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Boundaries of Election Districts – 1882

from The Florida Mirror, October 7, 1882 District Place of Registration Name of Registering Officer 1 Clerk’s Office J. A. Edwards 2 Amelia W. F. Scott 3 O’Neill’s Residence Isidore S. O’Neill 4 School House #12 N. Priest 5 Hart’s Road W. W. Farmer 6 School House #14 John Owens 7 King’s Ferry T. D. Hawkins 8 Bouglone L. P. Tracy 9 Callahan Leonard Dozier, Jr. 10 Higginbotham’s L. W. Higginbotham 11 Brandy Branch Noah A. Hicks District No. 1 – Includes all that portion of Amelia Island lying north of township line number two, commencing at the Atlantic Ocean and running west on township line number two, until the Transit Railroad is reached, thence along the line of the railroad to the drawbridge over Amelia Island. District No. 2 – To include that portion of Amelia Island lying south of the southern boundary line of District No. 1. District No. 3 – To commence at Amelia river, at the mouth of Clark’s or O’Neill’s creek; thence up Clark’s or O’Neill’s creek to the Transit Railroad; thence westerly by the railroad to Lofton creek; thence down Nassau river to Amelia river; thence down Lofton creek to Nassau river; thence north by Amelia river to place of beginning. District No. 4 – To commence where the railroad crosses Lofton creek; thence up Lofton creek to McQueen’s swamp; thence up McQueen’s swamp to the Waterman Old Field; thence following the public wagon road to Port Henry on the St. Marys river to...

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Expensive Court-Houses

from The Florida Mirror, December 2, 1882 The Times takes the Mirror to task on the subject of expensive and extravagant court-houses. Economy in public expenditures has been made a cardinal principle in the platforms of both political parties. It is either a principle of universal application, and has a practical application to the affairs of the National Government, the State, county and city governments, or else is a meaningless and hypocritical utterance, a glittering generality to be laid aside whenever a practical question comes up. Grover Cleveland, after Buffalo had suffered a long period of extravagant and reckless financial mismanagement, was elected mayor. He gave practical shape to measures of reform, cut down extravagant expenditures, vetoed improper ones, and made a clean record upon the issue of an economical administration. The unmistakable verdict of the country in the recent elections is in favor of economy in public expenditures. What then, is economy? Webster defines it: “Economy avoids all waste and extravagance, and applies money to the best advangage.” Courts are a part of the necessary machinery of government, and court-rooms for the hearing of causes, and jury-rooms for the private consideration of verdicts, have to be provided. It has been the fashion, particularly in the West, to make this necessity for courtrooms a protest for building extravagant and costly buildings to ornament new towns, and give greater value to real estate in its vicinity. Macoupin county, Illinois, some years ago built a court-house costing over $100,000, and issued its...

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The Nassau County Genealogist: Online Table of Contents

The Amelia Island Genealogical Society has published the Nassau County Genealogist continuously since 1994. A print only publication, indexed in PERSI, The Nassau County Genealogist features stories and history of Nassau County, Florida, and its people. It also provides genealogical records which pertain to Nassau County, Florida. Jean Mann has served as the sole editor since the quarterly was first published! Our quarterly is published in January (Winter), April (Spring), July (Summer), and October (Fall). There have been occasional combining of issues and during Covid of 2020 some issues were unable to be published. The Amelia Island Genealogical Society is publishing The Nassau County Genealogist articles in our members only area of this website. This printed quarterly is an important membership benefit that our society members dues fund. Consider joining the Amelia Island Genealogical Society to continue funding this genealogy material! The following table of contents is specific to our website. If you wish to access the full table of contents for the quarterly periodical then you can download it from here for the years of 1994-2015: Table of Contents Volume I Number 1 – Winter 1994 History of Nassau CountyUsed in the description of our History of Nassau County, FL category page. Pigeon Creek Baptist Church, Boulougne History p. 3-6This single post includes the following articles since they all pertained to the same church. Pigeon Creek Original Organization Document, p. 3-4 Minutes – 19 May 1821 – 26 Dec 1826, p. 4-5 Some Pigeon Creek Tombstones, p. 6 Obituaries from the Florida …

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Geneline Past Issues

Members Only. View past issues of the Geneline. The Amelia Island Genealogical Society has published a monthly newsletter since 1992 called the Geneline. The Geneline has informed society members of the current events happening with the Amelia Island Genealogical Society, provided tips and tools on genealogical research, and kept the society members generally informed on occurrences within the genealogical community. Any researcher will find the newsletter of value in their monthly genealogical reading!

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Nassau County Cemeteries

Nassau County Cemeteries provides an alphabetical list of known burial grounds in Nassau County including their AKA names. You can search through each cemetery from their individual page, or search all the listings at once.

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Laodicea Primitive Baptist Church, 1880-1955

The Laodicea Primitive Baptist Church is on the CCA – Thomas Creek Tract. Some sources place this church about 9 miles south of Callahan off US 1 near Thomas Creek, but we have no definite confirmation of the cemetery location, and Thomas Creek Tract is only about 5 miles south of Callahan when traveling US 1. Constituted in 1880. Services held in log church until 1918 when a square, unpainted frame building was erected. The Laodicea Primitive Baptist Church was part of the St. Mary’s River Association. Its first settled pastor was Rev. J. D. Knight, 1880-1917. The church was inventoried as part of the WPA project in 1942 when it’s present pastor was Rev. B. F. Thomas, who had pastored since 1933, and resided on Route #3 in Blackshear, Georgia. Minutes of Laodicea Primitive Baptist Church, 1880-1884, 1901-, 1 vol.Showing articles of Constitution, Government of Church, Rules of decorum, minutes of church conferences, charter members, membership roll, DEATHS. – Custody of clerk, Mrs. Jane Crews, Route #5, Box 712, Jacksonville. If anyone has information concerning the location of the records at this time, please reach out to the Amelia Island Genealogical Society! The deaths may be the only recorded information about those buried in the cemetery attached to the church.

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