David D. Yeager
b. 24 February 1848, d. between 1880 and 1887
- Father: Gabriel Perry Yeager b. circa 1823, d. circa 1860
- Mother: Louisa Wooley b. circa 1825, d. circa 1869
- David D. Yeager was born on 24 February 1848 in Alabama. According to one researcher, the family Bible of John Thomas Yeager lists amongst his siblings (children of Gabriel Perry Yeager), David D. Yeager, born 24 February 1848.
- Gabriel Perry Yeager and Louisa Wooley appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1850 in Bibb County, Alabama. Other members of the household included David D. Yeager. Also in the household were children Nancy C. (age 7), Martha E. (5) and John E. (2 months).
- Gabriel Perry Yeager and Louisa Wooley appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1860 in Mt. Vernon Beat, Smith County, Texas. Other members of the household included David D. Yeager. Also in the household were children Martha (age 14), John (10), Bernard (6), Frances (4) and Josephine (2), the two youngest born in Texas.
- He married Laura Shields Adams, daughter of Felix Grundy Adams and Huldah Ann Shields, on 27 September 1877 in Marengo County, Alabama.
- David D. Yeager and Laura Shields Adams appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1880 in Linden, Marengo County, Alabama. Other members of the household included Walter B. Yeager, Josie Yeager, Felix Grundy Adams and Walter Benjamin Adams. They were enumerated at the jail where David Yeager was sheriff, and also counted with the household were the deputy sheriff, cook, and prisoners. Apparently Felix' wife Sally was living in Waller County, Texas, but she is not enumerated with her sister Roberta.
- He was Sheriff of Marengo County, according to the 1880 census.
- David D. Yeager died between 1880 and 1887.
- His wife Laura Shields Adams became a widow at his death.
- Research Note: It is possible that (1) George Thompson may have been born to Laura Adams and David Yeager and adopted the surname of Laura’s second husband; (2) he may have been born to Laura Adams Yeager and Robert Thompson prior to their marriage; or (3) he may have been a son of Robert Thompson of an earlier marriage who adopted the middle name of Laura’s father later in life.
- Last Edited: 11 Jan 2016