YANCEY FAMILY TRIVIA
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Q: What are the most popular men's names used in the Yancey family from earliest times down to the present?

A: The 10 most common names for men among the Yancey family include (from most common to least common): William, John, James, Charles, Robert, Thomas, George, Henry, Richard, David Yancey.


Q: What are the most popular women's names used in the Yancey family from earliest times down to the present?

A: The 10 most common names for women among the Yancey family include (from most common to least common): Mary, Elizabeth, Sarah, Martha, Nancy, Lucy, Frances, Margaret, Virginia, Susan Yancey.


Q: Who was the Yancey with the longest name?

A: It would seem that, with little doubt, the longest name in the Yancy/Yancey family belongs to:
Eldridge Asbury Walter D. Stonewall Jackson Robert E. Lee Yancy who was born the 23rd of August 1880 in Georgia - son of Stephen Archibald Yancey & Lucindy Bowen. Also of note is the family of Robert Yancey & Jane Coulter, married about 1800 , probably in Grainger Co., Tennessee. Among their children were: Robert Miller Grayson Stuart Yancey and William Luis Ely Henderson Yancey.

also - check out this guy - who has Yancy in his name.


Q: What is the oldest documented age for a Yancey family member?

A: There is record of a Margaret Frances Yancey who was born 30 September 1863 in Titus Co., TX. She is recorded to have died 14 September 1972 right before her 109'th birthday. The oldest age for a man in the Yancey family seems to be one Maurice Addison Yancey born 4 January 1884 and died in January 1985 at about age 101.


Q: What is the earliest age that a member of the Yancey Family was married?

A: There is record of one Anne Rozelle Yancey, daughter of Charles Squire & Mary F. (Bedford) Yancey. She is to have been born the 1st of May 1844 in Howard Co., Missouri. She married a man by the same name as her own father "Charles Squire Yancey" who happened to be her first cousin. They were married the 11th of August 1857 when she would have been 13 years of age.


Q: What is the earliest documented record of a Yancey in America (or the world for that matter)?

A: The earliest documented record of a Yancey living in America (or for the world for that matter) is one Charles Yancey found living in King William County Virginia in 1704. For more info see:
The 1704 Virginia Quit Rent Rolls.


Q: What is the earliest known extant Picture or Sketch of a Yancey?

A: The earliest known sketches of anyone in the Yancey family is that of Robert Leighton Yancey and his brother David Yancey. Although photography did not come into use until the late 1840's other Yancey portraits of significance - which resemble photos include that of Joel Yancey of Bedford Co., VA (1774-1833) and Benjamin Cudworth Yancey (1783-1817).


Q: Who was/is the most famous member of the Yancey family ?

A: Probably the most famous person by surname Yancey - was that of William Lowndes Yancey. He was a famous orator and secessionist of the Confederate South. For more info see:
William Lowndes Yancey.


Q: What was the most common occupation among the Yanceys in the 17 & 1800's ?

A: The most common occupation, by far, of Yanceys in the 1700's and 1800's was that of farmer/planter. Of the Yancey households on the 1850 census where occuaption is recorded more than 70% were farmers and a good majority of the rest were closely linked to agriculture even though they themselves may not have been full-time farmers.
See the 1850 census analysis.


Q: Who was the earliest known "Preacher" in the Yancey family?

A: the Reverend Robert Yancey of Louisa County, Virginia.


Q: Who was the earliest known "Lawyer" in the Yancey Family?

A: Not yet posted.


Q: Who was the earliest known "Doctor" in the Yancey Family?

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Q: Which state has the most number of Yanceys currently living within its boundaries?

A: The state of Texas with over 800 Yancey/Yancy households.


Q: Which Yancey lived to see the greatest number of succeeding generations?

A: Julia Yancey of  Granville County, North Carolina lived past 100 years old and lived to see her great-great-great-grandchild.


Q: What is the oldest known Yancey House (still standing) ?

A: Not yet posted.


Q: What is the oldest known Yancey Cemetery?

A: The Yancey Cemetery at the "Arlington Estate" near Brandy Station, Culpeper County, Virginia.


Q: What was the first book written about Yancey Genealogy?

A: The first book written specifically about Yancey family genealogy - is that of "Laurus Crawfurdiana" also known as the "Crawford Book" written by Mrs. Frank Armstrong Crawford Vanderbilt - interestingly the second wife of the most famous Cornelius Vanderbilt - patriarch of the wealthy Vanderbilt family and for which Vanderbilt University was named. The book - although focusing primarily on the Crawford family has a significant amount of information concerning the history of the Yancey family. The book was published in 1881. For more info see: Yancey Family Publications.


Q: Has a movie ever been made about the Movie about the Yancey family?

A: Yes, the "Vanishing Virginian" Is about the life of the family of Robert Davis Yancey of Lynchburg. It came out in 1942 and was based on a book by Rebecca Yancey Williams. See the "Vanishing Virginia Page".


Q: What is the earliest known extant will of a Yancey?.

A: That of Robert Yancey who died in Louisa County Virginia in 1746. Click here to see more info.