- Born: 18 Oct 1758, Hopkinton, Merrimack County, New Hampshire
- Marriage (1): Betsey Burbank on 13 May 1779 in Hopkinton, Merrimack County, New Hampshire
- Died: 2 Mar 1839, Newbury, Merrimack County, New Hampshire at age 80
- Buried: W. Hopkinton Cem
DOD for Jacob and Betsey per Rev war pension files Pg 3372. Other sources include Genealogy of Ellen Straw Thompson; 1897 and VR of NH
NEW HAMPSHIRE PATRIOT (mortuary notice)
On Newbury on the 22nd, Mr. Jacob Straw aged 80 [? hard to read...blurred] a Revolutionary soldier and formerly of Hopkinton
DAR # 25773- was placed on Pension role (Merimac Co)1819 for service of Private in the NH continental Line. Born Hopkinton; d. Newbury
DAR records state he reached rank of Corporal
County: Merrimack Co.
Name: Jacob Straw
Annual Allowance: 96 00
Sums Received: 1522 13
Description of service: NH continental line
When placed on the pension roll: July 13, 1819
Commencement of pension: April 27, 1828
Jacob, Cont. Line (NH) soldier applied 1818 in Hillsborough, NH. [Isaac Dimond testified in Sep of 1818 that on 1st of Jan 1776 Jacob Straw of Hopkintonn enlisted in the "Continental setablishment" under Capt John Hale of Hopkinton whose company was attached to Col John Stark's Regt and (Jacob) continued in service until the following Nov or December] Soldier married Betty or Besty Burbank 13 May 1779, both were of Hopkinton, NH. Soldier died 2 March 1839 at Newbury, NH and his widow died leaving children; Betsey Straw, Mercy or Marey Harvey, John, Richard, and Isiah Straw, Lucinda Farmer, Samuel B., and Jacob Straw, Jacob made application in 1844 in Merrimack, NH., aged 50. James and Robert Carr made application in 1819.
Military History of NH 1623-1861 by Chandler E. Potter; Volume II
Private Jacob STRAW enlisted 11 Sept 1814 for 90 days under Capt Johnathan Bean's Company and served out of Hopkinton, NH. Discharged 9 November 1814.
REV WAR Pension - Jacob Straw of Concord, NH - date of ACT 1818; DOD 22 Mar 1839
children [living] - Betsey Straw; Mary Harvey; John Straw; Richard Straw; Isiah Straw; Lucinda Farmer; Samuel B. Straw; Jacob Straw
In 1844 son Jacob residing at Henniker, NH applied for his father's pension on behalf of himself and his siblings. All the above children were still living.
Jacob married Betsey Burbank, daughter of John Burbank and Rebecca, on 13 May 1779 in Hopkinton, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. (Betsey Burbank was born on 21 Oct 1760 in Hopkinton, Merrimack County, New Hampshire and died on 4 Jul 1841.)
Married in First Congregational Church by Rev. Elijah Fletcher according to the Book of records in the Church. Verified by Jacob's pension paapers