Jesse W Rooks

19 October 1837–19 June 1862 (Age 24)
Georgia, United States

The Life of Jesse W

When Jesse W Rooks was born on 19 October 1837, in Georgia, United States, his father, Thomas Rooks, was 26 and his mother, Levinia Fulford, was 23. He married Frances E. Rooks about 1859, in Lunds, Shawano, Wisconsin, United States. He lived in Walton, Florida, United States in 1860. He died on 19 June 1862, at the age of 24.

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Jesse W Rooks
Frances E. Rooks
Marriage: about 1859

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    Frances E. Rooks


about 1859
Lunds, Shawano, Wisconsin, United States

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World Events (6)

1838 · Florida Constitutional Convention of 1838

Age 1

In order to transition from a territory into a state, Florida held a Constitutional Convention on December 3, 1838 at St. Joseph. The original constitutional document has never been found, but a handwritten copy exists which shows the signatures of Robert Raymond Reid (Convention President) and Joshua Knowles (Convention Secretary). There were an estimated 55 delegates in attendance. Most of the debate was centered on the topic of banking.
1838 · Orders No. 25 Removes Cherokees

Age 1

A small group of Cherokees from Georgia voluntarily migrated to the Indian Territory. The remaining Cherokees in Georgia resisted the mounting pressure to leave. In 1838, U.S. President Martin Van Buren ordered U.S. troops to remove the Cherokee Nation. The troops gathered the Cherokees and marched them and other Native Americans from North Carolina, Tennessee, and Alabama along what is now known as “The Trail of Tears.” Approximately 5,000 Cherokees died on their way to Indian Territory.

Age 8

Florida is 27th state.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Rook 1.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Civil War Record

He was in the 1860 Census he was the Walton County. he was 21 years old and a farm laborer. Jessie Rooks enlisted 2/28/1862 at Camp Walton as a musician 1st Florida infantry regiment company D but …

Sources (3)

  • Jesse Rooks in household of Thomas Rooks, "United States Census, 1860"
  • US civil war service record
  • Legacy NFS Source: Jessie W Rooks -

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