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Roll, Jacob C.

Born: 1782-04-04 New Jersey

Died: 1849-01-25 Sangamon County, Illinois

Roll emigrated with his family in 1813 from his native state to Cincinnati, Ohio. In 1825, he left Cincinnati for Illinois, arriving in Sangamo Town in Sangamon County in October. He entered into the mercantile business, and also commenced purchasing and clearing land and farming. By 1836 he had purchased 1,608 acres of federal land in Sangamon County.

John Carroll Power and S. A. Power, History of the Early Settlers of Sangamon County, Illinois (Springfield, IL: Edwin A. Wilson, 1876), 627; U.S. Census Office, Sixth Census of the United States (1840), Sangamon County, IL, 19; Early Federal Land Sales (within the Present Boundaries) of Sangamon County, Illinois (Springfield: Sangamon County Genealogical Society of Illinois, 1978), 24, 64-65; Illinois Public Domain Land Tract Sales Database, Sangamon County, 68:19, 28, 67, 69, 104, 124, 140, 237, 69:68, 174, Illinois State Archives, Springfield, IL.