Person:Jacob Lash (1)

Facts and Events
Name Jacob Lash, Jr
Gender Male
Birth[7] 1752 Newton, Sussex, New Jersey, United States
Marriage Est 1775 to Elizabeth Yost
Death[7] 21 Sep 1836 Pease, Belmont, Ohio, United States@84Y
Burial[7] Farmington Cemetery, Colerain (township), Belmont, Ohio, United States

PA Archives 6th Series Vol 2 p165

Jacob Lash II while living in Washington Co, PA served under Captain Thomas Parkinson, Washington Co Militia under the command of Colonel Thomas Crooks, as of 7 Oct 1781.

'PA Archives 3rd Series Vol 22 p732'

A list of Jacob Lash’s possessions from the tax list of Fallowfield Twp in 1781 - acres 0, horses 2, cattle 2, sheep 5, value 19

Will Abstracts of Belmont Co, OH

  • A-27 Benjamin Bailey; appraiser Jacob Lash, 17 Oct 1811
  • A-361 John Bell, 24 Nov 1817 to Peter Bell admin and appraiser Jacob Lash, signed 3 Dec 1817
  • A-370 John Bell

Appraisement by Hugh Parks, Jacob Lash, JR, and John Marring including notes on sundry person, account against Peter Bell of 27 Nov 1817; purchasers at sale - Jacob Lash, Jr., Jacob Lash

1820; Census Place: Somerset, Washington, Pennsylvania; Roll: M33_113; Page: 204; Image: 236.

Jacob Lash 1001000010001 (1 in agriculture)

Jacob Lash, Jr., b. 1752 NJ, d. 21 Sep 1836 at Belmont Co., OH.

m. Elizabeth Yost Bef. 1776 at Washington Co., PA.


  • Johan Jacob 18 Mar 1776 m. Catherine Youst/Yost
  • Johan Peter 25 Mar 1778 m. Catherine Casner
  • Anna Barbara 1 Feb 1780 dy
  • Johannes John 11 Oct 1781 dy
  • Phillip 20 Sep 1783 m. 1st Elizabeth Lamb, 2nd Eliza Cramer,3rd Mary Daly/Daily
  • Wilhem William 19 Oct 1785 m. Elizabeth Price
  • Elizabeth ca. 1 Aug 1787 m. Robt. Bell, Jr. (My ancestors)
  • Mary ca. 1790 m. Jonathon Wright
  • Katherine/Kathleen 18 Jan 1791 m. Phineas Price
  • Ann ca. 1792/1793 m. Phineas Marig
  • Sarah 29 Jul 1795 m. Philip Maring
  • Abraham 19 Feb 1798 m. Nancy A. Powell and Jane F. Smith

Dorothy Lathrop (mentioned by another poster on this forum) is also a member of DAR, but I don't have a copy of her application to know where she listed Jacob's birthplace. I will have to send for it. In her Lash booklet, she does mention "Jacob Lash, about 1740, when a young man of 17 years, left his home, 60 miles from Berlin, Germany, to seek his fortune in the New World. He was dissatisfied with his service in the German Army and left without telling his parents. He came on a sailing vessel to Philadelphia, then settled in New Jersey and married. His oldest son, Jacob II, was born in 1752."

Jacob and quite a few Lashes and Yosts are buried at the Farmington Cemetery in Belmont Co., OH. The cemetery is on the Internet.

Inscription on Jacob's gravestone is as follows:

"In Memory of Jacob Lash & His Wife Elizabeth Yost

  • Jacob Born 1752 & Died 1836
  • Elizabeth Born 1752 & Died 1837

Both are buried on the west side of the farm located at the northwest corner of the junction of county roads #18 & #20.

Jacob Lash Jr -A Revolutionary War Patriot - State of Pennsylvania.

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    History of Descendants of Jacob Lash Since 1740, Dorothy Lathrop Smith, 1936

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    County of Ross, Ohio, Henry Bennett, p559-561

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    FGS submitted by Ellen Benedict, 8106 SE Carlton, Portland, OR 97206, Aug 1983

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    FGS submitted by Michael Alexander, 6106 Bluespruce Ct, Ft. Wayne, IN 46809

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    DAR Lineage Papers #385276 Mrs. Irene Williamson Calhoun

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    History of Upper Ohio Valley, Brant/Fuller p94, 356

  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 Pvt Jacob Lash, Jr, in Find A Grave.