Surname: Yocum

Biography of Jacob Yocum

JACOB YOCUM. Stone County has been fortunate in being developed by men who are not only ambitious but broad-minded and farseeing. Many portions of it are as attractive as though laid out by a landscape gardener and reminds one of the beautiful Champs d’Elysee of which Paris is so proud. In all the county there is no more diversity of scenery than in Washington township, and that portion of it in which our subject lives. Jacob Yocum is a native of this county, or what is now Stone County, born in 1837. Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. choose a state: Any AL AK AZ AR CA CO CT DE DC FL GA HI ID IL IN IA KS KY LA ME MD MA MI MN MS MO MT NE NV NH NJ NM NY NC ND OH OK OR PA RI SC SD TN TX UT VT VA WA WV WI WY INTL Start Now Son of Levi and Mary (Patterson) Yocum, who were among the first settlers of what is now Stone County. Both died in this county, the father about 1852 and the mother three years later. They were worthy and earnest members of the Methodist Church. The grandfather, James Yocum (the name was formerly spelled Yoachum), it is thought was a German, and was one of the first white men...

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