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Fifth Generation

15. Jacob5 Markley (John Peter Markley4 (Merkle), Johann George3 Merkle, George Matthaus2, Jorg (George)1) (#385) was born Germany 1748. Jacob died 1838 Garrett Co., Maryland, at 90 years of age. His body was interred 1838 Old Hall Graveyard.

He married Catherine ? Comberland, Pennsylvania, USA, 1769. (Catherine ? is #386.) Catherine was born WFT Est 1769-1798. Catherine died WFT Est 1775-1877. At 1 year of age Catherine became the mother of Jacob Markley 1770. At 5 years of age Catherine became the mother of John Markley 1774. At 23 years of age Catherine became the mother of Christopher Christian Markley Elk Lick Twp., Sumerset, Pennsylvania, USA, 17 Jul 1792.

Jacob immigrated, 1749. Destination: destination unknown. At 22 years of age Jacob became the father of Jacob Markley 1770. At 26 years of age Jacob became the father of John Markley 1774. Jacob was listed as the head of a family on the 1790 Census Bedford Co., Pennsylvania. At 44 years of age Jacob became the father of Christopher Christian Markley Elk Lick Twp., Sumerset, Pennsylvania, USA, 17 Jul 1792. Jacob was listed as the head of a family on the 1820 Census Alegany Co., Maryland. Jacob Markley was born in Germany in 1748 and while still an infant was brought to these United States by his parents, John and Eve Markley.

Jacob was married about the year of 1769 to a girl by the name of Catherine ___________. if there is a record of this marriage it will be in a church somewhere, proably in Cumberland Co., Pa. In the book of marriage records in Pennsylvania prior to 1790, there are no marriages recorded for the Markley family.

We know that Jacob had land joining his Father on the West side of Castleman's River, in 1771, Bedford County was created here out of Cumberland County.

The first census was taken 1790 Pennsylvania. Here is listed, Bedford County, heads of families, John, the father, Mathias, the brother, and our Jacob. In the household of Jacob in 1790 are listed the man and his wife, with one son under sixteen years of age and four daughters. We know of a son named Jacob born 1770, it would appear that this youth of twenty has left the household and this would be the second son, John, born about 1774. It would appear that Jacob's family consisted of at least 4 boys and 4 girls. Our ancestor, Christian was born in 1792, while the County is still Bedford and taken from a later Census report it appears as if Andrew was born in bedfrod or perhaps in 1795 as the County was renamed Somerset.

Jacob sold his farm, near present day Salisbury, Pa., consisting of 342 acres in the year of 1797 to Abraham Beachy for about two thousand dollars. We see that he was named executor of his fathers estate on Oct. 11, 1796, so after the estate was probated, he and his wife Catherine, are following sons to greener pastures.

Jacob, Andrew, and Christian settled near Blooming Rose, Garrett County, Maryland. The 1820 Census for Alegany Co., Maryland lists them as heads of families, as Garrett Co., is not established until 1872.

The year of Catherines birth is unknown and it appears that she was not alive in the 1820 Census.

Jacob lived to be ninty years of age, and died in the year of 1837 or 38, here in Garrett Co., Maryland. He is buried at the Old Hall Graveyard Farm by Morgantown Road.

Jacob Markley and Catherine ? had the following children:

child 22 i. Andrew6 Markley (#912) was born on (birth date unknown).

child 23 ii. Daughter Markley (#913) was born on (birth date unknown). She married John Sisler. (John Sisler is #914.)

child 24 iii. Daughter Markley (#915) was born on (birth date unknown).

child 25 iv. Daughter Markley (#916) was born on (birth date unknown).

child 26 v. Daughter Markley (#917) was born on (birth date unknown).

child 27 vi. Jacob Markley (#908) was born 1770. He married Elizabeth ?. (Elizabeth ? is #909.)

child 28 vii. John Markley (#910) was born 1774. He married Elizabeth ?. (Elizabeth ? is #911.)

John was listed as the head of a family on the 1790 Census Bedford Co., Pennsylvania.

child + 29 viii. Christopher Christian Markley was born 17 Jul 1792.

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