Andrew Yeagley (Yagla, Yakely)
probably of Hunterdon county, New Jersey.

Little is known of Andrew Yeagley beyond his name. He is probably the Andrew Yakely who appears as a witness to the will of Adam Deats of Amwell township, Hunterdon county, New Jersey on 20 February 1769 [NJ Cal. Wills 1771-80, 134]. Tax lists exist for Amwell township in 1780, 1784, 1786, 1789, 1802, and a list with no date. On these, we find Andrew Yeagel in 1780, Andreas Yeagly in 1784, Andreas Yeagley in 1786, Andreas Yeagly in 1789, and Andrew Yeagley in the undated list, with no Yeagleys in 1802 [Hunterdon co., NJ tax lists, FHL film #865,475]. Unfortunately, there is no good way to tell which of these involve the present Andrew Yeagley and which involve his same-named son. Judging from the 1810 and 1830 censuses, the son was born between 1760 and 1765, so the 1780 tax list is more likely than not to involve the father.

Date of birth: Unknown.
Place of birth: Unknown.

Date of death: after 1780?
Place of death: Unknown.
See the above remarks on the tax lists.

Father: Unknown.
Mother: Unknown.

Spouse(s): Unknown.

Children:
According to a card file at the Hunderdon County Genealogical Society, the Philip Case Tannery Ledger, 1783-1820, Case A-162 (178593), places Andreas Yagla as a son of Andrew Yagla and a brother of Joseph Yagla [FHL film #1,769,165].

Joseph Yeagley (Jakely), b. bef. 1755, d. Fayette co., PA, bef. 5 April 1811;
m. _____.
Joseph Yackley appears in the militia of Amwell tp., Hunterdon co., NJ in 1793 [NJ in 1793, 178]. He appears on the tax list of Franklin tp., Fayette co., PA in 1795-8 and Dunbar tp., Fayette co. in 1800-3 and 1805-10 (no list 1804) [Fayette co., PA tax lists, FHL films #1,449,305-6]. On 5 April 1811, another Joseph Jakely was administrator of the estate of Joseph Jakely, with bondsmen Andrew Jakely and John McClelland [Fayette co., PA estate records (better citation needed)].

Andrew Yeagley, b. 17605, d. Fayette co., PA, 18323;
m. Amwell, Hunterdon co., NJ, 5 April 1787,
Mrs. Sarah (Miller) Davis, living 9 January 1832.

Probable relatives:
A number of Yeagleys, probably all closely related, were in Hunterdon co., NJ in the 1780's and early 1790's, and then appear on tax lists in Fayette co., PA in the later 1790's [Franklin tp., FHL film #1,449,306; Dunbar tp., FHL film #1,449,305 (no list in 1804)], before spreading out to various places. Some of these might also have been sons of the elder Andrew Yeagley.

Adam Yeagley.
Adam Yeagley appears on the tax list of Amwell tp., Hunterdon co., NJ in 1784 [Hunterdon co., NJ tax lists, FHL film #865,475]. He appears on the tax list for Franklin tp., Fayette co., PA in 1797-8, and Dunbar tp. in 1799-1810.

Elias Yeagley, d. 19 April 13 June 1814.
Elias Yackley appears in the militia of Amwell tp., Hunterdon co., NJ in 1793 [NJ in 1793, 178]. He appears on the tax list of Franklin tp., Fayette co., PA in 1795 and 1797-8, and later turns up in Jefferson co., OH. The will of Elias Yeagly, dated 19 April 1814, and proved 13 June 1814, mentioned his wife Elizabeth and his children Hennery, John, Andrew, Peggy, Hannah, Sarah, Elizabeth, and Rhachel, with his wife and Bartholomew Williams as executors, and Peter Yeagley as a witness [Jefferson co., OH Will Book 1: 139 (from abstract)].

Peter Yeagley, b. 176070, living 1830.
Peter Yackley appears in the militia of Amwell tp., Hunterdon co., NJ in 1793 [NJ in 1793, 178]. He appears on the tax list of Franklin tp., Fayette co., PA in 1796-8 and Dunbar tp. in 1799-1803 and 1805-15. In 1820 and 1830 he was living in Jefferson co., OH [>45 in 1820, 60-70 in 1830].

Henry Yeagley.
Henry Yackley appears in the militia of Amwell tp., Hunterdon co., NJ in 1793 [NJ in 1793, 178]. He appears on the tax list of Franklin tp., Fayette co., PA in 1796-7.


Reference abbreviations

NJ Cal. Wills 1771-80 = New Jersey Calendar of Wills, 1771-1780.

NJ in 1793 = James S. Norton, New Jersey in 1793 (Salt Lake City, 1973). (An abstract and index to the 1793 Militia Census of the State of New Jersey)


Compiled by Stewart Baldwin

First uploaded 31 July 2011.