William Palestine Jacobs

29 December 1822–27 July 1909 (Age 86)
Robertson, Tennessee, United States

The Life Summary of William Palestine

When William Palestine Jacobs was born on 29 December 1822, in Robertson, Tennessee, United States, his father, Caleb Benjamin Jacobs, was 42 and his mother, Mary Scoggin, was 38. He married Margaret Dunbar Settles on 25 June 1840, in Gibson, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 8 daughters. He lived in Carroll, Tennessee, United States for about 20 years. He died on 27 July 1909, in Lavinia, Carroll, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Hope Hill Cemetery, Medina, Gibson, Tennessee, United States.

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William Palestine Jacobs
Margaret Dunbar Settles
Marriage: 25 June 1840
Mary Elizabeth Jacobs
Louisa M Jacobs
Malissa Ann Jacobs
William Edward Jacobs
America I. Jacobs
John Green Jacobs
Margaret Susan Jacobs
Geroge Washington Jacobs
Sarah F. Jacobs
Nathan Jacobs
Tennessee V Jacobs
Katherine Nathan Jacobs

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  • Marriage
    25 June 1840Gibson, Tennessee, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1825 · The Crimes Act
    Age 3
    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
    1835 · The Hermitage is Built
    Age 13
    The Hermitage located in Nashville, Tennessee was a plantation owned by President Andrew Jackson from 1804 until his death there in 1845. The Hermitage is now a museum.
    Age 24
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    Name Meaning

    Dutch, Flemish, German, English, and Jewish: patronymic from the personal name Jacob , ‘Jacob's (son)’, with genitival (or, as an English name, post-medieval excrescent) -s. This surname is also found in France (Nord, Alsace, and Lorraine). As a Jewish surname it has absorbed various other Jewish patronymics from the same personal name, as for example Jacobowitz , and in North America also cognates from other languages, for example Slovenian Jakopič (patronymic from an old variant of the personal name Jakob ).

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

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    Sources (23)

    • Wm Jacobs, "United States Census, 1870"
    • William Jacobs, "United States Census, 1850"
    • William F Jacobs, "Tennessee State Marriage Index, 1780-2002"

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