Descendants of Robert G. Yoakum

 

1. Robert G. YOAKUM (George W. YOAKUM4, Valentine YOAKUM3, Matthias M. YOAKUM2, Peter YOAKUM1) was born 1789 in Lee County, Virginia, and died 29 Jan 1824 in Powell Valley, Claiborne County, Tennessee. He married Parkey BERRY 1 Jan 1820 in Tennessee, daughter of Thomas BERRY. She was born Bet 1800 and 1804 in Tennessee. 

   

"He served in the War of 1812, evidenced by his widow' s pension application. R. A. Yoakum of Morristown, TN says Robert and Parkey lived in Lonesome Valley about a year and moved over to Powell Valley, where he died before his son was born. Parkey: Copy of papers originally written by Henderson Yoakum says Parkey was from TN. Richard A. Yoakum reports she re-married Thomas Davis who was born 17 June 1793. She had married Robert Yoakum at age 16 and became a widow at 20, then married Thomas Davis. She lived at Davis Creek Chapel, Compensation, Claiborne Co., TN when she gave a deposition 23 Mar 1878. Her pension - $8 per month." Source: From the file of Marianne (Arick) Senecal marianne666@earthlink.net. A History of the Yoakum, Yocom, Yocum, Families. H. C. Smith, M.D. 1963.

 

The above file also notes that Robert was a deputy sheriff for Claiborne County, TN.

 

 Children of Robert G. YOAKUM and Parkey BERRY are:

+ 2   i. Mary Ann YOAKUM was born 1824 in Tennessee.

+ 3   ii. Ewing B. YOAKUM was born 1822 in Claiborne County, Tennessee, and died 1866 in Claiborne County, Tennessee.

+ 4   iii. Robert G. YOAKUM, Jr. was born 6 Sep 1824 in Claiborne County,Tennessee, and died 10 Feb 1901 in Claiborne County, Tennessee.

Parkey Berry of Tennessee. She m/2 28 June 1827
 Thomas Davis. Thomas was a solder and a farmer. They lived around Tazewell,
 Lonesome Pine, and Lone Mountain. Children from Parkey's second marriage:
1. Isaac Davis born 1829.
2. Loueza Davis born 1833.
3. Elizabeth Davis born 1835.
4. Sophia Davis born 1836.
5. Parkey Davis born 1838.
6. Prior Davis born 1840.
7. Minery Davis.
8. Martha Davis born 1845.
9. James Davis born 1847.

 

Descendant Register, Generation No. 2

 

2. Mary Ann YOAKUM (Robert G. YOAKUM5, George W. YOAKUM4, Valentine YOAKUM3, Matthias M. YOAKUM2, Peter YOAKUM1) was born 1824 in Tennessee. She married David Sedrick BURK 23 May 1858 in Claiborne County, Tennessee, son of David BURK and Mary Ann DINKINS. He was born 30 Apr 1834 in Claiborne County, Tennessee. 

   

 Children of Mary Ann YOAKUM and David Sedrick BURK are:

+ 5   i. Martha Virginia BURK was born 1859 in Tennessee.

  6   ii. Anderson Johnson BURK was born 1861 in Tennessee.

  7   iii. William Henderson BURK was born 1863 in Tennessee.

  8   iv. David BURK was born 1866 in Missouri.

 

3. Ewing B. YOAKUM (Robert G. YOAKUM5, George W. YOAKUM4, Valentine YOAKUM3, Matthias M. YOAKUM2, Peter YOAKUM1) was born 1822 in Claiborne County, Tennessee, and died 1866 in Claiborne County, Tennessee. He was buried in Yoakum Chapel Cem., Claiborne County, Tennessee. He married Martha Elizabeth VAN BEBBER 15 Mar 1845 in Claiborne County, Tennessee, daughter of Isaac VAN BEBBER and Mary MARTIN. She was born 1822 in Claiborne County, Tennessee, and died Abt 1905. She was buried in Yoakum Chapel Cem., Claiborne County, Tennessee.

"Reported to have been a heavy drinker, kept a keg of whiskey and a dipper beside his bed until death. After his death, his widow lost the farm. He was buried on the farm, but due to lack of upkeep, little remains of his grave besides a few broken stones (Richard Yoakum). He is named in his mother's pension application. Moved to Lone Mountain, TN in 1855. The cemetery is located SE of Bear Creek Rd., near jct. with Lone Mtn. Rd. He is listed as Ewing on the 1850 census and there is a Milly Grubb age 12 living with them." Source: From the file of Marianne (Arick) Senecal marianne666@earthlink.net.

 

 

    Children of Ewing B. YOAKUM and Martha Elizabeth VAN BEBBER are: 

    9   i. Eliza YOAKUM was born 1839 in Claiborne County, Tennessee.

+ 10   ii. James R. YOAKUM was born 1847 in Claiborne County, Tennessee.

+ 11   iii. Winfield Scott YOAKUM was born 16 Apr 1849 in Claiborne County, Tennessee, and died 2 Jun 1917.

  12   iv. Latitia YOAKUM was born 1850 in Claiborne County, Tennessee.

  13   v. Isaac YOAKUM was born 1852 in Claiborne County, Tennessee.

  14   vi. Sarah YOAKUM was born Apr 1854 in Claiborne County, Tennessee.

  15   vii. Parkey YOAKUM was born 1856 in Claiborne County, Tennessee.

+ 16   viii. William Gibson YOAKUM was born 9 Nov 1859 in Claiborne County, Tennessee, and died 14 Sep 1940.

 

4. Robert G. YOAKUM, Jr. (Robert G. YOAKUM5, George W. YOAKUM4, Valentine YOAKUM3, Matthias M. YOAKUM2, Peter YOAKUM1) was born 6 Sep 1824 in Claiborne County, Tennessee, and died 10 Feb 1901 in Claiborne County, Tennessee. He was buried in Yoakum Chapel Cem., Claiborne County, Tennessee. He married Lucinda JENNINGS 20 Jun 1856 in Claiborne County, Tennessee, daughter of Anderson M. JENNINGS and Zilpha MOORE. She was born 30 Apr 1837 in Tennessee, and died 13 Jan 1921 in Claiborne County, Tennessee. She was buried in Yoakum Chapel Cem., Claiborne County, Tennessee.

Yoakum, Robert G. - Confederate, 7th Regement, Tenn. Infantry, Co. E, Pvt., film #M231 roll 48.

   

 Children of Robert G. YOAKUM and Lucinda JENNINGS are: 

  17   i. Dorcas YOAKUM was born 1857 in Claiborne County, Tennessee married John MASON and had a niece living with him by the name of Mattie Mason YOAKUM (Supposedly at twin sister to Daisy B. YOAKUM that married L.G.Payne in 1899 by information gathered from census and newspaper article) who married Robert Wesley PAYNE.

  18   ii. Ewing Franklin YOAKUM was born 1860 in Claiborne County, Tennessee. He married Liza V. MOUNTAIN, 20 Sep 1881 in Claiborne County, Tennessee.  Elizabeth V. MOUNTAIN was the daughter of Patterson. Fletcher MOUNTAIN and Margaret KELLY.  Ewing Frank and Elizabeth V. had at least two daughters Daisy B. YOAKUM who married Lafayette G. PAYNE.  Daisy B. died soon after her marriage.  Ewing and Elizabeth also had a daughter Margaret YOAKUM who married Ewing Henry YOAKUM (a cousin) they had three children William Franklin, Blanch and Richard “Dick” YOAKUM. 

  19   iii. Burnside YOAKUM was born 27 May 1866 in Tennessee, and died 18 Nov 1889 in Claiborne County, Tennessee. He married Mollie E. PAYNE daughter of Anderson PAYNE and Elizabeth DAY.  Burnside died shortly after he married Mollie and had one daughter Eva who married Owen CURRIER.   Eva YOAKUM and Owen CURRIER had a daughter Mary who married Russell ALLEN.  They live in Knoxville.

 20   iv. Grant YOAKUM was born 1869 in Tennessee married Luda FARMER.

+ 21   v. Joseph Sherman YOAKUM was born Nov 1872 in Claiborne County, Tennessee.

+ 22   vi. James Randolph YOAKUM was born 11 Jun 1874 in Claiborne County, Tennessee, and died 28 Dec 1956.

  23   vii. Emma Mary A. YOAKUM was born Mar 1877 in Claiborne County, Tennessee, and died 19 Feb 1919.

  24   viii. Mossy YOAKUM was born 26 Jan 1879 in Claiborne County, Tennessee, and died 23 Aug 1883 in Claiborne County, Tennessee.

Descendants of Robert G. YOAKUM
From: Michael  
To:JPayne5744@aol.com
Date: Sun, 31 May 2009 3:11 pm
Joe,

I visit your site regularly I used to live in Lone Mountain and my people were in Claiborne County before it existed, 1st in what is now Hancock County up on Powells River and then in the Clairfield area. I never see them mentioned but the PARROTT family was there for many years.

Anyway the point of my email is the article you have on the "Descendants of Robert G. YOAKUM" in particular the part on Ewing B. YOAKUM of Lone Mountain. First let me say that as far as I know there are no ties no matter how distant to this family but there are a couple of things I would like to address:

1) Ewing, according to his Headstone was B: 1822, not 1820
2) the Ewing B. YOAKUM Cemetery has not been kept up but his Headstone still remains in tack. He shares a common headstone with his wife Martha VannBIBBER. In 2003 when I lived in Lone Mountain I personally went to the cemetery and cleaned it up, a tree had fallen on Ewing & Martha's stone and knocked it over. We cut the tree and stood the stone back up. There was a base for another Headstone which we could not find and a Headstone for Lucinda ATKINS that was all that was found in this cemetery. I made 5 or 6 trips there and that was all I found in all my explorations. I understand from local people, some that was descendants of Ewing that there were other buried her but could find no evidence. I also was told that the ATKINS family were the ones who purchased the farm from Martha after Ewing died. We also cleaned the ATKINS Cemetery about 1/2 mile away in about the same time.

It had 10 people with marked graves in it. I was told that a good number of the people buried there were moved to another Cemetery in 1957. The Cemetery Assoc. placed a sign at this Cemetery after we cleaned it but I passed by there a couple of weeks ago and the sign is gone and the Cemetery is so overgrown you can't tell it is there.

I have pictures of Ewing and Martha's Headstone that I took after we removed the tree and stood the stone back up.

Michael

 

 Descendant Register, Generation No. 3

 

5. Martha Virginia BURK (Mary Ann YOAKUM6, Robert G. YOAKUM5, George W. YOAKUM4, Valentine YOAKUM3, Matthias M. YOAKUM2, Peter YOAKUM1) was born 1859 in Tennessee. She married George CRATON. He was born 1859 in Iowa. 

   

 Child of Martha Virginia BURK and George CRATON is: 

  25   i. Roy CRATON was born Oct 1879 in Newtonia, Newton County, Missouri.

 

 

10. James R. YOAKUM (Ewing B. YOAKUM6, Robert G. YOAKUM5, George W. YOAKUM4, Valentine YOAKUM3, Matthias M. YOAKUM2, Peter YOAKUM1) was born 1847 in Claiborne County, Tennessee. He married Mary HODGES 11 Feb 1869 in Claiborne County, Tennessee. She was born 1844 in Tennessee. 

   

 Children of James R. YOAKUM and Mary HODGES are: 

  26   i. Anderson R. YOAKUM was born Abt Dec 1869 in Claiborne County, Tennessee.

  27   ii. Horace YOAKUM was born 1874 in Claiborne County, Tennessee.

  28   iii. Mary J. YOAKUM was born 1875 in Claiborne County, Tennessee.

+ 29   iv. Daniel Cawood YOAKUM was born Feb 1877 in Claiborne County, Tennessee, and died 12 Apr 1953.

  30   v. Mattie YOAKUM was born Jun 1884 in Tennessee.   (This is possibly a mistake.  The 1900 census shows a Mattie Yoakum living in the same household and would put her age the same as my grandmother Mattie Alice Livesay Payne born Feb 18 1885.  I believe this Mattie is my grandmother who had married Daniel C. Yoakum but divorced or the marriage was annulled by her father George Livesay.  Mattie later married Lafayette Payne November 10, 1901.   If this Mattie listed was a sister to Daniel there was 7 yrs between them and what happened to her???)

 

11. Winfield Scott YOAKUM (Ewing B. YOAKUM6, Robert G. YOAKUM5, George W. YOAKUM4, Valentine YOAKUM3, Matthias M. YOAKUM2, Peter YOAKUM1) was born 16 Apr 1849 in Claiborne County, Tennessee, and died 2 Jun 1917. He married Mary SMITH 23 Jun 1881 in Claiborne County, Tennessee. He married Margaret C. CAMPBELL 26 Oct 1889 in Claiborne County, Tennessee. She was born Jan 1860 in Tennessee. 

   

 Children of Winfield Scott YOAKUM and Mary SMITH are: 

  31   i. Vickie YOAKUM was born Jun 1882 in Claiborne County, Tennessee.

  32   ii. Mossy YOAKUM was born Jun 1885 in Tennessee.

 

 

Children of Winfield Scott YOAKUM and Margaret C. CAMPBELL are: 

  33   i. Otie YOAKUM was born Apr 1890 in Tennessee.

  34   ii. Robert Horace YOAKUM was born Jun 1894 in Claiborne County, Tennessee.

 

 16. William Gibson YOAKUM (Ewing B. YOAKUM6, Robert G. YOAKUM5, George W. YOAKUM4, Valentine YOAKUM3, Matthias M. YOAKUM2, Peter YOAKUM1) was born 9 Nov 1859 in Claiborne County, Tennessee, and died 14 Sep 1940. He married Martha Jane BURDINE 15 Feb 1883 in Claiborne County, Tennessee, daughter of Samuel Patton. BURDINE. She was born 14 Oct 1860 in Tennessee, and died 2 Nov 1930. 

   

 Children of William Gibson YOAKUM and Martha Jane BURDINE are: 

 35   i. Henry Ewing YOAKUM was born 9 Dec 1883 in Claiborne County, Tennessee, and died 3 May 1959. He married Margaret YOAKUM. She was born 1 Oct 1884 in Claiborne County, Tennessee, and died 17 Oct 1973. 

  36   ii. Oscar P. YOAKUM was born 21 Jul 1887 in Claiborne County, Tennessee, and died 27 Jun 1930.

  37   iii. Alonzo H. YOAKUM was born 2 Dec 1891 in Claiborne County, Tennessee, and died 11 Apr 1977 in Bell County, Kentucky. He married Josie G. SCHULTZ. 

  38   iv. Bertha L. YOAKUM was born 21 Jul 1894 in Tennessee, and died 26 Aug 1925. She married Clyde L. ROBINSON. 

  39   v. Lizzie May YOAKUM was born 1902 in Claiborne County, Tennessee.

 

 

21. Joseph Sherman YOAKUM (Robert G. YOAKUM6, Robert G. YOAKUM5, George W. YOAKUM4, Valentine YOAKUM3, Matthias M. YOAKUM2, Peter YOAKUM1) was born Nov 1872 in Claiborne County, Tennessee. He married Mollie Lucinda WALKER. She was born Jun 1875 in Tennessee. 

   

 Children of Joseph Sherman YOAKUM and Mollie Lucinda WALKER are: 

  40   i. Leonora M. YOAKUM was born Dec 1897 in Claiborne County, Tennessee.

  41   ii. Robert T. YOAKUM was born 1901 in Claiborne County, Tennessee.

+ 42   iii. Henry Clay YOAKUM was born 1903 in Claiborne County, Tennessee, and died in Florida.

  43   iv. Paul D. YOAKUM was born 1905 in Claiborne County, Tennessee.

  44   v. Anne B. YOAKUM was born 4 Nov 1913 in Claiborne County, Tennessee, and died Aft 9 Feb 1959.

 

 

22. James Randolph YOAKUM (Robert G. YOAKUM6, Robert G. YOAKUM5, George W. YOAKUM4, Valentine YOAKUM3, Matthias M. YOAKUM2, Peter YOAKUM1) was born 11 Jun 1874 in Claiborne County, Tennessee, and died 28 Dec 1956. He was buried in Yoakum Chapel Cem., Claiborne County, Tennessee. He married Dora JENNINGS bef 1895. He married Viola CAMPBELL Abt. 1902. She was born 1876 in Tennessee. 

   

Child of James Yoakum and Dora Jennings is:

 2 i. Horace Clayton Yoakum, born 1895 in TN; died March 05, 1958.  He married Bessie Lee Hill 1917 in Claiborne Co., TN.

Hi, Joe

Since Robert G. is my ancestor, too, I thought I'd forward this along to you, as you're missing "Judge" Yoakum's first family.

Thanks,  Ann Hill  sfnewsgal@yahoo.com

NOTE: IF YOU LOOK AT THE ATTACHED 1910 CENSUS, YOU WILL SEE THAT JUDGE AND VIOLA WERE MARRIED FOUR YEARS AT THAT TIME AND THIS IS THE SECOND MARRIAGE OF JAMES R. YOAKUM (Note the "M-2").

The Claiborne Progress, Claiborne County, Tennessee, March 13, 1958 (Thursday) Page # 4.

Horace YOAKUM, 62, passed away in Detroit, Michigan March 5th. Survivors: wife, Mrs. Bessie Yoakum, Detroit, Michigan; mother, Mrs. Dora Holland, Detroit; daughter, Mrs. Louise Marchio Detriot; granddaughters, Mrs. Nell Quesenberry and Miss Ann Marchio, both of Detroit; great grandson Jackie Quesenberry, Detroit, Michigan; half brothers, Owen Yoakum, Knoxville, Howard Yoakum, Lone Mountain, Kermit Yoakum, Monroe, Michigan; half sister, Mrs. Hazel Stone, Monroe.  Funeral services 10:00 a.m. Saturday at the Lone Mountain Methodist Church. 
Rev. Andy Buchanan and Rev. John Ogan officiated.  Pallbearers were: Carl Cabbage, Frank Lane, Paul Payne, Tom Rose, Don Mason, and G.B. Hodges. Coffey in charge.

With many regards for the great work you do and congrats on your third anniversary!

 

Children of James Randolph YOAKUM and Viola CAMPBELL are:
 3 i. Hazel C. Yoakum, born February 22, 1906 in TN; died December 1970 in MI.  She married Mr. Stone.

 4 ii. Howard Carl Yoakum, born March 17, 1908 in TN; died July 22, 1977.  He married (1) ??.  He married (2) Laura Lane December 24, 1937 in Middlesboro, Bell Co., KY.  He married (3) Minnie Thurmer June 13, 1945 in Middlesboro, Bell Co., KY.

 5 iii. Kermit C. Yoakum, born October 15, 1909 in TN; died March 1987.  He married Lula Wolfenbarger July 19, 1930 in Claiborne Co., TN.

 6 iv. Robert Owen Yoakum, born April 16, 1919 in TN; died June 1992.

 

 

Descendant Register, Generation No. 4

 

29. Daniel Cawood YOAKUM (James R. YOAKUM7, Ewing B. YOAKUM6, Robert G. YOAKUM5, George W. YOAKUM4, Valentine YOAKUM3, Matthias M. YOAKUM2, Peter YOAKUM1) was born Feb 1877 in Claiborne County, Tennessee, and died 12 Apr 1953. He married Lettie Rose BREEDING Abt 1905 in Claiborne County, Tennessee. She was born 1887 in Tennessee. 

   

 Children of Daniel Cawood YOAKUM and Lettie Rose BREEDING are: 

   49   i. Shelby C. YOAKUM was born 1907 in Claiborne County, Tennessee.

  50   ii. Glenn L. YOAKUM was born 1914 in Claiborne County, Tennessee.

  51   iii. Annette YOAKUM was born 1919 in Claiborne County, Tennessee.

  52   iv. James M. YOAKUM was born 1922 in Claiborne County, Tennessee.

Subj: Yoakum

Date:8/16/99 2:15:53 PM Eastern Daylight Time

From: nurban@usit.net (Nancy Urban)

To: JPayne5744@aol.com

 

Dear Joe,

My name is Nancy Urban and I live in Signal Mountain, TN.  I am trying to find a starting place for my son-in-law Steven Scott Yoakum.    Steve's parents were divorced when he was young, and he is seeking information about his father's family. 

His father died in 1991.  James Butler Yoakum (Steve's Dad) had polio as a child.

 

Found documents written by Shelby Cawood Yoakum that Lettie Breeding's

grandfather was named ? Simmons and gave the land for Tyes Branch Primitive

Baptist Church (evidently flooded by TVA).  Shelby had a check from the

government for 5 cents compensation.

 

The only information that I have is as follows:

 

Generation 1:

Dan Cawood Yoakum m Lettie Breeding.

Children - Shelby Cawood Yoakum, 3/28/1907 Claiborne Co, TN - 11/14/1974

Tuscumbia, Colbert Co, AL.  Annette Yoakum m Lloyd Wilman.  Glen L Yoakum.  James M. Yoakum 5/19/1908 - 10/09/1995, Claiborne Co, TN m Myrtle.

 

Generation 2:

Shelby Cawood Yoakum (Steve's grandfather) m Artie Juanita Butler.

Children:  James Butler Yoakum (Steve's father) and Jack C. Yoakum.

 

It would mean so much to Steve if I could find his family.

 

Thank you, Nancy

 

A success story here.  I contacted Glenna and Leo Yoakum and visited them.  While I was there Leo called Steven Scott Yoakum.

 

There is another mystery here. I found in the 1944-1945 Progress that while Glenn Yoakum was in the Navy serving in the Pacific that his house beside the Centre Brick Warehouse was being occupied by Ben Livesay, Jr and his family. Ben, Jr. was a brother to my grandmother Mattie Alice Livesay Payne. Glenn's wife Leo Walker was living with her mother. Ben, Jr. was operating a thrift and second hand bargain store that occupied the George Cosby Store. When the Cawood Brothers, James and Claton bought the Hotel Duncan they also purchased the George Cosby store. James Cawood moved his family into the apartments above the George Cosby store. This is the mystery. The same week that the Hotel Cawood burned Glenn Yoakum's house where Ben Livesay, Jr.'s family lived also burned. The Progress reporter also mentioned the fact that this seemed a bit strange. The Cawood's had promised to build the Hotel back with the insurance money from the fire but never did. Not long after those fires Richard "Dick" Yoakum's small cedar shop burned at Midway. Dick also had been serving in the Army in WWII.

James and Clyde Cawood had several brothers and sisters. One, Alvis Cawood married Margaret Hardin. Margaret and my mother were good friends and I have several articles that Margaret gave my mother. Margaret and Alvis Cawood had a son who became a pharmisist and he was robbed and beaten at his home in Morristown. His story had been featured on "Americas Most Wanted"> Dick was Burnside Yoakum's son. Dick Yoakum moved on to Morristown where he became a well known "businessman" over there.

James and Claton Cawood were grandchildren of James Roger Cawood of Speedwell, TN. The Cawood/Davis/Yoakum families are all connected through the union of Marsillus Yoakum and Sarah Ann Cawood, March 2, 1832.

 

42. Henry Clay YOAKUM (Joseph Sherman YOAKUM7, Robert G. YOAKUM6, Robert G. YOAKUM5, George W. YOAKUM4, Valentine YOAKUM3, Matthias M. YOAKUM2, Peter YOAKUM1) was born 1903 in Claiborne County, Tennessee, and died in Florida. He married Mary Olive IRVIN 28 Apr 1928 in Campbell County, Tennessee. She was born 1908 in Tennessee, and died in Florida. 

   

 Child of Henry Clay YOAKUM and Mary Olive IRVIN is: 

  53   i. Clay YOAKUM was born 1829 in Tennessee.

 

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