Jacob apparently moved to Alachua Co. from Lancaster Co., SC about 1848 and settled in the Windsor/Rochelle area. The date of 1848 comes from Florida Pension Application A05255 made by his son, Jacob Link, Jr., where Jacob, Jr. states that he came to Florida in 1848 (Jacob, Jr. would have been about 11 at the time.) Jacob, Jr. enlisted in the 7th Regiment of Florida Infantry and lost his right arm in the battle of Jonesboro, GA, during the Civil War. Jonesboro is a southern suburb of Atlanta.
Jacob Link, Sr.'s eldest child, Mary Jane, married William S. Perry in Lancaster Co., SC and moved to Alachua Co. about 1852 after a brief stint in Marion Co., GA. William S. Perry's oldest daughter, Ellender, was born in SC in 1847; son, John was born in GA 1850; and son, Jacob was born in FL in Dec 1854. William S. Perry and wife, Mary Jane, were in Marion Co., GA in the 1850 census living near William's older sister, Lucy and her husband, Elijah Carlisle. (William's maternal grandfather was living in a neighboring county.) Several of William's brothers and his mother moved to Alachua Co. in the 1840's and 1850's after his father died but most moved on to Sumter Co., FL.
One of Jacob Link, Jr.'s daughters, also named Mary Jane Link, married Robert James Beckham, some of whose descendants still live in the Windsor area.
Mary Jane Link, wife of William S. Perry, is buried in the Link Cemetery, on paper co. land several miles NE of Windsor. I have heard that there are about 40 graves in the cemetery, but Mary Jane (Link) Perry's is the only one with a monument. There is also a marker for a CSA veteran but I do not recall his name.
I am a great, great grandson of William S. and Mary Jane (Link) Perry through the following relationship:
Submitted: Alva L. Collins, Jr.