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Jacob Hoblitzell
MSA SC 3520-12516
Member, 1867 Constitutional Convention, Allegany County

Jacob Hoblitzell was born on June 3, 1822, in Allegany County, Maryland.1  On July 8, 1846, he married Elizabeth Porter (b. March 29, 1827-d. April 21, 1869), also of Allegany County.2  This marriage produced three children:  Two sons named William O. and Rafe, and one daughter named Anna.3

The 1850 Census lists Hoblitzell's occupation as a saddler.4  The 1860 Census lists his occupation as a Railroad Conductor.5   From 1856 to 1859, he served as a Levy Court and County Commissioner for Allegany County. In 1867, he was selected as a representative of Allegany County to the Maryland Constitutional Convention.7

Hoblitzell died on May 24, 1868, just short of his forty-sixth birthday. He and his wife Elizabeth, who died shortly after her husband, are buried at Allegany Cemetary in Frostburg, MD.9  At the time of his death, Hoblitzell died deeply in debt.  The Allegany County Register of Will (Inventories) provide a detailed lists of his debts and property sold to redeem his debts.10

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