Cynthia, I keep running into your name. We corresponded a lot about a year ago. I noticed in your query, that you mentioned a "Mary Ann YERKES" in Oakland Co., Michigan. In southern Oakland (Novi Twp.) there are many Yerkes. In fact, 2 miles away from me is a Yerkes Cemetery & YERKES Lake. Did your Mary Ann YERKES live in Novi Twp.? I live in Northville, Mich. in the section that used to be Novi Twp. If your YERKES lived in Novi or close to Novi, like Commerce Twp. or Lyons Twp. you might find a lot about them. Let me know if I can help. I have two books on the History Northville, Mich. and there are (15) pages that mention the YERKES in the smaller book-160 pages. The larger book has 325 pages & (35) different YERKES are in the index. 1-Alice D. 2-Carl 3-Charles 4-Clement C. 5-Donald Purdy-(School Board President-1925) 6-Mrs. Edith 7-Edmund 8-Elizabeth 9-George B. 10-Mrs. G.B. 11-Mrs. Georgia 12-Grace (DUSENBURY) 13-Hannah 14-Helen 15-Hester 16-J.D. 17-John 18-Joseph 19-Joseph P. 20-Kate 21-Lake-(might be a lake & not a person) 22-Law building 23-Lyman A. 24-Margaret (MISS) 25-Mary 26-Nellie M. 27-Nettie 28-Robert C. 29-Mrs. Robert 30-Sarah 31-William 32-William G. 33-Mrs. William G. 34-William H.(mayor of Northville-1892) (Twp. Supv.-1921 thru 1927) 35-William Purdy-(mayor of Northville-1867) (also a Judge)
There are (2) YERKES families that settled in Northville in 03-??-1826 that came from N.Y in a (15) day's travel. Joseph YERKES (a Rev. War Vet & had a lake on his 488 acres that was names YERKES Lake) & (haven't found the wife yet). Joseph's Children: 1-John 2-Joseph 3-Mary*(never married but became the mother of her sister's children. I'm not sure which Mary never married, but probably this one because the other Mary doesn't show any sisters.) 4-Sarah 5-Elizabeth 6-Hannah m. a GRISWOLD
William YERKES & wife Hester William & Hester's Children: 1-Joseph 2-William P. 3-Mary* 4-John If any of these YERKES names ring a bell, I could get you more information on any of them.