Lorenzo Dow Yarbrough

Family Group Sheet

Updated: March 25, 2004

Submitter: Renee Smelley       

email: IRSmelley2@aol.com 


Husband: Lorenzo Dow Yarbrough 
Born: January 1840                                    

Location: Houston County, Texas 
Married: November 30, 1863                    

Location: Oakville, Live Oak County, Texas
Died: January 05, 1907                               

Location: Cotulla, LaSalle Co., Texas
Cemetery: Old Cotulla Cemetery                

Location: Cotulla, LaSalle County, Texas
Father: John Swanson Yarbrough
Mother: Cynthia "Sinthy" Unknown/Coker?

Wife: Nancy Parilee White 

Born: August 28,1846 

Location: Leon County, Texas 

Died: February 12, 1931
Location: Fowlerton, La Salle Co., Texas 

Cemetery: Old Cotulla Cemetery
Location: Cotulla, LaSalle County, Texas 

Father: Headley Coburn White
Mother: Lydia Wright 


Name: Serletha Y. Yarbrough
Born: December 31, 1864 

Location: McMullen County, Texas
Died: January 31, 1925 

Location: Bexar County, Texas
Spouse 1: Samuel H. Ratcliff
Married: December 27, 1883 

Location: McMullen County, Texas

Name: John Swanson Yarbrough
Born: March 12, 1866 

Location: McMullen County, Texas
Died: July 17, 1940 

Location: Cotulla, La Salle Co., Texas
Cemetery: Old Cotulla Cemetery 

Location: Cotulla, LaSalle County, Texas
Spouse 1: Jane Louise "Janie" Crawford
Married: May 14, 1891 

Location: Corrizo Springs, Dimmit Co., Texas

Name: Betty Ann Yarbrough
Born: August 03, 1869 

Location: McMullen County, Texas
Died: October 25, 1949 

Location: Uvalde, Uvalde Co., Texas
Spouse 1: Thomas Clinton Edwards
Married: March 22, 1892 

Location: Castroville, Medina County, Texas

Name: Headley Coburn "Tone" Yarbrough
Born: January 17, 1872  
Location: McMullen County, Texas
Spouse 1: Maggie Bell Maples
Married: June 15, 1896 

Location: Uvalde County, Texas

Name: Lydia Martha Yarbrough
Born: March 22, 1874 

Location: McMullen County, Texas

Died: March 27, 1899

Location: (possibly Frio Co., TX)
Spouse 1: Jasper Newton Winters
Married: June 05, 1890 

Location: LaSalle County, Texas
Spouse 2: William Booth
Married: June 20, 1894 

Location: Frio County, Texas

Name: Nancy Pairlee Yarbrough
Born: April 28, 1877 

Location: Tilden, McMullen Co., Texas
Died: February 07, 1968 

Location: Laredo, Webb Co., Texas
Cemetery: Pearsall Cemetery 

Location: Pearsall, Frio Co., Texas
Spouse 1: Valentine Harris Tilley
Married: June 01, 1898 

Location: LaSalle Co., Texas
Spouse 2: Andrew B. Brown
Married: September 13, 1924 

Location: Frio County, Texas

Name: Jonathan David Yarbrough
Born: April 1880 

Location: Texas
Died: January 04, 1934 

Location: Webb County, Texas
Cemetery: Old Cotulla Cemetery 

Location: Cotulla, LaSalle Co., Texas
Spouse 1: Never Married

Name: Tennessee Alevia "Leve" Yarbrough
Born: July 20, 1882 

Location: McMullen County, Texas
Died: May 13, 1962 

Location: Artesia, Eddy Co., New Mexico
Cemetery: Carlsbad Cemetery 

Location: Carlsbad, Eddy Co., New Mexico
Spouse 1: John Allen "Pete" Blakeney
Married: August 31, 1903 

Location: Hope, Eddy Co., New Mexico

Name: Lorenzo Skidmore "Skid" Yarbrough
Born: August 24, 1885 

Location: Atascosa Co., Texas
Died: April 12, 1962 

Location: Poteet, Atascosa Co., Texas
Cemetery: Rutledge Cemetery 

Location: Poteet, Atascosa County, Texas
Spouse 1: Maggie Jane Cleary
Married: April 02, 1908 

Location: LaSalle Co., Texas

Comments: Lorenzo Dow Yarbrough came to McMullen County in 1858 with his father John Swanson Yarbrough. They lived in the small settlement, Yarbrough Bend, with other family and friends. Dow served in the 2nd Regiment Texas Mounted Rifles and was transferred to CO K 2nd Regiment Texas Cavalry where he served until the end of the Civil War. By 1890 Dow and his family were living in LaSalle County. In 1906 Dow filed for his pension for having served in the civil war, but he died before he ever received his pension. Nancy did file for the pension after Dow's death and received a pension until her death in 1931. Dow received a military headstone, but Nancy is buried beside him in the Cotulla Cemetery without a headstone. It should also be noted that their son John Swanson, daughter n law Jane Crawford, and son David are also buried on the same row, but without headstones.

Sources: 1880 McMullen County Census, 1900 LaSalle County Census, Marriage Records, Death Records, Civil War Pension Applications, Various Online Genealogy Resources, Genealogy Notes from my grandmother and aunt.  Old handwritten notes written by Linda Salinas' aunt both a Ratcliff descendant.

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