Jacob Crow was born 3 April 1759 in Abington, VA. He grew up on Linville Creek in Rockingham County, VA. Jacob was the youngest son of Walter Crow, received a land grant of March 12, 1783, near Brumfield. Jacob was known as 'Blue Springs Jacob'. He was a private in the 4th, 8th, and 12th Virginia Regiments from 1777-1779 during the Revolutionary War. Jacob died 23 April, 1823 and was buried at Union Cemetery, at Brumfield." (Source: Danville Bicentennial souvenir program June 15, 16, 17, 1984 - Danville, KY)
He married Ellender "Nellie" Wright 28 Apr 1787 in Lincoln County, KY.