The Yakey Family

Katherine Bondeena Yakey Arnold


       (Mother of Kathleen Arnold Graham; Grandmother of Bonnie)

5/23/1878 - 11/11/1972

Katherine Bondeena Yakey Arnold (Nanna) with granddaughter Katherine Bondeena “Bonnie” Graham Updegrove

Katherine Bondeena Yakey Arnold (Nanna), Kathleen Arnold Graham (Granny),

Katherine Bondeena “Bonnie” Graham Updegrove

Mrs. Katherine B. Arnold

Mrs. Katherine B. Arnold, 94, died Saturday, Nov. 11 (1972) at the Jefferson Convalesant Home, Charles Town, W.VA. She was the wife of the late Jason Arnold and the daughter of the late Thomas and Eliza James Yakey. She was a life long member of St. James United Church of Christ. The Rev. Frank L. Fesperman will officiate. Interment will be in Leesburg Union Cemetery, Leesburg, VA.

Thomas Simon Yakey  &  Eliza James Yakey

Parents of Katherine Bondeena Yakey Arnold; Great-Grandparents of Bonnie

Photo taken at the Yakey Farm (see below).




Yakey-James Marriage Certificate 1875

Eliza James Yakey

12/4/1845 - 12/21/1917

Mother of Kathleen Arnold Graham; Grandmother of Bonnie

“The Family of Levi James And Its Alliances”

is a description of Eliza James’ ancestors from Cincinnati, OH.

Thomas Simon Yakey

4/10/1841 - 12/14/1916

Father of Kathleen Arnold Graham; Grandfather of Bonnie

Thomas Simon Yakey Obituary 1916

St. James Cemetery - Lovettsville, VA

Family of Thomas & Eliza Yakey

(Parents of Katherine Yakey Arnold, Grandparents of Kathleen Arnold Graham. Great Grandparents of Bonnie.)

STANDING:  Martin Yakey, Minnie Belle Arnold Trussell, Edith Yakey Bruin, Katherine Yakey Arnold,

Richard Arnold, Kathleen Arnold Graham, Henry Yakey

SITTING:  Thomas & Eliza Yakey

Photo taken at Yakey Farm (Flying Ace Ln, Taylorstown, VA). Circa 1916.

Family of Thomas & Eliza Yakey

(Parents of Katherine Yakey Arnold, Grandparents of Kathleen Arnold Graham. Great Grandparents of Bonnie.)

STANDING:  Martin Yakey, Katherine Yakey Arnold, Henry Yakey, Edith Yakey,

Thomas & Eliza Yakey

SITTING IN CARRIAGE:  Kathleen Arnold Graham, Richard Arnold, Minnie Belle Arnold Trussell

Photo taken at Yakey Farm (Flying Ace Ln, Taylorstown, VA). Circa 1916.

Siblings of Katherine Bondeena Yakey Arnold

Mahlon Henry Yakey (10/2/1880 - 2/22/1956), left;  Edith Yakey Bush (4/3/1882 - 7/20/1976), middle;  Thomas Martin Yakey (8/9/1887 - 5/5/1955), right, with wife Hazel;

A fourth sibling, Maude Estelle Yakey, died in 1888 at age 2.

The above Loudoun County map was drawn in 1853 and shows the property owners at that time. The “S. Yakey” property, AKA “ The Yakey Farm” (in yellow), is between Lovettsville and Lucketts, VA.  The original 140 acre farm bordered Lovettsville Rd & Yakey Lane to the north and Taylorstown Road to the west. This property was purchased by Simon Yakey in 1832, inherited in 1870 by Simon’s grandson Thomas Simon Yakey via Simon’s will, and then after the death of Eliza Yakey it was purchased in 1919 by Jason Arnold, husband to Thomas & Eliza Yakey’s daughter Katherine Bondeena Yakey Arnold. Jason sold the property in 1933. The property was in our family for 101 years. Most recently the Yakey Farm (now roughly 50 acres) was purchased in 2019 and became the Flying Ace Brewery.


Simon Yakey purchased another farm (in blue) in 1839 that was 117.5 acres.

Martin Yakey

1/27/1815 - 1/3/1846

Father of Thomas Simon Yakey

St. James Cemetery - Lovettsville, VA

Martin Yakey Church Confirmation

Lovettsville, Va 1833

Martin Yakey Obituary 1846

Near Lovettsville Loudoun County Va on the 3rd (?) Mr. Martin Yakey aged 30 years 11 months and 11 days.


Mr. Yakey was taken ill on the evening of the 26th of December. His sufferings, from the time he was taken till he died, were almost past endurance. Yet not a murmur escaped his lips. He bore them with christian firmness and christian resignation. When informed of his approaching dissolution, he reflected “the will of His Lord be done”. Frequently during his illness he would speak with the greatest confidence of his going home to heaven. He longed, he said, to be there. Earth had no attraction for him.


This is the father of John Washington and Thomas Simon Yakey

Simon Yakey

4/25/1771 - 11/3/1846

Father of Martin Yakey;

Grandfather of Thomas Simon Yakey

St. James Cemetery - Lovettsville, VA


Purchased the Yakey Farm in 1832.