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Burkett Yancey

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Burket Yancey (Birkett Garland Yancey)

Source: The History of Woodford County, Kentucky. By William F Railey. 1938

Burket Yancey was born in Virginia and came with his wife, Ellen Nall and the early settlers to Kentucky. He settled in that part of Woodford County known as "Germany," his farm being midway between Clifton and Millville, joining Thomas Railey on one side and William Whittington on the other. His wife was a relative of Charles L. and William H. Nall, both wealthy farmers of the county in 1810. At that time Burket Yancey had a family composed of five persons and owned two slaves, but at his death many years later he owned thirty slaves. I have not been able to learn the names of Burket Yancey's parents*, or what relation he sustained to Captain Robert Yancey, but he had a brother, William, and the names of his sisters were: Judith, Millie, and Jennie.

Burket Yancey and Ellen Nall had only two children: Mildred who married Dr. James Botts, a practicing physician at Millville until he died about 1885, quite an old man; and Eleanor, who married, first, Frank Taylor, of the county, and second, William W. Darnell. By the first marriage was Burket Yancey Taylor, and Mittie Taylor, who married Price Johnson and resides with her husband near Millville. By the second marriage was William Darnell.

[*DJY: Birkett Garland Yancey was the son of Lewis and Winifred Henrietta (Faver) Yancey of Culpeper. Capt. Robert Yancey was Birkett's uncle]

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