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Jacob Garrigus

Male 1716 - 1798  (82 years)


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  • Name Jacob Garrigus 
    Born 1716  Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 12 May 1798  Morristown, Morris, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Morristown, Morris, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Some histories ascribe Jacob to serving as Assistant Secretary to Benjamin Franklin and George Ross (both signers of the Declaration of Independence) during the Pennsylvania Constitutional Convention of July, 1776 (immediately after the signing of the Declaration).

      This was, however, not this Jacob son of Mattheiu, who was living in New Jersey at the time. It is more likely that the Jacob who served on the Convention was the son of John Garrigues, who was this Jacob's brother. In other words, the Jacob who sat with Benjamin Franklin at the Convention was this Jacob's nephew.
    Person ID I25  Smith/Park
    Last Modified 24 Sep 2009 

    Father Matthieu Garrigues,   b. 1679, Languedoc, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Sep 1726, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 47 years) 
    Mother Susanne Rochet,   b. 1686, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Sep 1746, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years) 
    Married 28 May 1702  Hague, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F129  Group Sheet

    Family Sarah,   b. 1720, Rockaway, Morris, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jul 1777, Morristown, Morris, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years) 
    Married About 1740 
    Children 
     1. David Garrigus,   b. 18 Mar 1748, Rockaway, Morris, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 02 Oct 1815, Hamilton, Butler, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
    Last Modified 23 Sep 2009 
    Family ID F10  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1716 - Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 12 May 1798 - Morristown, Morris, New Jersey Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Morristown, Morris, New Jersey Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    Jacob Garrigus Death Record.
    Jacob Garrigus Death Record.
    This record indicates that Jacob Garrigues died at the age of 82 of "fever"
    Jacob Garrigus signature
    Jacob Garrigus signature
    from Rockaway Presbyterian Church original subscriber list (1758)
    Certification of Jacob Garrigues service
    Certification of Jacob Garrigues service
    This certificate, provided in 1958, shows details of Jacob's military service in the Revolutionary War.
    A Brief History of the Garrigus Family
    A Brief History of the Garrigus Family
    This 11-page summary provides brief and relevant details into five generations of the Garrigues/Garrigus family - Matthieu Garrigues, Jacob Garrigus, David Garrigus, Jacob Garrigus, and Jane Garrigus - with insight into earlier ancestors, the name "Garrigues", and interesting tidbits.

    I compiled this document from other known resources, primarily the works of Robert Garrigus, to be a brief history of the family with relevant details into my direct progenitors. Please inform me of updates or corrections.

    - Jared Smith

    Headstones
    Jacob and Sarah Garrigus commemorative headstone
    Jacob and Sarah Garrigus commemorative headstone
    1st Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Morristown, Morris County, NJ USA

    Inscription: Jacob
    Garrigus
    PVT
    Morris Co Mil
    Rev War
    1716
    1798
    Sarah
    Garrigus
    1720
    1777

    [Note: This stone is a VA commemorative erected on Sept 15, 2001]