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Yarbrough, W. A.

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Yarbrough, W. A.
March 11, 2007 09:24PM
Kentucky: A History of the State, Battle, Perrin, Kniffin 1st ed., 1885
Reprinted 1972 by Kentucky Reprint Co., Murray, KY.
Graves Co.

W.A. YARBROUGH was born December 30, 1826, in Stewart County, Tenn. He
is a son of George and Lucretia (Stokes) Yarbrough. The father was
born in North Carolina. He came to Graves County in 1832, engaged in
merchandising, a few years later in farming. This he continued till
his death, which occurred in July, 1848, at the age of fifty-five. The
mother was born in North Carolina; she died February 13, 1884, aged
eighty-seven years. W.A. Yarbrough was brought up on his father's farm,
and has always followed the business of farming. In August, 1878, he
was elected sheriff and re-elected in 1880. He was married May 3,
1848, to Elizabeth Leech of Graves County. She died January 28, 1881,
leaving three sons and two daughters. His second marriage was April 3,
1884, to Miss M.E. Purdy of this county. Mr. Yarbrough is a member of
the Masonic fraternity.

Yarbrough Stokes Leech Purdy
Stewart-TN NC

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