The following article appeared in THE OHIO DEMOCRAT on June 19, 1879.
SOMEWHAT OF A STRANGER Twenty six years ago Jacob Yant left Nottingham township, Washington Co., Pa. Shortly after starting his wife receiving an injury from an accident was left behind. Yant in good time reached Ohio with his children. He soon left them there and had not been heard from until a few days ago when he unexpectedly put in an appearance in his old neighborhood in Nottingham township. For the first time during that period he heard from his family. He says that from Ohio he went to Kansas and thence to Texas where he now owns about six hundred acres of land. He has no reason for the course he pursued but we believe now intends to bring his family together. --Wheeling Intelligencer---
Jacob's two oldest daughters Louisa and Catherine are listed in the household of their grandfather Abraham Yant in the 1860 Census for Lincoln Twp., Morrow Co., OH. Jacob's youngest daughter Margaret is listed in the household of her uncle Harvey Wilson in the 1860 Census for Nottingham Twp., Washington Co., PA. I have not been able to find a listing for either Jacob's wife Elizabeth or his son Robert Smith Yount in the 1860 Census.