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Leonard JACOBS
Maria Minerva STROPES
Husband:  Leonard JACOBS
Birth:  7 Sep 1818, Jackson Co., OH
Death:  24 Dec 1886, Cainesville, Harrison Co., MO
Occupation:  farmer
Father:  John JACOBS (1788-1864)
Mother:  Susannah TREXLER (1787-1862)
Marriage:  13 Jan 1842, Jackson Co., OH
Wife:  Maria Minerva STROPES
Birth:  1821-23, OH
Death:  1881, Harrison Co., MO
Occupation:  homemaker

Some secondary sources show these parents for Minerva, but Minerva was born before Henry & Tamer were married (in 1824).
Father doubtfullyHenry STROPES
Mother doubtfullyTamer NELSON
Henry & Tamer do have two daughters born 1825-30 whose identities are unknown, so if Minerva were born later she could be their daughter, but it's unusual (in the extreme) for a woman to give an elevated age in the censuses.

It seems more likely to me that Minerva is the daughter of John STROPES & Eleanor FOX, who also have an unidentified daughter, but their unidentified daughter is in the age class 1820-25, as Minerva would be:
Father possiblyJohn STROPES, Sr.
Mother possiblyEleanor FOX

It's going to take stronger evidence (e.g., a will or family bible) to prove the identity of Minerva's parents.

Children born in Franklin Twp., Jackson Co., OH:
  1.  Louisa JACOBS, b. 20 Apr 1843; d. 18 Jun 1908, Harrison Co., MO
  2.  Peter JACOBS, b. 1844/5; d. Dell Rapids, SD; m. Mary Elizabeth STROPE (b. 1846, PA; d. Dell Rapids, SD)
  3.  Josiah JACOBS, b. 14 Feb 1847; d. 26 Aug 1856
  4.  William Worth JACOBS, b. 5 Mar 1849; d. 30 Jan 1917, Harrison Co., MO
  5.  Lutisha / Latisha / Leticia JACOBS, b. 24 Aug 1851; d. 26 Feb 1875, Harrison Co., MO
  6.  Nottingham JACOBS, b. 1 Jun 1852; d. 16 Aug 1855
  7.  Unity JACOBS, b. 19 Apr 1857; d. 17 Mar 1937, Harrison Co., MO
  8.  Cornelius JACOBS, b. 5 Jul 1858; d. 10 Feb 1918, MO
  9.  Benjamin Franklin "Frank" JACOBS, b. 1862/3; d. 18 Nov 1938, Jackson Co., OH
10.  Lilly Bell / Lillie Belle JACOBS, b. 7 Apr 1865; d. 12 May 1926, Trinidad, Las Animas Co., CO
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1.  Anon.  1966.  Marriage Index:  Ohio, 1789-1850.  Liahona Research, Orem, UT (Broderbund CD-400):
Jacobs, Leonard Stropes, Maria 13 Jan 1842 Jackson Co.

2.  1850 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #27 of 32):  Franklin Twp., Jackson Co., OH, Roll M432_698, p. 307B, 1083/1085, enumerated 17 Sep 1850, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1850 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
Leonard Jacobs 31 M   Farming   O
Minerva    " 27 F       O
Louisa     "  7 F       O
Peter      "  5 M       O
Josiah     "  4 M       O
William W  "  1 M       O
Listed next to John & Susanna (STROPES) BRUNTON (who is likely Minerva's sister), who are next to Leonard's parents, John & Susan (TREXLER) JACOBS.

3.  1860 Census Index/Images (online at Genealogy.com, Image #23 of 38):  Jackson P.O., Franklin Twp., Jackson Co., OH, Roll 992 (Book 1), p. 154A, PN 95, 661/651, enumerated 10 Jul 1860, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1860 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
Leonard Jacobs 42 M   Farmer 2000 400 Ohio
Minerva 38 F         "
Levisa? 17 F         "
Peter 15 M         "
William W 11 M         "
Lutisha  7 F         "
Unity  4 F         "
Cornelius  2 M         "

4.  1870 Census Index/Images (online at Genealogy.com, Image #3 of 22):  Cainsville P.O., Madison Twp., Harrison Co., MO, Roll 778 (Book 1), p. 87A, PN 3, 19/20, enumerated 25 Jun 1870, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1870 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
Jacobs Leonard 52 M W Farmer 3500 1310 O
______ Minerva 48 F W Keeping house     O
______ Peter 24 M W works on Railroad     O
______ William W 21 M W Farm laborer     O
______ Latisha 18 F W at home     O
______ Unity 14 F W attending School     O
______ Cornelius 11 M W attending School     O
______ Benjamin F  7 M W attending School     O
______ Lilly Bell  5 F W attending School     O
Snook Sarah 27 F W Teaching School     Tenn

5.  1880 Census (indexed at FamilySearch.org; page image online at Ancestry.com, Image #2 of 23):  Madison Twp., Harrison Co., MO, p. 50B, PN 2, SD 7, ED 292, enumerated 1 Jun 1880, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1880 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1880:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see
What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
1 2 3 4 5 6 8 9 10 13 15 21 22 23 24 25 26
14 14 Jacobs Lenerd W M 62     / Farmer     / / Ohio Va Germany
    ______ Manerva W F 58 Wife   / Keeping House Pneumonia   / / Ohio Ohio Ohio
    ______ Cornelius W M 21 Son /   Works on Farm         Ohio Ohio Ohio
    ______ Frank W M 18 Son /   Works on Farm   /     Ohio Ohio Ohio
    ______ Lilly Bell W F 14 Dau /       /     Ohio Ohio Ohio

6.  1890 Census:  the 1890 Census Population Schedules were destroyed.

7.  WorldConnect / Ancestry World Trees (online at RootsWeb.com/Ancestry.com).

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