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Nassau County Death Certificates 1904-1939

The records on this dataset consist of death certificates in which Nassau County was either the location of the death or burial. That’s an important distinction as not all of these individuals died within Nassau County. Please see the specifics for each record. Genealogists can find within these records the following information if known: name, sex, color, age, death date, death place, burial date, cemetery, birth date, birth place, residence, occupation, marital status, spouse’s name, father’s name, father’s birth place, mother’s name, mother’s birth place, death certificate number, and an image of the actual death certificate on file. Click on………

Lockwood-Brooks

A transcription of the 1929 Fernandina newspaper article about the Robert B. Lockwood and Francis Alphia Brooks marriage. Added to that is a brief family record. This information was subsequently published in The Nassau County Genealogist, vol. 5, p. 59.

Sanders-Wild Marriage

From an unknown newspaper 1926 Sunday afternoon, July 4, 1926, the marriage of Miss Grace Sanders and Mr. Kelly K. Wilds was solemnized by the pastor, Rev. T. J. Herring, at the First Baptist Church. The church was decorated with white daisies and fern. A chain of daisies was gracefully draped from the choir loft and vases of them made a border around the altar which was most effective. Miss Alice Dana and brother, Mr. Joe Dana, played very sweetly upon the piano and violin and promptly at three o’clock the wedding march pealed forth and the groom and his………

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, J. P., CplBrooks, Council M., CplLivingston, J. Felix, MusicianWolff, Edwin L., Artificer Privates: Byrd, Chas.Baker, James M.Boen, John R.Carrio, Mannie J.Dougherty, LevanGoldstein, LouisGoldstein, HarryHall, J. B. GordonKelly, FrankManucy, Robt S.Livingston, Woodward C.Rofen, J. ArthurRutishauser, Walter J. Starbuck, Harry F.Sharp, Chas B.Smith, A. W.Silva, Geo.Wilds, W. NaylorWilliams, James A.Wilson, W. B.Wingate,………

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 21, 1995Baker, Frances LucilleNovember 21, 1991Battison, Helen M.September 6, 1991Brennan, Suzanne RobinsMarch 30, 1993Brown, BerthaNovember 2, 1996Brown, JacobNovember 30, 1993Bunch, Walter PhillipOctober 1, 1996Butler, Anthony BernardJuly 24, 1993Coes, JasonSeptember 17, 1992Collins, Pricilla A.March 3, 1995Dorman, Mary CorinneOctober 1, 1996Drummer, Joanne MarieNovember 25, 1994Everhart, Betty AnnDecember 7, 1992Fiala, PatrickOctober 4, 1994Foster,………

Jury for the Fall Term – October 1881

This is a list of the jury drawn for the fall term of the Circuit Court for Nassau County in October 1881 and originally published in The Florida Mirror, October 15, 1881. This information was subsequently published in The Nassau County Genealogist, vol. 5, p. 30.

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 large proportion of the deaths are children, and that the death rate for the whole population does not exceed a ratio of 4 per cent per annum, a statement that speaks well for the health of Fernandina.” Mortuary Report of Amelia Island for Months of March, April and May. Furnished………

Genealogy Articles

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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 H. P. Livingston, C. H. Klotz, and Mrs. P. R. Brady. Others who contemplate building during the present season are J. M. Adams, T. G. Ozmer and Ben Acosta. The bath house recently constructed adds materially to the casino facilities, which under the management of Webb and Weimar, is doing………

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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 line between Mobile and Cedar Key. Mr. Sylvester, of Ellaville, visited our city during the week to inaugurate the shipping business of Messrs. Drew & Bucki through this port. Captain Bell is erecting a frame dwelling on Fourth street, between Centre and Ash. We learn that it will be a………

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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 of Minnesota; was a whole-souled American of rare energy and character, quick wit and comprehension, he did nothing by halves. “Sweet as summer” to his numerous friends North and South. No man will be more widely and deeply mourned than Mark Downie. The November 29th edition of The Florida Times………

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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, having had favorable weather, was four days out from New Bedford, when suddenly the most violent cyclone of the season struck the ship, disabled the mate who was steering at the time, and swept into the sea fifteen persons of the crew and passengers who are believed to have been………

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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. 1778) married William Berrie; Mary Ann (b. 1780) married John Edwards; and Hester (b. 1785) married John B. Christopher. John Braddock served as a soldier in Georgia during the Revolutionary War and received a grant of land in Glynn County, Georgia, for his service. He was commissioned a captain in………

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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, J. P., CplBrooks, Council M., CplLivingston, J. Felix, MusicianWolff, Edwin L., Artificer Privates: Byrd, Chas.Baker, James M.Boen, John R.Carrio, Mannie J.Dougherty, LevanGoldstein, LouisGoldstein, HarryHall, J. B. GordonKelly, FrankManucy, Robt S.Livingston, Woodward C.Rofen, J. ArthurRutishauser, Walter J. Starbuck, Harry F.Sharp, Chas B.Smith, A. W.Silva, Geo.Wilds, W. NaylorWilliams, James A.Wilson, W. B.Wingate,………

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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 at Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville and Gettysburg. Suffering from measles, he was sent to Fort Schuyler, New York, on March 1864. After a ten-day furlough in the spring of 1864, he rejoined his company. He was promoted to corporal in December 1864 and was discharged on 7 August 1865 at Fort Clinch,………

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