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The Yoe families of Mexico

There are two progenators of the Yeo/Yoe families in Mexico. One is a Dr. John Yoe who arrived in Chiapas in Mexico around 1860 and the second was a Francis Yeo who arrived in Sahuayo around 1820.

Ricardo descends from John Yoe, a doctor who appeared in Mexico around 1860

Correspondence from Ricardo (Photograph Dr John Yoe, his ancestor)

I think it is more difficult in my case because of my Yoe ancestor come alone (that´s what I think because we´re in Mexico the only Yoe family).In fact , John Yoe went to Chiapas, Mexico about 1860. What do you think? I appreciate your commnts. Regards, Ricardo

IT WILL BE A PLEASURE TO HELP YOU. OF COURSE, YOU CAN ADD ANYTHING YOU WANT ABOUT ME. IN FACT, I DON'T REMEMBER IF YOU HAVE THAT TREE. SHALL I SEND IT YOU AGAIN? I'M ATTACHING YOU THE PORTRAIT. HIS NAME WAS JOHN YOE ALTHOUGH HE LIKED TO BE NAMED "JUAN" (TRANSLATING HIS NAME INTO SPANISH). I'D APPRECIATE YOUR COMMENT ABOUT THE FOLLOWING:

A) MY FAMILY SAID HE WENT FROM ENGLAND TO MEXICO (HENCE HE WAS A BRITISH (MEDICAL DR.)).

B) SOME HISTORICAL REFERENCES SAYS HE WAS BORN IN FRANCE.

C) I HAVE A VERY OLD BOOK WHERE IT SAYS HE WAS BORN IN THE U.S. A.

AS I TOLD YOU (I THINK) THE PROBLEM IS THAT HE DIED WHEN HE WAS VERY YOUNG (AROUND 40), AND HE WAS ALMOST ALWAYS WORKING WITH THE ARMY. IN ADDITION, THEIR CHILDREN WERE SOME MONTHS OLD WHEN HE DIED, AND HENCE A LOT OF INFO HAS BEEN LOST. (ALTHOUGH I'M TRYING TO RE-DISCOVER IT). (THOSE MOTHERS DIED YOUNG AS WELL). I'VE BEEN RESEARCHING THAT SINCE 1990 AND I'VE WRITTEN SOMETHINGS ABOUT HIM. IF YOU CONSIDER IT IS OK, I COULD GIVE YOU WHAT I KNOW. I THINK IT IS INTERESTING BECAUSE ALL THE YOEs IN MEXICO ARE MY RELATIVES (AND WE'RE NOT MANY). THERE ARE SOME PERSONS HOLDING OUR SURNAME BUT THEY WERE ADOPTED BY A RICH UNCLE OF MINE. ............................RICARDO

31st May, 2004.......Hello Sheila, How are you? Hope everything ok! I have not sent u a message since a long time ago. I have seen the Yeo/Yoe site and it is a pleasure seeing it has grown up! I'm taking the liberty of sending my portrait. Please include it in your site. Another important thing is that I had forgotten to mention that my familiy writes our last name YOE with an accent: Yoe'. The John Yoe's children used to do that (first generation born in Mexico between 1865-1868). That's why I suspect a french influence acted on the surname. Can you include this as well? Best regards! RZY

The other progenator was a Francis Yeo - From: "ricardo pina" drpina@hotmail.com

The first Yeo to arrive to Sahuayo was Francisco Yeo in an unknown date. He was a mule driver, he had mules which he used to transport merchandise from town to town to sell them. His trips lasted up to 6 months and he travelled as far as Belize. He had a lot of children and all the familiy established in Sahuayo, Michoacan. They continued travelling and selling products in every town they visited. Nowadays, their descendants are in different cities in Mexico and abroad.

Hola Sheila, cómo estás ? Greetings from Mexico. Just to let you know that I've been updating the website at www.yeo.com.mx with the information that you shared with us, and some new families we have found around here. You can find a log with the updates following the link "What's New": www.yeo.com.mx/en_loNuevo.html Your information has been very helpful. I would also like to share with you that my grandfather Antonio Yeo, the one in the photo in the Home Page of the website, celebrated his 101 birthday last May 10th. Although he doesn't hear much and his memory of recent events is very, very inconsistent, sometimes, he doesn't recognize who he is with. I'm happy to say that, for his 101 years, he has health. He spends most of his time sitted in his favorite coach, but he can walk within his house (with a cane, of course) and what's more important, he is happy, he seems very peaceful. He is in good mood most of the time! =) About further research, my mother went back to Sahuayo (the small town were all the Yeos in Mexico come from) to search some more information in churches and public records. Things seem more confusing now, she thinks that maybe, the first Yeo to arrive to Mexico came from Spain. It's clear to us that Yeo is an English name, but maybe the first Yeo that arrived to Mexico came from Spain and not from England.

David's Tree

  • Direct Descendants of Francis Yeo
  • 1 Francis Yeo 1796 -
  • .. 2 Antonio Yeo Mendoza 1820 -
  • ....... +Benita Gonzalez
  • ....... 3 Franscisco Yeo Gonzalez 1857 -
  • ............ +Librada Olmedo
  • ............ 4 Antonio Yeo Olmedo 1901 - .
  • ................ +Elvira Gonzalez Muniz
  • ................ 5 Maria Teresa Yeo Gonzalez
  • ..................... 6 David Ricardo Pina Yeo

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