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Jacob B. "Jake" Souders
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Birth: Aug. 10, 1828
Washington County
Indiana, USA
Death: Aug. 17, 1895
Oak Hill
Crawford County
Missouri, USA

Died from heart failure while on his way from Oak Hill to his home on Brush Creek, April 11, 1895, he was 65 years old. He had lived on Brush Creek since 1839. Survived by his widow and 8 children.

History of the town of Oak Hill from "Cemetery Records of Crawford Co., Mo." 1998:

Oak Hill was a little town on Brush Creek. The post office was established in 1859. The small village began to grown in 1860. The first building was a mill erected by Miles Peace and Jacob Souders in 1862. A carding machine was connected with the mill and an engine was put in 1864. The first dwelling was a log house built by Clark J. Elliot. The first merchant was Green Richardson in 1863 who kept general merchandise in a small house. The town in 1888 consisted of two stores, one shoe shop, two blacksmith shops, two physcians, SW. Meinke and Dr. Smith. The post office was kept by L.D. Vieman.

From "Crawford County Missouri History": Jacob Souders was of Pennsylvania Dutch Stock, his ancestors having immigrated there from southern Germany (Palatinate) or Switzerland, in the early 1700's and settled in York or Lancaster Co. His oldest known ancestor was Jacob Sowder (1734?-1819) a native of Pennsylvania who was a soldier in the Revolutionary War. He served in the 4th Virginia Regiment of foot (Continental Line) in Gen. Scott's Brigade and was stationed at Valley Forge and White Plains, New York.
Jacob Souders was a person of devout christian principles and compassion. He once refused to prosecute a man who broke into his mill and stole flour, etc. He said if a man would do such a thing, he must of needed it badly to feed his wife and children. In 1862, he built the Oak Hill grist mill on land granted by President Pierce. The mill was powered by water and a wooden dam was built on Brush Creek to form a mill pond for this purpose. Among his other business interests were cording wool, a blacksmith shop, farming, and a sawmill. The wood used for making the pews in the local church was sawed on his sawmill and given by him.
People came from quite a distance to have their milling and cording done. Some came by ox cart and camped over-night. During the Civil War he was issued a permit by the District of Rolla Office of the Provost Marshal to carry arms for his own use and private protection. A privilege granted to some prominent citizens during this period."
 
 
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 Parents:
  Christian Souders (1808 - 1875)
  Rachel Tash Souders (1813 - 1877)
 
 Spouse:
  Ellender J Ridenhour Souders (1832 - 1907)
 
 Children:
  Sarah Louisa Souders Carr (1850 - 1877)*
  Rachel Ann Souders Simpson (1853 - 1911)*
  Samuel Joseph Souders (1858 - 1860)*
  Jacob Lincoln Souders (1862 - 1938)*
  Jacob L Souders (1862 - 1938)*
  Marriah Clarenda Souders Renick (1864 - 1936)*
  John Souders (1866 - 1938)*
  Charles Souders (1869 - 1905)*
  Isaac Walton Souders (1872 - 1935)*
 
 Siblings:
  Christian Souders (1820 - 1906)**
  Jacob B. Souders (1828 - 1895)
  Henry Souders (1832 - 1910)*
  Emily Jane Souders Tayloe (1834 - 1890)*
  Mary Polly Souders Adams (1837 - 1876)*
  Martha Ann Souders Murphy (1842 - 1920)*
  Nancy Ellen Souders Naugle (1844 - 1912)*
  Rachel Ann Souders Bullington (1846 - 1925)*
  Sarah Louise Souders Bullington (1847 - 1917)*
  Amanda Victoria Souders (1848 - 1855)*
  Isack Newton Souders (1853 - 1913)*
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Inscription:
" Husband of Ellen Souders"
 
Burial:
Oak Hill Cemetery
Oak Hill
Crawford County
Missouri, USA
 
Maintained by: Mary Collier
Originally Created by: Larry J (Lockhart) Mille...
Record added: Jan 20, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 46922785
Jacob B. Jake Souders
Added by: Carolyn Ellis
 
Jacob B. Jake Souders
Added by: Mary Collier
 
Jacob B. Jake Souders
Added by: Larry J (Lockhart) Miller
 
 
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- Dalene Worthington
 Added: Jan. 6, 2014
I am very proud of the character and Christian spirit that great uncle Jake shared with his Oak Hill community. Mary Jane Collier (Great great granddaughter of Capt. Henry Souders)
- Mary Collier
 Added: Feb. 29, 2012
"A Member of The Lockhart Family"
- Larry J (Lockhart) Miller
 Added: Jan. 20, 2010
 
 
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