Person:Jacob Gum (1)

Jacob Gum, Jr.
b.25 Dec 1777 Virginia
m. abt. 1763/64
  1. Ellender 'Eleanor' Gum1766 - 1800
  2. Sarah Gumm1770 - 1820
  3. Jacob Gum, Jr.1777 - 1849
  4. Lydia Gum1778 - 1858
  • HJacob Gum, Jr.1777 - 1849
  • WRhoda Bell1767 - 1852
m. 26 Jan 1791
  1. John Bell Gum1796 - 1869
  2. Zephaniah Gum1799 - 1870
  3. James Gum
  4. Jesse Gum - Bef 1878
Facts and Events
Name[1] Jacob Gum, Jr.
Gender Male
Alt Birth? 15 Dec 1764 Augusta County, Virginia
Birth? 25 Dec 1777 Virginia
Marriage 26 Jan 1791 Nelson, Kentucky, United Statesto Rhoda Bell
Residence[1] Bef 1830 Henderson (township), Knox, Illinois, United States
Alt Death? 15 Apr 1847 Henderson, Knox, Illinois, United States
Death? 1849

History of Knox County Illinois

Jacob Gum and his sons settled upon sections 32 and 33. Jacob was a minister of the gospel, and seldom failed to preach on Sunday; and although we may know his congregation was not large, nor did they assemble in a beautifully frescoed auditorium with cushioned pews and floor richly carpeted, yet the truth was just as earnestly preached and as gratefully received as to-day, for Elder Gum was an earnest worker and in his day wielded much influence for good. He was a member of the Regular Baptist Church, but finally united with the Christian Church, in which denomination he remained a devoted member and an earnest, zealous laborer in his Master's cause, until called to dwell with him on the shores of eternity, his death occurring many years ago in this county.

His sons Jesse and Zephaniah died in Missouri; John died in California; but James is living in that State at the present time.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Chapman, Chas. C. & Co. History of Knox county, Illinois: together with sketches of the cities, villages and townships; record of its volunteers in the late war; educational, religious, civil and political history...biographical sketches...history of Illinois...etc. (Chicago: Blakely, Brown & Marsh, Printers, 1878)
    100, 103.