Jacob Sleeper (1802 - 1889) MP

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Birthplace: Newcastle, Lincoln, Maine, United States
Death: Died in Boston, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
Occupation: Merchant, Philantropist, One of the founders of Boston University
Managed by: Lizzie Keitel
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About Jacob Sleeper

The founders of Boston University were Isaac Rich (1801-1872), Lee Claflin (1791-1871), and Jacob Sleeper (1802-1889), all of whom were successful merchants based in Boston, Massachusetts, and Methodist laymen interested in education. They obtained the University's Charter from the Massachusetts Legislature in 1869.

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Massachusetts Town Marriage Records about Jacob Sleeper

Name: Jacob Sleeper

Spouse: Eliza Davis

Marriage Date: 7 May 1827

Marriage Place: Billerica

Source: Vital Records of Billerica

Full Text: SLEEPER, Jacob of Boston, and Eliza Davis, May 7, 1827.

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Massachusetts Town Marriage Records about Jacob Sleeper

Name: Jacob Sleeper

Spouse: Maria Davis

Marriage Date: 7 Apr 1834

Marriage Place: Billerica

Source: Vital Records of Billerica

Full Text: SLEEPER, Jacob of Boston, and Maria Davis, Apr. 7, 1834.

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1860 United States Federal Census about Jacob Sleeper

Name: Jacob Sleeper

Age in 1860: 57

Birth Year: abt 1803

Birthplace: Maine

Home in 1860: Boston Ward 7, Suffolk, Massachusetts

Gender: Male

Post Office: Boston

Household Members:

Name Age

Jacob Sleeper 57

Maria D Sleeper 57

Caroline M Sleeper 23

Jacob H Sleeper 21

Agnes A Craig 35

Margtt Kent 25

Elizabeth Vanse 26

John Smith 30

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Hon. Jacob Sleeper (Founder of Boston University)'s Timeline

1802
November 21, 1802
Newcastle, Lincoln, Maine, United States
1827
May 7, 1827
Age 24
Billerica, Middlsex, MA, USA
1829
1829
Age 26
Billerica, MA, USA
1830
1830
Age 27
Billerica, Middlesex, MA, USA
1833
1833
Age 30
Billerica, Middlesex, MA, USA
1834
April 7, 1834
Age 31
Billerica, MA, USA
1839
April 6, 1839
Age 36
Boston, Essex, MA, USA
1889
March 31, 1889
Age 86
Boston, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
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Billerica, MA, USA
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Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States