Who are the *documented* children of Jacob Troxel (1758-1843)?

+5 votes
From Jacob's own testimony when seeking a Rev. War pension, and from files related to that same pension, we know that he was born about 1758 in Frederick, Maryland, and died in 1843 in DeKalb County, Alabama.

There is much controversy about his wife, but THIS g2g thread is asking about his children. We're seeking strong sources that confirm the identity of each of his children.

WikiTree profile: Jacob Troxel
in Genealogy Help by Jillaine Smith G2G6 Pilot (837k points)

2 Answers

+2 votes
A starting point might be to enter the details of his household from the census records. While this will not provide any names before 1850, it may provide some limited information on the presumed children.
by George Fulton G2G6 Pilot (560k points)
There is very little help from the census. The 1790 census has limited information; Jacob is in a family with three males under 16, and four undifferentiated females.  He lived in Tennessee in 1800 and that part of the census is lost.  Five individuals believed to be his children married between 1803 and 1809.
KPF, can you say more about the "five individuals believed to be his children"? Thanks.
+3 votes

Some clues:

On or shortly after 7 Apr 1803: One Katy Troxall, daughter of Jacob Troxall, married Jonathan Blevins in Wayne Co., Kentucky. Source: "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QKJ3-M8Y4 : accessed 18 November 2017), Jacob Troxall in entry for Jonathan Blevins and Katy Troxall, 07 Apr 1803; citing Wayne, Kentucky, United States, Madison County Courthouse, Richmond; FHL microfilm 591,550.

There were other Troxall marriages during this time period, but the one above is the only (found so far; please help!) that names the father as Jacob. No mother's name provided.

We know that Jacob died 1 July 1843 in DeKalb, Alabama at which time he had a widow Elizabeth.

In 1850, Elizabeth Troxel, age 56, born North Carolina, is enumerated as head of household in DeKalb County, Alabama with two females: Eliza, 17, b Tennessee, and Jane, 3, born Alabama. Elizabeth is likely the widow from Jacob's pension files, but it's not clear if she is mother of the two females enumerated with her-- it's unlikely that she had a child at the age of 53. It's also possible that this Elizabeth is a daughter of Jacob.

Eliza might be a daughter of Jacob, or a granddaughter. 

The Jane Troxel, born about 1847, could not have been daughter of Jacob since he died in 1843. 

Source: "United States Census, 1850," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HY-DCDQ-X2Z?cc=1401638&wc=95R8-MNT%3A1031324201%2C1031767201%2C1031767202 : 9 April 2016), Alabama > De Kalb > De Kalb county > image 152 of 188; citing NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

by Jillaine Smith G2G6 Pilot (837k points)

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