|Birth: ||Mar. 17, 1753|
|Death: ||Jul. 7, 1832|
Jacob Valentine was born March 17, 1753, in Frederick County, Maryland, the son of George and Anna Margaretha (Matthews) Valentine. On January 2, 1779, in Frederick County, he married Anna Mary Freeze, daughter of Michael and Catharina Nied Freeze. They were the parents of 10 children: John, George, Elizabeth, Sarah, Jacob, Catherine, Samuel, Henry, Magdalena and William Valentine.
From "The Valentines in America, The Maryland Valentines," information from Milton C. Valentine, grandson of Jacob Valentine and Anna Mary Freeze, written March 18, 1874:
"Jacob Valentine, the first mentioned son of George Valentine, was married to Miss Mary Freese, and they had nine children, viz:---
--The oldest, John Valentine, born April 12, 1780, left Frederick County, removed to Ohio, and settled near Circleville, where his family, I believe, have mostly continued. He died at the age of about seventy-eight years.
--George Valentine, born April 28, 1782, removed to Fairfield County, Ohio, where, dying at an old age, seventy-seven or seventy-eight, he left a large family.
--Elisabeth Valentine, born April 22, 1785, was married to Mr. Philip Zimmer, and lived in Ohio.
--Sarah Valentine, born June 22, 1788, was married to Mr. Peter Warrifelts, and lived and died in Frederick County, Maryland.
--Jacob Valentine, born January 7, 1793(sic-should read May 18, 1790), married Rebecca Picking, and lived and died in Maryland--the latter part of his life in Carroll County, engaged in agriculture. He died in 1863. He had a family of six sons and three daughters. As your correspondent is one of these sons, he will take the liberty of a further statement of the present generation of this family of Valentines.
--Catherine Valentine, born January 7, 1793, died in her twenty-second year.
--Samuel Valentine, born March 3, 1796, lived as a farmer all his days in Frederick County, Maryland. He died at the age of seventy-seven years, leaving his children in the neighborhood in which they were brought up.
--Henry Valentine and Magdelene Valentine, were twins, born December 14, 1798. Henry removed to Ohio in 1846, and died at the age of fifty-five years. He left a family there. Magdelene was married to Mr. Jacob Firor. They, too, removed to Ohio some years ago, but, since the death of Mr. Firor, she has returned to the East, and now lives in Virginia.
--William Valentine, born August 9, 1802, remained on the old family homestead for a long while, and still lives near it, giving it over to the charge of one of his sons. He has eight children living, six sons and two daughters, all married, and living in Carroll and Frederick Counties. This uncle, William, and Mrs. Firor, are the only children of my grandfather still living."
Biography of the Valentine Family from Williams's History of Frederick County, Maryland:
"The first of the Valentine family to settle in Frederick County (Johann Georg Valentine, father of Jacob Valentine) came there very early,being one of the first white men in that part of Maryland. He took up a tract of land in the northern part of the county, in what is now Creagerstown District. This farm is still in the possession of his descendants, being owned by an uncle of Clarence L. Valentine. The property consists of about 200 acres of good land and is known as the Valentine homestead. Jacob Valentine, the great-grandfather of Clarence L. Valentine, spent his life on the farm first cultivated by his father. He was born March 17, 1753, and died July 1, 1832. He was a leading farmer. The name of his wife was Anna Mary. She was born August 17, 1761, and died November 17, 1824. They are both buried in the old graveyard at Creagerstown...."
Johan George Valentine (1715 - 1783)
Anna Margaretha Mathias Valentine (1734 - ____)
Anna Mary Freeze Valentine (1761 - 1824)*
John Valentine (1780 - 1845)*
George Valentine (1782 - 1859)*
Elizabeth Valentine Zimmer (1785 - 1846)*
Sarah Valentine Warrenfeltz (1788 - 1847)*
Jacob Valentine (1790 - 1863)*
Catherine Valentine (1793 - 1814)*
Samuel Valentine (1796 - 1873)*
Henry Valentine (1798 - 1857)*
Magdalena Valentine Firor (1798 - 1876)*
William Valentine (1802 - 1877)*
Joannas Valentine (____ - 1844)*
Jacob Valentine (1753 - 1832)
John Henry Valentine (1755 - 1838)*
George Valentine (1757 - 1788)*
Maintained by: Gregg Freese
Originally Created by: Georgia Girl
Record added: Sep 13, 2009
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