OK lets compare notes on the William Yerby's I think there is a link here.
in Lyle Sharp's post he outlined family #2 below.I put the family group as he listed them in my FTM database and believe both William Yerby may be the same person. both born approximately the same time and both families in Clark and/or Madison Counties Georgia about the same time period. Not sure where I collected family #1, probably from another message board querie. let me know what you folks think:
1 William Yerbyb: Abt. 1815 (my Est DOB assuming abt age 19 when married) +Sarah H. Ware b: Abt. 1815 (same est) m: Sep 04, 1834 Madison County, Georgia 2 Eliza Elizabeth Letitia Yerbyb: Jul 19, 1838 Clark County, Georgiad: 1921 Madison County, Georgia +Marcus De Lafayette Pittmanb: Sep 25, 1835 Madison County, Georgiad: Jan 24, 1916 Madison County, Georgia m: Dec 18, 1867 Madison County, Georgia
FAMILY #2 1William Yerbyb: Mar 12, 1812 Madison County, Georgia 2Burrell Henry Yerbyb: Apr 01, 1836 Clark County, Georgiad: Sep 01, 1890 +Mary Frances Pittardb: Abt. 1835 m: Abt. 1883 Georgia
3William David 'Deloney' Yerbyb: Oct 11, 1882 Tennesseed: Sep 20, 1912
none of these match up yet with my own YERBY but let me know if you can confirm or dispute the above William's as the same person so I can merge the families in my database.
My own line is Nancy Yerby born 6/19/1825 who married Thomas Tobias Brooke February 11, 1840 in Thomas County Georgia, There was a George Yerby and a William Yerby Family in Thomas County 1840, both born 1780-1790 so probably brothers and each with a daughter the right age to be Nancy. They were gone from Thomas County by 1850 and Nancy and Thomas Brooke had moved to Hamilton County Florida by 1850 so proximity of families in the census is not much help(not sure of the location of Clarke and Thomas Counties off the top of my head)Any clues regarding the relationships if any of all these William Yerby's would help narrow things down.I enter family groups in my database as I come across them then look for matches.Will be happy to check other families to see what comes up. Nancy's father would be too old to be the same person as above but perhaps an uncle/cousin etc.