Jacob Widener

1755–December 1821 (Age 66)
Camden, Kershaw, South Carolina, United States

The Life of Jacob

When Jacob Widener was born in 1755, in Camden, Kershaw, South Carolina, United States, his father, Isaac Widener, was 30 and his mother, Barbara Wolf, was 30. He married Mary Elizabeth Dye in 1787. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Orangeburg, South Carolina, United States in 1790 and Barnwell, Barnwell, South Carolina, United States in 1810. He died in December 1821, in Fairfield, South Carolina, United States, at the age of 66.

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Family Time Line

Jacob Widener
1755–1821
Mary Elizabeth Dye
1769–1863
Marriage: 1787
Moses P Widener
1788–1870
Henry Widner
1789–1870
Solomon Widener
1805–1878
Rachel Widener
1806–
Abraham Widener
1789–1848
Isaac Widener
1789–1869
Barbara Widener
1791–
Catherine Widener
1802–
Mary Elizabeth Widner
1809–1894
Jacob Widener
1810–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1787
children

(10)

+5 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Isaac Widener

    Male1725–1784Male

    Barbara Wolf

    Female1725–1782Female

siblings

(3)

    Samuel Widener

    Male1755–1803Male

    Male1755–1821Male

    Isaac Widener

    Male1767–1860Male

World Events (6)

1776

Age 21

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · Battle of Sullivan's Island

Age 21

On June 28, 1776, the Battle of Sullivan's Island takes place on Sullivan's Island, South Carolina. Since it is so close to Charelston, the battle is sometimes referred to as the First Siege of Charleston. This is the first time that the Americans had a victory against a land and sea attack by the British.
1791

Age 36

Bill of Rights guarantees individual freedom.

Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of German Weidner ‘hunter’.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • U.S. Census Reconstructed Records, 1660-1820
  • South Carolina, Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index, 1790-1890
  • 1810 United States Federal Census

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