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Brick Yard Cemetery

The Brick Yard Cemetery is located in King’s Ferry Florida. From the traffic light in Hilliard, go out CR108 to Lessie Road. Turn onto Lessie Road and to Gilman Drive. Turn onto Gilman Drive and go about 1/2 mile and the cemetery is on the left. A chain link fence surrounds the cemetery, and a second fence divides the cemetery into two sections. Section one has 54 grave sites, many unmarked, while the larger section is section two. (MM) denotes a military marker, and funeral home markers are noted as of the date of the surveys. Grave locations are identified by section and number (i.e. S2, #5 would record grave number five in section two). Brick Yard Cemetery Location (Nassau County)Gilman DriveKings Ferry, FL 32046 USA These data are a compilation of two surveys. It was inventoried May 1993 by Shirley Johnson McCabe, Ann Duff, and Joan Kraft Johnson, and separately by Lori Bragg. The McCabe/Duff/Johnson survey identified grave numbers, but in the the Bragg survey, no grave number was recorded. The cemetery was surveyed in 1953 by a LDS team as Brick Yard Cemetery.

Braddock Cemetery, Callahan

The Braddock Cemetery in Callahan is located as follows: A1A between Yulee and Callahan intersects with Griffin Road, which is next to the power company yard. Take Griffin road 2.2 miles to the intersection of Middle Road and Musslewhite Road. Turn right on Middle Road. Go 1.6 miles to Braddock Road. Turn right on Braddock Road and go 1/2 mile. (Note: Braddock Road is a dirt graded road.) Look into the woods on your left behind the ditch. The cemetery is on a slight mound. Braddock Cemetery, Callahan Interments (Nassau County)3852 Braddock RoadCallahan, FL 32011 USA GPS Location 30.659809, -81.776394 Inventoried in March 1998 by Kennery Sturges and earlier by Lori Bragg. The cemetery was surveyed in 1953 by a LDS team as Braddock Family Cemetery.

Braddock Cemetery, Hilliard

The Braddock Cemetery in Hilliard is located on private property known as the Mizell Tract-CCA. From the intersection of SR-108, in Hillard go south on US301 3-miles, turn left on Mizell Tract Rd for 0.6-mi then north on an unnamed road for 0.3-mi. The cemetery is 400-ft on the left. An inventory done in 1976 by Leonard T. McKendree, Jr. indicated eleven unmarked graves, one slab with no name, two graves that were caved in and unmarked and eight graves with wooden post markers. In 1993 only three unmarked graves were visible. McKendree family members state there are at least four McKendress buried in this cemetery, James Marion McKendree (verified by WPA Veterans survey), Lemuel McKendree, Charles B. McKendree and J. O. (Mack) McKendree. Braddock Cemetery, Hilliard Location (Nassau County)Mizell Tract RoadHilliard, FL 32046 USA GPS Location 30.672129, -81.872745 Inventoried May 1993 by Shirley Johnson McCabe, Ann Duff, and Joan Kraft Johnson.

Bethel Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery

The Bethel Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery is in Hilliard Florida on Bethel Church Road. To reach it, go north on US #1 from Callahan to the caution light just before Hilliard, turn left off US #1 onto Henry Smith Road. Go over the railroad tracks, turn left onto CR115, go approximately 3.3 miles and you’ll see the sign on your left to the church. Turn left onto a dirt road and the church will be in front of you. MTS = Military Tombstone; MM = Military Marker; FHM = Funeral Home Marker; ME = Masonic Emblem; ES = Eastern Star Bethel Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery Location (Nassau County)36061 Bethel Church RoadCallahan, FL 32011 USA GPS Location 30.627876, -81.888083 This cemetery survey was made on July 26, 1994 by Charlene Wilkes and Levada Weaver. The cemetery was also surveyed in 1956 by an LDS team as Bethel Church Cemetery.

Benton Cemetery

The Benton Cemetery is listed in the Veterans’ Graves Registration Project of the WPA, containing the graves of two men, Malachia Anderson and Edward Benton. We have never been able to locate the cemetery, but the records of these two men are included in our database since we have proof of their burials. The original Veterans’ Graves Registration location directions place the cemetery in Section 19, Township 4N, Range 25E. “From the intersection of Kings Ferry and Fernandina Roads at Kings Ferry, go 4/10 mile on Kings Ferry road, the right on dirt road 2 and 2/10 miles to cemetery which lies on an open field” Jim Miller searched for this cemetery without success in 2013, and he created the following survey report to record the result. Benton Cemetery Survey Report

Acosta Cemetery

The Acosta Cemetery, also known as the Higginbotham Cemetery and the Page Cemetery, is located in Yulee Florida. To reach it, from SR 200, take Chester Road 4/10 miles to the intersection with Pages Dairy road. Turn left (west) on Pages Dairy Road and continue 1.6 miles. The cemetery is on the south side of Pages Dairy Road. Acosta Cemetery Location 86524 Pages Dairy RoadYulee, FL 32097 USA This cemetery was first inventoried by Shirley Johnson McCabe in June 1993. It was updated in March of 1998 by Nancy and Kenneth Sturges.

Vaughan Cemetery Dedication

Vaughan Cemetery

John Daniel Vaughan was a veteran of both the American Revolution and the War of 1812. The original monument was placed prior to the Civil War and was destroyed during that time. A six-foot-tall, four-sided obelisk was placed on the grave of John Vaughan prior to 1927. Tradition says that this obelisk and the original monument were placed by the U.S. government. It is thought that John Vaughan was the only veteran of both the Revolution and the War of 1812 buried in Florida. Service was also rendered by John Vaughan in the Indian wars. In 1797, he received a grant from the Spanish for a large tract of land on Amelia Island. He later received one hundred acres bounty land for service in the Revolution and a grant for service in the Indian war. Vaughan was married to Rhoda Effingham, daughter of Pharaba Milller. Rhoda Vaughan preceded her husband in death by many years. His final request was “to be buried in the same grave with his beloved wife.” Because of his request, it is assumed that she is also buried here. Indications are that others are buried in the Vaughan Cemetery, but no definitive list of interments is known to exist. Graves one through ten are shown on the plat even though identities of the interred are not known. Grave 11 is W. E. Scott, Jr., and Grave 14 is the Vaughan obelisk. Vaughan Cemetery Location (Amelia Island)5059 1st Coast HighwayFernandina Beach, FL 32034 USA GPS Location 30.583360, …

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St Peters Cemetery Layout

St. Peter’s Episcopal Cemetery

St. Peters Episcopal Church was organized on June 14, 1858, by Rev. Owen P. Thackara, who is buried in the cemetery, and a small group of Fernandina citizens. This meeting was held on the second floor of Timanus Hall, a building which once stood on the corner of Second and Centre streets and was destroyed by fire in 1876. The first church building was a wooden structure located at the southeast corner of the present St. Peter’s Episcopal cemetery. During the War Between the States, the building was occupied by the federal troops. Unauthorized burials were made on the church property during the time of occupation. It is thought that the first burial was that of Frederick Albert Grossman, the two-month-old son of Frederick Grossman, a captain in the 7th U.S. Infantry. Peter W. O. Koerner, a county surveyor who was born in Prussia, surveyed and divided the cemetery into plots, circa 1872 . He was also the surveyor for the new town of Fernandina. Church records show a variety of causes of death: yellow fever, catarrh (sic) of stomach, consumption, phthisis, neuralgia of the heart, congestion of the brain, killed by a train, bitten by a shark and bled to death, shot, drowned. Young Willie Jeffreys died after being attacked by a bear from a traveling circus while attending school in Gainesville. His body was returned to Fernandina for burial. Low cemetery walls surround many of the old grave sites. Many of the early tombstones were made by the …

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Judd Cemetery

Judd Cemetery

The property on which the cemetery is located was purchased by Jehiel S. Judd on January 10, 1884 from Marion N. Sanderson. The transfer is recorded in Nassau County Deed Book T, page 453. The property was described as lots 13 and 14 of Subdivision S 2/3, Sec 12 T2N, R28E of the Suarez Grant. Part of this property was used for a burial site which evolved into the Judd Cemetery. The seller of the property, Marion Harrison Sanderson, is buried in the Harrison Cemetery. At one time, St. Paul’s Lutheran Church built in 1923 by Gus Gerbing was adjacent to the cemetery. Judd Cemetery Location (Amelia Island)4522 Buccaneer TrailFernandina Beach, FL 32034 USA GPS Location 30.596617, -81.459052 The Judd Cemetery is located 100 yards south of Philips Manor Road on the east side of Amelia Road. Additional Information about Judd Cemetery Surveyed before 1997 by the Amelia Island Genealogical Society, and again on 2 January 2010 by Jean Mann. Data on the Cook family burials and family relationships supplied by Jean Bain August 2013. Malisa Remboswki and Jim Miller completed a photographic survey in 2014. Judd Cemetery Layout

Harrison Cemetery Marker

Harrison Cemetery

The Harrison Family Cemetery is located on a portion of the 18th century Harrison Plantation, on the south end of Amelia Island. The cemetery is a land-locked fenced and gated one acre parcel, with an easement onto First Coast Highway/A1A. Access is limited to Harrison descendants and invited guests. Access to the easement, and gate, is via First Coast Highway. Immediately upon entering the parcel you will find plaques for the Historic Harrison Family Cemetery and Native Americans of the Guale Tribe, who were reburied on the parcel in 1985. Harrison Cemetery Location (Amelia Island)1300 Plantation Point DriveFernandina Beach, FL 32034 USA GPS Location 30.5 -81.4 Contact Mary Long at for access. Additional Information about the Harrison Cemetery The fenced cemetery is approximately 120 ft by 75 ft. The fence posts are from the Mary Lee Jones Hamilton Family home in Jacksonville which burned in the great fire of 1901, while the fence was salvaged from a Tennessee cemetery moved during the creation of Tellico Lake. The Harrison Family Cemetery was previously surveyed prior to 1954 (Harrison Private Cemetery, Amelia Island, Nassau County) and later in the 1990’s and reported in Cemeteries of Amelia Island Florida (1997). The 2013 Survey team is shown in the attached photograph. The Survey document completed by Jim Miller for the latest survey in 2013 can be seen here. Harrison Cemetery General Photographs

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