Jacob B Roof

1783–13 February 1866 (Age 83)
Sussex, New Jersey, United States

The Life of Jacob B

When Jacob B Roof was born in 1783, in Sussex, New Jersey, United States, his father, Christopher Roof, was 28 and his mother, Sarah Ann Hendershot, was 32. He married Hannah Mary Struble on 10 November 1806, in Sussex, New Jersey, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 13 February 1866, in Newton, Sussex, New Jersey, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Newton, Sussex, New Jersey, United States.

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Jacob B Roof
Hannah Mary Struble
Marriage: 10 November 1806
Charles Roof
Christopher Roof
Catherine Roof
Clarissa Roof
James Roof
Alfred Roof
Levena Roof
Stephen W Roof
Mary Matilda Roof

Spouse and Children

10 November 1806
Sussex, New Jersey, United States


    Charles Roof


    Christopher Roof


    Catherine Roof


    Clarissa Roof


    James Roof


+4 More Children

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World Events (8)

1783 · A Free America

Age 0

The Revolutionary War ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris which gave the new nation boundries on which they could expand and trade with other countries without any problems.
1787 · New Jersey Plan

Age 4

"Also referred to as the Small State Plan, the New Jersey Plan was an important piece of legislation that William Paterson presented during the Constitutional Convention. The plan was created because states with smaller populations were concerned about their representation in the United States government. The New Jersey plan proposed, among other things, that each state would have one equal vote. This was in contrast to the Virginia Plan, which suggested that appointment for Congress should be proportional to state population. The Connecticut Compromise merged the two plans, allowing for two ""houses"" of congress: one with proportional representation, and the other with equal power from each state (as the New Jersey Plan had suggested)."

Age 25

Atlantic slave trade abolished.

Name Meaning

1 English: variant of Rolfe .2 German: from Ruffo, a short form of a personal name formed with hrōd ‘renown’, ‘victory’.3 Probably an Americanized spelling of German Ruf(F) .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Jacob Roof, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Jacob Roof, "New Jersey, County Marriages, 1682-1956"
  • Jacob Roof, "New Jersey, Deaths, 1670-1988"

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