Jacob Hedges

1733–11 March 1811 (Age 78)
Wilmington, New Castle, Delaware, United States

The Life of Jacob

When Jacob Hedges was born in 1733, in Wilmington, New Castle, Delaware, United States, his father, Charles Hedges, was 21 and his mother, Maria Stille, was 18. He married Catherine Justis in 1762, in Wilmington, New Castle, Delaware, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He died on 11 March 1811, in Waynesburg, Greene, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 78.

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Jacob Hedges
Catherine Justis
Marriage: 1762
Charles Hedges
Jester HEDGES Sr.
Mary Polly Hedges

Spouse and Children

Wilmington, New Castle, Delaware, United States


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World Events (6)

1754 · French and Indian War in Delaware

Age 21

From 1754-1763, the French and Indian War took place. The fighting that took place in the area of Delaware was in the upper Delaware River Valley. The Delaware Indians claimed independence from the Iroquois who allied with Britain. In 1755, Delaware attacked the Moravian settlement and Brodhead residence.
1764 · Western Boundary Surveyed

Age 31

In 1764, Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon surveyed the western boundary of Delaware. This became part of the Mason-Dixon Line.

Age 43

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

Name Meaning

English: variant of Hedge .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Jacob Hedge, "Delaware Vital Records, 1650-1974"
  • Jacob Hedge, "Maryland, Church Records, 1668-1995"
  • Jacob Hedge, "Delaware, Church Records, 1707-1939"

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