Jacob Ansell 
- Born: May 24, 1844, , , Pennsylvania, USA
- Marriage: Mary Bradford  on July 14, 1874
- Died: 1922 at age 78
- Buried: Uniontown, Fayette, Pennsylvania, USA
(III) Jacob , second son of George and Sarah (Hartsel) Ansell , was born in Preston county, Virginia , May 24, 1844 . The house in which he was born stands on the line between West Virginia and Pennsylvania , the room in which he was born being in West Virginia . His parents moved two years later to Jockey Hollow , and in 1848 came to North Union township, Fayette county , where George Ansell was employed until his death on the Levi and Dennis Springer farms. The lad had little opportunity to acquire an education, losing his father at the age of ten years and spending his early life in labor on the farm. He ran away from home with his brother Alexander to join the army, enlisting April 30, 1862 , as bugler of Company F, Fourteenth Regiment Pennsylvania Cavalry. He was captured at the battle of Winchester , July 24, 1864 , and held prisoner at Danville, North Carolina , seven months and three days. Prior to his capture he served with his regiment in the following engagements with the enemy: In 1863 , Beverly, West Virginia , July 3 ; Huntsville, Virginia , July 4 ; Hedgesville, Virginia , July 19 ; Warren Springs, Virginia , July 24 ; Rocky Gap, Virginia , August 26 and 27 ; Droop Mountain, Virginia , November 6 ; Salem Raid (Averill's) , December 8 . In 1864 , Jeffersonville, Virginia , May 8 ; Wytheville, Virginia , May 10 ; Union, Virginia , May 13 ; New Market, Virginia , May 15 ; Piedmont, Virginia , June 5 ; Buckingham, Virginia , June 17 and 18 ; Liberty, Virginia , June 19 ; Salem, Virginia , June 21 ; Bunker Hill , Virginia , June 26 ; Darksville, Virginia , July 2 ; Martinsburg, Virginia , July 3 ; Solomon's Gap, Maryland , July 6 ; Brownsville, Maryland , July 7 ; Crampton's Gap, Maryland , July 8 ; Monocacy Junction, Maryland , July 10 ; Urbaba, Maryland , July 11 ; Point of Rocks, Maryland , July 16 ; Snicker's Gap, Virginia , July 18 ; Bunker Hill , Virginia , July 19 ; Stevensons Depot, Virginia , July 20 ; Newton, Virginia , July 22 ; Kearnstown, Virginia , July 24 . While on the skirmish line at Winchester on the last mentioned date he was captured. After returning from the war he worked at farming, later formed a partnership with Lucius Martin and did a general contracting business in Uniontown , continuing several years. He was then a coke drawer at the several plants around Uniontown , continuing as such for fifteen years. In 1884 he was made tipstaff at the Uniontown court house, receiving his first appointment from Judge Ingram, of Greene county , and by succeeding appointments has remained continuously in that office. He is a Republican and served on the city council of Uniontown one term. He is a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows.
He married, July 14, 1874 , Mary Bradford , born in Wharton township, Fayette county, Pennsylvania , February 12, 1845 , daughter of Henry and Hannah (Williams) Bradford .
Henry Bradford was born in London, England , July 5, 1813 . He served a term of enlistment in the English army, doing duty in the west. Later he came to the United States , settling in Fayette county, Pennsylvania , but the warlike spirit was in his blood and the quiet life of a farmer did not please him. He enlisted in the regular United States army, serving in 1836-37-38 . He then returned to Fayette county , but at the beginning of the war with Mexico he enlisted, serving under General Scott from Vera Cruz to the City of Mexico . After the capture of the latter city and the close of the war he was shot and killed by a party of bushwhackers. After facing death in open battle under two flags he fell by the bullet of one of those vile creatures who only fight from ambush, with no danger to themselves. Mr. Bradford married Hannah Williams , born at New Haven, Fayette county, Pennsylvania , April 14, 1808 , died January, 1886 , daughter of William Williams , born in Virginia , a soldier of the revolution, and when an old man served in the war of 1812 . He came to Fayette county when a young man and followed farming near Connellsville , later in Stewart township . He was a descendant of the New England Williams family founded by Roger Williams , the first Baptist minister of New England . William Williams married Honor Davis , also born in Virginia . Children of Henry and Hannah (Williams) Bradford : 1. Anna , married John Henderson and lives at McKeesport, Pennsylvania . 2. Mary , of prevous mention, wife of Jacob Ansell ; no issue. 3. Jane , deceased, married Alexander Spears ; he lives in Martin township, Fayette county, Pennsylvania . The Ansell home is at No. 45 Stewart avenue, Uniontown , where Mr. Ansell built a residence in 1874 . This is an ancient Scotch family whose deeds have enriched the pages of the history of that land of powerful clans and families. The emigrant ancestor of this branch, Robert Graham , on emigrating from Scotland , settled in Eastern Pennsylvania where he dwelt until about 1797 , then with wife and family crossed the mountains, which date marks the first appearance of any of the family in the annals of Western Pennsylvania , although there was another Graham family in Butler county headed by Matthew Graham , not known to be related to Robert Graham , whose line we follow. Robert Graham settled on a trace of land in 1797 that adjoined that of the Cunninghams and at once joined with them in having the county seat located as it now is, at Butler , donating two hundred and fifty acres as a town site. They succeeded, and on March 8, 1803 , an act passed the Pennsylvania legislature authorizing the laying out of the new town. His farm was on the northern limits of the then town, but now within the city limits. He married Sarah Brown , and their son, William , born in 1803 , was the first child born within the present limits of Butler .
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Noted events in his life were:
• Civil War. Name: Jacob Ansell , Enlistment Date: 23 November 1862 Distinguished Service: DISTINGUISHED SERVICE Side Served: Union State Served: Pennsylvania Unit Numbers: 2014 2014 Service Record: Enlisted as a Bugler on 23 November 1862
Enlisted in Company F, 14th Cavalry Regiment Pennsylvania on 23 November 1862.
Discharged Company F, 14th Cavalry Regiment Pennsylvania on 30 May 1865
He was captured ast the battle of Winchester on 24 Jul 1864 and held prisoner at Danville, NC for 7 months and 3 days.
• Picture: Head Stone of Jacob Ansell.
• Occupation: Laborer.
• Census: Pennsylvania 1850 Fayette Henry Clay Image 19, October 10, 1850. Dwelling 131 Family 131
George Ansel (28), Sarah (26), Alenander (8), Jacob (6) Mary E. (5), Michael (2)
Name: Alexander Ansel
Estimated birth year: abt 1842
Birth place: Pennsylvania
Home in 1850
(City,County,State): Henry Clay, Fayette, Pennsylvania
• Census: Pennsylvania 1880 Fayette Uniontown District 53 Image 9, June 4, 1880. Dwelling 69 Family 68
Jacob Ansell (36), Mary (35)
Name: Jacob ANSELL
Estimated birth year: <1844>
Relationship to head-of-household: Self
Home in 1880: Uniontown, Fayette, Pennsylvania
Marital status: Married
Spouse's name: Mary ANSELL
Father's birthplace: PA
Mother's birthplace: PA
Image Source: Year: 1880; Census Place: Uniontown, Fayette, Pennsylvania; Roll: T9_1130; Family History Film: 1255130; Page: 419A; Enumeration District: 53; Image: 0370.
• Census: Pennsylvania 1920 Fayette Uniontown District 103 Image 12, January 9, 1920. Dwelling 45 Family 129
Jacob Ansell (75), Mary (74)
Name: Jacob Ansell
Age: 75 years
Estimated birth year: abt 1845
Birthplace: West Virginia
Home in 1920: Uniontown, Fayette, Pennsylvania
Jacob married Mary Bradford  [MRIN: 5124] on July 14, 1874. (Mary Bradford  was born on February 12, 1845 in , Fayette, Pennsylvania, USA, died in 1930 and was buried in Uniontown, Fayette, Pennsylvania, USA.)