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YI Clan of Gyeongju (慶州李氏族譜)

February 2012

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]
Yi-Wueon-seon (李元善/이원선)
(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)    
Contemporary Events
  • 1863-1897: King Go-jong (Chosun)
  • 1897: King Go-jong founds the Korean Empire and severs of tributary relationship with Qing China; takes era name of Gwang-mu
  • 1897-1907: Go-jong, Gwang-mu Emperor
  • 1907-1910: Sun-jong, Yung-hui Emperor
  • 1910-1945: Japanese occupation
  • 1941-1945: World War II

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)      
Contemporary Events
  • 1910-1945: Japanese occupation
  • 1941-1945: World War II
  • 1948-1960: Pres. Yi Seung-man
  • 1950-1953: Korean War
  • 1960-1962: Pres. Yun Bo-seon
  • 1963-1979: Pres. Park Jeong-hee
  • 1979-1980: Pres. Choi Kyu-ha
  • 1980-1988: Pres. Chun Doo-hwan
  • 1988-1993: Pres. Roh Tae-woo
  • 1993-1998: Pres. Kim Young-sam
  • 1998-2003: Pres. Kim Dae-jung
  • 2003-2008: Pres. Roh Moo-hyun
  • 2008- : Pres. Yi Myeong-bak

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).