances, Mary and George.

Will of Sigismunde Massey

Stafford County, Virginia

In the name of God Amen.  I, Sigismunde Massey, of Stafford County, being sick in body but in perfect memory and hence do dispose of my estate in manner and form as followeth.  First I give to Dade Massey one grey mare about four years old.  Secondly I give to Benjamin Massey one dun mare about four years old.  Thirdly I give to Thomas Massey one dark grey mare about two years old.  Fourthly I do give and bequeath all ye rest of my estate to Robert Massey to be disposed of as followeth.  That after my debts are paid my executors purchase a tract of land to ye worth of what is left and that is to Robert Massey and his heirs male of his body, in case of failure of them to Dade Massey and ye heirs male of his body, in case of failure of them to Benjamin Massey and ye heirs male of his body, in case of failure of them to Thomas Massey and ye heirs male of his body and I do  make Rice Hoe my whole and sole executor of this my last Will and Testament revoking all other wills but this to be my last Will and real meaning, this eighteenth day of April 1692.  Witness my hand and seal.     Sigismunde Massey

Teste Peter Dawson, John Davis, Stephen Parker

This Will was sufficiently proved in ye County Court of Stafford by ye oathes and testaments of Peter Dawson and John Davis, witnesses to ye said Will subscribed on ye 11th day of May 1692 and was then recorded.

Today In Genealogy History – October 6, 2011

Marie Christina Johann Rupperts and Johann Daniel Hertz were married 239 years ago – October 6, 1772 – in Germany.  Daniel and Christina had at least one son, Johann Daniel Hertz, who was born in Germany and emigrated to the United States with his wife and children in 1835.  He died while on board ship and was buried at sea.

Samuel Riley White Family Sheet

Family Group Sheet

Husband: Samuel Riley White
Born: 16 Sep 1837
Married: 12 Jan 1865 in: Washington County, KY
Died 1: 27 Nov 1914 in: Washington County, KY
Died 2: 27 Nov 1914 in: Age 77 yrs, 1 mos, 11 days
Died 3: 27 Nov 1914 in: Organic heart trouble, Cert. #3063
Father: Samuel R. White
Mother: Martha Lewis

Wife: Nancy Ellen Dean
Born: 26 Oct 1843
Died: 07 May 1919 in: Washington County, KY
Father: Henry Dean
Mother: Winney A.

1 Name: Willie Ann White
Born: 06 Sep 1866 in: Washington County, KY
Died 1: 13 Jan 1942 in: Louisville, KY
Died 2: 13 Jan 1942 in: Bronchial Pneumonia, Cert. #1580
Married: 18 Feb 1903 in: Washington County, KY
Spouse: William D. Coulter

2 Name: Abigail Jane White
Born: 1868
Died: Aft. 15 Jan 1942
Married: 27 Dec 1895 in: Washington County, KY
Spouse: John Lewis

3 Name: Henry White
Born: Nov 1871
Died: Aft. 15 Jan 1942
Married: 27 Mar 1892 in: Washington County, KY
Spouse: Eliza Dean
Married: 15 Apr 1909 in: Washington County, KY
Spouse: Rebecca Young

4 Name: Martha Ellen White
Born: 28 Jun 1874
Died: 30 Nov 1955
Married: 13 Dec 1891 in: Washington County, KY
Spouse: Henry Edward Dean

5 Name: Eliza A. White
Born: Apr 1880
Died: Bef. 1919

6 Name: Larkin Coleman White
Born: 20 Feb 1882
Died: 09 Jul 1945
Married: 21 Mar 1909 in: Washington County, KY
Spouse: Ada Armstrong

Today In Genealogy History – October 5, 2011

Dr. John Linton was born 200 years ago – October 5, 1811 – the son of Benjamin Franklin Linton and Lucy Crewdson.  Dr. John Linton migrated from Kentucky to Iowa, where he died in 1878.  He married Mrs. Mary A. McCraney, but the marriage ended in divorce.

Vanarsdell’s of Mercer County, Kentucky

Mercer County, Kentucky – History and Biographies

William Alfred Vanarsdell

William Alfred Vanarsdell was born February 5, 1834, on the waters of Salt River, Mercer County, Kentucky, where he grew to manhood, and in 1866 he located in the pleasant village of McAfee, where he has since resided.  In 1861 he enlisted in Company F, Nineteenth Kentucky Infantry,  Colonel Landrum, and remained in the service for about four years.  His father, John J. Vanarsdell, a native of Mercer County, was a soldier in the War of 1812, was a farmer, and died in 1867 at the age of seventy-two years.  He was the son of James Vanarsdell, a native of New Jersey, who removed to Kentucky in 1778, and with others, in times of danger, occupied the fort at Stanford.  He married Betsey Bean, and their offspring were Isaac, William, John J., James P. and Bettie (Rice).  John J. married Mary, daughter of Peter Cozine, of Mercer County (died in 1884 at the age of seventy-one years), and from their union sprang William A., James, John, Isaac, Sarah (Hawkins) and Lucy (Cozine).  September 7, 1854, William A. was united in marriage to Miss Margaret, daughter of James and Diana (Dean) Thompson, of Mercer County, born May 4, 1836, and to them have been born John, Mattie (Sorrel), Susan, Annie, Addie, William R. and Minnie L.  Since the year 1851, with the exception of the period of his army life, Mr. Vanarsdell has been engaged in blacksmithing with fair success.  Without assistance in the beginning of his career, he has had to rely upon his own efforts, and by a strict adherence to business has secured a comfortable competency.  He is a member in good standing in the I. O. O. F. and also in the A F. & A. M.  In his religious profession he is a Baptist, and in politics is identified with the Republican Party.

Jackson Vanarsdell

Jackson Vanarsdell was born September 30, 1831, and is a son of C. C. Vanarsdell, a native of New Jersey, where he was born in 1780.  C. C. came to this state in an early day and settled in Mercer County.  His father was also C. C. Vanarsdell.  Jackson Vanarsdell was brought up on the family farm, in his native county of Mercer, receiving a common-school education.  He has accumulated considerable property, owning a good farm of 354 acres of land, also a distillery which he operates six months of the year.  His distillery has a capacity of 400 gallons per day, and is valued at $30,000.  Mr. Vanarsdell was married to Miss Jane P. Brewer, by whom he has five children.  She died and he afterward married Mrs. M. E. Bush.  He and his family are members of the Presbyterian Church.