Known as "Leeper's Creek Jacob Dellinger" to distinguish him from the Jacob Dellinger of Buffalo Creek.
It is believed by some that Leepers Creek Jacob Dellinger is a son of Johann Valentin and Magdelena Dellinger, however there is not enough evidence to confirm that. Jacob
was born circa 1765. He was land contract on 22 July 1774 at Lincoln Co., North Carolina
; The following is from an email from Ann Dellinger in regards to William and Jacob Dellinger getting a land survey warrant:
In response to the message posted by Bob and Jan Dellinger Woltz, they quote "Neal Caskey's book shows a copy of a land grant of 400 acres to Jacob Dellinger and William Dellinger in 1774." The book referenced is The Descendants of Jacob Dellinger of Leepers Creek compiled and published by the late Neal Caskey. The "land grant" referenced is on page 15 of that book. Rather than a "land grant," the copy of the document reproduced on page 15 is actually a warrant being issued to a surveyor, authorizing him to survey land being entered by Jacob Dellinger and William Dellinger. They are making a claim for 400 acres of vacant land on the waters of Leepers Creek joining the lands of Philip Dellinger, Martin Hoyle, Frederick Snap, and Peter Bumgardner. The warrant is dated 22 July 1774, so the Dellingers entry for the land was probably made at least a year prior to that date. The actual grant for this land entry being made by Jacob and William Dellinger was issued 2 March 1775 and is recorded in Patent Book 25, page 3 To receive a land grant, a person entered a claim (describing the number of acres, nearby waterways, neighboring landowners). The entry taker then issued a warrant to the county surveyor to survey the land. After the survey was made the warrant and completed survey were sent to the Governor's office and the grant was issued, IF all fees incurred in the transaction were paid and no one challenged the claim. The entire process took time. He was land contract on 1 February 1786 at North Carolina
; On 1 February 1786 Henry Dellinger sold 185 acres to Jacob Dellinger. This 185 acres was deeded to Henry Dellinger from his father Philip in May 1783. Philip received this land from his brother Martin on 3 September 1757. He married Sarah (?)
. Jacob died in July 1831 at Lincoln Co., North Carolina
. His body was interred in 1831 at Iron Station, Lincoln Co., North Carolina
, at Dellinger & Smith Cemetery.