Her parents were John and Elisabeth Pensel Jacobs*. Eleanor was the fourth of seven children: William, John Jr., Charity, Eleanor, Elizabeth, Benjamin, and Samuel.
- When Eleanor was just 2 years old the Battle of Wyoming happened in the area. Also known as the Wyoming Massacre, the battle along the Susquehanna river between the British Loyalists (with the Seneca Indians) and the Patriots was a defeat for the Patriots with over 220 killed. Settlers claimed the Iroquois hunted, tortured and killed fleeing Patriots.
- Pennsylvania became a state 12 December 1787.
By the time of Benjamin’s birth in 1797 Eleanor and Peter were living in Wysox,
In 1818 Eleanor was living with her family in Lockville, Luzerne County,Lockville, PA PA.
- Wyoming County was created in 1842 from part of Luzerne County.
- Eleanor would outlive her husband Peter by 15 years and her children Benjamin and Lovina.
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Enjoy the journey,
*Special thanks to my newly found cousin John, a descendant of one of Eleanor’s brothers. He was able to give me information on Eleanor’s parents. Thank-you John!!