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History of Greene County, Pennsylvania


F. G. JACOBS, farmer, P. O., Rutan, was born in Greene County, Penn., November 25, 1832.  His father, Daniel Jacobs, was born in New Jersey.  His mother, whose maiden name was Hannah Rayle, is a native of Maryland.  They were married in Greene County, Penn., where they still reside.  The subject of this sketch was united in marriage, June 24, 1858, with Catharine Nelson, who was born in this county February 14, 1832.  She is a daughter of Samuel and Barbara (Ranner) Nelson.  The former was born in Virginia and the latter in Greene County, Penn., where they were married and spent the remainder of their lives.  Mr. and Mrs. Jacobs have seven chlidren [sic]—Daniel, Hannah, wife of Melvin Headley; William R., Barbara E., Mary B., Henry and Delia M.  In early life Mr. Jacobs taught school for a few years, but subsequently devoted his time to farming.  He owns about 225 acres of land where he and family live.  Mr. and Mrs Jacobs are zealous members of the Methodist Protestant Church.


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History of Greene County, Pennsylvania

Samuel P. Bates

Nelson, Rishforth & Co., Chicago. 1888


Transcribed by Annette Bame Peebles

The Greene County, Pennsylvania Biographies Project –

Date of Transcription: 7 June 2007

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