I'm a proud descendant of six Confederate soldiers. My great-great-grandfather, John Tyler Jacobs, VMI class of 1862, served as a Lieutenant of Infantry in the Missouri State Guard, then as a Captain in Brigadier General M. Jeff Thompson's Command.
His great grandfather, John Jacobs, was a Captain in the Amherst County Virginia militia and later served three years in the Continental Army in the 2nd Virginia Cavalry during the American Revolution. My 6th-great-grandfather Pvt. William Combs was mortally wounded at the Battle of Brandywine, Sept 11, 1777.
My 4th cousin, 5-times removed is Meriwether Lewis.
I'm also very proud of my heritage, which is entirely from the British Isles, namely Scotland. Some of the surnames in my lineage include Crawford, Elliott, McDaniel, Campbell, Rose, and Wallace.
My 1st cousin, 22-times removed, is Sir William Wallace.
I am an avid flag historian, known as a vexillologist, and a flag collector. I owned and operated "Flags of Yore" Flag Company for several years. We did some work for the movie "Master and Commander" with Russell Crowe, and made all the flags for "The Last Samurai" with Tom Cruise.