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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, Florida. Mr. Austin went to Lewis County, Kentucky, following his discharge and was married on 7 August 1866 to Alice Haselton, the daughter of Frederick and Nancy Smith Haselton. Daniel Austin was the son of Thomas and Hannah French Austin. Nine children were born to Daniel and Alice Austin: Lois L., Darwin F., Minnie A., Charles P., Esther V., George F., Hannah P., Hiley M., and Lorenzo C. After moving to Lewis County, Kentucky, Daniel Austin was engaged in farming. He made an application for a Civil War pension, but it is unknown if it were approved....

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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. Name Burial Date Andrews, Ellis October 21, 1995 Baker, Frances Lucille November 21, 1991 Battison, Helen M. September 6, 1991 Brennan, Suzanne Robins March 30, 1993 Brown, Bertha November 2, 1996 Brown, Jacob November 30, 1993 Bunch, Walter Phillip October 1, 1996 Butler, Anthony Bernard July 24, 1993 Coes, Jason September 17, 1992 Collins, Pricilla A. March 3, 1995 Dorman, Mary Corinne October 1, 1996 Drummer, Joanne Marie November 25, 1994 Everhart, Betty Ann December 7, 1992 Fiala, Patrick October 4, 1994 Foster, James Franklin February 26, 1994 Gardner, Willie T. November 14, 1992 Goulet, Etoile C. October 6, 1992 Graham, Frances December 9, 1995 Haddock, Mary Elizabeth January 2, 1995 Harker, Vassie Mae February 16, 1993 Harris, Rachel Hunt October 1, 1996 Harris, David Vernell January 22, 1992 Hendricks, Howard S. September 17, 1993 Henry, Gloria Abbie August 26, 1995 Hoggard, Mary E. April 26, 1993 Holmes, Kalem T. February 13, 1993 Johnson, Jimmie Lee July 27, 1991 Joyner, Pauline June 14, 1991 King, Vernall May 17, 1995 King, Nolan D. November 19, 1991 Kitchens, Clarence H. October 20, 1994 Lane, Willie Mae February 27, 1993 Lee, Jessie Mae November 18, 1995 MacDonald, Raymond H. March 7, 1996 MacDonnell, Logan July 21,...

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Boundaries of Election Districts – 1882

from The Florida Mirror, October 7, 1882 District Place of Registration Name of Registering Officer 1 Clerk’s Office J. A. Edwards 2 Amelia W. F. Scott 3 O’Neill’s Residence Isidore S. O’Neill 4 School House #12 N. Priest 5 Hart’s Road W. W. Farmer 6 School House #14 John Owens 7 King’s Ferry T. D. Hawkins 8 Bouglone L. P. Tracy 9 Callahan Leonard Dozier, Jr. 10 Higginbotham’s L. W. Higginbotham 11 Brandy Branch Noah 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 of Amelia Island lying south of the southern boundary line of District No. 1. District No. 3 – To commence at Amelia river, at the mouth of Clark’s or O’Neill’s creek; thence up Clark’s or O’Neill’s creek to the Transit Railroad; thence westerly by the railroad to Lofton creek; thence down Nassau river to Amelia river; thence down Lofton creek to Nassau river; thence north by Amelia river to place of beginning. District No. 4 – To commence where the railroad crosses Lofton creek; thence up Lofton creek to McQueen’s swamp; thence up McQueen’s swamp to the Waterman Old Field; thence following the public wagon road to Port Henry on the St. Marys river to...

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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 and Sarah Ann Glover . Carolina was born on 22 November 1830 and died 20 December 1893 at Gainesville, Florida. Both are buried in Bosque Bello Cemetery in Fernandina Beach, Florida. Henry Timanus moved from Baltimore and in 1844 was living in Newton County, Georgia. On 3 May 1847, he bought land belonging to John Marsh at a sheriff’s sale in Edgefield District, South Carolina. On 7 January 1853, he received property on his wife’s behalf from the estate of her mother, Sarah S. Marsh. About 1857, the Timanus family moved to Fernandina where Henry made his home until his death. During the year 1857, Henry Timanus made a number of 99-year leases in the new town of Fernandina from the Florida Railroad Company. Additionally, he purchased property for his own account. During the Civil War, Timanus was appointed as a captain in the Confederate Army on 19 May 1862. He served as Assistant Commissary of Subsistence at Lake City, Florida. Records also show that he served as a major in the Quartermaster Corps under General Finegan. He was surrendered by Brigadier General E. McCook and paroled at Tallahassee, Florida, on 10 May 1865. The war left him with weakened finances and health. As a result, he...

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Jury for the Fall Term – October 1881

from The Florida Mirror, October 15, 1881 The following is a list of the jury drawn for the fall term of the Circuit Court for this county, which convenes at Lyceum Hall on Tuesday next: Grand Jurors: John H. BraddockArthur SteilNathan J. FourakerN. A. HicksRichard AustinD. W. GibsonStephen D. KirklandGeorge W. HodgesEdward Colson B. G. DyalC. A. NoyesSimon LightseyJ. H. DawsonR. H. JonesF. C. SuhrerClem. BowenW. W. CushenHenry E. Dotterer Petit Jurors: John BootheJ. N. GreenEmil O. FriendJ. H. BradleyJoseph AndersonAbner DavisJackson MizellMonroe DavisJ. T. Gunn Thomas E. BlissThomas KyddW. W. McCulleyJ. C. BufordHenry NettlesJ. C. SnowballB. F. DavisJ. H. StewartWilliam Mizell...

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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 by R. M. Henderson, undertaker. March 12 – Matilda S. McConnell, b. Old Town, Fla., d. of carcinoma at Old Town, age 55 yrs 8 mos March 13 – Frank Williams (col), b. Amelia Island, d. of consumption at City [Fernandina], age abt 38 yrs March 17 – Kitty Johnson (col.), d. of dropsy at City, age abt 40 yrs March 25 – Samuel King (col), b. Centerville, Ga., d. of paralysis at City, age abt 66 yrs March 25 – Twins, Mary L. and Emma Martha Keats (col.), b. Bloomfield, N.J., d. of marasmus at City, age 3 mos March 25 – Fredric Bradley (col), b. Fernandina, d. of trismus nascentium at City, age 8 days April 5 – Mary E. Williams (col), b. Old Town, Fla., d. at Old Town, age 4 days April 13 – Patience Cooper (col), b. South Carolina, d. of dropsy at City, age...

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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 mismanagement, was elected mayor. He gave practical shape to measures of reform, cut down extravagant expenditures, vetoed improper ones, and made a clean record upon the issue of an economical administration. The unmistakable verdict of the country in the recent elections is in favor of economy in public expenditures. What then, is economy? Webster defines it: “Economy avoids all waste and extravagance, and applies money to the best advangage.” Courts are a part of the necessary machinery of government, and court-rooms for the hearing of causes, and jury-rooms for the private consideration of verdicts, have to be provided. It has been the fashion, particularly in the West, to make this necessity for courtrooms a protest for building extravagant and costly buildings to ornament new towns, and give greater value to real estate in its vicinity. Macoupin county, Illinois, some years ago built a court-house costing over $100,000, and issued its...

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