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The Yarbroughs of Arkansas

Updated February 11, 2010

LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas 72205
United States

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September 1943 Dardanelle , Yell County, Rt 1# Dardanelle Arkansas, by .E. W. Faulkner

Samuel Monroe Yarbrouh was a corporal in the 101st Screaming Eagles during WWII the 101st Air- borne Division, September 4, 1943, left Arkansas, the small town of Chickalah, this town's name when pronounced rhyme s with Tequila - "sha-key-lah"] consist of a postoffice in Magazine township, YellCounty, 85 miles northwest of Little Rock, 11 northeast of Danville, and 9 southwest of Dardanell. Sam packed and boarded a ship in New York harbor and arrived in England ten days later. Sam spent ten months in the counties of Berkshireand Wiltshire, training six days a week. Units worked on close combat, night operations, street fighting, combat field exercises, chemical warfare, the use of German weapons, and a number of other military subjects, all in addition to demanding physical training, which included running with heavy pack on their backs and long hikes of twenty-five miles. In October, the Division began its own jump school to train over 400 new personnel and key members of non-jump units of the 101st. In January, 1944, the newly nicknamed Eagle Division received a third parachute infantry regiment, the 501st. In March, the 401st Glider InfantryRegiment detached one battalion to be a part of the 82nd Airborne Division. Major General Lee suffered a heart attack in February and returned to the United States. Major General Maxwell D. Taylor became the new commander. Meanwhile, the Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force planned an invasion of Northern France, codenamed Operation OVERLORD. The mission of the 101st was to jump in before the waterborne invasion forces landed on an area designated as UTAH Beach. The paratroopers would secure exits from the beachhead and prevent thes e areas from receiving German reinforcements. In preparation for its mission, the101st participated in three Army-wide exercises: BEAVER, TIGER, and EAGLE. I nMay, elements of the Division began leaving their training areas for the airf ields and marshaling areas. They would not assemble again until they met on thedrop zones of France."

Samuel left Yell County (Chicalah, Arkansas) moved to Little Rock, after marrying Bettye Lee Walker in the late 1946- lived in Little Rock 1947 till 1990 buried at Pine Crest Cemetary at Alexander, Arkansas..

Served 10 years was in World War II Fought Germans in Europe United States .Army in 101st Screaming Eagles. World War II
In August 1914 World War broke out in Europe. Within a short time France, Great Britian

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  • Virginia Belinda Yarbrough (5 KB)
    Virginia Belinda YarbroughYarbrough Homestead between Farmington& Sedalia, Graves County, Kentucky
  • James Milton Yarbrough (6 KB)
    James Milton Yarbrough2. JAMES MILTON2 YARBROUGH (GEORGE1) was born December 14, 1816 in Stewart Co. TN., and died December 25, 1886 in Graves Co., Ky. He married (1) MARGRET LEECH 1836, daughter of JAMES LEECH and MARTHA DRENNON. She was born September 16, 1815 in Caldwell Co. KY., and died October 21, 1854 in Graves Co., Ky.. He married (2) AMELIA ANN JETTON 1856, daughter of ASAPH JETTON and MARY JOHNSON. She was born November 23, 1828 in Calloway Co., KY., and died August 16, 1891 in Graves Co., Ky. Children of JAMES YARBROUGH and MARGRET LEECH are: 6. i. LUCRETIA LUCINDA3 YARBROUGH, b. February 1838, Graves Co., Ky.. 7. ii. MARY LEVONA YARBROUGH, b. 1841, Graves Co., Ky.. 8. iii. JAMES K. POLK YARBROUGH, b. August 07, 1844, Graves Co., Ky.; d. March 24, 1917, Oregon Co., Missouri. 9. iv. NANCY ELIZABETH YARBROUGH, b. April 20, 1846, Graves Co. KY.; d. January 30, 1935, Graves Co. KY.. 10. v. JOHN RICHARDSON YARBROUGH, b. July 12, 1848, Graves Co. KY.; d. October 10, 1914, Graves Co., Ky.. Children of JAMES YARBROUGH and AMELIA JETTON are: 11. vi. VIRGINIA BELINDA3 YARBROUGH, b. September 24, 1858, Graves Co. KY.; d. 1942, Graves Co., Ky. vii. ROBERT H. YARBROUGH, b. 1860, Graves Co. KY.; m. MINNIE CRESS. viii. MARTHA ELIZABETH YARBROUGH, b. 1862, Graves Co. KY.; d. 1939, Graves Co. KY.. ix. CHARLES C. YARBROUGH, b. 1864, Graves Co. KY.; m. ADA ARABELLA CRESS; b. September 1865, Calloway Co., Ky.; d. February 26, 1942, Paducah, McCracken Co., Ky.. 12. x. MILTON ULYSSES YARBROUGH, b. April 10, 1865, Graves Co. KY.; d. April 27, 1937, Graves Co., KY.. 13. xi. ABNER CLINTON YARBROUGH, b. April 03, 1868, Graves Co. KY.; d. June 26, 1927, Stamford, Texas. 3. WILLIAM ABNER2 YARBROUGH (GEORGE1) was born December 30, 1826 in Stewart Co. TN., and died October 28, 1894 in Graves Co. KY.. He married (1) ELIZABETH G. LEECH May 03, 1848 in Graves Co. KY., daughter of JAMES LEECH and MARTHA DRENNON. She was born December 14, 1825 in Caldwell Co. KY., and died January 28, 1882 in Graves Co. KY.. He married (2) MARTHA E. PURDY April 03, 1884 in Graves Co. KY.. She was born July 15, 1847, and died July 18, 1889. Children of WILLIAM YARBROUGH and ELIZABETH LEECH are: i. JOHN3 YARBROUGH, b. 1849, Graves Co. KY.. 14. ii. JAMES WILLIAM YARBROUGH, b. March 26, 1854; d. February 22, 1924, Graves Co., KY.. iii. GEORGEAN YARBROUGH, b. August 08, 1856, Graves Co. KY.; m. W.T. ADAMS, December 16, 1875; b. 1856. iv. NANCY YARBROUGH, b. 1864. 15. v. THOMAS EDWIN YARBROUGH, b. October 01, 1866, Graves Co. KY.; d. May 20, 1946, Calloway Co., KY.. vi. MARTHA E. YARBROUGH, b. June 05, 1861, Graves Co. KY.; d. August 18, 1865, Graves Co. KY.. 4. GEORGE R.2 YARBROUGH (GEORGE1) was born March 16, 1828 in TN., and died August 03, 1848 in Graves Co., Ky.. He married NANCY E. HOLIFIELD, daughter of LITTLE HOLIFIELD and MALINDA GIBSON. She was born December 11, 1832, and died March 20, 1861 in Graves Co., Ky.. Child of GEORGE YARBROUGH and NANCY HOLIFIELD is: i. GEORGE RICHARD3 YARBROUGH, b. Abt. 1847, Graves Co., KY.. 5. EDMOND STOKES2 YARBROUGH (GEORGE1) was born 1830 in TN.. He married MARTHA M. KESTERSON, daughter of SAMUEL KESTERSON and CATHERINE ?. She was born Abt. 1832 in Kentucky. Children of EDMOND YARBROUGH and MARTHA KESTERSON are: i. LUCRETIA C.3 YARBROUGH, b. Abt. 1856. ii. SAMUEL YARBROUGH, b. Abt. 1858. iii. WILLIAM YARBROUGH, b. Abt. 1860. iv. JOHN YARBROUGH, b. Abt. 1862. v. LOUISA YARBROUGH, b. Abt. 1864. vi. MARY YARBROUGH, b. Abt. 1866. 16. vii. JACKSON PRYOR YARBROUGH, b. January 06, 1872, Carlisle Co., KY.; d. July 31, 1934, Wickliffe, KY..
  • James Knox. Polk Yarbrough (59 KB)
    James Knox. Polk Yarbrough felt at home in the forest with nature. as a child he had a friend among the American INDIANS ,His own blood flowed with the Black- Foot, Crow and Cherokee. James friend was the Medicine Man, named White Cloud, he saw visions from the Two Worlds and could cure the sick with chants and herbs. He taught James the ol d ways to find balance with nature and connected to the spirits of the Dreamwal kers the mystical being of the Dream World. Dreams serve as an alternate dimenion to the waking life, with knowledge to be grained from the journey- that you connect with your ancestors and truths unfolds each night . Tennessee is a land of hills and mountains and where our Yarbroughs lived untill they went to Kentucy, Texas and Arkansas.. .The Yarbroughs like the forest and tract along the Mi ssissippi and Arkansas River that was rich alluvial land, Here were many low land and Lakes and a bounding wild life, fowl and swamps covered with cypress trees. Everywhere the hills and mountain sides were heavily wooded, and forests of various kinds of t imber trees are found in the alluvial plains the climate mild and healthful to the body and soul. White Cloud would talk with James of life and the journey th at all men had to take to manhood. He hunted with him in the dense green forest , that had plenty of wild game with hundreds of rabbits and wild fowls, and flocks of green birds that the Indians painted on mask and shells called the Para keets. There was an abundance of wild turkeys, and deer and screaming loons an d the Bald Eagle. White Cloud loved the mountains and the wind spirits and the forest and Mother Earth. And taught him to listen to the spirit of the wind, wh ispering her secrets and to see the omens in the lonely cry of the Whippoorwil l and owls and read thespirits of the past and future left by our ancestors.
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