Descendants of Captain Thomas Yale and Mary Turner
of New Haven Connecticut who lived in Cortland County.
It is not the intent of this author to rewrite the YALE Family biography for this has been accomplished by far more studious and serious researchers than myself. It also is not my intent to plagiarize the works by the many noted YALE researchers and YALE family descendants such as Rodney Horace Yale or those works of collateral EATON-HOUGH-RICE-BOARDMAN-MERRIMAN-MIX-STREET-PECK-IVES-PARDEE-LINES-JACOBUS-CURTIS and BEACH family researchers.
The happenstance that my Bates Family research has found intermixed YALE family in and around the Homer,N.Y., and Cortland County,New York area has helped me tie in the above mentioned collateral families who played an important role in the development and settlement of the surrounding Cortland,Chenango and Madison County areas of New York State.
I followed the link of my known 3d Great Grandfather Joseph Bates and his wife Amelia Babcock Bates with their friendship and marriage of three of their children into the large and well documented YALE family of Meriden and Wallingford,New Haven Connecticut.
Waitstill Yale, the 6th generation descendant of Thomas Yale and Mary Turner is the subject of this Yale family descendancy since he pertains to the Homer,Cortland County area. Waitstill was born in the town of Wallingford,Connecticut and later moved to Oriskany,N.Y. in Oneida County. He settled in Lenox,Madison County where he started the first of many of his 14 children by his one and only wife,Sarah Hover. Sarah is buried in Homers Glenwood Cemetery in the plot of her son-in-law Alexander Bates.
Waitstill fought in the battle of Oriskany during the Revolution at the young age of 16. He was the son of Waitstill Yale Sr. and his first wife Jemima Curtis. Waitstill Yale Sr. married as his second wife after the death of Jemima to Olive Boardman of Litchfield,Connecticut in 1775 where there were children were also produced. The Boardman family was huge and descendants were founders of the affluent town of Boardman,Ohio near Youngstown,Ohio
Three children of Waitstill and Sarah Hover Yale were married into children of my 3d great grandfather Joseph Bates and Amelia Babcock Bates of Homer,N.Y.
Lavina Yale, 14th child of Waitstill Yale Jr. and Sarah Hover married the 4th child of Joseph and Amelia Babcock Bates named Alexander S. Bates ( see his biography in this webpage).
Moses Yale, the 12th child of Waitstill Yale and Sarah Hover married Alexander S. Bates sister Helen D. Bates, the 6th child of Joseph and Amelia Babcock Bates.
Clarissa Yale, daughter of Henry Yale, 7th child of Waitstill Yale Jr. and Sarah Hover was the niece of Lavina and Moses Yale. Clarissa or "Clarusha" married the 5th child of Joseph and Amelia Babcock Bates who was named Briggs Bates. Briggs remained with Clarissa in Lenox,Madison County,N.Y. They are buried in "Quality Hill" Cemetery or now called "Rural Lenox Cemetery" on the Nelson Road in Canastota,Madison County,N.Y.
Other YALE descendants named MARBLE, SIMMONS, VAN EPPS, ACKLEY are found in Homer and Summerhill, Cayuga County. They married into Waitstill Yale Jr.s 5th child named John Yale. One notable John Yale collateral is Sgt. Martin Marble of the 157th NYSV. who was wounded at Gettysburg in 1863 with a shrapnel wound to the face. He died at age 40 a few short years after the War and is buried in West Homer Cemetery located on NY 90 between Summerhill and Homer. There are many hundreds of YALE and collateral families too numerous to mention but who connect to the many distinguished people of Cortland County. Here are Waitstill Yale and Sarahs descendants:Husband: Waitstill YALE *
Respectfully submitted by: Theodore (Ted) Bates of Fort Wayne,Allen County,Indiana. I can be E-mailed at Tedbytes@aol.com