I have only his dob of 12/1/1851, in oh, date of death abt 1881. Married Mary Elizabeth Raynard in 1876.
I'm at a loss here. I know his son was Jr., and John Franklin Yeley, that his brother was supposedly John Yeley. Rumour that John Franklin took on spelling of John Yeley but then why did he change spelling? This leaves uncertainty in my mind that Mary's second husband was not in fact the brothr of William Sr., but another line.
There is a record of a William yelley with two very young sons, William and John, but in Vermont in 1850. This guy owned $1,200 worth of land. So he just up and sold it in a year and moved to Ohio? Doesn't make sense.
Also, among my notes I suggest that William Sr.'s grandpa was Charles? New to the scene, I of course did not take source notes.
What's beginning to make sense is that Will Sr. just invented himself!!!!
I've heard that others in my more immediate family (daughter of Geneva Yelley Pennington, grandaughter of Bessie Whitt Yelley) are muuuuch further along, but I don't know who these people are?!?!?!?!? At any rate, any information would be appreciated.