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Bill Gunn (#47595543)
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I have had several dna tests. Some from Family Tree Maker DNA, another test with Ancestry dna. The latest test (the Big Y, at FTDNA)put my ancestral homes proceeding backwards as; Georgia, South Carolina, Virginia, Connecticut, Massachusetts, England, Scotland, Wales, and 2300 years ago, Northern Germany.
I am an R1b1a2a1a6e, R-P312+, DF-88+, DF19+. My Ysearch id is BSTUQ, Family Tree DNA # 222038.

I am finding that my male ancestors were a fighting bunch. My direct line has participated in every war including the revolution. I have applied for membership in the Sons of Confederate Veterans, thanks to my 2nd great grandfather, who served with the 65th Georgia Volunteer Army of Tennessee. My 4th great grandfather served in the Revolutionary War. My father was in Korea, Vietnam, and I was in the cold war and Desert Shield/Storm. I am a retired US Navy Electronics Technician Chief Petty Officer, I was stationed in Guam on the USS Proteus AS-19, I was a Cryptographic Electronics Instructor at Combat Systems Technical Schools Command at Mare Island, Vallejo CA, I wintered over in McMurdo, Antarctica 86-87, and was stationed onboard the USS Peleliu LHA-5 during Desert Shield and Desert Storm.
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Stephen Nottingham
RE: Yoakum/Yocum/Yocom
Bill, the Yocum spelling you refer to below is for my great grandparents, I have newspaper clipping and a death certificate showing the spelling as Yocum rather than the yocam on the stone as you suggested.

Thanks, Steve

I am researching the Yocoms as they are related to me. I see that you denied my edit for the Yocam memorials. Do you have any paperwork that discusses these Yocum's/Yocam's?
I'm sure it's just a typo on the stone, but I have edited over 150 Yocum's that were in reality Yocoms, even the stone said Yocom, so I want to be sure of the spellings.
Any info you have that could shed light on this would be great.
Thanks for all you do for Find a Grave.
Added by Stephen Nottingham on Dec 14, 2014 9:06 AM
Dolores Davidson
I have been the Chautauqua Co researcher for nearly 20 yrs, I get my deata the hard way I look for it in libraries and reading tombstones, and from Chautauqua Co History books and records , and you sir are a total jerk. The entire family is in QUINCY
Added by Dolores Davidson on Dec 09, 2014 12:49 PM
Dolores Davidson
PS on the YOCUM
In Chautauqua Co the family is mostly spelled YOKOM, They are from Canada roots and my own family, also in Erie Co PA , and in the Ripley NY area

Dee Davidson
Added by Dolores Davidson on Dec 08, 2014 3:15 AM
Dolores Davidson
George Gunn in Quincy
17910757 George GUNN. you have placed him in the wrong cemetery He is NOT in MINA but in Ripley Quincy with his wife and family
Please remove your data

Dee Davidson
Added by Dolores Davidson on Dec 08, 2014 3:12 AM
Bill - thanks for your message on the spelling (Yocum vs Yocom). What I think this comes down to is that the name evolved as the different lines of the family moved west. Personally I have seen this last name spelled as Jochem, Yoakum, Yocum, and Yocom. For names what I generally go with is what I have found on census or other records. In the case of the Yocum's around Coles county I have relied on census and military records, county histories, and correspondence with "Yocum" descendants (among others). Thanks again for your note!
Added by pahtooco on Oct 25, 2014 1:36 PM
Sammy Garner
Per your request I transferred all of the Yocom's to your. By the way, don't call me names again.
Added by Sammy Garner on Oct 21, 2014 9:41 AM
Angel Wilson Gerhart
I'll remember your last name and omit any I find in the future.
Added by Angel Wilson Gerhart on Oct 16, 2014 6:32 PM
Carrie and Allen
RE: Yocum/Yocom
I manage over 45000 memorials. There are errors for many reasons:
1. OCR import errors
2. Human error (mine)
3. Human error (submitted by another researcher)
4. Multiple spellings for particular surnames (many people were illiterate until the 20th century, so cemetery records sometimes differ from headstone spellings)
5. Human error (stonecarver on headstone)

Please be assured that I am not intentionally targeting Yocoms for intentional misspelling. If you have corrections, please feel free to use the "Edit" functions on the memorials that are in error.

Added by Carrie and Allen on Oct 09, 2014 8:30 PM
Angel Wilson Gerhart
RE: Yocum/Yocom
I have over 8000 graves. If you want want changed . use the edit button and request the change.
Added by Angel Wilson Gerhart on Oct 03, 2014 9:15 AM
RE: Yocum/Yocom
I appreciate you correcting them....I think my slight case of dyslexia may have had something to do with it. I usually catch myself. Thanks again!!
Added by Tricker on Oct 02, 2014 4:58 PM
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