John Lewis Yancey


History of Alabama and Dictionary of Alabama Biography by Thomas Owens, 1921. Page 1823

YANCEY, JOHN LEWIS, real estate and fire insurance, was born December 1, 1859, in Giles County, Tenn.; son of Rufus Parham and Martha Jane (Parker) Yancey, the former born at Buffalo Lithia Springs, Mecklenburg, Va., removed to Giles County, where he taught for twenty-five years, and was for seven years county surveyor, and in 1893, located in Birmingham, where he died, January 3, 1909; grandson of Lewis Nelson and Letha (Worsham) Yancey, of Mecklenburg County, Va., and Hardin and Giles Counties, Tenn., and of , Alfred Washington and Delilah (Wood) Parker, of Giles County; great-grand-son of Richard and Mary (Walton) Yancey, the former, and his father and grandfather, living and dying in Mecklenburg County; great-great-grandson of Robert Yancey; and great-great-great-grandson of Richard Yancey. He received his early education from his father. He was a merchant at Wales, Giles County, from 1881 to 1887, when he moved to Birmingham, where he engaged in the business of real estate and fire insurance. He Is a Methodist. Married: February 23, 1 1892, at Huntsville, to Mattie Ellen, daughter of Alexander M. and Martha (Ward) Wynn, of that place, the former a native of Dinwiddie County, Va., granddaughter of John H. T. Wynn, who about 1830 removed from Dinwiddie County, Va., to Limestone County, and of Samuel Ward, and wife, a Miss Thompson, who married in Albermarle County, Va., and at once came to Madison County, and great--granddaughter of John Ward, of Albemarle County. No children. Last residence: Birmingham.