Yacob Ebarth was born arounf 1735 inWaldorf, Ahrweiler, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany Yacob Ebarth was a physician attached to a unit of German Mercenaries hired by King George to re-inforce his army in America who were doing battle with the French and Indians. They arrived in New Jersey in 1755 and proceeded immediately to their assignments. He went to live with the Cornelius Langevelt family. They were an elderly couple who ran a boarding house. They had four sons, one of whom was a Presbyterian clergyman. Yacob married Hannah Langafelt (Henne Langevelt in the Dutch church records) in about 1756. She was the daughter of the clergyman.
In the mid 1760’s they moved to Sussex County, and it was here during the Revolution that his name was changed to Jacob Everitt. Jacob also tended to troops from New Jersey during the revolutionary war. At the close of the Revolutionary war he settled upon the farm that was later occupied by his great-grandson, Daniel Davis Everitt. Jacob Everitt followed his profession until the close of his life, having died in 1802.
He and Hannah had eight children: 1) John, private in Captain Harker’s Company, Second Regiment, Sussex militia during the Revolutionary War. 2) Christena. 3) Jacob, shot during the Whiskey Rebellion in Pennsylvania, 1794. He was a private in Captain Ribble’s Company, First Regiment, Sussex County Militia during the Revolutionary War. 4) Godfrey, private, Morris County Militia during the Revolutionary War. 5) Abraham, one of the first settlers in Oswego County, New York. 6) Isaac see page 16. 7) Marshal, removed to Michigan in about 1831. 8) George, removed to Michigan also.
Jacob was born about 1735. He passed away in 1802.
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