Samuel Green Yates

Brief Life History of Samuel Green

When Samuel Green Yates was born on 5 July 1823, in Virginia, United States, his father, Stephen Yeatts, was 28 and his mother, Mary Terry, was 26. He married Mary Boswell on 28 January 1847, in Rockingham, Richmond, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Southern District, Pittsylvania, Virginia, United States in 1860 and Cave Spring, Roanoke, Virginia, United States for about 40 years. He died on 15 November 1913, in Roanoke, Virginia, United States, at the age of 90.

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Samuel Green Yates
Mary Boswell
Marriage: 28 January 1847
George Yates
Sarah Yates
about 1864–
Maria F. Yates
Mary Elizabeth Yates
Fannie L. Yates
Green E. Yates
Sallie White Yeatts
Samuel Whittle Yates
Mitty A Yates

Sources (27)

  • S G Yates, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Samuel G. Yates - Government record: Census record: birth: from 1823 to 1830; Virginia, United States
  • Samuel Z Zates, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "

World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.


By 1838 the area was populated enough that Roanoke County was created out of parts of Botetourt and Montgomery Counties,[39] and the area's first railroad, the Virginia and Tennessee, arrived in 1852.

1847 · Hollywood Cemetery Established

Hollywood Cemetery was established in 1847 in Richmond Virginia. This is where Presidents James Monroe and John Tyler are buried. During the Civil War it became the largest military interments and a large section dedicated to military burials. Jefferson Davis a well known Confederate is also buried here. Many other notable people are also buried here.

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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