Submitted by Descendant: Anisca “Nickey” Bronson NEEL
William Henry Yates was born circa 1851 in, Orange, now Osceola County, the son of pioneers James Yates, Jr. and Mary Polly Lamb, and grandson of pioneers James Yates, Sr. and Agnes Rowland.
In circa 1867 he married Mary S. Bronson, daughter of James Robert Bronson and first wife Sarah Yates. William Henry Yates and Mary S. Bronson had eleven children: James Radford, John Leonard “Jack”, Edward D. Mary Margaret, Vina Vianner “Viney”, William Robert, Rebecca “Becky”, General Floyd, John Quincy Adam, Henry William and Sallie Lizziebeth Yates, all born at Shingle Creek, Osceola County, Florida.
William Henry died 3 February 1903 in Gadsden County, Florida.
William Henry Yates was first established as a Florida Pioneer in 2002