Jacob Ambrose1,2,3

ID# 20629, (1844 - 1918)
FatherJacob Ambrose4,5,3 (abt 1800 - )
MotherMeadelina [surname unknown]4,5 (abt 1812 - )

Key Events:

Birth: 28 Apr 1844, Pennsylvania6,7,8
Marriage: about 1865, Rebecca A. Vallance (14 Nov 1846 - 8 Mar 1911)9,10,11
Death: 11 Dec 1918, Camphill, Cumberland Co., Pennsylvania3
Burial: 14 Dec 1918, Paxtong Cemetery3
ChartsDescendants of David Dutt/Toot

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Narrative:

     Jacob Ambrose was born on 28 Apr 1844 in Pennsylvania.6,7,8 He appeared on the 1850 Federal Census of Licking Creek Twp., Fulton Co., Pennsylvania, in the household of his parents, Jacob Ambrose and Meadelina [surname unknown].1 He appeared on the 1860 Federal Census of Licking Creek Twp., Fulton Co., Pennsylvania, in the household of his parents.2
     Jacob enlisted as a private in Co. C, 3rd Regiment, Potomac Home Brigade Infantry, which was organized in Oct 1861 in Allegany Co., Maryland. By Feb 28 1862 he was listed as absent with leave, and the following month he was listed as "taken from the service by Father on account of being a minor."12,13
     Jacob drafted into Co. J, 158th Regiment, Pennsylvania Drafted Militia as a private on 16 Oct 1862, at Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, for nine month's service. He mustered in at the same place on 4 Nov. He mustered out 12 Aug 1863, being advanced $46.42 in clothing or money. He was charged $1.88 for lost equipment, listed as a haversack, canteen, wipers, and wrench.14,15
     Jacob then enlisted in Co. K, 3d Regiment, Provisional Pennsylvania Cavalry as a private on 17 Feb 1864, at Chambersburg, for three year's service. He mustered in there the next day. He was listed as deserted at New Creek, West Virginia 1 Aug 1865.16,17
     Jacob married Rebecca A. Vallance, daughter of John A. Vallance and Margaret Flora, about 1865.9,10,11
     Jacob and Rebecca A. Vallance appeared on the 1870 Federal Census of Harrisonville, Fulton Co., Pennsylvania, enumerated 20 Jun 1870, reporting no real estate but personal estate of $100. Their daughter Cora was listed as living with them.18
     Jacob applied for a pension based on his Civil War service on 10 Nov 1877. He claimed disability due to a shell wound to his left foot. A pension of $6 per month was approved in Jun 1879. He applied again 11 Mar 1907, presumably to upgrade his pension from partial to full disablity.19,20
     Jacob and Rebecca appeared on the 1880 Federal Census of Dublin Twp., Fulton Co., Pennsylvania, enumerated 2 Jun 1880. Their children Cora, Emma, Jacob and William were listed as living with them.21
     Jacob and Rebecca moved to Adams Co. by 1882. They appeared on the 1900 Federal Census of Gettysburg, Adams Co., Pennsylvania, on Middle St., enumerated 11 Jun 1900, reporting that they owned their home, which was mortgaged. Their children Emma and Charles were listed as living with them, as was Emma's son, William McGuigan.22
     Jacob and Rebecca moved to York Co. before 1910. They appeared on the 1910 Federal Census of Carroll Twp., York Co., Pennsylvania, on Stony Run Rd., enumerated 9 May 1910, reporting that they owned their farm, free of mortgage. Their children Charles were listed as living with them, as was Edward's wife, Barbara, and Orsin Hartzler, age 3, identified as an uncle.23
     His wife died on 8 Mar 1911 in Carroll Twp., York Co., Pennsylvania.24
     He seemed to regard his occupation as carpenter, but did work at other occupations at various times. He said he was a carpenter in 1870. By 1880 he was a farmer, but also working as a machinist. By 1900 he was again working as a carpenter. By 1910 he called himself a farmer again, perhaps having retired from carpentry.25,26,27,28,29
     Jacob died on 11 Dec 1918 in Camphill, Cumberland Co., Pennsylvania, at age 74.3 He was buried on 14 Dec 1918 in Paxtong Cemetery.3

Children:
     Children with Rebecca A. Vallance:

  • Cora Ellen Ambrose30,21,31 (27 Aug 1868 - 14 Feb 1941)
  • Emma Jennie Ambrose21,22,32 (30 Sep 1871 - 15 Oct 1961)
  • Jacob Orsen Ambrose21,33,34 (8 Apr 1875 - 8 Jan 1960)
  • William E. Ambrose21,35 (10 Oct 1879 - 2 Jul 1947)
  • Charles Edward Ambrose22,23,36 (24 Sep 1882 - 30 Nov 1959)

Citations

  1. [S6695] Jacob Ambrose household, 1850 U.S. Census, Fulton Co., Pennsylvania.
  2. [S6696] Jacob Ambross household, 1860 U.S. Census, Fulton Co., Pennsylvania.
  3. [S6687] Jacob Ambrose, Certificate of Death.
  4. [S6695] Jacob Ambrose household, 1850 U.S. Census, Fulton Co., Pennsylvania, shows them apparently living as parent and child.
  5. [S6696] Jacob Ambross household, 1860 U.S. Census, Fulton Co., Pennsylvania, shows them apparently living as parent and child.
  6. [S6687] Jacob Ambrose, Certificate of Death, shows date and state.
  7. [S6695] Jacob Ambrose household, 1850 U.S. Census, Fulton Co., Pennsylvania, shows age 6 and state.
  8. [S6693] Jacob Ambrose household, 1900 U.S. Census, Adam Co., Pennsylvania, shows month, year, age 56, and state.
  9. [S6685] Jacob Ambrose household, 1870 U.S. Census, Fulton Co., Pennsylvania, shows them apparently living as husband and wife.
  10. [S6693] Jacob Ambrose household, 1900 U.S. Census, Adam Co., Pennsylvania, shows married 35 years.
  11. [S6694] Jacob Ambrose household, 1910 U.S. Census, York Co., Pennsylvania, shows married 45 years.
  12. [S6702] Jacob Ambrose, Compiled Service Records, Union, Maryland, company muster rolls 28 Feb 1862 and.
  13. [S6700] Wilmer, Jarrett and Vernon, History and Roster of Maryland Volunteers, War of 1861-5, pp 569-70, shows history of unit; pg 579, shows roster, with him not included.
  14. [S6697] Civil War Muster Rolls and Related Records, 1861–1866, Muster-Out Roll of Captain William E. McDonell, Co. J, 158th Regiment, Pennsylvania Drafted Militia, 12 Aug 1863.
  15. [S6699] Jacob Ambrose, Organization Index to Pension Files, card for that unit, shows muster and discharge dates.
  16. [S6697] Civil War Muster Rolls and Related Records, 1861–1866, Muster-Out Roll of Captain John H. Boring, Co. K, 3rd Provisional Volunteers, date cut off.
  17. [S6699] Jacob Ambrose, Organization Index to Pension Files, card for that unit, shows muster and desertion dates.
  18. [S6685] Jacob Ambrose household, 1870 U.S. Census, Fulton Co., Pennsylvania.
  19. [S6701] List of Pensioners on the Roll January 1 1883, pg 645, shows cause, amount, and date allowed.
  20. [S6699] Jacob Ambrose, Organization Index to Pension Files.
  21. [S6686] Jacob Ambrose household, 1880 U.S. Census, Fulton Co., Pennsylvania.
  22. [S6693] Jacob Ambrose household, 1900 U.S. Census, Adam Co., Pennsylvania.
  23. [S6694] Jacob Ambrose household, 1910 U.S. Census, York Co., Pennsylvania.
  24. [S6684] Rebecca A. Ambrose, Certificate of Death.
  25. [S6685] Jacob Ambrose household, 1870 U.S. Census, Fulton Co., Pennsylvania, shows occupation as carpenter.
  26. [S6686] Jacob Ambrose household, 1880 U.S. Census, Fulton Co., Pennsylvania, shows occupation as farmer and machinist.
  27. [S6693] Jacob Ambrose household, 1900 U.S. Census, Adam Co., Pennsylvania, shows occupation as carpenter.
  28. [S6694] Jacob Ambrose household, 1910 U.S. Census, York Co., Pennsylvania, shows occupation as farmer.
  29. [S6687] Jacob Ambrose, Certificate of Death, shows occupation as carpenter.
  30. [S6685] Jacob Ambrose household, 1870 U.S. Census, Fulton Co., Pennsylvania, shows them apparently living as parent and child.
  31. [S6688] Cora Elizabeth Croft, Certificate of Death.
  32. [S6698] Jennie Ambrose McGuigan, Certificate of Death.
  33. [S1500] "U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007," Ancestry.com, record for Jacob Orsen Ambrose, Soc. Sec. No. 715-18-0641.
  34. [S6690] Jacob O. Ambrose, Certificate of Death.
  35. [S6691] William Ambrose, Certificate of Death.
  36. [S6692] Charles E. Ambrose, Certificate of Death.