Person:Jacob Maple (1)

  • HJames Maple1798 - 1884
  • W.  Catherine Adams (add)
  1. Samuel Maple1827 -
  2. Catherine Jane Maple1834 - 1928
  3. Mary Ann Maple1835 - 1912
  4. John Wesley Maple1838 - 1902
  5. Ruth E. Maple1839 - 1923
  6. Lucinda Maple1842 - 1872
Facts and Events
Name James Maple
Gender Male
Birth? 9 May 1798 Green, Pennsylvania, United States
Census[3] 8 Oct 1850 Keokuk, Iowa, United States
Residence? Sep 1851 Seattle, King, Washington, United States
Census? 1860 Mahaska, Iowa, United States(having returned home to gather family to return to Washington)
Census[4] 25 Jul 1870 Seattle, King, Washington, United States
Census[5] 7 Jun 1880 Seattle, King, Washington, United States
Will[6] 21 Jun 1884 Seattle, King, Washington, United States
Death[6] 2 Sep 1884 Seattle, King, Washington, United States
Burial[1][2] Seattle, King, Washington, United StatesFirst Comet Lodge Cemetery, now at their original donation claim--Boeing Field

Jacob and his son Samuel were members of the "Collins party," which settled in the Georgetown are of what is now Seattle, in the Duwamish River valley, slightly before the "Denny party," who settled what is now downtown Seattle.

Starting in 1865 when Samuel Mapel donated land, there has been a Maple School in Seattle named in honor of Samuel and Jacob.[2]

  1. Maple Grave Memorial
  2. Find A Grave
    Jacob Maple.

    Memorial at Boeing Field

  3. Keokuk, Iowa, United States. 1850 U.S. Census Population Schedule.

    Jacob Maypel 53 PA, Catherine 51 PA; Eli 18 OH; Catharine 16; Mary A 15; John W 12; Ruth 10; Lucinda 8 (Dist. 26, p. 259A, 10/8/1850)

  4. King, Washington, United States. 1870 U.S. Census Population Schedule.

    Samuel Maple 42 OH; Jacob Maple 72 PA; A Whitcomb 69; Lidia 68 (Seattle, p. 117A, 7/25/1870)

  5. King, Washington, United States. 1880 U.S. Census Population Schedule.

    Samuel A. Maple 53 OH, par Penn; Jacob (father) 82 PA, par Holland/PA; Robert (bro) (marble cutter) 59 PA (Second Street, Seattle, p. 234D, 6/7/1880)

  6. 6.0 6.1 Washington, United States. Wills and Probate Records, 1851-1970.
Founders of Seattle, Washington
The founding of Seattle is usually dated from the arrival of the Denny Party on November 13, 1851, at Alki Point. The group had travelled overland from the Midwest to Portland, Oregon, then made a short ocean journey up the Pacific coast into Puget Sound, with the express intent of founding a town. The next April, Arthur A. Denny abandoned the original site at Alki in favor of a better-protected site on Elliott Bay, near the south end of what is now downtown Seattle. Around the same time, Doc Maynard began settling the land immediately south of Denny's. The first plats in Seattle were filed May 28, 1853, and Seattle was incorporated as a town in 1867, by which time it had 350 inhabitants. Credit:Wikipedia, "History of Seattle before 1900"
Denny Party: Arthur A. Denny, his wife Mary, and children; David T. Denny; Carson D. Boren, his wife Mary, their daughter, and Carson's younger sister Louisa; William N. Bell, his wife Sarah, and children; John Low, his wife Lydia, and children; Lee Terry; Charles Terry.
Additional Settlers by 1852: Dr. David S. "Doc" Maynard (1808-1873); Henry Yesler (1810-1892); Luther Collins (1813-1860), Henry Van Asselt, and Jacob and Samuel Maple.
Current Location: King County, Washington