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  • ID: I2715
  • Name: Johann Matthias M. YOAKUM
  • Given Name: Johann Matthias M.
  • Surname: Yoakum 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
  • Name: Mathias M. JOCHEM
  • Given Name: Mathias M.
  • Surname: Jochem
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 1699 in Germany
  • Death: 15 Feb 1783 in Muddy Creek Twp, Greenbrier County, Virginia (Now WV), United States
  • Reference Number: 2715
  • Event: Alt. Death 18 Feb 1783 Botetourt County, Virginia, United States
  • Event: Alt. Death 18 Feb 1783 Lincoln County, Kentucky, United States
  • Event: Alt. Death 8 Feb 1780 Botetourt County, Virginia, United States 14
  • Event: Land Records Bet 1740 and 1750 South Branch Twp, Hardy County, West Virginia, United States
  • Note: no acres Might have been a bondsman or witness 15
  • Event: Alt. Birth 1705 New Amsterdam, New York County, New York, United States
  • _UID: D139FAAA1FF940879E2DE41CC59156E9ED86
  • Change Date: 26 Nov 2010 at 21:39
  • Note:
    Proof has been found of the following email dated Nov. 26, 2010. Sent to Gregory Brown by Mike Sizer
    The information I have found on film here in Salt Lake City:
    I do not know if this is new or not, but I have found Matthias Yoakum with sons Valentian and Philip Paul Yoakum in Germany. They are from an area in the Paletenate in Germany. The actual village is named Edigheim (kreis Frankenthal) Bayern, Germany. Bayern or Bavaria was the area that the town belonged to, as it is no longer considered Bayern today. It is just accross the river from Ludwigshafen and north of Heidelberg.
    Johann Matthias Joachim
    married to
    Maria Barbara Ungefehr
    daughter of Friedrich
    Married 18 Feb 1721 in Edigheim
    children:
    1. Valentine Jochim born/christened 08 Sep 1722 in Edigheim
    2. Philipp Paul Jochim born/christened 01 Nov 1723
    So those who state that Matthias was born 1715 are in error.
    Bob Derryberry says:
    Pedigree 1360, Vol. 1 WFT CD ROM, submitted by Harold E. Dennis, Jr., 107 Canton Ave., Huron, OH 44839-1306, gives birth year as 1700. Dr. Smith gives birth year as 1715. I do not know when the mother, Millie Felty, was born, but if she were near the age of her husband, Francis, then a birth year of 1715 appears not likely. Ola Nicholson and Henry Conor give it as 1705. Matthias' will, filed Book A, page 118, Lincoln Co., KY 1780, names wife, sons Felty and George. The will is dated 18 Feb 1783, page 33 of will index, Lincoln Co., KY.
    He is reported to have built the first cabin in KY.
    Warren Watson Yocum, 3006 31st. St., Lubbock, TX relates that Matthias was born in 1715.
    Automated Archives CD ROM #161 gives birth year of 1715 at Greenbriar Co., WV and death 18 Feb 1783 in Lincoln Co., KY.
    He is referred to as "strong Celtic stock" in The Sheerman Family... book.
    A grandson, George Yokum, stated that Matthias Yocum, Michael Harness and George Stump were the first to bring wagons down to the south branch, came by way of Winchester, then up Big Capon/Cacopon, Lost River to the mountains, crossing over to South Branch of the Potomac. Found in Draper Papers of ca 1843.
    Harold M. Yoakum, in his book, page 9, states that Phillip Powell was a son of Mathias Yoakum and Millie Felty. He cites Mathias' will dated 29 Jan 1780 recorded in Will Book A, page 148, Lincoln Co., KY. The will had been written in Botecourt Co., which Harold M. Yoakum says was then a part of VA before it became a part of the later formed state of WV. I have not verified this. I do note Botetourt was mis-spelled. Greenbriar Co. VA was formed 1778 from Montgomery Co. VA. Montgomery Co. was formed from Fincastle, Boutetourt and Pulaski Counties in 1776. Thus, Phillip was probably in what is currently Greenbriar Co., WV but was in Boutetourt Co., VA at that time, without ever moving.
    Pedigree 5069, Vol. 2, WFT CD ROM gives her name as Elinor Zeh. Dr. Smith lists Eleanor's parents as Geo. Ludwig See and Margaret Judy/Tshudi. LDS lists birth year as 1712, and place as Scholhaire, NY, to George Ludwig See and Mary Margaret Judy/Tshudi, call #1396154, batch 8536501 74. Ped. 1360, Vol. 1, WFT CD ROM by Harold E. Dennis, Jr., 107 Canton Ave., Huron, OH 44839-1306, gives birth place in Silecea, Germany. Helen Powers gives is as Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY.
    Henry M. Conor, 16371 S. Hillcrest Ct., Eden Prairie, MN 55346 gives her birth year as 1710.
    Ped. 5069 gives death place as VA, Helen Powers gives it as Lincoln Co., KY.
    Helen lists parents as Johannes Zeh and Anna Magdalena _____, both from Germany and both died in Schoharie Co., NY.
    Warren Watson Yocum states that "The Zehs knew John Calvin when he visited Switzerland, where the Zehs lived before they came to America. Matthias bought land in PA, but not liking the laws there, he moved his family to the north neck of VA and settled on land granted to Lord Fairfax...with two other men were the first to bring wagons down the south branch of the Potomac River and over the mountains to what is now West Virginia. They settled there about 1745, according to the Draper MSS, in which Matthias is described as a well-to-do German. His will written in 1780 was recorded in Lincoln Co., KY."
    Donna J. Ottley says that Eleanor was killed by Indians in 1782.
    Gordon L. Patterson has death year as 1791 and birthplace as Silesia, Germany.

    Ancestors of Virgil Howard Moore by Sharon M. Stalker says he was born 1715 and died Feb. 18, 1783 in Botetourt County, Virginia and married Elinor See 1727

    There is an article Dated August 1762 Virginia Court Cases which states John David Wilpert, administrator Henry Baughman, vs. Mathew Lindsay---Invoice of Henry Buchman's estate left in Greenbrier when drove off by the enemy. Witnesses are John Gay, John Warrick, Hugh Young and wife, John Meak (in which house saw some articles, Lawrence Hencemen. Witnesses when they killed the man, Felthe Yoken, Mathes Yoken, Nap. Gregory, Robert Allin, William Elliott.

    There is a Court Case Virginia March 1765 Doggett vs Mathias Yoakum---Writ 29th March (fourth year George III reign). Is a soldier.

    Subject:
    Francis Yoakum, Son of Matthias
    From:
    Sara Patton
    To:
    YOCUM-L@rootsweb.com


    One of Dr. Smith's many unproven assumptions was that Francis Yoakum who died 13 August 1751 in Frederick Co (Will Bk1:480) was the FATHER of Matthias Yoakum. Original Frederick Co records present ABSOLUTE PROOF that Francis was the SON of Matthias Yoakum and that he died in 1751, NOT in 1780 as found in some family lists.

    Frederick Co, VA Will Bk 1:481 Aug 13, 1751
    "Know all men by these presents that we Matthias Yoakham, John Varvel and Michael Harness are held and firmly bound unto Morgan Morgan Gent first Justice...in the sum of one hundred bounds Currt money....we bind our selves...on this 13 day of August 1751.

    The Condition of this obligation is such that by the above bond Mathias Yoakham administrator of all the goods Chattels and Credits of Francis Yoakham dec'd do make or cause to be made a true and perfect Inventory of all and singular the goods Chattels and Credits of the s'd deceased ...and further to make Just and true account of his actings and doings thereon which thereto required by the sd Court and all the rest and residue of the sd goods Chattels and Credits which shall be found remaining upon the sd administrators account the same being first Examined and allowed by the Justices of the Court for the time being shall deliver and pay unto such person or persons respectively...and if it shall hereafter appear that any last will and Testment was made by the sd deceased and the Executor or Executors therein named do Exhibit the same unto the sd Court making request to have it allowed and approved accordingly it the sd Mathias being there unto required do render and deliver up his Letters of Administration...."

    Mathias Yoakham signed with mark "ME", John Varvel signed with signature, Michael Harness signed with mark "T"

    Frederick Co, VA Order Bk 3:493 Aug 13, 751:
    "Certificate for obtaining letters of administration of the Estate of Frances Yoakam decd is granted to Matthias Yoakam his Father he having according to law taken the Oath of an Administrator and with John Varvle (sic) and Michael Harness his Securitys entered into Bond for his true and faithful Administrations of the sd dec'ds Estate and acknowledged the sd Bond in Court the same is admitted to record. "

    Jonathan Cobourn, William Miller, Peter Casey and Peter Thorn appointed as appraisers.

    INTERPRETIVE NOTE: Since Matthias was appointed administrator, Francis did not have a will. This does not PROVE that Francis was not married, however. Since Francis had an estate, he was at least of legal age and COULD have been married. One's wife and/or children are not usually mentioned in estate administrations unless they are appointed the administrator. This also shows that Francis probably died sometime in the period between the May and August court sessions in 1751.

    At this point, Francis was probably living in Hardy or Hampshire Co, WV, both of which were then part of either Augusta or Frederick counties. All of the men listed above as securities, appraisers, etc. appear numerous times in the court records of both Augusta and Frederick counties.

    I have not yet found the inventory of the estate but it may be there. Photocopies of original documents in my file.


    Sara Patton

    Message posted by Gregory Brown on genealogy.com message board:

    H.C. Smith is the sole source for the currently popular idea that the> progenitors of the Yoakum line in America were Heinrich--> Matthias(1653)--> Francis(1678)-->Matthias(ca 1700). It is important to note that this view conflicts with Smith's own research (which begins with Matthias ca 1700 on page 108.) On page 108, Smith begins the Yoakum line in America with Matthias, born early in the 1700's and considers him to be the original immigrant of the line. The addition of Heinrich, Mathias and Francis resulted from an un-named source, as follows: "After the Yoakum, etc. Genealogy was considered completed and indexing in progress and
    original line of descent was sent to the compiler." This submitted line offered almost no sources for its conclusions. Indeed, Smith himself, after summarizing the submitted info in one paragraph on page 101, offers the following remarks: "Hereafter, the article shows an unfamiliarity with the Northern Neck families, other than their surnames. Efforts of the person, or persons, to construct tables, other than those of our Jacob and Valentine, demonstrate this and produce some weird combinations." Not a resounding endorsement.

    What is all the evidence offered by Smith or his contributor for the existence of the early Heinrich, Matthias, and Francis?

    Heinrich: "Heinrich Jochem- married to Gertrude. Born in Germany and
    immigrated to New Amsterdam in 1661 on the ship Beaver. Holland Society
    Year Book, 1902." No other source info given.

    Mathias (1653): "Heinrich had three children, Ann, Jane, and Mathias b.
    1653." [He lists no info on Ann or Jan at all.] "Mathias born in Germany." No other data accompanying except that he had a son, as follows..."Francis 1678-1752". [note that there is no source listed for any of this.]

    Francis(1678): "Apparently he accompanied or followed the family to the
    Northern Neck of Virginia and that it was he, not a son of Matthias [ca 1700], whose estate was administered by our Matthias in Hampshire County, Virginia, in 1752" (page 108) [note that by "our Matthias" Smith means the one born in the "early 1700's" that Smith discusses on page 108 as the first immigrant of the line.]

    Current research brings some light to all this:

    Heinrich: The original passenger lists show that there were two "Jochems"
    on board the Beaver...Heinrickje and Geertje. The "je" ending denotes
    that the two were women. (Tepper, New World Immigrants, 1:182-183. Also,
    Craig, Yoakums of Virginia, p.1)

    Mathias(1653): No evidence is offered by Smith that this person existed.
    Evidently, no primary source information has ever been found by
    researchers to suggest that this person ever existed.

    Francis Jochem(1678-1751): Again, no primary source info is offered to show that this person existed. Note that Smith says "apparently...it is he, not a son of Matthias (b. ca 1700), whose estate was administered by our Matthias (b. ca 1700) in Hampshire County..."Sara Patton's citation of original source material, Frederick Co., VA Order Bk 3:493 Aug 13, 1751 (see previous post) clearly proves that this was indeed the SON of Matthias Yoakum b. ca 1700, NOT his father.




    Father: Peter YOAKUM b: Bef 1678 in Germany

    Marriage 1 Maria Barbara UNGEFEHR b: in Germany
    • Married: 18 Feb 1721 in Edigheim, Germany
    • Note: Reference Number:+52937
    • Change Date: 26 Nov 2010
    Children
    1. Has Children George YOAKUM b: 1722 in Germany
    2. Has Children Valentine YOAKUM b: 8 Sep 1722 in Edigheim, Germany
    3. Has Children Phillip Powell YOAKUM b: 1 Nov 1723 in Germany
    4. Has No Children Francis YOAKUM b: 1728 in Tulpehocken Creek, Berks County, Pennsylvania, United States
    5. Has Children Jacob YOAKUM b: 8 May 1730 in Tulpehocken Creek, Berks County, Pennsylvania, United States

    Marriage 2 Eleanor SEE b: 1712 in Schoharie County, New York, United States
    • Married: Abt 1735 in Hampshire County, West Virginia (Was VA), United States 16
    • Event: Alt. Marriage Aft 1740 in Hardy County, Virginia (Now WV), United States
    • Note: Reference Number:+6553
    • Change Date: 28 Sep 2008
    Children
    1. Has Children Matthew Matthias YOAKUM b: 1736 in Tulpehocken Creek, Berks County, Pennsylvania, United States
    2. Has Children Jesse YOCUM b: 1738 in Tulpehocken Creek, Berks County, Pennsylvania, United States
    3. Has Children Michael YOAKUM b: 1740 in Tulpehocken Creek, Berks County, Pennsylvania, United States
    4. Has No Children Conrad YOAKUM b: Abt 1742 in Tulpehocken Creek, Berks County, Pennsylvania, United States
    5. Has Children John YOAKUM b: 1747 in Hampshire County, West Virginia (Was VA), United States
    6. Has Children William YOAKUM b: 1750 in Hampshire County, West Virginia (Was VA), United States
    7. Has Children Henry YOCUM b: 1753 in Virginia, United States
    8. Has Children George YOAKUM b: Abt 1755 in Mercer County, Kentucky, United States

    Sources:
    1. Media: Book
      Abbrev: Bob Derryberry
      Title: Bob Derryberry
      Repository:
        Name: Not Given (See Notes)
    2. Media: Internet
      Abbrev: FTM
      Title: FTM
      Repository:
        Name: Not Given (See Notes)

      Page: Ancerstors of Virgil Howard Moore
      Quality: 3
      Text: Sharon M. Stalker
    3. Abbrev: LDS
      Title: LDS
      Repository:
        Name: Not Given (See Notes)

      Page: Family Group Sheet 278584
      Quality: 3
    4. Abbrev: LDS
      Title: LDS
      Repository:
        Name: Not Given (See Notes)

      Page: Family Group Record 4450410
      Quality: 3
    5. Media: Internet
      Abbrev: Ancestry com
      Title: Ancestry com
      Repository:
        Name: Not Given (See Notes)

      Page: Tree G806
      Quality: 3
    6. Abbrev: LDS
      Title: LDS
      Repository:
        Name: Not Given (See Notes)

      Page: Pedigree Chart 51632671
      Quality: 3
    7. Media: Internet
      Abbrev: Gregory Brown
      Title: Gregory Brown
      Repository:
        Name: Not Given (See Notes)
    8. Media: Internet
      Abbrev: Ancestry Com-Descendants of Matthias Yoakum
      Title: Descendants of Heinrich Jochem
      Author: Tree 10570
      Publication: It has been determined that Heinrich Jochem is not the correct descendant
      Repository:
        Name: Not Given (See Notes)
    9. Media: EMail
      Abbrev: EMail Message from Jonathan (Crystal) Jones Jan. 6, 2002
      Title: EMail Message from Jonathan (Crystal) Jones Jan. 6, 2002
    10. Abbrev: Genforum
      Title: <\i Genforum\i0, message board
      Page: Steve Smith, "Yoakum message 477," >, 1/5/2003 (http://genforum.genealogy.com).
      Quality: 3
    11. Media: Internet
      Abbrev: Ancestry Com-Descendants of Mathias? Yoakum
      Title: Descendants of Mathias? Yoakum
      Author: Tree G 1015
    12. Abbrev: Email message from Darlene Farris Sewell
      Title: to Marianne Senecal, e-mail, 6/17/2008; privately held by Senecal [(E-ADDRESS), & STREET ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE], Prospect, OH, 2008.Prospect, OH, 2008.
      Author: Darlene Sewell, [(E-ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE),]
    13. Abbrev: The Lives and Legends of the Ozark Yoakums
      Title: The Lives and Legends of the Ozark Yoakums
      Author: Audrey Lee Clouston-Becker
      Publication: Conway, Arkansas: Arkensas Research, Inc, 2008.
      Page: 3.
      Quality: 3
    14. Media: Internet
      Abbrev: Ancestry Com-McCurdy Kilpatrick Family Tree-A Work In Progress
      Title: Ancestry Com-McCurdy Kilpatrick Family Tree-A Work In Progress
      Author: Mac McCurdy macmccurdy@hotmail.com
    15. Media: Internet
      Abbrev: Rootsweb WV, Hardy
      Title: Men and Manors in the South Branch Valley
      Author: Sara Stevens Patton
      Page: Men and Manors in the South Branch Valley
      Quality: 3
    16. Abbrev: The Lives and Legends of the Ozark Yoakums
      Title: The Lives and Legends of the Ozark Yoakums
      Author: Audrey Lee Clouston-Becker
      Publication: Conway, Arkansas: Arkensas Research, Inc, 2008.
      Page: 3.

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