17 May 2013

Jacob Sheets - FGS - War of 1812 Veteran

By Pamela Pattison Lash

Name:      Jacob Sheets
Birth:      c14 Dec 1781      Frederick Co, MD
Death:      12 Jun 1863      Williams Co, OH
Burial:            Louden Cem, Superior Twp, Williams Co, OH
Father:      Frederick Ludwig Sheets
Mother:      Barbara Brown (possibly)
Marriage:      9 Jun 1811      Columbiana Co, OH
Spouse:      Mary Magadelana Woolf
Birth:      1791      Louden Co, VA
Death:      28 Oct 1858      Williams Co, OH
Burial:            Louden Cem, Superior Twp, Williams Co, OH
Father:      Henry Woolf
Mother:      Juliann “Polly” Buzzard

1 M:      Frederick Sheets
Birth:      1812
Death:      23 Feb 1866      Williams Co, OH
Spouse:      Sarah Yeager
Marriage:      16 Mar 1837      Columbiana Co, OH
2 M:      Henry Sheets
Birth:      25 Nov 1814      Columbiana Co, OH
Death:      16 Mar 1888      Sand Lake, Kent Co, MI
Spouse:      Hannah Lewallen
Marriage:      14 Mar 1840      Columbiana Co, OH
3 M:      George Sheets
Birth:      5 Jun 1816
Death:      24 Oct 1834      Columbiana Co, OH
4 M:      Israel Sheets
Birth:      7 Jan 1820
Death:      1860-1864
Spouse:      Jane McAdams Early
Marriage:      30 May 1848      Columbiana Co, OH
5 M:      David Sheets
Birth:      20 Jul 1822      Columbiana Co, OH
Death:      1864
Spouse:      Maria Shisler
Marriage:      9 Nov 1848      Columbiana Co, OH
6 M:      Isaac N Sheets
Birth:      26 Oct 1825      Columbiana Co, OH
Death:      23 Oct 1898      Williams Co, OH
Spouse:      Eliza Kerr
Marriage:      7 Jul 1846      Columbiana Co, OH
7 M:      John C Sheets
Birth:      1835      Columbiana Co, OH
Death:      1861
Spouse:      Rebecca Snyder
8 F:      Maria Sheets
Spouse:      Charles Schultz
Marriage:      22 Mar 1845      Columbiana Co, OH

Notes for Jacob Sheets
Jacob Sheets came to Columbiana Co, OH c1807 with his parents and received part of Sec 18 from his father.  Jacob built a sawmill and planted the willow on the bank of the dam in Butler Twp. He sold the property to Robert Harris and removed to Williams Co, OH.1

Private, 2nd Ohio Militia in War of 1812; a private in Captain John Nichol’s Company, Columbiana Co, OH, 1st Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 4th Division of Ohio Militia1

Will Columbiana Co, OH, 7 November 181 - names children Jacob, John, Mary,Barbara, William, Christian, Abrahan, Margaret, and Samuel, and Frederick.
Frederick Sheets Will - located in Will Book 3, p289 for Columbiana Co, OH

In the name of God Amen, I Frederick Sheets of Unity Township, Columbiana
County and State of Ohio being weak in body of sound mind and memory think proper to make my last will and Testament in manner and form following, to wit,
First it is my will that all my Just Debts and funeral expenses be paid as soon as convenient after my decease - Item - I will and bequeath to my son Jacob the set of Smith tools which I have in possession - Item - It is my will that the remainder of my property be equally divided among all my children, to wit John Jacob Barbara William Christian Abraham Margaret Samuel & Frederick with this provision that whereas William left me previous to his becoming of a for the purpose of learning a trade, I desire that it be considered that he has received on that account one hundred Dollars of his share and as Jacob and John have made improvements on their part of my land which they occupy they are to receive or be allowed for the improvements previous exclusion of their shares, and it is my will that the said Jacob and John have each one hundred acres of land off the Quarter section of land which they respectively occupy, to betaken off that side of the Quarter that is best adapted to include the improvement as they are to have the improved part - and after allowing each of them for his improvement if it should appear on a valuation that the one hundred acres as above specifies except his share he is to pay to the others a sum which will reduce it to his equal share and should it fall short he is to receive from the balance of my estate a sum which will make it equal. It is further to be understood that Jacob & John have each of them received a horse worth fifty Dollars which is to be considered as so much of their share - And as Mary and Barbara have received household furniture to the values of thirty Dollars each that is to be considered as so much of their share - Lastly I do hereby appoint constitute and appoint my son Jacob Sheets and my friend Peter Eyster Esq my Executors to this my last will and testament hereby revoke and forever disannulling all former wills by me made and confirming this my last will and Testament. In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 14th November 1817.
Attest Horace Potter
Jacob Leibert Frederick Sheets (seal)
Christian Sheets H. Potter Clk

On Ohio Tax Lists for Butler Twp, Columbiana Co, OH 1820-1838

1820 Butler Twp, Columbiana Co, OH

1830 Butler Twp, Columbiana Co, OH

BLM records show Jacob Sheets of Williams Co, OH bought land at the Lima, OH Office on 20 Mar 1837 as T7N R3E w1/2 sw1/4 of Sec 7 at 64A and T7N R2E e1/2 se1/4 of Sec 12 at 80A

1840 Butler Twp, Columbiana Co, OH

1850 Butler, Columbiana, Ohio; Roll: M432_669; Page: 307A; Image: 616.
h/h 115/118 Sheets, Jacob 68 MD no occup
Mary 59 VA
John 15 OH farmer

Notes for Mary Magadelana Woolf
Mary Woolf came to Columbiana Co, OH with her father, Henry Woolf, and mother Polly, in 1804.1
9 children

1. History of Columbiana Co, OH, 1879, p97, 247-248.

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