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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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Sky Line at Fernandina Beach Rapidly Changing

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…

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Notes From The November 15, 1879, Florida Mirror

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…

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Obituary Notice – Colonel Mark Wm. Downie

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…

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Obituary Notice – Captain Gamaliel Fisher

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,…

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Braddock & Christopher Families

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….

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Muster Roll of Company B, 1st Regiment, Fernandina, 1902-1907

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,…

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Biography of Daniel S. Austin

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…

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