Jacob Gage

about 1801–
Rutherford, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Jacob

When Jacob Gage was born about 1801, in Rutherford, North Carolina, United States, his father, Jacob Gage, was 46 and his mother, Sarah, was 22. He had at least 5 sons and 3 daughters with Parmelia. He lived in St. Francis, Arkansas, United States in 1840 and Mill Creek Township, Franklin, Arkansas, United States for about 10 years.

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Family Time Line

Jacob Gage
1801–
Parmelia
1821–1860
Jackson Gage
1841–
William Gage
1845–
Gage
1850–
Moses Gage
1850–
Ruth
1844–
Mary M. Gage
1846–
Murray
1848–1948
Elizabeth
1849–

Spouse and Children

    Male1801–Male

    Parmelia

    Female1821–1860Female

children

(8)

    Jackson Gage

    Male1841–Male

    Ruth

    Female1844–Female

    William Gage

    Male1845–Male

    Mary M. Gage

    Female1846–Female

    Murray

    Male1848–1948Male

+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(1)

World Events (8)

1803

Age 2

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
1827

Age 26

Historical Boundaries - 1827: St. Francis, Arkansas Territory, United States; 1836: St. Francis, Arkansas, United States
1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 31

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.

Name Meaning

1 English: from Middle English, Old French ga(u)ge ‘measure’, probably applied as a metonymic occupational name for an assayer, an official who was in charge of checking weights and measures.2 English and French: from Middle English, Old French gage ‘pledge’, ‘surety’ (against which money was lent), and therefore a metonymic occupational name for a moneylender or usurer.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Jacob Gage, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Jacob Gage, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Jacob Gage, "United States Census, 1840"

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