- Son of Isaac Allen Yerxa and Jeams Ann Boone
- Born 1851 in Douglas Parish
- Moved with his Father, sister Ann and brother Jeffrey to St. Mary's Parish in 1857 after his mother died.
- Moved again before 1871
- Was living out of the country when his father died in 1872, since his father's will directed brother Jeffrey, the executor, pay a legacy of $1500 if he returned to Canada