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Jacob Lineberry, III

Birthdate: (70)
Birthplace: Brunswick, Niedersachsen, Germany
Death: September 29, 1821 (70)
Brush Creek, Randolph County, NC, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Jacob Leyenberger, Jr. and Catherine Elizabeth Leyenberger
Husband of Mary Catherine Lineberry
Father of Jacob Lineberry, IV; Francis Lineberry; William Lineberry; John Lineberry; James Lineberry and 13 others
Brother of William Lineberry

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

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.)

Related Reads and Websites


  • 1810 U.S. Federal Census
  • 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)
  • "Descendants of Solomon Lineberry," by Frances Harding Casstevens
  • North Carolina Land Grants
  • Randolph County Wills
  • "Reminiscences of Randolph County" article from The Courier-Tribune
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Jacob Lineberry, III's Timeline

January 1, 1751
Brunswick, Niedersachsen, Germany
December 1771
Age 20
Randolph County, North Carolina
Age 20
Brush Creek, Yancey, NC, USA
Age 24
Randolph, NC, USA
August 1779
Age 28
Brush Creek, NC, USA
Age 29
Age 29
Brush Creek, Yancey, NC, USA
Age 33
Randolph, NC, USA