Who were the parents of Jacob Troxell (1758-1843)?

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There is so much mythology around this man; and we now find him attached to specific parents. What is the identification for this set of parents? Thanks.
WikiTree profile: Jacob Troxel
in Genealogy Help by Jillaine Smith G2G6 Pilot (771k points)

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It’s highly probable that Jacob Troxell was the grandson of the Peter Troxell who died in Frederick, Maryland in 1766. I have looked at every German church record for Maryland (and Virginia) availabe for that time period and have not found a baptism record for Jacob which would positively identify his parents.  Four of Peter’s sons lived in Loudoun County, VA during the period Jacob also lived there.
by Kathie Forbes G2G6 Pilot (281k points)
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I forgot about that work you did, Kathie. Thanks for the reminder.

I'll add that to a new section at the top; please add any further details or sources that will further strengthen the paragraph.
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I just found this on the profile of a Peter Troxell of Lehigh Pennsylvania. But it's clearly referring to a Maryland man (Frederick County is in Maryland). It includes reference to a Jacob who died intestate in 1799 (so not our Jacob who died in Alabama in 1843).

Jacob Troxale, son of Peter – Frederick County

15 June 1790, resurveyed tract called “The Resurvey on the Resurvey on William’s Pleasure” in Frederick County, originally granted 19 August 1771 to John Shrior (sic) 692 ¾ acres. Land called “Haspewele (Hopeswell?), died intestate, leaving petitioners, John, Elias, Mary intermarried with Joseph Stevenson, Peter, Catherine, who intermarried with Elias Grashon/Groshon, Jacob, Magdalena, Susannah, Amelia Troxall (sic), his only children and heirs at law. MD LW&P 1814-1818, FHC Film 0013134, page 627.

Jacob Troxall – Frederick County

Certificate for “Hopewell”, 202 acres in Frederick County. Jacob Troxall, son of Peter, of Frederick County, tract called “The Resurvey on the Resurvey on William’s Pleasure”, originally 19 August 1771 granted John Shrior for 692 ¾ acres. MD LW&P 1814-1818, FHC Film 0013134, page 643.

Petition of John Troxall and others:

That Jacob Troxall, son of Peter, on 15 June 1799 obtained a special warrant to resurvey “Resurvey on the Resurvey of William’s Pleasure”, died intestate leaving petitioners John, Elias, Mary, who intermarried with Joseph Stevenson, Peter, Catherine, who intermarried with Elias Groshon, Jacob, Magdalena, Susannah and Amelia Troxall, his only children and heirs at law. MD LW&P 1814-1818, FHC Film 0013134, page 647.

Note: An Elizabeth Troxell married John Nicholas Zimmerman 30 June 1793 Frederick Co., MD – IGI

by Jillaine Smith G2G6 Pilot (771k points)
There were two Jacob Troxell families in Frederick County on the 1790 census.  One is clearly identified as “Jacob, of Peter,”  not the man who moved to Kentucky but no doubt a relative.
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I do not know.
by Anonymous Stroud G2G4 (4.4k points)

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