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Flowers left for Salena Jacks
In 1915 another of Anclote Cemetery's confederates was laid to rest. James Richard Jacks was born in 1835, in Tennessee, to parents William Martin Jacks born 1815 KY. and Narcissia Temperence Redding born 1815. James R. Jacks was married twice, first to Bethany Herridge. The date and location of this first marriage are unknown, however to this union was born Christopher, Leonidas, Lulla, Robert E. Willis and Conealus. During the fall of 1861 Mr. Jacks became a member of the 24th Mississippi Infantry Company K, which was organized at Meridian, Mississippi with 11 companies. The 24th Mississippi Infantry moved to Florida and then returned to Mississippi to take part in the siege of Corinth, after which the company served in Kentucky and then was assigned to an Army of Tennessee where they endured Hood's winter operation. The 24th Mississippi Infantry participated in numerous battles from Murfreesboro to Atlanta and even saw action in North Carolina, this company also sustained many casualties; 116 at Murfreesboro, 132 at Chickamauga and 189 at Chatanooga. For a time the 24th Mississippi Inafantry was consolidated with the 27th regiment and in December of 1863 totaled 491 and 354 arms. After the Civil War on October 5, 1879 Mr. Jacks married Salena Emma Hall (1845-1935) in Layfete, Mississippi; to this union was born Erlie May, Ernest Lee b. 1880, Ouida b. 1884 and Olin E. b. 1890. It is not know exactly when James and Salena Jacks came to Pasco County, however they appear in the 1910 Federal Census as living in Anclote and Mr. Jacks occupation was a farmer. Both James and Salena Jacks were laid to rest in the Anclote Cemetery along with their daughter Ouida who on December 30, 1903 married Robert Mason Crumpler.
- SixDogTeam
 Added: Jan. 15, 2013

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