An American Family History

Jacob Jobe


also spelled Joab

Frederick County, Virginia was formed in 1743 from Orange County. Old Frederick County included all or part of four counties in present-day Virginia: Shenandoah, Clarke, Warren, and Frederick, as well as five in present-day West Virginia: Hardy, Hampshire, Berkeley, Jefferson and Morgan.

Jacob Jobe was born about 1737. His parents were Caleb and Barbara Jobe.

He married Deborah MacKay. Deborah was the daughter of Zachriah MacKay.

Their children included:

Jacob Jobe (1765),
Mary Jobe (1765, married John Cox),
Hannah Jobe (1767, married William Jackson),
Samuel Jobe (1775, married Barbara Adwell),
Elizabeth Jobe (1776, married George Jackson),
Phoebe Jobe (1777, married Thomas Barron),
James Jobe (1779),
George Jobe (1780),
Zachariah Jobe (1783),
Lydia Jobe (1785), and
Dorcas Jobe (1787),

The 1775 Dunmore/Shenandoah County Virginia tax list included the Jacob Job household with 2 white males over age 16, 1 white male under 16, and 5 white females.

In 1790, Jacob was made an ensign in the Sullivan County militia.

In 1796 and 1797. he appeared on the Sullivan County, Tennessee tax list.

On August 14, 1800, Jacob deeded land in Sullivan County to his son, Samuel. The land was a tract of 290 acres on Kendrick's Creek and was given for love to Samuel

On August 27, 1801 William Denton deeded land on Kendrick's Creek to John Cox. Witnesses were Jacob Job and Zachariah Job

1815 Western Pilot, Rogersville, Tennessee, August 19, 1815

To the heirs of Jacob Jobe, James Jobe and George Jobe, late of the county of Sullivan, in the state of Tennessee and other persons concerned in the premises. Take notice,
That I shall petition the county court of Sullivan, at a court to be held the third Monday in February next, at the court house in Blountville, to have partition made of the land that said Jacob Jobe, James Jobe and George Jobe, died seized of, in the county of Sullivan, lying on Hendrick’s creek, supposed to contain 230 acres, so that I can hold my share of said estate in severalty. All persons concerned, are hereby notified to attend said court, and oppose said petition if they think proper.
Samuel Jobe
July 12, 1815.

On May 13, 1808, 230 acres that had been occupied by Jacob Jobe were released by right of descent to Samuel, Dorcas, Lydia, Zachariah, James and George Jobe to John Cox, William Jackson, George Jackson, and Thomas Barron.

Deery Inn
The Deery Inn
Blountville, Tennessee

Tennessee was admitted to the Union on June 1, 1796. It was initially part of North Carolina.

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Quit Claim of Conveyance
230 acres of land, occupied by Jacob Job, deceased, released by right of descent
to Samuel, Dorcas, Lydia, Zachariah, James and George Job
to John Cox,
William Jackson,
George Jackson, and
Thomas Barron.
09 Aug 1824

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