Jacob Compton

1798–19 March 1863 (Age 65)
New Jersey, United States

The Life of Jacob

Jacob Compton was born in 1798, in New Jersey, United States as the son of David Compton. He married Elizabeth Ayers on 1 March 1823, in Sussex, New Jersey, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Wantage, Sussex, New Jersey, United States in 1850 and Wantage Township, Sussex, New Jersey, United States in 1860. He died on 19 March 1863, at the age of 65, and was buried in Beemerville, Sussex, New Jersey, United States.

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Jacob Compton
Elizabeth Ayers
Marriage: 1 March 1823
Jane Compton

Spouse and Children

1 March 1823
Sussex, New Jersey, United States


Parents and Siblings

    David Compton




World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 2

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

Age 6

Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr had been political enemies with intense personal differences for quite some time. Burr accused Hamilton of publicly disparaging his character during the elections of 1800 and 1804. On the morning of July 11, the two politicians went to Weehawken, New Jersey to resolve the disputes with an official duel. Both men were armed with a pistol. Hamilton missed, but Burr's shot fatally wounded Hamilton, who would die by the following day. The duel custom had been outlawed in New York by 1804, resulting in Burr fleeing the state due to an arrest warrant. He would later be accused of treason, but ultimately be acquitted.
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 21

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the numerous places throughout England (but especially in the south) named Compton, from Old English cumb ‘short, straight valley’ + tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Jacob Compton, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Jacob Compton, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Jacob Comt, "New Jersey, County Marriages, 1682-1956"

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