Feel free to enter a query for your lines in Baker County. Please, NO surname-only queries! Restrict your query to Baker County only. Please submit your first and last name & e-mail address.


Linda Mann
5/5/08

George & Ida Mae Mann

Looking for information on Daniel Mann & his brother Casper Mann. Their mother Ida Mae died and they were raised separately.
Daniel married Mary Effie Rowell in Jax

Daniel J Mann-Louvicey Barber had 14 children- the line I'm working on is
Issac Mann b 9/2/1848 d/2/18/1910 married Sarah Green (b3/14 died May 24/1903 they had
George Mann m-IDA MAE MCDANIEL who had
Daniel G Mann/Mary Effie Rowell and Casper Mann/Philomena Rosen
the blanks I havent filled in yet: Ida Mae died and Daniel and Casper were separated to raise. any stories or info on this

Johnny and Katey Ferrer
3/12/06

Farley Burnsed

We are attempting to do a bit of research on the old "Farley Burnsed House" in the Georgia Bend area and are wondering if you might know anything about this house. Would like to know when it was built and by whom.
I am thinking Edmund Burnside/Burnsed b. 1827 might have built it but not sure.
Edmund, according to census records located in what is now Charlton Co about 1840 with his father. 1851 to 1858/9 it appears he was in Baker Co., FL.
1860 in Traders Hill, Charlton, GA
1870 Baker Co., FL
1874 He is back in Charlton Co,. GA age 47 and stays there until just after 1900 when he moves again into Baker County and dies here in Baker in 1907.
The house has two rows of what appear to be gun ports on all four sides. One row located just above the doors and windows and another row located a few feet above the first.
I wonder if these are gun ports or notches cut into the logs in order to support "ramps" for the purpose of moving more logs higher and higher.
Do you know anything about this dove-tailed square log house built in the Georgia Bend area?
Thank you for your time,
Johnny and Katey Ferrer in Macclenny

John Hodge
1/28/06

CREWS - BENNETT - RHODEN

If anyone happens to know how Isaiah Crews Died, or what the circumstances were that surrounded His death, it would be greatly appreciated. Also, I am looking for anyone who might know the story of Floyd Bennet Shooting Forrest Rhoden in late 1932 or early 1933. I would also like to know who the parents of Louis Anderson were and if He were married prior to marrying Lila Crews around 1934 or so. They can contact me at Pastor John Hodg eeffpastor@gulftel.com 251-747-4716

Claudia Keen Butterick
12/09/04

WOLFE

I'm trying to reconnect with anyone related to James Lorenzo and Georgia Mae (Williams) Wolfe. Their son, Claude, was my grandfather. The pictures on the photograph page were provided by my mother, Claude's daughter, Carolyn (Wolfe) Keen. Am searching in particular for whomever provided the photo of my Aunt Rosemary Wolfe as a young lady. A computer crash has caused me to lose much of my information.
Claudia (Keen) Butterick
Warner Robins, GA

John Burnett
09/28/04

STARLING

I am looking for pictures of John B. Starling and his first wife Julia Ann Williams. There were two tin type pictures of John & Julia when they were young that belonged to Mrs. Lillie Starling Dugger. After Aunt Lilllie died the pictures went to her daughter Sadie Starling Rowe. Cousin Sadie died a few years ago and I don't know what became of the pictures. Anyone with knowledge of the photographs please contact me because I would like to obtain copies. the pictures were made about 1880. Any help with this is appreciated.

Gene Barber
09/21/04

SIMMONS - HODGE

Looking for parents of Elizabeth Simmons, b. 1858, Ga.; md. George Washington Garrett in Baker Co., Fl.

Also the parents of Elizabeth Hodge, b. 1813, Ga.; md. 1836 to Obadiah Garrett in Camden Co., Ga.

Donald G. Godfrey
08/04/04

Schumacker & Landis

I'm looking for photos of my ancestors:
Sarah C. Schumacker (born 12-31-1850 died 7-13-1926)
Jennie Card Landis (born 4-2-1879 died 4-12-1930)
Both grave cites are in Baker City and these are the names on the headstones. Sarah could have several alias: Sarah J. Birdneau; Sarah J. Card, or Sarah J. Ramsell.
I'm researching a book on the husband and father of this mother and daugher and would like their pictures.
Hoping you can help.
Sincerely,
Donald G. Godfrey, Ph.D.
Professor and Editor-Select
Journal of Broadcating and Electronic Media
Walter Cronkite School of Journalism
Arizona State University
e-mail -- don.godfrey@asu.edu

Doug Hopkins
04/26/03

GATSON

GATSON, John Peter b. 11-25-1921 d. 02-13-1978 in Baker County. Wife Carrie Patton Gatson. What became of CARRIE PATTON GATSON?
Does anyone know when/where she was born or when/where she died?

Mayor Juanice Padgett
01/10/03

GLEN ST. MARY

Seeking Glen St. Mary Photos/History Info
The Town of Glen St. Mary is currently compiling old photos and stories for a history booklet.
If you have any information to share we'd love to hear from you.
We are especially interested in any old street scenes/building photos.
Please contact Mayor Juanice Padgett at Town Hall (904) 259-3777, or e-mail us at glenstmary@hotmail.com .
Thanks for your help!

Linda Davis
10/28/02

SELLERS

I am looking for the husband of Mary Sellars, daughter of John Sellars and Kiziah Rowe. She is listed with her widowed mother in the Charlton County, Georgia 1880 census as Mary A. Carter having 3 children: Addie, John, and Silas. This Sellars family is listed in both Baker County, Florida and Charlton County, Georgia in the 1870 census. Thanks. Linda Davis Amelia Island, Florida ldavis8@msn.com

Jacqueline Riemann
10/20/02

DUGGER

I am attempting to discover what happened to Robinson Dugger's widow, Ann Hogan Dugger, after Robinson was killed at Olustee. They are my great great grandparents. I know that she lived with her son Zachariah, my great grandfather, but I don't know when she died or where she is buried. I would apreciate any information concerning her and any information about Robinson.
Robinson Dugger was born 1829 in Ga. He married Elizabeth Ann Hogan on 2 November 1847. I know that he died at Olustee and also that Zachariah, their son was living in Baker Co. with his family after the war.
Thank you very much

Linda Griffis
09/07/02

RAULERSON - GRIFFIS

I am looking for the parents of Emma Etta "Ritter" Raulerson who married Amos Griffis. They were married in 1874. Amos was born 1852 in Columbia County, Fla, died about 1900 in Bradford Co., Fla. I have no other information Emma. Also could some one please tell me the names of the 2 families living in the area when the Griffis family first arrived?
Thank you for your help.
Linda J. Griffis momsfirstscreenn@aol.com

Linda Griffis
08/31/02

GRIFFIS - NORMAN - HOOD

Looking for the parents of Malinda Norman. She married James Griffis, Jr in Charlton Co., Ga in 1882. She is shown on the 1910 census as being born in Georgia. Also looking for information on Henry Hood who married Ida Griffis, James and Malinda's oldest girl. There was a Henry Hood living with Dormas W. and Della A. Parrish on the 1910 census. Thanks for any help you can give. Linda Griffis

Carol Wright
04/10/02

O'STEEN - YARBROUGH

I'm looking for information on James Edward O'steen (Osteen), b. 12-1-1873; m. Lizzie Yarborough in Baker Co., Fl. Lizzie's parents were Elbert Yarborough and Elizabeth ?. I'm not sure where James Edward was born, but I think he was born in Baker Co. I would appreciate any help anyone would be able to give to me.
Thanks, Carol Wright

J. L. Durrance
01/31/02

DURRANCE

Seeking any information on my Great grandfather James M. DURRANCE born Oct. 5 1872 in Macclenny Florida, died March 1931 in Pierce County, GA. Residence in Rockingham, Bacon County, Georgia. Married July 1896 in Blackshear, Pierce County, Georgia to Annie (Anderson) Durrance (my Great grandmother). After her death in 1922, he married again in 1923. Descendants from both marriages.
Thanks in advance for any help. J. L. Durrance

Michelle Williams
01/30/02

HOOD

Seeking info on Selma Hood Williams b. 27 Dec 1908 Baker County,FL & d. 15 Jul 1990 Duval County, FL. She m. 20 Apr 1929 in Baker County,FL to Thomas Cecil Williams of Lawty,FL. I have been unable to locate any info on her parents. Can anyone help me? Thanks!
Michelle giveit2mestrait@hotmail.com

Sandra Masterson
01/24/02

MANN - ROBERTS

Looking for my Grand Mother's mother's name and any photos of them. Her name is: ELIZABETH ANN (Babe) MANN. She was married to ANDREW LEWIS ROBERTS and her father's name was JOHN WESLEY MANN. I saw the picture on the "Mann Family" page but could not tell what she looked like. Thank you, Sandra

Crystal Machelle
01/22/02

HARVEY

Searching for info on James Harvey, married to Sarah R. Williams, in 1891. Their children are: Williama, Mamie, Emma and (my grandfather) Dewey.
I'm trying to find James's fathers name, if anyone could help. Thank you, Crystal

Gerald Stokes
06/21/01

THOMPSON

Looking for information on Richard Thompson (b. GA abt. 1800) and his wife Mary A. (b. Ireland abt. 1815). They are found in the 1860 Charlton Co. GA census and in the 1880 Baker Co. Fl. census. Only known children are on the 1860 census: Celety (b. abt 1856), Judge F. (b. abt 1851), and Mary A.C. (b. abt. 1855) all in GA.
I am interested in a daughter Johanna, or Joanna, who married Lewis A. Stokes in Camden or Charlton Co. Ga. in the 1850's. Joanna claims on the 1880 census that her father was born in GA and her mother in Ireland, these two people are the only one's in the county who meet that description. Hopefully, they are her parents. If you know please let me know.

J. D. Suggs
06/11/01

RAULERSON - THOMAS

Looking to solve a mystery. My GreatGrandmother Addie Thomas was born in Baker County area '"New River" 1876\ bd. ST.Augustine 1954. She md. Henry "Bud" Raulerson circa 1900 Columbia County FL. Buds family is well documented but Addie and her family are pretty much a blank canvas. Who were her parents, what did they do. Why was she so dark! My Mother Crill Raulerson knew her for many years growing up, but knows little of her background or her relations. Would like to hear from them as well. If you would like to trade info. or just swap stories about any of the above please contact my e-mail. J.D.Suggs

Beverly Mount-Douds
05/31/01

JOHNSON - HIGGINBOTHAM

I am searching for a Johnny Johnson, born unknown, died in 1901. Married to Abbie Higginbotham of Nassau Co, Fla. Abbie was born in 1870 and also died in 1901. Both died from Black Fever and are buried in Trader's Hill Cemetery in Charlton Co, Ga.
They left two children behind. A girl, Mildred May Johnson, born 1898 and a son, Marvin Emory Johnson, b. 1900. Both of these children were raised by cousins Willie Vernon and Ella Cox Vernon in Suwannee and Lafayette or Baker Counties (Fla.) CAN ANYONE HELP ME ???
Abbie's parents were Lewis W. and Mary Ann Higginbotham. She was a twin to Everline Higginbotham. I need to locate the parents of John Johnson. Thank you, Beverly

John Eiserman
04/03/01

EISERMAN

Looking for info. on Charles Eiserman b1842 d1906, married to Augusta Kruger 1867. They had come from Ohio. He was born in Hesse Darmstadt, Germany. They had 7 children in the Glen Saint Mary area. I found records that show he was there by 1880's. Some decendants buried @ Manntown Cemetary. I have some related old papers like a will & pension application with signatures by a George M. Weeks , K or H B Davis, J D Andrews, W L Thompson & P Franklin from around 1906. If interested in these people let me know.

Stuart L. Rigdon
04/02/01

RIGDON

I'm looking for information on my great grandfather Lemuel E. Rigdon, son of Mary Jane (Rigdon) Mann. Any photos or info on him from Mary Jane Mann's children would be appreciated.
[Lemuel E. Rigdon 12 Apr 1894 - 3 Oct 1973 h/o Ollie Mae Thomas, buried So. Prong cem.]

Walter Joba
03/08/01

ROWE

I am seeking proof that James Edward ("JE" or "Edward J") Rowe is the eldest son of Edward Roger Rowe and Eliza Frances Tanner. James Edward was born in Dec. 1837 in Camden County Georgia. He married Caroline Benton in 1857 in Nasau County. Both families are in the Baker County Census in 1880 and 1885. The elder Rowe died in 1894 and the younger in 1898. Both are burried in Woodlawn Cemetery. Any help would be appreciated.

Notes in cemetery records: Edward (no middle name or initial) 16 Feb 1818 - 17 Sep 1894 m. 2/15/1837 Camden Co., GA Eliza E or Elizabeth Frances Tanner. They were parents of Edward, Robert S., Charity, Sarah, John, David H., Asa, Mary A, Benjamin H, George W. & Frances)

LaViece Smallwood
02/17/01

MILITARY VETERANS

I'm looking for celebrated military men from Baker County for the Historical Society's Heritage Park. I'm limited in park benches, but they will be granite stone with backs, $500 each and $1.50 for each letter of engraving on back of seat. These usually sell for about $1,000 but I got a special price for as long as they last. I would like to put names, rank, medals, wounded, etc., etc on them.

Tina Davis Sharp
1/29/01

LAURAMORE DAVIS

I am seeking information on Roy Lauramore and Thelma Johns Lauramore family. I would like to know Roy's grandparents on both sides....possibly greats..Also info. on the Isaac Davis and Loma Raulerson Davis Family, their parents and greats.

James Lee Riddick
11/30/00

JOHNSON RHODEN

I am trying to find information on three ladies, born in Waldo, FL, around the 1900 era. Their names were Ora Viola, Effie, and Mabel Johnson. The Mother had died giving birth to Mabel. It is my understanding that the step mother and natural Father sent the girls to an orphanage in Jacksonville, FL. This orphanage is where a person known as Mama Lucy Rhoden adopted (I believe) the girls and took them back to Mcclenny, FL. Ora Viola was my paternal Grandmother. I am not sure where or when Ora married Lee Riddick. Both my Grandparents are buried in Tampa, FL. Aunt Effie Johnson Rhoden married Claude Hearst Wolfe there in Baker County, and Aunt Mabel Johnson Rhoden married A. B. (Alfred Blake) Johnson also in Baker County. These relatives are all buried in Woodlawn Cemetery, in Macclenny. I would like to find out the names of the natural birth parents, birth dates, etc. for these sisters as well as additional information on Mama Lucy Rhoden. Since the birth mother died in Waldo giving birth to Mabel, Mabel's date of birth might help in tracking her burial there in the Waldo area. Anyone having any clues to this query can contact me directly at riddick1@gte.net. Thanks, James Lee Riddick
Note cwm: Effie 23 May 1898 - 28 Jun 1986 - Mabel 8 Oct 1900 - 3 Sep 1958

C. Hutson
10/27/00

O'NEIL - JOHNS

I am looking for information on Armanda (Mandy) ONEILL. She married Calvin J. JOHNS Jr. on 16 Oct 1887 in Baker County, FL. She was born 3 Jan 1868 & died 7 Feb 1953. She and Calvin are buried in the North Prong Cemetery in Baker County, FL.
I know nothing of the ONEILL family. If anyone has information on Armanda's family, please reply.

Richard F. Thompson
9/22/00

THOMPSON

The Rev. William Acey Thompson, a Congregational Methodist minister, is my great-grandfather. He is said to have been born in Clinch County, Georgia about 1850 and died in Sanderson, Baker County on 29 December 1927. His father is known only to me as J.S. Thompson. He and his family are listed as residents of Waresboro, Ware County, Georgia in the 1880 census. A Methodist tabernacle, built for him in the 1920's is said to be the last church he pastored. It was on U.S. Route 41 South, near Lake City, Columbia County. It was abandoned but still standing in disrepair when photographed in 1960-61. By his second wife Lizzie, whom he married some time after 1913, he had two known children, Henry (who lived in a home for retarded people in southern Florida), and Bessie. I am decended by his first marriage to Phoebe through Berry Jackson Thompson, born on 12 October 1869 in Georgia (married Mary Elizabeth Walker of Nassau County, Florida), and my father, Broward Jackson Thompson , born on 23 October 1913 in Allenhurst, Liberty County, Georgia (married Beatrice Lee Ackerman of New York). I was born in New Smyrna, Volusia County on 20 September 1936. Phoebe is said to have died on 2 January 1913 and be buried at Live Oak Church in Suwannee County. Can anyone help with information about William Acey Thompson, his parents, wives or children? I note that there is a William A. Thompson listed as buried in the Taylor Cemetery. Is there any further information about this burial. Thanks in advance for any help you can give me. Aloha.
Richard F. Thompson, Kaneohe, Hawaii.

Charles A. Cone
7/27/00

CONE

Would like to find more information on my Baker County great-grandparents, Robert W. Cone (b. 1837 Bulloch Co., Georgia) and Florida Damula Williams (b. 1843, Georgia) (m. 1860) and their ancestors/descendants. Robert W. Cone's parents were Aaron Cone II (b. 1810) and Clarissa Banks (b. 1819) of Bulloch Co., Georgia. Florida Damula Williams' parents were Samuel Nevill Williams, Sr. (b. 1813, Georgia) and Eliza R. ? (b. 1814, Georgia). Robert W. and Florida Cone are listed in the 1870 Baker County Census.
Charles A. Cone, Atlanta, Georgia

Theresa Booth
7/21/00

DAVIS

I'm looking for my grandmothers family. She was born in Glen Saint Mary. Her name was Pensy May Davis. She was probably born in the early 1900's. She married John Francis Flynn.
The spelling of her name may be different. That's all I know about her. Any info greatly appreciated. I was born & live in southern Florida. Any info greatly appreciated. Thank you, Theresa

Michele Huff
7/10/00

HARVEY

I'm trying to trace my "Harvey" roots. I understand my g-g-grandfather, John "Boss" Harvey settled in Baker Co. I also understand there was a woman, Mrs. Willa Murphy, at the 1977 Harvey Reunion @ Dinkins Church, who supposedly had traced down a lot of info. on this family. Anyone out there know where I can find this info? Maybe in a genealogy library somewhere?? HELP!!!!
Thank You, Michele Huff

Barbara Roesch
6/18/00

SESSIONS

I am trying to construct a part of the Rev. Jacob Edward Sessions family of Baker Co., FL. His second wife was Florida Celebes Sessions (maiden name) buried Woodlawn, at Macclenny. Her parents were Hamp and Mary Allen Sessions. (accdg to her death rec)
Florida's stepson was Jeremiah Sessions who md Adeline Rosina Whitehead.
With the help of this Baker Co. website I have built a lot in just one day. If you are a Sessions researcher, please look at the photograph page for new Sessions photos from 1919-1934, some identified, most not. Perhaps we can build something together! Any help is most appreciated. Barbara Roesch, CA bjresh@worldnet.att.net

Nancy Nilsen
6/17/00

YARBROUGH

Looking for information on William Henry YARBROUGH (b 1865, GA) married Nancy STEPHENS (b 1858, Ware Co, GA. They appear in the 1885 FL State Census & 1900 Federal census in Baker Co, FL. Any information on this family will be greatly appreciated.

Connie Ranning
5/16//00

ALTMAN

Altman, Artis Carl dob: 6/9/1921, dod 1/13/1972 Buried in Turner Cementery.
Any information on his parents/grandparents names. I believe there is a connection to LAURAMORE. Also Rossetta M. Altman 4 May 1912 - 6 May 1972??? [also bur. Turner cem]
Please any information. Artis Carl Altman was my father.

Nancy Michaluk
5/16/00

O'NEAL - CASON

I am looking for information on my great great grandfather, William Chambers O'Neal (O'Neil) b. 1 Jan 1841 Nassau Co, d. 7 Sep 1909 Jax & buried Turner cem according to obiturary. He m. Mollie Cason 7 Oct 1866 in Columbia Co [Her will dated 1916]
He was a member of Co. F, 3rd Fla Regt, CSA & wounded 8 Oct 1862 Perryville, KY
Does anyone have any information on any O'Neal's (O'Neil's) or Cason's living in Baker County in the 1800's?

B.H. Miller
5/01/00

STOKES

I am interested in finding out which family Tokie Barton belongs. She married William H. Stokes on June 21, 1899 in Baker County, Florida. I would like to know if she is a member of William Barton's family or Martin Barton's family. I am trying to find out if she could be the sister to Thomas J. Barton who married Vertie Strickland Drawdy. I would also like to know if her name was really Tokie or if it was a nickname

Sondra Miller
4/27/00

CREWS

Looking for information on my husbands Great Grandfather. His name was Tommy Crews. He married Jane Sapp. They had a son John James Crews on August 27, 1907 born in Macclenny. It is said that Tommy and Jane Crews operated a Drug Store/Post Office in Macclenny. It is also known that Tommy Crews was killed in a vendetta killing in Macclenny. The time period can be from 1910 to 1925. Sometime after Tommy was killed, Jane married a man by the name of Will Brown.

Sharon Maddrey
4/2/00

THRIFT

I have a death record for a child named Susie THRIFT who died Mar 7 1930 and is buried in Oak Grove Cem, Baker Co. Her parents were Dan THRIFT, Jr and May BURNSED. Can anyone tell me who her paternal grandparents and great grandparents were?
researching THRIFT - HICKOX - CREWS - GRIFFIN - SAULS - DYESS

ANSWER:
Dan was the son of Rufus Archibald Thrift & Susan Yarbarough [Name not Dan Jr. but was called "Little Dan"] "Rufe" was son of Leroy J. Thrift & Zilphia Hogan

Marcus G. McDaniel
3/12/00

McDANIEL - CREWS

Need information on Clem McDaniel. Clem married Martha A. Crews daughter of Riley and Annie Crews. They were married "around" July 17, 1921. Clem and Martha had a son, Emery Ottis McDaniel "my grand father", on October 17, 1922. Can't find them on the 1935 census. I know Clem was convicted of first degree murder and sent to prison in 1941. I found Martha and Emery on the 1945 census living in Baxter and Clem in Raiford. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

Michele Botnick
2/4/00

THOMPSON

I am looking for info on John Thompson marr Martha or Barthy ? Appears on the 1870 & 1880 Baker census. Need Wife's maiden name and John's DOB & parents/siblings.

Walter R. Murray
1/13/98

BESSANT - SMITH - THOMAS - STRICKLAND

I wish to contact anyone researching;
BESSANT (Moses)
SMITH (Emma A.)
THOMAS (James S.)
STRICKLAND (Vavert (Verdie)
They all married DRAWDYs (In Baker County)

Texie Seaman
1/25/98

McCLENNY

I am looking for any information on the MCCLENNY family from Macclenny, FL. In particular, John Jordan MCCLENNY who married Georgia Anna RODGERS (b. 6/17/1842) and their thirteen children. John was brother to Carr MCCLENNY who was the namesake of Macclenny FL. Any and all information would be helpful .

Katey L. VanderPan Velting Ferrer
3/2/98

DAVIS - HICKOX -THRIFT - STRICKLAND

Searching for information families of John Randall DAVIS born 15 Sept 1905 Baker Co., FL, died 21 July 1973 Mcclenny, Baker Co., FL married Sinia HICKOX born 30 Aug 1910.
John Randall Davis son of John Randall DAVIS of GA, son of James C.C. DAVIS.
Sinia HIckox daughter of Riley Rayborn HICKOX and Sinnie THRIFT.
Need information on desendants of Riley and Sinnie (Thrift) Hickox
Katey L. VanderPan Velting Ferrer
5166 Maple Creek Ave SE
Kentwood, MI 49508 96160 455-5823

Donna Grife
3/13/98

THRIFT

Looking for any information, photographs, documents concerning:
James W. Thrift; Leroy J. (Pomp) Thrift; Carr W. Thrift; Robert J. Flanagan a/k/a Thrift

Donna Grife Jacksonville, Florida
Contact: jgrife@mediaone.net

Norma Jean Houston
4/6/98

ALFORD - CROSBY - ROBERTS

I would like to make a query regarding the history of the Alford and Crosby families in Baker County.
Mary Adeline Alford, wife of Jonathon K. Roberts. Her father was Hansford Alford and her mother was LaVicey Crosby. Mary Adeline is my gg grandmother. Her DOB was 9 August 1836 and DOD was 25 December 1920.
My mother remembered her when she was a small child and went to visit her grandparents Enoch Nathaniel and Emily Green Roberts.
My grandmother told me as a child that she was part minorcan but I have not been able to verify this.

Marion Cowan
5/1/98

DOBSON

I am seeking information on Frank Dobson who I believe was born in Baker County in the late 1800's.
He was living in the Miami area in the 1920's.
I believe Frank's father was Seborn/Seaborn Dobson.

Cheryl Sapp Verplancke
6/4/98

STARLING - GRIFFIS - CREWS - STOKES - CRAWFORD - DOWLING - HICKOX

I'm looking for information on the Starling - Griffis families.
Joe Starling married Lucille Griffis. All their children used the Griffis name. Joseph Griffis married Sarah Jane. Their children were Willis Barkley Griffis- b.1910 d.11/11/1952 (my grandfather), Lacy Griffis, Ernie Griffis, Dexter Griffis, Penelope Griffis and Myrt Griffis. Lucille Griffis appears on the 1870 Baker Co. Census with four children: Joseph, James, Rebecca and John W. Joe Starling does not appear-- so it would appear he was dead, as Lucille is shown as head of household. She does not appear on the 1880 Baker Co. Census.

I am also looking for information of the Crews-Stokes-Crawford-Dowling-Hickox families.
I've traced my Crews side from Nancy Crews m. Woodrow Sapp to Berry Crews m. Sarah Crawford to Calvin McDonald "Mac" Crews m. Sarah Jane Stokes.
The Crawford side from Sarah Crawford m. Berry Crews to Bartley Crawford m. Emantherly Dowling to John (Jack) Dowling m. Sarah Hickox.
My parents are Talmadge Sapp and Sara Mae Griffis. We moved from Baker County in 1979. Any information I could receive would be greatly appreciated.

Cheryl Sapp Verplancke
10500 Ranch Road
Cheyenne, WY 82009

Cheryl Sapp Verplancke
12/19/98

STARLING - GRIFFIS - CREWS - STOKES - CRAWFORD - DOWLING - HICKOX

I found the article that LaViece Smallwood wrote about Ernie Griffis. It was such a great help on the Griffis side of my family. I need to change my Baker County Query.

Lucy Padgett was married to John Henry Griffis, who died in the war. She was a widow when she had Joseph "Sog" Griffis (born March 13, 1869). His father was Joseph Starling. I would like to know if anyone has any information regarding Joseph Starling. Joseph "Sog" Griffis married Sarah Jane Griffis (born 1857) on May 2, 1891. Sarah Jane was the daughter of West Berry Griffis and Penny Padgett. I would like information of the Padgett family. My grandfather was Willis Barkley Griffis, son of "Sog" Griffis and Sarah Jane Griffis.
Also researching the Crews-Crawford-Stokes-Dowling-Hickox Families.
Thanks A Lot- Cheryl Sapp Verplancke Cheyenne, Wyoming

Robert Odom
7/15/98

FRASER

Looking for info on Thomas Jefferson Fraser, b.1802, d. 1860, married to Emily Burroughs(or Burris). They had thirteen children, including my G-G-Grandfather Clemon Cogdill Fraser. Any Help?

Elizabeth Hanna
8/30/98

MILTON and LESESNE

I am looking for descendants of and information about the Milton family who came to Baker County in the late 1800s. I think they mostly lived in Olustee, at least at first. Particularly, Joseph Edward Milton (who married Effie Lesesne), and his siblings:

Thomas Henry Milton m. 1.Pauline Roberts, 2. Alice Slaugher
Bessie Gertrude Milton m. William Henry Edwards
James Nathaniel Milton m. Della Dyess
Phillip Newsome
Paul Hill m. Berta Cochran
Mary Virgina m. John C. McEwen
Flora Evelyn m. Charles Lamb
Ethel Diana m. Austin Mann Tucker
Thank you, Elizabeth Hanna
bbay@grouper.batelnet.bs
4232 Althea Way, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410
John Howell
9/28/98

HOWELL

I would like to communicate with the descendants or anyone that knew Charles Howell. Charles was born around 1880 in Lexington Co., SC. He moved to Baker Co., Fl. and was living there as late as 1940. I know this because I have a picture of him that he sent to my father in 1940. Charles Howell's father and mother were James Carson Howell (1841-1906) and Ellen Smiley. I have lots of information on the SC Howells. He may have lived shortly in Laurens County, Ga.

Denny Lawhern
10/9/1998

LAWHERN

I recently took a tour of Baker County GENWEB pages & really enjoyed every minute of it. While reading the History of the Mcclenny United Methodist Church I noticed a listing for a B.T. Lawhern as a minister of the church 1924-1925. I am interested in finding more details about this person. This could be a missing link in my family tree.
If you could put me in touch with someone from the church or forward this message It would be greatly appreciated.
Denny Lawhern, Belmont Historical Society, 408 Hiller St, Belmont Calif. 94002

Shirley Gotsch
10/15/1998

ANDERSON

I would like to communicate with anyone with research on the ANDERSON surname in Baker Co. Descendants who have ties, especially of those whose family are buried in Taylor Cem. I am descended from Malachia (Mack) ANDERSON and Georgia Anne ANDERSON nee REWIS. Malachia has been erroneously reported as killed in Civil War. Georgia Anne stated in Widow's pension records that she divorced Malachia in 1868 and married John Daniel Williams. Malachia moved to Pasco County , FL and started a new family. ANDERSON'S in Baker County, please respond. Your help would be greatly appreciated.

Shirley Gotsch

KEN DAVIS
10/17/1998

DAVIS, RAULERSON, DORMAN, CRAWFORD, and DINKINS

I am researching the Davis, Raulerson, Dorman, Crawford, and Dinkins families from Baker Co. Florida. I would like to share information regarding John C. Davis born 7-17-1827 died 7-6-1863, William "Pink" Raulerson born 1-5-1856 died 1-6-1922, John T. Dorman born 1828 died 1893, Ezekiel Crawford born 1805 died 1888 also John Dinkins Jr. born 1731 died 1809. If you have any connection to these families please contact:
Ken Davis, 211 Farmstead Rd. Fort Wayne, Ind. 46825-2716 Ph. 219-489-6218

Mary Minton
11/05/1998

CANADY/CANADAY BLOUNT, WALDRON & TANNER

I am looking for researchers on the John Milledge Canady/Canaday line. His sister was an ancestor of mine.Have conflicting information about his wife's line. Was she really descended from a sister of Chief Osceola? Was her surname Powell or Howell? Also researching Blount, Waldron, Tanner in the no. Florida/so. Georgia region. Will gladly share info.

Mary Minton

Bobbi Croft
11/10/1998

COMBS, CROFT, ROBERTS, HURST, MIKELL, SWEAT, and BEASLEY

I am researching the family of George Henry Combs who married Sarah Margaret Thompson, daughter of Polly Ann Williams Thompson and grand-daughter of John D. (Jochum) Williams. I am also researching the Croft, Roberts, Hurst, Mikell, Sweat, and Beasley families. I am trying to place together Abner Sweat who married Rebecca Anderson (daughter Rebecca Sweat married John D. Williams) and Abner J. Sweat who married Fannie Burnsed ( daughter Lettie Viola was my great-grandmother). Bobbi Croft

E. Gene Powers
02/25/1999

POWERS - RHODEN - DRAWDY

I am researching the POWERS family from Macclenny, Baker Co., FL. My Grandfather was Rubin Powers born in Baker Co. Apr.10, 1885. His wife was Marthia Ann (Mattie) Rhoden born in Baker Co. They were married in Macclenny, Mar.24,1897.
My father Audrey Ruth Powers was born Aug.6, 1904 in Macclenny. My mother Eula Mae Drawdy was born Jan. 5, 1904 in Hahira, Ga. They were married Nov. 20, 1927. I was born at Lake City, Columbia Co., FL Dec. 15, 1928.
Any information would be appreciated. I am also willing to share the information I have.

Barbara Jenkins
03/06/1999

DAVIS - WOOD

DAVIS, RUFE OLIVER 4 Dec 1884 - 22 May 1951 [Oak Grove Cem, Columbia Co.] married MINNIE LEE WOOD (b. 27 Sep 1903) on Dec. 22, 1919 in Sanderson, Florida. Was listed as R.D. Davis and Minnie Lee Wood on marriage records. Looking for any family info on him and his ancestors. He later moved to Lake City, Fl. and died there. I know his fathers name was John Davis and mother Ranie??

Kathleen Holmes
03/06/1999

RAULERSON

Am looking for information on Raulerson sawmill, circa. 1940's

Laura Harrison
03/29/1999

BURNSED/BURNSIDE

I am looking for someone/anyone who has any information regarding James M. Burnside (Burnsed) Baker Couty's first Sheriff. I have found him to have two families 1st wife Mary Dukes and 2nd wife Eliza Motes (my line). Can anyone help me? Thanks, Laura

Craig Thomas
04/18/1999

THOMPSON, MOATES & TYSON


Is anyone doing research on the William THOMPSON, David MOATES or Edward Jasper TYSON families? Thanks, Craig Thomas

Debbie Davis
05/11/1999

BEALL, CARROL or CARRELL, CRAWFORD, DAVIS, DOWLING, HALL, KEEN, WALKER


Searching for info on these surnames, esp. these individuals:

Grace BEALL
Ella Lee "Ellie" CARROLL b. 1892 d. 1960 w/o James Henry DAVIS b. 1881; d. 1934 [s/o Riley or J.H. DAVIS b. 1836 - 1855 (my brick wall)]
parents of:
Joseph (Josie) M. Davis 28, July 1906 Baker Co., Fl.; James Henry Davis 23, September 1907; Rosa (Rosie) Lee Davis 21, July 1910; Genever (Geneva) Elizabeth Davis 15, October 1912; Louis (L.A.) Allen (or Albert) Davis 6, February 1914 Baker Co., Fl.; Raymond (R.L.) Lewis Davis 12, January 1916 Baker Co., Fl.; John (Loran) Loran Davis 7, May 1918; Lottie (Lottie) M. Davis 20, September 1920; Willie (Bill) Raymond Davis 8, October 1922; Isaic (I.D.) David Davis 17 or 19, June 1924 Baker C0., Fl.; Roy (Roy) Franklin Davis 16, October 1926; Ruby Jewell Davis 17, March 1928 Baker or Dixie Co., FL.; James (Dick) H. Davis Jr. 1, October 1930?
Grace CRAWFORD b. 1826 dau. of John CRAWFORD, w/o George HALL b. 1806 - 1824 [Stickland cem. Pierce Co., GA]
Nancy DOWLING
Mary Ann HALL b. 1850
David Mrye KEEN b. 1834, d. 1862
Nancy WALKER b. 1832, d. 1921
Jeremiah WALKER
I would love to share what I have. Debbie

Mary Ann Nichols
06/22/1999

HANCHEY

Does anyone know anything about Daniel A. Hanchey, found in the 1880 Baker cenus listed as age 69, born in NC? He is also found in the roster of 3rd Inf. Co F. Florida CSA. Mary Ann Nichols

Susan Frenzel
07/17/1999

JOHN DARBY

I am researching the family of John Darby. I do not know if he is the John Darby that was in Baker Co in the 1860's. My John Darby died in Stewart Co, GA. One of his granddaughters was named Ada and I see that John Darby of Baker Co had a daughter named Ada. Any information on John Darby of Baker Co is greatly appreciated. Thank you, Susan Frenzel

Jerry Griffis
08/15/1999

BARBER

Barber : Looking for the first name of the Barber That owned Barber's plantation that is talked about in :The Battle Of Olustee in the Civil War and how he is related to Gifted Barber, son of Gorge Washington Barber. Thanks -- Jerry Griffis

Jerry according to Gene Barber Moses Edward Barber was the owner of the Plantation in question. He was NOT RELATED to Gifted Barber as has been rumored.

Will Crawford
08/22/1999

CRAWFORD - WILLIAMS

I am looking for information on the Crawford family, I know that there is a family tree book in reference to the Williams's of Baker county. I would like to know if any one has this book or where I may get one. The only information that I have is Benjamin Crawford married Madie Williams in 1918 in Baker County. Will Crawford

April Guyer
08/31/1999

Pepper Scott

I am looking for a person named Pepper Scott who graduated in 1986 and who's ring I found about 10 or more years ago. It says baker county wildcats. If you could help me in any way please let m know. I would really like to return it to him if at all possible.

Dale & Sherri Douglas
09/11/1999

William Riley (W.R.) CONNER

Seeking info on the parentage and siblings of William Riley (W.R.) CONNER He and his wife Johannah TAYLOR (believed to be the daughter of Gordan Taylor) lived in Baker county until 1899 when they moved their family to Bradford County. Any leads are appreciated. Also seeking info on another William R. CONNER who fought in the Civil War and his pension records indicate that he was from Bradford County. His wife Sarah DEES applied for a pension in 1903. Could this have been the father of my William? [bur. Conner cem Bradford Co. cm]

Jane Allen
10/16/1999

Rev. W. F. Fletcher

Looking for more information on Rev. W. F. Fletcher (and his family) who was pastor of the Macclenny United Methodist Church in 1907. Thanks, Jane Allen

Shirley Harvey
12/15/1999

JOHN HENRY WIGGINS

I am looking for the family of JOHN HENRY WIGGINS and LUCRECY WHITTEMORE WIGGINS. They had these children:

1. WILLIAM EARLY WIGGINS m. ERNESTINE BLANCHARD
2. DANIEL ELLIS WIGGINS m. MATTIE ???
3. SARAH ELLEN WIGGINS m. LEWIS ALFORD
4. MARY ELIZABETH WIGGINS m. HARLEY COLEMAN
5. LOUCREACY [LUCRETIA] WIGGINS m.MARK LEON ADDISON
6. JESSE OLIVER WIGGINS m.LUCINDA COMBS daughter of GEORGE HENRY and MAGGIE THOMPSON COMBS
7. MANDI OMEGA WIGGINS m. ???STAFFORD
8. HENRY A. WIGGINS
9. ARRON AUGUSTINA WIGGINS m.???? POWELL

I know that part of the children were born in Lake Butler, FL. 3 or 4 were married in Baker County.

Any help on this family or related families would be very much appreciated. I am willing to share what small amount of information I have with anyone interested.
Thank You, Shirley

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