Submitted by: Ann Stoddard
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Montgomery County – Its Early Officers and Citizens
By Henry Pyatt, in the Hillsboro Democrat, March 04, 1874
Jacob BOST was born in Cabarrus County, North Carolina, April 24, 1794. He was married in his 23rd year to Miss Margaret CRESS. They had nine children; four boys and five girls, of whom six are living.
Elvina, the first that died, was in North Carolina.
Catharine married in this county to Joseph BURNAP, son of George BURNAP, a well-known and well-lived citizen of our county who died at the residence of his son-in-law, C. W. JENKINS, February 2, 1874.
Martin married Miss KNOWLES, she is still living in the county.
The following are those living: Mary married Easton WHITEN – commonly known as the name of “Jeff Davis” and more recently by “Buregard”. He is well known, and is a native of this county.
Henry, living in Fayette County, married Elizabeth HARRIS, sister of Wooten HARRIS of Hillsboro. She died long since.
Dorcas married James CLOTFELTER of this county.
Susan married J. B. LANE of Fillmore township.
Jacob of California, married Miss Sarah WHITE.
John J. is living with his father on the old homestead; he married Miss SANDERS, a daughter of John SANDERS, one of our early settlers.
Jacob BOST, Sr., emigrated to this county in the year 1836. He bought a farm of John ALEXANDER, and put considerable improvements on it. He had the misfortune to lose his wife in 1853. He was married to Miss URY of Union County in 1854, who is his present wife. He became acquainted with her in North Carolina.
Uncle Jake has quite a number of grandchildren, and a few great grandchildren. He has informed me how many he had, but it has entirely skipped my memory. Uncle Jake is one amongst our best citizens. If every one was like him, there wouldn’t be much use for law. He will be 80 years old if he lives to see the 24th day of next April, but according to the course of nature he can’t stay with us many years longer; but we hope that during the remainder of his days he is permitted to remain on earth, may be spent in that way and manner that will resound to the good of all that may survive him, and may we all take pattern and do likewise; and when called to lay down dull mortality, may we be permitted to enter that rest that remains for the people of god.