Private Jacob R. Langston was born on January 12th, 1842 at Darlington District, South Carolina. His family had relocated from South Carolina sometime after 1848.
In 1860, he was living at the residence of his father John near Blue Creek in Liberty County, Florida along with his mother, 2 older brothers, and a younger brother and sister.
Jacob’s father was farmer of no small means, owning real estate valued at $3,000 and a personal worth of $4,935. Jacob’s profession was given as farm laborer.
He enlisted in Captain Davidson’s Company on April 18th, 1862 at Rico’s Bluff, Liberty County, Florida; he stated his age as “19”. He was absent sick at Liberty County, but was able to rejoin the company before June 30th, 1862.
He took ill again at Knoxville, Tennessee on October 28th, but recovered sufficiently to return to the company about November 12th, 1862.
He was present with the company from that time until October 28th, 1863 when he was ordered into the Direction Hospital at Griffin, Georgia due to contracting variola .
He was furloughed to recover at home, and was returning to the company when the war ended. He turned back and surrendered at Tallahassee, Leon County, Florida on May 10th, 1865 and was paroled from there one week later.
He and Mary C. Modlin were married in September, 1867. Jacob applied for and was awarded a Florida Confederate Pension.
He died on August 21st, 1916 and is interred at Smith Creek Cemetery, Smith Creek, Wakulla County, Florida.
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