AMUEL SPRIGG JACOB, who is engaged in agricultural pursuits in Ohio
county West Virginia, has always been a resident of this county. His
was born on a farm June 23, 1838, and is the oldest son of John J and
Mahala W (Ridgley) Jacob.
Zachariah Jacob, great-grandfather of our subject, was born in England
and come to America prior to 1760. He was probably of Jewish parentage. He located at Annapolis, Maryland. He and wife Susannah
reared the following children: Samuel Ezekiel; William: Susannah; John
J.; and Gabriel.
Gaberiel Jacob, grandfather of our subject, was born July 1, 1759 and
died March 20, 1822; married Ruth Hurst, of Washington county, Maryland, and they had the following children: John J.; Joseph; Zachariah and Susan (twins); Ezekiel; and Samuel.
John J. Jacob's, oldest son of Gabriel and Ruth (Hurst) Jacob, was born
December 25, 1790 and died October 15, 1848. He first married Elizabeth Mitchell, a daughter of Alexander Mitchell, who was a prosperous farmer. Mr. and Mrs. Jacob became parents of the following
children: Gabrel; Alexander M.; Anne Susan; Ruth and Sarah. For his
second wife he married Mahala W. Ridgley and had the following children: Samuel
Sprigg, subject of this sketch; A Ridgley; John J. and
Drusilla R., who married Abram Mc Colloch, brother of Mrs. S. S. Jacob.
Samuel S. Jacob attended a subscription school in the country, as it
was before the days of public schools. After the death of his father
in 1848, he removed to Wheeling with his mother and there attended
Linsly Institute for three years, after which he took a course of two
years (1854-55, 1855-56) in Morgantown Academy. He persuaded his mother in 1857 or 1858 to return to the country, where he has since
been engaged in agricultural pursuits.
In 1868, Mr. Jacob was joined in marriage with Mary L. McColloch, a
daughter of Samuel McColloch, and the following children blessed their
union: Clarence; Samuel S., Jr.; Mary Lillian; Frank H.; Mahala R.; and
John J. The members of Mr. Jacob's family are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church, except the subject of this sketch, and his youngest
son, John J. He is a Democrat in politics.
1860 U. S. Federal Census - Virginia, Ohio Co., West Liberty,
Jacob, M. W. 47/M (this is error on census should be F)/V
Jacob, Samuel S. 21/M/Farmer/V
Jacob, Absolom R. 19/M/V
Jacob, Druscilla R. 13/F/V
1920 U. S. Federal Census - West Virginia, Ohio Co., Richland
Dist., Enumeration District 112, Page 7B
Richland District Precinct #6
McColloch, Mahala, Head, Own, Free, F/W/39/W -,-,-,-,
Y/Y/WV/WV/WV/ Y/Farmer/General Farm/EM/14
McColloch, Wilbur J. Son, -,-, M/W/16/S -,-,-, Y/Y/Y/WV/WV/WV/Y
Jacob, Samuel S. Father -,-, M/W/82/W -,-,-,-, Y/Y/WV/V/V/Y
Jacob, Lilliam M. Sister -,-, F/W/46/S -,-,-,-, Y/Y/WV/WV/WV/Y
Source: HISTORY OF WHEELING CITY And OHIO COUNTY, WEST VIRGINIA
And REPRESENTATIVE CITIZENS: Edited and Compiled by HON.
GIBSON LAMB CRANMER
BIOGRAPHICAL PUBLISHING COMPANY, George Richmond, Pres.; S. Harmer
Neff, Sec'y; C. R. Arnold, Treas. CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, 1902
Remember!!! These short sketches by Mr. Cranmer were published
100 years ago and may be somewhat but not completely accurate.
Sprigg Jacob and Mary Lauck (McColloch) Jacob in tree . . .
Last Updated ~ August 29, 2013