Jacobs Cemetery

Jacobs Cemetery

406 Lowell Davis Rd., North Grosvenordale, CT ( 0.25 acre)
GPS Latitude 42.00006 Longitude-71.86049

A family cemetery for several generations of the Jacobs Family and their descendants, located in the neighborhood of where they resided.   Most of the surnames are Jacobs.  Others are Coman children of Oscar and Anna (Jacobs) Coman.  But Anna and Oscar are buried elsewhere.  Three Joslin surnames are: Capt Silas Joslin, his son Benjamin and Franklin Joslin (possibly another son).  Capt Silas was the husband of Lydia Jacobs. Lydia may be buried there as Lydia Vinton (second husband Calvin Vinton) but she is not on Hale’s List. Two more gravestones with surnames of Mills are Corbin Mills, and wife Julia Ann Mills (maiden name possibly Jacobs).

The earliest grave is of David Jacobs, died Aug 2, 1815, 25 years old.

American Revolution—John Jacobs (Jr)

War of 1812—-Ezra Jacobs, Capt. Silas Joslin

Civil War — George H. Jacobs—18th Infantry CT Volunteers — musician.  He served 8 Aug 1862 to 27 Jun 1865.

The first ancestor of this Jacobs Family to live in Thompson (Killingly) was Nathaniel Jacobs (1683-1772) with his wife, Mary, about 1740.  They came here with 5 sons and one daughter. He was the proprietor of The Jacobs Tavern—-see information about the Jacobs Tavern Tall Clock at the Thompson Historical Society.   His son, John (1725-1820), then became “Landlord Jacobs”.  He and his wife, Sarah (Plank) are buried in East Thompson Cemetery.  John, Jr., and wife, Dinah (Tourtellotte), are buried here in this Jacobs Cemetery.  “The tavern continued to flourish through the days of Landlord Abel Jacobs and his interesting family” according to Ellen Larned in her history, First Families of Thompson.  The last occupant of Jacobs Tavern of the Jacobs name was Hail M. Jacobs (1794-1877) son of Abel.   Both Abel and wife Nancy (Ballard) and Hail M. and wife, Lucy are buried in East Thompson.

Mary Tomeo, May 2023



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