Biography (typed) of Zephaniah Kingsley

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Biography (typed) of Zephaniah Kingsley
Series Title:
Sanchez Family Papers (1812-1925)
Physical Description:
Sanchez, Edward Carrington Francis, 1849-1927
Publication Date:
Physical Location:
Box: Box 1


Subjects / Keywords:
Shipment of goods -- Cuba   ( lcsh )
History -- United States -- Civil War, 1861-1865   ( lcsh )
History -- Gainesville (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Alachua -- 12001   ( ceeus )
Territorial Florida, 1821-1845   ( fhp )
Ante-Bellum Florida, 1845-1861   ( fhp )
Civil War in Florida, 1861-1865   ( fhp )
Economics and Society: Post-Civil War Florida, 1865-1913   ( fhp )
Florida During World War I, 1914-1918   ( fhp )
The Florida Boom and Bust, 1919-1929   ( fhp )
Depression and the New Deal Years in Florida, 1930-1941
Florida in World War II, 1941-1945   ( fhp )
The Post-War Florida, 1945-1960   ( fhp )
Contemporary Florida, 1960-   ( fhp )


Family papers, correspondence and newspaper clippings. This collection covers the life of the Sanchez family in St. Augustine from 1812, the family's ordeals during the Civil War, the family business, and E. C. Sanchez's political career. Included are E. C. Sanchez's collected notes and writings for a history of Gainesville, Florida, as well as correspondence between his father, James, and his uncle, Venancio, regarding the family shipping business and its transactions with Cuba circa 1840-60. The collection also contains a scrapbook, Municipal Club of Gainesville, circa 1907, and newspaper clippings regarding E. C. Sanchez's political activity.
Merchant, lawyer, writer. Sanchez was born in 1849, in St. Augustine, Florida. He was educated in the common schools and the East Florida Seminary, and began his career as a merchant in Gainesville, Florida, until 1874, when he decided to study law. He was admitted to the practice in 1875, and became an influential member of the constitutional convention of 1885. He was also a presidential elector on the Democratic ticket in 1884. He died in 1927.
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Originally derived from archival-level ALEPH record 027947578 ( OCLC: 48886392 )
Funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) as part of the Pioneer Days in Florida Project

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University of Florida
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P.K. Yonge Library of Florida History, Special Collections
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Captai..n ZePhiliah ;'inIgs!'.;y, an/ lish sea Captain, camie to thl
crican Continent in the latter part of the Kighteenth Century, and
god ii-! trade, between the We.:t IuLCi Islands aind the S&;,anisln and Fre
possessions, adjoinlng the United States, kiown as East and West Fl1*
al"d Loisana, btt more particularly East Florida.
lie made fr?-.'qumiit voyages t.c Africa, buyingp from the nativ, king
lnegros that hUe brought and sold to purchasers in the several ias
the West Indies, including Cuba, Porta Rica, St.Thomas aind other isl -
and Vast Florida. '
On oi.,t c.Of' his trips, h,- beocamio '.narored of a daughter of onel of'
wealth y' rra t;owerful kings ot Africa, (Knglish na.Jie, Hann-ah) anrd too
hjr for his wife. Vnh> was of color black as any black human being;
a superior intellect; very gentle of marinaners; kind and pleasing, and
good to her slaves; p-,lit, adid r-,spectfutl to the whites; kno'.w the de-.
stinctionl that v.'s drLav.'n n Florida b.-twveen tie whites arnd peopOivle wh
had .,c'.t', blood, yet so polite wa- she that sh wo te respect and .
mirnti T~~n. 'f all tno Soutnhorn "whit'-s *.ho came in contact with her, ')8-Z
tic.ul...rly /iiit.' Iadies, for .-ihe always borr-. herself with queenly cart-g
'.l; lof,'v b---.:.'-,?. She bor- two daught-ers, both of whom married whii
iI the latter part tof the forties (19th Century), tvo men cane,
No": Kn.lariil, ca:irpoeiters by occupation .,ind trade. Capt. ?:ingsl,.y be-c .
-acq-int, 'x'T'i ii the;, ?.nd1 being desirous tnt these daughters shoul'-
con)e t1he vrives of whito m,;en, a.nd ]-kYnovwiing well that with all his weal-
he did not hav,: money ,n-oui to induce a Southern mian to so far for
himself or his 'posterity -s to n-arry a woman ith negro blood, he '"
..... .... 1 -1 woman] ,;ith ne~gro bloody, Ile~m
an offer to each of these m:rn, the. sum of 't$5 0,OGO.O0 to take them E.-' .#
marry them.. C.S.Samvmis was n- of th,- ml-,i'". H-- iarriod "
Baxte:r was the other and h,: married :-":
Vach] rec iv'' \.'. tne .50,'"00.0'1 in cash, in ti' e 0,ealt .y Capt 7. Zelami4 "-1 "
Kin gsley. :. '
Thor' had children borne to tuei', who liv,, i arid neaIr .Tac:-..oniviil.e.-'--
One, Kgb.r.t as. m rri,-.i i i':nglish V'hatr' ";o",an in Coni-ectcut. "A.- .
other ''ici'rr2i.u c-. v.'hite vwar nan servant to aJ. No-Lt':1." rn family who caine tV.:. ..
spendl the Wi/inter nar wtr Lhi:' lived. Th, se are respectable. pnoo).'e,
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.that'are .-beingIrclate~dJ1in respect j6,
overnor- -Drew*'. attitude towards- tike
Democratic nomination,: a reporter o. Ie
TntES-UMfoN 'was him yesterday to
-akjif he had. any tatementtbmake. The b
reor.. bea.hy r 'arkig that It had
beiN asserted. th iat lie (GovernourDt4. -
Bd- eiared tbatflr-woutd pot sujijo;t -
Governor Blobxhamnif nominated, And
ih.'- such report 'wasbeing .used to his
detriment. "Many' Demoorals who believe -
ji your ability and high. character seem .to
think that such an assertion shows a bad
spirit,"he-remarked. "-" o
"No doubt they d6," said.the ex-Gover-
nor; "in the way it has probably been rep
resented to them," he added, smiling, -'no
doubt they feel just as you say. Gentle- a
men in Mr. Bloxham's interest came here
to- me and, no doubt, forming.a shr-wd h
auesa from my personal relations to Mr. *i
Bloxham, asked me the quest ion 'direct; I
answered it directly and they lhaive been
industriously answer against me,.
I-have no doubt. Since they have gone th
into the matter and are' using it to my det- 1a
riment I have no further hesitation In say- h
ing publicly that, for personal reasons, I .10
could not consent to support Mr. Bloxham Pi
if he were nominated, which I feel entirely
confident he will not be." vi
"ome ofyour reasons forl' ibis. Gover- fo
nor. I shbiuild say would be highly proper tt
in this connection," observed Ihe reporter. P!
"Yes," replied Governor Drew; "il s gI
:notfa very pleasant matter to recall or dis M
cuss; but I will state some important facts ot
.""When I was Governor and Mr. Blos- Wu
ham-was my Secretary of $late, In March. t0
1880; before the meeting of the convention w
in Jane, he published a card in the Flori- It
diah,-;without any apparent occasion for it. S
announcing that he, would not be a candi. h(
date,'..-under any circumstance whatever.
Became to- me just after the card was 1
published and spoke about it. I replied b
to him.that I thought iratrher premature;
4hat if-the people wanted'rlm I thought it er
hia-duty to accept.- He responded that, V his financial condition, his duty
to-hlis family would compej.him to decline.
Some weeks after this I went into the
Secretary of State!'s offien, and said to Mr.
aloxhain (Mr. 1. A. Fipley. wai i the of-
fice At the time and heard the bconveresa-
ilob),-I:said to' Mr. Bloxham, 'Governor,
laIm receiLving a great many letters from c
my friends In different parts of .the State cc
soliciting -me to become a. candidate for
reAomination. 1 wish yo :would express; .if you "desire the
dminatiou Iat 1il- int.6 aow .ny name to be cc
uted:' Be-repl1id-to -md .rdst-emphati-.
bally- that 'he would'-not"a'.low -his nameI t
used, and that he-would-TebLder e a moi
,hett-suJpport;- .1 then. B d, -'Govecr.0 e '
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a- bad -written to-aiotibedeleg ,ate a letter of. ,
g the opposite import. ;. ..: .
"After this. altogether. astonihing d.u-
.plicit toward me.I. supported and voted aB
ffor.Mr. Blobam for purely party reason.. I
t Recently Mr. Bloxham has again'declare .
ie that he will not be a candidate; while his r
e friends are everywhere, Eit rumor be true,'-
11 waging a still hunt war for him. .1 eanuot ;&.
e believe, however, that he will "be nomi-:
nated; I do not believe he will. If he isa,
kfter what has occurred between us, I-ca-.
not be expected to lend him -my :-persnal -
support. It may besaid nf me tbat I- am,
angry-:biiter-:but I am not; I am simply a 'b
self-respecting man. I regret that the miat-
Ler has been made.public, but-since it has,.
with the purpose of injuring me, I. have f-
nothing to.conceal. Had _-been a pro--,
fessional politician probably I would qjtheb
have eva.4ed the question' or ilenied it.-
but Iam a plain business man not posted ,I
in political I rick ey.' '- -.:
"Governor, it isistated that a8me of the 4
Democratsare using against yout a pam- .
phlet issued by your Repnblican oppo-.
on nets in the campaign of 1876.. 'Have you
heard anything of iL?" -
g "I will,'a s'soon as possible, give you the i
history of that pamphlet, but, I- must first
e. go. back a little..- Whed' some of my
friends approached me early in 1876 and
suggested my name as a. probable candid:
Sdate' I replied that I _wasa-Uion man
during the war, and thgt.I- thought the '4
o- extreme Sout-hern Demo tsw.ould not:
support. .me. They. replied to.&*hal:. 'A:
Union man is just what We want. 'Youfir
b. career since you have been';ihfii lbrida .will 3.
a satisfy all pood and' tfete- Democrats
i Your avowed Unionsentimieits-wifl ensure
us the Nbrthern conservafive'vote, and will -f
r also bring ott a large number of the old -at
line.Whilgs; which elements .we.'wish to 1
8 unite with us in a cbnse.ative movement,
and carry:the State against the Radicals.- My:
Sposition- was well know .in" the Qum-c 4W
1876, where-I-was' noSmi-.
in ej^ matiohn, which seemed- tb AT]
th IBusiasm thro6ughoutthe Stat-:. W-
s ga commentedd in .the earlt %.
ad. at and everything w* -pri -
I' bly utinl Ahe q)VrV -part 6f 21
a' 6en':- amll pamphlett akp-
tfeo 0 the. scene entitledt"What:#
at g:Durin g the War' -About im
ic P4s calledl portionon uygent N.
ii: ,Gei-efal Pill m' -Pa ,
6t opped I row Ba.urdayb_,h_ .1.
ruing A~uter.iLts4sigi4'
Id hIm tboukh .t IifutdM-t'
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