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Antonio Poma Yancey

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Antonio Poma Yancey

Posted: 1005153662000
Classification: Biography
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Surnames: YANCEY
Biographical Notices of Graduates of Yale College – By Dexter, 1913. Page 376.

Antonio Poma Yancey, son of James Madison Yancey, of Murfreesboro, Hertford County, North Carolina was born on October 21, 1825. His mother, Ann (or Nancy) Harrell, was previously the wife of Dr. William Lay Smith (Yale 1802), of Murfreesboro, and mother of the Hon. William Nathan Harrell Smith (Yale 1834). He entered college in 1844.

He studied law in the office of his half brother, and immediately on his admission to the bar, in the latter part of 1848, was elected State Solicitor, or Prosecuting Attorney in Hertford County.

He had shown, while in College, symptoms of pulmonary disease, and these gained strength from month to month, so that he was finally obliged to seek a more favorable climate. He left home in November, 1854, for Charleston, and died two or three days later, while en route, in Wilmington, North Carolina, on November 26, at the age of 29. He was unmarried.

[DJY: Antonio Poma Yancey was a grandson of Sterling Yancey of North Carolina. Interestingly Antonio P Yancey is NOT mentioned in the Bible record of Sterling Yancey – see:
Antonio’s parents – James Madison & Nancy Harrell Yancey – are also known to have had a son named James – I have to wonder if this is the same James who married Ann Dabbs -
I have to wonder if there may have been other children.
The name of Antonio Poma – is also interesting – I have to wonder where they got the name from. ]

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