The second Seminole war against the Indians and runaway Blacks in Florida commenced in 1835. A treaty had been concluded with the Seminole warriors, by which they agreed to remove beyond the Mississippi. A party of the Indians had proceeded to the territory appointed for their reception, and reported favorably upon their return. Everything promised a speedy conformity to the wishes of the government. But at this juncture, John Hext, the most influential chief of the tribe, died, and was succeeded in power, by Osceola. This chief wielded his power for far different purposes. Being opposed to emigration, he inflamed
Location: Hillsborough County FL
Interviewer: W. W. Dixon Person Interviewed: Alexander Robertson Location: White Oak, South Carolina Age: 84 Ex-Slave 84 Years Old Alexander Robertson lives as a member of the household of his son, Charley, on the General Bratton plantation, four miles southeast of White Oak, S.C. It is a box-like house, chimney in the center, four rooms, a porch in front and morning glory vines, in bloom at this season, climbing around the sides and supports. Does Alexander sit here in the autumn sunshine and while the hours away? Nay, in fact he is still one of the active, working members of
Interviewer: Jules A. Frost Person Interviewed: Mama Duck Location: Tampa, Florida Age: 109 “Who is the oldest person, white or colored, that you know of in Tampa?” “See Mama Duck,” the grinning Negro elevator boy told me. “She bout a hunnert years old.” So down into the “scrub” I went and found the old woman hustling about from wash pot to pump. “I’m mighty busy now, cookin breakfast,” she said, “but if you come back in bout an hour I’ll tell you what I can bout old times in Tampa.” On the return visit, her skinny dog met me with
Interviewer: J. M. Johnson Person Interviewed: Mack Mullen Location: Jacksonville, Florida Age: 79 Mack Mullen, a former slave who now lives at 521 W. First Street, Jacksonville, Florida, was born in Americus, Georgia in 1857, eight years before Emancipation, on a plantation which covered an area of approximately five miles. Upon this expansive plantation about 200 slaves lived and labored. At its main entrance stood a large white colonial mansion. In this abode lived Dick Snellings, the master, and his family. The Snellings plantation produced cotton, corn, oats, wheat, peanuts, potatoes, cane and other commodities. The live stock consisted primarily
Interviewer: Rachel A. Austin Person Interviewed: Luke Towns Location: Jacksonville, Florida Age: 100+(?) A Centenarian Luke Towns, a centenarian, now residing at 1335 West Eighth Street, Jacksonville, Florida, was the ninth child born to Maria and Like Towns, slaves, December 34, 1835, in a village in Tolberton County, Georgia. Mr. Town’s parents were owned by Governor Towns, whose name was taken by all the children born on the plantation; he states that he was placed on the public blocks for sale, and was purchased by a Mr. Mormon. At the marriage of Mr. Mormon’s daughter, Sarah, according to custom, he
Interviewer: Jules A. Frost Person Interviewed: Dave Taylor Location: Tampa, Florida A Marine In Ebony From a Virginia plantation to Florida, through perils of Indian war-fare; shanghaied on a Government vessel and carried ’round the world; shipwrecked and dropped into the lap of romance – these are only a few of the colorful pages from the unwritten diary of old Uncle Dave, ex-slave and soldier of fortune. The reporter found the old man sitting on the porch of his Iber City shack, thoughtfully chewing tobacco and fingering his home-made cane. At first he answered in grumpy monosyllables, but by the
Interviewer: Jules A. Frost Person Interviewed: Josephine Anderson Location: Tampa, Florida “I kaint tell nothin bout slavery times cept what I heared folks talk about. I was too young to remember much but I recleck seein my granma milk de cows an do de washin. Granpa was old, an dey let him do light work, mosly fish an hunt. “I doan member nothin bout my daddy. He died when I was a baby. My stepfather was Stephen Anderson, an my mammy’s name was Dorcas. He come fum Vajinny, but my mammy was borned an raised in Wilmington. My name was
Mocogo Indians, or Mucogo Indians. Meaning unknown. Connections. They belonged with little doubt to the Timucuan division of the Muskhogean linguistic stock. Location. About the head of Hillsboro Bay. Villages. None are mentioned under any other than the tribal name. History. The chief of this tribe gave asylum to a Spaniard named Juan Ortiz who had come to Florida in connection with the expedition of Narvaez. When De Soto landed near the Mocogo town its chief sent Ortiz with an escort of warriors to meet him. Ortiz afterward became De Soto’s principal interpreter until his death west of the Mississippi,
Samuel Bryan Todd7, (Samuel6, Eliel5, Samuel4, Samuel3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born March 2, 1814, in Enosburg, Vt., died May 30, 1870, in Cat Creek, Ga., married Martha Knight, who died in 1916, at their home in Ga. They lived for a number of years in Tampa, Florida, where their children were born, and where he was a physician. Along about 1868, he went to visit his married daughter in southern Georgia, where he was so pleased and favorably impressed with the advantages of the region that he bought a farm in Cat Creek and moved there immediately. Children: *1406. Martha Ann
Charles Carrol Todd8, (Samuel B.7, Samuel6, Eliel5, Samuel4, Samuel3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born July 29, 1857, died Jan. 10, 1902, married Dec. 25, 1889, at Plant City, Fla. Children: 2099. Flossie Delle, b. June 2, 1891. 2100. Marie Lou, b. Nov. 25, 1894. 2101. Frederick E., b. Feb. 12, 1897, d. April 30, 1916. 2102. Charles Carrol, b. Jan. 10, 1902.
Edward Livingston Todd8, (Samuel B.7, Samuel6, Eliel5, Samuel4, Samuel3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born Sept. 16, 1866, was twice married, first, Jan. 1, 1890, Emma Hall, who died Oct. 4, 1898, second, Nov. 18, 1899, Minnie Ola Chastaine. Mr. Todd lived in Georgia, where he farmed until Dec., 1894, when he moved to Plant City, Fla.; he was ordained to the work of the Gospel Ministry, Sunday, July 3, 1896, and has been a pastor of churches ever since, and at this time, (1918) he is serving five churches. In 1904, he moved to Georgia and is now (1918) living near Valdosta,
MILLER, Lola Blanche Todd8, (Samuel B.7, Samuel6, Eliel5, Samuel4, Samuel3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born Nov. 19, 1868, died July 23, 1906, married March 10, 1892, John D. Miller, who died Nov. 25, 1906. She married second, May 24, 1898, Frank M. Branch, at Plant City, Fla., where she lived the last years of her life and where she died. Child by John D. Miller: I. Felton E. Todd, b. April 3, 1893, d. July 21, 1906.
Florida Cemetery records are listed by county then name of cemetery within the Florida county. Most of these are complete indices at the time of transcription, however, in some cases we list the listing when it is only a partial listing. Hillsborough County Cemetery Records Hosted at Hillsborough County Florida FLGenWeb Alderman-Pelote Cemetery, Lithia American Legion Cemetery, Tampa Antioch Cemetery, Bealsville Antioch Cemetery, Thonotosassa Armwood Family Cemetery, Keysville Barnes/Buzbee Family Cemetery, Riverview Beth Israel Cemetery, Tampa Bethlehem Cemetery, Dover Bethlehem Memorial Cemetery, Ft. Lonesome Blizzard Family Cemetery, Seffner Blocker Family Cemetery, Plant City Bloomingdale Community Cemetery, Bloomingdale Blue Family Cemetery,
Baker City, Baker County, Oregon Huela Van McKenzie, 79, of Baker City, died Dec. 27, 2005, at St. Elizabeth Health Care Center. A memorial service will be scheduled later. Huela was born on Feb. 11, 1926, at Plant City, Fla., to Hulon and Gladys Hamilton Van. After graduating from high school, she attended Florida Southern College at Lakeland, Fla., where she studied music. In June 1948, she married Robert McKenzie at Memphis, Tenn. They moved to Pendleton in 1950. She was a housewife and the mother of five children. Huela later worked in Portland as a receptionist at Physicians and