I have a fairly extensive database on the Youree family but I do not have any entries for a Donovan Youree or Gary Allen Youree. Maybe you could get some more information from your Aunts, Uncles, or cousins. If you could come up with your great-grandfather's name I could probably find your Youree lineage. The best information available indicates that the Yourees are of Scot-Irish descent. We know that two brothers, Alexander and Francis came to America in the latter half of the 18th century probably sometime around 1785. They first settled in Virginia and then moved to North Carolins, Mecklenburg County.Around 1795 the brothers received land grants in Tennessee. Alexander moved to Sumner County Tennessee just north of Nashville and Francis moved to Rutherford county Tennessee about 30 miles east of Nashville. The Sumner county Yourees moved to Missouri in the 1830's and some of the Rutherford county Yourees also went west about this time.Later the family moved to Texas.The Rutherford county branch still exists with a good number of Youree families in that area. Read the messages on this website for more info on your family. Try to get more info on your ancestors and post it on this site. You will get help in finding your lineage.