By Yvette Taylor Stewart
Thomas Yarbrough b. Mar. 24, 1768 in North Carolina was the
son of John and Elizabeth
He married Martha Garrett Harris in Union County, SC on Dec. 20, 1798.
was b. c1770 Anson Co., NC
to Silas and Ann Young Garrett. She
was married first to Thomas Harris of Union County, SC.
Thomas & Martha had the following children according to current
(It is believed that Martha
had at least three children with Thomas Harris, but has not been proven in this research). :
(1) William Yarbrough b. in Union District, SC Apr. 26, 1800, m.
Eleanor Gentry in Henry Co.,
GA, Aug. 2, 1823. William
died Nov. 10, 1896 in Randolph County, AL.
(2) Silas Yarbrough (more on Silas later)
(3) Nancy Yarbrough (b. Aug. 4, 1804, d. June 27, 1888 ) m. Silas
Moseley in Henry Co., GA.
May 25, 1823. (See First
Families of Henry County, GA vol. 1, page 507).
(4) Martha “Patsy” Yarbrough ( b. 1810)
Henry Co. marriage records show a Patsy Yarber m.
July 12, 1823.
Temperence “Tempy” Yarbrough (b. 1811), m. John Richards in Henry Co., GA
Jan. 20, 1828.
(6) Lucinda Yarbrough (b. 1813), m. Simon Baggett in Henry Co. GA.,
Jan. 31, 1829.
Prior to 1802, the family had moved to Georgia (probably Clarke Co.).
They later moved to
Co., GA (c1807). Thomas and
family moved to Henry Co. when his son, William of
District, Morgan Co., drew land in the lottery of 1821. They settled in
District 11 Lot # 69 near
Yarbrough is documented in Henry County on several land transactions from
All the transactions involved the area of District 11, Lots 69, 92 and
93. On Feb. 26, 1823,
purchased Lot # 92 of 11th District for $95.00 that had been granted to
Burwell Wise in the
lottery. This land is located next to the lot granted to William
Yarbrough. In Oct. 1823, a
the name of James Yarbrough bought land in District 11, Lot #93 next to
Thomas. It is assumed that
is related to this Yarbrough line, though the exact relation has not been
proven. It is believed that
Yarbrough was married to Elizabeth Garrett, sister of Martha Garrett Harris
Thomas wrote his will on March 8, 1840.
His son, William and son-in-law Silas Moseley
were appointed the executors. On
Sep. 14, 1840, the children of Thomas Yarbrough sold to
Moseley 133 acres of land that belonged to the Estate of Thomas Yarbrough.
Thomas’ wife, Martha, continued to live on the land near her
children. She is documented on
Henry Co. census as living in the household with her son Silas.
On Sep. 27, 1855, Martha gave
her daughter, Tempy Richards, all of her land consisting of sixty-six acres of
Lot # 92 in the Eleventh
of Henry County. It is assumed
that she continued to live there until her death c1857.
that she and Thomas are buried in the old unmarked vaults located at the
Henry Co. next to the grave of their daughter Nancy Yarbrough Moseley.
These vaults were
moved from the family farm located on the land that was sold to Silas Moseley.
(b. c1802. in Clarke or Morgan Co., GA., d. 1884 Tallapoosa Co., AL). He
moved to Henry Co., GA with the family in 1821.
Silas m. Nancy Ray in Henry Co. on Apr. 2, 1823.
Ray ( b. c1807) was the daughter of Solomon Ray and Jane Echols. They had the
(1) Rufus P. Yarbrough (more on Rufus later)
(2) Martha Jane
Yarbrough (b. Dec.16, 1830 in Henry Co., GA; d. Feb. 6, 1909) m. William W.
(b. May 13, 1826; d. July 25, 1909 Henry Co., GA) in Henry Co., Jan. 1, 1852.
to Tallapoosa Co., AL before 1860 and returned to Henry Co. after the Civil
War. They are both
at Mount Bethel Methodist Church in Ellenwood, Henry Co., GA.
(3) Samantha Yarbrough (b. 1832 in Henry Co., GA.), m. Stephen J. Bowen
in Henry Co., GA
5, 1852. Stephen Bowen b. July 4, 1827 was the son of Dixon and Sarah
Lee Bowen (See First
of Henry County, GA, vol. 1
page 64-70). This family also moved to Tallapoosa Co., AL prior to
1860 Census and returned to Henry County before 1870
(4) Robert Bale Yarbrough (b.
Dec. 1836 in Henry Co., GA., d. Jan 8, 1912 Tallapoosa Co., AL)
on Aug. 16, 1855 in Tallapoosa Co., AL to Martha E. Hendricks (b. Apr. 1, 1834
in Edgefield, SC, d.
14, 1918 Chambers Co., AL).
(5) Thomas Yarbrough (b. 1838 in Henry Co., GA, d. unknown ) m. Jane
Ray c1860 probably in
near Tallapoosa Co., AL .
They lived in the Eagle Hill area of Tallapoosa Co., AL next to Silas
(6) Susan A. Yarbrough (b. 1840 in Henry Co., GA).
Found on Tallapoosa Co., AL 1860 Census
head of household living next to Thomas Yarbrough and Silas Yarbrough under
the name of Susan
Ray. No husband is listed and
only one three month old child, Silas Ray was living with her.
(7) Silas Yarbrough, Jr. (b.
1842 Henry Co., GA) m. in Tallapoosa Co., AL on April 18, 1866 to
Ray (b. c1850).
(8) Tempsey Yarbrough (b. 1850, Henry Co., GA).
Silas raised his family in the same area of Henry Co. District 11 until
the mid 1850s and worked
a farmer. Silas’ family,
including all of his adult children and their families, as well as members of
Ray family moved to Alabama before the 1860 Census.
They settled in the Eagle Hill/Dadeville
of Tallapoosa Co., AL.
Rufus P. Yarbrough (b.
c1828 Henry Co., GA; d. Oct. 8, 1896) m. Sarah Annie Robinson (b.
Henry Co., GA; d. June 25, 1879 Rockdale or Henry Co., GA) in Henry Co., GA on
Rufus worked as a farm hand and started his family in Henry Co.
Rufus and other Yarbrough
members moved to Tallapoosa Co., AL before 1860 and lived there for a few
years. By the 1870
they returned to Henry County and were living in the McMullen District.
The place of burial for
couple has not yet been proven. Rufus
and Annie Robinson Yarbrough’s children were:
(1) William Yarbrough (b. c1853
Henry Co., GA; d. unknown); (2) James F. Yarbrough
c1855 in AL); (3) Nancy Yarbrough (b. c1859 AL); (4) Martha Yarbrough (b.
c1862 in GA); (5)
Sarah Yarbrough (b. c1866 in GA); (6) George Yarbrough (b. c1868 in GA); (7)
(b. 1872 in GA~more later).
Mary Elizabeth “Lizzie”
Yarbrough (b. Mar. 7, 1872
Henry Co., GA; d. Mar. 4, 1938 Atlanta,
Co., GA) was the youngest child of Rufus and Annie Robinson Yarbrough.
She m. Benjamin
Howard Lloyd in Douglas Co., GA on
Jan. 22, 1895. Bennie H. Lloyd was b. Nov. 15, 1866 in
or Campbell Co., GA; d. Mar. 3, 1927 in Atlanta, Fulton Co., GA.
He was the son of James and
Parsons Lloyd (Loyd) of Fayette Co., GA.
This family lived in Lithia Springs, GA and later
to Atlanta. Bennie was employed by the City of Atlanta Police Department
for more than 25
where he served on “wagon-patrol”. Most
members of the family are buried in the Lloyd family lot
Greenwood Cemetery in Atlanta, GA. Bennie
& Lizzie Lloyd had the following children:
(1) Thomas Emery Lloyd (b. May 3, 1890; d. Sep. 12, 1959).
This child’s birth date is confirmed
the family Bible as being five years before the marriage of his parents.
He never married.
(2) William Howard Lloyd (b.
July 12, 1896 Douglas Co., GA; d. April 20, 1953, Atlanta Futon Co.,
GA). He married Beside Mae
Merriwether (b. Oct. 30, 1900; d. May 23, 1988) in Fulton Co.,
(3) Harry Theo. Lloyd (b. Mar.
27, 1899; d. Jan. 5, 1978) m. a woman named Savilla T. (b. Jan 3,
d. Jun. 8, 1984 - maiden name and marriage date and place is unknown.
(4) Bennie Hickey Lloyd (b. April 22, 1900; d. June 21, 1942) m. Thelma
Autry Chambers in
Co., GA on Oct. 16, 1919. Thelma
(b. June 4, 1901; d. Oct. 21, 1972 Jonesboro, Clayton Co.,
was the daughter of Joseph Nicodemus and Jessie Burns Chambers.
Bennie Hickey Lloyd is
with the Lloyd family members at Greenwood Cemetery in Atlanta, GA.
Thelma later married Joseph
G. “Poppa Joe” Wright (b. Mar. 20, 1900; d. Sep.23, 1989)
in Clayton Co., GA on August 8,
The Wright family lived in the area of Jonesboro at the area of Wright
Cir. between Mt. Zion Rd.
Hwy. 138. They are buried in the Mt. Zion Baptist Cemetery in
(5) Annie Mary Lloyd (b. Sep.
8, 1901; d. Jun 29, 1932). She
(6) Wiley Clark Lloyd (b. Jul. 24, 1903; d. unknown)
(7) Lizzie Mae Lloyd (b. Aug 6, 1904; d. Mar. 26, 1905).
(8) Ruby Lloyd (b. Jul. 23,
1906; d. Feb. 19, 1989). She
married Thomas A. Appling (b. Jan. 28,
d. Mar. 25, 1967).
Y. Daniel, Chamblee, GA ~ Garrett/Harris/Yarbrough family researcher.
Families of Henry County, GA, Vol. I
of Land Plats for Henry County on Microfilm at Georgia State Archives,
County, GA Deed Book A
County, GA Will Book A. 1834-1869
County, GA Deed Book O, pgs. 139-140
Mazock, Yarbrough Family researcher
Hendricks, Yarbrough/Hendricks family researcher. Obtained information by e-mail
and Internet site http://www.lakemartin.net/~ehend.
records of Henry Co., GA 1830-1870; Tallapoosa Co., AL 1860; Douglas Co., GA
1900 ; Fulton Co., GA 1920.
records of Henry, Douglas, Fulton and Clayton Counties of Georgia
Bible of Benjamin Howard and Mary Elizabeth Yarbrough Lloyd in possession of
granddaughter, Lizzie May Lloyd-McKenzie, Forest Park, GA.
Cemetery, Atlanta, GA survey of Lloyd family lot, Oct. 1999.
sources: Personal knowledge of
myself, Lizzie May Lloyd-McKenzie and Maria
Henry County Family Biographies Index
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