John H Yancey
"The Confederate Veteran", Vol XIV page 219
In the death of John H Yancey, at his home, in Horse Cave, KY, in November
, 1905, another member of the famous Orphan Brigade has joined the host
of comrades gone before. He was born in New Orleans in 1841 and at the
age of five years was brought by his mother to Barren County, Kentucky,
where he was reared and educated at the country schools, with a finishing
course at Bardstown College. But before graduating the great war had come
upon the land, and he enlisted in the 6th Kentucky Regiment under Col.
Joseph Lewis, Company E, Capt. Barclay, and throughout this terrible struggle
he was a worthy member of the immortal "Orphan Brigade".
After the war Mr. Yancey engaged in the tobacco business at Edmunton and
Glasgow; but soon he felt the call to a larger sphere in Louisville, where
he labored successfully in that business for twenty five years, his fine
judgment, strict integrity, and affable disposition giving him high rank
among the business he rose to a comfortable fortune, and many a toiling
and deserving young man found in him a sympathetic and helpful friend.
The devotion between J. H. Yancey and his only brother T. G. Yancey, of
Newman, Cal., was most beautiful and tender. For forty years they had kept
up a regular weekly correspondence and were close to each other in spirit.
Comrade Yancey was twice married, and left a wife and two little boys to
mourn the loss of a devoted husband and father. He was laid to rest in
the cemetery at Glasgow among the friends of his early life.