Monroe County Gen Web
Pioneer List 

If you know of someone in your line who should be listed, follow the links below to get your application today.
The Florida State Genealogical Society's Florida Pioneer Descendants Certification Program honors descendants of Florida pioneers who settled in the Territory of Florida prior to Florida achieving statehood on 3 March 1845. See the description below for details for all certificates available.
 
In order to qualify for a Florida Pioneer Descendant’s Certificate, you will need to prove:
Residency of the Pioneer Ancestor
Your Direct Line of Descent from the Pioneer Ancestor
Click Here for Information about Applying for a Certificate
Click Here for Pioneer Application Fees

December 31 is the postmark deadline for Certificate Applications: However, we do encourage you to submit your application(s) early in the year. Each application is reviewed by two volunteers and can take up to 45 days to complete. Applications received after September 30th will be reviewed during the next year. Applications should be mailed to:  FSGS, Pioneer Program, P.O. Box 730454, Ormond Beach, FL 32173.

Florida Pioneer Descendant Certificate - State – This award can be given to any person regardless of his or her place of residence who shall provide documentary proof satisfactory to the committee, which establishes a solid chain of evidence that he or she has an ancestor who settled in Florida (present boundaries) before the state was admitted to the union, 3 March 1845. The application and all supporting documentation shall remain the property of the Society and the Florida State Archives.
Florida Pioneer Descendant Certificate - County – This award can be given to any person, regardless of his or her place of residence, who shall provide documentary proof satisfactory to the committee, establishing a solid chain of evidence that he or she has an ancestor who settled in a county of Florida (present boundaries) before the county was formed. The application and all supporting documentation shall remain the property of the society and the Florida State Archives.
Settlers and Builders of Florida Certificate – This award is given to any descendant who can prove their direct lineal descent from an ancestor who was a resident in Florida between 3 March 1845 and 31 December 1900.   Applicants whose ancestor qualifies for both a State Pioneer Certificate and a Settlers and Builders Certificate may apply for one or the other of these certificate but not both. Applicants whose ancestor qualifies for both a County Pioneer Certificate and a Settlers and Builders Certificate can apply for both of these certificates.
Florida Pioneer Researcher Certificate – This award can be given to any person, regardless of his or her place of residence, who has successfully completed the research on behalf of a Descendant, to establish a new, previously undocumented Pioneer. The Researcher should not be a Descendant of this Pioneer, but they may be eligible to receive a Descendant's Certificate for a Pioneer in his or her own lineage. The application shall remain the property of the Society and the Florida State Archives.
Memorial Pioneer Certificate – Established to recognize deceased lineal descendants of a Florida Pioneer for whom an FSGS Florida Pioneer certificate (state or county) has been issued.

Id # Pioneer Birth Death Arrived
P1995-0001 ADAMS, Elizabeth Ann 1819 1906 1840
P1995-0002 ADAMS, Thomas Joseph 1819 1906 1838
P1993-0005 BAKER, John
P2012-0001 BROWNE, Joseph Beverly 1814 1888 1840
P1998-0006 CURRY, Amelia
P2008-0005 CURTIS, Mary Ellen (CURRY) 1842 1842
P1995-0031 FROW, Simon
P2010-0014 GANDOLFO, Peter Antonio 1802 1865 1829
P1999-0013 KEMP, Samuel
P1987-0053 PHILLIPPE, Odet 1785 1868
P2002-0045 PITCHER, William Augustus 1805 1884 1837
P1997-0029 ROBERTS, Richard
P1998-0027 SAUNDERS, Catherine
P2002-0051 SMITH, Larned Windsor
P2009-0021 STICKNEY, Joseph 1816 1870
P1995-0088 THRIFT, Nathaniel Jr.
P2000-0041 THRIFT, Sarah Ann
P1995-0098 WEATHERFORD, Asa