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YOAKUM, Henderson K., lawyer, born in Claiborne county, Tennessee, in 1810; died in Houston, Texas, 29 November, 1856. He was graduated at the United States military academy in 1832. brevetted 2(1 lieutenant, and served in the Black Hawk expedition the same year, but was not at the seat of war. He resigned from the army, 31 March, 1833, studied law, was admitted to the bar, trod practised in Tennessee from 1835 till 1845. In 1839 he was elected a member of the state senate. He removed to Texas in 1845, and continued to practise his profession at Huntsville from 1846 till 1856. From June till September of the former year he served in the Mexican war as 1st lieutenant of Texas mounted rifle volunteers. In 1850-'6 he was colonel of Texas militia Colonel Yoakmn was a contributor to various periodicals, and published "A History of Texas from its First Settlement under La Salle in 1685 to its Annexation to the United States in 1845" (New York, 1855).
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