Jacob Stokesbary

1842–February 1887 (Age 45)
Ohio, United States

The Life Summary of Jacob

When Jacob Stokesbary was born in 1842, in Ohio, United States, his father, Joshua Stokesberry Sr., was 67 and his mother, Elizabeth Sennet Stokesberry, was 44. He died in February 1887, in Union, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 45, and was buried in Sinking Springs Cemetery, Clinton, Anderson, Tennessee, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joshua Stokesberry Sr.
1775–1842
Elizabeth Sennet Stokesberry
1798–
Jacob S. Stokesbary
1815–1893
John Stokesbury
1822–1900
Margaret Stokesberry
1823–1888
Mary Stokesbary
1827–1897
Letitia 'Tacy' Stokesbary
1827–1897
Rhoda Stokesbary
1829–
James Stokesbary
1830–
Nancy Stokesbary
1830–
Orlena Stokesbary
1831–
Elizabeth A Stokesbary
1833–1885
Joshua Stokesbary
1835–1885
Houston Stokesbary
1836–
Howard Stokesbary
1838–
Jacob Stokesbary
1842–1887

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World Events (8)

1846
Age 4
U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1846
Age 4
Tennessee was known as the Volunteer State because during the Mexican War the government asked Tennessee for 3,000 volunteer soldiers and 30,000 joined.
1860 · Ohio supports the Union side of the Civil War
Age 18
Although divided as a state on the subject of slavery, Ohio participated in the Civil War on the Union's side, providing over 300,000 troops. Ohio provided the 3rd largest number of troops by any Union state.

Name Meaning

Biblical name, from Hebrew Yaakov. This was borne by perhaps the most important of all the patriarchs in the Book of Genesis. Jacob was the father of twelve sons, who gave their names to the twelve tribes of Israel. He was the son of Isaac and Rebecca and twin brother of Esau. According to the story in Genesis, he was the cunning younger twin, who persuaded his brother Esau to part with his right to his inheritance in exchange for a bowl of soup (‘a mess of pottage’). Later, he tricked his blind and dying father into blessing him in place of Esau. The derivation of the name has been much discussed. It is traditionally explained as being derived from Hebrew akev ‘heel’ and to have meant ‘heel grabber’, because when Jacob was born ‘his hand took hold of Esau's heel’ (Genesis 25:26). This is interpreted later in the Bible as ‘supplanter’ Esau himself remarks, ‘Is he not rightly named Jacob? for he has supplanted me these two times’ (Genesis 27:36). Jacob is especially common as a Jewish given name, although it also became very popular among the Puritans from the 16th century onwards, and has again been widely used since the 1990s. Compare James .

Dictionary of First Names © Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges 1990, 2003, 2006.

Sources (1)

  • Jacob Stooksbury, "Find A Grave Index"

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