Mary Ann Sinclair


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1. Rev. Jeremiah Jacobs

Mary Ann Sinclair 3

  • Born: 1817, , , PA 3
  • Marriage (1): Rev. Jeremiah Jacobs on 29 Jul 1843 in York: First Moravian Church, York, PA 1 2
  • Died: 1890, Needmore, Eaton, MI, USA at age 73 3
  • Buried: Needmore: Needmore Cemetery, Eaton, MI, USA 3

   FamilySearch ID: L5RN-P5S.

  Noted events in her life were:

1. Marriage Fact: The Moravian Chruch record book reads: Jl 29 1843. Jeremiah Jacobs - Miss Mary AnnSinclair, both of York. Witness Mrs. Susanna Billet., 29 Jul 1843, York, York, PA. 2

2. Census: in 1850, in York, York, PA. 4 4 The 1850 census recorded Jeremiah Jacobs, tanner, 36, living with wife Mary Ann, 32; daughter Lannah Augustus, 2; and son Charles C. 1. The next household is Catharine Jacobs, 51, living with Charles, plasterer, 23; and John, 5. [Note: John is Jeremiah's son according to his Michigan death certificate, suggesting that in 1850 he was living with his grandmother Catherine, unless she is Jeremiah's older sister.] Everyone was born in Pennsylvania.

A curious issue is this census lists Jeremiah, his wife Mary Ann, and his brother Charles as being "mulatto". In all 1860 and later census records for them they are white, so this may just be an anolomy. It is known that it was up to the census taker to determine what race a person was based on observing the color of their skin, so a person with a dark complexion could be judged mulatto erroneously. Jeremiah's brother, William James Jacobs and Catherine are always recorded as white.

Another issue is the 1850 census suggests Catherine was born about 1799, but that makes her 13 years old when her son William James Jacobs is born in 1812. Either her birth year must be earlier, or, she is the sister of Jeremiah, not the mother.

3. Mary appeared in the household of Rev. Jeremiah Jacobs in a census in 1860 in Woodland Township, Barry, MI, USA. 5 5 The 1860 census recorded Jeremiah Jacob, farmer, 43, living with wife Mary A., 41; John, 16; Ann L., 13; Charles C., 11; William W., 10; and Isiah I. V. C., 6. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania. Jeremiah's farm was valued at $300 and personal estate $250. The post office was Woodland.

4. Census in 1870 in Roxand Township, Eaton, MI, USA. 6 The 1870 census recorded Jeremiah Jacobs, baptist clergyman, 52, living with wife Mary, 52; and daughter Ann, teacher, 23. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania. Jeremiah's real estate was valued at $600 and personal estate $400. The post office was Roxand Centre.

5. Census in 1880 in Roxand Township, Eaton, MI, USA. 7 The 1880 census recorded Jeremiah Jacobs, farmer, 63, living with wife Mary A., 63, and son Charles C., farm laborer, 31. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania.

Mary married Rev. Jeremiah Jacobs, son of Jacobs and Catherine, on 29 Jul 1843 in York: First Moravian Church, York, PA.1 2 (Rev. Jeremiah Jacobs was born on 25 Dec 1817 in , York, PA,8 died on 20 Aug 1903 in Sunfield, Eaton, MI, USA 8 9 and was buried on 22 Aug 1903 in Needmore: Needmore Cemetery, Eaton, MI, USA 8 9.)


1 M. W. Lau, Jacobs Families of York County, Pennsylvania and Surrounding Areas (Notebook at York County History Center in surname file shelves, 929.2 J17), Page 176, Jeremiah Jacobs.

2 (Church record book at York County History Center, York, PA), JJ2, Book II, page 21. Jeremiah Jacobs.

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4 , Jeremiah Jacobs. Census Place: York North Ward, York, Pennsylvania; Roll: M432_839; Page: 43B; Image: 660.

5 , ( Jeremiah Jacob, Woodland Township, Barry, Michigan.

6 , Jeremiah Jacobs, Michigan, United States; citing p. 26, family 208.

7 1880 United States Census, Jeremiah Jacobs, Roxand, Eaton, Michigan, United States; citing enumeration district ED 62, sheet 59A.

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9, "Michigan, U.S., Death Records, 1867-1952" (Death Records. Michigan Department of Community Health, Division for Vital Records and Health Statistics, Lansing, Michigan.), Certificate 464. Jeremiah Jacobs. Father ? Jacobs. Mother unknown. Informant J. Augustus Jacobs.

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