Yates, David S.

Born: 1836-XX-XX Illinois

Died: 1921-05-21 Kansas

David S. Yates was the son of William Yates, a Springfield, Illinois merchant. In 1860, Yates was living in his father's household in Springfield. He registered for the draft in 1863, but there is no further evidence that he actually served in the Civil War. After the war, he moved to Kansas, where he became a farmer.

History of Sangamon County, Illinois (Chicago: Inter-State, 1881), 716; U.S. Census Office, Eighth Census of the United States (1860), Springfield, Sangamon County, IL, 133; U.S. Census Office, Ninth Census of the United States (1870), Butler County, KS, 9;U.S., Civil War Draft Registrations Records, 1863-1865 (Provo, UT: Ancestry.com Operations, 2010); The Wichita Sunday Eagle(KS), 22 May 1921, 2:3; Gravestone, Leon Cemetery, Leon, KS.