|Birth: ||Apr. 4, 1782|
New Jersey, USA
|Death: ||Jan. 25, 1849|
Abstracted from the 1876 History of Sangamon County, IL
ROLL, JACOB C., was born April 4, 1782, at Springfield, Essex county, N. J. Sarah Pierson was born July 23, 1786, in the same town. They were there married, Oct. 9, 1810. One child was born in New Jersey, and the family moved, in 1813 to Cincinnati, Ohio, where they had one living child. In the summer of 1825, Mr. Roll loaded a keel boat at Cincinnati with family stores and merchandise. He went down the Ohio to its mouth, and when he had ascended the Mississippi river about thirty miles, his boat sunk. By that accident he lost the principal part of his goods. Securing what he could from the wreck, he continued to ascend the rivers, and reached Sangamo, in Sangamon county, Oct. 10, 1825. There, in connection with Ebenezer Brigham, he commenced merchandising, and at the same time began to improve some land. One eighty acre lot that he broke and fenced, foiled some other man, who was evil disposed, and his fences were destroyed, hay burned and other depredations committed, but the parties who did it all passed away, and he enjoyed the land peaceably for many years after. Of the two children brought to Sangamon county--
PIERSON, born July 31, 1811, in Springfield, N. J., married in Sangamon county, Oct. 12, 1837, to Rachel Carman, who was born Feb. 19, 1814, in New York or Pennsylvania. They had two living children--AMELIA H., born in Sangamon county, March 29, 1838, married, June 7, 1855, to Henry Shoemaker. They had seven children, CHARLES P., SARAH, CHRISTOPHER, MARY, CATHARINE, JACOB and MARGARET A., and reside in Gardner township, six miles northwest of Springfield, Illinois. MARY M., born Nov. 10, 1839, in Sangamon county, married, March 3, 1859, to James Moyer, who was born Sept. 19, 1838, in Lancaster county, Penn. They have four children, SARAH E., CATHARINE, MARY and DRUZILLA, and reside in Gardner township, north of the river. Mrs. Rachel Roll died Oct. 19, 1841, and Pierson Roll was married, May 8, 1845, to Catharine Spencer. They had thirteen children, four of whom died young. Of the other nine--MARGARET A., born Aug. 17, 1846, married, April 29, 1863, to Joshua Jones, who was born Dec. 20, 1840, in Franklin county, Ohio. They had four children, WILLIAM P., JAMES B., WILLARD M. and PERCY MELVILLE; the latter died, aged two years. Mr. and Mrs. Jones live east of the river, in Salisbury township, Sangamon county, Ill. SARAH P., born Sept. 19, 1848, married, May 24, 1866, to William J. Schroyer, who was born Jan. 7, 1836, in Fayette county, Penn. Mr. and Mrs. Schroyer live with her parents. JACOB C. and JAMES B. live with their parents. PHOEBE D. married, Jan. 18, 1876, to John E. Roll, son of Alpheus Roll. See his name. ROMOLD, JUDY, WILLIAM N. and JOHN S.; the four latter live with their parents. Pierson Roll and family reside north of the Sangamon river, six miles northwest of Springfield, Illinois.
CHARLES D., born Aug. 28, 1818, in Cincinnati, died in Sangamon county, June 21, 1839.
abstracted from the 1876 History of Sangamon County, IL
Jacob C. Roll died Jan. 25, 1849, and his widow died Jan. 28, 1861, both in Gardner township, Sangamon county, Illinois.
Sarah D. Pierson (1786 - 1861)*
Created by: Karen Phillips
Record added: Sep 06, 2010
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