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William Thornton Yancey was born in Person County on February 29, 1884. Yancey was an employee of Granville National Bank in Oxford for over thirty years, retiring as the bank's president in 1933. Later in life he owned a chain of car dealerships… Read More

Benjamin Yarborough was born in North Carolina in about 1750. A resident of Chatham County, North Carolina, he and his brother Nathan served as privates in the Wake County Regiment of the North Carolina Militia in 1780. He died sometime after the… Read More

John Yarborough was born in Floyd County, Kentucky in about 1791. The son of a revolutionary war veteran, he worked as a farmer and brickmason and moved west, eventually settling in Oregon. As a surviving son of Randolph and Mary Yarborough, he… Read More

Joseph Yarborough was born prior to 1730. A resident of Brunswick, Virginia in 1755, by 1775 he had moved to Chatham County. During the war he routinely assisted his son Nathan, who was a private in the North Carolina Militia. He died sometime… Read More

Mary Bailey Yarborough was born in Virginia in about 1758. A resident of Brunswick County, Virginia, she and her siblings saw her brother go off to war as a member of the Continental Army and had to plow her family's fields in her brother's… Read More

Milly Yarborough was born in about 1759. A resident of Chatham County, North Carolina at the time of the Revolution, she lived with her father and several brothers. Several of her brothers, including Nathan and Benjamin all enlisted in various… Read More

Nathan Yarborough was born in Duplin County, North Carolina on April 14, 1750. A resident of Chatham County, North Carolina, he was drafted into the North Carolina Militia as a private and served two terms beginning in December 1779 and ending in… Read More

Randolph Yarborough was born in Goochland County, Virginia on June 15, 1756. He later settled in Halifax County, North Carolina. He served as a private in the Halifax County Regiment of the North Carolina Militia. He married Mary Bailey in… Read More

Richard Fenner Yarborough was born on March 21, 1872, in Franklin County, North Carolina. Yarborough was a physician in Louisburg, North Carolina. He was also the brother-in-law of Gov. Thomas W. Bickett. Yarborough died in Louisburg on June 22,… Read More

Thomas Yarborough was born in Kentucky in about 1784. A resident of Bath and later Morgan County, Kentucky, he worked as a farmer. After his parents both died he made an application seeking his father's pension for his military service during the… Read More

William Yarborough was born in Kentucky in about 1800. A farmer, he resided in Bath and later Estill County, Kentucky. As a surviving son of Randolph and Mary Yarborough, he was rightfully eligible to receive a share a revolutionary war pension… Read More

The Yeopim are an American Indian Nation that reside on the northeastern shore of the Albemarle Sound in North Carolina. The Yeopim, along with the… Read More

Samuel Whorter Yongue was born in Maryland in about 1763. A Presbyterian minister, he also served as the clerk of the court for Fairfield County, South Carolina. He died in Fairfield County on November 8, 1830.

Charles Yorke (1722-1770) was a British politician who served as clerk of the crown in chancery (1746-1770), solicitor general (1756-1761), and attorney general (1762-1763), among other offices.

John Yorke (1728-1801) was a British politician who served as a member of the Board of Trade from 1761 to 1763 and from July to December in 1765.

Philip Yorke (1690-1764) was a British nobleman and politician who became Earl of Hardwicke in April 1754.

Casper Yost was born in Augusta County, Virginia on March 11, 1785. A farmer and justice of the peace for Wythe County, Virginia, he also served as a pastor for the Methodist Episcopal Church. He died in Wythe County on January 5, 1850.

James Hunter Young was born on October 26, 1859, near Henderson, North Carolina. Young was a skilled political influencer, serving as a state legislator representing Wake County from 1894 to 1898. During that… Read More

Jasper L. Young was born near Candler in Buncombe County, North Carolina on March 17, 1848. Young was a lifelong resident of Candler where he was a farmer. He died in Buncombe County on June 25, 1930.

John Cooper Young was born April 19, 1891, in Vance County, North Carolina. Young was president of the Union Trust Company in Raleigh. During World War I, he served as secretary of the Soldiers' Business Aid Committee of Wake County. He died on… Read More

John S. Young was born in Augusta County, Virginia on April 21, 1804. A physician, he also served as Tennessee's Secretary of State from 1839 to 1847. He died in Nashville, Tennessee on July 7, 1857.

Joseph Hardie Young was born on January 17, 1864, in Salt Lake City, Utah. Young was the president of a variety of railroads over the course of his career, including the Norfolk Southern Railroad from 1914 to 1918. He died in Chicago, Illinois,… Read More

Joseph Richmond Young was born in Yancey County, North Carolina, in February 1858. Young was a farmer who served as county surveyor for Yancey. He conducted survey work in support of the state's acquisition of Mount Mitchell. Young died in… Read More

Laurence Woodville Young was born on August 18, 1877, in Swannanoa, North Carolina. Young was a career military officer who served as the state's Adjutant General under Gov. Locke Craig (January 1913 to June 1916) and Gov. Thomas W. Bickett (… Read More

Thomas Young was a resident of colonial Anson County. In an undated petition, he joined other Anson County residents in asking royal governor Arthur Dobbs to organize a patrol to defend against attacks by members of the Catawba, Cherokee, Seneca… Read More

Thomas Roberts Young was born in Dover, New Hampshire on November 19, 1811. A lawyer, he represented Illinois in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1849-1851. He died in Oilfield, Illinois on May 12, 1898.

William Rogers Young was born on December 10, 1882, in Cary, North Carolina. Young was foreman of the Tallassee Power Company carbon plant in Badin, North Carolina, around 1920. In a 1919 investigation into alleged mistreatment of Tallassee… Read More

Gilbert Albin Youngberg was born in Belle Creek, Minnesota, on February 12, 1875. Youngberg was a West Point graduate who transferred to the Army Corps of Engineers, kicking off several decades of service as a military engineer. In the years… Read More