JACOB LIGHT, farmer, P. O. Thebes, is a native of Union County, and was born March 10, 1827. He is a son of John and Leah (Meisenheimer) Light, both are natives of Rowan County, N. C. Subject received his education in the schools of his township, and when he reached his majority he purchased a farm of 120 acres in Meisenheimer Precinct. At his father's death, some years afterward, he inherited the home farm, and there he resided until 1868, when he came to Alexander County, and purchased his present home in Section 14, Township 15, Range 3. It is a piece of 160, and was entirely in the woods when he came. He now has about sixty-five acres in cultivation, and about seven acres in orchard. He was married November 1, 1846, in Union County, to Sophia Weaver, a native of Union County, and a daughter of John and Sarah Weaver of Meisenheimer Precinct, Union County. This lady was the mother of six children, three of whom are living — Sarah, wife of Henry Weibking, of Thebes Precinct; Amanda, wife of Andrew Honey, of Santa Fe Precinct, and Adam, a farmer of Santa Fe Precinct. Mrs. Light sank to rest in November, 1859, and Mr. Light was married the second time, February 27, 1866, to Sarah Durham, a daughter of Thomas Durham, of Union County; she was also the mother of six children, and of this number five are living - Henry, Alfred, Wilson, George and Mary. This lady died February 29, 1880. In politics, Mr. Light is a Democrat.
Extracted 29 Mar 2017 by Norma Hass from 1883 History of Alexander, Union, and Pulaski Counties, Illinois, pages 231-232.
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