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JACOBS, Israel

1726–1796

Biography

JACOBS, Israel, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born near Perkiomen Creek, Providence Township, Montgomery County, Pa., June 9, 1726; attended the public schools; engaged in agricultural and mercantile pursuits; member of the colonial assembly 1770-1774; elected as a Pro-Administration candidate to the Second Congress (March 4, 1791-March 3, 1793); resumed agricultural pursuits; died in Providence Township about December 10, 1796; interment probably in graveyard of the Friends Meeting House.

View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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External Research Collections

Historical Society of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA
Papers: In Jacobs family papers, 1681-1838. ca. 500 items. Described in published guide.
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