101. Jacob5 Gorby (Jonathon4, Joseph3, Joseph2, Samuel1) was born in Columbiana Co, OH. August 9, 1823. Jacob died January 21, 1901 in Rawson, Hancock Co, OH., at 77 years of age.

He married twice. He married Maria Frederickson May 2, 1844. Maria was born December 10, 1823. Maria died January 22, 1859 in Hancock Co, OH., at 35 years of age. He married Mercy Lydia Smith in Hancock Co, OH., April 7, 1859. Mercy was born in NY. April 18, 1836. Mercy died January 23, 1904 in Rawson, Union Twp, Hancock Co, OH., at 67 years of age. Her body was interred. Buried in Benton Ridge Cemetery, Blanchard Twp, Hancock Co, OH. Ref: CEN1900 (1978) Jacob Gorby went with his parents to Stark Co, OH and from there, while still a young boy, to Hancock Co where he spent the rest of his life.

Jacob was a farmer, a man of quite an accumulative ability. He lived very conservatively, although he was very charitable to any who needed help, and a liberal supporter of his church. For many years he was a member of the United Brethren Church, but in later years he united with the Methodist denomination.

(1936) Jacob was drafted during the Civil War, but at the time he had several small children, so he paid a Mr Baker to go in his place. Mr Baker was killed in battle. Jacob often spoke of this, saying "He died for me.", always with a feeling of sadness.

His farm was near the town of Rawson, Hancock Co, OH, and the last 17 years of his life he lived retired in Rawson. In his home and community life he was always pleasant, agreeable and lovable.

Following is an obituary written by Mr Gorby's Pastor, S W Scott:

"Jacob Gorby was born in Columbiana Co, OH, August 9, 1823, departed this life January 21, 1901, at his home in Rawson, OH, age 77 yr, 5 mo, 12 da. He was converted at the age of 16 or 17 years, spending more than 60 years of his life in the service of his Master whom he followed until the last moments of his life on earth. He, with his mother and sister, came to this county when he was 14 years of age, and settled on the creek bank now occupied by the Henry Deeds family. At the age of 21 years he married Maria Frederickson, later he married Mercy Lydia Smith. To the two unions were born 10 children, six of whom survive him. He had three brothers and six sisters, all of them preceding him in death except one brother who still survives at the age of 71 years. He was affectionate and always had a kind word for all with whom he came in contact. He will be greatly missed, not only in the home, but in the church, for in all the services of the church his seat was seldom vacant. The funeral service was held in the Rawson M E Church on Wednesday at 10am, January 23, 1901, conducted by the pastor. Revs Green and Reading, former pastors, were present and made reference to the pleasant and happy experiences they had enjoyed with Father Gorby during their pastorates. Also the Revs S S Woodruff and Hicks of the U B Church were present and made some very appropriate remarks for the occasion. There was a large attendance at the funeral. The remains were laid to rest in the cemetery west of Benton Ridge to await the Resurrection morn."

This is the Benton Ridge Cemetery, Blanchard Twp, Hancock Co, OH.

Jacob Gorby and Maria Frederickson had the following children:

child 464 i. Isaiah6 Gorby was born March 18, 1846. Isaiah died April 29, 1850 at 4 years of age. His body was interred. Buried in Benton Ridge Cemetery, Blanchard Twp, Hancock Co, OH.

child + 465 ii. Eli Gorby was born June 21, 1849.

child 466 iii. Cyrus Gorby was born in Hancock Co, OH. December 8, 1851. Cyrus died June 15, 1861 in Hancock Co, OH., at 9 years of age.

child + 467 iv. Levi Gorby was born November 19, 1856.

Jacob Gorby and Mercy Lydia Smith had the following children:

child 468 v. Sarah Elizabeth Gorby was born in Rawson, Hancock Co, OH. March 28, 1861. Sarah died October 28, 1861 in Rawson, Hancock Co, OH., at less than one year of age. Her body was interred. Buried in Benton Ridge Cemetery, Blanchard Twp, Hancock Co, OH.

child + 469 vi. Lewis Gorby was born April 13, 1862.

child + 470 vii. Horace Finton Gorby was born July 23, 1864.

child 471 viii. Mary Gorby was born August 16, 1867. She married William Clark Miller January 10, 1883.

Mary resided :. In 1936, Rte 6, Findlay, OH. (1936) Mary (Gorby) Millaer and her husband are farmers and in addition to other crops and stock, make a speciality of bees. They have also done some wonderful work in the mounting of animals and birds, and have some excellent specimens of their handiwork.

They, too, have been very helpful in giving information on the lives of their parents and grandparents. They have no children.

The three sisters- Martha Gorby Laws, Eliza Gorby Apger and Mary Gorby Miller- with their brother Levi Gorby, are the only ones left of Jacob Gorby's large family. All are living in Hancock Co.

Children info: No children.

child + 472 ix. Martha Gorby was born March 10, 1870.

child + 473 x. Eliza Gorby was born January 23, 1872.

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