Biography of Henry Jacobus
Steuben County, NY Biographies





Jacobus, Henry, was born in Steuben county, N. Y., May 4, 1824, son of John and Sarah (Bennett) Jacobus. John Jacobns came from Orange county to Steuben county when a young man, and there spent most of his life on a farm. He finally settled on Mt. Washington, Urbana, where he died in 1870. He gave five sons to the Union ranks to save the life of the nation; Henry, Jesse, Obedias, Bert and Sam. Jesse was killed at the battle of Fair Oaks. Mrs. Jacobus died in 1835. Henry Jacobus has always followed the trade of painter. In 1850 he married Sarah Scofield, of Urbana, N. Y., by whom he had one daughter, wife of Manley Crookston, who is a son of Nelson and Sarah (Wixson) Crookston of Wayne. Mr. and Mrs. Crookston have four children: Erwin H., Lela May, Rena S., and Carrie E. Mr. Crookston has the homestead farm of seventy four acres and a vineyard of five acres. He is also working the farm of Mr. Jacobus, which he purchased in 1874, and deeded to his daughter in 1892, and on which he has since resided. Mrs. Jacobus died in 1854. In 1861 Mr. Jacobus enlisted in Co. I, 34th N. Y. Vols., and was honorably discharged in 1803. He was a Democrat until 1860, when he became a Republican, but is now a Prohibitionist.

From:
Landmarks of Steuben County, New York
Edited by: Hon. Harlo Hakes
Assisted by: L. C. Aldrich and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1896


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