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Re: Harriett Yearout Blount County, TN 1832
Posted by: elizabeth olmstead (ID *****3423) Date: March 09, 2009 at 12:48:46
In Reply to: Re: Harriett Yearout Blount County, TN 1832 by Gordon Rolston of 224

Yes, Edna was born 1 year prior to her birth 15-Mar-1848. She was living with her grandparents 1860. Edney used both Yearout & Stinnett during her lifetime, perhaps she didn't know which was her real name, as by law she was a yearout but by blood a Stinnett.

YEAROUT - P. O. Brick Mill, Tenn., 6th District, July 9, 1860- 738/ 738-F102-32
John 65 M W Farmer 200 Va
Martha 62 F W Va
Edney 12 M W Tn S

The child you have missing is Uncle Will, he is the one who changed his name from Stinnett to Yearout:

Uncle Will used the surname Stinnett until after 1910. As listed in the Blount County, TN census, 1910, 9th district, page 11A All Born in Tennessee
William Stinnett 32, married 11 years, farmer
Minnie, wife, age 27
Callie, daughter 10
Sam, age 8, son
Willie, son, 7
Grace, daughter 5
James L. son 3

OK, compare:

1920, Militia District, Walker County, GA'
William Yearout, 42, rents, occupation, carpenter
Minnie, wife 37
William 16, labor, bleachery
Grace, 15, topping, hosiery mill
Lon 13
Paul 8
Ross 3.

Though the family had been split in 2 since 1912, the younger children going to NC the older 3 remaining in TN, I was able to locate several of the grandchildren of Uncle Will. Mildred Boystrom Nix (d/o Grace) told me a lot I didn't know before, but no one seems to know why the name change or who raised Uncle Will. According to Mildred, Uncle Will was the s/o Napoleon Bonapatre Ellis and that particular family helped them in lean years.

The first child, Lemuel was a child of rape and yes, I do have his name because Edney's brothers killed him and made it appear like an ambush. The police record for the ambush is at Maryville. According to family legend, it was her brothers who did the killing, however, I have never located any sign of any other child of the marriage of William & Harriett and think perhaps it may have been some other kin. Uncle Lem was raised by Lewis Elbert & MJ Yearout Williams, the same who founded the Willliams Hensley Lutheran Boys Home in Knoxville. MJ was Edna's aunt

In 1870, we find Edney in jail:

Post Office: Maryville, Tennessee
Edna Yearout age 22, farm labor

This was due to the fact that she had Uncle Cal out of wedlock and wouldn't or couldn't name the father.

Snipping bits of info from my FTM, hope you don't mind

she was living in good old Blount District 7...This census tells us quite a bit of info...It shows her birth date as March 1848...This made her 52 in the 1900 census....It also states that she was single...She was under the name of Edna Stinnet...It also shows that she was the mother of 7 children..... Listed below are the ones on the census...means 3 of them were somewhere else...

Emma H. Dau Born Oct Tenn
Lillie E. Dau Born Jul 1887 in Tenn
Robert F. Son Born Oct 1890 In Tenn

WILLOCKS, Mary A.. Dau Born Aug 1880 Married 1 Yr living with Edna

Heres a few more clippings:

1919 Knoxville City Directory: Living with son Robert on Dale Avenue.
Listed as Edna Stinnett, widow of William.

1920 Knoxville City Directory: Still living with son Robert at 34 Sutherland Ave.
Listed as Edna Stinnett, widow of James.

1920 Census, Knox County, Tennessee:
Robert Stinnett, head of house WM 22 works cotton mill, born Tennessee
Ethel Stinnett WF born Tennessee
Raymond Stinnett, son 3 1/2 yrs. WM born Tennessee.
Edna Stinnett, Mother 70 WF born Tennessee
Pearle Greene, niece, WF 22

1870 Blount County, Tennessee census
Ednee Yearout 22 W born Tennessee, Birthplace: Maryville, Blount County, TN

1900 Blount County Census, District 11, pg 06
Edna Stinnett - Head - W - born March 1848 - age 52 - single
Emma H. Stinnett - daughter - W - October 1884 - age 15 - single
Lillie E. Stinnett - daughter - W - July 1887 - age 12
Robert F. Stinnett - son - W - October 1890 - age 9
Mary A. Willocks - daughter-W - August 1880 - age 19

Those above, Robert & Ethel were my grandparents Robert Franklin & Ethel Bolden Stinnett.

Edney died 1923 @Eastern State aka Lyons View, death record:

Death record for Edna:
Name: Edna Yearout Stinnett
Place of Death: Civil District 8
Village: Bearden
Register: #59
City: Eastern State Hospital
Full name: Edna Stinnett
Sex: F
Race: White, widowed
Date of Death: January 14, 1924
Cause of Death: Chronic Nephritus
Length of Residence: 5 mo. 25 days.
Former Residence: Sevierville, Tennessee.
Burial site: State Cemtery
Date of Burial: January 15, 1924
Signed: R.E. Smith, Supt.

In 1880 Edney filed a maintenance bond again CW Lawson as this was when she became pregnant with Aunt Alice, I do have the bond.

Here is the obituary of James Calvin Stinnett (Uncle Cal) it doesn't list parents ut does list siblings:

James Calvin Stinnett age 66 years died at his home near Jefferson City Tuesday night, January 30 at 11 o'clock, following a stroke of appoplexy suffered about 4 p.m. the same day. Mr. Stinnett is survived by his wife, five sons and four daughters. The sons are Raymond, William, Broford, George, all at home and C.W. residing at Richmond, California. The daughters are Mrs. Gordon Prince, Mrs. Dewitt Bailey, Miss Hattie and Mary, all of Jefferson City.
He leaves one brother, Robert Stinnett and three sisters, Mrs. Hattie Rutledge, Mrs. Lillie Romines, and Mrs. Alice Willix, all of Knoxville.
Funeral service was held at the jefferson City M.E. Church, Thursday at 2:30 p.m. by Rev. W.L. Roberts, the pastor.

Here's Grandpa's obit, notice it says s/o William & Edna, however, we all know William was actually the grandfather, I was told he was listed as father ebcause legally he was as he took maintenance:

Robert Franklin Stinnette, 74, retired textile worker of 607 Scruggs Street, died unexpectedly, Monday night., at 11 o'clock at this home.
He was born October 15, 1890, in Tennessee, the son of the late William & Edna Stinnett.
Surviving are his wife, Lena Fowler Stinnette; three daughters, Mrs. Jimmy Lucas and Mrs. James Marlowe of Gastonia and Vicki Stinnette of the home; two sons, William and Charles Braden Stinnette of Gastonia, and 21 grandchildren.
The body will be taken to the home at 10 o'clock Wednesday morning. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 3 pm at Washington Street Baptist Church with the pastor, the rev. Paul Hovis officiating.
The body will lie in state for one hour prior to the service.

Here's Aunt Lillies obit:

ROMINES, Mrs. Lillie - 73, of 200 East Anderson Street, died at 5:30 a.m. Monday at University of Tennessee hospital. Survivors; two sons, John, Luther; six daughters, Mrs. Frank Hubbard, Mrs. Stella Hernandez, Mrs. Earl Messer, Mrs. Irene Jones, Misses; Pauline and Gladys Romines; brother Robert Stinnett; two sisters, Mrs. Harriett Rutledge, Mrs. Alice Willix; 24 grandchildren, 25 great grandchildren. Funeral services at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Beech Springs Baptist Church. Interment in church cemetery. Body is at the home. Atchley's, Sevierville in charge
Burial will follow in Gaston Memorial Park Cemetery

And heres Grannny's page on find a grave with pictures, links and lots of other info:

And yes, it is a very interesting family. It bothered me so bad when I found out the facts that I wrote a book on how I think things may have happened, of course it is listed as fiction and darn if they didn't actually publish it.
I do have lots more, and also have my own website plus another website on Yearouts where I did my best to piece together all the Yearout info I gathered on Yearouts after all the years of research. Can send links if interested.

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