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Re: David Yeary or Youree of VA (1748-1811)
Posted by: Teresa Yeary Date: January 09, 1999 at 22:11:46
In Reply to: David Yeary or Youree of VA (1748-1811) by Melisa Blankenship of 417

Many of the Texas Yearys claim to decend from a David Yeary supposedly born in Scotland in 1748 that settled in TN. According to their ttradition, this David had a son, Capt. John Yeary, a participant in the Indian Wars in FL in the early 1800's, who moved his family to Ft. Smith AR then on to TX where he became involved in the Alamo and became a Texas Ranger in the 1840's. Captain John's son, Walter Raleigh Yeary, apparently wrote this particular account of his Yeary family heritage from memory in his family bible in the 1850's. If I had relied on my father's and grandfather's accounts of my Yeary lineage, I would be recording inaccuracies by the dozens.
Benedict Yeary Sr. DID have a son David born in PA whose christening is recorded with the Low Dutch Reformed Church(Conewago)in the 1700's in Adams County PA. This David was born 27 Jul 1777. The information is in the book "Adams County Church Records of the 18th Century." I believe that it is this the David Yeary who married Peggy, had a son named John,then moved on to TN and begat the Early Texas Yeary branch, but after David and Peggy sold their land in Lee Co VA in the early 1800's, no further records of them are available that I know of.

Please share what you have of this line with me.

Ted Yeary has the early Texas Yeary branch listed on his User page here on his FTM user page. He lists David as a possible brother of Benedict Sr and Henry Sr. I, for one, believe that this David is the same as the David born in PA in 1777 to Benedict Sr.

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