HISTORY OF HOLMES COUNTY -- The First Settlers of Holmes County --- Tadlock Family Came to Florida in 1870s

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(From the book "Heart and History of Holmes County" by Anna Paget Wells (used by permission of the publisher, Sue Cronkite))  This book is chock full of pictures and what has been used within this web site is only a small about of the book.  It can still be ordered from Sue Cronkite or from the Holmes County Advertiser, 112 E Virginia Avenue, Bonifay FL 32425; phone 850-547-2270; fax 850-547-9200

The Benjamin Tadlock family came to Florida between 1870 and 1880, according to US Census records.  Benjamin, his wife Jane, and two children were listed in the 1870 Census in Geneva County, Ala, while the 1880 Census of Holmes County lists Benjamin, Jane, and three children.

From this family have come preachers, teachers, barbers, farmers, and other "salt-of-the-earth" people who have contributed much to the growth and development of Holmes County.

Members of this hard-working, peace loving family, not yet born when the photograph of the family taken in the first decade of this century was made, were old enough to be retired when this book was first published in 1983.  Others were in their prime, as indicated by a news item in the Holmes County Advertiser headlined "Army Promotes Charles Tadlock".  Charles F Tadlock was a great-grandson of Benjamin and Jane.

There were only a few descendants of Benjamin and Jane about whom I happened at the time of the first printing of this book.  I am sure there were many others in the area.


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