Information for Jacob Longbrake

The surname LAMBRECHT was changed to LONGBRAKE ca. 1800

The 1820 census for Jefferson County, Virginia lists the following:

3m 10; 2m 10-16; 1m 26-46; 1f 10; 2f 10-16; 1f 26-45


The 1850 Census for the 28th District, Jefferson County, Virginia/West Virginia lists the following:

Jacob Lonbrake, age 68, MD
Barbara, age 68, PA
Joseph, age 26, VA (grandson & his family living with the grandparents)
Eliza, age 25, VA (grandaughter)
John, age 6, VA (grandson)
Newton, age 5, VA (grandson)
George, age 2, VA (grandson)


Jacob became a farmer, but spent a part of his time capturing runaway slaves and returning them to their masters (according to Historical Review of Logan County, Ohio 1903)

The 1880 census for Pleasant Township, Logan County, Ohio lists John age 75, parents father b: VA., and motherb: MD.


Another researcher sShows date of birth as April 1, 1781


Jacob was a farmer and Slave Catcher

Member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Shepherdstown, Virginia (Now W. Virginia) All children were born here.

Jacob and his family remained here even though is father Daniel and his family removed to Ohio.

Jacob and family are in the 1860 Washington Township, Logan County, Ohio US Census.

May 1861, Buried Logansville Cemetery, Pleasant Township, Logan County, Ohio


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