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John Jacobs

Birthplace: Germany
Death: Died in Nelson, Virginia, United States
Immediate Family:

Husband of Sarah Crawford
Father of William Jacobs; John Jacobs, Jr; David Jacobs; Peter Jacobs; Elizabeth Jacobs and 1 other

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About John Jacobs

Captain of Virginia Militia during American Revolution. DAR Ancestor #: A061398

Will: John Jacobs, 1811

Source: Nelson County, VA Will Book A, page 175-176.

Contributor: Sam Shelton <>


John Jacobs, Sr, died Feb 7, 1812.

Will of John Jacobs - Nelson County Will Book "A,"pp. 175-176:

To whom it may concern be it hereby known that I John Jacobs, Senr of the

County of Nelson & State of Virginia being advanced in age and in low state

of health, but sound in mind and memory do make a constitute and declare the

following to be my last will and testament hereby Revoking all Wills by me

(-)-First I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Sarah Jacobs during her

natural life Six Negroes-to wit- Pegg (Hamelt, Willis, Amy,) young Charles

and George also half(-)at my decease, and fifty bushels of corn(-), also one

half of my household & kitchen furniture I also give and bequeath to my said

wife Sarah one half of the Stock Horses Cattle Sheep and Hogs that may belong

to me on the (House & Plantation) at my decease being the place whereon I

(reside), Containing Two hundred and sixty (7) acres I give and bequeath to

my said wife during her life and after her decease I give & bequeath of the

said Tract of Land and appertenances to my son David Jacobs and his heirs

forever-I give and bequeath to my son William B. Jacobs all my tract of land

on Cub Creek - containing four hundred acres to him and his heirs forever -

But I do hereby will and direct that my son David Jacobs shall retain and

keep possession of and cultivate the part of said tract that he has now in

posession also the lower plantation whereon my son William has resided for

some years - both of which (he) shall give up and relinquish to my Son

William (and?) after the death of my beloved wife - I will and bequeath to my

son John Jacobs all my Lands lying in the State of Kentucky on his giving up

one third of the sme for locations &c &c. I will and bequeath to my son Peter

C. Jacobs my Tract of land lying on the East side of Tye River, that I

purchased of Rich Taliaferro containg three hundred and twenty seven to him

and his heirs forever - I give and bequeath to my son William B. Jacobs on

my decease three Negroes to wit (Nan, Jason-) I give and bequeath to my son

David Jacobs (after my decease) three Negroes To Wit, Poll and her

son(Patrick) & Jesse - I give and bequeath to my son John Jacobs three

Negroes to Wit, Jack and Reuben also young jack a son of Honors- I give and

bequeath to my son Peter C. Jacobs after my decease three Slaves to Wit,

Henry, Anselm, and George - but he is not to have George until after my Wifes

decease - also my Still I give to my son Peter - I will and bequeath to my

Daughter Betsy Clarkson, Two Negroes To Wit Venus and Celia &c. And as it is

my desire to assist my Daughter Susanah Hill and her children for that

purpose it is my desire and request that my two Sons William and Peter do

take into their possession Five Negroes, to Wit, (n-), James, (-), Rachel and

Mary and one Bed with sufficient furniture which property I will and bequeath

to the said William and Peter in Trust that they shall give unto the said

Susanah Hill and her Heirs of Her Body all the profits and benifits arising

from the labour of the said Slaves in Trust, which is to be managed and laid

out altogether by their directin and after the death of my Daughter Susanah

Hill I will and direct that the above mentioned five Slaves and their

increase shall be equally divided among her children. All the other property

not mentioned that I may own at my decease and not herein given I will and

direct shall be divided equally between my four sons, William, David, Jaoh

and Peter. But I give and bequeath to my Daughter Betsy Clarkson after the

death of my wife the sum of Three Hundred Dollars to be paid from my Estate.

And I do hereby constitue and appointed my two sons William and Peter Jacobs

my Executors of this my last will and Testament. In Testimony whereon of I do

hereunto set my hand, Seal Nov28 - 1811

Signed Sealed &c

John Jacobs (seal)

In presence of

Thos Massie

Charles Burgher

Edmond F. Coffey

Nelson Monroe

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John Jacobs's Timeline

May 21, 1760
Age 22
Amherst County, Virginia
Age 24
Age 26
Age 28
Age 30
Age 34
March 9, 1780
Age 42
February 7, 1812
Age 74
Nelson, Virginia, United States