E. B. YOAKUM, farmer; P.O. Lloyd; son of Matthias and Elizabeth (McHenry) Yoakum; was born where he now resides Nov. 10, 1837; his parents were among the first settlers of Menard Co., coming from Tennessee in 1820, and located where E.B. now resides; here his father spent the remainder of his life, and died in 1855; his mother survives at the ripe age of 80; E.B. now owns ninety acres of the old homestead farm. He married Miss Mary A. Cogdal May 19, 1857; she was born March 11, 1841; they have raised two children - Amanda J., born July 26, 1860, and John T., Jan. 12, 1863.