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Jacob Cozad, Jr

Also Known As: "Jacob /Cazad/", "Jacob /Cozad/Cozad/Cossart"
Birthdate: (88)
Birthplace: Bound Brook,Somerset,New Jersey,USA
Death: Died in Mount Olive Township, Morris County, New Jersey, United States
Place of Burial: Mt. Olive Baptist Church Cemetery, Morris County, NJ
Immediate Family:

Son of Rev. Jacob Cossart, III and Anna (Cox) Cosad
Husband of Elizabeth Cozad and Elizabeth Sutton Cozad
Father of Eunice Tingley; Samuel Cozad; Nancy Wolfe; Abigail Barber; Lea Cozad and 10 others
Brother of Samuel Cozad, I; Elizabeth (Cozad) Lewis; Job Cozad; Anna (Cozad) Bell; Mary Cozad and 7 others

Occupation: Reverend, Preacher
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Immediate Family

About Rev Jacob Cozad, Jr

Jacob Cozad was a Baptist minister at Mt. Morris, NJ who first married Elizabeth Sutton, daughter of Rev. David Sutton, and whose five brothers were all Baptist ministers who actively organized Baptist churches west of the Alleghenies.

Jacob and Elizabeth, along with his brothers Samuel and Job, moved from Somerset Co., NJ to Roxberry, Morris County, in 1742. Elizabeth died in 1756 and Jacob subsequently remarried another woman named Elizabeth (Tingley) the following year; they remained married for 55 years, as noted on her tombstone.

Jacob and second wife Elizabeth moved to the Virginia frontier (Monongalia County) sometime before 1763. They settled on 400 acres on White Day creek perhaps by 1764 (see Monongalia County Survey Book 2, p. 370), land later sold to Daniel Fink. Jacob also possessed lands (see Survey Book 4, p. 369) on the Monongahela River on both sides of the road leading from the Tygart Valley adjacent and between lands of Andrew Davisson and Arthur Trader. Records show that he sold this land to Col. Benjamin Wilson. By 1770, Jacob and Elizabeth apparently relocated, since Samuel Sutton deeded him 400 acres on Morgan's Run, Cheat River area in 1770 (Monongalia County Survey Book I p. 12).

Jacob and Elizabeth returned to Morris Co., NJ, in 1775 due to "the severity of the Indian troubles" (Tatterson, p.87). He is buried in Mt. Olive Baptist Church Cemetery with both of his wives.

Jacob's return to NJ in 1775 is important because it puts their daughter, Mary (b.1756), in both NJ and VA at the time she probably would have gotten married.


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 this branch that migrated into Monongalia and Lewis Counties of West Virginia. She includes deeds and land dealings of Jacob (see above for summary).


"J.C. In memory of Jacob Casad who died January 26, 1812. In the 88th year of his age.

The body of our brother is in Sweet sleep reposing here, whose spirit has ascended high, And Joined in praise above the sky, with pleasure waiting for the day, that will awake his sleeping clay, To join in union as before, And sing God's praise forever more."

Brown freestone almost illegible.


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Rev Jacob Cozad, Jr's Timeline

January 4, 1724
Bound Brook,Somerset,New Jersey,USA
August 28, 1743
Age 19
December 28, 1744
Age 20
Mt Olive, Morris Co., NJ
Age 20
Morris, New Jersey, USA
Age 21
Mt Olive, Morris, NJ, USA
Age 23
Mount Olive Township, Morris County, New Jersey, United States
Age 24
Roxbury, Morris, New Jersey, USA
Age 27
Age 28
Mt. Olive, Morris Co, NJ