At 81, George Jacobs Sr. was one of the oldest to be accused and executed. Contemporary accounts describe him as tall and toothless, with long white hair. He was crippled, and used two wooden canes to help him walk.
Jacobs had a sizable farm called Northfields, which was to the north of Salem Town, halfway to Salem Village. He started with ten acres in 1658. He and the Jacobs family grew the land holdings substantially over the years. His house stood until 1938, in full view of Route 114 in Danvers, on the right side of the road heading from Salem and Peabody toward Danversport. His property sloped down to what is today the Crane River.
In 1692, George was married to his second wife Mary and lived with her and his 17-year-old granddaughter Margaret Jacobs at Northfields. His son, George Jacobs Jr. and his wife Rebecca (sister of Salem Village’s Daniel Andrews) were Margaret’s parents. They were nearby neighbors of Daniel Andrews and Peter and Sarah Cloyce in Salem Village.