from History of Clay Co., Indiana, Vol. I,
au: William Travis, publ. 1909

City of Brazil


The first settlers with staying qualities to occupy the ground now covered by the city of Brazil, were James Campbell, Solomon Myers, Sr., Samuel Moore, Jonathan Yocum and James Yocum, who were there as early as, or prior to, the year 1834, ten years before the town was founded. Campbell’s cabin stood on the site of the present Hendrix brick residence; Myers’, on the elevation southwest of the Vandalia depot, near the resi- dence of William Leavitt, Sr.; Moore’s, near South Forest Avenue, on the former Staubetcher place; Jonathan Yocum’s, at a point now in- cluded within the court-house grounds, and James Yocum’s, on what was formerly and is yet known as the Shattuck place. At the last named place was born George Yocum, the first white child born within the territory of Brazil township.

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