Old City Cemetery

Visited on 2/17/2001, transcribed by Vickie Sevens and Rachele Dunlap.

Located on M L King Blvd in downtown Tallahassee Florida. Established in 1829 this is the oldest public cemetery in Tallahassee. It was laid out in square lots in 1841 when a Yellow Fever Epidemic broke out in Tallahassee. When first built it was outside the city boundaries on the outside of a wide clearing that protected the city from Indian attacks. People from all walks of life are buried here such as governors, slaves, planters, union soldiers, confederate soldiers, and yellow fever victims. The white burials were on the Eastern portion and the slaves and free people of color were on the western section.  It is surrounded by a cast iron fence and is very well kept. There are many beautiful markers and tombs.

Below are some photos taken by Vickie at the Old City Cemetery, they are small; to see a larger copy click on the photo.
 
 

"NOTE"  This is a partial listing of this cemetery, the remainder will be posted in the near future.

Some of the notables buried here are:

Henry Huthinson in 1839. He was shot by accident while pursuing Indians who had murdered the family of Green Hill Chaires.

Thomas Brown, Governor of Florida 1849-1853

John Proctor, a free man of color, served in the Florida House of Representatives from 1873-1885. He died in 1944 a few weeks before his 101 birthday.

Thomas Vann Gibbs, founder of the Florida State Normal Industrial School, now known as Florida A&M University

The Rev James Page, the first ordained black Baptist Minister in Florida. It is said that over 3000 people attended his funeral in 1883.

Father Joseph Hugon, builder of the Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Tallahassee.

Elizabeth Budd Graham, rumors called her a witch. She has the largest monument and it stands above 12 feet. The inscribed monument faces west instead of east as the others are which is believe to have been a sign of disgrace but this is not apparent in the size and stature of her monument.

Dr William J Gunn, the first African American in Florida to graduate from medical school.

The cemetery is open from Sunrise to Sunset and no head stone rubbings are allowed.

Martha Ann Herring
Wife of James T Herring
2/12/1833-3/7/1857

Confederate Soliders, all markers have CSA 61-65
Sherod N Shehee
W Doughtry
O C Smith
Charles Jones
J Stewart
Raizen Lee
A Hopson
William Arnold
W J Meeks
J Farnell
E J Barnes
H Woodward
Unknown
J Hopson
William Lucas
John Hinson
John Qunicy Boatwright
Samuel Tool
J Hollandsworth
Sidney McNealy 10/11/1839-7/9/1862
Richard Roberts
J Poole
J Spear
James Hilliard
Tom Ford
James Mouchet
M Sidney
James French
M Sidney
Asa Holt
Joseph Hinson
Daniel Russell
J J Ivey
T J Painter
Jack Morgan
W P Delt
Joseph Hale
Geo Center 1804-1864 2nd Fl Cav CSA Medal of Honor
27 unknowns

Mose Waddel
Son of W & L M Waddel
Died Aug 1835

Attaway Claudia Waddel
Dau of W & L M Waddel
Born 11/24/1886 died 12/1/1838

William Woodson Waddel MD
Born 22 Mar 1807
Died 15 Nov 1843

Edward
Son of W S & M G Dudley
Died 8/3/1876 8 months of age

Unreadable

Benjamin Frankin Whitner
Son of Joseph & Elizabeth Schackleford Whitner
Born in Pendleton SC 9/22/1791
Died in Fl 10/1/1864
Married to Elizabeth Ann Spann, dau of Capt James & Elizabeth Fox Spann

Eliza Ann Whitner
Dau of Capt James and Elizabeth Fox Spann
1792-10/15/1854

John William Coles
Son of John & Mary Coles
9/23/1853-11/20/1914

Rebecca Emaline
Wife of John Wm Coles
Dau of F H & M M Flagg
5/18/1849-11/21/1923

Annie Flagg
Dau of F H & M M Flagg
9/8/1847-3/14/1921

Mrs M D Flagg
Unreadable  ? 6/23/18??

Isaac Flagg
Only son of Frances and Nancy D Flagg
Born 11/16/1811

Unreadable Flagg

Frances Flagg Coles
8/31/1883-3/28/1931

broken stone
son of Labez B & Pelly Bull
3/23/1831-4/27/1836

Daniel Brailford Maxwell 1828-1911
Virginia Wilson Maxwell 1834-1910
Flossie Maxwell Myers 1895-1973
Florrie Maxwell Myers 1867-1957
Charles Glenn Myers 1860-1920

Margaret Amanda March
Wife of Joseph Clisby
8/2/1825-12/3/1852

John Sam Shine (tomb)
Son of LA & MA Shine
Died 11/21/1843 age 3yrs 1 mon 11dys

Lillias E Shine (tomb)
3/12/1844-6/20/1862

W Hume Shine (tomb)
5/3/1852-7/8/1928

Mary C Shine (tomb)
12/27/1847-9/2/1855

Laura E Shine (tomb)
8/22/1850-8/22/1855

M A Shine (tomb)
Wife of R A Shine
2/8/1812-3/14/1875

R A Shine (tomb)
6/23/1810-12/29/1962
 

Stone with the following:
Jannett & Joseph Scott
Children of James and Heneriatia Broome

Henrietta Ann
Wife of James Broome
Dau of Joseph Scott
Died 11/27/1850

Fred B Biddulph
1859-1935

May H Biddulph
1865-1955

Martha Hardy
Wife of James E Broome
Dau of Joseph Hawkins
Died Jany 2 1847 A.D.
34 years old

Alexander Joseph Brevard
Son of Theo & Caroline Brevard
Born in Al 12/14/1833
Died 11/24/1848

Tomb of a baby, broken top
Mary Lew?

Frederick Towle Myers
1854-1927

Jessie DeCottes Myers
1855-1931

C A DeCottes
born in Charleston SC 11/7/1816,
 Pvt in 8th Reg Fl Vol
fell at  ?burg 9/17/1862

M T DeCottes
11/10/1862-11/4/1882

B N Shay
11/12/1859-4/26/1890

Gussie Herbert Anderson
3/15/1901-12/21/1923

Frank Anderson
6/18/1879-12/24/1928

Dora Rooks Anderson
5/27/1883-9/19/1964

Douglas Lee Anderson
11/2/1908-9/16/1961

Bertha Gunter
4/2/1886-5/23/1933

Herman Gunter
7/2/1885-2/6/1972

Emil Gunter
11/21/1883-8/15/1914

Anna Palm Gunter
7/10/1858-7/12/1911

Herman Gunter
4/13/1850-5/18/1900

John Burkhardt
7/6/1877-10/27/1918

Louise Ward Roege
6/3/1914-5/15/1917

Arriabell Groner
1863-1898

David E Groner
1857-1886

Georgia Winn Cay
Wife of Walter A DeMilly
1/15/1874-1/7/1964

John David Cay II
8/24/1890-1/4/1931
Seg 1st Class Us 17th Co

Willie Maxwell
Wife of F M Phillips
Dau of John and Georgia Cay
1/9/1878-3/13/1906

Augusta DeMilly Turnley
10/3/1898-9/15/1897

Morton Wisdom Turnley
Born in Clarksville TN 3/7/1901
12/2/1946

Morton W Turnley
9/13/1926
(This is a very tiny grave about 1 foot long)

Unreadable

Edward Howell Myers
1846-1907

Louis Speck
5/15/1865-6/27/1937

Florence Aurlia Gibbens
6/20/1842-6/7/1923

Ann Aurella and Selim Woodworth
1817-1895 1818-1881

John Long
Died Spet 30, 1871

G A Croom
1821-1890

Julia C Croom
1824-1888

Annie Elvira Croom
1854-1919

Willie Croom
1843-1854

Bessie Croom
1852-1854

Louise Croom
1859 6 mnths old

James H T Lorimer
1849-4/24/?

David C Wilson
7/16/1804-11/10/1871

Philo Phelps
3/20/1847-3/25/1863

Nancy Lee
Dau of C & E Wilson
Died 7/29/1835 age 7 mnths

Mary Catherine
Dau of C & E Wilson
Died 11/10/1843 age 3yrs 28 dys

Walter Shirley
Son of C & W Wilson
Died 10/10/1849 age 3 mnths

Donald John Auld MD
Died 10/29/1857 age 48 yrs

Mary E Flagg
Died 12/17/1862 age 33 yrs

Francis H Flagg
2/23/1811-12/12/1872

Frances Flagg
Dau of FH & ME Flagg
10/31/1851-11/5/1875

William Francis
Son of FH & ME Flagg
Died 11/28/1/54 age 5 dys

Lelia Parkhurst
Dau of FH & ME Flagg
5/25/1864 age 18 dys

George Andrews
6/8/1873-4/15/1845

Georgiana Andrews
2/12/1848 age 1yr 6 m 15 dys

May Louisa Andrews
Died 10/3/1843 age 2yrs 4 m 10 dys

Vinnie Masters Fox
3/12/1877-4/2/1905

C H Masters
8/2/1882-9/25/1898

Alta D Masters
1/2/1891-12/22/1900

broken stone
?hillip Pearce
died 9/22/1860 age 3 yrs

Isabella Pearce
Died 12/8/1863 age 85 yrs
Dacelda Pearce
10/24/1831-11/23/1872

Phillip T Pearce
5/16/1821-2/25/1873

Phillip Pearce
At 4yrs 3 mo 26 dy

Hugh Archer
8/21/1796-1/23/1858

Elizabeth Budd Graham
Wife of John Alexander Graham
Dau of David C & Florence J Wilson
10/19/1856-11/16/1889
Married 11/24/1887

Tommy W H Anderson
7/15/1844-5/28/1871

Larrie Anderson
5/15/1849-6/26/1916

Lillie Shuroff
Born in Russia 4/15/1878
Died 12/23/1915

Walter Gwynn
3/25/1828-11/27/1897

Nannie Eppie
Dau of Robert & Rachel Munro
7/22/1870-7/3/1890

Allie Lorrine Munro
9/29/1887-11/1/1887

Willie Eugene Munro
9/8/1886-11/10/1886

Darling Baby Munro
8/29/1886

Robert E Lee Munro
9/20/1880-9/25/1880

Robert Munro
6/20/1838-12/13/1902

Rachel H Munro
11/27/1847-1/2/1902

Nancy Henderson
Died 4/17/1861 age 42 yrs

A?t Gallie
8/7/1861-2/13/1888

Permilla A Gallie
Mother of Nannie E Gallie

Nannie Eppie Gallie
1861-1926

Willie M Perkins
11/30/1866-12/14/1866

Maggie May
Dau of JD & JD Perkins
12/24/1874-11/30/1882

Ida Gray
Wife of W M McIntosh Jr
Dau of JD & JD Perkins
6/28/1869-11/24/1892

Charles Wilson Perkins
12/24/1874-8/18/1962

Jospehine Drummond Perkins
1/9/1881-9/10/1967

Marie Myers Perkins
1879-1959

Thomas Eugene Perkins
1872-1959

John Day Perkins
11/15/1843-3/20/1904

Joanna A Wilson
11/12/1845-6/30/1909

Mattie Massie
Wife of Walter Bennett
Born 3/15/1875
Died 1/28/1903

C E Dyke
1/24/1821-2/7/1887

Robert Byrd Dyke
Son of Lila & C E Dyke Jr
1/2/1875-5/15/1878

James Edger Dyke
Son of Lila & C E Dyke Jr
10/25/1872-7/6/1878

Sarah J
Wife of C E Dyke Sr
1828-11/12/1875

James Henry Dyke
Son of Sarah J & C E Dyke Sr
2/13/1846-9/5/1869

Charles Edger Dyke Jr
Son of Sarah J & C E Dyke Sr
12/4/1847-6/17/1878

Cornelia D
Wife of P B Brokaw
8/23/1833-11/17/1863

Peres Bonney
Son of Peres B & Cornelia Brokaw
Died 1/15/1853  1yr 10 mnths 7 dys

Infant
Daughter of Peres B & Cornelia Brokaw
Died 5/15/1853  2 mnths 24 dys

Edger Tatum Brokaw
Son of Peres B & Cornelia Brokaw
Died 12/17/1855  1 yr 3 mnths 27 dys

Cornelia T Brokaw
Daughter of Peres B & Cornelia Brokaw
Died 12/30/1865  12 yrs 3 mnths

Susan Almeria
Wife of James T Magree
Died 11/18/1861 age 33 yrs

Elizabeth Amanda Tatum Keen Brokaw
1826-1901

Annabelle
Infant of E L T & M A Blake
6/6/1855-11/5/1855

Jessie P Blake
6/26/1856-12/12/1883

Double stone Blake
Mary A,  1829-1921 and Rev E L T , 1823-1897

Alexander Gallie
Father of Nannie A Gallie

Jane Ann Gallie (tomb)
Wife of Alexander
Died 1/17/1853 age 36 yrs

Alexander Gallie
Son of A & J A Gallie
Age 9 days

James Phinehas Wilson
1843-1905

Margaret Coles Perkins
11/9/1881-8/22/1950

George B Perkins
3/6/1870-5/30/1911

Emmie Flagg Perkins
4/3/1901-12/21/1953

Lila May
Wife of Walter DeMilly
Born in Liberty County Georgia 9/25/1870
Died in Tallahassee 11/28/1899

Capt Junious L Taylor
Co K S FL Infantry
CSA

Martha Branch DeMilly
Died 7/20/1892

Clarence Z J Fenn
Son of C Z & Margaret Fenn
7/25/1904-7/17/1912

Martha Branch DeMilly
Wife of Addison Lee Messer
8/14/1879-3/31/1938

Walter Augustin DeMilly
10/19/1853-5/9/1918

George Igdaliah Davis
5/19/1855-1/22/1927

Eugenia Cornelia Tatum Davis
12/12/1863-6/12/1944

Mary Pigott Davis
3/20/1899-7/7/1987

Eugene Moor Davis
1/28/1887-8/6/1956

Minnie Richardson Davis
4/25/1981-10/2/1921

Cornelia Wood Davis
1/17/1915-11/11/1924

Foster Gilmore Davis
9/12/1891-10/2/1912

Elizabeth Brokaw Tatum
4/6/1868-3/18/1913

Foster Clinton Gilmore
10/2/1868-12/10/1933

Emily G Carpenter Gilmore
2/17/1844-1/2/1929

Lewin R Spear
Died 11/30/1930

Minnie Clark Spear
Died 9/9/1952

Janie Rosselle Clark
1870-1939

William B Campbell
6/17/1873-5/12/1911

Ina Mabry Hartsfield
3/19/1885-1/21/1971

Lewis Hartsfield
7/11/1878-5/1/1945

Allan Chancey ? (this stone has fallen over and is broken)
Died 10/20/1878  age 26 yrs?

Carrie Lee
Daughter of W H & T A Chancey
Born 1/1/1874
Died 7/7/1878

Leonard Charles DeMilly 1815-1887
And Children and Infant Grandchilden
Raymond Hume
Junious Taylor
Isabelle Augusta
Walter Ray???
(there are plots for 3 other infants)

Elizabeth Grice
Daughter of M C & W V Taylor
9/18/1894-4/23/1896

William Newton Taylor III
Son of MC & W N Taylor II
10/12/1896-9/23/1915

William Newton Taylor II
Son of E G & W N Taylor I
12/5/1860-3/8/1916

Mary C Collins
Wife oof Wm Newton Taylor II
6/9/1864-10/16/1928

Katherine V ?
Daughter of ? Taylor
(Unreadable)

Sarah Sanders
Daughter of E G & W N Taylor I
8/27/1852-11/10/1937

Charles Theodore
Son of E G & W N Taylor I
11/24/1856-5/12/1873

Willian N Taylor I
Son of M M & T N Taylor
6/8/1825-6/23/1896

Elizabeth L Grice
Wife of Wm N Taylor I
8/25/1830-7/6/1888

Leslie A Taylor
Co K 1st Fl Infantry
Spanish-American War
Died in the Philipine Islands

Susan E Taylor
Wife of Charles C Tyler
5/19/1892-12/19/1965

Charles C Tyler
GA WAGR SUP
Co 19 Infantry WWI
4/20/1884-10/4/1969

George T Gibbs
Son of C C & V M Gibbs
4/26/1876-4/21/1905

Alexander
Son of I W & M A Grice

George C Gibbs
Born in Habenshine Ga 11/26/1836
Died 7/28/19174

Virginia Mabry ?
Wife of George C Gibbs
10/16/1837-11/6/1908

Philip F
Son of G A & C E Ball
Died 1/28/1869 age 2 yrs and 6 mnths

Little Chrissy
(this is next to the above grave)

Charlotte
Dau of Dea Amos Richardson
Born in Cornish NH
Wife of C H Blood
Died 10/21/152 age 27 yrs 7mnths 16 dys

Salome
Wife of Amos Richardson of Cornish NH
Died 5/17/1850
Age 28 yrs 8 mnths 7 dys
(the above 2 stones are placed backwards on the graves)

Elizabeth Imolte Getzloff
2/8/1858-10/27/1901