Tidbits About the Yelton Clan and Connecting Families
Was the father of Isabel Hinson (b.1746) and owned slaves. Bought 190
acres for 48 lbs. of tobacco - Gov’t Revenue Roll.
John Yelton (b.1771). Her parents came from Northern Germany with their
belongings including a pig which grew into a hog during storms at sea. Their delayed
arrival forced them to live in a brush arbor the first winter.
H. Yelton (b.1800)
1850 Census - Land $3000. Phillip was a farmer.
W. Yelton (b.1810)
1870 Census - Land value $600. Personal goods $400.
1850 Census - Falmouth land value $600.
1870 Census - Farmer - Land value $2000. Personal goods $850.
James Yelton (b.1813)
1850 Census - Land value $1000.
1870 Census - Ferryman. Land value $1500. Personal goods $400.
Was a Grocer and Postmaster in Montgomery Co., Indiana, at Mt. Pleasant.
(State Road 234 between Jamestown and Ladoga), across the road from the Yelton Cemetery.
Was the Grand-father of Julia Ann Marcum (b.1885) who married Paul Yelton
James Glaze had 18 children by his first wife Mary. She died the same day
her last child was born. He had 4 more children by his second wife for a total of 22.
Taylor Yelton (b.1815)
1850 Census - No land. Personal goods $300.
1870 Census - Ferryman.
William Yelton (b.1815)
1870 Census - Farmer. Personal goods $650. Land value $3630.
1860 Census: Farmer, Value of Real Estate $566.00, Value of Personal
1870 Census - Working Farm. Personal goods $300.
Gerrard Yelton (b.1818)
1850 Census - Farmer. Land worth $800.
1870 Census - Farmer. Land worth $4000. Personal goods $1575.
(Marjorie) Kirby (b.1820)
Was the wife of Charles C. Yelton (b.1826). Margaret died from falling
off of a horse, and the horse rolled over her. She was a large woman.
1850 Census - Farmer. Land value $150.
1870 Census - Farmer. Land value $3000. Personal goods $700.
E. Yelton (b.1821)
1879 Census - Working Farm. Personal goods $200.
A. Yelton (b.1821)
Charles was farmer in Crooked Creek Township, Jasper County, Illinois.
1870 - Jasper Co., census lists his Real Estate at $2500 and Personal
Property at $1380.
(Harriett) C. Felch
Was the wife of Augustine Yelton (b.1822). Died in New Jersey - a horse
fell on her..
Ann Yelton (b.1824)
Was married to John Henry Gosney (b.1818). She had 12 children - six of
whom died in infancy.
C. Yelton (b.1826)
1870 Census - Farmer/Teacher Land
was worth $1200. Personal effects worth $500.
Yelton, Jr. (b.1827)
Farmed in Jasper Co., Illinois from 1851-1864 before moving to Cumberland
Hamilton Dugan Yelton (b.1828)
Besides fighting in the Civil War - Jesse was a mail carrier between
Falmouth and Pardnersville, Ky. 1870 Census - No land. Personal Goods $1500.
Mortimer Yelton (b.1829)
1870 Census - Farmer. Land value $650.
Fought in the Civil War on the Union side.
Jackson Yelton (b.1832)
Was known as Long John. He was tall and Red-headed.
Edem Marcum (b1836)
was the father of Julia Ann Marcum and was a doctor and sold patented medicine
that he and an Indian man made from herbs and some ingredients from another country. He
was an ordained preacher in the united Brethren in Christ Church.
Gosney Yelton (b.1836)
1870 Census - Farmer. Land value $1230. Personal goods $350. Charles was
born 1/2 mile from from his father’s log cabin where he died. Charles was an Excellent reader and
speller with good voice
enunciation. He would read a lot to his family, stories, papers, etc.,
at night. Stories of adventure about Daniel Boone, Abe Lincoln, etc. Source: Ira Elwood Yelton / Barton
Marion Yelton (b.1836)
1870 Census - Farmer. Land value $1300. Personal goods $800.
E. (Little Ben) Yelton (b.1837)
1870 Census - Dry Goods Merchant. Land value $2000. Personal goods
J. Stephens (b.1838)
Wife of Charles Gosney Yelton (b.1836). Rosa’s father died of Cholera
when she was 26.
Henry Yelton (b.1840)
1870 Census - Farmer. Land value $2000. Personal goods $600.
W. Yelton (b.1841)
James W. (son
of Perry) m. Mary Alexander daughter of Rob’t and Anner Swain Annapolis
Ind. Mary died about
1884. Of their 6 children, 5 were taken west by their father, or by their
maternal aunt, Evalina Alexander and
Subel Lamb. Evalina and Subel moved from Parke Co. Ind. to
Emporia Kans. by covered wagon about 1884. In 1889, after the births of
their first three children, they moved to the Indian Territory of Okla. James
married or by family tradition, lived with a Cherokee woman in Coffeyville Kans. She bore him two sons, William
and Shubel. James and Wm. died when the home
burned. Again traditionally, the fire was set by the Indian woman. Latham, Robert, Chas, Effie, and Ed. lived with Evalina and Subel Lamb although Effie and Charles returned to Ind. at a later date. Latham died of hydrophobia
while nursin sick dog.
Perry Yelton (b.1841)
1870 Census - Working Sawmill. Personal goods $300.
Patterson Yelton (b.1841)
1870 Census - Land value $1020.
M. Mullin (b.1847)
Ben had a farm of 120 acres in Pendleton, Ky, and a tobacco warehouse at
Mossvilee, Ky. He
was a Magistrate for four
years and a deputy sheriff for four years. He was a Democrat and a member of the Christian Church. He was married to Moriah Louise Yelton (b.1852).
Hampton Yelton (b.1849)
Robert was a Farmer, a Teamster and a Miller.
Joseph Gosney (b.1850)
Left home and then disappeared.
(Frances) Smith (b.1851)
Was married to Charles Thomas Yelton (b.1854). When she died Charles’
grave could not be found so she was buried in Wellsville Cemetery, Missouri.
Lamb and Evalena Alexander (b.1856)
Raised Latham, Robert Perry (b.1866) and Effie Yelton (b.1877), the
children of James Yelton (b.1841) and Mary Alexander (b.1846) See James W. Yelton (b.1841), and Book
Alice Yelton (b.1862)
Sarah Alice died when her son, Robert, was an infant. He was raised by
her sister Nancy and her brother and sister-in-law James Burton and Deliah Yelton.
F. Yelton (b.1865)
Edward F. Yelton was a man
of character; a Mason, teacher and Postmaster at Butler from April 4, 1914 until 1923. He was born April 18, 1865 in Owen
Co., Ky., and died January 27, 1949 and is buried at Grant’s Lick Cemetery, Campbell Co., Ky.
Wimberley Goree (b.1867)
C.W. was a school teacher in Novarro County, Texas until 1901. He taught
school for several years and was the county clerk of Okmulgee for four years. At the time of his death
he was working for News Dispatch doing on-the-road sales work. He was on his way
back to his family in Shawnee when he died of
a heart attack in Wewoka, Ok.
The July, 1992 issues of the newsletter of the Toe Valley Genealogical
Society contained a portion of an article from the July 1, 1909 issue of the “McDowell Democrat” which
stated: “Samuel Yelton, an old resident of this county, and who keeps a store and resides about two
miles north of Bakersville, was arrested and lodged in jail last Tuesday evening....on the charge of
murder. It appears that on the 12th
of May last the prisoner’s wife (Polly McKinney Yelton) died right suddenly in
convulsions under suspicious
circumstances. There was considerable talk and insinuations of poison indulged
in at the time, but no
arrest was made until Tuesday.” Apparently nothing much came of this, as
Samuel Yelton, married Sallie Cook on Feb 9, 1910.
Ellsworth Yelton (b.1870)
William never left Indiana, but was reared by his paternal aunt, Malinda
(Mammy) Beck (10-233). He was in the grocery and poultry business in Lebenon, Indiana all
Matilda (Malinda) Yelton (b.1872)
Mary along with her sister Caroline was a Merchant. And from March 31,
1873 until 1878 was the Postmaster of Butler, Ky. Matlida Street in Butler was named for Matlida
Yelton (b. 1873)
A Farmer in the Lodoga, Indiana area all his life, he went out to
Oklahoma on his mother’s death but returned at about age 11 and was reared by Lucinda and John Baker of
New Ross, Indiana (near Mt. Pleasant).
Recalls the Dalton gang riding thought the back yard of the Lamb family
while she was hanging laundry. They were living in Oklahoma (Indian Territory).
Her husband Walter Hutchinson was a retired Farmer.
Walter Yelton (b.1877)
Richard and his wife Vergie Pearl Christman (b.1880) had twelve children.
Four were still living in 1994.
Was reported to have been hung in 1880 near the Texas/Mexico border as a
Elijah Yelton (b.1888)
Veteran of WW1. Served in the 854th Aero Sqd. Was a welder at the Oak
Ridge, Tennessee, and Hanford, Washington, Atomic Plants.
Raymond Yelton (b.1889)
Rollie, his son Clifford (b.1914), and his two daughters Esther (b.1918)
and Evelyn (b.1921) all drowned in the Licking River. Evelyn saw a mussel shell and fell into the forty
foot deep river. Her father, brother
and sister tried to save her but were lost as well.
Son of James W. Yelton (b.1841). Shubel broke his neck while trying to
jump his horse across
a ravine while running from some irate citizens who questioned his
ownership of said horse.
Claude was the inventor of the slot machine
Perry Yelton (b.1901)
He lived all his life in Lebanon, Indiana, retiring after many years of
Barton Yelton (b.1906)
Hubert was born in Yelton, OK., which at the time was in Indian
Territory. Yelton is now just a field that is owned by a farmer and is regularly plowed. There is a marker in the
that is all that is left of Yelton. Yelton lies between Enid and
Was a brilliant student, but was the victim of mental illness from
measles at age 16 and is in Broughton Hospital.
Arvean Yelton (b.1919)
Ruford remembers his grand-father (Robert Perry Yelton (b.1896) talking
about coming from Indiana to Oklahoma in a covered wagon when Oklahoma was still Indian Territory.
Terri Married Brian Kemp onboard the Queen Mary in Long Beach, Ca, in the
Rotoy Wedding Suite
Charles was with Standard Oil for thirty-five years.
Was killed by a horse when young.
Had two sons who were raised in orphanages and met in California as
Ten times removed from Rebecca Nurse of the Salem Witch Trials.
Horace was named after H.J. Poore, a friend and political associate of
father, Carey Menzie Yelton (b.1859).
Died from hydrophia which he contracted from a sick dog he was doctoring.
Died at age 6 or 7 of Croup.
Died at about 22. years old. A falling limb fell on him while he was
Died when newly married when she was about 25-30.