Jacob Luther

30 April 1835–19 September 1870 (Age 35)
Clay, Indiana, United States

The Life of Jacob

When Jacob Luther was born on 30 April 1835, in Clay, Indiana, United States, his father, Joseph Luther, was 42 and his mother, Mary Downs, was 31. He married Mahala Hicks on 18 April 1861, in Clay, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Bowling Green, Washington Township, Clay, Indiana, United States in 1860 and Indiana, United States in 1870. He died on 19 September 1870, in Washington Township, Clay, Indiana, United States, at the age of 35, and was buried in Swalley Cemetery, Bowling Green, Washington Township, Clay, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jacob Luther
Mahala Hicks
Marriage: 18 April 1861
Jacob Earley Luther
John Watson Luther
James McLellan Luther
Nancy Mary Elizabeth Luther

Spouse and Children

18 April 1861
Clay, Indiana, United States




    James McLellan Luther


    Nancy Mary Elizabeth Luther


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World Events (7)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 1

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
1836 · The Massive Internal Improvements Act

Age 1

The Massive Internal Improvements Act of 1836 loaned Indiana $10,000,000 to create infrastructure such as canals, railroads, and roads across the state. The act was signed by Whig Governor Noah Noble and passed by the Indiana General Assembly. However, the financial crisis known as the Panic of 1837 thwarted these plans as costs ballooned. Construction on the infrastructure was not completed and the state debt rapidly increased.

Age 11

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

1 German: from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements liut ‘people’, ‘tribe’ + heri, hari ‘army’.2 English: nickname from Middle English luther(e), lither(e) ‘bad’, ‘wicked’, ‘base’ (from Old English lȳðre).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Jacob Luther, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Jacob Luther, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Jacob Luther in household of Joseph Luther, "United States Census, 1850"

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