Jacob Lewis (aka Jacob Lewis COFFINBERRY)

M, #126, b. 15 April 1755, d. 23 June 1840
Father*George Ludwig (Lewis) Coffinberry (Immigrant 1752) b. 1728, d. Feb 1813
Mother*Maria Veronica Kimmel b. 16 Jan 1726, d. b 23 Jul 1813
ChartsPedigree - grandmother Estella Mae "Peggy" Ferrell
Coffinberry (maternal side) - Closs Kaffenberger
Reference4G Grf
Negative*  Nothing in Superior court records (SLC 175049) of Tyler Co. WV. 
To-Do* On To-Do list: Find out everything I can find on Coffinbury-Lewis in Ohio, Marshall, Wetzel, & Tyler counties. Talk to tax assessors office about the various Jacob Lewis lands to sort out who is who. Keep in mind that Middle Island Creek property was then in Ohio co (Wheeling)
1801 daughter Mary supposedly born in Sistersville (now Tyler co).
North to south
Hancock 1848 from Brook, county seat New Cumberland
Brooke 1796 from Ohio, county seat Wellsburg
Ohio 1776 from Agusta, county seat Wheeling
Marshall 1835 from Ohio, county seat Moundsville
Wetzel 1846 from Tyler, county seat New Martinsville
Tyler 1814 from Ohio, county seat Middlebourne
Pleasants 1851 from Ritchie-Tyler-Wood, county seat Saint Marys
Follow up on sister Catherine who marr 1) Young, then 2) Benjamin Harvey - where buried? 
Event-Misc*  Jacob Lewis (aka Jacob Lewis COFFINBERRY) had the following misc event: Robert Speece is desended from William Ankrom and Mary Elizabeth Howell. In 2006, he is 85 years old (now deceased). In 1965, he took a photo of the log house of Jacob Lewis (the young people in photo are his children). The next time he was on Sheet's Run was in 1975 by which time the log house was gone. All that remained of William Ankrom's log house was pile of some chimney stones. The properties in the area had been purchased for back taxes and the log houses had been removed from the area, some to be disassembled and reassembled elsewhere.
     Robert said that prior to 1965, the last time he was on Sheet's Run was 1938 just before he entered the Marine Corp. At that time, Jacob Lewis' log house was owned and occupied by Maggie Greenwalt who acquired it in 1905 through her father's will. She was 75 and living alone as she always had. Her father, John T Greenwalt had purchased it from Levi Steed, who acquired it from Abraham Howell, William Ankrom's fatherinlaw. It was from Jacob Lewis' house that William Ankrom's brotherinlaw went off to the Civil War never to return from Andersonville.
     William Ankrom purchased 50 acres on the south side of Sheets Run along Cedar Run and for awhile lived in a house there which he later gave to a daughter. Meanwhile, he purchased from a man named Morgan, one acre on the north side of Sheets Run. In the deed for the one acre, the deed refers to the parcel as "formerly the Sheets Run School House". With the Jacob Lewis house only 100 yards away and all those kids, is it possible that some of them went to school in the Sheets Run School House?
     TO DO write up my experience on the 2006 WV trip trying to find out how/when did Howel get land from Jacob?, tracing Ankrom's one acre in deed books and attempting to take current pictures of the area.1 
Negative  No connection to any of the Lewis families in the Guy Tetrick papers. 
Story* This is my proof that Jacob LEWIS, my ancestor code 126; and Jacob Lewis COFFENBERRY, son of immigrant George Ludwig Coffenberry; are one and the same person.
     Two independant sources indicate someone who dropped the Coffenberry and went by Lewis.
     One source is from the Coffenberry genealogy book written by Beatrice Scott which says "It has been the impression among relatives in Cleveland Ohio that ... one changed his last name to Lewis." She also quotes a 1927 letter from Arthur S Coffinberry of Lakewood Ohio "I have heard my father say that a certain Senator Lewis of West Virginia was supposed to have been a descendant."
     The other name change source is a 1940 letter (Evd 108) that I have that was written by the granddaughter of Rachel Lewis, who was the granddaughter of Jacob Lewis aka Coffenberry.
     The letter in part says "Mima was under the impression that Grandmother (Rachel) was a Parker. But she wasn't. Her father's name was Lewis Coffenberry and I believe it was Jacob Lewis Coffenberry. I'm not quite sure about the Jacob, anyway the whole family went by name of Lewis instead of Coffenberry." ... "it might be that great grandmother was married to a Parker before or after the Coffenberry."
     The reference to Parker was because Rachel's mother was a Parker per the pension.
     Jacob LEWIS was born 1755 in Berkeley Co WV (see pension) where immigrant George Ludwig's children were born at that time period. By his 1816 second marriage he was in Tyler Co WV.
     Jacob Lewis COFFENBERRY & his sister Catherine (relic of Henry Young) were in Ohio Co WV (next to Tyler Co) in 1814 according to Berkeley Co deed book 21 pg 221a (Evd 1329) when they appointed Salathiel Curtis (who was son of James Curtis in next paragraph) to get their share of inheritance from their father's estate.
     Jacob LEWIS had a brother-in-law named James Curtis who lived in Berkeley Co at the time of the Rev (see pension) and was now residing in Ohio Co, and Jacob Lewis COFFENBERRY also had a brother-in-law named James Curtis who was in Berkeley Co. There is no evidence to suggest that there was more than one James Curtis in Berkeley Co at that time period. This along with the two independent sources regarding a name change are compelling evidence to support their being the same person.
     A 1940 letter that I have (Evd 108) says that he lived in Sheets Run, Tyler, West Virginia as does his will. The land was sold in 1845 by Rachel & husband Eli Ferrell, Catherine, John, and Jane & husband John Weekley.
     The 1940 letter in part says ... "two sisters, one married a Weekley, the other a Buckhannon" ... "There is one person living who might know more than this and that is Marvin Nichols grandson of Aunt Jane Weekley ... Marvin's mother was Rachel Weekley Nichols".
     The other interesting thing that needs to be found out - why did the family only know about the 3 youngest girls, and why are the first 8 children virtually disinherited with only $1 each? Was it because they were already of age? I need to do further tracking of those 8 kids.2 
Birth*15 April 1755 He was born on 15 April 1755 at Berkeley Co. (then Augusta Co.), West Virginia, Birth from pension record #8044 (Evd 1327.) 
Military*between 1775 and 1776 He was in the military between 1775 and 1776 Jacob Lewis born 15 Apr 1755 in Berkeley Co WV. Names of parents not given. While residing in Berkeley Co, he was Ensign in Captain Isaac Evans' Co of VA militia. Volunteered sometime in 1775. Served 5 months as private in Capt Geo Scott's Co of VA troops, & was in engagement at Brunswick NJ. Served as Ensign from early summer of 1776, 4 months in Capt James Buckels' company under Major Wm Morgan, marched to Ft Pitt & down the Ohio River to "Raritan Bottom Fort". Again enlisted & served 5 months as private in Captain Ambrose's Co, Lt Col John Morrow's VA regiment, marched to mouth of Big Beaver & assisted in building Ft Laurens.
Extracted from pension file W8044 for Jacob LEWIS (SLC 971556-Evd 1327).
From Library of VA, Legislative Petitions film #19, box 26 folder 9 frames 38-40, we find that on 25 Apr 1778 he served 4 months as an Ensign with above named Buckels, so it looks like he had the year wrong on pension or I made a typo. 
Marriage*Circa 1775-85? He married Ruth Elizabeth Cooper Curtis Circa 1775-85? 
Event-Misc24 September 1779  On 24 September 1779 at Berkeley Co., West Virginia, Jacob Lewis (aka Jacob Lewis COFFINBERRY) had the following misc event: Jacob Coffenbarry vs Michael Bowland - In _etinue Thei ____ dismissed being agreed by the parties.3 
Residence*1787  In 1787 Jacob Lewis (aka Jacob Lewis COFFINBERRY) resided at Frederick Co., West Virginia. Per Schreiner-Yantis book the 1787 Frederick Co WV tax list A shows Jacob Lewis taxed on 2 horses 4 cattle. 
CAUTION Jacob Lewis (aka Jacob Lewis COFFINBERRY) has the following CAUTIONARY INFORMATION: Remember that this is a WORKING database. The various court and deed records that are in Ohio County might be a different Jacob Lewis. The only evidence that I have that MY Jacob Lewis is in Ohio county is the 3 Jun 1814 entry with his sister. The rest of My Jacob's entries are in Tyler county. So part OR all of the Ohio county entries might be moot. 
Event-Misc20 July 1806  On 20 July 1806 at Ohio Co., West Virginia, Jacob Lewis (aka Jacob Lewis COFFINBERRY) had the following misc event: Jacob Lewis vs Peter Noel $70.19.4 
Event-Misc11 February 1807  On 11 February 1807 at Ohio Co., West Virginia, Jacob Lewis (aka Jacob Lewis COFFINBERRY) had the following misc event: Jacob Lewis vs Joseph McCoy $309.5 
Deed10 June 1807  On 10 June 1807 at deed bk 6 pg 376, Wheeling, Ohio Co., West Virginia: may be a different guy so not copying whole thing. Jonathan & Hannah Zane sold to Jacob Lewis of Ohio Co $65 a lot #22 of ground in the town of Wheeling, laid off by the said Jonathan Zane on the main street extending 66 ft in front along the said main street and 130 ft back from the line of said main street. (SLC 855589.) 
Event-Misc7 July 1807  On 7 July 1807 at Ohio Co., West Virginia, Jacob Lewis (aka Jacob Lewis COFFINBERRY) had the following misc event: Jacob Lewis vs William Palmer, case & appearance bond, Capias.6 
Event-Misc*10 December 1807  On 10 December 1807 at Ohio Co., West Virginia, Jacob Lewis (aka Jacob Lewis COFFINBERRY) had the following misc event: Jacob Lewis vs William Batton, debt - Jacob "of the town of Wheeling."7 
Event-Misc1808  In 1808 at Ohio Co., West Virginia, Jacob Lewis (aka Jacob Lewis COFFINBERRY) had the following misc event: Pettion for a road on Wheeling Creek. Has an original signature.8 
Event-Misc8 March 1808  On 8 March 1808 at Ohio Co., West Virginia, Jacob Lewis (aka Jacob Lewis COFFINBERRY) had the following misc event: Jacob Lewis vs William Palmer, debt, 2 summons.9 
Event-Misc4 July 1808  On 4 July 1808 at Ohio Co., West Virginia, Jacob Lewis (aka Jacob Lewis COFFINBERRY) had the following misc event: Samuel Sprigg & Jacob Lewis examiners and William Wilson surveyor, order and report. Possible original signature.9 
Event-Misc4 April 1809  On 4 April 1809 at Ohio Co., West Virginia, Jacob Lewis (aka Jacob Lewis COFFINBERRY) had the following misc event: Jacob Lewis & Hosea Morgan vs Bottom, Evans, & Updegraff re a debt.10 
Event-Misc10 April 1809  On 10 April 1809 at Ohio Co., West Virginia, Jacob Lewis (aka Jacob Lewis COFFINBERRY) had the following misc event: Felty Holmes, Henry Madden, Joseph Howard, Abrm Colman, Jacob Lewis, and Robert Purteman, owners. Statement for work done with team on road.11 
Event-Miscbefore 1810  Before 1810 Jacob Lewis (aka Jacob Lewis COFFINBERRY) had the following misc event: Undated, pre 1810 Jacob Lewis vx Peter Noel $69.69.12 
Event-Misc19 March 1810  On 19 March 1810 at Ohio Co., West Virginia, Jacob Lewis (aka Jacob Lewis COFFINBERRY) had the following misc event: Jacob Lewis vs Wm Palmer $25.83.13 
Census1810*August 1810 He was the head of the household in the 1810 census, Ohio Co., West Virginia, with pg 8 1m0-10 (John?) 1m10-16 (Jacob Jr) 1m16-25 (Aaron) 1m45+ (Jacob Sr) 2f0-10 1f10-16 (Mary, Sarah, and Nancy). 
Note*1810  In 1810 at Ohio Co., West Virginia, Another Jacob Lewis in 1810 Ohio Co pg 1 1m10-16 2m16-20 1m26-45 2f0-10 2f16-26. The ages are wrong to be the son, so this is probably another Lewis family. 
Deed3 September 1810  On 3 September 1810 at deed bk 7 pg 50, Middle Island Creek, Ohio Co., West Virginia: This indenture made this third day of September one thousand eight hundred and ten between William Perine? Paine? of Ohio County and State of Virginia of the one part and Jacob Lewis of the same place of the other part witnesseth that the said William Paine for and in consideration of the sum of two hundred dollars to him on hand paid the receipt thereof is herby acknowledged hath granted ... following tracts or parcels of land situate on the waters of Middle Island Creek in said Ohio County and bounded as followeth the first beginning at a poplar corner to said Lewis and Benjamin Ford (or Fort or Firth) thence south 56 degrees east 77 poles to a hickory then south 17 degrees west 90 poles to a beech on the creek bank then north 33 degrees west 90 poles to a black oak corner to lands claimed by William McCoy then north 84 degrees west 20 poles to a stake corner to Benjn Ford and with his line north 40 degrees east 90 poles to the beginning containing fifty acres and the other piece or parcel of land beginning at black oak and from corner to B Fort[?] therewith his line north 82 degrees west 326 poles to a [black? beach?] then north 200 poles to a white oak then south 79 degrees east 245 poles to a maple and sugar tree then south 20 degrees east 245 poles to the beginning containing three hundred sixty six acres... to have and to hold ... etc.14 
Deed24 December 1810  On 24 December 1810 at Ohio Co., West Virginia: SLC 855590 v.6 pg.395-6 Jacob & Mary of Ohio Co sold property to pay debts, to Georg Bryan & Wm Schtatter of Philadelphia and Benedict Dorsey, George Shaw, Wm Paxton, James Ohara. Witn Noah Zane, M Yarnall, A Hamilton, Noah Livesly. and in Louisville, Jefferson, KY 14 Sep 1812 the deed was acknowledged by Jacob to "be his act and deed". Was this a different Jacob? Else why was he in KY? NOTE: my Jacob didn't marry Mary til 1816, so is this proof of a different Jacob & Mary? V.7 pg.426 is Mary Lewis relinquishing dower right in 1813. 
Event-Misc25 January 1811  On 25 January 1811 at Ohio Co., West Virginia, Jacob Lewis (aka Jacob Lewis COFFINBERRY) had the following misc event: Jacob Lewis & Hosea Morgan vs Joshua Bottom, Thos. Evans, Moses Ch(plaign?), Josiah Updegraff. Interest due from 28 Apr 1809.15 
Event-Misc1812  In 1812 Jacob Lewis (aka Jacob Lewis COFFINBERRY) had the following misc event: Jacob Lewis to commission with copy interrogations in suit in ___ Thos. Evans 0.90.16 
(MentionedIn) Will26 August 1812 He was mentioned in the will of George Ludwig (Lewis) Coffinberry (Immigrant 1752) on 26 August 1812 at will bk 5 pg 59, Berkeley Co., West Virginia; I George Lewis Coffinberger of the County of Berkley & State of Virginia, being of sound & perfect mind & memory do on this 26th day of Augt 1812 make and ordain this my last will & testament in the manner & form & allowing making void all other former wills heretofore made by me to viz
     1st I give and bequeath to my wife Fanny Coffenbarger the sole use and profits of my whole estate both real and personal of whatsoever kind I may own at the time of my death during her natural life.
     2nd It is my will & desire that the proceeds of my estate real & personal after the payment of my just debts & all necessary expenses & charges shall be equally divided between my eight daughters and sons herein after named to vis. Mary Newman, Elizabeth Curtus, Nancy Seybert, Fanny Sipp, Sarah McCasland, Catherine Young, Jacob Coffenberger, & George Cofffenberger or their living children to be equally divided between them share & share alike except the part bequeathed Sarah McCaslin her equal part is to be put to interest by my executors and she is only to receive the legal interest thereof during her life & at her death it is to be equally divided between all her living children.
     3rd I hereby consititue & appoint my friends Thomas C Smith & Obed Wait the sole executors of this my last will & testament it will be understood that my executors are fully authorized to sell real estae as well as personal & convey in full authority in witness whereof I have herunto set my hand & seal the date and year above written my executor are not to give any security for the performence as executors. Signed sealed published in presence of us the subscribers
     Witnesses: Jacob Hesse, Richard Gartrel, James Riddle, Conrad Hogmire
     George L Coffenberger (seal)
(SLC film 831253.) 
Event-Misc15 November 1813  On 15 November 1813 at Ohio Co., West Virginia, Jacob Lewis (aka Jacob Lewis COFFINBERRY) had the following misc event: Jacob Lewis for the use of Gerg Bryan & Wm Schlatter vs Thos Evans. Interest from 4 Jan 1813.17 
Event-Misc30 November 1813  On 30 November 1813 at Ohio Co., West Virginia, Jacob Lewis (aka Jacob Lewis COFFINBERRY) had the following misc event: Jacob Lewis & Hosea Morgan vs Bottom, Evans, & Updegraff re a debt.18 
(Witness) History1814 He witnessed Tyler county formed from Ohio county in 1814. 
TaxList*1814 He was a taxpayer in 1814 at Ohio Co., West Virginia: There are two Jacob Lewis' taxed in 1814 - one with 2 horses, mares, colts, mules, the other with 3 (SLC 1870185 #2) None taxed in 1815, 1816, 1817 (SLC 1870186.) 
Residence1814  In 1814 Jacob Lewis (aka Jacob Lewis COFFINBERRY) resided at Jeremiah Williams district, Ohio Co., West Virginia. List of taxable property & tythables includes Jacob Lewis with 1 male above 16 and 4 horses, mares, mules. Alphabetical list and there are others of Lewis surname - Ezekiel, Edmond, William, George, Aaron.19 
Event-Misc21 January 1814  On 21 January 1814 at Ohio Co., West Virginia, Jacob Lewis (aka Jacob Lewis COFFINBERRY) had the following misc event: More of the 30 Nov 1813 case.20 
Event-Misc16 February 1814  On 16 February 1814 at Ohio Co., West Virginia, Jacob Lewis (aka Jacob Lewis COFFINBERRY) had the following misc event: John Miller & Wm Amos vs Thomas Ebans & Jacob Lewis re $7.86.21 
CAUTION*3 June 1814 Jacob Lewis (aka Jacob Lewis COFFINBERRY) has the following CAUTIONARY INFORMATION: He's known as Coffenberger in the transaction with sister - but was he going by Coffenberger then or by Lewis, and just using Coffenberger for the document. Consider that he had not dropped the Coffinberry part of name. on 3 June 1814. 
Residence3 June 1814  In 3 June 1814 Jacob Lewis (aka Jacob Lewis COFFINBERRY) resided at Ohio Co., West Virginia. Jacob Coffenberry & sister Catherine are in Ohio Co WV - Know all men by these presents that we Jacob L Coffenberger & Catharine Young widow and relic of Henry Young decd both of Ohio County ... appoint Salathial Curtis (Berkeley Co.).. lawful attorney ... power of attorney.22 
Marriage*17 December 1816 He married Mary Parker, daughter of (__________) Parker and (__________) (__________), on 17 December 1816 at Tyler Co., West Virginia, per pension record. 
Event-Misc13 January 1817  On 13 January 1817 at Tyler Co., West Virginia, Jacob Lewis (aka Jacob Lewis COFFINBERRY) had the following misc event: John Stewart Jr Inquisition & Report on Mill Site Condemned. - The sheriff was told to make a jury of 12 men to look at John Stewart's land and report the convenience & inconveninece and consequential damage that would result by the erection of a mill dam across Middle Island Creek from Stewart's land on either side of the creek. The jurors were: Linsey Ankrom, Wm Ankrom, Harry Franks, Rob _____, John Bulman, Joseph McCoy, Thomas Jones, Wm McCoy, Wm Dyson, John Hays, James Madden, Peter Bald, & Jacob Lewis. They decided the mill would not be injurious but that Jacob Lewis whose land the dam will jut agains will sustain damage to the amount of $15 and the land "which we condemn is bounded" beginning at the corner of Jacob Lewis orchard fence.16 
(MentionedIn) ProbateMarch 1817 He was mentioned in a probate of William Watson in March 1817 at Tyler Co., West Virginia. as one of the appraisers of his wife's deceased husband's estate; Mar term 1817 appraisment of the personal estate of William Watson deceased, and Jacob Lewis is the administrator. Feb term 1823 sale bill of the personal estate of William Watson deceased. Buyers include Jacob Lewis, and Nathan Cooper among other names.23,24 
Event-Misc1817  In 1817 at Tyler Co., West Virginia, Jacob Lewis (aka Jacob Lewis COFFINBERRY) had the following misc event: Fall term 1817 and Fall term 1818 Jacob Lewis vs Linsay Ankrom for tresspass.25 
Census1820August 1820 He was the head of the household in the 1820 census, Tyler Co., West Virginia, with pg 84 1m 10-16 (John) 1m45+ (Jacob) 1f45+ (Mary). 
Deed  Note that some of these later deeds may belong to son Jacob. 
Deed9 October 1823  On 9 October 1823 at Tyler Co., West Virginia: #475 Jacob Lewis locates fifty acres of land in Tyler County by virtue of a treasury warrant for 400 acres ___ issued 26 Feb 1816 to Ralph Smith who assigned 100 acres to James Morris who assign the same to Jacob Lewis on the headwaters of Thomas Run to begin at a white oak starting on the main branch of said Thomas Run to run a North East course 80 poles and North westerly for quantity.26 
Religion*between 1825 and 1828 He: between 1825 and 1828 Newport, Washington Co., Ohio, approx - There was an Elder Jeremiah Dale who went into Tyler county, preaching... one of his regular stops was at Newport Ohio (across river from St Mary's & Belmont WV), about 10 miles south of Long Reach). "Jacob Lewis, a worthy Baptist, lived on Sheet's Run back of Long Reach. He was accustomed to attending the meetings at Newport. He obtained a promise from Mr Dale to preach on Long Reach Bottom if a meeting place could be found. Lewis went to the home of William Johnson and though neither he nor his wife were Baptists, it was arranged that the preaching would be at his house. Mr Dale preached there for some time and the Johnsons also went to the Newport meetings. They... need to copy more. 
Deed11 December 1825  On 11 December 1825 at Tyler Co., West Virginia: Jacob & Mary Lewis sold 50 acres to William Wells for $600. Land on waters of Middle Island Creek beginning at a poplar.27 
Mapcirca 1826 A map shows the general area where Jacob Lewis (aka Jacob Lewis COFFINBERRY) lived in at Sheets Run, Tyler Co. & Pleasants Co., West Virginia, circa 1826; Map name is Ben's Run lat 392745N long 081-01-33W
source 392848N 081-03-39W
Map ref 39081-D1. 
Deed1826  In 1826 at Sheets Run, Tyler Co., West Virginia: 1826 he bought 52 acres on Sheets Run, Tyler, WV (book 1 pg 141) Have grant record in VA, need to copy deed book record - strange, not on bk 1 pg 382 of Tyler deeds (SLC 855954.) 
Deed*13 June 1826  On 13 June 1826 at Sheets Run, Tyler Co., West Virginia: (Numbers are spelled out on document).
     Grants 75 page 66 for 50 acres on Sheets Run, a branch of Middle Island Creek 13 Jun 1826.
     John Taylor Esquire, Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia: To all to whom these presents shall come, Greeting: Know Ye, That in conformity with a Survey, made on the 6th day of October 1835, by virtue of a land office Treasury Warrant No. 5615 ____ February 26th 1826, there is granted by the said Commonwealth unto Jacob Lewis A certain tract or parcel of land containing 50 acres situated in the County of Tyler on Sheets run a branch of Middle Island creek and bounded as followeth, to wit: Beginning at a small sugar tree starting near a drain corner to Peter Ball in a line of John Dare from thence with said Ball's line north 37 degrees, west 160 poles to two poplars, thence south 30 degrees, west 105 poles to a white oak in a line of Jacob Lewis, and thence with the same south 85 degrees, east 153 poles to the beginning. To have and to hold the said tract of parcel of land with the appurtenances to the said Jacob Lewis and his heirs forever. In witness whereof, the said John Taylor Esquire, Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia hath hereunto set his hand, and caused the lesser seal of the Commonwealth to be affixed at Richmond on the 13th day of June in the year of our Lord 1826 and the Commonwealth the 15th.
     The actual survey is in the Tyler Co Survey records and is dated 6 Oct 1825
     In the original warrant register, warrants 5611-5616 are missing from the microfilm.28,29,30 
Deed11 December 1826 He sold land on 11 December 1826 at Tyler Co., West Virginia: Deed book 2 pg 207 (SLC 855954) This indenture made this December the 11th day of one thousand eight hundred and twenty six between Jacob Lewis of Tyler county and State of Virginia on the one part and William Wells of the same place of the other part. Witnesseth that the said Jacob Lewis for and in consideration of the sum of six hundred dollars to him in hand paid the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, has granted bargained and sold and by these presents doth grant, bargain and sell unto the said William Wells a tract of land situate on the waters of Middle Island Creek in Tyler county of State of Virginia, and bounded as follows (viz) Beginning at a poplar corner to another tract held by sd Lewis & Benjamin Fort, thence south 56 degrees East 77 poles to a hickory thens south 17 degrees west 90 poles to a beech on the creek bank thence north 33 degrees west 90 poles to a blackoak corner to land claimed by William McCoy thence North 84 degrees west 30 poles to a stake corner to Benj. Fort & with his line. North 40 degrees east 90 poles to the beginning containing fifty acres. To have and to hold... In witness whereof the said Jacob Lewis hath herunto set his hand and affixed his seal the day and year first above written. Jacob Lewis (seal), Mary Lewis (mark).
Tyler County Court December Term 1826 this deed of bargain & sale was presented in the said court & acknowledged by Jacob Lewis & Mary his wife parties thereto, she the said Mary Lewis having been examined as the law directs, separate & apart from her husband & consenting the said deed was ordered to be recorded. Teste A.S. Birckhead, Clerk.
Notes:
20 Aug 1877 bk2 pg 279, Wm Wells sold to Ralph Gorrell
25 Mar 1847 OS bk 10 pg 383 Ralph Gorrell & wife Rachel sold to Andrew S Core (150 acres)
1 Sep 1853 OS bk 12 pg 379 Andrew S Core & wife Catherine sold to John G Morgan and Granville Flesher
25 Apr 1856 OS bk 13 pg 296 John sold his share to Granville (didn't track further.) 
Deed27 June 1827  On 27 June 1827 at Tyler Co., West Virginia: #730 Jacob Lewis locates fifty acres of land in Tyler County by virtue of a treasure warrant for 400 acres ____ Jacob Lewis locates fifty acres of land in Tyler County by virtue of a treasury warrant for 400 acres ___ issued 26 Feb 1816 to Ralph Smith who assigned 100 acres to James Morris who assign the same to Jacob Lewis on the headwaters of Thomas Run to begin at a white oak starting on the main branch of said Thomas Run to run a North East course 80 poles and North westerly for quantity.26 
Census18301 June 1830 He was the head of the household in the 1830 census, pg 174, Tyler Co., West Virginia, with 1m70-80 (Jacob) 2f5-10 (Jane & Rachel) 1f10-15 (Catherine) 1f50-60 (Mary). 
Pension*18 January 1833  In Tyler Co., West Virginia, on 18 January 1833 Jacob Lewis (aka Jacob Lewis COFFINBERRY) had a pension.      Was allowed pension on his appl of 18 Jan 1833 when he was living in Tyler Co VA. Stated that he's lived in (W)VA since Rev, except 2 years in Uniontown, Fayette, PA. Died in Tyler Co 23 Jun 1840 or 29 Jun 1843.
     Jacob marr 17 Dec 1816 in Tyler Co, Mary Watson. She was widow of Wm Watson who she marr in 17__ or 1796 in Green Co PA. Wm died 26 Aug 1814 while in War of 1812.
     Widow Mary Lewis was allowed pension on her appl of 14 Nov 1853 when she was 77 years old & living in Tyler Co. She died 29 Oct 1854. An aquaintance of Mary was Ruth Davis.
     It was not stated whether Jacob Lewis & wife Mary had children. Richard Parker, brother of Mary was of Tyler Co in 1853 & was at the marr of Mary & Jacob. Eliz Parker in 1819 a resident of Tyler Co was at marr of Mary & Wm Watson. Her relation to Richard not shown.
     James Curtis, brother-in-law of Jacob Lewis was 80 in 1854, then of Ohio Co WV, & during Rev he was a resident of Berkeley Co.
     Kids of Mary & 1st husband listed with birth dates.
Extracted from pension file W8044 for Jacob LEWIS (SLC 971556). 
Note18 January 1833 Note(s): on 18 January 1833 Elizabeth's husband James is mentioned in her brother Jacob's pension as "brotherinlaw" - which, by itself, proves that Jacob Lewis and Jacob Lewis Coffinberry are the same person. 
Deed9 September 1833  On 9 September 1833 at Tyler Co., West Virginia: Jacob Lewis locates fifty acres of land in Tyler County by virtue of a treasury warrant for 350 acres No 10731 issued 17 Mar 1832 to John McCoy who assigned 50 acres to said Lewis on the waters of Cedar Run and Sheetses Run beginning at a red oak near Barnards line then s S 40 W 80 poles thence to extend south eastward and to join said Lewis other land and with the same Westward for quantity.
Jacob Lewis locates fifty acres of land in Tyler County by virtue of a treasury warrant for 400 acres No ____ issued 26 Feb 1816 to Ralph Smith who assigned 100 acres to James Morris who assign50 acres to Jacob C Lewis on the aters of Sheetes Run a branch of Middle Island Creek to begin at a stone in Jesse _issa__ line and with the same and to join a survey of 118 acres made for ______ and to extend northwest for quantity.31,30 
Deed24 June 1834  On 24 June 1834 at Tyler Co., West Virginia: Jacob and Mary Lewis sold two tracts of 50 acres each to James James for $100. Grind Stone Fork of Scitos Run and upon Cedar, being waters of Middle Island Creek. Beginning at a Black Oak. Corner to his land.32 
Map*circa 1835 A map shows the general area where Jacob Lewis (aka Jacob Lewis COFFINBERRY) lived in at Cedar Run, Pleasants Co., West Virginia, circa 1835; Map name is Ben's Run lat 392643N long 081-03-14W
source 392736N 081-04-04W
Map ref 39081-D1. 
(Witness) History1835 He witnessed Marshall county formed from Ohio county in 1835. 
Deed1835  In 1835 at Cedar Run, Tyler Co., West Virginia: 1835 he bought 52 acres on Cedar Run, Tyler, WV (book 1 pg 382). Have grant record, need to copy deed book record - strange, not on bk 1 pg 382 of Tyler deeds (SLC 855954.) 
Deed25 August 1835  On 25 August 1835 at Cedar & Sheets Runs, Tyler Co., West Virginia: (Numbers are spelled out on document).
     Grants 84 page 364 for 50 acres on the waters of Cedar and Sheets Run 25 Aug 1835.
     Luther (?) W Tazewell Esquire Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia: To all to whom these presents shall come, Greeting: Know Ye, That in conformity with a Survey, made on the 9th day of May 1834 by virtue of a land office Treasury Warrant No. 10731. There is granted by the said Commonwealth unto Jacob Lewis a certain tract or parcel of land containing 50 acres situated in Tyler County on the waters of Cedar Run and Sheets Run, branches of Middle Island Creek and bounded as follows: Beginning at a red oak near a line of Joshua Barnard thence south 40 degrees west 80 poles to a stand near the head of a hollow, thence south 35 degrees east 100 poles to a small ash near a hollow, thence north 28 degrees east 129 poles to a stored(?) in a line of said Lewis Smith, and with the same north 72 degrees west 62 poles to a white oak in a flat thence north 22 degrees west 12 poles to the beginning with its appurtenances. To have and to hold the said tract of parcel of land with the appurtenances to the said Jacob Lewis and his heirs forever. In witness whereof, the said Luther (?) W Tazewell Esquire, Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia hath hereunto set his hand, and caused the lesser seal of the Commonwealth to be affixed at Richmond on the 25th day of August in the year of our Lord 1835 and the Commonwealth the ___.
     The actual survey is in the Tyler Co Survey records and is dated 9 May 1834.33,34,30 
Religion1838 He: 1838 Sistersville, Tyler Co., West Virginia, On records of Long Reach Bapt Church (Evd 209). Rachel was first one baptised in city limits. Jacob was a deacon. 
Will*3 January 1839 He left a will on 3 January 1839 at Book 2 page 27, Tyler Co., West Virgnina; Will of Jacob Lewis (RN 126) Tyler Co WV book 2 page 27 (SLC 850563)
     Dated 3 Jan 1839 (got copy) I, Jacob Lewis, of Tyler County ... real estate lying south of Sheet's Run ... be immediately sold ... any monies left, I give one half of the same to my wife Mary Lewis and the other half to my four children equally, viz, John Lewis, Catharine Lewis, Rachel Lewis, and Jane Lewis. I give to my sons, George Lewis, Aaron Lewis, and Jacob Lewis one dollar each.
     I give to my daughters Fanny Dixon, Elizabeth Martin, Mary Knight, Sarah Anderson, and Nancy Watson each one dollar. I desire after the death of my wife that the rest of all my real estate be sold and divided between John Lewis, Catharine Lewis, Rachel Lewis, and Jane Lewis equally.
     ... appoint my friends ??? ??? and William Tippett? xecutors
     ... witnesses Leonard Kelch and William Johnson. 
Deed9 October 1839  On 9 October 1839 at Tyler Co., West Virginia: Jacob and Mary Lewis sold 50 acres to Revel Kelch for $100. Land adjoining William Trippet and Michael Cor on waters of Middle Island Creek beginning at a gum.35 
Deed9 October 1839  On 9 October 1839 at Tyler Co., West Virginia: Jacob and Mary Lewis sold a parcel to John Howard for $25. Land adjoining Michael Core[?] and others on waters of Middle Island Creek - beginnning at a poplar. Sheets Run.36 
Deed9 October 1839  On 9 October 1839 at Tyler Co., West Virginia: Jacob and Mary Lewis sold 60 acres to Leanard Kelch for $50. Land adjoining William Trippit on the waters of Middle Island Creek. Begining at a gum.37 
Deed9 October 1839  On 9 October 1839 at Tyler Co., West Virginia: Jacob and Mary Lewis sold 75 acres to Levi Heysham for $50. Land adjoining William Trippet and Jesse Heysham on the waters of Middle Island Creek. Beginning at a white oak.37 
Census18401 June 1840 He was the head of the household in the 1840 census, Tyler Co., West Virginia, with pg 19 1m80-90 (Jacob) 1f60-70 (Mary) 1f20-30 (Catherine) 1f15-20 (Jane) (on census of pensioners age 85). 
Death*23 June 1840 He died on 23 June 1840 at Tyler Co., West Virginia, at age 85 Death date & place from pension record which also says date may have been 29 Jun 1843. 
Probate*August 1840 His estate was probated in August 1840 at Tyler Co., West Virginia; August Term 1840 This last will and testament of Jacob Lewis deceased was presented ... (Need to see if there is any further probate information.) 
Burial1841 He was buried in 1841 find burial. 
Deed*31 March 1845 John Lewis, Mary Catherine Hammet, Eli Ferrell, Rachel Lewis, John Weekley, Sarah "Jane" Lewis and Catherine Lewis sold land as part of the estate of Jacob Lewis (aka Jacob Lewis COFFINBERRY) 31 March 1845 Tyler Co., West Virginia: Caveat on this records - OS-10-46 (& 47) John Lewis and Catharine his wife, Eli Ferrell and Rachel his wife, John Weekley and Jane his wife, heirs of Jacob Lewis deceased sold to Jesse Hissem for $100 land formerly occupied by Jacob Lewis situated on North side of Sheets run, a branch of Middle Island. 70 acres. The caveat is where is daughter Catharine (Lewis) Buckhannon? I'm guessing that because she wasn't yet married, she was left out.38,39 
(Witness) DNA-Coffinberry  He and Jacob C Lewis, Jacob Rice Lewis, Wallace Lewis, Nancy Ankrom, Sarah Jane Lewis, Rachel Lewis, Kathryn Ann Rhinehart, George Ludwig (Lewis) Coffinberry (Immigrant 1752), Jacob Edwin Lewis, Kenneth Pearson Lewis, Sarah Lewis, Catherine Jane Ferrell, Emma Adeline Pipes, Estella Mae 'Peggy' Ferrell, Eleanor Mae Ash, George Lewis Coffinberry, Nancy Coffinberry, Jacob Wolf Coffinberry, Charles Carrol Coffinberry, Milton M Coffinberry, Clarence Milton Coffinberry and Closs Kaffenberger have autosomal DNA in common. See the attached spreadsheet to see how all these people are related via DNA.
Relationships4th great-grandfather of Kathryn Ann Rhinehart
2nd great-grandfather of Estella Mae 'Peggy' Ferrell

Family 1

Ruth Elizabeth Cooper Curtis d. b 1810
Marriage*Circa 1775-85? Jacob Lewis (aka Jacob Lewis COFFINBERRY) married Ruth Elizabeth Cooper Curtis Circa 1775-85? 
Children

Family 2

Mary Parker b. 1776, d. Oct 1854
Marriage*17 December 1816 Jacob Lewis (aka Jacob Lewis COFFINBERRY) married Mary Parker, daughter of (__________) Parker and (__________) (__________), on 17 December 1816 at Tyler Co., West Virginia, per pension record. 
Children
Last Edited7 Feb 2017

Citations

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  14. [S1442] Ohio Co WV Deed Book 7 Evd #1443.
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  16. [S1547] Minute Orders 1815-1840, Tyler Co. WV County Court Evd #1547.
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  19. [S1444] Personal Proberty Tax List Evd #1444.
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  22. [S1429] Berkeley Co WV Deed Book 26 Evd #1429.
  23. [S1564] Tyler Co WV Estate Settlements Volume 1a Evd #1564.
  24. [S1565] Tyler Co WV Estate Settlements Volume 1a Evd #1565.
  25. [S1548] Order Books 1815-1831, Ohio Co. WV County Court Evd #1548.
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  27. [S1556] Tyler County WV Deed Book 2 Evd #1556.
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  30. [S1558] Registers of new treasury warrants nos. 25-5760, 26 Oct 1787-2 Oct 1816 and nos. 10057-17231, 28 Feb 1828 - 19 Jun 1848 Evd #1558.
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  32. [S1552] Tyler County WV Deed Book 5 Evd #1552.
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  35. [S1554] Tyler County WV Deed Book 8 Evd #1554.
  36. [S1553] Tyler County WV Deed Book 7 Evd #1553.
  37. [S1555] Tyler County WV Deed Book 9 Evd #1555.
  38. [S389] Tyler Co land records extracted from books at courthouse Evd #389.
  39. [S1557] Tyler County WV Deed Book 10 Evd #1557.