Yanceys of African American ancestry found on Census Records

Note that prior to the 1870 census,  slaves (as the majority of  negroes/mulattos in the South were) were NOT recorded by name on the household entries of the census schedules.  Those Yanceys of color listed below that WERE recorded prior to the 1870 census - were those who had somehow been emancipated (granted their freedom) or were descendants of a previous generation who had obtained their freedom. Prior to Lincoln's emancipation of the slaves in 1865, some slaves from the south escaped and traveled to the North via the Underground Railroad - but I have nothing at all to indicate that any of those listed below were  runaway slaves. Very few freed slaves stayed in the states of Virginia, North Carolina and other southern states - but often traveled North to states such as Ohio where they often fared much better in their pursuit of a better life. 


All known Yanceys/Yancys of African American ancestry found on pre-1850 censuses

Hanover Co., VA

1785-1814  - Walter Yancey on Hanover County Tax Records as Free Mulatto.  [see also]
1810,1820 - Walter Yancey, mulatto, with household of 5 members
 

see also:  Richmond Va tax records

Henrico Co., VA - 1820
Claiborne Yancey, Black
William Yancey, Black


All known Yanceys/Yancys of African American ancestry found on the 1850 census

Cook Co.,IL

Household:
Stephen Yancy, age 40, born in Kentucky
George Yancy, age 26, born in Kentucky
Helen Yancy, age 18, born in Germany [the country of Germany ????]

Christian Co., KY

Household:
Benjamin Yancy, age 75, Labourer, Born in Virginia
Dicey Yancy, age 56, Born in Virginia

Barrien Co., MI

Household:
(In household of John Howard)
Nathan Yancey, age 25, black

Ediboro Yancey, age 29, born in Kentucky
[There is no indication on the 1850 census Ediboro is black - but on the 1860 census he is recorded as black]

Passaic Co., NJ

Household:
William Yancy, age 38, black, Laborer, born in New Jersey
Mrs. Yancy, age 30, black, born in New Jersey
Elizer Yancy, age 12, black, born in New Jersey

New York, NY

Household:
James Yancey <or Yansey> age 30 mulatto, born in Virginia - occupation "Hackman" ?
 

Hamilton Co., OH

Household:
Elizabeth Yancy (mulatto), age 24, born in Vriginia
Joseph Harris (mulatto), age 23, born in Virginia
Mary Harris (mulatto), age 24, born in Virginia
Richard Conrad (mulato), age 27, born in Virginia
Amelia Yancy (mulatto), age 6, born in Ohio
James Metcalf (mulatto), age 7, born in Louisiana

Highland Co., OH

Household: 
Walter C. Yancey, age 37, Male, Farmer & Clergyman (Wesleyan Methodist), born in Virginia
Martha A Yancey, age 37, Female
Leonora L. Yancey, age 13, Female
Nancy B Yancey, age 11, Female
Mary E. Yancey, age 9, Female
John E. Yancey, age 7, Male
Walter C. B. Yancey, age 4, Male
Martin A. Yancey, age 2, Male

[Walter C Yancey  is NOT recorded on this census as Negro or Mulatto - HOWEVER other sources indicate that he was a colored man of mixed  ancestry (referred to at times as mulatto) although his complexion is to have been very white. He was also a chaplain in the Colored Troops of  the Union  during the Civil War.   Also not yet found on the 1850 census is a half-brother of Walter C Yancey - one James H. Yancey who married one Nancy Hale in 1849 in Clark County, Ohio - they had descendants in Jefferson Co., Iowa ] 

Belmont Co., OH

Household:
Hirum Huff, age 27, (non black), Farmer, born in Virginia
Mary E. Yancy, age 15, black, born in Virginia

Jackson Co., OH

Household:
William Yancey, age 62 (mulatto), Farmer, Born in Virginia
Melissa Yancey, age 62 (mulatto), Born in Virginia
Lucy Ann, age 25, Born in Virginia
Elizabeth (Morris), age 7, Born in Ohio
This would appear to be William & Lucy Melissa Morris Yancey who were married 11 June 1813 in Richmond, Virginia. Possibly the same William who is found on the 1820 census of Henrico Co., VA

Household:  
John Yancey, age 25, male, Artist, born in Virginia
Mary Yancey, age 20, female 
[there is nothing explicit on the census to indicate that John Yancey here was a man of color - however based on other reasons, I have to wonder if this couple were indeed  mulattos of mixed ancestry - possibly fairly enough complected that the census taker made no mention of race.   DJY]


Butler Co., OH

Household:
Beverly Yancy, age 22, mulatto,born in Ohio


Henrico Co., VA

Household:

Samuel Yancey, age 40, born in Virginia
Anna Yancey, age 30, born in Virginia
(no indication they are African American on 1850 census - but 1880 census records Samuel as black).

 

 



Extracts from the 1870 Census

Albemarle County, Virginia

Caswell County, North Carolina

Chesterfield Co., VA
    Charles Yancey, Black, Male, age 65 born in Virginia
    Betsey  Yancey, Female, age 63, born in Virginia

Edgecombe Co., NC
   
Page 266
   
Calvin Yancey, Black, Male, age 21, born in Virginia [no other family] 

Goochland Co., VA
    William Yauncey, Black, Male, age 48, born in Virhinia
    Elmonia Yauncey, Black, Female, age 50, born in Virginia
    Burns Yauncey, Black, Male, age 17, born in Virginia
    Gracey Yauncey, Black, Female, age  7, born in Virginia
    James Yauncey, Black, Male, age 4, born in Virginia

Granville County, North Carolina

Halifax County, Virginia

    Minns Yancey, Black, age 37 born in Virginia
    Ann Yancey, Black, female, age 27, born in Virginia
    Henry Yancey, Black, male, age 13, born in Virginia
    Louis Yancey, male, age 10, born in Virginia
    Helen Yancey, female, age 8, born in Virginia
    Grant Yancey, male, age 5, born in Virginia
    Mirry Yancey, male, age 2, born in Virginia

    John R. Yancey, Black age 30, Born in Virginia
    Virginia Yancey, Black age 32, born in Virginia
    Caroline Yancey, Black, age, 12, born in Virginia
    Robert N. Yancey, Black, age 11, born in Virginia
    James A. Yancey, Black, age 9, born in Virginia
    Coleman Yancey, Black, age 3, born in Virginia
    Petrian Yancey, Black, age 4 months, born in Virginia

Louisa County, Virginia

Mecklenburg County, Virginia

Nelson County, Virginia

Emaline Wootson, Black, age 40, bn in Virginia, Domestic Servant
Betsy Yancey, Black, age 60, bn in Virginia, Keeping House
Jesse Yancey, Black,  age 80, bn in Virginia,  Farm Laborer


Lucinda Yancey, Black, age 22, Farm Laborer
Edmund Yancey, Black, age 30, Farm Laborer
Percy Yancey, Black, male age 4?, 

Person County, North Carolina

Warren County, North Carolina

Montgomery Co., AL Yanceys

Lee Co., Alabama

Dougherty Co., GA

St Mary's Parish, Louisiana


Extracts from the 1880 census of Virginia and North Carolina

Albemarle Co., VA (1880)

Lena Yancey, Black, age 5, born in Virginia
in household of Irene Jefferson

Jordan Yancey, Black, age 60 bn in Virginia
Elvira Yancey, Black, age 40 bn in Virginia

Alexander Yancey Black, age 28  (on some indexes mis-transcribed as Yanecy)
Jany Yancey, Black age 30
Hattie Yancey, Black, age 10
Homer Yancey, Black, age 6
Elizabeth Yancey, age 4
Percy E. Yancey, age 2

Iva Yancey, Black, male age 37, bn in Virginia
Eliza Yancey, Black, female, age 34, bn in Virginia
Mary Yancey, Black, age 13, bn in Virginia
Robert Yancey, Black, age 11, bn in Virginia
William Yancey, Black, age 10, bn in Virginia

Reuben Yancey, Black, male, age 70, bn in Virginia
Henrietta Yancey, Black, female, age 30, bn in Virginia
Lizzie Yancey, Mulatto, age 10, bn in Virginia
Thomas Yancey, Black, age 6, bn in Virginia
George Yancey, Black, age 4, bn in Virginia
Lucy Yancey, Black, age 2, bn in Virginia

Edmund Yancey, Black, age 35, Bn in Virginia
Lucinda Yancey, Black, age 28, Bn in Virginia
N. B. Yancey, Black, Female age 9, Bn in Virginia
S. G. Yancey, Black, Male, age 6, Bn in Virginia
W. E. Yancey, Black, Male, age 4, Bn in Virginia
M. L. Yancey, Black, Female, age 3, Bn in Virginia
Logania Yancey, Female, age 1, bn in Virginia

Irene Jefferson, Black, Female age 63, Bn in Virginia
E. Yancey, Black, Female age 32, Bn in Virginia
Jackson Yancey, Male, age 37, Bn in Virginia
Thomas Yancey, Male, age 15, Bn in Virginia
Lucy Yancey, Female, age 12, Bn in Virginia
Laura Yancey, Female, age 10, Bn in Virginia
Napolean B. Yancey, Male age 7, Bn in Virginia
Lena Yancey, Female, age 5, Bn in Virginia
Jno Yancey, Male, age 3, Bn in Virginia
Walter Yancey, Male, age 1, bn in Virginia

Amherst Co., VA (1880)
Daniel Yancey, Black, age 28, bn in Virginia
Mary Yancey, Black, age 21, bn in Virginia

Augusta Co., VA (1880)
Daniel Yancy, black, age 36, bn in Virginia
Millie Yancy, black, age 24, bn in Virginia
Marey J. Yancy, mulatto, age 8, bn in Virginia
William Yancy, mulatto, age 7m bn in Virginia
Henderson Yancy, mulatto, age 5, bn in Virginia
Lizzie Yancy, mulatto, age 6 months, bn in Virginia

Culpeper Co., VA (1880)
Edward Yancy, Black, age 45, born in Virginia
Prissilla Yancy, age 37, born in Virginia
M. A. Yancy, female, age 6 born in Virginia
Noveller Yancy, female, age 3, born in Virginia
Thomas Yancy, stepson?, age 1, born in Virginia

Mecklenburg Co., VA (1880)
Richard Yancey, Black, age 25, born in Virginia
Matilda Yancey, age 30, born in Virginia
William Yancey, age 12, born in Virginia
Cornillus Yancey, age 6, born in Virginia

Louisa Co., VA (1880)
Patrick H. Yancy, Black, age 22, born in Virginia
Martha A. Yancy, age 20, born in Virginia
Charles A. Yancey, age 11 months, born in Virginia

Alice Yancy, Black, age 35, born in Virginia
Alice Yancy Jr, age 6, born in Virginia
Rachel Yancy, age 4, born in Virginia
Joe Yancy, age 2, born in Virginia
Baby Yancy, 1 month, born in Virginia

Rockingham Co., VA (1880)
Celestine Yancey, Black, age 42, born in Virginia
Henry S. Yancey, son, age 13, born in Virginia
Sarah Yancey, daughter, age 11, born in Virginia

Henrico C., VA (1880)
Robert Yancey,, age 45, born in Virginia
Mary Yancey, age 36, born in Virginia
Sarah E. Yancey, age 9, born in Virginia
George Yancey, age 7, born in Virginia
Charles R. Yancey, age 4, born in Virginia
Eliner Yancey, age 0, born in Virginia

Granville Co., NC (1880)
Tempey Yancey, Black, age 23 born in North Carolina
Eddie Yancey, age 9, born in North Carolina

Warren Co., NC (1880)
Alex Yancey, Black, age 24, born in North Carolina
Laura Yancey, age 22, born in Virginia
Amanda Yancey, age 4, born in North Carolina
Rosa Yancey, age 3, born in North Carolina
Mary Yancey, (sister to Alex?), age 13, born in North Carolina

Fletcher Yancey, Mulatto, age 48, born in North Carolina
Anarchy Yancey, wife
Tempy Yancey, age 16, born in North Carolina
Henry Yancey, age 12, born in North Carolina
Isaac Yancey, age 10, born in North Carolina
Fletcher Yancey, age 4, born in North Carolina
Lizzie Yancey, age 1, born in North Carolina

Joshua Yancey, Black, age 60, born in North Carolina
Bede Yancey, wife
Matilda Yancey, age 30, born in North Carolina
Tempy Yancey, age 15, born in North Carolina
Jordan Yancey, age 12, born in North Carolina
Rena Yancey, age 8, born in North Carolina
Joshua Yancey, age 4, born in North Carolina


Extracts from the 1900 census of Virginia

Pittsylvania Co., VA (1900)
William A. Yancy, Black, born March 1850, born in North Carolina
Florence Yancy, born Nov 1857 in Virginia
Dorcy C. Yancy, born Feb 1882 in Virginia
Lemuel Yancy, born Jan 1884 in Virginia
Lucinda P. Yancy, born Jan 1886 in Virginia
Clinton E. Yancy, born Jul 1888 in Virginia
William P. Yancy, born May 1890 in Virginia
James W. Yancy, born Sep 1891 in Virginia
Edwin C. Yancy, born Nov 1893 in Virginia
Rose C. Yancy, born Nov 1896 in Virginia

Allegheny Co., VA (1900)

Overton Yancy, Black, born July 1869, in Virginia
Edith Yancy, born Oct 1870 in Virginia
Maggie S. Yancy, born Dec 1893 in Virginia
Mary C. Yancy, born Feb 1895 in Virginia
McKenley Yancy, born Sep 1897 in Virginia
Ann M. Yancy, born Oct 1820 in Virginia (mother of Overton)

Augusta Co., VA (1900)

David W. Yancey, Black, born Jul 1852 in Virginia
Madaline Yancey, born Feb 1861 in Virginia
Martha Yancey, born Dec 1882 in Virginia
Virginia Yancey, born Aug 1885 in Virginia
Clara B. Yancey, born Nov 1890 in Virginia

Pittsylvania Co, VA (1900)

George Yancy, Black, born Jan 1844 in Virginia
Fannie Yancy, born March 1844 in Virginia
Daisy Yancy, born May 1893 in Virginia
Bertha Yancy, Oct 1894 in Virginia

Mecklenburg Co., VA (1900)

Fuller Yancey, Black, born Oct 1860 in Virginia
Belle Yancey, born Oct 1872 in Virginia
Robert L. Yancey, born Oct 1890 in Virginia
Bobbie L. Yancey (daughter), born Jan 1893 in Virginia
Lillie Yancey, born Oct 1895 in Virginia
Sisoley Yancey, born Jan 1825 in Virginia (mother of Fuller)

Louisa Co., VA (1900)

Frederick Yancey, Black, age 41 (or 47?), born in Virginia
Catherine Yancey, age 26, born in Virginia
Clara Yancey, age 23, born in Virginia
Fannie Yancey, age 20, born in Virginia
Fredericka Yancey, age 18, born in Virginia
Nannie Yancey, age 14, born in Virginia
Matthew Yancey, age 13, born in Virginia
Horton Yancey, age 12, born in Virginia
Susan Yancey, age 9, born in Virginia
Maria Yancey, age 7, born in Virginia
Anna Yancey, age 4, born in Virginia
Charles Yancey, age 2, born in Virginia
Lizzie Yancey, age 7/12 born in Virginia
Augustine, age 3, born in Virginia

Mecklenburg Co., VA (1900)

Eliza Yancey, Black, born Mar 1840 in Virginia
Orange Yancey, born Mar 1879 in Virginia
Elizabeth Yancey, born Jul 1875 in Virginia
Willie Yancey, born Jul 1894 in Virginia
Rosie Yancey, born Feb 1897 in Virginia
Charlie Yancey, born Sep 1899 in Virginia
Flournoy Yancey, born Mar 1890 in Virginia


Mecklenburg Co., VA (1900)

Elijah Yancy, Black, born Apr 1846 in North Carolina
Martha Yancy, born Mar 1876 in North Carolina
Lessie Yancy, born Nov 1887 n North Carolina
Ollie Yancy, born Oct 1892 in North Carolina
Jack Yancy, born Mar 1895 in North Carolina
Gracie Yancy, born Apr 1898 in Virginia


Culpeper Co., VA (1900)

Edward Yancy, Black, born Feb 1836 in Virginia
Silla Yancy, born March 1852 in Virginia
Robert Yancy, born Apr 1886 in Virginia
James Yancy, born Feb 1890 in Virginia
Alberta Yancy, born Mar 1890 in Virginia

Lynchburg Co., VA (1900)

Edward Yancey, Black, born Jan 1850 in Virginia
Matilda Yancey, born Dec 1883 in Virginia
Mabel Yancey, born May 1885 in Virginia
Robert Yancey, born Jul 1887 in Virginia

Rockbridge Co., VA (1900)

Edward Yancy, Black, born May 1847 in Virginia
Mary A. Yancy, born Jul 1845 in Virginia

Amherst Co., VA (1900)

Westley Yancy, Black, born Mar 1866 in Virginia
Florence Yancy, born Sep 1870 in Virginia
Mary E. Yancy, born Nov 1890 in Virginia
William E. Yancy, born Apr 1893 in Virginia
James W. Yancy, born Feb 1895 in Virginia
Olin Yancy, born May 1897 in Virginia
Alexander Yancy, born Aug 1899 in Virginia

Pittsylvania Co., VA (1900)

Weldon Yancey, Black, born Apr 1864 in North Carolina
Henrita Yancey, born May 1867 in North Carolina
Willie A. Yancey, born Jul 1892 in Virginia
Ada B. Yancey, born Oct 1894 in Virginia
Addie L. Yancey, born Dec 1895 in Virginia

Warren Co., NC (1900)

Lin [Lenard] Yancy, born Dec 1850, North Carolina
Sue W Yancy, born Mar 1865, North Carolina
George Yancy, born Feb 1881, North Carolina
Mary Jane Yancy, born June 1882, North Carolina
Tommie [Tony] Yancy, born Dec 1885, North Carolina
Violet Yancy, born May 1889, North Carolina
Sandy Yancy, born Aug 1892, North Carolina
Paul Yancy, born Oct 1895, North Carolina
Green Yancy, born Oct 1898, North Carolina


Extracts from the 1910 census

Charlottesville,Virginia

818 - Page Street
Virgie Yancey, black, age 25, born in Virginia, Divorced, Chambermaid
Alfonso Yancey, male, black, age 17, born in Virginia, Waiter
Wilie A. Yancey, male,black, age 10, born in Virginia
Booker T Yancey, male, black, age 5, born in Virginia
Charlie T Yancey, male, black, age 4, born in Virginia
William T Yancey, male, black, age 3, born in Virginia

131 - North 8th Street
Alfonso Yancey, black, age 18, Waiter

120 - 10&1/2 Street
William Yancey, male, black, age 21, waiter
Mary Yancey, female, black, age 23, chambermaid