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JOSEPH YERKES AND HIS DESCENDANTS

BY ELIAS S. WOODMAN

George Yerkes, born in Novi, April 19, 1838; married Jane Entrican, 4 November 28, I860. No living offspring. Mr. Yerkes is a well known farmer of Novi, and somewhat of a politician. He has held the offices of supervisor and justice of the peace for many years. In 1879 and 1880, he represented his county in the State legislature with eminent credit and ability.
Harrison Yerkes, born April 4, 1841; married Kate Palmer. He is a successful farmer of Novi, and most highly esteemed as a neighbor and citizen.
With this name closes the list of William Yerkes' children, and without following this line of descent any further, I pause to notice the offspring of John Yerkes, the second son of Joseph Yerkes, senior, and brother of William Yerkes. Three of his daughters are as follows: Mrs. Seleing Voorhies, of White Lake, Mich.; Mrs. Dexter White, of Northville, and Mrs. I. N. Blackwood, of the same place. Of his sons are William Yerkes, a farmer of Plymouth, and Lyman A. Yerkes, of Detroit, who married a daughter of Capt. Solomon Gardner.
The three sisters of William and John Yerkes all had large families, some of whom are well known citizens of Michigan. Of the six children of Elizabeth Wilkinson, four are living. Three sons are prominent lawyers of the State bar, Judge A. H. Wilkinson, the eldest, being a man of high legal attainments, and a graduate of the University of Michigan. Milton and Melvin Wilkinson are lawyers, also, of acknowledged ability. Hannah Griswold, the youngest sister, has one child living, Mrs. McParlan, of Plymouth, a widow with five children.

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