Biographical Sketch of Stokely Jacobs
Stokely Jacobs, a well-known planter of Coffee County, Tennessee, was born there February 26, 1840 (ancestors mentioned in biography of A. Jacobs). Our subject, after completing his education, was engaged in agriculture chiefly. In 1861 he enlisted in the Confederate Company G, Seventeenth Regiment Tennessee Infantry. He occupied various positions in Hardee’s corps, and took part in the battles of Rock Castle, Perryville, Murfreesboro and Petersburg, where he was captured and sent as prisoner to Point Lookout and Elmira, New York, paroled in 1865, he returned home, and after the close of the war began farming. Entering the store of his brother at Beech Grove, in 1868, he became a partner in 1880, but on the death of his brother in 1883, he again returned to his present occupation of farming. He is now the owner of 300 acres of land. February 1, 1866, he married Laura, daughter of William Blanton, born April 1, 1848, in Bedford County. They have nine children. He, his wife and three children are members and supporters of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church.