John Wesley Yarbrough

Brief Life History of John Wesley

When John Wesley Yarbrough was born on 4 October 1854, in Georgia, United States, his father, Joshua T Yarbrough, was 21 and his mother, Rebecca Bishop, was 16. He had at least 6 sons and 5 daughters with Nancy Jane Hendrix. He lived in Gilkerson, Craighead, Arkansas, United States in 1900 and Greenfield Township, Craighead, Arkansas, United States in 1910. He died on 2 January 1931, in Jonesboro Township, Craighead, Arkansas, United States, at the age of 76.

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John Wesley Yarbrough
Nancy Jane Hendrix
Mary Yarbrough
William T Yarbrough
Mary Yarbrough
Rosie L Yarbrough
Della Yarbrough
Robert W. Yarbrough
John J Yarbrough
Joshua John Yarbrough
Jashanney Yarbrough
Edward Tennyson Yarbrough
Hettie Bell Yarbrough

Sources (4)

  • John Yarber, "United States Census, 1880"
  • John W Yarbrough, "United States Census, 1910"
  • John W Yarbrough in household of Joshua T Yarbrough, "United States Census, 1860"

World Events (8)


Civil War History - Some 11,000 Georgians gave their lives in defense of their state a state that suffered immense destruction. But wars end brought about an even more dramatic figure to tell: 460,000 African-Americans were set free from the shackles of slavery to begin new lives as free people.


Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

English (Yorkshire): habitational name from Yarburgh (Lincolnshire) or Yarborough Camp in Croxton (Lincolnshire), both of which derive from Old English eorth-burg ‘earth-work’ (eorth ‘earth, ground’ + burg ‘fortress’). This form of the surname is now rare in Britain.

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

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