Jacob Hubbs was born in 1762 in Nova Scotia, Canada. He was the son of Captain Samuel Hubbs and Nancy Dodsworth. Jacob’s father was in the Royal British Army, who came to North America to receive a land grant in Nova Scotia.
The land which he had the deed to was already settled by another family.
So, Jacob moved his family to Maryland. Jacob’s father Samuel assisted with the establishing of American independence. His rank was Lieutenant in the Maryland Militia.