Members of Hillsborough County, Florida Mailing list and Names they are researching

updated 27 February 2005


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Kay Alexander <>

John McAulay  married 1- Florida Hawley Bulloch 2 - Ann Ivey
Also interested in Ruby Jean Hancock.

Karen Beach

Surnames researching: Montesino, Velasco, Rumore, LaBarbera
in Ybor City and West Tampa from early 1900s

Sue Webb Bodishbaugh
Searching Hillsborough County names:

>Fernandez: Spain>Cuba>Miami>Tampa, 1890
>Gonzalez: Cuba>Tampa, 1910
>Hiers: Walterboro, SC>Tampa, 1890
>Llanes: LLanes, Spain>Havanna, Cuba>Miami>Tampa, 1890
>Puleo: Spain>Tampa, FL, 1900
>Tamargo: Spain>Tampa, FL, 1900
>Wells: Oglethorpe, GA (1880)>Walterboro, SC>St. Petersburg, FL>Tampa, FL


Pat Creel
Pendarvis, William Allen Pendarvis, Pendarvis, George Landsbright

Button, W. W. & Wife Pellie/Pelly Pendarvis, daughter of James Pendarvis
& Nancy Williams.

more info
Pellie Pendarvis b. abt 1853 d. abt ?? 1880 Newnansville, FL Pellie and
W.W. married Dec 24, 1875 Alachua Co FL
.................+W. W. BUTTON b. abt 1854 GA,
Children of Pellie and W.W.
................. ELLA W. b abt 1870
................. STEPHEN b abt 1872
................. Walter b abt 1876 Alachua Co, FL
................. Albert b abt 1878 Alachua Co, FL

Pelly Pendarvis Button, d.?? 1880,
W. W. Button (moved to Tampa, FL): children: Ella Pendarvis, moved to
Greenville, SC Steven Pendarvis, moved to Greenville, SC Walter Button,
moved to Tampa, FL, Albert Button, moved to Tampa, FL, Mary Button,
moved to Tampa, FL

............[2] George Landsbright Pendarvis b Dec 20, 1863, Fl. d
1959 buried Oak Hill Cem, Lake Placid, FL; Florida Death Index 1877-1998
[note] Oak Hill Cemetery Tombstone Survey reads: Highlands County,
Pendarvis George L. 1863-1959; Georgie R. 1878-1967; Roy Pendarvis,
and Evelvyn H Pendarvis. Information on George is from Molly Clayton
..................+[1] Susie Benedict b d 1899, died shortly after the
birth of their only child, Roy; married on March 10, 1887 Sumter Co, FL
......................Roy b 4-18-99 d 1-1980
[note] (1917 WW1 REG: Pendarvis, Roy, 18 Apr 1900, W relatives Alachua
Duval, FL) buried Oak Hill Cem, Lake Placid, FL
........................+ Evelyn H. b 8-27-1903 d 10-7-1983 FL buried
Oak Hill Cem Lake Placid, FL
.................+[2] Georgia R. b 1878 d 1967 FL; married on March
20, 1900, Sumter Co, FL
....................step-daughter, Gertrude
[MARRIAGE Source:] Bushnell, Sumter County, Florida
George L. Pendarvis and [1] Susie O. Benedict married on March 10, 1887
and [2] Miss Geogia ? married on March 20, 1900
............[2] William Allen Pendarvis
I was told he was adopted by a Robertson/Robinson family, Any info would
be great.
..................+ ???

Allen Scott Denison m Martha Ann Hill Whidden 1880 Hillsborough
searching; Gillett/Gillette, Grantham, Hill, Munden, Cooper, Walker,

Diane Cooper
researching: GRANTHAM, BRANCH (of Branchton, Hillsborough Co FL), RICHARDS & JESSICA.


"dyj" <>
I am researching William Henry Sloan b. April 3, 1886 and his wife Lillie Delora Cain b. March 2, 1882, they lived in Plant City. Willie died there in Nov. 11, 1973 and Lille died there Oct. 30, 1970. They are both buried in Memorial Park Cem.

Known children of this couple are: Effie, Edith, Homer, Emory, Ellis, and Irma.

My Sloans came from Statesboro, Bulloch Co., GA. They came to FL in the early 1900's first settling in Sampson City, Bradford Co., FL and then later moved to Plant City. There were very few Sloans in Bulloch Co., GA and those that were there were there in the very early 1800's.

Linda Koivisto tenn_tick
Arrne Koivisto (Koivistoinen) moved to Plant City area 1930 bought the snow farm in Sydney Fl we have to orginal paper work on this .
Jennie Koivisto Arrne's wife lived on the farm till her death 1974?
Child Victor of Jennie adopted out around 1950 in Tampa

"Bob Lehto" <>
Searching for information about my wife's great grandmother, Martha AYERS, born 1830, probably in Florida, died 1855-1858 probably in Hillsborough County, Florida. One family tradition states that she was the wife of a Native American, perhaps Cherokee. Another family tradition states that she was a Native American Seminole?) and was born in a village at the north end of Lake Hancock, Polk County, Florida. She may well have been Creek. She had two children, Martha, born 1848, and Maxfield, born 1850. In the 1850 census for Hillsborough County, Florida, she was living in the Ichepuckasassa Settlement with her new husband, Christopher ZEBENDON and the two children. Any help would be much appreciated.

Also searching;

Suzanne Collins Matson: <>
One research line in Tampa is John Elwood Matson Sr (1895-1975) who moved into Tampa around 1925, was one of the first motorcycle police officers in Tampa (according to his obituary). He was married (1)
Anna McCandless, born in Philadelphia about 1897 (2) Gertrude Klemme and (3) Jean Octavia Green. I am searching for info about the first wife and a daughter born from that first marriage; the daughter's name was Anita Florence Matson who married an Odis Ceril McCullers in 1940.


I am researching the following from Hillsborough (plant City area):

Roosevelt Grattic/Graddic 1900-1985
Collier Rutledge 1900-1995
Thelma Williams (maiden Rutledge) 1900-1985
Ellie McDonald, Jr. 1900-1995
Ellie McDonald, Sr. 1900-1970



"Peggy Mcswain" <>

Add me to the roll call also- HEATHCOE- BASS - BROWN- USSERY- are from my line

Grace Patterson <>

HAYS, JOHNSON, JOHNSTON, WOOD, WHITEHURST and allied surnames. Most of these
were in Hillsborough County by 1860.

"John Patterson" <>

My grtgrdfather ( and brick wall) was one of the first settlers in Keystone,Hillsborough Co.,FL. around in 1866 . It is he and that area we are researching;

m; 23 JUN 1866
Catherine E.Perkins/Stone ( widow with one daughter, Laura-we think Catherine's first husband was James Stone ,died in CW) b; JAN 2, 1838 d:AUG 7,1917 BURIAL:KEYSTONE UNITED METHODIST CEMETERY, KEYSTONE HILLSBOROUGH CO.,FLORIDA

Martin and Catherine's Children:
John Derious Patterson (my grdfather)
William Henry Patterson
Green Wesley Patterson
Mary Jane Patterson
Joseph Alexander Patterson
Martin Theodore Patterson

Jerry Radke

1. Francis J. Fernandez, and Katherine DeSota, Brooklyn, NY to Tampa, FL
2. Francis J. Fernandez, Jr. (May 21, 1894 to December 24, 1951), and Hilda Merle Thomas, Brooklyn, NY to Tampa, FL, to Ft. Lauderdale, FL.

Jane Reifer <>

I'm searching for several Jewish Families in Lake Magdalene and Tampa
from 1916 to about 1949:


Emil Emanuel + Hermina EHRLICH in Lake Magdalene and Tampa since 1916:
John Carl "Johnny", married Ruth DAVIDSON
Julia Anne "Annie", married Simon WOHL
Otto F.
Alexander "Alex" E., married Merle (last name unknown)
Theodore "Teddy" J.

Adolph + Ella
Margit "Mary", married David DAVIDSON

Family friends:


Please contact me:
Jane Reifer
Fullerton, California

jjrollin" <>

Edward(Edmund) J. Knight born abt 1887, married 1907 in St. Augustine, Florida and died in Tampa unsure of death date.
Fay Marie ( Bridier) Knight born 11th of Dec. 1888 in St. Augustine, Florida married 31 of August 1907 and died on 16th of March 1974.
Dorothy ( Knight) Boynton daughter unknown birth and dead dates
Vincent H. Knight , son unknown birth and dead dates

Also researching Constant Bourquardez ( Bouquardez) born in France in 1824, married in St. Augustine in 1844 to Jane Canova and moved to Tampa area abt 1845, was involved in building the Orange Grove Hotel in Tampa.

SaintJ <>
TAMBORELLO, Carlo (b. Nov 25, 1862, Santo Stefano, Sicily)
immigrated to Tampa, Florida about 1900. m. D'AMICO, Teresina
(b. Mar 10, 1872, Santo Stefano, Sicily) immigrated to Tampa,
Florida about 1900.

Their issue:
1. Rosaria, Santo Stefano, Sicily
2. Felippa, Santo Stefano, Sicily
3. Giuseppe, Tampa, Florida
4. Isidoro, Tampa, Florida

SAITTA, Giuseppe (b. Aug 20, 1876, Alessandria della Rocca,
Sicily) immigrated to Tampa, Florida via New Orleans about 1906.
m. DANA or D'ANNA, Angelina (b. Apr 28, 1887, Alessandria della
Rocca, Sicily) immigrated to Tampa, Florida about 1906.

Their issue, all born in Tampa, Florida:
1. Giovanina 5. Leonarda
2. Gaetano 6. Guiseppina
3. Caterina 7. Santa
4. Benidito 8. Angelina

Winnette Stinson <>
Hillsborough Family: Bass, Jackson
BASS, William A b 1871 in GA married 1901 Mattie Jackson
JACKSON, Mattie Martha b 1874 d 1928 in GA
Children, Joe, Wesley, Bira, Pearl, Minnie, Lois

JACKSON, Joseph b c 1786 SC and his wife Rachel Unknown b c 1805
children, Rufus b c1832, Louisa b c1835, John b c1837 Thompson b c 1840 Tereasa b c 1842 and James b c1844.(All born SC)

JACKSON, Rufus b1832 SC (Served in Fl. 10th), 1st married Mariah Unknown
HATCHER, Sarah A b abt 1832 married Rufus Jackson after Mariah died.

Rufus was a son of Rachel & Joseph Jackson and migrated to Florida from Colleton Co SC.. After the death of Mariah, Rufus married Sarah A Hatcher....Rufus had children
named John b c1864 d bef 1870, Nathan b c1866 d bef c1870, Rufus b c1869, Jefferson b c1863 d bef 1870, Mattie b 1874, Ollie b c1878, Harriett b c1880, and another son John b 1894..

Mattie Martha Jackson and William A Bass went to Thomas and Colquitt Co Georgia after 1918. I have found no other researcher of this particular family.

Billie M. Sweat"

BURNETT, LABOURNE ( abt 1840-1847)
Note: beginning dates reflect first known entry into Hillsborough county

Joan Taylor <>
I'm looking for the time period of 1850 to 1945 in Knights Station, Thonotosassa, Plant City, or Tampa.

Julius Lafayette Collins

Ellen A. Collins Tew (?) Shirley abt 1896 to 1942

Sabra Boyette Collins

Oscar Melford Shirley

Missouri Ann Bryan or Bryant Shirley died in 1960

Milford Monroe Shirley abt 1896 to 1966

Wendy Thomas <>
Rev. Cooley Sumner Reynolds, moved to Tampa in 1850, m. Judith Alexander in 1854, died in 1901 in Clearwater.

Wesley Brandon MS>FL>AR>FL came to Hillsborough in 1850's? Belonged to Florida cavalry in Civil War
m. Louisa Elrod in 1866 in Arkansas. Brandon, Florida area

Robert Wells NC>TN>OK>AL>FL came to Hillsb/Pinellas area in 1905. Robert married Florence Haworth in TN in 1890.
Their daughter, Hannah married Wilbur Reynolds, grandson of CS Reynolds. They were my grandparents.

Carlena Titus <>

TAYLOR: John B (1858-?)
wife Lydia? (1868-?)
Mary Jane
John Benjamin or Benjamin John
Frank M.

SIKES: David (1876-1834) died in Hillsboro County
DRAWDY: Letty wife of David Sikes
LONG: Otis 1st husband of Letty Long
STANTON: Riley Joshua (1878-1950)
PRITCHETT: Dorothy Lee (Angy) (1878-1983) died in Hillsboro County
JOHNSON: Fay wife of R. J. Stanton
JOHNSON: Lillian Rozella
MONELL: Katie wife of T.K
. Sikes

"Darleen Trent" <>
I'm researching the following:
GRAMLING (1880 to present)
IVIE (1900 to present)
BARRETT (1900 to present)

My Gramling line traces back to South Carolina with my Ivie and Barrett lines going back to Alabama.

Warren Walker <>

ALDEN, Sylvester Rev. CSA, Turkey Creek, Plant City, abt 1868 from Houston and Clinch Co. GA.. Many are buried at Turkey Creek Baptist Church and Dover Baptist Church.
Sarah E. 1844
Larry A. Green CSA 1847
Edna L. 1848
Julia Ann 1850
Sylvester, Jr. Rev. 1853
Eliza 1855
Mollie 1857
Reuben Yancey 1857
Bryant Barden 1860
A.H.S. 1861
Irvin S. 1868
Sallie 1883

At one time there were 5 active Baptist Preachers in the Turkey Creek community in Hillsboro Co. The is only one real "Mystery Man", my great grandfather, Bryant Barden WALDEN. He had a lot of 40 acres in Hardee Co. married in Hillsboro, wife buried in Turkey Creek but he has disappeared from sight.

Cindi Wright
Researching the following names:

BARNES, James Lawrence, b.1855 AL, d.1944, buried in Hackney Cemetery; (1st) m. Elizabeth BUZBEE; (2nd) m. Susannah Adella Stephens

BARNES, John W., b.~1830 AL, d. aft.1885, buried in Barnes/Buzbee Cemetery which was destroyed about 1962; m. Louisa BUZBEE, b.1830 GA, d. after 1900

BARNES, Joseph, b.~1796 TN, d.1878, buried in Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Durant; wife named Martha ?, b. ~1809 GA, d. between 1860-1870

The Barnes families migrated from Baldwin/Coffee Co. AL to Eastern Hillsborough County around 1850's. They homesteaded land on the Alafia River near a settlement called Peru.

BURNETT, Samuel Laborn, b. 1858, d. ~1918, Levy Co. FL (1st husband of Susannah listed above)

HARDEN, Byhugh, b. 1847, GA, d. 1931, Jacksonville, FL; m. Hilda Maude TURNER, b. 1855, d. 1921
Daughter: HARDEN, Annie, b. 1890 FL, d. 1968, Tampa, FL; m. James Edward RODGERS, b. 1883, AL,
d. 1956, Tampa, FL; The Hardens and Rodgers families resided in the City of Tampa from 1899 to present.

WEAVER, Reuben, b. 1835 MS, d. 1924, Tampa; m. Nancy BURCH, 1865 in St. Stephens, AL; The Weavers lived in the Tampa area from 1885 to their deaths.
Daughter: Elcy Weaver, b. 1867, AL, d. 1948, Tampa, FL (mother of James Edward Rodgers listed above)


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