I am the granddaughter of Scott Lee Yoak b:4 Jul 1897 to Ellender Ayers b:1853. Ellender was married to Marcellus Yoak until his death on 8 Feb 1882. AFTER his death, Ellender had two more children, both listed as "Yoaks"... one being my grandfather, Scott Lee b: 4 Jul 1897, and his brother, Roy Franklin b: 2 Mar 1888. When my cousin Bobby Yoak and I looked at these dates, we wondered who we were, REALLY! But it was confirmed through my Aunt Cleo Yoak that Ellender, after Marcellus' death, bore these 2 children of Marcellus' brother, hence, they were still Yoaks. She still listed the father as being Marcellus, however! The only other brother to Marcellus, being close enough in age to Ellender, would have been Elias Yoak b: 27 Feb 1853. So we think this is our great grandfather, in reality. Does anyone know ANYTHING about this situation? And if it was, in fact, Elias who fathered these 2 children after his brother Marcellus died?
This is the kind of stuff your ancestors really don't want you to know! But the dates don't lie! What a hoot!