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Search for yesterday a history of Levy County, Florida
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Chapter three has title: Slowpoke. Chapter nine has title: The High Sheriff.

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A History
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Levy County, Florida
Chapter Eight
November 1979 Published By The
Levy County Archives Committee
Sponsored by the Levy County Board of Commissioners Bronson, Florida
A Bicentennial Publication
Levy County Archives Committee, 2002




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From The
County Commission minutes ,
1891 1897
By Resha E. Hudson, Sr.
From the assessment adjustment list, the In January of 1893, Raddie Davis was paid for
Boulder Phosphate Company and the Seminole road work. The Bronson to Gulf Hammock road
Phosphate Company were in Levy County in 1891. was changed to go east of John Smith's place. In On September 7, an inquest was held over the February, Fish Osteen was paid for road work. A
body of Henry Dennis. In that year it was "lawful public road from Albion intersected the County to chase and kill wild deer during September, Line Road near Old Station Pond. Col. W. R.
October, November, and December." A road from Coulter left a bequest for poor people. The Board Waterston Hammock to intersect with the Levy- selected a list of recipients (partial list): Elizabeth ville and No. 4 road was discontinued. They "hired Smith, Mary Lewis, A. B. Crews, Julia Hogan, out" prisoners then; Ed Addams was hired out to Harriet Booth, Roxie Faircloth, James Weeks. The Dr. J. M. Jackson and John Lastinger to Elisha Bronson to Levyville road was changed to go west Walker. In January of 1892, J. B. Smith and 0. H. and north of John W. Quincey's place. In March P. Kirkland were commissioners. Roxie Faircloth was deleted from the list of Col.
In February of 1892 a road was established Coulter's beneficiaries. From the jury list: A. C.
from Lowe's Landing to the Lebannon School Beauchamp, F. W. Peterson, J. F. Osteen, J. B.
House. In March, the voting precinct number nine Crook, William Geiger, Jerry Goldwire, Miles was moved from Rosewood to Sumner, which Dixon, David Graham, Sr., David Graham, Jr., D.
establishes the existence of Sumner at that time. In G. Roland. A move was started to build a new April, the Standard Phosphate Company was in courthouse for $30,000. In April Frank Cobb was
business here. Harvey Osteen was paid for road paid for road work, also James Cobb. J. H. Sutton work. The Board "refused to declare public" a was election inspector at Cedar Key, J. H. Jacobie road from Orange Hill Church to Williston. From at Otter Creek, W. E. Yount at Rosewood. In May, that, Orange Hill Church was in existence in 1892. William Gomm had a store slightly more than one In May, a Bronson newspaper was listed as the mile from Albion on the Bronson to Albion road. Levy Times Democrat. It was formerly the Levy That location would have been in the middle of County Times. Voting precinct three was changed Meredith. H. J. Wadkins and J. Wadkins were from Ellzey to Otter Creek. J. H. Sutton was a paid for roadwork. In May, the Board met to deputy sheriff. In July, a petition was presented by canvass the vote on the courthouse bond issue; for: the Peoples' Party that they furnish one inspector 136, against: 218. Jim Cobb was paid for road for each polling place, the inspectors to be work.
appointed by the Commission; the petition was In June voting precinct six was moved from the
rejected. The Bronson Pebble Phosphate Company Stafford's Pond School House to the Phoenix Post and the Empire State Phosphate Company are Office. A petition to move the "location of the
listed. This was the heyday of the phosphate county site" was granted, the election to be held in
mining era in Levy County. In September an in- August. In July, a Mr. Corr requested that the Gulf quest was held over the body of Samuel Morgan. Coaster be awarded some of the county's printing The Epperson Lumber Company was in business at business. That was a Cedar Key newspaper and he that time, in Bronson. In December, S. A. Hussey was apparently the editor. From the assessment was grand jury baliff. A convict named Archie list: Albion Phosphate and Mining Co., Portland Walker was hired out. Chemical Phosphate Co., Dr. G. M. Gunnell,
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In 1960 at the Bronson Methodist Church, Mrs. Walter E. Duden (right) presented gifts to these persons with the longest memberships: Mr. A. P. Hardee, Mrs. Margaret Epperson Marshburn, Mrs. Minnie Norton Bean, Mrs. Augusta Cox Graham. Mrs. Graham could remember her early childhood in London. Mrs. Marshburn and Mrs. Duden are still living (1979).




Ambler Lumber Co. William Gomm owned a whole cents for cutting a log out of the road. In
township of land. In August the Bronson to Albion September, Henry Morville was dropped from the road was changed to go south of the railroad from pauper list, "due to the fact that he is dead". Boothby's Mill to the railroad crossing at Albion. In October, 0. J. Farmer was still publishing a They discontinued the road from Levyville to Gile's newspaper in Bronson. A "cutoff road" was Pond and the one from Levyville to Clay Landing. approved beginning at Rattlesnake Bay on the The Camp Phosphate Company is mentioned. Bronson and Isaac Munden road and intersecting
They met in August to canvass the vote on moving the Wire Road at the bridge near the Coulter place, the courthouse site. E. J. Lutterloh lodged a a distance of 3.5 miles. In December, Will Tindall,
protest against the canvass before it was held. The convict, was hired out to William Gomm. Orders voting results on where the courthouse should be were approved to build a passable road from Cedar located: at Bronson, 535; at Cedar Key, 394; at Key to No. 4 alongside the railroad. George Ellzey: 1. Childers lived along the Bronson to Gulf Hammock
In October, Thomas W. Davis' petition for a road.
liquor license at Cedar Key had produced a big In January, 1895, Samuel Quincey was comuproar at the previous meeting and brought the mission chairman; members were 0. H. P. Kirksame reaction at this meeting. Davis had his land, W. M. Barton, William Batty, and J.
backers present, also present were a group of "the Boothby. From the jury list: Alford Wilkenson, J. citizens of Cedar Key", each group with its own W. Billups, Sam Hartman, J. F. Stockman, S. M. lawyer. The commission votes: for, Samuel Tew, Munroe Sheely. The Perry Kirkland place
Quincey and 0. H. P. Kirkland; against, Mr. was on the Levyville to Cedar Key road. T. W.
Boothby, W. M. Barton, and William Batty. This Shands was county treasurer and P. M. Colson had vote was identical to that of the previous meeting. taken over as clerk back in August. Mr. Barco
At a special meeting in November, "the Board apparently died while still in office. He had been having been required by a peremptory writ of clerk for many years and filled many of the old
mandanus", they issued a liquor license to T. W. record books with his flowing handwriting. They Davis. The road from Ellzey to Bronson was made arrangements to settle the taxes of one Allen
altogether on the north side of the railroad. The Roberts, "he being insane and in the asylum". In commission would file bonds for individual citizens May they passed a resolution of condolence to carry "Winchesters or long range rifles". When concerning the death of Captain William Batty. a public road was discontinued it became known as Sarah Meeks was added to the pauper list. In a "settlement road". In December, J. M. Stewart August, election district eight was moved from had built a bridge across the Waccasassa on the "the place known as Barco to the town of MorrisEllzey to Bronson road for $175. By this time a ton". In December, Peter Luster was paid for considerable number of men had posted bond to "whitewashing". This was a custom of the times,
carry long range rifles, one of them was W. F. to whitewash every tree in sight around a public Ishie. There must have been a rash of outlaws and building to a four foot height above the ground. S. road-robbers during those years. From the jury Y. McFarland, Esquire, resigned as Justice of the list: Levy Faircloth, John Ishie (1867-1951), Joseph Peace. J. M. Gornto lived in Williston. P. Phelps, Willis Hare, C. M. Felder, M. M. In January, 1896, the clerk was instructed to
Sistrunk, Christian Hafele, M. Randolph Hodges, write W. N. Camp about putting the crossing on F. M. McCall, W. R. Berryhill. his railroad in good repair on the road from Albion
In April, a road went to Bird Creek Landing to Archer. The Board considered the question of (this is west of Yankeetown). In May, Melzer keeping the roads up by taxes or by "calling out
Hatcher was paid for road work, in June, 0. Z. the hands". The Levyville to Cedar Key road went Davis. Another petition for a prohibition election by Mondin Lake. The ferry landing at Fannin was was presented. In July precinct twelve was set up about one hundred yards upstream from the big at Clyattville, then voided. They canvassed the spring. E. J. Lutterloh was mayor of Cedar Key. 0. prohibition election vote. There were 321 dry votes J. Farmer was having problems collecting his fee and 59 wets. A road went from Hafele's place to as supervisor of registration. The Board kept intersect the road from Otter Creek to "The "laying his bill on the table".
Plantation" in Gulf Hammock. "The petition signed by ten citizens of Cedar
In September, Alex Perryman was paid 25 Key asking that Israel Hawkins be given aid by the
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county was considered and upon motion the Board and household goods were destroyed. Great refused to grant the aid for the said Hawkins for damage at Cedar Key, a great deal of the cotton the reason that the Board is informed that should it which had been picked and housed was, blown grant the amount asked for, the Said Hawkins away, more than 75% of the timber was blown
would spend it all for whiskey." In June the Red down, many families are now camping in the open Hollow voting precinct was established. In July, air where their houses once stood. We after months of arguing, 0. J. Farmer finally acknowledge the following contributions: Jacksoncollected his fees as supervisor of registration. In yille Storm Relief Fund (supplies) $300, Gov. H. S. September, the Populist Party's nomination for Mitchell Fund $200, citizens of Tallahassee $100." sheriff was H. S. Sutton. In October, Frank Ishie In November, a long list of men were paid for was a deputy sheriff. L. D. Noble was a dentist road work, probably to clear out fallen trees from somewhere in the county, probably in Williston. the recent hurricane. A road went from John
In October, 1896, the Board wrote a letter to the Gore's store to Judson. On the bond of H. S. Jacksonville Storm Relief Committee: Sutton, sheriff-elect: Clarence Camp, W. J. Eppert.. he following official statement of facts son, H. Studstill, Samuel Bean, S. H. Highsmith, and suggestions touching the effects of the terrible W. D. Finlayson, Mrs. C. E. Coarsey, H. V. storm which swept across Levy County beginning Coarsey. In November there are two roads into at Cedar Key and embracing an area 20 by 40 Cedar Key, the "old road" and the newer one
miles. More than twenty lives were lost and a great going parallel to the railroad. In January, 1897, T. many received serious injuries. The homes of one E. Barrow was paid for "a burial outfit" for Issie half the people were demolished and the McHenry. Boothby was still selling lumber. Now,
remainder more or less wrecked. On the coast, a the Board has decided to sue 0. J. Farmer to great many islands were submerged, and it was recover his fee. There were three bridges listed as
there that most of the lives were lost, the boats and being at No. 4. And that is the end of the third book tents of the fishermen together with their homes of minutes of the county commission.
The Fourth Book of Minutes
By Marilyn and Lindon Lindsey
In May, 1897, Samuel Quincey was chairman. chairman, could barely write his name. (We
Members were 0. H. P. Kirkland, W. M. Barton, believe that he is the Confederate veteran of that
E. Walker, J. B. Lutterloh. W. S. Sutton was name who died in 1927.) An editorial feud was
sheriff. They decided to discontinue the public going on at this time between 0. J. Farmer of the road from Jerrico Post Office to the Gulf Hammock Times-Democrat and T. R. Hodges of the Gulf Post Office. 0. J. Farmer entered a lawsuit of his Coaster. In October, "... .the Board, having been own against the county; the county already had one informed that Israel Hawkins, a pauper, had been filed against him. A certificate was filed from Dr. drunk and fighting and spending his money for J. M. Jackson to the effect that one Joel B. Griggin intoxicants, his name is hereby dropped." S. was severely disabled and should be allowed to Bean, M.D., was paid $2.75 for treating prisoners. peddle without buying a peddler's license. In In January, 1898, S. J. Jerrils and D. H. Jerrils
June, they reestablished the public road from were paid for road work in District One. John
Jerrico to Gulf Hammock and on to Reddy's Gore's store was still in business. On the jury list:
Landing on Cow Creek. New members of the Board St. Clair Whitman, M. M. Sistrunk, W. E. Yearty, are E. C. Price and James M. Stephens. 0. J. G. A. Boyd. John Whitten was paid 75 cents for
Farmer was apparently working the Commission- road work. Alf King was paid from the road fund
ers over in his newspaper, the Times Democrat, as for the hire of a "lighter" M?. There was a place they kept passing resolutions "denying everything listed as Boneda (Bonita?) on the south side of the said about them in the said newspaper". George county, also known as the Vogt place. They C. Williams lived on the road from Bronson to Gulf discontinued the road from Hafele's by Sol Hammock, so did a Mrs. Sykes. E. C. Price, Board Osteen's to the edge of Gulf Hammock. It was
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At the Cason reunion in 1977. Front: Cadie Horme Swilley and her brother, R. C. Cole Hore. Rear: their nieces and nephews, Hugh Swilley, Gladys Swilley Cason, Marie Swilley Lamb, Jennie Swilley Duncan, Frank N. Swilley.




known as the Old Dixon Trail for many years and was reimbursed "70 cents for RR fare, dead body existed before the county was organized. In May, of Will Montgomery." In December, E. C. Price's 0. J. Farmer had won a court judgment against the signature is less shaky than previously. He could Board. Editor Hodges of the Cedar Key Gulf have gotten more practice, or he might have been
Coaster periodically proposed that his paper get ill before. some of the county's business, then 0. J. Farmer In February, 1901, C. W. McElroy and C. G.
offers to do the publishing for free and the Board Jones are commissioners. J. M. Gornto was paid could not resist an offer like that. Hodges wants to $3.00 "for investigation of dead body of Laura be paid to publish the legal material, so he stayed Watson, killed at or near Williston by a freight in a slow burn. W. C. Davis was paid for making a train". In March an inquest was held of the dead coffin and trimmings for the deceased J. F. body of Alvin Perry. In May, A. P. Hardee was
Watkins. In June, voting precinct thirteen was clerk. White's Folly was on the road from Otter established at Chiefland. Dr. J. M. Jackson was Creek to Cow Creek. Stafford's Folly was on the designated to sign burial permits in Bronson, Dr. road from Otter Creek to Cow Creek. Stafford's J. H. Claywell in Levyville, Dr. 0. S. Clyatt in Folly was on a road from Cow Creek to the Judson, Dr. L. W. Thomason in Otter Creek, Dr. Waccasassa River. In June, an inquest was held R. T. Walker in Cedar Key, Dr. J. M. Willis in over the body of William Neil. The Board voted to Williston, Dr. 0. C. O'Dell in Phoenix. The Otter allow "the widow's legal exemption" to Caladonia Creek voting precinct was moved back to Ellzey. Kirkland on property owned by her. In July, W. A. The Old Dixon Trail was made a public road again. Easter was awarded a contract to rebuild "the What is called Blue Sink now was called Blue Double Bridge" near Gulf Hammock. Special
Springs then. A public road went from the Long school tax districts were Bronson, Cedar Key, Pond to Otter Creek road at Johnson's Folly and Morriston, Chiefland, Union, Lebanon, Williston, ran south to intersect the Gulf Hammock road just and Unity. In October, Fred Cubberly is county north of Ellzey. Deer season was July, August, attorney. From the weapons license list, Smith and September, and October. "It was intimated to the Wesson handguns ran about 15 to 1 in popularity Board that Mrs. ---- and Mrs. ----, now receiving over Colt, there was a handgun known as the aid, were persons of immoral character, the clerk is Hopkins and Allen, and the Marlin rifle was as to inform them to present themselves at the next popular as the Winchester. In November, the meeting to show satisfactory evidence of their good inquest of William Pridgeon was held. W. W. character." Weeks was tax assessor.
In October, 1899, they paid various costs from In March, 1902, the Board voted to publish the the case of the State vs. Bud Slaughter, then they tax list in the Cedar Key Hustler. J. W. Wood and paid J. P. Faircloth $2.00 for "making coffin for S. M. Tew were approved for CSA pensions. Bud Slaughter". Approved for Confederate Sheriff Sutton is bringing suit against the county,
pensions were: Aaron J. Higganbotham, William the county requested a change of venue. CSA
Russett, H. M. Smith, Miles Alford, Silas Weeks, pensions were granted for W. J. Watson, Thomas Mrs. A. A. Ricks, Mrs. N. A. Dudley, Mrs. Susan J. Long, J. Mattair, and Mrs. Atlanta Hatcher. In
W. Tison, Mrs. Georgia McGowan, Mrs. June, J. C. Wimer is a Commissioner. A voting
Mourning Smith, Mrs. Mary E. Fleming, Mrs. precinct was moved from Center Point to Judson.
Mary A. Armstrong, Johnathon Shirley. In July, an inquest was held over Jack Small. On
In January, 1900, E. Walker was paid $50 the road from Otter Creek to the Gulf Hammock
reward for the capture of W. B. Williams, escaped Post Office was the Cameron Bridge and the felon. Then the Board paid the bills for "hauling Double Bridge "near the Blacksmith Shop". In lumber for W. B. Williams' coffin", and "lumber October, an inquest was held over L. B. Lewis and for W. B. Williams' coffin", and finally, for his wife. On the coroner's jury: M. F. Fowler, B.
"burial of W. B. Williams." In May the Board A. Chesser, A. L. Long, W. T. Tuttle, L. J. Smith,
approved a Confederate pension for Mrs. J. F. Smith. Ben Friedman was coroner. J. P.
Elizabeth Bronson, widow of S. P. Bronson, "late Faircloth was paid $10 for building coffins for of N. A. Hull's Co., 1st. Fla. Reg." The town of Faircloth and Smith. H. S. Sutton (sheriff) was Bronson was named for her father-in-law. In reimbursed $30 for the building of a double
August, Dr. Hicks was paid $1.00 "for jail visit to gallows. In November, there was a case listed as Will Montgomery", in September, Sheriff Sutton the State vs Drunk Robinson (could that have been
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An elementary school class in Bronson, 1928. Front: 1. Unknown 2. Lint Moring 3. Theron Griffin. Second: 1. Inez Bronson 2. Geannette Edwards 3. Grace Lastinger 4. Ruby Cowart 5. their teacher, Patricia McCall 6. Margaret Lucas 7. Annie Carroll 8. Unknown 9. Clifford Lee Shaw. Back: 1. Adele Shaw 2. Myrtle Ruth Osteen 3. Dorothy Faircioth 4. Unknown 5. Alvis Hatcher 6. Nathaniel Shaw.




the man's real name?). In December, the clerk was construction of the double gallows. CSA pensions instructed "to inform the Governor that the Sheriff were approved for William Davis and Martin has presented a frivolous bill and obtained money Huggins. In February, a coroner's inquest was under false pretenses in the cases of State vs Bud held for Elizabeth Walker. E. Walker is the Bell, and recommends that he be suspended." J. incoming sheriff, the Board requested an audit of A. Williams, attorney, was retained to investigate the sheriff's office before Sutton went out. In the sheriff's bills. March they decided to build a bridge across the
In January, 1903, from the jury list: Moses narrow gap of Long Pond. In May, from the spring Asbell, Joseph Weeks, 0. W. Berryhill. The clerk term grand jury report, they sent to the Governor was instructed to find out the amount and that part dealing with the "removal of D. Pittman,
whereabouts of the lumber used recently in the JP, District No. 4.
Minutes of Levy County Commissioners Book 5
1903-1910
By Kathryn P. Harris
Excerpts from Books Five and Six are presented in notation form. The Confederate pension lists indicate CSA veterans or their widows. An electorate purge list could mean recent deaths or persons moving elsewhere. Other lists may serve to validate the presence of those persons in the county at that time.
1 June 1903: 2 November 1903:
Commissioners: John Brooks Lutterloh (Chair- Ethal Allen Pinnell paid $5.00 for report on H.
man), John C. Wimer, J. M. Stephens, Edward C. S. Sutton matter. Cubberly & Willis employed to Price, and E. Walker. collect the shortage.
E. Walker listed as sheriff. E. Walker, Sr. (County Commissioner) licensed
J. D. Turner paid $5.00 for burial of pauper, to carry .38 Marlin rifle and .38 S. & W. name unknown. E. Lennon to carry .38 S. & W.
6 July 1903:
Thirty-two paupers. 7 December 1903:
Bond of K. K. Runnells as N. P. J. W. Boyett licensed to carry .38 S. & W.
C.S.A. pensions for Mrs. Mary Renfoe (Mrs. C. S. A. Pensions for Mrs. T. C. M. Johnson,
N. G.), Mrs. Annie Trudale, Mrs. L. A. Binnicker, Mrs. Elizabeth J. Bigham. Mrs. Ellen Smith (David), Mrs. E. A. King.
7 September 1903: 4 January 1904:
SeptembR Wis piC.S.A. pensions: Narcissie Medlin, Mrs. F. T.
John R. Willis paid $7.15 for preparing a report Higginbotham. on H. S. Sutton.Hignohm
Now, the sheriff is listed as E. Walker, Jr. Jury List: S. L. Bean, W. M. Baldree, Joseph
Nw thA.eseifnfor sJsteh dasm Jrme. Boothby, John Allen Creech, J. T. Fleming, C. S. A. pensions for Joseph Adams, James S. Joseph H. Jacobie, Clarence T. Jones, Geo.
Benelerdk tnMaxwell, Willis R. Medlin, Lawson C. Meeks, A.
Cluner tonty. boP. Schlemmer, B. F. Sutton, Arlington L. Tillis, amount due county. George Wadley, Jr., W. E. Weeks.
5 October 1903:
Notice to H. S. Sutton, ex-sheriff, and bonds- 1 February 1904:
men, John S. Drummond, and J. Bryant Smith that Costs paid in case of Levy County Vs. H. S.
Sutton owes the county $237.40 more or less. Sutton, et al.
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Annie Willis, wife of Attorney John Willis, in a new 1920 Buick. These cars had wooden spoke wheels and four cylinder engines. General Motors had been in existence about four years.




7 March 1904: 12 October 1904
Inquest over Alonzo Swanson. Voter Purge: (District 1) Thomas Burford, J. S.
William E. Yearty, D.S., listed. Benefield, P. L. Duval, David Graham, Sr., P. H.
C.S.A. pensions: Daniel D. Faircloth, Mary A. Smith, L. U. Smith, E. B. Sapp, D. S. Walker,
Wilkinson. Jordan Brown, A. Chandler, D. D. Faircloth, T. P.
Hall, W. F. Smith, W. P. Smith, Harrison
4 April 1904: Thompson, and Henry Williams.
Inquest for R. Howell.
Moved Precinct #12 from Red Hollow to 7 November 1904
Fannin. (They no longer refer to Ft. Fannin). Paid H. H. McCreary for printing.
Established Precinct # 14 at Inglis.
2 January 1905
2 May 1904: State Vs. P. K. Cox. Witnesses were S. J. Gunn
Inquest for C. C. Murry. Paid W. D. Payne and J. A. Armistead.
$3.00 for coffin. Paid George Boothe $1.00 for State Vs. Ed Calhoun. Witness, Henry McCoy.
digging grave. Shelton H. Phillips, County Supt. of Education.
Jury list: W. E. Weeks, J. S. Fisher, R. E. 6 June 1904: Young, John H. Jump, D. C. Meeks, E. H. Yearty,
Inquest for R. B. Evans. W. R. Berry Hill, Plenty Jerrell, S. J. Jerrell, J. H.
C.S.A. pension: Ben Friedman. Jacobie.
4 July 1904: 6 February 1905
Co. Offic.: William R. Coulter, Supervisor of Inquest, Jerry Mitchell.
Registration; Albert Pearson Hardee, Auditor; 0. N. Sanders, Treasurer; and W. H. Anderson, Tax 6 March 1905 Collector. Bridge across Little Wacasassa on the BronsonPaid Dr. William D. Hicks $10.00 for removing Judson Road near Alex McLeod's place. bullet from Charles Ross' head.
Mrs. Isham Hatcher was living on Fish 3 April 1905
Osteen's place located somewhere on the J. P. Faircloth was paid $6.00 for building Jim
Wacasassa. Smith's coffin. (Price of coffins has gone up).
C.S.A. pensions: J. W. Reeves, J. F. Moon. Problem of finding home for Hatcher children,
Big hassle over oyster planting rights granted now at Lennon. to J. A. Williams in area of Cedar Point. Four affidavits by the following old time fishermen 1 May 1905 saying that oyster bars there are natural: Ben Inquest, Alex Johnson.
Carter (25 years); John Mitchell (30 years); Hamp King ("all his life"); and Louis F. Daughtry (29 7 August 1905 years). Inquest, Sam Miles.
Paid Dr. L. M. Stokes for medical services at
5 September 1904: the jail.
Paid to Levy County Advocate amount due for Samuel Hartman, low bidder for Mule Creek
stationery. bridge.
Wylly Gabbett Company in business at Wylly, G. F. Faircloth, license for .38 S. & W.
Florida, (Convict Contract).
6 November 1905
27 September 1904: Dutton Phosphate Company located at
John B. Lutterloh and sheriff appointed to Lonesome Bridge on Otter Creek-Gulf Hammock
investigate care of convicts at Wylly. road.
3 October 1904: 1 Jan 1906
Dr. J. W. Turner paid for 3 visits to jail. C. S. A. pension: Mrs. L. C. E. Jones.
Paid $25.00 each to Shed Howard and Walter On jury list: J. S. Burnett, J. M. Burnett,
Howard for catching Wash Bradley, murderer. Joseph Boothby, G. M. Asbell, S. L. Bean, Alfred
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Hafele, B. L. Jones, Alex McLeod, A. P. 7 Jan 1907
Schlemmer, Cornelius Spillane, George Wadley, W. B. Fletcher, Supervisor of Registration.
Jr., Elias Walker, John H. Jump, S. C. Clyatt, F. Jury list: J. H. Dean; Levi Faircloth, W. J. M. Faircloth, Sam Hartman, D. C. Meeks, Z. T. Groves, S. J. Gunn, William E. Yearty, Dr.
Smallwood, J. A. Partin, and H. G. Reinbert. Eugene H. Yearty, Henry A. Stephens, W. H.
Strawn, Willis R. Medlin, and Silas Weeks.
5 February 1906
Inquest, Mary Williams. 4 February 1907
C. S. A. pension: Mrs. Mariah Stanley. Commissioners: J. David Hiers, Chairman; J.
Accepted bid of Wagener & Dobson of Mont- E. Markham; John Peter Reddick; Samuel Enos
gomery, Alabama, to build a new courthouse like Worthington. the one at Starke, Florida, for $15,000. Said Paid Dr. T. D. Gunter for medical services to
building to have a dome in the center instead of a jail. tower on the corner. Sides of the dome to be covered with galvanized iron and covered with 18 February 1907
slate or galvanized iron shingles. Election Inspectors for District 1: John M.
Chesser; W. B. Faircloth; Richard C. Ricks; P. E. 12 April 1906 Saunders.
C. S. A. pension: John H. Claywell.
Purchased a lot, 75' by 100' from W. J. 4 March 1907
Epperson. Hired Jos. Boothby to move old Inquest for Frank Smith.
courthouse onto this lot. C.S.A. pension: W. H. H. Blitch.
H. S. Sutton, license to carry .38 S. & W.
7 May 1906
Paid Joseph Boothby additional $10.00 for 1 April 1907
putting new sills under old courthouse. Paid Dr. T. D. Gunter $15.00 for treatment of
D. T. Springs.
6 August 1906 Paid Dr. M. H. DePass $20.00 for treatment of
Paid John H. Jump $30.25 for "estray matter of D. T. Springs.
one Jinney." Paid C. W. Bauknight $16.50 for coffin and box
C. S. A. pensions: James K. Sheffield; George for D. T. Springs. W. Priest.
6 May 1907
3 September 1906 Paid J. S. Blitch for coffins for Ed Campbell
Commissioners: John Brooks Lutterloh, Chair- and Jonathan Henry. man; Edward C. Price; John C. Wimer; J. E. Markham; and Richard T. King. 3 June 1907
Resolution "bemoaning persons felling trees
1 October 1906 across public roads."
Inquest of Henry Parish. Jack Faircloth,
witness. 1 July 1907
Paid W. B. Faircloth 73 cents for ice for circuit Inquest for Dunlap S. Phinney.
court. Ruge Brothers Canning Company, taxes on
C.S.A. pension: William E. Yearty. factory and machinery at Cedar Key.
W. S. Yearty, J.P. for District 3; bondsmen, J. The Cedar Key Town Co. still owns numerous W. Turner and M. M. Clyatt. parcels.
Election Inspectors: E. Walker; Richard C.
Ricks; and G. A. Boyd. 5 August 1907
C. S. A. pensions: Andrew H. Bateman, 3 December 1906 William. R. Berryhill, A. W. Smith, Samuel W.
Convict contract to Lennon Naval Stores, Co. Hudson, C. Peter Hale, J. C. Reddick (or maybe S.
B. 0. Smith, M. J. Marshburn, S. L. and S. L. C. Reddick?), Edmond H. Brewer, J. M. Roach, F.
Bean on bond of 0. N. Sanders, treasurer. M. Wester, Sarah J. Trotter, J. W. Reeves, I. A.
C.S.A. pension: J. W. Reeves. Carter, N. P. Hodges, George F. M. McDowell,
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Eliza Weeks, Hansford D. Cook, C. Columbus 6 April 1908
Gaines, Dr. James Maxwell Jackson, John W. Dr. W. C. Rice rendered medical service to jail.
Wood, Thomas J. Long, Mittie Marston, A. J. To change Bronson-Wacahoota road, begin at
Cone, J. K. (R?) Hatcher, C. W. McElroy, and Sol northwest corner of J. F. Britt's land in Sec. 9, T.S. Osteen. 12, R 18, go east on section line to intersect old
Mentioned: Levy Lumber Co., Florida Land road at Owen Prairie School House.
Co., D. B. Morrison & Co., and Cummer Lumber Precinct # 10 from Judson to Double Sink.
Co. Precinct #12 from Fannin to Red Hollow.
Precinct # 16 created in Gulf Hammock at
2 September 1907 Hartman School House.
Sam Hartman bid $195.00 to build Wacassassa Plan to erect an elevated water tank of cypress.
bridge on Bronson-Otter Creek road. 4 May 1908
C. S. A. Pensions: M. J. Limbaugh, Mrs. L. D.
Jones, Mrs. Mary Renfroe (widow of N. G.), Mrs. Inquest, Levi Adler.
Sallie E. Norton, Edward C. Price, Alexander Sink.
McLeod, T. P. Collins, J. P. Hopping.
Awarded $8.00 contract to Hansford D. Cook to build a "water closet."1Jne90
Inquest, Warren Coleman.
C.S.A. pension: Mrs. Eliza Amanda Miller.
7 October 1907
0. J. Wooten given license to carry .38 S. & W. 6 July 1908
C.S.A. pensions: Mrs. Florida Cobb (widow of C.S.A. pensions: W. K. Hathcox, Mrs.
Nicholas S.), J. S. Sistrunk, Garrett V. Hudson, Amanda Moore (widow of Daniel F.). Mrs. Mary A. Stapleton, Jasper N. McGowan, Road from Johnson's Folly intersects the Otter
Sarah Ann Stephens, Mrs. S. C. Calley (Colley?), Creek-Rocky road. Henry Cannon, Daniel F. Moore, Mrs. Mary E. New road to be built from Primitive Baptist
Johnson, Isaac Munden, John W. Chesser, A. Church on Long Pond toward Trenton.
Fannie Prevatt, and S. D. Robinson. C.S.A. pensions: Mrs. Anna C. Lee, John F.
Jackson, Isaac Munden, Samuel W. Hudson. 4 November 1907 Reference to "flat-woods cut-over lands."
Voting precinct established at Janney. Companies listed: Florida Syndicate Limited,
C.S.A. pensions: F. J. Wanamaker, Rachel J. Levy Lumber Company, Barker Chemical Curry, John B. Mills, and James S. Beaty. Company (at Inglis), Lukens Gulf Cypress
Company, and Rodgers Turpentine Company.
2 December 1907
Inquest, Alfonso Moses. 7 September 1908
T. J. Cone paid $7.00 for burying "tramp."
6 January 1908 B. L. Jones erected water tank.
Inquest, Ezekiel Artemus. J. W. Oglesbee granted license to carry .38
Cal. "British Bulldog."
20 January 1908 C.S.A. pensions: G. W. Gornto, Newton A.
Two of the bridges between #4 and Cedar Key Blitch, Mrs. V. J. Wilson, and George F. destroyed by storm on the night of 6 January 1908. McDowell.
3 February 1908 5 October 1908
Precinct #9 from Sumner to Rosewood. Knight Crockery Company, $8.00 for "1 dozen
Bronson School damaged by fire. spittoons.
W. T. Merchant to change road south from
Bronson to the J. H. Lewis place. 14 October 1908
Names stricken from vote-list:
2 March 1908 District 1 Thomas Burford, J. E. Nobles,
Inquest, George Whitehurst. George Warren, A. W. Lynn, W. C. Rice, W. T.
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Tuttle, W. J. Fowler, W. A. Stringer, H. C. power house.
Turner. Assessment Change list: Samuel W. Petteway,
District 4 Thomas Coburn. John M. Gornto, W. C. Brice.
2 November 1908 2 August 1909
S. B. Rain, license for .38 S. & W.; Herbert Inquest, Isaac Cronk (appears to be Cedar
Garner, license for 25-20 Winchester. Key).
C.S.A. pension: Mrs. Sarah Fugate. C.S.A. pensions: Silas Weeks, Andrew H.
Bateman, Hansford David Cook, Henry M. Smith,
9 December 1908 Mary A. Dudley, Georgia McGowan (nee
C.S.A. pension: Mrs. Laura E. Claywell. Georgianna Rucker), widow of David Levy
McGowan; Franklin P. Dees, Mary Adella
4 January 1909 Johnson, Lucinda Roberts (nee Morgan), widow of
F. M. Faircloth, constable, district 3. Allen Roberts; Theodore A. Cassells, E. F. Hornet,
Jury list: A. P. Schlemmer, B. C. Wadley, James R. Hornet, Matthew A. Beck, John H.
Frank Richburg, E. F. Wadley, C. J. Weeks, John Markey, Frank N. McElroy, J. S. Pedrick, Mary Huber, Levi Faircloth, Sam Hartman, and W. S. Johnson, Phoebe Shipp (Nee Strawn), widow of Fletcher. William Shipp; Louis Appel, Salathiel M. Tew,
Daniel D. Faircloth, Matilda F. Sheppard, Lewis
1 February 1909 Abercrombie, Evan. W. Ward, Martin Huggins,
Commissioners: John Peter Reddick, chairman; Samuel Sills, Oliver H. Kirkland, John T. Mattair, J. D. Hiers; F. E. Wadley; and John M. Chesser. William Davis, Isaac Richbourg, Annie J. Tindale,
C.S.A. pension: Mrs. Matilda Frances widow of Hill S. Tindale; Mary Renfroe, widow of
Sheppard (nee Brown, widow of John Dolphus N. G. Renfroe; M. A. Clancey, Sethill James
Sheppard). Letson, Joseph W. Adams, J. P. Strickland,
Francis J. Callaway, Elizabeth J. Bigham,
1 March 1909 Narcissa Medlin, Mrs. Thincey Carrie M. Johnson,
William M. Barton, supervisor of registration; widow of John J. Johnson; George E. Reeves, Dr. Fred C. Sayles, medical services at jail; W. M. Mary A. Wilkerson, Ben Friedman, Mose P. Sheppard, treasurer. Ellison, George W. Simmons, W. H. H. Blitch, J.
Inquests: Morgan Roberts and Pete Blanden. F. Moon, William E. Yearty, Annie M. DePass, Petition of W. B. Faircloth to change widow of James P. DePass; J. W. Reeves, Andrew
Bronson-Levyville road to go on section line J. Cone, Albert A. Taylor, Sallie E. Norton, D. M.
between Sec. 7 and Sec. 18 in T.S. 12, R. 17. Armstrong, A. W. Smith, Thomas J. Long,
William R. Berryhill, Edmond H. Brewer, J. M.
5 April 1909 Roach, Henry P. Mattair, Charles Wesley
C.S.A. pension: Mary E. Smith. McElroy, Alexander McLeod, T. P. Collins, John
Sheriff authorized to have courthouse dome B. Mills, Mrs. Isabell Abney Carter (nee McGrew), painted. Clerk to get cost estimate of installing widow of Norvell Robertson Carter; Mary Ann acetylene light system in courthouse. Stapleton, Mrs. S. C. Colley, Nancy P. Hodges,
Elias Walker, James K. Sheffield, Mrs. L. D.
3 May 1909 Jones, Eliza Weeks,.Christopher C. Gaines, John
Now averaging two insanity cases per month. W. Chesser, S. D. Robinson, Sarah E. Sheffield, W. G. W. Gornto, and Sarah C. Fugate.
7 June 1909
Paid Wekiva N. S. Co. $10.00 for coffin for 6 September 1909
pauper, killed. C. S. A. pensions: Mrs. Alitha Ricks, widow of
Bennett Bros. Gas Engine Co., $245.00 for John M. Ricks; Eliza Jane Chesser Altman, Ripley
installing acetylene lights. Copeland, Mrs. Martha E. Stockman, Allen Potts,
Gilbert Patterson allowed to change public road Mrs. Ellen Smith, Mrs. Caroline Robinson, Mrs. around his place in the town of Bronson. Laura E. Claywell, Mrs. Julia Hogan, widow of
Stephen W. Hogan; James M. Jackson, John S.
5 July 1909 Hardee, Mrs. Sarah A. Holstien, David P.
Paid James F. Taylor $8.00 for building a Newsom, James J. Mixson, Mrs. Amanda Moore
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Mr. Salem Bean and his store on Bronson's original Main Street, about 1890. Although he was known as Salem, those were his initials. His full name was Samuel Adams Leonidius Eusibius Miller Bean. Such multiple names were rather common practice in the 1800's. Salem's sister, Dr. Maria Adiah Cyrene Euodiah Bean, was a dentist in Jacksonville. The family called her Aunt Mace.




(nee Owens), widow of Daniel F. Moore; Mrs. 7 February 1910
Sarah E. Smith, Mrs. Mary J. Limbaugh, widow of C.S.A. pensions: Mittie Marston; Jane
Rufus K. Limbaugh; Edward C. Price, Samuel W. McLeod.
Hudson, Sol Osteen, J. P. Hopping, David W. Bronson-Williston road changed. Dr. Jackson
Blitch, Mrs. Nancy A. Brooks, widow of Thomas asked $1290 for damages to his property caused by
Brooks; Mrs. Ann C. Lee, widow of C. H. Lee; new route across his land. He was offered $100.00
Mrs. V. J. Wilson, Mrs. Mary M. June (probably in settlement, but refused to accept. the widow of Samuel June), Zachary T. Smallwood, John Knox Hatcher. 7 March 1910
C.S.A. pension, Rivia Collins.
6 December 1909
Inquest for John Sullivan. 4 April 1910
Coffin and express for W. S. Hatcher. Precinct # 3 from Ellzey to Otter Creek.
B. 0. Smith sells merchandise to jail. C. S. A. pension, Charles P. Hale.
3 January 1910 2 May 1910
State Vs. Jim Giddens. Inquest, John Williams.
Jurors: G. A. Boyd; S. L. Bean; Levi Faircloth; T. W. Price, County Superintendent of EducaJohn Huber; Joseph Boothby; Frank Richburg; St. tion. Clair Whitman, Jr. Times-Democrat still the official paper.
End of Book S
Minutes of Levy County Commission Book 6
6 June 1910: widow of a Confederate veteran.
Rhena Hawkins was paid $5.00 for taking care Smith's Prairie is referred to as being on Otter
of Bronson Hawk. J D. Thornton was paid $2.50 Creek-Chiefland road. for making Bronson Hawk's coffin.
Pipes and fittings were purchased for a "water 3 October 1910:
supply for the jail." Dr. W. C. Young was paid for medical services
A new position was created, the County at the jail.
Enumerator. Yank Fralix was employed as a road hand.
From the minutes of this meeting, it becomes
evident that the previously referred to road across 12 October 1910: Dr. J. M. Jackson's land is in the Williston area. Stricken from voter list for District 1: E. M.
Billington, W. H. Clark, W. S. Hatcher, James W. 4 July 1910: Jump, Alexander McLeod, J. S. Smith, George
Sewer pipe was purchased for the jail. Warren, W. G. Barnett, Levy Faircloth, J. M.
A road from Bronson to Gore went across Long Jackson, J. A. Keller, J. D. Ricks, T. R. Smith, Pond near J. M. Clyatt's place. James Cobb, I. W. Faircloth, Henry M. Johns, J.
C. Morris, R. L. Smith, J. E. Walker, James P.
1 August 1910: Watson.
State Vs. Arthur Burnett case was mentioned.
7 November 1910:
5 September 1910: The school at Gulf Hammock is referred to as
W. S. Yearty, J.P., held an inquest over the the Hartman School. body of J. B. Brown.
Paid $8.00 for carbide used in the acetylene gas 5 December 1910:
light system in the courthouse. Frank Faircloth was paid $2.00 for being
Mrs. Matilda Long is mentioned as being the "sheriff of the election."
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Residence of W. R. Hoges,,
CEDAR KEY, ABOUT 1890
This house still exists (1979) and is a widely-known Levy County landmark.




Henry V. Taylor ic listed .s being e. C. S. 4. 6 November 1911:
veteran. District 1 inspectors for bond election: J. H.
Le-is; W. J. Colson; A Long; C. A. Lindsey.
* * * * * *
4 December 1511:
2 January 1911: koad bond issue was defeated.
On Joh.i L. Carter's bend as tax collector was
A. L. McKoy. 1 January 1912:
The Owen Prairie School House was located The minutes of this meeting are typed for the
near the land belonging to D. R. MJ-lveen. first ir- instead of being handwritten.
Mrs. Nellie I. Beck is the widow of a C.S.A. 6 February 1911- veteran. (Nedlie Esabella Flemming, widow of
John P. Reddick listed -s C.S.A. veteran. Mathew Aleiander Beck).
Mat.'hew Ale/ander Beck).
Jury list included: Joseph C. Sale; M. T. 6 March 191P: Marshourn; Conrad Wellman; Thomas Wilkersc.n.
Inquest, James Parish.
Lawson C. Meeks is listed as a C.S.A. veteran. 5 Ft ary 19i2:
5 February 1912:
3 April 1911: Pauper !ist has reached an all-time high of 38.
Inquest, M Gibson. Orlando Beauchamp was paid $1.75 for cutting
Inquest, Ma: Gibson.
jesse Dixon w.a paid 15 cents pe r our for road seen logs from the road.
work. A scalp bcin'mty pay scale was established: 50
work.
$100 00 ward was offre for the murderer of cei.ts per fox; $1.00 per wiidcat; and $5.00 per
$100 00 reward was offered fobte udeero R. Capel, near Morriston. ber.
1 May 1911: 4 IVrch 1912:
Jail water supply was Lzhausted due to Petition presented to build the #4 road to Cedar
extremely dry we.ather. Key zbove the high tide level.
5 June 1911: 1 ApF1il 19i2:
Inquest, G. W. Turner. Inauest: Louise Welch.
3 July 1911: 6 May 1912*
G. M. Asbell was issued license to carry a Kis Osteen was paid $1.00 for a wildcat scalp.
Winchester rifle, # 485900, .32 cal
Port Inglis Terminal Co. is assessed at $50,000. 3 Je 1912:
Plais made for a bond isue election for Prtcr White was paid for 4S hours of
building paved or mnacadamiLed roads. rozdwcrk.
W R. Hedge: was Mayor of Cedar Fcy.
7 Agust 1911: Mrs. Salhlie A. Horn was listed as a confederate
7 August 1911: w'idow. Her husband was E. F. Horu (1835-1912).
Precinct # 10 is moved fromni Judson to the wow. he husband was E. F. Ho (185-1912). Double Sink School House.
John Cox of Meredith is an inspector of marks 1 Jly 1.912:
and brands. J. L. Ross Hardware Co. was paid for
mraehandise for roaCs.
4 September 1911:
Reference made to Mrs. Dora P. Strickland as 3 August 1912:
being the widow of Joel P Strickinda, C.S.A. Inqiest held for Mrs. Jeff Arline.
veteran. Sheep Prairie is mentioned.
Tiwo more paupc-s added to thn list.
2 October 1911: A reso 'vtion was passed tz pay attention to the
Dr. Joseph H. Coffee was paid for presiding at law requiring the collection of license takes fmrn the inquest of N. Pryor. aitomobile owners (Acts of 1911)
22




The Canan Cemetery nevr Vista. The people c-me here to bury their dead, to linger awhile in sadness and then w. lk away slowly. Some. of them would return with flowers to stand qUietly and remiembei ti e old -rief. Then they, too, were gonL and +1e graves went into the long s1 v silence of time. And that is the destiny of imot olh famiiy cemeteries.




2 September 1912: A road to be built which will begin at N.W.
In the case of State Vs. Prof. Williams, William corner of Joe Colson's place (formerly known as Harris, J.P. of District 7, fined Prof. Williams the Vezey Place), to go south between the property $10.00. of George Whitehurst and W. T. Watson in T.S.
12, R. 17, on to a point known as Hafele Ditch to
7 October 1912: intersect the present road near Hafele's place.
B. 0. Smith was paid $4.50 for a coffin for John Cummer Lumber Co. was reported to be Thompson. tearing up the public roads.
State Vs. Raiford Tyre.
Andrew Johnson was fined $100.00. 5 May 1913:
Smart Brown was fined $100.00. T May f9d3:
Prof. Williams was fined $100.00. The contract for the bridge across the Big
Mrs. Irene B. Brewer was listed as a C.S.A. Wacasassa on the Bronson-Judson road was widow. awarded to Champion Bridge Co. of Atlanta; the
D. E. Jones was issued a license for a .38 Smith agent was J. C. Quin. (This was the old iron & Wesson. bridge, located at the "old Ford.")
4 November 1912: 3 June 1913:
Hardy Lane collected bounty for one wildcat They had hammocks in the jail.
scalp. W. H. Klapp was overseer in road district 3.
100 pounds of nails were purchased from Sam
2 December 1912: Hartman.
Prince McClelland was buried.
0. J. Farmer was J.P. in District 1. 7 July 1913:
Inquest held for I. B. Martin.
6 January 1913: E. Walker was reimbursed $1.50 for six
Samual J. Weeks was issued license for a .38 batteries for a pump.
Smith & Wesson, # 422405. William Harris, J.P. in district 7, fined Will
Salary of A. P. Hardee, Clerk of Circuit Court, Beasley $5.00.
was raised to $30.00 per month. C.S.A. widow, Mrs. Lucinda Delia Jones was
mentioned.
3 February 1913: J. F. Lane was issued a license for a .38 Smith
Commissioners: F. E. Wadley, chairman; & Wesson.
Miles D. Dixon; W. B. McElroy; 0. W. Berryhill; Plans were made to buy a galvanized tank and
and L. D. Abercrombie. tower for the courthouse to replace the old cypress
State Vs. Will Gospel. one.
A road (not public) ran from Otter Creek to
Burns Landing on the Wacasassa. 4 August 1913:
Jury list included: V. R. Bronson; J. M. Gornto, 4 Ags 1913:
Paid for coffin for Henry Franklin, pauper.
Jr.; B. L. Jones; H. E. Osteen; J. A. Dean; W. R. C.S.A. pensions: Mrs. Ellen Simmons (nee
Medlin; John H. Jump; Henry Garner; G. M. Ellen Starling), widow of G. M. Simmons; W. H.
Dyass. Anderson; T. E. Roe; Mrs. Annie Hopping.
3 March 1913:
Mose Brock was paid for road work. 1 September 1913:
Mrs. Theresa V. Blitch was the widow of J. J. Pendarvis is mentioned as a road hand.
C.S.A. veteran, D. W. Blitch. W. H. Anderson is County Judge.
It was voted to supplement the salary of the 7 April 1913: Agent of Agricultural Demonstration. He received
Bank of Levy County mentioned. a total of $625 per year.
E. T. Usher was listed as on a J.P.'s bond. The tin from a dismantled covered bridge was
C.S.A. widow, Mrs. Chlerey Tooke. sold to E. Walker for $10.00.
Commission assists with the Corn-Club Bounty payments for wildcats, etc., to be
Contest. discontinued.
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6 October 1913: replacing W. H. Anderson, resigned.
Dr. James M. Dell assigned to serve the jail. They contemplated the idea of a poor farm.
Precinct 10 was moved from Double Sink
School House to Judson. 4 May 1914:
Post office established at Lebanon. Beauty Hall was fined $5.00.
C.S.A. veteran, Elisha Hodge, mentioned.
B. L. Jones was appointed J.P., with Sol 1 June 1914:
Osteen, C. A. Lindsey, and S. F. Highsmith, C.S.A. pensions: Mrs. Linia Ann Sheffield
bondsmen. (widow of James K. Sheffield who died 1914).
Sam J. Weeks was issued a license for a .32
3 November 1913: Smith & Wesson.
C. S. A. veteran: Henry A. Cannon.
Plans made to buy a Burroughs adding 3 August 1914:
machine for $325. Inquest for Nash Ward.
1 December 1913: 7 September 1914:
W. E. Brown was paid $17.50 as "Agent For H. E. Osteen was issued a license for an 8MM
Demonstration work." Mauser.
C.S.A. pensions: Mrs. Mary J. Sheppard;
George W. Maxwell; W. D. Holder. 24 October 1914:
Fred T. Davidson was issued a license for a Baltimore Enamel and Novelty Co. was paid
Smith & Wesson revolver. $24.00 for 80 automobile tags.
5 January 1914: 2 November 1914:
C.S.A. pensions: W. K. Hathcox; Mrs. Public road from Ellzey to Wylly granted.
Catharine Pedrick.
Jury list included: H. E. Osteen, W. J. 21 December 1914:
Bronson, J. A. Dean, F. W. Jones, W. R. Medlin, Reference is made to "Old Chiefland."
Willie Brock, S. L. Bean, U. R. Bronson, F. M. Faircloth, Cornelius Spillane, James Richburg, 1 February 1915: George Wadley, Jr. The Britt Lewis, pauper, who is still around, is
black, and not the Britt Lewis, white, who was
2 February 1914: murdered in 1902.
Pauper list included Britt Lewis of Levyville Commissioners: M. M. Clyatt, chairman; J. H.
and J. J. Oglesby of Bronson. Collier; W. G. Hudson; F. E. Wadley; and L. D.
Precinct 13 was moved from its "present Abercrombie.
location" to Chiefland. State Vs. Tom Coldcheese.
County convicts are now working on the roads. 23 February 1914: M. M. Clyatt is to buy one Hackney wagon and
Reuben M. Fugate was appointed tax collector harness for the mules. by the governor to fill the unexpired term of the late John L. Carter. 1 March 1915:
Dr. S. D. Rice mentioned as being around
2 March 1914: Bronson.
I C. S. A. pension: Mrs. Tabitha Sims (widow of Samuel Sims who died 23 January 1914). 5 April 1915:
41 paupers.
6 April 1914: E. L. Cowart is a juror in State Vs. Thomas
Inquest for Pasco Wilder. Watson, et al.
J. M. Burnett was a road hand, district 2. C.S.A. pensions: Mrs. Aris E. Hilton of Meredith; John H. Lane.
9 April 1914: J. S. Lane was issued a license for a .38 cal.
Arrangements made to set up bond for the revolver.
newly appointed county judge, John R. Willis, M. B. Coarsey was listed as road overseer.
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5 July 1915: 3 April 1916:
State Vs. Arthur Murray. Precinct 9 was changed from Rosewood to
Budget: biggest item is pauper list; total Sumner. salaries for teachers, $20,000; laws will now be
published in West Coast Courier (last year, 1 May 1916:
Times-Democrat); C. S. A. pension: James R. Winningham.
School Districts: Bronson, Cedar Key,
Morriston, Chiefland, Union, Lebanon, Williston, 3 July 1916: Unity, Montbrook, Center, Sand Slough, Rocky, C.S.A., Jasper McGowan.
Lightsey, Pine Level, Fort Clinch, Elizey, Inglis, The Dixie Highway crossed the railroad at Wolf Sink, Double Sink, Copper Sink, Otter Creek, Morriston. Four Mile. L. C. Hinkle owned 8 sections in T.S. 13, R. 14.
The S. Bean estate is mentioned.
4 August 1915: Chiefland Development Co., is mentioned.
Cedar Key State Bank mentioned. Listed in the assessment revision: Lewis &
I. J. Tindale was paid $4.00 for repairs to Jones of Bronson, Mrs. Isabella Thomas, Mrs. E. Keadle Bridge. J. Peacock, W. J. Epperson, David Graham
Election inspectors appointed for the vote on (known as the Jewelry Store), Mrs. Annie L. creating Bloxham County for the following Willis, conveyed from I. H. Swindal; S. L. Bean
precincts: Montbrook, Lebanon, Williston, store lot joining the printing office in Bronson;
Mormston, Raleigh, Gulf Hammock, and Inglis. Williston Bottling Works, Bronson Bottling Works,
In the budget, they list payments to paupers the Poor House, the school at Raleigh, the outside the poor house. Where was this poor house Williston Electric Light Plant (property of Williston located? There has been no indication as to where Mfg. Co.); J. L. Medlin & Co. (owner of 10,000 it was situated thus far in the minutes. barrels of resin worth $25,000 on 1 January 1916,
Granted a road from Bronson via Meredith to and 1 tank of spirits of turpentine buried at the Alachua County line. Meredith, valued at $7200).
30 August 1915: 7 August 1916:
Purpose of this meeting was to purge Assessment: a pile of phosphate rock at Inglis,
registration books of the precincts involved in the property of Dunnellon Phosphate Co., valued at upcoming election on Bloxham County issue. $10,000.
6 September 1915: 2 October 1916:
C.S.A. pensions: Mrs. Mary V. Berryhill; Mrs. Newbern Prevatt was paid $3.00 for 3 days
Fannie Yearty, widow of William E. Yearty. work on the road.
Atlantic Coast Line R. R. runs through the Sarah Meeks, Cedar Key pauper, asked for a
county from Dunnellon to Wilcox. raise. This was refused.
Dr. P. J. Hudson was granted a license for a .32
4 October 1915: Smith & Wesson.
C. S. A. pension: Mrs. Betty Aldridge.
18 October 1916:
1 November 1915: "Erased voters" for District 1: W. D. Adkins,
Charlie Lewis, Ed Lewis, and Jim Lewis are J. K. Bolin, A. T. Clark, M. J. Fisher, Alf Hafele,
listed as working with the railroad. P. P. Hill, W. H. Jones, 0. F. Laney, W. 0.
Lastinger, P. Morris, 0. D. McFarland, E. A.
6 December 1915: Pinnell, P. J. Rourk, C. C. Smith, W. P. Ward, W.
C. S. A. pension: Mrs. Mary Ann Stapleton. Z. Barnett, W. J. Colson, R. C. Grooms, J. L.
Hargraves, W. D. Holder, H. S. Johnson, Z. B.
* * * * * Lanier, J. L. Medlin, T. C. McEachin, W. H.
Newkirk, R. D. Phillips, G. W. Roark, and W. B.
7 February 1916: Whidden.
Inquest, M. M. Sistrunk.
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6 November 1916: with unknown owners. They refer to "College
Inquest, Ed Duark. Hill" as being on the island. There was a total of 24
P. B. Butler was paid for publishing notice of schools in the county that year, among which were election for the bond issue. Hardee and Vista.
Dr. W. L. Tillis was granted a license for a .32
Smith & Wesson. October, 1917: A direct quotation: "Mr. Gus A.
The District 6 (Bronson) bond issue passed. Morton of Williston appeared before the Board and This was for hard surface roads to be built from stated to them that they had misquoted him as Bronson to Williston and from Bronson towards mentioned in a resolution adopted at the last
Archer. meeting. The resolution quoted Mr. Morton as
objecting to L. C. Hester being paid $11.00 for
4 December 1916: digging four stumps. Mr. Morton stated that he
W. F. Osteen, Superintendent of Education; L. was not making any charges against Mr. Hester, W. Drummon, Clerk of Circuit Court. but that he was criticizing the Board for paying
Banks: The Bank of Williston; Citizens Bank of such bills and that he as a citizen and taxpayer Williston; Cedar Key State Bank; Bank of Levy desired to call their attention to this matter and ask
County (Bronson). that they exercise more care hereafter. T. L.
State Vs. George Washington (He seems to be Williams, a county commissioner, preferred tried frequently). charges against L. C. Hester and asked that he be
discharged as Road Trustee of District Two. Mr.
9 January 1917: Hester asked that he be heard in regard to the
Commissioners: J. S. Fisher, chairman; Amon charges against him. The Board declined to hear Ward; M. M. Clyatt; Y. H. Kirchhain; T. L. any of this."
Williams. "Upon motion it was ordered that the Old
Jury list included: W. P. Delaino, Raddie Water Tank at the courthouse be sold to E. Walker
Davis. for $1.00, it being full of leak holes and of no use to
the county. Upon motion it was ordered that the
6 February 1917: county road engineer be discharged."
C.S.A. pension: Mrs. L. C. Baylor. B. L. Jones was hired as game warden at $100
per year.
5 June 1917:
They resolve to ask the East Florida Telephone 11 December 1917: "... that the county buy an Company to place a pay station telephone in the Auto Truck to be placed in service on the Hard clerk's office. Road."
3 July 1917: January, 1918: "Whereas, A. P. Markham,
C.S.A.: Roxie Ann Higginbotharn, Mrs. Mary Supervisor of Registration, having failed to
Reeves, Mrs. Eliza Blitch. perform his duty ..." Markham had moved to
The dipping vat program has started. Dunnellon eleven months before. They requested
Elongated concrete vats were constructed in the the governor to replace Markham with M. D. ground and filled with a solution to kill cattle Graham. They mention "an old shingle mill" on parasites. Cattle were pushed in, they swam the the Bronson-Judson road. The "Demonstration length of the vat and climbed out a ramp at the Agent", R. L. Denson was to make his headquarother end. On a few occasions the man pushing the ters at Chiefland. They kept moving his office from cow in fell in after the cow. One might assume that one town to another. he, too, was thoroughly deloused. The program's
purpose was tick control. March, 1918: They advertised for bids to build
Persons still owning lots on Atsena Otie in "a toilet at the Bronson Courthouse and a 1917: T. W. Brewer, F. J. Stapleton, M. S. Jordan, Calaboose at Inglis." T. J. Turner of Wilcox is to J. H. Crevasse, S. A. Jones, R. W. Stapleton, B. J. operate the ferry at 'Fannin; other counties Smith, H. C. Schmidt, H. S. Rodgers estate, J. L. involved are Alachua and Lafayette, Dixie and Cottrell, Fred Cubberly, E. Faber, George Lewis. Gilchrist do not yet exist.
About half the lots on Atsena Otie are listed
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April, 1918: The clerk was instructed to "buy a July, 1918: A company of "county guards" was suitable U.S. flag and hoist it up". World War I organized at Cedar Key: Capt. J. B. Richardson, was going on and the commission apparently felt it First Lt. James S. Berry, Second Lt. John necessary to provide visible evidence of which side Stapleton, Second Lt. T. W. Brewer. they were on.
July, 1918: E. A. Etheridge, Elmer Etheridge,
June, 1918: J. C. Sale is editor of the Levy and Henry A. White appear on the tax list. All lots Times-Democrat, J. T. Lewis is editor of the on Atsena Otie were reduced to an assessed
Williston Progress. valuation of $10. Faber still owned inland lots
there, so did John Nater.
The Seventh Book of Commission Minutes
By S. E. Gunnell
In October, 1918, J. S. Fisher was commission School House to Gunntown. Incoming commission-chairman. Members were Amond Ward, Y. H. ers were J. P. Kimble, C. W. McElroy, W. S.
Kirchhain, M. M. Clyatt, and T. L. Williams. L. Yearty, L. L. Williams, W. R. Hodges. J. C. Sale
W. Drummond was clerk. W. F. Osteen was was county judge. Tax assessor was William R.
county superintendent of education. In November Coulter, R. M. Fugate was tax collector, T. W. a proposal was introduced to build a steel bridge Price was superintendent of education. across the Withlacoochee at Inglis. A resolution From the January, 1921 jury list: J. F. Cobb,
was adopted: "We mourn the death of Yulee H. M. D. Dixon, F. C. Whidden, William Cowart,
Kirchhain, a member of our board." In December, James McCoy, Heartful Johnson, Charlie Coburn, J. R. McGrath was approved for a CSA pension. Henry Gibson, Douglas Coburn. In March they
William E. Rivers was a JP. The new Board were buying a Delco light plant for the courthouse.
member from District 4 was D. A. Andrews. In For the benefit of younger generations, that was an
March they mention "the town of Hardee". In internal combustion engine which turned a
April, a resolution was passed: "The Negro people generator which produced electric current for of the Chiefland settlement having placed in the lights, hence the perfectly logical term, light plant. Bank of Levy County the sum of $60 as a reward for A road went from Bronson across the sandhills to the capture of one Henry Reed, who murdered one Eve, Florida and on to the "Micanopy of their race some few nights ago most brutally, it Settlement"; the road crossed the Walton was upon motion ordered that the Board add $40 homestead. In June, Joseph A. Campbell, Newton for the capture of said Reed". A. Blitch, and Mrs. M. A. McDonell were granted
In June, 1919, they mention the Shingle Mill as CSA pensions.
being on the Bronson to Judson road, also a cedar In March, 1922, the Bank of Chiefland is listed mill as being northeast of Bronson. B. B. Harrison as being in existence. W. H. Pillsbury, superinwas a deputy sheriff. In August, Margaret Lydia tendent of the Cummer Cypress Company, made Bell is listed as being the editor and publisher of an offer to donate the steel bridge his company had the Levy Times-Democrat. On the December jury across the Suwannee River at Fowler's Bluff if the
list was Frank Marshburn, Tom Hatcher, Howard three counties involved would remove the
Williams, B. C. Wadley, Joe Boothby. structure and clear the river. This was a railroad
In February, 1920, they approved a petition bridge and was apparently donated for use at from citizens in and around Steen, Florida for a Fannin Springs and was the first highway bridge voting precinct to be known as Tidewater. A across the river there. A ferry had 6ieen in
newspaper is mentioned, The Williston Progress. operation for many years. There was a place in the In July, 0. J. Farmer turned up again as editor of Long Pond area known as Echo, Florida. Dixie the Times-Democrat. In December, the Gulf County had come into existence by that time. Tax
Hammock precinct was changed from Hartman Collector Reuben M. Fugate died October 20. By
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November, the Williston Sun was being published. Commissioner C. W. McElroy was sent to
In January, 1923, an order was issued "to pay investigate conditions at the county road camp; a for bringing to Sumner the bloodhounds for number of convicts had escaped. In July, Miss
chasing up the criminal that assaulted (a woman) Vassie Pension (Pinson?) was already supervisor of at Sumner". Thfe Gainesville News was being registration. In July, the Bank of Williston closed.
published. The County Demonstration Agent was The Commission lost $2,721.75; they passed a
advised to move his office from Williston to resolution attempting to absolve themselves of any
Bronson. M. D. Graham was tax collector, N. J. blame. They mention "our depression". State Allbritton was County Demonstration Agent. W. Road 19 was to go from Chiefland to Bronson to
R. Hodges was Board chairman; members were J. Williston and on into Marion County. It later
P. Kimble, C. W. McElroy, W. S. Yearty, E. C.* became Alternate 27. State Road 13 was planned to Price. The Levy County Chamber of Commerce go from Archer to Cedar Key, it was to later
was in existence, its directors were appointed by become State Road 24. In September, 1925, S. S. the commission. Smith's store was "at or near what is known as
In November, B. B. Harriston resigned as Newtown". Newtown started its existence as
deputy sheriff. The clerk was to contact Alachua Newton, the name of the man who had the and Dixie Counties about moving "the ferry boat sawmills there. They opened the bids for clearing now at Fannin and not in use to Weeks' Landing the right of way for a new proposed public road just below Fowler's Bluff". In December they were from Otter Creek to Lebanon Station. That road planning State Road 19 from Fannin to was destined to become US 19, which was for some
Hardeetown. B. L. Jones of Bronson was hired as years routed through Bronson and Williston. captain of the convict road camp. In February, And that ends our research of the commission
1924, William E.' Rivers was supervisor of regis- minutes, from 1850 to 1925. From then on, the tration. The Levy County News was being minutes contain mostly financial records and
published at Bronson. A public road from Otter nothing of historical interest, probably due to the Creek to Gunntown was known as the Old Tram commission activities becoming less broad in scope
Road. Dr. J. H. Twiggs lived in Bronson. In June, over the years.
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Abercrombie Lewis 8;18 Bell Bud 8;10
Adams Joseph 8;10 Bell Margaret Lydia 8;31
Adams Joseph W. 8;18 Benefield J. S. 8;12
Addams Ed 8;2 Benefield James S. 8;10
Adkins W. D. 8;28 Berry James S. 8;31
Adler Levi 8;16 Berryhill Mrs. Mary V. 8;28
Albritton N. J. 8;32 Berryhill O. W. 8;10: 8;24
Aldridge Mrs. Betty 8;28 Berryhill W. R. 8;4:8;12
Alford Miles 8;8 Berryhill William R. 8;14: 8;18
Allen Dewey 8;2 Bigham Mrs. Elizabeth J. 8;10: 8;18
Altman Eliza Jane Chesser 8;18 Billington E. M. 8;20
Anderson W. H. 8;12: 8;24: 8;26 Billups J. W. 8;4
Andrews D.A. 8;31 Binnicker Mrs. L. A. 8;10
Appel Louis 8;18 Blanden Pete 8;18
Arline Mrs. Jeff 8;22 Blitch D. W. 8;24
Armistead J. A. 8;12 Blitch David W. 8:20
Armstrong D. M. 8;18 Blitch J. S. 8;14:8;17
Armstrong Mrs. Mary A. 8;8 Blitch Mrs. Eliza 8;30
Artemus Ezekiel 8;16 Blitch Mrs. Theresa V. 8;24
Asbell G. M. 8;12: 8;22 Blitch Newton A. 8;16: 8;31
Asbell Moses 8;10 Blitch W. H. H. 8;14: 8;18
Baldree W. M. 8;10 Blitch David W. 8;20
Barco Mr. 8;4 Bolin J. K. 8;28
Barnett W. G. 8;20 Booth Harriet 8;2
Barnett W. Z. 8;28 Boothby J. 8;4
Barrow T. E. 8;6 Boothby Joe 8;31
Barton W. M. 8;4; 8;6 Boothby Joseph 8;10: 8;12: 8;14:
Barton William M. 8;18 8;20
Bateman Andrew H. 8;14: 8;18 Boothby Mr. 8;4
Batty Capt. William 8;4 Boothby 8;6
Bauknight C. W. 8;14 Boothe George 8;12
Baylor Mrs. L. C. 8;30 Boyd G. A. 8;6: 8;14: 8;20
Bean Dr. Maria 8;19 Boyett J. W. 8;10
Bean Minnie Norton 8;3 Bradley Wash 8;12
Bean S.L. 8;10: 8;12: 8;14: Brewer EdmondH. 8;14: 8;18
8;20: 8;26: 8;28 Brewer Mrs. Irene B. 8;24
Bean S., MD 8;6: 8;28 Brewer T. W. 8;30: 8;31
Bean Salem 8;19 Brice W. C. 8;18
Bean Samuel 8;6 Britt J. F. 8;16
Beasley Will 8;24 Brock Mose 8;24
Beaty James S. 8;16 Brock Willie 8;26
Beauchamp A. C. 8;2 Bronson Inez 8;9
Beauchamp Orlando 8;22 Bronson Mrs. Elizabeth 8;8
Beck Matthew A. 8;18 Bronson S. P. 8;8
Beck Matthew Alexander 8:22 Bronson U. R. 8:26




Bronson V. R. 8;24 Claywell Dr. J. H. 8;8
Bronson W. J. 8;26 Claywell John H. 8;14
Brooks Mrs. Nancy A. 8;20 Claywell Mrs. Laura E. 8;18
Brooks Thomas 8;20 Clyatt Dr. 8;25
Brown J. B. 8;20 Clyatt Dr. 0.S. 8;8
Brown Jordan 8;12 Clyatt J. M. 8;20
Brown Smart 8;24 Clyatt M. M. 8;14: 8;26: 8;30:
Brown W. E. 8;26 8;31
Buildelman E. M. 8;29 Clyatt S.C. 8;14
Burford Thomas 8;16 Coarsey H. V. 8;6
Burford Thomas Jr. 8;12 Coarsey M. B. 8;26
Burnett Arthur 8;20 Coarsey Mrs. C. E. 8;6
Burnett J. M. 8;12: 8;26 Cobb Frank 8;2
Burnett J.S. 8;12 Cobb J. F. 8;31
Butler P. B. 8;30 Cobb James 8;2: 8;20
Calhoun Ed 8;12 Cobb Jim 8;2
Callaway Francis J. 8;18 Cobb Mrs. Florida 8;16
Calley Mrs. S. C. 8;16 Cobb Nicholas S. 8;16
Camp Clarence 8;6 Coburn Charlie 8;31
Camp W. N. 8;4 Cobum Douglas 8;31
Campbell Ed 8;14 Coburn Thomas 8:18
Campbell Joseph A. 8;31 Coffee Dr. Joseph H. 8:22
Coldchees Tom 8;26
Cannon Henry A 16 Coleman Warren 8;16
Cannon Henry A. 8;26
Cannon 8;25 Colley Mrs. S. C. 8;18
Capel R. 8:22 Collier J. H. 8;26
Carroll Annie 8;9 Collins Ria 8:20
Carter Ben 8:12 Collins T. P. 8;16: 8;18
Carter I. A. 8:14 Colson Joe 8;24
Carter Ira J. 8;25 Colson P. M. 8:4
Carter John L. 8;22: 8;26 Colson W. J. 8:22: 8:28
Carter Mrs. Isabrl Abney 8;18 Cone A. J. 8:16
Carter Norvell Robertson 8;18 Cone Andrew J. 8:18
Carter W. P. 8;29 Cone T. J, 8:16
Carter Wm P. 8:25 Cook Hansford D. 8;16
Cook Hansford David 8;18
Cason Gladys Swilley 8;7
Cassells Theodore A. 8;18 Copeland Ripley 8;18
Chancy M. A. 8;18 Corr Mr. 8;2
Chandler A. 8:12 Cottrell J. L. 8;30
Chesser B. A. 8;8 Coulter Col. W. R. 8;2
Chesser John M. 8:14: 8:18 Coulter William R. 8;12:8;31
Chesser John W. 8;16: 8;18 Cowart E. L. 8:26
Childers George 8;4 Cowart Ruby 8:9
Clark A. T. 8:28 Cowart William 8;31
Clark W. H. 8;20 Cox John 8:22
Cox P.K. 8;12




Creech John Allen 8;10 Etheridge Elmer 8;31
Crevasse J. H. 8;30 Evans R. B. 8;12
Crews A. B. 8;2 Faber E. 8;30
Cronk Isaac 8;18 Faircloth D. D. 8;12
Crook J. B. 8;2 Faircloth Daniel D. 8;12: 8;18
Cubberly Fred 8;8: 8;30 Faircloth Dorothy 8;9
Curry Rachel J. 8;16 Faircloth F. M. 8;14: 8;18: 8;26
Daughtry Louis F. 8;12 Faircloth Frank 8;20
Davidson Fred 8;1: 8;2 Faircloth G. F. 812
Davidson Fred T. 8;26 Faircloth I. W. 8;20
Davis O. Z. 8;4 Faircloth J. P. 8;8: 8;12
Davis Raddie 8;2: 8;30 Faircloth Jack 8;14
Davis T. W. 8;4 Faircloth Levi 8;4: 8;14: 8;18: 8;20
Davis Thomas W. 8;4 Faircloth Roxie 8;2
Davis W. C. 8;8 Faircloth W. B. 8;14:8;18
Davis William 8;10: 8;18 Farmer O. J. 8;4: 8;6: 8;8: 8;24:
Dean J. A. 8;24: 8;26 8;31
Dean J. H. 8;14 Felder C. M. 8;4
Dees Franklin P. 8;18 Finlayson W. D. 8;6
Delaino W. P. 8;30 Fisher J. S. 8;12: 8;30:8;31
Dell Dr. James M. 8;26 Fisher M. J. 8;28
Dennis Henry 8;2 Fleming J. T. 8;10
Denson R. L. 8;30 Fleming Mrs. Mary E. 8;8
DePass Annie M. 8;18 Fleming Nellie Esabella 8;22
DePass Dr. M. H. 8;14 Fletcher W. B. 8;14
DePass James P. 8;18 Fletcher W. S. 8;18
Dixon Jesse 8;22 Fowler M. F. 8;8
Dixon M. D. 8;31 Fowler W.J. 8;18
Dixon Miles 8;2 Fralix Yank 8;20
Dixon Miles D. 8;24 Franklin Henry 8;24
Doak Ola 8;25 Friedman Ben 8;8: 8;12: 8;18
Drummond John S. 8;10 Fugate Mrs Sarah 8;18
Drummond L. W. 8;30: 8;31 Fugate R. M. 8;31
Duark Ed 8;30 Fugate Reuben M. 8;26: 8;31
Duden Mrs. Walter E. 8;3 Fugate Sarah C. 8;18
Dudley MaryA. 8;18 Gaines C. Columbus 8;16
Dudley Mary A. 8; 18
Dudley Mrs. N. A. 8;8 Gaines Christopher C. 8;18
Duncan Jennie Swilly 8;7 Garner Henry 8;24
Duval P. L 8;12 Garner Herbert 8;18
Dyass G. M. 8;24 Geiger William 8;2
Easter W. A. 8;8 Gibson Henry 8;31
Edwards Geannette 8;9 Gibson Mac 8;22
Ellison Moses P. 8;18 Gidden Jim 8;20
Epperson W. J. 8;6: 8;14: 8;28 Gilbert Carroll 8;27
Etheridge E. A. 8;31 Goldwire Jerry 8;2
Gomm William 8;2: 8;4




Gore John 8;6 Hathcox W. K. 8;16: 8;26
Gornto G. W. 8;16 Hawk Bronson 8;20
Gomto J. M. 8;4: 8;8 Hawkins Israel 8;4:8;6
Gornto J. M. Jr. 8;24 Hawkins Rhena 8;20
Gomto John M. 8;18 Henry Jonathan 8;14
Gornto W. G. W. 8;18 Hester L. C. 8;30
Gospel Will 8;24 Hicks Dr. 8;8
Graham Augusta Cox 8;3 Hicks Dr. William D. 8;12
Graham D. 8;27 Hiers J. D. 8;18
Graham David 8;28 Hiers J. David 8;14
Graham David Jr. 8;2 Higginbotham Aaron J. 8;8
Graham M. D. 8;30:8;32 Higginbotham Mrs. F. T. 8;10
Graham David Sr. 8;2: 8;12 Higginbotham Roxie Ann 8;30
Griffin Theron 8;9 Highsmith S. F. 8;26
Griggin Joel B. 8;6 Highsmith S. H. 8;6
Grooms R. C. 8;28 Hill J. H. 8;17
Groves W. J. 8;14 Hill P. P. 8;28
Gunn S. J. 8;12:8;14 Hilton Mrs. Aris E. 8;26
Gunnell Dr. G. M. 8;2 Hinkle L. C. 8;28
Gunter Dr. T. D. 8;14 Hodge Elisha 8;26
Hafele Alf 8;28 Hodges M. Randolph 8;4
Hafele Alfred 8:14 Hodges N. P. 8;14
Hafele Ch ristian 8;4 Hodges Nancy P. 8;18
Hafele 0.24 Hodges T. R. 8;6
Hate C. Peter 8;14 Hodges W. R. 8;21: 8;22: 8;31:
Hale Charles P. 8;20 8;32
Hall Beauty 8;26 Hodges 8;8
Hall T. P. 8;12 Hogan Mrs. Julia 8;2: 8;18
Hardee A. P. 8;3; 8;8: 8;24 Hogan Stephen W. 8;18
Hardee Albert Pearson 8;12 Holder W. D. 8:28
Hardee John S. 8:18 Holstien Mrs Sarah A. 8;18
Hare Willis 8;4 Hopping J. P. 8;16: 8;20
Hargraves J. L. 8;28 Hopping Mrs. Annie 8;24
Harris William 8;24 Horn E. F 8:22
Harrison B. B, 8;31: 8;32 Horn Mrs. Sallie A. 8:22
Hartman Sam 8;4: 8;14: 8;16: 8;18: Home E. F. 8:18
8;24 Home James R. 8;18
Hartman Samuel 8;12 Home R. C. Cole 8;7
Hatcher Alvis 8;9 Howard Shed 8;12
Hatcher J. K. 8;16 Howard Walter 8;12
Hatcher John Knox 8;20 Howell R. 8;12
Hatcher Melzer 8;4 Huber John 8; 18: 8;20
Hatcher Mrs. Atlanta 8;8 Hudson Dr. P. J. 8;28
Hatcher Mrs. Isham 8;12 Hudson Garrett V. 8;16
Hatcher Tom 8;31 Hudson Samuel W. 8;14: 8;16: 8;20
Hatcher W. S. 8;20 Hudson W. G. 8;26




Huggins Martin 8;10: 8;18 Kimble Charles 8;5
Hull N. A. 8;8 Kimble J. P. 8;31: 8;32
Hussey S. A 8;2 King AIf 8;6
Ishie Frank 8;6 King Hamp 8; 12
Ishie John 8;4 King Mrs. E. A. 8;10
Ishie W. F. 8;4 King Richard T. 8;14
Jackson Dr. J. M. 8;2: 8;6: 8;8: 8;20 Kirchhain Y. H. 8;30: 8;31
Jackson Dr. James Maxwell 8;16 Kirchhain Yulee H. 8;31
Jackson John F. 8;16 Kirkland Caladonia 8;8
Jackson James M. 8;18 Kirkland 0. H. P. 8;2: 8;4: 8;6
Jacobie J. H. 8;2: 8;12 Kirkland Oliver H. 8;18
Jacobie Joseph H. 8;10 Kirkland Perry 8;4
Jerrell Plenty 8;12 Klapp W. H. 8;24
Jerrell S. J. 8;12 Lamb Marie Swilly 8;7
Jerrils D. H. 8;6 Lane Hardy 8;24
Jerrils S. J. 8;6 Lane J. F. 8;24
Johns Henry M. 8;20 Lane J. S. 8;26
Johnson Alex 8;12 Lane John H. 8;26
Johnson Andrew 8;24 Laney 0. F. 8;28
Johnson H. S. 8;28 Lanier Z. B. 8;28
Johnson Heartful 8;31 Lastinger Grace 8;9
Johnson John J. 8;18 Lastinger John 8;2
Johnson Mary 8;18 Lastinger W. 0. 8;28
Johnson Mary Adella 8;18 Lee C.H. 8;20
Johnson Mrs. Mary E. 8;16 Lee Mrs. Ann C. 8;20
Johnson T. C. M. 8;10 Lee Mrs. Anna C. 8;16:
Johnson Thincey Carrie M. 8;18 Lennon E. 8;10
Jones B. L. 8;14: 8;16: 8;24: Letson Sethill James 8;18
8;26: 8;30: 8;32 Lewis Britt 8;26
Jones C.G. 8;8 Lewis Charlie 8;28
Jones Clarence T. 8;10 Lewis Ed 8;28
Jones D. E. 8;24 Lewis George 8;30
Jones F. W. 8;26 Lewis J. H. 8;16: 8;22
Jones L. B. 8;24 Lewis J. T. 8;31
Jones Mrs. L. C. E. 8;12 Lewis Jim 8;28
Jones Mrs. L. D. 8;16: 8;18 Lewis L. B. 8;8
Jones Mrs. Lucinda Delia 8;24 Lewis Mary 8,2
Jones S. A. 8;30 Limbaugh M. J. 8;16
Jones W. H. 8;28 Limbaugh Mrs. Mary J. 8;20
Jordan M. S. 8;30 Limbaugh Rufus K. 8;20
Jump James W. 8;20 Lindsey C. A. 8;22: 8;26
Jump John H. 8;12: 8;14:8;24 Long A. 8;22
June Mrs. Mary M. 8;20 Long A. L. 8;8
June Samuel 8;20 Long Mrs. Matilda 8;20
Keller J. A. 8;20 Long Thomas J. 8;8: 8;16: 8;18
Kidd 8;25




Lucas Margaret 8;9 McHenry Issie 8;6
Luster Peter 8;4 McKoy A. L. 8;22
Lutterloh E. J. 8;4 McLeod Alex 8;12: 8;14
Lutterloh J. B. 8;6 McLeod Alexander 8;16: 8;18: 8;20
Lutterloh John B. 8;12 McLeod Jane 8;20
Lutterloh John Brooks 8;10: 8;14 Medlin J. L. 8;28
Lynn A. W. 8;16 Medlin Narcissa 8;10: 8;18
Markey John H. 8;18 Medlin W. R. 8;24: 8;26
Markham A. P. 8;30 Medlin Willis R. 8;10: 8;14
Markham J. E. 8;14 Meek Jack 8;1
Marshburn Frank 8;31 Meeks D. C. 8;12:8;14
Marshburn M. J. 8;14 Meeks Lawson C. 8;10: 8;22
Marshbum M. T. 8;22 Meeks Sarah 8;4: 8;28
Marshburn Margaret Epperson 8;3 Merchant W. T. 8;16
Marston Mittie 8;16: 8;20 Miles Sam 8;12
Martin I. B. 8;24 Miller Mrs. Eliza Amanda 8;16
Mattair Henry P. 8;18 Mills John B. 8;16: 8;18
Mattair J. 8;9 Mitchell Jerry 8;12
Mattair John T. 8;18 Mitchell John 8;12
Maxwell Geo. 8;10 Mixson James J. 8;18
Maxwell George V,. 8;26 Montgomery Will 8;8
McCall F. M. 8:4 Moon J. F. 8;12: 18
McCall Patricia 8:9 Moore Daniel F. 8;16: 8;20
McClelland Price 3;24 Moore Mrs. Amanda 8;16: 8;18
McCoy Henry 8;12 Morgan Lucinda 8;18
McCoy James 8-31 Morgan Samuel 8;2
McCreary H. H. 8;12 Moring Lint 8;9: 8;27
McDonell Mrs. M. A. 8;31 Morris J. C. 8;20
McDowell George F. 8;16 Morris P. 8;28
McDowell George F. M. 8;14 Morton Gus A. 8;30
McEachin T. C. 8;28 Morvill Henry 8;4
McElroy C. W. 8;8: 8;16: 8;31:8;32 Moses Alfonso 8;16
McElroy Charles Wesley 8; 18 Munden Isaac 8;4: 8;16
McElroy Frank N. 8; 18 Murray Arthur 8;28
McElroy W. B. 8;24 Murry C. C. 8;12
McElveen D. R. 8;22 Nater John 8;31
McFarland 0. D. 8;28 Neil William 8;8
McFarland S. Y. 8;4 Newkirk W. H. 8;28
McGowan David Levy 8;18 Newsom David P. 8;18
McGowan Jasper 8;28 Noble L. D. 8;6
McGowan Jasper N. 8;16 Nobles J. E. 8;16
McGowan Mrs. Georgia 8;8: 8;18 Norton Mrs. Sallie E. 8;16: 8;18
McGrath J. R. 8;31 O'Dell Dr. 0. C. 8;8
McGrew Isabell 8;18 Oglesbee J. W. 8;16
McGrew J. C. 8;29 Oglesby J. J. 8;26




Osteen Fish 8;2: 8;12 Quincey Samuel 8;4: 8;6: 8;29
Osteen Frank 8;27 Rain S. B. 8;18
Osteen H. E. 8;24: 8;26 Reddick J. C. 8;14
Osteen Harvy 8;2 Reddick John P. 8;22
Osteen J. F. 8;2 Reddick John Peter 8;14: 8;18
Osteen Kias 8;22 Reddick S. C. 8; 14
Osteen Myrtle Ruth 8;9 Reed Henry 8;31
Osteen Sol 8;6: 8;16: 8;20: 8;26 Reeves George E. 8;18
Osteen W.F. 8;30:8;31 Reeves J.W. 8;12: 8;14:8;18
Overstreet Clarence 8;25 Reeves Mrs. Mary 8;30
Overstreet J. 8;25 Reinbert H. G. 8;14
Owens Amanda 8;20 Renfoe Mrs. Mary (N.G.) 8;10: 8;16: 8;18
Parish Henry 8;14 Renfroe N. G. 8;16: 8;18
Parish James 8;22 Rice Dr. S. D. 8;26
Partin J. A. 8;14 Rice Dr. W. C. 8;16
Patterson Gilbert 8;18 Richardson J. B. 8;31
Payne W. D. 8;12 Richbourg Issac 8;18
Peacock Mrs. E. J. 8;28 Richburg Frank 8;18: 8;20
Pedrick J. S. 8;18 Richburg James 8;26
Pedrick Mrs. Catharine 8;26 Ricks J. D. 8;20
Pendarvis J. J. 8;24 Ricks John M. 8;18
Pension Miss Vassie 8;32 Ricks Mrs. A. A. 8;8
Perry AMn 8;8 Ricks Mrs. Alitha 8;18
Perryman Alex 8;4 Ricks Richard C. 8;14
Peterson F. W. 8;2 Rivers William E. 8;31: 8;32
Petteway Samuel W. 8;18 Roach J. M. 8;14:8;18
Phelps Joseph P. 8;4 Roark G. W. 8;28
Phillips R. D. 8;28 Roberts Allen 8;4: 8:18
Phillips Shelton H. 8;12 Roberts Lucinda 8;18
Phinney Dunlap S. 8;14 Roberts Morgan 8;18
Pillsbury W. H. 8;31 Robinson Drunk 8;8
Pinnell E. A. 8;28 Robinson Mrs. Caroline 8;18
Pinner Ethan Allen 8;10 Robinson S. D. 8;16: 8;18
Pittman D. 8;10 Rodgers H. S. 8;30
Potts Allen 8;18 Roe T. E. 8;24
Prevatt A. Fannie 8;16 Roland Ben 8;1: 8;2
Prevatt Newbern 8;28 Roland D. G. 8;2: 8;25
Price E. C. 8;6: 8;8: 8;32 Ross Charles 8;12
Price Edward C. 8;10: 8;14: 8;16: Ross J.L. 8;22
8;20 Rourk P. J. 8;28
Price T. W. 8;20: 831
Price T. W. 820: 831 Rucker Georgianna 8;18
Pridgeon William 8;8 Runnells K. K. 8;10
Priest George W. 8;14 Russett William 8;8
Pryor N. 8;22 Sale J. C. 8;31
Quin J. C. 8;24 Sale Joseph C. 8;22
Quincey John W. 8:2




Sanders 0. N. 8;12:8;14 Smith J. F. 8;8
Sapp E. B. 8;12 Smith J. S. 8;20
Saunders P. E. 8;14 Smith Jim 8;12
Sayles Dr. Fred C. 8;18 Smith John 8;2
Schlemmer A. P. 8;10: 8;14: 8;18 Smith L. J. 8;8
Schmidt H. C. 8;30 Smith L. V. 8;12
Scofield 8;25 Smith Lovitt 8;1: 8;2
Shands T. W. 8;4 Smith Mary E. 8;18
Shaw Adele 8;9 Smith Mrs. Ellen(David) 8:10: 8;18
Shaw Clifford Lee 8;9 Smith Mrs. Mourning 8;8
Shaw Nathaniel 8;9 Smith 0. B 8;20: 8;24
Sheely Munroe 84 Smith P. H. 8;12
Sheffield James K. 8;14: 8;18: 8;26 Smith R. L. 8;20
Sheffield Mrs. Linia Ann 8;26 Smith S. S. 8;32
Sheffield Sarah E. 8;18 Smith T. R. 8;20
Sheppard John Dolphus 8;18 Smith W. P. 8;12
Sheppard Matilda F. 8;18 Smith J. Bryant 8;10
Sheppard Mrs. Mary J. 8;26 Smith Mrs. Sarah E. 8;20
Sheppard Mrs. Matilda Frances 8;18 Spillane Cornelius 8;14: 8;26
Sheppard W. M. 8;18 Springs D. T. 8;14
Shipp Phoebe 8;18 Stanley Mrs. Mariah 8;14
Shipp William 8;18 Stapleton F. J. 8;30
Shirley Jonnathon 8;8 Stapleton John 8;31
Sills Samuel 8, 8 Stapleton Mrs. Mary Ann 8;16: 8;18:8;28
Simmons G. M. 8;24 Stapleton R. W. 8;30
Simmons George W. 8; 18 Starling Ellen 8;24
Simmons Mrs. Ellen 8;24 Stephens Henry A. 8;14
Sims Mrs. Tabitha 8;26 Stephens J. M. 8;10
Sims Samuel 8;26 Stephens James M. 8;6
Sistrunk J. S. 8;16 Stephens Sarah Ann 8;16
Sistrunk M. M. 8;4: 8;6: 8;28 Stewart J. M. 8;4
Slaughter Bud 8;8 Stockman J. F. 8;4
Small Jack 8;8 Stockman Mrs. Martha E. 8;18
Smallwood Z. T. 8;14 Stokes Dr. L. M. 8;12
Smallwood Zachary T. 8;20 Strawn Phoebe 8;18
Smith A. W. 8;14: 8;18 Strawn W. H, 8;14
Smith B. J. 8;30 Strickland J. P. 8;18
Smith B. 0. 8;14: 8;20: 8;24: Strickland Joel P. 8;22
8;27 Strickland Mrs. Dora B. 8;22
Smith C. C. 8;28 Stringer W. A. 8;18
Smith Elizabeth 8;2 Studstill H. 8;6
Smith Frank 8;14 Sullivan John 8;20
Smith H. M. 8;8 Sutton B. F. 8;10
Smith Henry M. 8:18 Sutton H. S. 8;6: 8;8: 8;10: 8;14
Smith J. B. 8;2 Sutton J. H. 8;2
Smith J. Bryant 8;10




Sutton W. S. 8;6 Walker Archie 8;2
Swanson Alonzo 8;12 Walker D. S. 8;12
Swilley Cadie Home 8;7 Walker Dr. R. T. 8;8
Swilley Frank N. 8;7 Walker E. 8;6: 8;8: 8;10: 8;14:
Swilley Hugh 8;7 8;24; 8;30
Swindal 1. H. 8;28 Walker E. Jr. 8;10
Sykes Mrs. 8;6 Walker Elias 8;14:8;18
Taylor Albert A. 8;18 Walker Elisha 8;2
Taylor Henry V. 8;22 Walker Elizabeth 8;10
Taylor James F. 8;18 Walker J. E. 8;20
Tew S. M. 8;4: 8;8 Walker E. Sr. 8;10
Tew Salathiel M. 8; 18 Walton 8:31
Thomas Mrs. Isabella 8;28 Wanamaker F. J. 8;16
Thomason Dr. L. W. 8;8 Ward Amon 8;30: 8;31
Thompson Harrison 8;12 Ward Evan W. 8;18
Thompson John 8;24 Ward Nash 8;26
Thornton J. D. 8;20 Ward W. P. 8;28
Tiflis Arlington L. 8;10 Warren George 8;16:8;20
Tillis Dr. W. L. 8;30 Washington George 8;30
Tindale Annie J. 8;18 Watkins J. F. 8;8
Tindale Hill S. 8:18 Watson James P. 8;20
Tindale 1. J. 8:28 Watson Laura 8;8
Tindall Will 84 Watson Thomas 8;26
Tison Mrs. Susan W. 8;8 Watson W.J 8;8
Tooke Mrs. Chlerey 8;24 Watson W. T. 8:24
Trotter Sarah J. 8;14 Weeks C.J. 8:18
Trudale Mrs. Annie 8;10 Weeks Eliza 8;16:8;18
Tucker W. H. 8;25 Weeks James 8:2
Turner Dr. J. W. 8;12:8;14 Weeks Joseph 8:10
Turner Elias 8;29 Weeks Samuel J. 8;24: 8;26
Turner G. W. 8:22 Weeks Silas 8;8: 8;14:8;18
Turner H. C. 8:18 Weeks W. E. 8;10: 8;12
Turner J. D. 8;10 Weeks W. W. 8:8
Turner J.S. 8:29 Welch Louise 8;22
Turner T. J. 8;30 Wellman Cad 8:1
Tuttle W. T. 8;8: 8;18 Wellman Conrad 8:22
Twiggs Dr. J. H. 8;32 Wester F. M. 8:14
Tyre Raiford 8:24 Whidden F. C. 8;31
Usher E. T. 8:24 Whidden W. B. 8;28
Wadkins H. J. 8:2 White Henry A. 8;31
Wadkins J. 8:2 White Porter 8;22
Wadley B. C. 8:18:8:31 Whitehurst George 8;16: 8;24
Wadley E. F. 8:18 Whitehurst J. H. 8;16
Wadley F. E. 8;18: 8;24: 8;26 Whitman St. Clair 8:6
Wadley George Jr. 8;10: 8;14: 8;26 Whitman St. Clair Jr. 8:20
Whitten John 8;6




Wilder Pasco 8;26
Wilkenson Alfred 84
Wilkerson Mary A. 8;18
Wilkerson R. L. 8;13
Wilkerson Thomas 8;22
Wilkinson Mary A. 8; 12
Williams George C. 8;6
Williams Henry 8;12
Williams Howard 8;31
Williams J. A. 8;10: 8;12
Williams John 8;20
Williams L. L. 8;31
Williams Mary 8; 14
Williams Prof. 8;24
Williams T. L. 8;30:8;31
Williams W. B.
Willis Annie 8;11
Willis Dr. J. M. 8;8
Willis John 8;11
Willis Mrs. Annie L. 8,28
Willis John R. 8;10: 8;26
Wilson Mrs. V. J. 8;16: 8;20
Wimer J.C. 8;8
Wimer John C. 8;10: 8;14
Winningham James R. 8;28
Wood J.W. 8;8
Wood John W. 8; 16
Wood Nelson 8;25
Wooten O.J. 8;16
Worthington Samuel Enos 8;14
Yancey Luther 8;25
Yearty Dr. Eugene H. 8;14
Yearty E. H. 8;12
Yearty Mrs. Fannie 8;28
Yearly W.E. 8;6: 8;12
Yearty W. S. 8;14: 8;20:8;31
8;32
Yearty William E. 8;12: 8;14:8;18:8;28
Young Dr. W.C. 8;20
Young R. E. 8;12
Yount W. E. 8;2













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Search Yesterday A History of Levy County, Florida & & & Chapter Eight & & & November -1979 Published By The Levy County Archives Committee Sponsored by the Levy County Board of Commissioners Bronson, Florida A Bicentennial Publication Levy Countv Archives Committee, 2002

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Digitized by the Internet Archive in 2018 with funding from University of Florida, George A. Smathers Libraries https://archive.org/details/searchforyesterd8197levy

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a o cn Jack Meeks, Clerk, and County Commissioners Fred Davidson, Lovitt Smith, Ben Roland, Dewey Allen, Carl Wellman, about 1936. Allen and Wellman are still living (1979).

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From The County Commission Minutes, 1891 1897 By Resha E. Hudson, Sr. From the assessment adjustment list, the Boulder Phosphate Company and the Seminole Phosphate Company were in Levy County in 1891. On September 7, an inquest was held over the body of Henry Dennis. In that year it was “lawful to chase and kill wild deer during September, October, November, and December.” A road from Waterston Hammock to intersect with the Levyville and No. 4 road was discontinued. They “hired out” prisoners then; Ed Addams was hired out to Dr. J. M. Jackson and John Lastinger to Elisha Walker. In January of 1892, J. B. Smith and O. H. P. Kirkland were commissioners. In February of 1892 a road was established from Lowe’s Landing to the Lebannon School House. In March, the voting precinct number nine was moved from Rosewood to Sumner, which establishes the existence of Sumner at that time. In April, the Standard Phosphate Company was in business here. Harvey Osteen was paid for road work. The Board “refused to declare public” a road from Orange Hill Church to Williston. From that, Orange Hill Church was in existence in 1892. In May, a Bronson newspaper was listed as the Levy Times Democrat. It was formerly the Levy County Times. Voting precinct three was changed from Ellzey to Otter Creek. J. H. Sutton was a deputy sheriff. In July, a petition was presented by the Peoples’ Party that they furnish one inspector for each polling place, the inspectors to be appointed by the Commission; the petition was rejected. The Bronson Pebble Phosphate Company and the Empire State Phosphate Company are listed. This was the heyday of the phosphate mining era in Levy County. In September an in quest was held over the body of Samuel Morgan. The Epperson Lumber Company was in business at that time, in Bronson. In December, S. A. Hussey was grand jury baliff. A convict named Archie Walker was hired out. In January of 1893, Raddie Davis was paid for road work. The Bronson to Gulf Hammock road was changed to go east of John Smith’s place. In February, Fish Osteen was paid for road work. A public road from Albion intersected the County Line Road near Old Station Pond. Col. W. R. Coulter left a bequest for poor people. The Board selected a list of recipients (partial list): Elizabeth Smith, Mary Lewis, A. B. Crews, Julia Hogan, Harriet Booth, Roxie Faircloth, James Weeks. The Bronson to Levyville road was changed to go west and north of John W. Quincey’s place. In March Roxie Faircloth was deleted from the list of Col. Coulter’s beneficiaries. From the jury list: A. C. Beauchamp, F. W. Peterson, J. F. Osteen, J. B. Crook, William Geiger, Jerry Goldwire, Miles Dixon, David Graham, Sr., David Graham, Jr., D. G. Roland. A move was started to build a new courthouse for $30,000. In April Frank Cobb was paid for road work, also James Cobb. J. H. Sutton was election inspector at Cedar Key, J. H. Jacobie at Otter Creek, W. E. Yount at Rosewood. In May, William Gomm had a store slightly more than one mile from Albion on the Bronson to Albion road. That location would have been in the middle of Meredith. H. J. Wadkins and J. Wadkins were paid for roadwork. In May, the Board met to canvass the vote on the courthouse bond issue; for: 136, against: 218. Jim Cobb was paid for road work. In June voting precinct six was moved from the Stafford’s Pond School House to the Phoenix Post Office. A petition to move the “location of the county site” was granted, the election to be held in August. In July, a Mr. Corr requested that the Gulf Coaster be awarded some of the county’s printing business. That was a Cedar Key newspaper and he was apparently the editor. From the assessment list: Albion Phosphate and Mining Co., Portland Chemical Phosphate Co., Dr. G. M. Gunnell, 2

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Ambler Lumber Co. William Gomm owned a whole township of land. In August the Bronson to Albion road was changed to go south of the railroad from Boothby’s Mill to the railroad crossing at Albion. They discontinued the road from Levyville to Gile’s Pond and the one from Levyville to Clay Landing. The Camp Phosphate Company is mentioned. They met in August to canvass the vote on moving the courthouse site. E. J. Lutterloh lodged a protest against the canvass before it was held. The voting results on where the courthouse should be located: at Bronson, 535; at Cedar Key, 394; at Ellzey: 1. In October, Thomas W. Davis’ petition for a liquor license at Cedar Key had produced a big uproar at the previous meeting and brought the same reaction at this meeting. Davis had his backers present, also present were a group of “the citizens of Cedar Key”, each group with its own lawyer. The commission votes: for, Samuel Quincey and O. H. P. Kirkland; against, Mr. Boothby, W. M. Barton, and William Batty. This vote was identical to that of the previous meeting. At a special meeting in November, “the Board having been required by a peremptory writ of mandanus”, they issued a liquor license to T. W. Davis. The road from Ellzey to Bronson was altogether on the north side of the railroad. The commission would file bonds for individual citizens to carry “Winchesters or long range rifles”. When a public road was discontinued it became known as a “settlement road”. In December, J. M. Stewart had built a bridge across the Waccasassa on the Ellzey to Bronson road for $175. By this time a considerable number of men had posted bond to carry long range rifles, one of them was W. F. Ishie. There must have been a rash of outlaws and road-robbers during those years. From the jury list: Levy Faircloth, John Ishie (1867-1951), Joseph P. Phelps, Willis Hare, C. M. Felder, M. M. Sistrunk, Christian Hafele, M. Randolph Hodges, F. M. McCall, W. R. Berryhill. In April, a road went to Bird Creek Landing (this is west of Yankeetown). In May, Melzer Hatcher was paid for road work, in June, O. Z. Davis. Another petition for a prohibition election was presented. In July precinct twelve was set up at Clyattville, then voided. They canvassed the prohibition election vote. There were 321 dry votes and 59 wets. A road went from Hafele’s place to intersect the road from Otter Creek to “The Plantation” in Gulf Hammock. In September, Alex Perryman was paid 25 cents for cutting a log out of the road. In September, Henry Morville was dropped from the pauper list, “due to the fact that he is dead”. In October, O. J. Farmer was still publishing a newspaper in Bronson. A “cutoff road” was approved beginning at Rattlesnake Bay on the Bronson and Isaac Munden road and intersecting the Wire Road at the bridge near the Coulter place, a distance of 3.5 miles. In December, Will Tindall, convict, was hired out to William Gomm. Orders were approved to build a passable road from Cedar Key to No. 4 alongside the railroad. George Childers lived along the Bronson to Gulf Hammock road. In January, 1895, Samuel Quincey was com mission chairman; members were 0. H. P. Kirk land, W. M. Barton, William Batty, and J. Boothby. From the jury list: Alford Wilkenson, J. W. Billups, Sam Hartman, J. F. Stockman, S. M. Tew, Munroe Sheely. The Perry Kirkland place was on the Levyville to Cedar Key road. T. W. Shands was county treasurer and P. M. Colson had taken over as clerk back in August. Mr. Barco apparently died while still in office. He had been clerk for many years and filled many of the old record books with his flowing handwriting. They made arrangements to settle the taxes of one Allen Roberts, “he being insane and in the asylum”. In May they passed a resolution of condolence concerning the death of Captain William Batty. Sarah Meeks was added to the pauper list. In August, election district eight was moved from “the place known as Barco to the town of Morriston”. In December, Peter Luster was paid for “whitewashing”. This was a custom of the times, to whitewash every tree in sight around a public building to a four foot height above the ground. S. Y. McFarland, Esquire, resigned as Justice of the Peace. J. M. Gomto lived in Williston. In January, 1896, the clerk was instructed to write W. N. Camp about putting the crossing on his railroad in good repair on the road from Albion to Archer. The Board considered the question of keeping the roads up by taxes or by “calling out the hands”. The Levyville to Cedar Key road went by Mondin Lake. The ferry landing at Fannin was about one hundred yards upstream from the big spring. E. J. Lutterloh was mayor of Cedar Key. O. J. Farmer was having problems collecting his fee as supervisor of registration. The Board kept “laying his bill on the table”. “The petition signed by ten citizens of Cedar Key asking that Israel Hawkins be given aid by the 4

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county was considered and upon motion the Board refused to grant the aid for the said Hawkins for the reason that the Board is informed that should it grant the amount asked for, the Said Hawkins would spend it all for whiskey.” In June the Red Hollow voting precinct was established. In July, after months of arguing, O. J. Farmer finally collected his fees as supervisor of registration. In September, the Populist Party’s nomination for sheriff was H. S. Sutton. In October, Frank Ishie was a deputy sheriff. L. D. Noble was a dentist somewhere in the county, probably in Williston. In October, 1896, the Board wrote a letter to the Jacksonville Storm Relief Committee: ‘‘...the following official statement of facts and suggestions touching the effects of the terrible storm which swept across Levy County beginning at Cedar Key and embracing an area 20 by 40 miles. More than twenty lives were lost and a great many received serious injuries. The homes of one half the people were demolished and the remainder more or less wrecked. On the coast, a great many islands were submerged, and it was there that most of the lives were lost, the boats and tents of the fishermen together with their homes and household goods were destroyed. Great damage at Cedar Key, a great deal of the cotton which had been picked and housed was blown away, more than 75% of the timber was blown down, many families are now camping in the open air where their houses once stood. We acknowledge the following contributions: Jackson ville Storm Relief Fund (supplies) $300, Gov. H. S. Mitchell Fund $200, citizens of Tallahassee $100.” In November, a long list of men were paid for road work, probably to clear out fallen trees from the recent hurricane. A road went from John Gore’s store to Judson. On the bond of H. S. Sutton, sheriff-elect: Clarence Camp, W. J. Epper son, H. Studstill, Samuel Bean, S. H. Highsmith, W. D. Finlayson, Mrs. C. E. Coarsey, H. V. Coarsey. In November there are two roads into Cedar Key, the ‘‘old road” and the newer one going parallel to the railroad. In January, 1897, T. E. Barrow was paid for ‘‘a burial outfit” for Issie McHenry. Boothby was still selling lumber. Now, the Board has decided to sue O. J. Farmer to recover his fee. There were three bridges listed as being at No. 4. And that is the end of the third book of minutes of the county commission. The Fourth Book of Minutes By Marilyn and Lindon Lindsey In May, 1897, Samuel Quincey was chairman. Members were O. H. P. Kirkland, W. M. Barton, E. Walker, J. B. Lutterloh. W. S. Sutton was sheriff. They decided to discontinue the public road from Jerrico Post Office to the Gulf Hammock Post Office. O. J. Farmer entered a lawsuit of his own against the county; the county already had one filed against him. A certificate was filed from Dr. J. M. Jackson to the effect that one Joel B. Griggin was severely disabled and should be allowed to peddle without buying a peddler’s license. In June, they reestablished the public road from Jerrico to Gulf Hammock and on to Reddy’s Landing on Cow Creek. New members of the Board are E. C. Price and James M. Stephens. O. J. Farmer was apparently working the Commission ers over in his newspaper, the Times Democrat, as they kept passing resolutions ‘‘denying everything said about them in the said newspaper”. George C. Williams lived on the road from Bronson to Gulf Hammock, so did a Mrs. Sykes. E. C. Price, Board chairman, could barely write his name. (We believe that he is the Confederate veteran of that name who died in 1927.) An editorial feud was going on at this time between O. J. Farmer of the Times-Democrat and T. R. Hodges of the Gulf Coaster. In October, “.. .the Board, having been informed that Israel Hawkins, a pauper, had been drunk and fighting and spending his money for intoxicants, his name is hereby dropped.” S. Bean, M.D., was paid $2.75 for treating prisoners. In January, 1898, S. J. Jerrils and D. H. Jerrils were paid for road work in District One. John Gore’s store was still in business. On the jury list: St. Clair Whitman, M. M. Sistrunk, W. E. Yearty, G. A. Boyd. John Whitten was paid 75 cents for road work. Alf King was paid from the road fund for the hire of a “lighter” (?). There was a place listed as Boneda (Bonita?) on the south side of the county, also known as the Vogt place. They discontinued the road from Hafele’s by Sol Osteen’s to the edge of Gulf Hammock. It was 6

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7 At the Cason reunion in 1977. Front: Cadie Horne Swilley and her brother, R. C. Cole Horne. Rear: their nieces and nephews, Hugh Swilley, Gladys Swilley Cason, Marie Swilley Lamb, Jennie Swilley Duncan, Frank N. Swilley.

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known as the Old Dixon Trail for many years and existed before the county was organized. In May, O. J. Farmer had won a court judgment against the Board. Editor Hodges of the Cedar Key Gulf Coaster periodically proposed that his paper get some of the county’s business, then 0. J. Farmer offers to do the publishing for free and the Board could not resist an offer like that. Hodges wants to be paid to publish the legal material, so he stayed in a slow bum. W. C. Davis was paid for making a coffin and trimmings for the deceased J. F. Watkins. In June, voting precinct thirteen was established at Chiefland. Dr. J. M. Jackson was designated to sign burial permits in Bronson, Dr. J. H. Claywell in Levyville, Dr. O. S. Clyatt in Judson, Dr. L. W. Thomason in Otter Creek, Dr. R. T. Walker in Cedar Key, Dr. J. M. Willis in Williston, Dr. O. C. O’Dell in Phoenix. The Otter Creek voting precinct was moved back to Ellzey. The Old Dixon Trail was made a public road again. What is called Blue Sink now was called Blue Springs then. A public road went from the Long Pond to Otter Creek road at Johnson’s Folly and ran south to intersect the Gulf Hammock road just north of Ellzey. Deer season was July, August, September, and October. “It was intimated to the Board that Mrs. —and Mrs. -—, now receiving aid, were persons of immoral character, the clerk is to inform them to present themselves at the next meeting to show satisfactory evidence of their good character.” In October, 1899, they paid various costs from the case of the State vs. Bud Slaughter, then they paid J. P. Faircloth $2.00 for “making coffin for Bud Slaughter”. Approved for Confederate pensions were: Aaron J. Higganbotham, William Russett, H. M. Smith, Miles Alford, Silas Weeks, Mrs. A. A. Ricks, Mrs. N. A. Dudley, Mrs. Susan W. Tison, Mrs. Georgia McGowan, Mrs. Mourning Smith, Mrs. Mary E. Fleming, Mrs. Mary A. Armstrong, Johnathon Shirley. In January, 1900, E. Walker was paid $50 reward for the capture of W. B. Williams, escaped felon. Then the Board paid the bills for “hauling lumber for W. B. Williams’ coffin”, and “lumber for W. B. Williams’ coffin”, and finally, for “burial of W. B. Williams.” In May the Board approved a Confederate pension for Mrs. Elizabeth Bronson, widow of S. P. Bronson, “late of N. A. Hull’s Co., 1st. Fla. Reg.” The town of Bronson was named for her father-in-law. In August, Dr. Hicks was paid $1.00 “for jail visit to Will Montgomery”, in September, Sheriff Sutton was reimbursed “70 cents for RR fare, dead body of Will Montgomery.” In December, E. C. Price’s signature is less shaky than previously. He could have gotten more practice, or he might have been ill before. In February, 1901, C. W. McElroy and C. G. Jones are commissioners. J. M. Gomto was paid $3.00 “for investigation of dead body of Laura Watson, killed at or near Williston by a freight train”. In March an inquest was held of the dead body of Alvin Perry. In May, A. P. Hardee was clerk. White’s Folly was on the road from Otter Creek to Cow Creek. Stafford’s Folly was on the road from Otter Creek to Cow Creek. Stafford’s Folly was on a road from Cow Creek to the Waccasassa River. In June, an inquest was held over the body of William Neil. The Board voted to allow “the widow’s legal exemption” to Caladonia Kirkland on property owned by her. In July, W. A. Easter was awarded a contract to rebuild “the Double Bridge” near Gulf Hammock. Special school tax districts were Bronson, Cedar Key, Morriston, Chiefland, Union, Lebanon, Williston, and Unity. In October, Fred Cubberly is county attorney. From the weapons license list, Smith and Wesson handguns ran about 15 to 1 in popularity over Colt, there was a handgun known as the Hopkins and Allen, and the Marlin rifle was as popular as the Winchester. In November, the inquest of William Pridgeon was held. W. W. Weeks was tax assessor. In March, 1902, the Board voted to publish the tax list in the Cedar Key Hustler. J. W. Wood and S. M. Tew were approved for CSA pensions. Sheriff Sutton is bringing suit against the county, the county requested a change of venue. CSA pensions were granted for W. J. Watson, Thomas J. Long, J. Mattair, and Mrs. Atlanta Hatcher. In June, J. C. Wimer is a Commissioner. A voting precinct was moved from Center Point to Judson. In July, an inquest was held over Jack Small. On the road from Otter Creek to the Gulf Hammock Post Office was the Cameron Bridge and the Double Bridge “near the Blacksmith Shop”. In October, an inquest was held over L. B. Lewis and his wife. On the coroner’s jury: M. F. Fowler, B. A. Chesser, A. L. Long, W. T. Tuttle, L. J. Smith, J. F. Smith. Ben Friedman was coroner. J. P. Faircloth was paid $10 for building coffins for Faircloth and Smith. H. S. Sutton (sheriff) was reimbursed $30 for the building of a double gallows. In November, there was a case listed as the State vs Drunk Robinson (could that have been 8

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9 An elementary school class in Bronson, 1928. Front: 1. Unknown 2. Lint Moring 3. Theron Griffin. Second: 1. Inez Bronson 2. Geannette Edwards 3. Grace Lastinger 4. Ruby Cowart 5. their teacher, Patricia McCall 6. Margaret Lucas 7. Annie Carroll 8. Unknown 9. Clifford Lee Shaw. Back: 1. Adele Shaw 2. Myrtle Ruth Osteen 3. Dorothy Faircloth 4. Unknown 5. Alvis Hatcher 6. Nathaniel Shaw.

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the man’s real name?). In December, the clerk was instructed “to inform the Governor that the Sheriff has presented a frivolous bill and obtained money under false pretenses in the cases of State vs Bud Bell, and recommends that he be suspended.” J. A. Williams, attorney, was retained to investigate the sheriff’s bills. In January, 1903, from the jury list: Moses Asbell, Joseph Weeks, O. W. Berryhill. The clerk was instructed to find out the amount and whereabouts of the lumber used recently in the construction of the double gallows. CSA pensions were approved for William Davis and Martin Huggins. In February, a coroner’s inquest was held for Elizabeth Walker. E. Walker is the incoming sheriff, the Board requested an audit of the sheriff’s office before Sutton went out. In March they decided to build a bridge across the narrow gap of Long Pond. In May, from the spring term grand jury report, they sent to the Governor that part dealing with the “removal of D. Pittman, JP, District No. 4. Minutes of Levy County Commissioners Book 5 1903-1910 By Kathryn P. Harris Excerpts from Books Five and Six are presented in notation form. The Confederate pension lists indicate CSA veterans or their widows. An electorate purge list could mean recent deaths or persons moving elsewhere. Other lists may serve to validate the presence of those persons in the county at that time. 1 June 1903: Commissioners: John Brooks Lutterloh (Chair man), John C. Wimer, J. M. Stephens, Edward C. Price, and E. Walker. E. Walker listed as sheriff. J. D. Turner paid $5.00 for burial of pauper, name unknown. 6 July 1903: Thirty-two paupers. Bond of K. K. Runnells as N. P. C.S.A. pensions for Mrs. Mary Renfoe (Mrs. N. G.), Mrs. Annie Trudale, Mrs. L. A. Binnicker, Mrs. Ellen Smith (David), Mrs. E. A. King. 7 September 1903: John R. Willis paid $7.15 for preparing a report on H. S. Sutton. Now, the sheriff is listed as E. Walker, Jr. C. S. A. pensions for Joseph Adams, James S. Benefield. Clerk to notify bondsmen of H. S. Sutton of amount due county. 5 October 1903: Notice to H. S. Sutton, ex-sheriff, and bonds men, John S. Drummond, and J. Bryant Smith that Sutton owes the county $237.40 more or less. 2 November 1903: Ethal Allen Pinnell paid $5.00 for report on H. S. Sutton matter. Cubberly & Willis employed to collect the shortage. E. Walker, Sr. (County Commissioner) licensed to carry .38 Marlin rifle and .38 S. & W. E. Lennon to carry .38 S. & W. 7 December 1903: J. W. Boyett licensed to carry .38 S. & W. C. S. A. Pensions for Mrs. T. C. M. Johnson, Mrs. Elizabeth J. Bigham. 4 January 1904: C.S.A. pensions: Narcissie Medlin, Mrs. F. T. Higginbotham. Jury List: S. L. Bean, W. M. Baldree, Joseph Boothby, John Allen Creech, J. T, Fleming, Joseph H. Jacobie, Clarence T. Jones, Geo. Maxwell, Willis R. Medlin, Lawson C. Meeks, A. P. Schlemmer, B. F. Sutton, Arlington L. Tillis, George Wadley, Jr., W. E. Weeks. 1 February 1904: Costs paid in case of Levy County Vs. H. S. Sutton, et al. 10

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11 Annie Willis, wife of Attorney John Willis, in a new 1920 Buick. These cars had wooden spoke wheels and four cylinder engines. General Motors had been in existence about four years.

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7 March 1904: Inquest over Alonzo Swanson. William E. Yearty, D.S., listed. C.S.A. pensions: Daniel D. Faircloth, Mary A. Wilkinson. 4 A pril 1904: Inquest for R. Howell. Moved Precinct #12 from Red Hollow to Fannin. (They no longer refer to Ft. Fannin). Established Precinct # 14 at Inglis. 2 May 1904: Inquest for C. C. Murry. Paid W. D. Payne $3.00 for coffin. Paid George Boothe $1.00 for digging grave. 6 June 1904: Inquest for R. B. Evans. C.S.A. pension: Ben Friedman. 4 July 1904: Co. Offic.: William R. Coulter, Supervisor of Registration; Albert Pearson Hardee, Auditor; O. N. Sanders, Treasurer; and W. H. Anderson, Tax Collector. Paid Dr. William D. Hicks $10.00 for removing bullet from Charles Ross’ head. Mrs. Isham Hatcher was living on Fish Osteen’s place located somewhere on the Wacasassa. C.S.A. pensions: J. W. Reeves, J. F. Moon. Big hassle over oyster planting rights granted to J. A. Williams in area of Cedar Point. Four affidavits by the following old time fishermen saying that oyster bars there are natural: Ben Carter (25 years); John Mitchell (30 years); Hamp King (“all his life”); and Louis F. Daughtry (29 years). 5 September 1904: Paid to Levy County Advocate amount due for stationery. Wylly Gabbett Company in business at Wylly, Florida, (Convict Contract). 27 September 1904: John B. Lutterloh and sheriff appointed to investigate care of convicts at Wylly. 3 October 1904: Dr. J. W. Turner paid for 3 visits to jail. Paid $25.00 each to Shed Howard and Walter Howard for catching Wash Bradley, murderer. 12 October 1904 Voter Purge: (District 1) Thomas Burford, J. S. Benefield, P. L. Duval, David Graham, Sr., P. H. Smith, L. U. Smith, E. B. Sapp, D. S. Walker, Jordan Brown, A. Chandler, D. D. Faircloth, T. P. Hall, W. F. Smith, W. P. Smith, Harrison Thompson, and Henry Williams. 7 November 1904 Paid H. H. McCreary for printing. 2 January 1905 State Vs. P. K. Cox. Witnesses were S. J. Gunn and J. A. Armistead. State Vs. Ed Calhoun. Witness, Henry McCoy. Shelton H. Phillips, County Supt. of Education. Jury list: W. E. Weeks, J. S. Fisher, R. E. Young, John H. Jump, D. C. Meeks, E. H. Yearty, W. R. Berry Hill, Plenty Jerrell, S. J. Jerrell, J. H. Jacobie. 6 F ebruary 1905 Inquest, Jerry Mitchell. 6 March 1905 Bridge across Little Wacasassa on the BronsonJudson Road near Alex McLeod’s place. 3 April 1905 J. P. Faircloth was paid $6.00 for building Jim Smith’s coffin. (Price of coffins has gone up). Problem of finding home for Hatcher children, now at Lennon. 1 May 1905 Inquest, Alex Johnson. 7 August 1905 Inquest, Sam Miles. Paid Dr. L. M. Stokes for medical services at the jail. Samuel Hartman, low bidder for Mule Creek bridge. G. F. Faircloth, license for .38 S. & W. 6 November 1905 Dutton Phosphate Company located at Lonesome Bridge on Otter Creek-Gulf Hammock road. 1 Jan 1906 C. S. A. pension: Mrs. L. C. E. Jones. On jury list: J. S. Burnett, J. M. Burnett, Joseph Boothby, G. M. Asbell, S. L. Bean, Alfred 12

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13 Mr. R. L. Wilkerson and his 1924 Ford. The driver shifted gears with his feet, the ignition timing was manually controlled by a hand lever, the engine had magneto ignition (it would take right off with a completely dead battery), and a well-tuned Model T would hit 60 MPH. The door on the driverÂ’s side was a dummy, it did not open. They were masterpieces of crude and primitive simplicity but these old machines were tough and durable. They were well adapted to their time and roads.

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Hafele, B. L. Jones, Alex McLeod, A. P. Schlemmer, Cornelius Spillane, George Wadley, Jr., Elias Walker, John H. Jump, S. C. Clyatt, F. M. Faircloth, Sam Hartman, D. C. Meeks, Z. T. Smallwood, J. A. Partin, and H. G. Reinbert. 5 February 1906 Inquest, Mary Williams. C. S. A. pension: Mrs. Mariah Stanley. Accepted bid of Wagener & Dobson of Mont gomery, Alabama, to build a new courthouse like the one at Starke, Florida, for $15,000. Said building to have a dome in the center instead of a tower on the comer. Sides of the dome to be covered with galvanized iron and covered with slate or galvanized iron shingles. 2 April 1906 C. S. A. pension: John H. Claywell. Purchased a lot, 75’ by 100’ from W. J. Epperson. Hired Jos. Boothby to move old courthouse onto this lot. 7 May 1906 Paid Joseph Boothby additional $10.00 for putting new sills under old courthouse. 6 August 1906 Paid John H. Jump $30.25 for “estray matter of one Jinney.” C. S. A. pensions: James K. Sheffield; George W. Priest. 3 September 1906 Commissioners: John Brooks Lutterloh, Chair man; Edward C. Price; John C. Wimer; J. E. Markham; and Richard T. King. 1 October 1906 Inquest of Henry Parish. Jack Faircloth, witness. Paid W. B. Faircloth 73 cents for ice for circuit court. C.S.A. pension: William E. Yearty. W. S. Yearty, J.P. for District 3; bondsmen, J. W. Turner and M. M. Clyatt. Election Inspectors: E. Walker; Richard C. Ricks; and G. A. Boyd. 3 December 1906 Convict contract to Lennon Naval Stores, Co. B. O. Smith, M. J. Marshbum, S. L. and S. L. Bean on bond of O. N. Sanders, treasurer. C. S A pension: J. W. Reeves. 7 J an 1907 W. B. Fletcher, Supervisor of Registration. Jury list: J. H. Dean; Levi Faircloth, W. J. Groves, S. J. Gunn, William E. Yearty, Dr. Eugene H. Yearty, Henry A. Stephens, W. H. Strawn, Willis R. Medlin, and Silas Weeks. 4 F ebruary 1907 Commissioners: J. David Hiers, Chairman; J. E. Markham; John Peter Reddick; Samuel Enos Worthington. Paid Dr. T. D. Gunter for medical services to jail. 18 February 1907 Election Inspectors for District 1: John M. Chesser; W. B. Faircloth; Richard C. Ricks; P. E. Saunders. 4 March 1907 Inquest for Frank Smith. C.S.A. pension: W. H. H. Blitch. H. S. Sutton, license to carry .38 S. & W. 1 April 1907 Paid Dr. T. D. Gunter $15.00 for treatment of D. T. Springs. Paid Dr. M. H. DePass $20.00 for treatment of D. T. Springs. Paid C. W. Bauknight $16.50 for coffin and box for D. T. Springs. 6 May 1907 Paid J. S. Blitch for coffins for Ed Campbell and Jonathan Henry. 3 June 1907 Resolution “bemoaning persons felling trees across public roads.” 1 July 1907 Inquest for Dunlap S. Phinney. Ruge Brothers Canning Company, taxes on factory and machinery at Cedar Key. The Cedar Key Town Co. still owns numerous parcels. 5 August 1907 C. S. A. pensions: Andrew H. Bateman, William R. Berryhill, A. W. Smith, Samuel W. Hudson, C. Peter Hale, J. C. Reddick (or maybe S. C. Reddick?), Edmond H. Brewer, J. M. Roach, F. M. Wester, Sarah J. Trotter, J. W. Reeves, I. A. Carter, N. P. Hodges, George F. M. McDowell, 14

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15 One of the Hotels in Old Bronson, the Epperson House, about 1880.

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Eliza Weeks, Hansford D. Cook, C. Columbus Gaines, Dr. James Maxwell Jackson, John W. Wood, Thomas J. Long, Mittie Marston, A. J. Cone, J. K. (R?) Hatcher, C. W. McElroy, and Sol Osteen. Mentioned: Levy Lumber Co., Florida Land Co., D. B. Morrison & Co., and Cummer Lumber Co. 2 S eptember 1907 Sam Hartman bid $195.00 to build Wacassassa bridge on Bronson-Otter Creek road. C. S. A. Pensions: M. J. Limbaugh, Mrs. L. D. Jones, Mrs. Mary Renfroe (widow of N. G.), Mrs. Sallie E. Norton, Edward C. Price, Alexander McLeod, T. P. Collins, J. P. Hopping. Awarded $8.00 contract to Hansford D. Cook to build a “water closet.” 7 October 1907 O. J. Wooten given license to carry .38 S. & W. C.S.A. pensions: Mrs. Florida Cobb (widow of Nicholas S.), J. S. Sistrunk, Garrett V. Hudson, Mrs. Mary A. Stapleton, Jasper N. McGowan, Sarah Ann Stephens, Mrs. S. C. Calley (Colley?), Henry Cannon, Daniel F. Moore, Mrs. Mary E. Johnson, Isaac Munden, John W. Chesser, A. Fannie Prevatt, and S. D. Robinson. 4 November 1907 Voting precinct established at Janney. C.S.A. pensions: F. J. Wanamaker, Rachel J. Curry, John B. Mills, and James S. Beaty. 2 December 1907 Inquest, Alfonso Moses. 6 January 1908 Inquest, Ezekiel Artemus. 20 January 1908 Two of the bridges between #4 and Cedar Key destroyed by storm on the night of 6 January 1908. 3 February 1908 Precinct #9 from Sumner to Rosewood. Bronson School damaged by fire. W. T. Merchant to change road south from Bronson to the J. H. Lewis place. 2 March 1908 Inquest, George Whitehurst. 6 April 1908 Dr. W. C. Rice rendered medical service to jail. To change Bronson-Wacahoota road, begin at northwest comer of J. F. Britt’s land in Sec. 9, T.S. 12, R 18, go east on section line to intersect old road at Owen Prairie School House. Precinct # 10 from Judson to Double Sink. Precinct #12 from Fannin to Red Hollow. Precinct # 16 created in Gulf Hammock at Hartman School House. Plan to erect an elevated water tank of cypress. 4 May 1908 Inquest, Levi Adler. Rescinded Precinct #10 from Judson to Double Sink. 1 June 1908 Inquest, Warren Coleman. C.S.A. pension: Mrs. Eliza Amanda Miller. 6 July 1908 C.S.A. pensions: W. K. Hathcox, Mrs. Amanda Moore (widow of Daniel F.). Road from Johnson’s Folly intersects the Otter Creek-Rocky road. New road to be built from Primitive Baptist Church on Long Pond toward Trenton. C.S.A. pensions: Mrs. Anna C. Lee, John F. Jackson, Isaac Munden, Samuel W. Hudson. Reference to “flat-woods cut-over lands.” Companies listed: Florida Syndicate Limited, Levy Lumber Company, Barker Chemical Company (at Inglis), Lukens Gulf Cypress Company, and Rodgers Turpentine Company. 7 September 1908 T. J. Cone paid $7.00 for burying “tramp.” B. L. Jones erected water tank. J. W. Oglesbee granted license to carry .38 Cal. “British Bulldog.” C. S A pensions: G. W. Gomto, Newton A. Blitch, Mrs. V. J. Wilson, and George F. McDowell. 5 October 1908 Knight Crockery Company, $8.00 for “1 dozen spittoons.” 14 October 1908 Names stricken from vote-list: District 1 Thomas Burford, J. E. Nobles, George Warren, A. W. Lynn, W. C. Rice, W. T. 16

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17 The J. S. Blitch Store, left, and the J. H. Hill Store in Phoenix, 1892. Phoenix later became Montbrook.

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Tuttle, W. J. Fowler, W. A. Stringer, H, C. Turner. District 4 Thomas Coburn. 2 November 1908 S. B. Rain, license for .38 S. & W.; Herbert Garner, license for 25-20 Winchester. C.S.A. pension: Mrs. Sarah Fugate. 9 December 1908 C.S.A. pension: Mrs. Laura E. Claywell. 4 January 1909 F. M. Faircloth, constable, district 3. Jury list: A. P. Schlemmer, B. C. Wadley, Frank Richburg, E. F. Wadley, C. J. Weeks, John Huber, Levi Faircloth, Sam Hartman, and W. S. Fletcher. 1 February 1909 Commissioners: John Peter Reddick, chairman; J. D. Hiers; F. E. Wadley; and John M. Chesser. C.S.A. pension: Mrs. Matilda Frances Sheppard (nee Brown, widow of John Dolphus Sheppard). 1 March 1909 William M. Barton, supervisor of registration; Dr. Fred C. Sayles, medical services at jail; W. M. Sheppard, treasurer. Inquests: Morgan Roberts and Pete Blanden. Petition of W. B. Faircloth to change Bronson-Levyville road to go on section line between Sec. 7 and Sec. 18 in T.S. 12, R. 17. 5 April 1909 C.S.A. pension: Mary E. Smith. Sheriff authorized to have courthouse dome painted. Gerk to get cost estimate of installing acetylene light system in courthouse. 3 May 1909 Now averaging two insanity cases per month. 7 June 1909 Paid Wekiva N. S. Co. $10.00 for coffin for pauper, killed. Bennett Bros. Gas Engine Co., $245.00 for installing acetylene lights. Gilbert Patterson allowed to change public road around his place in the town of Bronson. 5 July 1909 Paid James F. Taylor $8.00 for building a power house. Assessment Change list: Samuel W. Petteway, John M. Gomto, W. C. Brice. 2 August 1909 Inquest, Isaac Cronk (appears to be Cedar Key). C.S.A. pensions: Silas Weeks, Andrew H. Bateman, Hansford David Cook, Henry M. Smith, Mary A. Dudley, Georgia McGowan (nee Georgianna Rucker), widow of David Levy McGowan; Franklin P. Dees, Mary Adella Johnson, Lucinda Roberts (nee Morgan), widow of Allen Roberts; Theodore A. Cassells, E. F. Home, James R. Home, Matthew A. Beck, John H. Markey, Frank N. McElroy, J. S. Pedrick, Mary Johnson, Phoebe Shipp (Nee Strawn), widow of William Shipp; Louis Appel, Salathiel M. Tew, Daniel D. Faircloth, Matilda F. Sheppard, Lewis Abercrombie, Evan.W. Ward, Martin Huggins, Samuel Sills, Oliver H. Kirkland, John T. Mattair, William Davis, Isaac Richbourg, Annie J. Tindale, widow of Hill S. Tindale; Mary Renffoe, widow of N. G. Renfroe; M. A. Clancey, Sethill James Letson, Joseph W. Adams, J. P. Strickland, Francis J. Callaway, Elizabeth J. Bigham, Narcissa Medlin, Mrs. Thincey Carrie M. Johnson, widow of John J. Johnson; George E. Reeves, Mary A. Wilkerson, Ben Friedman, Mose P. Ellison, George W. Simmons, W. H. H. Blitch, J. F. Moon, William E. Yearty, Annie M. DePass, widow of James P. DePass; J. W. Reeves, Andrew J. Cone, Albert A. Taylor, Sallie E. Norton, D. M. Armstrong, A. W. Smith, Thomas J. Long, William R. Berryhill, Edmond H. Brewer, J. M. Roach, Henry P. Mattair, Charles Wesley McElroy, Alexander McLeod, T. P. Collins, John B. Mills, Mrs. Isabel! Abney Carter (nee McGrew), widow of Norvell Robertson Carter; Mary Ann Stapleton, Mrs. S. C. Colley, Nancy P. Hodges, Elias Walker, James K. Sheffield, Mrs. L. D. Jones, Eliza Weeks, .Christopher C. Gaines, John W. Chesser, S. D. Robinson, Sarah E. Sheffield, W. G. W. Gomto, and Sarah C. Fugate. 6 S eptember 1909 C. S. A. pensions: Mrs. Alitha Ricks, widow of John M. Ricks; Eliza Jane Chesser Altman, Ripley Copeland, Mrs. Martha E. Stockman, Allen Potts, Mrs. Ellen Smith, Mrs. Caroline Robinson, Mrs. Laura E. Claywell, Mrs. Julia Hogan, widow of Stephen W. Hogan; James M. Jackson, John S. Hardee, Mrs. Sarah A. Holstien, David P. Newsom, James J. Mixson, Mrs. Amanda Moore 18

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Mr. Salem Bean and his store on BronsonÂ’s original Main Street, about 1890. Although he was known as Salem, those were his initials. His full name was Samuel Adams Leonidius Eusibius Miller Bean. Such multiple names were rather common practice in the 1800Â’s. SalemÂ’s sister, Dr. Maria Adiah Cyrene Euodiah Bean, was a dentist in Jacksonville. The family called her Aunt Mace.

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(nee Owens), widow of Daniel F. Moore; Mrs. Sarah E. Smith, Mrs. Mary J. Limbaugh, widow of Rufus K. Limbaugh; Edward C. Price, Samuel W. Hudson, Sol Osteen, J. P. Hopping, David W. Blitch, Mrs. Nancy A. Brooks, widow of Thomas Brooks; Mrs. Ann C. Lee, widow of C. H. Lee; Mrs. V. J. Wilson, Mrs. Mary M. June (probably the widow of Samuel June), Zachary T. Smallwood, John Knox Hatcher. 6 December 1909 Inquest for John Sullivan. Coffin and express for W. S. Hatcher. B. 0. Smith sells merchandise to jail. 3 J anuary 1910 State Vs. Jim Giddens. Jurors: G. A. Boyd; S. L. Bean; Levi Faircloth; John Huber; Joseph Boothby; Frank Richburg; St. Clair Whitman, Jr. 7 February 1910 C.S.A. pensions: Mittie Marston; Jane McLeod. Bronson-Williston road changed. Dr. Jackson asked $1290 for damages to his property caused by new route across his land. He was offered $100.00 in settlement, but refused to accept. 7 March 1910 C.S.A. pension, Rivia Collins. 4 A pril 1910 Precinct # 3 from Ellzey to Otter Creek. C. S. A. pension, Charles P. Hale. 2 May 1910 Inquest, John Williams. T. W. Price, County Superintendent of Educa tion. Times-Democrat still the official paper. End of Book 5 Minutes of Levy County Commission Book 6 6 June 1910: Rhena Hawkins was paid $5.00 for taking care of Bronson Hawk. J. D. Thornton was paid $2.50 for making Bronson Hawk’s coffin. Pipes and fittings were purchased for a “water supply for the jail.” A new position was created, the County Enumerator. From the minutes of this meeting, it becomes evident that the previously referred to road across Dr. J. M. Jackson’s land is in the Williston area. 4 July 1910: Sewer pipe was purchased for the jail. A road from Bronson to Gore went across Long Pond near J. M. Clyatt’s place. 1 August 1910: State Vs. Arthur Burnett case was mentioned. 5 September 1910: W. S. Yearty, J.P., held an inquest over the body of J. B. Brown. Paid $8.00 for carbide used in the acetylene gas light system in the courthouse. Mrs. Matilda Long is mentioned as being the widow of a Confederate veteran. Smith’s Prairie is referred to as being on Otter Creek-Chiefland road. 3 October 1910: Dr. W. C. Young was paid for medical services at the jail. Yank Fralix was employed as a road hand. 12 October 1910: Stricken from voter list for District 1: E. M. Billington, W. H. Clark, W. S. Hatcher, James W. Jump, Alexander McLeod, J. S. Smith, George Warren, W. G. Barnett, Levy Faircloth, J. M. Jackson, J. A. Keller, J. D. Ricks, T. R. Smith, James Cobb, I. W. Faircloth, Henry M. Johns, J. C. Morris, R. L. Smith, J. E. Walker, James P. Watson. 7 November 1910: The school at Gulf Hammock is referred to as the Hartman School. 5 December 1910: Frank Faircloth was paid $2.00 for being “sheriff of the election.” 20

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Henry V. Taylor ir listed being ?. C. S. \. veteran. & ********** 2 Janaary 1911: On Joh.i L. CarterÂ’s bend as tax collector was A. L. McKoy. The Owen Prairie School House was located near the land belonging to b. R. M-Flveen. 6 February 1911* John P. Reddick listed as C.S.A. veteran. 6 March 1911: Inquest, James Parish. Lawson C. Meeks is listed as a C.S.A. veteran. 3 April 1911: Inquest, Mac Gibson. Jesse Dixon wr.3 paid 15 cents pei Lour for road work. $100 00 reward was off or e^ for the murderer of R. Capel, near Morriston. 1 May 1911: Jail water supply was exhausted due to extremely dry weather. 45 5 June 1911: Inquest, G. W. Turner. 3 July 1911: G. M. Asbell was issued license to carry a Winchester rifle, # 485900, .32 cal Port Inglis Terminal Co. is assessed at $50,000. Plans made for a bond isue election for building paved or macadamized roads. 7 August 1911: Precinct # 10 is moved from Judson to the Double Sink School House. John Cox of Meredith is an inspector of marks and brands. 4 September 1911: Reference made to Mrs. Dora F. Strickland as being the widov T of Joel P Strickiari, C.S.A. veteran. 7 October 1911: Dr. Joseph H. Coffee was paid for presiding at the inquest of N. Tryor. 6 November 19 1 : District 1 inspectors for bond election: J. H. Le-Â’is; W. J. Colson; A Long; C. A. Lindsey. 4 December 1911: Road bond issue was defeated. 1 January 1912: The minutes of this meeting are typed for the first air. instead of being handwritten. Mrs. Nellie I. Beck is the widow of a C.S.A. veteran. (Ne.lie Esabella Flemming, widow of Matdiew Alexander Beck). Jury list included: Joseph C. Sale; M. T. Marcbuurn; Conrad Wellman; Thomas Wilkersr-n. 5 February 1912: Pauper list has reached an all-time high of 38. Oilando Beaurhamp was paid $1.75 for cutting se*en logs from the road. A scalp bounty pay scale was established: 50 cei.ts per fox; $1.00 per wildcat; and $5.00 per bear. 4 March 1912: Petition presented to build the #4 road to Cedar Ke^ above the h'gh tide level. 1 April 1912: Inquest: Louise Welch. 6 Pay 1912Â’ Kies Osteen was paid $1.00 for a wildcat scalp. 3 oW 1912: Porter White was paid for 45 hours of roafwcrk. W R. Hodges was Mayor of Cedar V cy. Mrs. Sallie A. Hom was listed as a confederate widow, he*husband v/as E. F. Horn (1835-1912). I July 1912: J. L. Ross Hardware Co. was paid for meio tandise for roacs. 5 August 1912: Inquest held for Mrs. Jeff Arline, Sheep Prairie is mentioned. l-.vo more paupers added to the list. A resolution was pissed to pay attention to the law reauiring the collection of license taxes from automobile owners (Acts of 1911) 22

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2 S eptember 1912: In the case of State Vs. Prof. Williams, William Harris, J.P. of District 7, fined Prof. Williams $ 1 0 0 0 7 October 1912: B. 0. Smith was paid $4.50 for a coffin for John Thompson. State Vs. Raiford Tyre. Andrew Johnson was fined $100.00. Smart Brown was fined $100.00. Prof. Williams was fined $100.00. Mrs. Irene B. Brewer was listed as a C.S.A. widow. D. E. Jones was issued a license for a .38 Smith & Wesson. 4 N ovember 1912: Hardy Lane collected bounty for one wildcat scalp. 2 December 1912: Prince McClelland was buried. 0. J. Farmer was J.P. in District 1. 6 January 1913: Samual J. Weeks was issued license for a .38 Smith & Wesson, ft 422405. Salary of A. P. Hardee, Clerk of Circuit Court, was raised to $30.00 per month. 3 February 1913: Commissioners: F. E. Wadley, chairman; Miles D. Dixon; W. B. McElroy; O. W. Berryhill; and L. D. Abercrombie. State Vs. Will Gospel. A road (not public) ran from Otter Creek to Burns Landing on the Wacasassa. Jury list included: V. R. Bronson; J. M. Gomto, Jr.; B. L. Jones; H. E. Osteen; J. A. Dean; W. R. Medlin; John H. Jump; Henry Gamer; G. M. Dyass. 3 March 1913: Mose Brock was paid for road work. Mrs. Theresa V. Blitch was the widow of C.S.A. veteran, D. W. Blitch. 7 April 1913: Bank of Levy County mentioned. E. T. Usher was listed as on a J.P.’s bond. C. S A widow, Mrs. Chlerey Tooke. Commission assists with the Corn-Club Contest. A road to be built which will begin at N.W. corner of Joe Colson’s place (formerly known as the Vezey Place), to go south between the property of George Whitehurst and W. T. Watson in T.S. 12, R. 17, on to a point known as Hafele Ditch to intersect the present road near Hafele’s place. Cummer Lumber Co. was reported to be tearing up the public roads. 5 May 1913: The contract for the bridge across the Big Wacasassa on the Bronson-Judson road was awarded to Champion Bridge Co. of Atlanta; the agent was J. C. Quin. (This was the old iron bridge, located at the “old Ford.”) 3 June 1913: They had hammocks in the jail. W. H. Klapp was overseer in road district 3. 100 pounds of nails were purchased from Sam Hartman. 7 July 1913: Inquest held for I. B. Martin. E. Walker was reimbursed $1.50 for six batteries for a pump. William Harris, J.P. in district 7, fined Will Beasley $5.00. C.S.A. widow, Mrs. Lucinda Delia Jones was mentioned. J. F. Lane was issued a license for a .38 Smith 6 Wesson. Plans were made to buy a galvanized tank and tower for the courthouse to replace the old cypress one. 4 August 1913: Paid for coffin for Henry Franklin, pauper. C.S.A. pensions: Mrs. Ellen Simmons (nee Ellen Starling), widow of G. M. Simmons; W. H. Anderson; T. E. Roe; Mrs. Annie Hopping. 1 September 1913: J. J. Pendarvis is mentioned as a road hand. W. H. Anderson is County Judge. It was voted to supplement the salary of the Agent of Agricultural Demonstration. He received a total of $625 per year. The tin from a dismantled covered bridge was sold to E. Walker for $10.00. Bounty payments for wildcats, etc., to be discontinued. 24

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6 October 1913: Dr. James M. Dell assigned to serve the jail. Precinct 10 was moved from Double Sink School House to Judson. Post office established at Lebanon. C.S.A. veteran, Elisha Hodge, mentioned. B. L. Jones was appointed J.P., with Sol Osteen, C. A. Lindsey, and S. F. Highsmith, bondsmen. 3 N ovember 1913: C. S. A. veteran: Henry A. Cannon. Plans made to buy a Burroughs adding machine for $325. 1 December 1913: W. E. Brown was paid $17.50 as “Agent For Demonstration work.” C.S.A. pensions: Mrs. Mary J. Sheppard; George W. Maxwell; W. D. Holder. Fred T. Davidson was issued a license for a Smith & Wesson revolver. 5 January 1914: C.S.A. pensions: W. K. Hathcox; Mrs. Catharine Pedrick. Jury list included: H. E. Osteen, W. J. Bronson, J. A. Dean, F. W. Jones, W. R. Medlin, Willie Brock, S. L. Bean, U. R. Bronson, F. M. Faircloth, Cornelius Spillane, James Richburg, George Wadley, Jr. 2 February 1914: Pauper list included Britt Lewis of Levyville and J. J. Oglesby of Bronson. Precinct 13 was moved from its “present location” to Chiefland. 23 February 1914: Reuben M. Fugate was appointed tax collector by the governor to fill the unexpired term of the late John L. Carter. 2 March 1914: C. S. A. pension: Mrs. Tabitha Sims (widow of Samuel Sims who died 23 January 1914). 6 April 1914: Inquest for Pasco Wilder. J. M. Burnett was a road hand, district 2. 9 April 1914: Arrangements made to set up bond for the newly appointed county judge, John R. Willis, replacing W. H. Anderson, resigned. They contemplated the idea of a poor farm. 4 May 1914: Beauty Hall was fined $5.00. 1 June 1914: C.S.A. pensions: Mrs. Linia Ann Sheffield (widow of James K. Sheffield who died 1914). Sam J. Weeks was issued a license for a .32 Smith & Wesson. 3 A ugust 1914: Inquest for Nash Ward. 7 September 1914: H. E. Osteen was issued a license for an 8MM Mauser. 24 October 1914: Baltimore Enamel and Novelty Co. was paid $24.00 for 80 automobile tags. 2 November 1914: Public road from Ellzey to Wylly granted. 21 December 1914: Reference is made to “Old Chiefland.” 1 February 1915: The Britt Lewis, pauper, who is still around, is black, and not the Britt Lewis, white, who was murdered in 1902. Commissioners: M. M. Clyatt, chairman; J. H. Collier; W. G. Hudson; F. E. Wadley; and L. D. Abercrombie. State Vs. Tom Coldcheese. County convicts are now working on the roads. M. M. Clyatt is to buy one Hackney wagon and harness for the mules. 1 March 1915: Dr. S. D. Rice mentioned as being around Bronson. 5 April 1915: 41 paupers. E. L. Cowart is a juror in State Vs. Thomas Watson, et al. C.S.A. pensions: Mrs. Aris E. HiPon of Mere dith; John H. Lane. J. S. Lane was issued a license for a .38 cal. revolver. M. B. Coarsey was listed as road overseer. 26

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5 July 1915: State Vs. Arthur Murray. Budget: biggest item is pauper list; total salaries for teachers, $20,000; laws will now be published in West Coast Courier (last year, Times-Democrat); School Districts: Bronson, Cedar Key, Morriston, Chiefland, Union, Lebanon, Williston, Unity, Montbrook, Center, Sand Slough, Rocky, Lightsey, Pine Level, Fort Clinch, Ellzey, Inglis, Wolf Sink, Double Sink, Copper Sink, Otter Creek, Four Mile. 4 August 1915: Cedar Key State Bank mentioned. I. J. Tindale was paid $4.00 for repairs to Keadle Bridge. Election inspectors appointed for the vote on creating Bloxham County for the following precincts: Montbrook, Lebanon, Williston, Morriston, Raleigh, Gulf Hammock, and Inglis. In the budget, they list payments to paupers outside the poor house. Where was this poor house located? There has been no indication as to where it was situated thus far in the minutes. Granted a road from Bronson via Meredith to the Alachua County line. 30 August 1915: Purpose of this meeting was to purge registration books of the precincts involved in the upcoming election on Bloxham County issue. 6 September 1915: C.S.A. pensions: Mrs. Mary V. Berryhill; Mrs. Fannie Yearty, widow of William E. Yearty. Atlantic Coast Line R. R. runs through the county from Dunnellon to Wilcox. 4 October 1915: C. S. A. pension: Mrs. Betty Aldridge. 1 November 1915: Charlie Lewis, Ed Lewis, and Jim Lewis are listed as working with the railroad. 6 December 1915: C. S. A. pension: Mrs. Mary Ann Stapleton. ********** 7 February 1916: Inquest, M. M. Sistrunk. 3 April 1916: Precinct 9 was changed from Rosewood to Sumner. 1 May 1916: C. S. A. pension: James R. Winningham. 3 July 1916: C.S.A., Jasper McGowan. The Dixie Highway crossed the railroad at Morriston. L. C. Hinkle owned 8 sections in T.S. 13, R. 14. The S. Bean estate is mentioned. Chiefland Development Co., is mentioned. Listed in the assessment revision: Lewis & Jones of Bronson, Mrs. Isabella Thomas, Mrs. E. J. Peacock, W. J. Epperson, David Graham (known as the Jewelry Store), Mrs. Annie L. Willis, conveyed from I. H. Swindal; S. L. Bean store lot joining the printing office in Bronson; Williston Bottling Works, Bronson Bottling Works, the Poor House, the school at Raleigh, the Williston Electric Light Plant (property of Williston Mfg. Co.); J. L. Medlin & Co. (owner of 10,000 barrels of resin worth $25,000 on 1 January 1916, and 1 tank of spirits of turpentine buried at Meredith, valued at $7200). 7 August 1916: Assessment: a pile of phosphate rock at Inglis, property of Dunnellon Phosphate Co., valued at $ 1 0 0 00 2 October 1916: Newbern Prevatt was paid $3.00 for 3 days work on the road. Sarah Meeks, Cedar Key pauper, asked for a raise. This was refused. Dr. P. J. Hudson was granted a license for a .32 Smith & Wesson. 18 October 1916: “Erased voters’’ for District 1: W. D. Adkins, J. K. Bolin, A. T. Clark, M. J. Fisher, Alf Hafele, P. P. Hill, W. H. Jones, O. F. Laney, W. O. Lastinger, P. Morris, O. D. McFarland, E. A. Pinnell, P. J. Rourk, C. C. Smith, W. P. Ward, W. Z. Barnett, W. J. Colson, R. C. Grooms, J. L. Hargraves, W. D. Holder, H. S. Johnson, Z. B. Lanier, J. L. Medlin, T. C. McEachin, W. H. Newkirk, R. D. Phillips, G. W. Roark, and W. B. Whidden. 28

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6 November 1916: Inquest, Ed Duark. P. B. Butler was paid for publishing notice of election for the bond issue. Dr. W. L. Tillis was granted a license for a ,32 Smith & Wesson. The District 6 (Bronson) bond issue passed. This was for hard surface roads to be built from Bronson to Williston and from Bronson towards Archer. 4 December 1916: W. F. Osteen, Superintendent of Education; L. W. Drummon, Clerk of Circuit Court. Banks: The Bank of Williston; Citizens Bank of Williston; Cedar Key State Bank; Bank of Levy County (Bronson). State Vs. George Washington (He seems to be tried frequently). 9 January 1917: Commissioners: J. S. Fisher, chairman; Amon Ward; M. M. Clyatt; Y. H. Kirchhain; T. L. Williams. Jury list included: W. P. Delaino, Raddie Davis. 6 February 1917: C.S.A. pension: Mrs. L. C. Baylor. 5 June 1917: They resolve to ask the East Florida Telephone Company to place a pay station telephone in the clerk’s office. 3 July 1917: C.S.A.: Roxie Ann Higginbotham, Mrs. Mary Reeves, Mrs. Eliza Blitch. The dipping vat program has started. Elongated concrete vats were constructed in the ground and filled with a solution to kill cattle parasites. Cattle were pushed in, they swam the length of the vat and climbed out a ramp at the other end. On a few occasions the man pushing the cow in fell in after the cow. One might assume that he, too, was thoroughly deloused. The program’s purpose was tick control. Persons still owning lots on Atsena Otie in 1917: T. W. Brewer, F. J. Stapleton, M. S. Jordan, J. H. Crevasse, S. A. Jones, R. W. Stapleton, B. J. Smith, H. C. Schmidt, H. S. Rodgers estate, J. L. Cottrell, Fred Cubberly, E. Faber, George Lewis. About half the lots on Atsena Otie are listed with unknown owners. They refer to “College Hill” as being on the island. There was a total of 24 schools in the county that year, among which were Hardee and Vista. October, 1917: A direct quotation: “Mr. Gus A. Morton of Williston appeared before the Board and stated to them that they had misquoted him as mentioned in a resolution adopted at the last meeting. The resolution quoted Mr. Morton as objecting to L. C. Hester being paid $11.00 for digging four stumps. Mr. Morton stated that he was not making any charges against Mr. Hester, but that he was criticizing the Board for paying such bills and that he as a citizen and taxpayer desired to call their attention to this matter and ask that they exercise more care hereafter. T. L. Williams, a county commissioner, preferred charges against L. C. Hester and asked that he be discharged as Road Trustee of District Two. Mr. Hester asked that he be heard in regard to the charges ..gainst him. The Board declined to hear any of this.” “Upon motion it was ordered that the Old Water Tank at the courthouse be sold to E. Walker for $1.00, it being full of leak holes and of no use to the county. Upon motion it was ordered that the county road engineer be discharged.” B. L. Jones was hired as game warden at $100 per year. 11 December 1917: “.. .that the county buy an Auto Truck to be placed in service on the Hard Read.” January, 1918: “Whereas, A. P. Markham, Supervisor of Registration, having failed to perform his duty ...” Markham had moved to Dunnellon eleven months before. They requested the governor to replace Markham with M. D. Graham. They mention “an old shingle mill” on the Bronson-Judson road. The “Demonstration Agent”, R. L. Denson was to make his headquar ters at Chiefland. They kept moving his office from one town to another. March, 1918: They advertised for bids to build “a toilet at the Bronson Courthouse and a Calaboose at Inglis.” T. J. Turner of Wilcox is to operate the ferry at Fannin; other counties involved are Alachua and Lafayette, Dixie and Gilchrist do not yet exist. 30

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April, 1918: The clerk was instructed to “buy a suitable U.S. flag and hoist it up”. World War I was going on and the commission apparently felt it necessary to provide visible evidence of which side they were on. June, 1918: J. C. Sale is editor of the Levy Times-Democrat, J. T. Lewis is editor of the Williston Progress. July, 1918: A company of “county guards” was organized at Cedar Key: Capt. J. B. Richardson, First Lt. James S. Berry, Second Lt. John Stapleton, Second Lt. T. W. Brewer. July, 1918: E. A. Etheridge, Elmer Etheridge, and Henry A. White appear on the tax list. All lots on Atsena Otie were reduced to an assessed valuation of $10. Faber still owned inland lots there, so did John Nater. The Seventh Book of Commission Minutes By S. E. Gunnell In October, 1918, J. S. Fisher was commission chairman. Members were Amond Ward, Y. H. Kirchhain, M. M. Clyatt, and T. L. Williams. L. W. Drummond was clerk. W. F. Osteen was county superintendent of education. In November a proposal was introduced to build a steel bridge across the Withlacoochee at Inglis. A resolution was adopted: “We mourn the death of Yulee H. Kirchhain, a member of our board.” In December, J. R. McGrath was approved for a CSA pension. William E. Rivers was a JP. The new Board member from District 4 was D. A. Andrews. In March they mention “the town of Hardee”. In April, a resolution was passed: “The Negro people of the Chiefland settlement having placed in the Bank of Levy County the sum of $60 as a reward for the capture of one Henry Reed, who murdered one of their race some few nights ago most brutally, it was upon motion ordered that the Board add $40 for the capture of said Reed”. In June, 1919, they mention the Shingle Mill as being on the Bronson to Judson road, also a cedar mill as being northeast of Bronson. B. B. Harrison was a deputy sheriff. In August, Margaret Lydia Bell is listed as being the editor and publisher of the Levy Times-Democrat. On the December jury list was Frank Marshbum, Tom Hatcher, Howard Williams, B. C. Wadley, Joe Boothby. In February, 1920, they approved a petition from citizens in and around Steen, Florida for a voting precinct to be known as Tidewater. A newspaper is mentioned, The Williston Progress. In July, O. J. Farmer turned up again as editor of the Times-Democrat. In December, the Gulf Hammock precinct was changed from Hartman School House to Gunntown. Incoming commission ers were J. P. Kimble, C. W. McElroy, W. S. Yearty, L. L. Williams, W. R. Hodges. J. C. Sale was county judge. Tax assessor was William R. Coulter, R. M. Fugate was tax collector, T. W. Price was superintendent of education. From the January, 1921 jury list: J. F. Cobb, M. D. Dixon, F. C. Whidden, William Cowart, James McCoy, Heartful Johnson, Charlie Cobum, Henry Gibson, Douglas Cobum. In March they were buying a Delco light plant for the courthouse. For the benefit of younger generations, that was an internal combustion engine which turned a generator which produced electric current for lights, hence the perfectly logical term, light plant. A road went from Bronson across the sandhills to Eve, Florida and on to the “Micanopy Settlement”; the road crossed the Walton homestead. In June, Joseph A. Campbell, Newton A. Blitch, and Mrs. M. A. McDonell were granted CSA pensions. In March, 1922, the Bank of Chiefland is listed as being in existence. W. H. Pillsbury, superin tendent of the Cummer Cypress Company, made an offer to donate the steel bridge his company had across the Suwannee River at Fowler’s Bluff if the three counties involved would remove the structure and clear the river. This was a railroad bridge and was apparently donated for use at Fannin Springs and was the first highway bridge across the river there. A ferry had 6een in operation for many years. There was a place in the Long Pond area known as Echo, Florida. Dixie County had come into existence by that time. Tax Collector Reuben M. Fugate died October 20. By 31

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November, the Williston Sun was being published. In January, 1923, an order was issued “to pay for bringing to Sumner the bloodhounds for chasing up the criminal that assaulted (a woman) at Sumner”. The Gainesville News was being published. The County Demonstration Agent was advised to move his office from Williston to Bronson. M. D. Graham was tax collector, N. J. Allbritton was County Demonstration Agent. W. R. Hodges was Board chairman; members were J. P. Kimble, C. W. McElroy, W. S. Yearty, E. C. Price. The Levy County Chamber of Commerce was in existence, its directors were appointed by the commission. In November, B. B. Harriston resigned as deputy sheriff. The clerk was to contact Alachua and Dixie Counties about moving “the ferry boat now at Fannin and not in use to Weeks’ Landing just below Fowler’s Bluff’. In December they were planning State Road 19 from Fannin to Hardeetown. B. L. Jones of Bronson was hired as captain of the convict road camp. In February, 1924, William E. Rivers was supervisor of regis tration. The Levy County News was being published at Bronson. A public road from Otter Creek to Gunntown was known as the Old Tram Road. Dr. J. H. Twiggs lived in Bronson. In June, Commissioner C. W. McElroy was sent to investigate conditions at the county road camp; a number of convicts had escaped. In July, Miss Vassie Pension (Pinson?) was already supervisor of registration. In July, the Bank of Williston closed. The Commission lost $2,721.75; they passed a resolution attempting to absolve themselves of any blame. They mention “our depression”. State Road 19 was to go from Chiefland to Bronson to Williston and on into Marion County. It later became Alternate 27. State Road 13 was planned to go from Archer to Cedar Key, it was to later become State Road 24. In September, 1925, S. S. Smith’s store was “at or near what is known as Newtown”. Newtown started its existence as Newton, the name of the man who had the sawmills there. They opened the bids for clearing the right of. way for a new proposed public road from Otter Creek to Lebanon Station. That road was destined to become US 19, which was for some years routed through Bronson and Williston. And that ends our research of the commission minutes, from 1850 to 1925. From then on, the minutes contain mostly financial records and nothing of historical interest, probably due to the commission activities becoming less broad in scope over the years. 32

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Abercrombie L. D. 8;24: 8,26 Beck Mrs. Nellie 1. 8;22 Abercrombie Lewis 8; 18 Bell Bud 8; 10 Adams Joseph 8; 10 Bell Margaret Lydia 8;31 Adams Joseph W. 8; 18 Benefield J. S. 8;12 Addams Ed 8;2 Benefield James S. 8; 10 Adkins W. D. 8;28 Berry James S. 8;31 Adler Levi 8;16 Berryhill Mrs. Mary V. 8;28 Albritton N. J. 8,32 Berryhill 0. W. 8; 10: 8;24 Aldridge Mrs. Betty 8;28 Berryhill W. R. 8;4: 8;12 Alford Miles 8;8 Berryhill William R. 8;14: 8;18 Allen Dewey 8;2 Bigham Mrs. Elizabeth J. 8; 10: 8; 18 Altman Eliza Jane Chesser 8; 18 Billington E. M. 8;20 Anderson W. H. 8;12: 8;24: 8;26 Billups J. W. 8,4 Andrews D. A. 8;31 Binnicker Mrs. L. A. 8;10 Appel Louis 8; 18 Blanden Pete 8; 18 Arline Mrs. Jeff 8;22 Blitch D. W. 8;24 Armistead J. A. 8;12 Blitch David W. 8:20 Armstrong D. M. 8;18 Blitch J. S. 8;14: 8;17 Armstrong Mrs. Mary A. 8;8 Blitch Mrs. Eliza 8;30 Artemus Ezekiel 8; 16 Blitch Mrs. Theresa V. 8;24 Asbell G. M. 8;12: 8;22 Blitch Newton A. 8;16: 8;31 Asbell Moses 8; 10 Blitch W. H. H. 8; 14: 8;18 Baldree W. M. 8;10 Blitch David W. 8;20 Barco Mr. 8;4 Bolin J. K. 8;28 Barnett W. G. 8;20 Booth Harriet 8;2 Barnett W. Z. 8;28 Boothby J. 8;4 Barrow T. E. 8;6 Boothby Joe 8,31 Barton Barton W. M. William M. 8;4; 8;6 8;18 Boothby Joseph 8; 10: 8;12: 8;14: 8;20 Bateman Andrew H. 8;14: 8;18 Boothby Mr. 8;4 Batty Capt. William 8,4 Boothby 8;6 Bauknight C. W. 8;14 Boothe George 8;12 Bayloi Mrs. L. C. 8;30 Boyd G. A. 8;6: 8;14: 8;20 Bean Dr. Maria 8;19 Boyett J. W. 8;10 Bean Bean Minnie Norton S. L. 8;3 8; 10: 8; 12: 8;14: 8;20: 8;26: 8;28 Bradley Brewer Brewer Wash Edmond H. Mrs. Irene B. 8;12 8;14: 8;18 8;24 Bean S„ MD 8;6: 8;28 Brewer T. W. 8;30: 8;31 Bean Salem 8;19 Brice W. C. 8; 18 Bean Samuel 8;6 Britt J. F. 8;16 Beasley Will 8;24 Brock Mose 8;24 Beaty James S. 8; 16 Brock Willie 8;26 Beauchamp A. C. 8;2 Bronson Inez 8;9 Beauchamp Orlando 8,22 Bronson Mrs. Elizabeth 8;8 Beck Matthew A. 8; 18 Bronson S. P. 8;8 Beck Matthew Alexander 8;22 Bronson U. R. 8,26

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Bronson V. R. 8;24 Bronson W. J. 8;26 Brooks Mrs. Nancy A. 8;20 Brooks Thomas 8;20 Brown J. B. 8;20 Brown Jordan 8;12 Brown Smart 8;24 Brown W. E. 8;26 Buildelman E. M. 8;29 Burford Thomas 8;16 Burford Thomas Jr. 8;12 Burnett Arthur 8;20 Burnett J. M. 8; 12: 8;26 Burnett J. S. 8;12 Butler P. B. 8;30 Calhoun Ed 8;12 Callaway Francis J. 8; 18 Calley Mrs. S. C. 8; 16 Camp Clarence 8;6 Camp W. N. 8;4 Campbell Ed 8,14 Campbell Joseph A. 8,31 Cannon Henry 816 Cannon Henry A. 8;26 Cannon 8;25 Capel R. 8;22 Carroll Annie 8;9 Carter Ben 8;12 Carter 1. A. 8;14 Carter Ira J. 8;25 Carter John L. 8,22: 8;26 Carter Mrs. Isabrll Abney 8; 18 Carter Norvell Robertson 8; 18 Carter W. P. 8;29 Carter Wm P. 8;25 Cason Gladys Swilley 8;7 Cassells Theodore A. 8;18 Chancy M. A. 8;18 Chandler A. 8;12 Chesser B. A. 8;8 Chesser John M. 8; 14: 8,18 Chesser John W. 8;16: 8,18 Childers George 8;4 Clark A. T. 8;28 Clark W. H. 8;20 Claywell Dr. J. H. 8;8 Claywell John H. 8;14 Claywell Mrs. Laura E. 8;18 Clyatt Dr. 8;25 Clyatt Dr. 0. S. 8;8 Clyatt J. M. 8;20 Clyatt M. M. 8; 14: 8;26: 8;30: 8;31 Clyatt S.C. 8; 14 Coarsey H. V. 8;6 Coarsey M. B. 8;26 Coarsey Mrs. C. E. 8;6 Cobb Frank 8;2 Cobb J. F. 8;31 Cobb James 8;2: 8;20 Cobb Jim 8;2 Cobb Mrs. Florida 8; 16 Cobb Nicholas S. 8;16 Coburn Charlie 8;31 Coburn Douglas 8;31 Coburn Thomas 8; 18 Coffee Dr. Joseph H. 8;22 Coldchees Tom 8;26 Coleman Warren 8;16 Colley Mrs. S. C. 8;18 Collier J. H. 8;26 Collins Rivia 8;20 Collins T. P. 8;16: 8;18 Colson Joe 8;24 Colson P. M. 8;4 Colson W. J. 8;22: 8;28 Cone A. J. 8,16 Cone Andrew J. 8;18 Cone T. J. 8;16 Cook Hansford D. 8;16 Cook Hansford David 8;18 Copeland Ripley 8;18 Corr Mr. 8;2 Cottrell J. L. 8;30 Coulter Col. W. R. 8;2 Coulter William R. 8;12: 8;31 Cowart E. L. 8;26 Cowart Ruby 8;9 Cowart William 8,31 Cox John 8,22 Cox P. K. 8;12

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Creech John Allen 8;10 Crevasse J. H. 8;30 Crews A. B. 8;2 Cronk Isaac 8;18 Crook J. B. 8;2 Cubberly Fred 8;8: 8;30 Curry Rachel J. 8;16 Daughtry Louis F. 8;12 Davidson Fred 8;1: 8;2 Davidson FredT. 8;26 Davis O.Z. 8;4 Davis Raddie 8;2: 8;30 Davis T. W. 8;4 Davis Thomas W. 8;4 Davis W. C. 8;8 Davis William 8;10: 8;18 Dean J. A. 8;24: 8;26 Dean J. H. 8;14 Dees Franklin P. 8;18 Delaino W. P. 8; 30 Dell Dr. James M. 8;26 Dennis Henry 8;2 Denson R. L. 8;30 DePass Annie M. 8; 18 DePass Dr. M. H. 8;14 DePass James P. 8;18 Dixon Jesse 8;22 Dixon M. D. 8;31 Dixon Miles 8;2 Dixon Miles D. 8;24 Doak Ola 8;25 Drummond John S. 8; 10 Drummond L. W. 8;30: 8;31 Duark Ed 8;30 Duden Mrs. Walter E. 8;3 Dudley Mary A. 8;18 Dudley Mrs. N. A. 8;8 Duncan Jennie Swilly 8;7 Duval P. L. 8;12 Dyass G. M. 8;24 Easter W. A. 8;8 Edwards Geannette 8;9 Ellison Moses P. 8;18 Epperson W. J. 8,6: 8;14: 8;28 Etheridge E. A. 8;31 Etheridge Elmer 8;31 Evans R. B. 8;12 Faber E. 8,30 Faircloth D. D. 8;12 Faircloth Daniel D. 8;12: 8;18 Faircloth Dorothy 8;9 Faircloth F. M. 8; 14: 8;18: 8;26 Faircloth Frank 8;20 Faircloth G. F. 8;12 Faircloth 1. W. 8;20 Faircloth J. P. 8;8: 8;12 Faircloth Jack 8;14 Faircloth Levi 8,4: 8; 14: 8;18: 8,20 Faircloth Roxie 8;2 Faircloth W. B. 8;14: 8;18 Farmer 0. J. 8;4: 8;6: 8;8: 8;24: 8;31 Felder C. M. 8;4 Finlayson W. D. 8;6 Fisher J. S. 8; 12: 8;30: 8;31 Fisher M. J. 8;28 Fleming J.T. 8;10 Fleming Mrs. Mary E. 8;8 Fleming Nellie Esabella 8;22 Fletcher W. B. 8;14 Fletcher W. S. 8; 18 Fowler M. F. 8;8 Fowler W. J. 8;18 Fralix Yank 8;20 Franklin Henry 8;24 Friedman Ben 8;8: 8;12: 8,18 Fugate Mrs Sarah 8,18 Fugate R. M. 8;31 Fugate Reuben M. 8;26: 8;31 Fugate Sarah C. 8;18 Gaines C. Columbus 8;16 Gaines Christopher C. 8; 18 Garner Henry 8;24 Garner Herbert 8; 18 Geiger William 8;2 Gibson Henry 8;31 Gibson Mac 8;22 Gidden Jim 8;20 Gilbert Carroll 8;27 Goldwire Jerry 8;2 Gomm William 8;2: 8;4

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Gore John 8;6 Gornto G. W. 8;16 Gornto J. M. 8;4: 8;8 Gornto J. M. Jr. 8;24 Gornto John M. 8; 18 Gornto W. G. W. 8;18 Gospel Will 8;24 Graham Augusta Cox 8;3 Graham D. 8;27 Graham David 8;28 Graham David Jr. 8;2 Graham M. D. 8;30: 8;32 Graham David Sr. 8;2: 8;12 Griffin Theron 8;9 Griggin Joel B. 8;6 Grooms R. C. 8;28 Groves W. J. 8;14 Gunn S. J. 8; 12: 8;14 Gunnell Dr. G. M. 8,2 Gunter Dr. T. D. 3; 14 Hafele Alf 8;28 Hafele Alfred 8;14 Hafele Ohistian 8:4 Hafele Q ; 2 4 Hale C. Peter 8;14 Hale Charles P. 8;20 Hall Beauty 8;26 Hal! T. P. 8;12 Hardee A. P. 8;3; 8;8: 8;24 Hardee Albert Pearson 8;12 Hardee John S. 8;18 Hare Willis 8;4 Hargraves J. L. 8,28 Harris William 8;24 Harrison B. B. 8;31: 8;32 Hartman Sam 8;4: 8;14: 8;16: 8:18: 8,24 Hartman Samuel 8; 12 Hatcher Alvis 8;9 Hatcher J. K. 8:16 Hatcher John Knox 8;20 Hatcher Melzer 8;4 Hatcher Mrs. Atlanta 8;8 Hatcher Mrs. Isham 8,12 Hatcher Tom 8:31 Hatcher W. S. 8;20 Hathcox W. K. 8; 16: 8;26 Hawk Bronson 8;20 Hawkins Israel 8;4: 8;6 Hawkins Rhena 8;20 Henry Jonathan 8;14 Hester L. C. 8;30 Hicks Dr. 8;8 Hicks Dr. William D. 8;12 Hiers J. D. 8; 18 Hiers J. David 8;14 Higginbotham Aaron J. 8;8 Higginbotham Mrs. F. T. 8:10 Higginbotham Roxie Ann 8;30 Highsmith S. F. 8;26 Highsmith S. H. 8;6 Hill J. H. 8;17 Hill P. P 8;28 Hilton Mrs. Aris E. 8;26 Hinkle L. C. 8;28 Hodge Elisha 8;26 Hodges M. Randolph 8;4 Hodges N. P 8; 14 Hodges Nancy P. 8; 18 Hodges T. R. 8;6 Hodges W. R. 8;21: 8,22: 8;31 8;32 Hodges 8;8 Hogan Mrs. Julia 8;2: 8; 18 Hogan Stephen W. 8;18 Holder W. D. 8;28 Holstien Mrs Sarah A. 8;18 Hopping J. P. 8; 16: 8;20 Hopping Mrs. Annie 8;24 Horn E. F. 8;22 Horn Mrs. Sallie A. 8;22 Horne E. F. 8;18 Horne James R. 8; 18 Horne R. C. Cole 8;7 Howard Shed 8;12 Howard Walter 8;12 Howell R. 8;12 Huber John 8; 18: 8,20 Hudson Dr. P. J. 8;28 Hudson Garrett V. 8;16 Hudson Samuel W. 8; 14: 8;16: 8;20 Hudson W. G. 8;26

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Huggins Martin 8;10: 8; 18 Hull N. A. 8;8 Hussey S. A 8;2 Ishie Frank 8;6 Ishie John 8;4 Ishie W. F. 8,4 Jackson Dr. J. M. 8;2: 8;6: 8;8: 8;20 Jackson Dr. James Maxwell 8;16 Jackson John F. 8;16 Jackson James M. 8; 18 Jacobie J. H. 8;2: 8;12 Jacobie Joseph H. 8; 10 Jerrell Plenty 8; 12 Jerrell S. J. 8;12 Jerrils D. H. 8;6 Jerrils S. J. 8;6 Johns Henry M. 8;20 Johnson Alex 8;12 Johnson Andrew 8;24 Johnson H. S. 8,28 Johnson Heartful 8;31 Johnson John J. 8;18 Johnson Mary 8;18 Johnson Mary Adella 8; 18 Johnson Mrs. Mary E. 8; 16 Johnson T. C. M. 8;10 Johnson Thincey Carrie M. 8;18 Jones B. L. 8; 14: 8;16: 8;24: 8;26: 8;30: 8;32 Jones C. G. 8;8 Jones Clarence T. 8;10 Jones D. E. 8;24 Jones F. W. 8;26 Jones L. B. 8;24 Jones Mrs. L. C. E. 8;12 Jones Mrs. L. D. 8;16: 8;18 Jones Mrs. Lucinda Delia 8;24 Jones S. A. 8;30 Jones W. H. 8;28 Jordan M. S. 8;30 Jump James W. 8;20 Jump John H. 8;12: 8;14: 8;24 June Mrs. Mary M. 8,20 June Samuel 8;20 Keller J. A. 8;20 Kidd 8;25 Kimble Charles 8;5 Kimble J. P. 8;31: 8;32 King Alf 8;6 King Hamp 8;12 King Mrs. E. A. 8;10 King Richard T. 8; 14 Kirchhain Y. H. 8;30: 8;31 Kirchhain Yulee H. 8;31 Kirkland Caladonia 8;8 Kirkland 0. H. P. 8:2. 8;4: 8;6 Kirkland Oliver H. 8;18 Kirkland Perry 8;4 Klapp W. H. 8:24 Lamb Marie Swilly 8:7 Lane Hardy 8:24 Lane J. F. 8:24 Lane J. S. 8;26 Lane John H. 8;26 Laney 0. F. 8;28 Lanier Z. B. 8:28 Lastinger Grace 8;9 Lastinger John 8;2 Lastinger W. 0. 8:28 Lee C. H. 8;20 Lee Mrs. Ann C. 8;20 Lee Mrs. Anna C. 8;16: Lennon E. 8;10 Letson Sethill James 8;18 Lewis Britt 8;26 Lewis Charlie 8;28 Lewis Ed 8;28 Lewis George 8:30 Lewis J. H. 8;16: 8;22 Lewis J.T. 8:31 Lewis Jim 8;28 Lewis L. B. 8;8 Lewis Mary 8;2 Limbaugh M. J. 8;16 Limbaugh Mrs. Mary J. 8;20 Limbaugh Rufus K. 8;20 Lindsey C. A. 8,22: 8;26 Long A. 8;22 Long A. L. 8;8 Long Mrs. Matilda 8:20 Long Thomas J. 8;8: 8;16: 8;18

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Lucas Margaret 8;9 McHenry Issie 8;6 Luster Peter 8;4 McKoy A. L. 8;22 Lutterloh E. J. 8;4 McLeod Alex 8;12: 8;14 Lutterloh J. B. 8;6 McLeod Alexander 8;16: 8;18: 8;20 Lutterloh John B. 8;12 McLeod Jane 8:20 Lutterloh John Brooks 8,10: 8;14 Medlin J. L. 8;28 Lynn A. W. 8;16 Medlin Narcissa 8;10: 8;18 Markey John H. 8; 18 Medlin W. R. 8;24: 8;26 Markham A. P. 8;30 Medlin Willis R. 8;10: 8;14 Markham J. E. 8; 14 Meek Jack 8;1 Marshburn Frank 8;31 Meeks D. C. 8;12: 8:14 Marshburn M. J. 8;14 Meeks Lawson C. 8; 10: 8:22 Marshburn M.T. 8;22 Meeks Sarah 8;4: 8,28 Marshburn Margaret Epperson 8;3 Merchant W. T. 8;16 Marston Mittie 8;16: 8;20 Miles Sam 8;12 Martin 1 B. 8;24 Miller Mrs. Eliza Amanda 8;16 Mattair Henry P. 8;18 Mills John B. 8;16: 8;18 Mattair J. 8;9 Mitchell Jerry 8;12 Mattair John T. 8;18 Mitchell John 8; 12 Maxwell Geo. 8; 10 Mixson James J. 8:18 Maxwell George W. 8:26 Montgomery Will 8;8 McCall F. M. 8;4 Moon J. F. 8;12: 18 McCall Patricia 8:9 Moore Daniel F. 8; 16: 8;20 McClelland Price S;24 Moore Mrs. Amanda 3;16: 8;18 McCoy Henry 8:12 Morgan Lucinda 8:18 McCoy James 8,31 Morgan Samuel 8:2 McCreary H. H. 8;12 Moring Lint 8;9: 8;27 McDonell Mrs. M. A. 8:31 Morris J. C. 8;20 McDowell George F. 8;16 Morris P. 8;28 McDowell George F. M. 8:14 Morton Gus A. 8;30 McEachin T. C. 8;28 Morvill Henry 8;4 McElroy C. W. 8;8: 8;16: 8;31: 8;32 Moses Alfonso 8;16 McElroy Charles Wesley 8;18 Munden Isaac 8;4: 8:16 McElroy Frank N. 8;18 Murray Arthur 8;28 McElroy W. B. 8;24 Murry C. C. 8;12 McElveen D. R. 8;22 Nater John 8;31 McFarland 0. D. 8;28 Neil William 8:8 McFarland S.Y. 8:4 Newkirk W. H. 8;28 McGowan David Levy 8;18 Newsom David P. 8;18 McGowan Jasper 8;28 Noble L. D. 8;6 McGowan Jasper N. 8; 16 Nobles J. E. 8:16 McGowan Mrs. Georgia 8;8: 8:18 Norton Mrs. Sallie E. 8; 16: 8;18 McGrath J. R. 8;31 O'Dell Dr. 0. C. 8;8 McGrew Isabell 8;18 Ogles bee J. W. 8;16 McGrew J. C. 8:29 Oglesby J. J. 8;26

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Osteen Fish 8;2: 8;12 Quincey Samuel 8:4: 8;6: 8;29 Osteen Frank 8;27 Rain S. B. 8;18 Osteen H. E. 8;24: 8;26 Reddick J. C. 8; 14 Osteen Harvy 8;2 Reddick John P. 8;22 Osteen J. F. 8;2 Reddick John Peter 8;14: 8; 18 Osteen Kias 8;22 Reddick S. C. 8;14 Osteen Myrtle Ruth 8;9 Reed Henry 8;31 Osteen Sol 8;6. 8,16: 8;20: 8;26 Reeves George E. 8; 18 Osteen W. F. 8;30: 8;31 Reeves J. W. 8;12: 8;14: 8;18 Overstreet Clarence 8;25 Reeves Mrs. Mary 8;30 Overstreet J. 8;25 Reinbert H. G. 8; 14 Owens Amanda 8;20 Renfoe Mrs. Mary (N.G.) 8; 10: 8;16: 8;18 Parish Henry 8;14 Renfroe N. G. 8,16: 8;18 Parish James 8,22 Rice Dr. S. D. 8;26 Partin J. A. 8; 14 Rice Dr. W. C. 8;16 Patterson Gilbert 8;18 Richardson J. B. 8;31 Payne W. D. 8;12 Richbourg Issac 8; 18 Peacock Mrs. E. J. 8;28 Richburg Frank 8; 18: 8;20 Pedrick J. S. 8;18 Richburg James 8;26 Pedrick Mrs. Catharine 8;26 Ricks J. D. 8;20 Pendarvis J. J. 8;24 Ricks John M 8;18 Pension Miss Vassie 8;32 Ricks Mrs. A. A. 8;8 Perry Alvin 8;8 Ricks Mrs. Alitha 8;18 Perryman Alex 8;4 Ricks Richard C. 8; 14 Peterson F. W. 8;2 Rivers William E. 8;31: 8;32 Petteway Samuel W. 8;18 Roach J. M. 8; 14: 8;18 Phelps Joseph P. 8;4 Roark G. W. 8;28 Phillips R. D. 8;28 Roberts Allen 8;4: 8;18 Phillips Shelton H. 8;12 Roberts Lucinda 8; 18 Phinney Dunlap S. 8,14 Roberts Morgan 8; 18 Pillsbury W. H. 8;31 Robinson Drunk 8;8 Pinnell E. A. 8;28 Robinson Mrs. Caroline 8;18 Pinner Ethan Allen 8;10 Robinson S. D. 8;16: 8;18 Pittman D. 8;10 Rodgers H. S. 8;30 Potts Allen 8;18 Roe T. E. 8;24 Prevatt A. Fannie 8;16 Roland Ben 8;1: 8;2 Prevatt Newbern 8;28 Roland D. G. 8;2: 8;25 Price E. C. 8;6: 8;8: 8;32 Ross Charles 8;12 Price Edward C. 8;10: 8; 14: 8;16: Ross J. L. 8;22 8;20 Rourk P. J. 8;28 Price T. W. 8,20: 831 Rucker Georgianna 8; 18 Pridgeon William 8;8 Runnells K. K. 8;10 Priest George W. 8;14 Russett William 8;8 Pryor N. 8;22 Sale J. C. 8;31 Quin J. C. 8;24 Sale Joseph C. 8;22 Quincey John W. 8;2

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Sanders 0. N. 8;12: 8;14 Smith J. F. 8;8 Sapp E. B. 8;12 Smith J.S. 8;20 Saunders P. E. 8;14 Smith Jim 8;12 Sayles Dr Fred C. 8;18 Smith John 8;2 Schlemmer A. P. 8;10: 8;14: 8;18 Smith L. J. 8:8 Schmidt H. C. 8;30 Smith L. V. 8;12 Scofield 8;25 Smith Lovitt 8;1: 8;2 Shands T. W. 8;4 Smith Mary E. 8:18 Shaw Adele 8;9 Smith Mrs. Ellen(David) 8;10: 8;18 Shaw Clifford Lee 8;9 Smith Mrs. Mourning 8;8 Shaw Nathaniel 8;9 Smith 0. B 8:20: 8:24 Sheely Munroe 8;4 Smith P. H. 8;12 Sheffield James K. 8; 14: 8;18: 8,26 Smith R. L. 8;20 Sheffield Mrs. Linia Ann 8;26 Smith S. S. 8;32 Sheffield Sarah E. 8; 18 Smith T. R. 8;20 Sheppard John Dolphus 8:18 Smith W. P. 8; 12 Sheppard Matilda F. 8; 18 Smith J. Bryant 8;10 Sheppard Mrs. Mary J. S;26 Smith Mrs. Sarah E. 8;20 Sheppard Mrs. Matilda Frances 8;18 Spillane Cornelius 8;14: 8,26 Sheppard W. M. 8;18 Springs D. T. 8;14 Shipp Phoebe 8:18 Stanley Mrs. Mariah 8:14 Shipp William 8:18 Stapleton F. J. 8;30 Shirley Jonnathon 8:8 Stapleton John 8:31 Sills Samuel 8,18 Stapleton Mrs Mary Ann 8;16: 8,18: 8;28 Simmons G. M. 8;24 Stapleton R. W. 8;30 Simmons George W. 8;18 Starling Ellen 8;24 Simmons Mrs. Ellen 8;24 Stephens Henry A. 8;14 Sims Mrs. Tabitha 8;26 Stephens J. M. 8;10 Sims Samuel 8:26 Stephens James M. 8;6 Sistrunk J.S. 8;16 Stephens Sarah Ann 8; 16 Sisirunk M. M. 8;4: 8;6: 8;28 Stewart J. M. 8;4 Slaughter Bud 8;8 Stockman J. F. 8:4 Small Jack 8;8 Stockman Mrs. Martha E. 8:18 Smallwood Z. T. 8;14 Stokes Dr. L. M. 8;12 Smallwood Zachary T. 8;20 Strawn Phoebe 8:18 Smith A. W. 8;14: 8:18 Strawn W. H 8;14 Smith B. J. 8;30 Strickland J. P. 8:18 Smith B.O. 8;14: 8:20: 8;24: Strickland Joel P. 8;22 8;27 Strickland Mrs. Dora B. 8;22 Smith C.C. 8,28 Stringer W. A. 8:18 Smith Elizabeth 8;2 Studstill H. 8;6 Smith Frank 8;14 Sullivan John 8;20 Smith H. M. 8;8 Sutton B. F. 8;10 Smith Henry M. 8;18 Sutton H. S. 8;6: 8;8: 8;10: 8;14 Smith J. B. 8;2 Sutton J. H. 8;2 Smith J. Bryant 8:10

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Sutton W. S. 8;6 Swanson Alonzo 8;12 Swilley Cadie Home 8,7 Swilley Frank N. 8 ;7 Swilley Hugh 8;7 Swindal 1. H. 8;28 Sykes Mrs. 8;6 Taylor Albert A. 8; 18 Taylor Henry V. 8;22 Taylor James F. 8;18 Tew S. M. 8;4: 8;8 Tew Salathiel M. 8; 18 Thomas Mrs. Isabella 8;28 Thomason Dr. L. W. 8;8 Thompson Harrison 8;12 Thompson John 8; 24 Thornton J. D. 8;20 Tillis Arlington L. 8;10 Tillis Dr. W. L. 8;30 Tindale Annie J. 8;18 Tindale Hill S. 8; 18 Tindale 1. J. 8;28 Tindall Will 8;4 Tison Mrs. Susan W. 8;8 Tooke Mrs. Chlerey 8;24 Trotter Sarah J. 8; 14 Trudale Mrs. Annie 8;10 T ucker W. H. 8;25 T urner Dr. J. W. 8;12: 8;14 Turner Elias 8;29 Turner G. W. 8;22 Turner H. C. 8;18 Turner J. D. 8; 10 Turner J. S. 8;29 T urner T. J. 8;30 Tuttle W.T. 8;8: 8; 18 Twiggs Dr. J. H. 8;32 Tyre Raiford 8;24 Usher E.T. 8;24 Wadkins H. J. 8;2 Wadkins J. 8;2 Wad ley B. C. 8,18: 8;31 Wadley E. F. 8;18 Wadley F. E. 8; 18: 8;24: 8;26 Wadley George Jr. 8; 10: 8;14: 8;26 Walker Archie 8;2 Walker D. S. 8;12 Walker Dr. R.T. 8;8 Walker E. 8:6: 8:8: 8;10: 8; 8:24; 8;30 Walker E. Jr. 8;10 Walker Elias 8; 14: 8;18 Walker Elisha 8;2 Walker Elizabeth 8;10 Walker J. E. 8,20 Walker E. Sr. 8;10 Walton 8;31 Wanamaker F. J. 8;16 Ward Amon 8;30: 8;31 Ward Evan W. 8; 18 Ward Nash 8;26 Ward W. P. 8;28 Warren George 8; 16: 8;20 Washington George 8;30 Watkins J. F. 8;8 Watson James P. 8;20 Watson Laura 8;8 Watson Thomas 8;26 Watson W. J. 8:8 Watson W T. 8;24 Weeks C. J. 8; 18 Weeks Eliza 8; 16: 8,18 Weeks James 8;2 Weeks Joseph 8;10 Weeks Samuel J. 8;24: 8;26 Weeks Silas 8;8: 8;14: 8;18 Weeks W. E. 8,10: 8; 12 Weeks W. W. 8:8 Welch Louise 8;22 Wellman Carl 8;1 Wellman Conrad 8;22 Wester F. M. 8;14 Whidden F. C. 8;31 Whidden W. B. 8;28 White Henry A. 8;31 White Porter 8;22 Whitehurst George 8; 16: 8;24 Whitehurst J. H. 8;16 Whitman St. Clair 8;6 Whitman St. Clair Jr. 8;20 Whitten John 8:6

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Wilder Pasco 8;26 Wilkenson Alfred 8;4 Wilkerson Mary A. 8;18 Wilkerson R. L. 8,13 Wilkerson Thomas 8;22 Wilkinson Mary A. 8; 12 Williams George C. 8;6 Williams Henry 8;12 Williams Howard 8,31 Williams J. A. 8; 10: 8; 12 Williams John 8;20 Williams L. L 8;31 Williams Mary 8;14 Williams Prof. 8;24 Williams T. L. 8;30: 8;31 Williams W. B. 8;6 Willis Annie 8;11 Willis Dr. J. M. 8;8 Willis John 8; 11 Willis Mrs. Annie L. 8,28 Willis John R 8;10: 8;26 Wilson Mrs. V. J. 8; 16: 8;20 Wimer J. C. 8;8 Wimer John C. 8;10: 8;14 Winningham James R. 8;28 Wood J. W. 8;8 Wood John W. 8,16 Wood Nelson 8;25 Wooten 0. J. 8;16 Worthington Samuel Enos 8; 14 Yancey Luther 8;25 Yearty Dr. Eugene H. 8; 14 Yearty E. H. 8;12 Yearty Mrs. Fannie 8;28 Yearty W. E. 8,6: 8; 12 Yearty W. S. 8;14: 8;20: 8;31 8:32 Yearty William E. 8.12: 8:14: 8.18: Young Dr. W. C. 8;20 Young R. E. 8,12 Yount W. E. 8;2

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