Jacob Lance was born 11 October 1830, Big Run, Barbour County, Virginia (now West Virginia) to Henry Lance/Lantz and Elizabeth “Betty” Radabaugh. In the 1850 census, Jacob was living with his parents in Barbour County.
Jacob died from a gun shot on 23 December 1862 in Upshur County, Virginia. His burial location is not known to me. I can’t find any information about why he was shot but there is nothing to associate it with the Civil War sentiments.