Saturday, April 3, 2010


Charles Yoho, Georgetown, [IL] retired farmer, was born in West Virginia in the spring of 1807, and lived there eighteen years. He then went by water to Eugene, and from there to his present place, where he lived one year. He then went back to his home, and in the following winter went down the Ohio to Rising Sun, and cut wood. In the spring following he came to Illinois, and worked in this neighborhood. He has lived here since, with the exception of the time spent in a few short trips east and to Chicago.

In 1832 he volunteered in Major Sloan's regiment to fight Black Hawk.

He has teamed to Chicago a number of times, and sold wheat as low as thirty-seven and a half cents per bushel.

He married Miss Annie Brown, of Tennessee. They had sixteen children, fourteen of whom are still living, viz: Hiram, Jacob, Thomas, William, Alleck, Catharine, Eliza, Jamina, Nancy, Victoria, Lucinda, Lilly, Elmyra and Julia.

After his marriage Mr. Yoho engaged in boating to New Orleans. He owns two hundred and eighty acres of land in this county, which he has earned by his own labor. He came to Illinois in the company with James and Thomas Pribble and N. Henthorn. They had two boats, and at the Falls of Ohio had to pay $10 to be piloted through. Mr. Yoho accompanied the first boat, and concluded he would save the $10 on the second, and so piloted the same through in safety, though greatly opposed by the native pilot.

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