Pendleton County Family Group Sheet

Contributed By: Suzanne Yelton Shephard

Jasper N. Yelton

Jasper N. Yelton, born September 01, 1854 in Butler, Pendleton County, Kentucky; died February 10, 1922 in Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio. He was the son of Alexander Yelton and Vashti Williams. He married (1) Dora Ann Caldwell August 12, 1880 in Pendleton County, Kentucky. She was born September 1861 in Kentucky, and died November 29, 1911 in Knoxville, Tennessee. She was the daughter of Alexander L. Caldwell and Elizabeth Woods. He married (2) Emma Beech Bet. 1912 - 1919.

Notes for Jasper N. Yelton:
Jasper N. Yelton, age 7 was living in the household of Alexander Yelton, age 45, in the 1860 Census of Pendleton County, Kentucky.7 Jasper Yelton, age 18 was living in the household of Alex Yelton, age 54, in the 1870 Census of Pendleton County, Kentucky.8 Jasper Yelton, age 26 was listed as a son of Vashti Yelton, age 47, in the 1880 Census of Butler, Pendleton County, Kentucky. Jasper N. Yelton, age 45 was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1900 Census of Fayette County, Kentucky. Jasper N. Yelton, age 56 was listed as the head of a household in the 1910 Census of Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee. The household also included his wife, Dora Yelton, age 48, his sons.

More About Jasper N. Yelton:
Burial: February 12, 1922, Butler Cemetery, Pendleton County, Kentucky

Notes for Dora Ann Caldwell: She was the daughter of A. L. Caldwell

More About Jasper Yelton and Dora Caldwell:
Marriage: August 12, 1880, Pendleton County, Kentucky



Jasper N. Yelton, age 67 years, died Friday, February 10th, at his home in Cleveland, Ohio. He had been ill with heart trouble for the past two years, and for the past six months he had been confined to his bed.

Jasper N. Yelton was born at Butler, KY, where he spent the greater part of his life. He was united in marriage to Miss. Dora Caldwell, daughter of the late A. L. Caldwell, on August 12, 1880. She passed away on November 29, 1911, while they were residents of Knoxville, TN. Some time later he married the second time. He is survived by his second wife and five children: Everett Yelton of Brooklyn, N. Y.; Finnell Yelton of Cincinnati; Wood H. Yelton, of Covington, and Miss. Marian Elizabeth Yelton, of Cleveland, Ohio. He is also survived by two brothers and one sister; Lynn (s/b Leonard) and Edward
Yelton, of Covington and Mrs. William Wakefield, of DeMossville.

Mr. Yelton was a member of the Christian church and a gentleman of high ideals, honest and true to every obligation. For many years he was in business at Butler, and was known to every man, woman and child in that vicinity. He had a faculty for making friends and holding them, and the announcement of his death was received with much sorrow by the people of the
northern part of the county where he was best known.

Mr. Yelton was as kind and gentle as a child, always looking on the bright side of life, and had a word of cheer for all those with whom he came in contact.

The remains were brought back to his old home at Butler on Sunday, and after funeral services he was laid to rest in the Butler cemetery.

All the children with the exception of Everett, of New York, attended the funeral.

In 1886, Jasper N. Yelton, applied for a Patent of a Burglar Alarm. Here is the Patent: 


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