Jenny Jacobs (~1675-1744+) was the daughter of Gabriel & Barbary Jacobs.

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).

Jenny Jacobs was left enslaved by the will.  Her descendants remained captive to the expanding Custis clan.   We track her family for generations via Custis wills and tax lists — property.

This is her story.

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