Local Legends
Desoto Co FLGenWeb Project,Inc.


Cattle Barons

"Desoto Co Cattle Barons"
L to R: Ed Welles, CC Carlton, "Pole" Duncan, WN Wright, Hooker Parker
Photo courtesy of the FL State Archives - Photo Collection


This page includes biographies on some of
Desoto's citizens that helped shape and mold the
county in it's early years.
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out the written permission from the author. Family traditions are welcome!
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James Mitchell "Acrefoot" Johnson
~ barefoot walking mailman ~
James Madison Williams
~ "Gunfight on Oak Street" ~
Thomas Dowdy Williams
~ First homeowner in Arcadia ~
Gilbert Wiggins Hamilton
~ inventor and local business man ~
Morgan Bonaparte "Bone" Mizell
~ A very colorful character ~

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