Daniel Jacobs (~1670-1733) was the son of Gabriel & Barbary Jacobs. And the progenitor of the free Jacobs of color in southeast North Carolina.

John Custis II’s 1691 will was executed after his death in January 1696. The enslaved Jacobs family went to two heirs. Daniel Jacobs and mother Barbary were inherited by John Custis IV (grandson). Jenny Jacobs and father Gabriel were inherited by Tabitha Scarborough Smart Browne Custis (widow).

Daniel secured his own freedom by 1703.  This is his story.

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