JACOB H. BRISTOR, Capt., Company "H"
Jacob H. Bristor
(Photo from Dept. of the Army)
Major J. H. Bristor was born in Pennsylvania. In 1857 he came to West Virginia, and engaged in school teaching. For three years he was Principal of Grafton Institute. During the late war he served three years in the Union army as an officer in the Twefth West Virginia Volunteer Infantry. This regiment participated in about twenty battles and skirmishes, and Major Bristor performed a soldier's duty on all these occasions. He served one year, 1866-'67, as a member of the West Virginia Legislature, representing Taylor county. He declined a re-nomination, but was elected and served as Treasurer of the State of West Virginia for a term of two years. In 1869 Major Bristor cast his future fortunes with the people of Berkeley county, and is established in Martinsburg, where he is engaged in business as a real estate and insurance agent, and is also a special agent of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company.