Biography of Jacob M. Jacobs, Jr.
Oswego County, NY Biographies





Jacobs, Jacob M., jr., of German and English ancestry, was born in Oswego October 23, 1830, son of Jacob M. Jacobs, who was born in Baltimore, Md., and who died in Oswego, aged over 100 years, formerly a midshipman in the navy, also clerk for the U. S. fleet on Lake Ontario under Commodore Chauncey and was stationed at Sackett's Harbor during the late war with Great Britain in 1812 and 1813; was also lighthouse keeper at Oswego for several years; he married Mary Tarble of New Hampshire, who died aged ninety years; the fruit of this union was nine children. five sons and four daughters: Charles W., Jacob M., Edward, Henry C., Edwin T., Eliza A., Nellie, Sarah and Mary, all living now except Edward, who died in 1843 from the effects of a fall on the ice. Jacob M. Jacobs, jr., in 1845, opened a wholesale and retail cigar store; also manufactured cigars until 1881; since that time he has been exclusively engaged in the manufacture of cigars; his brands of cigars are the Frontier City, Gauntlet, Golden and The Best. In 1850 he married Caroline A. Smith of Syracuse, daughter of John and Sarah T. Smith, and their children are Myer, who has dental rooms in the Neil block in Oswego; Monroe, who died at The Danes, Ore.; and May Jacobs, who married Lorenzo Dowd, of New Haven, Oswego county, where they now reside. J. M. Jacobs, jr., is a member of Frontier City Lodge No. 422, F. & A. M. He was storekeeper and inspector at the bonded warehouse of Gaylord, Downey & Co. during the collectorships of D. G. Fort, J. J. Lamaree and H. H. Lyman, at the port of Oswego.

FROM:
Landmarks of Oswego County
New York
Edited by: John C. Churchill, LL.D.
Assisted by: H, Perry Smith and W. Stanley Child
Syracuse, N. Y.
D. Mason & Co., Publishers 1895


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