Submitted by Descendants: Christina M., James M. Jr.,
Lisa L., Raylene M., and Stephanie M. WORLEY
Jacob Worley was born about 1821 in Camden County, Georgia. He appears on the list of voters from the Cedar Creek area of Duval County for the first Florida election held in 1845. On 3 March 1847 he married Mary Alderole in Duval County. The young family moved south around 1852 and are shown living in Marion County, Florida in 1860 with three sons.
Jacob enlisted in the Confederate Army on 12 April 1862, was assigned to Company H, 7th Infantry Regiment and his occupation was listed as a wheelwright. Marion County voter lists for 1867-1868 indicate Jacob had been in Florida for 41 years and a resident of Marion County for 15 years.
Jacob and Mary, along with sons John, William, James and Jacob migrated to Hernando County between 1868 and 1870, making this their final home. Jacob Worley died on 8 August 1881 and is buried in the West Elfers Cemetery, in what is now Pasco County, Florida.
Jacob Worley was first established as a Florida Pioneer in 2007