Jacob Sidwell

1778–
Little Britain, Little Britain Township, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Jacob

When Jacob Sidwell was born in 1778, in Little Britain, Little Britain Township, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Joseph Sidwell, was 42 and his mother, Rachel Medcalf, was 38.

Photos & Memories (0)

Photos & Memories

Do you know this person? Do you have a story about him you would like to share? Sign in or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

Joseph Sidwell
1736–1816
Rachel Medcalf
1740–1820
Prudence Sidwell
1763–1835
George Sidwell
1768–
Rachel Sidwell
1771–1782
Jesse Sidwell
1776–
Jacob Sidwell
1778–

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(5)

World Events (3)

1780

Age 2

Pennsylvania was always against slavery, even though the first settlers, including Penn, came with slaves. Slavery was not prominent in the area.
1781 · The First Constitution

Age 3

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.
1783 · A Free America

Age 5

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.

Name Meaning

English: of uncertain origin. It appears to be a habitational name from an unidentified place with a second element from Old English well(a) ‘spring’, ‘stream’, but on the other hand early forms are found without prepositions. It may be a phrasal nickname.

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

Sources (0)

    Sources

    There are no historical documents attached to Jacob.

    Find more of your family story

    As a non-profit, we offer free help to anyone looking to learn the details of their family story.

    Create a free account to view more about your family.
    Create a free account
    Share this with your family and friends.