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Campbell, John T.
Corwin, Samuel C.
Author: The History of Florida: Past & Present, The
Lewis Publishing Co., Vol. II p340 1923
CAMPBELL, JOHN T. has been a
resident of Bradentown for over twenty
years, and is a well known banking official here and in other towns of
He was born in Jacksonville,
Georgia, October 6, 1876, son of WILLIAM P.
and SUSANNA (WILCOX) CAMPBELL, both natives of Georgia, and grandson of
JACKSON CAMPBELL, a native of North Carolina, and of MITCHELL and
(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
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
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
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
vice-president and director of the Guarantee Abstract Company, and is
director, secretary and treasurer of the Bradentown Builders
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.
Presented by Nancy Rayburn
Author: The History of Florida: Past & Present, The Lewis
Publishing Co., 1923, Vol. III pg.255
CORWIN, SAMUEL CLUSE pursued the simple
life for some years,
cultivating his land and developing a citrus grove, but for the past
years has been one of the very vigorous men of affairs at Bradentown,
accumulated extensive property, and has given up only a few of the
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
native of Riverhead, Long Island, and his mother of Bristol, Rhode
His father was a ship master, and sailed a boat between Providence and
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
of nineteen became connected with the grocery business at
remained there six years and then his doctor ordered him South to
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
time seventy colonies of bees. On his farm he busied himself
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
three years later bought the dock and continued its active management
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
owns a fine home on Upham Street in Bradentown, and considerable other
property including a gas filling station and ten acres of farm land
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
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
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
CORDELIA, SAMUEL and EDITH. Mr. CORWIN served for several
years as a
vestryman in the Episcopal Church, has been commissioner of both the
and the Bradentown districts, was for one term county treasurer, and
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.
Presented by Nancy Rayburn