91st PA: Howard S Yeatts

Howard S Yeatts

Before the war

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).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 7 inches tall, and had a dark complexion, hazel eyes, and dark hair (2).

During the war

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).

He mustered out with his company on 10 July 1865 (1, 3, 5). He was a private, in company G (16-17).

After the war

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).

Sources

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)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1930 US census
Ancestry index (accessed May 07)

1850 census

[1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Tyrone Township, microfilm series M432, film 743, page 67 = 33 handwritten]
line33343536373839
Dwellings visited894      
Families visited977      
NameWilliam YeatsAnnaPeterCharlesHowardAmosMargaret Eckenrode
Age53492321181623
SexMFMMMMF
Color       
Occupation of males over 15 yearsFarmer TeacherL [sic; probably = 'Laborer']LL 
Real estate owned4500      
Birthplace" [sc. Pa]""""""
Married within year       
Attended school within year    11 
Over 20 & can't read/write       
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.       

1860 census

[1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Menallen Township (post office Bendersville), microfilm series M653, film 1057, page 440 = 94 [?] handwritten]
line3435363738
Dwelling number673    
Family number696    
NameHoward Yetts [sic]Sarah "John T "William "Tilly "
Age2827421
SexMFMMF
Color     
OccupationFarmer    
Value of real estate owned1200    
Value of personal estate600    
Place of birthDo [sc. Pennsylvania]DoDoDoDo
Married within year     
Attended school within year     
Cannot read & write     
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.     

1870 census

[1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Butler Township, microfilm series M593, film 1289, page 27 = 26 handwritten]
line19202122232425262728
Dwelling-house number189         
Family number194         
NameYeatts Howard- Sarah- John- William- Matilda- Clarence- Lillie [?]- Charles- Mary- Margaret
Age373614121064210/1274
SexMFMMFMFM FF
ColorWWWWWWWWWW
OccupationFarmerKeeping HouseFarm LaborerFarm Laborer      
Real estate value          
Personal estate value1000         
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  1111    
Can't read          
Can't write         1
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.          
Male US citizen at least 21 years old1         
Male US citizen at least 21 years old who can't vote ...          

1880 census

[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]
line1234567891011
street name           
house number           
dwelling visit #101          
family visit #101          
nameYetts [sic] Howard- Sarah- Tillie- Clarence- Lilly- Charlie- Mary- Cora- Steward- Emory- Howard
colorWWWWWWWWWWW
sexMFFMFMFFMMM
age40 [sic]3521171513117419
month born if born in year           
relationship WifeDaughterSonDaughterSonDaughterDaughterSonSonSon
single  111      
married11         
widowed/divorced           
married during year           
occupationFarmerKeeping HouseAt HomeAt HomeAt HomeAt Home    at Home
months unemployed           
currently ill?           
blind           
deaf/dumb           
idiotic           
insane           
disabled           
school this year   1111   1
can't read           
can't write           
birthplacePennaPennaPennaPennaPennaPennaPennaPennaPennaPennaPenna
father's birthplacePaPaPaPaPaPaPaPaPaPaPa
mother's birthplacePaPaPaPaPaPaPaPaPaPaPa

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Tyrone, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 23, page 2]
[line] 19
[house] 92
[family] 93
[name] Yeatts, Howard S.
[rank] Private
[company] G
[unit] 91 Penn Ift
[enlistment date] 28 Feb 1865
[discharge date] 10 July 1865
[length of service] x years, 4 months, 12 days
[post office address] Heidlersburg, Penna.
[disability incurred] [blank]
[remarks] [blank]

1900 census

[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]
line979899
street   
house number   
dwelling number145  
family number146  
nameYeatts Howard S- Sarah- Mary
relationshipHeadWifeDaughter
colorWWW
sexMFF
birth dateAug 1832Sept 1833June 1875
age676624
married?MMS
# years married4242 
mother of how many children? 12 
# of children living 11 
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
immigration year   
# years in USA   
naturalized citizen?   
occupationFarmer Retired Dressmaker
# months not employed12 5
# months in school   
can readYesYesYes
can writeYesYesYes
speaks EnglishYesYesYes
owned/rentedO  
free or mortgagedF  
farm/houseH  
# of farm schedule   

1910 census

[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]
line2324
streetMain Street
house nr  
dwelling nr275 
family nr280 
nameYetts Howard- Lizzie
relationshipHeadWife
sexMF
colorWW
age7765
marital statusM2M2
#years present marriage33
mother of # children 0
mother of # living children 0
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvania
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvania
immigrated  
naturalized/alien  
speaks EnglishEnglishEnglish
occupationOwn incomeNone
nature of industry etc.  
employer etc.  
out of work 15 Apr 1910?  
# weeks out of work 1909  
can readYesNo
can writeYesNo
school since 1 Sep 09  
owned/rentedO 
owned free or mortagagedF 
farm/houseH 
nr on farm schedule  
civil war vetUA [?] 
blind  
deaf & dumb  

1920 census

[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]
line100
streetMain Street
house numberX
dwelling visit number28
family visit number29
nameYeatts Lizzie
relationshipHead
own/rentO
free/mortgaged (if owned)F
sexF
raceW
age at last birthday69
marital statusWd
year of immigration 
naturalized/alien 
year of naturalization 
attended school since Sept 1919 
can readNo
can writeNo
birth placePennsylvania
native language 
father's birthplacePennsylvania
father's native language 
mother's birthplacePennsylvania
mother's native language 
can speak EnglishYes
occupationNone
industry, business 
employment status 
number of farm schedule 

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 9 May 2015, from Fold3]


Yates Howard S.
Co. G, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt. | Pvt.
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 2, transcribed 9 May 15]

Yeatts Howard S.
Co. G, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt. | Pvt.
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Yates, Howard S.

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

obituary (Star and Sentinel)

[The Star and Sentinel (Gettysburg PA), [Saturday] 17 March 1917, page 8]
HOWARD S. YEATTS

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.

obituary (Adams County News)

[Adams County News, 17 March 1917]
HOWARD S. YEATTS

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.


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