John Yancey & Elizabeth Cosby
History of Henry Co., AL by Mrs. Marvin E Scott 1987.
John Yancey and wife lived inYanceyville, Va. He was in the revolutionary war with Gen. George Washington. British soldiers came to the Yancey home, found a uniform and knew that John Yancey was in the war. They ripped the feather beds with their swords, took all the food, drove all the cattle and slaves into the swamps. There was a letter in the house to John Yancey from George Washington, telling of his plans to defeat Cornwallis. Grandma Yancey said the British did not find the letter. John Yancey married Elizabeth Cosby . . .
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Senate Bill H.R. 778
In the Senate of the United States February 16, 1861
An Act For he relief of the children of Elizabeth Yancey, widow of John Yancey.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress ass. . . That the Secretary of the Interior be, and he is heretofore dircted to pay to Jane C Smith and Mary Franklin . . . of Elizabeth Yancey, the amount of pension to which they would have been entitled, at the rate of euighty dollars per annum, from the eleventh of December, eighteen hundred and thirty nine, to the nineteenth of december, eighteen hundred and forty eight.
Passed the House of Representatives Feb 16 1861