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Capt Jacob Brock
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Birth: Jul. 5, 1811
Vermont, USA
Death: Sep. 22, 1876

Capt. Jacob Brock is claimed to have been the first person to have operated a steamboat on the St. Johns River. He was the founder of the Brock Line of Steamers. Burial records indicate he was born in Vermont. Contributor Conner indicated he was born in Hartford, Connecticut.

(following info by unknown contributor) As Union forces occupied Fernandina, FL. in March 1862, CDR. C.R.P. Rogers pushed up a small creek near the town in a ship’s launch and captured the Confederate steamer Darlington, captained by Jacob Brock. Brock was a well-known steamboat captain on the St. Johns River prior to the war, who cast his lot with the Confederacy after Florida seceded. He initially refused commands to heave to, forcing the Union blue jackets to fire on the steamer, which eventually did stop and surrender. After boarding, the Union Navy officers were enraged, as there were a number of women and children aboard, who had been begging the captain to surrender as they were fired upon. Fortunately, no one was injured. Perhaps in retaliation, Brock was arrested and sent to prison (even though he was not a member of the Confederate military), and his ship confiscated. In addition to the refugees, the steamer contained “military stores, and wagons, mules, forage, etc.” and a surgeon in the Confederate Army. The captured steamer was converted into the gunboat USS Darlington.Information from the blog “Civil War Navy Sesquicentennial”. 
 
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 Parents:
  Jacob Brock (1785 - 1868)
 
 Siblings:
  Jacob Brock (1811 - 1876)
  Ethan S. Brock (1816 - 1889)*
  Harriet S. Brock (1818 - 1844)*
  Carlos E Brock (1839 - 1909)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Old Jacksonville City Cemetery
Jacksonville
Duval County
Florida, USA
Plot: section 5, lot 33, grave 6
 
Created by: Cousins by the Dozens & ...
Record added: Aug 15, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 57077712
Capt Jacob Brock
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Capt Jacob Brock
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- Cousins by the Dozens & American Veterans
 Added: May. 5, 2016
As Union forces occupied Fernandina, FL. in March 1862, CDR. C.R.P. Rogers pushed up a small creek near the town in a ship’s launch and captured the Confederate steamer Darlington, captained by Jacob Brock. Brock was a well-known steamboat captain on the ...(Read more)
-Anonymous
 Added: May. 4, 2016
From the town of Enterprise - remembering Captain Brock in my book, "The Story of Thornby." www.thestoryofthornby.com
- Sandy Walters
 Added: Oct. 7, 2013
 
 
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