An American Family History

Mary Yerkes Conklin

Yerkes has also been spelled Gerkes, Gerckes, Jerghes, Jerghjes, Jurckes,Yercas, Yercks, Yerkhas, Yerkas, Yerkiss, Yerks, and Yerkus

Alternate spellings of Conklin: Canklin, Conklin, Conkling, Conklyn, Cunklin


Mary Yerkes Conklin (Conklin) was born about 1778 in Berkeley County, Virginia which is now Jefferson County, West Virginia. Her father was Joshua Yerkes

She married Henry Conklin on January 1, 1794 in Berkeley County. Their children and life together are described in the section on Henry.

The Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia borders Maryland and Virginia. The first European settlers started arriving about 1730.

Children of Joshua Yerkes
  • Joshua Yerkes, Jr.
  • Margaret Yerkes Blue (Peggy)
  • Josiah Yerkes
  • Mary Yerkes Conklin
  • Rachel Yerkes Irvin
  • Priscilla Yerkes Wood