Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History & Culture Enduring Connections: Exploring Delmarva's Black History

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Record #51 from Free Black Families of Colonial Delmarva (abstracted by Paul Heinegg)

State Delaware
County (Primary) Sussex
Other Counties
Family Name Jacobs
Family History Notes 1. Abel1 Jacobs, born say 1745, a "mulatto," was living in Indian River, Sussex County, Delaware, when he and his wife, Sarah, registered the 10 July 1769 birth of their son, Abraham, at St. George's Protestant Episcopal Church, Indian River [Wright, Vital Records of Kent and Sussex Counties, 98]. Abel was taxable in Indian River and Angola Hundred, Sussex County, from 1770 to 1777 [DSA, RG 2535, roll 1]. His children were i. Abraham, born 10 July 1769, baptized 20 August 1769, head of an Indian River, Sussex County household of 5 "other free" in 1800 [DE:437]. ii. Sarah, married Adonijah Harmon, "free Mulattoes," on 11 May 1795 in Sussex County, Delaware. iii. Abel2, married Nancy Morris, "free Mulattoes," on 18 April 1802 in Sussex County, Delaware [Records of the United Presbyterian Churches of Lewes, Indian River and Cool Spring, Delaware 1756-1855, 310, 318].
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