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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Family Time Line

John Wesley Yarbrough
1854–1931
Nancy Jane Hendrix
1850–1930
Mary Yarbrough
1869–
William T Yarbrough
1875–
Mary Yarbrough
1877–
Rosie L Yarbrough
1879–
Della Yarbrough
1882–
Robert W. Yarbrough
1884–
John J Yarbrough
1886–
Joshua John Yarbrough
1886–1950
Jashanney Yarbrough
1887–
Edward Tennyson Yarbrough
1890–1964
Hettie Bell Yarbrough
1894–1955

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)

1861

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.

1863

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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