Jesse Pierce Yoakum

22 May 1823–25 June 1893 (Age 70)
Roane, Tennessee, United States

The Life Summary of Jesse Pierce

When Jesse Pierce Yoakum was born on 22 May 1823, in Roane, Tennessee, United States, his father, Valentine Yoakum, was 38 and his mother, Charlotte "Lottie" Reynolds, was 37. He married Mary Ellen Payne on 8 October 1850, in Sullivan, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Linn, Osage, Missouri, United States in 1860 and Enterprise, Linn, Missouri, United States in 1880. He died on 25 June 1893, in Linn, Missouri, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Hoover Cemetery, Duncan Township, Sullivan, Missouri, United States.

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Jesse Pierce Yoakum
Mary Ellen Payne
Marriage: 8 October 1850
Frances Yoakum
George William Yoakum
Margaret E. Yoakum
Albert Yoakum
Lott B. Yoakum
Mary E Yoakum
Christopher Columbus Yoakum
Rhoda Ann Yocum
Martha E. Yoakum
Jackson Morgan Yoakum

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  • Marriage
    8 October 1850Sullivan, Missouri, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1825 · The Crimes Act
    Age 2
    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
    1829 · Missouri State Library
    Age 6
    The first Missouri State Library was established by law on January 22, 1829. This law was created due to the large amount of public documents which had been collected in the office of Missouri's secretary of state. The library included documentation of the actions of the Missouri senate and house. The documents were cataloged and made available to the public. The public had access to any of the books in the library from sunup to sundown on any day except Sunday.
    Age 23
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    Name Meaning

    Americanized form of German Jochem or Joachim . This surname is also found among African Americans. Compare Yoachum , Yoakam , Yocum , Yokem , and Yokum .History: The majority of the Yoakums trace their origin to Johann Matthäus Yoakum or Jochem (possibly Joachim), born c. 1698 in Germany, died 1783 in KY or VA. His descendants bear various forms of the surname, including Yoachum, Yocom, Yocum, Yokem, Yokom, and Yokum. However, several of these (and of other possible) forms are also borne by the descendants of various other immigrants from Germany.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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    Sources (11)

    • Jesse Yoakum in household of George Yoakum, "United States Census, 1850"
    • J P Yookum in entry for Harvey Morris, "Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991"
    • Jessie Yrakum, "United States Census, 1880"

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