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Peter Karr Baillie
Peter Karr Baillie was born in Scotland in 1800 and was living in
Thomas County, GA in 1830. By 1836 he had established a mercantile
business in Leon County, FL near St. Marks where he also served as a
Militia scout during the Seminole War and fought in the Battle at
Chickasawhatchee Swamp. The following year he moved to Lowndes Co, GA
where he engaged in a real-estate business with Francis Jones. While
there he married Maria Ann Cope, of a Salzburger family, who had moved
to Valdosta from Effingham Co, GA.
In 1843 P.K. Baillie filed for an Armed Occupation Permit for 160 acres
of land in Hernando Co, FL near Ft. Cross and Annuteliga Hammock. He
later received a patent for this land but two years later he was in
Jefferson County, FL where he served as election inspector for
preceinct 4 in Florida's first state-wide election. He appears to have
remained in Jefferson County, operating Baillie's Store, for the next
several years. He purchased 160 acres in that county in 1854 and in
1856 he applied for and received Bounty Land for his service in the
Seminole War. It was about this time that he returned to Valdosta and
took up farming. The Baillie family appears to have remained in
Valdosta through the Civil War. The three eldest sons served in the
Confederacy and one of them died early in the War. In January 1866 the
family moved to Hernando Co,FL and in 1867 P.K. received title of all
of fractional section 22 which was known as Baillie's Bluff. P.K.
Baillie died in 1877, ten years before Pasco County was created, but
his surviving children remained in the area, marrying into many of the
original pioneer families. P.K. is buried in West Elfers Cemetary in
present day Pasco County, FL.
Galen Chambers email@example.com
Wilson Bates, and James M. Bates were brothers. They both
homesteaded land under the Armed Occupation Act on land that is now a
part of Hernando County. I have not, as yet, found his wife's name and
only know one of his children's names. Below are the records that I
Florida Land Records: Name: Wilson Bates
Sign Date: Dec. 1, 1849
Land Office: Newnansville
Act / Treaty: Aug. 4, 1842
Stat. Ref.: 27 Stat. 502
His Permit No. 712 -
His Certificate No. 288 -
Land Office at Newnansville, Fla.
- Vol. 1 page 288. Dec. 1, 1849 -
land description was: E 1/2 of SW 1/4 & W 1/2 of SE 1/4 of Sect
36 in Township No. 23 S, of Range 20 E., S & E in the Alachua
District - containing 160 acres.
Earl R. Bates
523 S. Terry Dr.
Frontenac, KS 66763
MEIN William Horn MEIN,
b 1805 d 1869
served with Capt Breakers Old Guard during Civil War
Married to Sabra Jane Smith
Both are buried at Lake Lindsey Cem. in n Hernando Co.
James Russell SNOW
b1842 d 1908
served in S.C. during Civil War.
Moved to Hernando Co in or about 1866.
Married Charolette Ederington (daughter of Francis Ederington
buried at Lake Lindsey.
Jones was born in Georgia in 1837.
He then married a woman by the name of Maragaret A.
They are shown living in Pasco county in 1870.
In 1870 he bought 40 acres of land.
Mr. Jones was a Farmer and Mrs. Jones was a
In the 1870 census, it showed them to have 5
In 1880 census it showed them to have 9 children.
Their names are as follows: Leroy, Gilbert, Heilliard, Lula,
Laurence, Ada, Edward, Dora, Leola.
This gentleman was also shown to be in Capt.John Parson's Co
1st Bttn Spc.
He applied for the pension in 1903 in Pasco Co.
He then passed away in 1917 and was buried in the Townsend
Leslie Watts Banister
PROVIDED BY Lindsey Lowman-Hager
George Washington Lowman settled in Hernando Co in late 1852. He was
born in Lexington Co., SC, Dutch Fork area, on 4 Jan 1837 and died on
25 Nov 1898 and is buried in New Hope Cemetery, Nobleton, FL. George's
father was Michael (Lohrman) Lowman and his mother was Jemima Metz both
from the Dutch Fork, SC area.
On 13 Jun 1898, a CSA Pension application was filed with the State of
Florida due to disabilities George incurred while serving in the line
of duty at Quincy, Fl. He contracted typhoid fever and pneumonia and
was left with disabling complications. On 15 May, in Sumter Co., FL,
George married Laura Ann Branch. They had two children - Charles
Lafayette Lowman (father of Samuel Lowman a former Sheriff of Hernando
Co.) and Anzly Irvin Lowman.
On 17 Mar 1889, George married Lizzie Glover in Hernando Co., FL. They
had two children, Solomon Franklin Lowman and George Washington Lowman,
Jr. Both Laura and Lizzie are buried in New Hope Cemetery.
Lowmans still live in the Brooksville/Istachatta area. George traveled
from SC with his Uncle Simeon Lowman and his cousin Joel Leslie Lowman.
Simeon settled in Alachua Co., and Joel Leslie in Raleigh, Levy Co.,
FL., where the original Lowman farm is still owned and operated by
Jacob Miley Family
Provided by Bill Marshall
Jacob Miley born 1822 in Barnwell South Carolina came to
county Florida circa 1861. Jacobs spouse was Jane Moody born 1834
Barnwell South Carolina. Jacob Miley and wife Jane left South Carolina
in the latter 1850's. They then show up on the 1860 Lowndes county
georgia census record along with 2 young sons. Jacob Miley is
documented next in the 1862 Hernando county tax roll. Then Jacob Miley
enlists Feb 25th 1863 in Captain Mcneills Company Florida Infantry in
Brooksville (Confederate) Next he shows up again on the 1866, 1867,
1869 tax rolls. The 1870 Hernando County census household 426 shows
Jacob Miley wife Jane and family. Next Jacob Miley is on the 1872,1873
tax rolls. The 1874 tax roll shows Jane Miley the HOH. I presume Jacob
died sometime between the 1873-1874 tax data. They were settlers in the
Istachatta area around New Hope. The rest of the family is well
documented after 1870. I will be glad to share any information I may
have or answer any questions.