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The following queries were posted in 1997 and 1998 prior to the transition to Rootsweb E-mail lists as a query medium. They are placed here as a convenience to our visitors,as many of the e-mail addresses of the posters are most likely invalid due to changes of internet service providers. The County Coordinator has no updated information for any of these posters, so please do not ask us.

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BASFORD - FOWLER - Apr 1997 - Searching for BASFORD ancestors -Putnam Co. July lists Oct. 1868 showed J.C.L. BASFORD, JAMES G. BASFORD, WILLIAM W. BASFORD, and son-in-law of JAMES G. BASFORD, WILLIAM FOWLER. Looking for descendents to exchange family information and/or more research in the area. Please E-mail me at (Ginny) Thanks! Virginia Basford 

- Nov 1996 - Seeking information on Benjamin and Emma BOUSER and their parents (David and Lydia BOWSER and David and Christiana BOWMAN) who came to Alachua/Putnam county mid-1880s from Stark County OH. Families lived in/near Keuka. Benjamin Bouser died 1890 and is buried in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Alachua or Putnam Co. Emma Bowman Bouser served as Hope, FL postmistress 1894-1897. Other family surnames: HINSON, SHAFFER, HALL and SELL. They were members of the Church of the Brethren. Any leads and all suggestions welcome. Melanie Cox 

Jun 1997 - I hope someone can help me locate information on the person we believe to be my husband's grandfather. His name was George Brownlee and according to social security records he was born on February 18, 1888, and died in February, 1979, in Crescent City, Florida. We are novices at researching geneaology. If you have any information or suggestions on how to proceed, please send an email. Thank you. G. Tanner 

Jun 1997 - I seek to contact a living descendant of Daniel H. CAMPBELL (borne April 10, 1838)and Martha M. GROOME, who were married August 14, 1856. They had six children: William McNulty, Charles Henry, AdaMae Emily, Hattie Brock, Henry Cogdell and Ina (or Ida). There was an unspecified connection to Palatka, Florida. E. B. Oyaas 

Jul 1997 - Trying to locate the city that my Great Grandparents were born. They lived in South Carolina - pre and post Civil War time frame, but later moved to Florida. He served in North Carolina Inf Regt and 1st S. Carolina Inf Regt. Lived in Melrose, Florida Goodson, Allen J. - unknown B: 27 Nov 1838 D: 17 May 1894 in Melrose, Florida Pardise, Charlotte R. - Lancaster County B: 15 Jul 1848 D: 25 Aug 1947 in Miami, Florida He had a brother, uncle and newphew known by A. J. Goodson, believe they lived in Florida too. Colin Goodson 

- Jan 1998 - My g-g uncle Melton Haynes moved to Palatka in 1849 from Yalaha FL because of high tensions with local Indians. He was married at Palatka.  He along with his brother Bunberry lived at the Greenfield Plantation.  When the Civil War began Union forces came down from Jacksonville and warned the Haynes unless they were neutral they would have to leave.  Since they were not, they fled. 47th Penn.  Vol. "found the place deserted, reporting that a table with a large meat pie still warm, and other food, had been left by the Confederates, showing their quick depature." I have an original letter written by Bunberry Haynes in 1851 from the Greenfield Plantation at Palatka to his brother-in-law in N.C.  Letter
describes local area. Melton went on to fight with Second Florida Cavalry Company H under Capt John Jackson Dickison whose son Charles Dickison was killed during skirmish at Palatka Aug 3d 1864. I am trying to find out where this plantation was and if anything is left of it.  I am willing to share letter.  Thank you. Downie Granville

HILLBERG - Nov 1996 - Seeking information of surname HILLBERG, Putnam co. 1900-1903. Charles Theodore HILLBERG,(land owner, and head of house) Julian HILLBERG born in Putnam 1901-1902. 

Jan 1997 - I am searching for information on Allen (Alan) Lewis and his wife Annie Downing Lewis who lived in Crescent City from about 1900 to 1913. He came there from someplace in N.C. While in Crescent City they had three children.The oldest being Clyde born in 1910, Henry Grady about 1911, and Laura in 1913. He left FL and moved to Bulloch County GA sometime around 1914. These were my grandparents and this is everything I know about them, they didn't leave much of a trail. Allen was a mean man and his children never asked any questions about where he came from out of fear of him. If anyone has any information I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks Bobby Lewis 

Jun 1997 - I'm looking for a marriage license for Howard Gusta Martin and Estelle Tillis. They were married some time in the early 50's, I believe. They lived in Putnam Co. after they were married. I checked with Putnam court house, they had no record. I was wondering if someone may be able to find it. Thankyou so much! Carolyn 

Jan 1998 - Searching for Norman MCRAE b. 1-1-1799 Marion Dist. S.C. md. Susannah
MCMILLAN 3-23-1826 Telfair Co. Ga.  and dau Flora Frances b. 9-12-1849. Family moved to Putnam Co. Fla. cir 1853. Located Brown's Landing near Palatka. Rod Medders 

MELTON - WILKINSON - Jan 1998 - Interested in any data on Benjamin MELTON b abt 1830, GA; married Ellen WILKINSON b abt 1831 GA; children John b 1854 GA; William b 1856; Malissa b abt 1858; Sarah b 1862; Wiley b 1866 Putnam Co; Riley b 1868 Putnam Co; Robert b 1871 Putnam Co and Lizinkie (fem) b 1874 in Putnam Co, FL.  Would like to know the parents of Benjamin MELTON and wife Ellen WILKINSON.  Thanks, Nancy Nilsen 

Aug 1997 - William Dunn MOSELEY was from Lenoir County, North Carolina. There is a historical marker in the Institute area of Lenoir County containing this information. When he came to Florida, he purchased many acres of land in Leon and Jefferson Counties and a town once called Magnolia with Florida's first Secretary Treasurer, Benjamin BYRD, also from Lenoir County. A Henry BIRD/BYRD from Wakulla County went to Putham County with William D. MOSELEY. If you have ANY information on the MOSELEY and BIRD/BYRD families mentioned above, please e-mail me. John Byrd 

MYERS - O'STEEN - Nov 1996 - Lewis W. Myers and Neomy O'steen were married in Putnam county, FL March 1, 1869. I am looking for information on them and their parents. 

Nov 1996 - We have quite a bit of information on Elizabeth NICHOLS b Oct 14, 1814 NC died after Dec. 1884, possibly in Putnam Co. She was the daughter of Daniel and Sarah Rice Hanchey. Elizabeth, the widow of William E. Nichols, moved from AL to Florida after the Civil War with some of her children. She is in the 1880 Putnam Co. census listed with her daughter, Sharlot age 29, and Sharlot's children: Olive age 6; Francis age 4; and Ennis, age 7 1/2. We have copies of several old letters in the 1880's written from Palatka, and from several of the children. Children of Elizabeth & William Nichols were: Daniel Nichols b abt 1829; Wesley Nichols b abt 1833; Robert Nichols b abt 1834; Sarah Elizabeth Nichols b abt 1835 (died young?); Mahala Marganna Nichols (YOUNG)(MANNING) 1837-1914; Elijah or Fayetta Nichols b abt 1839; William Henry H. Nichols 1841-1883; John Asberry Nichols 1843-1919; Margaret Nichols (WIGGINS) b abt 1845; Joel L. Nichols b abt 1847; Thomas Francis Ciscero Nichols 1849-1921; Charlotta S. Nichols b abt 1851; Sarah A. M. Nichols (SPARKMAN) b abt 1855. Would love more information as to when Elizabeth died and would love to hear from anyone with connections to these people. Mary Ann Nichols 

Aug 1997 - Madeline O'CONNOR lived in Palatka Fl. for years with husband Charles EUGENE. I am a relative looking for information for the WALKER Genealogy. She was very active in local clubs we know and would like to make contact with someone with information on them. She had children but names are not known. Any help appreciated. Robert Walker 

- Jan 1998 - Researching Mauricio SANCHEZ, born 1799, married 1836, and his son, John Henry Sanchez, born 1856.  I believe they lived in the Orange Mills area, although John Henry Sanchez later homesteaded in Holy Branch near Elkton in St. Johns County around 1888. Any information about Delores 'Lola' Sanchez, Mauricio's daughter would
be appreciated.  Thank you. Ann Browning Masters 

Jan 1998 - Researching SIKES, CAIL, BALDWIN or PRICE in Putnam County? I have part of my genealogy information on the web at
Marceline Beem

SNEEDEN - MCCONNELL - Jan 1997 - I have just begun researching my husband's ancestry. His grandmother Evelyn McConnell SNEEDEN died abt 1963 and believed to be interred at Westview Cemetery, Palatka, FL (but not certain). Any information will be appreciated. Bonnie 

Oct 1996 - Looking for information on Washington Camp, Mosquito County, Precinct 4, 1845 Florida election. My ggf (Ephraim Taylor) was an election official there for this election. Thanks. John Brown 

Jul 1997 - I'm looking for info on my GGF Eph Taylor, b. c.1820 Hempstead, NY, next found in 1845 Mosquito County, Florida census; 1850 Duval county, FL Census:1855 FLGLO Duval County;1860 Putnam County FL Census; 1861-62 CSA 2 FL inf; 1870 Putnam County FL Census he was married to Mary Charlotte Wright and had two Daughters, Lizzie and Becky; 1873 put Lizzie in Apprenticeship with Squire Tenney in Putnam County, FL; 1880 found Becky in Volusia county FL as Adopted Daughter of Duncan McBride 1875 putnam county FL land deal. Disappeared after that. 1885 FL census Lizzie and Becky in household of Squire Tenney Info from 1820-1845 is hearsay. I would like to know where he married Mary. I suspect that he had three sisters. If anyone can help me I would appreciate it. I have hit that BRICK WALL. Thanks. John Brown 

Jun 1997 - Looking for Olin THOMAS Jr. and his sister Carolyn SCHLECDT of Palatka (Putnam Co) , Fl. Father's name was Olin Thomas b.1919 in Tattnall Co., GA. David Thomas 

- Jan 1997 - Richard TILLIS b. Camden Do., Ga. moved with brother Willoughby to Columbia Co., FL. in early 1800's. Richard's first family was killed in Indian attack. He married Sarah Johnson (?) abt 1845 and moved family to Putnam Co., FL. Their dau., Pheroby TILLIS, married Henry HICKS and moved to Medula, Polk Co., FL. Interested in dat on TILLIS and HICKS families. 

WHITE - CARROLL - Oct 1997 - Sarah Jane WHITE m. a Mr. CARROLL ca 1885, possibly in Putnam County.  Son was Tom CARROLL.  Sarah Jane left Clarke Co., MS in the 1880s and moved to FL. Trying to contact any descendants of this family. Bennie White 

Oct 1997 - Timothy WIGHTMAN born in CT, married Sarah Ann DEWEES (born about 1812), daughter of Philip DEWEES and Maria de Carmen Saturnina Rafaela SANCHEZ. He was a 'bar pilot' on the St Johns River and owned The Wightman House a hotel in Putnam Co.  He is listed in census and fathered their last child in 1845.  By 1850 census Sarah is listed as hotel keeper and children are listed, but not Timothy.  It is thought that perhaps he died in a work related accident.  He apparently died between 1845 and 1850.  Cannot find death info, burial place, any information on his parents and/or siblings.  Any help greatly appreciated! Lynda Farley

WOODLE - CHESHIRE - May 1997 - I am looking for information on my grandfather, Jim J. WOODLE. He died in East Palatka about 1919. He was married to Emma CHESHIRE. the only thing I know about him is that he supposedly worked at a large citrus grove in East Palatka owned by a man named Tidwell (?). His brother Willie WOODLE owned an ice house in Hasting, FL. I have just begun my search, so any information would be greatly appreciated. Jan Herren