When Nancy Yates was born on 12 December 1813, in Bullitt, Kentucky, United States, her father, Isaac Yates, was 23 and her mother, Rachel Collings, was 15. She married Thomas Gunter on 5 June 1830, in Putnam, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 11 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Ravanna, Mercer, Missouri, United States in 1870 and Medicine Township, Mercer, Missouri, United States for about 20 years. She died on 15 April 1906, in Mercer, Missouri, United States, at the age of 92, and was buried in Brantley Cemetery, Ravanna Township, Mercer, Missouri, United States.
English: from Middle English yates ‘gates’, plural of yate, Old English geat ‘gate’, hence a topographic or occupational name for someone who lived by the gates of a town or castle and who probably acted as the gatekeeper or porter. Compare Gates . Alternatively, a variant of the singular form Yate, with post-medieval excrescent -s.
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