See: A Woman's Story of Pioneer Illinois. Tillson, Christiana Holmes.ed. Milo Milton Quaife.The Lakeside Press, Chicago.R. R. Donnelley & Sons Company.Christmas 1919. p. xvi, xvii,xviii, xix, xx, xxi (Historical Introduction) and pages 13, 14, 15, 24, 25, 144, 145 (for info regarding Yoakum).
This book contains a description of a "Commodore" Yoakum from Yoakum's Station Powell's Valley, Claiborne Co., TN that is highly amusing and places Mr. Yoakum in Illinois, about forty miles north of Edwardsville in the spring of 1820.
This book is held at Forsythe Library, Fort Hays State University, Hays, KS.