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George W. Yancey (1855-????)

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George W. Yancey (1855-????)

Posted: 24 Aug 2000 6:00AM GMT
Classification: Biography
Edited: 27 Jun 2001 10:44AM GMT
George W. Yancey
Source: Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Eastern Arkansas

George W. Yancey has been a resident of Phillips County since sixteen years of age. He owns a farm of 140 acres, with ninety acres under cultivation, situated three and one-half miles southwest of Trenton, his principal crops being corn and hay, and he is also breeding horses, mules and cattle, which he finds to be one of the lucrative branches of agriculture. Mr. yancey was born in Virginia on July 4, 1855, and is a son of James E. and Mary E. (Waller) Yancey, also natives of the state. They removed to Kentucky in 1859, then to Illinois in 1867, and 1870 came to this county, engaging in farming. James E. Yancey was born 1813, and was a son of Charles Yancey, a native of Virginia, and of English descent. He died in 1875, on the farm on which the principal of this sketch now resides. Mrs. Yancey is still living and resides with her son. She was the mother of nine children. George W. Yancey was married in 1876, to Miss Viola Crenshaw, who was born in this county in 1859. She is the mother of four children, two of whom are living: Winnie, William J. (deceased), Ann (deceased) and Berton C. Mr. Yancey is a member of the Knights of Honor and is a Democrat in politics, having cast his first presidential vote for Tilden in 1876.

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