An American Family History

Samuel Jobe


also spelled Joab, Job

Chester County was one of the three original Pennsylvania counties created in 1682.

Samuel Jobe was born about 1735 in Chester County, Pennsylvania. His parents were Caleb and Barbara Jobe.

Samuel married Dorcas MacKay in Augusta County, Virginia. Dorcas was the daughter of Zachariah MacKay.

Daniel Jobe (1758, married Mourning Pryor),
Jacob Jobe (1760),
Caleb Jobe (1762),
Isaac Jobe (1766),
Polly Jobe (1770),
Dorcas Jobe (1772),
Susan Jobe (1774),
Jennie Jobe (1776)

The family moved to the Watauga settlement before the American Revolution. They were members of the Big Pigeon Baptist Church.

During the American Revolution, Samuel and his sons served under John Sevier and Evan Shelby.

In 1778 Samuel was granted 512 acres on Kendricks Creek in Washington County, North Carolina.

In 1782 he was granted 200 more acres on Kendricks Creek.

Augusta County, Virginia was formed in 1738 from Orange County and was vast territory including West Virginia and Kentucky.
1770 - southern part became Botetourt.
1776 - parts became Monongalia, Ohio, and Yohogania.
1778 - area west of Ohio River became Illinois County.
- northeastern part became Rockingham.
- southwestern part was combined with part of Botetourt to form Rockbridge
1788 - northern part combined with part of Hardy to become Pendleton.
1790 - western part was combined with parts of Botetourt and Greenbrier to form Bath.
Virginia county formation was complex and some of the above counties were further divided or disbanded.

Watauga Pioneer Neighbors




from Sullivan Co, Tennessee Deed Book 1-2, 1775-1796

Samuel Jobe to Nathan Jobe
deed of Warranty 
Oct 25, 1786
consideration-a certain sum
75 acres
Witnesses-Uel Lamkin, Jonthan Mulkey, Peter Jackson

Samuel Jobe to Peter Jackson
Oct 25, 1786 (September 11)
87 acres Sullivan Co., NC (now TN)
Witnesses: Uel Lamkin, Jonthan Mulkey, and Nathan Jobe

Samuel Jobe to Jacob Jobe
Oct 25, 1786
290 acres
Witnesses: Uel Lamkin, Jonthan Mulkey, Nathan Jobe

1786 -Oct 25
Samuel Jobe of Caswell County, NC (now TN) deeded land to brother Nathan
Jobe of Sullivan Co, TN.
Colonial Maryland
Colonial New England
Colonial Virginia & West Virginia
Quakers & Mennonites
New Jersey Baptists
German Lutherans
Watauga Settlement
Pennsylvania Pioneers
Midwest Pioneers
Jewish Immigrants

©Roberta Tuller 2020
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