Name: *Jacob Rentfrow , Sr.
Birth: BEF 1748 in Edgecombe County, North Carolina
Death: BEF DEC 1825 in Wayne County, North Carolina 1
Jacob Rentfrow was born before 1748, the date of his father's will.
Jacob Rentfrow was in Dobbs/Wayne County, North Carolina bef. 1764-1825.
April Court 1764
Jacob Rentfrow of Dobbs County to John Brantley of Halifax County
40 pds proclamation money
100 acres which was part of a patent to Edward Simmons 17 Oct 1735
joining Joseph Lane, Bakers Branch.
Jacob Rentfrow (x) Priscilla Rentfrow (x)
Wit: William Hood, William Phillips (x), Reuben Hay
April Court 1764
CC Jos Montfort
(From Randall Hardy, firstname.lastname@example.org 08 Dec 2003)
11 Jan 1771
Dobbs County, NC
John Brantley and Elizabeth his wife of Halifax County to Wm. Brantley of same.
60 pds. proclamation money
100 acres which was part of a patent to Edward Simmons 17 Oct 1735 and given by him to his
daughter Tamzie (Tomasin) wife of William Region (Ridgen) and by them to Jacob Rentfroe 1764 and from Jacob Rentfroe and Priscilla his wife
to John Brantley 1764 joining Jos. Lane, Baker Branch.
John Brantley (x), Elizabeth Brantley (x)
Wit: Samuel Pittman, Jesse Haynes
Feb Ct 1771
Examined by Wm. Branch, Esq.
Eliza. Brantley relinquishes her right of dower.
CC Jos Montfort
(From Randall Hardy, email@example.com -update 08 Dec 2003)
12 Jan 1778
640 acres Dobbs
Joining Will Ridgens line and running up Black Creek
Book 1, #155
(State of NC Entries of Claims for Lands Within the County of Dobbs 1778-1790, page 15, William L. Murphy.)
Jacob Renfrow (Rentfrough) is listed as a Voter in the 1779 Voters List of Dobbs County, North Carolina.
Jacob Rentfrow obtained a land grant
19 December 1780
250 acres on the North side of Black Creek adjoining Ann Hawley and John Barefoot lines.
(State of NC, Entries of Claims for Lands Within the County of Wayne, 1780-1795 by William L. Murphy.)
This would have been in Wayne County in 1780 and in present day Wilson County, NC.
The land grant was located along both sides of present day Long Branch Road south of Blalock Road.
From:Gvlthompson@cs.com (Frank Thompson)
In checking my maps I find a Great Cabin Branch (early records) on what is now called, I believe, Cedar Creek. This is actually the 2nd tributary into Black Creek, west of HW 117. Where Great Cabin Branch crosses HW 301, I show a 640a. grant to John Barefoot dated 1778 on" both sides of Cabin Branch". Just to the west of this grant is one to Henry Pope for 200a, 1788, "on south side of Cabin Branch". Adjoining this grant (Pope) on the north is that of Robert Simms, and to the south Jacob Rentfro. Adjoining the north east is a 640a. grant to Benjamin Cobb dated 1779.
Further info from Frank Thompson
Grant in question is found in Wayne Co. deed book 3, page 488 and is as follows: Jacob Rentfro 250a Wayne Co. N.S. of Black Creek. Beg. at a pine Jacob Lambs corner in (pocosson?) pond running west 200p crossing Spring branch to a pine near Hawleys corner. then with his line N200p to a stake, then E200p to a pine, then to beg. 27 Oct 1786. Hope this answers your questions. If not let me know.
The above grant was recorded 19 Oct 1787.
17 Feb 1792
Wayne County, NC
430 acres on the North side of Black Creek beginning at Cader Rountree's corner running round to Rountree's corner, thence to Little Cabin Branch,
John Barefoots line, and along said lines over Great Cabbin to his corner and Jacob Rentfrow's thence along said Rentfrows to the corner.
Tax List of Wayne County, NC
Persons, Acres, Free Poll, Black Pool, Stud Horses, Carriage Wheels
Rentfrow, James, (brother) 225, 1
Rentfrow, Jacob, (brother) 600, 1
Rouce, Soloman, 100, 1
Rentfrow, William, (brother) 100, 1
Based upon the above tax list Jacob Rentfrow was a large land owner.
(James, Jacob, and William were brothers.)
Jacob Rentfrow is found in the 1790 Census of North Carolina
Wayne County, New Bern District
He is living near John Lucas and Francis Rountree,
He has 3 white males including head of household; he has 4 white females including head of house.
Jacob Rentfrow, Sr. is found in the 1800 census of Wayne County, NC, page 862.
He is living near Francis Rountree, Stephen Tomlinson, and Luke Woodard.
He has 1 male 45 and up, and one female 16-26 and one female 45 and up.
Jacob Rentfrow, Sr. is found in the 1810 census of Wayne County, NC, page 826.
He is living near John Campbell, Luke Woodard, Daniel Lucas
He has 1 male 45 and up, and one female 45 and up.
In the 1820 Census of Wayne County, NC, Jacob Rentfrow, Jr. has died
Jacob Rentfrow, Sr. is found with a house full of people.
Jacob Rentfrow, Sr. has
2 males under 10, 1 male 10-16, 1 male 45 and up; 1 female under 10, 1 female 10-16, 2 females 16-26.
Wayne County Deed Book 13, page 76:
Jacob Renfrow deed of gift (still) to his grandson Jacob Renfrow son of James Renfrow.
Dated: 10 February 1821.
Will of Jacob Rentfrow, Sr.
W: 10 Oct 1818
P: Nov Ct 1825
Wayne County, North Carolina
In the name of God Amen I Jacob Rentfrow of the County of Wayne and State of North Carolina being in health and perfect mind and memory thanks be given unto God, Calling unto mind the mortality of my body and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die, do make and ordain this my last will and testament and as touching such worldly state wherewith it has pleased God to bless me with in this life I give, demise, and dispose of the same in the following form,
First my desire is that my Executor Sell as much of my personal property as will pay all my just debts.
2nd I give and bequeath to the heirs of my son Jacob Rentfrow one dollar.
3rd I give and bequeath to my son James Rentfrow one dollar.
4th I give to my daughter Penelope Rountree one dollar.
- I lend to my daughter Selah Morris during her life or widowhood all my land and property of every description after there is enough sold by my Executor to pay all my last debts,
- also I give and bequeath to my grandson Bethel Morris all my land on the east side of the Great Cabin Branch and one half of my still after the decease or widowhood of his mother Selah Morris,
- also I give and bequeath to my grandson Zachariah Morris all my land on the west side of the Great Cabin Branch and one half of my still after the
decease or widowhood of his mother Selah Morris.
- also I give and bequeath to my grandchildren Bennet Morris, Penelope Morris, Sally Morris, all the rest of my property after the decease or widowhood
of their mother Selah Morris to be equally divided between them
- it is also my will and desire that if the above named Bethel and Zachariah if either of them should die before they arrive to age twenty one years, that the other shall have all the property willed to them both
Also I appoint my friends Jacob Fulghum, and Hardy Horn to be Executors to this my last Will and Testament revoking all other wills, by me made
In which whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal
October 10, 1818
Jacob (V) Rentfrow (his mark) Seal
Signed, sealed, and delivered in presence of us:
Absalom (X) Ellis
Inventory of the property of Jacob Rentfrow Senior, deceased taken 02 December 1825 by Hardy Horn, Executor:
two grubbing hoes, three small weeding hoes, two cuters, two ? flax hoes, one ax, one hatchet, and pair of stirrup irons, 2 barrels and augers, one tea kettle, two iron wedges, one froo__?, one bell, one hatchet, one skillet, one reap hook, two pails, one bred tray, one churn, one meal stand, one frying pan, seventeen cider barrels, one drawing knife, two pine tables, one pair of cart wheels, one stone jug, three decanters, three cases bottles, one wine bottle, one tea pot, two earthen bowls, one butter pot, one dram glass, one brandy cock, one tumbler, one pewter dish, one basin, nine plates, one rasor strap and box, one keg of brandy, one keg, one shotgun, one pine chest, one feather bed and furniture, one beaufat, one earthen pitcher, two arm chairs, three chairs, one coopers add, two sows and eleven pigs, one heiffer, 250 pounds of seed cotton, 1 mans saddle.
Feb Ct 1826
Wayne County, NC
Account of sale of the property of Jacob Rentfrow, Senior, deceased, sold the 2nd December 1825 on a credit of six months by Hardy Horn, Executor.
2 grubbing hoes John Worrell .30
3 small weeding hoes Lazarus Cook .05
2 cutters Lazarus Cook .10
2 floor hoes Lazarus Cook .12 1/2
1 ax Jacob Fulghum .55
1 hatchet and pair stirrup irons Noel Ferrell .12 1/2
2 barrels and augers Dempsey Deans .40
1 tea kettle Ichabod Pearson .25
2 iron wedges Elias Barnes 1.03 1/2
1 frow Dempsey Deanes .40
1 bell Barnabus Rose .50
1 hatchet Stephen Lamm 1.00
1 skillet Jacob Daniels .16
2 pails and 1 bred tray Selah Morris .30 1/2
1 churn Robert Hooks .26
1 meal stand Robert Hooks .26
1 frying pan Ichabod Pearson .80
5 cider barrels Hardy Horn 2.10
5 cider barrels Daniel Lucas 1.42
1 cider barrel James Rentfrow .10
4 cider barrels Needham Lamm .90
2 cider barrels Joel Rose .05
1 drawing knife Barnabus Rose .15
1 pine table John Fulghum .30
1 do. cart wheels Selah Morris .12
1 jug Stephen Lamm .76
1 quart decanter Nathan Hanners .60
1 pint decanter Hardy Horn .30
1 half pint decanter Thomas Rose .26
2 cases bottles Barnabus Rose .50
1 case bottles Thomas Rose .20
carried over 14.91
1 wine bottle Lazarus Cook .13 1/2
1 tea pot Hardy Horn .15
2 earthen bowls Patience Hood .45
1 butter pot Stephen Lamm .15 1/2
1 dram glass Selah Morris .06
1 brandy cock Noel Ferrell .21
1 glass tumbler Nathan Hanners .10
1 pewter dish, nine plates Ichabod Pearson 4.85
1 pewter basin Stephen Lamm .62 1/2
1 rasor strap and box Elisha Evans .50
1 keg and brandy Hardy Horn 3.44 1/2
1 keg James Rentfrow .30
1 shot gun Elias Barnes 3.00
1 chest Henry Lucas 1.00
1 feather bed and furniture James Rentfrow 7.25
1 beaufat Selah Morris 2.26
1 arm chair Hardy Horn .15
1 arm chair James Rentfrow .30
3 sitting chairs John Stokes .77 1/2
1 coopers add Robert Hooks .25
2 sows and 11 pigs James S. Aycock 6.12 1/2
1 heiffer and 1 pitcher Selah Morris 3.27
250 lb. seed cotton @ $3/hundred Thomas Hadley 7.50
1 mans saddle Barnabus Rose 1.28
Feb Term 1826
Wayne County, NC
The estate of Jacob Rentfrow, Senior, deceased on acct with Hardy Horn, Executor
Account of sales 59.06
Interest on same 1 year eight months
to the 2nd Feb 1828 5.88
#1 Court Charges 1.60
Interest on the same .16
#2 Theophilus G. ? Evans Judgement 17.12
Interest on same 1.58
#3 Willie Rountree note 10.62
Interest on same .55
#4 James Rentfrow note and interest 1.75
#5 Jacob Barnes note and interest 1.51
#6 3 ? tacks receipt and interest 2.71
#7 Lazarus Cook acct. 1.04
#8 Nathan Hanners acct. 2.18
#9 James Rentfrow acct. 1.64
for return of this .40
Balance paid to Selah Morris agreeable to
will of deceased $11.32
Pursuant to an order of the Court to settle the Estate of Jacob Rentfrow deceased we find in the hands of the Executor the sum of
Eleven dollars and thirty two cents which sum is paid over to Selah Morris agreebale to will of Deceased this
30th day of January 1828.
Father: **John R. Rentfrow , Jr. Tailor b: 1679 in Chester County, Pennsylvania
Mother: **Tomasin Simmons b: in Edgecombe Precinct, North Carolina
- *Jacob Rentfrow , Jr. b: BET 1765 AND 1784 in Dobbs/Wayne County, North Carolina
- Selah Rentfrow b: BET 1765 AND 1784 in Dobbs/Wayne County, North Carolina
- Penelope Rentfrow b: ABT 1770 in Dobbs/Wayne County, North Carolina
- *James Rentfrow b: BET 1774 AND 1784 in Dobbs/Wayne County, North Carolina
- Title: Will proved November 1825, Wayne County, North Carolina