Kendall records that Jabez was born in the Alford Branch of the Louth circuit.
Jabez was born abt1836 at Theedlethorpe, Lincolnshire, to parents William, who worked the land, and Eleanor.
Census returns identify the following occupations for Jabez.
- 1861 thrashing machine feeder
- 1871 traveller with books
He married Emma Potter (abt1844-1884) on 11 November 1864 at Diss, Norfolk. Census returns identify three children.
- Harry A (b1866)
- Emily Lucretia (1868-1899) – married Walter Walworth Scofield in 1898
- Sarah J (b abt1870) – a servant (1891)
Jabez died in the summer of 1878 in the Hartismere Registration District, Suffolk.
- 1862 Richmond
- 1863 Diss
- 1864 St Albans
- 1865 disappears
H B Kendall, Origin and History of the PM Church, vol 1, p450
W Leary, Directory of Primitive Methodist Ministers and their Circuits, 1990
Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers