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Jacob Riffle, I

Birthdate: (71)
Birthplace: Germany
Death: October 1816 (71)
formerly Lewis County, Virginia, now, Braxton County, West Virginia, United States (Unknown, several possibilities. Possibly German.)
Immediate Family:

Son of Frederic Riffle and Elizabeth Craft
Husband of Dorothy Riffle
Father of Mary Shaver; David Riffle; Catherine Riffle; Peter Riffle; Jacob Riffle, II and 7 others
Brother of Francis "Frank" Riffle; David Riffle and Mathias Riffle

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About Jacob Riffle, I


Jacob Riffle was born in Germany about 1725 and died in Lewis County VA in 1816. He arrived at the port of Philadelphia, PA aboard the ship "Phoenix", John Mason commanding, August 28, 1750.

    Settlement of Jacob's estate was recorded November 2, 1816 in Lewis County VA Will Book #1, pages 2-4.  He married Dorothy <nowiki>------</nowiki> in Harrison County VA about 1768.  Dorothy was born about 1745 and died in Braxton County in 1817.
   Jacob and his brother Francis were some of the earliest settlers in present day Randolph County WV.  Francis was killed by Indians about 1783 and Jacob and his family moved to Braxton County VA after 1816.

Children of Jacob and Dorothy Riffle.

(1). Mary "Molly" b.c. 1765

        m.George S. Shaver, b. c 1765, Randolph Co., WV?.

(2). Catherine Riffle b. 1769

        m. George  Wilson, b. c 1770, Randolph Co., WV?.

(3). David Riffle b. d.Jan 26 1820

        m.Margaret Swiswick Ward

(4). Dorothy "Dolly" d.Jan 30 1865

        m.<nowiki>------</nowiki> Plyman, b. c 1770, Randolph Co., WV?,
        m. Leonard Hyer, b. c 1770, Randolph Co., WV?.

(5). Peter Riffle b.c. 1770

(6). Jacob Jr. b. 26 Feb 1774 d.Jan 7 1864

        m.Elizabeth Boarer
        m.Margaret C. Bailey Feb 20 1834

(7). Christiana or Christina d. 1830

        m. John Michael O'Neal 1798

(8). Francis (Frank) b. 1776

        m.Eva Mace  June 30 1797
        m.Sarah Ocheltree May 3 1819
        m.Elizabeth Conrad 1824

(9). George Strunk b. 1780 d.c. 1815

        m.Margaret Helmick 1802
        m.Susannah McCalley

(10). Isaac b. 1784/1790.

        m.Elizabeth Wash Nov 10 1805
        m.Dorothy Jane Plyman  Nov  2 1854

(11). Elizabeth b. 1780/1790

        m.Nicholas Mace aka Wilmoth  1812



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Jacob Riffle, I's Timeline

March 16, 1752
Age 7
Virginia, United States
Age 20
Randolph County, West Virginia, United States
Age 23
Randolph County, West Virginia, United States
Age 24
Randolph County, West Virginia, United States
Age 25
Randolph County, West Virginia, United States
February 26, 1774
Age 29
Randolph County, West Virginia, United States
Age 30
Randolph Co WV
Age 31
Elkins, Randolph County, West Virginia, United States