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Houston Cemetery

Houston Cemetery, also known as the Houston Family Cemetery, Talbot Island Cemetery (GNIS) and Houston-Christopher Cemetery, is thought to be one of the oldest cemeteries in Florida. This page provides the exact location and the results from all known surveys of the Houston Cemetery.

Wilds Landing Cemetery

Wilds Landing Cemetery, also known as the Wilds Family Cemetery is located on Florida side of the US-17 St. Mary’s River bridge. This page provides the exact location and the results from all known surveys of the Wilds Landing Cemetery.

Wilder Cemetery

The Wilder Cemetery is in Nassauville FL. This page provides the exact location and the results from all known surveys of the Wilder Cemetery.

Whispering Pine Cemetery

The Whispering Pine Cemetery occupies a two acre parcel in Yulee, Florida. This page provides the exact location and the results from all known surveys of the Whispering Pine Cemetery.

Elmore Wilds Cemetery

Elmore Wilds Cemetery, also known as the Wilder Wilds Cemetery, is in Evergreen Florida. Go north on US 17 to CR 108. Turn left, proceed to first paved road on left (Sandhill Dump), turn left. There is a fork in the road at about 600 ft, Take the right fork to the locked gate. About 8/10 mile from CR 108 are two cemeteries here, Jones-Jacobs Cemetery and Elmore Wilds Cemetery. The Jones-Jacobs Cemetery data is reported separately. Traveling on CR-108 there are road signs for Elmore Wilds Cemetery. Elmore Wilds Cemetery Location (Nassau County)Evergreen, FL USA GPS Location: 30.686861, -81.724694…

Verdie Cemetery

Verdie Cemetery is located in Bryceville, Florida. To reach it, take US301 south from Callahan for 9.3 miles. Turn left on Ford Road which is paved, but not marked. To 6/10 mile and turn left on Verdie Cemetery Road. The cemetery is 3/10 mile. It appears that you dead end into the cemetery, but the road actually veers to the right. A sign on the cemetery lists these numbers for further information: 879-3417 or 879-2175. The cemetery is enclosed in a chain link fence and is approximately 150 ft by 200 ft. This is a well maintained cemetery with oaks…

Kirkland Cemetery

Kirkland Cemetery, also known as the Tomlinson Cemetery, Johnson/Tomlinson Cemetery, and McClean Cemetery, has three old stones, all of which are broken and five newer stones. There were probably more burials than the extant stones indicate. Some of the “old-timers” in the area think there were members of the Rowe family buried here including Peter Rowe. To reach Tomlinson Cemetery, from intersection of State Highway-108 and River Road, west of Callahan, proceed north on CR-121/SR-108A for 1.3 miles. Bear left at the fork, staying on CR-121 for 2 miles. Turn left (west) onto Tomlinson Road (unpaved) for 0.5 miles. Take…

Thiede Cemetery

The Thiede Cemetery is located in Oyster Bay, a gated community at the end of Barnwell Road. Access is restricted, and may be requested via Oyster Bay Harbor and Yacht Club at this website. The area is historically known as Heath’s Point. The cemetery is enclosed by a stone wall about 2 feet high. There are steps into the burial plots on both sides of the wall. An ornate floral spray of roses is carved into the Caroline Thiede monument. The cemetery is set on NE/SW direction. From the intersection of SR-200/A1A and O’Neil/Scott Rd. proceed west on SR-200 for…

Swearingen Cemetery

The Swearingen Cemetery is identified in the WPA Veterans’ Graves Project of 1940/1941, but it has never been located or surveyed recently. Wayne Swearingen was born in Camden County GA. He moved to Nassau County Florida on Federal land he purchased between 1850 and 1857, some of which was granted for his services in the Florida Indian Wars (Seminole War). Following his death in 1874 he was buried near Kings Ferry in Nassau County Florida, probably on his Father’s original plantation about 2 1/2 miles from Kings Ferry. Jim Miller has studied the four cemetery locations near Kings Ferry and…

Haggadon Cemetery

The Haggadon Cemetery is located in Crandall Florida on the Stuart Davis estate. Leaving the intersection of SR 200 (A1A) and Chester Road, proceed north on Chester Road 3/10 of a mile where you cross railroad tracks; go an additional 3 miles to Roses Bluff Road. Turn left on Roses Bluff and go 1.7 miles until pavement ends. Continue along the dirt road for 1.3 miles to a locked gate. Go down dirt (rough) track on the left alongside fence about 1/10 mile to cable locked across the dirt trail. Sign Posted Private Property. Go past locked cable ½ mile…

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Burials at Bosque Bello Cemetery

The following persons are buried at Bosque Bello Cemetery according to the city cemetery records. However, no marker, either temporary or permanent, was found when the Cemetery Committee made its inventory of Bosque Bello in 1997. Anyone wishing further information should contact the City of Fernandina Beach. NameBurial DateAndrews, EllisOctober…

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Boundaries of Election Districts – 1882

from The Florida Mirror, October 7, 1882 DistrictPlace of RegistrationName of Registering Officer1Clerk’s OfficeJ. A. Edwards2AmeliaW. F. Scott3O’Neill’s ResidenceIsidore S. O’Neill4School House #12N. Priest5Hart’s RoadW. W. Farmer6School House #14John Owens7King’s FerryT. D. Hawkins8BougloneL. P. Tracy9CallahanLeonard Dozier, Jr.10Higginbotham’sL. W. Higginbotham11Brandy BranchNoah A. Hicks District No. 1 – Includes all that portion…

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Henry Timanus Family

Henry Timanus was the son of Charles Timanus and Jane Lester. He was born on 4 January 1815 and died on 13 January 1872. He married Carolina Rosella Glover Marsh about 1847, probably in South Carolina. She was the daughter of John Marsh ((John Marsh was born about 1790 and…

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Jury for the Fall Term – October 1881

from The Florida Mirror, October 15, 1881 The following is a list of the jury drawn for the fall term of the Circuit Court for this county, which convenes at Lyceum Hall on Tuesday next: Grand Jurors: John H. BraddockArthur SteilNathan J. FourakerN. A. HicksRichard AustinD. W. GibsonStephen D. KirklandGeorge…

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Mortuary Reports – March-May 1884

June 7, 1884, from The Florida Mirror “The mortality list we publish covers three months, and embraces not only the city of Fernandina, but Amelia Island, a population of over 3000 persons. It will be noted that but 2 white adults are included, one of an advanced age. That a…

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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…

How to Use DNA to Prove an Ancestor and a Hereditary Disorder

On Tuesday, July 19, an audience of 33 (including 7 guests) was treated to a highly entertaining and enlightening presentation by Sharon Clark Driscoll. Using her own DNA tests through AncestryDNA and 23andMe as examples, Sharon showed us the tools that are available to confirm ancestry lines, in particular the…

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