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Dalton Huger Yancey

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Dalton Huger Yancey

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History of Alabama and Dictionary of Alabama Biography by Thomas Owens, 1921. Page 1820

YANCEY, DALTON HUGER, lawyer, was born February 13, 1845, at Greenville, S. C.; son of William Lowndes and Sarah Caroline (Earle) Yancey (q. v.); brother of Benjamin Cunningham Yancey (q. v.) ; and nephew of Benjamin Cudworth Yancey (q. v.). He obtained his early education in the private schools of Montgomery; spent one year at Franklin College, near Tuscumbia; and two years at the University of Alabama, leaving there in the early spring of 1863 to join the C. S. Army. He served as captain of Co. K, Seventh Alabama cavalry, from the spring of 1863 to the summer of 1864, when he resigned and served through the remainder of the war with Capt. Thomas Henderson's Scouts, un-der Forrest. He was transferred in the early spring of 1865, to Gen. Allen's cavalry regiment, and was on his way there, when Lee surrendered. After the war was over, he entered the law department of the University of Georgia,. and was graduated during the winter of 1866. He practiced law three or four years at Cusseta, Chattahoochee County, Ga., and for about three years in Florida, first at Favares, Lake County, then at Tampa. He was county judge of Lake County, Fla., 1887-1888, and State senator, 1889-1891. During the session of the legislature in 1889, he was a member of the judiciary committee, and chairman of the city and county organization committee, which latter committee reported favorably what is known as "House Bill No. 4," the bill which abolished the charter of the city of Jacksonville, and substituted commission government. In the session of 1891, Mr. Yancey was elected leader and manager of the campaign of Senator Wilkinson Call. He was chief of the division of interest, expense and warrants in the U: S. treasury department, office of the register of the treasury, at Wash-ington, D. C., 1893-1894; and was U. S. special agent at Tampa, Fla., 1895-1896. He is now located at Washington, D. C. He Is a Demo-crat, a trustee in the Methodist Episcopal church, south; and a Mason. Married: Octo-ber 9, 1869, at Cusseta, Ga., to Hattie Leonora McCook, daughter of Wright and Ruhamah McCook, of Cusseta, Ga. Children: 1. Ella Bird, m. John Dillon Hall, Tensaw; 2. Sarah Ruhamah, m. (1) William Talfaferro Lesley, (2) Charles Cabiniss Martin, Mulberry, Fla.; 3, Goodloe Earle, m. Marion Estelle Bond, Washington, D. C.; 4. Carrie May, m. Theo-dore Lesley, Tampa, Fla.; 5. Georgia Florence, m. Livingston Grillion Lesley, Tampa, Fla.; 6. Dalton Huger, d. 1888, at Favares, Fla.; 7. Mary Lucy, m. William Grier Hope, Brooksville, Fla.; 8. Bettie Moore, m. Dr. Frank Lavalle Green, Bishopville, S. C.; 9. Benjamin George, m. Martha Miranda Blkackwelder, Tampa, Fla; 10. John Rosborough, m Charles Eldridge Sheperd, Cumberland, Md; 11. Lewis David, Mulberry, Fla. Residence: Washington D. C.

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