Family History of the
YI Clan of Gyeongju (慶州李氏族譜)
From a brief and far from complete view of the Yi family registry in February, 2007, I am thus relating my layman's translation of the Yi family genealogy and will hopefully produce a more complete translation in both English and Korean in the future. The copy of the registry currently is in the possession of my brother-in-law as the eldest male descendant of my wife's branch of the Yi clan. As derived from Chinese tradition, the clan registry is written entirely in Chinese characters with a few side notes in the Korean han-gul alphabet. I will endeavor to provide both.
Recent Descendants of YI Al-pyeong1
Z. Two sons:
|Z1.||Yi Deok-geun (李德根/이덕근) [or]
Yi Seong-yeo (李聖汝/이성여)
|Z2.||Yi Ho-geun (李浩根/이호근)2|
Yi Seong-yeo died on the 24th day of the 2nd lunar month.
YI Ho-geun2 (李浩根/이호근)
Z2. Yi Ho-geun2 (李浩根/이호근) had two sons:
|Z21.||Yi Jip-gong (李集功/이집공) [or]
Yi Cheon-seo (李天瑞/이천서)
|Z22.||Yi Jip-hyeon (李集賢/이집현)3|
YI Jip-hyeon3 (李集賢/이집현)
Z22. Yi Jip-hyeon3 (李集賢/이집현) married a woman from the Yun clan of Papyeong (坡平尹氏/파평윤씨), north of Seoul along the south bank of the Imjin River, and had at least two sons:
|Z221.||Yi Sang-yeong (李祥榮/이상영)4 [or]
|(1898)||7 Oct 1944||(46)|
|Z222.||Yi Gi-yeong (李/이기영)|
YI Sang-yeong4 (李祥榮/이상영) (~1898-1944)
Z221. Yi Sang-yeong4 (李祥榮/이상영) was born about 1898 in Gyeongju (慶州/경주), North Gyeongsang Province (慶尚北道/경상북도), in southeastern Korea. Upon reaching adulthood he took the name Yi Wueon-seon (李元善/이원선) and married Choi Ja-seon (崔/최자선) of the Choi clan of Wueolseong (月城崔氏/월성최씨) in Gyeongju. They had four sons:
|Z2211.||Yi Gyu-rak (李圭洛/이규락)5||20 Jun 1928||Jul 1999||(71)|
|Z2212.||Yi Gyu-won (李圭元/이규원)||(1931)|
|Z2213.||Yi Gyu-su (李圭秀/이규수)||(1934)|
|Z2214.||Yi Gyu-mun (李圭文/이규문)||(1937)|
Yi Wueon-seon died on October 17, 1944, in Busan, South Gyeongsang Province, at about 46 years old. He was buried in Busan and left four sons, ages 7 to 16.
Choi Cha-seon lived on with her eldest son in Hwasong-gun, Gyeonggi Province until her death on the 3rd day of the 10th lunar month of 1984 (November 25, 1984) at the age of 83.
YI Gyu-rak5 (李圭洛/이규락) (1928-1999)
Z2211. Yi Gyu-rak5 (李圭洛/이규락) was born in Busan, South Gyeongsang Province, Korea, on the 3rd day of the 5th lunar month in 1928 (戊辰龍年五月初三/June 20, 1928). He married Kim Sam-yi (金/김삼이) in 1954 and had five daughters and one son:
|Z22111.||Yi Yun-ja (李/이윤자)||1955||1 Nov 2010||(55)|
|Z22112.||Yi Chong-ja (李/이종자)|
|Z22113.||Yi Geum-ja (李/이금자)|
|Z22114.||Yi Chong-ok (李鍾玉/이종옥)6|
|Z22115.||Yi Chong-pu (李/이종부)|
|Z22116.||Yi Hui-gyong (李/이희경)|
Kim Sam-Yi was born on the 2nd day of the 8th lunar month in 1931 (辛未羊年八月初二/September 13, 1931).
Yi Gyu-rak died in July 1999 at the age of 72 (71 by Western calculation).
After her husband's death, Kim Sam-Yi sold the family home and moved to a nearby apartment with her son Yi Chong-pu. She later was afflicted with Alzheimer's disease.
Kim Sam-Yi died on February 24, 2012, at the age of 81 (80 by Western calculation).