could have possibly been the daughter of Daniel Green. Daniel and a
brother and sister relocated to Lee County, GA.
This has not
Jackson and Frances were
living in Lee County in 18501 where Jackson was farming. He
along with their daughters, were born in Georgia. Attempts to
find them in 1840 and 1860 have proved futile.
While there were other Jackson Roberts living during this time period, linking
our Jackson to them has proved
to be an impossible task.2
Family oral tradition
states that Jackson and Frances had 5 girls. Their married names were:
Lucinda "Cindy" Mimbs, Arminda "Mindy" Whidden, Malinda "Lindy" Smith,
Laura A. "Mandy" Whidden,
and Frances "Fanny" Thomas. These sisters are all pictured together ca.
1910. The Bible of Noah Webster Whidden
(Jackson's Grandson) lists the sisters as Amanda, Fannie, Mindie,
Lucinda was born in 1843 in Georgia. She married William B. Mimbs about
1868 in Orange County, FL.
and Frances had the following children:
Orange County marriage records were
destroyed in a fire at the courthouse around 1868.
A search of Orange County records revealed that
there are no marriage records available prior
to 1869.3 Therefore,
no marriage license will be found for William and Lucinda.
William was the son of Jesse Mims and Rebecca Rye. He was
born about 1845 in Laurens County, GA.
While William has not been found in either the 18604 or 18705
census records, he appears on the
Orange County, FL Voter Registration List, 1867-1868.6
He registered to vote on April 23, 1868
in Precinct 3. He stated he had lived in the State of Florida for 12
William and Lucinda are found in the 1880 Polk County, FL census.7
It would appear that William was not farming in
1880 as he is listed as a "laborer." He is not found in the
Agricultural Census for 1880. In 1882, William and Lucinda
purchased 40 acres of land in Polk County (southwest of
Bartow) for $1.00 per acre.8 William and
Lucinda sold the same
piece of land to M. W. Fuller for $100.00 on October 5, 1882.9
In 1885, The Mimbs family was living on 160 acres in Polk County.10
They had improved 4 acres of land. 156 acres
was still considered woodlands. Their farm was valued at $400.00.
William was baptized on September 14, 1887,
in Peace Creek Church, Polk County, FL (east of Bartow) by Rev. J. M.
Hayman.11 William died on December 25, 1887,
in Polk County.12 It is not known where in
Polk County William was buried. The two most logical places would seem
be either the Whidden Cemetery (near the Mimbs Homestead) or Gandy
Cemetery (where Lucinda is buried). In either
case, his grave has no marker today.
Lucinda homesteaded 159.54 acres on December 1, 1890 in Polk County as
a widow.13 The
Mimbs homestead was located
outside of present day Lake Wales. Lucinda is found in the 1895 Polk
County Census.14 She
was a widow and farming.
Lucinda is found again in the 1900 Polk County Census.15
According to this census,
Lucinda was the mother of 8 children. Since only 6 of these are known
to have lived into adulthood,
it is assumed that two children died at birth or in early
childhood. Their names are unknown. Lucinda was still farming in 1900.
The children were helping on the farm. Lucinda began breaking up the
homestead in 1902.
She sold portions to her children and others.
Lucinda has not been located in the 1910 census. Lucinda died on
October 6, 1917 in Lake Wales16 and was buried
in the Gandy Cemetery in Connersville, Polk Co., FL. Her obituary was
published on October 11, 1917 in the
Lake Wales Highlander17 "Mrs. Lucinda Mims,
seventy-eight years of age, died Saturday at the home of her son,
George Mims, at Peace Valley. Interment took place Sunday." Lucinda was
buried on October 7, 1917
in Gandy Cemetery, Connersville, Polk County, FL. Her grave is unmarked
today.18 Additional information
on William and Lucinda can be found in the William B. and Lucinda Mimbs
William and Lucinda had the
David Jasper was born in April 1868.
He married Mary Devane on November 23, 1893, in Polk County, FL.19
Mary was born about 1877 in Florida.
The fate of Jasper and Mary’s marriage is unknown.
Laura Bennett on August 31, 1899 in Bradenton, Manatee
Laura was born in December 1868 in Florida.
Jasper died on August 29, 1927.
Charles M. was born on November 25, 1872, in Polk County, FL.21
He married Alice Eugunia Gill Sater
(daughter of Andrew Jackson Gill and Mary Ann Agnew)
on February 1, 1892, in Bartow, Polk County, FL.22
Alice was born on June 19, 1873, in Madison County, FL,
died in August 1955 in Florida,
and was buried in St. John's Chapel Cemetery, Sarasota, FL.23
Charles died on July 2, 196024
and was buried in the
Braden River Cemetery, Bradenton, FL.25
Frances was born on July 23, 1879.
Mary Frances married
Mitchell M. Lewis
(son of James Isham Lewis and Lucretia Virginia Kirkland)
on July 6, 1896, in Bartow, Polk County, FL.26
Mitchell was born in 1859 in Frostproof, Polk, FL
and died near
Arbuckle Lake on Kissimmee Island, Polk County, FL27 in 1917.28
Mary Frances married
Joseph Dickey in Bradenton, Manatee County, FL July 16, 1927.
“Joe” was born May 14, 1876
and died January 12, 1952, in Lakeland, Polk County, FL.
Mary Frances died March 2, 1967 in Lakeland
and was buried with Joe Dickey
in Mt. Tabor Baptist Cemetery, Kathleen, Polk County, FL.
Washington was born on November 24, 1880 in Homeland, Polk County, FL.29
Mary Lillian Johnson
(daughter of Duncan E. Johnson, Jr. and Mary Jane Taylor)
on October 23, 1902, in Bartow, Polk County, FL.30
Mary was born on November 30, 1880 in Bartow, Polk County, FL,31
died on August 4, 1944, in Lake Wales, Polk County, FL,32
and was buried on August 8, 1944,
in the Lake Wales Cemetery.
died on April 12, 1968, in Lake Port, Glades County, FL
while visiting his daughter, Ola Vee.
He was buried in
Lake Wales Cemetery, Polk County, FL.33
Additional information on
George Washington and Lillian’s family
can be found in the George Washington and Lillian Mimbs History.
e. Lillian Lula Lavinia
was born on December 3, 1884.34
Harvey Harold Williams
on June 29, 1905, in Polk County, FL.35
Harvey left Florida around 1914 for
Troy, New York and
was never heard from again.
Lillian died on May 16, 1970, in Bradenton
and was buried on
May 19, 1970, in Mansion Memorial Cemetery,
Ellenton, Manatee County, FL.36
f. Zebedee Calvin "Tab"
was born on October 3, 1885, in Polk County, FL.37
Mary Ann Woods
(daughter of S. Jackson Woods and Nancy Pierce/Pierson)
on May 25, 1907, in Polk County, FL.38
Mary was born on January 24, 1891
and died on September 25, 1970.
Zebedee died on
February 15, 1971, in Bartow39
and was buried on
February 17, 1971, in
Gandy Cemetery, Connersville, Polk County, FL.