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Date: 8 Feb 1998
I'm searching for any information on my great grandfather John Daniel
Barron. He was born on June 15, 1849 (in Alabama? ) and died on July
1933 in Bushnell, Fl. He had 3 brothers Mark, Bob & Judd, and 2
Susan and Franie. He married Nannie STAFFORD and was a blacksmith in
Fl. They had 5 children, Jewel Barron-Delegal, J.A."Arthur" Barron,
Barron, Hattie Barron-Culbreath, and John Barron ( my grandfather ).
B. Barron was a cousin to John Daniel and was in the Ala. Inf. They are
all buried in the Tema Cemetary. My father, John Barron, Jr. was born
Bushnell as well and had one sister, Celeste Barron. I would apreciate
any information on any of my relatives - BARRON, STAFFORD
Date: 27 Mar 1998
Looking for information regarding Matilda C. DRIGGERS. She was born
January 23, 1863 or 65 in Oxford, FL. She died October 9, 1921 and is
at the Beulah Baptist Church in Winter Garden, FL. She married James
O'BERRY, born September 1, 1862 or 63, died July 12, 1941; he is also
at Beulah Baptist Church. Any information regarding either one would be
Date: 05 Jun 1998
RICHERSON - GODFREY
I am seeking information of Elizabeth [Lizzie] EUBANK, originally of
Virginia. Her maiden name may have been RICHERSON. She was the widow of
James B. EUBANK, who was killed at Fredericksburg during the Civil War.
Jame and Lizzie had five known children: Isaac W., Roberta, Mary A.,
and Sarah. Following the war, Lizzie and her three surviving daughters
moved to Sumter County, where Lizzie was maintaining a hotel in 1880.
[Molly] wed James S. GODFREY on 1 May 1881. Lucy married D.P. GODFREY
6 January 1884. Family Tradition says the third daughter also married a
GODFREY, but I haven't found a record. Lizzie was still living c. 1892
when her niece, Anne Lee EUBANK, died while on a visit to Florida.
of Spotsylvania County, Virginia, was the daughter of Isaac Lee EUBANK
and Virginia E. DYSON. Can anyone tell me where Anne is buried? When
Lizzie die and where is she buried?
Date: 29 May 1998
Name: Henry W.
I had a great uncle named Bud Bryant born in May 1891. He was a farmer
and lived in Tarrytown when I was just a teenager in the 1950's. He was
married to Mollie Marlow and they had several children named, Howard,
Myrtle, and Odell. Howard is buried at Linden cemetery but I can not
where his father Littleton "Bud" Bryant or his wife Mollie is
If anyone has any information on these then please
contact me at the
above addresses. THANK YOU SO MUCH
Date:January 18, 1998
J. W. Gandie married Martha Ann Drawdy on 1 Dec. 1868 in Sumter Co.
I have info to share. Need parents of J. W. and/or children of this
Date: November 2, 1997
Looking for info. on J.W.Gant,I need his date of birth and death.I
know that he married Caroline Chandler in 1874,in Polk Co.They moved to
Webster,in Sumter Co.by 1875. Their first child was born 1875 at
researching Chandler's and need Caroline's date of death and also where
they'r buried. Anyone that can help would be greatly appreciated. Thank
Date: October 26, 1997
I am researching my great grandfather, William Marshall Smith. He was
born April 1, 1875, and died around 1950-1951 in Lacoochee, FL. He was
a prison guard for the state of Florida. He also lived in Bushnell, FL.
He was married twice, and his last wife was named Annie.
Date: October 25, 1997
Name: Addie Howell
FORT - JONES
Looking for information on the family of Jonas FORT and his wife
Marion JONES both of Marion Co, Fl. Need B&D dates on both. Did
have any children? Appreciate any help with this.
Date: October 19, 1997
I have been trying to find out something about my grandfather. His
name was Granville Nevin Green. He was born in Linden,,Fl.,(Sumter
in 1892 and he died in Homestead,Fl., in 1953.
He had a brother Wil and a sister. They lived in Umatilla,Fl. (Lake
He married my grandmother Eva May Matteson and they had 2 girls Glady
Viola and Hazel May(my mother). I am having trouble finding out who his
parents were. Supposedly his mother was full blooded Seminole.
If anyone knows anything about him I would greatly appreciate the
Date: October 20, 1997
I am looking for information on my great-grandfather, John (or
Abney, born in SC circa 1840s, moved to FL, probably Sumter Co, as a
man and married Maggie Elizabeth Cassady. They had five children, John
Lemuel, Thomas Maxwell (my grandfather), Mattie Abney-Cassady, Sallie
and Abbie Abney-Hays. My great grandfather died circa 1870s,
Maggie remarried a Mr. Blackman in 1884 with whom she had another
Minnie Blackman-Caruthers. My grandfather, Thomas M. married Mattie
Beville from Center Hill in 1901 and had six children, including my
Dewey Hilton Abney.
Thank you for any information you can provide.
Date: August 21, 1997
Seeking information on the Bakers, LOTS of them, who are buried in
Nichols Cemetery a/k/a Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Sumter County. This
is located off C.R. 246 west of where Hwy. 475 crosses I-75. I have
relatives who settled in Sumter County and I would like to find out if
any of the Bakers in this cemetery were related to me.
Date: June 27, 1997
Searching for information on EMMA NESBIT who married ROBERT GREEN
EMMA NESBIT WRIGHT died cir.1913 and is buried at Oxford. Any
about her family would be appreciated.
Date: June 17, 1997
Name: Mary W.
Looking for information on Elizabeth Geiger b. 1824 d. 1911. She was
d/o Allen Geiger of Bulloch Co, GA and later Jacksonville, Duval Co.,
Elizabeth Geiger was wife of JAMES RICHARD EUBANK, who died in 1865
and was buried in Gardara Cemetery, Putnam Co, FL.
Elizabeth Geiger Eubank is supposed to be buried in Pleasant Hill
Bushnell, Sumter Co, FL. We think she was living with daughter Margaret
Elizabeth Eubank w/o James Dewitt, or daughter, Mary L. Eubank, wife of
Any information on Elizabeth would be appreciated.
Date: June 16, 1997
STAFFORD - CRENSHAW - VINING
Searching for information on Leonidas Taylor OLIVE and his wife
They were on the 1880 census of Obion Co., Tn. They moved to Florida
that. They are buried in the Oak Grove Cemetery, Wildwood, Fl. Leonidas
was born 9/24/1831, Henry Co., Tn., died 12/26/1883 in Wildwood or
Fl. Victoria was born 5/10/1840, Ky, died 9/20/1885 in Wildwood or
Fl. They had 5 children, Leonidas, Jr.; Mary Belle (May), married
STAFFORD; Laura Izora, married Abner CRENSHAW; Daisy, married Clyde
and John Alna, I have no information on him. I found 9 deeds for this
in Sumter County. Leonidas, Jr. was my grandfather. Any info will be
Date: May 15, 1997
JONES - BAKER
Searching for information on a Parthenia Eliza Baker (B. 28 Apr 1875,
D. 29 Jan 1964) who married Rufus Berry Jones on 8 Sep 1898 in Hernando
Co., FL. and her brother Charles Wesley Baker (B. 27 Sep 1872 D. 1947).
Their mother was Parthenia A. Weaver?, who married John Franklin Baker,
and after his death moved to Bushnell. I know both Parthenia's and
are buried in a cemetery next to Pleasant Hill Baptist Church on C.R.
off of Hwy 48 heading west out of Bushnell. If you have any information
on the Jones or Baker families, please contact me. I have lots of
on Baker family going back to Hernando Co. and NC and will be happy to
Date: May 10, 1997
BLACK- I am seeking information on Edmond BLACK b. 1804 GA wife Edith
b. abt 1805 NC. Children: Sarah Ann b. 1833 AL; George E. b. 1836 AL;
A. b. 1839; N.A.J. b. 1840AL; Narcissa b. 1843AL; Adam B. P. b. 1845;
b. 1846 AL; Dorah M. J. b. 1849 AL. This family was living in Sumter
& counted on the Sumter Co.FL census of 1860. Would love to
anyone with information on this family.
Date: April 29, 1997
BROWN - SUTTON
I am searching for information on Mary Elizabeth ?? who married Manuel
(Jessie Emanual) Crawford about 1901-02. They had 2 daughters born in
Hill in 1903 and 1906. We have encountered a discrepency in her surname
(Brown or Sutton).
Date: April 20, 1997
Researching for family and people knowing of Dr. George McIntosh Troup
Simmons, the first permanent doctor in the Bushnell area and was also a
farmer and owned an orange grove about two miles from Bushnell. The
Farmhouse is gone but Simmons Pond still remains. George served in Co.
F, 8th Florida Infantry, and was appointed Assistant Surgeon in
Hospital, Alabama. He was married to Anne Eliza Gough and they had six
Date: March 22, 1997
WIGHTMAN - HAYS
My Grgrandparents are buried in Stewart's Chapel Cemetery, near
Rev. William Davies b: 04/24/1824 (or 1825) d:
his wife: Kate Wightman Davies b:1839 d: 1914
son: Philip Wightman Davies b: 04/14/1868 d: 7/01/1895
dtr: Emma Kate Davies b: 4/29/1878 d: 8/29/1881
grson: Little Willie Hays (son of Sarah Davies Hays and Robert Hays)
b: 1/06/1894 d: 4/27/1894
Date: February 5, 1997
CONDREY - CARUTHERS - FUSSELL - STIVENDER
- ROACH - LOVE - DOZIER - ROBERTSON
Searching for additional information on Arthur LEE, Jr. who moved to
Sumter County, FL, about 1849. His wife was Susannah LEE, daughter of
LEE. They had 10 children in NC, Duplin County area.
Arthur LEE, Jr. was born 16 August 1785 in Edgecombe County, NC, and
died 26 Nov 1856 in Sumter County, FL. Am interested in any
particularly those of his son, Evander McIver LEE born 7 December
died 12 January 1881 in Leesburg, Sumter (now Lake County), FL. Evander
and younger brother John Calvin LEE are credited with founding City of
Family tradition says that this family is descended from John LEE and
has some tie with Robert E. LEE. Would appreciate any
Date: December 8, 1996
Name: Lettie Lee
McPHERSON - DYKES
Our Pemberton relatives came from NC to Americus,Ga, to Madison Co
Fl, to Sumter Co. to Hillsborough Co east of Tampa. While in Sumter Co
Fl, PJ Pemberton built a ferry, across the Withlacoochee River west of
Bushnell, also, it is said he built a hotel-like place for people to
when they crossed the river if it was late. PJ's wife, Mahala Dykes
Pemberton is buried in Wild Cow Cemetary, just as you come off I-75 (on
the right) onto the Bushnell exit. Anyone have other information on
Date: December 7, 1996
Name: Brett Hope
HOPE - BRETT
George Cleveland Hope, wife Sarah Brett Hope; children Lucy Dean Hope,
Cornelia Clara Hope, and Newell Brett Hope, Sr.; with grandfathers
G. Hope and Aaron Brett lived in area of Webster-Center Hill-Stewarts
c. 1884-1900. William G. Hope was buried in Stewarts Chapel cemetery
and left a diary dated 1894-1897 (see "Lookups" page for info on this
Have good records of their descendents and ancestors available for
Date: November 23, 1996
Is the same family? Owen FUSSELL b. 1844 Irwin County, GA, mar. Frances
M. TATE. Children: Catherine 1864, Isaac 1868, Mary 1869, Walter 1870.
All children born Sumter County, FL. William FUSSELL mar. Fanny
Children: Walter 1864, Robert 1867, Benjamin A. 1867, Missy 1870,
Mae 1871/1872, John 1872, James 1874. First Walter died as baby and
child named for him? Could Robert have been Robert Isaac? Could Missy
been Mary. I really need help figuring out this family.
Date: November 21, 1996
Name: Brett Hope
Looking for any information on graves in this cemetery that were lost
during the years it was in disrepair. Specifically for grave site of
G. Hope, d. 1897.
Date: November 21, 1996
Did anyone attend the LOVETT - WOODARD family reunion? Would like to
exchange info with folks who are kin to these Surnames.
Date: November 21, 1996
ELDRIDGE - MILLER
Will exchange info on the GROFF family of Sumter Co., FL, mostly Oxford
area. Joseph Charles Groff, born 1878, IA; died 1950, Oxford, FL and
Alice Eldridge Groff. Joseph was RR Depot agent at Oxford.
Children of Joseph and Alice Groff:
Dorothy Henrietta Groff
Charles Harold Groff (died 1963)
Gertrude Groff (mar. Andrew Pickens Miller) 1910-1993
Date November 14, 1996
I am compiling all descendants of my FORT family which settled in
County in 1853. One grown son and his wife immediately moved to Sumter
County. Therefore, there are hundreds of descendants in Sumter County
I would like to compile. Surnames that married into the family that I
information on are: BAKER, BELLAMY, BOZEMAN, BRINSON, BUSHEY,
COCKFIELD, COLEMAN, CRENSHAW, DRIGGERS, DUNCAN, FUSSELL, HATCHER,
ISHIE, JACOBS, JENKINS, JOHNSON, KEY, LEE, LINK, MARSH, McCLAIN,
NICHOLS, O'BERRY, O'KELLEY, PERRY, SANDS, SHAULIS, SHAW, SMITH,
STAMBAUGH, STEWART, TILLMAN and WORLEY. I will be happy to share info I
have on these surnames. Of course, if you have FORT in your line, then
I am looking for all of your descendants!
Date: November 11, 1996
NAME: Brett Hope
DIXON - BARROW
Looking for information on Pemberton families that settled in Oxford,
Sumter county c. 1870-1880. Elijah and Mary Dixon(Dickson) Pemberton
to Sumter from Indiana about 1884. Orlando Davis Pemberton also came
Indiana, married Sarah Jane Barrow of Jasper, Florida in 1885, lived in
Oxford until 1900. These were Quaker families. Was there a Quaker
Date: November 11, 1996
NAME: Brett Hope
A large area of this cemetery at Oxford is the Pemberton family plot,
but most of the gravestones are gone. Anyone having information about
cemetery, please contact me.