In reading through Lee's biographies, it sometimes sounds like he was the only child of Carl and Alice Yeary, who both died when he was very young, but other times it sounds there were three children left behind after the mother's death, of whom Lee was the youngest. Seems like I've heard before of an older bio brother Carl and sister Elizabeth. Anyone know what happened to these siblings? Wonder if they were also adopted by other family members. At that time there might not have been a way to keep three bio siblings together after parents died. If Lee didn't even know he was adopted till age 12 or 13 I wonder when he found out about two other bio siblings and if they ever met?
Since Lee was adopted by his father's brother, Lee's adoptive brother Bill would actually be his first cousin biologically.
I'm just interested in family relationships, adoption and of course LM's story. Loved him ever since I was a kid watching reruns of Big Valley.