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Yost, Robert E.

Born: 1820-09-30 Franklin County, Illinois

Died: 1858-XX-XX Thebes, Illinois

Flourished: Benton, Illinois

Robert E. Yost was a postmaster and county clerk. From September 1850 to January 1852, he served as postmaster of Benton, Illinois. In December 1851, Yost married Nancy J. Wilbanks, with whom he would have three children. In 1852, he was county clerk of Alexander County, Illinois.

Record of Appointment of Postmasters, 1832-1971, NARA Microfilm Publication, M841, 145 rolls, Records of the Post Office Department, RG 28, 1845-1855, 18:56, National Archives Building, Washington, DC; Register of all Officers and Agents, Civil, Military, and Naval, in the Service of the United States, on the Thirtieth September, 1851 (Washington, DC: Gideon, 1851), 524*; Register of Officers and Agents, Civil, Military, and Naval, in the Service of the United States, on the Thirtieth September, 1853 (Washington, DC: Robert Armstrong, 1853), 496*; Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, Franklin County, 1 December 1851, Illinois State Archives, Springfield, IL; Tim C. Stadler, Yost Family History From Germany to 2014 (N.P.: Tim C. Stadler, 2014), 145-46; William Henry Perrin, ed., History of Alexander, Union and Pulaski Counties, Illinois (Chicago: O. L. Baskin, 1883), 464.