Signature - A.J. Yancey, Greenwood Cemetery, Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Signature - A.J. Yancey, Mesopotamia Cemetery, Greene County, Alabama (Loftin, William R.) died 1887
Signature - Yancey & Kean on tombstone of W.M. Darrow, Pickens County, Ala. Date of death on tombstone was 1869.
Yancey advertisement in the 1887 Birmingham Directory
Signature - Yancey
A.J. Yancey, Birmingham, Ala.
Yancey & Kean, Corinth, Miss.
A.J. Yancey, Corinth, Miss.
Andrew J. Yancey, son of Lewis Nelson and Letha (Worsham) Yancey, was born in Virginia in 1831. The family moved to Hardin County, TN by 1840 and then A.J. moved to Corinth in Tishomingo (now Alcorn) County, Mississippi by 1858.
Yancey married Cornelia Surratt in 1858. Cornelia died after giving birth to their only child Mattie in 1863.
Yancey formed Corinth Marble Works before 1870 with a loan from his father. He was co-owner with William R. Kean.
Yancey moved to Birmingham, Alabama by 1880 and continued in the marble business. By 1890 Yancey was a land owner in Henderson County, Texas and by 1900 his daughter Mattie Hagood had possession of the Texas property. It is not known when or where he died.
A.J. Yancey's signature has been found in Greene, Hale, Pickens and Tuscaloosa, Alabama counties on burials dated 1869-1883.
Background information provided by Gary Clark.