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From: "Joachim Wilck" <>
Subject: [YATES-L] Yates from Vermont to New York
Date: Mon, 3 May 1999 09:22:34 -0400
Greetings, Yates listers! This is my first posting. I've recently learned
that I have an ancestor named Laurentine Yates, 1818-1854. Short life,
huh? He was born and raised in Cattaraugus County, in western NY state. I
believe his father was Emery or Emory Yates, from Woodstock, Vermont. A
county history says Emory left Woodstock first for Gainesville, NY with his
brother-in-law Lewis Wood and settled in Hinsdale, NY in 1813. They were
soon joined by Lewis' brother Wheelock Wood. Laurentine Yates was a
veteran of the army, serving at Black Rock during the year 1812. Emory and
some poor unnamed woman had Emory Jr. in 1814 and Lorenzo in 1816. (?)Then
Laurentine, my ancestor, in 1818. They were in the lumber business.
Laurentine married a Mary Miller and they had Fanny and Leander Yates.
Mary remarried after Laurentine died, but chose to be buried next to her
first husband when she died many years later.
Another interesting thing..An uncle by marriage, Abraham Miller, named his
own son Laurentine Yates Miller, and this person became quite famous in NY.
So people must have thought a lot of the original Laurentine in his short
life...I wonder why?
Many vets of 1812 claim Gainesville, NY as where they hail from; was that
where the army was stationed? I know pitifully little about that conflict.
Can anyone enlighten me? It might help in my research.
TIA to everyone who took the time to read all this! Looking forward to
hearing from some of you, Debbie in Ohio