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Rep. Israel Jacobs, (ProAdmin-PA)

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Gwynedd Township, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania
Death: December 1796 (70)
Providence Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, United States
Place of Burial: Upper Providence Meeting Burial Ground Oaks Montgomery County Pennsylvania
Immediate Family:

Son of John Jacobs, II, Quaker and Mary Jacobs
Husband of Sarah Jacobs
Father of Thomas Jacobs; John Jacobs; Israel Jacobs; John Jacobs; Phoebe Hobson and 2 others
Brother of John Jacobs, Esq.; Richard Jacobs; Joseph Jacobs; Jesse Jacobs; Benjamin Jacobs and 4 others

Occupation: Representative in the Second Congress
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About Rep. Israel Jacobs, (ProAdmin-PA)

Israel Jacobs (born June 9, 1726; died c. December 10, 1796) was a colonial Pennsylvania Legislator and United States Representative from Pennsylvania.

Biography

Jaobs was born near the Perkiomen Creek in Providence Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. and attended the public schools. Later, he was engaged in agricultural and mercantile pursuits,[1] and was a member of the colonial Pennsylvania Assembly 1770-1774.

In 1765, Jacobs became involved in land speculation in Nova Scotia when he joined a land company headed by William Smith, Provost of the College of Philadelphia. The company, which was granted The Township of Monckton that year, also included his brothers Joseph (b.1728) and Benjamin (b.1731).[3] Their sister, Hannah Jacobs, married the noted American astronomer David Rittenhouse.

In 1790, Jacobs was elected to the Second Congress and served from March 4, 1791 to March 3, 1793.[1] He resumed agricultural pursuits, and died in Providence Township. His interment was probably in the graveyard of the Friends Meeting House in Providence. Wikipedia

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source: https://muse.jhu.edu/article/395395/pdf
see also : Quaker Settlement at Beaver Harbour

The Quaker-Loyalist Migration to New Brunswick and Nova Scotia in 1783

by Arthur J. Mekeel

QUAKER-LOYALIST IMMIGRATION IN 178365 THE QUAKER-LOYALIST MIGRATION TO NEW BRUNSWICK AND NOVA SCOTIA IN 1783 By Arthur J. Mekeel
THE EMIGRATION of the loyalists from the new American union during and immediately after the American Revolution was one of the more unfortunate aspects of that period of our history. The political situation was the primary cause for the departure of these refugees, but in many cases persons not strictly speaking in the category of loyalists accompanied them, whose motives were chiefly economic. Because of the depression in the early years of the Confederation, the lure of new lands in both the maritime provinces of Canada and in western Quebec, and the possibility of material betterment there, drew settlers from the new states who were not necessarily in conflict with the authorities. One such company consisting of a group of Quakers and their friends, loyalists and others, went to New Brunswick and Nova Scotia in 1783 and the next few years.1 The plans for this particular migration were laid in New York City in the early summer of 1783 by a number of Quakers and other interested parties. A meeting of this group, probably in June of that year, appointed Samuel Fairlamb, John Rankin, and George Brown agents to locate the most desirable lands and transact the necessary business. It also empowered a committee of six to handle any complaints and controversies which might 1 The following books and articles have dealt briefly with this subject :

  1. Wilbur H. Siebert, The Loyalists of Pennsylvania, Ohio State University Bulletin, xxiv, no. 23, Columbus 1920, pp. 101-103, and his
  2. "The Exodus of the Loyalists from Penobscot and the Loyalist Settlements at Passamaquoddy ," in New Brunswick Historical Society Collections, iii, no. 9, 1914, pp. 485-525 ;
  3. Alexander Flick, Loyalism in New York During the American Revolution, Columbia University Studies in History, Economics, and Public Law, xiv, no. 1, New York 1901, p. 175 ; and
  4. Arthur Garratt Dorland, History of the Society of Friends (Quakers) in Canada, Toronto 1927, pp. 47-50.
  5. J. Vroom has edited the records of the Pennfield settlement in "A Book of Records of the transactions and proceedings of the Society of People Called Quakers, who have agreed to settle themselves on the River St. Johns in Novascotia," New Brunswick Hist. Soc. CoL, ii, no. 4, 1899, pp. 73-80. Vol. 32, Autumn 1943

66 BULLETIN OF FRIENDS HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION arise with regard to these arrangements and to oversee the work of the agents.2 According to an agreement for regulating the government of the proposed colony, matters of public policy were to be determined by a majority vote of all males twenty-one years and over; five persons were to be appointed annually to settle all complaints, three of them to constitute a quorum; no member of the community could dispose of land allotted to him without the approval of the other members ; and no slaves could be bought, sold, or kept on any pretense whatever.3 At the same time it was decided to advertise the project in the newspapers, and shortly afterward, on July 2, a notice of the plan appeared in the New York Royal Gazette.* 2 Vroom, op. cit., 75-77 3 The contents of the agreement are given by Vroom, op. cit., 76. The list of signers given (idem, p. 75) is as follows (the starred names are those who subsequently signed for embarkation to Canada) : Benjamin Brown* Thomas Buckley Thomas Buckley, Jr. Richard Buffmgton Edward Burk* John Burk* John Dennis* Rachel Done Sam'l Fairlamb* George Field [es] Jeremiah Fith* Evan Griffith* Abner Ham[p] ton Andrew Ham [p]ton John Hinchman Joshua Knight*, Richard Lawrence* John Loofbourrow* Nathaniel Loofbourrow* Richard Mathews Jonathan Paul Peter Price Abram Rankin John Rankin* Gershom Remington Jonathan Remington Daniel Reyepten William Reynolds Mathias Rizen Daniel Southick Samuel Stithwell* Amos Strickland* Joseph Thorne* Joseph Tomlinson* Samuel Tomlinson Gideon Vernon* Peter Voltma, Jesse Walton*, Joseph Way, Amos White, Moses Winder, Abraham Woodward, Anthony Woodward, Anthony Woodward, Jr., Isaac Woodward, Jacob Woodward ,Nimrod Woodward*, Robert Woodward, John Strickland
14 The advertisement which appeared in the Royal Gazette for July 2, 1783, and which is also quoted in Vroom...


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Israel_Jacobs

srael Jacobs (born June 9, 1726; died circa December 10, 1796) was a colonial Pennsylvania Legislator and United States Representative from Pennsylvania.

Jaobs was born near the Perkiomen Creek in Providence Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. and attended the public schools. Later, he was engaged in agricultural and mercantile pursuits,[1] and was a member of the colonial Pennsylvania Assembly 1770-1774.[2]

In 1790, Jacobs was elected to the Second Congress and served from March 4, 1791 to March 3, 1793.[1] He resumed agricultural pursuits, and died in Providence Township. His interment was probably in the graveyard of the Friends Meeting House in Providence

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Rep. Israel Jacobs, (ProAdmin-PA)'s Timeline

1726
June 9, 1726
Gwynedd Township, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania
1755
March 19, 1755
Age 28
Providence, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
1756
September 9, 1756
Age 30
1758
December 31, 1758
Age 32
1761
April 8, 1761
Age 34
1762
September 29, 1762
Age 36
September 29, 1762
Age 36
Providence, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
1765
May 13, 1765
Age 38