|i.||Francis1. Born abt 1729 in Frederick, VA. Francis died in Frederick, VA in 1751, he was 22.
|5||iii.||Mathias M (~1736-1837)|
|v.||Michael1. Born abt 1740 in VA. Michael died in 1768, he was 28.
On 8 Feb 1762 when Michael was 22, he married Ann Boyles1, daughter of Alexander Boyles (-1881), in Bedford, VA. Born in <, Bedford, VA>. Ann died on 20 Sep 1881.
|vii.||William1. Born in 1750 in VA. William died in KY on 4 Sep 1839, he was 89.
|x.||Conrad (Conrood)1. Born on 20 Jun 1736 in Lancaster, PA.
From: Sara Patton [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Saturday, February 08, 2003 1:18 PM
Subject: Re: Conrad Yoakum
At 09:03 AM 2/8/03 -0500, you wrote:
>Who is Conrad Yocum? Is he a son of Matthais?
>Rick Brown, Chillicothe, Ohio
Good to hear from you, again. Yes, Conrad appears to be son of Matthias
Yoakum, Sr. -- based on one of the Draper Mss. interviews (see below.) He
was definitely an adult living in the Greenbrier region along with Felty in
1763, and has been described in various accounts of the 1763 Shawnee attack
on Muddy Creek and the Big Levels (or so-called "Clendenin Massacre.")
Draper MSS. 12CC #4, Mrs. Sarah Spillman Graham
(Sarah Spillman Graham was the daughter of Charles Spillman. Mrs. Graham
was age 7 in 1780 when her family moved to KY. At one time they were
neighbors of MATTHIAS YOAKUM (#2) family and she relates various incidents
relating to the YOAKUMS. A notation at the top of the page reads "Printed
Filson History Quarterly 9:225-241 (Oct. 1935). Draper Manuscripts in
Wisconsin State Historical Society on microfilm at Swem Library, College of
Wm & Mary in Williamsburg, VA. [The "old Matthias" referred to here is
"Old MATTHIAS YOCUM's f[ather] had 12 sons. Felty, Coonrod, Philip Powell,
Matthias, John (youngest; died here by Esqr: Crook's; was a Pbyn:
[Presbyterian?] He lived on Roanoke, in Va. Had a 2d w[wife] and raised 12
sons & 4 daus: Every one of them when I knew them, had farms: but Felty:
who was killed, while they lived on Roanoke, then the indn: frontier, in
Va. The indns: killed him & all the children (in thr. own house) but 2:
She got away: but went back that night & laid in her husband's bosom, all
in a gore of blood. The old people came out with Matthias. The Yoacums
were clever neighbours: great for log rolling: but quarrelsome among
The most contemporary account of the 1763 Greenbrier attack was written by
John Stuart in 1798. He states that a party of some 60 Shawnee stopped
first at the Muddy Creek settlements and killed Felty Yoakum and Frederick
See and took their families hostage. Then the Indians proceeded to
Archibald Clendinen's on the Big Levels where they repeated killing or
capturing all ... "not any one escapeing [sic] except Conrod Yolkcom, who
doubting the design of the Indians when they came to Clendinen's took his
horse out under the pretence of hobbleing him at some distance from the
house, soon after some guns were fired at the house and a loud cry raised
by the people, whereupon Yolkcom taking the alarm mounted his Horse and
rode off as far as where the Court House now stands and there beginning to
ruminate whither he might not be mistaken in his apprehention, concluded to
return and know the truth, but just as he came to the corner of Clendinens
fence some indians [sic] placed there presented their guns and attempted to
shoot him, but their gunns all missing fire (he thinks at least ten) he
immediately fled to Jacksons river alarming the people as he went, but few
were willing to believe him, the Indians pursued after him and all that
fell in their way were slain..." (Original written in Stuart's own hand on
the first page of the Greenbrier County Deed Book 1. It was reprinted in
the Journal of the Greenbrier Historical Society in 1971, Vol 2- #2 p. 5)
Later accounts, probably based on this one, get more expansive but without
evidence. Henry Handley, writing some 200 years after the event in 1970,
claims Conrad was a teenager working for the Clendenins and that he rode to
Fort Young, now Covington, VA, "where he reported that a hundred Indians
had ambushed the Clendenins and all were killed, and only he had
escaped." How Handley knew Conrad's age, exactly where he rode, or what he
reported, he doesn't say.
In addition to what I've already sent regarding Conrad in Greenbrier Co,
that's all I know about him.