NameJacob COUNTS
Birthabt 31 Aug 1789, Bourbon County, Kentucky451, p. 29.,2049, page number not known.
Death10 Dec 1872, Miami County, Ohio451, p. 29.,2049, page number not known. Age: 83
BurialRiverside Cemetery, Miami County, Ohio2049, page number not known.,2050
Birth13 Sep 1791, Bourbon County, Kentucky51
Death15 Mar 1857, Miami County, Ohio2050,451, p. 29. Age: 65
BurialRiverside Cemetery, Miami County, Ohio2050
FatherJeremiah FRAME (1752-1828)
MotherElizabeth MAGILL (1755-1843)
Marriage20 Oct 1815, Preble County, Ohio1717,51
Marriagebetween 1857 and 18602050,2074
Notes for Jacob COUNTS

Biographical Sketch (1875):2049, page number not known. "Jacob Counts was the son of Jacob Counts, Sr. and Rachael Counts, both of Germanic descent, and natives of Virginia. His parents emigrated to Bourbon County, Ky., at the close of the Revolutionary War. Here Jacob Counts, Jr., was born, August 31, 1789. His youth was passed upon the farm, and in his early manhood he was married, on October 20, 1815, to Miss Elizabeth Frame, a native of the same county, and born September 13, 1791. The young couple moved at once to Staunton Township, Miami County, Ohio, and located upon land bought of Hathaway, and situated about two and a half miles above Troy. Four children were born to the family, all sons: John D., born August 17, 1816; Silas M., born March 9, 1819; Jeremiah F., born December 19, 1821; and D. F. Counts, born May 8, 1825. The oldest and youngest are still living; the latter in Troy. Mr. Counts was a Whig, and as such was elected to the Legislature in 1842. He served as a Justice of the Peace for twenty-three years, and was again elected and declined to serve. He was an advocate of temperance, and by precept and example endeavored to retrain the inebriate and the moderate drinker from pursuing their downward course. Old friends, strangers, and relatives were welcome to the hospitalities of his home, and the years rolled by leaving him ever the same hale, happy farmer, the same tender-hearted, worth Christian. For forty years he was a devoted member of the Christian Church; first at Rocket Springs, finally at Troy, Ohio. Well qualified for its duties, he was long a Deacon in the church, and contributed freely in time and means to its maintenance. He lived to see eighty-three years; he was ill but three days, and then passed peacefully away, his life’s work ended, his duties done. He left behind him a devoted wife and loving children to mourn his departure and revere his memory. They buried him in Riverside Cemetery, and erected over the spot a plain and durable monument; and so another of the old and better class of honor pioneers had passed away."

Biographical Sketch of Parents and Siblings:451, p. 29. "Counts, Jacob; Rev. Soldier from Md. 1816; buried Raper Ch. yd.; son Jacob from Ky 1816; m. Elizabeth Frame; issue—

Counts, Jacob Sr.; reinterred Riverside, Troy; d Sept. 28, 1820, age 82 yrs
Counts, Huldah, w. of Jacob Sr., d. Sept. 20, 1824 in 72nd yr,
Counts, Rachel, dau of J & H; d Oct. 3, 1824, age 32 yrs
Counts, Jacob Jr., d Dec 10, 1872, age 83-3-10
Counts, Elizabeth, w. of Jacob; d March 15, 1857, age 66-6-2"

1820 U.S. Census:2290
Miami County, Ohio (Newberry Township)
Head of Family •• Jacob Counts
Males under 10 •• 2
Males 26-45 •• 1 << Jacob, age 31
Females 26-45 •• 1 << Elizabeth, age 29
Persons engaged in agriculture •• 1
Household of Jacob Counts Sr. immediate adjacent.

Tombstone:2050 Riverside Cemetery, Miami County, Ohio.

Side One:
Jacob Counts, A Native of Bourbon Co KY, Died Dec. 10, 1872, Aged 83 yrs 3 mo 10 days
Elizabeth, Wife of Jacob Counts, A Native of Bourbon Co KY, Died Mar. 15, 1857, Aged 66 yrs 6 mo 2 days

Side Two:
Jacob Counts, Sen., Died Sept. 28, 1820 in the 82nd eyar of his age
Huldah, Wife of Jacob Counts Sen., Died Sept. 20, 1824 in the 73rd year of her age
Rachel, Daughter of J. & H. Counts, Sen., Died Oct. 3, 1824 in the 32nd year of her age

Side Three:
Silas M., son of Jacob and Elizabeth Counts, died Oct. 10, 1840, Aged 21 yrs 7 mo 1 day
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