On June 12, 2003, David Yielding contributed the following to this forum:
"Joseph YEILDING (1.Richard1 ) b. 16 Aug 1804, NC, occupation Teacher, m. (1) 14 Oct 1848, in Morgan Co., AL, 4/5 children, Mary McCUTCHEN, b. of Morgan Co., AL, d. bef. 1860, m. (2) 1860, in Morgan Co., AL, Chasey M. BARTLETT, b. 21 Jul 1824, NC, d. near Hanceville, Cullman Co., AL, buried: Duck River Cem, Walter, Cullman Co., AL. Joseph died 16 Aug 1883, buried: Duck River Cem, Walter, Cullman Co., AL.
Joseph Yeilding: Hanceville Pioneer "Cullman County Across the Years" by Margaret Jean Jones "Seventy-one-year-old Joseph Yeilding had already had an illustrious career as a pioneer-educator in North Alabama and the military when he bought a 1080-acre farm seven miles northeast of Hanceville in 1875. The son of an Englishman, Richard Yeilding, Joeph was born in North Carolina in 1804. As a young man, he fought in several Indian campaigns and later the Mexican War which broke out in 1845 following Texas' admittance to the union. In between times, he settled in Cotaco Valley in Morgan County, Alabama and taught school in Morgan, Blount and Madison Counties. Although nearly sixty years old when the Civil War broke out, he volunteered for service in the Confederacy and served in Gen. Joe Wheeler's cavalry. Joseph Yeilding's first wife was Mary McCutcheon. They had four children. His second wife was Chasey M. Barlett. To this marriage were also born four children: John, Nancy (Glasscock), William M. (a school teacher in Cullman County until his untimely death) and Bethany (Turner). Joseph's grandaughter, Mrs. Ezma G. Bice, recalls hearing her mother say that when Joseph first came to Cotaco Vally he had to travel all the way to Huntsville to sell butter and buy staples. He traveled by horseback, camping out one night each way. He often encountered Indians along the Tennessee River. Joseph Yeilding was active in the Pine Grove Missionary Baptist Church and donated the property for the Duck River Cemetery. He died in 1883 at the age of 79 and is buried at Duck River Baptist Church Cemetery in Walter, Cullman Co., Alabama."
Does someone have access to this book and does it contain information about the children of Joseph Yeilding and Mary McCutcheon?Does someone have any information about those children?