This marriage bond was drawn up in Rockingham County, Virginia, on December 6, 1816 between Jacob Trumbo and the father of his bride-to-be, Elizabeth Snyder. The bond was to certify that there was no impediment to the marriage, which took place on December 12, 1816. Jacob and Elizabeth continued to live in Rockingham County, where they raised a family of eleven children, eight boys and three girls. In 1853, Jacob, with five of his sons and at least one of his daughters, moved to Illinois, and purchased 160 acres in Dayton Township. He was not to enjoy his new home for long, however, dying shortly after their arrival, on November 10th, 1853. Elizabeth continued to live on the farm until she retired to a house in Dayton, leaving the farm in the hands of her son, Moab. Elizabeth died May 1, 1873 and was buried beside her husband in Buck Creek Cemetery, in Dayton Township. In 1911 their bodies were moved to the Ottawa Avenue Cemetery in Ottawa and the cemetery is now a cornfield.