Unit Served: 8th S.C. Infantry
Cemetery and Address: McKay Cemetery in Timmonsville, Florence County,S.C
Pvt. Jacob Madison McKay born in Timmonsville,S.C. on 18 April 1837 and died 1918.
He is Buried in McKay Cemetery in Timmonsville, Florence County,S.C.,
He fought in the 8th S.C. Infantry Co. E. He was wounded 20 Sept. 1863 in the Battle at Chickamauga,Ga.. He was captured 8 May 1864 in Spotsylvania Va. and sent to Belle Plains, Va., then was received in Fort Delware prison on 20 May 1864. He was released 10 June 1865 and returned to Timmonsville, S.C. where he continued his life with his family as a farmer.
Son of John McKay, Sr. and Sarah Ann McKay
Husband of Jane E. McKay
Father of James Alexander McKay
Brother of Barrill McKay; John McKay; Isaaiah McKay; Jacob McKay; Samuel McKay; Liddy McKay; Margaret McKay; Charles McKay; Josiah Isaiah McKay and Frances Sara McKay