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Jacob Gum (1739 - 1798)

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Jacob Gum
Born in Sussex County, Delawaremap
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Husband of — married in Virginiamap
Husband of — married in Green County,Kentuckymap
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Died in Green County, Kentuckymap
Profile last modified | Created 23 May 2015 | Last significant change: 6 Jun 2019
21:46: James Luper III edited the Biography for Jacob Gum (1739-1798). (Bio edit - ref added) [Thank James for this]
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Father: Gum, Jacob B. Mother: Claypool, Sarah

Spouse: Dever, Lydia Marriage: December 15 1764 Virginia Children: Mary Gum Ellender Gum ???? - 1800 Jehu Gum ???? - 1845 Sarah Gum Lydia Gum 0177 - 1858 Gum, Jacob 1764 - 1847 Charles Gum b.1777 Jesse Gum 1785 - 1863 Elijah Gum 1786 - 1861

Spouse: Margaret McComas Kennedy Marriage: March 30 1793 Green County, Kentucky Children: Nancy Gum 1794 - 1865 John Gum b.1797

Siblings Brother: Gum, Abraham J. b.1739 Self: Gum, Jacob 1739 - 1798 Sister: Gum, Comfort 1742 - 1828 Brother: Gum, Jehu 1744 - 1806 Brother: Gum, Claypool 1750 - 1779 Brother: Gum, Norton b.1751 Brother: Gum, Shepard 1761 - 1844 Brother: Gum, Jesse 1763 - 1825

>20th August, 1765.Petition for road from Adam Reader's Mines to Isaac Robertson's, from thence to Widow Wright's Mill; thence to Thomas Harrison's in the Great Road to the Court House, 2d January, 1761. Thomas Pickins, Isaac Robertson, James Wright, Tunes Van Pelt, John Chrisman, Lydia Wright, William Munsey, Robert Bellshe, Jacob Gum, Jacob Gum, Jr., John White, Leonard Herring, John Black, Thomas Harrison, William Dunlop, Robert Kearr,Alexander Painter, Jacob Miller, Scidmore Munsey, WilliamPickins, John Jackson, David Robertson, Henry Mase, James Thomas. Numerous certificates of hemp weighed. Commisison for privy examination Susanna Preston. Deed to Edward Hinds, August, 1765.He received land patents (grants) for 200 acres on Watkins Run in Jefferson County on December 26, 1782, and for 200 acres on December 27, 1782.At a County court held in Green County at the Courthouse in Greensburg the 20th day of November, 1798: this will and testament of Jacob Gum deceased was produced in court by the executors............Jacob Gum's will was written on October 9, 1798, and was probated November 20, 1798. the will was recorded on page 1 of the Green County, Will book. The pages became brittle and the edges of the pages are broken and gone. However, just recently, the original will was found in a drawer at the Court House in Greensburg, Ky. The following copy was made fro a copy made many years ago when the book was in better condition than it is now,177 years later.In the name of God, Amen: 1, Jacob Gum, being inmy perfect senses and sound in memory do first give and bequeath my body to the grave and my soul to God who gave it. and next I give and bequeath unto my eldest son Jacob Gum 6 shillings, and unto my daughter Sarah Montgomery I give and bequeath the sum of six shillings, and unto my daughter, Lydia Skaggs, I give andbequeath the sum of six shillings to be paid out of the personal estate after my decease, if so be that a certain suit now in law between me, Jacob Gum and William Barnet respecting bond for one thousand acres of land signed over from Philip Phillips is recovered in my favour, I then give and bequeath my son Charles Gum one hundrec acres of said land or the value thereof, and unto my son Jehu Gum, I give and bequeath one hundred acres of said land or the value thereof, and unto my son Jesse Gum I give and bequeath one hundred acres of said land or the value thereof, and unto Henry Bell I give and bequeath one hundred acres of said land or the value thereof, and unto my wife Margaret Gum I give and bequeath alland every of my moveable property and estate. also the land she now lives upon until my son Elijah Gum is come of the age of twenty-one years, and then the land shall be equally divided into two parts, and the part upon which the new building stands shall remain the widows, until my son John shall come to the age of twenty-one and then said half shall his, and my son Elijah Gum shall have possession of other part at his arrival to twenty-one years, and then Elijah have possession of said land he shall pay unto his sister, Mary Gum the sum of ten pounds and unto his sister Nancy gum, the sum of ten pounds and while my son John Gum shall have in possession of his part of the land he shall pay until his sister Mary Gum the sum of ten pounds and unto his sister Nancy Gum, the sum of ten pounds and if Margaret Gum shall continue as widow after John Gums having possession of the said land she shall have a sufficient support derived from both parts of the land so long as she continues a widow. and when my daughters Marry Gum and Nancy Gum shall come to the age of eighteen years they shall then each of themreceive the fifth part of the moveable estate less or more. It is also my will that the executors shall have authoritifve power respecting the redressing the grievance of the small children should they be aggrieved after my decease and respecting the land now in law the costs that shall be willed, equally in proportion and I approve of and appoint James Slaldes and Samuel Watt, my executors and as witness of this being my last will and testament I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 9th day of Oct. 1798 Jacob Gum (Seal) Zephaniah (X) Bell his mark >Rhoda (X) Gum her mark At a County Court held for Green county atthe Courthouse in Greensburg the 20th day of November 1798. this last will and testament of Jacob Gum deceased was produced in court by the executors therein named and proven by oath of the subscribing witnesses to be the act and deed of the said Jacob Gum and that he was at the time of executing the same in his perfect mind and memory which is ordered to be recorded. On the back: Gum's Will Recorded and executed page 1st Vol 1st Signed James Allen. The above John is probably the son of Jacob and Margaret, the youngest son.tynan5added this on 14 Aug 2009 Jacob Gum, Jr. was born about 1740 in Sussex County, Delaware. He is the father of Jesse Gum of Menard County, Illinois. He was an American Revolutionary War Veteran - a private in the Virginia Militia (#218036; SAR Ancestor 11768) serving with Capt. Mikel Humble's Company on the'Kaintuck' frontier - Kentucky was then part of Virginia. In December of 1782 Jacob received a land grant for about 400 acres (probably as a result of his military service) on Nolin's Creek, a tributary of the Green River in Kentucky. His son, Jesse Gum was born there in 1783. Neighbors along Nolin's Creek includedAbraham Lincoln, grandfather of the president. Jacob Gum and Owen Diver (JacobGum's first wife was Lydia Dever) helped clear land for Abraham Lincoln (sic) - the grandfather. The oldest son of this Abraham, Mordecai Lincoln, inherited most of his father's land. The youngest son, Thomas Lincoln, wed Nancy Hanks in 1806, and they moved to Nolin's Creek, where the future president was born in1809. At this same time, the son of Jacob Gum and Lydia Dever Gum, Jesse, was 26 - and still living at Nolin's Creek. Jesse and his first wife, Mary Polly Dills, were in Sangamon County, Illinois (later Menard County) by 1822 where Jessebegan accumulating land. By 1834, the Thomas Lincoln Family (including the future president) had made their way to settlements in Indiana, Macon County, Illinois, Coles County, Illinois and, in Abe's case, to New Salem - just about 3 miles from the land of Jesse Gum. In February of 1834, Jesse hired the young surveyor, Abe Lincoln, to prepare a report of his (Jesse's) holdings. Jesse owned about 800 acres in 4 tracts. Holding the chains for Abe, while he did his measuring, were Jesse's son, Thomas Dills Gum and Jeremiah Davis, future husband of Jesse's daughter, Elizabeth Gum. An account of the Gum Survey of 3 March 1834 appears in the Abraham Lincoln Quarterly, 'Jesse Gum Servey' by Fern Nance Pond, June, 1950. (Karen Gray says she grew up about 45 miles from Tallula (nearest town to Jesse's farm) and New Salem. Her grandparents took her to visit the re-created settlement at New Salem when she was a child in the 1950s but she does not believe she knew of Jesse's connection to Abraham Lincoln at that time. In the fall of 2002 she took a research trip east - including a visit to Nolin's Creek onher way back to Illinois. There is a representation of the Lincoln cabin thereand one can walk back along the creek to where the Gum land was located.)


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Ancestor #: A048341
Service: Virginia
Death: (ANTE) 11-20-1798 GREEN CO KENTUCKY
Service Description: 1) CAPT LOGAN, 1779; CAPT HUMBLE IN 1780


Leaves From the Gum Tree; pages 48-61, 171Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia by Lyman Chalkley, p. 429 COUNTY COURT JUDGMENTS. VARIOUS OLD PAPERS--1760--1770.

  1. Find A Grave, database and images (Find A Grave: Memorial #18488801 ), memorial page for Lydia Gum Jones (1777–20 Jun 1858), , citing Old Concord Cemetery, Petersburg, Menard County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Debra (contributor 47324320).
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