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Elias Yates 1829-1893

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Elias Yates descendants

Indiana Marriage Collection, 1800-1941 Name: Rachel Colvin Spouse Name: Elias Yates Marriage Date: 30 Aug 1849 Marriage County: Crawford Source Title 1: Crawford County Indiana Source Title 2: Marriages 1818 - 1880 Books A - D Source Title 3: Part I grooms Part II Brides Compiled by Ruth M Sl Book: B OS Page: 92

1850 United States Federal Census Name: Eli Yates Age: 21 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1829 Birth Place: Crawford CO Gender: Male Home in 1850: Union, Crawford, Indiana David Colvin 11 Louis Colvin 58 Susannah Colvin 54 Eli Yates 21 Rachel Yates 20 Silas Yates 22

Iowa State Census Collection, 1836-1925 Name: Elias Yates Birth Year: abt 1830 Birth Place: Indiana Gender: Male Marital Status: Married Census Date: 1856 Residence State: Iowa Residence County: Wapello Locality: Agency Roll: IA_67 Line: 8 Family Number: 56 Elias Yates 26 Elvira Yates 30 Jas A Stewart 14

U.S. Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles Name: Elias Yates Residence: Wilmington, Illinois Enlistment Date: 26 Jul 1862 Rank at enlistment: Private State Served: Illinois Survived the War?: Yes Service Record: Enlisted in Company A, Illinois 100th Infantry Regiment on 30 Aug 1862. Promoted to Full Corporal. Mustered out on 19 May 1865. Sources: Illinois: Roster of Officers and Enlisted Men

Name: Elias Yates Side: Union Regiment State/Origin: Illinois Regiment Name: 100 Illinois Infantry Regiment Name Expanded: 100th Regiment, Illinois Infantry COMPANY: A Rank In: Private Rank In Expanded: Private Rank Out: Corporal Rank Out Expanded: Corporal Film Number: M539 roll 101

1870 United States Federal Census Name: Elias Yates Birth Year: abt 1830 Age in 1870: 40 Birthplace: Illinois Home in 1870: Oskaloosa Ward 3, Mahaska, Iowa Race: White Gender: Male Elias Yates 40 Alvira Yates 44 Elizabeth Yates 11 Carl C Yates 9 Sarah Smith 15

1880 United States Federal Census Name: Elias Yates Home in 1880: Oskaloosa, Mahaska, Iowa Age: 50 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1830 Birthplace: Illinois Relation to Head of Household: Self (Head) Spouse's Name: Elvira Father's birthplace: Illinois Mother's birthplace: Illinois Occupation: Barber Marital Status: Married Race: White Gender: Male

Iowa State Census Collection, 1836-1925 Name: Elias Yates Birth Year: abt 1830 Birth Place: Illinois Gender: Male Marital Status: Widowed Census Date: 1885 Residence State: Iowa Residence County: Mahaska Locality: Oskaloosa Roll: IA1885_228 Line: 13 Family Number: 263 Elias Yates 55 Elmira Yates 62

Headstones Provided for Deceased Union Civil War Veterans, 1879-1903 about Elias Yates Name: Elias Yates State of Cemetery: Iowa

A Civil War Letter making reference to John and Elias Yates together

Date: May 17, 1864; Author: John Yates; Addressee: Elizabeth Roberson Yates; Location: Resaca, GA;

Description/Summary: John is writing this letter on Tuesday May 17, 1864 from Resaca, Gordon Co., GA; this is about 32 miles south of Ringgold, GA, the site of his previous letter. [Passing through the Ringgold Pass and the fight for Resaca clearly is making progress towards the 1864 objective of taking Atlanta and will be hard fought each step.] John says he is in good health but he is only able to write this letter through the providence of God; it has been a hard fight. He says the fight has required the Rebels to evacuate their strongholds, retreat back towards Atlanta leaving their dead where they fell; some of these dead are laying within his camp as he writes this letter. He says they started the current fight on May 7, 1864 and did not stop until May 16, 1864. His group has not lost any men since leaving Buzzard Roost Gap where they had 6-8 wounded and 2 killed from their group. They have had 2 wounded including their Captain.

He says they have seen some hard fighting over the last ten days having driven the Rebels some 25 miles into TN and they are still in Pursuit. They have stopped currently where they are so they can complete crossing the river on a bridge which is still burning from the Rebels retreat actions. He says he has not had a letter from her in over three weeks so he is looking for one now any day. It is raining just now John says and he has his tent all stretched out for use. He and Elias Yates [His brother and/or cousin 1829-1893] are under the tent both writing home to their families. Elias has returned from home but his leg is crooked and he can't march. [Consolidated Service Records confirm he was injured in the Battle of Chickamauga.] Daniel Yates is in Chattanooga at the moment and he saw Bill [Unknown] yesterday; Harve Roberson and all the boys of the 81st Indiana have all gotten through safely so far.

He asked that she tell Uncle Silas Yates that John Yates [John C.B. Yates 1836-1910] has come out to the battlefield with the 58th Indiana and they are assigned to the Pioneer Brigade. He indicates he doesn't have much more to add except perhaps a little about the last battle; basically he is saying the best thing to say about it is suffice it to say he never wants to see the like again if I can be so.

Elias Yates served in the 100th Illinois Infantry

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