Biography of Francis J. Jacobs
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Francis J. Jacobs. Was born in Detroit, Michigan, September 15, 1846, and is the son of John and Sabra Bradley Jacobs. His father being in the service during the Mexican war, his mother resided chiefly at Bath, New Hampshire, till he was three and one half years old. His father then returned, and the family settled in Buffalo, New York, and resided there till he was six years of age,when the family moved to Morris, Grundy county, Ill., where young.Jacobs remained till he was fifteen, attaining his education in the public and private schools of Chicago. At the age of fifteen he began the tinner's trade, and after nine months he went to La Grange, Fayette county, Tennessee, and continued his trade for about fifteen months. He was then drafted into the Confederate army, and was attached to Company C, Fourteenth Tennessee Volunteer Infantry. This regiment was afterwards merged, with some others, into the One Hundred and Fifty Fourth Regiment Confederate States' Army. He served three years and three months in the Confederate army, being most of the time on detail duty and acting as a guide to scouting parties. At the close of the war he made a tour of the northern States, visiting his family at Cairo, Illinois, and his old home in New Hampshire, returning to La Grange in 1868. Here he remained and followed his trade till May, 1873, when he came to California. Upon his arrival he located at Dixon, Solano county, thence to Princeton, Colusa county, thence to Marysville, thence to Humboldt county, thence to Marysville again, thence to Rio Vista, Solano county, and finally, in August, 1874, he came to San Rafael, and worked as a journeyman at his trade till January, 1878; when he began operations on his own account, and has since continued here.

From:
History of Marin County, California
Alley, Bowen & Co., Publishers
San Francisco, California 1880


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