Jacob B Gish

5 February 1767–2 August 1836 (Age 69)
Lancaster, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Jacob B

When Jacob B Gish was born on 5 February 1767, in Lancaster, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Christian Bauer Gish, Sr I, was 31 and his mother, Catharina Sophia Hoch , was 34. He married Anna Wenger in 1785, in Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 8 daughters. He lived in Pennsylvania, United States in 1791 and Daleville, Botetourt, Virginia, United States in 1793. He died on 2 August 1836, in Fincastle, Botetourt, Virginia, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Daleville Cemetery, Daleville, Botetourt, Virginia, United States.

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Jacob B Gish
Anna Wenger
Marriage: 1785
John H. Gish
Priscilla Gish
Susanna Gish
Abraham Gish
Elizabeth Gish
Catherine Caty Gish
Jacob B. Gish
Mary Polly Gish
Lydia Gish
Anna Gish
Cassandra Gish

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Virginia, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 9

The Declaration of Independence was signed in Philadelphia on July 4, 1776. The liberty bell was first rung here to Celebrate this important document.
1780 · Richmond Becomes the Capital

Age 13

On April 18, 1780 Richmond became the capital of Virginia. It was the temporary capital from 1780-1788.
1787 · Second State to Ratify U.S. Constitution

Age 20

On December 12, 1787, Pennsylvania ratified the U.S. Constitution.

Name Meaning

German (Gisch): from a short form of the Germanic personal name Gisulf, from gīsil ‘pledge’, ‘hostage’, ‘noble youth’ ( see Giesel ) + wolf, wulf ‘wolf’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Jacob Gish in entry for Christian Vineyard, "Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940"
  • Jacob Gish in entry for Peter Ninenger and Lydia Gish, "Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940"
  • Jacob Gish in entry for Peter Ninenger and Lydia Gish, "Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940"

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