Tryon Milton YANCEY was born in Oxford, Granville Co., North Carolina in
1794. He graduated from the University of North Carolina in 1814. He went to
Pulaski, Giles Co., Tennessee to read law under Silas FLOURNOY and married
one of the boss's daughters, Louisa Ann FLOURNOY about 1820 in Pulaski.
Silas FLOURNOY died in 1822.
Children born in Pulaski: Joseph Trotter YANCEY, 1824; Simon Bolivar YANCEY,
1826; Tryon Milton YANCEY, Jr., 23 SEP 1827.
The family moved to Holly Springs, Marshall Co., Mississippi about 1828. He
was one of the town's lawyers and was probate judge from Nov. 27, 1843
through Nov. 1851. The last sign of him I can find was as a witness of the
will of William Ragan, Apr. 10, 1860. He and his wife may have been
separated or divorced as I found a deed for lot 381 to Laura A. and Thomas
L. YANCEY dated Apr. 30, 1859.
Children born in Holly Springs: Laura Ann YANCEY, 1828; Martha Keziah
YANCEY, 1829; Mary Julia YANCEY, 1834; Flournoy YANCEY, 1835; Thomas Leroy
During the Mexican War, Joe, Simon, and Tryon Jr. all went to Vicksburg and
enlisted in the 1st Miss. Rifles commanded by Col. Jefferson Davis. They
went to the mouth of the Rio Grande to assemble where Tryon took sick and
went back home. Joe and Simon fought with their unit during their one year
enlistment. I have found nothing more on Simon, but Tryon went home and was
a printer's apprentice for awhile. He went to Sonora, Tuolumne Co., Calif.
during the Gold Rush. He worked for then bought a newspaper there. He was
elected sheriff for two separate terms and died in office Jan. 12, 1898. He
married Rosa Bailey Crowell of Maine in Calif. I have his children, but will
not list them here. Joe went to California, possibly without ever returning
to Mississippi. In 1858 he went with a party of men to work the Ajo Mine in
southern Arizona. He returned to Calif. due to the Indians constantly
raiding the mules he raised for the miners. He was a stationmaster of the
Agua Callente stop of the Butterfield Stage Lines. He married Anna Joaquina
ORTIZ in Santa Cruz, Sonora, Mexico on Sep. 3, 1859. Their children are also
Of the other children I have little information. Laura Ann married Leroy P.
BLACK; Martha died Mar. 4, 1844; Mary married William D. Roberts abt. 1859
in Holly Springs; Flournoy married Martha Lafavre ASBURY; Thomas married
Rosa CULLEY in Desoto, Miss. I have some children of the above.