Updated: Mar 10, 2019
John Jacobs, born in July of 1823, lived in Candor all his life. (Click here to see a timeline of his family on the census).
John died at the age of 86 on July 16, 1909. Notice that his will was probated was published in the Waverly Free Press, Oct 1 1909, as follows:
"Surrogate's Court. September 27, 1909. Will of John W. Jacobs, late of Candor, N.Y., admitted to probate and letters testamentary granted to Laura D. Jacobs of Candor, N.Y. Estate, $800."
Note: $800 in 1909 is equivalent in purchasing power to $22,074.40 in 2018. [Source] A copy of John's will may yield more clues about his life.