Born near Athens, GA; attended the American Asylum for the Deaf and Dumb. There is some confusion over his middle name. It appears that he was born as John James Flournoy, and changed his middle name to Jacobus somewhere around 1843, but this has not been positively confirmed. He was active in supporting the establishment of the Georgia Institution for the Deaf and Dumb, and of Gallaudet College. Wrote many articles and pamphlets on various subjects; advocated the establishment of a deaf-only colony or state in the western U.S.
Deaf Heritage, p.73; Notable Deaf Persons, p.10; Gallaudet Encyclopedia, v.2 p.61-63; The Frat, Oct. 1937, p.3.
1809?-18 January 1879