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Archibald Yearwood & Family-Paulding Co.
Posted by: Andrew Yearwood Date: September 08, 2000 at 13:06:27
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I made a trip to the archives to search for Archibald, but it has been slim pickings so far. I only have two pages of Civil War Service Records, and they don't tell much at all. I think I remember that Archibald and some of his nephews died at the Battle of Marietta or Battle of Atlanta in 1864, but I can't quite remember. I did find some other things that tell a bit more of the story.

First, Arch Y. is buried at Crossroads Baptist Church in northeast Paulding County. Buried beside him are assumed nephews, Allen Yearwood, John A. Yearwood, H.A. Yearwood. They were all in the Civil War, and their Companies are carved on their headstone. I am not sure who the others belonged to, but I suspect this location had to do at the time since it was close to where they died in battle. Also in the same cemetery is a Sarah Yearwood b. 1841 d.abt 1886, and do not know who she belonged to either.

I searched for estate records and deeds for Archibald in Paulding County, but found nothing. In the 1860 Census his occupation is listed as "Tenant" with only a few hundred dollars of Personal Estate. Taking this into account, I doubt he had much estate to be administered or recorded, especially by the end of the Civil War when he died.

Harrison and Nancy Highfill, his sister and brother-in-law, were living nearby, and were also listed as Tenant and little Personal Estate. I had lost track of this child of Andrew, and found them in Paulding, near Arch, by accident. Harrison Highfill is not in the index by any variation of his last name. I love it when that happens!

What I DID find was a little more interesting. Andrew J. Yearwood (b. 1813), a child of Andrew (b. 1775), was listed in Cobb County (one county east) in 1840 and 1850 Census. He has many deeds in Paulding County in early to mid 1850s. These lands were stated as "formerly Cherokee County" (one county to the northeast). Andrew (b. 1775) and other older sons drew land there in 1832, which may be how Andrew J. ended up there. I believe Andrew J. was the link to Paulding that brought Archibald and the Highfills in late 1840s/early 1850s. So that is probably how they got there. He died intestate in Paulding County in 1859, leaving young children. In 1860 Paulding County Census, some of these children are living with other families, one being the Camp's. I believe John Oliver Yearwood married a Camp? Maybe this is how John Oliver Yearwood met his bride? In all, Allen Earwood, Frances Earwood, George Earwood, and one other were each living with different families, but in same neighborhood. Allen is one of the soldiers buried beside Archibald.

The younger men buried beside Arch, I believe to be sons of Andrew J (b. 1813), except H.A. (Henry Andrew?) son of Lewis Allen (b. 1824), who is a brother to Arch and Andrew J.


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