8 October 1701–9 May 1798 (Age 96)
Stone Arabia, Tryon, New York, United States

The Life of JACOB

When Colonial JACOB KLOCK was born on 8 October 1701, in Stone Arabia, Tryon, New York, United States, his father, Joannes Hennricus Hendrick Klock, was 33 and his mother, Maria Margaretha Schopfer, was 29. He married Catherine Nellis on 27 July 1781, in Saint Johnsville, Saint Johnsville, Montgomery, New York, United States. He lived in Palatine, Tryon, New York Colony, British Colonial America in 1775. He died on 9 May 1798, in Palatine, Montgomery, New York, United States, at the age of 96, and was buried in Klocks Church Burial Ground, Nelliston, Palatine, Montgomery, New York, United States.

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Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

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New York is the 11th state.
1777 · New York Adopts a Constitution

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The Constitution of New York was adopted by the Convention of Representatives of the State of New York on April 20, 1777. New York’s Constitution preceded and strongly influenced the United States’ Constitution. Three governmental branches were created including the executive branch, the judicial branch, and the legislative branch made up of two houses.

Name Meaning

Dutch and North German:1. nickname from Middle Dutch or Low German cloec, clo(o)c ‘deft’, ‘skillful’, ‘clever’. 2. habitational name from a house distinguished by the sign of a bell, Middle High German glocke, Middle Dutch clocke. In some instances this may also have been a metonymic occupational name for a bell maker or bell ringer. 3. nickname from de Kloke ‘the wise one’, from Middle Low German kloke ‘wise person’.

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Conrad Klock, soldier in the Revolutionary War

Three Rivers Hudson~Mohawk~Schoharie History From America's Most Famous Valleys Excerpts from the Klock Family Newsletter Published monthly by Dave Klock: February 2003 N …

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  • Jacob Klock, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Petition George Klock, Hendrick Klock jr, Coenradt Klock, Casper Hannes, Jacob Klock jr,
  • Fort Plain Reformed Church records Barvalis married 29 February 1718 Christian Nellis

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