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Jacob Secrest/Sechrest
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Birth: Sep. 19, 1822
Adams County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Aug. 1, 1893
Fayette County
Pennsylvania, USA

Jacob was born in Franklin Township of Adams County, Pennsylvania.

He married Lavina Buttermore daughter of Peter Buttermore and Hannah McCormick of Connellsville, Fayette Co. PA.
They had eleven children according to obit. I have a list of ten names thru my Family and Genealogy documentation of the Family. My line is Alice "Allie" M. Secrest Whetsel line daughter of Jacob and Lavina and wife to Daniel E. Whetsel. Both Alice and Daniel have Rev. Patriots in there direct lines. Alice during the Civil War registered the family name as Secrest.

Name is stated Sechrest in his Obituary 8-10-1893 in Brownsville Newspaper

Jacob Sechrest, one of the oldest and most respected citizens of this place, died at his home near the A. M. E. Church on Tuesday a week, Mr. Sechrest had passed the allotted time of man, and his seventy four years represented a span of active, useful and blameless life, and his demise has brought sadness to the hearts of many of our people. In his younger days he was a spinlier by trade, and went from here to Ohio, where he stayed for sometime, having found employment in a woolen factory. From there he went to Dunbar; remaining at that place a short time, when he returned to Bridgeport, and spent the greater portion of his life as an engineer. He ran the engine at what was the Pringle's boat yard for many years; then he went to Cox's saw mill and from there to S. A. Wood's sawmill, acting as engineer and that was the last place he worked, for when he quit, the saw mill he was over 60 years of age. Since that time he has been at the store of Geo. L. Moore, performing his duties faithfully until his death. He remained at the store of Mr. Moore for about 8 years. Mr. Sechrest has lived here for 42 years, and has made his abode in the same house for 39 years. He had been married abut fifty years, and eleven children were born to them, out of which his wife and six children survive, all of whom attended the funeral, besides a large number of grandchildren, they having about fifty. The remains were interred Thursday in the Bridgeport Cem. at 10 am.

Jacob Secrest/Sechrest is published in a book of Bridgeport Cemetery by Mechling
Purchased: Lot 143, Size 15', Date 01-15-1864 his name is written as Secrist.

In both Jacob's and daughter Adda Secrest Cannon Obit's it say's they were buried in Bridgeport.
Adda died at age 28 in December 1893. Her Husband James died in May of 1880 after a Fall at a Grist Mill that resulted in a Coma. He was a Grocer. Jacob petitioned the Uniontown Orphan Court on behalf of the minor children for George L. Moore the store keeper to have guardianship over the mid December 1890 the guardianship was granted. Adda must of been sick and Jacob wanted to make sure in his and Lavina's late years the children would be cared for locally. Adda died around 12-28-1893 according to the obit. which was rather short and lacked family members.

Ada Secrest Cannon
Brownsville Newspaper

Mrs. Ada Cannon died Wednesday at her home at Smock Station, aged 42.
The remains were interred Friday in Bridgeport Cemetery. She was a sister of Mrs. Robert Mason,
of Bridgeport.

The Obits of Jacob and Adda were found on microfilm at the Brownsville,PA Library on Oct 29 2011 by J.David Quinn,his sister Janet Moskitis' and his daughters Jenny Green and Carolyn Briggs. I am so greatful to them for passing them along! It very much helped me put together the rest of the information.

Family links: 
  Harriett A Secrest/Sechrest Ballard (1844 - 1914)*
  Adda Maggy Secrest Cannon (1852 - 1893)*
*Calculated relationship
Bridgeport Cemetery
Fayette County
Pennsylvania, USA
Created by: RaeWetsaw
Record added: Nov 15, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 80496600
Jacob Secrest/Sechrest
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