1716 Philadelphia Philadelphia County Pennsylvania, USA
May 13, 1798 Morris County New Jersey, USA
Jacob was born a Garrigues but during the Revolutionary War a rift in the family occurred. The New Jersey branch of the Garrigues family supported open rebellion against the British Crown the Philadelphia branch of the Garrigues family being Quakers did not. Jacob was disowned by his Quaker family in Philadelphia so Jacob decided to remove all connections with them and formally dropped the "e" from his surname.
The above was contributed by Robert __________________________________________
During the Revolution he served as a private in Captain Josiah Hall's Company of Morris County (NJ) militia.