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Okeechobee County


Evergreen Cemetery Okeechobee off 441 at NE 39 Blvd GPS 27 17 15 N 80 49 04 W

1500-1508 Cemetery Rd, Okeechobee, Okeechobee, Florida


1. William D. Yeager                                                find a grave #82699464

Born Aug. 6, 1845 Coweta County Georgia, USA

Died Jan. 9, 1940   Okeechobee County Florida, USA

Private, Glenn’s Ga. Regiment also known as 36th Regiment, Georgia Infantry In April 1865 the 36th Regiment Ga. Vol. Inf. was consolidated with the 42d and parts of 34th and 66th regiments Ga. Vol. Inf. and formed a part of the army under the command of General Joseph E. Johnston in North Carolina at Henderson.  

GPS 27.28565, -80.81593


2. William H. Raulerson                                                      find a grave #25211916

Born Jan 16, 1841 Died Jan 6, 1914

Died at age 72

Private, Company B, 7th Florida Vol. Infantry Regiment




GPS 27.2862, -80.81654



Fort Drum Cemetery one block off 441 at NE 304 ST. GPS 27 31 22 N 80 48 10 W


3. Joel Wooten Swain                                                           Find A Grave #26165425

Born Jun 6, 1836 Died Feb. 3, 1900                                        Died at the age of 64

1st Sergeant Company B, of Gen. Dickinson’s regiment. Joel W. Swain was a Primitive Baptist minister and in 1868 was called to the Mt. Enon Primitive Baptist Church in Plant City where he served as pastor until 1878. He and his family then moved settling at Fort Drum. Joel Swain built the first church which was located on the north side of the old Fort Drum Cemetery. He also constructed the first schoolhouse in Fort Drum , built across from the church, and was a teacher there. In 1881 the community of Fort Drum was founded and Swain remained pastor at the church.                                                                                  Gps 27.52375, -80.80218


4. Henry Lewis Parker                                 Find A Grave Memorial# 83488295

Born April 15, 1832 in Columbia Co., FL,

Died: March 13, 1908, Ft. Drum, FL.

 He married (1) Elizabeth Matilda (Brinkley) Holmes Abt. 1859 in Columbia County, Florida. He met Ruth Ann Richards October 4, 1877 in Bull Creek, Brevard Co., FL.

He served as private during the Seminole disturbance from August 7 to October 27, 1849 in Captain Joseph J. Knight's company. John Parker was appointed "Guardian of the Person and Estate of Henry Parker Minor heir of Luke Parker late of Columbia County State of Florida" on October 9, 1851 in Hillsborough County. On the same day John Parker applied for bounty land for Henry Parker based upon their father, Luke Parker's service in the Seminole War and the War of 1812. He received 160 acres under Warrant #20408. Later Henry Parker received 80 acres of bounty land for his 1849 service under Warrant # 46065.


 In 1855 Henry Parker was elected Sheriff of Hillsborough County. Henry enlisted as a private at Ft. Brook, February 2, 1858 and served in Captain J. F. P. Johnston's Company Florida Mounted Volunteers in the Third Seminole War. He mustered out at Ft. Brooke, May 11, 1858. About 1859 Henry Parker moved back to Columbia County and married a widow, Elizabeth (Brinkley) Holmes, who had a son Henry Allen Holmes, by her first marriage. Henry Holmes later married Joanna J Morgan, the daughter of Henry Parker's sister Mary Parker Morgan. Henry Parker enlisted as a a private at Lake City, Columbia County in Company B 5th Florida Infantry Confederate Army Co April 19 1862 He served on detailed or Detached service Waggoner. He was home on furlough at the time of Lee’s surrender.                                                                  GPS 27.52339, -80.80205



Basinger Cemetery 0ff 98 at NW 176 AV GPS 27 23 03 N 81 00 47 W


5. Shadrach Meshack Chandler                                          find a grave # 17059326


Born Dec 24, 1824 died April 16, 1898

Died at age 74

Chandler was born in Mississippi in 1824 and moved to Florida in 1859 settling in Fort Meade. He enlisted in the 8th Florida Infantry Company K on Sept. 15, 1861 and was discharge on February 23, 1862. Discharged, by order of General Trapier. He joined Munnerlyn’s Battalion, Capt. A. Hendry’s Company A. Florida Special Cavalry. Chandler left the Company at the end of the war May 20, 1865. The Chandlers decided to settle at Basinger about 1877 and Shadrach soon opened up a general store there.

                                                                                    GPS  27.3841, -81.01428





6. William Underhill                                                 find a grave #24316670

Birth: May 20, 1821

Death: Feb. 13, 1905

Born in Ware County Georgia to Joseph and Nancy Hilliard Underhill





Brother to Mary Polly (Benjamin Guy), John (Keziah Tucker), Thomas (Rebecca Thompson), Spicy (1st George Jones, 2nd Bennett Whidden),Barbary (Francis Ivey), Levicy (1st Jeremiah Underhill, 2nd Noah Whidden, 3rd Thomas Sullivan) and Matthew (1st Elizabeth Catledge 2nd Isabella Surrency)

William served in the Confederate army under Capt F A Hendry, in Munnerlyn's Battalion. Remained a bachelor until he was 45 years of age then married Samantha Chandler, daughter of Shadrach and Adeline (Tucker) Chanler on April 25, 1865 at Bartow, he was 25 years her senior.

William and Samantha had the following children:
Annie Cornelia m.(John Thomas) Rachel m.(Joheph Milton Walker)  Ellen Adeline m.(John Hardy Walker) Mary Emma m.(William Frank Walker) Wilford Perry m. (Mabel Alderman Joseph Shadrach m. (Louanna Walker) Charles Alpheus never married
Amy Agnes m. (Cuyler W Hilliard) William Edward m (Pauline Addison)
Cuthbert Leonora m (William Hardy Walker)
William and his family resided in Polk County until the late 1870's when they moved to Basinger. William was instrumental in the establishment of the first school in Basinger. He was a leading cattleman in the area, owning over 3000 head of cattle on the open range. William died at Basinger, his wife Samantha received a Federal pension for his services in the Seminole Wars and a state pension of his confederate serivce. She also died in Basinger.
Samantha Chandler Underhill (1846 - 1935)*
Annie Cornelia Underhill Thomas (1866 - 1944)*
Rachel Finnetti Underhill Walker (1867 - 1941)*
Ellen Adeline Underhill Walker (1869 - 1910)*
Mary Emaline Underhill Walker (1871 - 1956)*
Wilford Perry Underhill (1873 - 1956)*
Joseph S. Underhill (1875 - 1957)*
Charles A. Underhill (1877 - 1907)*
Amy Agnes Underhill Hilliard (1879 - 1964)*
William Edward Underhill (1882 - 1935)*
Cuthbert Lenora Underhill Walker (1885 - 1964)*
Chester Arthur Underhill (1888 - 1964)*                 GPS (lat/lon): 27.38421, -81.01406

 Created by: janet rn
Record added: Feb 01, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 24316670


7. Matthew Underhill                                                           find a grave #24436985

Born 1838 Died 1918

Birth: Dec. 24, 1840

Ware County

Georgia, USA

Death: Mar. 16, 1918

Basinger Okeechobee County

Florida, USA


Matthew was born in born December 24, 1840 in Ware County, Georgia, and died March 16, 1918 in Basinger, Florida, the son of Joseph Underhill (veteran of War of 1812 and Indian Wars, and the son of Revolutionary War soldier William Underhill of North Carolina) and Nancy Hilliard. (Joseph was born in North Carolina, and died somewhere in Manatee County, Florida. Nancy was born in Ware County, Georgia, and died in Manatee County, Florida.) Matthew married twice, 1)Elizabeth Catledge September 25, 1873 in Polk County, Florida; 2) Isabelle Surrency November 19, 1879 also in Polk County, Florida.


Matthew moved with his family as a boy sometime between 1840 and 1850 from Georgia to Florida, as he is listed as 10 years old in the 1850 census living in Hillsborough County with his family.


Matthew served in the Civil War for the Confederacy under Captain J A Hendry in Colonel J C Munnerlyn's Company of State Home Guard Cattle Guard Battalion. Matthew stated in his 17 Sept 1907 pension application that he enlisted in 1863 in Fort Meade. At the time of his application, he was living in Basinger, Florida. (See and find the link to Basinger for old photos that might just have Matthew in them.) Matthew stated in his application that he had lived in Florida for sixty eight years. The pension was approved on October 20, 1907. He reapplied on September 6, 1909 under the 1909 Soldier's Pension Claim , which was approved July 26, 1910 for the same amount. He re-applied October 15, 1911. The last application in the file is dated November 3, 1913. He was living in Basinger at the time of all the applications.


Matthew and Isabell Surrency had five known children. They later divorced by 1893, as she married John Dillon (mis-transcribed as Gellul in the 1900 census) in 1894. She and the Underhill children were residing with Mr. Dillon in Tampa in 1900 as shown on that census. By the same time, Matthew Underhill appears on the Polk County census of 1900 living with his sister Spicey Underhill Whidden.


By 1907, Matthew had moved to Basinger as shown in his pension application. (His brother William Underhill had lived in Basinger since about 1880). Matthew is shown on the 1910 Osceola County census in Basinger boarding with a John J Norman. His age is given as 72, born in Georgia. Matthew Underhill died on March 16, 1918 in Basinger.


The five known children of MATTHEW UNDERHILL and ISABELLE SURRENCY are: GEORGE BRADY UNDERHILL:(1880-1917) #25932141. SUSAN "SUSIE" UNDERHILL/DILLON:(1881-1962) #23744675. ROSA UNDERHILL/DILLON (1884-1921) #27910165.  JENNIE UNDERHILL/DILLON (1886-1911) #28079325. FRED M. UNDERHILL/DILLON (1889-1951) #58906644.



Matthew's headstone reads:



The State Military Plaque dates:

4 Dec 1840 - 16 Mar 1918


Family links:


  Isabelle Surrency Dillon (1861 - 1928)*



  George Brady Underhill (1879 - 1917)*

  Susie Jean Underhill Noren Brand (1880 - 1962)*

  Jennie Underhill Llanes (1886 - 1911)*

  Fred Underhill Dillon (1891 - 1951)*



Basinger Cemetery


Okeechobee County

Florida, USA

GPS (lat/lon): 27.38415, -81.01411


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Maintained by: WadeFamily

Originally Created by: Ken & Nancy

Record added: Feb 06, 2008

Find A Grave Memorial# 24436985

Added by: Janis                                                          GPS 27.38415, -81.01411                                                     







8. Jeremiah Walker                                                  find a grave #46645278


Birth:   Jun. 20, 1838

Ware County

Georgia, USA

Death: Apr. 24, 1913


Okeechobee County

Florida, USA


Father was Jeremiah Walker and Mother was Nancy Dowling


Family links:  Parents:

  Jeremiah Walker (1807 - 1882)

  Nancy Dowling Walker (1810 - 1870)



  Martha M. Tumblin Walker (1840 - 1924)*



  Sarah Ann Jane Walker Hall (1860 - 1932)*

  James Samuel Walker (1862 - 1940)*

  John Hardy Walker (1864 - 1949)*

  Joseph Milton Walker (1866 - 1948)*

  William Frank Walker (1868 - 1951)*

  George Washington Walker (1870 - 1943)*

  Louis Hampton Walker (1872 - 1945)*

  Louanna Walker Underhill (1882 - 1985)*



  Pheby Walker Cason (1827 - 1894)*

  Mary Walker Johns (1830 - 1918)*

  Nancy Elizabeth Walker Keen (1832 - 1921)*

  Jeremiah Walker (1838 - 1913)

  Hampton Walker (1850 - 1890)**



Oh ye who read with little care

And go away and leave me

Remember that you all here

Must try the danger called

Death as well as I.

These simple words I leave with

You as I have often said

Don't grieve for me when I

Am gone nor think that I

Am dead.



Basinger Cemetery


Okeechobee County

Florida, USA

GPS (lat/lon): 27.38416, -81.01406



9. Abner Wright                                                       find a grave #24328430

Born Nov 22, 1842 Died Dec 31 1924

Born in FL, son/o Thomas and Mary Wright. Husband of Emma M. Wright. Living in Basinger by 1900.

Private Abner James Wright enlisted in Capt George Call's company of infantry on April 12, 1861 at Fernandina, Florida. In July Pvt Wright's company was mustered in to Confederate service as Company K, 2nd Florida Infantry at Jacksonville, Florida and sent to Richmond, Virginia for camp instruction. It's first combat was at Yorktown during the Peninsular campaign and it was during this time that Robert E. Lee assumed command of the Confederate Army and the 2nd Florida Infantry became part of the fabled Army of Northern Virginia. The 2nd Florida Infantry participated in every battle and surrendered with Lee at Appomattox Court House on April 9, 1865. Out of 2,194 men present for duty at wars start, Pvt Wright was among the 7 officers and 59 men of the once proud 2nd Florida infantry to be present at the surrender. GPS 27.3842, -81.01375        



Confederate Memorial Day April 22th 2023

Our Motorcade through the Tri-County area will place flags and fire a volley to remember these Brave Men. We meet at Sebastian Cemetery at 8am and end service approx. 830

Indian River County


Sebastian Cemetery: 1921 North Central Ave. GPS 27 49 46 N 80 28 46W


1. Captain Robert A. Hardee   Find A Grave Memorial# 18761544

Born May 27, 1833 Died Nov. 27, 1909

He was 76 years old at his death. He was captain of Company H, 9th Georgia Vol. Infantry from Brooks County, Ga. (The "Brooks County Rifles") The 9th Georgia Volunteer Infantry formed in June of 1861 and contained men from around the State of Georgia. The regiment fought at Gettysburg, Siege of Knoxville, and participated in the Wilderness Campaign while serving under General James Longstreet. For their actions at Gettysburg , they received the Confederate Roll of Honor. Aside from a brief stint in the Army of Tennessee, the 9th spent most of its time during the war with Longstreet in the Army of Northern Virginia and ended their service with that corps. Future Atlanta mayor, George Hillyer served with the 9th and wrote a book about their action at Gettysburg entitled My Gettysburg Battle Experiences.                   GPS 27.8291, -80.47697


2. Sgt. Benjamin F. Hardesty                      Find A Grave Memorial# 18839952


 Born April 13, 1842 Died July 6, 1917

Age: 75 Years Old

Benjamin Franklin Hardesty enlisted June 9, 1861 as a private Company D, "Catahoula Guerrillas" and promoted to Corporal prior to October 1, 1861. He was promoted on December 21, 1861 to Sergeant. The battalion began organizing at Camp Walker in New Orleans . It moved to Camp Moore and completed its organization on June 6, 1861, with five companies and 416 men. The brigade distinguished itself again in the Battle of Port Republic, June 9. Rejoining the Army of Northern Virginia near Richmond, the brigade participated in the Battle of Gaine's Mill, June 27, 1862. In that fight, Major Wheat and 5 other men were killed and 16 men were wounded. Sgt. Hardesty was wounded in action at Paynes Farm, VA on November 29, 1863. He survived the War, to later become a member of the Saint Lucie County School Board.            GPS 27.82935, -80.477







Winter Beach Cemetery 4409 71 St. Vero Beach GPS 27 43 20 N 80 25 55 W


3. William H. Dykes              Find A Grave Memorial# 18568110

Born May 16, 1848 Died Nov 3, 1929  Died at age 81.

William H. Dykes enlisted 11 Mar, 1862 but his name was misspelled as Dukes. He joined the Company G 6th Florida Infantry under age and was wounded at Petersburg, Va and the battle of the Crater. Dykes lost his left eye at Ream’s Station, Va., on Aug. 25, 1864 during the Siege at Petersburg.                                           GPS 27.72187, -80.43147




4. Arthur Walker                                          Find A Grave Memorial# 18568151


Born Feb 15, 1832 Died Sept 24, 1917    Died at age 85

Arthur Walker was born in Washington County, Ga. moving to Florida about November 1884. He enlisted in Sandersonville, Ga. into Martin’s Battery May 10, 1862 and transferred to Company E, 12th Ga. Battalion, March 1864, being discharged and paroled April 9th, 1865 at Appomattox, Virginia with General Lee’s surrender.    

                                                                        GPS 27.72244, -80.43153




5. Henry Lee Hagy                                        Find A Grave Memorial# 18568119

Born June 30, 1844 Died April 26, 1935

Died at age 91, He was born in Marion, Ala and lived in Titusville, Fl. in 1907 coming to Florida in 1893. Mr. Hagy was a member of the Indian River United Confederate Veterans Camp # 47. He was wounded 5 times, while serving with Company A 5th Arkansas Infantry. He enlisted July 10, 1863, in Tallohoma, Tenn. he fought at Chickamauga where he was wounded in the left leg Sept, 20, 1863. During the war he was wounded at Red Face Gap, Pine Mountain, and the battle of Atlanta in Georgia. Pvt Hagy was paroled in Raleigh, North Carolina, May, 1865 and now has earned this high right, to rest while we honor his service.                                   GPS 27.72252, -80.43211


6. Joseph E. Jones                 Find A Grave Memorial# 18568123

Born May 23, 1843 Died March 2, 1915

Died at age 72 Mr. Jones was born in Brooks, Ga. and moved to Florida in 1859. He enlisted in the Florida light artillery at Tallahassee, Fl. in August, 1861. Mr. Jones was assigned to Capt. R.H. Gamble with Gamble’s Light Artillery. He was discharged by Capt. Dykes at Tallahassee at the end of the war April, 1865. He was living in Vero in 1909 when he applied for his pension.           GPS 27.72248, -80.43159


7.William Nathan Jones        Find A Grave Memorial #18568131


Birth    May 5th 1836

Death  Nov 25th 1905 (aged 68–69)

Burial Winter Beach Cemetery


Pvt assigned Captain R.H. Gamble's battery Co

Florida (Leon) Light Artillery



8. Daniel B. Sheffield                                    Find A Grave Memorial# 18568145


Born March 6, 1843 Died March 27, 1915

Died at age 72 Born in Dooly County, Ga. and moved to Florida in 1852. Pvt. Sheffield enlisted in the 4th Florida Infantry Company F on May 1, 1861. He was mustered out at Greensboro, N.C. May 1, 1865.

                                                            GPS 27.72247, -80.43198



9. Thomas Lewis Morgan                            Find A Grave Memorial# 20920776


Born Jan 20, 1846 Died April 7, 1933

Died at age 87

Pvt Co H 5th Fl


                                            GPS 27.72204, -80.432



10. James D H Weir              Find A Grave Memorial# 136480577

Born 1830 Died 1902

Died at age 72

The 43rd Regiment, Mississippi Infantry Volunteers, CSA, was also known as " Moore 's Regiment," " Harrison 's Regiment," "the Camel Regiment," and "the Bloody Forty-third." Organized, 15 May 1862 the 43rd Mississippi Infantry saw service at Iuka, fought at 2nd Corinth, resisted Grant's Central Mississippi Railroad Campaign, repulsed Sherman at 2nd Chickasaw Bayou, served in Deer Creek Expedition (Pound's detachment), nobly endured the Siege of Vicksburg, fought at the Siege of Jackson (Pound's detachment), campaigned at Chickamauga (Pound's detachment), helped turn back Sooy Smith's Meridian Expedition, fought in the 100 Day's Battles all the way from Resaca to Atlanta, endured the Siege of Atlanta, skirmished at Decatur, made a famous charge on Franklin's bloody fields of glory, was shattered at Nashville, but, undaunted, rose from the ashes to fight again at Kinston and, finally, took part in the last great Confederate charge at Bentonville, but Private Weir never made it that far, as he was captured at Mobile Harbor, Ala.

Private James D.H. Weir 
8-10/62 absent on detached service as nurse in hospital at Okolona, MS
6/11/63 wounded Vicksburg; 6/63 in hospital wounded Vicksburg
7/16/63 paroled in General Hospital No. 2, Vicksburg
8/4/63 among sick and wounded Vicksburg POW’s delivered off Mobile Harbor, AL, to Confederate authorities      GPS 27.72204, -80.432         






Oslo Cemetery 513 3 St NW Vero Beach GPS 27 35 52 N 80 23 07 W


11. John Enos Fultz                                      Find A Grave Memorial# 52429334

Born Nov. 12, 1844

Died Dec 7, 1921 Died at age 77

Pvt. Company G 5th SC Cavalry

John Enos Fultz was born November 12, 1844 in St. John’s Berkeley Parish, South Carolina. He was the son of John Enos and Rulaney (Ballentine) Fultz. He enlisted at Charleston, SC, in 1862, at the young age of 17, operating behind enemy lines toward the end of the war.

John Enos took his children and sailed down the Indian River and back up the north fork of the St. Lucie River to the headwaters of the river and settled on land which one of his daughters called “Spruce Bluff” because of all the spruce pines growing there. In 1889 he established Spruce Bluff where he built his home.


He was appointed by the Honorable N. B. Broward, Governor of Florida , to serve as the first Circuit Court Clerk of the newly formed St. Lucie County, which position he held until 1919. In 1918 John Enos moved his family again, this time to Vero, which later became Vero Beach. Mr. Fultz owned the one hundred sixty acres until his death. John Enos Fultz, Jr. suffered a stroke and died December 7, 1921 in Vero Beach and is buried in the Oslo Cemetery.                          GPS 27.59786, -80.38522


12. Wiley Tatum Laine                                 find A Grave Memorial# 52468359

Born Oct. 12, 1835 Died Aug. 30, 1918

Died at 82

Company D 18 Mississippi Infantry Regiment

The Hammer Rifles were raised in Yazoo County Mississippi, and he enlisted in May 1861. These companies were enlisted for one year in the service of the Confederate States and organized in the Eighteenth Regiment, under the direction of Gen. J. L. Alcorn, June 7, 1861. They 1started to Virginia June 10, arrived at Camp Walker near Manassas Junction on the 18th, and were brigaded with the Seventeenth Mississippi and Fifth South Carolina under Gem D. R. Jones, which brigade was posted on the extreme right of the army at Bull Run. They were near McLean’s ford when the first attack was made by the Federal army July 18. When the unit was first organized the Eighteenth had 1,100 effective men. At the first battle of Manassas there were 800 in the ranks. At the first of March, 1865, there were 100 men and five officers present for duty. The regiment had then been engaged in sixteen pitched battles and innumerable skirmishes. In the spring of 1864, when the two years enlistment expired, the regiment and the whole brigade unanimously re-enlisted for "forty years or the war." Its patriotic devotion was again shown early in 1865 by submitting to consolidation and the loss of its old title and number. The entire brigade was commanded at the last by Col. William H. Fitzgerald, who surrendered 20 officers and 231 men. Laine suffer from Pneumonia and Typhoid and was wounded on the picket line.                                                                            GPS 27.59784, -80.38522


13. George W. Smith (need photo)              Find A Grave Memorial# 145642921

Born Jan 13, 1847 Died Nov. 15, 1929

Died at age 86

Born in Highland County, Va. and enlisted in Winchester, Va July 5, 1861, as a Private in Company H 31st Virginia Militia from Frederick County, Commanded by Baldwin, Robert F.: Colonel, 1861-64. Smith fought at both Shiloh April 7, 1862 and Chickamauga being wounded in both battles. He was paroled at Culpepper, Va. April 20, 1865 as a prisoner of war, when the batteries surrender              GPS 27.59747, -80.3854


Saint Lucie County

Riverview Memorial Park

Fort Pierce Cemetery 1109 US Hwy 1 Fort Pierce GPS 27 27 35 N 80 19 14 W


14. George W. Thomas                                 Find A Grave Memorial# 28430903           

Born Sept. 17, 1837 Died Sept 27, 1934

Died at the age of 97

Private in the 7th Fla. Infantry Company E. The local SCV Camp namesake was a cobbler and bottomed shoes. He was wounded at Thunderbolt, Georgia and Olustee, Fl. George W. Thomas was the oldest and last living Confederate Veteran in Saint Lucie County.

                                                                                                GPS 27.46023, -80.33044


15. William P. Lassiter                                 Find A Grave Memorial# 28411223

Born Dec 16, 1847 Died Jun 1, 1912

Died at age 64

He was a member of the first Grand Jury to be formed in St. Lucie County.

                                                            GPS 27.45981, -80.33139





16. James Anderson Russell                       Find A Grave Memorial# 17079398

Born 9/9/1837 Died 1914 Granville County, NC

Died at age 75

Private Company F 2nd Florida Infantry Reg. Enlisted on 7/12/1861 at Jacksonville, Duval County, and FL as a Private. On 7/12/1861 he mustered into "H" Co. FL 2nd Infantry  He was discharged on 9/9/1862 On 7/1/1863 he mustered into CN Navy
(date and method of discharge not given) (Estimated date of enlistment) He was listed as: POW 5/27/1864 Bahamas (While serving on the FORTUNE) Oath Allegiance 6/20/1865 Fort Warren, MA (Released) He was described at enlistment as: 5' 8", dark complexion, grey eyes, dark hair
Florida Confederate Pension Application File D18547 Brevard County, FL, 1904

                                                                                                GPS 27.45976, -80.33115

17. Edward C. Summerlin                           Find A Grave Memorial# 17085557

Born Sept 12, 1847 Died Oct 6, 1912

Died at Age 65

Private; Munnerlyn’s, Cattle Guard Battalion

Officially called, 1st Battalion Florida Special Cavalry, Captain William B. Watson’s Company. Formed March 28, 1864 and surrendered June 5, 1865. The Commands duties were Protection of Florida cattle herds from the roving bands of deserters and Union sympathizers; driving beef cattle north to the commissary depots to feed the Confederate Army; rounding up deserters; checking the nuisance raids conducted by Union troops garrisoned at Fort Myers; assisting with scouting and picket duty; assisting the blockade running operations, protection of the Salt Works

Battles and skirmishes:

Bowlegs Creek, April 7, 1864; Fort Meade area, May 1864; Brooksville area, July 1864; Fort Myers area, August 1864; Rocky Point near Tampa, December 3, 1864; Cedar Keys, February 13, 1865; Fort Myers, February 20, 1865.

Mr Summerlin in 1905 became one of St. Lucie Counties first Grand jury Members.

                                                                                                GPS 27.46028, -80.33121


18. Lafayette Metts                                       Find A Grave Memorial# 28454435


Born July 9, 1842 Died Oct 19, 1913

Died at age 71

1st Bugler Company B 2nd Florida Cavalry Joined April 1862 in Jacksonville, Fl. He was under Capt. Winston Stevens, which the book Rose Cottage Chronicles was written by his G Grandson Winston the III. Metts served as a Ferrier. He fought in Battles at Olustee, Gainesville, Braddock’s Farm, surrendering at Waldo, Fl. May 20, 1865

                                                                                                GPS 27.45978, -80.33102


19. Thomas Johnson                                     Find A Grave Memorial# 29890558

Born March 6, 1842 (1846) Died Jan 2, 1921

Died at Age 78/74

Spouse: Louise Jordon Johnson married 13 Oct 1867

50th Ga. Infantry Reg. Company G- Clinch Volunteers; men from Clinch County (Captain Osteen) Upon being mustered into Confederate service the regiment was assigned to duty in Georgia, serving in Savannah defenses. Before the 5Oth Georgia regiment was sent to Savannah it was drilled at Camp Davis , which was located outside of Guyton , Georgia . Some of the companies began arriving at Camp Davis on 17 March 1862. On 20 March 1862 the regiment was brigaded along with the 48th, 49th, and 51st Georgia Volunteer Infantry regiments. On the 21 March 1862 the 50th Georgia men were examined by a medical board and on the 22 March 1862 they held elections for field officers. Private Johnson was wounded in the right thigh and developed small pox which almost left him completely blind.

                                                                                                GPS 27.45988, -80.33181


20. Granville Bevill                                       Find A Grave Memorial# 57514156

Born Sept 12, 1845 Died Dec 20, 1900

Died at age 55


Private Company E 47th Ga. Vol. Infantry Reg.

There are several Granville Bevel’s in the Confederate Army, so military Records have yet to be determined.


                                                GPS 27.46009, -80.33108




21. William Brown                                        Find A Grave Memorial# 28168378

 Birth: 1825

Death: 1902



Next to Martha C. Brown


                                                                        GPS 27.46027, -80.33123




22. William D. Lennard                                Find A Grave Memorial# 28411311           


Born July 13, 1845 Died Dec 17, 1922

Died at age 77

Mc Crosky’s Battalion Georgia Infantry, Private


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23. Alexander Cone Bell                              Find A Grave Memorial# 28453156


Born Jun. 2, 1827 Jasper

Hamilton County Florida, USA

Died Sep. 18, 1898 Pierce

Polk County Florida, USA



                            GPS  27.45975, -80.33108


White City Cemetery 3800 Sunrise Blvd. Fort Pierce GPS 27 23 39N 80 20 31 W


24. William W. Wheeler       Find A Grave Memorial# 31706941

Born Feb 8, 1839 Died Dec. 21, 1911

Died at age 72

Private, Company K 29 Regiment of Ga. Infantry He served in Company K, 29th Regiment, Georgia Infantry, Confederate States Army during the Civil War. He was wounded at New Hope Church, Ga. in 1863 in head and shoulder. He suffered the effects of shell explosion until his death. Private Wheeler was captured at Nashville, Tennessee on December 16, 1864. He was paroled at Camp Chase, Ohio, and sent via New Orleans, Louisiana for exchange, May 2, 1865. He was received at Vicksburg, Mississippi on May 12, 1865. In 1910, he and his wife Mary were living in White City, Florida, where he was a vegetable farmer. 

GPS 27.39622, -80.34058

Martin County


All Saints Cemetery 2303 Sea view Dr. Jensen Beach GPS 27 13 51 N 80 13 09 W


25. Col. Thomas J. De Steuben                    Find A Grave Memorial# 28770535

Born April 25, 1839 Died May 18, 1927

Died at age 88

Lawyer, West Point Graduate, Confederate Officer. Thomas J. De Steuben, in 1882 left Titusville and liking the area settled in Jensen Beach, becoming one of the first practicing attorneys in the South Florida area. Col. De Steuben, as he was referred to, wrote many personal letters assisting other veterans in acquiring their pensions. Thomas was a descendant of Col. Baron Von Steuben who was the drillmaster of George Washington’s army during the American Revolution. The Atlantic and Gulf Railroad and Steamboat Company was incorporated under Florida state law chapter 3802, approved June 4, 1887, to construct a railroad commencing at St. Lucie, in Brevard county, and running to Lakeland, in Polk county. The company was owned by Isaac C. Lewis, James D. Dewell, J. C. Phillips, Julius Tyler, Isaac E. Brown, Dwight W. Tuttle, Frank M. Tyler, Herrick P. Frost, Frank S. Andrew, Thomas J. DeSteuben, Henry S. Lewis, S. Harrison Wagner and Horace H. Strong.                                                                                       GPS 27.23106, -80.21922



Fern Hill Cemetery 1501 South Kanner Hwy. Stuart, Fl. GPS 27 11 07 N 80 13 09 W


26. Henry Madison Bridges                         Find A Grave Memorial# 25562830

Born Feb 14, 1842 Died 1913

Died at age 71

Private Company K 31 Ga Infantry Regiment. Member of Terrell County men-Bartow Avengers, under Captain R. H. Fletcher. Initially organized in November 1861 to defend Georgia 's threatened coast, the 31st Georgia Volunteer Infantry would see its active service with the Lawton-Gordon-Evans brigade, probably the largest such command in the entire Confederate army. As part of Stonewall Jackson's Foot Cavalry, the regiment distinguished itself the first year at Cold Harbor, Second Manassas, Sharpsburg and Fredericksburg . Led by Clement A. Evans, it received formal commendations for spearheading the dramatic recapture of Marye's Heights during the Chancellorsville Campaign. Colonel Evans lowered the Stars and Stripes flying over York, Pennsylvania, just prior to his command's actions the first day at Gettysburg , where Jubal Early reportedly called it the bravest regiment he had ever seen. The 31st Georgia in 1864 was heavily engaged in the series of battles at Wilderness and Spotsylvania; it also participated in Early's Valley Campaign with action at Monocacy, Kernstown, Third Winchester and Cedar Creek. It was part of the vanguard in the daring assault on Fort Stedman, the last major offensive by the Army of Northern Virginia. Only 66 from the regiment were armed and in the line of battle at Appomattox Court House, where some of the members are believed to have fired the last rounds of the war; they were in combat, even as Lee was surrendering to Grant. Of the 1,179 men and boys known to have belonged to the Columbus, Georgia, based organization, 365 died in the service, a 31% mortality rate. He was wounded in the right thigh at Chantilly, Va. , while charging the Federal Line. Also he contracted measles during the war.                                                             GPS 27.18665, -80.25227


27. Benjamin Parks                                      Find A Grave Memorial# 19506815

Born Aug. 15, 1847 Died Sept 27, 1925

Died at age 78

Private 67th North Carolina Infantry Company H

The Sixty-seventh Regiment (N. C. Troops), was organized in January, 1864, and was composed of nine companies of infantry and one of cavalry. The several companies had been organized a considerable time prior to the organization of the regiment. Some of them in the early part of the war and had been employed on outpost duty in the vicinity of New Bern and Washington, N. C., after those towns fell into the hands of the enemy early in 1862. These companies and the regiment, after its organization, were paid, fed and clothed entirely by the State of North Carolina, were subject to the orders of the Governor of the State and could not be removed beyond the limits of the State without his consent and order. In fact, however, they were under the immediate command and subject to the orders of the Confederate officer in command of the military district of Eastern North Carolina


Private Parks was captured at Bentonville, NC and taken to Harts Island, NY. In 1881 Parks’ Moved from Wayne County, N.C. to Lake County, Florida. 1891 he moved to Stuart, he was one of the first residents of Stuart; he was interviewed by the Stuart Messenger in 1913. “In 1891 this was all woods and a wild country, no railroads and not a public building that is here now was then standing. We had no roads and like the New England Pilgrim Fathers we used the Rivers for paths to get around in our boats. We had no preachers, no land agents, needed no Lawyers, and had no occasion for doctors”. Benjamin Parks grew Pineapples and was Stuart’s Justice of the Peace.

                                                                                                GPS 27.18683, -80.25283


28. Corp John Felix Geiger, Sr                    Find A Grave Memorial# 20199920

Born Nov. 11, 1844 died April 5, 1922

Died at age 77

Corporal 2nd Florida Cavalry Company H

Served under Captain J.J. Dickinson and his unit fought battle Olustee, Gainesville, and Braddock’s farm.

Nassau Co FLa., 2 Nov. 1844, d.  Stuart, Fla. 5 Apr. 1922, aged 77 yr. 5 mo. 3 das.

Marriage: This certifies that John F. Geiger, son of Felix, Jr., and Elizabeth K., dau of J.K. and S.S. Prevatt were md. In Middleburg, Clay Co. (Fla), on 10th day of Apr. 1879.

                                              GPS 27.18695, -80.25217


29. John McDermott          Find A Grave Memorial # 145407894

Service records have yet to be determined but is listed as a Confederate in the Fern Hill Cemetery History Book. Grave is unmarked.


Residence:      Monticello, Florida

Enlistment Date:         12 Apr 1864

Rank at enlistment:     Private

Enlistment Place:        Monticello, Florida

State Served:   Florida

Service Record:          Enlisted in Company H, Florida 3rd Infantry Regiment on 12 Apr 1864. Mustered out on 10 Sep 1864 at Camp Morton, Indianapolis, IN. Sources:             Soldiers of Florida in the ...Civil War...Biographical Rosters of Florida's Soldiers 1861-1865 Confederate Veteran Magazine

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30. James M. McNeil                                    Find A Grave Memorial# 25563786

Born in Georgia November 4, 1828. Died 1907

Captain Listed in Fern Hill History Book also an unmarked grave.

On February 22, 1865, James M “Jesse” McNeill and 65 Rangers travelled 60 miles behind enemy lines to Cumberland, Maryland. Without being detected, they captured both Union Major General George Crook and Brig. Gen. Benjamin Kelley from their beds. They evaded pursuing Federal cavalry and delivered the captured generals to Lieutenant General Jubal A. Early who forwarded the prisoners to Richmond.

He was in Company C. He was wounded and captured in action on 17 September 1862. 1st Sergeant - May 18, 1861. Elected 1st Lieutenant August 28, 1861; Captain August 4, 1862. Wounded in leg, necessitating amputation, and captured at Sharpsburg, Maryland September 17, 1862. Exchanged at Aiken's Landing, Virginia November 10, 1862. Retired to Invalid Corps April 30, 1864.                                  GPS 27.18692, -80.25275


31. Andrew Clarke                                       Find A Grave Memorial# 25562947

Birth    unknown

Death  unknown

Burial Fernhill Memorial Gardens and Mausoleum

Stuart, Martin County, Florida, USA

Plot     Block 24, Lot 5, Grave 8



Riverside Memorial Park  11351 SE County line Road Tequesta Martin County Florida  USA   Phone: 561-747-1100                                     GPS 26.97114,-80.10745

32. Capt Edward Harrison Covar   Find A Grave Memorial# 37359177


Born Apr. 18, 1830 Edgefield Edgefield County South Carolina, USA

Oct. 23, 1908 Miami-Dade County Florida, USA

Covar enlisted in the Confederate Army in 1861 in Aiken, S.C., serving four years in the 7th Regiment of the South Carolina Infantry. In 1865, he was discharged in North Carolina with the rank of captain.

He married Martha Ann Prescott in 1871 and was buried March 14, 1910 in what was then known as Jupiter Pioneer Cemetery and Carlin Estate Private Cemetery, now Riverside Memorial Park.


Spouse: Martha Ann "Mattie" Prescott,1 Jan 1871, South Carolina
Palm Beach County Sherriff 1886-1887

Inscription: Co K 7 SC Inf CSA Florida Death Index: Volume 017, No. 113, Year 1908

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33. Andrew J Henderson  MEMORIAL ID 250846191 ·

BIRTH 2 Sep 1833

Clinch County, Georgia, USA


7 Sep 1906 (aged 73)

BURIALRiverside Memorial Park

Martin County, Florida, USA


Cpl Andrew J Henderson confederate Soldier Cpl Andrew J Henderson in the plot of his two sons, buried at Riverside Cemetery in Tequesta on the Martin County line in 1906). His farm in Jupiter is now probably under pavement with his wife buried there. His two sons were killed in a shootout with bank robbers down in Homestead (1916) where Andrew also had a farm. The official Police memorial in Miami states that the two sons (officers) were transported to Tequesta to be buried next to their father ( Also confirmed by contemporary newspaper articles). Andrew's grave is unmarked so we don't actually know his exact resting place (Which side of his two sons). No records of Andrew being buried there - that was before the current cemetery took over. Previously it was known as the "Pioneer Cemetery" when we were still part of Dade County (1909). Co. K, 26 GA. Reg.

In 1880, the Hendersons were living in Moores Hill, Clinch County, Georgia.

The Henderson family moved from Homerville, Clinch County via riverboat down the St. Johns River to the Jupiter area around 1883 and there shortly thereafter in Orange County.. Next they were in Palm Beach County near Jupiter and finally had moved on down to Homestead. They apparently kept their Jupiter property as both Andrew and Mary are buried there. Andrew is supposedly buried in Riverside Memorial park as are two of his sons who were policemen gunned down in a Homestead bank robbery. The Miami Herald states that they were buried next to their father at Riverside. Mary Ann was buried in the family plot, also in Jupiter. We can only assume at this time that the plot is in Riverside.

Their home was a short distance from the center of Homestead. They were among the first person living in that area. For many years they were the area's only residents and carried on as farmers and hunters.

On December 22, 1859 in Clinch County, Georgia he married Mary Ann King when she was 15 and he was 26. Mary Ann was born about 1844 in Georgia and died after 1909 in Palm Beach County. Mary Ann had reported in her Confederate Widow's Pension Application that she had resided in Florida since December 12, 1882, coming from Georgia. Their tenth child, Daniel Marion Henderson was born in Dade County.

Andrew first filed for his Confederate Veterans Pension in 1902. He lived in Neptune (West Jupiter), then Dade County, Florida as Palm Beach County was not formed until 1909. Dr. Charles P. Jackson in 19025, described Andrew's gun-shot wounds and stated that Andrew was nearly blind at the time of his application.

On May 1, 1862 at Waynesville, Georgia, Andrew enlisted as a private in Co. K, 26 Regiment GA. under Capt. McDonald. as honorably discharged at Appomattox, Virginia April 26, 1865 as a Corporal. He was in the same Company from enlistment until the close of the war. He was wounded in Virginia and was admitted to Jackson Hospital in Richmond, Virginia on June 7, 1864 and was furloughed for forty days to recuperate before returning to action.

Andrew and Mary Ann had at least ten known children.

26th Infantry Regiment [also called 13th Regiment] completed its organization in October, 1861, at Brunswick, Georgia. Its companies were recruited in the couties of Charlton, Berrien, Glynn, Twiggs, Clinch, Ware, Coffee, and Wayne. After serving in the Department of Georgia at St. Simons Island and Savannah, the unit moved to Virginia where it was brigaded under Generals Lawton, John B. Gordon, and C.A. Evans. The 26th participated in the campaigns of the Army of Northern Virginia from the Seven Days' Battles to Cold Harbor, fought with Early in the Shenandoah Valley, and ended the war at Appomattox. This regiment came to Virginia with 1,100 officers and men, lost 37 killed and 87 wounded at Second Manassas, and reported 6 killed, 49 wounded, and 6 missing at Sharpsburg. It had 53 casualties at Fredericksburg and 12 at Second Winchester. The unit was detached from its brigade to support the artillery at Gettysburg and lost few casualties. On April 9, 1865, it surrendered 85 men, of which 4 officers and 34 men were armed. The field officers were Colonels Edmund N. Atkinson and Carey W. Styles; Lieutenant Colonels James S. Blain, Eli S. Griffin, William A. Lane, and William A. McDonald; and Majors Thomas N. Gardner and B.F. Grace.

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