James Monroe Yeoman

1832–1907 (Age 75)
Fayette, Ohio, United States

The Life of James Monroe

When James Monroe Yeoman was born on 20 September 1832, in Fayette, Ohio, United States, his father, Stephen Bates Yeoman, was 31 and his mother, Hannah Smith, was 29. He married Phoebe Ann Benjamin on 1 July 1858, in Newton Township, Jasper, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Newton Township, Jasper, Indiana, United States in 1880 and Jordan Township, Jasper, Indiana, United States in 1900. He died on 25 October 1907, in Rensselaer, Jasper, Indiana, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Renfrewshire, Scotland.

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Family Time Line

James Monroe Yeoman
Phoebe Ann Benjamin
Marriage: 1 July 1858
Samuel S. Yeoman
Flora A. Yeoman
David Ira Yeoman
Effie May Yeoman
Charles Rial Yeoman
John S. Yeoman
Alma Jane Yeoman
James M. Yeoman
Pardon P. Yeoman
Grace Gertude Yeoman

Spouse & Children

1 July 1858
Newton Township, Jasper, Indiana, United States


  • Samuel S. Yeoman


  • Flora A. Yeoman


  • Yeoman


  • David Ira Yeoman


  • Effie May Yeoman


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World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 4

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
1836 · Kirtland Temple Dedicated

Age 4

On March 27, 1836, the Kirtland Temple was dedicated.
1860 · Ohio supports the Union side of the Civil War

Age 28

Although divided as a state on the subject of slavery, Ohio participated in the Civil War on the Union's side, providing over 300,000 troops. Ohio provided the 3rd largest number of troops by any Union state.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish:1. status name, from Middle English yoman, yeman, used of an attendant of relatively high status in a noble household, ranking between a Sergeant and a Groom , or between a Squire and a Page . The word appears to derive from a compound of Old English geong ‘young’ + mann ‘man’. Later in the Middle English period it came to be used of a modest independent freeholder, and this latter sense may well lie behind some examples of the surname. 2. topographic name, an expanded form of Yeo .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • James Verman, "United States Census, 1880"
  • James Yeoman, "United States Census, 1900"
  • James Yeoman, "United States Census, 1860"

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