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A History
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Levy County, Florida
Chapter Four
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Levy County Archives Committee
Sponsored by the Levy County Board of Commissioners Bronson, Florida
A Bicentennial Publication




Copyright @ 1977
Levy County Archives Committee




The Levy County Commission
1879 To 1891
By Norene Andrews
The postwar turbulence continued through this turpentine industry. Some of the now extinct towns
period, lasting longer than might have been expected. were booming. We present the viewpoint of the clerk
Adding to the unsettled times was the effect of who wrote the commission minutes, he was there and
commercial development and expansion. The Cedar saw history in the making. This is not a complete and
Key mills were at full capacity as were various sawmills detailed account but consists of excerpts in notation around the county. The citrus groves around Bronson form. The lists of names are included for good reason,
and Gulf Hammock flourished, Williston grew rapidly, some people wish to know precisely when an individual
phosphate mining rose to prominence as did the first appeared in the county records.
MINUTES OF LEVY COUNTY COMMISSIONERS 1879 To July 1891
March 1, 1879 Highsmith, S. F. Mattair, H. P.
Partial jury list (300 persons) Higginbotham, 0. J. Mattair, I. P.
(George H. Ambrose, chairman; Samuel Quincey, Win. Higginbotham, Caleb Mixson, A. R.
Gomme, John W. Tindall, members of commission.) Hardee, Sylvester Mixon, Sam
Hussey, S. A. Nobles, Win.
Appell, Louis Cannon, Henry Hall, P. W. Osteen, Sol
Anderson, B. A. Collier, James Hafele, C. Plummer, J.
Anderson, W. H. Collier, Henry Inman, Dabney N. Philpot, R. C.
Arrington, P. N. Cason, C. W. Jackson, T. J. Stephens, Isham
Abercrombie, L. Coachman, Ben Jackson, J. M. Sebring, W. H.
Burnsed, B. Drummonds, Hade Keene, Moses Strickland, J. P.
Burford, Thos. Drummonds, C. C. Kirkland, 0. H. P. Strobel, D. A.
Beck, M. A. Dixon, J. M. Knowler, J. T. Smith, Hamp
Beck, John C. Debusque, A. Long, A. Studstill, C. A. P.
Butler, G. M. C. Epperson, W. J. Lewis, L. B. Swindall, Garrett
Bryant, S. B. Epperson, J. B. Long, D. Sheffield, Simeon
Bushnell, C. B. Flemming, John F. McGowan, J. N. Sistrunk, J. S.
Blitch, W. H. Faircloth, J. S. Maxwell, George Schlemmer, Nick
Blitch, Jesse M. Faircloth, Daniel Medlin, W. R. Shands, J. F.
Bigham, W. H. Flemming, W. H. Morton, Warren Tedder, J. E. M.
Beidelman, C. M. Graham, David McGrath, J. R. Wellman, C.
Barnett, W. J. Goldwire, Jerry
Barrow, W. B. Gore, Ira J. S. A. Hussey, member of the jury list, lived
Bunting, W. S. Gore, J. B. somewhere between Judson and Bronson. He had
Bettilini, 0. Gaines, Columbus migrated to Florida from South Carolina before the
Baulknight, J. P. Gambrell, J. J. Civil War. While a member of the C.S.A., he was
Chesser, J. W. Goodey, James captured and spent the duration of the war in prison in
Coulter, W. R. Goodnight, John Chicago. He married a Weimer. His grandson, S. A.
Clyatt, W. W. Hardee, I. P. Hussey III is a dentist in Gainesville.
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March 4, 1879 Watermelon Pond and running due South to the public
John C. McGrew, tax collector, and H. P. Jackson, road from Bronson to Albion. Going through Sec. 5, and coroner. J. J. Meeks and wife are still on the pauper on the line of Andrews, Bill Swails, Boren Roberson, list. Smith, Faitonte's, Coulter, and Stroble, and intersectThe boundaries shown for District I are listed as ing the Albion Road at t/2 mile railroad post. The road follows: commencing where Waccasassa crosses commissioners were D. Graham, B. H. Coachman and
Alachua-Levy line, following said river to a point known A. T. Swails. as the old Dixon Place, thence to Wekiva Bridge, etc. June 2, 1879
Road Commissioners: Bronson, No. 1. W. H. A petition was granted to reopen the old road from
Sebring, Joseph Hirst, Elias Walker; Levyville, No. 2. Ft. Fannin to Bronson. The road commissioners were H. Studstill, D. L. McGown, J. S. Hardee; Otter Creek W. G. O'Regan, C. Studstill, and W. W. Wheeler. Col.
No. 3. L. J. Hogan, 0. H. P. Kirkland, M. A. Beck; Gulf J. Ira Gore is assessor. Listed as paupers were J. J.
Hammock No. 4. Cameron, A. J. Woodward, C. B. Meeks and Alma Atheling.
Wingate; Hase Johnson No. 5. Columbus Gaines, T. R. July 7, 1879
King, Isham C. Stephens; No. 6. G. W. Willis, Ed C. Petition was granted for road to commence at or
Price, L. A. Blitch. near W. H. Whitehead's, and to run South East to what
May 5, 1879 is known as Sand Pond, there to intersect a private road
A. McLeod, pauper, was awarded $5.00. leading from the McLeod place to Peter Hales', the
road to run from Peter Hale's to F. W. Blitch's, thence May 5, 1879 to J. B. Mills, and to the Marion County line. The road
There was a petition to change the road running commissioners were John B. Epperson, J. M. Hale,
from Cow Gully near T. D. Morgan's to White's Folly, and Wm. H. Whitehead.
so as to run from Cow Gully by Rattlesnake Bay, and to There was at this time a road running west of
intersect Otter Creek Road at or near the Atkinson Hampton Smith's and Church Pond by Prudens' and
place. The petition was granted. The old road was kept, Hodges' places. too. July 7, 1879
May 5, 1879 The sheriff was authorized to have a well dug and a
Petition for another road was granted. The road pump installed for the jail. The cost was not to exceed
starts at point on section line of 29832, intersecting $25.00.
~Al
The twin-engined steamboat Louisa shown here in the Suwannee River hauled lumber, cotton, turpentine, and general merchandise. A few of the old steamboats were equipped to carry passengers.
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August 4, 1879 Winges. D. H. Winges is a deputy sheriff.
Petition for a road approved from Bronson by W. H. January 5, 1880
Bigham's to Wacahoota. The road commissioners were The recorded partial jury list. Wm. Gomm,
Wm. Gower, Win. H. Bigham, S. P. Baulknight. chairman, Samuel Quincey, Win. P. Edwards, Wm.
The sheriff was ordered to have a covering put over Batty, members.
the new pump, and a trough for watering placed at the
same location. S. A. Lewis R. M. Fugate
September 1, 1879 A. K. Mixon L. J. Purdum
There was a Wekiva Bridge at the old Priest place. S. S. Layfort A. L. Swails
Now, the road goes: starting at Cow Creek and A. W. Furnass Thomas Burford
"skirting the hammock" in a northern direction, Hairy Cannon T. W. Davis
crossing Wekiva at the Morgan Bridge and intersecting Isaac Munden Wash Phelps
the Otter Creek and White's Folly Road at Waccasassa E. C. Lutterloh J. P. Phelps
Bridge. F. E. Hale J. E. M. Tedder
Petition to change Levyville-Bronson Road, Sol Osteen W. R. Medlin
diverging from present road at or near Mr. Quincey's Daniel Faircloth S. C. Sistrunk
Blacksmith Shop and intersecting old road opposite Mr. Leroy Wood David Graham
S. F. Highsmith's. T. L. Hodgson C. J. Bradshaw
September 1, 1879 Warren Morton E. W. Rush
The following is a partial list of assessment changes D. P. Newsom H. R. Haize
which were mostly raised: Sam Mixon C. C. Drummond
H. S. Rogers W. J. Medlin
James Adams Jacob Milton M. W. Hinton O. Bettilini
Geo. H. Ambrose F. X. Miller Jessie M. Blitch Josh B. Sutton
Samuel Barse Est. of Remington J. M. Stanley E. S. Lee
B. Burnsed F. H. Storch P. S. Bevill R. S. Tucker
Cab Yates Geo. W. Sanchez D. U. Marsteller John Goodnight
J. P. DePap Green Spykes J. W. Crevasse John B. Flemming
C. L. Frieble A. W. Smith L. B. Lewis E. C. Price
S. C. Fugate H. Studstill C. Hafele D. Long
A. E. Hodges J. S. Sistrunk J. B. Lamb Allen Pendarvis
James Herrow T. N. Smith Lewis Apple J. P. Strickland
E. M. Beidelman M. A. Smith J. J. Mixon Harry Boatley
G. M. C. Butler Edmond Terry T. D. Morgan Jerry Goldwire
John W. Crevasse J. B. Tyner E. M. Beidelman Caleb Higginbotham
N. R. Carter & Co. P. H. Tuten Est. R. C. Philpot Jerry Smith
C. W. Hodges Smith Turner Columbus Gaines Wm. Nobles
D. J. Hires J. S. Turner George Oglesby H. A. Drummonds
C. Hafele Elias Turner G. F. McDonnell S. F. Highsmith
James H. Harris Elias Walker Hampton Smith Oliver Pellett
J. B. Hudson Felicia Worthington H. P. Mattair Mike Young
S. H. Highsmith Wm. Watt B. B. Lowman J. J. Jones
D. H. Irvine Yulee Iron Works David Hiers C. J. McDonnell
R. C. Rermode F. B. Meriam S. H. Lyles J. J. Oglesbee
J. C. L. Engle O. H. P. Kirkland Z. B. Mathews
Alex DeBush Joseph Plummer
October 6, 1879 S. Smith F. S. McDonnell
Tom Long requested aid in caring for Susan and M. L. Sandlin M. A. Beck
Candy Bishop, orphan children of Susan Bishop. $10.00 E. Y. Geiger
per month was granted.
A. McLeod is still listed as pauper. W. J. Jones
keeps him. The tax collector now is J. C. McGrew.
Petition for road granted from Fowler's Bluff to
Levyville.
November 3, 1897
The voting precincts established are: Ft. Fanning,
Rosewood, Atsena Otie.
A previously noted name, Wingo, is actually Columbus Gaines was postmaster at Lebannon
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January 5, 1880 Road Commissioners: F. E. Hale, R. M. Dozier, S.
Partial Jury List D. Mills, B. H. Davis, C. J. Bradshaw, and Henry
Winter. The petition for precinct at LaGrange was J. M. Roach E. Collier tabled. A road was granted, Garrett Swindall's to
James Goodday James Collier Smith's Mills.
Benj. A. Anderson Madison Cannon
He. r n Cad Ca n Road Commissioners: N. S. Cobb, J. A. Jones, J. A.
H S. Brown C. D. CraigOv rt e .
Win. Bemus Henry CollierOertet
mc Wied H.nH. Colson Abraham Dyron was listed as pauper.
Mack Winfield H. H. Coulson
Shop Havens J. A. Creech March 1, 1880
D. A. Strobe E. A. Chaplain Smith's Mills listed in Alachua County. N. S.
W. H. Clark W. A. Cribbs Cobb's residence was near Alachua County line. An
Win. Lancaster C. W. Cason 1"old" road went from Bronson to the bridge near the
W. H. Bigham Ben Coachman "Head of the Wekiva" (Morgan's Bridge?). A road
W. H. Highsmith J. M. Currie was granted from Bronson by way of McGee's Branch
A. M. Geiger Darius Colvin to the Dixon Old Place thence to the Chambers (?) old
Fred Parsons E. L. Drummond crossing to the ? place on Ten Mile
L. Abercrombie B. J. Davis thence to Joel Hodges Ferry on the Withlacoochee.
W. H. Sebring John Delano July 5, 1880
A. L. Long Adam G. Days The petition of Mrs. Faircloth for support was
T. S. Faircloth Frank Dupree refused.
Moses Keen E. Dillingham
H. J. Pruden J. T. Driggers
Geo. Maxwell W. J. Epperson
Garrett Swindall W. B. Ellis
J. S. Turner R. M. ElIzey
J. 11. McGrath John Faircloth *
J. B. Gore Peter Frieson
G. C. Priest George P. Fowler
David Altman J. G. Ford
A. Y. Allen Wm. Ferginson
S. L. Arrington C. M. Gill
J. A. Andrews J. F. Guinn
Twiggs Allen Robert Houston
C. S. Bushnell John E. Williams
F. S. Bushnell D. S. Walker
J. R. Boyer Frank Watson
Munt Brooks Henry White
Win. H. Byles N. Wooldrige
W. J. Barnett F. A. Wolfe
S. B. Bryant J.J.S. Watkins
Eugene Batty Wilson Williams
Jacob Burkheim D. A. Walker
Wm. A. Bozeman W. H. Whitehead
T P. Beck S. B. Wade
Thomas Brooks Geo. W. Willis
E. H. Brewer Jerome Wilson
J. P. Baulknight W. R. White
James Chase J. L. Worthington
W. S. Cobb
*Frank Faircloth's father
February 2, 1880
A request was made to "mark the road from Dr. William Perryman and Mandy Weeks Perryman. The
Jackson's place on Chunky Pond to the Morgan Bridge clothes they wore were typical of the late 1800's. The
on the Wekiva River." It was granted to lay out a road background is a cane patch. A small field was called a from Cedar Key to the Mainland. patch.




August 2, 1880 February 14, 1881
Mrs. Sophie Faircloth was placed on pauper list. F. Ira Gore's bondsmen were: Geo. W. Moody, John
G. Baulknight's assessment read, he was well to-do. Parsons, 0. Bettiline, R. C. Barr, A. E. Hodges, E. J.
David Levy Yulee had an assessment over $4,000. Lutterloh, (?), Miller, and W. B. Henderson.
September 6, 1880 February 14, 1881
The petition to reduce the assessment of Geo. W. Partial jury list:
Sanchez was granted. The petition to reduce the
assessment of David Levy Yulee was refused. A request David Altman J.A. Hawkins
was granted Rudolph Hartman to route public road Levi Abercrombie J. Hirst
around his premises. Scholarships to East Florida W.T. Arnold L.W. Hamlin
Seminary were granted to Anna H. Thomas and Giles Eli Anderson J. T. Hartman
E. Mixon. Dr. Paschall was paid for attending sick Geo. Anderson M. A. Holston
prisoners. Burran Burnside D. J. Hoilister
October 4, 1880 J. C. Beck R. L. Holzendorf
A road was granted from the Marion County Line C. J. Bradshaw W. C. Henry
near S. J. Friars' place-to intersect the road from Eugene Batty W. H. Haynes
Bronson to Peter Hale's at or near Sand Pond. Road J. M. Blitch J. T. Jackson
Commissioners: Solomon Osteen, Hilliard Lee, and B. W. J. Barnett J. J. Jones
Matthews. Wm. Bass Hade Drummond
A new road was granted from Ft. Fannin toward Jacob Burkheim C. C. Drummond
Bronson to intersect the public road at Ebenezer A. C. Black L. S. Dawes
Church; road commissioners, J. C. Bell, S. N. Watson, W. S. Bunting R. M. Dozier
C. W. McElroy. Wm. McDow is shown on the pauper L. Bettilini J.R. Davis
list. L.P. Beck John Drummond
Election inspectors: Bronson, No. 1: Thos. Tillis, L. L. Brooks Wm. Dyers
B. Lewis, L. W. Hamlin; Levyville, No. 2: N. R. Carter, S. P. Bigham Alex DeBusk
Emanuel Studstill, Wilson Williams; Otter Creek, No. A. H. Bateman Adam Days
'3: R. M. Ellzey, James Collier, Anderson Allridge; E. H. Beaver J. W. or M. Durrance
Cedar Key, No. 4: Dr. R. H. McIlvaine, W. R. White, J. P. Baulknight G. E. D. Elliot
G,, M. C. Butler; Hase Johnson, No. 5: Solomon B. Lol Bachman S. D. Eason
Folks, Columbus Gaines, James Weeks; No. 6: J. S. C. A. Brantley W. J. Epperson
Sistrunk, Jeremiah Simonton, N. A. Blitch; No. 7: Geo. F. E. Barroww W. B. Ellis
W. Willis, J. F. McDowell, Adam Days. J. S. Bodiford J. B. Epperson
November 1, 1880 E. M. Billington John Faircloth
H. P. Mattair's place was listed at the Marion Line. Joseph Pettilini Levi Faircloth
November 15, 1880 J. W. Chessen J. T. Fleming
It was requested Gov. Geo. F. Drew suspend Tax James Chace W. J. Jones
Collector John C. McGrew for failing to report accounts W. R. Coulter Mike Johnson
to the board. M. F. Clyatt C. T. Jones
November 22, 1880 H. Cannon C. M. Jacobs
McGrew still balks on reporting accounts to board, Elzia Collier E.L. Janney
so they instruct the Clerk to contact the State's James Collier Jacob Keen
Attorney. Madison Cannon 0. H. P. Kirkland
December 1880 N. R. Carter Chas. Kerr
A letter was recorded from L. H. Hamlin concerning C. D. Craig P. W. Kirkpatrick
the destitution of the Estes family. J. M. Barco still Hy. Collier J. W. Lanier
clerk; F. M. McQueen, Justice of the Peace; Jerry J. A. Creach J. B. Lutterloh
Goldwire, court baliff; and L. D. Townsend, grand jury W. N. Clark L.S. Faircioth
baliff. J. N. Crevass Dan Faircloth
January 3, 1881 Ed. S. Corregan W. D. Finlayson
Nathan Shepherd was dropped from the pauper list. E. A. Chaplain A. W. Furness
The Governor did suspend McGrew. Chas. Carlson Sugford Free
February 7, 1881 S. J. Clyatt L. B. Futch
J. S. Parker is sheriff, and his bondsmen are: Benj. Coachman Wi. Fleming
Christian Hafele, W. J. Epperson, J. M. Jackson, L. B. J. Castille R. M. Fugate
Lewis. Scholarship was awarded to J. M. Jackson, Jr. L. A. Callaway W. B. Fielder
Shands was Superintendent of Public Instruction, David Conner L.J. Forbes
receiving $55.90 per month. A.M. Chafer Jerry Goldwire




The Perryman family about 1900. Left, William Emanuel Perryman and Cora Perryman, their children: Clara, Julia, Ollie, Rufus, Sam, A. D. and Sophia Wilkerson Perryman (William's parents), Jack, Neller, Eli, John Collier (son-in-law) and Ginny Perryman Collier. Couple in background is John Collier and wife.
A. D. and Sophia Wilkerson Perryman were the grandparents of Mr. Bill Emanuel of Chiefland.
C. M. Gill L. J. Hogans Leonard Nobles Isham Stephens
John B. Gore Sam Highsmith J. W. Overstreet D. A. Stroble
C. Gaines C. Higginbotham E. F. O'Neal J. Sheppard
J. S. Gambrell M. N. Winton W. G. O'Reagan H. Studstill
James Goody S. A. Hussey W. W. Osteen J. S. Sistrunk
John Goodnight C. R. Howard W. J. Pruden J. A. Scott
David Lang Is. Heagy James Pinner J. B. Sutton
Jessie Lofton A. E. Hodges L. J. Purdon H. S. Sutton
B. B. Lowman John Huber Wash Phelps Jordan Sanders
J. McLove Christian Hafele Jos. Plummer A. W. Smith
C. H. Lee D. L. McGowan 0. Pellet I. S. P. Smith
W. R. Lewis Jasper McGowan 0. J. Parker L. W. Storch
A. L. Lindsay J. H. Mooney John Pellet C. Schmidt
Whitt Loman Isaac Munden Wiley Priest Geo. Sherchose
Geo. Lancaster J. E. McGrew Peter Quin R. S. Tucker
S. S. Moore Geo. Maxwell P. M. Quin J. E. M. Tedder
Z. B. Matthews J. H. Mason John Sache Elias Walker
Alex McLeod E. H. Medlin Christian Schlemmer Conrad Wellman
Joseph George W. F. Morton Richard Small W. R. White
Ivy Garner L. S. McCall C. H. Fikirb Jerome Wilson
David Graham J. R. McGrath James W. Wilkinson Hy Winter
Anse Galphin Samuel Mixon
S. F. Highsmith L. W. Murray C. C. Burnshaw is Coroner. Mr. Apple is assessor.
David Hiers J. B. Moody McGrew finally turns in a tax collector report.
G. V. Hudson Win. Nobles
J. M. Hudson Calvin Nobles
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March 7,1881 August 1, 1881
George Willis, J. P., requested an "inquest on the Prisoners in county jail were let out to the highest
body of Wallace Mitchell." bidder: Mack Collins to J. M. Jackson for $5.00 per
Twiggs Allen is constable. There was a petition month; Tony Ginn to J. F. McDonnell for $6.25 per
presented by Calvin Nobles, L. S. Flemming and James month; Lewis Jones to Wm. Batty for $6.00 per month;
M. Jackson for the pauper status for Mrs. Murphy. Joe Watson to Ira Carter for $5.00 per month.
Mrs. Murphy was awarded $3.00 per month. August 9, 1881
April 4, 1881 They are still paying out fees to John C. McGrew.
N. R. Carter is treasurer, and J. M. Barco is still September 5, 1881
clerk. A road was approved from Ft. Fanning to A scholarship was awarded to Miss Hattie Thomas.
Bronson to intersect Joppa to Bronson Road at October 3, 1881
Ebenezer Church. The road from Bronson to Willis' Brock and Bill Smith were paid for "guard at jail,"
Mill ran along section line between 33 and 34, T.12, R. Josh White, Constable, Martin Purifier, witness, John 18. Brit Lewis and Albert M. Henry were paid as Quin, witness, Wm. H. Sweeden, witness, Larry
witnesses. Finnegan, Constable.
May 2, 1881 J. S. Turner is requesting payment on Blumenthal
R. L. Holzendorf is constable, Wm. Andrews, juror. Warrants (script). His request was refused.
George Emanuel is on the pauper list. October 17, 1881
June 6, 1881 Mr. Louis Appell is assessor. Those listed as
Otis Richardson requests the road changed at his paupers were: Clifford Allen, Mrs. Griffin, Mrs. Estes.
place. November 7, 1881
Road commissioners were: Dist. 1, J. M. Jackson, A. C. Beauchamp listed as juror in State vs.
P. S. Bevill, Wm. Byles; Dist. 2, (Levyville) Jno. E. McIntyre. Chas. Tomblin is witness. An inquest was
Robinson, C. W. McElroy, J. P. Bolton; Dist. 3 (Otter filed on the bodies of E. L. Drummond and Joe Kenly. Creek) Jim Collier, C. C. Burnshaw, F. J. Yearty; Dist. A scholarship was awarded to Robert E. Lang. Louis
4 (Gulf Hammock) G. D. Mendenhall, J. H. Jacobie, E. Demere is on the pauper list.
S. Lee; Dist. 5 (Hase Johnson's) D. S. Folks, J. M. December 7, 1881
Stephens, Jim Weeks; Dist. 6 (Stafford's Pond & Jim Hathcock is guard, Thomas Tillis is baliff, and
Williston) G. W. Willis, N. A. Blitch, T. N. Smith. James Stewart, H. F. Spence, jurors.
They plan to have "sign boards placed at all the January 2, 1882
road crossings." Win. Batty, chairman, Wm. Gomm, Wm. P.
July 4, 1881 Edwards, Samuel Quincey and W. R. Medlin. Those
Mrs. Meeks is on the pauper list. removed from the pauper list were: Prince McClellan,
Changes were made in the assessments of: E. W. Mr. McDowell, Daniel J. Summerlin, and A.
Agnew & Co., T. C. V. Bostell, C. B. Tibble, and James Castleberry at $5.00 per month. Goody. Road changes were allowed as requested by February 6, 1882
Otis Richardson, from Bronson to Williston, and The bondsman for John McGrew is being sued. The
diverging to the right on the 40 acres known as case was settled.
Wychoff's Land. (J. M. Barco's land is nearby.) February 6, 1882
July 12, 1881 Cattle inspectors: Bronson: Thos Tillis; Levyville:
A bill was submitted by Berrill and Storch for N. R. Carter; Otter Creek: E. H. Medlin; Rosewood: C.
making coffins at $26.09, and it was refused. The board S. Bushnell; Black -Dirt: D. W. Blitch; #687: R. K. members were apparently in a foul mood at this time Limbaugh.
for they refused to pay any bills. Road commissioners: No. 1, J. B. Sutton, Elias
Partial list of raised assessments: Walker, N. L. Lindsay; No. 2, J. P. Bolton, C. W.
McElroy, D. L. McGown; No. 3, T. J. Yearty, Jim
Wm. Lancaster Geo. Milliner Collier, Wash Hudson; No. 4, J. H. Jacobie, E. S. Lee,
Henry Lancaster John Parsons G. D. Mendenhall; No. 5,' D. S. Folks, J. M. Stephens,
W. R. Lewis J. B. Pope C. C. Gaines; No. 6, G. W. Willis, John-Reddick, F. W.
JNO. C. L'Engle John Sash Blitch.
T. J. Long Geo. Sanchez February 6, 1882
C. Lloyd B. R. Tillman Partial jury list:
C. G. McDonnell S. P. Turner David Altman Wash Allen
Alex McLeod J. S. Turner James Adams Moses Asbell
John Marcum Mrs. H. H. Vezey A. Y. Allen Richard Arline
H. S. W. Lewis Jane McCrabb Wi. H. Amer John C. Beck
W. R. Medlin Win. H. Ahrens M. A. Beck




C. C. Burnham W. B. Johnson Perry Henderson A. J. Griffin
A. C. Beauchamp Andrew Jackson L. T. Hendrix Robert Houston
G. A. Beck C. M. Jacobs S. Y. McFarland Sol. Highsmith
J. P. Bolton John J. Johnson J. R. Horn J. B. Mills
J. H. Baker Moses Keen T. B. Folks David Hiers
T. E. Bozeman 0. H. P. Kirkland D. S. Folks H. L. Hill
C. J. Brand Douglas Kemp R. M. Fugate E. A. McDonnell
Jackson Byrd S. T. Kinsey E. T. Geiger C. J. McDonnell
H. D. Cook Nicholas King E. J. McCall James Madison
N. S. Cobb Tony Liferidge John Grissett Courtland Morgan
K. P. Cook D. Long Henry Garner H. P. Mattair
W. H. H. Blitch W. R. Lewis
Munt Brook S. A. Lewis March 6,1882
Wm. Bass Jack Lewis J. W. Dorsey listed as one jailer. Wm. McDowell,
James Booth Alexia McLeod on the pauper list, is being cared for by Harriet Booth.
James Cantee Isaac Munden Col. W. R. Coulter was issued new warrants in place
Harry Cade T. D. Morgan of Max Blumenthal. Warrants at 60 cents on the dollar.
Floyd Curtis G. W. Maxwell April 3, 1882
A. J. Clyatt E. H. Medlin W. S. Knox, Constable. Witnesses were: W. S.
J. B. Coleman W. J. Medlin Bunting, Larry Finnegan, Eugene Cottrell, Joe Perry
G. W. Castell S. A. Hussey and Alfred King, L. D. Townsend, Jailer. Jacob
Ira W. Cross Calvin Hall Thompson is listed as having fed the jury (had cafe in
L. Call H. H. Hammone Bronson?). The judge ordered to "bind out" one Enoch
J. L. Cottrell Christian Hafele Booth to Wm. Gomm. Mr. McDowell was removed
R. A. Coachman Wm. Harris from the pauper list. Placed on the pauper list were
E. L. Cottrell
R. M. Chafen
Eugene Coon
J. M. Dixon
L. S. Dawes
W. M. DeLyons
Didymus Dryen
J. T. Driggers
Henry Dyess
A. T. Duren
John Drummond Alex DeBush
JNO. G. Dawes
W. J. Denham
W. B. Ellis R. M. Ellzey
Simon D. Evans
W. J. Epperson
J. B. Epperson
J. I. Epperson
Marcus Ellis
John Faircloth
Ned Heath
Levy Faircloth
T. S. Faircloth
Geo. W. Fields
A. F. Harrod
R. H. Herring
W. B. Hodgson
Morris Jordan
Farrah Macenia Watson and her mother Macenia Beasley Watson by the ruins of the log house built by Farrah's sixth generation ancestor Moses Keen before the Civil War.
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Prince McClellan at $3.00 per month, Mrs. Roxanna Ballard, W. H. Kolb, Lewis
Booth, and Mr. Hutchinson. Blitch, S. H. King, C. E.
Samuel Edwards was awarded a scholarship. A new Butler, J. S. Kerr, Charles
precinct, No. 8, was set up: bound on north by line Batey, W. H. Keen, J. T.
dividing T.S. 13 & 14,on east and south by county line Batey, J. A. Linbaugh, J. H.
between Levy and Marion. Bound on west by old Bolton, J. P. Lamb, Jno B.
Levy-Marion line, the voting place to be at Four Mile Barnes, Tucker T. Lee, C. H.
Pond School House. Burkholder, David Lastinger, A. J.
May 1, 1882 Bettlini, Joe Lyles, S. H.
General W. H. Sebring made application for Berry, E. J. Levy, H. J.
scholarship in behalf of his son, W. H. Sebring. J. B. Cribbs, W. A. Martin, Zack
Sutton, listed as cattle inspector, S. L. Carter is County Conner, David McClary, Wm.
Superintendent of Education. Listed temporarily on Cobb, N. S. Murray, M. W.
pauper list: Mrs. Atlanta Johnson, and F. B. Harrison Castleberry, 0. McDowell, Julian
from Cedar Key. Colvin, Darius McLeod, Angus
A new ford is to be cut across the Little Waccasassa Collins, Mack Moore, E. A.
River. Carter, Charles Moore, Adam
July 3, 1882 Clyatt, W. W., Jr. McCully, Pierce
Mr. Wm. Batty appears to have been County Collins, Jack Muldro, Calvin
Commissioner from Cedar Key. A road was ordered Dyess, Geo. W. Mixon, Samuel
from Otter Creek to Rocky Hammock Church. Dyess, Arron J. Mendenhall, J. B.
The assessment of Mrs. Margaret E. Barr was Dyess, Moses Mitchell, Thomas
raised from $460.00 to $3000.00. Dixon, Britt Moore, Antony
Partial list of raised assessments: Days, Horace Moody, S. S.
C. L. Frieble Daniel, L. P. Norris, Tony
Nicholas King Duren, W. J. Nixon, T. J.
Glove F. McDonnell Davis, Jerry O'Reilly, James
A. T. McIntyre Dozier, L. Jr. Owens, Charles E.
Heny Ellis, L. C. Pruden, H. J.
Henry Potts Frei, S. Parsons, T. E.
James Gordon Hemming, L. S. Parsons, W. G.
Olive Pellett Fowler, Geo. P. Parsons, Fred S.
Mrs. Nancy Yulee ($4560.00 to $6840.00) Hemming, W. N. Peters, Geo.
August 7, 1882 Flynn, W. R. Rhodes, J. R.
A road was granted "commencing at the terminus Goodwin, Taffy Rush, E. W.
of the dirt road from Cedar Key to the Mainland" to a Ginn, J. F. Rodrigeuz, Leo
point on the County line nearest Joppa in Alachua Goodnight, J. M. Rawls, Cotton
County. Samuel Quincey and J. S. Turner were Gories, Tony Studstill, C.
appointed to investigate and try to settle the matter Gardner, Sterling Starling, T.
between the county and J. C. McGrew, ex-collector of Golphin, J. J. Starling, H.
revenue. Goody, James Sauls, J. W.
September 4, 1882 Hires, G. A. Simonton, Dembo
Removed from the pauper list were: Roxana Booth Huber, John Shands, J. F.
and Martha Griffin. Placed on the pauper list were: Headly, D. H. Stibbs, H. L.
Joseph Waters, James Pedrick. Thomas Pedrick lived Hendon, Green Stiles, J. H.
on road from Bronson to Cotton Plant. Hill, JNO. J. Smith, S.
October 14, 1882 Hale, W. H. Storremetz, G. W.
Temporary pauper, Wm. McDowell. Resolution was Hobay, A. D. Spikes, Zeke
made to compel Ed McDowell to support his father, Hogans, J. B. Tyner, S. 3.
Wm. McDowell. Scholarship awarded to John L. Jones. Hamilton, Perry Thompson, H. F.
October 14, 1882 Holland, B. H. Thomas, F. W.
All names purged from voter registration list: Howard, Stepney Tillis, Joseph
Hogans, Samuel Wilkinson, J. H.
Ambrose, Geo. H. Allen, Eugene Hamm, W. J. Wheeler, Wm.
Anderson, B. A. Barnes, Thomas Jones, W. A. Wing, Sam
Anderson, W. M. Brown, H. T. Jones, J.J. Yeates, J. C.
Amer, Wm. H. Burkheim, Jacob Kirkland, J. S.
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October 14, 1882 Long, A. L. Schlemmer, Christian
Election Commissioners: Dist. 1: Benj. Coachman, Lewis, L. B. Shine, Henry R.
Elias Walker, Wm. Bemus; Dist. 2: T. J. Prevatt, Ira J. Long, D. Sneller, P. U.
Carter, J. J. Phelps; Dist. 3: Elias Medlin, T. J. Yearty, Lightfoot, G. E. Sapp, Wiley
R. M. Elizey; Dist. 4: R. H. Mcllvaine, Win. H. Lorin, Arthur Tooten, L. G.
Anderson, Jno. H. Murrell; Dist. 5: C. Gaines, R. P. Medlin, W. J. Thornton, Isaac
Priest, Wm. Stephens; Dist. 6: J. E. Sistrunk, M. Medlin, F. H. Whitehurst, G. E.
Brooks, P. O. Sneller; Dist. 7: G. W. Willis, W. H. Maxwell, G. W. Watson, W. J.
Bigham, A. G. Days; Dist. 8: W. H. H. Blitch, Allen Marsteller, D. U. White, Henry
Roberts, Tho. Pedrich. Moyer, Courtland Winn, W. D.
January 1883 Mercer, Geo. D. Winn, W. H.
Road Commissioners: Bronson #1: H. H. Cook, Morrell, J. F. White, J. J.
Elias Walker, C. Wellman; Levyville #2: F. B. Folks, J. Ingraham, Saul Watson, T. W.
A. Mooney, H. S. Studstill; Otter Creek #3: T. J. Osteen, S. Willis, D. B.
Yearty, Wm. E. Yearty, JNO. E. Robinson; Gulf Rosella, B. A. Willis, J. S.
Hammock #4: J. H. Jacobie, E. S. Lee, Geo. D. February 1883
Mendenhall; Hase Johnson's: J. M. Stephens, D. W. Mr. Stephens on pauper list given $3.00 per month.
Mr. Stephens on pauper list given S3.00 per month.
Blitch, C. C. Gaines; Stafford's Pond #6: Harrison Mrs. Murphy is back on the pauper list.
Mrs. Murphy is back on the pauper list.
Blitch, Munt Brooks, Thos. Pedrick; Williston #7: T. N. March 1883
Smith, W. B. Lowman, W. H. Bigham. Mrs. Tillis is on the pauper list.
Partial Jury List: April 1883
T. A. Darby Hollester, D. J. Mrs. Murphy's name has been removed from the
J. W. Gornto Holstein, M. A. pauper list.
Wm. Harrod Harbin, C. A. May 1883
M. H. Hammock Heavew, J. S. Requested a road from Bronson by Mrs. Vezey's,
Harry K. Hendricks Heavew, Geo. and between lands owned by Mrs. Vezey, and Wade
John H. Hendricks Hussey, S. A. and Hodges, continuing between lands of J. M. Barco,
P. H. Herring Ingraham, W. F. Mrs. Anna Clark, C. Hafele's, and Mrs. Huber, thence
Holzein, R. L. Kelley, Thos. by Hamp Smith's to Cow Gully.
The steamboats Belle of the Suwannee (in front) and the Thetus, a metal hulled vessel, on the Suwannee
River.
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June !883 October 6, 1883
Decided to discontinue road from McLeod place to Names stricken from voter's list (partial):
Cow Gully. .A road is to run parallel with Ashford, Emory Lancaster, Henry
Bronson-Stafford Pond Road to intersect Ocala Road Atkinson, J. W. Milliner, George
south of Midway Academy. It was authorized to lay out Barco, J. K. Madison, Jim
a road from the county line near Joppa, now called Butler, G. M. C. Moody, S. S.
Trenton, to Cedar Key. Baker, J. H. 'McLeod, N. E.
July 2, 1883 Bass, J. B. McIntyre, Arch
Col. E. J. Lutterloh appeared in behalf of Mrs. Bozeman, J. B. McKinnis, J. E.
Yulee to request the lowering of her assessment. The Blanch, Charles Smith, Melton
motion was refused. Bass, Wiley McFarland, S. Y.
August 6, 1883 Best, W. H. Oliver, John
S. L. Carter is superintendent of schools, J. J. Broch, T. J. O'Reagan, W. J.
Mixon is sheriff. Mr. C. Wellman presented a petition Boatley, Major Pellet, Oliver
for a liquor license, but it was not acted upon because of Castello, David Pellet, John P.
"informality in publication." Curry, J. M. -Pope, J. B.
The assessment of Eliza Huber was raised from Cross, Ira W. Perrodin, A. M.
$200.00 to $500.00. Cook, E. Plummer, Wm.
Other assessments raised were: Cribbs, W. P. Petty, T. J.
E. G. Hunt G. W. Morton Collins, Richard Passalago, Antonio
Sam Hartman C. Schlemmer Campbell, Sam Phelps, Richard
Dr. J. B. Kinney Yulee Iron Works Cannon, David Pouncy, Cy
L. B. Lewis W. J. Epperson Callaway, L. H. Penny, John
Riley Lewis Dillingham, E. Potts, W. W.
Duren, W. J. Robinson, Win.
The assessment of Disston's Lands was reduced Finnegan, Lawrence Reddick, 0. G.
from 30 cents per acre to 25 cents. Mr. J. S. Turner is to Gadsden, John Roderique, Mike
be notified to offer for sale the McGrew lands for not Germain, Walter Roderique, Nick
less than $4000.00. Mr. J. I. Epperson's place is on Goodnight, John Roach, H. D.
Stafford's Pond. Herd, John Renfro, E. M.
September 4, 1883 Hartman, J. Reaves, E. D.
Those names appearing on the pauper list were: A. Hines, W. H. Sutton, J. R.
Dyson, J. R. Hutchinson and wife, Geo. Emanuel, Hodgson, Win. Shands, W. A.
Prince McClelland, Wm. McDowell, Mr. Stephens, and Hern, Jim Smith, W. A.
Mrs. Tillis. Also, Jos. Waters, Abram Dyson. Mr. Hayson, W. B. Sutliff, Win.
Wellman, represented by counsel, again appeared in Hackney, T. J. Spates, Murphy
behalf of his petition for a liquor license. His counsel Harrison, Henry Townsend, L. D.
was Col. Cottrell. Also appearing with counsel was a Johnson, John Tillis, Sampson
group of citizens protesting Wellman's petition. The Johnston, J. B. Tuten, John
Wellman petition was alleged to contain names of Keebler, W. J. Wetherford, A. H.
deceased persons, persons not living in the district. Kelsey, Alexander Wallace, Mitchell
Other persons present denied signing the petition, King, Cooley Young, G. W.
saying their signatures thereon were forgeries. One Lisenby, James M. Young, M. B.
man present stated that he was positive, "This was not
his mark." C. Wellman's petition for a liquor license October 19, 1883
was not granted. A group of Bronson citizens called a meeting at their
It was granted the McGrew property at Ft. Fanning own expense to authorize Bronson citizens to employ
was to be advertised in the Times-Union at counsel to represent the board in Mandamus case of C.
Jacksonville. Wellman vs. Levy Board of Commissioners to be held in
October 1, 1883 Ocala.
C. Wellman has entered suit against board for Writ December 3, 1883
of Mandamus concerning his liquor license application. Granted a road from Rosewood to No. 4.
There was a motion to grant license upon Judge King's Another lengthy session held with attorneys
Mandamus. The clerk was ordered to send copy of the between Bronson citizens and C. Wellman, again
proceedings to Judge King. petitioning for license to sell "liquor, beer and wine".
October 1, 1883 Wellman's petition had a majority of one vote, and the
A voting district was established at Rosewood. license was granted.
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Shipbuilding at Cedar Key about eighty years ago. These schooners hauled freight between west coast
ports for many years.
January 4, 1884 McDonnell, E. H. Nobles, Wm.
Partial jury list: Moger, Courtland Poleman, Harry
Davis Altman Erickson, J. A. McCullough, H.
F. A. Arnold Faircloth, John February 4, 1884
P. D. Arrington Faircloth, Levy Isham Thornton is on the pauper list.
Louis Abercrombie Faircloth, T. S. March 3, 1884
W. S. Armstrong Faircloth, Dan Bridge granted over the Wekiva River at Dr.
Richard Arline Furnass, A. W. Kinney's place.
D. H. H. Arline Felder, W. B. April 7, 1884
Jno. C. Beck Fagin, Joseph Mrs. O. Castelberry is on the pauper list.
M. A. Beck Fitch, John May S, 1884
Bushnell, F. S. Fuzals, J. C. W. H. Sebring Jr. "was appointed state pupil at the
Blitch, Jesse M. Goldwire, Jerry Agricultural College at Lake City."
Byles, W. H. George, Joseph June 2, 1884
Beidelman, E. M. Garner, Henry Names of some local bridges were: Munden Bridge,
Barnett, W. J. Griffin, A. J. Lonesome Bridge, Double Bridge.
Boatley, Harry Goodson, M. M. June 7, 1884
Bigham, S. P. Garnto, J. M. On the pauper list went Atlanta Johnson. R. L.
Brewer, E. H. Haize, H. K. Holzendorf was sheriff.
Barton, W. M. Hussey, S. A. August 4, 1884
Burnham, C. C. Hartman, John There was a meeting of a group of citizens
Beachamp, A. C. Hafele, C. requesting a foot bridge across the Waccasassa River
Blackwelder, R. Keen, Moses on the road to Ebenezer Church. The Misses Hem went
Cook, H. D. Long, A. on the pauper list.
Chesser, J. W. Long, D. Florida Southern Rail Road paid their taxes in Levy
Chafer, R. M. Lewis, L. B. County.
DeLyons, W. M. Lewis, Jack October 6, 1884
DePue, George Lewis, W. R. List of Election Inspectors: Bronson #1: Benj.
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Coachman, Chris Hafele, Elis Walker; Levyville #2: #5: N. H. Blitch, N. B. Plummer, Munt Brooks;
Clark M. Carter, Henry S. Rogers, John W. Tindale; Williston #7: E. C. Price, J. P. Reddick, Adam Days;
Otter Creek #3: Isham Stephens, S. R. Worthington, A. Four Mile Pond #8: Thomas Pedrick, T. D. Morgan, W.
Allridge; Cedar Key #4: R. A. Coachman, J. M. H. H. Blitch; Rosewood #9: C. C. Burnham, F. M.
Lisenby, Win. Cantee; Hase Johnson's #5: C. C. Spicer, James Shiver.
Gaines, R. P. Priest, W. H. Stephens; Stafford's Pond Plans are being made for filing suit for 2 or 3 years
#6: J. S. Sistrunk, Munt Brooks, N. B. Plummer; delinquent taxes of the Florida Town Improvement
Williston #7: D. P. Newsom, J. P. Reddick, H. G. Days; Company, The Florida Land and Imigration Co., and
Four Mile Pond #8: T. D. Morgan, Isaac Pedrick, Wm. David L. and Nancy Yulee.
Nobles; Rosewood #9: C. C. Burnham, Wm. M. May 4,1885
Goodson, F. M. Spicer. More action on the pauper list, "on" went Win.
October 6, 1884 Driggers, and Rebecca Rogers, "off" went Lily
Stricken from Voter's list Dist. 1: Nicholls.
Farlson, Charles McClellan, Prince Mr. J. V. Burke got the county advertising
Coachman, Jos. R. Maxwell, Geo. W. business.
Cook, A. H. Medlin, W. J. Voting precinct #10 was established at NW corner of
Figgs, Wm. McDowell, Wi. C. W. McElroy's land.
Garrison, J. K. McDowell, Edw. N. June 1, 1885
D. W. Blitch received license for ferry on the
Hoe, John. Mcoell, EDwn UWithlacoochee River at Blitch's Ferry.
Jones, G. G. Marsteller, D. U. Jl ,18
Jonson, A. Mitchell, R. B. July 6, 1885
Jobnson, A. Mtclel, J. B. Certified as indigent C.S.A. Veterans were: John H.
Trnso, Bosen Sley, JWSutton, Arron Higginbotham. Others on the pauper list:
Turner, A. J. Fletcher Jos. Oglesby, M. J. Whitehurst, Daniel B. Hogans, J.
Lambert, G. C. R. Hutchinson and wife, Geo. Emanuel, H. Dyson,
December 1, 1884 Isham Thornton, Mrs. Castleberry, Prince McClellan,
Some of the board members are retiring, but they Miss Hearn, Wm. Driggers, Lewis Shuler, Rebecca
give Barco, who is not retiring, a gold pen. The speech Rogers, Henry Smith, Wm. Russell, Atlanta Johnson, of presentation is in the minutes, which starts, "Sir! In Jos. Waters, Mrs. Calhoun. presenting you with this token of our esteem" -- also August3, 1885
included is Barco's speech of acceptance. The commissioners are: Wm. Batty, D. P. Newson,
January 5, 1885 S. H. Highsmith, W. R. Medlin, Isham Stephens.
New names on the pauper list were: Lily Nichols, A road was laid out from Williston by Horton's Store
Henry Smith, and Wm. Russell. to the county line.
There were persons from Cedar Key who kept W. H. Bigham is sheriff, D. E. Pass, supt. of
applying for an "exclusive permit to plant oysters" in schools.
specific locations. The old road leading from Cow House to Horton's
February 2, 1885 Store declared public.
Removed from the pauper list were: Wm. Russell, Partial list of raised assessments:
Mrs. Tillis, and Mrs. Clark. Est. of R. M. Allen Dan Holland
March 2, 1885 C.W. Brush James Lewis
Win. Russell is back on the pauper list, also added Preston Cunningham J.R. McGrath
PresonTCnnighamJal.hMcrat
was Tos. Calhoun. ASallie M. Chater Donald McRae
April 6, 1885 A. B. Crutchfield C. H. Phinney
Mrs. Rebecca Rogers is on the pauper list. "Daniel J. P. Deuosse H mith
Faircloth and others" were refused. Sarah E. Faircloth A.W. Smith
Dr. A. E. Hodges applied for a license for ferry on T. Faircloth J. W. Smith
the Withlacoochee at "Hodges, Buggy and horse 30 T. S. Helvinston
cents. -S. P. Helvinston cents."
April 11, 1885
Lewis Shuler is on the pauper list.
April 11, 1885 September 7, 1885
Election Inspectors: Bronson #1: J. M. Gornto, M. Betty Jones was refused for the pauper list. 0.
J. Mixon, D. U. Marsteller; Levyville #2: H. M. Spence, Bettilini was granted a liquor license at Cedar Key. H. S. Rogers, J. D. Hires; Otter Creek #3: H. J. Turner, It was agreed to advertise for bids to build jail, in
Isham Stephens, A. Aldridge; Cedar Key #4: H. R. Levy County Times. An inquest was held on the body of
Shine, W. K. Zenadski, Win. Cantee; Hase Johnson's C. E. Owens.
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Braswell, C. W. Wilkes, David
Cook, David Acree, A. D.
Deas, E. P. Batty, Wm.
Deas, G. Wash. Jr. Baratte, B.
Dixon, J. M. Cook, D.
Griffin, J. T. Call, L.
Golevino, Jerry Cherry, Lewis
Griffis, R. N. Chadwick, James
Gidines, Jas M. Cotter, James
Johnson, Parris DeBue, George
Kirby, Emanuel Darby, T. A.
Osteen, W. W. Dallas, Henry
Sheffield, J. W. Dorsett, Alfred M.
Stringer, Green Dunwoody, J. H.
Waterston, G. H. Dredge, Felix A.
Watson, S. A. DeBose, Albert
Bravley, Robert Evans, Adolphus
Brantley, Calvin Eckert, Joseph
Grant, J. A. Fuzah, J. C.
Strong, Richard Feaster, Wm.
Trotter, W. W. Gerroch, J. H.
Whilder, Chas. Glover, James
..iI
Gatsy Starling Long on her birthday in 1947 at age ninety, Otter Creek, with three of her children: Maggie Smith, Will Long and Eveline Maxwell all now deceased. She lived twelve days after her birthday.
October 5, 1885
C. Wellman was back to have his liquor license renewed.
November 2, 1885
Thomas Moore is on the pauper list. Silas Weeks is
listed as indigent C.S.A.
The intended delinquent tax suit against the Florida Land & Immigration Co. and Florida Town Improvement Co. was dropped when it was discovered these companies had paid their taxes. John McGrew had kept the money, so they will now charge this to McGrew.
December 7, 1885
Hernando County Commissioners want to jointly build a "free" bridge across the Withlacoochee. Levy commissioners took no action.
January 4, 1886
Persons stricken from registration list (partial): a
Eli Banks King, Lem
J. E. Booth Long, James H. Dorothy Long Smith and a typical school bus of the
Brace, Geo. W. Smith, Hampton thirties with its homemade body. The truck is an
Beville, J.G. Wilkinson, W. T. International of about 1936 vintage. She had previous
driving experience, she drove log trucks. Her Coachman, Benj. Alston, Crummy grandparents were Tim and Gatsy Starling Long of the
Garrison, Edw. M. Arrington, D. S. Wekiva Springs area.
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Gambling, Henry McKechnic, F. E. near Ike Munden's and running west side of Chunky
Harper, Warren O'Rourke, Y. J. Pond.
Holmes, Simon Pyfrum, Y. A. C. Wellman renewed his liquor license.
Lewis, Albert Quin, Peter October 4, 1886
Leitner, W. T. Quin, Peter Jr. "Informality" of application of Win. Russell as
Muttonjoy, Malty Rawls, George indigent, wounded C.S.A., was recorded.
Maxwell, Moses Rabagny, W. Election Inspectors: Bronson #1: J. M. Barksdale,
Musselwhite, J. R. Sutton, J. K. A. H. Cook, Geo. Washington; Levyville #2: C. M.
Carter, H. F. Spence, Jerry Goldwire; Otter.Creek #3:
T. J. Yearty, G. D. Mendenhall, A. Aldridge; Cedar
January 4, 1886 Key #4: J. 0. Andrews, R. A. Coachman, Wm.
Partial list of jurors: _?; Hase Johnson's #5: R. P. Priest,
Asbell, Moses Tedder. J. E. M. Columbus Gaines, W. H. Stephens; Stafford's Pond #6:
Airline, D. H. P. 0. Seller Munt Brooks, S. J. Sistrunk, P. 0. Sneller; Williston
Hussey, S. A. Osteen, J. F. #7: J. B. Epperson, A. W. Smith, Adam Days; Four
Faircloth, Levy Gornto, J. M. Mile Pond #8: W. H. H. Blitch, t. 1. Morgan, S. B. W.
Smith, Alfred Meredith, J. F. Stephens; Rosewood #9: J. R. Phillips, S. C.
Smith, W. H. Yearty, T. J. C ?, Phillip M. Sp ?; McElroy's #10:
Smith, J. B. Yearty, Wi. E. C. W. McElroy, W. S. Harris, J. W. Adams.
Philpot, John Biggs, L. A. September 6, 1886
Sandlin, M. L. Cobb, M. F. District 1 names dropped from registration list:
Stringfellow, C. C. Coarsey, H. V. Byles, Wi. H. Mixon, M. J.
Gomm, Wi. Sebring, W. H. Benefield, W. A. Touzey, Z.
Tousey, 0. C. Clinkscales, E. R. Barco, B. B. Walker, Elisha
Wellman, Conrad Firstnow, Frank Bemus, W. Walker, D. A.
Ishie, W. F. Gaines, Columbus Clark, E. H. Wilson, Willis
February 1, 1886 Clark, H. G.
H. D. Cook listed as indigent C.S.A. November 1,1886
March 1, 1886Noe er,18
On the pauper list was Mrs. Pope, and Louis Appel, Chapman Oliver placed on the pauper list.
wounded, indigent C.S.A. A road was granted (west side of Chunky Pond)
Inquest to be held in the death of Willie Mengle. from Bronson across lands of Dr. Jackson, Mrs. Vezey,
The new jail is being built. Mrs. Doane, Mrs. Clark, and J. M. Barco. The
April, 1886 direction on the road, "started at corner of Dr.
Margaret Keenan placed on the pauper list along Jackson's field opposite the NW corner of N. L.
with indigent C.S.A. Veterans: J. Miuon, Thos. W. Lindsay's place, then turned to the right and ran in a
Philpot, D L. L.rMcGown. SW direction to Mrs. Colson's lot. The road went along
May 3, 1886 south side of her lot, across east side of Miss Curtis' lot,
Jerry Wilson added to the pauper list. then across land of Mrs. H. N. Vezey to her west line,
June 7, 1886 then south on west end of her forty across a strip 20 ft.
Mr. J. M. Stewart was paid $3.00 for making coffin wide to Mrs. Doane's land -- provided said road is to
for paupers. It was granted to advertise for bids to build run within 5 ft. of J. M. & R. W. Wade's front row of foot bridges across the two Waccasassas on the road orange trees. Thence continuing across Mrs. Doane's
from Levyville to Bronson. land to NW corner of J. M. Barco's land, down his line
July 5, 188 about 200 yards, across land of Mrs. Clark, and Mrs.
John D. Beall applying as indigent, wounded C.S.A. Doan to or near Elisha Walker's old place. Thence
August 2, 1886 directly by C. Hafele's house to Mrs. Huber's, thence
C. H. Phinney is Superintendent of Schools, and C. on the west side of Hampton Smith's, and to the Tom
W. McElroy is on board. Declared public road "the old Morgan old place. Thence down the old road to Wekiva
county line road from Ft. Fanning to Judson." Bridge."
The clerk was ordered to advertise for bids for a The Munden family lived near Wekiva Bridge.
bridge across the little Waccasassa at or near A. December 6, 1886
McLeod's. Notation was made of the burial of Aaron Dixon,
September 6, 1886
Isaac Walker was rejected as indigent C.S.A.
A road was granted from Bronson to Wekiva Bridge
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January 3, 1887 Devham, H. W. Tedder, J. E. M.
J. A. Lynch is on the pauper list. A road was Carroll, Sam W. Smith, Henry M.
granted from Waccasassa Bridge to Elizey, thence to Claywell, Z. V. Shemwell, W. M.
Narrow Gap in Long Pond. Coarsey, H. V. Smith, Hampton
February 7, 1887 Berryhill, W. R. Robinson, Page
All paupers ordered to appear before board at next Brown, Charley Robinson, Fry
meeting. Wynne, W. D. Rains, C. J.
February 7, 1887 Wolfe, F. A. Price, E. C.
Partial Jury List: Walker, D. S. Penny, J. N.
Watkins, J. I. S. Sutton, H. S. Walker, Elias Poleman, Harry
Walker, D. A. Smith, J. H. Vinzant, F. R. Peck, Ed.
Wallace, A. E. Stroud, W. G. Trotter, J. B. Phelps, Wash
Witherspoon, J. C. Spence, Horatio Tillis, A. L. Osteen, Sol
Wilkinson, Alfred Sloan, T. M. Tomlinson, W. N. O'Neill
Standley, Jacob McCall, F. M. Tousey, 0. C. McCorglondale, J. B.
Schofield, W. P. McCall, R. M. Tooke, Jesse B. Lewis, J. B.
Starling, Joe Maultsby, J. M. Tew, S. M. Lewis, L. B.
Bryant, Smith Maxwell, Geo. W.
Stokes, Joel Mills, Archibald March 7, 1887
Sutton, W. M. Meredith, J. F. Wm. Batty, Chairman, D. P. Newson, J. E. Adams,
Shiver, James McKechine, F. E. Isham Stephens, members. The paupers are present at
Smith, J. W. Humprey, Win. S. this meeting, and are listed in mostly unreadable
Smith, A. W. Heuly, C. H. handwriting. The clerk seemed to show his contempt
Sistrunk, J. S. Hatcher, Solon for these persons by writing their names in a hurried,
Shaw, John Huber, C. J. careless scrawl.
Strickland, R. M. Huber, John
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This vehicle was a gig and was forerunner of the buggy. The driver, with mail pouch slung over his shoulder, was Charlie Carter and the store was in the extinct town of Levyville. The picture was actually
made before 1890; Charlie Carter died in 1889.
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One of the last steamboats on the Suwannee, the old Hawkinsville was exceeded in size only by the Twin
Cities.
April 4, 1887 five county commissioners' districts. One fourth of the
Persons removed from the pauper list were: voters signed a petition calling for prohibition election.
Chapman Oliver, William Russell, and Isham Mrs. Elender Medlin's taxes were raised.
Thornton. September 5, 1887
People from Cedar Key still receive exclusive Frank Ishie paid $5.00 for 1 bear scalp.
permits to "plant" oysters. There was a petition from Gulf Hammock to remove
May 2, 1887 Isaac & H. J. Watkins as road commissioners. The
Mr. O'Neil is on the pauper list. voting precincts were redone.
June 6, 1887 Granted a bridge across Wekiva River near Col.
Judge Willis is mentioned. A road change, "public Coulter's place.
road leading north from Bronson leaving present road October 3, 1887
about 200 yds. north of Hughe's Orange Grove, to run Reward of $100.00 being offered for murderer of W.
in N.W. direction to intersect old county line road." J. Medlin.
Mr. Culpepper Hodges operated a ferry on the November 7, 1887
Withlacoochee. C. J. Bradshaw, wounded C.S.A., placed on pauper
July 4, 1887 list.
The Archer to Ocala road changed at John R. December 5, 1887
William's place so as to run along line dividing sections A. Wooldridge, chairman of board, W. H. 16 & 17, T.S. 13, R 19E. Anderson, treasurer.
A hearing was held regarding the financial status of January 2, 1888
Mr. Joseph George. "It being represented to the board The road commissioners for district 1 are: H. B.
that Mr. Joseph George's wife, regardless of hard Coulter, C. S. Huber, and H. V. Coarsey.
times, the scarcity of money, and the ill health of her February 6, 1888
husband had presented him with 3 children at one time, Bounties are being paid for scalps of wildcats,
etc." The board did approve the ailing Mr. George for bears, and panthers.
the pauper list at $5.00 per month. Two more wounded C.S.A. veterans are on the
August 1, 1887 pauper list, Mr. J. A. Mooney and C. A. Deas.
Following the State law, the county was divided into
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February 6, 1888 December 3, 1888
Partial Jury List: The road from Levyville to Ft. White changed to go
Boatley, Harry Keen, Moses by Judson. The road from Judson to Bronson changed
Bauknight, J. P. Kirkland, 0. H. P. to run east of cemetery at Pine Grove Church.
Firstnow, Frank Long, A. January 1, 1889
Ferriday, W. C. Lewis, L. B. W. H. Bigham is sheriff. The road from Williston to
Gomm, Wm. Lewis, Jack Bronson to be changed to go on line between lands of
Goldwire, Jerry Lastinger, John Dr. S. Bean and M. J. Mixon. There were notations of
Graham, David E. J. McCall something called the Farmers' Alliance. There was
Graham, David Jr. Schlemmer, Nicholas recently a bill (refused) from the Alliance Store.
Hussey, S. A. Schlemmer, Christian Listing of some road commissioners: Dist. 1: 0. C.
Holstein, M. A. Osteen, J. F. Tousey, J. M. Jackson, Jr., Sanchez, F. R.; Dist. 4:
Ishie, W. F. Shealy, Monroe (Gulf Hammock) Levy Faircloth, J. H. Bitting, John
Jones, C. T. Sutton, H. S. Lastinger.
Jones, J. E. Sutton, W. M. A wildcat scalp bounty of $3.00 was paid to Levy
Faircloth.
March 5, 18 February 4, 1889
Mrs. Castleberry is off the pauper list and rs. Added to the pauper list were: J. B. Sidbury, and
Mrs.Caslebery s of th pauer ist nd rs.Mary Renfro.
Garrison is placed on the pauper list. BluenkreB
April 2, 1888 Blue Sink is referred to as Blue Springs.
Apri 2,888February 4, 1889 Isaac Munden is now a board member. New names Partial Jr List
appearing on the pauper list were Mrs. C. J. Butler, Sophie Sims. Cobb, M. F. B. Ishie, W. F.
May 7, 1888 Sutton, W. M. Meeks, L. C.
Shell Pond precinct #11 established at Shell Pond Scudder, B. R. Allston, Crummy
School House. Osteen, W. W. Kidd, J. C.
June 4, 1888 Osteen, John M. Mullis, Robert
The board balks at paying bounty for wildcats, bear, Faircloth, Levy
and panther scalps. March 4,1889
July 2, 1888Mrh4,18
Mrs. Mariah Whitehurst is off the pauper list. Agreement made between parties living on road
west of Chunky Pond to buy lumber to "put a good Those paid bounty for animal scalps were Sol big vrtedthna .Hfl'.
Osteen, J. R. Hopping, and Elias Walker. bridge over the ditch near C. Hafele's.
August 6, 1888 April 1, 1889
Cn au uty r 18 bJohn Trotter is still presenting "cat scalps" for
C. N. Cason was paid bounty for four bear scalps.bony
September 3, 1888 bounty.May 6,1889
W. E. Yearty was paid bounty for two bear scalps. Alex Dennis is on the pauper list.
October 1, 1888 June 3, 1889
Names removed from the voter registration: Road went from Bronson by the Dave Walker place,
Beidelman, E. M. Manetsby, J. M. Cow Gully, known as the "Dixon trail to Gulf
Boone, A. B. Patterson, Adam Hammock."
Briscoe, Palm Prevatt, H. Z. July 1, 1889
Butler, Robert Sanchez, G. W. Now, they have "superintendents of the public
Carter, Syd L. Smith, T. W. roads", and for Dist. 1 is J. M. Gornto.
Clyatt, W. N. Jr. Smith, W. H. August 5, 1889
Cook, A. H. Summers, N. H. Names on the tax list: S. W. Venable, and R.
Chace, James Stage, W. B. Murphy.
Davis, A. C. Turner, J. M. September 2, 1889
Jackson, Chas. E. Whitehurst, George Names added to the pauper list: Henry Hall, and
Long, T. J. Wilkerson, S. W. Mary Pool.
Lindsay, A. L. Campbell, Samuel October 7, 1889
Long, J. N. Clinkscales, E. R. Mention is made of an action called "Subtropical
Exposition".
November 5, 1888 December 2, 1889
The "Levy County Times" is still being published. A county convict, John Lastinger, was rented out to
J. V. Burke at $3.00 per month.
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January 6, 1890 one man could easily do all the work for $S0.00 per
Col. Coachman is to bead the exhibit at the month. "
Subtropical Exposition. September 1, 1890
February 3, 1890 The road from Corporate limits of Cedar Key to No.
Peter Hale is on the pauper list. 4, known as the Dirt Road to be declared a public
March 3, 1890 county road.
Benj. Friedman is County Judge, and two names Road discontinued from Hafele's to Mule Creek
from the jury list are: W. F. Clough, C. A. Guess. near Meredith's Mill site.
April 7, 1890 Names from jury list:
Dr. J. N. Harvey's assessment being discussed.
May 5, 1890 Hammock, M. H. Stapleton, Robert
Mr. J. M. Stewart is jailer. Sherouse, 3. E. Yearty, Win. E.
June 2, 1890 Osteen, W. W. Hussey, S. A.
Geo. W. Maxwell is inspector of marks and brands McQueen, Jeff Huber, John
at Otter Creek. Berryhill, W. R. Hafele, Chris.
August 11, 1890
An inquest was held over the body of John Douglas. October 5, 1890
August 11, 1890 Israel Hawkins on the pauper list. J. H. Sutton is
They refer to the recent prohibition election as, "a cattle inspector. Cedar Key Rd. dist. was established.
majority of voters voted -against the sale of such The Subtropical Exposition seems to have been held
liquors." At Ocala.
August 12, 1890 The County Alliance prepared Levy County's
A petition was denied from the Board of Health at exhibit.
Cedar Key for higher taxes, "they are spending $100.00 per month at the Port of Cedar Key, whereas
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Some Levy County young people about eighty years ago. From left: Rhett Hudson, Mabel Cason, Jim
Hudson, O'Linda Cason, Radcliffe (Raddie) Davis, Vernie Cason.
Voter purge lis, dist #1: March 2, 1891
Adams, J. L. L. Bachman, M. L. Names from jury list:
Bevill, P. S. Coachm an, B A B a ,M .W m r o n C
Blythe, Charles Carver, H. B m s m o k .D
BgsL.A alsJonHuber, John Felder, P. P.
Boswell, H H Dutrl, H .Sc r ou h S.E
Banks, Eli Garrison, Edward
Brown, J.H. April 6, 1891
SomemLer Couy y g pLeo Hodges applies for license to run ferry from
Hus N i ao r adlfe(ad)Dvs,18erie Asn tet ea e.GereT a rne
Added to the pauper list was Celia Williams. Judge
G. W. Willis was a J.P. license to do the same operation. H. A. owes' Landing
is on Waccasassa Creek. Dr. S. Bean's place was 4/ December 10, 1890 miles south of Bronson.
S elJohn R. Marshall and J. G. Dean on the pauper list.
Samul Hgan wa reject asa pupe aplicnt.At this point, a great number of liquor licenses have
JBnuE 3, 1891 been issued in Cedar Key.
TB W. Stands, treasurer, Wm. Batty, Chairman, May2, 1891
Asn tet ea e.George T..KLuc as granted ose emt
Members: J. M. Stephens, S. J. Clyatt, E. H. Brewer. slices o dtea op eratn [oes' Lning
February 2, 1891 Js huly 6, 1
The safe has been robbed so they are shippingt. Jh Mars an on the pauper list.their
tth s P oin, al Et nme flqoiesshv
safe to Morler Safe Co. in Cincinnati "to get the doors the Peter Hale Est.
fixed."
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A History of Levy County, Florida & & & Chapter Four & & & Published By The Levy County Archives Committee Sponsored by the Levy County Board of Commissioners Bronson, Florida A Bicentennial Publication

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Copyright 1977 Levy County Archives Committee

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The Levy County Commission 1879 To 1891 By Norene Andrews The postwar turbulence continued through this period, lasting longer than might have been expected. Adding to the unsettled times was the effect of commercial development and expansion. The Cedar Key mills were at full capacity as were various sawmills around the county. The citrus groves around Bronson and Gulf Hammock flourished, Williston grew rapidly, phosphate mining rose to prominence as did the turpentine industry. Some of the now extinct towns were booming. We present the viewpoint of the clerk who wrote the commission minutes, he was there and saw history in the making. This is not a complete and detailed account but consists of excerpts in notation form. The lists of names are included for good reason, some people wish to know precisely when an individual first appeared in the county records. MINUTES OF LEVY COUNTY COMMISSIONERS 1879 To July 1891 March 1,1879 Highsmith, S. F. Mattair, H. P. Partial jury list (300 persons) Higginbotham, 0. J. Mattair, I. P. (George H. Ambrose, chairman; Samuel Quincey, Wm. Higginbotham, Caleb Mixson, A. R. Gomme, John W. Tindall, members of commission.) Hardee, Sylvester Mixon, Sam Hussey, S. A. Nobles, Wm. Appell, Louis Cannon, Henry Hall, P. W. Osteen, Sol Anderson, B. A. Collier, James Hafele, C. Plummer, J. Anderson, W. H. Collier, Henry Inman, Dabney N. Philpot, R. C. Arrington, P. N. Cason, C. W. Jackson, T. J. Stephens, Isham Abercrombie, L. Coachman, Ben Jackson, J. M. Sebring, W. H. Burnsed, B. Drummonds, Hade Keene, Moses Strickland, J. P. Burforl, Thos. Drummonds, C. C. Kirkland, 0. H. P. Strobel, D. A. Beck, M. A. Dixon, J. M. Knowler, J. T. Smith, Hamp Beck, John C. Debusque, A. Long, A. Studstill, C. A. P. Butler, G. M. C. Epperson, W. J. Lewis, L. B. Swindall, Garrett Bryant, S. B. Epperson, J. B. Long, D. Sheffield, Simeon Bushnell, C. B. Flemming, John F. McGowan, J. N. Sistrunk, J. S. Blitch, W. H. Faircloth, J. S. Maxwell, George Schlemmer, Nick Blitch, Jesse M. Faircloth, Daniel Medlin, W. R. Shands, J. F. Bigham, W. H. Flemming, W. H. Morton, Warren Tedder, J. E. M. Beidelman, C. M. Graham, David McGrath, J. R. Wellman, C. Barnett, W. J. Goldwire, Jerry Barrow, W. B. Gore, Ira J. S. A. Hussey, member of the jury list, lived Bunting, W. S. Gore, J. B. somewhere between Judson and Bronson. He had Bettilini, 0. Gaines, Columbus migrated to Florida from South Carolina before the Baulknight, J. P. Gambrell, J. J. Civil War. While a member of the C.S.A., he was Chesser, J. W. Goodey, James captured and spent the duration of the war in prison in Coulter, W. R. Goodnight, John Chicago. He married a Weimer. His grandson, S. A. Clyatt, W. W. Hardee, I. P. Hussey III is a dentist in Gainesville. l

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March 4,1879 John C. McGrew, tax collector, and H. P. Jackson, coroner. J. J. Meeks and wife are still on the pauper list. The boundaries shown for District I are listed as follows: commencing where Waccasassa crosses Alachua-Levy line, following said river to a point known as the old Dixon Place, thence to Wekiva Bridge, etc. Road Commissioners: Bronson, No. 1. W. H. Sebring, Joseph Hirst, Elias Walker; Levyville, No. 2. H. Studstill, D. L. McGown, J. S. Hardee; Otter Creek No. 3. L. J. Hogan, O. H. P. Kirkland, M. A. Beck; Gulf Hammock No. 4. Cameron, A. J. Woodward, C. B. Wingate; Hase Johnson No. 5. Columbus Gaines, T. R. King, Isham C. Stephens; No. 6. G. W. Willis, Ed C. Price, L. A. Blitch. May 5,1879 A. McLeod, pauper, was awarded $5.00. May 5,1879 There was a petition to change the road running from Cow Gully near T. D. MorganÂ’s to WhiteÂ’s Folly, so as to run from Cow Gully by Rattlesnake Bay, and to intersect Otter Creek Road at or near the Atkinson place. The petition was granted. The old road was kept, too. May 5,1879 Petition for another road was granted. The road starts at point on section line of 29832, intersecting Watermelon Pond and running due South to the public road from Bronson to Albion. Going through Sec. 5, and on the line of Andrews, Bill Swails, Boren Roberson, Smith, FaitonteÂ’s, Coulter, and Stroble, and intersect ing the Albion Road at Vi mile railroad post. The road commissioners were D. Graham, B. H. Coachman and A. T. Swails. June 2,1879 A petition was granted to reopen the old road from Ft. Fannin to Bronson. The road commissioners were W. G. OÂ’Regan, C. Studstill, and W. W. Wheeler. Col. J. Ira Gore is assessor. Listed as paupers were J. J. Meeks and Alma Atheling. July 7,1879 Petition was granted for road to commence at or near W. H. WhiteheadÂ’s, and to run South East to what is known as Sand Pond, there to intersect a private road leading from the McLeod place to Peter HalesÂ’, the road to run from Peter HaleÂ’s to F. W. BlitchÂ’s, thence to J. B. Mills, and to the Marion County line. The road commissioners were John B. Epperson, J. M. Hale, and Wm. H. Whitehead. There was at this time a road running west of Hampton SmithÂ’s and Church Pond by PrudensÂ’ and HodgesÂ’ places. July 7,1879 The sheriff was authorized to have a well dug and a pump installed for the jail. The cost was not to exceed $25.00. The twin-engined steamboat Louisa shown here in the Suwannee River hauled lumber, cotton, turpentine, and general merchandise. A few of the old steamboats were equipped to carry passengers. 2

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August 4,1879 Petition for a road approved from Bronson by W. H. Bigham’s to Wacahoota. The road commissioners were Wm. Gower, Wm. H. Bigham, S. P. Baulknight. The sheriff was ordered to have a covering put over the new pump, and a trough for watering placed at the same location. September 1,1879 There was a Wekiva Bridge at the old Priest place. Now, the road goes: starting at Cow Creek and “skirting the hammock” in a northern direction, crossing Wekiva at the Morgan Bridge and intersecting the Otter Creek and White’s Folly Road at Waccasassa Bridge. Petition to change Levyville-Bronson Road, diverging from present road at or near Mr. Quincey’s Blacksmith Shop and intersecting old road opposite Mr. S. F. Highsmith’s. September 1,1879 The following is a partial list of assessment changes which were mostly raised: James Adams Jacob Milton Geo. H. Ambrose F. X. Miller Samuel Barse Est. of Remington B. Burnsed F. H. Storch Cab Yates Geo. W. Sanchez J. P. DePap Green Spykes C. L. Frieble A. W. Smith S. C. Fugate H. Studstill A. E. Hodges J. S. Sistrunk James Herrow T. N. Smith E. M. Beidelman M. A. Smith G. M. C. Butler Edmond Terry John W. Crevasse J. B. Tyner N. R. Carter & Co. P. H. Tuten Est. C. W. Hodges Smith Turner D. J. Hires J. S. Turner C. Hafele Elias Turner James H. Harris Elias Walker J. B. Hudson Felicia Worthington S. H. Highsmith Wm. Watt D. H. Irvine Yulee Iron Works R. C. Rermode F. B. Meriam J. C. L. Engle October 6,1879 Tom Long requested aid in caring for Susan and Candy Bishop, orphan children of Susan Bishop. $10.00 per month was granted. A. McLeod is still listed as pauper. W. J. Jones keeps him. The tax collector now is J. C. McGrew. Petition for road granted from Fowler’s Bluff to Levyville. November 3,1897 The voting precincts established are: Ft. Fanning, Rosewood, Atsena Otie. A previously noted name, Wingo, is actually Winges. D. H. Winges is a deputy sheriff. January 5,1880 The recorded partial jury list. Wm. Gomm, chairman, Samuel Quincey, Wm. P. Edwards, Wm. Batty, members. S. A. Lewis A. K. Mixon S. S. Lay fort A. W. Furnass Hairy Cannon Isaac Munden E. C. Lutterloh F. E. Hale Sol Osteen Daniel Faircloth Leroy Wood T. L. Hodgson Warren Morton D. P. Newsom Sam Mixon H. S. Rogers M. W. Hinton Jessie M. Blitch J. M. Stanley P. S. Bevill D. U. Marsteller J. W. Crevasse L. B. Lewis C. Hafele J. B. Lamb Lewis Apple J. J. Mixon T. D. Morgan E. M. Beidelman R. C. Philpot Columbus Gaines George Oglesby G. F. McDonnell Hampton Smith H. P. Mattair B. B. Lowman David Hiers S. H. Lyles O. H. P. Kirkland Alex DeBush S. Smith M. L. Sandlin E. Y. Geiger R. M. Fugate L. J. Purdum A. L. Swails Thomas Burford T. W. Davis Wash Phelps J. P. Phelps J. E. M. Tedder W. R. Medlin S. C. Sistrunk David Graham C.J. Bradshaw E. W. Rush H. R. Haize C. C. Drummond W. J. Medlin O. Bettilini Josh B. Sutton E. S. Lee R. S. Tucker John Goodnight John B. Flemming E. C. Price D. Long Allen Pendarvis J. P. Strickland Harry Boatley Jerry Goldwire Caleb Higginbotham Jerry Smith Wm. Nobles H. A. Drummonds S. F. Highsmith Oliver Pellett Mike Young J.J.Jones C. J. McDonnell J. J. Oglesbee Z. B. Mathews Joseph Plummer F. S. McDonnell M. A. Beck Columbus Gaines was postmaster at Lebannon 3

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January 5,1880 Partial Jury List J. M. Roach E. Collier James Goodday James Collier Benj. A. Anderson Madison Cannon H. S. Brown C. D. Craig Wm. Bemus Henry Collier Mack Winfield H. H. Coulson Shop Havens J. A. Creech D. A. Stroble E. A. Champlain W. H. Clark W. A. Cribbs Wm. Lancaster C. W. Cason W. H. Bigham Ben Coachman W. H. Highsmith J. M. Currie A. M. Geiger Darius Colvin Fred Parsons E. L. Drummond L. Abercrombie B. J. Davis W. H. Sebring John Delano A. L. Long Adam G. Days T. S. Faircloth Frank Dupree Moses Keen E. Dillingham H. J. Pruden J. T. Driggers Geo. Maxwell W. J. Epperson Garrett Swindall W. B. Ellis J. S. Turner R. M. Ellzey J. R. McGrath John Faircloth J. B. Gore Peter Frieson G. C. Priest George P. Fowler David Altman J. G. Ford A. Y. Allen Wm. Ferginson S. L. Arrington C. M. Gill J. A. Andrews J. F. Guinn Twiggs Allen Robert Houston C. S. Bushnell John E. Williams F. S. Bushnell D. S. Walker J. R. Boyer Frank Watson Munt Brooks Henry White Wm. H. Byles N. Wooldrige W. J. Barnett F. A. Wolfe S. B. Bryant J. J. S. Watkins Eugene Batty Wilson Williams Jacob Burkheim D. A. Walker Wm. A. Bozeman W. H. Whitehead T; P. Beck S. B. Wade Thomas Brooks Geo. W. Willis E. H. Brewer Jerome Wilson J. P. Baulknight W. R. White James Chase J. L. Worthington W. S. Cobb Frank Faircloth’s father February 2,1880 A request was made to “mark the road from Dr. Jackson’s place on Chunky Pond to the Morgan Bridge on the Wekiva River.” It was granted to lay out a road from Cedar Key to the Mainland. Road Commissioners: F. E. Hale, R. M. Dozier, S. D. Mills, B. H. Davis, C. J. Bradshaw, and Henry Winter. The petition for precinct at LaGrange was tabled. A road was granted, Garrett Swindall’s to Smith’s Mills. Road Commissioners: N. S. Cobb, J. A. Jones, J. A. Overstreet. Abraham Dyron was listed as pauper. March 1,1880 Smith’s Mills listed in Alachua County. N. S. Cobb’s residence was near Alachua County line. An “old” road went from Bronson to the bridge near the “Head of the Wekiva” (Morgan’s Bridge?). A road was granted from Bronson by way of McGee’s Branch to the Dixon Old Place thence to the Chambers (?) old crossing to the -? place on Ten Mile thence to Joel Hodges Ferry on the Withlacoochee. July 5,1880 The petition of Mrs. Faircloth for support was refused. n William Perryman and Mandy Weeks Perryman. The clothes they wore were typical of the late 1800’s. The background is a cane patch. A small field was called a patch. 4

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August 2,1880 Mrs. Sophie Faircloth was placed on pauper list. F. G. BaulknightÂ’s assessment read, he was well to-do. David Levy Yulee had an assessment over $4,000. September 6,1880 The petition to reduce the assessment of Geo. W. Sanchez was granted. The petition to reduce the assessment of David Levy Yulee was refused. A request was granted Rudolph Hartman to route public road around his premises. Scholarships to East Florida Seminary were granted to Anna H. Thomas and Giles E. Mixon. Dr. Paschall was paid for attending sick prisoners. October 4,1880 A road was granted from the Marion County Line near S. J. FriarsÂ’ place to intersect the road from Bronson to Peter HaleÂ’s at or near Sand Pond. Road Commissioners: Solomon Osteen, Hilliard Lee, and B. Matthews. A new road was granted from Ft. Fannin toward Bronson to intersect the public road at Ebenezer Church; road commissioners, J. C. Bell, S. N. Watson, C. W. McElroy. Wm. McDow is shown on the pauper list. Election inspectors: Bronson, No. 1: Thos. Tillis, L. B. Lewis, L. W. Hamlin; Levyville, No. 2: N. R. Carter, Emanuel Studstill, Wilson Williams; Otter Creek, No. 3: R. M. Ellzey, James Collier, Anderson Allridge; Cedar Key, No. 4: Dr. R. H. McDvaine, W. R. White, G.j M. C. Butler; Hase Johnson, No. 5: Solomon B. Folks, Columbus Gaines, James Weeks; No. 6: J. S. Sistrunk, Jeremiah Simonton, N. A. Blitch; No. 7: Geo. W. Willis, J. F. McDowell, Adam Days. November 1,1880 H. P. MattairÂ’s place was listed at the Marion Line. November 15,1880 It was requested Gov. Geo. F. Drew suspend Tax Collector John C. McGrew for failing to report accounts to the board. November 22,1880 McGrew still balks on reporting accounts to board, so they instruct the Clerk to contact the StateÂ’s Attorney. December 1880 A letter was recorded from L. H. Hamlin concerning the destitution of the Estes family. J. M. Barco still clerk; F. M. McQueen, Justice of the Peace; Jerry Goldwire, court baliff; and L. D. Townsend, grand jury baliff. January 3,1881 Nathan Shepherd was dropped from the pauper list. The Governor did suspend McGrew. February 7,1881 J. S. Parker is sheriff, and his bondsmen are: Christian Hafele, W. J. Epperson, J. M. Jackson, L. B. Lewis. Scholarship was awarded to J. M. Jackson, Jr. Shands was Superintendent of Public Instruction, receiving $55.90 per month. February 14,1881 Ira GoreÂ’s bondsmen were: Geo. W. Moody, John Parsons, O. Bettiline, R. C. Barr, A. E. Hodges, E. J. Lutterloh, (?), Miller, and W. B. Henderson. February 14,1881 Partial jury list: David Altman J. A. Hawkins Levi Abercrombie J. Hirst W. T. Arnold L. W. Hamlin Eli Anderson J. T. Hartman Geo. Anderson M. A. Holston Burran Burnside D. J. Hollister J. C. Beck R. L. Holzendorf C. J. Bradshaw W. C. Henry Eugene Batty W. H. Haynes J. M. Blitch J. T. Jackson W. J. Barnett J.J.Jones Wm. Bass Hade Drummond Jacob Burkheim C. C. Drummond A. C. Black L. S. Dawes W. S. Bunting R. M. Dozier O. Bettilini J. R. Davis L. P. Beck John Drummond L. Brooks Wm. Dyers S. P. Bigham Alex DeBusk A. H. Bateman Adam Days E.H. Beaver J. W. or M. Durrance J. P. Baulknight G. E. D. Elliot Lol Bachman S. D. Eason C. A. Brantley W. J. Epperson F. E. Barroww W. B. Ellis J. S. Bodiford J. B. Epperson E. M. Billington John Faircloth Joseph Pettilini Levi Faircloth J. W. Chessen J. T. Fleming James Chace W. J. Jones W. R. Coulter Mike Johnson M. F. Clyatt C. T.Jones H. Cannon C. M.Jacobs Elzia Collier E. L.Janney James Collier Jacob Keen Madison Cannon O. H. P. Kirkland N. R. Carter Chas. Kerr C. D. Craig P. W. Kirkpatrick Hy. Collier J. W. Lanier J. A. Creach J. B. Lutterloh W. N. Clark L. S. Faircloth J. N. Crevass Dan Faircloth Ed. S. Corregan W. D. Finlayson E. A. Champlain A. W. Furness Chas. Carlson Sugford Free S. J. Clyatt L. B. Futch Benj. Coachman Wm. Fleming J. Castille R. M. Fugate L. A. Callaway W. B. Felder David Conner L. J. Forbes A. M. Chafer Jerry Goldwire 5

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The Perryman family about 1900. Left, William Emanuel Perryman and Cora Perryman, their children: Gara, Julia, Ollie, Rufus, Sam, A. D. and Sophia Wilkerson Perryman (WilliamÂ’s parents), Jack, Neller, Eli, John Collier (son-in-law) and Ginny Perryman Collier. Couple in background is John Collier and wife. A. D. and Sophia Wilkerson Perryman were the grandparents of Mr. Bill Emanuel of Chiefland. C. M. GUI L. J. Hogans Leonard Nobles Isham Stephens John B. Gore Sam Highsmith J. W. Overstreet D. A. Stroble C. Gaines C. Higginbotham E. F. OÂ’Neal J.Sheppard J. S. Gambrell M. N. Winton W. G. OÂ’Reagan H. Studstill James Goody S. A. Hussey W. W. Osteen J. S. Sistrunk John Goodnight C. R. Howard W. J. Pruden J. A. Scott David Lang Is. Heagy James Pinner J. B. Sutton Jessie Lofton A. E. Hodges L. J. Purdon H. S. Sutton B. B. Lowman John Huber Wash Phelps Jordan Sanders J. McLove Christian Hafele Jos. Plummer A. W. Smith C.H. Lee D. L. McGowan 0. Pellet I. S. P. Smith W. R. Lewis Jasper McGowan 0. J. Parker L. W. Storch A. L. Lindsay J. H. Mooney John Pellet C. Schmidt Whitt Loman Isaac Munden Wiley Priest Geo. Sherchose Geo. Lancaster J. E. McGrew Peter Quin R. S. Tucker S. S. Moore Geo. Maxwell P. M. Quin J. E. M. Tedder Z. B. Matthews J. H. Mason John Sache Elias Walker Alex McLeod E. H. Medlin Christian Schlemmer Conrad Wellman Joseph George W. F. Morton Richard Small W. R. White Ivy Gamer L. S. McCall C. H. Fikirb Jerome Wilson David Graham J. R. McGrath James W. Wilkinson Hy Winter Anse Galphin Samuel Mixon S. F. Highsmith L. W. Murray C. C. Bumshaw is Coroner. Mr. Apple is assessor. David Hiers J. B. Moody McGrew finally turns in a tax collector report. G. V. Hudson Wm. Nobles J. M. Hudson Calvin Nobles 6

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March 7,1881 George Willis, J. P., requested an “inquest on the body of Wallace Mitchell.” Twiggs Allen is constable. There was a petition presented by Calvin Nobles, L. S. Flemming and James M. Jackson for the pauper status for Mrs. Murphy. Mrs. Murphy was awarded $3.00 per month. April 4,1881 N. R. Carter is treasurer, and J. M. Barco is still clerk. A road was approved from Ft. Fanning to Bronson to intersect Joppa to Bronson Road at Ebenezer Church. The road from Bronson to Willis’ Mill ran along section line between 33 and 34, T.12, R. 18. Brit Lewis and Albert M. Henry were paid as witnesses. May 2,1881 R. L Holzendorf is constable, Wm. Andrews, juror. George Emanuel is on the pauper list. June 6,1881 Otis Richardson requests the road changed at his place. Road commissioners were: Dist. 1, J. M. Jackson, P. S. Bevill, Wm. Byles; Dist. 2, (Levyville) Jno. E. Robinson, C. W. McElroy, J. P. Bolton; Dist. 3 (Otter Creek) Jim Collier, C. C. Bumshaw, F. J. Yearty; Dist. 4 (Gulf Hammock) G. D. Mendenhall, J. H. Jacobie, E. S. L ee; Dist. 5 (Hase Johnson’s) D. S. Folks, J. M. Stephens, Jim Weeks; Dist. 6 (Stafford’s Pond & Williston) G. W. Willis, N. A. Blitch, T. N. Smith. They plan to have “sign boards placed at all the road crossings.” July 4,1881 Mrs. Meeks is on the pauper list. Changes were made in the assessments of: E. W. Agnew & Co., T. C. V. Bostell, C. B. Tibbie, and James Goody. Road changes were allowed as requested by Otis Richardson, from Bronson to Williston, and diverging to the right on the 40 acres known as WychofFs Land. (J. M. Barco’s land is nearby.) July 12,1881 A bill was submitted by Berrill and Storch for making coffins at $26.09, and it was refused. The board members were apparently in a foul mood at this time for they refused to pay any bills. Partial list of raised assessments: Wm. Lancaster Henry Lancaster W. R. Lewis JNO. C. L’Engle T. J Long C. Lloyd C. G. McDonnell Alex McLeod John Marcum H. S. W. Lewis W. R. Medlin Geo. Milliner John Parsons J. B. Pope John Sash Geo.Sanchez B. R. Tillman S. P. Turner J. S. Turner Mrs. H. H. Vezey Jane McCrabb August 1,1881 Prisoners in county jail were let out to the highest bidder: Mack Collins to J. M. Jackson for $5.00 per month; Tony Ginn to J. F. McDonnell for $6.25 per month; Lewis Jones to Wm. Batty for $6.00 per month; Joe Watson to Ira Carter for $5.00 per month. August 9,1881 They are still paying out fees to John C. McGrew. September 5,1881 A scholarship was awarded to Miss Hattie Thomas. October 3,1881 Brock and Bill Smith were paid for “guard at jail,” Josh White, Constable, Martin Purifier, witness, John Quin, witness, Wm. H. Sweeden, witness, Larry Finnegan, Constable. J. S. Turner is requesting payment on Blumenthal Warrants (script). His request was refused. October 17,1881 Mr. Louis Appell is assessor. Those listed as paupers were: Clifford Allen, Mrs. Griffin, Mrs. Estes. November 7,1881 A. C. Beauchamp listed as juror in State vs. McIntyre. Chas. Tomblin is witness. An inquest was filed on the bodies of E. L. Drummond and Joe Kenly. A scholarship was awarded to Robert E. Lang. Louis Demere is on the pauper list. December 7,1881 Jim Hathcock is guard, Thomas Tillis is baliff, and James Stewart, H. F. Spence, jurors. January 2,1882 Wm. Batty, chairman, Wm. Gomm, Wm. P. Edwards, Samuel Quincey and W. R. Medlin. Those removed from the pauper list were: Prince McClellan, Mr. McDowell, Daniel J. Summerlin, and A. Castleberry at $5.00 per month. February 6,1882 The bondsman for John McGrew is being sued. The case was settled. February 6,1882 Cattle inspectors: Bronson: Thos Tillis; Levyville: N. R. Carter; Otter Creek: E. H. Medlin; Rosewood: C. S. Bushnell; Black Dirt: D. W. Blitch; #687: R. K. Limbaugh. Road commissioners: No. 1, J. B. Sutton, Elias Walker, N. L. Lindsay; No. 2, J. P. Bolton, C. W. McElroy, D. L. McGown; No. 3, T. J. Yearty, Jim Collier, Wash Hudson; No. 4, J. H. Jacobie, E. S. Lee, G. D. Mendenhall; No. 5, D. S. Folks, J. M. Stephens, C. C. Gaines; No. 6, G. W. Willis, John Reddick, F. W. Blitch. February 6,1882 Partial jury list: David Altman James Adams A. Y. Allen Wm. H. Amer Wm. H. Ahrens Wash Allen Moses Asbell Richard Arline John C. Beck M. A. Beck 7

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C. C. Burnham W. B.Johnson Perry Henderson A. J. Griffin A. C. Beauchamp Andrew Jackson L. T. Hendrix Robert Houston G. A. Beck C. M.Jacobs S. Y. McFarland Sol. Highsmith J. P. Bolton John J. Johnson J. R. Horn J. B. Mills J. H. Baker Moses Keen T. B. Folks David Hiers T. E. Bozeman 0. H. P. Kirkland D. S. Folks H. L. Hill C. J. Brand Douglas Kemp R. M. Fugate E. A. McDonnell Jackson Byrd S. T. Kinsey E. T. Geiger C. J. McDonnell H. D. Cook Nicholas King E. J. McCall James Madison N. S. Cobb Tony Liferidge John Grissett Courtland Morgan K. P. Cook D. Long Henry Garner H. P. Mattair W. H. H. Blitch Munt Brook Wm. Bass James Booth James Cantee Harry Cade Floyd Curtis A. J. Clyatt J. B. Coleman G. W. Castell Ira W. Cross L. Call J. L. Cottrell R. A Coachman E. L. Cottrell R. M. Chafen Eugene Coon J. M. Dixon L. S. Dawes W. M. DeLyons Didymus Dryen J. T. Driggers Henry Dyess A. T. Duren John Drummond Alex DeBush JNO. G. Dawes W. J. Denham W. B. Ellis R. M. Ellzey Simon D. Evans W. J. Epperson J. B. Epperson J. I. Epperson Marcus Ellis John Faircloth Ned Heath Levy Faircloth T. S. Faircloth Geo. W. Fields A. F. Harrod R. H. Herring W. B. Hodgson Morris Jordan W. R. Lewis S. A. Lewis Jack Lewis Alexia McLeod Isaac Munden T. D. Morgan G. W. Maxwell E. H. Medlin W. J. Medlin S. A. Hussey Calvin Hall H. H. Hammone Christian Hafele Wm. Harris Much 6,1882 J. W. Dorsey listed as one jailer. Wm. McDowell, on the pauper list, is being cared for by Harriet Booth. Col. W. R. Coulter was issued new warrants in place of Max Blumenthal. Warrants at 60 cents on the dollar. April 3,1882 W. S. Knox, Constable. Witnesses were: W. S. Bunting, Larry Finnegan, Eugene Cottrell, Joe Perry and Alfred King, L. D. Townsend, Jailer. Jacob Thompson is listed as having fed the jury (had cafe in Bronson?). The judge ordered to “bind out” one Enoch Booth to Wm. Gomm. Mr. McDowell was removed from the pauper list. Placed on the pauper list were Farrah Macenia Watson and her mother Macenia Beasley Watson by the ruins of the log house built by Farrah’s sixth generation ancestor Moses Keen before the Civil War. 8

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Prince McQellan at $3.00 per month, Mrs. Roxanna Booth, and Mr. Hutchinson. Samuel Edwards was awarded a scholarship. A new precinct, No. 8, was set up: bound on north by line dividing T.S. 13 & 14, on east and south by county line between Levy and Marion. Bound on west by old Levy-Marion line, the voting place to be at Four Mile Pond School House. May 1,1882 General W. H. Sebring made application for scholarship in behalf of his son, W. H. Sebring. J. B. Sutton, listed as cattle inspector, S. L. Carter is County Superintendent of Education. Listed temporarily on pauper list: Mrs. Atlanta Johnson, and F. B. Harrison from Cedar Key. A new ford is to be cut across the Little Waccasassa River. July 3,1882 Mr. Wm. Batty appears to have been County Commissioner from Cedar Key. A road was ordered from Otter Creek to Rocky Hammock Church. The assessment of Mrs. Margaret E. Barr was raised from $460.00 to $3000.00. Partial list of raised assessments: C. L. Frieble Nicholas King Glove F. McDonnell A. T. McIntyre Henry Potts James Gordon Ollive Pellett Mrs. Nancy Yulee ($4560.00 to $6840.00) August 7,1882 A road was granted “commencing at the terminus of the dirt road from Cedar Key to the Mainland” to a point on the County line nearest Joppa in Alachua County. Samuel Quincey and J. S. Turner were appointed to investigate and try to settle the matter between the county and J. C. McGrew, ex-collector of revenue. September 4,1882 Removed from the pauper list were: Roxana Booth and Martha Griffin. Placed on the pauper list were: Joseph Waters, James Pedrick. Thomas Pedrick lived on road from Bronson to Cotton Plant. October 14,1882 Temporary pauper, Wm. McDowell. Resolution was made to compel Ed McDowell to support his father, Wm. McDowell. Scholarship awarded to John L. Jones. October 14,1882 All names purged from voter registration list: Ambrose, Geo. H. Anderson, B. A. Anderson, W. M. Amer, Wm. H. Allen, Eugene Barnes, Thomas Brown, H. T. Burkheim, Jacob Ballard, W. H. Blitch, S. H. Butler, J. S. Batey, W. H. Batey, J. A. Bolton, J. P. Barnes, Tucker T. Burkholder, David Bettlini, Joe Berry, E. J. Cribbs, W. A. Conner, David Cobb, N. S. Castleberry, O. Colvin, Darius Collins, Mack Carter, Charles Clyatt, W. W., Jr. Collins, Jack Dyess, Geo. W. Dyess, Arron J. Dyess, Moses Dixon, Britt Days, Horace Daniel, L. P. Duren, W. J. Davis, Jerry Dozier, L. Jr. Ellis, L. C. Frei, S. Flemming, L. S. Fowler, Geo. P. Flemming, W. N. Flynn, W. R. Goodwin, Taffy Ginn, J. F. Goodnight, J. M. Gories, Tony Gardner, Sterling Golphin, J. J. Goody, James Hires, G. A. Huber, John Headly, D. H. Hendon, Green Hill, JNO. J. Hale, W. H. Hobay, A. D. Hogans, J. B. Hamilton, Perry Holland, B. H. Howard, Stepney Hogans, Samuel Hamm, W. J. Jones, W. A. Jones, J. J. Kirkland, J. S. Kolb, Lewis King, C. E. Kerr, Charles Keen, J. T. Linbaugh, J. H. Lamb, Jno B. Lee, C. H. Lastinger, A. J. Lyles, S. H. Levy, H. J. Martin, Zack McClary, Wm. Murray, M. W. McDowell, Julian McLeod, Angus Moore, E. A. Moore, Adam McCully, Pierce Muldro, Calvin Mixon, Samuel Mendenhall, J. B. Mitchell, Thomas Moore, Antony Moody, S. S. Norris, Tony Nixon, T. J. O’Reilly, James Owens, Charles E. Pruden,H. J. Parsons, T. E. Parsons, W. G. Parsons, Fred S. Peters, Geo. Rhodes, J. R. Rush, E. W. Rodrigeuz, Leo Rawls, Cotton Studstill, C. Starling, T. Starling, H. Sauls, J. W. Simonton, Dembo Shands, J. F. Stibbs, H. L. Stiles, J. H. Smith, S. Storremetz, G. W. Spikes, Zeke Tyner, S. J. Thompson, H. F. Thomas, F. W. Tillis, Joseph Wilkinson, J. H. Wheeler, Wm. Wing, Sam Yeates, J. C. 9

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October 14,1882 Election Commissioners: Dist. 1: Benj. Coachman, Elias Walker, Wm, Bemus; Dist. 2: T. J. Prevatt, Ira J. Carter, J. J. Phelps; Dist. 3: Elias Medlin, T. J. Yearty, R. M. Ellzey; Dist. 4: R. H. McUvaine, Wm. H. Anderson, Jno. H. Murrell; Dist. 5: C. Gaines, R. P. Priest, Wm. Stephens; Dist. 6: J. E. Sistrunk, M. Brooks, P. O. Sneller; Dist. 7: G. W. Willis, W. H. Bigham, A. G. Days; Dist. 8: W. H. H. Blitch, Allen Roberts, Tho. Pedrich. January 1883 Road Commissioners: Bronson #1: H. H. Cook, Elias Walker, C. Wellman; Levyville #2: F. B. Folks, J. A. Mooney, H. S. Studstill; Otter Creek #3: T. J. Yearty, Wm. E. Yearty, JNO. E. Robinson; Gulf Hammock #4: J. H. Jacobie, E. S. Lee, Geo. D. Mendenhall; Hase JohnsonÂ’s: J. M. Stephens, D. W. Blitch, C. C. Gaines; StaffordÂ’s Pond #6: Harrison Blitch, Munt Brooks, Thos. Pedrick; Williston #7: T. N. Smith, W. B. Lowman, W. H. Bigham. Partial Jury List: T. A. Darby J. W. Gomto Wm. Harrod M. H. Hammock Harry K. Hendricks John H. Hendricks P. H. Herring Holzein, R. L. Hollester, D. J. Holstein, M. A. Harbin, C. A. Heavew, J. S. Heavew, Geo. Hussey, S. A. Ingraham, W. F. Kelley, Thos. Long, A. L. Schlemmer, Christian Lewis, L. B. Shine, Henry R. Long, D. Sneller, P. U. Lightfoot, G. E. Sapp, Wiley Lorin, Arthur Tooten, L. G. Medlin, W. J. Thornton, Isaac Medlin, F. H. Whitehurst, G. E. Maxwell, G. W. Watson, W. J. Marsteller, D. U. White, Henry Moyer, Courtland Winn, W. D. Mercer, Geo. D. Winn, W. H. Morrell, J. F. White, J. J. Ingraham, Saul Watson, T. W. Osteen, S. Willis, D. B. Rosella, B. A. Willis, J. S. February 1883 Mr. Stephens on pauper list given $3.00 per month. Mrs. Murphy is back on the pauper list. March 1883 Mrs. Tillis is on the pauper list. April 1883 Mrs. MurphyÂ’s name has been removed from the pauper list. May 1883 Requested a road from Bronson by Mrs. VezeyÂ’s, and between lands owned by Mrs. Vezey, and Wade and Hodges, continuing between lands of J. M. Barco, Mrs. Anna Clark, C. HafeleÂ’s, and Mrs. Huber, thence by Hamp SmithÂ’s to Cow Gully. The steamboats Belle of the Suwannee (in front) and the Thetus, a metal hulled vessel, on the Suwannee River. 10

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June 1883 Decided to discontinue road from McLeod place to Cow Gully. A road is to run parallel with Bronson-Stafford Pond Road to intersect Ocala Road south of Midway Academy. It was authorized to lay out a road from the county line near Joppa, now called Trenton, to Cedar Key. July 2,1883 Col. E. J. Lutterloh appeared in behalf of Mrs. Yulee to request the lowering of her assessment. The motion was refused. August 6,1883 S. L. Carter is superintendent of schools, J. J. Mixon is sheriff. Mr. C. Wellman presented a petition for a liquor license, but it was not acted upon because of “informality in publication.” The assessment of Eliza Huber was raised from $200.00 to $500.00. Other assessments raised were: E. G. Hunt Sam Hartman Dr. J. B. Kinney L. B. Lewis Riley Lewis G. W. Morton C. Schlemmer Yulee Iron Works W. J. Epperson The assessment of Disston’s Lands was reduced from 30 cents per acre to 25 cents. Mr. J. S. Turner is to be notified to offer for sale the McGrew lands for not less than $4000.00. Mr. J. I. Epperson’s place is on Stafford’s Pond. September 4,1883 Those names appearing on the pauper list were: A. Dyson, J. R. Hutchinson and wife, Geo. Emanuel, Prince McGelland, Wm. McDowell, Mr. Stephens, and Mrs. Tillis. Also, Jos. Waters, Abram Dyson. Mr. Wellman, represented by counsel, again appeared in behalf of his petition for a liquor license. His counsel was Col. Cottrell. Also appearing with counsel was a group of citizens protesting Wellman’s petition. The Wellman petition was alleged to contain names of deceased persons, persons not living in the district. Other persons present denied signing the petition, saying their signatures thereon were forgeries. One man present stated that he was positive, “This was not his mark.” C. Wellman’s petition for a liquor license was not granted. It was granted the McGrew property at Ft. Fanning was to be advertised in the Times-Union at Jacksonville. October 1,1883 C. Wellman has entered suit against board for Writ of Mandamus concerning his liquor license application. There was a motion to grant license upon Judge King’s Mandamus. The clerk was ordered to send copy of the proceedings to Judge King. October 1,1883 A voting district was established at Rosewood. October 6,1883 Names stricken from voter’s list (partial): Ashford, Emory Atkinson, J. W. Barco, J. K. Butler, G. M. C. Baker, J. H. Bass, J. B. Bozeman, J. B. Blanch, Charles Bass, Wiley Best, W. H. Broch, T. J. Boatley, Major Castello, David Curry, J. M. Cross, Ira W. Cook, E. Cribbs, W. P. Collins, Richard Campbell, Sam Cannon, David Callaway, L. H. Dillingham, E. Duren, W. J. Finnegan, Lawrence Gadsden, John Germain, Walter Goodnight, John Herd, John Hartman, J. Hines, W. H. Hodgson, Wm. Hern, Jim Hay son, W. B. Hackney, T. J. Harrison, Henry Johnson, John Johnston, J. B. Keebler, W. J. Kelsey, Alexander King, Cooley Lisenby, James M. Lancaster, Henry Milliner, George Madison, Jim Moody, S. S. McLeod, N. E. McIntyre, Arch McKinnis, J. E. Smith, Melton McFarland, S. Y. Oliver, John O’Reagan, W. J. Pellet, Oliver Pellet, John P. Pope,J. B. Perrodin, A. M. Plummer, Wm. Petty, T. J. Passalago, Antonio Phelps, Richard Pouncy, Cy Penny, John Potts, W. W. Robinson, Wm. Reddick, 0. G. Roderique, Mike Roderique, Nick Roach, H. D. Renfro, E. M. Reaves, E. D. Sutton, J. R. Shands, W. A. Smith, W. A. Sutliff, Wm. Spates, Murphy Townsend, L. D. Tillis, Sampson Tuten,John Wetherford, A. H. Wallace, Mitchell Young, G. W. Young,M. B. October 19,1883 A group of Bronson citizens called a meeting at their own expense to authorize Bronson citizens to employ counsel to represent the board in Mandamus case of C. Wellman vs. Levy Board of Commissioners to be held in Ocala. December 3,1883 Granted a road from Rosewood to No. 4. Another lengthy session held with attorneys between Bronson citizens and C. Wellman, again petitioning for license to sell “liquor, beer and wine”. Wellman’s petition had a majority of one vote, and the license was granted. 11

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Shipbuilding at Cedar Key about eighty years ago. These schooners hauled freight between west coast ports for many years. January 4,1884 Partial jury list: Davis Altman Erickson, J. A. F. A. Arnold Faircloth, John P. D. Arrington Faircloth, Levy Louis Abercrombie Faircloth, T. S. W. S. Armstrong Faircloth, Dan Richard Arline Furnass, A. W. D. H, H. Arline Felder, W. B. Jno. C. Beck Fagin, Joseph M. A. Beck Fitch, John Bushnell, F. S. Fuzals, J. C. Blitch, Jesse M. Gold wire, Jerry Byles, W. H. George, Joseph Beidelman, E. M. Gamer, Henry Barnett, W. J. Griffin, A. J. Boatley, Harry Goodson, M. M. Bigham, S. P. Gamto, J. M. Brewer, E. H. Haize, H. K. Barton, W. M. Hussey, S. A. Burnham, C. C. Hartman, John Beachamp, A. C. Hafele, C. Blackwelder, R. Keen, Moses Cook, H. D. Long, A. Chesser, J. W. Long, D. Chafer, R. M. Lewis, L. B. DeLyons, W. M. Lewis, Jack DePue, George Lewis, W. R. McDonnell, E. H. Nobles, Win. Moger, Courtland Poleman, Harry McCullough, H. February 4,1884 Isham Thornton is on the pauper list. March 3,1884 Bridge granted over the Wekiva River at Dr. Kinney’s place. April 7,1884 Mrs. 0. Castelberry is on the pauper list. May 5,1884 W. H. Sebring Jr. “was appointed state pupil at the Agricultural College at Lake City.” June 2,1884 Names of some local bridges were: Munden Bridge, Lonesome Bridge, Double Bridge. June 7,1884 On the pauper list went Atlanta Johnson. R. L. Holzendorf was sheriff. August 4,1884 There was a meeting of a group of citizens requesting a foot bridge across the Waccasassa River on the road to Ebenezer Church. The Misses Hem went on the pauper list. Florida Southern Rail Road paid their taxes in Levy County. October 6,1884 List of Election Inspectors: Bronson #1: Benj. 12

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Coachman, Chris Hafele, Elis Walker; Levyville #2: Clark M. Carter, Henry S. Rogers, John W. Tindale; Otter Creek #3: Isham Stephens, S. R. Worthington, A. Allridge; Cedar Key #4: R. A. Coachman, J. M. Lisenby, Wm. Cantee; Hase Johnson’s #5: C. C. Gaines, R. P. Priest, W. H. Stephens; Stafford’s Pond #6: J. S. Sistrunk, Munt Brooks, N. B. Plummer; Williston #7: D. P. Newsom, J. P. Reddick, H. G. Days; Four Mile Pond #8: T. D. Morgan, Isaac Pedrick, Wm. Nobles; Rosewood #9: C. C. Burnham, Wm. M. Goodson, F. M. Spicer. October 6, 1884 Stricken from Voter’s list Dist. 1: Farlson, Charles Coachman, Jos. R. Cook, A. H. Figgs, Wm. Garrison, J. K. Hodge,John Jones, G. G. Jonson,A. Robinson, Bosen Turner, A. J. Lambert, G. C. McClellan, Prince Maxwell, Geo. W. Medlin, W. J. McDowell, Wm. McDowell, Edw. N McDowell, Edwin Marsteller, D. U. Mitchell, R. B. Stanley, J. W. Fletcher December 1,1884 Some of the board members are retiring, but they give Barco, who is not retiring, a gold pen. The speech of presentation is in the minutes, which starts, “Sir! In presenting you with this token of our esteem” -also included is Barco’s speech of acceptance. January 5,1885 New names on the pauper list were: Lily Nichols, Henry Smith, and Wm. Russell. There were persons from Cedar Key who kept applying for an “exclusive permit to plant oysters” in specific locations. February 2,1885 Removed from the pauper list were: Wm. Russell, Mrs. Tillis, and Mrs. Clark. March 2,1885 Wm. Russell is back on the pauper list, also added was Thos. Calhoun. April 6,1885 Mrs. Rebecca Rogers is on the pauper list. “Daniel Faircloth and others” were refused. Dr. A. E. Hodges applied for a license for ferry on the Withlacoochee at “Hodges, Buggy and horse 30 cents.” April 11,1885 Lewis Shuler is on the pauper list. April 11,1885 Election Inspectors: Bronson #1: J. M. Gomto, M. J. Mixon, D. U. Marsteller; Levyville #2: H. M. Spence, H. S. Rogers, J. D. Hires; Otter Creek #3: H. J. Turner, Isham Stephens, A. Aldridge; Cedar Key #4: H. R. Shine, W. K. Zenadski, Wm. Cantee; Hase Johnson’s #5: N. H. Blitch, N. B. Plummer, Munt Brooks; Williston #7: E. C. Price, J. P. Reddick, Adam Days; Four Mile Pond #8: Thomas Pedrick, T. D. Morgan, W. H. H. Blitch; Rosewood #9: C. C. Burnham, F. M. Spicer, James Shiver. Plans are being made for filing suit for 2 or 3 years delinquent taxes of the Florida Town Improvement Company, The Florida Land and Imigration Co., and David L. and Nancy Yulee. May 4,1885 More action on the pauper list, “on” went Wm. Driggers, and Rebecca Rogers, “off’ went Lily Nicholls. Mr. J. V. Burke got the county advertising business. Voting precinct ft 10 was established at NW corner of C. W. McElroy’s land. June 1,1885 D. W. Blitch received license for ferry on the Withlacoochee River at Blitch’s Ferry. July 6,1885 Certified as indigent C.S.A. Veterans were: John H. Sutton, Arron Higginbotham. Others on the pauper list: Jos. Oglesby, M. J. Whitehurst, Daniel B. Hogans, J. R. Hutchinson and wife, Geo. Emanuel, H. Dyson, Isham Thornton, Mrs. Castleberry, Prince McClellan, Miss Hearn, Wm. Driggers, Lewis Shuler, Rebecca Rogers, Henry Smith, Wm. Russell, Atlanta Johnson, Jos. Waters, Mrs. Calhoun. August 3,1885 The commissioners are: Wm. Batty, D. P. Newson, S. H. Highsmith, W. R. Medlin, Isham Stephens. A road was laid out from Williston by Horton’s Store to the county line. W. H. Bigham is sheriff, D. E. Pass, supt. of schools. The old road leading from Cow House to Horton’s Store declared public. Partial list of raised assessments: Est. of R. M. Allen C. W. Brush Preston Cunningham Sallie M. Chater A. B. Crutchfield J. P. DePosse Sarah E. Faircloth T. S Faircloth S. P. Helvinston Dan Holland James Lewis J. R. McGrath Donald McRae C. H. Phinney Hampton Smith A. W. Smith J. W. Smith September 7,1885 Betty Jones was refused for the pauper list. O. Bettilini was granted a liquor license at Cedar Key. It was agreed to advertise for bids to build jail, in Levy County Times. An inquest was held on the body of C. E. Owens. 13

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Gatsy Starling Long on her birthday in 1947 at age ninety, Otter Creek, with three of her children: Maggie Smith, Will Long and Eveline Maxwell all now deceased. She lived twelve days after her birthday. October 5,1885 C. Wellman was back to have his liquor license renewed. November 2,1885 Thomas Moore is on the pauper list. Silas Weeks is listed as indigent C.S.A. The intended delinquent tax suit against the Florida Land & Immigration Co. and Florida Town Improvement Co. was dropped when it was discovered these companies had paid their taxes. John McGrew had kept the money, so they will now charge this to McGrew. December 7,1885 Hernando County Commissioners want to jointly build a “free” bridge across the Withlacoochee. Levy commissioners took no action. January 4,1886 Persons stricken from registration list (partial): Eli Banks J. E. Booth Brace, Geo. W. Seville, J. G. Coachman, Benj. Garrison, Edw. M. King, Lem Long, James H. Smith, Hampton Wilkinson, W. T. Alston, Crummy Arrington, D. S. Braswell, C. W. Wilkes, David Cook, David Acree, A. D. Deas, E. P. Batty, Wm. Deas, G. Wash. Jr. Baratte, B. Dixon, J. M. Cook, D. Griffin, J. T. Call, L. Golevino, Jerry Cherry, Lewis Griffis, R. N. Chadwick, James Gidines, Jas M. Cotter, James Johnson, Parris DeBue, George Kirby, Emanuel Darby, T. A. Osteen, W. W. Dallas, Henry Sheffield, J. W. Dorsett, Alfred M. Stringer, Green Dunwoody, J. H. Waterston, G. H. Dredge, Felix A. Watson, S. A. DeBose, Albert Bravley, Robert Evans, Adolphus Brantley, Calvin Eckert, Joseph Grant, J. A. Fuzah,J. C. Strong, Richard Feaster, Wm. Trotter, W. W. Gerroch, J. H. Whilder, Chas. Glover, James Dorothy Long Smith and a typical school bus of the thirties with its homemade body. The truck is an International of about 1936 vintage. She had previous driving experience, she drove log trucks. Her grandparents were Tim and Gatsy Starling Long of the Wekiva Springs area. 14

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Gambling, Henry McKechnic, F. E. Harper, Warren O’Rourke, Y. J. Holmes, Simon Pyfrum, Y. A. Lewis, Albert Quin, Peter Leitner, W. T. Quin, Peter Jr. Muttonjoy, Malty Rawls, George Maxwell, Moses Rabagny, W. Musselwhite, J. R. Sutton, J. K. January 4, 1886 Partial list of jurors: Asbell, Moses Tedder. J. E. M. Arline, D. H. P. 0. Sneller Hussey, S. A. Osteen, J. F. Faircloth, Levy Gomto, J. M. Smith, Alfred Meredith, J. F. Smith, W. H. Yearty, T. J. Smith, J. B. Yearty, Wm. E. Philpot, John Biggs, L. A. Sandlin, M. L. Cobb, M. F. Stringfellow, C. C. Coarsey, H. V. Gomm, Wm. Sebring, W. H. Tousey, O. C. Ginkscales, E. R. Wellman, Conrad Firstnow, Frank Ishie, W. F. Gaines, Columbus February 1,1886 H. D. Cook listed as indigent C.S.A. March 1,1886 On the pauper list was Mrs. Pope, and Louis Appel, wounded, indigent C.S.A. Inquest to be held in the death of Willie Mengle. The new jail is being built. April 5,1886 Margaret Keenan placed on the pauper list along with indigent C.S.A. Veterans: J. J. Mixon, Thos. W. Philpot, D. L. McGown. May 3,1886 Jerry Wilson added to the pauper list. June 7,1886 Mr. J. M. Stewart was paid $3.00 for making coffin for paupers. It was granted to advertise for bids to build foot bridges across the two Waccasassas on the road from Levyville to Bronson. July 5,1886 John D. Beall applying as indigent, wounded C.S.A. August 2,1886 C. H. Phinney is Superintendent of Schools, and C. W. McElroy is on board. Declared public road “the old county line road from Ft. Fanning to Judson.” The clerk was ordered to advertise for bids for a bridge across the little Waccasassa at or near A. McLeod’s. September 6,1886 Isaac Walker was rejected as indigent C.S.A. A road was granted from Bronson to Wekiva Bridge near Ike Munden’s and running west side of Chunky Pond. C. Wellman renewed his liquor license. October 4,1886 “Informality” of application of Wm. Russell as indigent, wounded C.S.A., was recorded. Election Inspectors: Bronson # 1: J. M. Barksdale, A. H. Cook, Geo. Washington; Levyville #2: C. M. Carter, H. F. Spence, Jerry Goldwire; Otter Creek #3: T. J. Yearty, G. D. Mendenhall, A. Aldridge; Cedar Key #4: J. O. Andrews, R. A. Coachman, Wm. _?; Hase Johnson’s #5: R. P. Priest, Columbus Gaines, W. H. Stephens; Stafford’s Pond #6: Munt Brooks, S. J. Sistrunk, P. 0. Sneller; Williston #7: J. B. Epperson, A. W. Smith, Adam Days; Four Mile Pond #8: W. H. H. Blitch, T. D. Morgan, S. B. W. Stephens; Rosewood #9: J. R. Phillips, S. C. C_?, Phillip M. Sp_?; McElroy’s #10: C. W. McElroy, W. S. Harris, J. W. Adams. September 6,1886 District 1 names dropped from registration list: Byles, Wm. H. Benefield, W. A. Barco, B. B. Bemus, Wm. Clark, E. H. Gark, H. G. Mixon, M. J. Touzey, Z. Walker, Elisha Walker, D. A. Wilson, Willis November 1,1886 Chapman Oliver placed on the pauper list. A road was granted (west side of Chunky Pond) from Bronson across lands of Dr. Jackson, Mrs. Vezey, Mrs. Doane, Mrs. Gark, and J. M. Barco. The direction on the road, “started at corner of Dr. Jackson’s field opposite the NW corner of N. L. Lindsay’s place, then turned to the right and ran in a SW direction to Mrs. Colson’s lot. The road went along south side of her lot, across east side of Miss Curtis’ lot, then across land of Mrs. H. N. Vezey to her west line, then south on west end of her forty across a strip 20 ft. wide to Mrs. Doane’s land -provided said road is to run within 5 ft. of J. M. & R. W. Wade’s front row of orange trees. Thence continuing across Mrs. Doane’s land to NW comer of J. M. Barco’s land, down his line about 200 yards, across land of Mrs. Gark, and Mrs. Doan to or near Elisha Walker’s old place. Thence directly by C. Hafele’s house to Mrs. Huber’s, thence on the west side of Hampton Smith’s, and to the Tom Morgan old place. Thence down the old road to Wekiva Bridge.” The Munden family lived near Wekiva Bridge. December 6,1886 Notation was made of the burial of Aaron Dixon, pauper. 15

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January 3,1887 J. A. Lynch is on the pauper list. A road was granted from Waccasassa Bridge to Ellzey, thence to Narrow Gap in Long Pond. February 7,1887 All paupers ordered to appear before board at next meeting. February 7,1887 Partial Jury List: Watkins, J. I. S. Sutton, H. S. Walker, D. A. Smith, J. H. Wallace, A. E. Stroud, W. G. Witherspoon, J. C. Spence, Horatio Wilkinson, Alfred Sloan, T. M. Standley, Jacob McCall, F. M. Schofield, W. P. McCall, R. M. Starling, Joe Maultsby, J. M. Bryant, Smith Maxwell, Geo. W. Stokes, Joel Mills, Archibald Sutton, W. M. Meredith, J. F. Shiver, James McKechine, F. E. Smith, J. W. Humprey, Wm. S. Smith, A. W. Heuly, C. H. Sistrunk, J. S. Hatcher, Solon Shaw, John Huber, C. J. Strickland, R. M. Huber, John Devham, H. W. Tedder, J. E. M. Carroll, Sam W. Smith, Henry M. Claywell, Z. V. Shemwell, W. M. Coarsey, H. V. Smith, Hampton Berryhill, W. R. Robinson, Page Brown, Charley Robinson, Fry Wynne, W. D. Rains, C. J. Wolfe, F. A. Price, E. C. Walker, D. S. Penny,J. N. Walker, Elias Poleman, Harry Vinzant, F. R. Peck, Ed. Trotter, J. B. Phelps, Wash Tillis, A. L. Osteen, Sol Tomlinson, W. N. OÂ’Neill Tousey, 0. C. McCorglondale, J. B. Tooke, Jesse B. Lewis, J. B. Tew, S. M. Lewis, L. B. March 7,1887 Wm. Batty, Chairman, D. P. Newson, J. E. Adams, Isham Stephens, members. The paupers are present at this meeting, and are listed in mostly unreadable handwriting. The clerk seemed to show his contempt for these persons by writing their names in a hurried, careless scrawl. This vehicle was a gig and was forerunner of the buggy. The driver, with mail pouch slung over his shoulder, was Charlie Carter and the store was in the extinct town of Levyville. The picture was actually made before 1890; Charlie Carter died in 1889. 16

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One of the last steamboats on the Suwannee, the old Hawkinsville was exceeded in size only by the Twin Cities. April 4,1887 Persons removed from the pauper list were: Chapman Oliver, William Russell, and Isham Thornton. People from Cedar Key still receive exclusive permits to “plant” oysters. May 2,1887 Mr. O’Neil is on the pauper list. Jane 6,1887 Judge Willis is mentioned. A road change, “public road leading north from Bronson leaving present road about 200 yds. north of Hughe’s Orange Grove, to run in N.W. direction to intersect old county line road.” Mr. Culpepper Hodges operated a ferry on the Withlacoochee. July 4,1887 The Archer to Ocala road changed at John R. William’s place so as to run along line dividing sections 16 & 17, T.S. 13, R 19E. A hearing was held regarding the financial status of Mr. Joseph George. “It being represented to the board that Mr. Joseph George’s wife, regardless of hard times, the scarcity of money, and the ill health of her husband had presented him with 3 children at one time, etc.” The board did approve the ailing Mr. George for the pauper list at $5.00 per month. August 1,1887 Following the State law, the county was divided into five county commissioners’ districts. One fourth of the voters signed a petition calling for prohibition election. Mrs. Elender Medlin’s taxes were raised. September 5,1887 Frank Ishie paid $5.00 for 1 bear scalp. There was a petition from Gulf Hammock to remove Isaac & H. J. Watkins as road commissioners. The voting precincts were redone. Granted a bridge across Wekiva River near Col. Coulter’s place. October 3,1887 Reward of $100.00 being offered for murderer of W. J. Medlin. November 7,1887 C. J. Bradshaw, wounded C.S.A., placed on pauper list. December 5,1887 A. Wooldridge, chairman of board, W. H. Anderson, treasurer. Janaary 2,1888 The road commissioners for district 1 are: H. B. Coulter, C. S. Huber, and H. V. Coarsey. February 6,1888 Bounties are being paid for scalps of wildcats, bears, and panthers. Two more wounded C.S.A. veterans are on the pauper list, Mr. J. A. Mooney and C. A. Deas. 17

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Febraaiy 6,1888 Partial Jury List: Boatley, Harry Keen, Moses Bauknight, J. P. Kirkland, 0. H. P. Firstnow, Frank Long, A. Ferriday, W. C. Lewis, L. B. Gomm, Wm. Lewis, Jack Goldwire, Jerry Lastinger, John Graham, David E. J. McCall Graham, David Jr. Schlemmer, Nicholas Hussey, S. A. Schlemmer, Christian Holstein, M. A. Osteen, J. F. Ishie, W. F. Shealy, Monroe Jones, C. T. Sutton, H. S. Jones, J. E. Sutton, W. M. December 3,1888 The road from Levyville to Ft. White changed to go by Judson. The road from Judson to Bronson changed to run east of cemetery at Pine Grove Church. January 1,1889 W. H. Bigham is sheriff. The road from Williston to Bronson to be changed to go on line between lands of Dr. S. Bean and M. J. Mixon. There were notations of something called the Farmers’ Alliance. There was recently a bill (refused) from the Alliance Store. Listing of some road commissioners: Dist. 1: O. C. Tousey, J. M. Jackson, Jr., Sanchez, F. R.; Dist. 4: (Gulf Hammock) Levy Faircloth, J. H. Bitting, John Lastinger. A wildcat scalp bounty of $3.00 was paid to Levy Faircloth. MarchS, 1888 Mrs. Castleberry is off the pauper list and Mrs. Garrison is placed on the pauper list. April 2,1888 Isaac Munden is now a board member. New names appearing on the pauper list were Mrs. C. J. Butler, Sophie Sims. May 7,1888 Shell Pond precinct #11 established at Shell Pond School House. June 4,1888 The board balks at paying bounty for wildcats, bear, and panther scalps. July 2,1888 Mrs. Mariah Whitehurst is off the pauper list. Those paid bounty for animal scalps were Sol Osteen, J. R. Hopping, and Elias Walker. August 6,1888 C. N. Cason was paid bounty for four bear scalps. September 3,1888 W. E. Yearty was paid bounty for two bear scalps. October 1,1888 Names removed from the voter registration: February 4,1889 Added to the pauper list were: J. B. Sidbury, and Mary Renfro. Blue Sink is referred to as Blue Springs. February 4,1889 Partial Jury List: Cobb, M. F. B. Sutton, W. M. Scudder, B. R. Osteen, W. W. Osteen, John M. Faircloth, Levy Ishie, W. F. Meeks, L. C. Allston, Crummy Kidd, J. C. Mullis, Robert March 4,1889 Agreement made between parties living on road west of Chunky Pond to buy lumber to "put a good bridge over the ditch near C. Hafele’s.” April 1,1889 John Trotter is still presenting "cat scalps” for bounty. May 6,1889 Alex Dennis is on the pauper list. June 3,1889 Road went from Bronson by the Dave Walker place, Beidelman, E. M. Manetsby, J. M. Cow Gully, known as the “Dixon trail to Gulf Boone, A. B. Patterson, Adam Hammock.” Briscoe, Palm Prevatt, H. Z. July 1,1889 Butler, Robert Sanchez, G. W. Now, they have "superintendents of the public Carter, Syd L. Smith, T. W. roads”, and for Dist. 1 is J. M. Gornto. Clyatt, W. N. Jr. Smith, W. H. August 5,1889 Cook, A. H. Summers, N. H. Names on the tax list: S. W. Venable, and R. Chace, James Stage, W. B. Murphy. Davis, A. C. Turner, J. M. September 2,1889 Jackson, Chas. E. Whitehurst, George Names added to the pauper list: Henry Hall, and Long, T. J. Wilkerson, S. W. Mary Pool. Lindsay, A. L. Campbell, Samuel October 7,1889 Long, J. N. Ginkscales, E. R. Mention is made of an action called "Subtropical Exposition”. November 5 ,1888 December 2,1889 The "Levy County Times” is still being published. A county convict, John Lastinger, was rented out to J. V. Burke at $3.00 per month. 18

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January 6,1890 Col. Coachman is to head the exhibit at the Subtropical Exposition. February 3,1890 Peter Hale is on the pauper list. March 3,1890 Benj. Friedman is County Judge, and two names from the jury list are: W. F. Clough, C. A. Guess. April 7,1890 Dr. J. N. Harvey’s assessment being discussed. MayS, 1890 Mr. J. M. Stewart is jailer. June 2,1890 Geo. W. Maxwell is inspector of marks and brands at Otter Creek. August 11,1890 An inquest was held over the body of John Douglas. August 11,1890 They refer to the recent prohibition election as, “a majority of voters voted against the sale of such liquors.” August 12,1890 A petition was denied from the Board of Health at Cedar Key for higher taxes, “they are spending $100.00 per month at the Port of Cedar Key, whereas one man could easily do all the work for $50.00 per month.” September 1,1890 The road from Corporate limits of Cedar Key to No. 4, known as the Dirt Road to be declared a public county road. Road discontinued from Hafele’s to Mule Creek near Meredith’s Mill site. Names from jury list: Hammock, M. H. Sherouse, J. E. Osteen, W. W. McQueen, Jeff Berryhill, W. R. Stapleton, Robert Yearty, Wm. E. Hussey, S. A. Huber, John Hafele, Chris. October 5,1890 Israel Hawkins on the pauper list. J. H. Sutton is cattle inspector. Cedar Key Rd. dist. was established. The Subtropical Exposition seems to have been held at Ocala. The County Alliance prepared Levy County’s exhibit. Leroy D. Glover (left) in 1925 at age 14 with his parents Sally and Charlie Glover and family. His father came from North Carolina in 1900. The other children from left: Lucile (married Fred Williams), Rosa Lee, Marie, Jesse, Lula Mae, Thelma. Leroy, also known as Dude, grew up to set a record. Over a period of fifty years he drilled more wells in Levy County than any other man in the world. He still lives in Bronson. 19

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Some Levy County young people about eighty years ago. From left: Rhett Hudson, Mabel Cason, Jim Hudson, O’Linda Cason, Radcliffe (Raddie) Davis, Vernie Cason. Voter purge list, dist #1: Adams, J. L. L. Bevill, P. S. Blythe, Charles Biggs, L. A. Boswell, H. H. Banks, Eli Brown, J. H. Bachman, M. L. Coachman, B. A. Carver, H. Carlis, John Dutrl, H. Garrison, Edward November 3,1890 Added to the pauper list was Celia Williams. Judge G. W. Willis was a J.P. December 10,1890 Samuel Hogans was rejected as a pauper applicant. January 3,1891 T. W. Shands, treasurer, Wm. Batty, Chairman, Members: J. M. Stephens, S. J. Clyatt, E. H. Brewer. February 2,1891 The safe has been robbed so they are shipping their safe to Morler Safe Co. in Cincinnati “to get the doors fixed.” March 2,1891 Names from jury list: Bean, M. F. Bemus, Wm. Huber, John Scarbrough, S. E. Wimer, John C. Cook, A. D. Felder, P. P. April 6,1891 Leo Hodges applies for license to run ferry from Asena Otie to Cedar Key. George T. Lucas granted license to do the same operation. H. A. Lowes’ Landing is on Waccasassa Creek. Dr. S. Bean’s place was 4‘/a miles south of Bronson. John R. Marshall and J. G. Dean on the pauper list. At this point, a great number of liquor licenses have been issued in Cedar Key. May 2,1891 George W. King was granted oyster permit. July 6,1891 W. H. Johns is on the pauper list. On tax list was the Peter Hale Est. 20