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Descendants of John Yeo & Elizabeth Reed - North Petherwin, Devon

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Bob kindly sent me these photographs and his lineage. The photograph of William shows a striking resemblance to the early Kilkhampton Yeos.. Bob now lives in America and is a very keen researcher of all the Canadian Yeo branches. Nicholas's sister Mary Jane married John Graham in London, Ontario and their daughter, Elizabeth Ann Graham married Albert Yeo, a descendant of James Yeo & Elizabeth Braund, of Milton Damerel, so he has yet another branch of Yeos to research..

                Lineage of John Yeo (Sr.) and Elizabeth Reed

by Bob Yeo

John Yeo (Sr.) descended from Humphrey Yeo and Mary Pethick of Mabyn, Devon. Their son Nicholas Yeo married Mary Williams, and their son William Yeo married Sarah Tilly. John Yeo (Sr.) was a son of this marriage.
I am descended from this branch of the Yeo tree. My Great Grandfather was Nicholas Francis Yeo.
JOHN YEO, (SR.)  was born January 25, 1801 in North Petherwin, Devon, England, and died in 1847 at a Farm about 15 miles East of London.  He married ELIZABETH REED April 7, 1824 in Launceston, St. Mary, Cornwall, England. She was born 1801 in Launceston, Cornwall, England, and died in 1847 at a Farm about 15 miles East of London.
John, Elizabeth and the seven surviving children sailed from Plymouth, England, in August, 1845. They were  eight weeks at sea. They arrived at Toronto and stayed there until winter. John bought a farm near London, and he and Elizabeth worked hard to provide for the family. The farm was near a big marsh. John & Elizabeth took the fever and ague, died, and were buried within three weeks of each other. They lie in a cemetery in Mosley, Ontario

Children of JOHN YEO and ELIZABETH REED are:

       i.     CHARLES REED YEO, b. February 27, 1825, Werrington, Devon, England; m. FANNY UNKNOWN, 1851, Ontario, Canada; b. 1822, Ontario, Canada. Per the 1881 census taken in Richmond, Lennox County, Ontario, there were three children, John, James, and  Charles.
       ii.     JOHN YEO (JR.), b. April 10, 1827, Yeolmbridge, Cornwall, England; d. January 27, 1912; m. MARGARET TRIBE, Abt. 1850; b. Abt. 1828, England. In 1851 John & Margaret were living in North Dorchester Twp., Middlesex County, Ontario. By 1854, they had emigrated to Almont, Lapeer County, Michigan where their first child was born, as indicated by the 1870 census. Children were Harriet Ann, Caroline Jane, John Nicholas, Sarah Elizabeth, and Lillian B. Yeo
       iii.    MARY JANE YEO, b. March 24, 1830, Werrington Parish, Devon, England; d. January 17, 1914, Woodstock, Ontario, Canada; Interment at the Anglican Cemetery; m JOHN GRAHAM, 1850, Canada; b. December 21, 1829, Lisniskie, Fermanagh, Ireland; d. December 25, 1913, Woodstock, Ontario, Canada. Children were Elizabeth Ann, Mary Jane, George Arthur, Emily Etta, Emma Laura, Etta, and John Graham.
       iv.    WILLIAM YEO, b. January 1833, Werrington, Devon, England; m. MARGARET UNKNOWN, Abt. 1863, Ontario, Canada; b. 1827, Ontario, Canada. In 1881, William and Margaret were living in Blandford, Oxford County North, Ontario, and had three children, Mary, William, and Francis.
       v.     ELIZABETH ANN YEO, b. December 25, 1835, Devon, England; d. December 26, 1914; m. JAMES R. SMITH  Abt. 1862 in Canada; b. Abt. 1823, USA. Elizabeth Ann was blind around the age of 17 (1852) due to fever. Sometime after 1870, they moved to Lapeer County, Michigan. Children of record are Arthur, Frank and Esther Smith.
       vi.    THOMAS YEO, b. Abt. August 1837, North Petherwin, Devon, England; d. Abt. December 1837, Died in infancy (Twins)..
       vii.   RICHARD YEO, b. Abt. August 1837, North Petherwin, Devon, England; d. Abt. December 1837, Died in infancy (Twins)..
       viii.     NICHOLAS FRANCIS YEO, b. June 21, 1839, Langdon Dawn Cottage, North Petherwin, Devon, England ; d. October 18, 1930, London, Ontario, Canada; m. REBECCA CLARK, October 21, 1862, Woodstock, Ontario, Canada; b. December 12, 1840, Buckingham, England; d. November 16, 1919, London, Ontario, Canada. Children on Nicholas and Rebecca were Elizabeth Ann, Emma, E., Arthur C., and Arthur Paulin Yeo.
       ix.    FRANCIS YEO, b. June 21, 1839, Langdon Dawn Cottage, North Petherwin, Devon, England; d. April 5, 1843, Langdon dawn Cottage, North Petherwin, Devon, England, of dropsy. Twin with Nicholas . Nicholas took the middle name of Francis in memory of his twin.
       x.     ELIZABETH YEO, b. Abt. 1842, England; d. Abt. 1842.
       xi.    THOMAS YEO, b. Abt. 1844, England; d. Abt. 1851 of Scarlet Fever in Canada.

Direct Descendants of John Yeo & Johan Kempthorne of Launcells, Cornwall

1   John Yeo     1555 -
....    +Johan Kempthorne           
...  2   John Yeo     1590 -
.........   +Frances Holman   
.........  3  Humphrey Yeo     1618 -
............... +Jane Hambley     - 1713/14
..............  4 Humphrey Yeo     1685/86 -
.................... +Mary Pethick  
.................... 5  Nicholas Yeo  1724 -
.......................... +Mary William  
.........................  6   William Yeo  1746/47 - 1804
............................... +Sarah Tilly       
............................... 7   John Yeo     1801 - 1847
..................................... +Elizabeth Reed 
.................................... 8   Nicholas Francis Yeo     1839 - 1930
.......................................... +Rebekah Clark     1840 -
.......................................... 9  Arthur Paulin Yeo  1873 - 1940
................................................ +Anna Louisa Janes       
...............................................10  Russell Arthur Yeo  1904 - 1973
..................................................... +Carol Lilian Sitts
.....................................................  11  Robert Allen Yeo     1932 -
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