Milburn Jacobs, a farmer of Nineveh Township, was born January 5, 1822, son of James and Mary (Watts) Jacobs, both natives of Kentucky, of German descent. Our subject came with his parents to Johnson County when a small boy. He received a very limited education in the old pioneer log schoolhouse, and served an apprenticeship at the shoemaker’s trade. At the age of twenty-one years he began the battle of life for himself as a farm hand at $10 per month. March 19, 1846, he was united in marriage with Martha Utterback, a daughter of William and Mary (Parker) Utterback, both natives of Kentucky. To this marriage the following children were born: Mary E., January 24, 1847; Levina J., November 17, 1848; Jackson, October 27, 1850; James, May 18, 1852, and Iverson, May 19, 1860. The mother of these children was born January 18, 1825, and departed this life in March, 1866. In 1868, he was united in a second marriage with Catharine Marimon. To this union one child was born, Isaac, June 9, 1869. The mother of this boy died June 16, 1869. She was a member of the old-school Baptist Church. He was married November 4, 1870, to Mrs. Susannah Rush, a daughter of William L. and Catharine (Kegley) Woolford, both natives of Virginia, of German descent. This union was blessed with the following children: Milburn A., born August 11, 1872; Harriet F., November 12, 1875. The mother of these children was born September 23, 1831. He and wife are members of the Regular Baptist Church. In politics, he was always been a democrat, casting his first presidential vote for Tyler. He now owns fifty acres of land in Nineveh Township.

Transcribed by Cheryl Zufall Parker

Banta, D. D. History of Johnson County, Indiana. Chicago, IL: Brant & Fuller, 1888, page 753.