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Dykes, Willis, Surrency and Easterling Surnames in Nassau County
Posted: 02/18/2015 - 11:15 am
Scott L. Peeler, Jr. (slpeelerjr@yahoo.com) wrote us looking for help.  If you have any information that might help Scott please contact him directly and post to this thread.  
 
"I am trying to do research on ancestors from the Dykes family who died in Callahan in 1826 and 1833.  The name Willis is also a connected name.  Williston in Levy County is named for a part of my family.  My mother was a Willis.  I am trying to obtain a Florida Pioneer certificate, but have some links that must be proven before that will be possible.
 
Another connection to your area is the name Surrency.
 
I had a third cousin who lived in Fernandina for many years.  He passed away a few years ago and his widow moved to Kingsland, GA to be with their son and his family.  He was Clayton Easterling.  The Easterlings had only lived in Fernandina since the 1950's and were originally from Hoboken, GA."

Jasper Jackson Dykes Letter
Posted: 02/19/2015 - 5:48 pm
Jasper Jackson Dykes (January 12, 1841 - August 18, 1913
 
"The rest of the story is being told to you by my great, great-grandson Robert M. McTureous as it was passed on down to him through the family history. My great-grandfather, Daniel Palmer had suffered from horrible migraine headaches that was a result of his head wound that he had received in the War Between The States. He suffered from these headaches so much that he would have to leave the store and go upstairs and lie down in his darkened bedroom until it eased. My great-grandfather died on November 5, 1916 on his 82nd birthday. My great-grandmother died on May 6, 1926. My grandparents raised a God-fearing family of four children three of which reached adulthood. My grandfather was at one time the Justice of the Peace in Altoona, and retired from the Post Office in 1950 at Altoona. My father's youngest sibling, Robert Miller McTureous, Jr. was born on March 26, 1924, who also later went on to become Lake County's only native son to win this nations highest military decoration for bravery .... THE CONGRESSIONAL MEDAL OF HONOR for actions against the Empire of Japan at Okinawa, during World War II."
 
Link to Letter http://www.florida-scv.org/Camp1360/jasper_dykes_letter.htm‚Äč

Jasper Jackson Dykes Letter
Posted: 06/10/2015 - 10:17 am
It would be helpful if Scott could give us a list of specific questions he would like answered.

Dykes, Willis, Surrency and Easterling Surnames in Nassau County
Posted: 06/10/2015 - 1:21 pm
Scott L. Peeler, Jr, you should take a look at the newly added Indexes to the Nassau County Genealogist.