According to the 1880 Michigan Federal Census, Jacob was 51 years old, single, a farmer and born in Canada in 1829. He lived in Lakefield Township.
The June 1, 1880 Agricultural Census shows that Jacob owned 5 acres of tilled property and 35 acres of woodland and forest in Lakefield Township.
Pioneers of Lakefield Township - Left to Right: Jacob Brown, Lawrence Dubay, Alva Hinterman, David Dubay, Mr. Harris, George Easlick, Calvin Harris; Ray Rowell standing towards the top of photo and his daughters, Mildred, Dorothy, and Carrie Rowell, sitting on the wood pile. Carry Rowell later married Fred Honaman. photo from John and Linda Honaman Johnson.
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