Person:Francis Jacoby (4)

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Francis Lucas Jacoby
b.est. 1730 Germany
d.bef. 15 July 1788 Bourbon County, Kentucky
m. est. 1728/29
  1. Anna Barbara JACOBY
  2. Daniel JACOBY
  3. Elizabeth JACOBY
  4. Francis Lucas Jacobyest 1730 - bef 1788
m. 16 JUL 1764
  1. Butler JACOBY
  2. Gladingley JACOBY
  3. Katrina Elizabeth Jacoby1765 - ABT 1810
  4. Susannah JACOBY1766 - 1810
  5. Ralph Landenburg JACOBY1768 - 1822
  6. Francis JACOBY1770 -
  7. Henry JACOBY1771 - ABT 1801
  8. Frederick JACOBY1773 - 1813
  9. Daniel JACOBY1775 - 1837
  10. Elizabeth "Betsy" JACOBY1777 - 1847
  11. Rachel JACOBY1779 -
  12. Jacob Jacoby1779 - 1843
  13. John Francis JACOBY1781 - 1822
  14. Adam JACOBY1781 -
Facts and Events
Name Francis Lucas Jacoby
Alt Name John Francis Lucas Jacobi
Alt Name Francis Jacobie
Gender Male
Birth? est. 1730 Germany
Marriage 16 JUL 1764 Parish of Saint Martins in the Fields, London, Englandto Johanna Frederica Lotspeich
Death? bef. 15 July 1788 Bourbon County, Kentucky

Contents

Will of Francis Jacoby

Will of Francis Lucas Jacoby of Bourbon County Ky. / Virginia
In the name of God Amen I Francis Lucas Jacobi of the county of Bourbon & State of Virginia of sound sense & memory do make constitute & ordain this my Last Will & Testament and hereby revoke all & every will heretofore by me made or ordered to be made.
Item first desire that all the debt which I justly owe to all man be faithfully paid agreeable to contract:
I Secondly dispose of my Worldly Property both real & personal in the following manner.
Viz. I leave in possession of my beloved Wife Frederica during her Natural Life the Plantation whereon I now live with the appurtenances thereon belonging for the purpose of raising my small children.
Item it is my will that my Executor hereafter mentioned shall proceed to have all my personal Estate valued immediately after my Death and after giving my wife her first choice of a part equal to one third that the estate be equally made & that each of my following children as they respectively come of age and choose shall of my executor hereafter named receive the sum such valuation shall amount to provided that no such demand be made during the natural lifetime of my wife.
As it is my will that all the property she chooses to keep for the purpose of raising my small children to continue in her possession & dispose at will. Item it is my will and desire that my land be equally divided as near as may be in value among all my children viz. Katrina Elizabeth Butler and Susannah, Ralph Ladinberg, Frank, Henry, Frederick, Daniel, Betsy, Jacob, Rachael, John and Adam. And that after such division each Legatee as they come of age may have full and free possession of such part as shall fall to their respective lot.
I further constitute and appoint executor to my will for the sole purpose of executing the true intent and meaning thereof my beloved wife, Fredericka.
My trusty Frederick John Grant and William Butler.
In witness whereof I have set my hand and seal this twenty-seventh day of May in the year of our Lord One thousand seven hundred and eighty-eight.
(Signed) Francis Lucas Jacoby (his mark)
Signed in presence of:
John Hopper (his mark)
Joi Mosby
Catherine E. Butler (her mark)
At court held for Bourbon County at the Courthouse on Tuesday the 15th day of July 1788.
The last will and testament of Francis Lucas Jacoby dec. was provided by the oaths of John Hopper and Catherine Butler witnessed thereto and ordered to be recorded and on the motion of Fredricka Jacoby named and appointed execrutrix in the last will and testament of Francis Lucas Jacoby and also John Grant genl. & William Butler who were also named executor in said will they having agreeable to law qualified as executors of said Jacobi dec. and together with John Hopper their security entered into and acknowledged bond in the penalty of one thousand pounds.
Certificate is granted them for obtaining probate thereof in due form.
Trust. John Edwards, Cp. B. C.

Records in Orange County, VA

  • Daniel Jacobus, 2 Oct. 1747 - 12 Jan. 1747/48; 300 acres where he lives in little fork of Rappahannock River & on Cattle Run; adj. Capt. James Compton. CC - George Strother & John Poe. Marker: Fra. Jacobus. Deed Drawn & delivered to Fra. Strother. Surv. James Genn. [Abstracts of Virginia's Northern Neck Warrants & Surveys, Orange & Augusta Counties, with Tithables, Delinquents, Petitioners, 1730-1754, Volume One, Peggy Smomo Joyner, pg. 9].
  • John Strother, 2 Oct. 1747 - 26 Oct. 1747; 800 acres on North Fork of Rush River; adj. Wm. Covington, Francis Slaughter. Chain Carrier - Francis Jacobus & Alexander Monroe. Surv. James Genn. [Abstracts of Virginia's Northern Neck Warrants & Surveys, Orange & Augusta Counties, with Tithables, Delinquents, Petitioners, 1730-1754, Volume One, Peggy Smomo Joyner, pg. 14].
  • William Strother, son of Francis Strother, 2 Oct. 1747 - 27 Oct. 1747; 400 acres on North fork of Rush River; adj. Capt. Robert Green, Francis Strother. Chain Carriers - Francis Jacobus & Alexander Monroe. Surv. James Genn. [Abstracts of Virginia's Northern Neck Warrants & Surveys, Orange & Augusta Counties, with Tithables, Delinquents, Petitioners, 1730-1754, Volume One, Peggy Smomo Joyner, pg. 14].

Records in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:


  • Vol. 2 - FEE BOOKS OF AUGUSTA COURT. - 1765-- page 105, Francis Jacobie, Culpeper. (listed among many others).


Records in Culpeper County, VA

  • 1782 land tax books for Culpeper Co., John Francis Lucus JACOBY - 709 acres.

Notes

From Family Tree Maker:
The Jacoby/Jacobus/Jacobi family had a presence in Virginia as early as 1747. Since the records in this year pertain to land, presumably they had been here for a while. It appears that Francis Jacoby was old enough to be a chain carrier in this year so he might have been born about 1730 or earlier. Later John Francis Lucas Jacobi mentions brothers and sisters so we have a family. His future wife was born in 1744 and they were married in London in 1764 when he was, probably at least 34 years old and she was about 20. I will assume that they returned to Virginia after the marriage.
Johanna Friederika Lotspeich, the wife of Francis Jacobi, had two brothers who came to Virginia also. One of them is known to have come after Johanna's marriage and I suspect that the other came after her marriage also. In other words, she wrote home to them and encouraged them to emigrate.
[Source: http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/m/y/e/Ron-C-Myers/PDFGENE29.pdf].


In 1784, Ralph Landenberg, a wealthy wine merchant, died at Salisbury, England after a long life in Castle Street, Westminster, in the Parish of Saint Martins in the Fields. Originally from Frankenthal, northwest of Mannheim, Landenberg left 27.16.8 (pounds sterling) to each of the six children of his deceased sister Catharina Elizabetha Wlhemina Lotspeich, (wife of Johann Conrad Lotspeich). In 1795 two of those children, Joanna Frederica Lotspeich Jacoby and John Christopher Lotspeich, recovered their shares in Virginia and in Bourbon County, Kentucky, respectively. Their brother, Johann Wilhelm Lotspeich, son of the tailor Johann Conrad Lotspeich and Catharina Landenberg, had arrived in Virginia from Philadelphia in 1772, apparently bringing his brother and sister. His sister married a late arrival in Virginia, Lucas (s/b Francis) Jacoby, who had come to Virginia with his father, John Daniel Jacoby, in about 1760. The father of the Lotspeichs died in 1778. Despite Frankenthal's advantageous location on a major trade route through which many German-American agents regularly passed, no recovery attempt had been made. Instead, only the connection to their wealthy uncle in London secured the property.
[Source: From 'Palatines, Liberty, and Property', German Lutherans in Colonial British America by A. G. Roeber. (c) The John Hopkins University Press, Baltimore and London].


From "History of Bourbon, Scott, Harrison and Nicholas Counties, Kentucky", ed. by William Henry Perrin, O. L. Baskin & County, Chicago, 1882, p. 563:


JAS. S. JACOBY, farmer, P. 0. Hutchinson; was born Aug. 25, 1815, in the house where he now resides, and is the son of Jacob and Mary (Stark) Jacoby. The grandfather of our subject, Francis Jacoby, was born in Germany, and started for America in 1764, and upon the same vessel was a maiden named Frederina Lotspirg, also of German birth. The young emigrants falling in love, were married in England, where their vessel touched, and they then proceeded on their journey to the colonies, settling in Virginia, remaining there till [sic] 1785, when they moved to Kentucky, with their family, including a son, Jacob, the father of our subject, who was born in 1779. They lived for a while in a cabin in the then wilderness of Kentucky, and in 1791 built the house in which James S. now lives. The grandfather left a family of twelve children, Jacob being the youngest save two, and only eight years old at the time of his fathers death, which occurred in 1789. Jacob died Jan. 28, 1843, his wife having passed away March 24, 1829. Mr. Jacoby, our subject, has resided where he now does, with the exception of short periods at Georgetown and Maysville, his entire life. He was married Jan. 7, 1836, to Miss Mary Headington, of Lexington, who died without leaving issue, when he married Oct. 11, 1849, Miss Agnes M. Kenney, by whom he has had the following children: W.B. born Aug. 27,1850, died July 11, 1876; Jacob W., born March 16,1853; James L., born Nov. 11, 1854; John born Jan. 15, 1857; Ann Mary, born Feb. 6, 1859; M. R., born Feb. 18, 1861. Mr. Jacoby owns 358 acres of land five and one-half miles from Pads, and has served for many years as a Justice of the Peace; also, as School Trustee for about twelve years. Is a member of the M. E. Church South, of Lexington, and has served as Stewart of the same for many years.



Johanna Friederika Lotspeich, the wife of Francis Jacobi, had two brothers who came to Virginia also. One of them is known to have come after Johanna's marriage and I suspect that the other came after her marriage also. In other words, she wrote home to them and encouraged them to emigrate.
[Source: http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/m/y/e/Ron-C-Myers/PDFGENE29.pdf]


1. There may be another child: the transcriber of the will was not able to make out some of the words in the sentence which names, ". . . all my children. . .". The birth order is conjectural; this is the order in which the children are named in the will.

2. Settled first in Virginia, later removed to Kentucky.

3. Julie M. Davis, in her inquiry to the Kentucky Historical Society, refers to him as, "John Francis Lucas Jacoby" who settled in Bourbon County about 1787 with the Daniel Boone family. 4. His will was recorded 5 Jul 1788.

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