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August 15, 1998

I am searching for any information on Albert William MONROE, born 17Jan1862 and died 10Apr1930, and his wife Mattie Althea ADAMS, born 07June1860 and died 04Feb1945 in Bartow, Florida. They lived in Sharon, FL and had at least 4 children: (1) Albert Roy "Buddy" MONROE, born 29Jun1887in Sharon, FL and died 07May1970 in Jacksonville. He married Nellie Orisco WALLACE, born 11Oct1890 in Madison, FL and died 18Oct1930 in Jacksonville. Albert and Nellie divorced - he then married a Harriet WILLIAMS and Nellie then married a Herman ROCHER. (2) Mary Belle "Mamie" MONROE, born 19May1889 and died 1974 in Bartow, FL. She married Frederick Sylvester BRUCE. (3) Robert Adams MONROE, born 10May1890 and died 1953 in Tampa, FL. He married Ethel May UNDERWOOD. (4) Wiley Allen MONROE, born 02May1892 and died 1958 in Jacksonville. He married Allie Lee "Dee" STEVENS.
E-mail : Ckmaples

AUGUST 6, 1998

I am looking for living relatives and any information about Harold and Nina Richard BISHOP. They married in Clay County in Oct. 1920. They had two children Mary Harriet BISHOP and Nina Richard BISHOP who married an ANDREWS. I have not found them after that. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

E-mail : Janna S. Richard

JUNE 8, 1998
Am reseaching the following Clay County Pioneer Families:

I am a direct descendant of all of the above and have a great deal of information on all of these. I would love to hear from any relative and would be happy to share. E-mail : Richard and Deborah Callicott

MAY 27, 1998
I am looking for any information about the PEELER family of Green Cove Springs - particularly my grandmother ANNIE VIRGINIA PEELER JOHNSON and her sister RUTH PEELER HERBERT. Annie married Henry Neal Johnson around 1910-1912. Any information would be appreciated.
Thanks Etta

MAY 16, 1998
I would like to find the parents of Joseph Sirus PADGETT. He was born
around 1883 and married Lula MOSLEY in 1900. His brothers and sisters have been said to be Bud, who married Grace LANG, Teaby, Liz, Babe, and a half brother Hiram, married to Osie, Elsie, lived in Titusville, and possibly Steve. Any help is appreciated. Please e-mail me at Daniel Drost

Daniel Drost

MARCH 14, 1998

William Brantley MOSLEY Jr (1800-1873) and Lavina SILLIVANT (1805-aft 1860) were married in Montgomery Co, GA on 4/15/1821. Sometime after the 1860 census was taken, William Brantley MOSLEY Jr migrated south into Clay Co, FL. Several of his grown children and their families came with them. One of his sons, Washington Theodore MOSLEY (1833-1882) and wife Eliza Ann McCollough (1834-1887), my ancestor, also came to Clay Co, FL. They all settled in the western half of Clay Co, between Middleburg and Highland and Starke. Let me hear from you if you think you might connect to these people. I have quite a bit of SILLIVANT/SULLIVAN(T) stuff. You can reach me at either or

March 8, 1998
Looking for Purvis family of Starke County. My grandmother Vera Ruth Purvis daughter of James Richard Purvis and Katherine Fountain Purvis was born in Green Cove Springs. James R. Purvis had a brother Henry Bell Purvis that I am trying to find information on.
Thanks. Please E-mailDonna

January 27, 1998

Seeking any information on the ancestors or descendants of Daniel McRAE and his wife SARAH SABRINA LIVINGSTON McRAE who came to Florida in 1847, settling at Black Creek (now Middleburg) in Clay County. The family lived in Clay Co. for 20 years, moving to Starke (Bradford Co.) in 1867. E-mail Kathleen Ellis

Kathleen Ellis
580 Citrus Drive
Frostproof, FL 33843-2430

January 27, 1998

Interested in any information about Peter TUCKER b. Nov 1890 died Sept 1982 at Green Cove, Clay, Fl. Believe his mother was Elmira (Almira) MOZO, widow of Jesse COPELAND, and father was Peter Tucker, Elmira's second husband. E-mail Susan Peterson
Susan (Gay) Peterson
PO Box 21541
Seattle, WA 98111

January 6, 1998
Interested in information on one George H. Dunscombe, who died 11/30/1877 in Hibernia, Fl. and is buried in one of the Clay County cemeteries. E-mail Ed Dunscombe

December 11, 1997
I am trying to find information on a KEITH LAMB who lived near the St. Johns Co./Duval Co. lines. He was killed in a trailer fire in the summer of 1958. He worked at the Cross the Broder Truck Stop which was located on U.S. 1 near the two lines. This is all I know about him . Anyone with infomration that may help please let me known. I have not been able to find a death certificate. E-mail Tammy Tice

NOVEMBER 22, 1997
Looking for info on Samuel Green b ca 1815 GA d July 1864 from wounds at Cold Harbor, VA; Samuel married Martha Johnson on 18 August 1844, Duval Co. FL (she was b 9 April 1826 GA d 22 November 1896 Clay Co. FL. I have not been able to find Samuel Green in the 1850 Census of Duval Co. FL or in the 1860 Census of Duval or Clay Co. FL. They had the folowing:
John I b 1846 Duval Co. FL
Mary Louise b 4 April 1847 Duval Co. FL
James W b 1 March 1848 Duval Co. FL
Samuel Narvin b 25 January 1851 Duval Co. FL
Martha b ca 1852 Duval Co. FL

Elizabeth b 17 March 1857 Duval Co. FL
Caroline Charity b ca 1861 Clay Co. FL
Sarah b 9 April 1861 Clay Co. FL
Martha Johnson Green is found in the 1870 and 1880 Census
Thanking you in advance--Leon H. Jordan, 3 Heather Lane, Ormond Beach,FL
32174-3955 E-mail Leon Jordan

NOVEMBER 22, 1997
Does anyone know anything of a Leroy Thomas d. 24 Sept 1872 Walton Co.? Any
information greatly appreciated. Unable to fine him in cem. records, so far. Aligned with EDGE family from Barbour/Pike Co. AL.
Thanks, Mary Ellen Wexler

NOVEMBER 22, 1997

Need to find info on this man, anything I can get. Parents, siblings, a long lost uncle ? Anything. CASONS are hard to find.

HENRY CASON, born Dooly County, GA. on 8 Feb. 1857.

He killed or stabbed a man, presumably in Dooly County, and left the county, moving to parts unknown. Don't know when he arrived in FL. but he married SUDIE ELIZABETH BLOUNT (date/place unk), daughter of OWEN BLOUNT, a member of one of the pioneering families of the Peace River District of Florida. HENRY died in Jacksonville, FL. on 24 Jan. 1951. His death certificate lists Parents : Unknown.
The children of HENRY and SUDIE were:

EZEKIEL CASON, b. d. unk.
MATTIE CASON, b. d. unk. married GEORGE SMITH, date, place unk.
DENNIS O. CASON, b. Buckinhham, FL. 15 Aug. 1889, d. 5 Jan. 1970,
Clearwater, FL. Marriage data unk.
HILLARY S. CASON, b. Feb. 1899, Buckingham, FL. d. 4 May, 1917, after a
fall from a tree. He never married.
NETTIE CASON, b. 18 Jun. 1896, Buckingham, FL. d. 20 Oct. 1992, Keystone
Heights, FL. m. first, VERNICE DAVID YOUNG, ca. 1918, second to ELWOOD
STITCHBERRY, date unk. in Keystone Heights, FL.


NOVEMBER 7, 1997

I am looking for descendents of my great-grandfather's(Francis Marion Coleman) siblings. In the 1860 Clay Co. Census, the family consisted of Obediah Coleman, his wife Francis Coleman, Francis M. Coleman, Martha Coleman, Nancy Coleman,Darling Coleman, William Coleman, and a small infant (name unreadable). By the 1870 cenus, Obediah had died and the family is still in Clay Co. Sarah Coleman remarried a Ryal Sullivan who predeceased her and she is still listed on the 1910 census in the housahold of Henry S. Sapp and his wife Janie Coleman Sapp. I am particularly interested in burial location of Obediah Coleman, Sarah Sullivan and the location of any descendents from the other brothers and sisters of my Francis M. Coleman. He moved to Lochloosa Florida circa 1880's, married my great-grandmother, Kizziah Caroline Caldwell and died in the same community in 1912. E-Mail Mary Murphy

October 14, 1997

Looking for any information on the Peeler family from Green Cove Springs.My Grandmother, Annie Peeler Johnson, is from this area. I believe that the Peeler family has put together a book (about 15 years ago) If anyone has any info on the Peelers, please let me know. Thanks. Please e-mail Etta Hodges

October 13, 1997

I am trying to find out the origins of my ancestor William Pengree, who was one of the earliest settlers of British East Florida (1763-1783). We have found a good bit of information on him from a book on the history of Clay County, the 1783 Spanish census, and other sources. We at first thought he was a Loyalist from Georgia or South Carolina. We are now beginning to believe he was came directly from England to Florida as a partner of John Tucker under the auspices of the British East Florida Company. Where should we look next to try to determine where he was from prior to Florida? I am Clayton Rhodes of Savannah, GA. Send e-mail to Clayton

SEPTEMBER 20, 1997
I am seeking information concerning burial site of Abner Clayborne Wright, d. ca. 1860-63 and his son, Clayborne Wright, d. 5 June, 1885 both in Clay County. He married Mary Eubanks and had three sons, Clayborne b. 1840, d. 5 June 1885 m. Amelia Geiger, served as Sheriff of Clay Co. after Civil War, Abner b. 1843, and Hinton, b. 11 April 1845, d. 6 Feb. 1934 m. Mary Starrett. I believe Abner Clayborne and Clayborne Wright are buried in Clay Co. E-mail Gena at

SEPTEMBER 18, 1997

I'm trying to find descendents of Royal/Robert Bird "Bud" Sillivant and Nancy Durrance. He was born in Emanuel Co. Ga. ca 1815 and married in Tattnall Co Ga.? He had a brother James who married Mary Dedge and a sister Elinora who married Daniel R Dedge. These families were closely connected since in 1899 he left his wife at that time and wenr to Appling Co. Ga. to marry his childhood sweetheart, the widow Dorcas Dedge Lee. After her death he returned to Clay Co. and remarried his 2nd wife, Sarah Gatlin Coleman, again.(reads like a soap opera, huh)

His children by Nancy Durance were: Jencey(Mary) 1838 married E J Daniels 12 Feb 1856 in Duval Co; John W 1844 married 1879 Mary N children Frances 1870 John W 1872, Nancy 1877 in 1880 they were in Marion Fl.; Garrett V. 1845; Margaret 1842 married a Hursts?; Royal/Riley B 1851 married 1 Mar 1882 Elizabeth Green 1857 children were Clarence 1882, Leota 1885, Ida 1887, Elliott 1890, Amanda 1892 in Jackson Co Fl in 1900; Dora?; Jane 1845; Wheatley 1859; and maybe a Eveline 1875
E-Mail Elizabeth at:

September 10, 1997

I'm interested in contacting descendents of Thomas and Lucinda/Lucritia Dedge Chesser. THey were married 22 Aug 1860 in Charlton Co. Ga. They both died in Clay Co. Fl. Their children were Mary 1862; Henry B 1865-1932 married Lula Bentley; Nancy; Thomas Jr. 1869-1950 married Josey Kersey; Jackson; John E 1889-1956; William O 1890; Martha M 1877.

If any one knows anything about these people please contact me at

September 4, 1997

I'm looking for references to the PEELER family of Green Cove Springs. My grandmother, ANNIE VIRGINIA PEELER JOHNSON, and her family were from the Green Cove Springs area. She married HENRY NEAL JOHNSON around 1910-12. Any information would be appreciated. Email:

September 3, 1997

Need information on ISAAC JOHNS, b. Jan. 1832, Ga. Living in Clay Co., Fla. in 1857. Parents are ANDREW AND ETHEL JOHNS. Also need information on LOUIS HENDRI BOREE and wife TRIVINIA CULPEPER. They were living in Georgia in 1844 and in Clay co., Fla. in 1854. Has a daughter MARGARET BOREE who married Henry Smith and moved to Hardee Co., Fla.

August 18, 1997

Looking for any information (siblings and descendants)on George BRANNING who lived in Clay County in the 1800s. He was the son of Andrew BRANNING. In 1824, George and Samuel BRANNING filed for a land grant along Black Creek; who was Samuel? I'll be most thankful for any info and will share any that I have. Thanks.
Tom Branning
E-mail: Tom Branning

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