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From: "Bobby Rich" <>
Subject: Re: Jacob Rich b 1762/3 Orange, N.C.
Date: Fri, 26 Sep 2003 23:18:50 -0700
I've found some of my files and will include it in the text below.
Hope this helps a bit.
Jacob Rich line
Thomas Rich Sr.(c.1730 Germany-1780 SC)
married Susannah Noah(c. 1730-died after 1792 Orange County NC)[daughter of
Peter & Hannah Noe/Noah of Orange County, NC)
Thomas and Susannah had three known children-Thomas Jr., Peter & Jacob.
These three received land grants as a result of service in the Revolutionary
war. The grandfather also served and Thomas Sr. died at Gates defeat near
Camden SC in 1780.
Jacob Rich Sr.(Dec 16 1762NC-Aug 14, 1838 TN).
married first Philpina N. Sharp(Aug 8, 1765-Aug 2, 1808 TN).
twelve children and birthdates and states of birth of this marriage:
Sarah("Sallie")-Oct 10, 1784 NC
Thomas Jefferson-Feb 4, 1786 NC
Elizabeth-Feb 2, 1787 NC
Mary- Jun 3, 1790 NC
Eleanor-Feb 16, 1791 NC
Barbara-Mar 6, 1793 NC
Margaret-Dec 21, 1794 NC
Joseph-Oct 15, 1796 NC
Jacob Jr.-Oct 10, 1798 NC
William-Jul 27, 1800 NC
Philpena("Permelia")-Feb 7, 1802 NC
Anna-Dec 5, 1804 TN
Married second Rosannah Sartin Counts(Kuntz)
(1781 VA-after 1855 TN) married June 15, 1810 Lincoln County TN
seven children of the second marriage:
George W.-Feb 1, 1813 TN
James S.-Apr 18, 1816 TN
Richard V.-Jun 5, 1818 TN
Louisa-Mar 22, 1820 TN
Marshall H.-Apr 1. 1823 TN
Edward C.-May 6, 1825 TN
Andrew J. -Oct 6, 1828
To add to the confusion Marshall Howell Rich(who moved to and died in Panola
county MS Mar 6, 1877) had a nephew named after him who lived and died in
Tennessee being almost as old as his uncle.
This Jacob Rich line and the Noah family intermarried with each others
family a number of times. Thomas Sr. was a German immigrant also naturalized
in 1762 as I recall. The original name -Reich.
[note from www.heraldry2001.com]
The History and Coat of Arms of the RICH family
(Left is a sample of what your surname history scroll may look like!!!)
The history of this ancient Hampshire family traces its ancestry as a family
of Norman origin before the year 1100 and appears first in the ancient
records in Hampshire .
There is a great deal of evidence that both the Rich(Reich) and
families of Orange county NC originated from the Palatine(Saarland-esp
Breitfurt) and there is a good possibility they were Swiss or Dutch. Many
been imported into this area because of the mortality of so many residents
during the long wars.
Most of the family records were seized and burned by the pesky Tories
during the Rev war.
For instance a history professor/writer(Ruth Blackwelder) wrote that 'by
settlers were flocking in(to Orange county NC), mostly from Pennsylvania'.
Moreover, the use of certain first names(John, Thomas, Jacob,
Susannah/Hannah) common in the different locations lends to the credibility
of the theory that all were related and originated from the same area of
Any further info will be received gratefully by myself and no doubt many
From: LeaAnn Rich <>
Date: Tuesday, March 16, 1999 4:29 AM
Subject: Jacob Rich
>I found a Jacob Rich , who commanded a company of Monongalia County,
>Virginia militia. He died in Fayette County, Pa., in 1795. Would this
>be the same Jacob? Since his son Thomas moved to Ohio in 1797, this
>would make the timing right.
>MS MARY G LIGHTHALL wrote:
>> Yes, there is a Jacob of Fayette County, PA. Some of his descendants
>> have some information about him.
>> There is some evidence that he may be a brother of John Rich of
>> Maidstone, VT who came from the Palatine region now part of Germany
>> in 1751. RFA's "Kinfolk" has some data about this. Right now I
>> can't look it up but will try to get back to you later.
>> Anyone else on the Rich-L list have anything on this?
>> Mary G. Lighthall, descendant of John of Maidstone
----- Original Message -----
From: "Shirley" <>
Sent: Sunday, September 14, 2003 5:47 PM
Subject: Jacob Rich b 1762/3 Orange, N.C.
> Hello everyone,
> I'm looking for info on the marriage of Jacob Rich abt 1782 to Philopena.
Would like to verify her maiden name. (Possibly Sharp or Noe) Jacob was
living in Orange Co. N.C. at that time.
> Thanks, Shirley
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