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Jacob Stilley
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Birth: Sep. 3, 1739
New Castle County
Delaware, USA
Death: Mar. 17, 1777
Beaver County
Pennsylvania, USA

The records at Holy Trinity (Old Swedes) church in Wilmington, Delaware, show that on 5 February 1760 Pastor Eric Unander united in marriage Jacob Stilley Junr. and Anne French (p.873). He was called Jacob Stilley Junior not because he was the son of Jacob Stilley Senior but rather because his grandfather by the same name was still alive and active in the church.

In later records, his wife is called "Nancy" so either the marriage record is in error or else that was her accepted nickname. Their first child, Rachel, was born 29 October 1760 and baptized 15 December 1760 at Old Trinity in the presence of Jonathan Stilley (his father) and Mary Stilley (probably Jacob's sister). Her baptism is the third entry on page 835 of the Holy Trinity (Old Swedes) Church book.
Two pages later, on page 837, is recorded the baptism of their second child, Uriel, who was baptized on the same day as Jacob's youngest brother, Ephron:
"Ephron, born 14 November 1761, baptized 2 February; the parents, Jonathan and Magdalena Stilley.
"Uriel, born 25 December 1761, baptized 2 February; the parents, Jacob and Nancy Stilley.

"The Allegheny Co., Penna., Archives Volume 1 by Mc Farland - Toledo Public Library qR929.3748 -

P.28 - "P63 #268 STILLEY, Jacob, deceased. - Sept. 1801 On petition of Tobias, eldest son of Jacob Stilley, decd., who died possessed of a tract of 292 acres, and leaving a widow, Ann Stilley, and seven children, to wit: John Stilley; Peter Stilley; Rachel, wife of Robert Kennedy; Hannah (decd.) widow of John Percival, who left three children; Elizabeth, wife of William Powell; Rebecca, wife of Christopher McGill; and the petitioner."

P.29 - "P64 #275 STILLEY, Jacob, decd. - March 23, 1801 Settlement of the partition of the property. It was ruled that the partition would ruin the whole. Tobias, the eldest son, agreed to accept the whole at valuation, and (along with Nathaniel Kirkendall) to pay appropriate shares to the other heirs, to wit: the widow Ann Stilley; John Stilley; Peter Stilley; Robert Kennedy & wife Rachel (late Rachel Stilley); Hannah Purcell (late Rachel Stilley), widow of John Purcell (decd.); William Powell & wife Elizabeth (late Elizabeth Stilley); Christopher McGill & wife Rebecca (late Rebecca Stilley). June 10, 1815 Receipts from John Piersol (sic), William Powell, and Robert Kennedy & wife."

From Joy Stilley Marquia - From Noah Thompson's book, "Early History of the Peters Creek Valley and Early Settlers", 1973: The Jacob Stilley Family - Jacob Stilley emigrated from eastern to western Pennsylvania with his family about the year 1775 and settled on a tract of land adjoining the present Jefferson Methodist Church and cemetery located in Jefferson Township, Allegheny County...

Jacob Stilley was killed at Fort MacIntosh near Beaver, Pa., by the accidental discharge of a gun in the hands of a comrade while in camp defending the frontier settlements from the attacks of Indians, leaving behind him his wife, whose maiden name was French, and seven children chiefly in childhood.

"Allegheny county Courthouse, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania P.146
JACOB STILLEY PARTITION #296 dated March 1802
Inquest for the partition or valuation of a tract of land belonging to the estate of Jacob Stilley late of Allegheny deceased. Return that the same consent be granted or divided amongst the widow and representatives of intestate without prejudice to or spoiling the whole, but that they have valued 292 acres of land at five dollars the acres. Whereupon Tobias Stilley eldest son and heirs at law of the interstate accepts the same at the valuation. And the said Tobias Stilley with Nathaniel Kirkendall acknowledge themselves jointly and severally bound in $1,460.00.

Conditions for the payment to the heirs and representatives of the interstate their equal and proportionable parts agreeably to the appraisement aforesaid to wit, to the widow Ann Stilley during her natural life the sum of $29,20 lawful money annually being the interest of one third part of the appraisement aforesaid and to each of the heirs and representatives, to wit, to John Stilley, to Peter Stilley to Robert Kennedy and Rachael, his wife, late Rachael Stilley, to Hanna Purcell late Hannah Stilley wife of John Purcell deceased, to William Powell and Elizabeth his wife late Elizabeth Stilley and to Christopher McGill and Rebecca his wife late Rebecca Stilley the sum of $121.66 2/3 cents like money with lawful interest within twelve months from the date hereof, and at the decease of said widow to each of the deceased heirs and representatives aforesaid, their Exrs, adms, or assigns the sum of $69.52 1/2 of like money. The said Tobias being entitled as eldest son to his third. Then this recognizance to be void otherwise to be and remain in full force and virtue. Taken and acknowledged in open court the 23 of March 1802."

Revolutionary War Veterans
from the West Jefferson Hills Area
This list of Revolutionary War Soldiers from the West Jefferson Hills Area represents the work of the Genealogy Committee of the West Jefferson Hills Historical Society and remains a work in progress. it is by no means complete, and information will be added and corrections made as further research is done. Email one of these members: Beverly Borneman, Deborah Morinello, Jeanne Will.
STILLEY (STILLY), JACOB: Stilley is listed under "Men Who Served in the American revolution from this Area." In about the year 1775, Stilley settled on a tract of land adjoining the present Jefferson Methodist Church on Gill Hall Road. Jacob Stilley was killed at Fort MacIntosh near Beaver, PA by the accidental discharge of a gun in the hands of a comrade while in camp defending the frontier settlements from the attacks of Indians. He is buried in the Jefferson Methodist Episcopal Cemetery, Gill Hall road, Jefferson Township, Allegheny County, PA.

NOTE: All the data I can find shows his death as March 17, 1777 at Fort McIntosh, however apparently Fort McIntosh was not built until 1778. Does this mean he helped build the fort in 1777 and it was not ready for occupancy until 1778?

Fort McIntosh was an early American log frontier fort situated near the confluence of the Ohio River and the Beaver River in what is now Beaver, Pennsylvania.
The fortress was constructed in 1778 under the direction of Lt. Col. Cambray-Digny and named in honor of General Lachlan McIntosh. The fortress was the site of the signing of the Treaty of Fort McIntosh on January 21, 1785. It was occupied until it was abandoned in 1791. After the Revolution, the fort was the home of the First American Regiment, the oldest active unit in the United States Army.
General Lachlan McIntosh built Fort McIntosh during the American Revolution in 1778 on a commanding plateau above the Ohio River at what would become the town of Beaver, Pennsylvania. He was assigned by General George Washington as Commander of the Western Department of the Continental Army.
Constructed in 1778, it was the first fort built by the Continental Army north of the Ohio River, as a direct challenge to the British stronghold at Detroit. It was the headquarters of the largest army to serve west of the Alleghenies. Its purpose was to protect the western frontier from possible attacks by the British and from raids by their Native American allies. The fort, large for a frontier setting, at one time had a garrison of about 1,500 men.

Children that I could not find to connect are:
Rachel 1760-1801
Uriel 1761-1778
Jonathan 1763-1778
Sarah 1775-1782
Hannah 1767-1801
Rebecca 1770-c1830
Family links: 
  Jonathan Stilley (1709 - 1765)
  Magdalena Vandever Stilley (1718 - 1765)
  Anne French Stilley (1737 - ____)*
  Peter Stilley (1748 - 1819)*
  Tobias Stilley (1766 - 1857)*
  Elizabeth Stilley Powell (1766 - 1840)*
  John Stilley (1773 - 1852)*
  Rebecca Stilley (1736 - 1736)*
  Jacob Stilley (1739 - 1777)
  Elizabeth Ann Stilley Zebley (1744 - 1840)*
  Hannah Stilley Gorby (1746 - ____)*
  Ephron Stilley (1761 - 1763)*
*Calculated relationship
Jefferson Methodist Episcopal Cemetery
Allegheny County
Pennsylvania, USA
Created by: Jim Kimble
Record added: Dec 07, 2011
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Jacob Stilley
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my 6x gr-grandfather
- sgs304
 Added: Aug. 27, 2014
Not to be 5th Great Grandfather.
- Nancy Kirk-Fogle
 Added: May. 28, 2014
In memory of Jacob who died while serving for his country at Fort McIntosh in 1777
- Jim Kimble
 Added: May. 6, 2012
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