Jesse Ray Yocum

Male 1760 - Abt 1840  (~ 80 years)


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  • Name Jesse Ray Yocum 
    Born 0___ 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  [3, 4
    Person ID I26686  The Hennessee Family
    Last Modified 28 Sep 2014 

    Family Diana How,   b. 0___ 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. (CIRCA 1775), (KY) Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 17 Dec 2018 
    Family ID F9563  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 0___ 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 iof 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
      [4]
    • 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 [3]

  • Sources 
    1. [S15836] "WCGA Bulletin", Summer 1999, Vol. VII, No. 1, p. 5.

    2. [S47005] http://incolor.inetnebr.com/gwbrownx/comments.htm.

    3. [S47007] http://www.ancientfaces.com/story/yocum-the-yocum-gang-family-story/385784.

    4. [S47004] http://genforum.genealogy.com/yocum/messages/838.html.

    5. [S47003] http://genforum.genealogy.com/cgi-bin/pageload.cgi?denton::yocum::624.html.

    6. [S47008] http://genealogytrails.com/ken/mercer/1786_1787_marriages.html.