When Florida became a territory of the United States in 1821, the Pigeon Creek Baptist Church was the only known Protestant Church within it's territory. This article provides a brief history of the founding of the church by Nassau County residents, It's original organizational document and a list of those who signed it, minutes from the early meetings, and a few tombstone readings from it's picturesque cemetery.
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Levin Tomlinson was born on 11 April 1813, the son of William Tomlinson (10 Dec 1781 SC – 10 Dec 1865 Clinch Co., GA) and Nancy Register (1782-1873). Levin grew up living in Appling and Irwin counties Georgia. He married Sarah Daugherty on 26 July 1843, who at the time resided on Suwannoochee Creek below the present town of DuPont in Ware county. Sarah was born on 19 March 1825, to James Daugherty and Sarah Bassett, in Appling County, Georgia. Levin and Sarah’s first home was in Clinch County, Georgia. They had 15 children, and this is their story.
The 2022 candidates selected by the Nominating Committee are listed here.
If you can not be present at the 2022 Annual Meeting on Tuesday, 16 Nov. 2022, then please fill out a proxy statement so that the society understands your wishes as it pertains to both the slate of candidates suggested by the board and the budget for 2022. Thank you!
At the October AIGS Board Meeting (10/14/21), the budget for 2022 was reviewed and adopted by the Board. The proposed budget will be presented for approval by the AIGS membership, at the Annual Meeting on November 16, 2021, 7pm (Fernandina Beach Public Library, 25 N 4th St, Community Meeting Room).
Looking ahead to 2022, it is time to renew (or restart) your AIGS membership. New memberships are welcome!
Fred. W. Hoyt, president of the Bank of Fernandina (Florida) was born in Meredith village, New Hampshire, June 3, 1856, and is a son of Charles L. and Mary M. (Watson) Hoyt. After moving to Florida, he became the editor of several newspapers and established and participated in multiple business ventures in Fernandina, Florida.
AIGS YTD financial summary (through 6/30/21) reviewing financial highlights, 2021 income and expenses, and a look-ahead at actuals versus budget for the remainder of the year.