Family Histories for the Rose and Kirkpatrick Families
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Tombstone Tuesday - Yerby Stroud
My 5th great-grand uncle, born in 1751 in Ireland, emigrated with his parents and siblings to South Carolina in the 1760s, where they settled with a community of other Protestant Irish in Rocky Creek. Yerby and his family moved south to Henry County, Georgia in 1811, along with a group of other Rocky Creek residents, and were among the first settlers in the area. Yerby served in the War of 1812, then returned to Henry County, where he remained until his death in 1843. The Stroud cemetery is on Stroud Road, a dirt road in a rural part of the county. Yerby, his wife Jane and several family members are buried there; presumably their home would have been nearby.