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 Jacob “Uncle Jake” Alexander

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Jacob “Uncle Jake” Alexander

  • Birth 1832 Cumberland County, Kentucky, USA
  • Death 5 Jan 1933 Glasgow, Barren County, Kentucky, USA
  • Burial Glasgow, Barren County, Kentucky, USA
  • Memorial ID 95079986

Newspaper articles:
The Glasgow Weekly Times - Jan 12, 1887
The Glasgow Republican - Jan 5, 1933 front page

Kentucky, Death Records, 1852-1953
Name: Jacob Alexander
Death Date: 5 Jan 1933
Death Location: Barren
Gender: Male
Ethnicity: Black
Birth Location: Cumberland, Kentucky
Age: 106 years on death certificate
Undertaker: A. F. Crow

U.S., Headstone Applications for Military Veterans, 1925-1963
Name: Jacob Alexander
Death Date: 5 Jan 1933
Cemetery: Glasgow Cemetery For Colored
Cemetery Location: Glasgow, Kentucky
Capt. Joseph A Corbitt's Co.
125th Regt. USC Troops

U.S. Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles
Name: Jacob Alexander
Enlistment Date: 27 May 1865
Rank at enlistment: Private
Enlistment Place: Louisville, KY
State Served: U.S. Colored Troops
Service Record: Enlisted in Company I, U.S. Colored Troops 125th Infantry Regiment on 27 May 1865.
Sources: Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Kentucky
National Archives: Index to Federal Pension Records

Civil War Pension Index: General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934 about Jacob Alexander
Name: Jacob
State Filed: Kentucky
Roll Number: T288_5
Co. I USC 125 Inf

"Buffalo Soldier"
During late 1865 or early 1866 companies from the 57th United States Colored Infantry Regiment (Arkansas) and the 125th United States Colored Infantry Regiment (Kentucky) were assigned to posts in New Mexico to provide protection for white settlers in the area, and escort those going further west. Some of the companies served as mounted infantry.

1870 United States Federal Census
Name: Jake Alexander
Age in 1870: 38
Birth Year: abt 1832
Birthplace: Kentucky
Home in 1870: Burkesville, Cumberland, Kentucky
Race: Black
Gender: Male
Post Office: Burkesville

Home in 1930: Glasgow, Barren, Kentucky
Jake Alexander 92 (1838)
George Alexander 31 grandson
Harlin Alexander 27 grandson

Researched by Laura J. Stewart.







  • Created by: Laura J. Stewart
  • Added: 9 Aug 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 95079986
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Jacob “Uncle Jake” Alexander (1832–5 Jan 1933), Find A Grave Memorial no. 95079986, citing Odd Fellows Cemetery, Glasgow, Barren County, Kentucky, USA ; Maintained by Laura J. Stewart (contributor 47412616) .