Edward B. Walker (1756-1838)

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  • ID: I00236
  • Name: Joseph Sherman Yoakum 1 2
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 11 NOV 1871 in Lone Mountain, Claiborne County, Tennessee 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
  • Death: 8 JAN 1958 in Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee 10 11 9
  • Burial: Lynnhurst Cemetery, Adair Drive, Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee 12 9
  • Occupation: Mercantile business: Atkins and Yoakum
  • Religion: Methodist
  • _ELEC: State Representative, 59th General Assembly, 1915-1917 (Republican)
  • Event: Occupation-02 Long-time member of county road commission
  • Event: Occupation-03 School Board member for 15 years, chairman for 8
  • Event: Nickname Joe
  • Event: Tombstone Photo On file
  • Event: World War 1 Draft Card Not found
  • Event: Death Certificate Get: Knox County, Tennessee, 1958, #01332
  • Note:
    1900 Census, Claiborne County, Tennessee, CD 10, SD 250, ED 10, page 146a, dwelling & family 87:
    Yoakum, Joseph, head, male, born November 1871, age 27, married 5 years, TN, TN, TN, farm, unemployed 6 months, literate, owns farm, no mortgage, farm schedule 92
    ___, Mallie, wife, female, born June 1875, age 24, married 5 years, 2 children, 1 living, TN, TN, TN, literate
    ___, Lenore, daughter, female, born December 1897, age 2, single, TN, TN, TN
    Enumerated 9 June 1900 by Daniel C. Yoakum. All white, speak English.

    1910 Census, Claiborne County, Tennessee, CD 3, SD 1, ED 20, page 71b, dwelling 187, family 188:
    Yoakum, Joseph S., head, male, 38, married once for 15 years, farmer, general farm, own account, owns farm, no mortgage, schedule 142
    ___, Mallie L, wife, female, 35, married once for 15 years, 5 children, 4 living, house keeper, at home
    ___, Leonore M., daughter, female, 12, single, in school
    ___, Robert T., son, male, 9, single, in school
    ___, H. Clay, son, male, 6, single
    ___, Paul D., son, male, 5, single
    ___, Lucinda, mother, feamle, 73, widowed, 10 children, 5 living
    ___, Mary E., sister, female, 33, single
    Haynes, Charles B., servan, male, 19[?], single, farmer, general farm, for wages, illiterate
    Campbell, Jeff, servant, male, 19, single, farmer, general farm, for wages
    Enumerated 4 May 1910 by Joseph S. Yoakum; all white, literate, speak English, born in Tennessee, parents in Tennessee unless noted.

    1920 Census, Claiborne County, Tennessee, CD 3, SD 1, ED 25, page 80b, dwelling & family 157:
    Yoakum, Joseph S., head, owns farm, male, 48, married, farm, general farm, employer, schedule 108
    ___, Mallie, wife, female, 45, married
    ___, Robert T., son, male, 19, single, in school, farm laborer, home farm, for wages
    ___, Clay, son, male, 16, single, in school
    ___, Paul D., son, male, 14, single, in school
    ___, Anna B., daughter, female, 7, single, in school
    ___, "Loucinda", mother, female, 82, widowed
    Campbell, Jeff, servant, male, 26, single, farm labor, working out, for wages
    Carmon, Charley, servant, male, 17, single, in school, farm labor, working out, for wages
    Enumerated 9 January 1920 by William B. Jennings; all white, literate, speak English, born in Tennessee, parents in Tennessee unless noted.

    1930 Census, Claiborne County, Tennessee, CD 3, ED 13-5, SD 7, page 196b, dwelling & family 306:
    Yoakum, Joseph S., head, owns farm, male, 58, married at 23, farmer, farm, own account, not a veteran, schedule 265
    ___, Mallie L., wife, female, 45[!], married at 20
    Wolfenbarger, Lola, boarder, female, 16, single, in school
    Beeler, Claude, boarder, male, 18, single, illiterate, laborer, farm, for wages
    Yoakum, Anna B., daughter, female, 17, single, in school
    Enumerated 29 April 1930 by William Lon McBee; all white, literate, speak English, born in Tennessee, parents in Tennessee unless noted.




    Father: Robert Grant Yoakum b: 16 SEP 1824 in Tennessee
    Mother: Lucinda Jennings b: 30 APR 1837 in Tennessee

    Marriage 1 Mallie Lucinda Walker b: 28 OCT 1874 in Walkers Ford, Union County, Tennessee
    • Married: 15 SEP 1895 in Claiborne County, Tennessee 13 14 15 16 17 18
    • Event: Performed by in Rev. James A Ruble at Sam Atkin's House 19
    Children
    1. Has No Children Thelma B. Yoakum b: 23 DEC 1896 in Lone Mountain, Claiborne County, Tennessee
    2. Has No Children Margaret Lenore Yoakum b: 17 DEC 1898 in Lone Mountain, Claiborne County, Tennessee
    3. Has No Children Robert Taylor Yoakum b: 17 NOV 1900 in Lone Mountain, Claiborne County, Tennessee
    4. Has Children Henry Clay Yoakum b: 15 JUN 1903 in Lone Mountain, Claiborne County, Tennessee
    5. Has No Children Paul Devine Yoakum b: 3 MAY 1905 in Lone Mountain, Claiborne County, Tennessee
    6. Has Children Anne B. Yoakum b: 4 NOV 1913 in Lone Mountain, Claiborne County, Tennessee

    Sources:
    1. Title: United States Census - 1910
      Note: The 1910 Census actually contains a bit less data than the 1900 Census. The enumeration date changed to 15 April 1910.
      Repository:
      Note: National Archives and Records Administration
      Media: Microfilm
      Page: Claiborne County, Tennessee, CD 3, SD 1, ED 20, page 71b, dwelling 187, family 188
      Text: mother listed with him
    2. Title: Obituary: Anne B. (Yoakum) Modlin
      Author: Knoxville News Sentinel [Knox County, Tennessee]
      Publication: 4 October 2009
      Note: Copy in her notes; published online.
      Repository:
      Note: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/knoxnews/obituary.aspx?n=anne-yoakum-modlin&pid=133869430
      Media: Newspaper
      Text: "To accomplish this, she lived with her older sister Lenore Mitchell"
    3. Title: Record of descendants of Edward Walker, Revolutionary soldier of North Carolina and Tennessee
      Author: Burns, Annie Walker
      Publication: Frankfort, Kentucky: published privately, 1929
      Note: Transcriptions of family letters and other documents. The book is divided into two sections and pagination restarts; all references here are to the second section. Mrs. Burns collected information specifically to join historical societies and did not compile a more traditional family history book. Still, there are many letters from family members living at that time that provide valuable information. However, the letters are not even chronologically shown, and some of them clearly reflect information learned during the exchange of letters instead of knowledge held previously. Very careful analysis and detailed prior knowledge of the family relationships is necessary to extract appropriate evidence. For instance, one must carefully separate family tradition from personal knowledge of people they would have known well. A careful reading of the letters and attention to timelines does tend to indicate who knew who and who would have most definitely been in a position to know exact family relationships, especially among living people. Some evidence is extremely invaluable. For instance, although other evidence exists, the letters from Mary (Walker) Lewis, combined with those who knew her personally and her family relationship, provide one of the clearest indicators connecting Edward Sr.'s sons Edward and Joseph together as brothers. Likewise, the letters from Elisabeth (Walker) Click and Melbourn Green Walker and the clear evidence of who knew them and their relationships to the family tie Jacob, Henry, John Gilmore, and the other sons and daughters of Edward, Jr., together quite well with strong evidence. Not all evidence is as strong. In short, the book contains valuable source material, but very close scrutiny is required to determine which portions of it constitute source material.
      Repository:
      Note: Daughters of the American Revolution Library, Washington, DC
      Media: Book
      Page: 80
      Text: letter from Mallie (Walker) Yoakum to author, 6 April 1929, indicates that her husband was born 11 November 1871; cites family Bible and the burial records at Lynnhurst Cemetery in Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee
    4. Title: Daughters of the American Revolution Application - Anne Yoakum Modlin
      Author: Modlin. Anne Yoakum
      Note: Anne, after contact with Annie Walker Burns, joined the Daughters of the American Revolution, number 466233, in Knoxville, Tennessee, on 9 February 1959
      Note: Good for recent family information
      Repository:
      Note: Daughters of the American Revolution Library, Washington, DC
      Media: Official Document
      Text: states that she was the daughter of "Joseph Sherman Walker" born 11 November 1871 at Lone Mountain, Tennessee, who died at Knoxville, Tennessee on 8 January 1958
    5. Title: United States Census - 1900
      Note: The 1900 Census added a great deal of information, such as the exact month and year of birth, years married, and a number of other elements. The enumeration date was 1 June 1900.
      Repository:
      Note: National Archives and Records Administration
      Media: Microfilm
      Page: Claiborne County, Tennessee, CD 10, SD 250, ED 10, page 146a, dwelling & family 87
      Text: born November 1871 in Tennessee
    6. Title: United States Census - 1910
      Note: The 1910 Census actually contains a bit less data than the 1900 Census. The enumeration date changed to 15 April 1910.
      Repository:
      Note: National Archives and Records Administration
      Media: Microfilm
      Page: Claiborne County, Tennessee, CD 3, SD 1, ED 20, page 71b, dwelling 187, family 188
      Text: age 38, born in Tennessee
    7. Title: United States Census - 1920
      Note: The enumeration date was 1 January 1920.
      Repository:
      Note: National Archives and Records Administration
      Media: Microfilm
      Page: Claiborne County, Tennessee, CD 3, SD 1, ED 25, page 80b, dwelling & family 157
      Text: age 48, born in Tennessee
    8. Title: United States Census - 1930
      Note: The enumeration date was 1 April 1930, except in Alaska, with an enumeration date of 1 October 1929
      Repository:
      Note: National Archives and Records Administration
      Media: Microfilm
      Page: Claiborne County, Tennessee, CD 3, ED 13-5, SD 7, page 196b, dwelling & family 306
      Text: age 58, born in Tennessee
    9. Title: FindAGrave.com
      Note: User-submitted tombstone transcriptions; photos and obituaries sometimes included. While many records are added clearly the result of blanket cemetery transcriptions, others may very well have been posted by people who have not personally visited and checked the tombstone. Quite a few people fill in details that are not on the stone and may or may not be correct. Unless a tombstone photo is specifically mentioned in the footnote, no photo was present for the entry at the time of the citation, making the citation more suspect.
      Note: Not edited; subject to transcription and many other types of errors
      Repository:
      Note: http://www.findagrave.com/
      Media: Electronic
      Text: tombstone photo for Lynnhurst Cemetery, Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee, posted by Sue Reneau Damewood 26 February 2010: "Joseph S. Yoakum/November 11, 1871/January 8, 1958"
    10. Title: Daughters of the American Revolution Application - Anne Yoakum Modlin
      Author: Modlin. Anne Yoakum
      Note: Anne, after contact with Annie Walker Burns, joined the Daughters of the American Revolution, number 466233, in Knoxville, Tennessee, on 9 February 1959
      Note: Good for recent family information
      Repository:
      Note: Daughters of the American Revolution Library, Washington, DC
      Media: Official Document
      Text: states that she was the daughter of "Joseph Sherman Walker" born 11 November 1871 at Lone Mountain, Tennessee, who died at Knoxville, Tennessee on 8 January 1958; cites family Bible and the burial records at Lynnhurst Cemetery in Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee
    11. Title: Tennessee Death Records, 1949-2005
      Author: Shelby County, Tennessee, Register
      Note: Bills itself as a partial index to statewide death certificates but does not explain “partial”. The original version covered data from 1949 to 2005 with several errors. Data for 1949 was sparse, and there were other losses, such as few records May-December 1962 and other time periods. When the notation “(sparse)” is used, a record could not be found but the list of certificates for that days appears to be incomplete. In the late 1980s and early 1990s, more than 75% of the data indicates a place of death incorrectly as “Humphreys County”.

      The database was updated in November 2010 with records through 2009. Additionally, most of the missing records are now in the database, and the Humphreys County problem also appears to have been corrected. Some records in 1962-1963 seem to have some unusual counties of residence and may be incorrect in that regard but otherwise seem reasonable. Death certificates listed as “not found” without a 2010 date have not yet been searched in the new version.
      Note: Original certificates should be obtained
      Repository:
      Note: http://register.shelby.tn.us/
      Media: Electronic
      Text: Joseph S. Yoaku, age 86, resided in Claiborne County, Tennessee, died 8 January 1958 in Knox County, Tennessee, married, male, white, certificate 01332
    12. Title: Knox County Cemeteries Database
      Author: McGinnis, Robert
      Note: Includes only names and only a very few cemeteries. Anything in brackets was added by the author and is not on the stone.
      Note: More detailed records should be sought
      Repository:
      Note: http://www.knoxcotn.org/cgi-bin/cemsearch.cgi
      Media: Electronic
      Text: Joseph S. Yoakum, Lynnhurst Cemetery
    13. Title: Record of descendants of Edward Walker, Revolutionary soldier of North Carolina and Tennessee
      Author: Burns, Annie Walker
      Publication: Frankfort, Kentucky: published privately, 1929
      Note: Transcriptions of family letters and other documents. The book is divided into two sections and pagination restarts; all references here are to the second section. Mrs. Burns collected information specifically to join historical societies and did not compile a more traditional family history book. Still, there are many letters from family members living at that time that provide valuable information. However, the letters are not even chronologically shown, and some of them clearly reflect information learned during the exchange of letters instead of knowledge held previously. Very careful analysis and detailed prior knowledge of the family relationships is necessary to extract appropriate evidence. For instance, one must carefully separate family tradition from personal knowledge of people they would have known well. A careful reading of the letters and attention to timelines does tend to indicate who knew who and who would have most definitely been in a position to know exact family relationships, especially among living people. Some evidence is extremely invaluable. For instance, although other evidence exists, the letters from Mary (Walker) Lewis, combined with those who knew her personally and her family relationship, provide one of the clearest indicators connecting Edward Sr.'s sons Edward and Joseph together as brothers. Likewise, the letters from Elisabeth (Walker) Click and Melbourn Green Walker and the clear evidence of who knew them and their relationships to the family tie Jacob, Henry, John Gilmore, and the other sons and daughters of Edward, Jr., together quite well with strong evidence. Not all evidence is as strong. In short, the book contains valuable source material, but very close scrutiny is required to determine which portions of it constitute source material.
      Repository:
      Note: Daughters of the American Revolution Library, Washington, DC
      Media: Book
      Page: 80
      Text: letter from Mallie (Walker) Yoakum to author, 6 April 1929, indicates that she married "J. S. Yoakum" 15 September 1895 at "Dr. Sam Atkins" house by Rev. James A. Ruble, presiding elder of the Methodist Episcopal church
    14. Title: Daughters of the American Revolution Application - Anne Yoakum Modlin
      Author: Modlin. Anne Yoakum
      Note: Anne, after contact with Annie Walker Burns, joined the Daughters of the American Revolution, number 466233, in Knoxville, Tennessee, on 9 February 1959
      Note: Good for recent family information
      Repository:
      Note: Daughters of the American Revolution Library, Washington, DC
      Media: Official Document
      Text: states that Joseph Sherman Yoakum and Mallie Lucinda Walker were married 15 September 1895
    15. Title: Walker family records: from the shadows of Cumberland Gap, Claiborne County, Tazewell, Tennessee
      Author: Burns, Annie Walker
      Publication: Washington, DC: published privately by Lucy Kate McGhee, 1957
      Note: Various records about her own close family and others in the Claiborne County area.
      Repository:
      Note: Daughters of the American Revolution Library, Washington, DC
      Media: Book
      Page: 3-R
      Text: 5 July 1957 letter to author from Margaret Lenore Yoakum, states that Mallie L. Walker was born 28 October 1874, married Joseph S. Yoakum, 20 September, 1985, and died 27 February, 1957 after 2 years and 2 months in the hospital; the marriage date given in this source disagrees with other sources, including her mother; a check at the courthouse would resolve the issue of 5 days
    16. Title: Old Time Tazewell
      Author: Hansard, Mary A.
      Publication: Kingsport, Tennessee: Kingsport Press, Inc., 1979
      Note: Written in the 1890s, this book contains sketches of a number of families based on the memories of the author. Her memory is usually quite good. The book is widely available in a number of libraries and for purchase. The dates of the various articles appear to vary, but since the author died in 1899, 1899 can easily be used as a date before which someone died if listed in the book as having died. RAW has a copy.
      Repository:
      Note: Library of Congress
      Media: Book
      Page: 200-201
      Text: Joseph married Malla Walker, a daughter of Taylor Walker
    17. Title: United States Census - 1910
      Note: The 1910 Census actually contains a bit less data than the 1900 Census. The enumeration date changed to 15 April 1910.
      Repository:
      Note: National Archives and Records Administration
      Media: Microfilm
      Page: Claiborne County, Tennessee, CD 3, SD 1, ED 20, page 71b, dwelling 187, family 188
      Text: both married once for 15 years
    18. Title: United States Census - 1930
      Note: The enumeration date was 1 April 1930, except in Alaska, with an enumeration date of 1 October 1929
      Repository:
      Note: National Archives and Records Administration
      Media: Microfilm
      Page: Claiborne County, Tennessee, CD 3, ED 13-5, SD 7, page 196b, dwelling & family 306
      Text: she was married at 20, him at 23
    19. Title: Record of descendants of Edward Walker, Revolutionary soldier of North Carolina and Tennessee
      Author: Burns, Annie Walker
      Publication: Frankfort, Kentucky: published privately, 1929
      Note: Transcriptions of family letters and other documents. The book is divided into two sections and pagination restarts; all references here are to the second section. Mrs. Burns collected information specifically to join historical societies and did not compile a more traditional family history book. Still, there are many letters from family members living at that time that provide valuable information. However, the letters are not even chronologically shown, and some of them clearly reflect information learned during the exchange of letters instead of knowledge held previously. Very careful analysis and detailed prior knowledge of the family relationships is necessary to extract appropriate evidence. For instance, one must carefully separate family tradition from personal knowledge of people they would have known well. A careful reading of the letters and attention to timelines does tend to indicate who knew who and who would have most definitely been in a position to know exact family relationships, especially among living people. Some evidence is extremely invaluable. For instance, although other evidence exists, the letters from Mary (Walker) Lewis, combined with those who knew her personally and her family relationship, provide one of the clearest indicators connecting Edward Sr.'s sons Edward and Joseph together as brothers. Likewise, the letters from Elisabeth (Walker) Click and Melbourn Green Walker and the clear evidence of who knew them and their relationships to the family tie Jacob, Henry, John Gilmore, and the other sons and daughters of Edward, Jr., together quite well with strong evidence. Not all evidence is as strong. In short, the book contains valuable source material, but very close scrutiny is required to determine which portions of it constitute source material.
      Repository:
      Note: Daughters of the American Revolution Library, Washington, DC
      Media: Book
      Page: 80
      Text: letter from Mallie (Walker) Yoakum to author, 6 April 1929
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