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Samuel Jobes
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Birth: 1760
Burlington County
New Jersey, USA
Death: Apr. 27, 1813
Ontario, Canada

At the age of 16, Samuel Jobes enlisted in the Militia of New Jersey to fight the English in the American Revolution. He served during the entire war. Sometime between 1790 and 1800, he and his young faimiy migrated to Fayette County, PA. They settled on land and in a log cabin owned by Col. Issac Meason. They farmed the land.

Samuel Jobes was about 52 years old when the War of 1812 began. According to the family tradition, "he decided to again take up arms against Great Britain. Unhitching his team, he led one horse to the barn and without making his intentions known to his family, mounted the other, waved his hand to the family and rode away never to return."

Samuel enlisted in the Army on May 12, 1812 for a period of 5 years. As a private, he was assigned to Capt. Joseph Wadsworth's Company, 2nd Regiment, 6th Infantry of the Penna. Militia, Commanded by Roberts Patterson. This unit fought in the North Western Army campaign along with the 15th, 16th Infantry Regiments and detachments of the 14th & 21st Infantry, New York and Baltimore Volunteer: Forsyth's Riflemen and 2nd Artillery. Samuel Jobes died at the battle of Little York on April 27, 1813. York was the name Upper Canada gave to its capital, the place the Indians called Toronto, which means "standing on the water." Commonly it was called Muddy York or Little York.

The Americans did such a poor job of burying the dead that Rev. Strachan, the Anglican clergyman and spokesman for the townspeople ordered them reburied and gave them a Christian burial. They all lie together, American and British, in the old town burying ground, Victoria Memorial Park, Toronto, Canada, in unmarked graves.

The family received a Bounty Land grant of 160 acres for Samuel's service to his country in the war of 1812. 
Family links: 
  Eleanor Lowe Jobes (1780 - 1825)
  Daniel B. Jobes (1801 - 1889)*
*Calculated relationship
Victoria Memorial Park
Toronto Municipality
Ontario, Canada
Created by: dscott
Record added: Mar 11, 2010
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