HI, I did a search and found no record of an Ira Yates in KY.
I found one Eben Yates in the 1920 census 1920 Muhlenburg Co KY Bremen p.253 James Willis age 27 born KY wife LouEllen age 27 KY son James A. age 5 KY son Alonzo age 2yrs 7 months KY brother in law Eben Yates age 17 KY lists parents born KY
1910 BUtler Co KY 3rd Dist p.197 Alonzo F.Yates age 43/48 KY parents born Tenn Matilda age 48 KY parents born KY Arnet age 22 KY Lou E. age 19 KY John C. age 16 KY Eben F. age 8 KY
also in 1910 Butler Co p.195 Marion Yates age 74 TN with wife Nancy A. age 72 TN p.196 John R. Yates age 51 KY and family
1880 census has Alonzo F. Yates age 14 KY living with father Marion age 42 TN
1870 Ohio Co KY Bartlett Dist p.318 Marion Yates age 33 TN Nancy A. age 31 TN John R. age 10 TN James Davis age 17 KY WIlliam B. age 12 KY Lizzie B. age 9 KY ? son age 6 KY ? son age 1 KY
also in 1870 Ohio Co p.328 James Yates age 45 KY and family p.492 Temole Yates age 28 TN and family