Categories: Palatine Migrants.
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11 Dec 1686 in Germany
Died before 1747 in North Carolina
Jacob Futch (Fuchs)
That Jacob is the father of Martin is based on pretty slim evidence. However, it is presently all we have.
There is a deed dated 1747 showing Martin Futch selling 120 acres "whereon Jacob Futch liveth", on the north side of the Trent River, being a part of 320 acres.
Jacob came to America after 1711. It is thought that brother Daniel made the trip to America with him but must have died early after arrival in the hardship of the times. Daniel was one of the signers of aggreement to build a new church along with Jacob.
On 6 Apr 1710 in Craven House, London. Baron de (Von) Graffenried a Swiss nobleman having financial problems in his hometown of Bern, Switzerland, escaped to England from his creditors. While there, he heard a rumor of silver in North Carolina. The Baron then persuaded Queen Ann's Council to allow him to take a colony of Swiss to America. In order to gain the Queen's backing, he was forced to include the Palatines of Germany in his venture. An agreement was signed by the Proprietors of Carolina for the Swiss Baron to purchase 10,000 acres on or between the Neuse River and Cape Fear River in North Carolina. Also in this project with the Baron was a man named Louis Michel (Mitchell in one record), who was to receive or be allowed to purchase 3500 acres of land. And both men were to have a lease on royal mines and minerals for a period of 30 years. The Baron chose 600 young healthy people of various trades. At the last minute an additional fifty people were added, probably, the families of the Palatine men. Each person received 10 shillings worth of clothing from the British government, and payment for passage of 5 pounds, 10 shillings. Thus Jacob and Daniel emigrated in Jan 1711 from New Bern to North Carolina. The ship ran into a storm that took them off course, making the trip last thirteen weeks before landing on the coast of Virginia. In addition, a French vessel captured one of the transport ships and plundered it leaving the emigrants with virtually nothing. Many of the Palatines died soon after arriving in America and only about half of those who set out from England, survived. From Virginia they traveled about 20 miles overland, until they reached the Plantation of Colonel Pollock, who was kind enough to provide them with boats to reach their destination across Albemarle Sound to the Neuse River. Each family was assigned three acres of land and the settlement was given the name of New Bern in honor of the Baron. The Palatines signed a contract with the Baron proclaiming the colonist owed him fidelity, obedience and respect, and in return the Baron would give them protection. He also agreed to give each family in the first year, a cow, two pigs and some utensils. In three years the Baron was to give each family, 300 acres of land if they paid the Baron a quit-rent of two pence per acre.
In 1738, Jacob Futch's mark and brand were described, recorded and granted. And also recorded August 20, 1746 in the sale of 100 acres by Jacob Futch and his wife Margaratha, of land bounded by the fork of Millbank, and the south side of the Trent River and the west side of the east fork of Millbrook for the sum of 400 pounds. Since Jacob said on his petition to own his own land that he had eight in his household, himself, his wife Margaratha. He may have had six children or perhaps five, and brother, Daniel. Daniel Futch appears in early records only once, when he signed the church petition with Jacob, it is thought that he could have been a brother of Jacob, and thought to be single and perhaps died young. Daniel never owned land or at least no such record can be found to show any ownership. On 2 Aug 1740 in New Bern, NC Jacob and Daniel, signed a petition in Craven Co, NC wherein they promised to build a house of worship or chapel on the south side of the Trent River for the use of "the High Germans and Church of England".
Margaratha was born about 1686 in Baden Baden (later Germany). She married Jacob Futch (Fuchs) about 1705 in Mindersdorf, Konstanz, Baden Baden (later Germany).
They had the following children:
Little is known of Jacob except that he was with the original names at Topsail, NC.
William is thought to be the son of Jacob because he was in the same Military Company with John Futch, also thought to be a brother.
William is listed on the roster of Topsail Military Company on November 12, 1747.
He is listed on the tax rolls of New Hanover Co, NC in 1763.
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Jacob Futch \ Fuchs[1, 2, 3] Male 1686 - Bef 1747 Birth 11 Dec 1686 Mindersdorf, Rheinpflaz, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  Gender Male Died Bef 1747 Rowan county, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  Notes
The first recorded person in America of this name, but a Joseph Futsch is found on Passenger and Immigration list of passengers landing about 1774 in Philadelphia.
Father Andreas Futch \ Fuchs \ Fox, b. Between 1649 and 1654, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location, d. Mother Magdalena Degen, b. Abt 1649, d. Married 13 Nov 1674 Germany Find all individuals with events at this location Family ID F2875 Group Sheet
Family Margaratha (__), b. Abt 1685, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location, d. Aft 1746, Craven county, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location Married 1705 Children > 1. Martin Futch, b. Between 1711 and 1715, Mindersdorf, Rheinpflaz, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location, d. 17 Mar 1767, Craven county, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location > 2. Onesimus Futch, b. Abt 1717, New Bern, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location, d. Abt 1782, Craven county, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 3. Jacob Futch, II, b. Abt 1723, New Bern, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location, d. Abt 1790 > 4. John Futch, I, b. Abt 1729, New Hanover county, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location, d. 22 Oct 1826, Bulloch county, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 5. William Futch, b. Abt 1730, New Bern, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location, d. Abt 1763 6. James Futch, b. Abt 1735, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location, d. 7. Daniel Futch, b. Abt 1740, Rowan county, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location, d. Family ID F2880 Group Sheet
Jacob Futch FUCHS Birth 11 Dec 1686 Mindersdorf, Germany  Sex Male Died Bef 1747 North Carolina  Person ID I112068 Lee Myers III family Last Modified 16 Nov 2003
Father Andreas FUCHS Mother Magdalena DEGEN, b. Abt 1649 Group Sheet F42614 Lee Myers III family
Family 1 Margaratha, b. Abt 1685, Germany Married 1705 Children > 1. Martin FUTCH > 2. Onesimus FUTCH, b. Abt 1717, New Bern, North Carolina 3. Jacob FUTCH, b. Abt 1723, New Bern, North Carolina > 4. John FUTCH, b. Abt 1729, New Hanover County, North Carolina 5. William FUTCH, b. Abt 1730, New Bern, North Carolina 6. James FUTCH 7. Daniel FUTCH Last Modified 11 Jan 2006 Group Sheet F41958 Lee Myers III family
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