Jacob Hess is buried the Isaac Smith Cemetery located in Pike County on the Meathouse Fork of Upper John’s Creek Road (KY 194). From the Intersection of US-119 and KY 194 North of Pikeville, KY. Drive 5.7 miles East on Ky 194, Turn left on Meathouse Road and drive 2.0 miles. Cemetery is located on the middle point lying between two small drains that have ponds. Proven patriot by the NSSAR. SAR Ancestor Number P-327168.
Jacob Hess was born in 1755 in Holland and he died after 1830 in Pike County, Kentucky. The following statement appears in Russell County, VA, County Court Law Order Book No. 7, Page 183. "Jacob Hess declared that he came into the United States with General Rochambeau the French General who came into the United States during the Revolutionary War in aid of this country; that he served at the siege of Little York and was at the taking of Cornwallis; that he was taken to Charlotte Courthouse in this state to to winter there; that he preferred this land of liberty to the country which gave him birth, and submits his claim to the liberality of the court. He served two years as well as he recollects, and is now in indigent circumstances.
It also appears to the satisfaction of the Court that the applicants are persons of good credit as witnesses, and that they served in the Revolutionary War against the common enemy; all of which is ordered to be certified to the Secretary of the Department of War"
Jacob Hess married Elizabeth Mozer of North Carolina and they had a daughter Elizabeth Hess born 1799 in North Carolina and she married Isaac Smith. Both Elizabeth Hess Smith and her husband Issac Smith died in Pike County, Kentucky and are buried in the cemetery with Jacob Hess.