Marriage of Jacob Trumbo and Elizabeth Snyder

Trumbo, Jacob & Eliz Snyder - marriage bond

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.

4 thoughts on “Marriage of Jacob Trumbo and Elizabeth Snyder

    • Are you familiar with The Trumbo family / by Conrad W. Feltner? I know there is a copy at the Allen County Library in Fort Wayne, and I’m sure there are many others.
      Where did you find the obituary?

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      • No, not familiar with it. I’m not into genealogy nor am I related in any way to the Trumbo’s, but am a Primitive Baptist minister in Carthage, Hancock Co., Illinois. I had found two accounts written by and/or about the Hess family and the Trumbo’s who organized a Primitive Baptist (then called Regular Predestinarian or Old School Baptist) church about six miles north of Ottawa, and named it Buck Creek, in December 1855. We were holding services in LaSalle Peru a few months ago (we once had a church called Sandy Creek which met on Simeon Hiltabrand’s farm, in a building he built). I’m doing research on our churches, trying to find deeds, and manuscript records, to preserve. Elder Levi Hess was the pastor of this Buck Creek church for a number of years, and later moved or at least is buried in Kingman Co., Kansas. Elizabeth Trumbo was born April 7, 1799, in Rockingham Co., Va., and died May 1, 1873.

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      • No, not familiar with it. I’m not into genealogy nor am I related in any way to the Trumbo’s, but am a Primitive Baptist minister in Carthage, Hancock Co., Illinois. I had found two accounts written by and/or about the Hess family and the Trumbo’s who organized a Primitive Baptist (then called Regular Predestinarian or Old School Baptist) church about six miles north of Ottawa, and named it Buck Creek, in December 1855. We were holding services in LaSalle Peru a few months ago (we once had a church called Sandy Creek which met on Simeon Hiltabrand’s farm, in a building he built). I’m doing research on our churches, trying to find deeds, and manuscript records, to preserve. Elder Levi Hess was the pastor of this Buck Creek church for a number of years, and later moved or at least is buried in Kingman Co., Kansas.

        Elizabeth Trumbo was born April 7, 1799, in Rockingham Co., Va., and died May 1, 1873.

        I found the brief obituary in an “Old School Baptist” church paper called the Signs of the Times.

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