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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………

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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 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,………

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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 of Amelia Island lying north of township line number two, commencing at the Atlantic Ocean and running west on township line number two, until the Transit Railroad is reached, thence along the line of the railroad to the drawbridge over Amelia Island. District No. 2 – To include 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 1 and Sarah Ann Glover ((Sarah Ann Glover was the only child of Andrew and Dicey Glover. She was born about 1795 and died in 1850. She was first married to John Nail and had three children with him. Andrew Glover lived………

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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.
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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 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………

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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 practical application to the affairs of the National Government, the State, county and city governments, or else is a meaningless and hypocritical utterance, a glittering generality to be laid aside whenever a practical question comes up. Grover Cleveland, after Buffalo had suffered a long period of extravagant and reckless financial………

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 Shared cM Project 4.0. She also described a genetic health risk report provided by 23andMe, which reveals your risk level for developing certain health conditions.  To those who attended, as well as those who missed it, we recommend visiting the DNA Painter website: https://dnapainter.com/ Thank you, Sharon, for helping us…

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  1. John Marsh was born about 1790 and died in 1857 at the age of 67 years.[]
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