Biography of Jesse Jacobs
Tompkins County, NY Biographies





Jacobs, Jesse, was born in Lansing, January 7, 1822, a son of Benjamin, a native of Pennsylvania, born March 29, 1775, a clothier by trade, who came to Lansing at an early day with his family. Here he cleared a farm, and remained until his death. He married Catharine Geist, born May 10,1779, a native of Pennsylvania, by whom he had nine children: John, Betsey, Catharine, Richard, Benjamin, Mary, Sally, Israel and Jesse. He died October 7, 1858, aged eighty three. His wife died May 10, 1871, aged ninety two. Jesse was educated in the district schools and has followed farming all his life. When about eighteen he began for himself, working at farming until twenty three, when he bought apiece of land for himself, and five years later traded this for a part of his present farm of ninety acres. In 1844 he married Sarah, daughter of Elias D. and Elizabeth (Sindelbox) Kent, natives of New Jersey. She was born in Lansing, in October, 1825, one of ten children. Mr. and Mrs. Jacobs have reared eight children: Henry C., born July 11, 1845; Catharine, born November 7, 1846; Calvin, born October 1, 1848; Elizabeth, born April 26, 1851; George, born March 17, 1853; Edson, born July 13, 1855; Mary, born May 1, 1860, and Ella, born April 14, 1869. Mr. Jacobs is a Populist in politics, and is known as a thoroughly upright man.

From:
Landmarks of Tompkins County, New York
Including a History of Cornell University
Edited by: John H. Selkreg
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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