Robert Davis Yancey
Class of 1875 - VMI - Virginia Military Institute

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Robert Davis Yancey Biographical Information
Memories of Uncle Jake & Aunt Nancy
Robert Davis Yancey of Lynchburg
Robert Davis Yancey's Views On Prohibition
Rosa Yancey Telling of Her Husbands Family History
The Vanishing Virginian Movie
Robert Davis Yancey's Father William Tudor Yancey
Robert Davis Yancey's Grandfather - Joel Yancey
Lynchburg and Its Neighbors
Obituary of Robert Davis Yancey
Obituary of brother Henry Davis Yancey
Obituary of sister Margaret Macon Yancey
Obituary of son Robert D Yancey Jr.
Daughter Rebecca Y Williams
Obituary of daughter Carolina Anthony Yancey

Photo above from:   Men of mark in Virginia: ideals of American life;


Photographs thanks to Elizabeth Bunting!

Marriage Photo of Rosa  & Robert Davis Yancey (she was 16 and he was 37 )

Robert & Rosa in their older years.

"Aunt" Nancy with one of the children
Anecdotal information about Uncle Jake & Aunt Nancy
(the exact identity of Jake & Nancy - outside of the family story - is unclear
There is a Jacob & Nancy Ross on the 1880 census of Bedford County, Virginia.
Whether this is the same Jake & Nancy is uncertain.
Whether they descend from slaves once held by the Yancey Family is also uncertain.

Excerpts from the movie "TheVanishing Virginian" 

(in the movie certain names were changed - such as the name of Jake to Joshua).


A photo of the original Rothsay - where Joel Yancey and son William Tudor Yanxcey lived.
The house burned down in 1912 - and was replaced with another structure also called "Rothsay"



Robert Davis Yancey Jr.

Rebecca Yancey Williams
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Caroline Anthony Yancey



William Joel Tudor Yancey
with son Joel Alexander Yancey
and grandson William F. Yancey