Yates County Information
Yates County, NY was created in 1823 from five eastern Ontario County townships. In 1826 Starkey and Barrington townships were annexed from Steuben County. Middlesex towsnhip was later partitioned to form Potter. Torrey was created from Milo and Benton. (Some Census indices mistakenly name Benton as "Bennett" in the 1830 Yates tabulation).