Photo Collection of Steve Riggan
Hobert's uncle Wiley Yancey and wife Martha Barnes Yancey in Oklahoma 1940's or 50's. Wiley was William H. Yancey's son by first marriage to Elizabeth Alice Wright.
Uncle Wiley's full name was Isaac Wiley. He was named after William H. Yancey's stepfather, Rev. Wiley Miles who had married Mary Elizabeth Floyd Yancey in the early
1860's at Covin, Fayette Co., Alabama where the family settled after leaving Georgia. Wiley Miles was a widower with children from first marriage to Rebecca Bobo.
Grandma Mary E. Floyd Yancey had four children from her first marriage to Thomas Hines Yancey and brought them into the marriage although they were nearly grown.
She had three more children with Rev. Wiley Miles: Nancy, Callie Lucinda, and Wiley BASCOM Miles. Uncle Bascom came to Arkansas for a time, but returned to Alabama,
married and had a family. Aunt Nan and Aunt Callie also had families and I remember my great grandfather Maxey Yancey, who was their nephew, mention them.
My great aunt Dovie Yancey Overman told me that when her grandfather William H. Yancey was dying in 1931, he was calling his half-brother Bascom Miles' name. In the
cemetery at Mt. Vernon Methodist Church where Rev. Wiley Miles was pastor, he is buried between both his wives, Rebecca Bobo Miles and Mary Elizabeth Floyd Yancey Miles.
click here for info on William H Yancey's father Thomas Hines Yancey
family gathered at Uncle Eldon Yancey's, Violet Hill, Arkansas in Aug. 1985:
(starting in back row by row L-R) Hobert and
Vernene Webb Yancey with grandson Steve Riggan and brother Haydon Yancey. (middle row) Verniece Harris Yancey (Haydon's wife),
Eldon Yancey (Hobert's brother), Epper Dockins Yancey (Eldon's wife). (front row seated) Bertha Mae Yancey Billingsley (Eldon's daughter)
and husband Loyce Billingsley, Barbara Yancey Riggan (Hobert's daughter), Tracy Riggan and Jeremy Riggan in front of mother Barbara.
Robert HAYDON Yancey and wife Verniece Harris Yancey
when they came to visit my grandparents at Brewster, WA in the late 1980's.
Haydon is the one who just passed away recently at West Plains, MO. He was 86.
with great-aunt Agnes Yancey (wife of Raymond Yancey son of William H.)
and mother Vernene Webb Yancey on visit to nursing home at Calico Rock, Arkansas Aug. 1985.
Barbara Yancey Riggan with her uncle Brady Yancey's wife Venita Campbell Yancey
and my grandmother Vernene Webb Yancey at Yancey/McVey family reunion, Chelan, WA 1988.
(Back row L-R)
Kirby Brown (Tracy's husband), Mike Riggan, Steve Riggan (myself), James Riggan
(my dad), Jeremy Riggan
(Front row L-R) Tracy Riggan Brown holding daughter Shaylee, James D. Brown, Colton Brown, Barbara Yancey Riggan (my mom), and Cari S. Fare Riggan (Jeremy's wife
This is my great
grandfather Maxey Yancey with his second wife Verna Dillard Ducker.
She married Grandpa in later years and they were married about 33 years until her
death in 1974 when I was 5 years old. He died in 1978.
with his children on a visit to Wenatchee, WA about 1948.
(front row L-R) Maxey Yancey, gap for an insert of his dead wife Ethel McVey which was put in later, Austin Yancey, Nellie Yancey Verner Southwick, Eldon Yancey, Dovie Frances Yancey Syring, and Robert Haydon Yancey.
(Back row L-R) Hobert A. Yancey (my grandfather), Brady H. Yancey, Remmel W. Yancey, William Dale Yancey, and George W. Yancey.