Martha Yocum married first to James Collier/Callier/Calliar in Cameron Parish LA
After James was killed, Martha married John Rutherford and had three children:
1. Ralph born 1829 Opelusas LA Ralph married and fathered 11 children. He drowned 1884 on a trip to Galveston TX
2. Martha G. Rutherford born 1833, married James Monroe Welch and had five children. She is buried in Rutherford Cemetery Cameron Parish LA
3. Eliza Rutherford born 1835 married Willie Griffith and had nine children. His name was William and they are on the 1870 census
Martha Yocum Callier Rutherford then married Zachariah Isaac Jones 12 Jan 1846 Lafayette LA Jones was said to be very wealthy
Church records say Martha died 1889. She is buried in the Rutherford Family Cemetery Oak Grove, Cameron Parish LA
Martha's sister, Elizabeth "Eliza" married into my Midkiff family. Eliza and Martha are living together in 1870 in LA
Eliza was a twin to Catherine Yocum (24 March 1802) that married Jacob Montgomery Shannon and settled in Montgomery County Texas. Catherine used the Yoakum spelling. She and Jacob Shannon had at least nine children.
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