John Swanson Yarbrough & wife Cynthia

Family Group Sheet

Submitted: November 04, 2004



Submitted by: Renee Smelley
email: IRSmelley2@aol.com

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Husband: John Swanson YARBROUGH
Born: December 25, 1774    

Location: North Carolina
Died: October 20, 1862
Location: Yarbrough Bend, McMullen County, Texas
Cemetery: Yarbrough Cem., Yarbrough Bend, McMullen Co., TX
Location: note: Yarbrough Cemetery moved to Hill Top Cemetery, Tilden, Texas in 1982
Father: Unknown
Mother: Unknown
Other Spouses: Elizabeth GALBREATH, Francis Unknown Tope Moore (maiden possibly COKER)

Married: abt. 1826
Location: possibly Arkansas


Wife: Cynthia "Sinthey" Unknown (maiden possibly COKER)
Born: circa 1805
Location: Unknown
Died: between 1840 - 1845
Location: possibly Houston County, Texas
Cemetery: Unknown
Location: Unknown
Father: Unknown
Mother: Unknown
Other Spouses: Unknown
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CHILDREN

Note: because we do not know exactly when John and Cynthia married it is possible that 

Alfred Yarbrough is a son with John's first wife Elizabeth Galbreath.  Some old notes

that were saved in the Dunn family recorded that John & Cynthia married abt. 1826.
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Name: Alfred YARBROUGH
Born: October 14, 1828
Location: Arkansas
Died: November 13, 1903
Location: Bigfoot, Frio County, Texas
Cemetery: Longview Cemetery
Location: Frio County, Texas (FM 462 1mile W. of Bigfoot)
Spouse 1: Caroline Ethyl DODD
Marriage: July 19, 1857
Location: Atascosa County, Texas
Spouse 2: Harriet NEATHERLIN
Marriage: September 28, 1883
Location: Frio County, Texas
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Name: Martha C. YARBROUGH
Born: April 14, 1831
Location: Arkansas
Died: June 09, 1905
Location: Leesville, Gonzales Co., TX
Cemetery: Leesville Cemetery
Location: Leesville, Gonzales Co., TX
Spouse 1: Samuel E. CALLISON
Marriage: April 11, 1847
Location: Houston County, Texas
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Name: David M. YARBROUGH
Born: 1832
Location: Arkansas
Died: Abt. 1869
Location: possibly Atascosa County, Texas
Cemetery: Unknown
Location: Unknown
Spouse 1: Rebecca JONES
Marriage: November 11, 1860
Location: Atascosa County, Texas
Spouse 2: Mary Ann ANDERSON
Marriage: December 19, 1865
Location: Atascosa County, Texas
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Name: Elizabeth YARBROUGH
Born: circa 1834
Location: What is now known as Shelby County, Texas
Died: Last found on the 1835 Municipality of Tenehaw Census (now Shelby Co. TX) 
Location: possibly Houston County, Texas
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Name: Caroline YARBROUGH
Born: bet.1835 - 1839
Location: possibly Houston County, Texas
Died: Last record found was marriage in 1857.
Location: Unknown
Cemetery: Unknown
Location: Unknown
Spouse 1: James WIMBERLY
Marriage: February 11, 1857
Location: Atascosa County, Texas
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Name: Cynthia Ann YARBROUGH
Born: circa 1837/1838
Location: Houston County, Texas
Died: possibly Bef. June 01, 1880 (wasn't found with family on 1880 McMullen Census.  died between 1880 & 1882)
Location: possibly McMullen County, Texas
Cemetery: Unknown
Location: Unknown
Spouse 1: John MacAlister DUNN
Marriage: January 26, 1854
Location: Gonzales Co., TX
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Name: Lorenzo Dow YARBROUGH
Born: January 1840
Location: Houston County, Texas
Died: January 05, 1907
Location: Cotulla, LaSalle County, Texas
Cemetery: Old Cotulla Cemetery
Location: Cotulla, LaSalle County, Texas
Spouse 1: Nancy  WHITE
Marriage: November 30, 1863
Location: Live Oak County, Texas
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Comments: John Swanson Yarbrough in 1810 was living in Ouachita Parish, Louisiana.  By 1820 he was living in Clark County, Arkansas and by 1832 when he sold his farm he was living in neighboring Hempstead Co., Arkansas.  Swanson came to Texas in February 1832 and was first known to have lived in that section of the Municipality of Nacogdoches when it became the Municipality of Tenehaw in 1835, but is best known as Shelby County, Texas today. He fought for Texas Independence and soon after moved to Houston County, Texas.  He was one of the signers of the petition to form Houston County, the first county formed in the new Republic.  Sometime between 1840 and 1845 his wife Cynthia died yet again leaving him with young children and no mother to care for them.  He married Francis Unknown Tope Moore about 1845 in possibly Houston County, TX.  By 1855 the family was living in Gonzales County, TX.  By 1857 the family again moved to the newly formed Atascosa County, TX and by 1858 was living in McMullen County.  Family tradition says that Swanson Yarbrough was shot in his corral over a horse deal gone bad.  He was buried in the Yarbrough Family Cemetery in Yarbrough Bend.  In 1982 the cemetery was moved to Hill Top Cemetery.  

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Sources: John Swanson Yarbrough, A Man About Texas by Beth Walker, 1810 Ouachita Parish, LA Census, 1820 Clark Co., AR Reconstructed Census, 1832 Character Certificate,1835 Municipality of Tenehaw Census, Houston County Tax Records, Land Records, 1855 Gonzales County School Census, Marriage Records: David & Rebecca, David & Mary, Caroline & James, Dow & Nancy.  1860 Gonzales Census, 1860 Atascosa Census, 1870 Live Oak Census, 1880 McMullen Co., Census, 1880 Me

 




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