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Fernandina was the last city platted by the Spanish in the New World, thirty years after the plat of Los Angeles. The plat of what is now known as Old Town follows the traditional elements of city planning in the New World by the Spanish. A town plaza faced the harbor with streets laid out in a grid pattern with lots measuring 46 feet wide and 96 feet deep. The Spanish Governor’s order to rezone Fernandina was signed on May 10, 1811, and read as follows: “Whereas, for the purpose of regulating the town of Fernandina on the Island of………
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…
This data includes 127 land transactions for Nassau County Florida, and includes the name of the individual who purchased the land, the signature date, the document number and the Florida Land transaction reference number.
Government Land Office Records
|Last Name||First Name||generalLandOfficeID||gloIndividualID||Signature Date||Document Number||Reference||individualID||iMiddleName|
|Alberti||Edwin R||1||320001||01 May 1855||1075||FL0330__.321||320,001|
|Alberti||Edwin R||2||320002||01 May 1855||1076||FL0330__.322||320,002|
|Alberti||Edwin R||3||320003||01 May 1855||1077||FL0330__.323||320,003|
|Alberti||Edwin R||4||320004||01 May 1855||1083||FL0330__.329||320,004|
|Albritton||Noah S||5||320005||01 May 1855||1145||FL0330__.381||320,005|
|Angel||Bertha F||6||320006||09 May 1885||8299||FL0570__.331||320,006|
|Baker||James B||7||320007||04 Nov 1889||1118||FL0630__.468||320,007|
|Ballard||Charles E||8||320008||01 May 1855||1149||FL0330__.385||320,008|
|Bergallo||Joseph||9||320009||28 Nov 1849||674||FL0330__.098||320,009|
|Bowe||Edward||10||320010||01 Apr 1859||4024||FL0410__.191||320,010|
|Braddock||James A||11||320011||01 May 1855||1173||FL0330__.408||320,011|
|Braddock||John S||12||320012||01 May 1855||1266||FL0330__.484||320,012|
|Braddock||Louisa||13||320013||30 Dec 1885||10395||FL0610__.039||320,013|
|Braddock||Spicer C||14||320014||01 May 1855||1140||FL0330__.376||320,014|
|Braddock||Spicer C||15||320015||01 May 1855||1141||FL0330__.377||320,015|
|Braddock||Spicer C||16||320016||01 May 1859||1177||FL0330__.412||320,016|
|Braddock||Spicer C||17||320017||01 May 1859||1178||FL0330__.413||320,017|
|Braddock||William S||18||320018||01 May 1855||1267||FL0330__.485||320,018|
|Braddock||William S||19||320019||01 May 1855||1268||FL0330__.486||320,019|
|Braddock||William||20||320020||01 May 1855||1008||FL0330__.285||320,020|
|Brewer||Burris||21||320021||13 May 1858||1296||FL0340__.030||320,021|
|Brewer||Burris||22||320022||01 Oct 1860||1424||FL0340__.140||320,022|
|Buford||John D||23||320023||01 May 1855||1193||FL0330__.426||320,023|
|Carter||Levi H||24||320024||01 May 1855||1257||FL0330__.477||320,024|
|Cavedo||John A||25||320025||28 Nov 1849||675||FL0330__.099||320,025|
|Last Name||First Name||Signature Date||Document Number||Reference|
The Index of wills for Nassau County Florida from 1870 to 1908 contains 105 Wills which are summarized in this data set. They are also contained in their complete form on Family History Library microfilm, # 954987.
Nassau County Wills Index 1870-1908
|4||Yulee||David L.||112; 127-30|
From Nassau County Leader, 1926 The sky line at Fernandina Beach is rapidly changing, and it is predicted that before the opening of the 1927 season it will have pretty much the appearance of Pablo or Daytona Beach. Among those who have recently built attractive cottages at the beach are…
Capt. C. W. Yulee and Miss Florida Yulee arrived on Tuesday last. Mr. James W. Thompson, of the Kearsarge House, North Conway, N.H., has leased the Spencer House at St. Mary’s, Ga. Eugene Sweeney, Esq., of Mobile, Ala., was in town this week, in the interest of the proposed steamship…
from The Florida Mirror, November 15, 1879 Colonel Mark Wm. Downie died at the Mansion House, in this city, on Wednesday evening at 8 o’clock, aged 43 years and 8 months, a brave humble Christian. He was born in St. Johns, New Brunswick, and in early youth became a citizen…
from The Florida Mirror, November 15, 1879 This community is deprived of a worthy and highly respected citizen by the sudden death of Capt. Gamaliel Fisher, who was lost at sea, October 29th, on a voyage from New Bedford, Mass., to the Cape Verde Islands. The vessel which he commanded,…
Contributed by William Braddock John Braddock was born on 23 May 1731 in South Carolina. On 16 July 1769, he married Lucia Ann Cook, the daughter of James Cook. They were the parents of five known children: John David (1776-1841) married Martha Christopher; William (1777-1855) married Charlotte Christopher; Lucia (b….
Contributed by Lynn James 2 April 1902 – 30 September 1902 Mullen, Louis, CaptHunter, Edgar J., 1st LieutJeffreys, R. A., 1st SgtNagel, Peter, Qmstr SgtWilliams, Carl H., SgtMizell, J. Jr., SgtKelly, Dan A., SgtCarleton, Robert P., Sgt Hall, Henry W., CplMcNain, C. Brandon, CplFolsom, Frank B., CplMcDonell, Eugene P., CplJohnson,…
from Lewis County Historical Society’s Shakin & Diggin, Vol. 15 #4 Daniel S. Austin was born in England on 25 March 1842. He enlisted in the Union Army as a private on 7 August 1862 in Cleveland, Ohio, with Company A, 7th U.S. Infantry, 2nd Division. He participated in battles…