Biography of James M. Jacobs
Allen County, OH Biographies

JAMES M. JACOBS, farmer. P. O. Lima, is a native of Sugar Creek Township, this county, born September 2, 1828, only son of Samuel R. and Elizabeth (Turner) Jacobs, natives of Maryland and Kentucky, and of German and Scotch descent, respectively; they were married in Champaign County, Ohio, February 21, 1814, and there remained until 1825 or 1826, when they came to this county and entered land in Section 1, Sugar Creek Township, which they improved and added to year by year; they had a family of one son and five daughters, of whom two are now living: Sarah and James M.; the father died May 19, 1852, and the mother May 11, 1867, aged fifty nine and seventy four years, respectively; they were the first settlers in Sugar Creek Township. of which Samuel R. Jacobs was one of the organizers. Our subject was married, December 4, 1850, to Miss Mary A. Custard, of German Township, this county, a native of Tuscarawas County. Ohio, born September 9, 1832, daughter of Daniel and Nancy Custard, who came to this county about 1840, and settled in German Township, where they lived for several years, then moved to the county seat (Lima), where they spent the remainder of their days; they were the parents of two children: Jonathan and Mary A. To our subject and wife have been born four Sons and four daughters: William T., Viola. Charles D., Samuel R., Nannie E., Joseph H., Hattie and Vinnie. all now living, except Viola. Mrs. Jacobs died November 28, 1869. Mr. Jacobs has added to the home farm until he now has 684 acres of land, besides other valuable investments. In politics he is a stanch Republican.

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