Jacob Lineberry, III (1751 - 1821) MP

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Birthplace: Brunswick, Niedersachsen, Germany
Death: Died in Brush Creek, Randolph County, NC, USA
Occupation: Soldier, Crime Fighter
Managed by: Samantha Alexis Beasley
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About Jacob Lineberry, III

A Patriot of the American Revolution for NORTH CAROLINA. DAR Ancestor # A070644

Jacob Lineberry, III was born in 1751 in Brunswick, Germany to Jacob Leyenberger, Jr. and Catherine. He married Mary Catherine Youngblood in 1770 in Randolph County, North Carolina. Together, they had 12 children:

  • Jacob Lineberry, IV b. 1771 m. Mary Elizabeth Fanning
  • Francis Lineberry b. August 1779 m. Mary Scotten
  • John Lineberry b. 1780 m. Rachel Edwards and Molly
  • James Lineberry b. 1784
  • Thomas Lineberry b. 1786 m. Elizabeth Gray
  • Solomon Lineberry b. 1787 m. Mary Elizabeth Gray
  • Samuel Lineberry b. May 7, 1789 m. Jane (or Mary Jane) Beeson Bond
  • George Lineberry b. 1790 m. Dorcas Hayes
  • Catherine K. Lineberry b. 1791 m. William M. Nelson
  • Mary Lineberry b. about 1793 m. Samuel Nelson
  • Elizy "Amey" Lineberry b. 1795 m. Jason McDaniel
  • Solomon Lineberry b. 1808 m. Catherine McDaniel

Jacob died September 29, 1821 in Randolph County, NC.

-Jacob Lineberry, III-

Jacob Lineberry, III, a member of the Whig party, was a Revolutionary War soldier. His great grandson, Capt. W.S. Lineberry, in his the "Lineberry Family" relates the following story: Jacob had come home to visit his family and got something to eat. Those who have read the history of the Revolution know how David Fanning, a Torry officer who commanded a company of men, mostly Tories, ravaged the country from Fayetteville up to the mouth of the Deep River, committing murder, rape, and arson, leaving ruin and destitution wherever they went, committing all kinds of depredation. His wife was preparing the meal and as he sat by the fire waiting for the corn pone to finish cooking, some of the family looked out and said, "David Fanning is coming!" Jacob grabbed his gun and poked it through a crack in the wall and took aim at Fanning and no doubt would have brought him down, as he was a good marksman, but his wife seized his arm and with tears in her eyes begged him not to shoot Fanning as his followers would murder their whole family. As Fanning and his party entered the house, Jacob ran out the back door. The Tarries fired several shots at him but their shots went wild, and he made his escape. Some of the family took the bread, ran up stairs and hid it in the big chest, but Fanning's men smelled it and never left the house until they found it and carried it with them. (From Angela Lineberry Jenkins' "Lineberry" book.)

Sources:

  • Angela Lineberry Jenkins' "Lineberry" book, by Leo and Aline Lineberry, Glenn Lineberry, and Louise Wagoner (see sources tab)
  • "Biography of The Lineberry Family," by Winfield Scott Lineberry (to be added soon)
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Jacob Lineberry, III's Timeline

1750
1750
1751
January 1, 1751
Brunswick, Niedersachsen, Germany
1770
1770
Age 19
Randolph County, NC, USA
1771
December 1771
Age 20
Randolph County, North Carolina
1779
August 1779
Age 28
Brush Creek, NC, USA
1780
1780
Age 29
1784
1784
Age 33
Randolph, NC, USA
1786
1786
Age 35
Randolph, NC, USA
1787
1787
Age 36
Randolph, NC, USA
1789
May 7, 1789
Age 38
Randolph, NC, USA