WILLIAM D. JACOBS, a prominent farmer of Island Creek township, was born in Brooke county, W. Va., March 7, 1845. He is a son of David Jacobs, whose father was Benjamin Jacobs, a native of Maryland, who moved to West Virginia in a very early day, and settled in Brooke county, where he remained until his death. David was born in Brooke county, December 27, 1818 and has been occupied as a farmer in that county all his life. About 1841 he was married to Margaret Nolan, who died in 1864. To them were born ten children, six of whom survive. By a subsequent marriage about 1866 to Victoria Jeffers, widow of John Jeffers, Mr. Jacobs had two children, one of whom is deceased. The second wife died March 1885. William D. Jacobs, son of the above by the first marriage, was reared in Brooke county, and there learned and followed for several years the trade of carpentry. In 1867 he removed to Jefferson county and first settled in Cross Creek township, where he lived several years, coming thence in 1885 to his present residence in Island Creek township. Mr. Jacobs was married April 30, 1882 to Ella, daughter of Monroe Hout, a resident of Jefferson county. To this union one child has been born, David L. Mrs. Jacobs is a member of the Methodist Episcopal church.
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