John married Amelia Cooper in 1861. Their five children were born in Bermondsey:
– Amelia Emma Yeo (1862–1917, married Thomas Howard)
– John Thomas Yeo (1863–1925, married Eliza Whiffin, eight children)
– William Yeo (see below)
– Ellen Yeo (1870–1873)
– George Yeo (1874–1918, married Emma Middleton, six children).
The 1871 census records the family at 35 Nelson Street in the Whitechapel area of east London. John is a 30-year-old carman, his wife Amelia is 32 and their children Amelia (age 9), John (7), William (6) and Ellen (1) are also in the household.
John’s wife Amelia died in 1876. His second marriage was to widow Mary Ann Balham (née Tomlinson) in 1885.
William Yeo (1865–1938, son of John Thomas Yeo and Amelia Cooper married Elizabeth Harris according to a draft pedigree by Sheila. Confirmation of this marriage is needed.
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