History of Alabama and Dictionary of Alabama Biography by Thomas Owens, 1921. Page 1823
YANCEY, HAMILTON, lawyer, was born September 27, 1848, in Edgefleld District, S. C.; son of Benjamin Cudworth and Sarah P. (Hamilton) Yancey (q. v.). He was principally reared and educated at Athens, Ga.; was graduated from the University of Georgia; A. B., 1868, B. L. and A. M., in 1870, and took a literary course at the University of Virginia. He located in Rome, Ga., in 1871, and prac-ticed law throughout the Rome circuit and in the chancery courts of Alabama with suc-cess until 1887, when he retired from active practice to enter the management of the Rome Fire Insurance Company, and later the Commer-cial Union Assurance Company of England for several of the Southern states. He is also largely interested in agricultural pursuits. During his professional career, he was solicitor of the county court and attorney of the city of Rome. He was alternate Democratic elector on the Tilden and Hendricks ticket. During the case of Mitchell vs. the City of Rome, Mr. Yancey elicited the unusual compliment from the su-preme court of Georgia, of having his brief adopted, in part, as a decision of the court. He has been a life member of the Georgia State Agricultural Society since 1871; served as alderman of East Rome, Ga., for several years; and is a Methodist. Married: April 29, 1874, to Florence Marsh ,Patterson, daughter of Dr. Robert M. Patterson, of Macon Ga. Children: 1. Julia Marsh, deceased; 2. Benja-min Cudworth; 3. Robert P.; 4. Thomas Ham-ilton; 6. Sarah Hamilton; 6. Mary Lou; 7. Florence Weston; 8. Claire DeGraffenried. Residence: Rome, Ga.