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Hugh Yokley

HUGH YOKLEY, farmer and stock-raiser, was born in Davidson County, N.C., in 1818, son of Andrew and Delia (Morris) Yokley, and is of Irish-Dutch origin. Both parents were born in the same State and county as our subject, and came to Tennessee and settled in Giles County in 1816, where they died. Hugh is the eldest of six living children, and attended the first schools, of Giles County. He has lived the free, happy and independent life of a farmer, and settled on the farm where he now lives in 1841. He is an extensive landowner, and has been quite prosperous financially. In March 1838, he wedded Martha Hannah, who was born September 29, 1817, daughter of James Hannah, a native of Ireland. They have six children: Sophronia, Martha A., Catherine, Henrietta, Eugenia and Hugh L. Mr. Yokley was formerly an old-line Whig, but is now a Democrat. He and wife are members of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, and he belongs to the I. 0. 0. F. and G. T., and is considered one of the substantial and worthy citizens of the county.

From: Goodspeed's History of Giles County