Here is a mystery that may or may not have a solution to it, but I have a Wm Yerby Coats,b. 1861 Lincoln Co. TN, andelder brother to my Grt grandfather, Robert Edward Coats, who appears to have married a Lucy Curry in LCT by 1880.After that, he vanishes.
The second mystery is why he had "Yerby" as his middle name; I have the names of his parents, and grandparents, and no Yerby appears among them.There is Wm Yerby Coats' Grt grandfather, Wm Coats of Rowan Co. NC(b.c. 1740-8 SC and d. c.1830-9 LCT), whose wife's name is unk to us.Her first name MAY have been Frances, but that is purely supposition.
If anyone has tracked any Yerbys into the vicinity of Rowan co. NC or into the backcountry of SC, please contact me. Thanks, Larry