Jacob Isett


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1. Eleanor Stockdale

Jacob Isett 2 3 4

  • Born: , Bucks, PA 1
  • Marriage (1): Eleanor Stockdale in 1795 1
  • Died: 1 Jun 1852, , Blair, PA 1

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Book: Biographical and Portrait Cyclopedia of Blair County.

JACOB ISEET, of German descent, but a native of Bucks county, came to Sinking Valley about 1785, as a single man, and by trade a shoemaker. He first lived near the deserted Fort Roberdeau, or Lead Mine Fort, where he followed his trade, taking in lieu of money for his pay wheat at fifty cents per bushel. This he stored in one of the buildings of the old fort, when the failure of the wheat crop caused the price to advance several dollars per bushel.

With the money secured from that source he bought the tract of land on which is the Arch spring, where he put up a saw mill and a small grist mill about 1788. Later he removed, but resided at the Arch spring from 1799 until his death, June 1, 1852, at the age of ninety-two years.

In 1795 he was married to Eleanor Stockdale, and reared three sons and four daughters, two of the latter dying young. Mary, a daughter, remained single, and died at the age of eighty-two years; Eleanor, the other daughter, became the wife of the Hon. John C. Bucher, of Harrisburg, dying March 6, 1881, at the age of eighty-three years. John S., the oldest son, a well known citizen of Spruce Creek; Samuel, the second son, owner of the Etna iron works in Catharine township; and Thomas M., the other son, resident of Montreal, Canada.

2. Residence: in 1820 in , Huntingdon, PA. 3 4

Jacob married Eleanor Stockdale in 1795.1


1 <i>Biographical and Portrait Cyclopedia of Blair County, Pennsylvania</i>, Page 576.

2 Egle, William Henry, <i>Commemorative biographical encyclopedia of Dauphin County, Pennsylvania : containing sketches of prominent and representative citizens, and many of the early Scotch-Irish and German settlers</i> (Chambersburg, Pa.: J.M. Runk, 1896, 1223 pgs.), Page 931.

3 Egle, William Henry, <i>Pennsylvania Genealogies, Mainly Scotch Irish And German</i> (1896, 798 pp.
Reprinted Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1969. Online via Google Book Search.), Page 126.

4 Egle, William Henry, <i>Notes and Queries: Historical and Genealogical Chiefly Relating to Interior Pennsylvania</i> (1895, Harrisburg Publishing Co., reprinted 1970, Genealogical Publishing Company, Baltimore.
Editions: First and Second Series Volume I, Notes and Queries - XIX. Volume 2.), First and Second Series, Vol. 2., page 392.

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