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Mordecai June Jacobs (abt. 1820 - 1864)

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Mordecai June Jacobs
Born about in North Carolina, United Statesmap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married 3 Dec 1848 in Chambers, Alabama, United Statesmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Richmond, Virginia, United Statesmap
Profile last modified 28 Aug 2019
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Mordecai Jacob(s) was the Husband of Sarah Jane Crowder and they lived in Chambers County, Alabama. He was the Father of 5 known children, and the Son of Benjamin Mordecai Jacob(s) and Rebecca Barron. He was also the Grandson of the Maryland Revolutionary Patriot, Benjamin Jacob and Eleanor Odell of Prince George's County, Maryland.

Mordecai served in the Civil War between the States. He Enlisted on July 30, 1863 as a Private in Chambers Co., Alabama by Captain Alfred F. Zachry, in Company F, 59th Regiment, Alabama Infantry. This company subsequently became Company F, 61st Regiment, Alabama Infantry.

His military service ended when Mordecai died on June 25, 1864, from the disease known as pneumonia, in a hospital in Liberty, Virginia. Today Liberty is called Bedford, Virginia. His body was not taken or sent home to his widow. Instead, he was buried there in Liberty. He was probably first buried at Piedmont Hill, and later moved to the Longwood Cemetery.

Mordecai lies buried in a sealed concrete vault (mass grave) with 499 other Confederate Soldiers from all over the South. Sadly, only 140 names of the 500 soldiers buried together in this vault are known. They all lie under a Confederate Monument (photo provided).


Marriage, 1848

  • "Alabama County Marriages, 1809-1950," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 5 November 2017), Mary Crowder in entry for Mordica Jacobs and Sarah Jane Crowder, 29 Nov 1848; citing Chambers, Alabama, United States, County Probate Courts, Alabama; FHL microfilm 1,863,225.

Marriage, 1848

  • "Alabama County Marriages, 1809-1950," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 4 November 2017), Mordicai Jacobs and Sarah Jane Crowder, 03 Dec 1848; citing Chambers, Alabama, United States, County Probate Courts, Alabama; FHL microfilm 1,575,796.

US Census, 1860

Burial Find A Grave Death of son William, 1927

Death of son James, 1947

  • "Kentucky Death Records, 1911-1965," database, FamilySearch ( : 2 January 2019), Mordicai Jacobs in entry for James G. Jacobs, 1947; citing Death, Cumberland, Harlan, Kentucky, United States, certificate , Office of Vital Statistics, Frankfort; FHL microfilm 1,944,495.

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