Yocum, Seth Hartman

Seth Hartman Yocum, detail

Seth H. Yocum was born in Catawissa, Columbia County, Pennsylvania on August 2, 1834. In July 1861, Yocum enlisted in Company C, Fifth Pennsylvania Cavalry as a sergeant then transferred to Company A and Company G. He served as the district attorney of Centre County and won election as a member of the Forty-sixth Congress for the Twentieth District. He was a member of the Greenback-Labor Party and defeated fellow Dickinsonian Andrew Gregg Curtin. Yocum married Lucinda Horton and died at his home on April 19, 1895. (By John Osborne and Leigh Oczkowski)

Life span
08/02/1834—04/19/1895
Dickinson Connection:
Class of 1860

Life Summary

Full name
  Seth Hartman Yocum
Place of Birth
Burial Place
Birth Date Certainty
  Exact
Death Date Certainty
  Exact
Gender
  Male
Race
  White
Sectional choice
  North
Origins
  Free State
No. of Spouses
  1
No. of Children
  5
Family
 
Lucinda Horton (wife)
Education
  Dickinson (Carlisle College)
Occupation
  Politician
  Military
  Attorney or Judge
  Farmer or Planter
  Businessman
  Journalist
Relation to Slavery
  White non-slaveholder
Military
  Union Army

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