The Lives & Loves of the Mefford/Marshall Ancestors.:Information about Jacob Umstadt
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Jacob Umstadt (b. December 31, 1708, d. January 31, 1785)Jacob Umstadt (son of Johannes "John" Umstadt and Unknown Mary) was born December 31, 1708 in Perkiomen & Skippack Twp., Montgomery Co., PA, and died January 31, 1785 in Perkiomen & Skippack Twp., Montgomery Co., PA.He married Ann Adams on February 18, 1735/36 in Germantown, Philadelphia Co., PA, daughter of Richard Adams and Gertien Op Den Graeff.
Notes for Jacob Umstadt:
The census of Perkiomen Twp. of 1756 included Jacob Umstead possessing 100 acres, 50 of which were then cleared.
By deed of June 26, 1748 (Philadelphia Deed Book H-5, Page 212) cited in "Perkiomen Region XII" page 169, Jacob acquired from Edward Lane of Providence Twp. said County, 85 of a 335 acre tract, with the buildings, on the east side of Perkiomen Creek, said Jacob having bought the whole 335 acres by deed of March 1737, from the Trustees of the General Loan Offices.
Also by a Deed of Gift dated Dec. 1735, (Philadelphia Deed Book G-1, page 148), Jacob received from his father, John, a tract of over 300 acres "in consideration of the natural love and affection which he John, hath toward his son, Jacob, and for his better preferment in the world."
In the book "German Settlers of Pennsylvania" Jacob was listed as having a mill in Montgomery County.He was also listed in, "William Penn & Dutch Quakers migration to Pennsylvania,"
along with Anna Margaretha, Barbara, Eva, Hans Peter, & Johannes.
More About Jacob Umstadt:
Burial: Unknown, Lower Skippack Mennonite Cem., Creamery, Perkiomen Twp., PA.
More About Jacob Umstadt and Ann Adams:
Marriage: February 18, 1735/36, Germantown, Philadelphia Co., PA.
Children of Jacob Umstadt and Ann Adams are:
- Joel Umstead, d. date unknown.
- John Umstead, d. date unknown.
- Nicholas Umstead, b. Abt. 1740, d. date unknown.
- Richard Umstead, b. August 22, 1743, d. October 1816.
- +Jacob Adam Proven Umstead, b. 1748, Skippack, Perkiomen Twp., Phila. Co., PA, d. September 26, 1823, Perkiomen Twp., Phila. Co., PA.
- Hannah Umstead, b. 1752, Skippack, Montgomery Co., PA, d. date unknown.