Person:Jacob Goldman (1)

Jacob Goldman
b.ABT 1700 Germany
d.12 December 1750 Augusta County, Virginia
m. 1700
  1. Jacob GoldmanABT 1700 - 1750
  2. Mary Goldman1703 - 1742
m. abt. 1724
  1. John Goldmanabt 1725 - 1754
  2. Jacob Goldman, Jr.abt 1727 -
  3. Mary GoldmanAbt 1729 -
  4. Henry Goldmanabt 1735 - 1781
Facts and Events
Name Jacob Goldman
Gender Male
Birth[1] ABT 1700 Germany
Marriage abt. 1724 Rheinland-Pfalz, Germanyto Mary Abigail Braun
Death[1] 12 December 1750 Augusta County, Virginia

Jacob Goldman was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia

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Many sources have Jacob Goldman born abt. 1700 in Germany, and have Jacob's sister Mary as marrying Frederick Starnes (Stern), Sr.. Some sources have Mary as Jacob's daughter, with Jacob born earlier (abt. 1680), but that opinion appears to be in the minority. More research may be necessary.

Will of Jacob Goldman

  • Page 331.--23d August, 1730 (s/b 1750). Jacob Goldman's will--Wife; son, John; son, Jacob; youngest child shall have her share as well as the oldest; executors, Frederick Stern, Humphrey Baker; daughter, Mary. Teste: Humphrey Baker. Presented, 28th May, 1751, but witnesses fail to appear, and lies for proof. (Note: sources, including the book "A History of the Starnes Family's First 125 Years and Beyond in America", by H. Gerald Starnes and Herman Starnes have Frederick Stern (Starn), named as co-executor, as marrying Mary, Jacob Goldman's sister).
  • Vol. 1 - JUNE 17, 1752. - (262) Abegail, relict of Jacob Goldman, summoned to qualify as admx. of her husband.
  • Vol. 1 - AUGUST 20, 1752. - (315) Mary Goldman, widow of Jacob refuses to administer. John Bingman, Ro. Norris, James Cohoon, and James Miller appd. appraisers of Goldman.
  • Page 442.--20th August, 1752. John Goldman's bond as administrator of Jacob Goldman, with surety Adam Harman.
  • Page 456.--29th September, 1752. Jacob Goldman's appraisement (he died 12th December, 1750). To books by James Miller, Robert Norris. John Bigman.

Records in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:

  • Vol. 1 - 1749. - We petitioners, being the frontier inhabitants of this colony, labor under great inconveniences for want of a road being opened from our settlement towards the landing, and there being (as we presume) a sufficient number of inhabitants to open one, we therefore humbly pray that your worship will be graciously pleased to take our case under your serious consideration and grant an order for a road to be opened from Zachariah Callhouns, on Reedy Creek, and thence to the Buffalo Lick and from thence the nearest and best way to Woods River, at the upper end of a small island below the mouth of the Little River, and thence towards the forks of Meadow Creek, and thence to the top of the dividing ridge between Woods River and the South Fork of Roanoke, and that John Vance and Alexander Sayers be appointed to mark and lay off said road from said Callhouns to Woods River, and that John Stroud and James Conley mark and lay off from thence to the aforesaid dividing ridge, etc. That John McFarland and Joseph Crockett be appointed overseers to open and clear said road from said Calhoun's to Woods River, with the subscribers and the adjacent inhabitants and that William Crispe and William Pellem be appointed overseers from Woods River to the aforesaid dividing ridge, etc., and we, your petitioners, shall pray. Hendery Battan, Jacob Goldman, Jacob Goldman, Frederick Cadock, John Scott, John Combe, Samuel Stonacie, Robert McFarland, John Stead, Mordecai Early, John Downing, Charles Sincler, Wiliam Sayers, William Hamilton, Robert V(N)orris, Samuel Mountgomery, Andrew Lynam, James Macee, James Heris, Robert Miller, John Miller, Robert Allcorn, William Miller, John McFarland, Joseph Crockett, Val. Wilcher, Humberstone Lyon, James Miller, Stephen Lyon, Thomas Barnes, James Willy, John Vance, Alexander Sayers, Jacob Cassall, John German.
  • Vol. 1 - MAY 23, 1750. - (371) Road ordered from Ezekiel Calhoun's to Wood's River thence to Top of Ridge between Wood's River and the South Fork of Roanoke. John McFarland and Joseph Crockett to be surveyors of former, and Wm. Crisp and Wm. Pellam, of latter part, with tithables, and the following: Henry Batton, Mordecai Early, John McFarland, Jacob Goldman, John Downing, John Goldman, Charles Sinclair, Nathaniel Wilshire, Wm. Sayers, Jacob Goldman, Wm. Hamilton, Humbertson Lyon, Frederick Carlock, Robert Norris, James Miller, James Cave, Saml. Montgomerie, Steven Lyon, John Conley, Andrew Linam, James Willbey, Saml. Stanlick, James Maies, Robert McFarlin, James Harris, John Vance, John Stride, Robert Miller, Alexr. Sayers, John Miller, Jacob Castle, Robert Alcorn, John Forman, Wm. Miller.
  • Vol. 1 - NOVEMBER 25, 1754. - (343) Jacob Goldman--suit dismissed by his death.
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Researchers of this line believe Jacob to have been born in the Palatinate, Germany about 1700. They believe he immigrated to this country with his family, as a child, settling first in New York, then in PA, later on Back Creek in Orange County, Virginia, and finally, on the New River in Virginia. It is not clear how much of this history is documented. Some of this may be based on the history of the family of Person:Frederick Starnes (1), and Person:Conrad Carlock (1), both of whom settled in the same area of the New River, and whose families seem to have intermarried with the Goldmans. Starnes, for example, is said to have followed this same migration route, but Source:Starnes and Starnes, 1983 note that:

    :No record exists of Frederick's migration from the Mohawk River in New York to the New River in Virginia. It appears that he and his family first went to the Tulpehocken in Pennsylvania for awhile. From the upper Schoharie Valley the trail leads over the highlands, then down into the Susquehanna Valley. The route is today approximated by the winding, bending N.Y. Route 7 [3]

Jacob Goldman's wife is commonly identified as Mary Abigail Brown (Braun); probate records identify her as Mary" and as "Abigail", from which it is inferred that her full given anme was "Mary Abigail". The basis on which her maiden name is identified as "Brown (Braun)" is unknown. This couple are said to have had eight children, only thee of whom (John, Jacob and Mary) are identified by name in his will. After their fathers death in 1750, a number of these children moved to North Carolina, possibly in response to the Indian attacks of 1754/55 during the French and Indian War. The eldest son, John was killed by Indians in 1754. In his will Jacob identifies his youngest child as a girl [4]; this does not comport with the usual list of children which has the youngest child as Conrad. Perhaps he meant to say his "youngest daughter".

Personal Data

Personal Data
POB:Palatinate, Germany
DOD:17 Jun 1752see Will
POD:Augusta County, VA
Spouse:Mary Abigail Brown (Braun)consistent usage on Ancestry Tree's
DOM:c1724based on 1725 DOB for eldest child
Name DOB POB DOD POD Spouse DOM POM Dispersion and Notes
John Goldman b: ABT 1725 Mentioned in will; John Goldman was killed by Indians in 1754 on the Holston River Source, Kegley, 1982:282.
Person:Jacob Goldman (2) b: ABT 1727 mentioned in will; Relocated to Cumberland County, NC by 1755 Source, Kegley, 1982:282.
Mary Goldman b: ABT 1729 mentioned in will with bequest of 2 shillings; Often identified as the wife of Person:Frederick Starnes (1) but other sources have him marrying Jacob's SISTER Mary.
Anne Goldman b: ABT 1731
Klera (Clara) Goldman b: ABT 1733 Charles HART b: ABT 1728 in Back Creek, Spotsylvania County, Virginia To NC
Henry Goldman b: ABT 1735 in Back Creek, Orange, Virginia 1781 Mecklenberg Co NC c 1759 based on DOB of eldest child Moved to Mecklenberg Co, NC
Martin Goldman b: ABT 1737
Conrad Goldman b: ABT 1739 living on the Holston as late as 1770 Source, Kegley, 1982:282.


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Source:Starnes and Starnes, 1983. A History of the Starnes Family's First 125 Years and Beyond in America, by H. Gerald Starnes and Herman Starnes, Pub. Gateway Press, Baltimore, 1983,

  1. 1.0 1.1 Familysearch.
  2.   Starnes, H. Gerald and Herman. A History of the Starnes Family's First 125 Years and Beyond in America. (Gateway Press, Baltimore, 1983).
  3. Fide "The Three Sisters" website.
  4. When my debts are paid my youngest child shall have her share as well as the oldest."