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An American Family History

Rebecca Yerkes Lenon

 
Yerkes has also been spelled Gerkes, Gerckes, Jerghes, Jerghjes, Jurckes,Yercas, Yercks, Yerkhas, Yerkas, Yerkiss, Yerks, and Yerkus
 
Berkeley County, Virginia was created from the northern third of Frederick County, Virginia in 1772. Jefferson County was formed from the county's eastern section. In 1863 Berkeley County became part of the new state of West Virginia.

Rebecca Yerkes Lenon was born on July 10, 1823 in Jefferson County, West Virginia. Her parents were Josiah Yerkes and Sarah Lupton.

She married John D. Lenon on November 3, 1841 in Carroll County, Indiana. John was born on August 1, 1821 in Pennsylvania. He was the son of John Lenon and Elizabeth Fox. 

Rebecca and John's children included:
William H. Lenon (1844, married Polly Harter),
Margaret A. Lenon McCain (1851, married James Voorhis McCain), and
Martha Minerva Lenon Roblyer (1856, married Francis (Frank) M. Roblyer). 

They remained in Carroll County during the Civil War. The household appeared there in the 1870 census. They were living in Deer Creek Township. The household consisted of Clara Varnes age 18, John Lenon age 48 who was a farmer, Rebecca Lennon age 46, Margaret Lennon age 19, Martha Lenon age 14, and David Yerkes age 49.

John died on July 24, 1905. Rebecca died on August 27, 1907.  They are buried in Paint Creek Cemetery.

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

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Children of Josiah Yerkes
and Sarah Lupton

Eliza Yerkes Fox
William B. Yerkes
Mary B. Yerkes
Josiah Yerkes, Jr.  
Sarah Ann Yerkes Hinkle 
Catherine Yerkes Cline
David Henry Yerkes
Rebecca Yerkes Lenon 
Henry Clay Yerkes

Indiana became a state in 1819. The north was settled by people from New England and New York, the center by people from the Mid-Atlantic states and Ohio, and the south by people from Southern states, particularly Kentucky and Tennessee.
 

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