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Jacob and Margaret (Homan) Yount, Vernon

John M. Lee and Elizabeth C (Winkler) Yount, Bell H. and Bessie (Montgomery) Yount, Landsman.

Rose Ella (Yount) and Charles W. Wingfield , Mary Isodora (Yount) and Charles Willmarth, Landsman

Edgar William and Cora (Squires) Yount, Landsman

In 1880 Fluvanna County, Virginia Jacob S. and Margret Yount have a bunch of kids - John M.L. is 14.

Jacob S. Yount was the enumerator for the 1885 census of Lincoln Township, Iowa County, Iowa. They lived in the southeast quarter of Section 15, 12N 79W.  Jacob S. 48, Margaret H 46, Mary Isora 25, Edgar W. 22, J.M. Lee 2, Maud W. 18, Rose Ella 14, Howard J. 12, and Bell A. 7.

Charles Willmarth is in the same census, 29, living in section 11, 12N 79W.

The Jacob and Margaret (Homan) Yount family settled southwest of Vernon in 1888. The "home place" was 1 mile west and 4 miles south of Vernon. The Yount "camp" was on the Arikaree River extending up the Copper Kettle.  About 1905 the Yount family gave up on sheep and switched to cattle ranching.

The Lee Yount home was on the South Fork of the Republican.

In 1900 Glendale Jacob July 1836 in Virginia, married 42 years to Margaret Jan 1838, also Virginia.  They have Edgar W. Sep 1863, Virginia, son Belle H. May 1877 Virginia, granddaughter Anna H. Wingfield Feb 1893 Colorado.

The Yount Family mentioned in the very interesting diary.

Jacob and Margaret (Homan) Yount.  Jacob was born 1836 in Virginia. He served in Stonewall Jackson's Brigade of the 5th Virginia, CSA.  He died in 1927.  Their children:

Jacob got a parcel in 8, 3S 44W in 1899 on a Timber claim, a quarter in 18, 2S 44W in 1891 on a cash claim, and a homestead in 17, 2S 44W in 1895.

1. "Ida" - Mary Isodora (1859-1922), married Charles Willmarth.
Homestead on the Copper Kettle.

2. Melcenie Ironette (1861-1922), married John Payne. They stayed in Virginia.

3. Edgar William (1862-1938) married Cora Squires. Homestead on the Arikaree.

4. "Lee" - John Martin Lee, (1864-1951) married Elizabeth ("Beth", "Lizzy") Winkler. Homestead on the South Fork.

5. Maude Virginia (1866-1922) married Harry Boyes.  Homestead on the Dry Willow.

6. Rose Ella (1870-1895) married Charles W. Wingfield.  Homestead across the road from the "home place" south of Vernon.

7. Howard Jacob (1873-1946) married Edith Hadlock.  Homestead on the Copper Kettle.

8. Bell Homan (1877-1972) married Bessie Jane Montgomery.


Maud V. Yount married Harry D. Boyse February 15, 1892.

Harrison H. Boyes homesteaded in 14, 1S 43W in 11892, and Harry Boyse next to him in 1912.  Manuel Boyes had a timber claim to the south of Harrison, in section 23, 1S 43W in 1896.  (Manuel was chairman of the County Commissioners in 1907)



He proved up a claim in 7, 2S 44W in 1894 - a mile from  Jacob's

Charles A. Zion always seemed to love horses and cattle and he always enjoyed working around and with them. After growing up he got a job working with Edgar (Ed) Yount helping him dig wells in the Vernon community over in the Idalia community and elsewhere. One well they were working on caved in while Charlie was working in it and he later recalled that he had to climb real fast on the well rope to get out so that he wouldn't be buried in that well.

Edgar 1862-1938 is buried in Glendale



In 1900 Glendale Charles a Wilmarth is 45, Isora M. 40, and brother Howard 27 is with them.

Charles A. Willmarth homesteaded a quarter in 6, 3S 44W in 1904. - about a mile from Jacob's.

In 1910 Charles A "Willinerth" 55, working for a lumber company,  and Mary I, 50, are in Albuquerque, and Jacob S. 73 is with them.

In 1920 all three are still in Albuquerque, and Charles is farming.

Mary Isora Willmarth 1859 -1922 is in Fairview Memorial Park, Albuquerque


Howard Yount married Edith Hadlock July 3, 1905...

He proved up an irregular parcel in 5, 3S 44W in 1915 - extending north into 2S 44W, and added forty acres in 1917 on a cash claim.

Lee is recorded September 28, 1864 in Augusta County Virginia to Jacob and Margaret Yount.

J. M. Lee Yount married Elizabeth C. Winkley  Feb 6, 1893 in Colorado.

In 1900 Idalia Lee Yount, August 1864 in Virginia, has been married seven years to Elizabeth, May 1869 in Germany.  They have Heazel July 1896 and Clay Jan 1900, both Colorado.

Lee proved up an irregularly-shaped parcel in 29 and 30, 5S 44W, in 1903. 

In 1910 Idalia Lee and Elizabeth have Hazel 13, Clay 10, Frank 7, Jacob 4, and Harold 2.

1920 Hazel 22, Clay R. 20, Frank 17, Jake 14, Harry 12, and Margerite 9.

Hazel Loretta Yount married William Bauder April 9, 1924.

Clay Yount married Ellen Flexer Sep 19, 1925, and a Clay R. Yount divorced in Mesa County April 1957. An Alvin L. Yount divorced in Mesa County in September 1956....

1930 Lee, Elizabeth, Frank R. 27, Jake S. 24, Harry G. 22, and Margaret 20.

1940 - still in Idalia - Lee is 75, Elisabeth 70, and Frank 37.

Lee -1864 -1951 and Elizabeth C. 1869-1953 are buried in Burlington.

Another stone there has Frank R. Yount 1902 - 1980 and M. May 1903-1985.

A stone in Ceres Memorial Park, Stanislaus County California has "Clay R. Yount - Jan 12, 1900 - Sept 28, 1983", and the California index has "Clay Robinson Yount, January 12, 1901, Colorado, died Sep 28, 1983, mother's maiden name Winkler"

In 1940 Harry is a filling station operator in Sacramento, 32, married to Louise 36.  He was in rural Oregon in 1935, and she was in rural Arkansas..

Harry enlisted Oct 22, 1942 in Sacramento in the Army Air Corps, saying he was married.

California index has Harry G. Yount, born Dec 31, 1907 in Colorado, dying Nov 25, 1959 in Sacramento County, mother's maiden name Winkler


FLEMING Ted Yount of Fleming died Saturday, June 10,1989, at Sterling nursing Home. He was 83. Funeral services will be conducted 10:30 a.m. Wednesday from the Fleming United Methodist Church, the Rev. Eloise Saltzgaver officiating. Graveside services and burial will follow 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at Glendale cemetery, Vernon.
Mr. Yount was born Aug. 2, 1905, in Vernon, the son of Bell H. and Bessie Montgomery Yount, graduated from Vernon High School, attended what is now the University of Northern Colorado for one year, then taught school for two years in Glendale and Mt. Hope schools.
He married Ila Downing, June 16, 1929 in Fort Morgan and then farmed the Yount homestead during the dust bowl days. The couple moved to Fleming in 1936 where Mr. Yount was Conoco gas and bulk oil distributor.
He was a member of the Fleming United Methodist Church, Masonic Lodge and 32nd Degree Mason, was a former Boys Scout leader, the Fleming Fire Department, the Flem ing Men's Club and Fleming Town Board and served served on the Fleming school board, Logan County Hospital board and the First National Bank of Fleming board.
Mr. Yount is survived by his wife, Ila Yount of Fleming; two daughters, Gayle Brccht of Broomfield and Joyce Schepler of Fleming; a son, Doren Yount of Atwood, Kan.; 10 grandchildren; and eight grand-children.
Tennant-Hettinger Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements with visitation at their chapel until 9 p.m. this evening and from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.Tuesday. ]

Rose Ella

Rose Ella 1870-1895 and Charles W. Wingfield 1862-1940 are buried in Glendale, Vernon.

Charles cash-claimed a quarter in 18, 2S 44W - joining Jacob's in 1890, and a Timber quarter next to it in 1890.

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