John S. Yount

Male Abt 1819 -


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  • Name John S. Yount  [1
    Born Abt 1819  Cape Girardeau, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Person ID I4230  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 22 Feb 2020 

    Father John Yount,   b. 1782, Caldwell, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1858, Bollinger, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Mary Hahn,   b. 1788, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1867, Bollinger, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married Abt 1803  North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID F1492  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Anna Elizabeth Shell,   b. 1820, Cape Girardeau, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1883  (Age 63 years) 
    Married 20 Oct 1840  Cape Girardeau, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Children 
     1. John A. Yount,   b. 8 Aug 1854, Bollinger, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
    Last Modified 22 Feb 2020 
    Family ID F1499  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt 1819 - Cape Girardeau, Missouri, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 20 Oct 1840 - Cape Girardeau, Missouri, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • - History of Southeast Missouri: Embracing an Historical Account of the Counties of Ste. Genevieve, St. Francois, Perry, Cape Girardeau, Bollinger, Madison, New Madrid, Pemiscot, Dunklin, Scott, Mississippi, Stoddard, Butler, Wayne and Iron, and Including a Department Devoted to the Preservation of Personal, Professional and Private Records (Goodspeed Publishing Co. 1888). Pgs 856 & 857. [I have a digital "photo replica" of the pages on computer file.]

      John S. Yount, a substantial farmer of German Township, Bollinger County, Mo., was born in Cape Girardeau County, and is a son of John and Mary (Hahn) Yount, both of whom are natives of North Carolina. John Yount was born in 1782, of German parentage, and received an ordinary education in English and German. His wife was born in 1788. They were married in the Old North State, and removed to Cape Girardeau County, Mo., in 1803, just too late to take up land under the Spanish land grant. However, they settled on a piece of heavy timbered land, which is now in Bollinger County, and cleared eighty acres on which they resided until their deaths. John Yount died in 1858, and his wife in 1867. They were the parents of ten children, of whom John S. is the sixth. He received his education in the subscription schools of his county, and, when but a boy, learned the blacksmith's trade with his father. When nineteen years of age he left his father, and went to Dubuque, Iowa (in 1838), and remained there two years, mining for lead, but not succeeding he engaged to work in a saw mill. In 1840 he entered a still house and learned the still business, when he returned home. In 1841 he was united in marriage with Miss Anna Shell, and the same year purchased a farm from his father, on which he settled and remained four years, when he traded with Philip B. Shell for the farm on which he (Mr. Yount) now resides. Having contracted the gold fever, in 1850, he started for the El Dorado of the West by the overland route, which required seven months, during which time ten of the company died. Meeting with many difficulties, they removed from one diggings to another until they were at last successful. From the gold fields Mr. Yount went to Napa Valley to visit his uncle, George Yount, and returned home in 1850. Soon after he purchased an ox-team, and in 1851 was back in the mines again. After digging more of the precious metal and working at his trade, at which he made good wages, he boarded the steamer, "Old Winfield Scott," and started for New Orleans. On the way the vessel was stranded on a reef of rocks and went to pieces; however, the passengers were all saved and in seven days they were rescued by the steamer "California," which landed them and their gold safe in Panama, from whence they went to New Orleans. After his return home Mr. Yount engaged in merchandising with A. A. Miller, the latter attending to the store and the former managing his farm and blacksmith shop. In 1858 Mr. Yount purchased Mr. Miller's interest, and continued in the business until the war, when he lost all. He served five months in the Union army, receiving his discharge at Marble Hill in 1865. Since the war he has cleared over 100 acres of land. His wife was born in Cape Girardeau County in 1820, and was also educated in the subscription schools. She died in 1883, being the mother of ten children. Politically Mr. Yount is a Democrat.

      [pg. 740]
      Simon Yount, a farmer of Bois Brule Bottom, was born in Bollinger County, Mo., in 1854, and is the son of Catherine Yount, who at that day was the property of John S. Yount. During the war, and immediately after the proclamation of emancipation, Catherine Yount and her son went to Cape Girardeau, where they secured employment. Simon became a waiter for Captain R. Butler, of the Second Missouri Cavalry, with whom he remained until 1866. He then sought out his mother, who had removed to Sparta, Ill., and remained with her until his marriage, securing work in different capacities. On September 29, 1870, he married Ellen Thompson, who was born in Cape Girardeau County on June 21, 1855. She is the daughter of George and Lucinda Thompson, both of whom at her birth were the property of James Davis. After his marriage he was engaged in farming in Illinois until 1882, when he came to Perry County and resumed his former occupation. His first crop was washed away by the high waters of the Mississippi River, but the next year he succeeded better, and he has persevered until now he is accounted one of the successful farmers of the Bottom. His wife is a thoroughly good housekeeper, and thei home is tastily furnished. They have a family of five children: Anna, Mary, Allie, Snowie and Samuel.

  • Sources 
    1. [S1380] Goodspeed Publishing Co., History of Southeast Missouri: Embracing an Historical Account of the Counties of Ste. Genevieve, St. Francois, Perry, Cape Girardeau, Bollinger, Madison, New Madrid, Pemiscot, Dunklin, Scott, Mississippi, Stoddard, Butler, Wayne and Iron, and Including a Department Devoted to the Preservation of Personal, Professional and Private Records, "photo replica" pdf, pgs 856 & 857, biographical sketches of John S. Yount and John A. Yount.

    2. [S415] Johnson, Debbie & Mike, Stone Chalet.