Jacob was the seventh child of Nicholas and Mary Gibbs, born 1776 in NC. He came to Tennessee with his parents, where he spent the rest of his life in what is know as Gibbs Community.
Abt 1800, he married Huldah Bullard Reed, widow of Watson Reed, and mother of two daughters, Hete N and Elizabeth. Huldah and Jacob had eight children: Martha "Patsy", Nicholas, Mary, Joseph, Sarah, Pacify Tinsey, Rebecca, and John
During the war of 1812, he was a Pivate in the Tennessee Volunteer Mounted Gunmen in 1813, from Sep 23 to Dec 22, comanded by John Bayless
Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 26 April 2019), memorial page for Jacob Gibbs (1776–1852), Find A Grave: Memorial #75229850, citing Gibbs Family Cemetery, Corryton, Knox County, Tennessee, USA ; Maintained by sherrien59 (contributor 47559568) .
"United States Census, 1830," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VJ1N-WKN : accessed 7 January 2016), Jacob Gibbs, Knox, Tennessee, United States; citing 372, NARA microfilm publication M19, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 178; FHL microfilm 24,536.
From Heriage Quest (image avail) 1830; Census Place: Knox, Tennessee; Series: M19; Roll: 178; Page: 372; Family History Library Film: 0024536 -Source Information - Original data: Fifth Census of the United, 1830. (NARA microfilm publication M19, 201 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C.
"United States Census, 1840," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XHYG-S9F : accessed 7 January 2016), Jacob Gibbs, Knox, Tennessee, United States; citing p. 55, NARA microfilm publication M704, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 527; FHL microfilm 24,547.
"United States Census, 1850," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MCD2-B5Z : accessed 4 February 2016), Huldah Gibbs in household of Jacob Gibbs, Knox county, part of, Knox, Tennessee, United States; citing family 1171, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
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It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Jacob by comparing test results with other carriers of his Y-chromosome or his mother's mitochondrial DNA.
However, there are no known yDNA or mtDNA test-takers in his direct paternal or maternal line.
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with Jacob: