Michael M Yoakum (1740 - c.1800)

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Birthplace: or Pennsylvania, Mercer, WV, USA
Death: Died in Knox , Tennessee
Managed by: Arthur Thorstensen, Jr.
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About Michael M Yoakum

5. Michael2 Yoakum (Matthias1);14,15 b. 1740 in Pennsylvania;16 m. Ann Boyles, daughter of Alexander Boyles, 8 Feb 1762 in Bedford County, Virginia;16 d. after 1799.

Mike Sizer's research strongly suggests that the individuals listed here are Michael Yoakum's children. It is interesting to note that virtually no researchers (before Sizer) even had any threories regarding Michael's family or whereabouts after about 1784.

If Michael Yoakum is the father of Solomon, and this Solomon is "our" Solomon (b. 1773, moved to Missouri), then he may well have had other children prior to those listed. Jacob "James" (father of Levi or Jacob Levi) and his brothers (Solomon, Jesse, and Mike) are mentioned in several anecdotal accounts and county histories as being early settlers in SW Missouri and NW Arkansas. Little is certain of the early settlers, however there is sufficient proof of Solomon's presence in the 1820s. One account lists a Jacob Yoakum being sent from North Carolina to accompany Indians being moved west. That Michael and his family lived in "North Carolina territory" early on may hint at a connection. Very little of the lore presented in these historical accounts has ever been substantiated with any kind of documentation. Greene, Jefferson, and Knox locations are all the same (county boundaries changed over time). He lived between 1762 and 1784 in Peaks of Otter or Little Otter Creek, Bedford County, Virginia. He lived between 1762 and 1784 in Bedford County, Virginia, (See Mike Sizer notes).16 He lived between 1785 and 1791 in Upper French Broad River, Greene County, North Carolina Terr. (Greene Co. Tenn.). He lived between 1791 and 1797 in Jefferson County, Tennessee. He lived in 1799 in Knox County, Tennessee.


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Michael Yoakum's Timeline

Mercer, WV, USA
February 8, 1762
Age 22
Age 33
Bedford, Virginia, United States
Age 33
Bedford, VA, USA
Age 60
Knox , Tennessee