Yocum

 

 

A History of the Yoakum, Yocom, Yocum, Families. H. C. Smith, M.D. 1963.

 

“[There was a] great Hegira from Montgomery County, Kentucky, to Clay County, (and some other counties), Indiana in the early 1830's.” (page 255).

 

Harold M. Yoakum: “In Hardy County, West Virginia in 1861, the beginning of the Civil War, Virginia had cast its lot with the Confederacy. However, the settlers along the south fork of the Potomac River valley seceded in 1863 to become a separate state and joined the Union. In 1785, Hardy County, Virginia, was created from Hampshire County, with Hampshire County have been created in 1753 from Fredrick County, Fredrick County was created from lands originally called Orange and August Counties, and previous to 1738 county boundaries were changed a number of times. Therefore, it is a bit confusing insofar as county records of this area are concerned.”

 

Yoakum's Station: Powell Mountain, River, and Valley, lying in the present Lee County, Virginia, they were named for Ambrose Powell, a member of Dr. Thomas Walker's exploring party in 1750. Ambrose had amused himself by carving his name on trees and later travellers finding these, gave the area his name. The river had been originally named Beargrass, because of the heavy growth of this grass along the stream, but was renamed Powell by the travellers. Their route was named The Wilderness Road later. It passed first through Little Stone Gap, then through Big Stone Gap, some 3 miles nearer the Cumberland Mountains. This gap, being very deep, made an arduous and slow crossing. Travellers being in full view of the Indians in the mountains after leaving Little Stone Gap, permitted the Indians to swoop down and ambush them in Big Stone Gap and few of them escaped. In consequence, a second and safer route was established down the Holston River. At Bean's Station, it turned north to Cumberland Gap. The first Yoakum's Station was on the original route, the second between Bean's Station and the Gap in Claiborne County, Tennessee. The present most used route is shorter, being a short cut from the original route direct to the Gap through Jonesville, Virginia. (A History of The Yoakum, Yocom, Yocum Families, H. C. Smith, 1963.

 

Harold M. Yoakum: The Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), along with the State of Tennessee, have established a historical marker on Tennessee Highway 63, and located between LoFollette, Tennessee and Middlesboro, Kentucky, which reads as follows:

“ID-19 YOAKUM'S STATION. The 1791 Holston Treaty prohibited settlers from entering the Cherokee lands in the Powell Valley, however, recipients of North Carolina land grants moved into the area. President George Washington directed by official proclamation that the pioneers leave the valley and this area. Captain Richard Sparks and John Wade read the executive order to the settlers at Yoakum's Station, one mile southeast (this notes the location of Yoakum's Station from the historical marker) in February, 1797. The Treaty of Tellico in 1798 resolved the controversy.” The settlers were allowed to remain on their adopted lands and holdings.

 

History of Augusta County, Virginia p138

After the massacre at Muddy Creek “they (the Indians under Cornstalk) proceeded to the Big Levels, and on the next day, after having been as hospitably entertained as at Muddy Creek, they reenacted the revolting scenes of the previous day. Every white man in the settlement but Conrad Yolkom, who was some distance from his house, was slain, and every woman but Mrs. Glendinin. Yolkom, when alarmed by the outcries of the women, took in the situation and fled to Jackson's River telling the story. The people were unwilling to believe him, till convinced by the approach of the Indians. All fled before them, and they pursued on to Carr's Creek in Rockbridge, where many families were murdered and others captured.” (Cornstalk was a Shawnee born Greenbrier ca 1747. He was about 16 at the time of the Muddy Creek Massacre and Big Levels Massacre in Greenbrier. He was killed in the spring of 1777 by white men).

 

*Heinrich Jochem

ca 1621: born Germany.

no date: married Gertrude (Geertje) _______.

*ca 1653: son Mathias born.

1655: daughter Ann born.

1657: daughter Jane born.

9 May 1661: emigrated to New Amsterdam in 1661 on the ship “Beaver.” Holland Society Year Book 1902, p8.

Variations of his name included: Henrick, Hendrickje, Jochem, Jochems.

Ann Jochem; Jane Jochem.

Yoakum Family History by Harold M. Yoakum, April 1987: Heinrich Jochem was born in Germany and with his wife, Geertje (Gertrude), son Mathias and daughters Ann and Jane, of palatinate German descent, immigrated from Hamburg, Germany. They arrive May 9, 1661 to New Amsterdam (New York State) on the English ship “Beaver,” having left a depressed area of Germany to try to make a new life in a new and growing land.

 

We are not able to verify that Heinrich Jochem was descendant of the noted Jochims, Electors of Brandenburg, or the other famous and Saint Joachims, however, the possibility does exist, inasmuch as Heinrich and Gertrude Jochem were from the same general area of Germany, and history has recorded that the reign of the Joachims by the early to mid 1600's had ended and the area was under new political leadership, and depressed and unsettled time.

 

We do not know where Heinrich and Gertrude are buried, nor do we have any further information on daughters Ann and Jane. It would appear that they lived out their lives in the New Amsterdam colony.

Reference: Holland Society Year Book of 1902, p8.

 

*Mathias Jochem (son of Heinrich and Gertrude (_______) Jochem)

ca 1653: born Germany.

no date: married Eleanor _______.

*ca 1678: son Francis born.

no date: died New York.

 

*Francis Jochem (son of Mathias Jochem)

ca 1678: born New Amsterdam, New York.

no date: married Millie Felty (1678 New Amsterdam, New York-1751 Botetourt County, Virginia). According to Harold M. Yoakum, the name of Felty was said to be a name of importance in the New Amsterdam colony.

*1706: son Matthias born.

1709: son John Yocum born.

1711: son Jacob born.

1713: son Conrad born.

1717: son Felty born.

1719: son George born.

1721: son Valentine born.

1751: died Botetourt or Hampshire County, Virginia (estate administered Frederick County, Virginia?).

1752: will probated.

“These seven sons were born in New York and came to Pennsylvania with their parents who settled the Dutch colony on the South Branch of the Potomac, and at the mouth of Muddy Creek, in Greenbrier County, Virginia.”

Harold M. Yoakum: “These seven sons were born in New Amsterdam (New York State) and came to Pennsylvania with their parents to Lancaster County in about 1729. Later on the family moved on to Virginia on the south branch of Peach Creek on the Potomac in Hampshire County, now Hardy County, West Virginia. Francis died in 1751, evidenced by the settlement of his estate in Hampshire County, Virginia in 1752, and is said to be buried in Fredrick County, Virginia. Millie is probably buried there also.”

 

*Matthias Yoakum (son of Francis and Millie (Felty) Jochem)

1706: born New Amsterdam, New York.

no date: moved to Pennsylvania with his parents, who settled the Dutch Colony on the South Branch of the Potomac, and at the mouth of Muddy Creek in Greenbrier County, Virginia.

no date: Matthias bought land in Pennsylvania but, not liking the laws and regulations of the state, moved to the Northern Neck of Virginia. He settled on what was then unsurveyed land owned by Thomas Lord Fairfax, at Moorefield, the county seat of the present Hardy County, West Virginia, located on the Wappaconnec or Great South Branch of the Potomac.

ca 1731: married Hardy County, Virginia, Eleanor See (1712 Silesia, Germany-18 Feb 1783 Lincoln County, Kentucky) daughter of George Ludwig and Margaret (Judy) See of Silesia, Germany.

ca 1729: son Francis born.

ca 1730: son Felty born.

1732: son Jacob born.

ca 1734: son Valentine born.

ca 1736: son Mathias born.

ca 1738: son Jesse born.

ca 1740: son Michael born.

ca 1742: son Conrad born.

ca 1745: Matthias Yocum, Michael Harness and George Stump were the first three men that ever brought wagons down to the South Branch. Matthias and the others came by way of Winchester, then up the Big Capon (Cacopon), Lost River and to the mountains. Crossing over the mountains, they came to the South Branch. Matthias settled a half mile from the north of South Fork (Draper MSS. 12 c.c.-137 and 139). Tradition has the year of this settlement as 1745. The Moravian (United Brethren) missionaries, Leonard Schnell and John Grandmueller, in their diaries of travels from Maryland to Virginia and the present West Virginia, visited Matthias Jochem and his family as early as 30 Mar 1747 and M. D. Gottschalk, A. G. (alias Joseph) Spangenberg again visited Matthias and his family in October 1749 and described Matthias as a well-to-do German. They had traveled twelve miles from the home of George Zeh, The Virginia Magazine of History and Genealogy.

 

Michael Harness was married to Elizabeth (Jephebe) Westfall of Pennsylvania. They had 13 children: Elizabeth Harness married Philip Powell Yoakum, (Barbara) Rebecca Harness married 1732 Michael See, John Harness married Elizabeth Youcum. Reference: General Sketches of Families in Virginia and Kentucky, p172.

no date: Harold M. Yoakum believed that Philip Powell Yoakum was a son of Matthias and Eleanor.

1747: son John born.

*1750: son William born.

24 Apr 1751: received a grant of 330 acres on the west side of Muddy Creek, Greenbrier County, (West) Virginia, adjoining his son, Felty Yockham (sic).

13 Aug 1751: Frederick County, Virginia, administrator's bond to Matthias Yoakum, on the estate of Francis Yoakum, with John Varvel and Michael Harness as his sureties. Frederick County, Virginia, Will Bk, p480. The final settlement of the estate was recorded in 1752.

ca 1753: son Henry born.

ca 1755: son George born.

 9 Aug 1755: received a survey of acreage “in the lower end of Augusta County, Virginia, on the north side of the Roanoke River in Virginia.” Kegley's Virginia Frontier, B. Kegley, Roanoke, Virginia: The Southwest Virginia Historical Society, 1938. Matthias Yaokum Survey 267A on N side of Roanoke above Arthur's Bottom (Augusta County). Page 562 shows map of property.

1755: Tax delinquents 1755 Mathias Yoakum. “Some found [tax delinquents] in ye lower end of Augusta County.” Kegley's, p106.

1756: fee books of August County: in ye lower end of Augusta County, Mathias Yoakam. Chalkley, v2, p419.

16 Nov 1760: Mathias M. Youcam, of Bedford County, to William Thompson power of attorney to convey 267A whereon Mathias formerly dwelt, joining land lately possessed by James Campbell, on Roanoke River, to Alexander Boyd, paymaster to the Virginia Regiment. Chalkley, p538, Old Papers.

Aug 1762: Chalkley, p328, County Court Judgments. Matthias and Felty were witnesses to the murder of a man.

1763: lived in Bedford County, Virginia, on the James River at the time of the Chief Cornstalk Massacre (according to the History of Bath County, Virginia).

11 Feb 1764: Abstract of Virginia Surveys, p. 14, 20A on the Roanoke River.

19 May 1768: constables: Matthias Yoakum, vice constable John Neeley. Chalkley, p149, Order Book XII.

1770/71: hemp certificates granted by the court of Botetourt County: Matthias Yoakum, 660 lbs. and Matthias Yoakum, 586 lbs. (Kegley's).

10 Apr 1770: Court at Miller's mill: Matthias Yoakum proved a certificate according to law for 4,586 pounds of winter rotted hemp made on his plantation in Botetourt County, Virginia (Annals of Southwest Virginia, p75).

12 June 1770: Matthias Yoakum, 660 pounds of winter rotted hemp, p84.

10 Sept 1770: jury duty (Andrew Hatfield vs Richard Cally) p93.

11 June 1771: Matthias Yoakum, 1200 pounds of hemp, p127.

8 Oct 1771: jury duty, p133.

12 Nov 1772: jury duty, p165.

31 July 1773: jury duty, p197.

10 Aug 1773: jury duty, p197.

15 Apr 1774: jury trial: Samuel Barton vs Mathias Youkum. Barton won and Mathias was fined 17 pounds, 13 shillings, 8 pence (Annals of Southwest Virginia, p221).

15 Apr 1774: Matthias Yoakum surety for John Bowman, guardian of James Tosh. Botetourt County, Virginia.

26 Apr 1780: Matthias Yoakum 1000A, Bk1 p23, Watercourse, Chaplins Fork. Jillson, Old Kentucky Entries and Deeds, Lincoln County, Kentucky, entries.

29 Jan 1780: will written.

18 Feb 1783: will probated. Lincoln County, Kentucky, Will Bk A, p148. Harold M Yoakum: His place of residence at the time of signing his “X” to his will was in the then named county of Botecourt, in what was then a part of Virginia before it became a part of the later formed state of West Virginia.

 

History of Grant and Hardy County, West Virginia, pVI: George Yokum, John Yokum, and Mathias Yokum were among the first settlers.

Will mentions son Felty and unmarried son George.

Will of Matthias Yoakum (Will Book A, page 148, Lincoln County, Kentucky):

“In the name of God Amen, this the 29th day of January, Anno Dom: 1780 I Mathias Yoakam of Botetourt County, Virginia, being sick and weak of body, but of perfect mind and memory, and - calling to mind the mortality of my body, and knowning that is appointed for all men once to die, do make and ordain this to be my last Will and Testament, in the manner and form as followeth, and first I recommend my soul to God who gave it and my Body I recommend to the Earth to be buried in a Christian manner at the discretion of my Executors.

Imprimis: and as touching such worldly goods wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me with in this life, I give devise and dispose of it in the following manner and form - And first to my beloved Wife Eleanor II give and bequeath all my household Goods and furniture during her natural life, and also a dark bay mare and Saddle two Colts, and Cow, and Musket and Pistol and four Deer Skins, and a chain halter to her Heirs forever - And to my son Felty Yoakums oldest son George his Heir, I give and bequeath one dollar. And whereas I have already given what I intended to my other Children who are all married Excepting my youngest son George Youkam, to him I give and bequeath all my land and Improvements, and also all my Horses, mares and Cattle - excepting what is already bequeathed to my Wife whom hers to maintain during her natural life, and he is to collect all Debts due to me, and also to pay what Debts I owe, and what money is over and above what will pay my just Debts I give and bequeath to my beloved Wife, and also her bed and furniture.

And lastly I nominate and appoint my Wife Eleanor and my son George to be whole and sole Executors of this my last Will and Testament, and I do hereby Revoke all and every other to be my last Will and Testament the day and year first above Written.” Mathias Yoakam in the presence of William Walton, Peter Deyerle, and Peter Keeney.

 

Francis Yoakum (son of Matthias and Eleanor (See) Yoakum)

ca 1729: born Frederick County, Virginia.

no date: ?son Francis born.

1751: lived Frederick County, Virginia.

14 Nov 1780: died Frederick County, Virginia.

 

Francis Yoakum (son of Francis Yoakum)

1800: census, Montgomery County, Kentucky, next to Francis Yocum, John Yocum, Sr., and William Yocum.

1810: census, Montgomery County, Kentucky, born 1760-1784.

 

Felty Yoakum (son of Matthias and Eleanor (See) Yoakum)

ca 1730: born Greenbrier County, West Virginia.

22 Nov 1750: took up 480 acres of land in what is now Greenbrier County, West Virginia.

ca 1750/51: married Margaret? _______.

ca 1751: ?daughter Elizabeth born.

ca 1753: son George born.

ca 1755: son John born.

17 July 1763: died Greenbrier County, Virginia, massacred by Chief Cornstalk's band of Indians.

Maria Thompson Davis, in her History of Mercer and Boyles Counties, Kentucky, stated, “The Indians killed all of Felty's family but his wife and two children. She escaped but came back at night and lay in his bosom in gore.” “Witnesses to the killing of Felthe Yoken: Mathes Yoken, Nap Gregory, Robt. Allin and William Elliott.”

A daughter has been mentioned by some authorities. According to Henry Howe's Historical Recollections of Virginia, “among captives of the Indians surrendered and sent to Fort Pitt in January 1765, was Elizabeth Yoakim, 12 years old, taken July 1763 from Greenbrier County” and it is believed that this may have been the daughter and the eldest child of Felty Yoakim. From notes by Florence (Mrs. Derrell) Dyke, Fifth at Olive Street, Marysville, Ohio 43040: Mrs. Irene (See) (G.D.) Brasel of Hoopeston, Illinois, was descended from Elizabeth, the oldest daughter of Felty Yoakum)

 

Elizabeth Yokim (?daughter of Felty and Margaret (_______) Yoakum)

ca 1751: born.

 

George Yokim (?son of Felty and Margaret (_______) Yoakum)

ca 1753: born Greenbrier County, (W.) Virginia.

17 July 1763: survived his father in the Chief Cornstalk Massacre on Muddy Creek, Greenbrier County, Virginia.

no date: married Patty _______.

29 Jan 1780: received a bequest from his grandfather Matthias' will, as “George Yoakum, eldest son of my son Felty.”

18 May 1780: signed a petition in Greenbrier County, (W.) Virginia, requesting higher pay for those who watch for the approach of Indians. The same day he signed a petition of settlers who are on land patented to others. The settlers couldn't afford to pay the composition money within six months which would keep the land from reverting to the original owner.

It is presumed that he established, or helped establish, Yoakum's Station, Lee County, Virginia in Powell Valley and situated on the original Wilderness Road, as a deed of conveyance of the land upon which it was located `dated in 1796' is signed by George Yokim and his wife Patty.

***This George is mixed up with George, son of Valentine. Maybe they are the same person.

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John Yokim (?son of Felty and Margaret (_______) Yoakum)

ca 1755: born Greenbrier County, (W.) Virginia.

ca 1780: married ________ _______ (_______-Salisbury Township, Sangamon County, Illinois).

1781: son John born.

ca 1783: son Peter born.

ca 1785: son Matthias born.

ca 1787: son James born.

no date: moved down the Powell River to Yoakum's Station, Claiborne County, Tennessee.

27 Dec 1788: son William born.

1790: moved to Claiborne County, Tennessee.

ca 1791: died Yoakum's Station, Claiborne County, Tennessee.

After his death, when William was about two years old, John's wife remained in Tennessee. About 1810 she and her grown family moved to near Edwardsville, Madison County, Illinois.

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John Yoakum (son of John Yokim)

1781: born Yoakum Station, Claiborne County, Tennessee.

no date: married Rachael ________ (1784-1866).

ca 1805: daughter Nancy born.

ca 1806: son Isaac born.

ca 1808: son George born.

ca 1810: son Elijah born.

9 Dec 1812: son Valentine Washington born.

1815: daughter Margaret born.

ca 1816: daughter Martha born.

1817/18: moved to Hillsboro, Montgomery County, Illinois.

31 Jan 1818: daughter Rachel born.

15 Oct 1821: served on a grand jury in Montgomery County, Illinois.

1 Sept 1823: appointed to view the road from the County Seat to the Sangamon County line.

1823: daughter Sarah born.

6 Mar 1827: served as overseer of the poor in West Fork Township.

6 May 1828: son William Jefferson born.

Nov 1828: appointed road supervisor for District No. 6.

12 Sept 1831: granted a land patent in the county.

9 Apr 1848: died intestate.

4 Aug 1848: sale of property and personalty. John Killpatrick asked for administration of the estate and the widow and son relinquished their rights of administration. Joshua Preston was security. (Probate Court Journal, Bk F p62).

John came from Yoakum's Station, Lee County, Virginia, to Yoakum's Station, Claiborne County, Tennessee, then to Hillsboro, Montgomery County, Illinois in 1817 or 1818. His estate included real estate as follows: 80A E½ of the SE¼ S5 T8 R4 and 40A SW¼ of the NW¼ S4 R4.

 

From “Woman's Story of Pioneer Illinois” by Mrs. John Tilson:

“On your father's (John Tilson) quartersection, a squatter had made what was then termed an `improvement,' said improvement consisting of a few acres inclosed by a rail fence, with a cabin and a smokehouse in the center. The squatter made his appearance, expected to be paid well for all his improvements...The lord of the soil was no less a man than Commodore Yoakum, the best hunter, the life of the corn-shuckings, the best `corner man' at a log-cabin raising...

 

At his meeting - hard shell Baptists, no one could raisse their voice louder in the hymnes `Old Grimes,' being his favorite tune. Being so clever and handy while he always maintained an air of command, the boys had honored him with the title of Commodore, which seemed to amuse and please him exceedingly. The Commodore was a large, black-eyed, black bearded dark skinned Tennesseean. He had had a grand or great-grandfather who had been a large land owner and slaveholder, and that circumstance, with the fact that the tract where his ancestors resided had been distinguished and still bore the name of Yoakum Station, combining with his large development of esteem, rendered our Commodore, in his own estimation, second to no man.”

 

From the Hillsboro Democrat, 20 Aug 1873 by A. H. H. Rountree:

 “John Yoakum raised a large family, he was a wheelwright, millwright, carpenter, cooper, loom maker, and everything else of a kindred nature. Besides having made and used what was an early necessity, a kind of a hand mill for grinding corn and other grains. It is also understood that Mr. Yoakum also ran a forge and worked some in iron, perhaps in guns also. He was likewise a carpenter and skilled in a kind of business long since played out, that of `carrying up a corner of log building.' He was also a great and successful hunter and a jolly good fellow around the camp fires, full of yarns of which he was very fond, and with all was a good story teller after the old patriarchal style. It was not known if he ever held an office.”

 

Nancy Yoakum (daughter of John and Rachael (_______) Yoakum)

ca 1805: born.

7 June 1827: Montgomery County, Illinois, licensed to marry Jesse Johnson.

24 Mar 1829: Montgomery County, Illinois, licensed to marry Joseph H. Brammer.

9 Mar 1830: Montgomery County, Illinois, licensed to marry Robert Crow.

12 July 1830: married Montgomery County, Illinois, to Gilbert Mackey.

The igi lists 2 Jan 1827, Columbia County, George, to Jesse Johnson; 2 June 1827, Montgomery County, Illinois, to Jesse Johnson; 24 Mar 1829, Montgomery County, Illinois, to Joseph H. Brammer; and 12 July 1830, Montgomery County, Illinois, to Gilbert Mackey.

 

Isaac Yoakum (son of John and Rachael (_______) Yoakum)

ca 1806: born Tennessee.

20 Nov 1834: married Montgomery County, Illinois, to Rebecca McWilliams. The igi gives the marriage date as 30 Nov 1834.

According to the Hillsboro Democrat 20 Aug 1873, Isaac early left for the lead mines about Galena, Illinois, where he lived many years across the line in Wisconsin, but when the gold fever broke out in California, he removed to the Golden State where he died, leaving no children.

 

George Yoakum (son of John and Rachel (_______) Yoakum)

ca 1808: born Tennessee.

ca 1853: died Madison County, Illinois.

 

Elijah Yoakum (son of John and Rachel (_______) Yoakum)

ca 1810: born Tennessee.

1873: resided in or near Alton, Illinois.

Elijah possibly had four children.

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Valentine Washington Yoakum (son of John and Rachel (_______) Yoakum)

9 Dec 1812: born Claiborne County, Tennessee.

14 Apr 1846: married Montgomery County, Illinois, to Mary Weaver (1826-_______). igi

6 Nov 1849: daughter Martha Elizabeth born.

1 May 1851: daughter Mary Eveline born.

23 Dec 1858: died Montgomery County, Illinois, age 46 years and 14 days.

“Was fast arriving at a fortune when he died.” (Hillsboro Democrat, 20 Aug 1873).

When Valentine Washington died, Valentine Truitt was appointed guardian of the minor children.

 

Martha Elizabeth Yoakum (daughter of Valentine Washington and Mary (Weaver) Yoakum)

6 Nov 1849: born.

no date: married _______ McWilliams, son of Lewis McWilliams.

An Elizabeth E. Yoakum married Louis C. McWilliams 20 Oct 1870 in Montgomery County, Illinois.

 

Mary Eveline Yoakum (daughter of Valentine Washington and Mary (Weaver) Yoakum)

1 May 1851: born.

13 Jan 1871: married Montgomery County, Illinois, John T. Blevins, son of Esq. Blevins. The igi gives the marriage date as 18 Jan 1871.

Resided at New Walshville, Illinois.

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Margaret Yoakum (daughter of John and Rachel (_______) Yoakum)

1815: born Tennessee.

9 Mar 1839: married Montgomery County, Illinois, to John K. McWilliams. The igi gives the marriage date as 10 Mar 1839.

no date: son Andrew McWilliams born.

no date: m/2 _______ Huddleston of Macoupin County, Illinois.

Margaret had four or five children.

 

Martha Yoakum (daughter of John and Rachel (_______) Yoakum)

ca 1816: born.

24 Aug 1837: married Montgomery County, Illinois, to Alexander McWilliams.

 

Rachel Yoakum (daughter of John and Rachel (_______) Yoakum)

31 Jan 1818: born.

1 May 1845: married Montgomery County, Illinois, to Thomas Francis Wright. igi

21 Mar 1846: son Charles D. Wright born.

23 Mar 1848: twin son John M. Wright born; died 5 Oct 1848.

23 Mar 1848: twin son William S. Wright born; died 31 May 1848.

12 May 1850: daughter Sarah S. Wright born Franklin County, Missouri; married Alfred Saterlee(y).

25 Dec 1851: son Andrew F. Wright born Franklin County, Missouri.

1 Nov 1854: son Benjamin F. Wright born Columbia County, Wisconsin.

1 Dec 1857: son George W. Wright born Madison, Wisconsin; died 7 Dec 1857.

31 Dec 1858: daughter Mary Wright born Madison, Wisconsin.

12 Feb 1861: son Henry E. Wright born Columbia County, Wisconsin.

 

Sarah Yoakum (daughter of John and Rachel (_______) Yoakum)

1823: born Illinois.

no date: married.

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William Jefferson Yoakum (son of John and Rachel (_______) Yoakum)

6 May 1828: born.

11 Apr 1857: married Montgomery County, Illinois, to Ann Sophia Livingston. igi

1858: daughter Flora Jefferson born.

11 Mar 1883: died.

 

Flora Jefferson Yoakum (daughter of William Jefferson and Ann Sophia (Livingston) Yoakum)

1858: born.

4 Mar 1875: married Montgomery County, Illinois, to William Rush (1852-_______).

 

Peter Yoakum (?son of John Yokim)

ca 1783: born.

A Peter Yoakum, probably the second son of John Yokim, was listed in Madison County, Illinois, in 1818: Peter Yoakum, with 1 male and 3 females.

In 1840, a Peter Yocomb was in Johnson County, Illinois: 1 male under 10 (1830-1840); 1 male age 10-20 (1820-1830); 1 male age 50-60 (1780-1790); 2 females under 10 (1830-1840); 1 female age 30-40 (1800-1810); 1 female age 40-50 (1790-1800).

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Matthias Yokim (son of John Yokim)

ca 1785/1800: born Lee County, Virginia; moved to Claiborne County, Tennessee, as a child.

1810: moved to Edwardsville, Madison County, Illinois.

10 June 1819: moved to Sangamon County, Illinois, on the north side of Richland Creek, in what later became Salisbury Township.

16 Jan 1825: married Sangamon County, Illinois, Elizabeth McHenry (18 Feb 1800-24 Dec 1879 Sangamon County, Illinois; buried Richland Baptist Cemetery, Springfield, Cartright Township, Sangamon County, Illinois) daughter of Joseph McHenry. She lived in Menard County, Illinois, in 1870.

2 Apr 1824: son Hiram P. born.

27 Jan 1829: daughter Mary E. born.

10 Nov 1831: son Jesse born.

ca 1833/34: daughter Catherine born.

ca 1835: son Martin born.

10 Nov 1837: son Elihu Bone born.

14 Aug 1840: son Thomas C. born.

no date: son William born; ?died infant.

no date: son Robert C. born.

27 Aug 1857: died Sangamon County, Illinois; buried Richland Baptist Cemetery, Springfield, Cartright Township, Sangamon County, Illinois.

References: Sangamon County, Illinois Hist. 1876, p791 and Menard County, Illinois Hist. 1879, pp384-5.

William Yokim.

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Hiram P. Yoakum (son of Matthias and Elizabeth (McHenry) Yoakum)

2 Apr 1824: born Menard County, Illinois.

12 Feb 1850: married Menard County, Illinois, to Catherine Elmore.

ca 1850: son William born.

ca 1852: son John H. born.

31 May 1851: died Sangamon County, Illinois, age 26 years, 8 months, 29 days; buried Richland Baptist Cemetery, Springfield, Cartright Township, Sangamon County, Illinois.

William Yoakum.

 

John H. Yoakum (son of Hiram and Catherine (Elmore) Yoakum)

ca 1852: born Sangamon County, Illinois.

13 Apr 1874: married Menard County, Illinois, to Margaret “Maggie” Nash (14 Feb 1855-15 June 1929).

1875: son William born.

21 May 1884: daughter Mary born.

27 Dec 1896: son Thomas Edward born.

1901: daughter Della born.

19 Dec 1915: died Sangamon County, Illinois, of myocarditis.

 

William Yoakum (son of John H. and Margaret (Nash) Yoakum)

1875: born Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois.

27 Feb 1900: married Van Buren County, Iowa, to Retta N. Brown (1873-_______) daughter of Edgar and Martha (Tuomy) Brown).

 

Mary Yoakum (daughter of John H. and Margaret (Nash) Yoakum)

21 May 1884: born Menard County, Illinois.

 

Thomas Edward Yoakum (son of John N. and Margaret (Nash) Yoakum)

27 Dec 1896: born Athens, Menard County, Illinois.

11 Mar 1925: married Sangamon County, Illinois, to Gladys Thompson.

1925/26: son Thomas Edward born.

18 Aug 1945: m/2 Christine Hyatt (1924-_______) daughter of Alfred and Florence (Dallow) Hyatt.

25 Sept 1949: died Menard County, Illinois.

 

Thomas Edward Yoakum (son of Thomas Edward and Gladys (Thompson) Yoakum)

1925/26: born Sangamon County, Illinois.

1 Dec 1944: married Sangamon County, Illinois, to Mary Helen (Reynolds) Mattingley (1915-_______) daughter of Clarence and Jennie (Warren) Reynolds).

 

Della Yoakum (daughter of John N. and Margaret (Nash) Yoakum)

1901: born.

28 Jan 1939: married Sangamon County, Illinois, to John Lairson.

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Mary E. Yoakum (daughter of Matthias and Elizabeth (McHenry) Yoakum)

27 Jan 1829: born.

18 Sept 1856: married Menard County, Illinois, to Eli C. Yoakum (16 Oct 1825-24 Sept 1894; buried Richland Baptist Cemetery, Springfield, Cartright Township, Sangamon County, Illinois).

12 Feb 1898: died Sangamon County, Illinois; buried Richland Baptist Cemetery, Springfield, Cartright Township, Sangamon County, Illinois.

Lived Crawford County, Kansas.

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Jesse Yoakum (son of Matthias and Elizabeth (McHenry) Yoakum)

10 Nov 1831: born Sangamon County, Illinois.

10 Jan 1856: married Menard County, Illinois, to Margaret Thompson (Mar 1840-24 Mar 1918) daughter of J. and Mary Ann (Guthrie) Thompson.

7 Jan 1857: son George C. born.

25 Jan 1860: son Thomas Franklin born.

24 Mar 1865: son William R. born; died 1 Sept 1888 (killed in a boiler explosion).

no date: daughter Mary C. born.

no date: son Edmund J. born.

Administrator of his father's estate. Lived east of the Sangamon River, near Salisbury, Illinois.

Edmund J. Yoakum.

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George C. Yoakum (son of Jesse and Margaret (Thompson) Yoakum)

7 Jan 1857: born Sangamon County, Illinois.

19 Oct 1881: married Lydia Ruth Barrett (25 Jan 1860-3 Apr 1938 Sangamon County, Illinois; buried Wolf Creek Cemetery, Spaulding, Sangamon County, Illinois) daughter of Asa and Julia (McCumber) Barrett.

?1881: son Claude born; died 6 July 1882, age 1 year, 4 months, 18 days; buried Wolf Creek Cemetery, Spaulding, Sangamon County, Illinois.

1882: son Henry Alvin born.

1883: son Harry born; died 12 Aug 1884, age 9 months, 14 days; buried Wolf Creek Cemetery, Spaulding, Sangamon County, Illinois.

25 Nov 1902: daughter Velma Adeline born; died 3 Oct 1905; buried Wolf Creek Cemetery, Spaulding, Sangamon County, Illinois.

23 Aug 1906: died Sangamon County, Illinois; buried Wolf Creek Cemetery, Spaulding, Sangamon County, Illinois.

Claude Yoakum; Harry Yoakum; Velma Adeline Yoakum

 

Henry Alvin Yoakum (son of George C. and Lydia Ruth (Barrett) Yoakum)

1882: born.

1926: died; buried Wolf Creek Cemetery, Spaulding, Sangamon County, Illinois.

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Thomas Franklin Yoakum (son of Jesse and Margaret (Thompson) Yoakum)

25 Jan 1860: born Sangamon County, Illinois.

22 Aug 1888: married Lora Frances Yocom (6 Feb 1868-_______) daughter of Thomas Jefferson and Lucetta Caroline (Morton) Yocom.

9 June 1889: daughter Clara Mae born; died 27 Dec 1896.

18 Feb 1891: daughter Millie Ruth born; died 2 Jan 1897.

10 Nov 1892: son Herman Jefferson born.

11 Nov 1894: son Homer Morton born; died 7 Jan 1897.

27 Oct 1897: daughter Margaret Helen born.

14 July 1900: son Guy Franklin born; died 19 Mar 1904.

13 Dec 1904: son Charles Guthrie born; died 17 Feb 1905.

5 Oct 1941: died (Lora Yoakum, informant).

 

Herman Jefferson Yoakum (son of Thomas Franklin and Lora Frances (Yocom) Yoakum)

10 Nov 1892: born.

23 Oct 1922: married Laura Leona Wallace.

No children.

 

Margaret Helen Yoakum (daughter of Thomas Franklin and Lora Frances (Yocom) Yoakum)

27 Oct 1897: born.

1 Nov 1917: married Louis Francis Christman.

26 Nov 1918: daughter Geraldine Christman born; 28 Apr 1937 married Edward Nelson Martz.

5 Mar 1921: son Herbert Franklin Christman born; 14 Nov 1942 married Dorothy Charmene Fischer.

7 July 1926: daughter Mary Ellen Christman born; 9 Aug 1946 married Jesse Lyndon Fallis.

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Mary C. Yoakum (daughter of Jesse and Margaret (Thompson) Yoakum)

1 Apr 1880: married Sangamon County, Illinois, to William L. Brisentine.

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Catherine Yoakum (daughter of Matthias and Elizabeth (McHenry) Yoakum)

ca 1833/34: born.

9 Sept 1858: married Menard County, Illinois, to Zebulon S. Cogdall.

3 sons and 1 daughter. Lived near Salisbury, Illinois.

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Martin Yoakum (son of Matthias and Elizabeth (McHenry) Yoakum)

ca 1835: born Illinois.

9 Feb 1874: married Menard County, Illinois, to Emerine or Emmerline Hicks.

no date: daughter Martha Ann born.

no date: daughter Lottie born.

no date: daughter Mary born.

no date: daughter Maudie M. born.

 

Martha Ann Yoakum (daughter of Martin and Emerine (Hicks) Yoakum)

28 Oct 1896: married Sangamon County, Illinois, to Albert T. Atterberry.

 

Lottie Yoakum (daughter of Martin and Emerine (Hicks) Yoakum)

29 June 1897: married Sangamon County, Illinois, to John Nelms.

 

Mary Yoakum (daughter of Martin and Emerine (Hicks) Yoakum)

15 Feb 1902: married Sangamon County, Illinois, to J. Frank Mayo.

 

Maudie M. Yoakum (daughter of Martin and Emerine (Hicks) Yoakum)

24 Nov 1904: married Sangamon County, Illinois, to Arthur Buchanan.

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Elihu Bone Yoakum (son of Matthias and Elizabeth (McHenry) Yoakum)

10 Nov 1837: born Menard County, Illinois.

13 May 1859: married Menard County, Illinois, to Mary A. Cogdall (11 Mar 1841-18 Aug 1907 Sangamon County, Illinois; buried Richland Baptist Cemetery, Springfield, Cartright Township, Sangamon County, Illinois) (marriage date given as 19 May 1859 in “Menard County, Illinois History of 1879.”

26 July 1860: daughter Amanda J. “Mandy” born; died 12 Sept 1862, age 2 years, 1 month, 17 days; buried Richland Baptist Cemetery, Springfield, Cartright Township, Sangamon County, Illinois.

12 Jan 1862: son John T. born.

1867: son Albert C. born; died 11 Apr 1868, age 10 months, 6 days; buried Richland Baptist Cemetery, Springfield, Cartright Township, Sangamon County, Illinois.

1870: daughter Maggie E. born; died 28 Nov 1870, age 11 months, 2 days; buried Richland Baptist Cemetery, Springfield, Cartright Township, Sangamon County, Illinois.

7 Oct 1923: died Sangamon County, Illinois; buried Richland Baptist Cemetery, Springfield, Cartright Township, Sangamon County, Illinois.

Lived on the old homestead at Lloyd, Menard County, Illinois.

Amanda J. Yoakum.

 

John T. Yoakum (son of Elihu Bone and Mary A. (Cogdall) Yoakum)

12 Jan 1862: born.

15 July 1885: married Sangamon County, Illinois, to Carrie E. Baker.

18 Mar 1929: m/2 Ida Lucy (Barth) Miller (1864-_______) daughter of Joseph and Christian (Schonfier) Barth.

1953: died; buried Richland Baptist Cemetery, Springfield, Cartright Township, Sangamon County, Illinois.

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Thomas C. Yoakum (son of Matthias and Elizabeth (McHenry) Yoakum)

14 Aug 1840: born.

15 May 1866: married Sangamon County, Illinois, to Barzilia Hoag (18 Dec 1844-_______) daughter of William C. and Melinda L. (Miller) Hoag, postmaster and merchant of Oxford, Ohio. The igi gives 17 May 1865 as the marriage date.

no date: daughter Maud A. born.

30 Jan 1930: died.

Thomas was postmaster and merchant at Salisbury, Sangamon County, Illinois.

 

Maud A. Yoakum (daughter of Thomas C. and Barzilia (Hoag) Yoakum)

8 Apr 1896: married Sangamon County, Illinois to Augustus T. Miller.

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Robert C. Yoakum (son of Matthias and Elizabeth (McHenry) Yoakum)

no date: born Illinois.

11 May 1876: married Menard County, Illinois, to Victoria Levitt.

no date: son Otis “Ottie” E. born.

no date: daughter Mary born.

no date: son Thomas born.

no date: ?son Allen C. born

no date: daughter Ad C. born.

3 Aug 1897: died.

Possible children of Robert C. and Victoria (Levitt) Yoakum)

1. Robert O. Yoakum; married Lydia A. Neff. Child:

1. Willetta Yoakem born 1921 Athens, Menard County, Illinois; married 1 Mar 1938 Sangamon County, Illinois, to Ray Burnette (1916 Fon du Lac, Wisconsin-_______). Ray was a salesman.

2. Henry Alvin Yoakum; married 26 July 1905 Sangamon County, Illinois, to Emma Gertrude Stringfield (1889-_______) daughter of Parks and Marie (Tompkins) Stringfield. She resided at Sherman; he at Iliopolis, Illinois. Children:

1. Alma Yoakum; married ________ Fletcher.

2. George Yoakum.

3. Kathryn Yoakum.

4. Velma Yoakum; married ________ Hadley.

From “Tompkins Genealogy.”

3. Alfred Yoakum; married 10 June 1901 Menard County, Illinois, to Margaret Neff. Child:

1. Opal Marie Yoakum born 1920; married 25 Jan 1947 Sangamon County, Illinois, to Russell Leroy Shenie (1917-________).

2. Carl Yoakum married Lucile White 25 Dec 1929 Menard County, Illinois.

3. Marshall Yoakum.

4. Rowena Yoakum married Harold H. Forden 5 May 1929.

5. Aldena Yoakum married _______ Curvey.

6. Edyth Yoakum married _______ Wilhelm.

4. William Yoakum; married Hazel Hankins or Hawkins. Child:

1. Nellie Marie Yoakum born 1923; married 19 July 1945 Sangamon County, Illinois, to Robert Frank Morgan (1921-________) of Mt. Pulaski, Logan County, Illinois.

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Otis “Ottie” E. Yoakum (son of Robert C. and Victoria (Levitt) Yoakum)

no date: born Menard County, Illinois.

27 Mar 1907: married Anna Neff.

1914: son Allen born.

1925: ?son Kenneth born.

no date: ?m/2 Menard County, Illinois, to Edith Ferguson.

 

Allen Yoakum (son of Otis E. and Anna (Neff) Yoakum)

1914: born Athens, Menard County, Illinois.

27 Sept 1936: married Sangamon County, Illinois, to Eva D. Harrelson (1917-_______) daughter of John M. and Mae (Phillips) Harrelson of Macedonia, Hamilton County, Illinois.

 

Kenneth Yoakum (?son of Otis E. and Anna (Neff) Yoakum)

1925: born Athens, Menard County, Illinois.

10 Feb 1951: married Sangamon County, Illinois, to Mildred A. (Griffin) Hall (1930-_______) daughter of James and Bessie (Ray) Griffin.

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Mary Yoakum (daughter of Robert C. and Victoria (Levitt) Yoakum)

10 Dec 1911: married Menard County, Illinois, to Marion Ferguson.

 

Thomas Yoakum (son of Robert C. and Victoria (Levitt) Yoakum)

22 June 1920: married Menard County, Illinois, to Edna May Forden.

 

Allen C. Yoakum (?son of Robert C. and Victoria (Levitt) Yoakum)

14 Dec 1904: married Methodist Church, Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois, to Myrtle M. Doom (or Doone).

22 June 1962: died.

Lived near Athens, Illinois.

 

Ad C. Yoakum (daughter of Robert C. and Victoria (Levitt) Yoakum)

no date: adopted.

no date: married Walter Sembell.

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James Yoakum (son of John Yokim)

ca 1787: born Greenbrier County, Virginia.

1810: married Claiborne County, Tennessee, Julia Owens, daughter of William and Elizabeth Owens.

no date: moved to Edwardsville, Madison County, Illinois.

28 July 1812: son William born.

2 Mar 1814: son Edward born.

15 Oct 1815: son John H. born.

18 Aug 1817: daughter Elizabeth born.

19 June 1819: daughter Martha born.

31 Dec 1820: son Isaac born.

12 Aug 1822: son James Nelson born.

16 July 1825: daughter Fanny born.

12 Mar 1826: son George A. born.

4 Nov 1827: daughter Nancy Ann born.

9 Jan 1830: son Benjamin born.

3 Mar 1832: daughter Julia/Judy born.

no date: moved to Montgomery County, Illinois.

no date: moved to Sangamon County, Illinois.

no date: died Menard County, Illinois.

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William Yoakum (son of James and Julia (Owens) Yoakum)

28 July 1812: born Claiborne County, Tennessee.

16 June 1836: married Sangamon County, Illinois, to Priscilla Batterton (9 Feb 1809-_______). The igi gives the marriage date as 27 June 1836.

1849: son William Francis born.

“Was with the Indian Agency in Indian Territory for two years, 1837-1839, then returned. Not a church member. Democrat.”

 

William Francis “Bubby” Yoakum (son of William and Priscilla (Batterton) Yoakum)

1849: born.

6 May 1872: married Menard County, Illinois, Mary “May” or “Polly” Adams (ca 1852-1874).

1874: son Hiram born.

15 Oct 1881: m/2 Sangamon County, Illinois, Permelia Edmunds.

no date: son William Isaac born.

Lived near Salisbury, Illinois.

Hiram Yoakum; William Isaac Yoakum

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Edward Yoakum (son of James and Julia (Owens) Yoakum)

2 Mar 1814: born.

after 1874: died.

 

John H. Yoakum (son of James and Julia (Owens) Yoakum)

15 Oct 1815: born

11 Aug 1839: married Sangamon County, Illinois, to Nancy West.

Lived Menard County, Illinois.

 

Elizabeth Yoakum (daughter of James and Julia (Owens) Yoakum)

18 Aug 1817: born.

after 1874: died.

 

Martha Yoakum (daughter of James and Julia (Owens) Yoakum)

19 June 1819: born.

 

Isaac Yoakum (son of James and Julia (Owens) Yoakum)

31 Dec 1820: born Madison County, Illinois.

15 Dec 1842: married Sangamon County, Illinois, to Caroline Wiseman (7 Nov 1822 Indiana-2 Oct 1907).

no date: daughter Martha E. born.

no date: daughter Frances A. born.

no date: son James W. born.

no date: m/2 _______ _______.

no date: daughter Mary Jane born.

no date: daughter Percilla C. born.

no date: daughter Harriet C. born.

no date: daughter Susan born.

1858: son William P. born.

1862: son Isaac W. born.

1867: son George Thomas born.

1867: daughter Malinda E. born.

no date: died Marion County, Iowa.

Moved to Montgomery County, Illinois; then to Sangamon County, Illinois, and later, to Marion County, Iowa.

 

Martha E. Yoakum (daughter of Isaac and Caroline (Wiseman) Yoakum)

14 Jan 1864: married Marion County, Iowa, to C. F. Bookenoogen.

 

Frances A. Yoakum (daughter of Isaac and Caroline (Wiseman) Yoakum)

2 Feb 1865: married Marion County, Iowa, to Samuel Worth.

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James W. Yoakum (son of Isaac and Caroline (Wiseman) Yoakum)

4 Feb 1868: married Marion County, Iowa, to Judy Ett Yoakum.

1873: son John born.

10 Dec 1886: daughter born.

 

John Yoakum (son of James W. and Judy (Ett) Yoakum)

1873: born Monroe, Jasper County, Iowa.

2 Dec 1896: married Polk County, Iowa, to Hattie Bentema (1874-_______) daughter of Levi and Maria (Blong) Bentema of Pella, Iowa.

1940: lived in Des Moines, Iowa.

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Mary Jane Yoakum (daughter of Isaac and _______ (_______) Yoakum)

9 Mar 1871: married at Isaac Yoakum's in Marion County, Iowa, to Henry Worth.

 

Percilla C. Yoakum (daughter of Isaac and _______ (_______) Yoakum)

21 Sept 1871: married at Isaac Yoakum's in Marion County, Iowa, to Isaac C. Fuller.

 

Harriet C. Yoakum (daughter of Isaac and _______ (_______) Yoakum)

15 Oct 1874: married at Isaac Yoakum's in Marion County, Iowa, to John Fouch.

 

Susan Yoakum (daughter of Isaac and _______ (_______) Yoakum)

23 Dec 1876: marriage license Marion County, Iowa, to Michael McGinnis.

 

William P. (or F.) Yoakum (son of Isaac and _______ (_______) Yoakum)

1858: born.

no date: married _______ _______.

5 Dec 1929: m/2 Marion County, Iowa, to Manda (Kingery) Clevenger (1858-_______).

 

Isaac W. Yoakum (son of Isaac and  _______ (_______) Yoakum)

1862: born.

30 Jan 1884: married Marion County, Iowa, to Sarah A. Smith (1863-_______).

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George Thomas Yoakum (son of Isaac and _______ (_______) Yoakum)

1867: born.

29 May 1889: married Marion County, Iowa, to Armanda J. Brown, daughter of Preston Brown.

no date: m/2 Dora Farawell or Farnwell (1867-_______).

7 Mar 1897: son Morris O. born.

6 Jan 1900: daughter Rutha Fay born.

26 Aug 1903: son Tommie E. born.

Morris O. Yoakum; Tommie E. Yoakum.

 

Rutha Fay Yoakum (daughter of George Thomas and Armanda J. (Brown) Yoakum)

6 Jan 1900: born Belle Plaines, Iowa.

1 Oct 1917: married Polk County, Iowa, to Bert Carr (1891-_______).

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Malinda E. Yoakum (daughter of Isaac and _______ (_______) Yoakum)

1867: born.

30 Apr 1891: married Marion County, Iowa, to John Schield (1857-_______).

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James Nelson Yoakum (son of James and Julia (Owens) Yoakum)

12 Aug 1822: born.

18 Oct 1847: died Camargo, Mexico.

Soldier in the Mexican War.

 

Fanny Yoakum (daughter of James and Julia (Owens) Yoakum)

16 July 1825: born.

after 1874: died.

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George A. Yoakum (son of James and Julia (Owens) Yoakum)

12 Mar 1826: born, probably Madison County, Illinois.

ca 1840: married (wife not mentioned in estate settlement).

ca 1841: son William born.

ca 1843: son Edward born.

ca 1845/46: son Isaac born.

23 Apr 1847: died of wounds received in the Battle of Cerro Gordo, Mexico.

William Yoakum; Isaac Yoakum.

 

Edward Yoakum (son of George A. and _______ Yoakum)

ca 1843: born Sangamon County, Illinois.

14 Dec 1865: married Menard County, Illinois, to Hannah McNeal.

11 Nov 1869: died Menard County, Illinois.

The settlement of his estate mentions minor heirs:

1. C. C. Yoakum born 1866, age 3 years.

2. Judgett or Judiett Yoakum born 12 Aug 1868; died 12 Aug 1869, age 1 year.

3. Turner Yoakum, age 20 years on 5 Jan 1869.

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Nancy Ann Yoakum (daughter of James and Julia (Owens) Yoakum)

4 Nov 1827: born.

no date: married Adair County, Kentucky, to David Batterton (5 Nov 1796-_______).

Nancy and David had eight children in Menard and Cass Counties, Illinois, and in Kansas.

The igi lists a marriage of Nancy Yoakum and David Batterton, 22 Sept 1822, Sangamon County, Illinois.

Benjamin Yoakum (son of James and Julia (Owens) Yoakum)

9 Jan 1830: born.

after 1874: died.

 

Julia/Judy Yoakum (daughter of James and Julia (Owens) Yoakum)

3 Mar 1832: born.

after 1874: died.

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William Yoakum (son of John Yokim)

27 Dec 1788: born Lee County, Virginia.

1790: moved with parents to Claiborne County, Tennessee.

1810: moved to Edwardsville, Madison County, Illinois.

1820: Madison County, Illinois, census: 1 male, 5 females (one may have been his mother).

10 June 1819: moved to Sangamon County, Illinois, to the north side of Richland Creek, in what is now Salisbury Township.

30 May 1824: married Sangamon County, Illinois, to Sarah Simmons (1804 North Carolina-1863). The igi gives the marriage date as 30 May 1821.

1825: son John W. born; died 1849 on the way to California.

1827: daughter Mary A. born.

21 June 1829: son George Henderson born.

30 Dec 1832: daughter Martha J. born.

2 Feb 1836: son James Calvin born.

1837: son Milton Berry born.

1840: son Isaac Riley born.

1842: son Jesse J. born.

1844: daughter Sarah M. born.

no date: infant born and died.

2 Feb 1869: m/2 Sangamon County, Illinois, Letitia (Rice) Henderson.

27 Apr 1880: died Salisbury Township, Sangamon County, Illinois, of apoplexy (“Sangamon County, Illinois Vital Records” and “County Histories.

 

Mary “Polly” A. Yoakum (daughter of William and Sarah (Simmons) Yoakum)

1827: born Missouri.

29 Mar 1849: married Sangamon County, Illinois, to William Penny (born and died Missouri).

Mary and William had six children.

 

George Henderson Yoakum (son of William and Sarah (Simmons) Yoakum)

21 June 1829/30: born.

no date: married Sarah Miller.

10 Mar 1913: died.

Lived near Salisbury, Sangamon County, Illinois.

 

Martha J. or F. Yoakum (daughter of William and Sarah (Simmons) Yoakum)

30 Dec 1832: born.

30 Dec 1852: married Francis M. Duncan.

no date: son Charles N. Duncan born.

no date: daughter Laura A. Duncan born.

no date: son William R. Duncan born.

no date: son James T. Duncan born.

no date: daughter Jeannette A. Duncan born.

no date: son George H. Duncan born.

no date: daughter Louise E. Duncan born.

no date: daughter Mary J. Duncan born.

 

James Calvin Yoakum (son of William and Sarah (Simmons) Yoakum)

2 Feb 1836: born.

21 Feb 1917: died unmarried.

Lived Menard County, Illinois.

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Milton Berry Yoakum (son of William and Sarah (Simmons) Yoakum)

1837: born Sangamon County, Illinois.

1 Nov 1864: married Syntha Davis (31 Dec 1845-19 Jan 1905).

11 Mar 1870: son Charles Edward born.

25 July 1878: son Albert Willard born.

 

Charles Edward Yoakum (son of Milton Berry and Syntha (Davis) Yoakum)

11 Mar 1870: born Sangamon County, Illinois.

25 Jan 1899: married Louisa A. Scherle (1 Jan 1874-30 Mar 1902 Sangamon County, Illinois, of tuberculosis).

no date: son Albert Willard born.

no date: m/2 Mattie _______.

1 Nov 1942: died Sangamon County, Illinois.

Albert Willard Yoakum.

 

Albert Willard Yoakum (son of Milton Berry and Syntha (Davis) Yoakum)

25 July 1878: born Salisbury, Sangamon County, Illinois.

17 June 1911: married Vigo County, Indiana, to Rachel Mathilda Jones (31 July 1877-3 Jan 1946) daughter of Henry C. and Rachel (Wannon) Jones of Plymouth, Pennsylvania.

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Isaac Riley Yoakum (son of William and Sarah (Simmons) Yoakum)

1840: born Sangamon County, Illinois.

27 Dec 1876: married DeWitt County, Illinois, Ida Bell Walton (1854-_______).

19 Mar 1881: daughter born.

13 Sept 1883: son born.

 

Jesse J. or F. Yoakum (son of William and Sarah (Simmons) Yoakum)

1842: born.

4 Feb 1864: married Menard County, Illinois, to Martha A. Miller, daughter of Henry and Louisa (French or Trent) Miller.

Jesse and Martha lived in the family home, 4 miles west of Salisbury, Sangamon County, Illinois.

 

Sarah M. Yoakum (daughter of William and Sarah (Simmons) Yoakum)

1844: born.

30 Apr 1865: married Menard County, Illinois, to Samuel Tumbleson.

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Jacob Yoakum (son of Matthias and Eleanor (See) Yoakum)

1732: born Tulpehocken Creek, now Berks County, Pennsylvania or Hardy County, West Virginia.

ca 1756: married Pennsylvania to Elizabeth See (1736 Tulpehocken Creek, now Berks County, Pennsylvania-_______). She was the daughter of John George and Margaret or Mary (Judy) See. George Washington Yoakum said that his father, Jacob, was married at Dan River, North Carolina. Elizabeth was Jacob's cousin.

2 Dec 1756: son Michael born.

1760: daughter Elizabeth born.

before 1763: moved to Virginia.

7 May 1763: son George Washington born.

1764: daughter Amelia “Millia” born.

1767: son Jacob born.

no date: moved to Hampshire (later Hardy) County, (W.) Virginia.

1769/70: lived in Moorefield, Hardy County, (W.) Virginia. In this year, when his son George was six years old, there was a lottery for lots in the town. George drew from a hat the number of a lot (#37) adjoining the courthouse in Moorefield--“the best lot in town.”

(Deed Bk 64 p217, Moorefield, Hardy County, West Virginia (History of Grant and Hardy County, West Virginia, p1). A Michael Yokum received lot #21.

1771: son Matthias born.

1773: son Solomon born.

1777: son Isaac born.

no date: ?daughter Tabitha born.

17 Aug 1780: will written.

14 Nov 1780: will probated; Hampshire County, West Virginia, Will Bk 2 p19.

16 Apr 1789: the estate of a Jacob Yoakam was administered by Jonathan Heath and Jasper Revill (Minute Bk 1788-91, p54, Hampshire County, West Virginia). Executors: George and Michael.

Mrs. Franks says he married Mary Magdalene Wilson.

 

Will of Jacob Yoakum:

“I, Jacob Yoakum, of Hampshire County, Virginia being weak in body but of a sound and perfect memory, do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament and this 17 day of August, 1780 in manner and form following:

I will and ordain that all my debts and funeral charges shall be paid and after that I Will and bequeath to my loving wife, Elizabeth, all my real and personal estate whatsoever, during her natural life to enjoy the benefit for herself and her children thereof. In case she remains a widow. But if she should marry, she shall give up all but her third to those which I shall appoint, extrs. saving the third part of the land she shall keep and be the possesser thereof during her life.

I also Will and Ordain that after her decease my children shall be the proper heirs of all it, shall be divided equally amongst them, there shall be no odd nor difference made by no means, but they shall receive each of them an equal part, namely, Michael, Elizabeth, George, Millia, Jacob, Solomon, Matthias and Isaac, excepting one gray horse, 8 yrs old, my son Michael shall be the proper owner thereof.

I do hereby constitute and Ordain George See and Michael See, Extr. to see the same performed according to my meaning and I do hereby revoke and disanul (sic) all and every other former Will by me in any wise before named Will and bequeathed, ratifying and confirming this and no other to be my last Will and Testament.

In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and seal the day and date above written, signed sealed and delivered in the presence of Charles Myer, Jonathan Purcell, Henry Green.”

 “At a court held for Hampshire County the 14 day of Nov 1780, this last Will and Testament of Jacob Yoakum, dec'd, was presented in court and proved by the oath of Jonathan Purcell, one of the witnesses thereto, and ordered to be recorded and Geo. See and Michael See the Extr. therein named refusing to take upon them the burdhen (sic) of the execution of the said Will, it is ordered that on the motion of Elizabeth Yoakum widow of the said dec'd, she have letters of administration of his estate, she having made oath according to law is entered into bond with Samuel Hornback and Abel Randall, her securities in the penalty of Ten Thousand pounds for her due and faithful administration of the said decendents (sic) estate and performance of his Will.“ Test. Gabriel Jones.

 

“At a court held for Hampshire Co. 13 Day of Mar. 1781, this last Will and Testament of Jacob Yoakum, dec'd was further proved by the oath of Henry Green, another of the witnesses thereto and ordered to be certified.” (Hampshire County, West Virginia Wills, Bk2 p19). Bk2 p27, May 1781, Settlement of Jacob Yoakum estate, 129 lbs. plus.

 

Executors: George and Michael See.

 

A Jacob Yocum, son of Matthias, brought his younger brother Matthias into court in Mercer County, Kentucky, as having deceived him in the sale of a house. The case was adjudicated and a judgment of not guilty was rendered in 1792.

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Michael Yoakum (son of Jacob and Elizabeth (See) Yoakum)

2 Dec 1756: born Ft. Harness, Hardy County, West Virginia or Hampshire County, West Virginia.

1 Mar 1776: married ?Randolph County, Virginia, to Drusilla Stump (10 May 1760 Moorefield, Hardy County, West Virginia-23 Apr 1848 Allen County, Ohio; buried West Point Cemetery, Lima, Allen County, Ohio) possibly a daughter of Elias Stump.

1776: moved from Hardy to Randolph County, Virginia.

17 Aug 1780: bequeathed a gray horse and an equal moiety of his father's estate with his brothers and sisters following the death or remarriage of his father's widow.

5 Jan 1778: son William born.

1781: daughter Elizabeth born.

1784: son Asael born.

ca 1785: daughter born.

1787: served as a constable.

1787: daughter Mary Ann born.

28 Feb 1790: son Jacob born.

1792: son Solomon born.

1794: son Absalom born.

1794: “Michael Yocham enters 100 acres, part of the same warrant adjoining Isaac Whitmana, Andre Stalnaker and Joel Westfall line to include the islands and vacant lands.” Randolph County, Virginia, Entry Bk No. 2 p110.

1795: Michael Yoakum is released from liability of bail on William Gibson (Randolph County, Virginia, Minute Bk No. 1 p245).

1 Feb 1796: “William Gibson for Michael Yocham enters 100 acres part of a land warrant of 500 acres H 21987 adjoining lands of Isaac Whitman, of John White and the land said Yoakam lives on.” Randolph County, Virginia, Entry Bk 2 p156.

27 Apr 1796: son George born.

10 Aug 1796: “William Blair enters for Michel Yoakum 114 acres part of a L.O.T.W. of 2,000 acres given to David Anderson, 24 December 1783, on the west side of Yoacum's place he now lives on.” Randolph County, Virginia, Entry Bk No. 2 p67.

8 Aug 1797: daughter Ruth born.

1798: “Michael Yocham and John Whitman enter 100 acres part of the Land Office Warrant of 30,000 acres date March 19, 1796 on the west side of the Valley River adjoining the land of William and Jane Walmsley and up to Cafety's Run and towards Rich Mountain.”

1798: Michael buys 33 acres of land on the west side of Tygart Valley River from William Walmsley and his wife Susannah. Randolph County, Virginia, Deed Bk 1, p539. The deed says that this land adjoins other lands that belong to Michael Yoakum.

10 Feb 1798: William Walmsley acknowledges a deed of 33 acres of land on the Tygart Valley River to Michael Yoakum. Randolph County, Virginia, Court Minutes.

27 June 1798: “Michael Yoakum and his wife Drusilla and William Yoakum are bound to their good behaviour for $250 and William for $100 to the Governor of the Commonwealth to well and truly behave themselves in a quiet and orderly manner towards the citizens of the Commonwealth and particularly to John Whitman for the space of one year.” Randolph County, Virginia, Minute Bk No. 1, p330.

1801: Michael Yocham enters 100 acres of land on the west side of the Rich Mountain on the fork of Cafety's Fork and branch of the Middle Fork including the Sugar Tree Hollow. Randolph County, Virginia, Entry Bk 2, p205.

18 Oct 1801: son John born.

1802: An indenture between Michael Yoakam and Drusilla his wife and Frederick Troutwine of Randolph County for the consideration of $1500 a certain tract of land lying in the county and state aforesaid on the west side of the Tygart Valley River adjoining to William Stiers on the North and Justice Hinkle on the South and the River on the East and Bounded as follows: (the usual description of the time) containing 158 acres and 33 acres purchased by Yoakam from William Walmsley. This suggests preparation for his removal to Knox County, Ohio.

1803: son Michael born.

ca 1813: daughter born Liberty Township, Knox County, Ohio; died infant.

1824: “Michael Yoakum and Drusilla his wife deed to George Yoakam for $215 (Clinton Township, Knox County) one third of a certain tract of land in the United States Military tract” (Knox County, Ohio, Deed Bk E, p647).

21 June 1825: will written.

3 July 1825: died Liberty Township, Knox County, Ohio; buried Friendship Cemetery, Knox County, Ohio.

20 Aug 1825: will probated.

1850: widow Drusilla lived Salt Creek Township, Pickaway County, Ohio.

 

Index to Minute Books, Hardy County, West Virginia: John Buzard, debt, vs. Michael Yoakum, p416-17.

 

Knox County, Ohio, Will Bk A

The last testament of Michael Yoakam of Liberty Township, Knox County, Ohio. He ordains that “my wife Drusilla Yoakam have during her lifetime full possession of the farm which I have had and still have full power and authority to till and manage the same as she in her judgment sees fit and proper with(out) molestation from any person. And I do further decree and ordain that after the decease of myself and my beloved wife all of my land not otherwise disposed of it being sixty-six and two-thirds acres it also being the East third of the two hundred acre tract which I formerly owned shall be sold at public auction by the Executor hereinafter named...and the avails of the same Divided among my children as follows: to Elizabeth Hornbeck fifty Dollars and the remainder to be equally divided and paid to my four children as follows: to William Yoakam, Jacob Yoakam, John Yoakam and Michael Yoakam Jr. I do further give and bequeath to my beloved wife Drusilla Yoakam all of my personal property of goods and chattels..if after the death of myself and my wife there should be any left of the goods and chattels I do ordain that it shall be equally divided among my children, to wit, William Yoakam, Jacob Yoakam, Elizabeth Hornbeck, Absalom Yoakum, Morgan Decker, Ruth Shinaberry, John Yoakam and Michael Yoakam, Jr.” He then appointed Gilman Bryant as executor of his will. Signed by Michael Yoakam. Attested by Stephan Chapman and Joseph Higgins.

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William Yoakum (son of Michael and Drusilla (Stump) Yoakum)

5 Jan 1778: born Beverly, Randolph County, West Virginia.

23 May 1804: married Hardy County, West Virginia, Sarah Ryan. The igi gives Randolph County, Virginia, as the marriage place.

no date: son John born.

no date: son Solomon born.

no date: son Michael born.

no date: son Daniel born.

no date: son James born.

no date: daughter Drusilla born.

2 Apr 1848: m/2 Knox County, Ohio, to Priscilla White.

26 Apr 1857: died.

Michael Yoakum; Daniel Yoakum; James Yoakum; Drusilla Yoakum

A Drusilla Yoakum married 17 Mar 1839 Marion County, Ohio, George Rhoads.

A Drusilla Yoakum married 19 Oct 1842 Ross County, Ohio, Moab Yoakum. igi

 

John Yoakum (son of William and Sarah (Ryan) Yoakum)

no date: son George born.

no date: son Noah born.

no date: daughter Mary born.

no date: son James born.

no date: son Edwin born.

 

Solomon Yoakum (son of William and Sarah (Ryan) Yoakum)

no date: son William born.

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Elizabeth Yoakum (daughter of Michael and Drusilla (Stump) Yoakum)

1781: born Beverly, Randolph County, West Virginia.

no date: married William Hornbeck.

no date: m/2 William Morgan or William Marshall.

Possibly Mary Elizabeth Yoakum was born 24 Sept 1785, Harrison County, Virginia. Possibly m/2 William Marshall (24 June 1779 Natich, Middlesex County, Massachusetts-_______).

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Asael Yoakum (son of Michael and Drusilla (Stump) Yoakum)

1784: born Beverly, Randolph County, West Virginia.

no date: married Eliza Denison (9 Sept 1822-2 Mar 1906 Peel, Marion County, Arkansas). She m/2 Pew Anderson.

20 Feb 1859: daughter Nancy born Peel, Marion County, Arkansas. igi

1863: died.

The igi lists Nancy's parents as Acy Yocum and Elizabeth Denison. A Nancy Yocum married Allen James 10 Mar 1878, Cass County, Missouri.

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Daughter Yoakum (daughter of Michael and Drusilla (Stump) Yoakum)

1785: born.

no date: married Morgan Decker.

She apparently died before her father's will was written, as her husband is mentioned but she is not.

 

Mary Ann Yoakum (daughter of Michael and Drusilla (Stump) Yoakum)

1787: born Beverly, Randolph County, West Virginia.

13 Dec 1809: married Randolph County, West Virginia, Daniel Deckor or Decker. igi

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Jacob Yoakum (son of Michael and Drusilla (Stump) Yoakum)

28 Feb 1790: born Beverly, Randolph County, West Virginia.

17 Jan 1811: married Jane Wamsley (25 July 1790 Mill Creek, Randolph County, West Virginia-20 Jan 1832 Beverly, Randolph, West Virginia; Yokum-Wamsley Cemetery, Shaver's Run) daughter of Matthew and Sarah (Currence) Wamsley.

18 Feb 1812: son John M. born.

12 Aug 1813: daughter Mary born.

14 Dec 1814: son Jonathan born.

29 July 1816: daughter Sarah born.

24 Apr 1818: daughter Jane born.

no date: daughter Rebecca born; died infant.

31 May 1821: son William W. born.

24 Feb 1823: daughter Eliza B. born.

25 Aug 1825: son Matthew W. born.

16 June 1827: son Washington born.

19 Aug/12 Sept 1829: son Elias born.

20 Jan 1832: son Jacob, Jr. born.

8 Aug 1887: died Beverly, Randolph County, West Virginia; buried Yokum-Wamsley Cemetery, Shaver's Run.

Reference: Martin L. Yokum, P.O. Box 21, Huttonsville, WV 26273 and Anna J. Hubble, 3880 Hwy 93 W, Whitefish, MT 59937.

Rebecca Yoakum

 

John M. Yoakum (son of Jacob and Jane (Wamsley) Yoakum)

18 Feb 1812: born Beverly, Randolph County, West Virginia.

27 May 1837: married Mary Ann Heater.

26 Sept 1881: m/2 Mrs. Elizabeth (Boyles) Shafer.

1905: died.

 

Mary “Pop” Yoakum (daughter of Jacob and Jane (Wamsley) Yoakum)

12 Aug 1813: born Beverly, Randolph County, West Virginia.

20 July 1859: married Beverly, Randolph County, West Virginia, William Heater. igi

14 Dec 1903: died.

 

Jonathan Yoakum (son of Jacob and Jane (Wamsley) Yoakum)

14 Dec 1814: born Beverly, Randolph County, West Virginia.

1843: married Mariah Bailey.

4 Feb 1907: died.

 

Sarah Yoakum (daughter of Jacob and Jane (Wamsley) Yoakum)

29 July 1816: born Beverly, Randolph County, West Virginia.

30 Sept 1834: married Randolph County, West Virginia, Jacob Cunningham. Igi

 

Jane Yoakum (daughter of Jacob and Jane (Wamsley) Yoakum)

24 Apr 1818: born Beverly, Randolph County, West Virginia.

1 Feb 1916: died unmarried.

 

William W. Yoakum (son of Jacob and Jane (Wamsley) Yoakum)

31 May 1821: born Beverly, Randolph County, West Virginia. igi

21 Oct 1848: married Randolph County, West Virginia, Nancy C. Channel. igi

8 Sept 1864: m/2 Rebecca A. Chenoweth.

19 Mar 1914: died.

 

Eliza B. Yoakum (daughter of Jacob and Jane (Wamsley) Yoakum)

24 Feb 1823: born Beverly, Randolph County, West Virginia (possibly born 24 Feb 1824 Valley Bend, Randolph County, West Virginia).

28 Feb 1851: married John N. Wamsley.

16 Apr 1908: died.

 

Matthew W. Yoakum (son of Jacob and Jane (Wamsley) Yoakum)

25 Aug 1825: born Beverly, Randolph County, West Virginia.

no date: married Esther Weaver.

31 Dec 1910: died.

 

Washington Yoakum (son of Jacob and Jane (Wamsley) Yoakum)

16 June 1827: born Beverly, Randolph County, West Virginia. igi

18 Apr 1857: married Randolph County, West Virginia, Eliza Wamsley. igi

5 Oct 1888: died.

 

Elias Yoakum (son of Jacob and Jane (Wamsley) Yoakum)

19 Aug/12 Sept 1829: born Beverly, Randolph County, West Virginia.

4 Mar 1852: married Sarah Ann Daniels.

25 Nov 1888: died.

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Jacob Yoakum, Jr. (son of Jacob and Jane (Wamsley) Yoakum)

20 Jan 1832: born Beverly, Randolph County, West Virginia.

17 Mar 1856: married Randolph County, West Virginia, Catherine Daniels. igi

17 May 1858: son Marion born Valley Bend, Randolph County, West Virginia. igi

9 May 1864: son Jacob Floyd born.

17 Dec 1918: died.

Marion Yoakum

 

Jacob Floyd Yoakum (son of Jacob, Jr. and Catherine (Daniels) Yoakum)

9 May 1864: born Beverly, Randolph County, West Virginia. igi

no date: married Almeda Susan Dick. igi

4 Sept 1899: son Otis Bryan born Valley Bend, Randolph County, West Virginia. igi

Otis Bryan Yoakum

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Jacob Yoakum (???son of Michael and Drusilla (Stump) Yoakum)

1790: born Randolph County, Virginia.

1812: fought in the War of 1812.

18 May 1818: married Hardy County, Virginia, by John Johnson to Margaret Randall (1790/96 Randolph County, Virginia) daughter of Alexander Randall and sister of Frances Randall (wife of John Yoakum) (Hardy County, West Virginia, Book 1 p67).

14 Oct 1818: deed from John and Frances Yoakum and Jacob and Margaret Yoakum to Abel Seymour, of Hardy County, West Virginia, two undivided tracts of land on ?Sconies Creek, which descended to said Frances and Margaret by death of Alexander Randall, of said county containing 402 acres, being part of land conveyed by Able Randall to _______ Randall by deed 7 Oct 1790. Hardy County, West Virginia, Deed Bk 8 p102, 113.

ca 1819: son John born.

ca 1821: daughter Elizabeth born.

ca 1823: son Abel R. born.

no date: daughter ?Mary born.

no date: daughter Anna born.

no date: son Henry born.

no date: son Robert born.

15 Dec 1823: paid William and Christiana Seymour $800 for 151 acres of land on Darby Creek, Darby Township, Pickaway County, Ohio.

1840: census Pickaway County, Ohio, p247.

21 Apr 1874: wrote will.

8 Jan 1879: died Pickaway County, Ohio.

Will Book 5 p271: Jacob left all his property to the heirs of his son John Yoakum, deceased, to his daughter Elizabeth Davis and to his son Abel R. Yoakum.

Abel R. Yoakum; Mary Yoakum; Robert Yoakum; Henry Yoakum

 

John Yoakum (son of Jacob and Margaret (Randall) Yoakum)

ca 1819: born (possibly born 1812).

1840: married Pickaway County, Ohio, Elizabeth Redman.

1841: son George born.

1843: daughter Manerva born.

1846: daughter Elean born.

1849: son Horney born.

before 1874: died.

George Yoakum; Manerva Yoakum; Elean Yoakum; Horney Yoakum

 

Elizabeth Yoakum (daughter of Jacob and Margaret (Randall) Yoakum)

ca 1821: born.

no date: married Pickaway County, Ohio, _______ Davis.

 

Anna Yoakum (daughter of Jacob and Margaret (Randall) Yoakum)

9 Mar 1855: married Pickaway County, Ohio, Robert Parkinson.

 

Solomon Yoakum (son of Michael and Drusilla (Stump) Yoakum)

1792: born Beverly, Randolph County, West Virginia.

1815: Michael Yoakam and wife Drusilla of Knox County, Ohio, deed to Solomon Yoakum for $33 a tract of land which was sold to Michael Yoakam in 1815, about 200 acres (Knox County, Ohio, Deed Bk Q).

30 May 1816: married Ruth Carter.

15 Aug 1856: died.

no date: Index to Minute Books-Hardy County, West Virginia: John Craigin vs. Solomon Yoakum, p405.

According to the igi a Solomon Yoakum married 2 Nov 1831, Randolph County, West Virginia, to Prudence Vanskoy.

 

Absalom Yoakum (son of Michael and Drusilla (Stump) Yoakum)

1794: born Beverly, Randolph County, West Virginia.

no date: married Rachel _______.

22 June 1824: Absalom Yoakam and his wife Rachel sell to Joseph Higgins for $175 certain lands in the 3d Quarter, Sixth Township, Range 14 in Liberty Township, Knox County, Ohio. Witnessed by John and Rachel Yoakam (Knox County, Ohio, Deed Bk E p678).

1830: census Knox County, Ohio: 2 sons age 0-5 (1825-1830); 1 son age 5-10 (1820-1825); 1 son age 10-15 (1815-1820); 1 daughter age 10-15 (1815-1820).

Lived Liberty Township, Knox County, Ohio.

 

George Yoakum (son of Michael and Drusilla (Stump) Yoakum)

27 Apr 1796: born Beverly, Randolph County, West Virginia.

7 Sept 1819: married Knox County, Ohio, Sarah Wilson.

5 July 1864: died.

 

Ruth Yoakum (daughter of Michael and Drusilla (Stump) Yoakum)

8 Aug 1797: born Beverly, Randolph County, West Virginia.

23 May 1816: married John Shinaberry.

no date: divorced.

July 1849: m/2 Silvester Kyle.

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John Yoakum (son of Michael and Drusilla (Stump) Yoakum)

18 Oct 1801: born Beverly, Randolph County, Virginia.

no date: married Ruth Powell, daughter of Abel and Dorothy Powell.

no date: son Alexander R. born.

no date: son born.

2 Mar 1819: m/2 Hardy County, West Virginia, Frances Randall (1794 Virginia-_______).

no date: son Jesse born.

no date: daughter Anna born.

no date: daughter Dorothy born.

before 1828: moved to Pickaway County, Ohio.

ca 1828: son John W. born.

28 Apr 1828: “Abel Powell and his wife Dorothy of Pickaway County deed to John Yoakum of the same county, for $550 96 acres of land in the same county.” (Pickaway County, Ohio, Deek Bk H p199).

1830: daughter Susannah born.

1835: daughter Mary born.

25 July 1838: William Martin, et al. deed to John Youcam for $800 a tract of land on Dry Run, 300 acres.

1839: son Benjamin Franklin (Thraw) born.

1850: census Pickaway County, Ohio; John, born 1787, Virginia; Frances Randall, born 1794, Virginia; Susan, born 1830, Ohio; Mary, born 1835, Ohio; Benjamin F., born 1839, Ohio; Ann Randall, 1765, born Virginia.

15 Oct 1870: will written.

31 July 1886: died Pickaway County, Ohio.

 

Pickaway County, Ohio, Will Bk 5 p32:

John Yoakum, Senior of Pickaway County wills his estate to (1) my beloved son Alexander R. Yoakum, five dollars...(2) to my beloved granddaughter Frances Seymour Yoakum, Mary Yoakum and Alexander Yoakum one share of my estate...(3) to my sons Jesse Yoakum, John W. Yoakum, Benjamin F. L. (T.) Yoakum and to my daughters Anna Rush, Dorothy Douglas, Susannah Adkins and Mary Hill all the rest and residue of my estate. Signed by John Yoakum, Sr.

 

Alexander R. Yoakum (son of John and Ruth (Powell) Yoakum)

27 Nov 1839: married Pickaway County, Ohio, to Phoebe Hancock.

Possible children: Francis Mellison Yoakum; Seymour Yoakum; Mary Yoakum; Alexander Yoakum.

 

Son Yoakum (son of John and Ruth (Powell) Yoakum)

no date: married _______ Seymour.

no date: daughter Frances Seymour born.

 

Jesse Yoakum (son of John and Frances (Randall) Yoakum)

no date: born Pickaway County, Ohio.

24 Jan 1861: married Champaign County, Ohio, to Alice McCoy.

no date: son born (mentioned in a letter from his nephew Jesse to Mrs. Waller).

no date: died Decatur, Macon County, Illinois.

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John W. Yoakum (son of John and Frances (Randall) Yoakum)

1825: born Pickaway County, Ohio.

1849: married Sarah Ann McElwain (Mackilwain), daughter of Charles Studer and _______ (Yellier) McElwain.

23 June 1862: son Cassius M. born.

before 1874: died.

 

Cassius M. Yoakum (son of John W. and Sarah (McElwain) Yoakum)

23 June 1862: born Champaign County, Illinois (?).

ca 1884: married Franklin County, Ohio, Lottie Weygandt.

10 Oct 1884: daughter Florence May born.

no date: daughter Jessie born.

27 July 1910: m/2 Franklin County, Ohio, Katie Langlow (2 July 1877-_______).

Of Columbus, Ohio.

 

Florence May Yoakum (daughter of Cassius M. and Lottie (Weygandt) Yoakum)

10 Oct 1884: born.

24 Nov 1914: married Franklin County, Ohio, Kenneth Lemuel Fulton.

 

Jessie Yoakum (daughter of Cassius M. and Lottie (Weygandt) Yoakum)

30 Dec 1908: married Franklin County, Ohio, C. H. Landrum.

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Susannah Yoakum (daughter of John and Frances (Randall) Yoakum)

1830: born Ohio.

13 Dec 1854: married Pickaway County, Ohio, William Adkins.

no date: son Adkins born.

no date: son Adkins born.

4 Feb 1880: m/2 Daniel Wood (1811 Kentucky-_______). Washington Court House, Ohio, Dill's History, p969: Daniel Wood married Susan (Yocom) Adkins, widow of William Adkins, third daughter of John and Frances (Randall) Yocom of Pickaway County, Ohio.

1916: died Madison County, Ohio.

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Benjamin Franklin (Thraw) Yoakum (son of John and Frances (Randall) Yoakum)

1839: born Pickaway County, Ohio.

no date: married Pickaway County, Ohio, Sarah Louisa Jane Biggs (14 May 1849-27 Apr 1940 Inglewood, Los Angeles County, California).

ca 1867: son Frank B. born.

1869/70: moved to a farm near Monticello, Piatt County, Illinois.

15 Mar 1871: son Jesse born.

1874: daughter Nellie born.

1879: moved to an Indian reservation near Columbus, Platte County, Nebraska (where the children attended the Government Indian School with about 500 Indian and a few white children).

1885: moved to San Francisco, California (where they rented rooms at one dollar per week and meals at twenty-five cents).

1916: died Decatur, Macon County, Illinois.

Before their deaths, they made a deed of gift to their grandchildren.

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Frank B. Yoakum (son of Benjamin Franklin (Thraw) and Sarah Louisa Jane (Biggs) Yoakum)

ca 1867/68: born Pickaway County, Ohio.

no date: married Ethel Conger.

no date: moved to Omaha, Nebraska, where he became a real estate promoter.

no date: moved to California, where he was in the real estate business for a number of years, promoting Wanda Park in Los Angeles.

no date: son Frank B., Jr. born.

no date: daughter Wanda Conger born.

no date: moved to Pasadena, California, where he lived until his death.

28 Nov 1929: died Pasadena, California.

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Frank B. Yoakum, Jr. (son of Frank B. and Ethel (Conger) Yoakum)

no date: born California.

no date: married Jean Emerson (6 Dec 1905-_______).

22 Apr 1937: son Nicholas “Nick” Conger born.

no date: daughter Joanne born.

no date: daughter Beth born.

no date: son Michael born.

no date: daughter Lynn born.

Frank lived in Altadena, California, and practiced law in Los Angeles, as a member of the law firm of Trippet, Yoakum and Ballantyne.

Nicholas Conger Yoakum; Michael Yoakum; Lynn Yoakum.

 

Joanne Yoakum (daughter of Frank B., Jr. and Jean (Emerson) Yoakum)

no date: married Robert Miller.

 

Beth Yoakum (daughter of Frank B., Jr. and Jean (Emerson) Yoakum)

no date: married William Joseph Clemens III.

no date: daughter Julie Jean Clemens born.

no date: son William Joseph Clemens IV born.

no date: son Michael Nicholas Clemens born.

Beth and William lived in San Gabriel, California.

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Wanda Conger Yoakum (daughter of Frank B. and Ethel (Conger) Yoakum)

12 Aug 1921: married John Arthur Dundas.

2 May 1933: son John Arthur Dundas II born Los Angeles, California; married Joanne Stephens.

no date: son Jeffrey Blaine Dundas born.

John was a lawyer and a vice president with the Douglas Aircraft Company. They lived in Redondo Beach, California.

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Jesse Yoakum (son of Benjamin Franklin (Thraw) and Sarah Louisa Jane (Biggs) Yoakum)

23 Mar 1871: born Monticello, Piatt County, Illinois.

1879: moved with his parents to an Indian reservation near Columbus, Nebraska, where he attended the Government Indian School with about 500 Indian children and a few white children.

1885: moved with his parents to San Francisco, California.

no date: moved to Santa Monica, California.

1889: moved to San Luis Obispo, California (he told of working at the large Ramona Hotel and of horse-drawn street cars. He promoted the Yoakum tract of 85 acres adjoining San Luis Obispo).

23 Mar 1892: married Watsonville, California, to Emilie Dasche (23 June 1876-_______).

10 June 1893: daughter Jessie born.

12 Sept 1895: son Emile Benjamin born.

Lived San Luis Obispo, California.

 

Jessie Yoakum (daughter of Jesse and Emilie (Dasche) Yoakum)

10 June 1893: born.

10 June 1914: married Frank Sweeney.

no date: son Edward Sweeney born.

no date: daughter Evelyn Sweeney born.

no date: daughter Georgiann Sweeney born.

no date: son Thomas “Tom” Sweeney born.

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Emile Benjamin Yoakum (son of Jesse and Emilie (Dasche) Yoakum)

12 Sept 1895: born Santa Monica, California.

no date: married Gladys Mae Carson (1898 Chicago, Cook County, Illinois-_______).

6 Feb 19__: daughter Lorraine born; died 13 June 1920.

no date: son William Emile born.

2 May 1923: son Thomas Dasche born.

no date: son Mahlon Dasche born.

6 Jan 19__: son Emile Benjamin born.

14 Mar 1926: daughter Audree born.

no date: m/2 Pauline _______.

Lived Los Angeles, California.

 

William Emile Yoakum (son of Emile Benjamin and Gladys Mae (Carson) Yoakum)

no date: born Santa Monica, California.

no date: married Bertha “Birdie” May.

no date: son William “Billie” born.

no date: daughter Bonnie born.

no date: son Robert “Bobby” born.

no date: daughter Yvonne born.

Lived Phoenix, Arizona.

William Yoakum; Bonnie Yoakum; Robert Yoakum; Yvonne Yoakum.

 

Thomas Dasche Yoakum (son of Emile Benjamin and Gladys Mae (Carson) Yoakum)

2 May 1923: born Flintridge, Los Angeles County, California.

no date: married Jane Neeley.

no date: son Thomas born.

Thomas died in WWII.

Thomas Yoakum

 

Mahlon Dasche Yoakum (son of Emile Benjamin and Gladys Mae (Carson) Yoakum)

no date: born Flintridge, Los Angeles County, California.

no date: married Nancy Tarkinson.

no date: son Thomas “Tommy” born (had a son Thomas).

no date: daughter Deborah “Debby” born.

no date: daughter Michelle born.

no date: child Storm Rayon born.

Lived Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico.

Thomas Yoakum; Deborah Yoakum; Michelle Yoakum; Storm Rayon Yoakum

 

Emile Benjamin “Bud” Yoakum (son of Emile Benjamin and Gladys Mae (Carson) Yoakum)

6 Jan 19__: born.

no date: married Jeane _______.

Lived Van Nuys, California.

 

Audree Yoakum (daughter of Emile Benjamin and Gladys Mae (Carson) Yoakum)

14 Mar 1926: born.

10 June 1949: married George B. McClelland.

27 May 1961: married David B. Wilson.

Lived Pasadena, California.

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Nellie Yoakum (daughter of Benjamin Franklin (Thraw) and Sarah Louisa Jane (Biggs) Yoakum)

1874: born.

no date: married William E. Magee.

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Anna Yoakum (daughter of John and Frances (Randall) Yoakum)

27 Jan 1842: married Pickaway County, Ohio, John Rush.

 

Dorothy Yoakum (daughter of John and Frances (Randall) Yoakum)

16 Mar 1848: married Pickaway County, Ohio, David H. Douglas.

 

Mary Yoakum (daughter of John and Frances (Randall) Yoakum)

1835: born Ohio.

no date: married William F. Hill.

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Michael Yoakum (son of Michael and Drusilla (Stump) Yoakum)

1803: born Beverly, Randolph County, West Virginia.

13 Feb 1825: married Sarah Bird. The igi gives the marriage date as 24 Jan 1828, Knox County, Ohio.

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Elizabeth Yoakum (daughter of Jacob and Elizabeth (See) Yoakum)

1760: born Ft. Harness, Moorefield, Hardy County, West Virginia.

no date: married Jonathan Purcell.

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George Washington Yoakum (son of Jacob and Elizabeth (See) Yoakum)

7 May 1763: born Ft. Harness, Moorefield, Hardy County, West Virginia.

1 Mar 1781: volunteered as a private under Capt. Daniel Cleverbaugh and Lieutenant Monroe.

27 May 1786: married Mercer County, Kentucky, to Rebecca Powell (ca 1765-_______) daughter of Joseph and Christian or Christina (_______) Powell. (Joseph was the son of Daniel Powell and Susannah Pitt, daughter of John Pitt, in Hampshire County, West Virginia). The igi lists the marriage date as ca 1774 and 7 May 1786.

no date: moved to the section of Clark County, Kentucky, that later was taken to form Montgomery County, Kentucky.

1787: taxed in Madison County, Kentucky.

17 Dec 1787: son Jacob born.

20 May 1789: 1790 Census, Madison County, Kentucky.

ca 1789: son George W., Jr. born (George D.?).

ca 1789: ?daughter Sarah “Sallie” born Bourbon County, Kentucky. igi

1791: daughter Lucy born.

10 Jan 1793: daughter Amelia or Millie born.

17 June 1794: daughter Nancy born.

1794: taxed in Clark County, Kentucky.

1796: John, Sr., John, Jr., and William Yocom joined George. All were listed in Montgomery County, Kentucky in 1797.

1796: daughter Elizabeth born.

1797: taxed in Montgomery County, Kentucky.

1798: daughter Rebecca born.

17 Feb 1800: son Stephen Powell born.

23 Sept 1800: George Yocum witnessed a deed of Elias and Ann Tolin to John Davis. Montgomery County, Kentucky, Deed Bk 2 p73.

2 Feb 1801: deed from Elias and Anne Tolin to George Yokom, all of Montgomery County, Kentucky, for 93 pounds, 72½A of second rate land. Montgomery County, Kentucky, Deed Bk 2 p65.

6 Feb 1801: deed from James and Elizabeth Tolin to George Yocam, all of Montgomery County, Kentucky, for 12 pounds, 9A, part of a preemption originally granted to Benjamin Ashby, assignee of Elias Tolin. Montgomery County, Kentucky, Deed Bk 2 p76.

27 Nov 1802: George Yocum witnessed a deed of Surrey Huff to Frederick Boudon. Montgomery County, Kentucky, Deed Bk 2 p285.

1803: daughter Susan born.

25 Dec 1804: deed from Elias and Anne Tolin to George Yocum, all of Montgomery County, Kentucky, for 105 pounds, 82¼A. Montgomery County, Kentucky, Deed Bk 3 p201. This deed was repeated, word for word, in Deed Bk 3 on pages 201 and 291.

25 Dec 1804: deed from Elias and Anne Tolin to George Yocum, all of Montgomery County, Kentucky, for 105 pounds, 82¼A. Montgomery County, Kentucky, Deed Bk 3 p291.

25 Dec 1804: deed from George and Rebeckah Yocum to Elias Tolin, all of Montgomery County, Kentucky, for 93 pounds, 72½A. Montgomery County, Kentucky, Deed Bk 3 p293.

20 Mar 1805: deed from George and Rebekah Yocum, of Montgomery County, Kentucky, to Abel Pickerel, of Kentucky, for 140 pounds, personal property. Montgomery County, Kentucky, Deed Bk 3 p374.

21 Mar 1805: deed from George and Rebekah Yocum to Abel Pickerel, all of Montgomery County, Kentucky, for 250 pounds, 82A, part of a preemption originally granted to Benjamin Ashby, assignee of Elias Tolin. Montgomery County, Kentucky, Deed Bk 3 p373.

12 Sept 1805: daughter Sarah “Sally” born Montgomery County, Kentucky. igi

1806: daughter Talitha or Talla born Montgomery County, Kentucky. igi

1808: son Abel born.

1810: daughter Jane born.

6 May 1811: deed from James Fox to George Yocum, both of Montgomery County, Kentucky, for 6 pounds 12 shillings, 2A on the waters of Slate Creek. Montgomery County, Kentucky, Deek Bk 5 p359.

5 Mar 1813: served as a private in Captain Archibald Moore's Company, militia detached.

2 Sept 1813: discharged.

30 Dec 1814: deed from James and Hannah Fox to George Yocum, all of Montgomery County, Kentucky, $51 for land on the waters of Slate Creek. Montgomery County, Kentucky, Deed Bk 7 p76.

2 Jan 1815: deed from Abel and Sarah Pickrel to George Yocum, all of Montgomery County, Kentucky, 105 pounds for 82¼A. Montgomery County, Kentucky, Deed Bk 7 p85.

1815: taxed for one tract of 82 acres and another of 258 acres.

28 Jan 1819: deed from Wilds Brook to George Yocom $1000 for 226A on Slate Creek in Montgomery County, Kentucky. The witnesses were Samuel Darnall (his son-in-law) and Larkin Young. Montgomery County, Kentucky, Deed Bk 9 p62.

26 Feb 1825: deeded 100 acres to his son Stephen for one dollar. Abel Yocom was the witness.

26 Feb 1825: deeded 100 acres to his son Abel for one dollar. Stephen Yocom was the witness.

1 Mar 1825: deed from George, Sr. and Rebecca Yocom to Abel Yocom $300 132A on Slate Creek. Witness: George D. Yocom. Montgomery County, Kentucky, Deed Bk 12 p75.

1 Apr 1825: deeded acreage to George W. Yocom, Jr. for one dollar.

18 Aug 1828: deed from Isaac Trimble to George W. Yocum, both of Montgomery County, Kentucky, $520 for land on the waters of Slate Creek. Montgomery County, Kentucky, Deed Bk 14 p161.

17 Feb 1829: George Yocum bought land at an auction at the Mount Sterling courthouse that belonged to the estate of Isaac Trimble, $32.50 for 101A on the waters of Slate Creek. Montgomery County, Kentucky, Deed Bk 14 p173.

17 Apr 1829: George and Rebecca of Montgomery County, Kentucky, sold land to Paul Hottle of Hardy County, Virginia, for $600; the land was in Hardy County, on Trout Run, a branch of Great Cacopon and adjoining the lands of Jacob Pugh, William Wilson, and John Younge. This was land that had belonged to Rebecca's father, Joseph Powell.

25 June 1838: deed from George W. Yocum to Ezekiel Fluty, all of Montgomery County, Kentucky, $1120 for land on Slate Creek, including the farm and mill. Montgomery County, Kentucky, Deed Bk 18 p293.

4 Dec 1843: applied for a pension (#R-1194); the application was rejected because he was “under age.” In his pension application, George said that he had lived in Montgomery County, Kentucky for 50 years, before which he lived in Hampshire County, Virginia.

1850: Montgomery County, Kentucky, census listed George living with his son Abel.

1850: died.

Sarah Yocum; Talitha or Talla Yocum

George probably remained in the same location, as Clark County was formed from Madison and Fayette Counties and Montgomery County from Clark and Bourbon Counties. In 1799, Francis Yocum was added to the list; in 1800, another William, Jacob and Frank were added and, in 1807, Solomon Yocum was added. George's first purchases were on Summerset Creek and the other on Slate Creek. He owned and operated a saw mill, with which his son, George, was connected later.

In his pension application, George said he marched from Hampshire County, where he joined the company to Tiger's? Valley, one of the branches of what is now called the Monongahala River. After being out 6 or 7 months, the company returned home, but with orders to hold ourselves in readiness to march at a minute's warning. Immediately after his return home, he heard of Cornwallis being besieged at Yorktown. The object of the company's being called out was to guard the frontiers from Indian incursions. There was no other compnay out with them. They went out to guard a fort called West Falls. Part of this time he was at Cassidy's Fort and sometimes out on scouting expeditions. He was quite young and small when he went out. He had decided not to apply for a pension, but was talked into it because he was so poor.

Interview by John D. Shane with George Yocum, Montgomery County, Kentucky, 5pp Kentucky papers 12 CC 147-51:

“George Yocum on the State Road to Montgomery 3½ miles from Jeffersonville, Methodist. Born 3 Dec 1763 `I think mamma said at Harness' fort or close by.' My father was married at Dan River, North Carolina. My grandfather Matthias Yocum, Michael Harness, and George Stump were the first three men that brought wagons down to the South branch. They came by way of Winchester then up the Big Capon, Lost River and to the mountain crossing over the mountains they came to the south fork of the south branch. Grandfather Yocum settled about ½ mile from the mouth of the south fork Michael Harness moved down to the main south branch 4 miles above the fork or where now Moorefield is. Had a station there...five of us came through the wilderness together.” [The rest was concerned with fighting the Indians].

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Jacob Yocom (son of George Washington and Rebecca (Powell) Yocom)

17 Dec 1787: born in a blockhouse at Bryan(t)'s Station, Bourbon County, Kentucky, 5 miles east of Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky, during an Indian uprising. igi

no date: deed from George and Rebecca Yocum to Jacob Yocum, witnessed by Levi Lacy and Stephen Yocum (Deed Bk 11 p194, County?).

15 Nov 1810: married Bourbon County, Kentucky, Mary “Polly” Booth (11 Feb 1791 Bourbon County, Kentucky-23 Dec 1864 Lafayette, Yamhill County, Oregon; buried Pleasant Hill Churchyard, Polk County, Oregon) daughter of Samuel Booth. In the spring of 1851, Mary  left for Oregon, accompanied by her son, James P. and her son-in-law, William S. Hussey. They arrived 4 Oct 1851. The igi gives the marriage date also as 12 Nov 1810.

18 Sept 1811: son William born.

11 Sept 1812: served as a private in Thomas Speed's Company, 2nd Regiment, Kentucky Infantry, mounted militia.

30 Oct 1812: discharged.

28 Dec 1812: son Samuel born.

no date: son Jacob born.

18 Feb 1814: son George Washington born.

19 June 1815: son Jesse born.

17 Oct 1816: daughter Sarah born.

16 Nov 1817: son Stephen H. born.

2 Jan 1819: son Abel born.

1819: a son Alexander (son of Jacob) was born 1819 and died 1894; buried Wolf Creek Cemetery, Spaulding, Sangamon County, Illinois.

30 July 1820: son Franklin born.

26 Oct 1821: son Elijah born.

no date: child born; died infant.

7 Feb 1824: deed from George and Rebecca Yocum to Jacob Yocum, all of Montgomery County, Kentucky, $150 for land on the waters of Somerset. Montgomery County, Kentucky, Deed Bk 11 p194.

11 Mar 1826: daughter Rebecca born.

ca 1827: son born Montgomery County, Kentucky. igi

no date: moved to St. Clairsville, St. Clair County, Illinois.

1827: moved to Marion County, Illinois.

1828: moved to Williams Township, 1½ miles east of Sherman, Sangamon County, Illinois.

2 Nov 1828: son Thomas Jefferson born.

11 Apr 1830: son James P. born.

31 Aug/Oct 1831: son Hathaway born.

11 Mar 1848: died Sangamon County, Illinois; buried Wolf Creek Cemetery, Spaulding, Sangamon County, Illinois.

Lived near Sherman, Williams Township, Sangamon County, Illinois.

This Jacob could possibly have some land transaction that are mixed in with those of Jacob Yocum, who married Nancy Keeton.

Igi relative: John T. Houskeeper and Thomas Jefferson Jones

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William Yocum (son of Jacob and Mary (Booth) Yocum)

18 Sept 1811: born Montgomery County, Kentucky. igi

no date: moved with parents to Illinois (St. Clair, Marion, and Sangamon Counties).

1828: served three months as a soldier in a Sangamon County company in the Black Hawk War.

17 Dec 1834: married Sangamon County, Illinois, Sarah Jane Merriman (22 Aug 1819-25 Nov 1903 Sangamon County, Illinois; buried Wolf Creek Cemetery, Spaulding, Sangamon County, Illinois) daughter of Lyman and Sarah K. (Howard) Merriman of Scott County, Kentucky. igi

27 Dec 1835: son George Strawder born.

1838: daughter Sarah born.

21 July 1839: son Jacob born.

1841: daughter Mary Ann born.

27 June 1844: son Lyman Merriman born.

1846: son Madison Medaria born.

4 Feb 1849: daughter Alvira J. born; died 9 Mar 1863, age 15; buried Wolf Creek Cemetery, Spaulding, Sangamon County, Illinois.

8 Apr 1851: daughter Cordelia Elizabeth born.

20 May 1854: daughter Rebecca Caroline born.

30 Apr 1856: son William F. born; died unmarried 22 Feb 1877; buried Wolf Creek Cemetery, Spaulding, Sangamon County, Illinois.

20 Sept 1859: son Charles Edwin born.

22 Dec 1903: died Sangamon County, Illinois; buried Wolf Creek Cemetery, Spaulding, Sangamon County, Illinois.

Lived two miles east of Sherman, Sangamon County, Illinois.

Igi relative: John T. Houskeeper and Thomas Jefferson Jones.

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George Strawder Yocum (son of William and Sarah Jane (Merriman) Yocum)

27 Dec 1835: born Sangamon County, Illinois.

1862: enlisted in Co. B, 130th Illinois Infantry for three years.

8 Apr 1864: taken prisoner with General Banks, up Red River, and was 13 months a prisoner at Camp Ford or Tyler, Texas. Released at the close of the rebellion.

17 June 1865: honorably discharged.

8 Sept 1870: married Sangamon County, Illinois, to Nancy Wemmer (3 Sept 1845 Pennsylvania-25 Dec 1916 Sangamon County, Illinois; buried Wolf Creek Cemetery, Spaulding, Sangamon County, Illinois) daughter of Abraham and Matilda (Cooper) Wemmer.

no date: daughter Matilda Jane born.

8 May 1873: daughter Mary Ellen born.

22 Feb 1879: daughter Almira born.

June 1877: daughter Dora Elizabeth born; died 31 Aug 1878, age 1 year, 2 months, 2 days; buried Wolf Creek Cemetery, Spaulding, Sangamon County, Illinois.

no date: daughter Flora Alice born.

1921: died Sangamon County, Illinois; buried Wolf Creek Cemetery, Spaulding, Sangamon County, Illinois.

Lived 2 miles south of Williamsville, Sangamon County, Illinois.

Dora Elizabeth Yocum

Reference: Edith Louise Clark, 1903 Memorial Dr., Springfield, OH 45505.

 

Matilda Jane Yocum (daughter of George Strawder and Nancy (Wemmer) Yocum)

4 Feb 1897: married Sangamon County, Illinois, to George W. Henderson.

no date: son Henderson born.

no date: daughter Henderson born.

no date: daughter Henderson born.

 

Mary Ellen Yocum (daughter of George Strawder and Nancy (Wemmer) Yocum)

8 May 1873: born.

19 May 1892: married Sangamon County, Illinois, to Albert Sheerman.

no date: son Charles Sheerman born.

no date: son Arthur Sheerman born; married _______ Jackson. Children:

1. Wendell Sheerman.

2. Jackson Sheerman.

no date: daughter Esther Sheerman born.

no date: daughter Flossie Sheerman born; married _______ Grey. Children:

1. Homer Grey.

2. Harris Grey.

Mary Ellen had a granddaughter named Edith Louise Clark.

 

Almira “Myra” Yocum (daughter of George Strawder and Nancy (Wemmer) Yocum)

22 Feb 1879: born.

18 Mar 1902: married Sangamon County, Illinois, to Albert Sheerman.

no date: son Percy Sheerman born.

no date: son Russell Sheerman born.

no date: daughter Stella Sheerman born; married _______ Stockton. Children:

1. Jessie Stockton.

2. Hattie Stockton.

no date: daughter Ruth Sheerman born; married _______ Warren. Children:

1. John Warren.

2. James Warren.

 

Flora Alice Yocum (daughter of George Strawder and Nancy (Wemmer) Yocum)

1 Jan 1910: married Sangamon County, Illinois, to Finis M. Sparks.

Three daughters.

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Sarah Yocum (daughter of William and Sarah Jane (Merriman) Yocum)

1838: born.

26 Apr 1863: married Sangamon County, Illinois, to Jacob Yocum Hussey. igi

no date: son William Hussey born; died young.

no date: son Charles Hussey born. Children:

1. Allen Hussey.

2. Mattie Hussey.

3. Raymond Hussey.

no date: daughter Anna Hussey born; married _______ Munch.

Sarah and Mary Ann were reversed in the 1860 census.

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Jacob Yocum (son of William and Sarah Jane (Merriman) Yocum)

21 July 1839: born near Williamsville, Sangamon County, Illinois.

Aug 1862: enlisted in Company B, 130th Illinois Infantry, with his brother, George S.

8 Apr 1864: taken prisoner, with General Banks, up Red River, and was 13 months a prisoner at Camp Ford or Tyler, Texas.

1869: married Susan Jane Lanterman (13 June 1846-23 May 1923 Sangamon County, Illinois; buried Wolf Creek Cemetery, Spaulding, Sangamon County, Illinois) daughter of Peter and Dolly Ann (Lightfoot) Lanterman.

4 Nov 1869: daughter Lula N. born.

no date: daughter Mary A. born.

no date: daughter Susan Gertrude born.

2 Jan 1884: daughter Edna Lincoln born.

3 Nov 1939: died Williamsville, Sangamon County, Illinois; buried Wolf Creek Cemetery, Spaulding, Sangamon County, Illinois.

Edna Lincoln Yocum

Lived two miles south of Williamsville, Sangamon County, Illinois.

 

Lula N. Yocum (daughter of Jacob and Susan Jane (Lanterman) Yocum)

4 Nov 1869: born.

21 Oct 1891: married Alfred Mester.

2 Jan 1894: died; buried Wolf Creek Cemetery, Spaulding, Sangamon County, Illinois.

Possibly Lula J.

 

Mary A. Yocum (daughter of Jacob and Susan Jane (Lanterman) Yocum)

27 June 1901: married Allen Flagg.

no date: son Paul Flagg born.

no date: son Fred Flagg born.

no date: daughter Susan Flagg born.

no date: daughter Mary Flagg born.

no date: daughter Margaret Flagg born.

 

Susan Gertrude Yocum (daughter of Jacob and Susan Jane (Lanterman) Yocum)

5 Feb 1896: married George T. Hickman.

no date: son Dwight Hickman born.

no date: daughter Dorothy Hickman born.

no date: daughter Helen Hickman born; married _______ Evans.

no date: Lues (?) Hickman born.

 

Edna Lincoln Yocum (daughter of Jacob and Susan Jane (Lanterman) Yocum)

2 Jan 1884: born.

12 Jan 1959: died; buried Wolf Creek Cemetery, Spaulding, Sangamon County, Illinois.

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Mary Ann Yocum (daughter of William and Sarah Jane (Merriman) Yocum)

1841: born.

20 Feb 1868: married Sangamon County, Illinois, to Perry Sapp, of Knox County, Ohio.

no date: son Lyman Sapp born; married Bessie Miller. Children:

1. Herman Sapp.

2. Ralph Sapp.

3. Percy Sapp.

4. Florence Sapp.

5. Ruth Sapp.

no date: daughter Florence Sapp born; married Fred Collins. Children:

1. Marie Collins; married Henry Hedrick.

2. Anna Collins; married _______ Henderson.

Mary Ann and Sarah were reversed in the 1860 census.

Lived near Williamsville, Sangamon County, Illinois. Perry enlised August 1862, in Company B, 130th Illinois Infantry. He was at home on recruiting service when his regiment was captured, and thus escaped thirteen months of imprisonment. He was honorably discharged at New Orleans, 22 Aug 1865.

 

Lyman Merriman Yocum (son of William and Sarah Jane (Merriman) Yocum)

27 June 1844: born.

19 Feb 1863: died unmarried age 19; buried Wolf Creek Cemetery, Spaulding, Sangamon County, Illinois.

 

Madison Medaria Yocum (son of William and Sarah Jane (Merriman) Yocum)

1846: born.

no date: married Elizabeth _______ (1851-1916).

17 Dec 1875: child born; died 18 Dec 1875, age 1 day.

1913: died Sangamon County, Illinois; buried Wolf Creek Cemetery, Spaulding, Sangamon County, Illinois.

 

Cordelia Elizabeth Yocum (daughter of William and Sarah Jane (Merriman) Yocum)

8 Apr 1851: born.

18 May 1916: died; buried Wolf Creek Cemetery, Spaulding, Sangamon County, Illinois.

“C. Elizabeth” on gravestone.

 

Rebecca Caroline Yocum (daughter of William and Sarah Jane (Merriman) Yocum)

20 May 1854: born.

1 Jan 1876: married Sangamon County, Illinois, to Jesse F. Yocom (6 May 1849-17 Jan 1925; buried Fancy Creek Cemetery, Spaulding, Sangamon County, Illinois) son of Stephen H. and Martha A. (Council) Yocum.

30 Jan 1947: died; buried Fancy Creek Cemetery, Spaulding, Sangamon County, Illinois.

For a list of their children, see page 47.

 

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Charles Edwin Yocum (son of William and Sarah Jane (Merriman) Yocum)

20 Sept 1859: born Sangamon County, Illinois.

18 Jan 1882: married Sangamon County, Illinois, to Mary A. Hall (12 Apr 1859-21 Mar 1929; buried Wolf Creek Cemetery, Spaulding, Sangamon County, Illinois) daughter of William and Rebecca (Warfield) Hall.

no date: daughter Bessie born.

no date: daughter Lona D. born.

no date: son Charles Orville born.

24 Mar 1892: daughter Annie born; died 26 Oct 1922 of tuberculosis.

ca 1894: twin son Ernest D. born.

ca 1894: twin son Earl Victor born.

no date: daughter Ada born.

no date: son Cecil E. born.

21 Mar 1919: died Sangamon County, Illinois; buried Wolf Creek Cemetery, Spaulding, Sangamon County, Illinois.

Annie Yocum

 

Bessie Yocum (daughter of Charles Edwin and Mary A. (Hall) Yocum)

9 June 1909: married Sangamon County, Illinois, to Frank A. Ford.

no date: son Charles Ford born.

no date: daughter Edith Ford born; married Frank Carls. Children:

1. Dale Carls.

2. Mary Carls.

 

Lona D. (or M.) Yocum (daughter of Charles Edwin and Mary A. (Hall) Yocum)

17 Apr 1909: married Sangamon County, Illinois, to William H. Johnston.

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Charles Orville Yocum (son of Charles Edwin and Mary A. (Hall) Yocum)

no date: born Sangamon County, Illinois.

31 Oct 1912: married Sangamon County, Illinois, to Noi F. Dickerson.

no date: son Donald born.

no date: son Robert born.

no date: son Francis born.

no date: daughter Imogene born.

no date: son Wayne born.

no date: daughter Mary born.

no date: son Lowell born.

1925: son Orville W. born.

Robert Yocum; Francis Yocum; Imogene Yocum; Wayne Yocum; Mary Yocum; Lowell Yocum

 

Donald Yocum (son of Charles Orville and Noi F. (Dickerson) Yocum)

no date: married Myrtle Miller.

 

Orville W. Yocum (son of Charles Orville and Noi F. (Dickerson) Yocum)

1925: born Dawson, Sangamon County, Illinois.

19 Nov 1950: married Alyce Bell (1926-_______) daughter of Frank and Edna (Gathman) Bell.

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Ernest D. Yocum (twin son of Charles Edwin and Mary A. (Hall) Yocum)

ca 1894: born Sangamon County, Illinois.

21 Feb 1916: married Sangamon County, Illinois, to Alma Lea Sronce.

no date: m/2 _______ Radcliffe.

no date: son Wilbur born.

Wilbur Yocum

 

Earl Victor Yocum (twin son of Charles Edwin and Mary A. (Hall) Yocum)

ca 1894: born Sangamon County, Illinois.

16 Aug 1916: married Sangamon County, Illinois, to Lulu M. Lawson.

4 June 1921: son Victor Earl born; died 25 July 1928.

Victor Earl Yocum

 

Ada Yocum (daughter of Charles Edwin and Mary A. (Hall) Yocum)

25 Dec 1915: married Sangamon County, Illinois, to Hazael E. Hussey.

no date: daughter Helen Hussey born.

 

Cecil E. Yocum (son of Charles Edwin and Mary A. (Hall) Yocum)

no date: born Sangamon County, Illinois.

3 July 1919: married St. Louis, Missouri, to Verlie A. Blunk (21 Nov 1899-7 Feb 1937) daughter of Thomas and Mary (Monahan) Blunk.

no date: son Kenneth born.

no date: daughter Katherine born.

Kenneth Yocum; Katherine Yocum

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Samuel Yocum (son of Jacob and Mary (Booth) Yocum)

28 Dec 1812: born Montgomery County, Kentucky. igi

15 Feb 1838: married Sangamon County, Illinois, to Ann Cooper (17/18 July 1818 Tennessee-21 Nov 1858 Sangamon County, Illinois; buried Wolf Creek Cemetery, Spaulding, Sangamon County, Illinois) daughter of Ambrose and Mary (Kilbraith) Cooper. The igi gives both 18 July 1838 Montgomery County, Kentucky and 15 Feb 1838.

17 Nov 1838: daughter Jane born; died 23 Oct 1839; buried Wolf Creek Cemetery, Spaulding, Sangamon County, Illinois.

6 Sept 1840: daughter Alida born.

13 Nov 1843: son William born.

6 Feb 1846: daughter Rebecca born.

1849: son Henry born.

30 May 1850: son Thomas born.

1851: moved overland to Oregon.

17 Nov 1852: son Henry born; died 1 Jan 1859; buried Wolf Creek Cemetery, Spaulding, Sangamon County, Illinois.

1853: returned, by water, to Illinois.

12 Nov 1858: daughter Ann born; died 14 Aug 1859; buried Wolf Creek Cemetery, Spaulding, Sangamon County, Illinois.

15 Oct 1861: m/2 Sangamon County, Illinois, to Nancy (Langston) Shepherd or Shepard (5 Feb 1838 or 5 Nov 1828-5 Nov 1867; buried Wolf Creek Cemetery, Spaulding, Sangamon County, Illinois) daughter of Zachariah and Nancy (Dodson) Langston.

no date: infant born and died.

no date: infant born and died.

no date: infant born and died.

18 Mar 1869: m/3 Sangamon County, Illinois, Jane (Williamson) Hillman, widow of Richard S. Hillman.

9 Feb 1900: died Sangamon County, Illinois; buried Wolf Creek Cemetery, Spaulding, Sangamon County, Illinois.

Of Samuel and Ann's seven children, three died in childhood. Samuel had a grandson, Samuel, who lived in Riverview, Sangamon County, Illinois. He had a son, Samuel.

Descendants: John T. Houskeeper; Thomas Jefferson Jones

Lived Barclay, Sangamon County, Illinois.

Jane Yocum; Henry Yocum; Ann Yocum

 

Alida Yocum (daughter of Samuel and Ann (Cooper) Yocum)

6 Sept 1840: born Illinois.

7 Mar 1865: married Clifton H. King.

no date: daughter Elida King born; married _______ McGinnis. Children:

1. Hazel McGinnis.

2. Helen McGinnis.

27 Mar 1866: died; buried Wolf Creek Cemetery, Spaulding, Sangamon County, Illinois.

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William Yocum (son of Samuel and Ann (Cooper) Yocum)

13 Nov 1843: born Sangamon County, Illinois.

Aug 1862: enlisted in Company C, 114th Illinois Infantry, for three years.

15 Aug 1865: honorably discharged at Camp Butler.

22 Sept 1868: married Sangamon County, Illinois, to Mary C. Oliver (10 Apr 1850 Ross County, Ohio-8 Dec 1916 Sangamon County, Illinois; buried Wolf Creek Cemetery, Spaulding, Sangamon County, Illinois).

1869: son John W. born.

no date: twin son born; died young.

no date: twin daughter born; died 25 Dec 1872; buried Wolf Creek Cemetery, Spaulding, Sangamon County, Illinois.

2 July 1876: daughter Anna M. born.

1879: twin daughter Ollie B. born.

1879: twin son Rollie born.

no date: son Henry born.

26 Oct 1890: twin son Edward born; died young.

26 Oct 1890: twin son Charles E. born.

6 Jan 1899: died Sangamon County, Illinois; buried Wolf Creek Cemetery, Spaulding, Sangamon County, Illinois.

Lived 1½ miles northwest of Dawson, Sangamon County, Illinois.

A Thomas E. Yocum, listed by Charles E.'s name, was also born in 1890 and died in 1953. A Samuel H. Yocum was born in 1885 and died in 1950. Both of these men were buried in Wolf Creek Cemetery.

Henry Yocum; Edward Yocum

 

John W. Yocum (son of William and Mary (Oliver) Yocum)

1869: born.

1953: died; buried Wolf Creek Cemetery, Spaulding, Sangamon County, Illinois.

Lived Riverton, Illinois.

 

Anna “Annie” M. Yocum (daughter of William and Mary (Oliver) Yocum)

2 July 1876: born Sangamon County, Illinois.

22 Nov 1948: died Sangamon County, Illinois.

 

Ollie B. Yocum (twin daughter of William and Mary (Oliver) Yocum)

1879: born.

12 Mar 1902: married George W. Burlbow.

no date: son John Burlbow born.

no date: son George Burlbow born.

no date: daughter Mary Burlbow born.

no date: daughter Ollie Burlbow born.

 

Rollie Yocum (twin son of William and Mary (Oliver) Yocum)

1879: born.

1966: died; buried Wolf Creek Cemetery, Spaulding, Sangamon County, Illinois.

 

Charles E. Yocum (twin son of William and Mary (Oliver) Yocum)

26 Oct 1890: born.

ca 15 May 1935: served in the Illinois Regiment.

16 May 1935: died; buried Wolf Creek Cemetery, Spaulding, Sangamon County, Illinois.

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Rebecca Yocum (daughter of Samuel and Ann (Cooper) Yocum)

6 Feb 1846: born.

29 Aug 1867: married John W. Horn (8 Jan 1846-_______).

no date: infant born and died.

no date: infant born and died.

no date: son William Horn born; married Emma Hawmouse. Children:

1. Elsie Horn.

2. Laura Horn; married Ray Massey. Children:

1. Nina Massey.

2. Richard Massey.

3. Rebecca Massey.

3. Wilma Horn; married _______ Mavis. Four children.

4. Nina Horn; married K. Stanley. Three children.

22 Nov 1929: died; buried Wolf Creek Cemetery, Spaulding, Sangamon County, Illinois.

 

Henry Yocum (son of Samuel and Ann (Cooper) Yocum)

1849: born.

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Thomas Yocum (son of Samuel and Ann (Cooper) Yocum)

30 May 1850: born Sangamon County, Illinois.

10 Oct 1875: married Anna “Annie” Barbara Shore (27 Aug 1850-12 June 1934 Sangamon County, Illinois; buried Wolf Creek Cemetery, Spaulding, Sangamon County, Illinois) daughter of Samuel and Opal (Leigh) Shore.

5 Mar 1877: daughter Cora Rebecca born.

28 June 1878: daughter Pluma I. born.

ca 1882: son Samuel E. born.

27 Apr 1883: daughter Amy M. born.

5 Apr 1934: died Sangamon County, Illinois; buried Wolf Creek Cemetery, Spaulding, Sangamon County, Illinois.

Lived near Barclay, Illinois.

 

Cora Rebecca Yocum (daughter of Thomas and Anna Barbara (Shore) Yocum)

5 Mar 1877: born Sangamon County, Illinois.

12 Feb 1918: died Sangamon County, Illinois; buried Wolf Creek Cemetery, Spaulding, Sangamon County, Illinois.

?Unmarried.

 

Pluma I. Yocum (daughter of Thomas and Anna Barbara (Shore) Yocum)

28 June 1878: born.

1 July 1962: died; buried Wolf Creek Cemetery, Spaulding, Sangamon County, Illinois.

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Samuel E. Yocum son of Thomas and Anna Barbara (Shore) Yocum)

ca 1782: born Sangamon County, Illinois.

26 Oct 1904: married Sangamon County, Illinois, to Lena M. Schmidt (26 Oct 1904-_______).

no date: daughter Delma born.

 

Delma Yocum (daughter of Samuel E. and Lena M. (Schmidt) Yocum)

no date: married _______ Campbell.

no date: daughter Delma Campbell born.

no date: daughter Mildred Campbell born.

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Amy M. Yocum (daughter of Thomas and Anna Barbara (Shore) Yocum)

27 Apr 1883: born.

23 Apr 1964: died; buried Wolf Creek Cemetery, Spaulding, Sangamon County, Illinois.

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George Washington Yocum (son of Jacob and Mary (Booth) Yocum)

18 Feb 1814: born Montgomery County, Kentucky. igi

22 Jan 1835: married Sangamon County, Illinois, Margaret J. Cooper (1 Sept 1820 St. Clair County, Illinois-26 Apr 1893 Sangamon County, Illinois, age 72 years, 7 months, 25 days; buried Wolf Creek Cemetery, Spaulding, Sangamon County, Illinois) daughter of Meredith and Polly (Witcher) Cooper.

no date: infant born and died.

18 Nov 1836: son James E. born Sangamon County, Illinois; died 20 Feb 1851, age 17 years, 3 months, 2 days, Sangamon County, Illinois; buried Wolf Creek Cemetery, Spaulding, Sangamon County, Illinois.

1838: daughter Mary A. born.

28 Nov 1838: daughter Emeline born.

1840: daughter Amanda J. born.

1844: son Thomas Jefferson born.

30 Sept 1847: son Robert Francis born.

Dec 1848: daughter Anne E. born Sangamon County, Illinois; died 25 Aug 1851, age 2 years, 9 months, Sangamon County, Illinois; buried Wolf Creek Cemetery, Spaulding, Sangamon County, Illinois.

27 Dec 1849: son Jesse Vincent born.

9 Jan 1855: son John Witcher born.

1857: daughter Polly Loveda born.

1859: daughter Elzira R. born Sangamon County, Illinois; died 18 Aug 1870, age 11 years, 10 months, 9 days, Sangamon County, Illinois; buried Wolf Creek Cemetery, Spaulding, Sangamon County, Illinois.

1861: daughter Nettie V. born Sangamon County, Illinois; died 9 Nov 1875, age 14 years, 10 months, 7 days, of diphtheria, Sangamon County, Illinois; buried Wolf Creek Cemetery, Spaulding, Sangamon County, Illinois.

1864: daughter Clara E. born Sangamon County, Illinois; died, age 11 years, 4 months, 28 days, 28 Oct 1875 of diphtheria, Sangamon County, Illinois; buried Wolf Creek, Cemetery, Spaulding, Sangamon County, Illinois. “Gabby E.” on tombstone.

1868: daughter Minnie Merimee born Sangamon County, Illinois; died, age 7 years, 6 months, 5 days, 14 Oct 1875 of diphtheria, Sangamon County, Illinois; buried Wolf Creek Cemetery, Spaulding, Sangamon County, Illinois.

3 Mar 1875: died Sangamon County, Illinois, age 61 years, 15 days; buried Wolf Creek Cemetery, Spaulding, Sangamon County, Illinois.

Igi relative: John T. Houskeeper.

 

Mary A. Yocum (daughter of George Washington and Margaret J. (Cooper) Yocum)

1838: born. The igi lists her birth as 1842 Sangamon County, Illinois.

29 Nov 1866: married Sangamon County, Illinois, to Henry F. Brown, of Putnam County, Indiana.

no date: son William S. Brown born; died age 4.

no date: son Albert W. Brown born.

no date: son John H. Brown born.

no date: son Franklin Carroll Brown born.

Henry was prominent in the early history of Oregon.

Lived near Williamsville, Sangamon County, Illinois. Henry enlisted on the first call for seventy-five thousand men, in 1861, in Company H, 10th Indiana Infantry, serve three months, enlisted 8 Aug 1862 in Company C, 114th Illinois Infantry, for three years, served full time, and was honorably discharged 15 Aug 1865.

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Emeline Yocum (daughter of George Washington and Margaret J. (Cooper) Yocum)

28 Nov 1838: born Sangamon County, Illinois.

7 Dec 1865: married Riverton, Sangamon County, Illinois, Samuel D. Rogers.

no date: daughter Leona Rogers born; married _______ Murkel. Children:

1. Son Murkel.

2. Son Murkel.

3. Son Murkel.

no date: daughter Ellna Rogers born; died young.

no date: daughter Mabel Rogers born; married L. Meisner. Child:

1. Caroline Meisner born Dec 1914. Lived Riverton, Illinois.

no date: daughter Edna Rogers born; married _______ Murkel. Two children.

no date: son Robert Rogers born.

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Amanda J. Yocum (daughter of George Washington and Margaret J. (Cooper) Yocum)

1840: born Sangamon County, Illinois.

8 Oct 1861: married Sangamon County, Illinois, William Brown.

22 Oct 1862: daughter Alice Brown born; married 21 Dec 1881 Taylor Matthews (1 Nov 1853-15 Jan 1940). Children:

1. Margaret Lora Matthews born 24 May 1883; died 20 Nov 1955; married Sangamon County, Illinois, Mar 1907 to I. J. Constant. Lived Grants Pass, Oregon.

2. John William Matthews born 28 Apr 1885; died unmarried 29 Jan 1918.

3. Edgar Vincent Matthews born 27 Feb 1887; died 18 July 1887.

4. Herbert Leon Matthews born 4 May 1888; died 22 Jan 1940; married Sangamon County, Illinois, 1912 to Jessie Wallace.

5. Elmer Loren Matthews born 4 Nov 1890; died 18 Feb 1948.

6. Clara Maude Matthews born 17 July 1891; died 13 Feb 1960.

7. LeRoy Preston Matthews born 8 May 1893; died 2 Aug 1960; married Nola Hoffman.

m/2 Eda Hoffman, after her sister Nora's death.

8. Floyd Jefferson Matthews born 19 June 1894; died 17 Nov 1959; married Sangamon County, Illinois, Dec 1917, to Maude Roberts.

9. Hazel Alice E. Matthews born 2 May 1896; died unmarried 24 Apr 1952.

10. Helen Laurita Matthews born 25 Feb 1898; married 27 Feb 1926 to John P. Krell; lived Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois.

11. Bernice Bell Matthews; married Manitou Beach, Michigan, 1930, to Fay Barrows.

12. Beatrice Louise Matthews born 3 Sept 1900; married 25 Feb 1932 to Arthur Dyer.

13. Son Matthews born and died 6 Oct 1902.

14. Norman Taylor Matthews born 16 Aug 1904; died unmarried 22 Oct 1947.

30 Oct 1864: m/2 John Smith.

William enlisted August 1862 in Company C, 114th Illinois Infantry and died without leaving Camp Butler.

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Thomas Jefferson Yocum (son of George Washington and Margaret J. (Cooper) Yocum)

1844: born Sangamon County, Illinois. igi

12 Aug 1862: enlisted in Company C, 114th Illinois Infantry for three years. He was detached and placed in Company E, 1st Illinois Light Artillery, served fifteen months, returned to the 114th, served until August, 1865, when he was honorably discharged.

1 Mar 1867: married Sangamon County, Illinois, Lucetta Caroline Morton (26 June 1850-12 Mar 1931 Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois; buried Wolf Creek Cemetery, Spaulding, Sangamon County, Illinois) daughter of James and Rebecca (Rogers) Morton. The igi gives her name as Lucretia Caroline Morton.

6 Feb 1868: daughter Lora Frances born.

1880: a Jefferson Yocum was a taxpayer in Williams Township, Sangamon County, Illinois.

1928: died Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois; buried Wolf Creek Cemetery, Spaulding, Sangamon County, Illinois.

 

Lora Frances/Florence Yocum (daughter of Thomas Jefferson and Lucetta Caroline (Morton) Yocum)

6 Feb 1868: born.

22 Aug 1888: married Thomas Franklin “Frank” Yoakum (25 Jan 1860-5 Oct 1941; buried Wolf Creek Cemetery, Spaulding, Sangamon County, Illinois).

1959: died; buried Wolf Creek Cemetery, Spaulding, Sangamon County, Illinois.

Lived Houston, Texas.

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Robert Francis “Frank” Yocum (son of George Washington and Margaret J. (Cooper) Yocum)

30 Sept 1847: born Sangamon County, Illinois. igi

no date: enlisted in the 2nd Illinois Light Artillery, served 1½ years and was honorably discharged.

12 Dec 1867: married Sangamon County, Illinois (“at their house, by Rev. T. S. Jones”, witnesses: Henry Buel and Tompkins Yocom), to Nancy Jane Smith (11 Apr 1844 Henry County, Iowa-15 Sept 1875 Sangamon County, Illinois, age 20 years, 5 months, 4 days; buried Wolf Creek Cemetery, Spaulding, Sangamon County, Illinois) daughter of Levi and Evaline (Darneille) Smith of Henry County, Iowa.

1868: son Edgar born; died infant.

15 Oct 1870: son George born; died 1885, killed by a wild horse near Enterprize, Oregon.

6 Apr 1873: son Albert Witcher born.

1874: son Edward V. born; died 19 Oct 1875, age 1 year, 9 months, 9 days.

2 May 1875: son Walter F. born.

Sept 1875: unnamed child born and died.

10 Jan 1878: m/2 Melvina Elizabeth Yocom (4 Jan 1862-7 Nov 1952) daughter of Thomas Jefferson and Elizabeth (Tharp) Yocom. The igi gives the marriage date as 16 Jan 1879 Yamhill County, Oregon.

25 Apr 1880: daughter Zella Edna born.

3 Nov 1882: son Thomas Jefferson born.

no date: adopted daughter Leatha Knighten born.

25 Oct 1884: son Samuel Frederick born.

13 July 1886: daughter Mary born.

22 Jan 1889: daughter Grace Belle born; died 26 July 1902.

20 Oct 1890/91: son Granville Sears born.

no date: child born; died infant.

7 July 1893: daughter Susan born.

no date: child born; died infant.

22 Dec 1896: son Robert McKinley born.

1 Nov 1900: daughter Yada Lenore born.

14 Nov 1903: son Paul Revere born.

9 May 1925: died Jackson County, Oregon.

Lived Mt. Pleasant, Henry County, Iowa.

Edgar Yocum; George Yocum; Edward V. Yocum; Grace Belle Yocum

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Albert Witcher Yocum (son of Robert Francis and Nancy Jane (Smith) Yocum)

6 Apr 1873: born near Mt. Pleasant, Henry County, Iowa.

10 Aug 1911: married Matilda A. “Tillie” Payne (3 Dec 1887-_______) daughter of Modesto Payne of Harbor, Oregon. She m/2 7 June 1942 Myrtle Creek, Oregon, to Roy Edgar Critchfield (13 Aug 1889-_______).

11 Mar 1914: son Herbert Austin born.

15 Jan 1916: daughter Alberta Arlene born.

25 Sept 1917: daughter Bertha Louise born.

9 July 1919: daughter Ada Fay born.

25 Sept 1922: son Frank Victor born.

10/13 Oct 1935: died Myrtle Creek, Oregon; buried I.O.O.F. Cemetery.

 

Herbert Austin Yocum (son of Albert Witcher and Matilda A. (Payne) Yocum)

11 Mar 1914: born Douglas County, Oregon.

10 Nov 1946: married Helen Jacqueline Miles (29 June 1916-_______).

Worked as a U.S. Government forester in Alabama. Lived in Birmingham, Alabama.

Sarah Given Yocum; Carol Eileen Yocum; Bert Edward Yocum.

 

Alberta Arlene Yocum (daughter of Albert Witcher and Matilda A. (Payne) Yocum)

15 Jan 1916: born.

16 Jan 1942: married Douglas County, Oregon, to Helmut Tilche.

Lived Myrtle Creek, Oregon.

 

Bertha Louise Yocum (daughter of Albert Witcher and Matilda A. (Payne) Yocum)

25 Sept 1917: born.

no date: married Jerry Patterson.

Lived Portland, Oregon.

 

Ada Fay Yocum (daughter of Albert Witcher and Matilda A. (Payne) Yocum)

9 July 1919: born.

23 Dec 1939: married Josephine County, Oregon, to Glen Orval Lewman.

Lived Provolt, Oregon.

 

Frank Victor Yocum (son of Albert Witcher and Matilda A. (Payne) Yocum)

25 Sept 1922: born.

Lived Roseburg, Oregon.

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Walter F. Yocum (son of Robert Francis and Nancy Jane (Smith) Yocum)

2 May 1875: born Mt. Pleasant, Henry County, Iowa.

1895: son Delbert E. born.

2 Dec 1897: m/2 Jackson County, Oregon, to Orian (Metcalfe) Reynolds.

1899: daughter Carrie born.

no date: son Archie born.

14 Aug 1926: died Klamath Falls, Oregon.

 

Delbert E. Yocum (son of Walter F. and (_______) Yocum)

1895: born.

no date: married and divorced.

9 June 1928: m/2 Gray's Harbor County, Washington, to Lillie (Roderick) Hitt (1893-_______) daughter of Charlie and Effie (Russell) Roderick).

 

Carrie Yocum (daughter of Walter F. and Orian (Metcalfe) Yocum)

1899: born.

no date: married Harry Hoxworth.

 

Archie Yocum (son of Walter F. and Orian (Metcalfe) Yocum)

no date: married Ellen Ericson.

26 Apr 1917: daughter Evelyn Lucille born Clackamas County, Oregon.

Evelyn Lucille Yocum

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Zella Edna Yocum (daughter of Robert Francis and Melvina Elizabeth (Yocom) Yocum)

25 Apr 1880: born.

28 Nov 1903: married Jackson County, Oregon, to Ed Welch.

no date: son Robert E. Welch born Jacksonville, Oregon.

1906: daughter Ardath Yvonna Welch born Medford, Oregon; died 15 Apr 1953.

no date: son Edward C. Welch born Medford, Oregon.

Aug 1934: died.

 

Thomas Jefferson Yocum (daughter of Robert Francis and Melvina Elizabeth (Yocom) Yocum)

3 Nov 1882: born.

11 Nov 1922: married Mary (Brooks) Knighten.

no date: adopted daughter Leatha Knighten.

5 June 1956: died.

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Samuel Frederick Yocum (daughter of Robert Francis and Melvina Elizabeth (Yocom) Yocum)

25 Oct 1884: born near Joseph, Wallowa County, Oregon.

24 May 1904: married Jackson County, Oregon, to Pluma Z. (Brayton) Carter, daughter of George H. “Durley” and Ellen (Ammons) Brayton.

7 Jan 1905: daughter Thelma Christina born.

5 Apr 1906: son Thomas Orr born.

1911: daughter Elsie Helen born.

22 Apr 1933: m/2 Jackson County, Oregon, to Georgia Wilma Gutchess. She m/2 Merle Jack.

Feb 1942: died.

 

Thelma Christina Yocum (daughter of Samuel Frederick and Pluma Z. (Brayton) Yocum)

7 Jan 1905: born near Central Point, Jackson County, Oregon.

14 Apr 1924: married Jacksonville, Oregon, to Joseph Earl McIntyre (5 Jan 1896 Ruch, Jackson County, Oregon-_______).

15 June 1925: daughter Dorna Maurita McIntyre born; married 6 Sept 1942 to Joseph Earl Smith; lived Jacksonville, Oregon.

10 Dec 1931: daughter Wilma Jenet McIntyre born Jacksonville, Oregon; married 5 Aug 1950 to Maynard Carroll Bray.

13 Aug 1934: daughter Phyllis Elaine McIntyre born Jacksonville, Oregon; married May 1952 to John E. Estes, divorced in 1953; m/2 Sept 1956 to Lewis Marvin Willis. Lived Fowler, California. Willis had four boys and Phyllis had no children.

23 Dec 1938: son Maurice Earl McIntyre born Jacksonville, Oregon; served in the Air Force.

Lived Jacksonville, Oregon.

 

Thomas Orr Yocum (son of Samuel Frederick and Pluma Z. (Brayton) Yocum)

5 Apr 1906: born.

1931: married Jeanne Taylor, divorced 1952/53 at Eugene, Oregon.

1956/57: m/2.

Lived Sheridan, Oregon.

 

Elsie Helen Yocum (daughter of Samuel Frederick and Pluma Z. (Brayton) Yocum)

1911: born Medford, Oregon.

19 May 1930: married Butte County, California, to Frank A. Blackmer, divorced.

2 Oct 1930: son Loren George Blackmer born.

no date: m/2 Kenneth Farrell, divorced.

18 Feb 1936: son Lisle Keith Farrell born; Lived Central Point, Jackson County, Oregon; 1957 in U.S. Marine Corps.

no date: m/3 Ross Dollarhide, Sr.

Lived Adel, Lake County, Oregon; lived Klamath Falls, Oregon.

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Mary Yocum (daughter of Robert Francis and Melvina Elizabeth (Yocom) Yocum)

13 July 1886: born (attested by Melvina Yocom, at the County Court House, witness: Melvina Yocom).

23 Mar 1909: married by E. P. Bird, County Judge, to William F. Pahl.

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Granville Sears Yocum (son of Robert Francis and Melvina Elizabeth (Yocom) Yocum)

20 Oct 1890/91: born Gold Hill, Jackson County, Oregon.

20 Oct 1917: married Marion County, Oregon, to Mabel E. Davenport.

13 Nov 1918: son Robert Clinton born.

19 Nov 1920: son Harold Granville born.

25 June 1926: daughter Juanita Luella born.

Lived Lebanon, Oregon.

 

Robert Clinton Yocum (son of Granville Sears and Mabel E. (Davenport) Yocum)

13 Nov 1918: born Marion County, Oregon.

Dec 1938: married Alice Johnson, divorced, she lived Corvallis, Oregon, with children.

1952: m/2 Dorothy Fish.

Lived Salem, Marion County, Oregon.

Carol Lee Yocum; Robert Thomas Yocum.

 

Harold Granville Yocum (son of Granville Sears and Mabel E. (Davenport) Yocum)

19 Nov 1920: born Marion County, Oregon.

4 Dec 1947: married Reno, Nevada, to Eileen Daniels, of Melbourne, Australia.

Lived Lebanon, Oregon.

 

Juanita Luella Yocum (daughter of Granville Sears and Mabel E. (Davenport) Yocum)

25 June 1926: born.

no date: married Lebanon, Oregon, to Thomas “Tommy” McMullen.

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Susan Yocum (daughter of Robert Francis and Melvina Elizabeth (Yocom) Yocum)

7 July 1893: born.

26 Nov 1914: married Charles Edward Stouder.

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Robert McKinley Yocum (son of Robert Francis and Melvina Elizabeth (Yocom) Yocum)

22 Dec 1896: born Jackson County, Oregon.

1 Sept 1923: married Alta May Lewis (23 June 1898-_______).

14 Feb 1925: son Robert Lewis born.

no date: daughter Barbara born.

no date: daughter Le Verne born.

no date: daughter Arlene Fay born; died 1948.

Barbara Yocum; Le Verne Yocum; Arlene Fay Yocum

 

Robert Lewis Yocum (son of Robert McKinley and Alta May (Lewis) Yocum)

14 Feb 1925: born Waldport, Lincoln County, Oregon.

9 Mar 1947: married Fall Creek, Lane County, Oregon, to Merle Sabra Olivas.

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Yada Lenore Yocum (daughter of Robert Francis and Melvina Elizabeth (Yocom) Yocum)

1 Nov 1900: born.

10 Jan 1920: married Jackson County, Oregon, to Robert Orval McClanahan.

 

Paul Revere Yocum (son of Robert Francis and Melvina Elizabeth (Yocom) Yocum)

14 Nov 1903: born.

23 Sept 1926: married Jackson County, Oregon, to Kathleen Isabelle Davis.

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Jesse Vincent Yocum (son of George Washington and Margaret J. (Cooper) Yocum)

27 Dec 1849: born Sangamon County, Illinois.

18 Oct 1871: married Sangamon County, Illinois, Marian Huston (2 Apr 1852-19 Mar 1936; buried Wolf Creek Cemetery, Spaulding, Sangamon County, Illinois), a native of Scotland. igi

17 Dec 1875: son born; died 18 Dec 1875, age 1 day; buried Wolf Creek Cemetery, Spaulding, Sangamon County, Illinois.

no date: child born.

29 Aug 1885: died, age 35 years, 9 months, 2 days, Sangamon County, Illinois; buried Wolf Creek Cemetery, Spaulding, Sangamon County, Illinois. (Possibly died 23 Aug 1888, age 36 years 9 months, 12 days).

Lived near Williamsville, Sangamon County, Illinois.

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John Witcher Yocum (son of George Washington and Margaret J. (Cooper) Yocum)

9 Jan 1855: born Sangamon County, Illinois.

19 Nov 1884: married Sangamon County, Illinois, to Mollie McCue.

1891: daughter Ida May born.

no date: daughter Ethel Q. born.

no date: daughter Florence born.

no date: son Fred born.

no date: son George born.

29 June 1943: died Sangamon County, Illinois.

 

Ida May Yocum (daughter of John Witcher and Mollie (McCue) Yocum)

1891: born.

22 Feb 1912: married Cass County, Illinois, to Charles P. Hoke.

no date: son Haskell Hoke born.

no date: daughter Katherine Hoke born; married Eldon C. Couns.

no date: son Charles Richard Hoke born.

no date: m/2 Frank Munyon.

Lived Petersburg, Illinois.

 

Ethel Q. Yocum (daughter of John Witcher and Mollie (McCue) Yocum)

28 Feb 1917: married Sangamon County, Illinois, to John E. Priddle.

 

Florence Yocum (daughter of John Witcher and Mollie (McCue) Yocum)

no date: married Lacon, Marshall County, Illinois, to Randall Johnson.

 

Fred Yocum (son of John Witcher and Mollie (McCue) Yocum)

Married twice.

 

George Yocum (son of John Witcher and Mollie (McCue) Yocum)

Married, two children, lived Dodgeville, Wisconsin.

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Polly Loveda Yocum (son of George Washington and Margaret J. (Cooper) Yocum)

1857: born Sangamon County, Illinois. igi

10 Apr 1879: married Charles Van Doren.

1880: son Herbert Elroy Van Doren born.

1881: daughter Loveda Leola Van Doren born.

1891: daughter Edna Florence Van Doren born.

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Jesse Yocum (son of Jacob and Mary (Booth) Yocum)

19 June 1815: born Montgomery County, Kentucky. The igi gives both 15 June 1815 and 19 June 1815 as birthdates.

29 Dec 1836: married Sangamon County, Illinois, Minerva Cooper (21 Sept 1818 St. Clair County, Illinois-9 Nov 1887; buried Yocum Cemetery, Bellevue, Oregon) daughter of Meredith and Polly (Witcher) Cooper.

19 June 1837: son James Alfred born.

13 Dec 1838: son Zachariah born.

27 Dec 1840: daughter Caroline born.

6 May 1841: commissioned Captain of the 64th Regiment (Executive Record, Vol. 1 p257).

16 Sept 1842: son Oliver Cooper born.

22 Aug 1844: son David born.

17 Sept 1846: daughter Margaret born.

Sept 1847: arrived in Oregon.

19 Jan 1849: daughter Mary born.

30 Apr 1850: settled land claim #2216. Affidavit: James P. Yocum.

9 Jan 1851: daughter Nancy born.

23 Apr 1853: son Tompkins born.

5 Sept 1855: daughter Martha born.

29 Feb 1857: daughter Kittie born

12 Feb 1859: daughter Nettie Viola born.

1847: went to the Pacific Coast.

8 Mar 1899: died; buried Yocum Cemetery, Bellevue, Oregon.

Lived near Lafayette, Yamhill County, Oregon.

Igi relatives: Thomas Jefferson Jones and John T. Houskeeper.

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James Alfred Yocum (son of Jesse and Minerva (Cooper) Yocum)

19 June 1837: born Sangamon County, Illinois.

27 May 1858: married Sheridan, Yamhill County, Oregon, by W. G. Lady, J.P., to Elizabeth Murray (1844/45 Iowa-28 May 1929). Witnesses: William T. Jones and John Greenwood.

16 Mar 1859: daughter Clarissa B. born.

28 Feb 1860: son Jacob N. born.

21 July 1861: daughter Almira born.

22 Jan 1863: son Franklin born.

9 June 1864: daughter Mary Minerva born.

5 Mar 1866: daughter Fanny D. born.

24 Mar 1868: son Jesse Nathan born.

17 Sept 1870: son James R. born.

1872: daughter Ellen born.

17 Dec 1876: daughter Ada Matilda born.

20 June 1879: daughter Katie Laura born.

Moved to Yamhill County, Oregon.

Jacob N. Yocum; Almira Yocum; Franklin Yocum; Fanny D. Yocum; James R. Yocum

 

Clarissa B. Yocum (daughter of James Alfred and Elizabeth (Murray) Yocum)

16 Mar 1859: born.

7 Apr 1878: married M. F. Delashmutt at her home by Fet Faulconer, J.P. Witnesses: P. L. Delashmutt and Jesse Yocum.

no date: son Oran Delashmutt born.

 

Mary Minerva Yocum (daughter of James Alfred and Elizabeth (Murray) Yocum)

9 June 1864: born.

26 Oct 1884: married Isaac N. Branson at the home of Thomas Yocom, by E. Russ, Baptist minister. Witnesses: Ella Yocom and George Utter.

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Jesse Nathan Yocum (son of James Alfred and Elizabeth (Murray) Yocum)

24 Mar 1868: born Yamhill County, Oregon.

29 Oct 1887: married Yamhill County, Oregon, to Nellie Belle Rhodes (17 Aug 1869-_______) by and at the home of J. W. Watts, minister. Witnesses: T. C. Stevens and F. W. Fenton.

15 Jan 1888: son Claude born; died infant.

25 Feb 1893: son Ancile Hubert born; drowned 8 Jan 1918.

15 Sept 1900: son O. C. born.

no date: died Yamhill County, Oregon.

Claude Yocum; Ancile Hubert Yocum

 

O. C. Yocum (son of Jesse Nathan and Nellie Bell (Rhodes) Yocum)

15 Sept 1900: born Yamhill County, Oregon.

2 Apr 1921: married Dora Wilma Lamsom (1900-_______) at the home of J. O. Rogers, J.P. Witnesses: Ruth Wright and Jesse Yocom.

18 May 1922: son O. C. born.

O. C. and his son operated the Skyline Cattle Ranch in Yamhill County, Oregon. Their JY brand was first used in the Oregon Territory over 100 years ago by Jesse Yocom.

 

O. C. Yocum (son of O. C. and Dora Wilma (Lamsom) Yocum)

18 May 1922: born.

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Ellen Yocum (daughter of James Alfred and Elizabeth (Murray) Yocum)

1872: born.

13 June 1886: married George Branson at Yamhill Baptist Church, by A. J. Hunsaker, minister. Witnesses: James A. Yocum and Isaac N. Branson.

 

Ada Matilda Yocum (daughter of James Alfred and Elizabeth (Murray) Yocum)

17 Dec 1876: born.

28 Mar 1894: married Eddie S. Talbot (1873-_______) at home of I. N. Branson and wife, witnesses, by William Galloway, county judge.

 

Katie Laura Yocum (daughter of James Alfred and Elizabeth (Murray) Yocum)

20 June 1879: born.

24 Dec 1896: married Sheridan, Oregon, to Milton W. Potter (1868-_______) by Rev. F. O. Krause. Witnesses: Minnie Fryer and Ella Branson.

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Zachariah Yocum (son of Jesse and Minerva (Cooper) Yocum)

13 Dec 1838: born Sangamon County, Illinois. igi

4 Nov 1858: married Yamhill County, Oregon, to Mary Ellen C. Benefield (1844-_______) by W. G. Lady, J.P. Witnesses: George G. Davis and James J. Benefield.

ca 1859: daughter Matilda born.

ca 1860: daughter Louisa born.

1861: son Perry born.

ca 1862: son Lincoln born; died ca 1884, age 22, of tuberculosis.

12 June 1863: son Herman Austin born.

1866: daughter Carrie born.

1869: daughter Myteline born.

1871/72: son Walter born (still living in 1953).

no date: died Yamhill County, Oregon.

Lincoln Yocum; Perry Yocum; Carrie Yocum; Myteline Yocum; Walter Yocum

 

Matilda Yocum (daughter of Zachariah and Mary Ellen C. (Benefield) Yocum)

ca 1859: born.

no date: married Ed Browning.

 

Louisa Yocum (daughter of Zachariah and Mary Ellen C. (Benefield) Yocum)

ca 1860: born.

no date: married _______ Gammett.

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Herman Austin Yocum (son of Zachariah and Mary Ellen C. (Benefield) Yocum)

12 June 1863: born Lafayette, Yamhill County, Oregon.

1893: married Annis Augusta Ellis (13 Oct 1877 Marietta, Ohio-12 Apr 1947 Dallas, Polk County, Oregon). She m/2 James Wren.

30 Sept 1894: daughter Ellen May born.

20 July 1896: son Harry born.

13 Oct 1898: son Perry Lincoln born.

7 Apr 1900: daughter Jennie Ruth born.

2 June 1902: son George born.

1904: son Homer born.

17 May 1906: daughter Alma born.

1908: son Ray born.

22 June 1910: son Jesse Wilmer born.

20 Dec 1913: son Jeff Linn born.

15 June 1918: son Dale born.

 

Ellen May Yocum (daughter of Herman Austin and Annis Augusta (Ellis) Yocum)

30 Sept 1894: born Heppner, Morrow County, Oregon.

30 Nov 1919: married Broadmead, Polk County, Oregon, to Sylvester Jeremiah Foster.

10 Nov 1920: son Leonard Ray Foster born Beaver Hill, Coos County, Oregon; died 2 Dec 1944, killed WWII while serving as a captain in the U. S. Air Force.

1 Aug 1925: son Robert Dean Foster born Marshfield, Coos County, Oregon; 3 July 1947 married Dorothy May Keeney (22 May 1930-_______); Robert served in WWII and in 1961 was an instructor in the L.D.S. Seminary in St. Anthony, Idaho.

13 Apr 1949: died Salem, Marion County, Oregon; buried Evergreen Cemetery, McMinnville, Oregon.

 

Harry Yocum (son of Herman Austin and Annis August (Ellis) Yocum)

20 July 1896: born Heppner, Morrow County, Oregon.

Sept 19??: married _______ _______.

 

Perry Lincoln Yocum (son of Herman Austin and Annis August (Ellis) Yocum)

13 Oct 1898: born Heppner, Morrow County, Oregon.

no date: married Helen _______.

8 July 1947: died.

No children.

 

Jennie Ruth Yocum (daughter of Herman Austin and Annis August (Ellis) Yocum)

7 Apr 1900: born Lexington, Oregon.

12 June 1918: married Ernest Arthur Letteken.

30 Oct 1922: son Donald Ellis Letteken born; died 26 Mar 1935.

26 Nov 1930: daughter Marjorie Ellen Letteken born; married 30 Mar 1950 to Kenneth Jarrott.

 

George Yocum (son of Herman Austin and Annis August (Ellis) Yocum)

2 June 1902: born.

no date: married Effie Irene Harshman.

No children.

 

Homer Yocum (son of Herman Austin and Annis August (Ellis) Yocum)

1904: born Morrow County, Oregon.

no date: married Nellie Baker.

no date: son William “Billy” born.

no date: m/2 _______ _______.

Lived McMinnville, Yamhill County, Oregon.

William Yocum

 

Alma Yocum (daughter of Herman Austin and Annis August (Ellis) Yocum)

17 May 1906: born.

no date: married Harold Erickson.

no date: son Rodney Erickson born.

1928: died.

 

Ray Yocum (son of Herman Austin and Annis August (Ellis) Yocum)

1908: born.

22 Mar 1947: married Stella Hall.

Ray and Stella had several children.

 

Jesse Wilmer Yocum (son of Herman Austin and Annis August (Ellis) Yocum)

22 June 1910: born.

19 Aug 1939: married Stella Hall.

24 Dec 1935?: died.

 

Jeff Linn Yocum (son of Herman Austin and Annis August (Ellis) Yocum)

20 Dec 1913: born Balston, Polk County, Oregon.

10 Oct 1939: married Mary Elizabeth Cameron (20 Oct 1915 Dallas, Polk County, Oregon-_______) daughter of John Donald and Maude Lavina (Gilson) Cameron.

Oct 1953: died 40 miles northwest of Burns, Harney County, Oregon, of a heart attack.

Lived Cloverdale, Tillamoak County, Oregon.

 

Dale Yocum (son of Herman Austin and Annis August (Ellis) Yocum)

15 June 1918: born.

no date: married Lillian Cook.

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Caroline Yocum (daughter of Jesse and Minerva (Cooper) Yocum)

27 Dec 1840: born.

27 Sept 1857: married Sangamon County, Illinois, George Yocom Davis (3 Apr 1831-23 Mar 1920) nephew of Jacob Yocom.

27 Dec 1917: died.

Caroline and George had eight children.

 

Oliver Cooper Yocum (son of Jesse and Minerva (Cooper) Yocum)

16 Sept 1842: born Sangamon County, Illinois.

1863/64: licensed to marry.

18/20 June 1867: married Ann M. Robertson or Robinson.

Oliver was a veteran guide and explorer of Hood scenic beauty. He lived in Portland, Oregon, after 25 years on Mt. Hood. There is a peak and town on the southwest slope named Yocum.

27 Dec 1917: died.

 

David Yocum (son of Jesse and Minerva (Cooper) Yocum)

22 Aug 1844: born Sangamon County, Illinois.

 

Margaret Yocum (daughter of Jesse and Minerva (Cooper) Yocum)

17 Sept 1846: born Sangamon County, Illinois. igi

 

Mary Yocum (daughter of Jesse and Minerva (Cooper) Yocum)

19 Jan 1849: born Lafayette, Yamhill County, Oregon. igi

no date: married Levi Zumwalt.

Four children, she and the youngest died.

 

Nancy Yocum (daughter of Jesse and Minerva (Cooper) Yocum)

9 Jan 1851: born Dayton, Yamhill County, Oregon. igi

no date: married Lyman M. Noble.

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Tompkins Yocum (son of Jesse and Minerva (Cooper) Yocum)

23 Apr 1853: born Yamhill County, Oregon. igi

5 June 1878: married Eliza Jane Jones (1859-3 Oct 1942) at home of Jesse Yocum, by Nehemiah Doane, minister. Witnesses: Jesse Yocum and Matilda Doane.

no date: son Alwyn Tompkins born.

no date: son Lloyd born.

9 Sept 1935: died.

Alwyn Tompkins Yocum

 

Lloyd Yocum (son of Tompkins and Eliza Jane (Jones) Yocum)

8 Nov 1904: married Multnomah County, Oregon, to Mary Jones, daughter of J. L. and Eliza J. Jones, witnesses.

6 Apr 1907: m/2 Multnomah County, Oregon, to Ruby Wagner.

12 Dec 1914: daughter Carol born.

9 Aug 1916: son Alwyn Tompkins born; died 22 Aug 1917.

13 Nov 1918: son Robert Blanco born.

Carol Yocum; Alwyn Tompkins Yocum; Robert Blanco Yocum

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Martha Yocum (daughter of Jesse and Minerva (Cooper) Yocum)

5 Sept 1855: born Yamhill County, Oregon. igi

13 Sept 1874: married Campbell Hendrix at her home, by W. Butt, minister. Witnesses: H. T. and Annie J. Morris.

 

Kittie Yocum (daughter of Jesse and Minerva (Cooper) Yocum)

29 Feb 1857: born Yamhill County, Oregon. igi

3 Oct 1875: married John A. Dempsey at her home, by Joseph Hoberg, minister. Witnesses: J. C. and Martha Hendrix.

 

Nettie Viola Yocum (daughter of Jesse and Minerva (Cooper) Yocum)

12 Feb 1859: born Yamhill County, Oregon.

19 Jan 1888: married William G. Busbee at residence of and by J. W. Olds, minister. Witnesses John Dempsey and James W. Olds.

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Sarah Yocum (daughter of Jacob and Mary (Booth) Yocum)

16 Nov 1817: born Montgomery County, Kentucky. igi

18 Dec 1834: married Sangamon County, Illinois, William S. Hussey. igi

1852: died.

Went to Oregon. Igi relative: John T. Houskeeper.

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Stephen H. Yocum (son of Jacob and Mary (Booth) Yocum)

15 Nov 1817: born Montgomery County, Kentucky.

ca 1828: moved with his parents to Marion County, Illinois.

30 Sept 1828: moved to Williamsville, Sangamon County, Illinois.

28 Dec 1843: married Sangamon County, Illinois, to Martha A. Council (30 Jan 1822-16 Nov 1901 Fancy Creek Cemetery, Spaulding, Sangamon County, Illinois) daughter of William and Mary (Graves) Council.

1 Dec 1844: daughter Mary S. born.

8 Mar 1846: son William Jacob born.

2 Dec 1847/8: son George W. C. born.

6 May 1849: son Jesse F. born.

26 Nov 1850: son Stephen H. born; died 26 Jan 1864; buried Fancy Creek Cemetery, Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois.

no date: infant son born; died 4 Mar 1853 Sangamon County, Illinois; buried Fancy Creek Cemetery, Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois.

25 Aug 1854: daughter Rebecca born Sangamon County, Illinois; died, age 9 months, 5 May 1855 Sangamon County, Illinois; buried Fancy Creek Cemetery, Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois.

6 Sept 1856: son Jefferson D. born Sangamon County, Illinois; died 2 Sept 1858, age 2 years, Sangamon County, Illinois; buried Fancy Creek Cemetery, Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois.

10 Jan 1860: twin daughter Nancy Jane born Sangamon County, Illinois; died 10 Oct 1862, age 2 years, Sangamon County, Illinois; buried Fancy Creek Cemetery, Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois.

10 Jan 1860: twin daughter Elizabeth born Sangamon County, Illinois; died 16 Jan 1860, age 6 days; buried Fancy Creek Cemetery, Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois.

1 Mar 1863: twin son Lincoln born Sangamon County, Illinois; died, age 4 months, 12 July 1863 Sangamon County, Illinois; buried Fancy Creek Cemetery, Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois.

1 Mar 1863: son Hamlin born Sangamon County, Illinois; died 11 July 1863, age 4 months, Sangamon County, Illinois; buried Fancy Creek Cemetery, Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois.

7 May 1906: died Sangamon County, Illinois; buried Fancy Creek Cemetery, Spaulding, Sangamon County, Illinois.

Stephen lived four miles south of Williamsville, Sangamon County, Illinois.

Stephen H. Yocum; Rebecca Yocum; Jefferson D. Yocum; Nancy Jane Yocum; Elizabeth Yocum; Lincoln Yocum; Hamlin Yocum

 

Mary S. Yocum (daughter of Stephen H. and Martha A. (Council) Yocum)

1 Dec 1844: born Williamsville, Sangamon County, Illinois.

30 Jan 1926: died unmarried Sangamon County, Illinois; buried Fancy Creek Cemetery, Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois.

Lived Williamsville, Sangamon County, Illinois.

 

William Jacob Yocum (son of Stephen H. and Martha A. (Council) Yocum)

8 Mar 1846: born.

30 Apr 1864: enlisted in Company I, 133rd Illinois Infantry, for 100 days, served more than 140 days.

24 Sept 1864: honorably discharged.

1874: lived with parents.

1880: a William J. Yocum was a taxpayer in Williams Township, Sangamon County, Illinois.

28 May 1912: died; buried Fancy Creek Cemetery, Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois.

William fought in the Civil War.

 

George W. C. Yocum (son of Stephen H. and Martha A. (Council) Yocum)

2 Dec 1847: born Sangamon County, Illinois.

10 July 1873: married Logan County, Illinois, to Laura Alice Young (buried Chestnut, Illinois) daughter of Hiram J. Young, of Newton County, Missouri.

10 Feb 1875: son Clyde Hathaway born born Mount Pulaski, Logan County, Illinois.

21 May 1876: son Claude Marcellus born Jerseyville, Christian County, Illinois.

3 May 1878: daughter Jessie Maude born Jerseyville, Christian County, Illinois. igi

no date: died; buried Chestnut, Logan County, Illinois.

Lived near Chestnut, Logan County, Illinois. He was a farmer (Section 14, near Mt. Pulaski, Laenna Township) and raised stock.

Clyde Hathaway Yocum; Claude Marcellus Yocum; Jessie Maude Yocum

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Jesse F. Yocum (son of Stephen H. and Martha A. (Council) Yocum)

6 May 1849: born Sangamon County, Illinois.

1 Jan 1876: married Sangamon County, Illinois, Rebecca Caroline Yocom (20 May 1854-30 Jan 1947 Sangamon County, Illinois; buried Fancy Creek Cemetery, Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois) daughter of William and Sarah Jane (Merriman) Yocom).

1876: daughter Ida D. born.

14 June 1878: son Delbert Franklin born.

30 Sept 1880: daughter Cora J. born.

17 May 1925: died Sangamon County, Illinois; buried Fancy Creek Cemetery, Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois.

Lived Sangamon County, Illinois.

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Ida D. Yocum (son of Jesse F. and Rebecca Caroline (Yocom) Yocum)

1876: born.

1956: died; buried Fancy Creek Cemetery, Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois.

 

Delbert Franklin Yocum (son of Jesse F. and Rebecca Caroline (Yocom) Yocum)

14 June 1878: born Sangamon County, Illinois.

15 Feb 1905: married Nellie J. Conrey (7 Sept 1885-7 Feb 1934 Sangamon County, Illinois; buried Fancy Creek Cemetery, Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois) daughter of Edward and Victoria (Renfrow) Conrey.

22 Nov 1908: son Jesse Stephen born.

8 Sept 1910: son Kenneth Edward born.

19 June 1913: son Richard Winston born.

4 May 1942: m/2 Margaret (Bottorf) Ash, daughter of Elliot F. and Minnie V. (Rhodes) Bottorf.

21 June 1955: died Sangamon County, Illinois; buried Fancy Creek Cemetery, Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois.

Lived near Williamsville, Sangamon County, Illinois.

 

Jesse Stephen Yocum (son of Delbert Franklin and Nellie (Conrey) Yocum)

22 Nov 1908: born Sangamon County, Illinois.

30 Nov 1930: married Greene County, Missouri, to Leola Mae Eccles of Girard, Macoupin County, Illinois.

 

Kenneth Edward Yocum (son of Delbert Franklin and Nellie (Conrey) Yocum)

8 Sept 1910: born Sangamon County, Illinois.

7 May 1936: married Flora Belle Miller (1912-_______) daughter of Samuel J. and Laura (White) Miller.

 

Richard Winston Yocum (son of Delbert Franklin and Nellie (Conrey) Yocum)

19 June 1913: born Sangamon County, Illinois.

no date: married Dorothy _______.

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Cora J. Yocum (daughter of Jesse F. and Rebecca Caroline (Yocom) Yocum)

30 Sept 1880: born.

13 Mar 1936: died Sangamon County, Illinois; buried Fancy Creek Cemetery, Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois.

?Unmarried.

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Abel Yocum (son of Jacob and Mary (Booth) Yocum)

2 Jan 1819: born Montgomery County, Kentucky (possibly born 1812). The igi gives both dates.

ca 1828/29: moved with parents to Illinois.

17 Oct 1840: married Sangamon County, Illinois, to Jane H. Robinson (1 Dec 1822-26 July 1899) daughter of William R. and Sarah (Witcher) Robinson. igi

1843: son James Witcher born.

1845: daughter Sarah A. born.

9 Sept 1850: son John Henry born.

26 Mar 1874: died, age 55 years, 2 months, 24 days, Sangamon County, Illinois; buried Wolf Creek Cemetery, Spaulding, Sangamon County, Illinois.

Abel's widow resided near where Abel's father settled in 1828, near Williamsville, Sangamon County, Illinois.

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James Witcher Yocum (son of Abel and Jane H. (Robinson) Yocum)

1843: born Sangamon County, Illinois.

5 Aug 1862: enlisted in Company B, 130th Illinois Infantry for three years.

Aug 1865: honorably discharged.

13 Nov 1865: married Sangamon County, Illinois, to Mary Frances “Fannie” Madden.

no date: son Edgar E. born.

no date: son Ernest L. born.

no date: daughter Minnie F. born.

27 July 1876: died, age 33 years, 4 months, 4 days; buried Wolf Creek Cemetery, Spaulding, Sangamon County, Illinois.

James lived near Illiopolis, Sangamon County, Illinois.

Ernest L. Yocum

 

Edgar E. Yocum (son of James Witcher and Mary Frances (Madden) Yocum)

28 Jan 1891: married Sangamon County, Illinois, to Emma F. Fowler.

 

Minnie F. Yocum (daughter of James Witcher and Mary Frances (Madden) Yocum)

19 Nov 1890: married Sangamon County, Illinois, to William C. Dunham.

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Sarah A. Yocum (daughter of Abel and Jane H. (Robinson) Yocum)

1845: born.

17 Mar 1864: married Sangamon County, Illinois, to George A. Leigh. igi

no date: daughter Hattie J. Leigh born.

no date: daughter Nettie L. Leigh born.

no date: son Harvey Leigh born or Harry.

Possibly “Sarah Jane.” She lived at the corner of Twelfth and Carpenter Streets, Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois.

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John Henry Yocum (son of Abel and Jane H. (Robinson) Yocum)

9 Sept 1850: born Sangamon County, Illinois.

8 Feb 1870: married Sangamon County, Illinois, to Charlotte Sophia “Lotta” Richmond (6 Sept 1851-12 Jan 1922 Sangamon County, Illinois; buried Wolf Creek Cemetery, Spaulding, Sangamon County, Illinois) daughter of William and Nancy (Broman) Richmond.

no date: daughter Lillie F. born.

no date: son Gilbert F. born.

27 June 1931: died Sangamon County, Illinois; buried Wolf Creek Cemetery, Spaulding, Sangamon County, Illinois.

Lived near Illiopolis, Sangamon County, Illinois. Possible children: Raymond L., Gilbert H., James P., Roy G.

Lillie F. Yocum

 

Gilbert F. Yocum (son of John Henry and Charlotte Sophia (Richmond) Yocum)

28 Feb 1899: married Sangamon County, Illinois, to Bertha Collins (27 Jan 1881-5 Sept 1948) daughter of James and Virginia (Reynolds) Collins.

Lived Cantrall, Illinois.

A Gilbert H. Yocum was born 9 Feb 1875 and died 30 July 1956; buried Wolf Creek Cemetery, Spaulding, Sangamon County, Illinois.

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Franklin Yocum (son of Jacob and Mary (Booth) Yocum)

30 July 1820: born Montgomery County, Kentucky. igi

3 Jan 1843 igi or 5 Jan 1842: married Sangamon County, Illinois, to Nancy Jane Darneille or Darnall (1821 Montgomery County, Kentucky-29 June 1898; buried Sheridan, Polk County, Oregon).

12 Nov 1843: son Allan born.

24 Jan 1845: daughter Eveline born.

2 Apr 1846: daughter Marilla Jane born.

25 Nov 1848: daughter Eliza L. born.

28 Sept 1851: arrived in Oregon.

10 Oct 1851: took donation land claim #1521.

2 Mar 1851/53: daughter Rebecca H. born.

20 Apr 1855: daughter Matilda born.

8 Nov 1856: son Lonah “Lonny” born Polk County, Oregon; died, age 17, 19 Mar 1873 Oregon, drowned in the Willamette River. The igi gives his birthplace as East Salem, Salem, Marion County, Oregon.

1856: daughter Retta Louisa born Polk County, Oregon. The igi gives her birthday as 1858 East Salem, Salem, Marion County, Oregon.

1859: daughter Olive born Polk County, Oregon. The igi gives her birthplace as East Salem, Salem, Marion County, Oregon.

Oct 1869: son Harvey born Polk County, Oregon.

ca 1850: moved to Oregon.

25 Apr 1908: died; buried Sheridan, Polk County, Oregon.

Lonah Yocum; Retta Louisa Yocum; Olive Yocum

Igi relative: John T. Houskeeper.

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Allan Yocum (son of Franklin and Nancy Jane (Darneille) Yocum)

12 Nov 1843: born Sangamon County, Illinois.

29 Nov 1866: married Yamhill County, Oregon, to Evaline H. Lady at the home of William A. McCready, John S. Osborn, minister. Witnesses: Levi Zumwalt.

7 Sept 1867: son Elmer born.

no date: son Ira born.

1875: son Irvin J. born.

15 June 1915: died Sheridan, Polk County, Oregon.

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Elmer Yocum (son of Allan and Evaline H. (Lady) Yocum)

7 Sept 1867: born.

no date: married Ora _______.

3/7 Jan 1906: m/2 Emma Gertrude (Wolfe) Latham, by B. F. Rhodes, county judge. Witnesses: Mrs. Louisa Latham. Att. Sylvester Latham, Mr. Paul Fundman.

no date: daughter Lela born.

30 July 1935: died.

Lived Polk County, Oregon.

 

Lela Yocum (daughter of Elmer and _______ Yocum)

no date: married Mitchell Kloninger.

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Ira Yocum (son of Allan and Evaline H. (Lady) Yocum)

1891: married Lulu C. Babcock.

no date: m/2 Clara Lange.

no date: daughter Alcie born.

no date: daughter Lena born.

no date: daughter born.

Alcie Yocum; Lena Yocum

 

Irvin J. Yocum (son of Allan and Evaline H. (Lady) Yocum)

1875: born.

no date: married Mabel Morris.

12 Jan 1914: m/2 Mrs. Lydia (Hartman) Tharp (1876-_______) at the Court House, by Vine W. Pierce, county judge. Att. William DeHaven. Witnesses: C. J. Hoskin, William DeHaven.

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Eveline Yocum (daughter of Franklin and Nancy Jane (Darneille) Yocum)

24 Jan 1845: born Sangamon County, Illinois.

30 Nov 1864: married Marion County, Oregon, to James Brown.

no date: buried Sheridan, Polk County, Oregon.

Four children.

 

Marilla Jane Yocum (daughter of Franklin and Nancy Jane (Darneille) Yocum)

2 Apr 1846: born Sangamon County, Illinois.

7 May 1868: married Salem, Marion County, Oregon, to David Arba Carter. igi

no date: died; buried Brownsville, Lane County, Oregon.

Four children.

 

Eliza L. Yocum (daughter of Franklin and Nancy Jane (Darneille) Yocum)

25 Nov 1848: born Sangamon County, Illinois.

13 Aug 1868: married Marion County, Oregon, to John Dignon.

no date: married Marion County, Oregon, to _______ Bradford, of California.

Lived near Salem, Oregon.

 

Rebecca H. Yocum (daughter of Franklin and Nancy Jane (Darneille) Yocum)

2 Mar 1851/53: born Sheridan, Yamhill County, Oregon. The igi gives 2 Mar 1851 as the marriage date.

20 Dec 1871: married Marion County, Oregon, to John Wilson Minto. He m/2 1891 to Kate (Aiken) Sullivan. John Minto was prominent in early Oregon history and considered the Poet Laureate of the state (Centennial History of Oregon).

no date: died; buried near Salem, Marion County, Oregon.

Two children.

 

Matilda Yocum (daughter of Franklin and Nancy Jane (Darneille) Yocum)

20 Apr 1855: born Polk County, Oregon. The igi gives the birthplace as East Salem, Salem, Marion County, Oregon.

 

Harvey Yocum (son of Franklin and Nancy Jane (Darneille) Yocum)

Oct 1869: born Polk County, Oregon.

no date: married Melinda _______.

no date: died; buried Missouri.

Harvey accidentally shot himself while cleaning a gun.

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Elijah Yocum (son of Jacob and Mary (Booth) Yocum)

26 Oct 1821: born Montgomery County, Kentucky. igi

no date: moved to McLean County, Illinois.

7 Jan 1852: married Petersburg, Menard County, Illinois, to Caroline A. Higgins.

7 Aug 1855: son Albert Lee born.

no date: daughter Annie R. born.

no date: son Elijah Lincoln born.

no date: moved to McLean County, Illinois.

no date: moved near Waynesville, DeWitt County, Illinois.

2 Feb 1873: died of spotted fever.

Lived near Waynesville, DeWitt County, Illinois.

Igi relative: John T. Houskeeper.

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Albert Lee Yocum (son of Elijah and Caroline A. (Higgins) Yocum)

7 Aug 1855: born Menard County, Illinois.

5/9 Sept 1878: married Anna Belle Short (16 Aug 1857-27 Dec 1929).

no date: daughter Nettie born; died infant.

1881: daughter Minnie Fern born.

no date: daughter Laura B. born.

8 Dec 1886: son Albert Lee born.

22 Mar 1890: son Rupert Roswell born.

12 May 1895: son George M. born.

30 Mar 1932: died Marion County, Iowa.

Nettie Yocum

 

Minnie Fern Yocum (daughter of Albert Lee and Anna Belle (Short) Yocum)

1881: born Waynesville, DeWitt County, Illinois.

1 May 1916: married Des Moines, County, Iowa, to Leon Carlton Hunt (1881-_______).

 

Laura B. Yocum (daughter of Albert Lee and Anna Belle (Short) Yocum)

no date: married L. E. Pfaff.

no date: son Jack O. Pfaff; married Irene Tigner. Children:

1. Scott Pfaff.

2. Galen Pfaff.

3. Marvin Pfaff.

4. Melvin Pfaff.

5. Stephen Pfaff.

6. Charley Pfaff.

7. Rupert Pfaff.

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Albert Lee Yocum (son of Albert Lee and Anna Belle (Short) Yocum)

8 Dec 1886: born Marion County, Iowa.

25 Dec 1909: married Jennie Marie Curtis (1891-_______) daughter of John H. and Mary Ellen (Proctor) Curtis.

no date: graduated from the University of Illinois Medical College.

15 Jan 1913: son Curtis born.

14 Nov 1917: daughter Mary Elizabeth born Lucas County, Iowa.

Practiced medicine in Chariton, Lucas County, Iowa.

Mary Elizabeth Yocum

 

Curtis Yocum (son of Albert Lee and Jennie Marie (Curtis) Yocum)

15 Jan 1913: born Lucas County, Iowa.

1 Nov 1947: married Shirley Redetghe.

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Rupert Roswell Yocum (son of Albert Lee and Anna Belle (Short) Yocum)

22 Mar 1890: born Lucas County, Iowa.

25 Oct 1916: married Nora Edythe Allen (1894-_______) daughter of Joseph Patton and Sadie Belle (Morris) Allen.

no date: daughter Doris born.

 

Doris Yocum (daughter of Rupert Roswell and Nora Edyth (Allen) Yocum)

no date: married Lee Liege.

no date: child Jerrie Lee Liege born.

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George M. Yocum (son of Albert Lee and Anna Belle (Short) Yocum)

12 May 1895: born Lucas County, Iowa.

20 Oct 1917: married Ethel M. Bowen (30 Aug 1897-_______) daughter of H. L. and Nina (Taylor) Bowen).

30 Sept 1918: daughter Betty Marie born; unmarried, instructor in homemaking in Chariton, Iowa, high school (1958).

12 Sept 1921: son George, Jr. born.

Lived Chariton, Lucas County, Iowa.

Betty Marie Yocum

 

George Yocum, Jr. (son of George M. and Ethel M. (Bowen) Yocum)

12 Sept 1921: born Rosebud, South Dakota.

19 Jan 1946: married Mary T. Hollingshead.

Lived Redmond, Oregon.

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Annie R. (Anna A., Anola A.) Yocum (daughter of Elijah and Caroline A. (Higgins) Yocum)

31 Dec 1879: married DeWitt County, Illinois, to Sylvester P. Stillman.

no date: son William Stillman born; married Nellie Beers. Children:

1. Francis Stillman; married Dorothy Sparks.

2. William Stillman, Jr.; married Louise _______.

no date: m/2 _______ Oyler.

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Elijah Lincoln Yocum (son of Elijah and Caroline A. (Higgins) Yocum)

no date: born DeWitt County, Illinois.

24 Sept 1882: married DeWitt County, Illinois, Sarah L. Story.

no date: son Harry born.

no date: daughter Dell born.

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Harry Yocum (son of Elijah Lincoln and Sarah L. (Story) Yocum)

no date: married Pearl Rankin.

no date: son Maynard born.

no date: daughter Virginia born.

 

Maynard Yocum (son of Harry and Pearl (Rankin) Yocum)

no date: married Olivia Wilkie.

 

Virginia Yocum (daughter of Harry and Pearl (Rankin) Yocum)

27 Aug 1938: married Melvin Peavler.

no date: m/2 George Ash.

no date: daughter Laura Jane Ash born.

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Dell Yocum (daughter of Elijah Lincoln and Sarah L. (Story) Yocum)

no date: married Milton Hoose.

no date: daughter Colleen Hoose born.

no date: son Sharon Hoose born; married Louise Shirley.

no date: daughter Vaudrene Hoose born; married Harry Cade.

no date: son Weldon Hoose born.

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Rebecca Yocum (daughter of Jacob and Mary (Booth) Yocum)

11 Mar 1826: born Montgomery County, Kentucky. igi

1 June 1848: married Sangamon County, Illinois, Clement Passwaters of Heyworth, McLean County, Illinois, son of Parnell and Comfort (Short) Passwaters.

Apr 1849: moved to McLean County, Illinois.

2 May 1849: daughter Emily Jane Passwaters born McLean County, Illinois; married 11 Mar 1871 Samuel Miller (or Stephen Miller) of Heyworth, McLean County, Illinois. Lived near Heyworth. Two children.

1 Dec 1850: son Stephen H. Passwaters born McLean County, Illinois; married 8 Feb 1873 Sarah Lee. Lived near Heyworth. Two children.

no date: son William F. Passwaters born McLean County, Illinois.

no date: son Enoch D. Passwaters born McLean County, Illinois.

no date: son James C. Passwaters born McLean County, Illinois.

no date: son John L. Passwaters born McLean County, Illinois.

no date: daughter Mary C. Passwaters born.

Igi relative: John T. Houskeeper.

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Thomas Jefferson Yocum (son of Jacob and Mary (Booth) Yocum)

2 Nov 1828: born Sangamon County, Illinois (born on the day of his family's arrival).

Spring 1847: moved to California and spent 11 months in the gold mines.

before 1 Dec 1850: moved to Oregon.

13 Feb 1851: took donation land claim #1770. Affidavit: Caleb I. Payne, Reuben Grant.

16 Jan 1851: married Polk County, Oregon, to Elizabeth Tharp (23 Mar 1836-_______) daughter of Abraham and Margaret (Stuart) Tharp.

5 Sept 1852: daughter Margaret born Bellevue, Yamhill County, Oregon; died, age 13, 1865.

19 Mar 1854: daughter Sarah Jane born.

1 Mar 1856: daughter Mary Ann born.

4 Sept 1858: daughter Emily Huldah born.

4 Jan 1862: daughter Melvina Elizabeth born.

14 Aug 1863: son Samuel Franklin born.

28 Dec 1866: daughter Rebecca Sophia born.

10 July 1870: son Albert Tharp born.

24 Sept 1909: died Bellevue, Yamhill County, Oregon.

Margaret Yocum

 

Sarah Jane Yocum (daughter of Thomas Jefferson and Elizabeth (Tharp) Yocum)

19 Mar 1854: born.

28 July 1870: married John Thornton (1847-_______) at her home by L. Henderson, J.P. Witnesses: Sarah F. Henderson, James P. Morgan.

1929: died.

Two children.

 

Mary Ann Yocum (daughter of Thomas Jefferson and Elizabeth (Tharp) Yocum)

1 Mar 1856: born.

10 Sept 1873: married Robert B. Griffith(s) at her home, by G. W. Brareson, minister, with written consent of parents. Witnesses: T. Tharp, J. K. Delashmut.

no date: child born.

1909: died.

 

Emily Huldah Yocum (daughter of Thomas Jefferson and Elizabeth (Tharp) Yocum)

4 Sept 1858: born.

29 Aug 1880: married William Arthur (1855-_______) at her home, by G. W. Brareson, minister. Witnesses: W. N. Pugh, S. P. Yocum.

 

Melvina Elizabeth Yocum (daughter of Thomas Jefferson and Elizabeth (Tharp) Yocum)

4 Jan 1862: born.

10 Jan 1878: married Yamhill County, Oregon, Robert Francis Yocom. The igi gives the date of marriage as 16 Jan 1879.

7 Nov 1952: died.

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Samuel Franklin Yocum (son of Thomas Jefferson and Elizabeth (Tharp) Yocum)

14 Aug 1863: born near Bellevue, Yamhill County, Oregon.

1878: married McMinnville, Oregon, to Clara Offrey.

1891: son Lloyd born.

9 Mar 1939: died.

Lived McMinnville, Oregon.

 

Lloyd Yocum (son of Samuel Franklin and Clara (Offrey) Yocum)

1891: born.

10 Aug 1919: married Willamina, Oregon, Julia Ann Wagerman or Waugaman (1896-_______) at her home, Willamina, Oregon, by Alfred G. Bates, Methodist Episcopal minister. Witnesses: Elie and Malinda Waugaman. Att. Ralph Tharp.

1922: son Walter Glenn born.

1924/25: died, drowned.

 

Walter Glenn Yocum (son of Lloyd and Julia Ann (Wagerman) Yocum)

1922: born.

5 Feb 1944: married Phoenix, Arizona, to Marjorie M. Ingram.

Three daughters.

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Rebecca Sophia Yocum (daughter of Thomas Jefferson and Elizabeth (Tharp) Yocum)

28 Dec 1866: born.

12 Oct 1892: married Chester W. Babcock, of Polk County, by William Galloway, county judge. Witnesses: Sol Messenger, Baltman.

no date: divorced.

no date: m/2 David Newberry.

1953: died.

 

Albert Tharp Yocum (son of Thomas Jefferson and Elizabeth (Tharp) Yocum)

10 July 1870: born.

5 Oct 1897: married Millie A. Morris (1881-_______) at Yamhill Hotel, by J. E. Magorf, county judge. Att. John Newell. Witnesses: I. F. Harding, Mrs. L. J. Latham.

no date: divorced.

5 Oct 1911: m/2 Mary Elizabeth Shawver at home of David Powell, by D. Lester Fields, Methodist Episopal minister. Att. William L. Lambright. Witnesses: Mrs. Neal Stroup, David Powell.

James P. Yocum (son of Jacob and Mary (Booth) Yocum)

11 Apr 1830: born Sangamon County, Illinois.

Spring 1851: moved to Oregon with his mother and William S. Hussey.

4 Oct 1851: arrived in Oregon.

10 Oct 1851: settled land claim #2423. Affidavit: Jesse Yocum, Jefferson Davis, Henry Bird

18 June 1857: married Yamhill County, Oregon, to Maria Emeline Hussey (1 Jan 1841 Sangamon County, Illinois-23 Apr 1863) by Alexander Bennett, minister. Witnesses: Stephen and Cornelia Hussey, Franklin Yocom, Henry Bird.

2 Dec 1858: daughter Henrietta born; died, age 16, 4 Dec 1874; buried Gopher Valley, Oregon.

1860: daughter Miranda born Yamhill County, Oregon; died 1867; buried Gopher Valley, Oregon.

14 Oct 1862: son Stephen H. born.

3/5 May 1865: m/2 Martha E. (Beamon) Potts (11 Sept 1838 Paltes or Pettis County, Missouri-1899). Her parents were both born in North Carolina.

1866: daughter Anna M. born Yamhill County, Oregon; 1880 census McLean County, Illinois.

1867: son Franklin D. or B. born Yamhill County, Oregon; unmarried.

ca 1869: daughter Virginia B. born Yamhill County, Oregon.

1871: daughter Mary born.

no date: son Grant born Yamhill County, Oregon; died infant.

1875: daughter Minnie born.

29 Oct 1875: left Oregon on S. S. Ajax to San Francisco, then went by railroad to Bloomington, McLean County, Illinois.

13 Nov 1875: arrived in Bloomington, McLean County, Illinois.

1878: son Jessie born; died age 4 months; buried Shiloh Cemetery, Heyworth, McLean County, Illinois.

10 Dec 1880: died, age 49 years, 9 months, 16 days; buried Shiloh Cemetery, Heyworth, McLean County, Illinois.

Lived four miles northeast of Heyworth, McLean County, Illinois.

Henrietta Yocum; Miranda Yocum; Anna Yocum; Franklin D. Yocum; Grant Yocum

 

“He left for Oregon overland in the spring of 1851, accompanied by his mother, two brothers, and his brother-in-law, William S. Hussey, and arrived at their journey's end 4th October the same year and was within three days of living six months on the road. He settled on a donation land claim 8 Oct 1851, in Yamhill County, Oregon.

He left Oregon 29 Oct 1875, with his family, going by the steamship Ajax to San Francisco, thence by railroad to Bloomington, Illinois, arriving 13 Nov 1875, and then lived four miles northeast of Heyworth, McLean County, Illinois.”

 

Stephen H. Yocum (son of James P. and Maria Emeline (Hussey) Yocum)

14 Oct 1862: born Yamhill County, Oregon. igi

no date: married _______ Passwaters.

 

Mary Yocum (daughter of James P. and Martha E. (Beamon) Yocum)

1871: born Yamhill County, Oregon.

no date: married John Alsop.

 

Minnie Yocum (daughter of James P. and Martha E. (Beamon) Yocum)

1875: born Yamhill County, Oregon.

1927: died unmarried; buried Shiloh Cemetery, Heyworth, McLean County, Illinois.

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Hathaway Yocum (son of Jacob and Mary (Booth) Yocum)

31 Oct 1831: born Sangamon County, Illinois.

Oct 1850: moved to Oregon; took donation land claim #1894. Affidavit: Thomas J. Yocom and Hiblers.

7 Mar 1852: married Polk County, Oregon, Mary Tharp or Thorpe (1835-16 Aug 1889 Polk County, Oregon; buried Deer Creek Cemetery, near Bellevue, Oregon) daughter of Abraham and Margaret (Stewart) Tharp. She m/1 18 Feb 1845 William Harrington in Halifax, Nova Scotia (if these dates are correct, Mary would have been 10 years old when she married William Harrington).

15 Apr 1852: settled claim in Polk County, Oregon.

1855: daughter Elizabeth Frances born.

17 Aug 1856: son Christopher Clement born.

7 Oct 1860: daughter Carletta Lavina born.

15 Apr 1865: son Joseph M. born.

1870/71: son William Abraham born.

1874: son Edward born.

2 Dec 1891: married Amery Jane (Verge) Harrington (16 Mar 1824 Lake Porter, Nova Scotia-_______) daughter of John Verge and Eunice (Millet) Verge, widow of William Harrington.

21 Oct 1915: died Falls City, Polk County, Oregon; buried Deer Creek Cemetery, near Bellevue, Oregon.

Shirley Wood, of Portland, Oregon: “On Hathaway and Mary's stone in the cemetery is the name of Hattie born 1878, died 1879. Clement's name is also on the stone, so either Hattie is Hathaway's daughter or Clement's daughter.”

Hattie Yocum

 

Elizabeth Frances Yocum (daughter of Hathaway and Mary (Tharp) Yocum)

1853/55: born Bellevue-McMinnville, Yamhill County, Oregon.

no date: licensed to marry Peter Delashmut of Polk County, Oregon.

22 Oct 1871: marriage license returned Yamhill County, Oregon, Lindsay Delashmint(mut), by J. T. Simpson, J.P. Witnesses: T. Tharp, J. K. Delashmut.

23 Apr 1883: m/2 G. T. Griffin.

Elizabeth and Lindsay had three children.

 

Christopher Clement Yocum (son of Hathaway and Mary (Tharp) Yocum)

17 Aug 1856: born Bellevue-McMinnville, Yamhill County, Oregon.

25 Oct 1877: married Yamhill County, Oregon, Ada Lee Osborne.

Apr 1880: son Fredric born Polk County, Oregon.

4 Mar 1882: drowned in Yamhill River.

Fredric Yocum

 

Carletta Lavina Yocum (daughter of Hathaway and Mary (Tharp) Yocum)

7 Oct 1860: born Ballston, Polk County, Oregon.

30 Apr 1882: married Ballston, Polk County, Oregon, Henry Buell, a mortician in Eugene, Oregon.

1 Apr 1935: died Dallas, Oregon.

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Joseph M. Yocum (son of Hathaway and Mary (Tharp) Yocum)

15 Apr 1865: born Polk County, Oregon. The igi says that he was born Bellevue-McMinnville, Yamhill County, Oregon.

ca 1887: married Hettie Hussey.

no date: son John Richard born.

no date: daughter Rita born.

no date: son Lawren Funk born.

no date: daughter Vera born.

no date: daughter Vivian born.

no date: son Ercel born.

no date: daughter Bess born.

1952: died.

no date: ?m/2 Bessie Church.

Lawren Funk Yocum; Ercel Yocum

 

John Richard Yocum (son of Joseph M. and Hettie (Hussey) Yocum)

1949: lived Rufus, Sherman County, Oregon.

 

Rita Yocum (daughter of Joseph M. and Hettie (Hussey) Yocum)

no date: married _______ Oviatt.

 

Vera Yocum (daughter of Joseph M. and Hettie (Hussey) Yocum)

no date: married _______ Hettpold.

 

Vivian Yocum (daughter of Joseph M. and Hettie (Hussey) Yocum)

no date: married Bert Kane.

 

Bess Yocum (daughter of Joseph M. and Hettie (Hussey) Yocum)

no date: married _______ Church.

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William Abraham Yocum (son of Hathaway and Mary (Tharp) Yocum)

1870/71: born.

1893: married Mrs. May Dickey.

15 Sept 1928: died.

“Willie.”

 

Edward “Eddie” Yocum (son of Hathaway and Mary (Tharp) Yocum)

1874: born.

no date: married Mary Pattee.

30 May 1909: son Melvin or Clarence born.

no date: son Melvin or Clarence born.

1929: died.

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George W. Yocom, Jr. (son of George Washington and Rebecca (Powell) Yocom)

ca 1789: born Montgomery County, Kentucky.

1842: died.

George had a large plantation and slaves. He died before the Civil War and manumitted his slaves before his death, giving the head of each family a few acres of land.

 

Lucy “Tally” Yocom (daughter of George Washington and Rebecca (Powell) Yocom)

1791: born Montgomery County, Kentucky.

no date: married David Tremble.

1808: son (Mark) William Tremble born; died 1870; married Ellen O'Hair (1787-_______) daughter of Michael and Elizabeth (Tribbett) O'Hair.

no date: daughter Evaline Tremble born; married _______ McGuire.

no date: daughter Caroline Tremble born; married _______ Swango.

no date: son Shelton Tremble born.

no date: son Preston Tremble born.

no date: daughter Emily Tremble born; married _______ Cockrell.

1823: son James Greenville Tremble born; died 1919. Children:

1. Mary Tremble; married _______ Greenwade.

2. Rowena Tremble; married _______ Day.

3. Nelson K. Tremble.

4. Robert M. Tremble.

5. Ella Q. Tremble.

6. Bruce W. Tremble.

7. Fannie L. Tremble; married _______ Jones.

8. Nancy M. Tremble; married _______ Holley.

9. James Greenville Tremble.

no date: daughter Rose Tremble born; married _______ Hensley.

no date: daughter Louisa Tremble born; married _______ Wilson.

no date: son Asbury Tremble born.

no date: son Nelson Tremble born.

no date: daughter Elizabeth Tremble born; married _______ Turner.

no date: son Frank Tremble born.

Reference: Ruth E. Frey, Paris, Illinois.

1845: died.

 

Amelia or Millie Yocum (daughter of George Washington and Rebecca (Powell) Yocum)

10 Jan/Oct 1793: born Clark, now Montgomery County, Kentucky. The igi gives 10 Jan 1793 Montgomery County, Kentucky; Oct 1793 Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky; and 27 May 1793 Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky.

2 Aug 1813/17: married Mt. Sterling, Montgomery County, Kentucky, Samuel Darnell or Darneille. The igi gives both dates.

18 Feb 1893: died Mount Pleasant, Henry County, Iowa; buried Old Saunders Cemetery, Mount Pleasant, Henry County, Iowa.

Amelia lived with her brother Jacob in Sangamon County, Illinois. She was ill after the death of Samuel.

Igi relative: Grant Allyn Caproni.

 

Nancy Yocum (daughter of George Washington and Rebecca (Powell) Yocum)

17 June 1794: born Montgomery County, Kentucky. igi

27 June 1814: married Montgomery County, Kentucky, Benjamin Shafer Davis or Davies (1793 Virginia-_______). igi

13 Jan 1815: daughter Talitha Davis or Anna Cumi Davis born; died 3 Jan 1901; married John Breckenridge Wells.

21 Sept 1817: son Owen Davis born; died 21 Mar 1895; married Sarah Ann Wills or Wells.

30 Oct 1819: daughter Parthena Davis born; died 3 Feb 1911 or 13 Feb 1869; married James Hart Jones; m/2 Isaac Turnbaugh. Children:

1. Mary Caroline Turnbaugh born 25 Apr 1842, Pittsfield, Pike County, Illinois; married James Harvey Langford

2. Isaac Newton Turnbaugh born 13 Apr 1849; died 15 Oct 1904; married Christieanna M. Johnson. Child:

1. Florence Turnbaugh; lived 2397 East 4800 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84117.

3. John Benjamin Turnbaugh born 7 Apr 1855.

4. Hyrum Turnbaugh born 27 Feb 1858 Willard, Utah; died 8 Sept 1863.

5. Susan Parthena Turnbaugh born 9 May 1860 Willard, Utah; died 15 Dec 1866.

6. Tilithia Eliza Turnbaugh born 16 Oct 1862 Willard, Utah; died 8 Sept 1863.

7. Sonora Nevada Turnbaugh born 2 Nov 1864 Willard, Utah; died 12 Nov 1925.

7 Nov 1821: daughter Caroline Davis born; married George S. Wren.

24 Jan 1824: daughter Eliza Davis born; died 3 Aug 1885; married Orlando G. Spencer.

23 Nov 1826: son Jefferson Davis born; died 8 June 1890; married Kittie Robinson or Kittie Johnson.

24 Dec 1828: daughter Susan Olive Davis born; died 23 Mar 1920; married Joseph B. Evans.

3 Apr 1831: son George Yocum Davis born; died 7 Mar 1897; married Caroline Yoacum.

no date: ?m/2 David Batterton (5 Nov 1796 Madison, Kentucky-_______).

1 Apr 1831: died Montgomery County, Kentucky.

 

Elizabeth Yocum (daughter of George Washington and Rebecca (Powell) Yocum)

1796: born Montgomery County, Kentucky. The igi lists ca 1795 as the birthdate.

no date: married John Frame.

On 22 May 1817, an Elizabeth Yocum married Isaac B. Butcher in Montgomery County, Kentucky. igi

?1845: died.

 

Rebecca Yocum (daughter of George Washington and Rebecca (Powell) Yocum)

1798: born Montgomery County, Kentucky.

1845: died.

 

Stephen Powell Yocum (son of George Washington and Rebecca (Powell) Yocum)

17 Feb 1800: born Montgomery County, Kentucky. igi

ca 1824: married Montgomery County, Kentucky, to Delilah Scott.

5 May 1825: daughter Rebecca Jane born.

ca 1826/27: daughter born; died age 14 years.

1828: moved to Marion County, Illinois, with his older brother, Jacob.

Sept 1828: divorced; Stephen accused Delilah of adultery--he entered divorce proceedings against her in both Marion County, Illinois, and Montgomery County, Kentucky. Montgomery County, Kentucky, Deed Bk 16 p29.

29 Sept 1829: m/2 Marion County, Illinois, to Mary Dorris (1 July 1809-25 May 1879 McDonough County, Illinois) daughter of John Dorris of Smith and Sumner Counties, Tennessee. The igi gives 24 Sept 1830 as the marriage date.

ca 1830: daughter Eliza Ann born.

1831/32: served as a major in the Black Hawk War in the 8th Regiment, Illinois Volunteer Infantry. Abraham Lincoln was a “Colonel in the same Division.” “After President Lincoln's election, Stephen Yocum visited him in Springfield and Lincoln recognized him and said `Well Major, you bossed me and now it is my turn to boss you.'”

17 Oct 1832: daughter Talitha Cumi born.

no date: daughter Amanda born.

1 Apr 1836: daughter Cornelia Hester born.

18 Sept 1837: daughter Julia L. born; died, age 18, 9 Dec 1855.

22 Jan 1838: son George F. born.

no date: daughter Mary L. V. born.

no date: daughter Clarissa V. born.

20 Jan 1839: son Milton born; died, age 4, 10 Jan 1844.

27 Mar 1839: daughter Elzira K. born.

7 Aug 1843: candidate for Justice of the Peace in McDonough County, Illinois.

23 Oct 1874: died; buried with his family in Pennington Point Cemetery, Pennington County.

Julia L. Yocum; Milton Yocum

Stephen was a partner with his father in a saw mill. He was described as a heavy-set, rather handsome man. He was noted for his open-handedness to anyone in need and for his wit and ability as a raconteur, and as an inveterate practical joker.

A History of McDonough County, Illinois told a story of his inability to turn away any traveller applying for food or shelter. It told of a traveller and his family of four or five children, caught, as night came on, in one of the torrential rainstorms which afflict that section of the country and applied to the “Major” for lodging. Stephen P. told him that he was welcome to stay, if they could put up with the poor fare he was able to offer them. The man was apologetic for being forced to inflict himself and family on one in such circumstances, but that he and his wife could make out if there was only enough extra food for his hungry children. Stephen continued to lament his circumstances during the preparations by the female contingent for supper. When it was announced, he led the people into a room with a table heaped with fried chicken and all of the other comestibles found on a well-to-do farmer's table.

Stephen's will bequeaths to his wife, Mary, land in New Salem, McDonough County, Illinois. Also to daughter, Clara Stephens, son-in-law, William M. Harlan, daughter, Eliza Ann Toland, children of daughter, Amanda Booker, daughter, Mary Wilcox, daughter Talitha Harlan, daughter, Esther Harlan, daughter, Elzira Burleigh, and grandchildren, Thomas Jones, Margaret and Mary Thomas, Fanny Jennings, Margareta Baer and daughter Jane's children by Thomas H. Jones.

A Memoir of Stephen Powell Yocum written by Louella Burleigh Thompson--1954/55:

The Yocum family came from Holland and settled in Kentucky. Stephen (my grandfather) was born in 1800 and of the 4th generation. His mother or grandmother was of Scotch-Irish descent. Stephen had sisters and two were redhaired and one brother, George who never married. He had a large plantation and slaves. He died befor the Civil War but before he died he gave to the head of each slave family a few acres of land and their freedom.

Stephen was in partnership with his father in a saw mill. He married a beautiful woman and when there were two little girls he divorced his wife because of adultery.

He was a major in the Black Hawk War of 1832 and Abe Lincoln was a colonel in the same division. After President Lincoln's election, grandfather visited him in Springfield and Lincoln recognized him and said, `Well Major you bossed me and now it is my turn to boss you.'

While Stephen was in the war he passed through McDonough County, Illinois and liked the level land so well he settled there after the war.

He was married to Mary Dorris who was born and raised in Tennessee and was of Danish descent. She gave birth to six daughters and two sons and with two step-daughters had a large family. One son died when four years old and George died on the Murfreesboro battlefield during the Civil War so when grandfather died in 1873 the name died with him. Grandmother died in 1877 after a very short illness. All the girls (but one who died when 14 years old) were married and lived in Illinois but my mother who lived in Nebraska.

My parents met each other when father was selling medicine in Illinois. They corresponded while father was in the army and mother saw him when the troops were stationed at Quincy, Illinois.

When father was discharged he wrote mother he was coming to see her and going to ask her a question and wanted her to say `yes.' She took the letter to her mother to read who told her she might do worse for he was a kind looking man.

(And I would like to add here that father was very kind. I once told him that Christ said `the meek would inherit the earth' and I was sure there was a large place for him.)”

So they were married the next day at Macomb, Illinois. Mother aged 26, father 35. Father went back to Mendon, Adams County, Illinois and mother followed in a few weeks and they lived in Mendon and Quincy until they moved to Nebraska.

They went back to Clay, New York so the first child could be born in the old home and mother could meet the Burleighs.

In Oct 1867 they moved to Nebraska coming through in covered wagon drawn by two mares and two large mules.

Several years before he bought 400 acres of land in Otoe County for $200 and here they came to a four roomed house - two rooms downstairs and two upstairs. It was an open winter and father broke prairie every month in the year but February.

When the railroad came though, the town of Syracuse was located about ½ mile away. Before that, their nearest town was 18 miles away - Nebraska City. Four chidren were born near Syracuse.

Mother's health was poor and a doctor said she had quick-consumption and should go to Colorado. So, May 15, 1880 they left their farm with a renter and started west (they afterwards sold the farm). A light spring wagon drawn by horses was for father, mother and me to ride in. A bed was in the back part and mother could lie down when tired. A covered wagon drawn by six milk cows held the rest of the family and a hired woman who came along to take a claim. The woman and the two girls slept in the wagon and father and the boys slept on the ground.

A pony, whose rider was Edwin or Eliza went before the cows and they followed at a slow pace. Father and mother always went ahead and found a camping place. In just a few days mother was so much better, she was sitting up most of the time.

I thought it a rare treat to ride in the big wagon. We camped early at night and the cows were milked and allowed to graze. We sat around the campfire and fahter held worship and we sang songs.

The boys and father never stopped the cows when they wanted to get into the wagon but would quickly go behind the cows and climb on the wagon tongue and into the wagon. One time Edwin slipped and fell and a front wheel ran over him, he then curled up and the back wheel missed him. No bones were broken and his muscles were sore only a few days.

I developed measles so they stopped at a farmhouse and rented a room and mother care for me and the others didn't have measles.

When they reached Bloomington they saw the sign `Deary's Furniture Store' and found Bill Deary, an old friend from Illinois. We camped near his home and visited some distant relatives by the name of Yocum who lived near Bloomington.

Jim Yocum had a visitor who had just proved up on his land in Harlan County and wanted to sell it. (The U.S. Land Office was in Bloomington then).

Father and mother went to see the land and bought the 160 acres for $200. They young man had been living in a dug-out but had a sod house about ready for a roof. He had just received a letter from his intended wife saying she would never live west of the Mississippi River so he sold out. She lived in Ohio.

They soon finished the house and we moved in June 14, 1880. We had board floors in all four rooms but most of our neighbors had mother earth for floors. We put down a carpet in the living room and how happy we were when father brought home an organ - he traded one of the horses for it. Mary could play the organ and it was the only one around and we sang when company came to see us.

Mabel was born the next summer and we were a very happy family. But school was 2½ miles from home and only a few months during the year so father began looking around for a new home for he wanted his children to have an education.

Jim Yocum decided to move to Oregon so father bought his place that was ½ mile east of Bloomington. It was a much large house and frame and still stands. We moved January 1, 1882.

The next winter the five chidlren, the hired girl and herd boy had the measles and mother cared for them. Father done chores alone.

Later father sold the Yocum place and bought the Dorsey place ½ mile west of Bloomington. While living there George attended a missionary college in Battle Creek, Michigan and Mary began teaching school, also became engaged to Edward Jayne.

Edwin would soon be going to college so father sold the farm and bought a hotel in Bloomington the fall of 1885. We rented rooms but never served meals. Although there were two other hotels our rooms would be filled when district court was in session and we girls would give up our room and sleep on the kitchen floor.

Mary was married at home Dec. 3, 1885. Edward was teaching school but studying to be a minister for the Seventh-Day Adventist Church. After he was ordained they moved to Ft. Calhoun, Nebraska. Edna was about two years old and how we hated to see them leave.

George was called by the mission board to go with the first group of missionaries from the S.D.A. church sent to South Africa. He was there almost three years and returned to take a medical course so he could do more good. He took medical at Ann Arbor, Michigan and interned at Battle Creek, Michigan Sanitarium. Eliza was there taking nurses training and Edwin was in college.

In 1890 father traded the hotel for a farm situated 7 miles north of Bloomington. Mother, Mabel and I moved to Ft. Calhoun and father sold religious books. When word came that the renter was destroying things on the farm mother returned to see about things as father couldn't get away until in June. The renter had left so mother hired a man and woman to bread the sod and plant broom corn and father harvested a good crop that fall. The next spring 1893 I taught a two months term of school and became acquainted with Earnest for his folks were our neighbors. We both taught and went to school until Nov. 28, 1897 when we were married at a simple home wedding.

Father owned a five roomed house in Bloomington that he rented. It was vacant when we were married so the next week they moved into it for they found it too lonely on the farm so rented the farm.

George had contracted t.b. after graduation and spent time in Colorado and old Mexico, came home the spring of 1899 and died Oct 1899. Edwin came home and cared for him and then went back to Medical College for he had promised George he would take up where he left off. But it wasn't to be for Edwin had to quit medical school the last semester and died Sept 15, 1904.

Mabel was married at home Feb. 14, 1908 to Clyde Batterson so father and mother were alone now. Mother wasn't well and lost flesh and had to give up and go to bed. Mary and Mabel came home and cared for mother but she died June 19, 1909 of cancer.

Father went home with Mary, who lived in Atlantic City, New Jersey and lived with her and her family and Eliza and fmaily until he died Jan. 4, 1911 at Acushnet, Massachusetts.

Father and mother didn't leave us money wealth but very pleasant memories and a good example to follow: Morning and evening worship and a firm trust in God.

 

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Stephen Yocum was witty and told stories but was always ready to lend a helping hand to any one who needed help.

Word came from Tennessee after War broke out between the States that an uncle and aunt of grandmother's were in trouble. Their son was in hiding for he didn't want to join the Southern Army and was afraid to join the Northern army for fear his aged parents would be mistreated. So grandfather sent for Uncle Jackie and Aunt Betsy to come to Illinois to stay at their house. They stayed there two years until other arrangements were made. Uncle Jackie read his Bible most of the time and could tell in what book of the Bible any verse was that was read to him. And quite often give the chapter and verse. My mother said they tried him many times but he could always tell the book. Both were deaf but Aunt Betsy was always busy knitting or sewing.

This instance happened near the close of the War and I will tell it as best as I can the way mother told me.

It was a cold frosty morning and I had a bad sore throat and father, mother and I were seated in the living room near the fireplace. Father was reading and mother and I were knitting when the dog began barking and Belle, the hird girl, poked her head in the door and said, `Mr. Yocum, your African friends have come to see you.' Father went out and we looked out the window. There were eight colored people, counting children. Father shook hands all around and we saw him take his handkerchief and wipe his eyes. Then he led them into the kitchen and came in to talk with mother. `That old colored woman spun and wove cloth for my mother,' said father `and those men are her sons and grandsons.'

The Southern people were going to kill them unless they would work for nothing although they had been set free by President Lincoln.

A planter didn't want them killed told Sol (who had worked for us but now lived in Kentucky) to take his wagon and team and take the colored people across the river into free territory. He started after dark and gave them directions how to reach father's house after they reached Macomb, Illinois. And here they were with packs on their backs and had walked a long way.

Belle came in and told mother she wasn't staying with `niggers' so mother said, `You have wanted to visit your sister so now is your time and father will take you and when they leave we will come for you.'

Father told the men they could cut timber from his land and build cabins and were a great help. The last time I was in Illinois I saw some of those colored people and they spoke with reverence of `Massa' Yocum.

`What about Belle?' I asked mother. `She came back and worked for my mother for seven years or until she was married.'

Grandfather liked to play jokes on people so here is one he played on a neighbor. Grandfather had a calf he was hand feeding and this neighbor wanted to buy it but grandfather refused and the neighbor kept raising the price. One morning he found the calf dead so told the hired men to prop it up in the pen. When the neighbor came, grandfather asked if he still wanted to buy the calf and if his last offer was still good? The neighbor said it was and grandfather said, `dead or alive' and the neighbor said `yes.' They went to see the calf and had a big laugh.

Grandmother Pruett (mother of Alice Pruett who married Daniel Thompson) told me this story and how she did laugh when she told it. This happened before he knew grandmother.

Grandfather had been going with a neighbor girl for some time and the family moved away. I don't remember the number of miles away but it was some distance to go by horseback. He started early although it looked like rain. He was dressed in his best and wore new boots and a new homespun cape that shed rain quite well. He hadn't gone many miles until it began to rain and kept it up until he reached his girl's home in the evening. He sat and talked to his girl but his boots began hurting his feet so he could scarcely stand it. When bedtime came he was shown to the guest room. He tried and tried to get his boots off but they wouldn't budge so he went to bed with his boots on. Next morning he awoke early and left before the family were up and never went back again.

This is one about Grandmother Dopker (Mary Chapman Thompson Dopker, mother of Daniel Thompson) when they first moved to Franklin County. They lived in fear of the Indians although they were further west in the state. One day a neighbor rode up in haste and told them to get their belongings and go to a certain neighbor's home where they would all gather to fight for their lives. He had seen a band of Indians on horseback coming their way, over south on the bluffs. He then went on to warn the other settlers. So grandmother sounded the horn so the men folks would come to the house and all helped in putting things in the wagon and Daniel started rounding up the cattle. They were about ready to start when grandmother remembered her wooden tub that was soaking at the spring and declared she wouldn't go until she had the tub. Before the children returned with the tub the man who had informed them returned and said that what he saw wasn't Indians but a herd of cattle. Cattle were driven overland from Texas to Kerney to be shipped East. So grandmother always said a tub saved the day for her.

This happened before I was born but I do not know the dates. Father was doing his trading in Nebraska City, 18 miles from home and the road was just a trail across country and not many houses along the way.

Early one morning, father had a load ready to take to town and said to mother, `I may be late in getting home as I will have a load both ways. But don't worry about me and Jimmie will do the chores.' (Jimmie was a neighbor boy.) Jimmie came after dinner and played with the children and ate an early supper. Two men walked into the yard and asked for the man of the house. Mother told them father had gone to town but she was expecting him home. They asked if she would get them something to eat so mother did and when it was ready, asked them to be seated at the table. They didn't take off their hats and white waiting on them she noticed they carried side arms. So now she was afraid. They thanked her for the meal and walked away. Jimmie went for the cows and when he returned said he saw those two men laying in a draw not far from the barn. He done the chores in a hurry and asked if he couldn't sleep upstairs for he had been sleeping on a cot downstairs. They had no key to the outside door so they moved some heavy furniture against the door and all slept upstairs.

Mother didn't sleep much but done a lot of praying for protection for father and themselves. The dog done a lot of barking during the night. Next morning Jimmie went to do chores and saw by the hay in the manger that two people had stayed there.

Father came home about mid forenoon and he had this to tell. He started from town rather early and something keep telling him to go see George Warner. Now George Warner was a boyhood friend of father's but lived off the road some distance. But it kept coming to his mind, go see George Warner. So he went to see him and was surprised to find them all well for he feared they were ill or in trouble. Father said he mustn't stay but a short time for he must be home that night. George told him to put his team in the barn and he would get him up early next morning, so he did as he was tired.

Then mother told her story and both agreed that God surely spoke to father and caused him not to come home during the night. And when they read the weekly paper they learned that horse thieves had been in that part of Nebraska. Then was brought to mind Isaiah 65:24. `And it shall come to pass, that befor they call I will answer; and while they are yet speaking, I will hear.'“ Genealogy of the Burley or Burleigh Family of America by Charles Burleigh, Portland, Maine, 1880.

 

Rebecca Jane Yocum (daughter of Stephen Powell and Delilah (Scott) Yocum)

5 May 1825: born.

11/15 Sept 1845: married Thomas H. Jones, by William Maxwell.

ca 1846/47: son Thomas Jones born.

ca 1848: daughter Margaret Jones born; married _______ Thomas.

ca 1850/51: daughter Mary Jones born; married _______ Thomas.

22 Oct 1858: m/2 Anthony Baer.

ca 1859: daughter Margareta Baer born.

9 June 1865: died.

 

Eliza Ann Yocum (daughter of Stephen Powell and Mary (Dorris) Yocum)

ca 1830: born.

29 June 1848: licensed to marry Coles County, Illinois, William Toland.

 

Talitha Cumi Yocum (daughter of Stephen Powell and Mary (Dorris) Yocum)

17 Oct 1832: born.

25 Dec 1856: married George Taylor Harlan (29 Dec 1827-1908) son of Wesley and Nancy (Greenup) Harlan.

1919: died.

 

Amanda Yocum (daughter of Stephen Powell and Mary (Dorris) Yocum)

9 July 1846: married Jesse Tatman by James Clark.

no date: m/2 _______ Booker.

 

Cornelia Hester “Esther” Yocum (daughter of Stephen Powell and Mary (Dorris) Yocum)

1/4 Apr 1836: born McDonough County, Illinois.

2 Oct 1856: married Pennington Point-Adair, McDonough County, Illinois, William McKendree Harlan (17 Feb 1854-22 May 1888) son of Wesley and Nancy (Greenup) Harlan.

no date: son S. Judd Harlan born; married Mary A. _______ (1868-1895).

25 Jan 1875: daughter Mertie Hester Harlan born; married Henry M. Bloomer (11 May 1874-18 Mar 1956). Henry was a minister.

8 Mar 1915: died.

 

George F. Yocum (son of Stephen Powell and Mary (Dorris) Yocum)

22 Jan 1838: born.

4 Feb 1862: enlisted in Company C, 84th Infantry as a sergeant.

31 Dec 1862: died.

Killed at the Battle of Stone River.

 

Mary L. V. Yocum (daughter of Stephen Powell and Mary (Dorris) Yocum)

13 Mar 1855: married John M. Wilcox.

 

Clarissa V. “Clara” Yocum (daughter of Stephen Powell and Mary (Dorris) Yocum)

6 Sept 1862: married James W. Stephens.

Died young and left 2 small children.

 

Elzira K. Yocum (daughter of Stephen Powell and Mary (Dorris) Yocum)

27 Mar 1839: born McDonough County, Illinois.

7 Oct 1865: married Macomb, Illinois, to John Quincy Burleigh (21 May 1830 Clay, Onondaga County, New York-4 Jan 1911 Acushnet, Massachusetts at the home of Mary R. Jayne) son of Samuel Norris and Ruth C. (Bean) Burleigh.

17 June 1867: daughter Mary R. Burleigh born Clay, Onondaga County, New York; died 10 Oct 1942; married 3 Dec 1885 to Edward Jayne.

Oct 1867: moved to Otoe County, Nebraska.

26 Dec 1868: son George W. Burleigh born Syracuse, Nebraska; died 26 Oct 1899 Bloomington, Nebraska of tuberculosis; graduated from Medical School.

14 June 1870: daughter Eliza Burleigh born Syracuse, Nebraska; died 24 Dec 1950 died New Bedford, Massachusetts; 24 Aug 1898 married _______ Bradford.

23 Feb 1872: son Edwin Burleigh born Syracuse, Nebraska; died 15 Sept 1904 in his senior year of college of tuberculosis.

12 Oct 1876: daughter Sarah Louella Burleigh born Syracuse, Nebraska; married 28 Nov 1897 Ernest Marion Thompson (5 Feb 1875 near Franklin, Nebraska-_______); lived Bloomington, Nebraska. Children:

1. Paul Thompson born 9 Sept 1898 Bloomington, Nebraska; married 22 July 1934 Eugenie Hlava (28 Sept 1909-_______). Child:

1. Sandra Pauline Thompson born 23 Aug 1936.

2. Ruth Clare Thompson born 11 Feb 1900; married 20 Dec 1920 Boulder, Colorado to Clifford Robert Dolph; lived Maryhill Museum, Maryhill, Washington. Children:

1. Sarah Ruth Dolph born 22 Sept 1921 Council Bluffs, Iowa; married 6 Feb 1943 Moscow, Idaho, to Philip William Foraker born Montana.

2. Robert Edward Dolph born 3 June 1923 Tacoma, Washington; lived Portland, Oregon.

3. Richard Clifford Dolph born 26 Nov 1925 Tacoma, Washington; lived Salem, Oregon.

4. Philip Joseph Martin Dolph born 7 Nov 1927 Tacoma, Washington; married McMinnville, Oregon, 20 Dec 1950 Hazel Heath (14 Jan 1926-_______); lived Junction City, Oregon.

5. Norton Burleigh Dolph born 11 July 1935 Seattle, Washington; 1957 station at Condon, Oregon, with the army.

3. Daniel Burleigh Thompson born 13 July 1902; married New Bedford, Massachusetts, 29 Aug 1922 Dorothy Bradford; lived Omaha, Nebraska. Children:

1. James Thompson born 13 Apr 1923.

2. Alice Thompson born 30 May 1924; married 16 Mar 1942 _______ Phillips.

3. Shirley Thompson born 13 Oct 1928; married 6 Aug 1946 _______ Flemming.

4. Ernest Thompson born 8 Sept 1930; married _______ _______.

5. Paul Joel Thompson born 24 Jan 1932.

6. Robert Thompson born 24 Nov 1933.

7. Brian Thompson born 8 Oct 1941.

4. Lois Thompson born 8 Nov 1905; married 23 May 1927 Walter Pollman (5 Dec 1905-_______); lived Bloomington, Nebraska. Children:

1. Walter, Thompson, Jr. born 10 May 1928; died 31 Oct 1929.

2. Stanley Thompson born 17 Feb 1930; married _______ _______. Two children.

3. Margery Thompson born 1 Sept 1931; nurse.

5. John Thompson born 20 June 1907; marred 2 Apr 1943 Anna Swanson (30 Jan 1909-_______); lived Denver, Colorado.

6. Ernestine Thompson born 18 Apr 1911; died 22 Aug 1930 in a car accident.

7. Josephine Thompson born 17 Dec 1913; married Maryhill, Washington, 8 May 1949 John Pearson (6 Jan 1909-_______); lived Portland, Oregon.

8. Elda Mae Thompson born 17 May 1915; married 5 Aug 1941 Paul Reichard; lived San Diego, California.

17 Aug 1881: daughter Mabel Burleigh born near Republican City, Harlan County, Nebraska; died 30 Jan 1937 Hastings, Nebraska; married 14 Mar 1907 Sciotoville, Ohio, Clyde Batterson (22 Feb 1885 Bloomington, Nebraska-_______). Children:

1. Warren William Batterson 27 Dec 1909; married 14 Feb 1936 Omaha, Nebraska, to Victoria Marcott.

2. Grace Mildred Batterson 15 Jan 1912 Nebraska City, Nebraska; married Smith Center, Kansas, to Charles Irving Scudder.

3. Russell Wilson Batterson born 29 Aug 1913 Nebraska City, Nebraska.

4. Mabel Hope Batterson born 17 Mar 1916 Hastings, Nebraska; married 22 Mar 1942 Carl George Christensen

19 June 1909: died Bloomington, Franklin County, Nebraska.

Elzira was the only one of the family to move from Illinois. She said, “If you plant turnips on the same ground year after year you get mighty small turnips.” Because of her ill health, they rented the farm and started overland for Colorado, but stopped at Bloomington, Franklin County, Nebraska, later buying a farm in Harlan County, Nebraska.

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Susan Yocum (daughter of George Washington and Rebecca (Powell) Yocum)

1803: born.

1848: died.

 

Sarah “Sally” Yocum (daughter of George Washington and Rebecca (Powell) Yocum)

12 Sept 1805: born Montgomery County, Kentucky.

no date: married George G. Howland.

10 Sept 1825: died.

 

Miss Yocum (daughter of George Washington and Rebecca (Powell) Yocum)

ca 1806: born Montgomery County, Kentucky.

 

Abel Yocum (son of George Washington and Rebecca (Powell) Yocum)

1808: born Montgomery County, Kentucky.

no date: married Montgomery County, Kentucky, Susan Frame.

26 Feb 1825: George, Sr. deeded 100 acres to his son Abel for one dollar. Stephen Yocom was the witness.

1 Mar 1825: George, Sr. and Rebecca Yocom deeded to Abel Yocom 132 acres for $300. George W. Yocom, Jr. was witness.

19 Aug 1841: Abel Yocum released Mitchell H. Woodward, for the sum of $792.25, from two separate mortgages, each for 100A of land. The first was land that Woodward lived on, dated 6 Apr 1840, and the other was dated 9 Feb 1841. Montgomery County, Kentucky, Deed Bk 20 p88.

30 May 1842: John B. Magman served as security on two bonds, one payable to Peter Fitzpatrick for $136 and the other payable to Samuel Piersall for $75. Each bond was payble three months from this date. If Able paid his debts promptly, his 100A (on which he lived) would be returned to him. Montgomery County, Kentucky, Deed Bk 20 p130.

20 Sept 1842: deed from Abel Yocum to William Ragan, both of Montgomery County, Kentucky, for $290 150A, including land on Slate Creek Abel now lives on. Montgomery County, Kentucky, Deed Bk 20 p300.

15 Oct 1842: Abel Yocum was indebted to William Ragan for several notes: first, $180, dated 15 Oct 1842; second $290.52, now included in former mortgage; third, one note included in the farm mortgage of $225. To secure these notes, Abel conveyed 150A of land included in the former mortgage and 113½A, which Abel held the title bond of Stephen Yocum, dated 27 Oct 1827. Also 10A more or less, which Abel held the title bond of Mitchell H. Woodward, date 3 Feb 1835. Also, the land upon which Abel lived and some personal property (including a looking glass). Montgomery County, Kentucky, Deed Bk 20 p279.

Sept 1844: Abel had mortgaged his land on Slate Creek and certain personal estate to William Ragan. William Scobee, executor of Benjamin S. Davis, deceased, was a creditor to Abel. Abel's land was sold to George Black, of Montgomery County, Kentucky, for $915, about 100A more or less, being the land conveyed by George Yocum to Abel Yocum on 26 Feb 1825. Montgomery County, Kentucky, Deed Bk 22 p195.

Feb 1846: deed from Abel, George Sr., and Rebecca Yocum to William C. Shubert and John N. Shubert, all of Montgomery County, Kentucky, for $280 132A on Slate Creek, being a part of a survey granted to William Calk and John Kay by the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Montgomery County, Kentucky, Deed Bk 22 p81.

4 Mar 1846: note from Abel Yocum to Margaret Frame. Abel says that he is indebted to George Black and that Black owns the farm that Abel once owned and still lives on. Black agreed that if Abel refunded the money which Black paid for the land, that he will deed it back. Abel borrowed $275 from Frame and will pay her back, with interest. Montgomery County, Kentucky, Deed Bk 22 p21.

 

Jane Yocum (daughter of George Washington and Rebecca (Powell) Yocum)

1810: born Montgomery County, Kentucky.

1850: died.

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Amelia “Millia” Yoakum (daughter of Jacob and Elizabeth (See) Yoakum)

1764: born Ft. Harness, Moorefield, Hardy County, West Virginia.

6 Nov 1782: married Hampshire County, West Virginia, by Rev. Valentine Powers to Jacob Randall (1759 Hampshire County, West Virginia-14 Dec 1840) son of Abel and Catherine (Reineks) Randall.

3 Oct 1784: daughter Elizabeth Randall born; married Henry Cowger; died 1858.

12 Sept 1786: daughter Catherine Randall born; married Aaron Claypool. Child:

1. Ruth Claypool born 4 Sept 1804, mentioned in Jacob Randall's will.

10 Mar 1788: Jacob enlisted and served six months as private and three months as enisgn under Captain Moses Hinton.

1 Sept 1788: daughter Ruth Randall born; married John Cowger.

15 Sept 1790: daughter Margaret Randall born; married Leonard Dasher.

7 Nov 1792: daughter Rebecca Randall born; married Isaac Dasher; died 29 July 1844.

28 July 1795: daughter Amelia Randall born; married _______ See.

11 Mar 1798: daughter Jemima Randall born; died 29 June 1857; married cousin John Pope (29 June 1791-24 May 1867) son of Peter and Tabitha (Yoakum) Pope. Children:

1. Amelia Pope born 6 Jan 1817; died 21 Aug 1854.

2. Peter Pope born 27 Sept 1818; died 26 Sept 1899.

3. Jacob Pope born 3 Mar 1821; died 26 Mar 1854.

4. John Pope born 29 July 1823; died 24 Mar 1911.

5. Ruth Pope born 24 Oct 1826; died 30 Dec 1906; married _______ Newham.

6. Mary Pope born 10 July 1829; married _______ Mapes.

7. Erasmus Abel Pope born 12 Dec 1831 Virginia; died 29 Apr 1898; married June 1864 in Ohio to cousin Melinda Rebecca Cowger (7 June 1844-9 Aug 1917) daughter of Noah Cowger (born 17 Oct 1816) and Elizabeth Dice (born 5 Aug 1820). Children:

1. Lizzie Jemima Pope born 16 Feb 1865; married O. W. Barton.

2. William Curtis Pope born 26 Aug 1867.

3. Minnie Ella Pope born 18 Feb 1870; married Macy Harbour.

4. Hannah Cora Pope born 20 Aug 1872; 9 Mar 1914; married John Baer.

5. Simeon Abel Pope born 25 May 1875.

6. Jacob Edward Pope born 25 Mar 1877.

7. Charles Pleasant Pope born 6 Feb 1882; died 1921.

8. Henry Pope born 6 Feb 1834; died 12 Jan 1904.

9. Harvey Pope born 5 Sept 1836.

10. George Pope born 10 Apr 1839; died 25 Dec 1929.

11. William Addison Pope born Hardy County, Virginia, 29 Dec 1841; died 12 Oct 1900 Pottawattamie County, Iowa; buried Oakland Cemetery; married Hardy County, Virginia, 8 Sept 1864 to Elizabeth Hertzler (_______-29 Nov 1865 Virginia). M/2 Hardy County, Virginia, 13 Oct 1869 to Paulina Dietrick (22 Mar 1851-21 June 1923; buried Oakland Cemetery). Moved to Pottawattamie County, Iowa, in 1875 at the site of the present Hancock, Iowa. Later, he moved to a farm purchased near the present Oakland, Iowa. His first wife died in Virginia, leaving one daughter. Evelyn Louise Berlin, William's granddaughter wrote: “This William Pope family, my mother's folks, were unusually interesting. They were of high religious standards; were witty and humorous (always)---often ridiculous, always precious and loveable and dear. They did treasure the memory of their ancestors and tried to set good examples for their descendants (wasted effort). None of them ever did anything outstanding, yet all of them kept good, close knit homes. They were hard workers, very artistic and clever with hand work, fine carpenters, etc.” Children:

First wife:

1. Katherine Pope born West Virginia, 29 Nov 1865; married _______ Marshall. Lived in Iowa.

Second wife:

1. Ida Blanche Pope born Grant County, West Virginia, 31 Jan 1872; died 20 Dec 1947 Oakland, Iowa; married Steven Wendell Rounds.

2. Daniel Webster Pope born Pendleton County, West Virginia, 2 June 1873; died California 20 Aug 1942; married Oakland, Iowa, to Jennie Hayes.

3. Llewellyn Virginia Pope born Hardy County, West Virginia, 27 Oct 1874; married Oakland, Iowa, to Thomas Heyer. Lived Inglewood, California. Child:

1. Lulu V. Heyer; lived Inglewood, California.

4. William Penn Pope born Pottawattamie County, Iowa, 19 Apr 1877; died Mason City, Iowa, May 1955; married Jennie Inman.

5. James David Pope born Pottawattamie County, Iowa, 20 Jan 1880; died Council Bluffs, Iowa, 27 Feb 1926; married Suza Sprinkle.

6. Margaret Jemima Pope born Oakland, Iowa, 9 Mar 1882; died Momence, Illinois, 30 Oct 1957; married 14 May 1902 Clarence Edwin Kearney (16 Feb 1881-24 Mar 1961 Genoa, Nebraska) son of George and Missouri Ann (Ferris) Kearney). Children:

1. Eldin Laverne Kearney born Oakland, Iowa, 7 Dec 1903; married 1926 to Ruth Pharmann. Lived Kankakee, Illinois.

2. Evelyn Louise Kearney born Oakland, Iowa, 7 Oct 1905; married 24 Jan 1923 to Alvin John Berlin (1 Sept 1895 Sweden-_______) son of John and Mary (Benson) Berlin. Lived Genoa, Nebraska. Children:

1. John Alvin Berlin born 9 Sept 1923; married Grand Island, Nebraska 10 June 1950 Vera Jo Warner. Lived Columbus, Nebraska.

2. Eldin Eugene Berlin born Genoa, Nance County, Nebraska, 8 Feb 1925; married Genoa, Nance County, Nebraska, 17 Oct 1950 Norma Jean Thomazin, daughter of Edgar and Hazel (Busseiman) Thomazin.

3. Allene Lorraine Berlin born 9 Jan 1932; married 2 Nov 1950 Philip Marshall Wake, son of Thomas and Edna (Marshall) Wake.

4. Richard Allen Berlin born 21 Oct 1933; married 18 June 1957 Frances Ann Paprocki, daughter of Frank and Helen (Kolonoski) Paprocki.

5. Sharlene Florence Berlin born 24 Dec 1937; married Palestine Baptist Church, Genoa, Nebraska, by  Rev. George W. D. Boyd, 27 Dec 1955 to Raymond Mors Afrank, son of Chris and Hanah (Mors) Afrank (both from Holland).

6. Margaret Louise Berlin born 27 Nov 1941.

3. Willard Pope Kearney born 18 June 1909; married Tucson, Arizona, to Iva Snavely; m/2 Margaret Ellington.

4. Glayda Marie Kearney born 1 June 1911; died Momence, Illinois; married Robert Simpson; m/2 Harold Kinstner.

5. Gilbert Clarence Kearney born 29 Mar 1913; married Dorothy Irwin.

6. Gerald Edwin Kearney born 24 Dec 1916; married Violet Shroatburger; m/2 Wilma Buchannen Smith.

7. Virgil Victor Kearney born Loretto, Nebraska, 15 Apr 1919; died Bradley, Illinois, 1 May 1955; married Leona Booth.

8. Eula Lorraine Kearney born 29 July 1920; married Gerald McKinney; m/2 Jack Eicher.

9. Douglas Dean Kearney born 1 June 1925; married Aletta Long.

7. Joseph Ray Pope born Oakland, Iowa, 8 Dec 1884; died Albion, Nebraska, 16 Oct 1961; married Avoca, Iowa, 15 Mar 1905 to Birdie May Cleveland.

8. Daughter Pope born 8 Mar 1888; died 11 Mar 1888.

9. Ernest Munsing Pope born Oakland, Iowa, 26 Dec 1890; died Atlantic, Iowa, 18 Feb 1943; married Oakland, Iowa, to Emma Randolph.

27 Jan 1801: daughter Asenath Randall born; died Sept 1858; married George See.

1 Oct 1803: son Abel Randall II born; died 1881; married 22 May 1827 Mary Gayly. Children:

1. Jacob Randall born 5 Mar 1828.

2. George Randall born 31 Oct 1829.

3. Asenath Tabitha Randall born ?Hardy County, West Virginia, 17 Oct 1831; died York, Nebraska, 25 Feb 1920; married Maryland 10 May 1849 to the Rev. John Wesley Pope. Children:

1. A. O. Pope.

2. Mary Pope.

3. John Wesley Pope, Jr.

4. Harvey E. Pope.

4. Mary Randall born 18 Feb 1833.

5. Isaac Randall born 3 Sept 1834.

6. Margaret Randall born 23 May 1836.

7. Abel Randall III born 3 July 1838.

8. Benjamin “Ben” Randall born 1840; married Dora _______.

10 May 1806: son Silas Randall born; married Elizabeth Rohrabaugh.

19 Feb 1808: daughter Tabitha Randall born; died 3 Mar 1836; married John Snyder.

3 June 1811: daughter Mary June Randall born; married John Britton.

1824: Jacob received a Revolutionary War pension in Hardy County, West Virginia.

8 Mar 1828: died.

1841: Amelia applied for a widow's pension in Hardy County, West Virginia, which she received. Supported data was filed by Jacob Rarabaugh, John Davis, Jacob Fisher, and Jonas Green (West Virginia History, Vol. VI, p99).

Amelia and Jacob lived at Service, Virginia.

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Jacob Yoakum (son of Jacob and Elizabeth (See) Yoakum)

1767: born Ft. Harness, Moorefield, Hardy County, West Virginia (born Virginia, age 70-80 in the 1830 Census). The igi gives his birthplace as Nelson County, Kentucky.

5 Feb 1795: married Nelson County, Kentucky, by James Chambers, to Eve Ambrose (possibly Marie Eve Ambrose) (1767-_______) sister of Matthias Ambrose (Nelson County Marriages, Kentucky State Historical Society, 1922, v 20, Illinois State Library). The igi gives the marriage date as 5 Aug 1795 and 5 Aug 1797.

5 July 1796: son Jacob born.

20 Aug 1797: son Ambrose born.

7 July 1800: census, Nelson County, Kentucky.

ca 1800: daughter Elizabeth C. born.

no date: daughter Catherine C. born.

ca 1806: daughter Eliza born.

ca 1808: daughter Fannie born.

ca 1810: daughter Mary Jane born.

1812: son Thornton Samuel born.

ca 1814: daughter Sarah born.

19 Nov 1816: Jacob Yoacum and Eve, his wife, of Nelson County, Kentucky, conveyed 75 acres of land (left him by will of his father, Jacob Yoakum) to Ben. Bunn of Bourbon County, Kentucky. Deek Bk 7 p639.

3 July 1817: Jacob Yoacum gave bond when an infant to Peter Higgins for his undivided share of a tract of land formerly the property of his deceased father, Jacob Yoacum, and devised to him by his father's last Will and Testament as his bond with Michael Yoacum fully and now arrived at the age of a man, doth confirm this former bond now in the possession of Peter Higgins and acknowledge Peter a receipt in full and Jacob doth make a deed to said Peter, etc. Deed Bk 7 p739.

 

Jacob Yocum (son of Jacob and Eve (Ambrose) Yocum)

5 July 1796: born Nelson County, Kentucky.

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Ambrose Yocum (son of Jacob and Eve (Ambrose) Yocum)

20 Aug 1797: born Nelson or Grayson County, Kentucky. The igi gives 29 Aug 1797 Nelson County, Kentucky.

no date: married Susan Hall (5 May 1800-26 Apr 1852).

no date: daughter Mary Jane born.

no date: ?daughter Alta born.

no date: moved to Hardin County, Kentucky.

27 Aug 1828: son George Washington Brush born.

1826: moved to Wayne County, Illinois.

1827: moved to Coles County, Illinois.

1829: lived Paradise Township, Coles County, Illinois.

10 Feb 1831-29 Aug 1832: served as first sheriff of Coles County, Illinois.

27 Jan 1834: died; buried Yocum or Cunningham Cemetery near Charleston, Coles County, Illinois.

Ambrose and Susan had five children.

Birth and death dates are from a historical film of Coles County, Illinois, in the Genealogical Library, Salt Lake City, Utah. Also Western Christian Advocate, DAR May 1947 p349.

Mary Jane Yocum

 

Alta Yocum (daughter of Ambrose and Susan (Hall) Yocum)

29 Sept 1831: married Cole County, Illinois, Nathan Ellington.

Possibly Fanny M. Yocom.

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George Washington Brush Yocum (son of Ambrose and Susan (Hall) Yocum)

27 Aug 1828: born Hardin County, Kentucky.

20 Mar 1849: organized a prairie voyage to California.

30 Aug 1849: arrived at Hangtown, California.

Apr/May 1850: went to Georgetown, California, and started a saloon and general store.

Fall 1850: moved to Nevada City, California, where he mined and teamed for two years.

no date: married Eunice Armina Dean or Davis, of Ohio.

no date: daughter Susan E. born.

8 Feb 1856: son Albert Eugene born.

May 1859: son George Dryden born.

no date: moved to Pine Grove.

no date: moved to St. Louis, where he mined and carpentered for several years.