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Jesse Budd Yocom
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Birth: Jan. 28, 1814
Mount Sterling
Montgomery County
Kentucky, USA
Death: Mar. 17, 1877
Clay County
Indiana, USA

He was the son of William S Yocom (1775-1840)and Sarah Stewart(1778-1837). He was married to Rachel M Gordon (b: 1819) Montgomery, KY. They had four children: Rachel L Yocom (1851), Levi Yocom (1856), William Gordon Yocom (1858) and Jesse Bud Yocom, Jr (1862).

A piece in the Clay County Enterprise on March 22, 1877 contained the following:

Members of the Bar of the Circuit Court of Clay County unanimously adopted this resolution of respect upon the death of Clay County Sheriff Jesse Bud Yocom, Sr.:

"Whereas, the death of our worthy and efficient Sheriff, Jesse B Yocom demands an expression of condolence--an appropriate tribute of respect to his memory and a true expression of sympathy for his family and friends for the irreparable loss which they have sustained, therefore, be it

Resolved, On behalf of the officers and members of the Bar of the Clay Circuit Court, we hereby express our deepest regrets for the departure to the "silent shades of the tomb" of our worthy Sheriff Jesse B Yocom.

Resolved, That we hereby express our tenderest sympathies to the family and friends in the sorrow with which they are cast down, and the loss which they have sustained, and commend them to the favor of "Him that doeth all things wisely and well."

Resolved, That in his life we congratulate them in having nothing to regret and very much to imitation. As a citizen his name was without blot or blemish--pure and unsullied. As a public officer, honest, faithfujl and capable, with the fear of God before him.

Resolved, That a copy of these Resolutions be spread upon the records of this court, and furnished for publication to each paper printed within the county, and that a copy be furnished by the Clerk of this court to the family of the deceased.

J.J. Smiley, C.C., Matson, W.R, Guthtie,James A. McNutt, E.,C. Dilmer, J. McAnaley, George A. Knight, Committee on Resolutions.

Remarks by George A. Knight:

After the adopotion of the Resolutions, Mr. George A. Knight delivered the following beautiful and appropriate remarks:

May it please the Court:

The duty which I have just performed is to me a sad and painful one. I have from early boyhood enjoyed the pleasure of an intimate acquaintance with the deceased; have known him for at least twenty years, and know that he was a gentlemen and possessed many sterling qualities.

I have known him in the various relations of life--as a private citizen and a public officer--in the first he was universally esteemed by all as an honest man, a kind friend, generous and hospitable, a man of firm convictions; he was resolute and determined in whatever he conceived to be right; he feared but one thing, and that was to do wrong intentionally; he was ever a friend of the poor and needy; with true Kentucky hospitality, he never turned from his door the hungry, nor withheld relief from the suffering and the destitute; he was keenly senitive to the demands of the unfortunate and the afflicted; ever ready and willing to lend a helping hand.

As a trusted officer of this Court and County, he was faithful and efficient in the discharge of every duty. His constant aim was to fulfill his obligations to the public in the honest discharge of the duties of his office. That he had faults, we all admit. If he had not he would have been more than mortal. We deplore his loss--let us overlook his faults and emulate his virtues. He has left to his family the legacy of a good name, an in hertance of far more value to them than the world's goods, which moths and rust corrupt. He is now free from the cares, troubles and afflictions of life. May his rest be peaceful.

I offer these remarks as an humble tribute to departed worth.//

Family links: 
  Rachel M. Lyle Gordon Yocom (1819 - 1910)
  William Gordan Yocom (1859 - 1937)*
*Calculated relationship
Billtown Cemetery
Clay County
Indiana, USA
Created by: Andrew P. Robertson
Record added: Jun 12, 2006
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Jesse Budd Yocom
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