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Jacob Munsey, Sr

Wythe County, Virginia, USA
Death 10 Nov 1860 (aged 67)
Giles County, Virginia, USA
Burial Non-Cemetery Burial, Specifically: Unknown at this time.
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Jacob Munsey
1793 - 1860

Birth 3 Jan 1793, Wythe, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location [1]
Gender Male
Died:10 Nov 1860 Irish Settlement, Giles, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
Person ID I31 Hearne Thompson Last Modified 24 Apr 2009 17:37:00

Father: Holton Muncy, b. 1750, Rockingham, Virginia, United States
Mother: Alice Layne, b. 1759
Family ID F26 Group Sheet

Married: Mary Fanning, b. 1803/1804, Virginia, United States
Married: 3 May 1821, Wythe, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
1. Mary Ann Munsey, b. 1822, of, Giles, Virginia, United States
2. Tunis Munsey, b. 10 Dec 1825, Giles, Virginia, United States
3. Alsey Munsey, b. 1826, Staffordsville, Giles, Virginia, United States
4. James Harvey or Holton Munsey, b. 15 Jan 1830, Giles, Virginia, United States
5. Jacob Munsey, Jr., b. 15 Feb 1836, Irish Settlement, Giles, Virginia, United States
6. Samuel R. Munsey, b. 1836
7. Catherine Young Munsey, b. 25 Oct 1836, , Giles, Virginia, United States
8. Wiley W. Munsey, b. 1840, of, Giles, Virginia, United States
9. John W. Munsey, b. 1842
10. George W. Munsey, b. 1842, , Giles, Virginia, United States
11. William H. Munsey, b. 26 Sep 1846, of, Giles, Virginia, United States
Family ID F22 Group Sheet

Family 2 Mary Munsey, b. 1803, , Wythe, Virginia, United States
Family ID F27 Group Sheet
!BIRTH: "Descendants of Francis Muncy I", Mary Edith Shaw, pg 25, #241. Matches death records which list age at death as 67 years 10 months 7 days on 10 NOV 1860 (reference below). Consistant with 1850 census which lists age as 56.

!CENSUS: Jacob Munsey is the head of household in Giles in the 1840 U.S. Census, pg 254. Males 1 0-5, 3 5-10, 2 10-15, 1 40-50. Females 1 0-5, 1 10-15, 1 15-20, 1 30-40. Comparison with children born before 1840 show there may be one additional missing male child who was 5-10 in 1840, and died (or moved out) by 1850.

!The children of Jacob Muncy and Mary Fanning are listed by Mary Margaret Beach, who lists her sources as: "Marriage records of Giles County, Virginia; "Bland County History" -- 1961, pages 161, 162, 183, 191, 192; Jacob Munsey (Jr.) from Daisy Bratton Hardy, Roanoke, Virginia, April 1986 -- granddaughter of Jacob & Margaret Henderson Munsey.

!CHILDREN: Mary Margaret Beach does not list Mary Ann, but there is a female of age 15-20 in the household in the 1840 census who is not accounted for. Mary Ann's marriage record clearly lists her father as Jacob. There are no other Jacob Munsey in Virginia in 1840.

!MARRIAGE: Wythe County Virginia Marriages (film 034254), page 72,
(transcribed portion).

!DEATH: Death records, Giles County Vital Records (film 031740), page 16, line 19, mother listed as Eilsey.

!Evidence that Jacob Muncy (husband of Mary Fanning, father of William H.,Jacob, and Wiley W.) is the same as the Jacob Muncy (son of Holton Muncy):
Jacob Muncy (husband of Mary Fanning) had his will recorded in Giles,November 1860. A Jacob Muncy died in Giles November 10, 1860, (Vital Records); his Mother's name is listed as Eilsey, and the birthdate calculated from his age is 3 Jan 1793. This matches exactly the age of Jacob, son of Holton Muncy.
In support of this, the first child of Jacob of Giles is named Ailsey, which was the name of Holton's wife (Jacob's mother). Also,Doris Harris was told it was so by a granddaughter of Jacob.

!The spelling of the name Muncy / Munsey is inconsistant in the records. The spelling is Muncy on Catherine Young Muncy's marriage record, and Munsey the year of the 1850 census.

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