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Date:11 October, 1999
Rich Snouse

Looking for death information on Wheeler Putnam, when and where born, father's name. Also need information on his wife Fredericka Putnam. They should have died 1955-56, They lived in Mt. Dora, Lake Co. They were my grandparents.

Date:6 October 1999

I am looking for information and/or descendants of Nannie(Nanie) Gibson Merritt who may have lived in the Leesburg, Florida area, I would guess after 1920. She was born about 1895 in Edmonson county, Kentucky. Her parents were John Gibson and Elizabeth (Betty) Rich. John was born in Sweden, Betty born in Kentucky. Her brothers and sisters were Joh charlie,Oscar, Annie(Hannah), Ollie,Theodore, Elmer Revere, others? Thanks

Date:17 September, 1999

Looking for information about the birth family of someone I know. He was born to a Pauline Whitaker in 1947. His birth name was Paul Michael Cruiz Whittaker . Pauline was married to aman named Bach or Brock if my information is correct. She had several other children. Bach or Brock was suppose to own a service station in Umatilla or Eustis. I believe it to be Eustis. Please help with any information. Thanks!

Date:7 September, 1999
William H. Mitchell

Seek burial place of Levi Marion SPARKS born 1884 Boone Co, Iowa; died Mar
1970 Tavares. Husband of Myrtle Gossett.

Date:30 August, 1999
Barbara Barnes

Looking for information on LeeRoy Brooker. Born Apr 24, 1919 died July 13, 1990. in Lake county, FL. Married to Hazel Jenkins. Two children Betty Jo and William Hampton. Looking for parents of LeeRoy.

Date:25 August, 1999
Chris Bain

Looking for marr and any children. (Good possibilty there are no children). JANIE BAIN, dau of William and Jane (White) Bain, b. 26 Mar 1881 Hyde Park MA, d. 18 Mar 1968 Leesburg FL, m. btwn 1920/27 Umatilla FL __ MILLER, d. bef 1968.

Date:23 August, 1999
Tom Hatch

I'm looking for an exact death date for Carl Stackman, former Tavares minister, who died in April 1965, according to the Social Security Death Index. He is a great-uncle, and his wife was Annah Clara Gower Stackman, who died in 1954 and is a sister of my Grandmother Hatch. I'd also like to know the name or names of the churches where he was minister. He was born in Massachusetts 10 Aug 1878. I also can be reached by e-mail at

Date:23 August, 1999
Pat V.

I am G G Grandaughter of Jasper J Dykes. I am interested in information on a second Marriage and also any pictures or information on the Dykes family. Pat V.

Date: 4 August, 1999
Paul Simpson

I'm researching a former Union soldier named Alvin Stearns, who served in the 8th NY Cavalry, and was one of General Sheridan's top scouts. After the war, he married a Virginia girl and they bounced around the country while he worked for the railroads. They had 10 children, the youngest of which, Frank, b. April, 1884, was born in Eustis, where they came to live when the Louisiana Pacific Railroad opened up. Alvin was killed Dec. 14, 1886 while coupling railroad cars in Plaquemine, Louisiana. I know the names and birthdates of all the children, but I haven't been able to determine what happened to them after Alvin's death, or where he is buried. My goal is to locate living descendants who might be able to fill me in on his very interesting military experiences.

Date: 2 August, 1999
David Gambrel

I'm searching for a Harry G. Cogar who served in WWII in the 42nd (Rainbow Division) and was born in Webster Springs, WV. I believe he may be the same Harry Cogar who died in Eustis, FLA in Oct. 1981. He served in the war with a good friend of mine who is trying to find what happened to him.

Date: 30 July, 1999

I am looking for information on place of residence of Seaborn Drury Harris. Traveled north at beginning of War Between The States attempting to get home to Georgia to enlist, but ended up in Jackson County, Florida in Co. I, 4th Florida Infantry. Was killed at Murfreesboro, Tennessee. He was not married, no children. Property there in Lake County went to his brother Dr. Joseph Nelson Harris who owned it for many years. Would appreciate anybody knowing of it to contact me.

Date: 29 July, 1999
Pat Vause

I am interested in the grave marked only "Mr. Atkinson" in the Seneca Cemetery. I'm wondering if this might be the grave of my G Grandmother's brother, Henry F Atkinson. She died in Lake Co. in 1934 ( Georgia Atkinson Shores) and her obit. listed her brother "Harry" (Henry). Thanks Pat V

Date: 27 July, 1999
Lisa Looney

Lake County 1910-1920 I have a photo album of my family in Eustis, Lake Co., FL. My family is the Santo family around 1910-1920. My grandfather was one of 9 children. There are a few pictures of their friends I would like to locate to send them a copy of a scanned picture if they are interested. Maybe they have pictures of my family as well. Parents: Joseph E. Santo & Mary Children: Mary b: December 01, 1896 Joseph Ernest Santo b: November 09, 1898, John Frances Santo b: 1900 Frank Santo b: November 09, 1902 Anthony Silva/Da Santo b: February 09, 1904 Alphonso Santo b: June 15, 1906 Mabel Santo b: May 12, 1908 Carihim Santo b: October 19, 1910 d: Infant Genevieve Santo b: 1912 Children identified in pictures are: Gladys Hamrick, Thelma Merck, Alberta Schmidt Tommy Merck, Bessie Storer, Gen Alney. I hope I spelled their names correctly. If anyone is interested or knows of these folks (either the Santos or these friends listed),

My ggrandmother was buried somewhere in the Eustis vicinity. I have contacted the Easiest library for Eustis articles regarding her obituary or any funeral arrangements that were listed in the paper. No luck. If anyone knows anything about cemeteries in the area (e.g., listings, indexes, etc.) please let me know. There is a rumor that she was buried in a pauper's grave, although I don't know if there was one or not. Mary/Maria Santo, formerly known as Mary Conceicao, Mary Soarez, Mary Sears b: January 30, 1875, Portugal Moved to Sorrento 1910 and Eustis 1910-1915 d: September 14, 1915, Eustis, Lake County, FL; buried September 15, 1915 She was married to Joseph Santo a/k/a Joseph Silva please write me at Lisa Looney, WP, FL

Date: 13 July, 1999
Don Garrett

I am looking for information on Henry Garrett and Auretha Turner. They were married in Lake County about 1850. I believe they died in this county and probably buried some place there. They had a fairly large family. Children names were Sarah, Charney, Lewis, James, Mary, & Elizabeth. I am trying to locate grave site and marriage records. Any help would greatly be appreciate. Don Garrett

Date: 13 July, 1999
Jason W. Potts

I am searching for my grandfathers grave. His name is James W. Potts, Jr., and his date of birth was Nov 16 1908..his date of death was Nov (?) 1985. He lived outside of Altoona off Rt. 19. So I assume that he is buried nearby, as the Social Security Death Index has his place of death as Umatilla. Anyone with info please contact me through email...thank you for your time.

Date: 2 July, 1999
Kathi Dragon

I am trying to find some information on a long long (deceased) grandfather. His name was Charles A. Ritzel, he died in 1967 in Groveland, Florida. He is buried in a cemetery in Clermont, Florida.

Date: 30 June, 1999
Pat V.

I am descended from several Lake Co. families. Shores, Palmer, Dykes, . I am interested in finding the brother of my G Grandmother Georgia C Atkinson Shores. His name was Henry F Atkinson, but I think he went by the name Harry. He probably died before 1950. There is a Grave in the Seminole Cemetery marked Mr. Atkinson, no other information. Does anyone know who this is? Daniel Palmer came from Grimsby, Ontario, through Illinois ( Annawan, I believe) I have some pictures of his brother and two sisters. He had a brother named Elgin , sister Lou, and sister Hannah.

Date: 25 June, 1999
Bobi Mize

I am searching for any information on my gg grandfather Alberry B. KILGORE, b. 1843 in Marietta, Cobb Co., Ga. He moved to Leesburg Florida after 1895 and died in 1915. He is buried in Center Hill, Fl. Alberry was married to Margaret Frances PRUETT b. 1855 in Gwinnett Co., Ga. and died 1931 also in Leesburg, Fl. Am willing to share info on descendants with family.

Date: 25 June, 1999
Karen Bostick O'Neill

I am looking for members of two families who moved to Mt. Dora, FL in the 1890's. One family was named Bostick and came from So Ca; the other was named Butler and came from Illinois. James Napier Bostick was, I believe, a finish carpenter; wife's name Elizabeth L. Wells Bostick; children - Thomas, Ned, Lina, Dell, May and Eugene Wells Bostick (my gr'gr'father). Eugene married Dorothy Lillian "Dora" Butler, daughter of Geo. William Butler who was from Illinois and married to Frances (maiden name unknown). Geo. Wm Butler was a Methodist minister after the Civil War and may have been associated with the First United Methodist Church in Mt. Dora. I am stumped with parents' names for both James N. Bostick and Geo. Wm Butler and am hoping to find some relative still in the area who have this info.

Date: 20 June, 1999
Denise Johnston

I am looking for any info on the Story Genealogy. Specifically, Samual Story who was m. to Nancy. Children J.D., Warren, Clarence, George, Minnie,and Dan, lived in or around the Bay Lake(Groveland area), and Howey-in-the-Hills, before moving to Lakeland in or around 1950. J.D.was born 7-21-02 and married Murl Rowland (b.8-23-13)5-27-31. Their children are James Donald, Mary Virginia, Martha Jewel, Gloria Faye, and Harold (nmn). Samual's parents were Nancy & John Story possibly from Ga. Sam's siblings are Suttie, Sarah, Ora, Jim, Piney, Polly. Thank you in advance on any info you may be able to give me.

Date: 19 June, 1999
Julie Crittenden Walker

Looking for information on Loa Crittenden Dorman. She was born on 31 Jan. 1900 in Michigan. Died 4 May 1990 in Tavares, FL.

Date: 14 June, 1999
Vera Elliott

Looking for Nancy Jane Story b. 7 Aug 1861 and married to John Calvin Elliott, b. 27 Nov 1855 in England. They were married about 1877. Children: James E., Charles E. Eula Lee, Beulah, John Jackson, and William J.(My grandpa). They ended up in Brooks Co. GA.

Date: 6 June, 1999
Carol Varn

I am looking for information on Jesse Lee who is buried in Lake Co. cemetery and was born Dec. 29, 1834. He was married to Sallie Tomlinson and he is our gggrandfather. Their daughter Mary married Elmer Jacob Varn all of Lake Co.

Date: 11 May, 1999
Sheila Mcmichael

I 'm looking for the family of Augusta Davis that married Alex Patterson in 1899. They were from what was called West Apopka, also known as Ferndale. They later lived in Leesburg then Minneola. Both are buried in the Minneola Cemetary. Her parents were Georgianne Tillman and Thomas Davis married in Sumter Co. in1883. I know nothing of THOMAS. Some say he was born in Ga. Others say Ireland or England. Georgianne's mother's maiden name was Norman. She was from Ga. Mary Norman was first married to a Mr. Tillman and then to Willis Newman. Georgianne used the Tillman name not Newman. Any info would be appreciated !!!!!!!

Date: 3 May, 1999
Bonnie Baylor Garmon

Looking for the ancestors of Silas Henry Baylor and his brother William Harmon Baylor, both born in South Carolina and moved to the Umatilla area sometime after 1850. Part of the family later moved to Holly Hill in Volusia County. We have most of the descendants and will share this information with others.

Date: 3 May, 1999

I am looking for the family of Thomas Asbury and Mary Catherine (Ballard) Hux known to be living in Tavares in the 1920's.She was probably reared in Bartow.

Date: 30 April, 1999
Joyce Fluharty

I am hoping someone has access to obituaries for Leesburg/Fruitland Park. I need information on the family/families of Alpheus FLUHARTY b. 30 Oct. 1903 Wetzel County, WV d. August 1976 Fruitland Park, Florida. His wife was Hazel ? b. 12 Aug. 1902 in Indiana d. Feb. 1985 Fruitland Park, Florida.

Date: 27 April, 1999
Bonnie W.

I am searching for information on John McKinlay Wells. I have very little, other than he moved to Lake County Fl, 1901 and died the same year, is buried in Lake County. Hopeful that somebody can fill in many blanks.

Date: 23 April, 1999
Jerry M.Johnson

I am searching for Sam Sapp. He was a High Sheriff from Georgia,came to Florida searching for a prisoner. He settled in the area of Minneola or Clermont, Florida. He had a son named Issac Jesse Sapp/1899/1968 who was the Police Chief in Minneola for about twenty years until his death in 1968. I have no information on Sam Sapp. But I suspect he was buried in Minneola Cemetery? Sam may be a nickname because his son Issac was known as IKE Sapp.

Date: 21 April, 1999
Sheila Casper

I am looking for information about the village of Spring Grove. I found it on an 1895 Fl Atlas which showed that it was on the bottom left hand side of Lake George in Lake County. At that time it had 22 people. My ancestor John HECK and his family were enumerated in the 1830 FL census (at this time it was in Alachua County) as being "near Spring Grove Post Office". I would like to find out if these 2 Spring Groves are the same. I am also wondering if anyone knows of any Seminole War activity in this area at that time. My ancestor indicated that he was "burned out" by the Indians. Anyone with any information about Spring Grove please contact me.

Date: 20 April, 1999
Warren Smith

Researching the family of Alexander Tobias Smith, including Warren Augustus, Harriet Balsa, Kennerly Dekalb, Henry Thomas, Edwin Levi, Wesley William, Georgiana, and Fletcher Cullen Smith, all who came to Florida in 1859 from Richland County, SC. They settled in the Lane Park area then later around Umatilla. Intermarriages with Blake, Baylor, Owens, Higginbotham, Howard, Kaigler, Wilson and Turner families among others. Glad to provide assistance with any of these lines.

Date: 19 April, 1999
Merline Hathcoat

I'm looking for any information on Finley McCaskle Harris that married Carrie Wilson . I was told Finley was born in Lake County at Groveland, Fl., 4-1881. Carrie perhaps died around the beginning of 1928. Finley's mother Virgina H. Merritt( she was married before) was a Sloan and Hoggins and Mott, the o' could be a's not sure. Finley had a brother Hardy born 3-23-1883. They think Finley's father name was Ben not sure. Finley Harris and Carrie Wilson's children are: Myrtle 9-20-1906; Ruby 8-13-1908;Simmie 1-6-1910; Mimmi 7-26-1912;lost one 9-20-1914; Clifton (my father) 6-29-1917; Rena Bell 8-20-1920; Glen 7-16-1922; Carrie May 8-7-1924;Alford 10-13-1927. When I was little they lived in and around Pasco and Polk counties. Don't know when they moved there are where the childern were born except my father Clifton was born in Pasco county.

Date: 8 April, 1999

Am searching for information on my maternal grandfather, Hewitt Erwin Williams. He died in approx. 1930 in Altoona. My maternal Grandmother was Florence Shores Williams and they had four children. One of them was Ornin Willliams, buried in Jacksonville, Fl. My grandfather died when my mother was 4 years old and she has few memories of him and no family history.

Date:24 March 1999
Darlene Pike

I am looking for information on Sion Hall Pike. He seems to have lived in Lake Co. He served in the Civil War in the 9th Fl infantry and after the war was part of the Lake County United Confederate Veteran Camp #279. He was reported to live in Altoona, Fl.

Date: 18 Mar, 1999

I am looking for CURRY and VOYLES in Lake Co. in the 1800s.

Date:13 March 1999
Joyce (Lightfoot) White

Are there any LIGHTFOOT descendants in Lake County. I need info on Charlie E. Lightfoot, born around 1893. He was from Florida, was part Indian and a salesman. He was in Obion and Madison County Tennessee in 1920. He left Tennessee to go on a ship and never returned. I was told his ship sank between Florida and Cuba. If there are relatives of his please contact me. I need info for my family tree. Joyce (Lightfoot) White

Date:21 February 1999
Clayton Veale

Lillian Blanche Allen is the person I am seeking information about. She was married on Jan 5, 1887 to Westcott Harris Malet Veale, from Western Cape Province, South Africa in Leesburg, Florida, according to a journal I have. I don't know if she was from Leesburg or if they settled in Leesburg. I know that she gave birth to a daughter, Mabel, in 1887, and died within a few years of this date. She may have moved to St. Augustine, according to some family hearsay. Lillian Allen may have been from Florida, or she might have been from Massachusetts.

Date:11 February 1999

I have been searching for SHAW and DOUGLASS in Sumter and Lake cos., but not much luck. Sarah Ann SHAW, daughter of James A.J. SHAW,was born in Berrien co., 1860. They moved to the Sumter Co.area around 1875, mainly Webster and Linden as far as I know now. Sarah Ann married Wesley Columbus DOUGLASS 1881, they had 4 children: George Washington-b-1884, Wesley Columbus-b-1886, Andrew Jackson-b-1888, and Mary E.-b-1891. In 1898 Sarah was married to George D. GIDEON. On the 1900 census for Sumter co. she is a widow. I can't find where or when Sarah Ann SHAW DOUGLASS GIDEON, Wesley Columbus DOUGLASS, or George D.GIDEON are buried, or land records. One of Sarah's children lived in Clermont around 1930, I believe it was Wesley Columbus II, although they called him Uncle Pat. Maybe she was living with him.

Date:2 February 1999
Carole Fisher

Looking for death information and burial site for Eliza E. Humphreys TAYLOR, wife of F. A. TAYLOR. Eliza was born 29 Jan 1847 in VA and died 12 Dec 1890 in Leesburg, FL. Any information would be appreciated.

Date:26 December, 1998
Carol Varn

I am trying to find more about great grandparents Jake and Vicey Varn. They are buried at Empire Church in Lake Co. with their son Jacob Elmer and other family members. I have tried to find someone in this church who might let me see the Church records. Anyone who knows when Jake and Vicey came to Lake co. or any information. Their son was born there in 1865.

Date:23 December,1998
Nancy Hart Servin

I am looking for information on William Edgar Hart d.Mar 28 1944 in Leesburg.

Date:18 November,1998
Charles Sauerbrey

We're researching the CURRY family. We know that there was, and still are, Currys in Lake County.I know that there is a Charles Curry there that is also doing the Curry family history. Any and all help is appreciated. Thank you.

Date:4 November,1998
Jan Harrison Ponder

I am looking for information on my grandparents, John and Lelar(Heath)Harrison. I believe they are buried in the cemetary in Tavares. I am especially interested in my grandmothers's side of the family. We don't have very much information on her. I am the daughter of Alvie Harrison.

Date:4 November,1998
Mrs. Don R. Honeycutt

Would like to locate a newspaper obit and death record for Joseph Samuel COOPER, died 09 May 1906, Lake Co. Florida, living with daughter Salana Frances McDONALD/BROWN. Buried in Empire Cem. Mascotte, Lake Co. Joseph married to Rebecca E. Reeder, 14 Aug.1872, Baldwin Co. Ala. They had 12 children, ten of which were suppose to have been born in Lake Co. My grandfather was James Jeremiah COOPER born 27 March 1892, Lady Lake,married Clara Abigail GROW 11 June 1913 , Lake Co. Would appreciate any information on the above people.

Date:14 Oct 1998
Lee Ann Struckman

Looking for ancestors descents and relatives of Melvin E. Struckman of Fruitland Park, Florida. Want to know if there is a connection with other Struckman's in various places in the U.S.A. and to a Frederick Struckman of Ripley County, Indiana who came over from Hanover, Germany in 1855 and settled in Ripley County, Indiana. He married Dorothea Henrietta Marie Haase in Ripley County, Indiana. Both lived and died in Ripley County, Indiana. Parents of 14 children, some of them stayed in Ripley County, others went else where.

Date:30 Oct. 1998
Betty Cheatham

Seeking any information on ancestors and/or descendants of John and Mahala Brantley Watson. Children: Rachel m. John S. Weir, Susan E. m. W.L. Merritt, Nancy m. ???, James Leonard m. Roxianna ??, Mary K., Martha T., Mary C., William Jordan and Warren L. Watson. Mahala Watson had a brother named Albert who was a minister. James Hiram Watson was a minister at Mascotte Baptist Church. Would appreciate information on any of these folks.

Date:30 Sept 1998
Chris Bain

WILLIAM BAIN son of Alexander and Isabella (Baptie) BAIN b. 1853 Scotland, d. 1932 probably Umatilla FL , m. 10 Oct 1873 Galashiels, Scotland Jane White, b.1849 Scotland, d. 1905 Umatilla FL, dau. of John and Jane (Hamilton) White. 1900, 1910, 1920 US Census as fruit farmer in Umatilla
Alexander, b. 7 Jun 1874 Ladhope Parish, Galashiels, Scotland, d. 14 Apr 1887 Hydeark MA Jane, b. Mar 1881 MA 1900 -1920 Fed Census single in Umatilla

Date:30 Sept 1998
Art Shirley

Am searching for information related to the death of Arthur L. Shirley,residing in Tavares, previously in Orlando. Approximate date of death about 1990- 1992. Married to Grace Shirley, one daughter now thoughtto be married but still living in Florida. Arthur L. Shirley was my father.

Date:28 Sept 1998

I am researching Willie David Kittrell, Groveland, Lake Co., Fl., and I believe he is buried there ( 1945-1949 ). Is there a cemetery census for Lake Co. Willie David was my grandfather on my on my mother's side of the family and he divorced my grandmother, ca. WWI. She was an ARMY NURSE at that time and was going overseas, so Willie divorced her.

Date:22 Sept 1999
Steve Demsien

Earl Demsien died in Tavares in 3/1970 and was born 2/4/1900. He lived in Ohio sometime prior to 1951 when he received a SSN of 283-09-9364. There is no family history acknowledging his existence, and all SSN searches do not bring up his name.

Date:17 Sept 1998
Rich Mercer

I am interested in learning of an old ghost story about a girl who was killed by a train late on night in the early 1940s. Her last name may be Chastain. Anyway, she alledgedly resided in a community in Leesburg called "Sunnyside". Her father may have been the late Phillip Chastain 1918-1994. Any information you could provide would be unbelievably appreciated.

Date:13 Sept 1998
Bettie Dowler

I am searching for descendants of and any information on CARRIER and HEFFELFINGER families who lived in the Eustis, Lake County, Fl., area in 1931. Names include: Chester CARRIER, Mary Jane HOYT CARRIER, Marion CARRIER, Urestus "Ress" HEFFELFINGER, Calista "Kitty" CARRIER HEFFELFINGER, Ira HEFFELFINGER, and Clemmie HEFFELFINGER. Also, I believe there was a marriage of CARRIER to PYFROM. Any information (birth, marriage, death) will be appreciated.

Date:7 Sept 1998
Thomas Creamer

I am looking for an obituary on my dad. His name is THOMAS G. CREAMER.He died in Eustis Waterman Memorial Hospital.He passed away July 29 1990.

Date:22 Aug 1998
Greg Burkett

I am trying to locate my grandmothers last living sibling. Her last contact with him was in 1993 when he lived in Lake County (Eustis) FL. Our primary goal is to find out if he is still living. His full name is Carl Franklin Tolbert.

Date:15 Aug 1998
Maribeth Schmit-Fuchs

I'm searching any info on James W. REITER. He was born 21 Oct. 1913, Ozaukee Co. Wisconsin. Married twice. Need children's names from first and second marriages, second wife's name, birth, death info. He died 14 Jun. 1991 in Leesburg, Lake Co. Fla.

Date:15 Aug 1998
David Ivey

I'm looking for any information on a Lenora Nadine Ivey and a Noah Ivey. They lived in the Lake County area. Any information would be helpful.

Date: 16 Feb 1998

Looking for Zittrower d. Lake County 1941

Date: 14 Feb 1998
Shirley A. Treadway

Seeking information about my grandmother, FRANCES KNIGHT (CONERLY) FAMBROUGH. She was married to A. C. Fambrough at the time of her death in Leesburg, FL on May 8, 1929. She was buried "in the Leesburg Cemetary" by Pages Funeral Home, and that is all I know.
Can anyone give more information? Sure would appreciate any help you can give. give.

Date: 25 Jan 1998
Harry H Straker

I am looking for any descendants or ancestors of James Marion Owens b. Sept 15,1826 d. June 14, 1898, Umatilla, Lake County Florida. married in Liberty, Co. Ga July 9, 1849 to, Rosenna Climentine Chapman b. Feb.15, 1832, Liberty County, Ga. d.Feb. 29,1920, in Umatilla, Lake County, Fla.
Moved with 8 children from Liberty County, Georgia, One child born in Fla.;
Samuel M. Owens b.Jan. 01, 1850 in Ga.# children 3 -d. Nov.7, 1934, Umatilla. Fla.
+. Mattie V. Wilson b.April 10, 1858 , d. Aug. 10, 1925, Umatilla, Fla.
Oregon Ohio Owens b. Nov. 21, 1851 in Ga. d. Feb. 1, 1910
+ William Wesley Smith b. Nov. 16,1843 d. Feb. 15, 1929 Franklin L. Owens b. July 12,1854 in Ga. # children 3, d. Jan.7,1928 in Eustis, Fla.
+. Carrie Wells Freeman b. ?, d. July 5, 1942, Eustis, Fla. married Bibb Co. Ga. Nov. 25,1885.
James Marion Owens Jr. b. Oct. 15, 1857 in Ga. d. July 19, 1930 in ? Dalton, Ga. children 2
+ Fannie Emmons b. ? , d. March 3, 1949
George Gaston Owens b. Aug. 12, 1860 in Ga. d. Featerton, Oklahoma.
+ Myrtie Moore
Mary Lee Owens b. Nov.8, 1863 in Ga.d. May 10, 1947 Eustis, Fla.
John Chapman Owens b. Sept 14, 1866 in Ga. d. June 5, 1939
+ Maud Smith b. July 18, 1878, d. April 4, 1964 married Nov. 9, 1904
Frederic Lafayette Owens b. Nov. 6, 1869 in Ga. d. June 3, 1950 in Umatilla, Fla.
+ Mary Osborne b. ?, d. in Eustis, Fla. married Oct 19, 1904
Rosenna E. Owens b. Nov. 2, 1873 in Hawkinsville, Orange, Co. BUT this is in lake County now, Hawkinsville was North of High Way 42 on St. Johns River about three miles. She died in Hawkinsville Feb. 2 1876. just before the family moved to Umatilla, Lake County, Fla.
Like to hear from Kin Please

Date: 7 Feb, 1998

I am researching the WALKER surname in Lake County. We have Ernest Alfred WALKER b. 24 Dec 1886, Leesburg, Lake Co., FL. He had moved to Jacksonville by 1905 where he was married to Minnie Lacy HALL. His step father, Mr. FERRIS, was from Jacksonville. No other names are known prior to this. Any info on his parents or other relatives would be appreciated.

Date: January 18, 1998
Jim Harris

Looking for what you may have on Robert K. COCKCROFT   (D.O.B. 8/6/07)and his parents in particular.  If you may have his parents complete name (and place of birth, so I may search there) it would be greatly appreciated. Believe he was born in South Carolina, but moved to Lake County as a youngster.  Also any other info you may have and can provide.
Your efforts are very much appreciated, whether fruitful or not.
Thanks Again.  

Date: January 11, 1998
Claire Simmons

I am trying to find out information about my grandfather, Frederick A. Perry of Fruitland Park and my grandmother Caroline Wilde Atwood Perry..He was born 9/7/1846 in Hopkinton,MA and died 1/24/1913 in Fruitland Park. He and Caroline were m. 12/15/1890. Caroline's uncle was spposedly the 1st minister there..I do not have dates for Caroline except that she was born in Watertown,Ct....I am just curious as to how extensive their groves were...Any info greatly appreciated..I thought it would be great to have his name added to the Surname list.

Date: January 11, 1998

Looking for info of any kind for Floyd SCOTT, wife Mabel (Bradt), b abt 1885 in MI. Children: Virginia Scott, Marie Scott, Louise Scott, Harold Scott, Vincent "Babe" Scott. Came to Eustis, Fl. about 1938, from Michigan.

Date: January 11, 1998
Jeanette Rish

I am looking for info on William Henry May Jr. and his parents and siblings, Curtis, Louise,Anna, Kate and Ellis.Everyone called William-" Will". Will was born Sept. 4, 1894 and died Aug.21, 1977 and is buried in the Minneola Cemetery.Will was married to Sarah Louise Bracewell.They lived on Plum Lake in Minneola. Anyone with info please contact me, it would be greatly appreciated.

Date:November 17, 1997

The surnames Robinson, Evans and Broughton are surnames that link me to my heritage in Lake County. Eustis, Orange Bend and Fruitland Park are the locations.

Date: October 17, 1997

We would like to add our surname to your list. It is Lippincott. I know that there were Lippincotts living in Lady Lake and Leesburg. Would like to find all the info I can. I believe they are my husband's half siblings.

Date: October 16, 1997
Jane Martin

I have been trying to find out something about my grandfather. His name was Granville Nevin Green. He was born in Linden,,Fl.,in 1892 and he died in Homestead,Fl., in 1953.
He had a brother Wil and a sister. They lived in Umatilla,Fl.
He married my grandmother Eva May Matteson and they had 2 girls Glady Viola and Hazel May(my mother). I am having trouble finding out who his parents were. Supposedly his mother was full blooded Seminole.
If anyone knows anything about him I would greatly appreciate the info.

Date: October 13, 1997
Carl Unbehaun

Seek parentage info on Dorothy Zarch, b. 25 Jan 1915, d. 2 Aug 1995 in Leesburg FL. Social security card issued in NY.

Date: July 31, 1997
Barney Elking

I am looking for information concerning my grandfather Anson ANDREWS (born Norway 1865-70) who was orphaned and raised by Charles and Nora COOPER. It is my understanding that they lived, at one time, in Clermont. Any information on Anson ANDREWS or Charles and Nora COOPER would be appreciated.

Date: July 5, 1997
Curtis E. Carter III

Searching for information on the CARTER family of Lake County. ALLEN F. CARTER AND ADELINE came to Lake County (CARTERS ISLAND) in 1859. Around present day Mascotte/Groveland. His son ALLEN S. Carter was my great grandfather. Searching for land titles, cemetery information, brothers and sisters of ALLEN S. CARTER and more info on ALLEN F. CARTER and ADELINE.

Date: May 28, 1997
Marie Nations

I am compiling all descendants of Allen and Mary GOODSON FORT that settled in Moss Bluff, Marion County, FL, ca. 1851. Sara FORT WARD and her husband, Daniel WARD, moved to what is now Leesburg by 1860. Also Robert I. FORT moved there early on. Later many descendants of other FORTs from Marion County moved down to Lake County. I would like to hear from all FORT descendants so I can include them in my work. Thank you.

Date: May 28, 1997
Marie Nations

THOMAS, Daniel R. b. abt 1802 in Union County, SC. Married Nancy JOHNSON. Died Umatilla, Lake County, FL in 1880. Children: William THOMAS mar. Mary Ann Permelia WARD, Amanda THOMAS mar. David BASS and next Allen FORT, Jr., James Madison THOMAS mar. Anna Alvelda DRIGGERS, Robert W. THOMAS mar. Ellen LIVINGSTON, John Tyler THOMAS mar. Nancy Ann Lucinda WARD, Benjamin F. Thomas, Daniel R. Thomas, Jr. mar. Lydia Ann E. Gandy, David Johnson THOMAS mar. Mary Annie Elizabeth HOLTON and next Mollie ECHOLS, Mary Catherine THOMAS mar. Richard Baxter ERVIN. Upon leaving SC, the family lived in Irwin County, GA, where most of the children were born. Would like any ancestral or descendant information on this family.

Date: December, 1996
Mac McAtee

Looking for James Lewis McAlister, wife Annie Laura Bennett children Leon, Minnie and Fanny Maud. Fanny Maud my grandmother told me she was born in Leesburg, Fla.

Date: October, 1996
Mary Ann Nichols

Margaret D. Nichols b 1845 in Alabama married James Leonard Wiggins May 23, 1858 in Milton, FL. They lived in various places in central Florida. Last known residence (from an old letter in 1916) indicates Margaret was living in Okahumpka, Lake Co., FL. James died in Orlando in 1889. We have some old letters;would love to locate descendants.
Their children were: James M. WIGGINS b 1862; Arkansas WIGGINS MILES b 1864; Sarah WIGGINS; THOMAS b 1866 d 1916 in Lake Co; Nicie Elanorah WIGGINS SAUNDERS; Mollie WIGGINS BOWERS b 1870; Louis? Elisha WIGGINS b 1874 (lived in El Paso, TX in 1916) Margaret D. NICHOLS was the daughter of William E. NICHOLS b 1810 SC and Elizabeth HANCHEY b 1814 NC.

Date: April 20, 1997
Ray Revette

Michael Marion SELLERS
Searching for information on Michael Marion SELLERS b. 4 Jan 1843, m. Louisa Ernestine GORDON b. 13 Feb 1846, m. Feb 1869. They lived in Astatula, FL where they are now buried. Their children were [1] Susan Rebecca b. 11 Oct 1871, [2] Sara Francis b. 4 Jun 1873, [3] Emma Jane b. 1884.

Date: April 20, 1997
Ray Revette

Edward Jasper NEWTON
Searching for parents, siblings of Edward Jasper NEWTON b. 8 Apr 1865 ? m. Susan Rebecca SELLERS b. 11 Oct 1871, m. 2 Mar 1884. They lived in Astatula, Lake Co., FL where they raised 11 children.

Date: April 20, 1997
Ray Revette

Hugh Edgar MINCEY
Searching for parents, siblings of Hugh Edgar MINCEY b. late 1800 ? m. Susan Idella NEWTON b. 6 Mar 1887, m. 23 Dec 1904, FL. They had two children [1] Fannie Virginia b. 24 Aug 1903, [2] Isaac Edgar b. 23 1906. They lived in Astatula, Lake Co., FL.

Date: April 20, 1997

I am looking for information on my GreatGreatGrandfather Edwin T or J Peper who died in Leesburg Florida between 1902 / 1905. May have been a little earlier. Wifes name Sarah. He commited sucide with a gun. Trying to find his birthdate/ deathdate Parents / Siblings. Were there any newspapers During that time that might have done an obit. What ever you could help me find would be greatly appreciated. I have tax statements from Michigan where it was spelled Pepper.

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