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Mott Cemetery

Abram Isabel Mott Cemetery and Plantation Monument This cemetery is located north of Hilliard on US Highway 1, turn right on Murhee Road, and go 1.2 miles to a locked gate on the left side of the road. This cemetery is on Rayonier land about .44 miles further inside their property. A visit requires Rayonier permission which must be obtained from their US Forest Resources group, Coastal Resources Unit located at 851582 US Highway 17 North. A map of the cemetery location and the cemetery layout both have links above. These data are from three sources: Physical surveys by the Amelia Island …

Motes Cemetery

This cemetery is near Baldwin Florida. To reach it from Callahan, take US 301 south to CR 119 at Bryceville, Go right (west) to CR 121. Turn left (south) and go about 1 1/4 miles to a dirt road on right. Turn right and go about 1/3 mile to the end. A residence is on right. The cemetery is laid out facing east with the gate on the east side. For the latest 2014 survey, the cemetery was divided into in XY grid with four divisions, A1 (100 X 100ft), A2 (50 X 100ft, B1 (100 X 50ft) and B2 (50 …

Mill Creek Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery

This cemetery is south of Hilliard. To reach it from Hilliard, take St. George Road (CR121) and proceed south for 9 miles. Turn right and go 2/10 mile to the cemetery on right. Graves were inventoried in order, but no layout exists for the cemetery. Alternatively, go the junction of CR 121 and CR 108, south west of Hilliard FL. Follow Carrol Corner Rd. 0.2 miles and the cemetery is on the right. Mill Creek Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery Location (Nassau County)2936 Mill Creek Rd.Hilliard, FL GPS Location 30.606267, -82.001412 The cemetery was inventoried December 4, 1998, by Jan C. Plemmons and Jan Warren. Nassau County …

Martin Cemetery

This cemetery is in Sandhill Florida. To reach it, go north on US 17 from Yulee, turn left onto CR 108, go over the I-95 overpass, continue past Owens Road, through Evergreen to the Sandhill community. Turn right onto a small dirt road 4/10 mile before Lessie Road. Go 1/10 miles down the dirt road and you will find the cemetery tucked in the middle of a small stand of old oak trees surrounded by pine trees. Martin Cemetery Location (Nassau County)04 mile before Leslie Rd on CR 108FL 32097 USA GPS Location 30.700505, -81.769691 The cemetery is surrounded with fence wire and can …

Laodicea Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery

The Laodicea Primitive Baptist Church is on the CCA – Thomas Creek Tract. Some sources place this cemetery about 9 miles south of Callahan off US 1 near Thomas Creek, but we have no definite confirmation of the cemetery location. According to information found in Volume 3, #2 of the Jacksonville Genealogical Society Quarterly, published in 1975, this was once a large cemetery which was abandoned in 1955. The Laodicea Primitive Baptist Church once stood on this site. The only Surviving grave that can be identified is that of Caroline E. Hightower. According to Linda Dyal Johns, Her great-grandfather, John …

Live Oak Cemetery

The Live Oak Cemetery, also known as the Dyal Station Cemetery, is located near Callahan Florida. To reach it from Callahan, at the intersection of SR15/US301N and A1A/301S, go north on SR 15 past the Nassau County Fairgrounds and turn left on Dyal Road and go about one mile. Just before the railroad tracks, turn left onto dirt road. Turn left on Congregation Lane. The church and the cemetery are on the right. The Live Oak Baptist Church was established in 1845 in a one-room log cabin. Later, the church membership met in a schoolhouse. In 1903, B. G. Dyal deeded …

Little Cemetery

This Cemetery is located in Sec. 23 Township 2 North Range 23 East Near Callahan. The location information was not provided by the survey team. Grave numbers are from first to last, with row not recorded. The GPS data is take from the center of the Township and Range data so it may not be precise. Little Cemetery Location (Nassau County)River RoadCallahan, FL GPS Location 30.5825705, -81.9844753 (not precise) AIGS members provided the survey, and they were combined with a separate survey by Lori Bragg. survey dates were not recorded either case.

Kings Ferry Cemetery

To reach Kings Ferry Cemetery, also known as the Haddock Cemetery, go North on County Road A121 off CR 108 between Hilliard and US17. Go approximately 6 miles. On the left is a dirt road marked with a sign, “King’s Ferry Cemetery”. Turn left, the cemetery is on the right about 1/2 mile. -OR- From the intersection in Kings’ Ferry off CR A121 and Lessie Road, go south for 1.6 miles, turn right on a dirt road marked with the sign, “King’s Ferry Cemetery.” The cemetery is on the right about 1/2 mile. Many of the plots are surrounded by ornate …

Keen Cemetery

The Keen Cemetery is located near Crawford Florida. To reach it, from Callahan, go south on SR200/US301 for about five miles. Go left on Thomas Creek Road for 2.8 miles, proceeding in a southeasterly direction. Turn right on Ratliff. Go over the railroad tracks. Turn right on Keen Cemetery Road. Keen Cemetery Location Keen Cemetery (Nassau County)Keen Cemetery RoadCrawford, FL 32011 USA A flag pole in the cemetery has the following inscription: “Eagle Project – Justin Dyal, BSA Troop 55, 4-9-88.” The Cemetery was inventoried on May 16, 1998 by Ken and Nancy Sturges, Wanda Simpson and Mary Nelson.

Jones-Jacobs Cemetery

Jones-Jacobs Cemetery, is in Evergreen Florida, also known as Elmore Wilds Cemetery, and may also have been known as Evergreen Cemetery. 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 600ft, take the right fork to the locked gate. About 8/10 mile from CR 108 are two cemeteries here, Jones-Jacobs and Wilder-Wilds. The Wilder-Wilds data is reported separately. Jones-Jacobs Cemetery Location (Nassau County)Evergreen, FL GPS Location 30.686872, -81.724684 This cemetery was inventoried in March 1998 by Kenneth Sturges. Jones-Jacobs Cemetery was surveyed in 1941 …
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2022 AIGS Budget

At the October AIGS Board Meeting (10/14/21), the budget for 2022 was reviewed and adopted by the Board. The proposed budget will be presented for approval by the AIGS membership, at the Annual Meeting on November 16, 2021, 7pm (Fernandina Beach Public Library, 25 N 4th St, Community Meeting Room).
Land Records - OR Index North

President’s Message for October 2021

Land Records – OR Index North Land records are considered one of the most underused resources for amateur genealogists. September’s meeting featured AIGS own land record guru, James “Jim” Shroads. Jim made a living, late in life, by digging into these types of records for his legal practice. When you …

Fred. W. Hoyt

Fred. W. Hoyt, president of the Bank of Fernandina (Florida) was born in Meredith village, New Hampshire, June 3, 1856, and is a son of Charles L. and Mary M. (Watson) Hoyt. After moving to Florida, he became the editor of several newspapers and established and participated in multiple business …

Mastering Genealogical Documentation

This small interest group will work through the book “Mastering Genealogical Documentation” by Thomas W. Jones. One of the most frustrating parts of genealogy is properly sourcing material used to document the facts around our ancestors lives. Participants are expected to have a copy to read, study and work the …

Writing Your Ancestors Life Story

Group Leader: Dennis Partridge At some point in the process of conducting genealogical research, you should desire to save and pass down to your descendants those stories you’ve discovered about your ancestors. We’re not talking BMD facts (birth, marriage, death), but who were they, what did they do during their life, …

Special Interest Groups (SIG)

Genealogists often have overlapping interests and skillsets (or lack thereof) with other genealogists. These overlapping genealogical interests and skillsets are perfect for groups of members to create a group around. We call these Special Interest Groups, or SIGs for the abbreviated shortened version. SIGs from the board. These groups can …
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