Jacob Light

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This page is part of the Genealogy Research being done by Samuel Antonio Minter. It represents the best information I have at this time on this individual. This site is a Wiki open to be edited by anyone. If you see errors, or have additional relevant information, feel free to update this page. If you are not comfortable editing the page directly, please email me with the information at abulsme@abulsme.com. Thank you!


  • Date: UNKNOWN
  • Location: UNKNOWN

Immediate Ancestors

  • Father: UNKNOWN
  • Mother: UNKNOWN

Immediate Descendants

With Barbara:

Places Lived



  • Date: December 1762
  • Location: Caernarvon Township, Lancaster Co, Pennsylvania

Biographical Information

  • Jacob Light is generally referred to as "Jacob Light of Caernarvon Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania" although he evidently took up residence prior to the formation of the township.
  • Jacob Light started living in the Conestoga Valley prior to 1718
  • Jacob Light (Lloyd) received the warrant for his land described as "..on the head of Little Conestogoe Creek (whereon he has been five years settled)..." on March 17, 1735 (EX A,B,D). The error in the name was corrected when the land was patented on July 2, 1742 changing from Lloyd to Light.
  • The statement that Jacob had been on the land five years does not mean that he settled in 1730. The Penns were out of the country from 1718 to 1735 and had no representative in the colony to process land claims. It would seem only prudent to meet the five year requirement and not pay quit rents for a longer period of time than necessary.
  • Jacob Lloyd took up several hundred acres along the 'Old Road' (he was also called Light) in 1720. He left five sons and three daughters.