Chronicle of the Yerkes Family by Josiah Granville Leach published by Printed for private circulation by J. B. Lippincott, 1904
NATHANIEL YERKES (Josiah8, Herman2, Anthony1), son of Josiah and Mary Yerkes, was born in the Manor of Moreland, Montgomery (formerly Philadelphia) County, Pennsylvania, 9 August, 1763; died at Romulus, New York, 5 June, 1831. He received under the will of his father an estate of one hundred acres in Moreland, and was made executor of the will.
By deed of 19 August, 1799, he and his wife Sarah conveyed to George Shelmire certain water rights on the Pennypack Creek, attached to the
above tract, and, on 1April, 1818, they conveyed unto Joel K. Mann the said tract, then described as consisting of one hundred and five acres. Mr. Yerkes is styled in this conveyance as "of Moreland," and it is believed that at about the time of the conveyance he removed with his family to Seneca County, New York, and settled there, in the town of Romulus.
He married, in Pennsylvania, Sarah Johnson, born 20 September, 1765; died at Romulus, New York, 20 April, 1835; daughter of Philip and Sarah Johnson. Of the children of Nathaniel Yerkes, the only one the writer has been able to trace is his son Josiah. One of the latter's descendants writes that other members of the family " removed West."
Children of Nathaniel and Sarah (Johnson) Yerkes; all probably born in Moreland:
Elizabeth Yerkes, born 30 August, 1787.
Philip Yerkes, born 20 November, 1789. He was in service in the Pennsylvania militia in the War of 1812.
Nancy Yerkes, born 13 March, 1793.
Mary Yerkes, born 27 July, 1796.
William Yerkes, born 24 January, 1798; died in 1859.
Josiah Yerkes, born 3 August, 1800; died 7 October, 1866; married (1) Mrs. Margaret Blain, nee Knight; (2) Rodah Barnum Church.
Sarah Yerkes, born 5 October, 1802; died at Minneapolis, Minnesota, 13 April,1887; married, at Romulus, John C. Frost, and had issue, but the writer has not been able to find any of such issue. The family removed West, and are supposed to have resided at Minneapolis, Minnesota.