Here's what I have on the family of Jacob Book and Martha McComb. Hope it helps.
Michael Book was born about 1776 and died 6 February 1855. He is mentioned in his father's will as the youngest son, who when he reached 16, was to receive his inheritance. He came, with his brother George, from Washington County to Lawrence County in 1793, bought a 400 acre tract, and built a log cabin. He was one of the earliest settlers of North Beaver Township. He was a member of Tent U. P. Church in Mahoning Township, Lawrence County, Pennsylvania and he and his wife are buried there. He appears on the census of 1800 in Mercer County, Pennsylvania. His will is on file in Lawrence County, Pennsylvania Will Book #1, page 182. It was written 17 October 1853 and proven on 9 February 1855. Nathaniel Moore was a witness.
He is listed in every census of Mahoning Township, Lawrence County, Pennsylvania from 1800 to 1850.
1830 Census of Mahoning Township, Lawrence County, Pennsylvania:
Michael Book 1 male 10-15 2 males 50-60 2 females 5-10 1 female 10-15 2 females 20-30 1 female 40-50.
1850 Census of Mahoning Township, Lawrence County, Pennsylvania Roll 790
Book, Michael 73 farmer #3699 PA
'' Joanna 44 PA
" George 77 farmer PA
1850 Census of Slippery Rock, Lawrence County, Pennsylvania:
Michael Book age 60
Elizabeth age 57
In 1826, the Methodist Church of Ebensburg subscriptions list includes:
Michael Book- 2 bushels of wheat ($.75)
Jacob Book, Junior 1 bushel of wheat ($.37 1/2)
George Book 2 bushels of wheat ($.75)
He may be the Michael Boak, singleman, who appears on the Shenango Township, Beaver (now Lawrence) Co, Pa tax lists of 1815.
Mahoning Township: Michael Book came in 1793 with his brother George who never married. He ownsed 400 acres. He married just before leaving Washington Co, Pennsylvania.
Descendants of Michael Book
1 Michael Book 1776 - 1855
..+ Elizabeth Stillwagon 1780 - 1848
....2 Margaret Peggy Book 1798 - +Sheafer
....2 Jacob Book 1801- 1877 +Martha McComb 1803 - 1870
......3 Elizabeth J. Book 1824 - +Steel
......3 George Book 1829 - +Susan Book 1829 - 1900
........4 S. Wilder McComb Book 1855 - 1937 +Ora J. Martin 1859 - 1947
........4 Dala Book - 1890 +Leopold Rohrer
........4 Ora A. Book 1859 - 1941 +Charles A. Wright
..... 3 William R. Book 1836 - 1894 +Margaret J. McFarand
.......4 Rosetta Francis Martha Book 1859 - +Willard E. Shaner
.........4 Lydia Hannah Appeline Affey Book 1861 -+Charles Terrill
.........4 Nettie Alvina Book 1863 - +Houlette
.........4 William S. Book 1866- +Maggie J. Robinson
.........4 Sarah Eva Book 1868 - +Charles B. McBride
.........4 Agnes Luella E. Book 1871 - +Oliver Clark
.........4 Loas May Book 1874 +Edward R. Clark
.........4 Clare W. Book 1876 - +Emma
............5 Walter Book 1903 -
........... 5 Book 1904 -
.........4 Clyde W. Book 1876 - 1952 +Maude Crowl
............5 George Book 1904 - 1904
4 James Book 1879 - 1899
.....3 Margaret E. Book 1839 -+Alexander McFarland
.....3 Ferdinand Book 1845 - 1894+Sarah R. Showers
........4 Frank G. Book 1869 -+Eva Sharp
...........5 Raymond F. Book 1895 -........
..........5 Irma R. Book
........4 Alva F. Book 1874 - 1947 + Anna Isabella Wallace - 1904
............5 Ferdinand W. Book 1902 -
............5 Nancy R. Book 1904 -+Ferree
............5 John A. Book
........4 Martha E. Book 1872 -
........4 Sarah Sadie Idelia Book 1878 - +Charles Dickson Cowden
....... 4 Lizzie M. Book
....... 4 Book
....... 4 Book
....... 4 Book
....... 4 Book
....3Agnes C. Book 1847 - +Downey
...........3 Sarah Book
...........3 Lydia Book
........2 Elizabeth Book +Nathaniel Moore
....... 2 John Book 1809 -
........2 Sarah Sally Book +McWilliams
........2 Mary Jane Book +Standley
........2 Susannah Book + Williams
...........3 Sarah Abigail Williams
........ 3 Eliza Ann Williams
........2 Johanna Book 1790 - 1876 + Hugh Nelson 1792-1872
......... 3 John Book Nelson 1833- 1873+ Elizabeth R. Sell 1840 - 1897
............4 James Levi Nelson 1869 -1910 +Myra Lois Kelley
............5 James Clyde Floyd Nelson 1906-1965 +Ethel May Sprague
..........4 Isa Della May Nelson 1873 - 1960 + Roderic Random Stewart
....... 3 Johanna Nelson 1813 - 1816
........3 Margaret Nelson 1818 - 1841
........3 Sarah A. Nelson
........3 Johanna Nelson 1834 - 1834
........3 Elizabeth Nelson 1820 +Samuel Walker 1811 -
........3 Hannah J. Nelson 1827 - 1901+Thompson
........3 James Nelson 1823 -
........3 Susannah Nelson 1819 - +John McBride 1818 -
Info on Jacob Book m. Martha McComb:
He lived at Ripple Place. He inherited 209 acres from his father's old farm, bought 80 acres from his brother, and 60 acres from Mr. Robert's farm. This land was eventually passed on to Alva F. Book. Jacob became quite prosperous due to limestone deposits which were found on his farm, his orchard, and his stock and grain farm, which was located on the Youngstown Road. He was of "sound judgement and good understanding". He served in the Civil War.
1850 Census of Mahoning Township, Lawrence County, Pennsylvania: page 22, 284-287
Jacob Book age 48 farmer $3500 born PA
Martha Book age 46 born PA
George Book age 21 farmer born PA
Elizabeth G. age 18 born PA
Margaret E. Book age 12 born PA School
Lydia H. Book age 10 born PA school
Ferdinand Book age 7 born PA school
Agnes Book age 3 born PA
Susanna Williams age 42 born PA
Sarah a. Williams age 16 born Ohio school
Eliza Ann Book age 13 born PA school
He is buried at Hillside Methodist Episcopal Church Cemetery.
TESTAMENTARY B No. 74 TO THE ESTATE OF JACOB BOOK LATE OF MAHONING TWP. LAWRENCE CO. PA, DEC.
See Register Docket No. 4, page 85 ( no. 7 p. 124 written in above)
In the Name of God Amen
I Jacob Book of Mahoning Township, Lawrence County and State of Pennsylvania being old and infirm but sound in mind and understanding So that I may be the better prepared to leave the world Whenever it shall please God to call me hence, do therefore make this my last will and testament in manner following
That is to say First and principally I commend my Soul unto the hands of God my Creator and having certain goods and chattels that I wish to dispose of to my children before I leave the world.
Second I give and bequeath to my two sons, Wm. R. and Ferdinand Book the Farm on which they now live to be equally divided between them Subject to the incumberances hereinafter mentioned. The farms are situated in the Township of Mahoning County of Lawrence and State of Pennsylvania.
Third I give and bequeath to my daughter Margaret E. McFarland Two Hundred and twenty five Dollars. To be paid by my executors within six years after my death. My chairs and Smyth's Illustrated Dictionary and one Bedstead and bedding all of which I will to my Daughter Margaret E. McFarland.
Fourth I give and bequeath to my Daughter Agness C. Boyer Two Hundred and Twenty Five Dollars To be paid by my Executors within five years after my Death. My large Looking Glass my pictures my large Bible also one bedstead and bedding I will to my Daughter Agness C. Boyer.
Fifth I give and Bequeath to my Daughter Elizabeth J. Steel Five Hundred Dollars to be paid by my Executors within seven years after my death.
Sixth I give and bequeath to my daughter-in-law Sarah R. Book my Bearow Clook Book Case Book and Stove I give and bequeath to her.
Seventh I give and bequeath to my Two sons Wm. R. and Ferdinand Book the balance of my personal property and clothing to be equally divided between them.
Eighth I hereby appoint Wm. R. and Ferdinand Book my Executors of this my last will and Testament and I desire them to pay the different legacies as assigned herein the heirs to my property and also to pay all my just debts and Funeral expenses.
Testamony hereof I have herunto set my hand and seal this twenty day of January 1876
Attest Jacob Book
John E. SHowers
Adam Showers (His mark)
Lawrence County, SS. Personally came before me, Register of Wills and Granting Letters of Administration, &c. in and for said County, John E. Showers and Adam Showers, subscribing witnesses to the foregoing Will of Jacob Book who being duly sworn according to law, saith that they were present and saw and heard the within named Testator sign, seal, publish, pronounce and declare the foregoing instrument of writing as and for his last Will and Testament, and that at the time of so doing he was of sound mind memory and understanding to the best of their knowledge and belief and that they subscribed their names to the same as witnesses in presence of the said Testator at his request and in the presence of each other.
Sworn and subscribed to before me this 14th day of July A. D. 1877
James C. Stevenson, Register
Witnesses: John E. Showers Adam Showers (his mark)
Lawrence County SS
Before me Register for Probate of Wills and granting Letters of Administration, &c., in and for said County, came Wm. R. Book who being duly sworn, says his father, Jacob Book died about 6 o'clock P. M. on the 9th day of July A. D. 1877 aged about 76 years.
Sworn and subscribed to before me this 17th day of July A. D. 1877 Jas. C. Stevenson Register.
William R. Book
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