My 4th grt-grandfather was Jacob Lash, Jr. b. 1752.If you are correct that he was born in New Jersey, then I and the DAR have incorrect information.All applicants, including me, have him born in Germany!!!!
Do you have any sources indicating his father arrived U.S. in 1740?I will need a lot of proof to change their records.
Jacob also was a soldier in the American Revolution, serving as a private from Washington Co., PA.
Could you send me info on Peter's participation in the war? I could not find him on the DAR's Members' Only Site, which doesn't mean anything, except no one join the DAR under his name.(A good project for you!)
This is how my DAR record reads:
Jacob Lash, Jr., b. 1752 GERMANY, d. 21 Sep 1836 at Belmont Co., OH. m. Elizabeth Yost Bef. 1776 at Washington Co., PA. Children: Johan Jacob 18 Mar 1776 m. Catherine Youst/Yost Johan Peter 25 Mar 1778 m. Catherine Casner Anna Barbara 1 Feb 1780 dy Johannes John 11 Oct 1781 dy Phillip 20 Sep 1783 m. 1st Elizabeth Lamb, 2nd Eliza Cramer,3rd Mary Daly/Daily Wilhem William 19 Oct 1785 m. Elizabeth Price Elizabeth ca. 1 Aug 1787 m. Robt. Bell, Jr. (My ancestors) Mary ca. 1790 m. Jonathon Wright Katherine/Kathleen 18 Jan 1791 m. Phineas Price Ann ca. 1792/1793 m. Phineas Marin Sarah 29 Jul 1795 m. Philip Maring Abraham 19 Feb 1798 m. Nancy A. Powell and Jane F. Smith
Dorothy Lathrop (mentioned by another poster on this forum) is also a member of DAR, but I don't have a copy of her application to know where she listed Jacob's birthplace. I will have to send for it. In her Lash booklet, she does mention "Jacob Lash, about 1740, when a young man of 17 years, left his home, 60 miles from Berlin, Germany, to seek his fortune in the New World. He was dissatisfied with his service in the German Army and left without telling his parents.He came on a sailing vessel to Philadelphia, then settled in New Jersey and married. His oldest son, Jacob II, was born in 1752."I must have missed this paragraph when filling out my form, so did everyone else!I was more concerned with the mistake she made with my Elizabeth (Betsy) Yost. She had her married to John Bell when it should have been Robert Bell, Jr.
Jacob and quite a few Lashes and Yosts are buried at the Farmington Cemetery in Belmont Co., OH.The cemetery is on the Internet.
Inscription on Jacob's gravestone is as follows:
"In Memory of Jacob Lash & His Wife Elizabeth Yost Jacob Born 1752 & Died 1836 Elizabeth Born 1752 & Died 1837 Both are buried on the west side of the farm located at the northwest corner of the junction of county roads #18 & #20. Jacob A Revolutionary War Patriot - State of Pennsylvania. Parents of Jacob, Peter, John, Barbara, Phillip, William, Elizabeth, Mary, Katherine, Ann, Sarah & Abraham."
Just when one thinks family history is complete, something else pops up!