Hon. Jacob Sheafe

Male21 October 1715–26 June 1791

Brief Life History of Jacob

When Hon. Jacob Sheafe was born on 21 October 1715, in New Castle, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States, his father, Sampson Sheafe, was 32 and his mother, Sarah Walton, was 26. He married Hannah Seavey on 24 July 1740, in Rye, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 5 daughters. He died on 26 June 1791, in Portsmouth, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Portsmouth, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States.

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Hon. Jacob Sheafe
Hannah Seavey
Marriage: 24 July 1740
Abigail Sheafe
Matthew Sheafe
John Sheafe
Jacob Sheafe
Sarah Sheafe
Hannah Sheafe
Thomas Sheafe
Mary Sheafe
Honorable James Sheafe
William Sheafe
Mehitabel Sheafe

Sources (20)

  • Jacob Sheafe, "New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900"
  • Jacob Sheafe, "New Hampshire Marriages, 1720-1920"
  • Jacob Sheafe, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    24 July 1740Rye, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States
  • Children (12)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (10)

    +5 More Children

    World Events (2)


    Age 61

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


    Age 61

    New Hampshire is 9th state.

    Name Meaning

    English (Kent): from Middle English shefe ‘sheaf, bundle’ (Old English scēaf), hence possibly a nickname for a harvest worker, or for someone who paid or collected tithes, from the same term in the sense ‘tenth’ (or other proportion of produce paid as a tithe).

    History: Jacob Sheafe (died 1658) was one of the founds of Boston MA. He is buried in the King's Chapel Burying Ground there.

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

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