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Bethel Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery

The Bethel Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery is in Hilliard Florida on Bethel Church Road. To reach it, go north on US #1 from Callahan to the caution light just before Hilliard, turn left off US #1 onto Henry Smith Road. Go over the railroad tracks, turn left onto CR115, go approximately 3.3 miles and you’ll see the sign on your left to the church. Turn left onto a dirt road and the church will be in front of you. MTS = Military Tombstone; MM = Military Marker; FHM = Funeral Home Marker; ME = Masonic Emblem; ES = Eastern Star Bethel Primitive …

Benton Cemetery

The Benton Cemetery is listed in the Veterans’ Graves Registration Project of the WPA, containing the graves of two men, Malachia Anderson and Edward Benton. We have never been able to locate the cemetery, but the records of these two men are included in our database since we have proof of their burials. The original Veterans’ Graves Registration location directions place the cemetery in Section 19, Township 4N, Range 25E. “From the intersection of Kings Ferry and Fernandina Roads at Kings Ferry, go 4/10 mile on Kings Ferry road, the right on dirt road 2 and 2/10 miles to cemetery which …

Acosta Cemetery

The Acosta Cemetery, also known as the Higginbotham Cemetery and the Page Cemetery, is located in Yulee Florida. To reach it, from SR 200, take Chester Road 4/10 miles to the intersection with Pages Dairy road. Turn left (west) on Pages Dairy Road and continue 1.6 miles. The cemetery is on the south side of Pages Dairy Road. Acosta Cemetery Location 86524 Pages Dairy RoadYulee, FL 32097 USA This cemetery was first inventoried by Shirley Johnson McCabe in June 1993. It was updated in March of 1998 by Nancy and Kenneth Sturges.

Vaughan Cemetery

John Daniel Vaughan was a veteran of both the American Revolution and the War of 1812. The original monument was placed prior to the Civil War and was destroyed during that time. A six-foot-tall, four-sided obelisk was placed on the grave of John Vaughan prior to 1927. Tradition says that this obelisk and the original monument were placed by the U.S. government. It is thought that John Vaughan was the only veteran of both the Revolution and the War of 1812 buried in Florida. Service was also rendered by John Vaughan in the Indian wars. In 1797, he received a grant …

St. Peter’s Episcopal Cemetery

St. Peters Episcopal Church was organized on June 14, 1858, by Rev. Owen P. Thackara, who is buried in the cemetery, and a small group of Fernandina citizens. This meeting was held on the second floor of Timanus Hall, a building which once stood on the corner of Second and Centre streets and was destroyed by fire in 1876. The first church building was a wooden structure located at the southeast corner of the present St. Peter’s Episcopal cemetery. During the War Between the States, the building was occupied by the federal troops. Unauthorized burials were made on the church property …

Judd Cemetery

The property on which the cemetery is located was purchased by Jehiel S. Judd on January 10, 1884 from Marion N. Sanderson. The transfer is recorded in Nassau County Deed Book T, page 453. The property was described as lots 13 and 14 of Subdivision S 2/3, Sec 12 T2N, R28E of the Suarez Grant. Part of this property was used for a burial site which evolved into the Judd Cemetery. The seller of the property, Marion Harrison Sanderson, is buried in the Harrison Cemetery. At one time, St. Paul’s Lutheran Church built in 1923 by Gus Gerbing was adjacent to …

Harrison Cemetery

The Harrison Family Cemetery is located on a portion of the 18th century Harrison Plantation, on the south end of Amelia Island. The cemetery is a land-locked fenced and gated one acre parcel, with an easement onto First Coast Highway/A1A. Access is limited to Harrison descendants and invited guests. Access to the easement, and gate, is via First Coast Highway. Immediately upon entering the parcel you will find plaques for the Historic Harrison Family Cemetery and Native Americans of the Guale Tribe, who were reburied on the parcel in 1985. Harrison Cemetery Location (Amelia Island)1300 Plantation Point DriveFernandina Beach, FL 32034 USA GPS …

Franklintown Cemetery

Old-timers tell us that there was a deed to the Franklintown Cemetery issued in 1924; it, however was never recorded and has been lost. In 1971, the owners of what is now Plantation Point subdivision, Harry and Melba Sahlman, deeded the cemetery and an access easement to the trustees of the Franklintown Cemetery Association. The configuration of the present fenced area matches the 1971 deed description, but old-timers say that the missing deed covered a larger area and that there are graves outside the fence. The recorded deed gives the trustees the right to determine those entitled to be interred …

Fernandez Cemetery (aka Villalonga Park)

The Fernandez Reserve is also known as Villalonga Park and is situated on the site of the Spanish land grant given to Domingo Fernandez. This is the last remaining parcel of the plantation which had been sold by the Fernandez heirs to David Levy Yulee in the 1850’s when the town of New Fernandina was founded. In July 1870 the Florida Town Improvement Company executed a deed to Bishop Augustin Verot of the Roman Catholic Church in the Diocese of Florida, transferring a parcel of land 30 by 200 feet for the use of the parish church. the deed also …

Amelia Plantation Chapel Columbarium

The Amelia Island Plantation Chapel Columbarium, located in the Memorial Garden at the Amelia Plantation Chapel, was dedicated on Palm Sunday, March 27, 1994. the minister, Dr. Cavid L. Uhl, and the President of the Governing Board, Marilyn Evans-Jones presided. The Amelia Plantation Chapel is an interdenominational community church and was formally dedicated on October 29,1990. To reach the Chapel, enter the main entrance to the Amelia Island Plantation off A1A, turn left at the entrance for the Administration Building, follow the circle around and turn to the right on Bowman Road. There is no restricted entry. Installation of the cremains in …
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2021 Contributions to Our Genealogical Collection

A large part of our collection of genealogy books has come from people like you donating their personal collection to be placed on the library shelves of the Fernandina Beach Library in the genealogy section. The vast majority of books present are part of our collection! This collection grows each …

President’s Message for August 2021

We are back! I am happy to announce that we will begin in-person general meetings starting this month with a presentation by Prof. Keith Ashley of UNF on 17 August 2021 at 7pm in the Fernandina Beach Library community room. Prof. Ashley’s presentation will update us on the dig he …

Attendees at Nassau County Florida Funerals

While creating the Nassau County Florida Obituaries data set the Amelia Island Genealogical Society volunteers also extracted a list of those who attended the funeral. It was hoped that genealogists could utilize this list of people to find individuals who may have been related to the decedent.

Nassau County Florida Current Obituaries

An index of obituaries and death notices from the Fernandina Beach News-Leader, January 2016 – Present plus all obituaries from the News-Leader and some obituaries from the Florida Times- Union from October 1992 through December 2007. Obituaries from Nassau County Record from January 2017 – Present are now included.

General Land Office (GLO) index for Nassau County Florida

This data includes 127 land transactions for Nassau County Florida, and includes the name of the individual who purchased the land, the signature date, the document number and the Florida Land transaction reference number. The General Land Office Records are available for Florida online at the Bureau of Land Management …
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