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Goodspeed's History of Southeast Missouri
Biographies of Scott County, 1888


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Joel B. Yates

Joel B. Yates, an enterprising farmer and stock raiser of Scott County, Mo. was born and reared in Stoddard County, Mo., and is a son of John W. and Zurilda (Cradick) Yates, both of whom were born and reared in Kentucky. They were married in their native State, and came to Southeast Missouri about 1849. Locating in Stoddard County, they remained about two years, and returned to Kentucky, but after five years' residence there, they came back to Stoddard County, where Mrs. Yates still resides, Mr. Yates lives in Howell County. They are the parents of fifteen children, nine of whom lived to be grown. The others died in infancy. Those who reached maturity are: William H., Joel B., Elizabeth C. (now deceased), Mary Ellen, George, Nancy (now deceased), Sarah (also deceased), Johnnie (deceased), Willis and John F. Joel B. was born in December 1851, and remained with his parents until he reached his majority, after which he was engaged in farming in Arkansas and Missouri, until 1879. He then located on Bird's Island, Scott County, and remained until the spring of 1881, when he removed to his present location. He has a fine farm, which he is improving in a creditable manner. On March 9, 1879, he was united in marriage with Sarah Ann Patterson, a native of Cape Girardeau County. She was reared on Bird's Island, Scott Co., MO., by her father, her mother having died when she was an infant. She was an only child. Her father died in 1871. Mr. and Mrs. Yates' union has been blessed by the birth of one child, Amanda Jane.