About 1783, he married Mary and from 1797 to 1808 seven of his nine children were born in Glanford Twp. 
On March 23, 1811, he made a land petition as a yeoman of Glanford Twp. He was in possession of Lot 1, Con. 4, of that township but his name had been entered on the plan as only “Smoke.” He had appointed John Smith of Barton Twp. as his attorney to ensure his rights to the land. Richard Beasley and Samuel Hatt certified that Jacob had resided on the land since 1795. 
During the War of 1812, Jacob Smoke/Smoak served as a private in the 5th Lincoln and 2nd York Militias. These two regiments were often stationed together and men were transferred back and forth as needed. John, Peter, and William Smoke also served in the 5th Lincoln Militia. Peter and William were probably Jacob’s sons. Who was John Smoke?
Jacob Smoak/Smoke served in the 5th Lincoln from November 21 to 24, 1812 in Captain Daniel Young’s Company but deserted from November 25 to December 16, 1812. 
Desertion was common during the winter of 1812. A number of men lacked winter clothing and boots and illness was common. Deserters could be fined if they were prosecuted.
Jacob Smoke/Smoak served from September 22 to 24, 1813 in Captain Peter Bowman’s Company. 
Jacob Smoke served in the 2nd York from December 7 to 13, 1813 in Ensign Henry Beasley’s Detachment. 
On October 6, 1815, Jacob Smoke of Barton Twp. made a war loss claim. In June and July, 1813, he lost ten hogs which were stolen by the 49th Regiment and a saddle and bridle impressed by navy officers under Col. Barley. In September, 1814, he had seven hogs stolen by Indians attached to the army. In November, 1814, he had two calves stolen by the Indians. David Smoke certified the claim. On September 20, 1823, he resubmitted the claim. On January 15, 1824, Peter Smoke of Barton Twp. certified the claim. Peter reported that David Smoke, his late father, and Jacob Smoke, his brother, had considerable losses. Jacob Smoke was a farmer of Barton Twp. 
The 1816 Glanford Twp. Assessment recorded a Jacob Smoak.
The 1816 Barton Twp. Assessment recorded a Jacob Smoak in a family of six people.
The 1818 Glanford Twp. Assessment recorded a Jacob Smuck.
The 1825 Glanford Twp. Assessment recorded a Jacob Smoke.
On February 18, 1835, a Jacob Smoke witnessed the marriage of James Smoke and Lucinda Shaw in Ancaster. 
On September 18, 1836, Jacob Smuck died and was buried in Salem (Smuck) Cemetery, Ancaster Twp. 
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On 13 Jan 2017 at 19:11 GMT Fred Blair wrote:
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