Jacob Francis Golladay

52nd Virginia Infantry
Company I (Men of West Augusta)
Private

Son of John Golladay Jr. and Ann Smith
Husband of Eliza S. Smith / Charlotte Jane Strine


Jacob (Jake) was 23 years old and single when he enlisted at Staunton on 16 July 1861.

He was present on the muster roles from November 1861 to April 1862 and re-enlisted on 01 May 1862. Jake was wounded in the knee at the Battle of Manassas (2nd Bull Run) on 29 August 1862 and his leg was amputated.

Jake was married in 08 September 1863 to Eliza S. Smith.

In 1867 by order of the County Court in Augusta County, Jacob was entitled to artificial limb for his amputated leg.

Jacob moved his family to Nelson County after the Civil War. He was living there on 22 March 1882, when an "Application for Artificial Leg Commutation" form listed his residence as Rockfish Depot in Nelson County. By 1885, he had moved his family to Lynchburg.


"Death of Mr. J. F. Golladay"

"Mr. J. F. Golladay died at his home at the Fair Ground yesterday morning. He has been ill for several months, with little hope of recovery. Mr. Golladay has held the position of keeper of the Fair Grounds for a number of years, and was well known by the habitues of that place. He was attentive to his duties, took much interest in the grounds and kept them in good order. The deceased was a good Confederate soldier, and lost a leg in battle. The funeral will take place this morning at 11 o'clock from the house."

- from "The Daily Virginian" of Lynchburg, Va. on Nov. 4, 1891

Obituary courtesy of Mike Lee of Lynchburg, Virginia


The evidence seems to indicate that Jacob was buried in Lynchburg's Old City Cemetery, but in an unmarked grave that might never be located. Mike Lee has researched the records of Duiguid’s Funeral Home. Jacob's three year old daughter Pearl Elizabeth Golladay died on 29 June 1885 and the records show that Duiguid’s Funeral Home was paid for the child's burial services. Then in 1886, Jacob's first wife Eliza died and Duiguid’s Funeral Home was also paid to handle her burial services.

On 10 November 1887, Jacob married again to Charlotte Jane Strine, a widow. When Jacob died in 1891, the records show that his second wife paid Duiguid's Funeral Home for his burial services. The name “Mason” is listed in the ledger for each of these three deaths. Mr. Mason was the caretaker for the Old City Cemetery, so this establishes this cemetery as Jacob's likely burial location.


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