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Jacob Bascombe Metcalf (1802 - 1882)

Rev Jacob Bascombe [uncertain] "Jake" Metcalf
Born in Buncombe, North Carolina, United Statesmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died in Madison, North Carolina, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 18 Sep 2020
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Biography

Jacob Metcalf was born in 1802, in Buncombe County, North Carolina. The specific location was probably a northwestern portion of that county which became a part of Yancey County in 1833 and then part of Madison County in 1851, what is now the area east of the town of Mars Hill.

He was the son of James Metcalf and Mary Ann Oxford. He married Elizabeth "Betsy" Buckner, daughter of John Buckner, Sr . . . . [1] [Note: the identity of Elizabeth's mother needs further research; there is conflicting information regarding her mother: Violet Cook names John Buckner's "second wife Nancy", but Wikitree has Elizabeth Lucretia Tatum.]

The federal census of 1850, listed for this area of Yancey County, North Carolina, on 2 November, found the family of Jacob Metcalf at dwelling #1282 (family #1351). Jacob, age 48, was employed as a Baptist Clergyman. The order of listing seems somewhat random: Daniel Metcalf, age 21, was a laborer; Levi Metcalf was 8; Elizabeth Metcalf was 44; Sarah Metcalf, 17; Lucinda Metcalf, 16; Mary Metcalf, 16; Lucretia Metcalf, 12; Jane Metcalf, 9; Margaret Metcalf, 4; and John Bailey, age 15. [2]

The federal census of 1860, listed for Madison County, N. C. on 14 June, reported this family: Jacob Midcalf was age 57, occupied as “Farmers’ Pres”, with real estate valued at two thousand dollars and personal property valued at $2690. Elizabeth was 56. Ervin J. was age 19 (Was this nine-year-old Jane from 1850?); Levi was 17; Matilda was 14; and there was Thomas Davis, age 45 and described as “insane”. [3]

The federal census of 1870, listed on 8 August, found a smaller family at home in township #4 (served by the Ivy post office) of Madison County, North Carolina. (In 2007, this township was in the southeast corner of the county, including the Beech Glen community. [4]) Jacob was 67, and farming, with real estate valued at one thousand dollars and personal property worth five hundred dollars. Elizabeth was 66, and keeping house. With them was Jane Metcalf (Ervin J. from 1860?), age 28. [5]

The federal census of 1880 was listed for the Middle Fork township (#4) on 11 June. (In 2007, this township was in the southeast corner of the county, including the Beech Glen community. [6]) The household comprised Jacob Metcalf, age 77 and farming; wife Elizabeth, age 76 and keeping house; daughter Jane, age 36; and grandson Robert, age 9. [7]

Jacob Metcalf died 7 November 1882. Burial was in the Metcalf Cemetery, Mars Hill, Madison County, North Carolina. See https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/8977779/jacob-bascombe-metcalf [8]

Sources

  1. Violet Marshbanks Cook, "The Metcalf (Midcalf" Family", Heritage of Old Buncombe County, Vol 1, page 278. Doris Cline Ward, Editor; Old Buncombe County Genealogical Society, Asheville, N. C., 1981.
  2. "United States Census, 1850," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M4BG-DSQ : 4 April 2020), Jacob Metcalf, Yancey county, part of, Yancey, North Carolina, United States; citing family 1351, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  3. Year: 1860; Census Place: Madison, North Carolina; Page: 304; Family History Library Film: 803905. Ancestry.com. 1860 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009. Images reproduced by FamilySearch. Original data: 1860 U.S. census, population schedule. NARA microfilm publication M653, 1,438 rolls. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.
  4. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Map_of_Madison_County_North_Carolina_With_Municipal_and_Township_Labels.PNG
  5. Year: 1870; Census Place: Township 4, Madison, North Carolina; Roll: M593_1147; Page: 406B; Family History Library Film: 552646. Ancestry.com. 1870 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009. Images reproduced by FamilySearch.
  6. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Map_of_Madison_County_North_Carolina_With_Municipal_and_Township_Labels.PNG
  7. Year: 1880; Census Place: Middle Fork of Ivy, Madison, North Carolina; Roll: 971; Page: 72C; Enumeration District: 126. Ancestry.com and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. 1880 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2010. 1880 U.S. Census Index provided by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints © Copyright 1999 Intellectual Reserve, Inc. Original data: Tenth Census of the United States, 1880. (NARA microfilm publication T9, 1,454 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C.
  8. Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 18 September 2020), memorial page for Rev Jacob Bascombe Metcalf (29 Sep 1802–7 Nov 1882), Find a Grave Memorial no. 8977779, citing Metcalf Cemetery, Mars Hill, Madison County, North Carolina, USA ; Maintained by William Wayne Metcalf (contributor 47858431) .


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