Checking the 1850 Union Co NC Federal Census, I find an Adam Yandle on printed page 43, household visited #628/628.This Confederate soldier maybe the same person as the Adam T Yandle/s age 17 emumerated in the household of John Yandle/s age 43 and Eva age 47.Relationships are not given.Others listed are: Mary L age 14, William C age 12, Mary M age 10 and Phillip T age 5.John is a brickmason.I have not located anything else for an Adam Yandle from Union County NC as being a Confederate soldier, so I wonder if he survived the war or perhaps shows up in the Mecklenburg Co NC records.
I did locate a marriage record for an Adam Yandle who married Jane McCall on 27 Aug 1857 by Esq A. Harkey in Union Co NC.Neither bride nor groom's parents are listed for this couple, so I can not confirm this Adam's parentage.
It is feasible that these three Adam Yandles are one and the same person.The Adam in the 1850 census would be old enough for the war, and the census Adam would be old enough to marry in 1857.
Regarding a possible connection to the Stearns/Starnes/Starns family.Yes, there is atleast oneconnection between a Yandle and a Starnes that I can confirm: William Henry YANDLE married Nancy Lora "Mandy" PENNIGAR Nancy Lora "Mandy" PENNIGAR was the daughter of John PENNIGAR and Mary Ann Eurline "Emmaline" WENTZ Mary Ann Eurline "Emmaline" WENTZ was the daughter of Jeremiah WENTZ and the grand-daughter of John WENTZ [Rev Soldier] who married as one of his three wives Christina STARNES.At this time I have not confirmed which one of the later two wives of John Wentz, Christina or Catherine, was the mother of Mary Ann Eurline "Emmaline"Wentz.
Thank you for posting the information on this Adam Yandle.