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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1832

Vol. I

(Born Ten.)

Henderson K. Yoakum

(Ap'd Ten.)


Henderson King Yoakum: Born Sep. 6, 1810, Powell Valley, TN.

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1828, to July 1, 1832, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., 3d Artillery, July 1, 1832.

Served: on the "Black Hawk Expedition," 1832, but not at the seat of war.​a

Resigned, Mar. 31, 1833.

Civil History. — Counselor at Law, in Tennessee, 1835‑45, — and in Texas, 1845‑46.

Military History. — Served in War with Mexico, as

First Lieut., Texas Mounted Rifle Volunteers, June, 1846,

till the regiment was

Disbanded, Sep., 1846.

Civil History. — Counselor at Law, Huntsville, Tex., 1846‑56. Colonel, Texas Militia, 1850‑56. Author of "History of Texas, from 1685 to 1846, from its first Settlement to its Annexation to the United States," 1856.

Died, Nov. 29, 1856, at Houston, Tex.: Aged 46.

Buried, Oakwood Cemetery, Huntsville, TX.

Thayer's Note:

a The phrase "but not at the seat of war" occurs frequently in the Register in connection with the Black Hawk War; the explanation in most cases is the one given in the biographical sketch of James Monroe (q.v.).

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