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Jacob Ott II 1759 – 1816

Jacob Ott II 1759 – 1816

Jacob Ott II was born 14 August 1755 in South Carolina and baptized on Sunday, 21 December 1755.[i]He spent his life in the area.

During the Revolutionary War Jacob both gave supplies to troops and served during the war for freedom. In 1780, 1781 and 1783 Jacob gave cattle, corn and hogs to the South Carolina Militia. In 1781 he gave the soldiers 1,200 pounds of beef. After the wars end Jacob was compensated by the national Treasury for those supplies. In 1783 he was given Four Pounds, Twelve Shillings and Two Pence. Jacob was a Captain in General Francis Marion’s Brigade, serving from 1781 to 1782.[ii],[iii],[iv]General Marion was known as ‘the Swamp Fox’ and is famous for his methods of frustrating and defeating the British troops.

Jacob married Mary Elizabeth Ott, daughter of Casper Ott and Mary (Stehely) Ott, his first cousin.[v]They remained in Orangeburg, South Carolina. In October 1785, when Jacob was 30 years old, he had a plat of 300 acres of land. Some of this land may have been inherited from his father.[vi]Those 300 acres were on Cow Castle Swamp.[vii]

In 1788 Jacob signed a petition put forth by Protestants in South Carolina to incorporate their churches. He attended the “Frederician’ Church on Cattle’s Creek”.[viii]In November 1793 he served on a Grand Jury which discussed the conditions of the roads in Orangeburgh District.[ix]

Jacob clearly remained in Orangeburg District, South Carolina. He can be found in census records there from the first U. S. Census in 1790[x]as well as in 1800[xi], 1810[xii]and 1820[xiii]. His exact death date is unknown at this time.

[i]Salley, Jr., Alexander S. The History of Orangeburg County South Carolina(Baltimore, MD: Regional Publishing Company, 1969) 157.

[ii]South Carolina Department of Archives and History. Account Audited of Claims Growing Out of the American Revolution; Series S108092, Reel 113, frame 534; digital image (scdah.sc.gov: accessed March 2019) Jacob Ott, Orangeburgh.

[iii]Daughters of the American Revolution, Ancestor Record, Ancestor #A084856, Jacob Ott; digital image, DAR (dar.org: accessed February 2019).

[iv]The American Revolution in South Carolina, The Orangeburg District Regiment Militia; digital image (carolana.com: accessed February 2019) Jacob Ott, Captain.

[v]Ott, Leo E. Us Otts, The Search for our Family(Yuba City, CA, 1999).

[vi]James, T. Mark. The Nine Jacob Otts of Orangeburgh, South Carolina; digital image, Roots Web (freepages.rootsweb.com: accessed February 2019).

[vii]South Carolina Department of Archives and History, State Plat Books; Series S213190, Volume 15, Page 288; digital image (scdah.sc.gov: accessed March 2019) Jacob Ott, 1785, Orangeburgh District.

[viii]South Carolina Historical and Genealogical Magazine, Volume 47, No. 4, October 1946; German Protestants in South Carolina in 1788, A Petition for the Incorporation of Their Churches; digital images, Genealogy Gophers (gengophers.com: accessed February 2019) 197.

[ix]South Carolina Department of Archives and History. Orangeburgh District, Presentment Concerning the Transactions of the Courts; Series S16010, Year 1793, Item 8; digital image (scdah.sc.gov: accessed March 2019) Jacob Ott, 1793.

[x]Jarrell, Lawrence E. Early Orangeburgh South Carolina Census. High Point, NC: Alligator Creek Publications, 1998) 35 & 52. Jacob Ott Senr. & Jr.

[xi]Teeples, G. Ronald, Ronald Vern Jackson, and Richard Moore. South Carolina 1800 Census(Provo, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems, 1973) 405. Jacob Ott Jr. & Sr.

[xii]Jarrell, Lawrence E. Early Orangeburgh South Carolina Census. High Point, NC: Alligator Creek Publications, 1998) 35 & 52. Jacob Ott Senr. & Jr.

[xiii]Jarrell, Lawrence E. 1820 Orangeburgh South Carolina Census. (High Point, NC: Alligator Creek Publications, 1998) Jacob Ott in Orangeburg.

1 Jacob Ott II b: 14 August 1755 in Orangeburg, SC, d: 1816
…………2 Jacob Ott III b: 1774 in Orangeburg, SC, d: 1836 in Mount Hermon, Washington, LA
………… + Margaret Jackson
………………3 Isaac Ott b: 14 June 1798, d: Abt. 1798
………………3 Charles Ott b: 1799, d: 1867
………………3 Jessie Ott b: 1802, d: 1876
………………3 Naomi Ott b: 1805, d: 1855
………………3 Sarah Ott b: 1808, d: 1868
………………3 Samuel Ott b: 1811, d: 1831
………………3 Charlotte Temple Ott b: 1815 in Louisiana, d: 1895
……………… + Nathaniel Brumfield b: 1813 in Washington Parish, LA
……………… + Elijah Brumfield b: 1805 in York, SC
………………3 Jacob Ott b: 1817, d: 1869
………… + Ott
………………3 Joel Ott d: 1879

Selected Sources:

  • Salley, Jr., Alexander S. The History of Orangeburgh County South Carolina. Baltimore, MD: Regional Publishing Company, 1969. FHL 975.779
  • Jarrell, Lawrence E. Early Orangeburgh South Carolina Census. 1998. FHL 975.779

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