PARENTS: Johannas Yoho and Susanna Catherine Lau
BIRTH: Henry Yoho was born about 18 miles from Winchester, VA.
AKA-RELATIONSHIP: Denver Yoho writes: This person was called Henry Yoho Sr. to distinguish him from his nephew who was called, Henry Yoho Jr.
According to Denver Yoho he was a soldier in the Revolutionary War and Indian Scout. His Revolutionary War service is recorded under VA No. 12222. His pension file is S-7996 - Book, West Virginians in the Revolution, p. 316.
MILITARY: Revolutionary War Service
According to DAR member, Estella (Gunn) Stone, Henry Yoho's services in assisting in the establishment of American Independence during the War of the Revolution were as follows:
- 1776, 2 months, private, Lt. Samuel Swingler, VA
- June 1777, 4 months, Capt. Cross, Capt. John Minor, Col. Gibson
- 1778, 2 months, Lieut. Swigler
- 1778, 3 months, spy, Capt. Whetzel
- 1778, 4-6 months, spy, Capt. Cross, Col John Evans
- July 1779, 18 months, Lieut. Jacob Cline, Col. Laughlin
- 1781, stationed at Fort Mason and wounded by Indians
- Was in General McIntosh and General Clark's Indian Expeditions
DAR Record for Henry Yoho: Revolutionary War Soldier - Pvt. VA State Troops 1776-77 1st. Batallion Washington Co., PA - 1782 in PA Militia with brother Peter Yoho, Capt. John Guthrie. Also Company commanded by Capt. John Mills PA Archive Series VI Vol. 2, p. 18, 19, 271. 1778-79 Served as Spy against the Indians. Pension #S-7996 Eff. 4 Mar 1831.
REFERENCE: Daughter of American Revolution Patriot Index 1990, page 3323.
REFERENCE: Soldiery of West Virginia by Lewis, 1967, pg 97, 109, 123.
DAR Membership: DAR National #592263, Eloyce Parsons Trader, 1991.
RESIDENCES: Henry Yoho was a land owner and farmer. He lived in the Fish Creek area of Marshall Co., WV and in Monongalia Co., VA and Tyler Co. VA(WV).
LAND: 5 Jun 1804
Ohio Co., VA Deed Book 7, page 208, June 5, 1804, Peter Yoho bought 170 acres of land, at Gully Bottom, Fish Creek, near (Graysville, WV) from Abijah McClain for $502.00. This land adjoined the land of his brother, Henry Yoho, who bought 192 acres on Fish Creek from Abijah McClain, June 5, 1804, Deed Book 7, page 205, for the sum of $525.00.
appurtainances, to have and to hold, said parcel of land with its appurtainances to the said Lazarus Ryan and his heirs to the Sole use and behoof of the said Lazarus Ryan and his heirs and the said Henry Yoho and Catharine his wife, do covenant with the said Lazarus Ryan and his heirs, that the said Henry Yoho and Catharine his wife and their heirs the said parcel of land with the appurtainances to the said Lazarus Ryan and his heirs, against all persons whatsoever, will forever warrant and defend. In witness the said Henry Yoho & Catharine his wife have hereunto subscribed their names and affixed their Seals the day and year above written.
Henry X Yoho
Catharine X Yoho
Acknowledged 30 January 1891, etc.
She relinquied land, 18 Oct 1819
(Source: Deed Book 10, p. 122, Ohio Co., WV - "The Rine (Ryan) Family History," p. 13)
LAND: Lazarus Rine - Deed for Property on Rine's Ridge, Marshall Co., VA/WV (Ohio Co., VA), 7 Jul 1818
This Indenture made this 7th day of July in the year of our Lord 1818, between Henry Yoho & Catherine his wife of the one part and Lazarus Ryan of the other part (Witnesseth) That the said Henry Yoho and Catharine his wife, for and in consideration of the sum of $196 dollars and 87-1/2 cents to them in hand paid do give grant bargain and sell to the said Lazarus Ryan and his heirs one parcel of land in the county of Ohio containing 150 acres, being part of a tract of 389 acres granted to said Henry Yoho by Patent bearing date, the first day of August 1804, being the same more or less, contained within the following bounds, (to wit) beginning at an elm and ash of the south bank of Fish Creek opposite the lower end of a small island in the creek, corner of Samuel Owings and Richd Nichols, then down the creek according to the several meanders thereof and binding thereon 123 ps. to a beech and hickory on the bank, thence S. 86 W. 58 ps. to a small beach [sic] on the top of a narrow ridge, then W. 209 ps. to a stone between two sugar trees and a dogwood on a line of Robert Woods, thence with said line S. 72-1/2 poles to an ash on Richd Nichols line, thence with said line E. 360 ps. to the beginning; together with all its appurtainances, to have and to hold, said parcel of land with its appurtainances to the said Lazarus Ryan and his heirs to the Sole use and behoof of the said Lazarus Ryan and his heirs and the said Henry Yoho and Catharine his wife, do covenant with the said Lazarus Ryan and his heirs, that the said Henry Yoho and Catharine his wife and their heirs the said parcel of land with the appurtainances to the said Lazarus Ryan and his heirs, against all persons whatsoever, will forever warrant and defend. In witness the said Henry Yoho & Catharine his wife have hereunto subscribed their names and affixed their Seals the day and year above written.
Henry X Yoho
Catharine X Yoho
Acknowledged 30 January 1891, etc.
She relinquied land, 18 Oct 1819
(Source: Deed Book 10, p. 122, Ohio Co., WV - "The Rine (Ryan) Family History," p. 13)
LAND: 21 Feb 1828 - Henry Yoho Sells Land to his son-in-law Joshua Garner
This indenture made this twenty-first day of February in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty-eight between Henry Yoho Sr. and Catherine his wife of Tyler County and State of Virginia of the one part and Joshua Garner of Ohio County and State aforesaid of the other part.
Witnesseth that the said Henry Yoho Sr. and Catherine his wife for an in consideration of the sum of three hundred and twenty five dollars lawful money of Virginia to them in hand paid at and before the ensealing and delivery of these presents the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged have granted bargained and sold and by these presents doth grant bargain and sell and convey unto the said Joshua Garner a certain piece or parcel of land situate in Ohio County on Fish Creek being part of an original survey of three hundred and sixty-three acres made April 8th, 1784 for Abijah McClain and conveyed in part by said McClain to the said Henry Yoho Sr. also one other piece or parcel of land adjoining the above of twenty-one acres surveyed April 11th, 1802 for the said Henry Yoho.
Beginning at a gum and beech on the creek bank in the original line and corner to land conveyedby said Abijah McClain to Peter Yoho deceased thence with said Peter Yoho line North 34 degrees East forty-five and a half poles crossing Fish Creek to a hickory on the bank of the creek thence North 23 degrees West one hundred and fifty poles to three beeches in the forks of a drean thence leaving said Yoho line North 1 degree East twenty poles to two small elms in a drean corner to George Baker and on the original line of said McClain's survey then with the same South 79 degrees East one hundred and twenty-eight poles to a white oak corner to the aforesaid 21 acres thence with and including the same North 43 degrees East forty poles to a sycamore thence South 67 1/2 degress East one hundred and twelve poles to two sycamores thence South 20 degress West twenty two poles to a poplar in the line of survey made for Thomas Buffington thence with the said line North 76 degrees West sixty poles to a stone where said survey of 21 acres calles for a walnut on the bank of the creek thence leaving the line of said 21 acres and crossing the creek South 82 degrees West fifty-six poles to the south abutment of a mill dam thence down the south side of the creek South 27 1/2 degrees West one hundred and thirty poles thence South 50 1/2 degres West sixty-three poles to the beginning one hundred and twenty-nine acres more or less together with all and singular the tenements here ? and appurtenances to the same belonging or in any wise appertaining to have and to hold the said described piece or parcel of land within the aforesaid bounds together with all the tenements here ? and appurtenances to the same belonging or in any wise appertaining to the said Joshua Garner and his heirs and assigns forever to the only proper use and behoof of the said Joshua Garner his heirs and assigns forvever and the said Henry Yoho Sr. and Catherine his wife for themselves and their heirs doth covenant promise and agree to and with the said Joshua Garner his heirs and assigns that they the said Henry Yoho Sr. and Catherine his wife in and to the said described piece of parcel of land aforesaid is seized ? of and entitled to a good sure and perfect and indefesible state of inheritance in fee simple and that they have good right and lawful authority to sell convey and assure the same to the said Joshua Garner his heirs and assigns forever and further that they the said Henry Yoho Sr. and Catherine his wife the said described piece or parcel of land aforesaid together with the tenements ? and appurtenances thereunto belonging or in any wide appertaining unto the Said Joshua Garner and his heirs and assigns forever free from the claim or claims of all persons whatsover shall and will warrant and forever defend
(Indenture furnished by Hugh L. Yoho)
MILITARY-PENSION: 25 Sep 1832
Henry Yoho made an affidavit for application for Revolutionary War Pension on 25 Sep 1832 at the County court of Monongalia, State of Virginia. He gave another statement of his service, about 5 years later, before A. Caldwell, Judge of the W.D. Virginia at a place referred to as Winchester in the statement.
Catherine Lemley and Stephen Gapen, who lived in Whiteley Twp., Greene Co., PA made affidavit as to Henry Yoho's Revolutionary War Service. Henry Yoho made affidavit of the service of 2 members of the Morris family who lived in that locality.
MILITARY-PENSION: 10 Apr 1833
Record from "Soldiery of W. Va." by Virgil A. Lewis, M.A. State Historian and Archivist. General Publishing Co., Baltimore, 1972.: Monongalia Co. - Henry Yoho, PVT, $80.00 annual; $240.00 received, VA Militia, April 10, 1833, placed on Pension Roll March 4, 1831, at age 82. Due to Act of Congress passed 7 June 1832.
Problem: Was the place of death, Ohio (Marshall) Co., WV, Wetzel Co. WV or Tyler Co., WV? Vernon Anderson lists, Tyler Co., WV.
We have records of at least four, and possibly five, Yoho ancestors who served as soldiers during the Indian Wars and the American Revolution, including George Yoho, Peter Yoho, John Yoho, Henry Yoho and Jacob Yoho. These five men are believed to be five of the sons of Johannas Yoho (born 1712 and died circa 1795) and Susanne Catherine (Lau) Yoho (born circa 1714). Following is information and records evidencing my conclusions relating to the service of these men in the Indian Wars.
Henry Yoho, who was born in 1752 and died March 12, 1845, lived in and around the Fish Creek, Marshall County, West Virginia area. Several records of Henry's services have been found. Henry made application for a pension when he was eighty years old and had to renew the application at the age of eighty-five. He received a pension of forty dollars a year. The DAR Patriot Index, 1966 printing, states, "Henry Yoho born 1752, died March 12, 1845; married Catherine; Pvt. Spy Virginia (pension)."
The information about Henry Yoho that follows is from the "West Virginians in the Revolution," page 316: "Henry Yoho, Service Virginia, VA no. 12222, No. S 7996; Enlisted in Greene County, Pennsylvania in 1776 under Lieutenant Swingler and Cross, Captians Minor and Wetzel, Colonel John Evans, Colonel Laughlin and General Clark. While guarding the western frontier settlements, "No man except possibly Lewis Wetzel encountered so many hardships and risks of life, said Thomas P. Ray, of Morgantown, West Virginia, September 25, 1832 in seeking adjustment to Henry's pension. Henry Yoho received a pension while living in Monongalia County, Virginia in 1833. His claim was supported by Peter Haut and Stephen Gapen. In his two pension requests Henry recites his entire service as he remembered it after nearly sixty years. He was shot in the hip while on horseback at Fort Henry at the same time his future brother-in-law, Henry Baker, was captured by Indians. He made at least one spy trip with the famed Lewis Wetzel, a famous regional Indian fighter. They were in the army of General George Rogers Clark when he had such sucess in Illinois. Wetzel and Yoho were detailed at Point Pleasant to scout the Great Kanawha Valley and when they returned Clark had moved on so they missed Clark's western campaign. Henry Yoho told his grandson, Samuel Goddard, taht he was an associate of Lewis Wetzel, Simon Gurty, Adam Poe and other Indian fighters at their headquarters at Fort Wheeling. Samuel had said, "that he would be afraid to go to bed after hearing the stories told to him about the exploits of the Indian fighters."
(Source: The Yoho Newsletter, April 1995, Vol. 4, No. 1)
The DAR PATRIOT INDEX lists two men by the name of Yoho who had Revolutionary Service: Henry Yoho, born 1752, died 1845, wife, Catherine, Private, Spy, Virginia and Peter Yoho, b. circa 1745, died in 1817 also a private from PA.
Henry Yoho applied for a pension from Monongalia Co., VA when he was 82 years old, put Peter never applied for one. However, both Henry and Peter show up on the First Battalion, Wasington Co., [PA] Militia recruited in Whiteley, Greene and Dunkard Townships in what is now Greene Co., PA in 1782. Ref. PA Archives, Series VI, Vol. 2, pp. 18-19, pp. 271.
I sent for the pension file of Henry Yoho and found it interesting reading. File No. S-7996. Henry was placed on the roll of the Wheeling Agency at the rate of Forty Dollars per Annum under the law of 7 Jun 1832. His application reveals that he was born in Virginia about 18 miles from Winchester. He did not recollect the year, but he stated he was 85 years old. His father's family moved to Western Virginia when he was 11 years old and he resided there ever since. He first served in the Revolution in a company commanded by Lieut. Samuel Singles who was stationed on Whiteley Creek, now in Monongalia Co., [WV] at the house of a settler named Duncan. The Company was composed of 18 men, some drafted, although he had volunteered. They marched to Garrett's fort on Whiteley Creek and remained there for about a month.
The next year he volunteered under Capt. Cross, and while his company was at Pittsburg, they learned of the massacre of Capt. Fourman and a quarter of his company at Grave Creek Narrows 10 miles below Wheeling. They marched there and buried 22 of Captain Fourman's company and then returned to Wheeling.
This massacre is told of in detail in some of the histories of that period and area, if anyone wants to know more about it, I refer him to HISTORY OF BELMONT & JEFFERSON COUNTIES - Caldwell, 1880, page 104.
Soon after the siege of Fort Henry in 1776, a company of Militia under the command of Capt. Foreman came from east of the alleghenies to take charge of the fort at Wheeling and for the protection of the settlements in that vicinity. On the 26th of Sept. Capt. Foreman and 45 men started in search of marauding Indians and marched down the river about 12 miles below Wheeling and encamped. Here through ignorance of the methods and practices of Indian warfare, and a foolish perversity in rejecting the prudent counsel of one of the settlers named Lynn, who accompanied him as a spy, his command was ambushed and almost destroyed. Twenty-one of his men were killed outright, and but for the judgment, skill and bravery of John Lynn, the whole party would have been completely annihilated. Among the slain was the unfortunate Capt. Foreman and two of his sons. This John Lynn was a celebrated Indian spy, who also later warned the settlers at the siege of Fort Henry in the first of Sept. 1782
(Source: Spirit of Democracy, 13 Jul 1972 Family Research in Monroe County by Catherine Foreaker Fedorchak - furnished by Vivian Yoho)
BIOGRAPHY: Henry Yoho
Henry Yoho was the son of Johannes and Sussana Yoho. He was born eighteen miles from Wincherter, Virginia. He was one of the first white men to settle in the Ohio Valley. He was a noted Indian fighter with the famous pioneer Lewis Wetzel. He served with his brothers John and Peter as privates in the Revouutionary War.
Henry enlisted in the Virginia Milita in 1776 from Monogalia County, Virginia, now West Virginias. He served 2 months under Lieutenant Samuel Swingler, stationed at a fort on Whitely Creek. He served from June 1777 for four months under Captains John Minor and William Cross in Colonel Gibson's Virginia regiment and marched to Fort Pitt and down the Ohio River to the mouth of Wheeling Creek in pursuit of Indians. During this time Henry served with his brother John. From "Frontier Defense on Upper Ohio" the Muster Roll 3NN6 gives a list of 20 officers and men under Lieut. William Cross of Monongalia Pennsylvania Militia, under command of Major James Chew at Fort Pitt, Oct, 1, 1777.
In 1778 he served 2 months under Lieutenant Swingler, 3 months in Captain John Wetzel's company of Rangers, Monongahala County under command of Col Daniel McFarland. In the fall of 1778 Henry served six months in Captain Cross' company of Colonel John Ivars' regiment. He was in the McIntosh's expedition to Big Beaver on the Ohio River and assisted in building Forts McIntosh and Laurens. Henry served from July 1779 under Jacob Cline in Colonel Laughlin's regiment in General Clark's expedition to the Falls of the Ohio.
Henry and his brother Peter joined the Pennsylvania Militia ca. 1880. Both are listed as members of the First Battalion, Washington County in 1782 serving under Capt. John Guthery. In 1781 while stationed at Mason's Fort on Buffalo Creek he was wounded in the hip during a skirmish with the Indians. During the skirmish, Henry Baker was taken prisioner.
After his military service, Henry purchased several pieces of land including 100 acres for $400 located at Long Reach on the Ohio River. In 1826 he purchased 200 acres on Proctor Run in Tyler County, Virginia, now West Virginia. He also purchased 193 acres for $575 on Fish Creek joining land owned by Peter Yoho.
In 1836 when in his 80s Henry applied for and received pension #S7996. He received $80 per annum, beginning on March 4, 1831.
Soldiering of West Virginia by V. A. Lewis, 1867, Genealogical Pub. Co.
"Frontier Defense on Upper Ohio" Muster Rolls
The History of the Panhandle by Newton
Pennsylvania Archives Series VI volume 2
War Department Revolutionary Claims
Denver Yoho, Rt 3 Box 202, Gallipolis, Ohio 45631 (Deceased)