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Jacob Wolfe, Jr.

Jacob Wolfe, Jr., son of Jacob Wolfe, Sr., died in Smyth Co., VA on November 1, 1858. His death record includes the following information: "Age: 106 years; Place of death: near Marion; Place of birth: Pennsylvania; Occupation: Farmer; Spouse: Eleanor." His parents are not listed on the record.

Jacob Wolfe, Jr.'s age at the time of his death would make his birthdate about 1752. There were two men named Jacob Wolfe listed on the Washington Co., VA tax lists for the years 1806 through 1819. One was listed as Jacob Wolfe, Sr. and the other as Jacob Wolfe, Jr. The Jacob Wolfe who died in 1858 in Smyth County also bought and sold land in Washington County during those years as the deeds show his wife was named Eleanor. This shows that the Jacob Wolfe who died in 1858 in Smyth Co., VA was the same as the Jacob Wolfe, Jr. listed as an heir of Jacob Wolfe, Sr. in the 1821 deed in Washington Co., VA.

Jacob Wolfe, Jr. was married to Eleanor "Ellen" McReynolds in 1792 in Washington Co., VA by Nicholas Reagan. From census records, Ellen's birthdate can be calculated between 1770 and 1775. Ellen was the daughter of Roland McReynolds and Agnes Ann Rich. Jacob Wolfe, Jr. was listed as an heir of Roland McReynolds in a Washington Co., VA deed dated July 24, 1801.

Jacob Wolfe, Jr. purchased 81 acres of land in Washington Co., VA on December 16, 1794 from John and Ann Scott. This same land was sold by Jacob Wolfe, Jr. and "Elenor" to Matthew Longwell on February 20, 1798. Jacob Wolfe, Jr. and "Elenor" sold 43 acres of land in Washington Co., VA to James O'Neal Dailey on April 1, 1799. At the time this deed was recorded, May 28, 1800, Ellen could not "conveniently travel to our said county court." As it was customary at the time for the wife to be questioned separately from the husband whenever land was sold by the two of them, two men were sent to her home to receive her acknowledgement. Jacob Wolfe, Jr. purchased 185 acres of land in Washington Co., VA on August 19, 1805 from James and Fairlaney Wheeler. this same land was sold by Jacob Wolfe, Jr. and "Allen" to John Wheeler on January 16, 1810. Jacob Wolfe, Jr. purchased one hundred acres of land in Washington Co., VA on October 15, 1805 from James and Barbara Jayne. This same land was sold by Jacob Wolfe, Jr. and "Allen" to John Wheeler on January 16, 1810. Jacob Wolfe, Jr. and Eleanor sold 163 acres of land in Washington Co., VA on October 17, 1809 to Thompson McGee. Jacob Wolfe, Jr. purchased land in Washington Co., VA from Harold Smyth on June 1, 1819. Jacob Wolfe, Jr. and wife Eleanor sold land in Washington Co., VA on November 3, 1821 to Thompson McGee. Jacob Wolfe, Jr. and wife Eleanor sold land to Roland Wolfe in Washington Co., VA on November 9, 1821. Jacob Wolfe, Jr. and wife Eleanor sold land to John Townsend in Washington Co., VA on November 13, 1821.

Jacob Wolfe, Jr. and his family are listed on the 1810 census of Washington Co., VA:

Males

Females

Woolf, Jacob

23001

2001

In the Jacob Wolfe, Jr. household as shown above, there were two males under the age of 10, three males age 10-16, one male over the age of 45 (Jacob), two females under the age of 10, and one female age 26-45 (Eleanor).

Jacob Wolfe, Jr. and his family also appeared on the 1820 census of Washington Co., VA:

Males

Females

Wolf, Jacob

011101

22001

In the Jacob Wolfe, Jr. household as shown above, there was one male age 10-16, one male age 16-18, one male age 16-26, one male over the age of 45 (Jacob), two females under the age of 10, two females age 10-16, and one female over the age of 45 (Eleanor).

Jacob and some of his family moved to Allen Co., KY in the early 1800s, along with members of his wife's family, the McReynolds. (A special "Thank you" to Mary Henson for directing me to Allen Co., KY in the search for Jacob Wolfe, Jr.) The 1840 Allen Co., KY census includes the following family:

House #54

Males

Females

Wolf, Jacob

00000000001

000020001

In the Jacob Wolfe, Jr. household as shown above, there was one male age 80-90 (Jacob), two females age 20-30, and one female age 60-70 (Eleanor).

Jacob Wolfe, Jr. is also listed in Allen Co., KY on the 1850 census:

House #223, Family #230

Age

Sex

Occupation

Real Estate Value

Place of Birth

Wolf

Jacob

97

M

Stone Mason

300

Pennsylvania

Sally

37

F

Virginia

Since Eleanor was not listed on this census, she may have died prior to 1850.

The children of Jacob Wolfe, Jr. and Eleanor McReynolds are:

1) Roland Wolfe, born about 1795 and died November 1857 in Smyth Co., VA. The Smyth Co., VA death records have the following entry: November 1857, Roland Wolfe, age 62 years died (place unlisted), birthplace (unlisted), parents (unlisted), occupation (not listed), spouse - Elizabeth. Roland married 1st Jane Anderson on November 2, 1820 in Washington Co., VA. On November 9, 1821, Jacob and Eleanor Wolfe deeded land to Roland Wolfe in Washington Co., VA. Roland married 2nd Elizabeth Goodpasture on September 20, 1848 in Smyth Co., VA.

The children of Roland Wolfe and Jane Anderson are:

A)

Isaac C. Wolfe, born about 1822. Isaac married Julia Ann Hoofnagle on January 1, 1844 in Smyth Co., VA. Julia was the daughter of Daniel Hoofnagle, who was living in the household with Isaac and his family at the time of the 1870 census. In the 1870 Smyth Co., VA census, Isaac was listed as a Stone Mason. The children of Isaac C. Wolfe and Julia Ann Hoofnagle are: a) William A. Wolfe, born about 1846 (listed in 1870 as a Stone Mason); b) James C. Wolfe, born January 27, 1847, died May 7, 1921 (listed in 1870 as a Carpenter); c) Mary Elizabeth Wolfe, born about 1849, married John H.W. Snider on November 22, 1866 in Smyth Co., VA; d) Winfield S. Wolfe, born about 1851 (listed in 1870 as a Plasterer); e) Jacob D. Wolfe, born about 1855; f) Julia L.A. Wolfe, born about 1857; and g) Jennie Wolfe, born about 1868.

B)

Campbell Wolfe, born about 1825.

C)

Joshua Wolfe, born about 1828.

D)

John M. Wolfe, born about 1830.

E)

Mary E. Wolfe, born about 1831. Mary married Fountain Prater on October 24, 1849 in Smyth Co., VA.

The children of Roland Wolfe and Elizabeth Goodpasture are:

F)

Ellen V. Wolfe, born about 1850.

G)

Sarah M. Wolfe, born about 1852.

H)

Margaret F. Wolfe, born about 1855.

I)

Emma C. Wolfe, born about 1857.

2) John Wolfe, born about 1797.

3) Leonard Wolfe, probably born mid- to late-1800. As shown above, on May 28, 1800, Leonard's mother could not "conveniently travel." She may have been pregnant at that time. Leonard married Polly Trammel on January 26, 1822 in Allen Co., KY. Leonard and his family are listed on the 1850 Allen Co., KY census:

House #222, Family #229

Age

Sex

Occupation

Real Estate Value

Place of Birth

Wolf

Leonard

49

M

Stone Mason

150

Virginia

James C.

24

M

Farming

Kentucky

W.A.

18

M

Farming

Kentucky

N.M.

13

F

Kentucky

R.E.

12

F

Kentucky

M.J.

8

F

Tennessee

S.W.

2

M

Kentucky

Allen Co., KY records show that James C. Wolfe married Elizabeth N. Cole on January 19, 1853. This may be the same as James C. above. Sidney W. Wolfe married Laura E. Chandley on January 22, 1870. This may be the same as S.W. listed above. Nancy M. Wolfe married Henry A. Mayhew on August 12, 1861. This may be the same as N.M. listed above.

4) Sally Wolfe, born about 1813. Early census records include a female in the household of Jacob Wolfe, Jr. who was born between 1810 and 1820. Sally Wolfe was listed with him in 1850 in the Allen Co., KY census shown above. Her age was 37, making her born about 1813.

Two other males and three other females have not yet been identified. Two of the females were born between 1804 and 1810; the other between 1810 and 1820.

One of the unidentified males was born between 1802 and 1804; the other between 1804 and 1810. The 1840 census of Allen Co., KY includes Henry Wolfe, age 30-40 and James Wolfe, age 30-40 (which would mean both were born between 1800 and 1810). These could possibly be the two remaining sons of Jacob Wolfe, Jr. and Eleanor McReynolds.

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