Thomas W Yates

Brief Life History of Thomas W

When Thomas W Yates was born in 1829, in Kentucky, United States, his father, John Gaines Yates, was 42 and his mother, Melinda Mitchell, was 28. He lived in Barren, Kentucky, United States in 1850.

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John Gaines Yates
Melinda Mitchell
Louisa Malinda Yates
James Franklin Yates
Malinda Jane Yates
John M Yates
Amanda F. Yates
Elizabeth Yates
Thomas W Yates
Granger Yates
Sarah Melvina Yates
Dorothy Yates
Ann Clay Yates

Sources (2)

  • Thomas W Yates in household of Malinda Yates, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Thomas W. Yates - Government record: birth: 1829; Kentucky, United States

World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

1830 · Louisville and Portland Canal Opens

The Louisville and Portland canal opened in 1830. It was a 2 mile canal. It helped with the barrier caused by the Falls of the Ohio River at Louisville by making a route around them.


Kentucky sided with the Union during the Civil War, even though it is a southern state.

Name Meaning

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.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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