I've probably posted this general information before, but perhaps it is time to do so again.Please forgive me if you've heard it all before.
Jacob Humble of Montgomery County, NC, married Mary (possibly) Nettles.They had several childen.We know the names of the boys, at least we think we do, but unfortunately none of the girls.Jacob died in Montgomery County in 1797.Mary died in 1815, we think.
There has been much genealogical discussion of Jacob's origins.He has been said to be a child of Uriah and Charity Humble.I ran down one source of that story and found that it was speculative.I don't know if he was of that family, or not, but I doubt it.
My grandmother Humble, who was actually a Lamb married to Robert Adolphus Humble, tells a story.Grandmother Humble was not a yarn spinner in that she did not, to my knowledge, embellish.She said that our Humble family was from Germany.She said they left Germany to avoid religious persecution, or to go to a place where they could practice their religion as they saw fit.Did grandma make up this story?No, I'm sure she did not.She heard it from someone, likely from her father-in-law, Peter Adolphus Humble or his wife, Mary Jane Dixon.So, I think, she was repeating family history.
I tend to believe this story.I think the family was probably named Hummel or Hommel originally.In North Americat they likely found the name frequently rendered as the more anglican Humble and eventually adopted that rendition.
So, where did our probably German Jacob come from?I don't know.I'll bet the was born in America.Probably in Pennsylvania.But, that's just my bet.
Information about Jacob's and Mary's descendents is fairly extensive, for poor folks like us who moved every generation.You can look at my web site, http://www.bobnfumi.com/family.htmlhttp://www.bobnfumi.com/family.html for what information I have on them, and also for some interesting pictures.