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View Tree for Jacob ClyneJacob Clyne (b. 1733, d. Abt. 1802)

Jacob Clyne (son of John Clyne) was born 1733 in Germany, and died Abt. 1802 in Jefferson Twp. Greene Co PA. He married Eleanor Vanmeter on Abt. 1770 in Frederick or Berkeley Co WV, daughter of Jacob VanMeter and Letitia Strode.

 Includes NotesNotes for Jacob Clyne:
Kenneth M. Oates web site has John as Father immigrating from Germany in 1770 with sons Jacob (our Jacob?) and John and George. George joined army in 1776 as part of Pennsylvania 12th recruited on west branch of Susquehanna in Northumberland Co Pa. George's son Levi was killed by Indians. John's son Jacob named after his uncle (our Jacob?) married Nancy Mills whose father was Thomas Mills. This is not our Thomas based on birth date nor is it his son according to story Thomas Sr. was killed by Indians in 1782 while our Thomas died in 1793 in NC.
Jacob Kline, a brother of George Kline, Sr., owned and farmed a part of 300 acres of land in Penn township, Northumberland County, Penn. from early in the seventies until 1785. In 1786 Jacob Clyne, a non-resident of the township and county mentioned above was listed for unpaid taxes on his farm. During this year 1786 according to the Horn Papers and Maps Jacob Clyne located in Jefferson township, Greene County, Penn. and established his home and a fort called Ft. Kline about five miles southwest of Fort Georges.

John Cline (Jacob Cline) is on Assessment Rolls of Springhill Township Bedford Co PA for 1773 which at the time included all the territory that went to make up Washington and Greene Counties.

From "The Tenmile Country and Its Pioneer Families"
Eleanor Vanmeter ... married Jacob Cline, one of the first Virginia Justices of the Tenmile Country. August 30, 1785, Jacob Cline received by virtue of Virginia Certificates, two tracts of land totaling about 750 acres, which he had patented to him on March 4, 1786, under the titles of "Clinesburg" and "Jacob's Addition." It was on "Clinesburg" that Jacob Cline maintained the fort mentioned as Fort Cline by William Harrod, Jr. (built about 1775) , in his interview with Draper. This fort as pointed out to the writer by the late Professor Waychoff was situated on the knoll to the east of the marker erected to commemorate the site of the first Court of Greene County. This first Court was held in the home of Jacob Cline and Professor Waychoff identified the spot by a row of shrubbery that grew along the ravine just back from the present maker, and visible twenty-five years ago. Waychoff remembered seeing the remains of the log cabin during his boyhood days spent in this vicinity. On a ramble at this site with this writer and Joseph Patton, Esquire, then owner of the tract, Waychoff also pointed out the location of the Cline cemetery in the old orchard at this place which he said was destroyed when the new cemetery at the Church was established. The cabin, in which the first Court was held, was of hewed logs and built after the need of forting was past. It was the stopping place also of a bi-weekly mail route from Cumberland, Maryland, to Wheeling, West Virginia. It was here that Jacob Cline died about 1802, leaving a will recorded in Greene County Will Book 1 pp. 29. Will probated on April 28, 1802 and his wife and six children are named in the will.

Jacob Cline listed in 1790 census for then Washington Co, Cumberland Twp. now Greene Co PA
4 males over 10, 2 males under 10, 3 females.
Jacob Cline listed in 1800 census for Greene Co PA 1 M 45+ 2 Females 16-20 1 F 45+

Will of Jacob Clyne Deceased.

In the name of God, Amen, I Jacob Clyne of Green County and State Of Pennsylvania, Farmer, being in perfect health of Body and sound mind and memory, thanks be to Almighty God for the same, and calling to mind the mortality of my Body and knowing that it is appointed for all men to die. Therefore I do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament and first I give and recommend my Soul unto the hand of Almighty God that gave it and my Body I recommend to the Earth, to be buried in a decent manner at the discretion of my Executors, nothing doubting at the General Resurrection I shall receive the same again by the mighty power of God, And as touching such worldly Estate which it hath please God to bless me with in this life, I give devise and dispose of, in manner following and first I will and bequeath unto my dear and beloved wife Eloner Clyne the use of that part of my Plantation which is known to be the middle and old Humsted which is confined by boundaries of land which is hereafter described (vig). I will unto Peter Clyne my son all that tract and parcel of Land which is bounded as follows, Beginning at a Chestnut on the south side of the Ridge lying next to Daniel Estili, from thence running Southwardly into thence in the same direction to the outside of my land, from thence Westwardly and round on my line unto the Chestnut oak first mentioned, and all Lands Improvements and appurtenance within these lines before mentioned is to be my son Peter's or his Heirs. I also will unto my son Jacob Clyne all that Tract of Land which is here after described which is as followeth, Beginning at a dead black oak tree near the head of a Spring where James Stewart once lived from thence, fifty degrees and one half West sixty three perches to a Hickory, from thence around on my line by Lands belonging unto Vandoran Barnhart, Noah Smith and vacant Lands to the place of beginning all which Lands Improvements, Buildings to I will unto my Son Jacob in manner following (Vig) if my son Jacob doth live on said Lands and improve the same his life time then it is his and his Heirs, but if so the said Jacob is desirous of leaving the said Lands then he shall not sell to any person but to my son Isaac Clyne or the Children of the said Isaac, and if so the sd Isaac doth die before the said Jacob and that without Issue of his Body then Jacob may sell the Land unto whom he pleaseth, but so long as my son Isaac liveth or Children of his body, him the sd Jacob shall not sell it unto any person but the said Isaac or his Children, and in this manner the said Jacob shall sell unto the said Isaac or his Children, he shall receive from the said Isaac or his Children the sum of One hundred pounds Pieces Currency and no more for all those Lands which I have laid off for him the said Jacob, the said Jacob shall receive also from the said Isaac or his Children such as compensation for his labor as three men shall judge the said Premises to be bettered by his Improvements from this day forward, all which I declare to be my Will and Testament. __ I will unto my son Isaac Clyne all that Tract and parcel of Land which belongs to me and lyeth between Lands that I have given unto Peter Clyne and Jacob Clyne as above written and adjoining Lands of Isack Oandoran and Lands which I have sold unto John Say, vacant Lands to these that of all those Lands which I have given unto my son Isaac until the said Isaac comes to the age of twenty one years of age, and after the said Isaac is twenty one years of age and hath the disposition to superintend for himself him the said Isaac shave have one half of this land last described and my wife the other half according to quantity and quality her life time and then to be my son Isaacs. Here is must be understood that if my son Isaac doth without Children the said Lands last described shall be equally divided among my other Children. I also will my son Isaac Clyne One hundred pounds Pence Currency out of my moveable Estate. I also will unto my wife Eloner and my son Isaac all my Horses, Horned Cattle, Sheep, Hogs and all living Creatures which is mine to be equally divided between them the said Eloner and Isaac__ I also will that my son Isaac shall have my Blacksmith Tools and Farming Utensils to himself and him the sd Isaac to have one half of the Household furniture, I will that my Daughters Lettice, Eloner and Elizabeth shall have Twenty shillings each of them paid of my personal Estate and whereas I have Notes, Bonds, Book accounts & I will that the same shall be collected and all Debts which I owe to be paid out of Moneys arising thereby and I will that Ruth Veach wife of Nathan Veach shall have Ten pounds out of those Moneys which will be collected and the remainder after paying the Legaces shall be equally divided between my Daughters Lettice, Eloner and Elizabeth. I do by these Presents disanull and revoke all other Wills Testaments and Codicils which I have heretofore made and declare this my last Will and Testament and do affirm that they should execute this Will and Testament agreeable to the purport of the Signor- Signed this 29yh day of March one thousand seven hundred and ninety six with my hand and Seal.
In presents of John Gregory
Jay Thompson Jcob Clyne (Seal)
Peter Rush
Eloner G Millers
Job Barns

Greene county, SS
On the twenty eight day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and two before me John Boreman Register for the probate of Wills and granting Letters of Administration in and for the said county personally came Jay Thompson and Peter Rush two of the subscribing Witnesses to the foregoing and annexed Instrument of writing and on their solemn Oaths did depose and say that they were present and saw and heard Jacob Clyne the Tutaro within named sign seal, publish, pronounce and declare the same as and for his last Will and Testament, and that at the time of doing therof, he was of sound and disposing memory and understanding to the best of their knowledge, observation and belief.


More About Jacob Clyne:
Immigration: 1770, Germany.

More About Jacob Clyne and Eleanor Vanmeter:
Marriage: Abt. 1770, Frederick or Berkeley Co WV.

Children of Jacob Clyne and Eleanor Vanmeter are:
  1. +Isaac Clyne, b. 1777, Muddy Cr. Greene Co PA, d. October 03, 1833, Elizabeth Twp. Miami CO OH.
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