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David R Jacobs
David R Jacobs and Mary Stowe were married in Meigs county, Ohio, August 29, 1844. He was born in Plymouth county, Massachusetts, July 24, 1817, and came to this county from Pomeroy, Meigs county, April 16, 1880. His wife was born in Meigs county August 28, 1824. They have the following family: Emma, born August 28, 1851, resides at home; Hannah, April 17, 1852; Theophelus, September 28, 1854, resides at home; David H., November 17, 1855, died January 2, 1880; Mary Rittie, July 9, 1858, resides in Cheshire township; Jennie, June 17, 1861, resides at home; Fannie, March 15, 1866, resides at home. Mr. Jacobs was elected county commissioner in Meigs county for two years, in 1854-5; he was also township trustee for several years. He was a soldier in the war of 1861, enlisting in the fall of that year in the 7th Ohio Battery Light Artillery; was elected as first lieutenant and mustered out in 1863. He is at present located at the farm of H. B. Smith, known as the Blue Sulphur Springs, a summer pleasure and health resort; he is the sole manager of the estate. A brother, and his son, of Mrs. Jacobs was in the late war, and her father, Erastus Stowe, was in the war of 1812. His father, Gilbert Stowe, was an early settler in New York, and was killed by the Indians with a tomahawk, while he was sealing the pickets of a fort. Erastus, being a weakly infant, was taken by the Indians, and after search was found in his cradle in a corn field, their house being burned. The parents of Mr. Jacobs were Joshua and Hannah (Cushing) Jacobs; they were both born in Massachusetts, his father in 1769 and his mother in 1875; they died in 1840 and 1824 respectively. Mrs. Jacobs' parents were Erastus and Jane (Smith) Stowe. Her mother was born in New Hampshire, and died in May, 1870. Besides attending to the Springs, Mr. Jacobs is engaged in farming. His postoffice address is Kyger, Gallia county, Ohio. [SOURCE: History of Gallia County: Containing A Condensed History of the County; Biographical Sketches; General Statistics, Miscellaneous Matters, &c; James P. Averill; Hardesty & CO., Publishers, Chicago and Toledo. 1882.]



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