The Bee (Danville, Virginia) 26 April 1928 (Page 3)
George A. Anderson of Yanceyville, N .C., now clerk of the Caswell Superior court was in Danville today as a visitor. He reported the death within a week of three of Caswell county's oldest men and made the significant statement that not more than five Confederate veterans are now surviving in his county. Those who died recently were James Tate, 84 of Anderson township, J. L. Roberts, 96 of Milton and J. M. Yates, 83 of Pelham, N. C.
The Bee (Danville, Virginia) 21 March 1928 (Page 2)
J. M. Yates Dies At Shady Grove
J. M. Yates, a widely-known resident of Caswell county, died at one o'clock this morning at his old home, Shady Grove, where he had been ill for some time. He was 81 years of age and one of the oldest people in that section where he had spent most of his life. He was known to many Danville people by reason of many visits. He was a Confederate veteran and a native of the county of which he died. His wife died many
years ago but he is survived by five children.
The funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon at three o'clock at Shady Grove church by Rev. Mr. Storm, interment to be in the church burial ground.
The J. M. Yates of the above obituary is John Murray Yates III (1847-1928), a son of John Murray Yates, Jr. and Ann Eliza Taylor Yates. In 1866, John Murray Yates III married Louisa F. Gatewood (1845-1902) and they had at least six children.