An American Family History


The Gross Family


Jacob Gross was born about 1740 in Germany.

His wife was named Sabina.

Sabina and Jacob's children may have included:

Jacob Gross (1790, married Sarah Farrington),
Jonathan Gross,
Sabrina Gross (married William Engle),
David Gross,
Solomon Gross.

They were probably members of the Piney Creek Presbyterian Church in Taneytown, Maryland and moved with Joseph's Rhea's followers to Eastern Tennessee.

In 1789, Jacob Gross received grant 197 in Sullivan County.

On November 17, 1790 Jacob bought 300 acres on south side of the Holston River for 150 shillings in a part of Sullivan County, North Carolina that became Claiborne County, Tennessee.

In 1840 a Jacob Gross was living in Piney Flats.








from Rockingham County, Virginia Minute Book, 1778-1792 - Part I, 1778-1786 Abstracted and Compiled by: Constance A. Levinson and Louise C. Levinson; Page 52:

Jacob Gross and Saveny his wife she being first privily examined, acknowledged deeds of lease and release to Jacob Harmon. Ordered recorded. [Page 54 (27 March 1780) of Minute Book.]



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