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Jacob Hagy Grubb
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Birth: Jan. 17, 1833
Washington County
Virginia, USA
Death: Sep. 22, 1913
Washington County
Virginia, USA

Jacob, a son of Andrew and Elizabeth (Hagy) Grubb, was a Washington County blacksmith who later became a farmer on the family homestead. He also owned a sawmill. At age seventeen, Jacob apprenticed with Gabriel Stickley in Abingdon, Virginia. He was remembered as a powerful man who won a wrestling match at the county fair about 1853. The next year, he established his own blacksmith business in adjoining Scott County where he met his future wife. In 1856, he married Louisiana Carter, daughter of Daniel Gordon Carter and Anna Stewart. They had three daughters and a son between 1857 and 1867.

The year after his marriage, Jacob's father died and Jacob returned to the family homestead in Washington County. In 1860, the land was divided to settle the estate and later Jacob along with his older brother Patterson paid their sister $125 in lawful confederate money for her share of the property. At the beginning of the Civil War, Jacob remained out of the army because his blacksmith business was considered critical to the war effort. However, at the end of the conflict, the Confederate ranks were depleted and he enlisted as a private in the 48th Virginia infantry. Captured at Petersburg, he was imprisoned at Newport News until July 1865.

In 1867, Jacob and his two surviving brothers further divided the property to settle their mother's estate. Jacob received his mother's land and his two brothers split their father's original homestead. Jacob then built a big two-story house on his property. Jacob became a mason in 1870 and was also active in the local Methodist Episcopal Church. He died at age 80 and was buried at his property on the north side of the Rich Valley Road. His obituary reports:

"He was a farmer and blacksmith, and his industry and energy distinguished him among his fellows his labors extended throughout the day and oftentimes his hammer and anvil could be heard as late as 10 p.m. for a mile distance from his shop. He was also owner of the up-and-down water saw mill near his home, and it was not unusual in his prime for him to run the saw mill from 4 a.m. until after midnight. The deceased was for thirty-three years a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and led the choir until old age deprived him of his voice. His church was dear to him and his home was the home of preachers".
Family links: 
  Andrew Davidson Grubb (1787 - 1858)
  William Patrick Grubb (1865 - 1925)*
  Mary Ann Grubb Thayer (1824 - 1904)*
  Jacob Hagy Grubb (1833 - 1913)
  William Hagy Grubb (1842 - 1924)*
*Calculated relationship
Non-Cemetery Burial
Specifically: Buried on his property.
Created by: Lynn S. Grubb
Record added: Jun 20, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 92272816


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