Yates Family Cemetery

 

Yates Family Cemetery was located in Section 1 of Radnor Township.
 


Taken from History & Reminiscences Volume 111, January 7, 1956...transcribed by Janine Crandell.

Below is a list of deaths in the Yates Family Cemetery taken from History and Reminiscences of Princeville and Vicinity. We do not know how many of the following were buried in the family cemetery.

YATES, Joseph, March 11, 1798 - Dec. 8, 1878
    Mary Colwell, his wife, May 5, 1796 - Dec. 24, 1883
    Children:
    Rachel, July 5, 1820 - May 31, 1832
    Thomas, July 24, 1824 - Feb. 26, 1892 at Mt. Hope, Kan.
    John Caldwell, Aug. 11,1827 - Mar. 14, 1896 at Peoria II.
    Mary Nelson, Apr. 1, 1830 - Jan. 8, 1853
    Joseph, Sept. 8, 1832 - Dec. 5, 1877
    Adam, March 20, 1805 - Feb. 3 1865
    Sarah Miller, his wife, Oct. 10, 1814 - Mar. 20, 1901
 

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CHILDREN OF ADAM YATES:
    Margretta, Nov. 24, 1835 - May 24, 1917 in Omaha, Neb.
    Mary Ann, May 11, 1838 - Aug. 10, 1902 in Ireland
    John M., May 11, 1838 - Aug. 16, 1921
    Amanda, Aug. 15, 1842
    Augusta, Aug. 15, 1842 (alive in 1922)
    Sarah Jane, May 27, 1844
    Thomas A., April 10, 1846 - July 27,1850
    Irwin, Dec. 26, 1850 - Sept. 5, 1851
    Edwin, Dec. 26, 1850 - Sept. 13, 1851
    Adam F., Dec. 24, 1852 - Aug. 24, 1853

Dr. Thomas Yates, Dec. 22, 1810 - June 2, 1866 at Dunlap, II.
    Mary Pursell, his wife, May 9, 1813 - July 8, 1877
    Children:
    James P., Oct. 20, 1836 - Sept. 24, 1915 Pekin, II.
    Thomas J., Aug. 27, 1838 - Dec. 27, 1847
    Nancy M., June 5, 1840
    Her husband, William Hervey, d. Dec. 3, 1872
    William W., July 22, 1842 - June 2, 1893 Narka, Kansas
    Mary R., Nov. 2, 1842? - March 1917 at Princeville, II.
    David M., Nov. 8, 1849 - Jan. 6, 1888
    Arminda P., March 8, 1858

Three brothers: Joseph, Adam and Thomas Yates, natives of Ohio County, West Virginia, settled near Wheeling. In 1847 they left Wheeling by flat boat and came via Ohio, Mississippi and Illinois rivers to Peoria, Illinois. They settled together in the northeast corner of the Radnor Township Peoria County. There was a Yates family cemetery, but according to reports the land where it was located was sold. The living heirs gave consent to the purchaser to farm the cemetery.

 


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Updated August 31, 2006