14 Sep 1762 - 8 Nov 1846
Buried in Strickland Cemetery located in a remote section of Leon Country north of Lake Iamonia
Photo submitted by Les Ferrell
From the Tallahasee [FL], Floridian, Nov 28, 1846
"Died in Leon County of the 8th November 1846, ANSEL FERRELL, SR., aged 84 years 1 mo. and 21 days.
"The deceased was a native of North Carolina. He served with the militia of that state in the Revolutionary Was and was at the Battle of Guilford Court House and Eutaw Springs, where he was slightly wounded. He was also at the taking of Brown's Fort in Augusta, at the capture of a house known as the Widow Mott's and at a fort on the Congaree, and was engaged in the course of the long struggle in various other expeditions against the English and the Indians. He lived through the gloomiest days of the Republic and poured out his blood that his posterity might be free. He lived long enough to see star after star appear upon the banner of the glorious old thirteen and his country powerful and prosperous at home and respected abroad and he could say with Old Simeon: 'Lord, let thy servant now depart in peace.'"