The most complete information is in the book by Yarbrough (1982). However, it has numerous errors (acknowledged by the author -- her notes may now be with the Filson Club).
In her introduction, Nan states that she could not definitively trace the Yandell name back to any one place in Europe. She posits that the\earliest YANDELL in the US was a Thomas Yandle (or Yonall), living in Maryland and Virginia probably from ca. 1620 to ca. 1670, with confirmed records in 1651-1653. There is no record of the presumed next generation. The third generation, Henry YEANDALL, is inferred from indirect evidence. He allegedly had four sons, all with surname YANDEL or YANDELL:
I am a descendent of William Yandell. His son Wilson Yandell was a famous surgeon in Murfreesboro, TN, in the early 1800s. My grandfather George Wilson Yandell, listed in Nan's book on p. 331, was his great, great grandson. If you would like more information, please feel free to email me. For more information on geneaology, see genealogy links.
Some Yandell/Pitts Genealogy
Paul C. Cartwright, Assistant Director
Local History and Geneology Librarian
Madison County-Canton Public Library System
102 Priestley Street
Candon, MI 39046
Yandell Family Archives
James J. Holmberg, Curator of Manuscripts
The Filson Historical Society
1310 So. Third St.
Louisville, KY 40208
The Filson Historical Society 1310 So. Third St. Louisville, KY 40208 Phone: (502) 635-5083 Fax: (502) 635-5086
Enid Yandell artwork
Stephanie Darst, Curator
414 Wendover Ave.
Louisville, KY 40207
The Yandell Family News
editor: Russell Robison
Mountain Pacific News Service, Inc.
250 Coolidge St
Midvale, UT 84047
$12/year. Lots of commercial gimmicks with no apparent family knowledge. Obvious computer fill-in of names with no real content. Some naive summaries from public records of births and deaths.
Yandell Family Heritage Center
1181 S. Parker Rd. #105
Denver, CO 80231
Allegedly has coat of arms; memorabilia for sale $10-$60.