Posted By:Ted Harper
Subject:Re: Matthias Yoakum/Joachim first immigrant
Post Date:March 02, 2011 at 15:42:32
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Forum:Yoakum Family Genealogy Forum
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Sara -

Good point. I'm still trying to sort out Matthias' children. I note that Audrey Becker's book includes a son George born in Germany, who married a Mary Harper. I am descended from Scots-Irish Harpers, so perhaps the Yoakums in Pennsylvania lived with or near a Scots-Irish community.

And, since I'm in communication with you, I've come across a website quoting you (from many years ago) as identifying Michael Yoakum's second wife as Mary Downing ("Consequently it was Mary Downing Yoakum who charged Michael with bad behavior and "absc'nded" with the dowry as recorded
in numerous court and land transactions.") Becker's book includes information about Ann Boyle's litigation against Michael, but does not name or provide information about the other wife. Do you still identify her as Mary Downing, and if so, where might I find further information about her?

Thanks for your help.