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From: "Steve and Barbara" <>
Subject: Fw: Margaret SEE/YOAKUM
Date: Sat, 17 Oct 1998 09:50:25 -0400
From: Steve and Barbara <>
Date: Saturday, October 17, 1998 9:47 AM
Subject: Margaret SEE/YOAKUM
>Hi See Researchers.
>As you remember, I'm that guy researching the YOAKUM gentlemen who keeps
>bugging you SEE's about the intermarriages of this family. I have
>researched the Valentine "Felty" YOAKUM family and it appears to me that
>Valentine "Felty" YOAKUM married Margaret SEE, daughter of George SEE and
>Margaret TSCHUDI. I also believe Jacob YOAKUM, his brother, married
>Elizabeth SEE, sister to Margaret. Any comments of additions to these
>thoughts would SURE be welcomed.
>If this idea is true, it may possibly mean that the grave site for Margaret
>SEE/YOAKUM is marked here in Powell Valley, Claiborne County, Tennessee,
>where I live. The grave site of George YOAKUM, I., is marked and the lady
>beside him is marked Margaret YOAKUM. We KNOW this is not his wife, Martha
>"Patty" YOAKUM, who left Tennessee in 1810 and settled near Springfield,
>Illinois and died there sometime after 1819. The grave beside George is
>marked showing the death as 1794. IF THIS IS TRUE IT WOULD MEAN GEORGE
>BROUGHT HIS DEAD MOTHER WITH HIM FROM POWELL VALLEY, LEE County, Virginia
>two years after she died, as all evidence I have on the YOAKUM/VAN BEBBER
>families shows the YOAKUM gang come down the valley from Lee County to
>Claiborne County in 1795 or 1796. There is far too much evidence to show
>they were still in LEE County in 1794 and at least early 1795. They were
>definitely in Tennessee by 1796. This was a move down the Valley from the
>2nd YOAKUM Station to the third YOAKUM Station of approximately 75 miles.
>The practice at that time of German people was to bury thier dead above
>ground under a rock slab box. This is evident in many of the cemeteries in
>this county of those buried around the turn of the 19th century. IT IS
>POSSIBLE that Margaret SEE/YOAKUM may have been buried in LEE County in
>1794, and after her son left there in 1796 took her with him and reburied
>her in CLAIBORNE County. After his death in 1800 he was buried beside her
>on top of the small knoll overlooking much of their farm. ANY COMMENTS or
>AGREEMENTS/DISAGREEMENTS??? Let me know what you think SEE Researchers.
>ALSO: I have seen MANY times, in fact almost all printed information,
>concerning Matthias YOAKUM, father of Valentine, that he married Eleanor
>SEE. She would have to be a sister of George SEE. CAN ANYONE OFFER ANY
>OF DOCUMENTATION ON THIS POSSIBILITY AT ALL?? HOW DID THE YOAKUM/SEE
>RESEARCHERS come to this conclusion? I have found NOTHING at all to
>encourage me to believe this?? PLEASE HELP
>THANK YOU SO MUCH!!
>Powell Valley YOAKUM RESEARCHER.
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