John Alexander Jacobs

28 August 1831–5 November 1910 (Age 79)
Quincy, Quincy Township, Franklin, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of John Alexander

When John Alexander Jacobs was born on 28 August 1831, in Quincy, Quincy Township, Franklin, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Isaac Jacobs, was 37 and his mother, Mary Ann Heefner, was 31. He married Mary Ann Summers on 31 January 1856, in Waynesboro, Franklin, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 8 daughters. He lived in Mont Alto, Franklin, Pennsylvania, United States in 1860 and Quincy Township, Franklin, Pennsylvania, United States in 1870. He died on 5 November 1910, in Chambersburg, Franklin, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Chambersburg, Franklin, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Alexander Jacobs
Mary Ann Summers
Marriage: 31 January 1856
David F Jacobs
Ann Margaret Jacobs
Mary Alice Jacobs
William A Jacobs
Amanda Alberta Jacobs
Naomi B. Jacobs
Clemma Dora Jacobs
Edna May Jacobs
Sarah Emma Jacobs
Richard McMur Jacobs

Spouse and Children

31 January 1856
Waynesboro, Franklin, Pennsylvania, United States


    David F Jacobs


    Ann Margaret Jacobs


    Mary Alice Jacobs




    William A Jacobs


+6 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Isaac Jacobs





World Events (8)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 1

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 5

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

Age 32

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

Jewish and English: patronymic from the personal name Jacob . As a Jewish surname it has also assimilated various other patronymics from the same personal name, as for example Jacobowitz .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • John Jacobs, "United States Census, 1870"
  • John A Jacobs, "United States Census, 1860"
  • John A Jacobs, "United States Census, 1900"

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