Person:Jacob Root (7)

Jacob Root, of South Branch, Potomac River
b.1750 Virginia
d.bef. 2 December 1817 Pendleton County, Virginia
  • HJacob Root, of South Branch, Potomac River1750 - bef 1817
  • WMargaret Negelybef 1772 -
m. bef. 1789
Facts and Events
Name Jacob Root, of South Branch, Potomac River
Alt Name Jacob Roote
Gender Male
Birth? 1750 Virginia
Marriage bef. 1789 to Margaret Negely
Death[3] bef. 2 December 1817 Pendleton County, Virginia

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


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Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA

Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:

  • Page 308.--30th August, 1776. David Mathew. of Tygar's Valley, to Jacob Roote, on North Fork of South Branch of Potowmack below Deep Spring.

Land Grant Surveys in Virginia:

  • Page 44 - Jacob Root, 24 acres, North Fork of South Branch of Potomac. May 4, 1785. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 113].
  • Page 78 - Jacob Root, 70 acres, North Fork of the South Branch [Potomac River]. April 7. 1788. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 124].

Disposition of Land:

  • Jacob Root and Margaret Root sold 94a to Peter Shall and 90a to John Shall 6 Jul 1789. Source: Ancestry Message Board

Records in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:(unless listed otherwise)

  • Page 178.--Dr. the estate of Moses Thompson to Mathew Patton, executor--1779, December 6, to Charles Lynch (Synch); 1779, June 8, to David Harmon; 1778, December 13, to Daniel Westfall; 1778, July 10, vendue bill. to Ebenezer Petty, Jacob Root, Thomas and Joseph Summerfield. Andrew Skidmore, Thos. Harrad, Aron Vanskoy.
  • On November 22, 1784, "the last will and testament of Paul Teeter was presented into Court and proved by the oaths of Joseph Cheverunt and Jacob Root, whereupon Moses Elsworth and Geo. Teeter Senr., the executors therein named, having complied with the law, certificate is granted to them to obtain probate in due form." (Rockingham County Minute Book 1, page 369). On the same date it was ordered "that Yost Henkle, Robert Minnis, Jacob Carr and Isaac, or any three of the them being first sworn do appraise the estate of Paul Teeter deceased and make a return to the next Court." [Rockingham County, Virginia records].
  • 1787, Pendleton County, Virginia: The first grand jury met September 1, with Jacob Conrad being foreman. The other members were Michael Arbogast, Lewis Bush, Jacob Coplinger. Abraham Eckard (paternal grandfather of wife of NW Okie's great grand aunt), Nicholas Harpole, Isaac Hinkle, George Kile, Adam Lough, Robert Minniss, Frederick Propst, George Puffenbarger, Jacob Root, Joseph Skidmore, John Sumwalt, Philip Teter, and Peter Vaneman. With Hardy and Hampshire, Pendleton became a judicial district with the court sitting at "Hardy Courthouse." [Citation: Pendleton County, (West) Virginia - Formation & Early Middle Period (1787-1818)].
  • 1802, Pendleton County, Virginia Will Book 2, Pgs. 41-44: Appraisal of Wm. Wilson - No Total; Includes Negro woman, child and man none named. debts Due from Micheal Armigast - Jacob Root - Joseph Parret - Greer & Botkin - William Blagg - William & John Botkin -John Hix & William Smith - Saml. Redman & Thomas Neel - James & John Botkin - Elibab Wilson & William Blagg - Caleb Smith & John Hiner - James Wilson & Joseph Smith; No Total - Signed Robert McCoy - John Erwin - Wm. Armstrong; Recorded October 5, 1802.
  1.   American Genealogical - Biographical Index. (Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States|Middletown, Connecticut: Godfrey Memorial Library).

    American Genealogical-Biographical Index (AGBI)
    Name: Jacob Root
    Birth Date: 1750
    Birthplace: Virginia
    Volume: 149
    Page Number: 332
    Reference: Heads of Fams. at the first U.S. census. Va. By U.S. Bureau of the Census. Washington, 1908. (189p.):77

  2.   United States. 1810 U.S. Census Population Schedule.

    1810 United States Federal Census
    Name: Jacob Root
    Home in 1810 (City, County, State): Pendleton, Virginia
    Free White Persons - Males - Under 10: 1
    Free White Persons - Males - 45 and over: 1
    Free White Persons - Females - 10 thru 15: 1
    Free White Persons - Females - 45 and over : 1
    Number of Household Members Under 16: 2
    Number of Household Members Over 25: 2
    Number of Household Members: 4

  3. - Message Boards.

    5. Margaret Negley married Jacob Root. Margaret Root was administrix of her husband's estate, the appraisal recorded 2 Dec 1817, Pend Co WV Inventories 4:130; Toothman Pendleton Co Probate Records, page 148. Jacob Root also named as a purchaser on sale bill of Justus Henkle, same citation as above.