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From: "Yancey, Dennis J" <>
Subject: Erastus H. Yancey
Date: Wed, 6 Jul 2005 12:23:28 -0400


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The Georgia Enterprise, July 7, 1905

Death of Dr. E. H. Yancey [Erastus H Yancey]
Dr. E. H. Yancey, one of the oldest and best known physicians of this
died at his residence Saturday morning at half past one after and
which lasted nearly two years.
His death had been expected by the family for several months and it was
generally known that he would never be well again.
Dr. Yancey had been a resident of Covington nearly fifty years and had
been in active practice for over forty-five years.
He was a prominent member of Jefferson-Lamar Camp, U. C. V., and served
four years in the army. He enlisted in Co. B 3rd Georgia regiment in
and was among the bravest men in the regiment.
The funeral services were conducted from the home Sunday afternoon, Dr.
J. W. Heidt, of Atlanta and Rev. R. C. Cleckler, officiating.
Dr. Yancey born in Mecklenburg county, Virginia, June 6, 1835. At the
age of 8 years, he moved to Putnam County, this state where he resided
1868, when he moved to Madison. He stayed at Madison about twelve
months, and
in December 1869 he moved to this city, which has since been his home.
It was during the year 1859 that he graduated at what was known as the
Old Reform Medical college at Macon. He had therefore been in active
of his profession up to two years ago when he took to his bed, for over
years. He was the oldest, practicing physician in the county, and was
successful in all his cases.
In 1861, Dr. Yancey enlisted in the regular army, Co. B. 3rd Ga.
and was with the company continuously until the cessation of hostilities
at Appomatox in 1865.
Dr. Yancey was married in this county in February 1866 to Miss Elizabeth
Ellington. She still survives him.
To this happy union, five sons and one daughter are living; Dr. W. B.
and C. E. Yancey, of this city; Jno L. Yancey of Milledgeville; L.P.
of Columbus; and Mrs. Rufus Pritchett, of Milledgeville.

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