John Alexander Jacobs

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

The Life Summary 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. 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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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

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  • Marriage
    31 January 1856
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    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

    Dutch, Flemish, German, English, and Jewish: patronymic from the personal name Jacob , ‘Jacob's (son)’, with genitival (or, as an English name, post-medieval excrescent) -s. This surname is also found in France (Nord, Alsace, and Lorraine). As a Jewish surname it has absorbed various other Jewish patronymics from the same personal name, as for example Jacobowitz , and in North America also cognates from other languages, for example Slovenian Jakopič (patronymic from an old variant of the personal name Jakob ).

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

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    Sources (16)

    • John Jacobs, "United States Census, 1870"
    • John A Jacobs in entry for Wm A Jacobs and Annie E Clark, "Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885-1950"
    • John A Jacobs, "United States Census, 1860"

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