Yelton and Connected Families List of Soldiers
Joseph Carver II
Charles G. Yelton
(b.1748), served from 1775 -1781
(b.1757), served from 1781
Barton (b.1776), Lost at sea,
William and James
fought in the Revolution serving occasional tours of duty as Minute Men
along the Potomac River. Charles was also a Patriot. He provided bacon for
the war effort. He is said to have also worked in the gun making department
but those who have done research into this haven’t bee able to find any
records of reference to Charles making guns. James, in his later years was
crippled with arthritis and was blind.
William Barton (b.1748) came to the Colonies with the English Army but later
changed sides and joined the Colonial forces. The origin of this is not
From a D.A.R.
application: General Barton (b.1748) was stationed at Tiverton, R.I. and did
signal service in protecting the channel and facilitating correspondence
with Newport: Newport having been surrendered to the British under command
of General Prescott. With 40 men, Gen. Barton captured Prescott, hoping to
have him exchanged for Gen. Lee. For this Congress presented Gen. Barton
with a sword “as a permanent evidence of the just sense entertained by this
assembly of your address and galant behavior in making prisoner in Rhode
Island Gen. Prescott and his aide de camp”. The enterprise was one of those
hazardous actions and therefore the more glorious. Gen. Barton was general
in the Rhode Island Militia and Colonel in the U.S. Service. He received
commission of Brevet Colonel from Congress.
The Civil War
According to William Richard Yelton (b.1921), had two sons that died in the
Civil War during Pickett’s Charge fighting for the
Married to Mary M. Yelton (b.1826). He was a Sgt. in Company E, 97 Regiment,
Illinois Volunteer Army.
Dugan Yelton (b.1828)
Fought on the Confederate side. Enlisted October 8, 1862. He was also a Mail
of John H. Yelton (b.1809), fought on the Union side.
Leroy J. Yelton
of John H. Yelton (b.1809), fought on the Union side and was badly wounded.
Husband of Elizabeth Yelton (b.1835), was killed in the Civil War.
Tried to enlist in Co H. 21st Ind. Volunteers, Indianapolis, but was
rejected due to a broken thigh at age 15.
a Texas Ranger and fought for the Confederacy. (See Book Section)
Joined the Southern Army, became discouraged and deserted, and to keep from
being caught and hung for desertion, then joined the Northern Army, was
wounded and discharged.
James P. Hutchins
of Mary Canup (b.1807), by her second marriage. James died in the Civil War
at Strawberry Hill, Tennessee
Enoch W. Yelton
during the Civil War.
Served in the Civil War on the Union side and was badly wounded.
James Matt Yelton
of John H. Yelton (b.1809), fought on the Union side.
James W. Yelton
Enlisted July 31, 1862 in the 78th Regiment of Indiana. Served his 60 days
or less and got out before he got shot at. (See Book Section)
George W. Yelton
during the Civil War at Greensboro, N.C.
Joined the Union Army at 16 or 17 and marched with Sherman to the sea.
Confederate Army, Company B, 5th North Carolina Infantry, Confederate States
Fought for the Confederacy.
Charles A. Yelton
Charles was a Captain in Company H., 38th Illinois Infantry. Would have
served shortly after the Civil War due to his birthdate.
related by marriage to the Yeltons. His wife’s sister married James W.
Yelton (b.1841). “Sarah Alexander (sister to Mary
Alexander) married Charles Connelly who was a deputy town marshal of
Coffeyville, Kansas at the time the Dalton gang tried to rob the bank, he
started to run across the street and was killed by the gang.”
Brother of Barnett Yelton.
World Wars I
of Theodore Augustus Yelton (b.1835), served in WW I. (d.1956). Served in
the 854th Aero Sqd. Was a Welder at the Oak Ridge, Tennessee, and Hanford,
Washington, Atomic Plants.
Roy Otto Yelton
Private, Served his country in WW II. Shortly after his Basic Training he
was shipped to Camp Merrit, NJ, where he died of Influenza.
Navy WW II, SEABEES Attached 4th Marine Division. Participated in the
invasion of Marshall Island, Siapan and Tinnian.
Yelton, Sr. (b.1896)
Drafted into U.S. Army in 1917. Was a truck driving instructor during WW I -
caught influenza and was discharged prior to the end of the war
Chester C. Yelton
of Theodore Augustus Yelton served in WW I.
Elmer Pyrl Yelton
Served for three years in the U.S. Army and served in Africa and Italy.
Served 32 yrs. in the Air Force, being active in World War II, Viet Nam and
the Korean War, leaving with a rating of G-9.
two brothers, Robert and Samuel, one of which died fighting in Germany. WW
II. Was a Colonel in the Michigan Air National Guard.
a Sgt. in the U.S. Air Corps. He died in a bomber crash at Westover
Airfield, Mass. on September 17, 1944. He was the son of
Margaret (Maggie) Bell Yelton (b.1881).
During W.W. II was in the Navy and worked in Supply in Australia.
Donald L. Yelton
Navy WW II, Navy SEABEES, V-12, NROTC, V-5, Served in the Aleutian
Milo David Nance
Husband to Barbara Lee Yelton
, U.S. Navy in the Pacific Theater, Motor Machinist Mate 2nd Class.
Harry E. Yelton
Navy WW II, Served aboard the Attack Transport USS Fremont, Seven major
actions, including the Philippines, Iwo Jima, and the
Harold A. Yelton
Navy WW II, Served in the Navy Air Arm, Caribbean Area.
of Lee Anderson Yelton (b.1900), U.S. Army 1945-1946.
Calvin was drafted into the U S Army in
February, 1952, serving until December of 1953 - served in Korea attached to
an M P Company on Pongam-do and Koje-do (islands) POW Camps, Unit Supply /
rank - CPL.
Husband of Emogene Yelton, was killed in action in WW II. Member of
82nd Airborne Division.
Air Force WW II, SSgt.
Jacob Dexter Yelton, Jr., was a Chief Petty Officer in the U.S. Navy during
WW II. He served on the USS California which was the Flagship of the Pacific
Fleet and was severly damaged at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. J.D. was
awarded the Purple Heart for wounds he received there. He also saw extensive
action in other battles during the war. He retired as assistant
superintendent of the machine shop at Spindale Mills.
served in the Army
during WWII in the Pacific Theatre (Phillipines) 1941-1945. TEC 5, SVC Co.
108 Inf. He was a heavy equipment mechanic and was honorably discharged. He
was awarded the Bronze Star.
served in the Navy
and became a Radioman/gunner 3rd class on the USS Bunkerhill. He was a
member of the "Helldiver Squadron" in the south pacific. He was honorably
discharged as a Radioman/gunner 1st class and was awarded the Air Medal.
served in the Army
Air Force. Trained to be a B-17 gunner but due to health reasons he stayed
stateside and repaired planes in Texas 1944-1945.
Viet Nam Conflicts
Army, was stationed at Albuquerque, New Mexico, and Germany.
Cecil R. Yelton
U.S. Army, went to Korea for
two years. Full-time Missouri ANG until retirement.
Judith Sue Yelton
U.S. Navy . Boot
Camp at Bainbridge, Md, and “A” School at Memphis, TN.Aviation Storekeeper
Patrick A. Yelton
Air Force, Viet Nam.
of Milo David Nance, U.S. Air Force both Korea and Viet Nam.
- Service unknown.
of Milo David Nance, U.S. Navy, Corpsman at San Diego.
unknown son was the son of John Yelton (b.1905) and he was killed in the
Colonel in the Michigan ANG.
California ANG, Fighter Pilot, F-102, F-106.
in the Michigan ANG . Worked as an Aircraft Electronics Specialist.
Marines. 1st Marine Air Wing.
Gary Lee Yelton
California ANG , Fighter Pilot, T-33, F-106, F-4D, F-16ADF.
Andy Lee Yelton
Harry Lee Yelton
U.S. Air Force
Ricky Lee Yelton
Mark Jon Yelton