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Oct. 28, 1796 York County Pennsylvania, USA
Sep. 26, 1874 Ontario County New York, USA
Jacob moved from Pennsylvania to New York as a child with his father and the rest of the family. He ultimately married, bought land, and settled in the Town of Hopewell, Ontario County, NY.
Jacob married Mary Newman, a daughter of Elisha Newman, on March 2, 1826. They had three sons and three daughters: Mary Ann b. 1827, Elizabeth b. 1828, Susan b. 1830, Leonard b. 1833, Newman b. 1841, and Abraham b. 1843. They also had an adopted daughter, Mary Jane b. 1851.
Jacob's life is the subject of a history book: "It Happened at Hopewell: Jacob Isenhour's Cobblestone Legacy," by Leigh Jones and Stephen Agard, available at The Ontario County Historical Society Museum, 55 North Main Street, Canandaigua, New York 14424.
Inscription: JACOB ISENHOUR BORN Oct. 28, 1796 DIED Sept. 26, 1874
Note: West side of monument severely weathered, top half west side unreadable. Monument includes wife, Mary Newman, and Robert R. Russell. Seperate stone on plot for grandchild, George R. Russell, born to Robert R. and Mary A. Russell.
Burial: Sand Hill Cemetery Seneca Ontario County New York, USA Plot: Section A (Old Section (West End)); Jacob Isenhour Plot