Jacob Silver was the father-in-law of the legendary Frankie Stewart Silver, who died on the gallows for the murder of his 19-year-old son Charlie in 1833. Charlie was the only offspring of Mr. Silver's first marriage, which was to the former Elizabeth Wilson, who died in childbirth. He soon remarried, however, and had numerous children by his second wife. He was in his 96th year at the time of his death.
Jacob is my 3rd g-grandfather. Information on Jacob from the Silver Family Newsletter, compiled by the late John Silver:(January 2004)The fourth child of George and Nancy was Jacob Silver, born February 22, 1791 in Frederick County, Maryland. Jacob was a...(Read more) -
Irene Wheeler Merrill Added: Mar. 29, 2013