Jesse Ray Yocum

Male 1760 - Abt 1840  (80 years)


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  • Name Jesse Ray Yocum 
    Born 1760  Betetourt, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Died Abt 1840  Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4
    Person ID I26686  The Hennessee Family
    Last Modified 17 Apr 2019 

    Family Diana How,   b. 1762,   d. (Louisiana) Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Married 12 May 1787  Mercer County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    • by James How...
    Children 
     1. Elender Yokum,   b. (Kentucky) Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 21 May 2019 
    Family ID F9563  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1760 - Betetourt, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 12 May 1787 - Mercer County, Kentucky Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Abt 1840 - Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Jesse Yocum is an ancestor of my wife, Gina Chamberlain Ferstel. Jesse and Diana Denton Yocum came out to Louisiana from Kentucky between 1800 and 1810. Jesse applied for a revolutionary war veteran pension but was apparently turned down. Since he fought in the battle of Blue Licks and as held POW for nearly a year, he should have been eligible.

      (In addition, Jesse' brother Thomas Denton Yocum also migrated to Louisiana but moved to Texas where he lived in Liberty and Sour Lake, TX. He was part of the infamous Yocum Gang--> Check the "Handbook of Texas Online" on the Web for more information about Thomas).

      Jesse and Diana lived in north Louisiana in the parish(county) called Natchitoches. There son, Jesse, eventually migrated by 1850 to south Louisiana to Cameron Parish to the town of Grand Cheniere, where the family stayed and produced another son named Jesse, whose son Ross finally moved the entire family to Jefferson County, TX around 1916.

      I don't see any connection with the names you mentioned, but I hope this provides some help.

      Jack Ferstel
      Lafayette, LA

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    • Interesting account of the murderous Jesse and his notorious and infamous "Yocum Gang" ... http://www.ancientfaces.com/story/yocum-the-yocum-gang-family-story/385784

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    • Comments and Contributions from Web Site Readers

      Comment: 1
      From: Steve Smith
      Email: bgood@centuryinter.net
      Subject: Matthias; George(1755) and Martha (Van Bebber) Yoakum; Felty/Valentine; early Yoakum line.

      Comments:

      Just visited this page and want to say thanks for the time invested in getting started. GREAT IDEA. I have a truck load of YOAKUM information. First off some corrections: Matthias YOAKUM married Eleanor SEA/ZEH/SEE. Matthias was father of Valentine YOAKUM. I'm not sure if Eleanor was his mother, as I suspect she was a second wife of Matthias. Matthias left LW&T in Lincoln County, Kentucky in 1780's. Valentine went by the nickname "Felty", and can be seen in some historical accounts as Felty. ALL researchers confuse these as two different men, but I can prove they are the same man. Valentine "Felty" YOAKUM is believed to be married to Margaret ________. I cannot prove this definite, but records suggest this is her name. Valentine and Margaret? had at least three children: Sarah (Salley), Elizabeth, and George YOAKUM (1755). In 1763 on Muddy Creek in Greenbrier County, this family was massacred along with several other families by Shawnee Indians. Valentine "Felty" YOAKUM was killed. His wife and children taken hostage, and later released in an Indian treaty with Colonel Henry BOUQUET in the Winter of 1764/1765. The four named YOAKUM wife? and children above are on the lists of captives released.

      George was about eight years old when captured. He later fought at the Battle of Point Pleasant on Oct 10, 1774 with the VAN BEBBER brothers. Isaac VAN BEBBER was killed in this battle against the border Indians led by Chief Cornstalk. George later married Isaac's daughter: Martha VAN BEBBER/VAN BIBBER. ALL Historians claim she is Margaret but I have proof she is Martha. They married about 1776/1777. They had 12 children whose names I have. George and Martha moved to what is now Dryden, Virginia in Southwest of state in 1786 with four of Martha's VAN BEBBER siblings. They all stayed in this area at YOAKUM Station until 1796 when they moved to what is now Speedwell, CLAIBORNE County, Tennessee and built another YOAKUM Station on the lands of John VAN BEBBER, a brother of Martha (and my ancestor).

      The children of George and Martha were: Isaac YOAKUM (who married Mary DAVIS (not Martha)); Peter YOAKUM, Valentine "Felty" YOAKUM; John YOAKUM; George YOAKUM, II; Robert YOAKUM; Jesse YOAKUM; Margaret YOAKUM; Nancy YOAKUM; William YOAKUM; James YOAKUM; and Matthias YOAKUM. George was killed in a bear hunt on Oct 28, 1800 in the Cumberland Mountains and buried in Powell Valley close to the YOAKUM Station. His widow, Martha, left Tennessee in 1810 and went to Illinois and by 1819 settled in Salisbury Township near Springfield where she later died. Several of her children were with her in Illinois. I have so very much information on this family I could not begin to list all the descendants. Thank You.

      Steve Smith.

      Comment: 2
      From: Gordon Pattison
      Email: glpbmp@ix.netcom.com
      Subject: Matthias Yoakum/Elinor See-- William Yocum/Mary line.

      Comments:

      Hi Greg,
      I think your web site will be most helpful. My wife is descended from
      Elizabeth Yocum (1800-1833) who died in Clay Co., IN. She was born in
      KY. Many Yocums lived in Clay Co. and still do. I'm sending along an
      outline of her line as best I have been able to put it together.
      Gordon Pattison In Irvine, CA glpbmp@ix.netcom.com
      Descendants of MATTHIAS YOAKUM SR.

      1 MATTHIAS YOAKUM SR. 1700 - 1783
      .. +ELINOR SEE 1710 - 1791
      ......... 2 FRANCIS YOCUM 1729 - 1780
      ......... 2 VALENTINE FELTY YOCUM 1730 - 1763
      ............. +MARGARET SEE
      .................... 3 ELIZABETH YOCUM 1751 -
      .................... 3 JOHN YOCUM 1755 - 1791
      .................... 3 GEORGE YOCUM 1758 - 1800
      ........................ +MARGARET PATTY VAN BIBBER 1754 -
      ......... 2 JACOB YOCUM 1730 - 1780
      ............. +ELZABETH SEE
      .................... 3 MICHAEL YOCUM 1759 -
      ........................ +DRUSILLA STUMP
      .................... 3 ELIZABETH YOCUM 1762 -
      .................... 3 GEORGE YOCUM 1763 - Aft 1850
      ........................ +REBECCA POWELL
      ............................... 4 JACOB YOCUM 1787 - 1848
      ................................... +MARY BOOTH
      .................... 3 AMELIA MILLIE YOCUM 1764 - 1828
      .................... 3 JACOB YOCUM Abt 1767 -
      ........................ +EVE AMBROSE
      .................... 3 SOLOMUN YOCUM Abt 1769 -
      ........................ +POLLY
      .................... 3 MATTHIAS YOCUM Abt 1770 -
      ........................ +ROSINA PURCELL
      .................... 3 ISAAC YOCUM
      ......... 2 VALENTINE YOCUM Abt 1734 - Abt 1767
      ......... 2 MATHIAS M. YOCUM JR. Abt 1736 -
      ............. +Miss DIXON Bef 1739 - Aft 1785
      .................... 3 CATHERINE YOCUM Abt 1756 -
      ........................ +HUGH McGARY
      .................... 3 JONATHON YOCUM Abt 1757 -
      .................... 3 JESSE YOCUM Abt 1760 -
      ........................ +DIANNA DENTON 1762 -
      .................... 3 MATTHEW M. YOCUM III Abt 1763 - 1836
      ........................ +LAVINA COLEMAN 1768 -
      .................... *2nd Wife of MATTHEW M. YOCUM III:
      ........................ +SILVY COULTER 1764 -
      .................... 3 SARAH YOCUM Abt 1765 -
      ........................ +JOHN STEVENS
      .................... 3 AMELIA YOCUM Abt 1766 - 1783
      ........................ +JAMES RAY 1761 - 1810
      .................... 3 JOHN YOCUM Abt 1768 - Abt 1807
      ........................ +ELIZABETH KING 1773 -
      .................... *2nd Wife of JOHN YOCUM:
      ........................ +SARAH SPORTSMAN 1789 -
      .................... 3 MARY YOCUM 1774 - 1831
      ........................ +DENNIS SAMUEL, JR 1757 - 1820
      .................... 3 ROSANNA YOCUM 1778 - Abt 1816
      ........................ +WILLIAM HIGGINS 1774 -
      .................... 3 GEORGE YOCUM Abt 1780 -
      ........................ +JANE BALLEW
      .................... 3 SAMUEL YOCUM Abt 1785 - Aft 1827
      ........................ +MARY McCLURE 1785 -
      ......... *2nd Wife of MATHIAS M. YOCUM JR.:
      ............. +LEAH WILLIAMS DUNCAN
      ......... 2 JESSE YOCUM Abt 1738 -
      ............. +DIANE DIXON
      ......... 2 MICHAEL YOCUM Abt 1740 -
      ............. +ANN BOYLES
      ......... 2 CONRAD YOCUM Abt 1742 -
      ......... 2 JOHN YOCUM 1747 - 1839
      ............. +MARY
      .................... 3 SUSANNA YOCUM
      ........................ +JAMES BOGART
      .................... *2nd Husband of SUSANNA YOCUM:
      ........................ +JAMES DOWNING
      .................... 3 ROBERT YOCUM
      .................... 3 ELEANOR YOCUM
      ........................ +JOHN KEYS
      .................... 3 FRANCIS M. YOCUM 1774 -
      ........................ +SARAH REED 1775 - 1858
      .................... 3 WILLIAM YOCUM 1775 - 1857
      ........................ +POLLY
      .................... 3 JACOB YOCUM 1778 -
      .................... 3 NANCY YOCUM
      .................... 3 GEORGE YOCUM 1784 -
      .................... 3 SARAH YOCUM 1787 -
      .................... 3 JOHN YOCUM 1789 -
      ......... 2 WILLIAM YOCUM 1750 -
      ............. +MISS DOWNING ?
      .................... 3 WILLIAM YOCUM 1775 - 1840
      ........................ +SARAH STEWART
      ............................... 4 ELIZABETH YOCUM Abt 1800 - 1833
      ................................... +LEWIS FORTNER 1798 - 1847
      ............................... 4 MARY YOCUM 1799 - 1854
      ................................... +JOHN DOWNING
      ............................... 4 DAVID YOCUM Abt 1803 - 1826
      ................................... +NANCY DOUGLAS
      ............................... 4 JOHN STEWART YOCUM 1802 - 1846
      ................................... +ELIZABETH STEWART
      ............................... 4 FRANCIS B. YOCUM 1807 - 1884
      ................................... +RHODA WEBSTER - 1847
      ............................... *2nd Wife of FRANCIS B. YOCUM:
      ................................... +MRS. MARY ADAMS GARRIGUS
      ............................... 4 LEVI D. YOCUM 1809 - 1873
      ................................... +SUSAN ABEL
      ............................... *2nd Wife of LEVI D. YOCUM:
      ................................... +LUCY GORDON
      ............................... 4 WILLIAM H. YOCUM Abt 1810 - 1837
      ................................... +MARY BRINTON
      ............................... 4 JESSE YOCUM 1814 - 1877
      ................................... +ELIZABETH KINNEY
      ............................... *2nd Wife of JESSE YOCUM:
      ................................... +RACHEL M. GORDON LYLE
      ............................... 4 RACHEL YOCUM
      ................................... +JOHN McCULLOUGH
      ............................... 4 ISOM DAVID YOCUM 1818 - 1869
      ................................... +MARY JANE WILSON
      ............................... 4 SARAH YOCUM 1816 - 1851
      ................................... +WILLIAM TOWNSEND
      ......... 2 HENRY YOCUM Abt 1753 - 1815
      ............. +MARY SALLY KING
      ......... 2 GEORGE YOCUM Abt 1755 -
      ............. +ELIZABETH TAYLOR

      Comment: 3
      From: Sloan L. Robertson
      Email: SRHAFALOF@aol.com
      Subject: Yoachum

      Comments:

      Jo DUNNE has just told me about the Yoakum-L Discussion List which led me to your Web Page. It's fantastic!!!

      We are related as eighth cousins, once removed. At least I think I have it down correctly. I am assuming that you are one of the "Us Brown Kids" and a son of 10. Vertie Mae [RUNYON] BROWN. We both go back to 3. Francis JOCHEM, b. ABT 1678, who was our common ancestor. Your line continued down through Francis' son, 4. George YOCUM, b. 1719, while my line descended from another son, 4. Mathias YOCUM, b. 1700-1705-1715, who was a brother to your 4. George. These brothers were in the Fourth generation.

      My line continued from 4. Mathias YOCUM; through 5. Jacob YOAKUM, b. ABT 1732; 6. Solomon YOACHUM, b. ABT 1769; 7. George W. YOACHUM, b. 1796; 8. James Harvey "Harve" YOACHUM, b. 1840; 9. Sarah Alice [YOACHUM] DAVIS, b. Jun 5, 1864, Greene County, MO; 10. Mina Jane [DAVIS] ROBERTSON, b. Sep 30, 1886, Billings, Christian County, MO; 11. Sloan Davis ROBERTSON, b. Aug 8, 1915, Aurora, Lawrence County, MO; and finally to me, 12. Sloan Lindsey ROBERTSON, b. Oct 26, 1947, Red Bank, Monmouth County, NJ.

      I have briefly looked through the areas of your Web Page. The "JOCHEM, YOAKUM, YOKUM, OUTLINE" is most interesting. I was immediately drawn to the name Margaret GOLD who was listed as the wife of 7. James YOCHUM, b. 1828. I think that there is an error, or there were two Margaret GOLDS which is unlikely. The 7. James YOCHUM, b. 1828 was the son of 6. Jacob YOCUM, b. 1802; and a grandson of 5. George YOCUM, b. May 7, 1763. This 6. George YOCUM was also your ancestor.

      Margaret L. GOLD, b. Mar 30, 1840, Lincoln County, TN: d. Feb 22, 1894, Int. Smart Cemetery, Christian County, MO, was the daughter of Jonathan and Sarah [RYALLS] GOLD. On Aug 1, 1858, Greene County, Missouri, she married 8. James Harvey YOACHUM, b. 1840. He was the son of 7. George W. YOACHUM, b. 1796. 8. James Harvey and Margaret L. [RYALLS] GOLD were my great-great-grandparents.

      In the section titled JOCHEM 3, Descendants of Heinrich Jochem, there is a more complete listing for 7. James YOCUM, b. 1828. He is listed with a marriage to Margaret GOLD on August 1, 1858 in Greene County, MO. I believe that the two James YOCUM/YOACHUMS are being confused. I don't have any information on the 7. James YOCUM, b. 1828, son of 6. Jacob YOCUM, b. 1802; but it was my great-great-grandfather, 8. James Harvey YOACHUM, b. 1840, who married Margaret L. GOLD on Aug 1, 1858 in Greene County, MO.

      I can see that it would be easy to confuse the two. The marriage in 1858 would be consistent with someone born in 1828. I do not have a copy of their Marriage Certificate and don't know just how his name was listed. Family tradition indicates that he went by the nickname "Harve." On Census records he appeared under various names: 1860 Greene County, Harvey YOCUM; and 1870 Lawrence County, James H. YOACHUM. By 1870 he had been divorced from Margaret and remarried to a Sarah I. with two additional children. Margaret had married a William GERROTT/JARRETT, and they were listed on the 1870 Census for Christian County, MO along with Margaret's three children from her first marriage to 8. James Harvey YOACHUM.

      I don't have any information on any of the early YOACHUMS before 7. George W. YOACHUM except for what I have found in some of the same sources that you already have. However, I have prepared an eleven page outline of the descendants of 7. George W. YOACHUM from his two marriages to (1) Alcey FRIEND and (2) Elizabeth HOPPER. Elizabeth was my great-great-great-grandmother and the mother of my 8. James Harvey YOACHUM. I can Snail-Mail you a copy.

      All of this new YOACHUM information is mind-boggling. Most of my time has been spent in researching my ROBERTSON, GOLD, and HART lines. I had planned on one day being able to find out more about my YOACHUM ancestors. I had no idea that there were so many cousins out there with the same interest.

      Please let me know how I may be able to help.

      Best regards,

      Sloan

      Sloan L. Robertson
      P.O. Box 35116
      Phoenix, AZ 85069-5116
      602-465-9205

      Comment: 4
      From: James H. Davis
      Email: jdavis@jaguar1.usouthal.edu
      Subject: Franklin County Alabama Yocums

      Comments:

      Glad the information that I furnished you on Mary Lucinda (Lula) Allen Yocum, wife of John Yocum of Franklin Co., Alabama, was helpful. Will you be incorporating it into the web site?

      Also, a couple of miscellaneous Franklin County, Alabama, Yocum notes. First, there were Yocums there by 1818. In that year, a letter was sent to Gov. Bibb of the Alabama Territory, regarding the roll of the Franklin Co., militia. A John Yocum was listed as a Captain. The full roster may be viewed at the Franklin County page of the Alabama genealogy site called "Tracking Your Roots". Secondly, Joshua Yocum was "drafted" into the 10th Alabama Cavalry, CSA, on February 4, 1865. When that unit attacked Tuscumbia, AL on the 21st of February, he deserted and crossed Union lines to seek amnesty. He was granted an immediate parole, and was given permission to "stay north of the river [the Tennessee]" until the end of hostilities. The north bank of the river was securely in Union hands, so he would have been protected from reprisal. Also, A Joshua Yocum was appointed postmaster at the "Yocum" statio post office in Franklin Co., around 1900. Finally, there's a Yocum Cemetery in Frankiln, though I don't know exactly where.

      Keep up the good work,
      Jim Davis

      Comment 5
      From: Gordon L. Pattison
      Email: glpbmp@ix17.ix.netcom.com
      Date: 12 Dec 1997
      Subject: George Yocum

      Hi Greg,
      [Steve's] brief writeup about George is quite interesting. I've been researching the Germans who settled in Berks Co., PA. My wife is descended from Martin Stupp who lived in Tulpehocken Township. He and a large group of Germans arrived in New York in 1710 at the behest of the English Queen. They settled in Schoharie Co., NY. Because of disatisfaction they moved some years later to Berks Co. If you go to the Schoharie Co. web site they have 2 histories there that discuss all of that.

      I'm one of your researchers and my wife is also descended from Elizabeth
      Yocum (1800-1833).
      Keep up the good work. Gordon

      Yoakum Home Page E-mail the Site Author

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