Jacob Rector

1810–1880 (Age 70)
Charleston Township, Swain, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Jacob

When Jacob Rector was born on 4 March 1810, in Charleston Township, Swain, North Carolina, United States, his father, Peter Rector Jr, was 36 and his mother, Mary Kinnick, was 23. He married Frances Little on 28 May 1839, in St. Joseph, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Lyon, Kansas, United States in 1875 and Jackson Township, Lyon, Kansas, United States in 1880. He died on 30 June 1880, in Emporia Township, Lyon, Kansas, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Neosho Rapids, Lyon, Kansas, United States.

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Jacob Rector
Frances Little
Marriage: 28 May 1839
Ida Rector
Andrew Jackson Rector
Marcus Lafayette "Lafe" Rector
Mary Jane Rector
Evaline Rector
Pvt John Wesley Rector
Josephine Ellen Rector
Isabelle or Frances J. Rector
Sarah Ann Rector
Jacob Ancel Rector
Franklin Pierce Rector

Spouse & Children

  • Male1810–1880Male

  • Frances Little


28 May 1839
St. Joseph, Indiana, United States


  • Ida Rector


  • Andrew Jackson Rector


  • Marcus Lafayette "Lafe" Rector


  • Mary Jane Rector


  • Evaline Rector


+6 More Children

Parents & Siblings

  • Peter Rector Jr


  • Female1787–1872Female



+7 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 2

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1812 · War of 1812

Age 2

Because of the outbreak of war from Napoleonic France, Britain decided to blockade the trade between the United States and the French. The US then fought this action and said it was illegal under international law. Britain supplied Native Americans who raided settlers living on the frontier and halting expansion westward. In 1814, one of the British raids stormed into Washington D.C. burning down the capital. Neither the Americans or the British wanted to continue fighting, so negotiations of peace began. After Treaty of Ghent was signed, Unaware of the treaty, British forces invaded Louisiana but were defeated in January 1815.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 20

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

Name Meaning

1 German and Dutch: status name for the director of an institution, in particular the head of a religious house or a college.2 Americanized form of German Richter .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Jacob Rector, "Kansas State Census, 1875"
  • Jacob Rector, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Jacob Rector, "United States Census, 1850"

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