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Re: Is Jacoby Always a Jewish Name?
Posted by: Philip Mann Date: April 23, 2001 at 06:55:10
In Reply to: Re: Is Jacoby Always a Jewish Name? by Donna Gooodwin of 791

Gosh, you are sooooo nice! Thank you!
Well, my GGG-Grandmother Martha Jacoby Rarrick (sometimes spelled Rarick or Rarrack) was born circa 1805 in downstate New York, probably Greene or Delaware Co. Her father was Jacob Jacoby, for whom I do not have dates, but his children included not only Martha, but also sons Jacob, Steven and John, and other daughters Elizabeth, Mearia (Dikes) and Ireana (Inscho). Jacob's will is on-line at

His family---but not Jacob---are found at South Bradford Cemetary and more Jacobys:

Bathia: d. 13 Mar. 1857. ag 73
Jacob 1828-1901
Elizabeth 1836-1904
John D 1864-1893
Rissie L 1862-1918

and at Bradford Cemetery:

Beatrice: b. 1923
Charles 1854-1917
Mary C. 1850-1921
Delbert 1879--21Sept'52
Margaret 1879-1956
Stephen N. 1886-1963
Pearl 1896-1969
as well as three Jacobus---Georgia, John H, and Ivah..

and at Monterey:

Stephen 5/31/1883 age 68
Catherine 12-21-88

I suspect all of these are related due to the geographic proximity. About all I know first hand is that my mother (now deceased these six years) said there was a fellow named Jacoby who used to have an ice cream truck when she was a girl around Tyrone & Weston NY which is nearby...

If you have any detail about Martha Jacoby Rarrick in particular, my GGGGrandmother, I'd be willing to pay for it!

ps: Oh, by the way, I believe my GGGGrandfather Garret Rarrick and Martha Jacoby had just two children...Charles W. Rarrick b. 12 Dec. 1834 and Henry Rarrick b. 1840. I also believe they separated or divorced later in life. Garret disappears from records about 1860 in Tyrone NY and my last reference to Martha Jacoby Rarrick is in 1875, living has housekeeper with a Walter Britton in Town of Orange NY near Bradford. Thanks again! Hope some of this info in helpful to you too!


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