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Yancys of Tennessee

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I am in the process of finding out about the Yancys of Tennessee. I am the grandson of John Yancy, who was at one time a slave. He dies in the late 1800's. At one time he was married to Sylvia Yancy and later married Hiawatha Midgett Yancy. It is my understanding that his one time slave owner was Benz ( I am not sure of the spelling ). I also believe that he one time lived in Goldust Tennessee. If you have any info on this family line, please e-mail me. God bless you.

Yancey Genealogy

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Have you seen the following page:

Would like to exchange info.

Dennis J Yancey -

Yancy's Of Tennessee

Dan Johnson (View posts)
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I too am looking for infomation on yancy's of tennessee. what i do know about the yancy's of tennessee is that my father's mothers name was "Ida Bell Yancy" of Somerville Tn. this is a small town in west tennesse about 20 miles outside of memphis. i also know that in this town their are three large black families there and they are the Yancy's ,Grandberry's and the Johnson's all of which are related in some form or another. i hope this will help you and if you have any that can help me please pass it on if you don't mind

Thomas Yancy

Michelle Matarrese (View posts)
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Any information re: Thomas Yancy member of Co. K, 64th Ga. Infantry during Civil War, pl ease contact

family reunion

jerry l. yancy (View posts)
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sorry i want make the family runion this year just got your card last week have know other imformation.i am one of the sons of john and bobbie yancy gates tenn

family reunion

jerry l. yancy (View posts)
Posted: 989642915000
sorry i want make the family runion this year just got your card last week have know other imformation.i am one of the sons of john and bobbie yancy gates tenn to yuri yancy

Re: Yancys of Tennessee

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Hi Yuri,

I know exactly who you are talking about and who you are. You gradudated from high school with my brother, Vance.

I just obtained some information from your aunt and my cousin, Aredira Kenton. Her mother is Silvia Pitts-Yancy who married John Yancy. When Silvia died in the 1940's, John Yancy married Hiawatha Midgett. John also died in the 1940's. I know Hiawatha died last year. I can send you the information that I have so far. Send me an email address or fax number.

Re: Yancys of Tennessee

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Hey, friend, saw your post on Tennessee Yancy's. My family is also from there, long before my time. We weren't slaves, I was told, but close. My daddy told me stories of living in an abandoned boxcar alongside some cottonfields where he and his whole family lived at the time. They ran a "hot" wire from the electric closest to them to power an attic fan that they mounted in one end of the car. They said that was "luxury." Then, where they were at was taken from them to be made into Lake Tawakoni., so they moved to Indiana. Though we Yancy's seem to have embraced all creeds of peoples with our name, it is not all we share. We have many of our name searching for where we came from. My oldest sister is putting together a family tree for us. If I find anything more I'll let you know. Keep us posted also if you find anything out. We Yancy's pull together, that's one thing. We also seem to have another thing in common, and that is a love of religion, politics, and family. So whomever you are, if your name ends with Yancy, welcome to the family!

Re: Yancys of Tennessee

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Surnames: Young
My great grand mother is a martha yancy and from Georgia. She died in 1915 giving birth to my grandmother. My great grandfather is Jacob Yancy. Please see my tree Young/Yancy. My name is Penny Jackson, maidain name Young

Re: Yancys of Tennessee

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Have you found any information yet. I am the grand daughter of John Yancy as you describe him below. I remember hearing all of the information you have posted. If you want, I can give you more information but it is too much to type. Please let me know on this board and I will respond. in different parts. I do know that there is another reunion in July this year in Maury City. We will be attending.
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