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CORWIN, Samuel C.


Author: The History of Florida:

Past & Present, The Lewis Publishing Co., Vol. II p340 1923 


has been a resident of Bradentown for over twenty years, and is a well known banking official here and in other towns of Manatee County. He was born in Jacksonville, Georgia, October 6, 1876, son of WILLIAM P. and SUSANNA (WILCOX) CAMPBELL, both natives of Georgia, and grandson of HENRY JACKSON CAMPBELL, a native of North Carolina, and of MITCHELL and MARTHA (SWAIN) WILCOX, of Georgia. WILLIAM P. CAMPBELL was a soldier in a Georgia regiment in the Civil war and died in 1887, and his wife passed away in 1888. After the death of his parents JOHN T. CAMPBELL lived at Darian, Georgia, five or six years, and then came to Florida. He was a clerk in the circuit clerk’s office at Tampa a year, and then for a number of years continued work as a bookkeeper in that city. He came to Bradentown in December, 1899, and since then has been active in banking. He became cashier of the old Bank of Manatee, which since 1912 has been the First National Bank , of which he is now vice president and cashier. He is a director in the Manatee County State Bank at Palmetto, is president and director of the Citizen Bank at Manatee, is vice-president and director of the Guarantee Abstract Company, and is director, secretary and treasurer of the Bradentown Builders Association. On November 19, 1903, Mr. CAMPBELL married NETTIE LEE COOK, a native of Georgia, and daughter of J. F. and DAMARIUS (McARTHUR) COOK. They have two daughters, ELIZABETH and MARTHA. Mr. CAMPBELL is a trustee and chairman of the Building Committee of the Methodist Episcopal Church. He is a democrat and a Knight Templar Mason. 

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CORWIN, Samuel Cluse 

Author: The History of Florida: Past & Present, The Lewis Publishing Co., 1923, Vol. III pg.255 


pursued the simple life for some years, cultivating his land and developing a citrus grove, but for the past thirty years has been one of the very vigorous men of affairs at Bradentown, has accumulated extensive property, and has given up only a few of the important interests that engaged him there. Mr. CORWIN is of old New England stock and was born at Bristol, Rhode Island, July 20, 1858, son of SETH and CORDELIA (BAKER) CORWIN, his father a native of Riverhead, Long Island, and his mother of Bristol, Rhode Island. His father was a ship master, and sailed a boat between Providence and New York. He died about 1917 at Stonington, Connecticut. SAMUEL C. CORWIN, whose mother died in 1861 when he was three years old, was reared in Rhode Island, attended the public schools, and at the age of nineteen became connected with the grocery business at Bristol. He remained there six years and then his doctor ordered him South to benefit his lung trouble. In October, 1883, he arrived at Sarasota in Manatee County, and soon homesteaded 120 acres. He proved up, developed a farm, set out two acres in oranges, and also made considerable profit as an apiarist, having at one time seventy colonies of bees. On his farm he busied himself for thirteen years. After selling he moved to Bradentown, was employed in a grocery store for a year and one-half, and then took charge of a steamboat dock and about three years later bought the dock and continued its active management until April, 1922, when he sold it to WILLIAM ADAMS of Sarasota. Mr. CORWIN since 1902 has been local agent for the Gulf Refining Company of Pittsburgh. He owns a fine home on Upham Street in Bradentown, and considerable other property including a gas filling station and ten acres of farm land just south of the city limits on Florida Avenue. He also owns a house and lot occupied by his daughter at Seminole Heights in Hillsboro County and has other property in Cortez. He married in 1881 IDA WEST, a native of Bristol, Rhode Island, who died in 1900. The children of this marriage were: NANCY, wife of J. GATHER BONNEWELL, of El Paso, Texas; LEONORA, Mrs. COLLIER BROWNING of Bradentown; and MARGARET, wife of ALLISON LASTINGER, of Tampa. In March, 1902, Mr. CORWIN married INA WOODRUFF, daughter of JOSEPH WOODRUFF, and a native of Massachusetts. The children of this union all at home, are FRANCES, ALICE, CORDELIA, SAMUEL and EDITH. Mr. CORWIN served for several years as a vestryman in the Episcopal Church, has been commissioner of both the Sarasota and the Bradentown districts, was for one term county treasurer, and four years was a member of the Bradentown Council. He is a vice president in the Building & Loan Association, a member of the Board of Trade, is a democrat and is affiliated with the Masons, Knights of Pythias and Odd Fellows. 

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