|i.||George1. Born on 18 Aug 1802. George died on 14 Dec 1882, he was 80.
George married Jane1, in Powell Valley, TN. Born abt 1808. Jane died on 18 Feb 1900, she was 92.
|ii.||Aaron1. Born in 1803. Aaron died in 1882, he was 79.
Aaron first married Lucinda Doak1. Lucinda died on 18 Feb 1900.
Aaron second married Sarah Elizabeth Hollingsworth1.
|iii.||John1. Born in 1806. John died in 1882, he was 76.
John married Rachel Grimes1, daughter of Grimes.
|iv.||Moses1. Born in 1808. Moses died in 1882, he was 74.
Moses married Elizabeth Grimes1, daughter of Grimes.
|v.||Isaac1. Born in 1810. Isaac died in 1882, he was 72.
|vi.||Alvin1. Born in 1812. Alvin died in 1882, he was 70.
Alvin married Elizabeth1. Born abt 1815.
|vii.||Marcillus1. Born in 1815. Marcillus died in 1900, he was 85.
Marcillus first married Sarah Ann Cawood1.
Marcillus second married Sarah Jane McPherson1. Born abt 1820.
Marcillus third married Eliza T Welch1. Born abt 1820.
|viii.||Jesse James1. Born in 1817. Jesse James died in 1854, he was 37.
Jesse James married Rebecca Branstetter1.
|ix.||Sarah1. Sarah died in 1854.
|x.||Elizabeth1. Elizabeth died in 1854.
Elizabeth married Calvin Vanbebber1.
|xi.||William Franklin1. Born on 27 Jan 1819 in Powell Valley, Clariborne, TN. William Franklin died on 18 Feb 1900, he was 81.
In 1847 when William Franklin was 27, he married Nancy Poff1, in Powell Valley, TN. Born in 1830 in Powell Valley, Clariborne, TN. Nancy died in TN on 20 Sep 1881, she was 51.
|xii.||Thomas1. Thomas died in 1765.
|i.||Henderson King1. Henderson King died in 1824.
|ii.||Franklin L1. Franklin L died in 1824.
|iii.||Mary Ann (Polly)1. Born in of Madisonville, Monroe, TN.
On 12 Oct 1852 Mary Ann (Polly) married Joseph W Lemons Esq.1, in Monroe, TN. Born in of Maryville, Monroe, TN.
On 25 May 1848 Martha A married James A Wright1, in Monroe, TN.
|vii.||Louisa M1. Born in 1805/1815.
Louisa M married Benjamin M Bayless1.
Emily A married Wesley Stephens1.
|i.||Mary J.. Born in 1805 in Claiborne CO., TN.
|ii.||Pat. Born in 1807 in Claiborne CO., TN.
|iii.||Ruth. Born on 8 Jan 1808 in Claiborne, TN. Ruth died in Cedar Mill, Washington, OR on 12 Sep 1878, she was 70.
|iv.||George. Born in 1809 in Claiborne CO., TN.
I'm a new subscriber to the Yocum e-mail list. I am not related to the Yocums
-- at least not that I know -- but I'm quite interested in the family due to
research I've done on legends of lost treasure and mines of the Ozark
Mountains. I now have files on more than 600 different reports of
treasure/lost mines in the region. The Lost Yocum Silver Mine is one of the
most commonly heard stories. I own one of the "Yoachum silver dollars"
reportedly found about fifteen years ago in a bluff shelter near Kimberling
City. (It is actually a clever fake, but a great conversation piece.) I
collect folklore more than hard facts, but along the way I have turned up some
information which may be useful to Yocum researchers. I am impressed by the
quality of research that has been done in recent years on this family, as
evidenced by several Yoachum websites.
Anyone who has stories about the Yocum Silver Mine, please send them to me! I
have dozens of published reports, but only a few stories from Yocum family
Meanwhile, here's some information you might not have.
1840 Federal census of Prairie Township, Washington County, Arkansas
Solomon Yoakham, head of household: 2 males aged 5-10; 2 males aged 10-15; 1
male aged 15-20; 1 male aged 40-50; 2 females under age 5; 2 females aged
5-10; 1 female aged 10-15; 1 female aged 30-40.
Washington County, Arkansas tax records:
1838 - no Yocums/Yoachums
1840 - Soloman Yoker
1841 - Sol. Yocum, 4 horses, and 19 head of cattle
1842 - no Yocums/Yoachums listed
"An Aged Farmer Hangs Himself", Cassville Democrat (Cassville, MO), June 23,
1928, p. 1. c 3.
"G.W. Yoakum, 80 years old, a farmer living year highway 16 in Barry County,
on the county line, was found hanging in his barn at 7:30 o'clock Wednesday
morning, having committed suicide. His family cannot account for his deed
unless it was on account of his ill health."
"Mr Yoakum had been in ill health for several years. Three weeks ago he became
seriously ill and received medical attention. He was just able to be up a few
"Early Wednesday morning, his daughters, Misses Mary and Frances Yoakum who
live at home, went out to do the milking and found their father's lifeless
body hanging from a rafter in the barn. He had evidently climbed into the hay
mow, tied the rope about his neck and jumped off. An inquest is to be held by
the Barry county coroner. A.W. Thomas."
"Mr. Yoakum was born in Stone county, March 23, 1848, being the son of Mr. and
Mrs. George Yoakum. The father died when G.W. Yoakum was seven months old."
"Mr. Yoakum moved to the farm on which he died fifty-six years ago. He was
married and was the father of five children. His wife died eight years ago.
The children surviving are Miss Mary Yoakum, Miss Frances Yoakum, Tom Yoakum,
Mrs. Susan Boyne and D.W. Yoakum, all of R.F.D. 3, Pierce City."
"Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at Clear Creek Baptist church,
conducted by D.S. Brown. Interment was made in Clear Creek cemetery."
"Teen Yoachum Dead; Ozark Capitalist Left No Will; There are no children to
inherit the fortune; Yoachum family historic", Springfield (MO) Leader [daily]
October 6, 1904, p. 4, c. 2-3. A.T. Yoachum, president of the Christian
County, Missouri Bank. Died at age 78. ..."There was a tradition in Christian
county fifty years ago that the Yoachum family coined their fortune out of one
of the fabulous lost silver mines of the Ozark country. It was told and
believed by many that the father of the late Ozark capitalist learned the
secret of the hidden mine from the Indians and procured government stamps and
dies and made standard silver dollars at will. None of the persons who told
this story seemed to know that such a way of getting rich was prohibited by
the laws of the United States and denounced as counterfeiting. Men have
declared in Christian county within the last 35 years that the early pioneer
who profited by the Indian secret actually took his new money to the
Springfield land office and challenged the government officers to find a flaw
in the coin."
"A.T. Yoachum Dead", Christian County Republican (Ozark, MO), October 13,
1904, p. 4, c. 1-2.
.."Augustine Yoachum was born in Arkansas Territory, near the Boiling
Springs. February 7, 1827. He was married to Mary J. Glenn February 25, 1858
who is left to mourn for him on the farm on which he was buried. ... Besides a
wife he leaves a twin brother, Sol. Yoachum of this city, and four half
brothers ... [buried in Glenn cemetery] ... a beautiful spot overlooking the
Finley and selected by Mrs. Yoachum many years ago when the farm on which it
is located, now owned by Jas. A. Wasson, was the property of Mr. Yoachum." ...
"George Yoachum, father of A.T. Yoachum, came from Tennessee sometime in 1820,
came up White River in a keel boat and settled near the Boiling Springs, on
White River in the Arkansas Territory. He removed on pack horses and settled
at the mouth of Finley. There were at that few white people here, and the
Delaware Indians were their only near neighbors. Here he engaged in farming,
run a tan yard, wagon and blacksmith shop and distillery, and built the first
flouring mill at the mouth of the Finley. He was a man without education but a
shrewd businessman and was very prosperous. He died in 1848." Etc.
2241 Saint Louis Ave.
Saint Louis, MO 63106
Thanks to everyone who has taken the time to contact me concerning the Yoachum
family in Missouri and the Yoachum/Yocum Dollar. Several messages have
concerned Augustine Yoachum.
For instance, "George W. YOACHUM also had a son, Augustine T. "Teen" or "A.
T." YOACHUM, from his first marriage to Alcey FRIEND." Here is my guess as to
where the name Augustine came into this Yoachum family line. George Yoachum
came to Missouri by way of the White River in Arkansas. In the 1820s and 30s,
Augustine Friend was one of the early prominent settlers of the upper White
River in Arkansas. Alcey Friend, wife of George Yoachum, could have very well
been related. By the way, Augustine Friend is written about in several
articles published in The Clipper (Melbourne, Izard County, Arkansas) in 1877.
This was in a series of recollections by Augustus Curren Jeffery about the
early years of the White River country. I am pretty sure that the Yoachum
family is also written about in here. These were later collected and published
as a small book. Very interesting reading.
Jeffery, Augustus Curren
Historical and biographical sketches of the early settlement of the valley of
White River together with a history of Izard County. Reprint of a series of
newspaper accounts of the people and the times in the Ozark Mountains of
Arkansas from 1800-1877 by A. C. Jeffery. Edited by Dale Hanks (Richmond,
Jeffery Historical Society), 1973.
Information about the Yoachums, Friends, Cokers, etc. in the early settlement
years of the White River country can be found in the Turnbo Manuscripts,
transcriptions of which are available at the Springfield, Missouri public
library, now available electronically on-line at
The entire collection can now be searched by keyword at the above internet
|v.||Charlotte. Born in 1810 in Claiborne CO., TN.
|38||vi.||Isaac R. (1812-1882)|
|vii.||William G.. Born in 1829 in Roane CO., TN.
|39||i.||Ewing B (1820-1765)|