John Milton Yocum

Brief Life History of John Milton

When John Milton Yocum was born in 1826, in Kentucky, United States, his father, William Yocum, was 25 and his mother, Mariah Maria Thatcher, was 24. He married Mary Jane Hutson in 1845, in Stanton, Powell, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 8 daughters. He lived in Montgomery, Kentucky, United States in 1850 and Powell, Kentucky, United States in 1860. He died before 1870, in Stanton, Powell, Kentucky, United States.

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John Milton Yocum
1826–1870
Mary Jane Hutson
1825–1892
Marriage: 1845
Mary A. Yocum
1837–
Harriet Yocum
1839–1909
Eliza Jane Yocum
1841–
George Yocum
1845–
Elizabeth Ellen Yocum
1846–1917
Mary A. Yocum
1848–
Polly Ann Yocum
1849–1920
Queen Ann Yocum
1851–
Francis Milton Yocum
1857–1921
Amanda Jane Yocum
1857–1919
William Albert Yocum
1861–1932

Sources (6)

  • Milton Yocum, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Yocum in entry for Amanda Trimble, "Kentucky Death Records, 1911-1965"
  • John M Yocum, "United States Census, 1850"

World Events (7)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

1830 · Louisville and Portland Canal Opens

The Louisville and Portland canal opened in 1830. It was a 2 mile canal. It helped with the barrier caused by the Falls of the Ohio River at Louisville by making a route around them.

1846

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 Jochum . See also Yoakum , compare Yochum , Yocom , and Yokum .

History: This surname is borne by the descendants of various immigrants from Germany, including Johann Matthäus Yoakum or Jochem, born c. 1698 in Germany, died 1783 in KY or VA (see Yoakum ).

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

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