Rash's Surname Index

Notes for Anthony YERKES

ANTHONY YERKES5 (Joseph4, Anthony3, Herman2, Anthony1), only son of Joseph Yerkes by his wife Hannah Ashton, was born in Philadelphia, in 1776; died in Moreland, Montgomery County, 28 February, 1836. He was noted for his excellence in penmanship, and is known in the family as Anthony Yerkes, "the Penman." He acquired land in Moreland, under the will of his father. He was a Quaker, as had been his father, and a member of Abington Meeting, where, on 19 March, 1807, he married Susanna Canby, daughter of Benjamin and Susanna Canby, of Wilmington, Delaware.

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