Cargin family of Wells
Yates of Day, Saratoga County

Family of Hiram & Annie Cargin

Hiram Cargin was born 1819 in NY and died 15 April 1869. He was buried in Wells Cemetery. He married Annie about 1843. His occupation was that of a teamster in 1850 (Northampton, Fulton Co., NY) and a day laborer in 1860 (Wells, Hamilton Co., NY). Annie and their 2 youngest children were living in Wells in 1870. In April of 1883, Annie was married Joseph Yates of Day, Saratoga county, NY.

Children of Hiram & Annie Cargin: (at least these)

  1. Gilbert Cargin, b. abt. 1844 NY, d. probably before 1860
  2. Delia A. Cargin, b. abt. 1847 NY, d. probably before 1860
  3. George Cargin, b. abt. 1850 NY, d. probably before 1857
  4. Mary Cargin, b. abt. 1855 NY, married William Ryan (1849 - 1911, buried St. Ann's Cemetery, Wells, Hamilton Co., NY)
  5. George H. Cargin, was born October 1857 NY, and died after 1930 in probably, Iowa. He married abt. 1881, Dora C. She was born March 1862 NY and died after 1930 probably in IA.

George H. and Dora C. Cargin had 6 children:

  1. Frank D. Cargin was born 2 Oct 1885 Wells, Hamilton Co., NY and died Jan 1973 in IA. He married about 1914 Hazel B. who was born abt. 1889 in IA. They had 3 children: Ella O. (b. abt. 1916 IA), Dora C. (b. abt. 1920 IA) and Marcia M. (b. abt. 1923 IA). Frank worked as a plumber (1910 in Marcus, Cherokee Co., IA), machinist in an automobile shop (1920 Cedar Rapids, Linn, IA), and as a laborer in a manufacturing shop (1930 Bertram, Linn Co., IA). Mrs. Frank Cargin was the proprietor of the Evening Star Tourist Camp in Cedar Rapids. According to a posting on a message board, it was here that she met John Dillinger when he stopped one day in April 1934 to ask about a cabin.
  2. Bessie C. Cargin was born 6 Aug 1888 Wells, Hamilton Co., NY and died 19 Nov 1967. She married 15 June 1911 Henry W. Messerer (1884 - 1967)
  3. Earl D. Cargin was born 1 Jan 1891 Wells, Hamilton Co., NY and died June 1958. He married 1st, Aug 1909 Cora Lee Means. She was born 20 April 1891 at Marcus, Cherokee Co., IA to Jessie Fletcher and Martha Jane (Linn) Means. She died 25 Jan 1947 in Los Angeles, CA. Earl & Cora had 3 children: Lucille (b. 1909 IA), Harold (b. 1910 IA living with grandfather, George Cargin in 1930. He died July 1980 in MI), and Howard (b. 1912 IA and died 1996). Earl married 2nd, abt. 1912, Emma D. Raetz. She was born 8 Sept 1894 near Remsen, IA and died May 1969 in Cedar Rapids, Linn Co., IA. She was the daughter of John and Catherine Raetz. Earl & Emma had 4 children: Earl (b. 1912 IA), Keith K. (b. 1913 IA and died 1994 IA), Weldon L. (b. 1914 IA and died 1993 in IA) and Mildred (b. abt. 1917 IA). Earl was employed as a farmer (1910 Amherst, Cherokee Co., IA) and as a commercial automobile salesman (1920 Grand Rapids, Linn Co., IA). Earl was a veteran of WW I.
  4. Max Cargin (b. Jan 1893 in Wells, Hamilton Co., NY and died 20 Nov 1913, age 20 yrs. Buried Marcus-Amhurst Cemetery, Cherokee Co., IA),
  5. Madge Cargin (b. Nov 1897 in Wells, Hamilton Co., NY)
  6. Clara D. Cargin (b. Sept 1899 Wells, Hamilton Co., NY and died before 1910).

George and Dora lived in Wells, Hamilton County, NY until at least 1900 where George was a self-employed blacksmith. By 1910, the family had removed to Marcus, Cherokee Co., Iowa where George continued his occupation of blacksmith with a general repair shop. His son, Max worked with him. By 1920 George and Dora's surviving children were all grown and the couple lived with their son Earl's family in Grand Rapids, Linn Co., Iowa. George continued with his blacksmith repair shop. In 1930, George, aged 72 and Dora, aged 68 were living in Cedar Rapids, Linn Co., Iowa where George was the owner of a fender shop. Living with them, was their grandson, Harold, aged 19, who was employed as a truck driver for a transfer company.

The family of Joseph Yates of Day

Joseph Yates was born 1814 in Saratoga County, NY to Thomas and Abigail (Paul) Yates. Thomas was of Staffordshire, England and Abigail was of Guilford, Vermont. Joseph died 19 March 1898 in Day, Saratoga Co., NY and was buried in Day Cemetery. He married 1st, 17 December 1837 in Day, Anna Jane Duncan. She was born 1818 in Fulton County, NY and died 15 November 1880. She was also buried in Day Cemetery as were their children. He married 2nd, in April 1883, Annie, widow of Hiram Cargin. She was born about 1820 in NY and died 23 February 1898.


Joseph Yates parents:

  • Thomas Yates, b. 1783 Staffordshire, England, d. 25 October 1858. Buried in Day Cemetery, Saratoga Co., NY
  • Abigail Paul (daughter of Henry Paul), b. 1794 Guilford, Vermont, d. 27 January 1875. Buried in Day Cemetery, Saratoga Co., NY

    Some of Joseph Yates siblings: Thomas & Abigail had 14 children

    1. John Yates, b. 11 September 1811 Saratoga Co., NY, d. 6 May 1901. Married 1st, Betsey Allen (1815 - 1853); married 2nd, Sylvia Lawton (1819 - 1898)
    2. Leonard Yates, b. 24 November 1817 Saratoga Co., NY, d. 5 July 1908. Married Emily Rockwell (1826 - 1900)
    3. Lovisa Yates, b. 10 Sept 1824, d. 11 February 1911. Married I. J. Flansburgh (1817 - 1900)
    4. Henry Yates, b. about 1829 Saratoga Co., NY. Married Sally M. (b. abt. 1838)
    5. William Yates, b. 1834 Saratoga Co., NY, d. 5 June 1884. Married Jane E. Frost (1841 - 1922)
    6. Christopher Yates, b. about 1841 Saratoga Co., NY
  • Children of Joseph & Anna Jane (Duncan) Yates:

    1. Samuel D. Yates, b. 1839, d. 16 November 1839 (age 6 months)
    2. Annah Yates, b. 1841 Saratoga Co., NY, d. 1 October 1863 (age 22 years, 6 months)
    3. George D. Yates, b. 1843 Saratoga Co., NY, d. 26 October 1880 (age 37 years, 5 months, 3 days) He married Emily H. (1843 - 1877, age 34 years, 5 months, 9 days)
    4. Gertrude V. Yates, b. 1845 Saratoga Co., NY, d. 12 January 1868 (age 22 years, 9 months) She married James H. Rhodes

    Adopted son:

    1. Frank Perkins [Yates], b. about 1863 NY

    A few of the sources:

  • From: Hamilton County, NYGenWeb site. Marriages by Joseph F. Spier, Northville Methodist Episcopal Church 1835-1856. Copyright 2000 Martha Magill / Marcia Buffett 17 December 1837

    Duncan, Anna Jane of Day and Yates, Joseph of Day. At the bride's parents in Day.

  • From: Saratoga County, NYGenWeb site. Sacandaga River Valley Scrapbook, Image #7 Copyright 2003 Alice Zetterstrom and Heritage Hunters of Saratoga County "Day, April 16 [1883] -

    Joseph Yates of this place went to Wellstown, Hamilton County and took to himself a partner by the name of Cargan. She returned with him and will be pleased to receive calls from friends and acquaintances."

  • From: Saratoga County, NYGenWeb site. Sacandaga River Valley Scrapbook, Image #54 Copyright 2003 Alice Zetterstrom and Heritage Hunters of Saratoga County "West Day, March 3, 1898

    The remains of Mrs. Joseph Yates of Day passed through town on Friday last enroute to Wells for interment."

  • From: Saratoga County, NYGenWeb site. Sacandaga River Valley Scrapbook, Image #126 Copyright 2003 Alice Zetterstrom and Heritage Hunters of Saratoga County "Day, March 23 [1898]

    The funeral of Joseph Yates was conducted from the Presbyterian Church Tuesday of this week, Rev. Mr. Lovell of Batchellerville officiating. The deceased was aged 84 years and was held in high esteem by the entire community. He had been a faithful member and officer of the Presbyterian Church for the past [30 ?] years. The deceased was twice married. The first marriage to Jane Duncan bore him 3 children, one boy and two girls, all of which have died. His second marriage to Mrs. Annie Cargan in the spring of 1883 of which there were no children, and who preceded him across the dark river only a few days, she having died February 23 very suddenly, with apoplexy. He leaves four brothers and one sister."


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