He was born in August 1832 (2 (32 in 1865), 4 (28 in 1860), 5 (37 in 1870), 6 (40 in 1880), 7 (67 in 1900), 8 (77 in 1910), 10 (18 in 1850), 13). He was born in Adams County, Pennsylvania (2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11). He was born to William and Anna Yeatts (10, 13).
In 1857/58, he married Sarah Slaybaugh (7, 11). In 1900, she had had twelve children, eleven of whom were alive (7). They include (11):
In 1850, he was living in Tyrone Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania (10). He was living with William and Anna Yeats (probably his parents), and with Charles and Amos (presumably his brothers), along with Margaret Eckenrode (10). He was probably a laborer (10).
In 1860, he was living in Menallen Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania (post office Bendersville) (4). He was living with his wife Sarah, and children John, William, and Tilly (4). He was a farmer, and owned $1,200 in real estate, and $600 in personal property (4).
When he enlisted, he was a farmer (2).
When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 7 inches tall, and had a dark complexion, hazel eyes, and dark hair (2).
He was drafted from Tyrone, Adams County (1, 2). He enlisted and was mustered into service on 28 or 23 March 1865 (1 [23 Mar], 2 [28 Mar], 3 [28 Feb], 5 [23 Mar]). He was enlisted for one year, at Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, by Captain Eyster (2). His service was credited to the Sixteenth Congressional District (2). He was a private in company G (1, 16-17).
He received clothing worth $41.05 (2).
In 1870, he was living in Butler Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania (5). He was living with his wife Sarah, and children John, William, Matilda, Clarence, Lilly, Charles, and Mary, along with Margaret (perhaps his mother?) (5). He was a farmer, and owned $1,000 in personal property (5).
In 1880, he was living in Tyrone Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania (6). He was living with his wife Sarah, and children Tillie, Clarence, Lilly, Charlie, Mary, Cora, Stewart, Emory, and Howard (6). He was a farmer (6).
In 1890, he was living in Tyrone, Adams County, Pennsylvania (post office: Heidlersburg) (3).
On 15 August 1890, he applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension (12, 15).
In 1900, he was living in Tyrone Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania (7). He was living with his wife Sarah and daughter Mary (7). He was a retired farmer (7).
In 1906/07, he married Lizzie [unknown family name] (8). It was the second marriage for both of them (8). In 1910, she reported having had no children (8).
On 26 February 1907, he again applied for a pension (15).
In 1910, he was living on Main Street, York Springs Borough, Adams County, Pennsylvania (8). He was living with his second wife Lizzie (8). He was living on his own income (8).
He died on Friday 9 March 1917, in York Springs, Pennsylvania (11, 13, 15 [9 Mar]). The funeral was held on Tuesday 13 March, at his home (13). He was buried at Heidlersburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania (13, 14). He had been sick for approximately a month (13). He was a farmer for his whole life (13). He was a member of the York Springs post of the Grand Army of the Republic (13). He lived in Tyrone Township, and later moved to York Springs, where he spent the rest of his life (13, 14).
On 18 September 1922, his widow, Elizabeth Yeatts, applied successfully for a pension (12, 15).
In 1920, his widow, Lizzie, was living on Main Street, York Springs Borough, Adams County, Pennsylvania (9).
1 Bates, Samuel Penniman. History of Pennsylvania volunteers, 1861-5. Harrisburg: B. Singerly, state printer, 1869-71. 5 volumes. 'Ninety-first regiment', volume 3, pages 186-233. (In the roster) (Howard S Yeatts)
2 company G, second descriptive roll, [#109] (Howard S Yeatts)
3 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Tyrone, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 23, page 2 (Howard S Yeatts)
4 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Menallen Township (post office Bendersville), microfilm series M653, film 1057, page 440 = 94 [?] handwritten (Howard Yetts)
5 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Butler Township, microfilm series M593, film 1289, page 27 = 26 handwritten (Howard Yeatts)
6 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Tyrone Township, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 45, microfilm series T9, film 1085, page 72 C = 11 handwritten (Howard Yetts)
7 1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Tyrone Township, supervisor's district 12, enumeration district 28, microfilm series T623, film 1354, page 345 B = 6 handwritten (Howard S Yeatts)
8 1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, York Springs Borough, supervisor's district 15, enumeration district 17, microfilm series T624, film 1292, page 172 = 14 handwritten (Howard Yetts)
9 1920 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, York Springs Borough, supervisor's district 13, enumeration district 19, microfilm series T625, film 1507, page 211 B = 1 handwritten (Lizzie Yeatts)
10 1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Tyrone Township, microfilm series M432, film 743, page 67 = 33 handwritten (Howard Yeats)
11 Descendents of Schlosser/Slusser & Schlebach/Slaybaugh, a gedcom at RootsWeb WorldConnect, updated 30 September 2005, viewed 13 February 2006 (Howard S Yeatts)
12 pension index, by name (Howard S Yeatts)
13 'Howard S Yeatts' [obituary]. The Star and Sentinel (Gettysburg PA), 17 March 1917, page 8 (Howard S Yeatts)
14 'Howard S Yeatts' [obituary]. Adams County News, 17 March 1917 (Howard S Yeatts)
15 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company G (Howard S Yeatts)
16 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Howard S Yates)
17 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Howard S Yeatts)
|Name||William Yeats||Anna||Peter||Charles||Howard||Amos||Margaret Eckenrode|
|Occupation of males over 15 years||Farmer||Teacher||L [sic; probably = 'Laborer']||L||L|
|Real estate owned||4500|
|Birthplace||" [sc. Pa]||"||"||"||"||"||"|
|Married within year|
|Attended school within year||1||1|
|Over 20 & can't read/write|
|Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.|
|Name||Howard Yetts [sic]||Sarah "||John T "||William "||Tilly "|
|Value of real estate owned||1200|
|Value of personal estate||600|
|Place of birth||Do [sc. Pennsylvania]||Do||Do||Do||Do|
|Married within year|
|Attended school within year|
|Cannot read & write|
|Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.|
|Name||Yeatts Howard||- Sarah||- John||- William||- Matilda||- Clarence||- Lillie [?]||- Charles||- Mary||- Margaret|
|Occupation||Farmer||Keeping House||Farm Laborer||Farm Laborer|
|Real estate value|
|Personal estate value||1000|
|Birthplace||" [sc. Penna]||"||"||"||"||"||"||"||"||"|
|Father foreign born||1|
|Mother foreign born|
|Birth month if born within year||July|
|Marriage month if married within year|
|Attended school past year||1||1||1||1|
|Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.|
|Male US citizen at least 21 years old||1|
|Male US citizen at least 21 years old who can't vote ...|
|dwelling visit #||101|
|family visit #||101|
|name||Yetts [sic] Howard||- Sarah||- Tillie||- Clarence||- Lilly||- Charlie||- Mary||- Cora||- Steward||- Emory||- Howard|
|month born if born in year|
|married during year|
|occupation||Farmer||Keeping House||At Home||At Home||At Home||At Home||at Home|
|school this year||1||1||1||1||1|
|name||Yeatts Howard S||- Sarah||- Mary|
|birth date||Aug 1832||Sept 1833||June 1875|
|# years married||42||42|
|mother of how many children?||12|
|# of children living||11|
|# years in USA|
|# months not employed||12||5|
|# months in school|
|free or mortgaged||F|
|# of farm schedule|
|name||Yetts Howard||- Lizzie|
|#years present marriage||3||3|
|mother of # children||0|
|mother of # living children||0|
|nature of industry etc.|
|out of work 15 Apr 1910?|
|# weeks out of work 1909|
|school since 1 Sep 09|
|owned free or mortagaged||F|
|nr on farm schedule|
|civil war vet||UA [?]|
|deaf & dumb|
|dwelling visit number||28|
|family visit number||29|
|free/mortgaged (if owned)||F|
|age at last birthday||69|
|year of immigration|
|year of naturalization|
|attended school since Sept 1919|
|father's native language|
|mother's native language|
|can speak English||Yes|
|number of farm schedule|
Howard S. Yeatts, a well known resident of Adams county, died at his home in York Springs, Friday morning at 10:20 at the age of 84 years, 6 months and 14 days. He had been sick about four weeks.
Deceased was the last surviving member of the family of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Yeatts, Tyrone township. He had been engaged at farming all his active life, except for a period during which he served in the Civil war. He resided for many years in Tyrone township, later moving to York Springs, where the remainder of his life was spent.
He is survived by a wife, seven sons and three daughters, as follows: J. F. Yeatts, William P. Yeatts, Clarence O. Yeatts, Charles W. Yeatts, Howard W. Yeatts and Emory S. Yeatts, all of York; Stewart M. Yeatts, Philadelphia; Mrs. R. A. Kuhns, Mrs. G. W. Whitcomb and Miss Mary Yeatts, Mechanicsburg.
Mr. Yeatts served under Capt. William Spangler, of Company G., 91st Pennsylvania regiment. He was a member of the York Springs post, G. A.R. Mr. Yeatts was for many years a member of the York Springs Methodist church.
Funeral was held Tuesday morning at 10:00 o'clock, at the house. Interment at Heidlersburg. Services will be conducted by the Rev. J. C. Coulson, Waynesboro, assisted by the Revs. L. M. Gardner and James Dougherty, York Springs. Friends and relatives are asked to accept this as a notice of the services.
Howard S. Yeatts, a veteran of the Civil War, died at his home in York Springs at 10:20 Friday morning aged 84 years, 6 months, and 14 days. He spent his entire life in and about York Springs with the exception of the time he was in the army as a member of Company G, 91st Pennsylvania.
He leaves his wife, seven sons and three daughters: J. F. Yeatts, William P. Yeatts, Clarence O. Yeatts, Charles W. Yeatts, Howard W. Yeatts, and Emory S. Yeatts, all of York; Stewart M. Yeatts, Philadelphia; Mrs. R. A. Kuhns, Mrs. G. W. Whitcomb and Miss Mary Yeatts, Mechanicsburg.
Funeral services at the house Tuesday morning at ten o'clock, conducted by Rev. J. C. Coulson, Rev. L. M. Gardner, and Rev. James Dougherty. Interment at Heidlersburg.