I have Jacob Kernodle and Sarah Witt from Boone Co., IN. I have this tid bit on him: Jacob Kernodle was among the first to build a brick dwelling in the county on his farm, 1 1/4 miles east of Lebanon, built about the year 1846.Jacob Kernodle settled in Boone County, in 1836 and remained a citizen of the county and on the same farm until his death in 1865.His was the model farm of the county for many years, and until his death.Located on E mile east of the court house, and having ample room in both the house and the barn, where man and beast found good cheer in abundance.He always had plenty of company, especially when the courts were in session.His farm consisted of 300 acres of excelent land.Coming to the county at an early day when mechanical facilities were poor, he was forced to do all such work himself, or go a long way for it.The result was he became a miller, carpenter, wagonmaker, shoemaker and blacksmith.His great crop of apples and peaches must go to waste or be made into cider and brandy.He became a distiller, and his peach and apple brandy gained a wide celebrity.His large family of four sons and seven daughters were comfortably provided for as they married and all became respected citizens.Margaret married Capt. James Bragg, Sarah married Hon. Wm. B. Beach.
In 1845 there was a cornhusking at Uncle Jake Kernodle's farm.He had settled in Boone County, 1836.More is to be found in Dr. Fires book on Moravians in N. C. published in 1926 and in Albert Laurence Rohrers book on the Ozias family.