Geraldine L. Jacob1,2,3

ID# 13348, (abt 1827 - 1862)
FatherArnold Jacob (1 Dec 1777 - 19 Apr 1864)
MotherCynthia Sprigg (2 Apr 1786 - 4 Feb 1870)

Key Events:

Birth: about 1827, Caldwell Co., Kentucky4,5,6
Marriage: Rufus K. Mims, 20 Dec 1847, Caldwell Co., Kentucky7,8,9
Death: 18 Jun 186210,11
Burial: Oak Grove Cemetery, Paducah, McCracken Co., Kentucky12,13

Spouse:Rufus K. Mims (1821 - Feb 1880)
     Children:

  • Luella A. Mims24,25 (abt 1849 - )
  • Lilian E. Mims24 (abt 1851 - )
ChartsDescendants of Linah and Rebeccah (Davis) Mims

Copyright Notice

Narrative:

     Geraldine L. Jacob was born about 1827 in Caldwell Co., Kentucky.4,5,6
     She was probably the female under age 5 listed in the household of her father, Arnold Jacob, in the 1830 Federal Census of Caldwell Co., Kentucky.14 She was probably the female age 10 to 15 listed in the household of her father in the 1830 Federal Census of Caldwell Co., Kentucky.15
     Geraldine married Rufus K. Mims, son of Linah Mims and Rebeccah Davis, on 20 Dec 1847 in Caldwell Co., Kentucky.7,8,9
     Geraldine and Rufus appeared on the 1850 Federal Census of District No. 1, Caldwell Co., Kentucky, enumerated 14 Sep 1850, reporting real estate of $3100, and four slaves, a 40-year-old female and an 11-year-old male, and females aged 9 and 5. Their daughter Luella was listed as living with them, as was Mary Harris, age 19.16,17
     Geraldine and Rufus appeared on the 1860 Federal Census of Paducah, McCracken Co., Kentucky, enumerated 23 Jul 1860, with her reporting real estate valued at $3000, personal estate valued at $2500, and two slaves, a male age 21 and a female age 20, in one slave house. Their children Luella and Lilian were listed as living with them.18,19
     Geraldine died on 18 Jun 1862.10,11 She was buried in Oak Grove Cemetery, Paducah, McCracken Co., Kentucky.12,13
     
Research Note, 6 Aug 2017:

Of the children of Arnold Jacob and Cynthia Sprigg shown here direct evidence that they are the parents has been found only for Augustus; the court proceedings assigning the administrator of his estate names his father. The conclusion that Elvira, Everard, Adela, and Geraldine were also their children has been reached from indirect evidence. No other Jacob has been found in the Caldwell Co. censuses early enough to have been their father. The number and ages of the children in Arnold's households in the 1810 through 1830 censuses matches perfectly with the ages of each of them. Further, Everand acted as administrator of Augustus's estate, Geraldine's husband was guardian for his children, Geraldine's daughters lived with Elvira after her death, and Cynthia moved in the Elvira after the death of her husband.20,21,22,14,23

Citations

  1. [S727] Caldwell Co. Marriage Bonds, Book B, no. 107, Rufus K. Mims to Gereloine L. Jacob, 18 Dec 1847.
  2. [S1819] Rufus K. Mims household, 1850 U.S. Census, Caldwell Co., Kentucky, shows name as Geraldine L. Mims.
  3. [S500] Findagrave.com, online, memorial # 84224478, Geraldine L Jacobs Mims, includes tombstone photo showing name as Geraldine L., consort of R. K. Mims.
  4. [S1819] Rufus K. Mims household, 1850 U.S. Census, Caldwell Co., Kentucky, shows age 23, county, and state.
  5. [S843] R. K. Mims household, 1860 U.S. Census, McCracken Co., Kentucky, shows age 30 and state.
  6. [S500] Findagrave.com, online, memorial # 84224478, Geraldine L Jacobs Mims, shows in her 36 yr at death 18 Jun 118 and includes tombstone photo but that inscription is unreadable.
  7. [S727] Caldwell Co. Marriage Bonds, Book B, no. 107, Rufus K. Mims to Gereloine L. Jacob, 18 Dec 1847, shows solemnized on 20th.
  8. [S1819] Rufus K. Mims household, 1850 U.S. Census, Caldwell Co., Kentucky, shows both in household, apparently as husband and wife.
  9. [S843] R. K. Mims household, 1860 U.S. Census, McCracken Co., Kentucky, shows them apparently living as husband and wife.
  10. [S500] Findagrave.com, online, memorial # 84224478, Geraldine L Jacobs Mims, shows date and includes tombstone photo that appears to show the same, though it is difficult to read.
  11. [S2314] Oak Grove Cemetery, list of burials, M burials 1800 thru 1999, pg 26, record for "illegible" Mims, shows date.
  12. [S500] Findagrave.com, online, memorial # 84224478, Geraldine L Jacobs Mims, includes tombstone photo.
  13. [S2314] Oak Grove Cemetery, list of burials, M burials 1800 thru 1999, pg 26, record for "illegible" Mims, shows Old part, section 17, lot 270.
  14. [S7597] Arnold Jacobs household, 1830 U.S. Census, Caldwell Co., Kentucky.
  15. [S7598] Arnold Jacob household, 1840 U.S. Census, Caldwell Co., Kentucky.
  16. [S1819] Rufus K. Mims household, 1850 U.S. Census, Caldwell Co., Kentucky.
  17. [S4074] Rufus K. Mims, owner, 1850 U.S. Census, Caldwell Co., Kentucky, slave schedule.
  18. [S843] R. K. Mims household, 1860 U.S. Census, McCracken Co., Kentucky.
  19. [S844] G. L. Mima, owner, 1860 U.S. Census, McCracken Co., Kentucky, slave schedule.
  20. [S1971] Caldwell Co. Order Book, G:225, admin of estate of Augustus F. Jacob, shows Arnold Jacob as his father.
  21. [S7595] Arnold Jacob household, 1810 U.S. Census, Caldwell Co., Kentucky.
  22. [S7596] Arnold Jacob household, 1820 U.S. Census, Caldwell Co., Kentucky.
  23. [S7602] Synthia S. Jacob entry, 1860 U.S. Census, mortality schedule, McCracken Co., North Carolina, shows household no. 314, the household number of Elvira's record in that census.
  24. [S1819] Rufus K. Mims household, 1850 U.S. Census, Caldwell Co., Kentucky, shows them apparently living as parent and child.
  25. [S843] R. K. Mims household, 1860 U.S. Census, McCracken Co., Kentucky, shows them apparently living as parent and child.