Private Jacob A. Rickett, Co. B, 43rd Mississippi Infantry, CSA
April 10: Jacob Rickett was born to Jacob and Mary Rickett in Germany.
By 1831 the Rickett family had immigrated to the U.S.
October 6: Jacob Rickett married Sallie.
July 25: The U.S. Federal Census enumerated in Columbus, Lowndes County, MS showed Jacob, a negro manager, living with his wife Sallie and their children. It is uncertain which planter living near him he was the overseer/negro manager for. The census records showed several planters. Special Note: living in the household directly next to Jacob is a man named George Rickett, 37 years old, also born in Germany.
August 21: Jacob enlisted in the C.S. Army in Saltillo, MS.
September to December: Company Muster Rolls. Present.
January to June: Company Muster Rolls. Present.
July 4: Jacob was captured in Vicksburg, MS. He signed his “Oath of Allegiance” on July 6th. Jacob was sick and remained in “parole camps” until at least December 15th.
July & August: Company Muster Rolls. Absent. Remarks “sick in hospital.”
November 30: Jacob fought at the Battle of Franklin.
December 17: Jacob was captured in Franklin, TN.
June 14: The U.S. Federal Census enumerated in Lowndes County, MS showed Jacob, a farmer, living with Sallie and their four children. Also living with the family is Jacob’s mother Mary and his adult brother and sister.
June 23: The U.S. Federal Census enumerated in Oktibbeha County, MS showed Jacob, a grist miller, and Sallie living with their two youngest daughters.
March: The Clarion, Jackson, MS listed Jacob Rickett as among many men receiving “relief” from the state of Mississippi.
July 10: Jacob died in Mississippi. He was buried at Mayhew Cemetery, Columbus, Lowndes County, MS.
June 29: Sallie applied for a Mississippi Military Pension for Jacob’s military service.