Tag Archives: Florida

Died in Service to His Country

Corporal Everett Lee, my great-great-great grandfather,  died of a fever in service to his country during the Florida War on 15 September 1838 at Charles Ferry in Madison County, Florida. Below is a transcription of the affidavit of David Sistrunk, his … Continue reading

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Coal Miner’s Daughter

Like Loretta Lynn, she was a coal miner’s daughter. Flossie Irene was born the fourth daughter of Edward E. Dow and Viola Bell Bennett on 7 September 1891 in Coalton, Jackson County, Ohio.  Flossie and her family moved from Ohio … Continue reading

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A Retirement Far Too Short

In 1991 my parents and my aunts, Ann (Damato) Duncan and Rita (Damato) Pye, came to our home in Orangeburg, South Carolina, to visit. In response to my questions about my ancestors taking part in the Civil War (in hopes … Continue reading

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In Consideration of the Love I Have

Sarah Lanier Dell Fletcher passed away, according to her headstone, on 31 July 1894. She is buried with her husband, John Almarine Fletcher, in Pleasant Grove Cemetery in what is now Dixie County, Florida. She was a minister’s wife and, … Continue reading

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Only a Headstone to Mark Her Death

Laura Lee Fletcher passed away from this earth, but the exact date has yet to be documented other than the headstone which states her death occurred on 24 July 1924. She is buried in O’Brien Cemetery in Suwannee County, Florida, … Continue reading

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William Shakespeare and My Grandfather

What do my grandfather and William Shakespeare have in common?  You might think that a strange question, but it is a legitimate one. They both died on their birthdays. The 19th of June was also Father’s Day in 1938. There … Continue reading

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Her children rise up and call her blessed – Proverbs 31:28

My grandmother, Rubanner Fletcher Dukes, died at the age of 80 on 23 May 1969 at the home of her daughter who lived next door to her in Jacksonville, Florida. She had fought cancer of the jaw and cheek for … Continue reading

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