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St Theresa’s Cemetery

St Theresa’s Cemetery is in Hilliard. One mile from the center of Hilliard business district off intersection of CR 108 and Mills Street. This cemetery is adjacent to the Oakwood Cemetery in Hilliard Florida. The cemetery is small and no attempt was made to number the graves. St Theresa’s Cemetery Location (Nassau County)37349 Ruby DriveHilliard, FL 32046 USA GPS Location: 30.700424, -81.918472

St Theresa's Cemetery Interments

Inventory made by Charlene and Lavada Wilkes in May 1993. Verified by Kenneth Sturges, Nancy Sturges, Mary Nelson and Wanda Simpson in March 1998, with another independent survey by Lori Bragg.

Springhill Cemetery

Springhill Cemetery is in Nassauville Florida. To reach it, from Highway A1A, at the O’Neal traffic light, turn (south) onto SR 107(Old Nassauville Road). Go 3.3 miles and Springhill Baptist Church and cemetery are on the right. The cemetery is to the left of the church, you can drive around the back to reach it. Springhill Cemetery Location (Nassau County)941017 Old Nassauville RoadFernandina Beach, FL 32034 USA GPS Location: 30.572601, -81.521604

Springhill Cemetery Interments

This cemetery was inventoried in May 1993 by Jay Jenkins, and verified in February 1998 by Ken and Nancy Sturges. Florida Master Site File ID NA00995 established…

Snowball Cemetery

Snowball Cemetery is in Yulee Florida. To reach it, from SR200, take Chester Road 4/10 mile to the intersection with Page’s Dairy Road. Turn left (west) on Page’s Dairy Road and continue 2.7 miles. Cemetery is on the left. At the time this inventory was made, only two tombstones continue to exist. Mr. Cliff Flood of Yulee told Mrs. McCabe there were Snowballs and Evatts buried in this cemetery. Snowball Cemetery Location (Nassau County)1851 Pages Dairy RoadYulee, FL 32097 USA GPS Location: 30.639441, -81.586941

Snowball Cemetery Interments

This Inventory made in February 1994 by Shirley Johnson McCabe, with pictures and additional…

Slawter Cemetery

The original location of this cemetery was on the left of SR 200 1.4 miles east of the junction of US 1/US 301 and State Road 200. In 1996, the Florida Department of Transportation decided to widen the road between Callahan and Yulee. The Department contacted the descendants of the Slawters and arranged to remove the remains to the Jones Cemetery on River Road west of Callahan. This was accomplished on May 28, 1996, and these graves appear in the Jones – Callahan survey with photographs.

Slawter Cemetery Interments

The cemetery was surveyed on 2 April 1993 by Connell Ward Jenkins…

Russell Family Cemetery

To reach the Russell Family Cemetery, also known as the Russell Cemetery, from the intersection of SR-200/A1A & US-17 go north 2.61-miles to a gravel road on the left. Turn west onto the gravel road, cross the railroad tracks and take the right fork, timber road 56, to the locked Rayonier Corporation gate. Proceed along timber road RD-56 for 1.07-miles, crossing under the power line at 0.7-miles. You will come to an intersection with two roads on the left, one on the right. Turn right (north) on the dirt road, proceeding to a large oak tree; follow the tracks to…

River Road Baptist Church Cemetery

River Road Baptist Church Cemetery is in Hilliard. Go south from the center of Hilliard on CR 108 / CR 121 about 11.75 miles. The church shown in the attached photograph will be visible. Immediately behind the River Road Baptist Church across from the fire department is the cemetery. River Road Baptist Church Cemetery Location (Nassau County)21067 County Road 121Hilliard, FL 32046 USA GPS Location: 30.561013, -81.990801

River Road Baptist Church Cemetery Interments

This inventory was done by Kenneth Sturges in March 1998. River Road Baptist Church Cemetery Photographs River Road Baptist ChurchRiver Road Baptist Church Cemetery Pictures are courtesy of Jean Mizell.

Reynolds Cemetery

The cemetery is located in the Rayonier Management Area – Wildwood Road, Nassau County, Florida. No public access. Contact Smurfit-Stone or Rayonier Corporation for information regarding access. Reynolds Cemetery Location (Nassau County)Wildwood RoadYulee, FL 32097 USA GPS Location 30.622805, -81.666000 This GPS location and map only take you to the intersection of Muddy Trail with Wildwood Road, not to the Cemetery.

Reynolds Cemetery Interments

This is survey was made in May 1993 by Ann Duff, Shirley McCabe, and Joan Johnson. Photos courtesy Marie Wingate, taken in 2013. Marie reports that family members who had visited the site before noted unmarked graves,…

Pringle Cemetery

The Pringle Cemetery, also known as the Kinard Cemetery, is located near Bryceville Florida. From the intersection of US 90 and CR 121 in Baldwin, turn north onto CR 121 and go ten miles to Kinard Road. Turn onto this dirt road and go one mile to dead end with locked gate on the right. There is no sign. A woven wire fence encloses a chain link fence surrounding this cemetery. Pringle Cemetery Location (Nassau County)Kinard RoadBryceville, FL 32009 USA GPS Location: 30.445900, -82.026627

Pringle Cemetery Interments

This cemetery was surveyed in August 1996 by Grady Hagan, J. W. Conner and…

Pigeon Creek Cemetery

This cemetery is in Boulogne, Florida. To reach it, take US 301 north from Callahan and through Hilliard. Just before the St. Marys River and crossing into Georgia, turn right on Lake Hampton Road. Go .4 mile to Pigeon Creek Road. Turn right on this dirt road and follow to the church on the right and the cemetery on the left. Pigeon Creek Primitive Baptist Church was Florida’s only known Protestant church when the territory became a part of the United States. The church was organized on 7 January 1821 by Isom Peacock and Fleming Bates. Other founding church members…

Owens Cemetery

The Owens Cemetery is in Evergreen Florida, located on the private property of L. L. Owens approximately ½ mile from the southwestern terminus of Owens Cutoff Road at Nassau County Highway 108. When driving northeast, CR 108 takes a right turn, continue straight ahead, across the cattle guard, and follow the ruts to the Owens farmhouse. The cemetery is located on a small rise beneath a canopy of large oak trees with many old azaleas and camellias. A chain link fence surrounds the sixty foot square cemetery. Owens Cemetery Location (Nassau County)Evergreen, FL USA

Owens Cemetery Interments

The Owens Cemetery was…

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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…

Crandall Cemetery

The Villiage of Crandall was platted in 1927, it had sprung up around the L. A. Davis and Brother’s Turpentine Mill located on the St. Mary’s River west of Roses Bluff circa 1895. The land was sold to Rayonier circa 1937. There was an African American church in Crandall. A…

Abel Partridge Family in Auburn Records - cropped

President’s Message for July 2022

The first week of July always greets us with celebrations around the founding of the United States and the hot and sultry Florida weather. While I enjoyed the celebrations, especially our neighborhood fireworks show, I am definitely ready for some cooler weather. In the mean time I’m hibernating in my…

Uncle Sam - We want you!

AIGS Volunteer Opportunities – We Need You!

For any organization (large or small), there’s always more work to be done than there are people to do it. For some situations, it’s just a matter of hiring more people to get it done. However, non-profit groups such as AIGS, have no paid staff and depend entirely upon volunteers…

President’s Message for June 2022

Summer is in full swing here on our little Island paradise and as such, my attention has been drawn to things other than Amelia Island genealogy. I expect many of you are in the same boat as I am. But don’t get so busy that you miss out completely on…

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