The Blandford Series
of the
Yarbrough Genealogical Records & Papers


It is popularly believed that most of our Yarbrough Family lines stem from Richard Yarbrough who immigrated to the Virginia Colony circa 1642. He is buried in a place of honor at the front of Old Blandford Church in Petersburg, Virginia. The early Yarbroughs soon began to move southwesterly through the Carolinas, Georgia, Tennessee, Alabama and points west. The majority of Yarbroughs today are located in the Southeastern and Southwestern United States, with a scattering of families in the remaining states of the country.

The originals of these volumes are now kept for the benefit of future generations by the Williamson County Library, Franklin, Tennessee.

These records comprise a part of the written legacy of our Yarbrough family researchers. Many were provided by Ophelia Kessler and Frances (Rea) Donohue, sisters from Texas, who spent much of their lives traveling the states in search of Yarbrough family records. Some of these records have since been superseded by subsequent research, yet they nonetheless comprise a valuable record set of our family history.

We welcome the submission of any Yarbrough famly information that can be added to our growing data base.


Old Blandford Church, Petersburg, Virginia






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