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Jacob Cossart, III

Also Known As: "Cozad", "Cossart", "Cosart"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Brooklyn, Kings County, New York
Death: Died in [some sources say 1792; need to verify] Bound Brook, Bridgewater Twp, Somerset, NJ; Bur. "Old Cemetery" C, Bound Brook, NJ
Place of Burial: Old Presbyterian Churchyard Burial Site Bound Brook, Somerset Co, New Jersey, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Anthony Cossart Sr. and Elizabeth Tymensen Valentine
Husband of Mary Unknown and Anna (Cox) Cosad
Father of Mary Cozad; Rev Jacob Cozad, Jr; Samuel Cozad, I; Elizabeth (Cozad) Lewis; Job Cozad and 8 others
Brother of Lea Cossart; William Cossart; Jannetje Cossart; Johannes (John) Cossart; Anthony J. Cossart, Jr. and 3 others
Half brother of Elizabeth Cossart (Cozard); David Cossart and William Cozzart

Occupation: Married 1723 Bridggwater, NJ
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About Rev. Jacob Cossart, III

Jacob Cossart, born 16 October 1701 in Bushwick, Kings County, New York; died 19 April 1772 in Bound Brook, Somerset County, New Jersey. He was the son of 1024. Anthony Cossart and 1025. Elizabeth Tymensen Valentine. He married 513. Hannah Cox 19 April 1723 in New Jersey.

His children used the COZAD spelling of the name.

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from Marcia Sabol's Family Tree Maker site (http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/s/a/b/Marcia-Marie-Sabol/WEBSITE-0001/UHP-0057.html):

Jacob and Hannah lived near Bernardstown, NJ in Somerset County. Jacob' will was dated Feb. 4, 1772 and probated May 2, 1772. It is on file in Trenton, NJ. Box # 562751-1342. The will mentions his wife Hannah (Annah), sons Jacob Jr., Samuel, Job, and Anthony. At the time of his death, his wife's name was Hannah. He lived near Bernardstown, NJ in Somerset Co., and was buried in the old cemetery at Bound Brook adjacent to the place where the original church burned. His headstone lies broken on the grave.* It was a fine red sandstone evidently imported from England, and by placing it together, the inscription may still be read. It appears that at about the time of the death of the three eldest sons (Jacob, Samuel, and Job) their descendants all adopted COZAD as the spelling of the name. All the members of the three branches of the family now use the spelling..From the foregoing account of the early family it will be seen that the family is of somewhat mixed nationalities. First French, then Dutch or Hollander, then English, then American with a mixture of Scotch through marriage, as many Scotch settled on the banks of the Raritan in Somerset Co., NJ.

  • Note: a visit to the cemetery in 1998 did not find remains of the tombstone. According to Sherry Minn source:

"His headstone was broken in three places and was used in the foundation of the new church that was built close by." ........................................................................................................... Jacob and Annah lived in Somerset County, NJ which was the scene of a great deal of fighting during the War of Independence. Most of the early records went up in flames with the courthouse. When he died, Jacob's heirs were left an estate valued at 282 pounds, 12 shillings, 1 pence. That was a fairly large amount in those days. Apparently the Cossarts had drifted away from the Dutch Reformed Church because Jacob was buried in the Presbyterian Cemetery at Bound Brook, Somerset County. Of course, that may have been Annah's church. Her father was Philip Cox, her mother Hannah Trembley, apparently of French descent, but her affiliation is unknown. In any case Jacob and Annah produced a son who became a Baptist preacher.

  • *Source: WFT3896, V. 12

........................................................................................................ Information also found on this lineage in "Early Germans of New Jersey", pp. 308-309 and "First Settlers of Ye Plantations of Piscataway-Woodbridge Olde E. New Jersey 1664-1714", p. 1174. ......................................................................................................... LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT In the name of God, Amen. I, Jacob Cossart of the Township of Bridgewater, in the County of Somerset and Province of East New Jersey, being in a weak state of health, but of perfect mind and memory, thanks to God therefore, and calling to mind the mortality of the body and knowing that is is appoint for all men once to die do make and ordain this my last will and testament, revoking all former will made by me, or caused to be made, and I desire this to be received by all as such. First: I command my soul into the hands of God who gave it, and my body to the dust from whence it came, to be buried in a decent Christian manner at the discretion of my friends and executors, not doubting but that I shall have soul and body united again at the general resurrection at the last day and hope through the mediation and intercession of the blessed Redeemer to be presented faultless before God, and as touching my worldly estate where with God has been pleased to bless and entrust me with this life. I will and positively order that all my just debts and funeral charges and the cost of a decent headstone by paid. Item: I give unto my beloved wife Anna one bed, her choice of all its furnishing One cupboard, one chest and other household good sufficient for her to keep house, withal together, with liberty of living in the east room my house in which we now live, as also one cow, her choice, with liberty to pasture her on this place, as also the interest on all money my land will bring. All of which I bequeath to her during her natural life. Item: It is my will and I do so order that soon after my decease my executors make sale of the remainder of my movable estate and in six weeks to make sale of my lands at public venue reserving the liberties to my wife aforesaid. Item: I give to my son Jacob 5 shillings sterling in the first place for his birthright and then an equal dividend or share with my other sons, Viz: Samuel, Job and Anthony, so that after my Legatees hereafter named have what I order for them, then my sons be made equal as aftersaid. Item: I order and will that after my wife's decease, my sons or their lawful heirs shall be made equal in what she leaves excepting her lawful wearing apparel. Item: I give to my daughter Anna at present the wife of Onisimus alias Simeon Bell twenty pounds, like money to be paid one year after my decease. Item: I give to my daughter Mary Sutton, at present a widow, twenty pounds like money to be paid at the same time. Item: I give to my daughter Leah at present the wife of Joseph Riggs, twenty pounds, like money, to be paid at the same time, one year after my decease. Item: I give to my grandson, Abraham Lewis, ten pounds, like money, to be paid with my daughters legacies. Item: I do order any my will is that in case my son Anthony should buy my lands, then and in that case only he shall have fifteen pounds light money as a gift from the dividend be made among my sons and this to be taken out of the price of the lands and thereafter that he come in for an equal share with his brethren. Furthermore, I do constitute and appoint my sons Samuel Cosart and Anthony Cosart together with my trusty friend Thomas Terril Esq. executors of this my last will and testament. Whom I empower, authorize and charge with the sale of my estate and etc., and as trustee of my ....(not readable) In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the day and year above written. his Jacob Cosart (Seal) mark Signed, sealed, pronounced, published and declared by the said Jacob Cosart to be his last will and testament in the presence of us the undersigned witnesses. Thomas Coon, Senr., Philip Wineans, Senr., Edward Terrel

  • *Source: "Cossart - A Tabulated Genealogy of the Family of Jacques Cossart Jr & Lea Villeman." by Dee Ann (Shipp) Buck, 1991, Virginia; self-published in a spiral binding; pages 143-144.
    • Source: NJ State Archives, Somerset County, 00439. Inventory, probated 1775; Will probated 1772. Box #562751-1342. *Condition too poor to film. Original will in Somerset Co. Will Box 1770-1773, Liber K, Folio 723 or 423.

........................................................................................................................................................................ Jacob Cossart was the last of this line to use the name Cossart. His sons were responsible for the name as we have it today.

  • *Source: WFT, V.8, 3401

.................................................................................................................................................................... Here lies the body of Jacob Cosart Decea'sd April ye 1st AD 1772 in the 71st Year of his Age. Few and evel here on the stage hath been __days of my pilgramage. Life is_____. (Balance worn off)

  • *Source:Old Presbyterian Grave Yard Inscriptions, Vol. 1

More About Jacob (Cossart, Cosart) Cozad: Baptism: 16 Nov 1701, Brooklyn, New York. Burial: 02 May 1772, in the old cemetery at Bound Brook, near corner of East Main and East St. in the Presbyterian church yard... Namesake: Grandfather Jacques Cossart. Residence: Bernardstown, Somerset county, NJ. Will: 04 Feb 1772, (Bridgewater, Somerset Co., NJ) Probated May 2, 1772. Box # 562751-1342.

More About Jacob (Cossart, Cosart) Cozad and Annah Cox: Marriage: 19 Apr 1723

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Clerissa H. Tatterson's The Cozad Family (1985) on p. 82-91 of Hacker's Creek Journal (vol. 4, Issue 2; Jan-Mar 1986) provides a brief history of the early Cossart family and in particular the branch (descendants of this Jacob) that migrated into Monongalia and Lewis Counties of West Virginia.


ID: I15422 •Name: Jacob Cossart III 1 2 3 •Sex: M •Birth: 28 JAN 1700 in Brooklyn, New York 1 2 3 •Baptism: 16 OCT 1701 Brooklyn, NY 4 •Burial: Old Presbyterian Cemetery on East Street near East Main Street 2 •Christening: 16 OCT 1701 Dutch Reformed Church, Brooklyn, Kings, Ny 2 •Death: 19 APR 1772 in Bound Brook, Somerset, New Jersey, USA 1 2 •Note: Jacob seems to have been one of the first of the Bound Brook, and Raritan, NJ families not to have his children or at least part of them baptized at the Raritan Dutch Church. He seems to have been a life long member of the Presbyterian Church and married into one of the English or Scotch Presbyterian families of the area. The only two records that have been found to establish the fact that Jacob had at one time been a resident of the Succasunny Plains near the Black River is found in the History of the First Presbyterian Church of Morristown 1742 to 1891. On page 1 appears the marriage record April 12, 1745 Elphalet Lewis and Elizabeth Cusat of Black River, and on page 6, appears the baptismal record August 28, 1743 of Lea, daughter of Jacob Cusat of Succasunny. Elizabeth was Jacob's eldest daughter, while Lea was the youngest. The Succasunny Presbyterian Church had not at this time been organized and it is evident that Jacob must have attended the Morristown Church at this period. He doubtless had children other than the eight mentioned in his will, but if so, they must have died in childhood and no record of them can now be found. Jacob's will, which is here given, was probated at Perth Amboy, but is now on file in Trenton. When he went to what is now Roxbury Twp. in western Morris Co. is not known; but his will shows that some time after 1745 he had returned to the scenes of his childhood in Bridgewater Twp., Somerset Co., NJ where we find him a resident and land owner at the time of his death in 1772. He is buried in the old Presbyterian Church yard, near the corner of East Main Street and East Street at Bound Brook, Somerset Co., NJ. A broken sandstone slab erected by his sons mark his grave. His three oldest sons, Jacob, Samuel, and Job became the fathers of practically all that part of the family in America and those in foreign lands who use the name Cozad, while his youngest son Anthony is the father of those using the names of Cosad and Casad.

His will was dated February 4, 1772, and was proved May 2, 1772 and is on file at Trenton, NJ. In this will he mentions his wife Annah, his sons Jacob, Jr., Samuel, Job, and Anthony.

It is evident that the Jacob Cosart lying in the Bound Brook graveyard is the one who made the will which is on file at Trenton. Jacob lived at Bound Brook and later at Beardston, Somerset Co., NJ. His grave is located not far from the church which burned in 1881. The headstone is broken in three places. It was a fine red sandstone slab, evidently imported from England, and by placing it together an inscription may be read.

The inscription was as follows: "Here lies the body of Jacob Cosart deceased April 1, 1772 in the 71st year of his age. Few and evil here on the stage, Hath been ye days of my pilgrimage. Our life is short come here and see! Pepare for death and follow me! that you may join the throng and sing! And promise the name of Christ King."

The old burying ground on the hill at Bound Brook is the resting place of many of the early dead. The oldest stone on which an inscription is legible is that of Sarah McCoy, who died in 1744. The compiler has visited this graveyard and found it in an excellent condition. As there are thirty some odd Revolutionary soldiers buried here the D.A.R.'s keep the grounds in good shape.

THE WILL OF JACOB COSART

The fourth day of February, one thousand seven hundred and seventy-two.

In the name of God, Amen.

I, Jacob Cosart of the Township of Bridgewater, in the County of Somerset and Province of East New Jersey, being in a weak state of health, but of perfect mind and memory, thanks to God therefor, and calling to mind the mortality of the body and knowing that it is appointed for all, men once to die. Do make and ordain this my last will and testament, revoking all former wills made, and I desire this to be received by all as such.

FIRST: I commend my soul into the hands of God who gave it, and my body to the dust from whence it came, to be buried in a descent Christian like manner at the discretion of my friends and executors, not doubting but that I shall have soul and body united again at the general resurrection at the last day and hope through the mediation and intercession of the blessed Redeemer to be presented faultless before God, and as touching my worldly estate wherewith God has been pleased to bless and intrust me with this life. I will and positively order that all my just debts and funeral charges and the cost of a decent headstone be paid.

ITEM: I give unto my beloved wife Anna one bed, her choice with all its furnishings. One cupboard, one chest and other household goods sufficient for her to keep house, withall together, with liberty of living in the east room of my house in which we now live, as also one cow, her choice, with liberty to pasture her on this place, as also the interest on all money my land will bring. All of which I bequeath to her during her natural life.

ITEM: It is my will and I do so order that soon after my decease my executors make sale of the remainder of my movable estate and in six weeks to make sale of my lands at public vendue, reserving the liberties to my wife as aforesaid.

ITEM: I give to my son Jacob five shillings sterling in the first place for his birthright and then an equal dividend or share with my other sons, Viz: Samuel, Job, and Anthoney, so that after my Legatees hereafter named have what I order for them, then my sons be made equal as aforesaid.

ITEM: I order and will that after my wife's decease, my sons or their lawful heirs shall be made equal in what she leaves exception her lawful wearing apparel.

ITEM: I give to my daughter Anna at present the wife of Onisimus alias Simeon Bell twenty pounds, light money, to be paid in one year after my decease.

ITEM: I give to my daughter Mary Sutton, at present a widow twenty pounds like money to be paid at the same time.

ITEM: I give to my daughter Leah at present the wife of Joseph Riggs twenty pounds like money to be paid at the same time, one year after my decease.

ITEM: I give to my grandson, Abraham Lewis, ten pounds, like money be paid with my daughter's legacies.

ITEM: I do order and my will is that in case my son Anthony should by my lands, then and in that case only he shall have fifteen pounds light money as a gift from the dividend be made among my sons and this to be taken out of the price of the lands and thereafter that he come in for a equal share with his brethren. Furthermore I do constitute and appoint my son Samuel Cosart and Anthony Cosart together with my trusty friend Thomas Terril Esq. Executors of this my last will and testament Whom I empower, authorize and charge with the sale of my estate and etc., and as trustee of my dear wife.

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the day and year above written.

Signed, sealed, pronounced, published and declared by the said Jacob Cosart to be his last will and testament in the presence of us the undersigned witnesses.

/s/ Thomas Coon Senr. JACOB COSART (Seal) /s/ Philp Wineans, Senr. His /s/ Edward Terrel + Mark Be it remembered that on the second day of May 1772 Thomas Coon and Philp Winans two of the subscribing witnesses to the above will appeared before Bowes Reed duly authorized and etc., and they being severally sworn did depose they were present and did see Jacob Cosart sign and seal the above instrument and heard him publish, pronounce and declare the same to be his last will and testament, that at the doing thereof he was of sound and disposing mind and memory as far as these deponents know and as they verily believe and that Edward Terrel and other subscribing evidence was present at the same time and signed as a witness together with these deponents in the presence of the Testor. Bowes Reed

Also at the same time Samuel Cosart, Anthony Cosart and Thomas Terril appeared before me and were duly qualified as executors of Jacob Cosart by taking the oath of: Executors as by law appointed. Bowes Reed

(This will is in the Somerset County will box 1770-1778 and is recorded in Liber K. folio 423. Secretary of States Office, Trenton, NJ. Copied by Anna M. North, Genealogist).

"1772, February 4, Cosart, Jacob of Bridgewater, Somerset County, Will of Orders a headstone. Wife, Annah, the interest of money my land will bring Son, Jacob, 5 shillings as a birthright, and then an equal share with my other sons, Samuel, Job and Anthony. Daughter, Annah wife at present to Onisimus alias Simeon Bell, L20. Daughter, Mary Sutton, widow, L20. Daughter, Leah, wife of Joseph Riggs, L20 Grandson, Abraham Lewis L10. Signed by his mark X Executors: Sons, Samuel Corsort and Anthony Corsort and friend Thomas Terril Esq. Witnesses: Thomas Coon, Philip Wincans, Edward Terrell Proved May 2, 1772."

"1772, April 22 - Inventory L282.12.1, made by Robert Dennes, Abraham Van Tuyl and Anthony Cosart" (Reference: Record. of wills, K 423 Trenton, NJ. Also New Jersey Archives, Volume 34 1st series, page 110).

Old Presbyterian Graveyard Somerset County, New Jersey East High St & East St Bound Brook NJ Tel: 732-356-0043

Lat: 40° 33' 47"N, Lon: 74° 31' 46"W

Submitted by Mary Nelson, Mar 29, 2005 [mcnelson@lmxac.org].

Cossart, Jacob, b. 28 Jan 1702, d. 1 Apr 1772, age: 7+y, "Entered incorrectly in SCHQ, Vol.I as "Jacob Cofart", confirmed correct spelling in "The Cossart Family", a genealogy compiled in 1936, entered on Bicentennial Monument as "Jacob Coeart", *, **, +, ++

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Father: Anthony Cossart Sr. b: 14 NOV 1673 in Brooklyn, Kings, New York, USA c: 19 NOV 1673 in Manhattan,NY Mother: Elizabeth Tymensen Valentine b: 1675 in Schenectady, Schenectady Co., NY

Marriage 1 Hannah (Annah) Cox b: 17 JAN 1706 in Woodbridge, Middlesex, New Jersey, USA•Married: 19 APR 1723 in Bridgewater, Somerset, New Jersey, USA 1 2 3 Children1.Has Children Jacob (Cozad) Cossart b: 24 JAN 1724 in Brooklyn, Kings, New York, USA 2.Has Children Samuel (Cozad) Cossart b: ABT 1726 in Schooleys, Somerset Co., NJ 3.Has Children Job Cossart b: 1727 in Somerset, NJ 4.Has Children Anthony Cosart II b: 1740 in Beardstown, Somerset Co., NJ 5.Has No Children Mary (Cozad) Cossart b: ABT 1733 6.Has Children Anna (Cozad) Cossart b: 21 NOV 1734 in Ranton, Middlesex Co., New Jersey 7.Has Children Leah Cossart b: 08 JUL 1743 in Somerset, New Jersey, USA 8.Has No Children Hannah Cossart 9.Has Children Elizabeth Cossart b: 04 APR 1725 in Roxbury, Morris, New Jersey, USA

Sources: 1.Author: Brøderbund Software, Inc. Title: World Family Tree Vol. 4, Ed. 1 Publication: Name: Release date: August 23, 1996; Note: Source Medium: Family Archive CD

Customer pedigree.

Page: Tree #4106 Text: Date of Import: Sep 24, 2000 2.Author: Ancestry.com Title: Public Member Trees Publication: Name: The Generations Network, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2006; Repository: Name: www.ancestry.com Page: Database online. Text: Record for Jacob Cossart 3.Author: Yates Publishing Title: U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 Publication: Name: The Generations Network, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2004; Repository: Name: www.ancestry.com Page: Database online. Text: Record for Annah Cox 4.Title: The Cossart Family History by J. A. Cossairt

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Rev. Jacob Cossart, III's Timeline

1701
October 16, 1701
Brooklyn, Kings County, New York
1724
January 4, 1724
Age 22
Bound Brook,Somerset,New Jersey,USA
1725
April 4, 1725
Age 23
Bound Brook, SomersetCo., NJ
1725
Age 23
Schooleys, Somerset, New Jersey, USA
1725
Age 23
1728
1728
Age 26
Bound Brook, Somerset, New Jersey, USA
1731
1731
Age 29
Bound Brook, Somerset Co., NJ
1734
November 21, 1734
Age 33
Bound Brook, SomersetCo., NJ
1741
August 1741
Age 39
Bound Brook, SomersetCo., NJ