John RANDALL Silas RANDALL Pheobe CONGER Mini tree diagram

Jacob RANDALL1,2,3

17301,2,3 - 18062

Life History


Born in New Jersey.1,2,3


Birth of son John RANDALL.4


Birth of son Silas RANDALL.5,6,7




Buried in Old Shiloh Presbyterian Cemetery, Grover, Cleveland County, North Carolina.2

Other facts


Married Pheobe CONGER


  • One marriage record cited by some genealogies for Jacob randall andPhoebe Conger givesd his birth date as 1760.  This contradicts otherdetails of this couple and their children, and cannot fit the familytimeline.  The compilers must have got two records confused in tehircompilaiton.  The original image of this specific record is notavailable.

    U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900
    Jacob Randall
    Birth 1760 NJ
    Spouse Name: Phebe Conger
    Spouse Birth Year: 1740

    There was no marriage date or place in this record.  This record musthave mixed information for two similarly named individuals.  Therewere many Jacob Randalls and Phoebe Congers.  The information below ongenerational names reports that Jacob's son was Silas, reported to beborn about 1785, born when his mother was about 45.  Possible butunusual.

    Other information also reports Phoebe's husband Jacob as born in 1730. there may be another generation involved here.  According to this hiswife was 20 years younger than him; lacking other details, this issuspicious.  Details are incomplete at this stage.

    Other sources report Jacob's birth year as 1730, which is morereasonable given other factors.  So many names are duplicated in everygeneration in children of brotrhers that it becomes confusing.Brothers in each generation often had sevral children of the samenames.  The birth date of 1760 probably belongs to another of the manyJacob Randalls.

    The Silas Randall who was the son of Phoebe Conger, wife of JacobRandall, was born in 1785, so his father Jacob Randall would not bethe Jacob Randall born in1760, but the one reported by most familygenealogies as born in 1730.  All genealogies I have found report thefather of Silas as being born in 1730.

    I got the following family information from a descendant in responseto my information about this Jacob's son Martin and grandson Jacob.

    "My information indicates that this Jacob R. Randall was born 2 Nov1799 and died 21 Nov 1889 and he was a Wagon Maker. Additionally hebuilt Pine Grove Methodist Church in Boiling Springs, NC for which hewas given a farm. His wife was Catherine Jane Wells and yes Jacob R.Randall was the brother of Martin May Randall who was my great, great,great grandfather. Martin May Randall and Jacob R. Randall's fatherwas Silas Randall. Jacob R. was perhaps named after his grandfatherJacob Randall who was the first to settle in NC near Kings Mountain onthe NC/SC line and was born in New Jersey."
    --  David Jason Randall, email to Orville Boyd Jenkins, 30 March 2013

    The facts in the following Find-a-Grave memorial presents a coherentpicture.

    Jacob Randall
    Birth 1730
    Death 1806
    s/o Alexander & Sarah Long Randall
    Spouse Phebe Conger Randall (____ - 1810)
    Children John Randall (1767 - 1827)
    Burial Old Shiloh Presbyterian Cemetery, Grover, Cleveland County,North Carolina
    Created by Elizabeth Sep 06, 2005
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #11698835,


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