William Lafayette Yates & Edna Amelia Salter Family


Photo Taken About 1892 in the Coltharp Community of Houston Co., TX


Left to Right Standing:

Alma Geneva, Bertie Mae, Robert Darling "Bob", Lorenzo Dow, Samuel Thomas "Tom", Denkia Matilda "Dinkie" and Josephine "Jody" Yates

Sitting left to right:

William Lafayette Yates and wife, Edna Amelia Salter Yates




In 1891 the William Lafayette Yates family moved from Philadelphia, Neshoba County, Mississippi to Coltharp, Houston County, Texas.


William L. Yates was born January 28, 1840 in Alabama; died in Jayton, TX in 1923.  He was the son of Darling Barber Yates and Mary Emily Oliver, born February 17, 1820 in South Carolina and died July 16, 1900 in MS.


Darling Barber Yates was born 1815 in Georgia and died June 18, 1861 in Philadelphia, Neshoba Co., MS.


William L. was married to edna Amelia Salter, born February 17, 1844 in MS and died October 27, 1898 in Houston Co., TX.  She is buried in the Antioch Cemetery, five miles from Crockett, TX.


William and Edna Yates raised a family of ten children, four sons and six daughters.


Submitted by:  Martha Yates Vandver, gr-granddaughter of William Lafayette Yates.


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