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Jacob Strickland

Male Abt 1697 - 1790  (~ 93 years)


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  • Name Jacob Strickland 
    Born Abt 1697  Isle Of Wight County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Nov 1790  Nash County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Notes 
    • Of Nash, Chowan, Edgecombe and Halifax Counties, North Carolina.

      Edgecombe County Deed Book C, page 180:

      Jacob STRICKLIN of Edgecombe Co., "planter," to Benjamin BRASWELL of Edgecombe Co., "planter." Dated 17 Feb. 1764. 210 acres on the north bank of Town Creek adj. Moses BAKER. Wit: Simon BRASWELL, John STINSON, James BRASWELL.

      Edgecombe County Deed Book C, page 277:

      Earl GRANVILLE to Jacob STRICKLAND of Edgecombe Co., Dated 1 May 1762. 480 acres in a fork of Turkey Creek. Wit: Wm. Gibson, Jno. Linton.

      Edgecombe County Deed Book C, page 278:

      Earl GRANVILLE to Jacob STRICKLAND of Edgecombe Co. Dated 15 Oct. 1761. 530 acres adj. William STRICKLAND and Richard BAILEY on the south side of Tar River and Samuel CARTER and Thomas WOODARD on the north side of the river. Wit: Samuel SWANN, Jno. LINTON.

      Edgecombe County Deed Book D, page 134:

      William STRICKLAND of Edgecombe Co., to his brother, Jacob STRICKLAND. Dated 20 Feb. 1768. One acre of land on the north side of  Tar River...being the land had of Edward MOORE for leave to build a public grist mill; also, one-half interest in the mill. Witness: Edward MOORE, Solomon CARTER

      (The four deeds above are from STRICKLAND SCENE, Winter 1980, Vol. 1, No. 1, p8).

      Edgecombe County Deed Book D, page 171:

      Jacob STRICKLAND of Edgecombe Co., to Mark STRICKLAND. Dated 25 Nov. 1769; 280 acre plantation whereon said Mark then dwelled. Wit: Edward MOORE, Solomon POPE, John TAYLOR.

      Edgecombe County Deed Book D, page 17:

      Jacob STRICKLAND of Edgecombe Co., to Henry STRICKLAND. Dated 28 Nov. 1769; the 530 acre plantation wheron said Henry then dwelled, lying on both sides of Tar River...being a Granville grant to said Jacob STRICKLAND which was dated 15. Oct 1761. Wit: Edward MOORE, Haray STRICKLAND, John TAYLOR.

      (The two deeds above are from STRICKLAND SCENE, Spring 1980, Vol. 1, No. 2, p 27).

      There were also two deeds in the Edgecombe County Deed Book D, dated ca 1770, of William Strickland. Both deeds were for land that was adjacent to Jacob Strickland.  (Strickland Scene, Spring 1980, Vol 1, No 2, p 27).


           WILL: dated 18 day of August, 1788 and recorded May, 1790 Nash Co., NC.  In the Name of God Amen, I Jacob STRICKLAND of the county of Nash and State of North Carolina, being of perfect mind and memory blessed be God for it, do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following first I recommend my soul to the hands of God that gave it and my body I commit to be decently buried at the discretion of my Executor hereafter named and as for what estate I have it hath pleased God to bless me with I give as followeth:
           Item:   I give and bequeath to my sun Elisha STRICKLAND all my wearing cloes after my death.  I give also to his son Isak Strickland my negro boy called Quan? to him and his heirs for ever after my death.
           Item:   I give and bequeath sun Jacob STRICKLAND five shillings lawful money.  I give also to his son Jacob STRICKLAND a negro man called Robin to him and his heirs forever after my death.
           Item:   I give and bequeath to my sun Matthew STRICKLAND five shillings lawful money. I give to his daughter Mary STRICKLAND a negro girl named Patt her and her increase to her and her heirs for ever after my death.
           Item:   I give to sun MARKE Strickland five shillings I also give to his sun Ishmael STRICKLAND a negro man called Harry to him and his heirs forever after my death.
           Item:   I give and bequeath to my sun Hardy STRICKLAND the plantation and all my land containing 362 acres to him and his heirs forever after my death.
           Item:   I give and bequeath to my grand sun Theopolus STRICKLAND one negro man named Prince that he hath in possession now.
           Item:   I give and bequeath to my sun Henry STRICKLAND five shillings after my death and also give to his sun Carrolus STRICKLAND one negro boy called Pompe to him and his heirs forever after my death.
           Item:   I give and bequeath to my grand daughter Cresy HICKMAN one negro girl called Jude she and her increase to her and her heirs forever after my death.
           Item:   I give and bequeath to my grand daughter Sarah HICKMAN one feather bed and furniture after my death.
           Item:   I give and bequeath to my sun Solomon STRICKLAND and my daughter Creesy HICKMAN all the remainder part of my estate unmentioned in the above legacies to be equally divided between them as they can agree after my death.
           Item:   I hereby nominate and appoint my sun Marke STRICKLAND fully and soly my executors to my last will and testament in manner also my will is that if it should happen that I should die when there was a crop on the ground that Marke STRICKLAND should have full power to devide with Hardy STRICKLAND as my self agreeable to our bargain which is half of everything that is made on the land.  In witness whereof I do hereunto set my hand and assign this my last will and testament this 18 day of August, 1788.

      Signed, sealed, published, pronounced                               his

      by said Strickland to be his last                                Jacob  X  STRICKLAND (Seal) will and testament in presents of us                                   mark

      Edward X NICHOLSON
             his mark Christopher  X  TAYLOR
                       his mark William  X  Byrd (or Burden)
                his mark Nash County May Term 1790

      The within will was in open court duly proven in open court by the oath of Edward Nicholson and subscribing witness thereto and on motion ordered to be recorded.
                                                      Attest. Wm Hall, C.C

      And is registered in obedience to the above order.
                                                      Attest. Wm Hall, C.C.

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      Mariana Matkin wrote that "Of Jacob's children, Jacob Jr, Hardy, Solomon and Lucretia moved to Georgia. In the book, GONE TO GEORGIA, there is a many page run-down of the Strickland family. Solomon and brother Jacob, Jr. were both Revolutionary soldiers. The booklet THE STRICKLAND FAMILY OF GEORGIA GENEALOGY by Fitzhugh and Lee (1939) gives dates of births, deaths, marriages, etc."

      Said to have been first been married to a Miss Wilson.
    Person ID I1156  Strong Family Tree
    Last Modified 17 Aug 2014 

    Father Matthew Strickland, Jr.,   b. Between 1663 and 1674, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Oct 1730, Isle Of Wight County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 67 years) 
    Mother Anne Bracewell,   b. Between 1667 and 1680, Isle Of Wight County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Abt 1700  Isle Of Wight County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F807  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Lucretia Pitts,   b. Bef 1700,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married Abt 1720 
    • On 5/28/2000 Jane Strickland Shelton in GA < UGA1mom@aol.com > writes: As for the Jacob Sr. and Lucretia Pitts, I have not been able to find any document showing who his wife was.  That is the reason I was  asking if someone else had that information.  I continue to look and when I find the answer, if I do, I will certainly share.  I hope others will do the same!
    Children 
     1. Elisha Strickland,   b. Between 1723 and 1727,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Matthew Strickland,   b. Abt 1729,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Marke Strickland,   b. Abt 1731,   d. 1811  (Age ~ 80 years)
     4. Henry Strickland,   b. Abt 1733, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Mar 1796, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 63 years)
     5. Hardy Strickland,   b. Abt 1733,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Solomon Strickland,   b. Between 1735 and 1742, Nash County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1818, Madison County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 84 years)
     7. Lucretia Strickland,   b. Abt 1740,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. Jacob Strickland, II,   b. Between 1741 and 1744, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Apr 1804, Franklin County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 63 years)
    Last Modified 9 Dec 2006 
    Family ID F75  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt 1697 - Isle of Wight County, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Nov 1790 - Nash County, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S404] Strickland, Cicero Odell--Family Researcher, Ancestor Chart prepared Sept 1994, Shows DOD as May 1790 (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S191] Matkin, Marianne--Family Researcher (correspondence).