Biographical Sketch of Judge Isaac Jacobs

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Isaac Jacobs was born January 26, 1854, in Sculliville County, Choctaw Nation, oldest son of S. L. Jacobs and C. Belvin, both of Choctaw origin. Isaac attended public school until the age of fourteen years. At seventeen he commenced farming, which, in connection with stock raising, he continues until the present day. In October 1889, he started in the mercantile business with his brother, W. F. Jacobs, at Muldrow, and they are now doing a very fair trade. Mr. Jacobs married Miss Amanda Pettit, of Sequoyah district, daughter of Thomas Pettit, a prominent Cherokee in his neighborhood. Mrs. Jacobs died in August 1880, without family, since which time Mr. Jacobs has remained single. In 1887 he was appointed deputy clerk of Sequoyah district, and August 1889, was elected district judge. In August 1891, he was re-elected for a second term, and is filling his office to the satisfaction of all. Judge Jacobs is five feet six inches in height and weighs 140 pounds. He is a man of strict integrity, and highly respected in the country, having a host of friends among all classes. Judge Jacobs owns 125 acres of land in cultivation, a small herd of cattle, and, in connection with his brother, carries a stock of merchandise to the value of $2,000. They also own the store building, while the judge is owner of a nice residence in Muldrow. Judge Jacobs is a member of the Masonic Lodge No. 29, Walnut Grove.

MLA Source Citation:

O'Beirne, Harry F. and Edward S. The Indian Territory: Its Chiefs, Legislators, and Leading Men. St. Louis. 1898. Web. 30 January 2015. - Last updated on Jul 29th, 2012

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