JOHN RANDOLPH MIZELL
JOHN RANDOLPH MIZELL
John R. Mizell CSA Pension Records

John Randolph Mizell was born 07 Dec 1838 in Columbia Co. or Micanopy, Alachua Co., Florida, and died 09 Nov 1913 in Miami, Dade Co., Florida. He was with Priscilla Ivey, daughter of Thomas Ivey and Elizabeth Beall, about January 1862 in Florida. She was born 26 Jan 1842 in Madison Co., Florida, and died 14 July 1924 in Kissimmee, Osceola Co., Florida. He married Margaret Grooner on 22 Jan 1867 in Tallahassee, Leon Co., Florida. She was born 1850 in Tennessee, and died Bef. 1939.

 

During the War Between the States he was captured at Missionary Ridge in Chicamauga, made prisoner and confined on Johnson's Island. Another source says it was the Battle of Gettysburg.John was known as "two gun man" who would pull his gun when his opponent's eyes blinked. Was very much a "doer" in civic affairs and government.The Barber-Mizell Feud is said to have finally ended when William Patterson Barber, a descendant of Isaac Barber married Mary Ida Bass, a descendant of John Randolph Mizell's thru his son Mann Mizell whose mother was Priscilla Ivy.

 

Mann was adopted by Priscilla's husband, Croft Bass. Later Mann changed his name to Walter Bass.John started as a planter, he cultivated oranges on a large scale; went on to be prominent in politics and was elected a member of the first Legislature after the war about the time he was married in Tallahassee. He was then elected county judge and served in that capacity for 6 years combining both civil and criminal jurisdiction. He was elected a member of the board of county commissioners for 1876 and in 1877 was appointed deputy collector of Internal Revenue.

 

President Harrison appointed him U.S. Marshall of Florida's Northern District. After he resigned this position, he was made Collector of Customes at Pensacola. Despite his active political liffe he became the First Mayor of Pompano: June 6, 1908; first President of the railroad from Orlando to Winter Park, Florida. (He drove the first spike for the railroad on 7/6/1888.) He was also one of the Founders of Rollins College.

 

He was largely responsible for establishing postal service in Porto Rico. He made quite a contribution to the state of Florida.

 

More About John Randolph Mizell:

Civic: Judge, U.S. Marshall

Location: 1910, Palm Beach Co., Florida

Military: Civil War: C.S.A.

Occupation: Planter, orange grower

Titles: Co. Judge, Captain, Mayor; Superintendent of Schools in Orlando

 

John Mizell and Priscilla Ivey had the following child: Mann Mizell, born 09/26/1862.

 

John Mizell and Margaret Grooner had the following children:

Mary A. who married William C. King 06/02/1890 in Orange Co., Florida.;

Minerva, born Aft. 1865 in Winter Park, Orange Co., Florida;

Lena, born 1869 in Winter Park, Orange Co., Florida;

Lilla Mizell, born Bef. 1871 in Winter Park, Orange Co., Florida. She married Colon DeSoto Henson; born Abt. 1872;

Arabella, born 1874 in Winter Park, Orange Co., Florida; died Bef. 1980. She married John King;

Lula Mae Mizell, born 02/09/1876; died 04/15/1919 in Conway, Orlando, Orange Co., Florida. 

 

Burial:Woodlawn Cemetery, West Palm Beach, Palm Beach County, Florida, USAPlot: Block 37, Lot 21

LINE OF DESCENT
..+MARY NANCY "MOLLIE" YATES
....EMMA BASS
....MAMIE BASS
....HENRY THOMAS BASS SR
....+COLLA MARGUERITE BASS
......HENRY THOMAS BASS JR

 

Judge John R. Mizell of Winter Park drove the first spike into the railroad construction for the Orlando and Winter Park Train. The railroad line soon became known as the "Dinky Line" because it jumped the tracks frequently. The train's first route was only 10 miles, but at the time, the trip took an hour.

The Washington Messenger (Washington, N. C.), April 147, 1890,  Page  1

 

 Edmund C. Weeks, who was today nominated as marshall for the Northern Districkt of Florida, is present post-master of Tallahassee.  He is a native of Massachusetts and settled in Florida after the war and has lived there ever since.  He was at one time Lieutenat Governor of the State.  As marshall he will succeed John R. Mizell, who resigned the office almost immediately after his confirmation by the Semate.  It is said at the White House that Mizell's resignation was entirely voluntary and that he waited until  after he was confirmed because he did not wish to retire under the fire of hois enemies.

News and Observer, (Raleigh, N.C.) April 3, 1890,  Page 1

Confirmed.

By Telegrapg to the News and Observer

     Washington, April 2-- The nom,ination of John R. Mizell to be U. S. Marsghall for the Northern district of Florida , has been confirmed by the Senate in secret session.  Senator Call moved to make the proceedings of the Senate on the Florida Judicial nomination public but Mr. Edmands objected, and the matter went over to the next executive session

Priscilla Ivey 

Priscilla Ivey was a distant cousin to John Randolph Mizell, father of her son, Mann Mizell. Mann was adopted by her husband, Croft Bass.....Mann Mizell Bass.  Mann later had his name changed legally to Walter Bass.  From all records, it appears that John R. Mizell  and Priscilla had a child out of wedlock. John enlisted in April, 1862 and Mann was born in Sep-tember of the same year.  John appears to have never come back to Priscilla, leaving her as an unwed mother.  Priscilla was fortunate enough to meet a good man in William Crawford "Croft" Harris Mann who married her and gave his name to her son.

   

 

William Crawford "Croft" Harris Mann

Obituary:
Kissimmee Valley Gazette, Friday, July 29, 1904 

 

Another old resident of this community has gone to his reward and while he had not passed the allotted time of man, the summons was sudden and he was cut down almost unexpectedly. 

Crawford Bass, was born in Sumter county, Georgia, about sixty-seven years ago, and when a young man came with his father's family to Florida and for the past thirty-five years resided in what is now Osceola county.

 

He served as a soldier in the Indian war of '56 and at the breaking out of hostilities between the states enlisted in the Confederate service with he served faithfully and well until incapacitated by an attack of typhoid pneumonia which lasting several months he was sent home in charge of his brother George to recuperate; but the war ended before he was able to bear arms again. His health regained, he set about to make a home and repair his fortune.

 

Always of a strong and robust consitution he was given to an active life and enjoyed excellent health until five years ago when he received a fall which impaired the action of his heart and ultimately caused his death last Tuesday.

 

That morning he arose in usual health and went about his usual duties until about ten o'clock when he was assisting in some farm work some distance from the house when he was taken with an attack of the heart. He called his son who was near who drove his wagon to where he was to carry him to the house. Unassisted he got in the wagon and out again at the yard gate. There a tremor seized him and he caught hold of the pickets to steady himself. His son noticed his agitation and ran to his assistance and caught him around the waist. As the son did so the father said, "I am gone," gave a convulsive shudder, fell in his son's arms who carried him into the house where he quickly passed away. 

 

Word was sent to his relatives in town and arrangements made for his interment which occurred Wednesday morning at ten a'clock at Rosehill cemetery. 

Mr. Bass was twice married, and was the father of five sons, Messrs. Walter Bass, Sr., Rull Bass, Thomas A. Bass, Time Bass and Bass all of who with his last wife and numerous other relatives survive him. 
 
Burial:
Rose Hill Cemetery 
Kissimmee
Osceola County
Florida, USA
Plot: Sec 1, Blk 34, Lot 1, Sp C

Barber Plantation

                                                 The Barber/Mizell Feud

 

 

     Moses Barber came from Georgia in 1833 and first settled just north of McClenney Fla. Moses was often referred to as "the Indian fighter who chased the Seminoles south of the Georgia Bend." He once had so many dogs, that it took a whole steer per day to feed them. Moses became a cattleman, and by 1860 was worth 21,400 in land, and 116,180 dollars in other property, in addition to owning 100 slaves. By today's standards, he was a wealthy man.Dur ing the Battle of Olustee, the Yankees confiscated almost all of his property, including most of his cattle herds for food, then freed all of his slaves. To make matters worse, he had lost his son Isaac in the civil war. Moses packed up what he had left, and moved to the Kissimmee basin. He acquired some large tracts of land and soon had some large cattle herds.

 

     The Barbers were very active in the early citrus and cattle industry in Central Florida. During reconstruction, the Mizell family moved in, and through "politics" became the most powerful men in local government, in Orange County, during, and after, Reconstruction. The Barbers did not like the Federal Government, and resented the Mizell's power over cattlemen. On the other hand, the Mizells saw the Barbers as powerful in their cattle and land holdings.The local officials from the Reconstruction government [and of Mizell influence] harassed the Barbers, namely Jack. Barbers were often being brought to court on fabricated charges, often for fines for failing to pay cattle taxes. The cattle tax was unfair, very high, and the Barbers had a lot of cattle. But when they failed to fully pay their tax, they were fined outrageous amounts. Often, cowmen would have to sell their herds just to pay off these fines to the local officials. In almost all cases, a Mizell was behind the taxation and fines. At one time Jack Barber was imprisoned for [what appears to be a failure to pay a fine] he was in prison at Chattahoochee.The two families exchanged threats, most came from the Barbers, who threatened to shoot any Mizell that was found on their range. The sheriff was a Mizell, and the county judge was a Mizell.

 

     The actual feud began when a prize heifer, named Tater Peelin' , belonging to DEED BARBER, was found with an altered brand among Morgan Mizell's herd. DEED BARBER, who was only 14 yrs. old, tried to reclaim his prize heifer, but he was caught in the process and Sheriff Mizell forced him to kill and butcher the animal on the spot. Then Sheriff Mizell charged him with cattle rustling. On February 21, 1870, at Bull Creek, near Kenansville, not far from the Barber Ranch, Sheriff David Mizell was shot, he died the next morning at sunrise. NEEDHAM YATES, AND HIS TWO SONS, along with MOSES BARBER Jr., were blamed for the murder, which was said to be in revenge for what had happened to DEED BARBER. All the men, except Moses Barber were rounded up. While the three men were being escorted to the jail in Orange County, they were shot [evidently by their captors]. To replace the dead Sheriff in office, David Stewart was made Sheriff, he was a close associate of the Mizell clan. Some accounts blame him for shooting the three Yates men. Then on May 5, 1870, the State issued an indictment for murder against MOSES BARBER. The following month, Judge Mizell organized a posse to hunt down the Barber men, this was another act of revenge by the Mizells. They found Isaac Barber, tied him up to a tree and shot him dead. 20 shot guns were emptied into Isaac's body, so that no single shooter could be blamed for the crime. A witness to the murder managed to escape and went to the Barber homestead to tell Isaac's wife, Harriett, that her husband had been killed. The posse then confiscated Barber cattle. Mose, Jack, and Little Mose escaped the posse by riding through Shingle Creek Ford, so as to leave no hoof prints, [this is now called Boggy Creek, south of the Orlando International Airport] But, later Little Moses was captured. The posse tied him up, put him in a large croaker sack, weighted with plowshares, then threw him into Lake Conway. He surfaced several times, almost escaped, but eventually they shot him and he went to the bottom of the lake. ANOTHER STORY, SAYS HE WAS THROWN INTO A POND OFF SOUTH FERN CREEK IN ORLANDO.Moses and Jack Barber left the area, they said they were going to Texas, but some say that they only made it as far as West Florida. We know that Andrew [JACK] Barber came back, because he died in Florida in 1916.

 

     The feud lasted for 20 years, some say longer, a few say it is still going on.OTHE R NOTES: Moses Barber ran cattle in Orange, Osceola, Brevard, and Palm Beach Counties. His center of operations seems to have been Kissimmee. He often drove cattle north through Volusia County, now called the town of Barberville.Some other Barbers, Carl Barber, oldest son of Joe Barber, was born in Conway in 1887, he was the first to ship live beeves by rail in the 1920s. He was instrumental in the cattle tick eradication program. In 1956, he organized the mid-Florida livestock auction market in Orlando. Many barber men belonged to the Masonic lodge and to the Oddfellows. Barbers were active in both the citrus and cattle industries. Andrew Jackson Barber [born in 1839] served in the federal army during the Seminole war, he was one of the few men stationed at Fort Christmas. In 1855 he returned to central Florida and settled on lake Conway, at the Daetwyler place. His 1st wife was violet roberson 1859, she died, he married 2nd wife, Anna Hull, in 1894, she was the daughter of William Hull.

Andrew Jackson Barber with his wife Annie Hull Jackson. His role in the Barber/Mizell Feud ended when he was tried for cattle larceny and sentenced to the state penitentiary. He later became a prominent cattleman and citrus grove owner.

Isaac J. Barber (1836-1870) 
Son of Moses Edward and Maria Leah Barber
h/o Harriett Geiger of Nassau Co. - removed to central Florida - CSA Army vet. - murdered by a kangaroo court type posse in 1870 - The posse then captured & murdered Isaac's brother Moses (Moses Edward or "Little Mose"not Moses B. F. as has been so often erroneously reported)

John's Family  Part 1
By Priscilla Ivey
Walter Mann Mizell Bass

John and Priscilla Ivey's Illegitimate Son

 

   

 Mann Mizell, born 09/26/1862 in Kissimmee, Osceola Co., Florida; died 10/10/1908 in Kissimmee, Osceola Co., Florida.  

 

Mary was the wife of Walter Mann Bass  They were married December 21, 1880 in Orange County, Florida.  Mary was the mother of Flora Belle, Edna, Clinton, LeRoy, Ella Mae, Bertha Lee, Adele G, Christopher C., Henry T., Marie, Mamie & Emma Bass.  Mary's Uncle, Needham Yates, Was one of the accused killers of David Mizell, Mann's uncle, (See THe Mizell/Barber Fued)

Mary Nancy "Mollie" Yates 
 
Walter Mann "Mizell" Bass

CHILDREN OF MANN AND MOLLIE

Three Daughters of Mann & Mary
Did Not Survive into Adulthood
MAMIE, EMMA and ADEL
Adel Gilbert BASS
B: 12 May 1889 in Osceola County, Florida, USA 
D: 23 February 1904 in Osceola County, Florida, USA 
Mamie Bass
B: 22 OCT 1882 
D: 22 OCT 1882 
Emma "Little Emma" Bass
B: 22 Oct 1882 in Kissimmee, Osceola, Florida, USA 
D: 22 Jan 1885 in Kissimmee, Osceola, Florida, USA
John's Family  Part II
Four Daughters By Margaret Grooner
1880 CENSUS
1900 CENSUS
1860 CENSUS

Name    Maggie Mizell
Age    35
Gender    Female
Race    White
Birth Place    Florida
Est. Birth Year    1850
Relationship to Head    Wife
Family Number    150
Marital Status    Married
Spouse Name    Jno R Mizell
Father's Birth Place    Florida
Mother's Birth Place    Florida
Census year    1885
Locality    District 2
County    Orange
Page    14
Line    4
Archive Series #    M845, Roll 10
Household Members    
Name    Age
Jno R Mizell    45
Maggie Mizell    35
Lena Mizell    15
Lillie Mizell    13
Alice Mizell    12
Lutie Mizell    9

Name    Maggie Mizell
Age    30
Birth Year    1850
Birthplace    Florida
Home in 1880    Precinct 3, Orange, Florida
Race    White
Gender    Female
Relation to Head of House    Wife
Marital Status    Married
Spouse's Name    John R. Mizell
Father's Birthplace    Tennessee
Mother's Birthplace    Georgia
Occupation    Keeps House
Household Members    
Name    Age
John R. Mizell    40
Maggie Mizell    30
Lena Mizell    11
Lilla Mizell    8
Alice Mizell    6
Luta Mizell    4
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Margaret A "Maggie" Grooner
BIRTH 1850 • Tennessee, USA
DEATH APRIL 3, 1909 • Pompano Beach, Broward, Florida

Name:    J L Groner
Age:    45
Birth Year:    abt 1815
Gender:    Male
Birth Place:    North Carolina
Home in 1860:    Tallahassee, Leon, Florida
Post Office:    Tallahassee
Family Number:    50
Value of Real Estate:    View image
Household Members:    
Name    Age
J L Groner    45
Arabella Groner    30
Margaret A Groner    13
L E Groner    9
Henry Clay Groner    7
David E Groner    2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Woodlawn Cemetery, West Palm Beach
DAUGHTER # 1   Lena Florence Mizell
BIRTH 1869 • Winter Park, Orange Co, Florida
DEATH 1924 • Broward, Florida, United States
Name:    Colon D Hinson
Death Date:    17 May 1958
Burial Place:    Pompano Beach, Broward County, Florida, USA
Colon "Col." D (c. 1879 - May 15, 1958) and Lena Florence (Mizell) Hinson (c. 1870 Winter Park - unknown, FL) 
Colon is buried South Lawn Cemetery, Pompano.
Truck farmer, realtor, Pompano Cemetery caretaker & Pres. Pompano Board of Trade (1915).
Settled in Pompano in the early 1900s to truck farm. Colon and Lena married around 1903 and had a daughter, Helen A. Hinson born around 1908. Lena was the daughter of Judge John Randolph Mizell, the first Mayor of Pompano.
Colon & Lena had one Daughter   -  HELEN A HINSON
Van L. Moore
 in the Florida Marriage Indexes, 1822-1875 and 1927-2001

Name:    Van L. Moore
Spouse:    Helen Hinson
County of Marriage:    Broward
Marriage Date:    1928
Volume:    35
Certificate:    4341
Source:    Florida Department of Health

Thomas Van Lear Moore was born to Thomas D. and May L. Moore in Dunedin, Hillsborough County, Florida on January 25, 1905.  Van Lear as he was known by, died June 19, 1958 in San Francisco where he was employed in maintenace for the Holiday Lodge.  In 1928 in Broward County, Florida, he married Helen A Hinson, daughter of Colon Desota and Lena Mizell Hinson.  In 1930 he was employed in Miami as a Night Super-intendant.  By 1940 the couple had moved to San Francisco where he worked as a house-man.  By 1945, they were back in Miami where he was a "Molder" and then was in landscaping.  They went back to San Francisco where they lived until he passed away at the age of 53.  No record of what became of Helen.  No children are mentioned.

     Thomas D. & Mary L. Moore

 

          Parents of Thomas Van Lear Moore

Thomas was bornAugust 21, 1852 in Kentuckyand died July 13, 1939 in Dade County, Florida.  At the age of 36 he married Mary L.______ in 1889.  Mary was born in Massachusetts on March 12, 1859 and died also in Dade County August 17, 1917 at age 58, twelve years after her youngest child, Thomas Van Lear Moore was born.  Thomas and Mary are both burie at the Palms Eoodlawn Cemetry in Naranja, Miami-Dade, Florida.

 

They at least six children with the fist two being born in Wyoming, but by 1895 we find them in Dunedin, Hillsborough County, Florida where his third child was born.  By 1920 he and the family are living in dade County where he was a fruit farmer.  In 1930 at age 77we find Thomas living with his daughter, Edith,  and her husband.  Thomas passed away nine years later.

DAUGHTER # 2   Lillie Maud Mizell
Lillie Maud Mizell
BIRTH JUN 1872 • Florida
DEATH 29 MAR 1910 • Pompano Beach, Broward, Florida
 
Lillie has no record of ever having married.  She died a year after her mother and 3 years before her father.  She is buried in Woodlawn Cemetery, West Palm Beach along with her parents.
DAUGHTER # 3   Arabella Alice Mizell
Arabella Alice Mizell
B:1874 in Winter Park, Orange Co, Florida 
D:Bef. 1980 
Not Much known about Alice.  She may have a married James W King of Ft Pierce.  More research needed
Founding Families of Pompano Beach
Mizell    John Randolph                 12-07-1838        11-09-1913        Dade, FL    Florida         Woodlawn Cemetery  WPB     
Mizell    Margaret (Grooner)        Mar 1850          before 1910     Dade  Florida                  Woodlawn Cemetery  WPB
Hinson    Lena Florence (Mizell) Aug 1871          1924                   Broward, FL    Florida    Pompano Bch City Cemetery
Mizell    Lillie                                     Jun 1872           1910                   Broward,  Florida           Woodlawn Cemetery  WPB 
Mizell    Arabella Alice                    1874                    Florida    
Edenfield    Lutie (Mizell)              04-22-1876        08-11-1953      Broward, FL    Florida    Pompano Bch City Cemetery
DAUGHTER # 4   Luenia "Lutie" Mizell
LUENIA "LUTIE" MIZELL
HAMILTON EDENFIELD
1st Husband
STARK M. HAMILTON

Lutie was born April 22, 1876 in Orange County, Florida, the fourth daughter of John and Maggie (Grooner) Mizell.  She married the fisrt time to Stark M. Hamilton August 18, 1901 in Orange County.  Stark and Lutie made the move to Pompano Beach prior to July 1908, when at that time Lutie’s father, John, was elected Mayor.  Stark died January 16, 1914 and is buried in Woodlawn Cemetery in West Palm Beach, probably near the grave of his father-in-law John.  Maggie Grooner Mizell, John’s wife,  is also buried there .Lutie married secondly Aron Lawton Edenfield.  In the 1920 Census we see that Aron and Lutie were living in Rocky Ford, Screvin County Georgia, the home county of the Edenfields. In that Census we see the 2 Hamilton children, plus a Leroy Edenfield who was a few years older than Louie Hamilton.  By 1935 the family was back in Pompano Beach, Florida where we see that Lutie’s second child by Lutie and Stark, Lillian Hamilton now married to Virgil Sutton, was living with Lutie and Aron..Lutie passed away in 1953 and her husband followed in 1954, both being buried in the Pompano Beach Cemetery.

Orange Co. Florida Marriages 1869-1909 Volume 1
 

Hamilton, Stark M.OrlandoMizell, LutieOrlando2/821901-08-18

 
 
 
STARK & LUTIE HAD 2 CHILDREN
LOUIE R. HAMILTON & LILLIAN HAMILTON
Louie R. Hamilton - Son of Stark and Lutie
Louie R Hamilton, the son of Stark M. Hamilton and Luenia “Lutie” Mizell was born September 23, 1907 in Pompano Beach, Broward County, Florida.  He died February 4, 1973 in Fort Lauderdale, Broward County, Florida.   He married Cecile M _______ who was born in Kansas December 18, 1903.
Louie was a boatman and by 1950 was a boat Captain.
CECILE M. HAMILTON

The Great Depression and Canning for Victory


The Great Depression of the 1920s hit everyone, but some of us in South Florida were fortunate. My husband, a native born Pompano man, and I were living on Pompano Beach at that time. We had plenty of fish, Florida lobster, oysters, clams, and sea turtle steaks for meat and hearts of palm and fresh vegetables of all kinds from the farms. 

We moved to Fort Lauderdale in 1935. In 1938, I joined the Fort Lauderdale Home Demonstration Club. A short time later, a canning kitchen was opened on South Andrews Avenue. It was sponsored by the Broward County Commission and the Home Demonstration Agent for the purpose of teaching the housewives how to can. The ladies got vegetables from the fields after the farmers were through harvesting. We started a very small production using glass jars.

Then came World War II. Food got really scarce and had to be rationed. Canning got into high gear. The County built a larger kitchen next to the old one so the housewives could can food to supplement their food stamps which were allotted to each family.

I was one of the supervisors who taught the ladies how to can. We got so busy that we were running three shifts a day, starting at 8 am and finishing at 1 am the next morning. This was really a lively time with some excitement thrown in when we would have air raid practice in town. Sometimes on the night shift, we would have all the pressure cookers going, when along would come an air raid alert and we would have to douse all the lights and turn out all of the fires until the “All Clear” came. Then we would start all over again.

We were canning as much as 1500 cans a day. Everything was canned, from soup to nuts . . . literally! We canned tomatoes and tomato juice, grapefruit and grapefruit juice, green beans, shell beans, lima beans, sauerkraut, pickles, coconut, pears and pineapples. Some of the women went to the fields and got their own vegetables and many of the farmers brought their produce into the cannery for those who did not have transportation to the fields. The latter were canned on shares, the farmer got half and the canner got half. Meat was very scarce, but we could get marrow bones from the meat markets which made delicious stock for the various soups we canned. The ladies sealed many things in cans to send to their husbands and sons overseas, such as candy, nuts, cookies, ink, lighter fluid and flints. I even sent some fried clams to a friend in the Pacific War Zone.

The canning center got so popular that people continued using its facilities for a couple of years after the World War II was over.

by Mrs. Louis R. Hamilton (Cecil)
Resident of Broward County since 1925

Lillian Hamilton - Daughter of Stark and Lutie
Lillian Hamilton
B: 11 Jun 1913 in Broward County,Florida 
D: 9 Dec 1977 in Pompano Beach, Broward, Florida
Virgil Sutton
B: 10 AUG 1910 in Emanuel County, Georgia
D: 30 AUG 1983 • Pompano Beach, Broward, Florida

Virgil and Lillian lived with her mother and stepfather (Lutie and A. L. Edenfield at least until after 1940.  Virgil was the son of Addison and Sipper Edenfield Sutton.  He started out as a carpenter and eventually became a Highway Patrol Officer.  NOTE:  There is a lot more to the Edenfield-Sutton families as Lutie married Aron Lawton Edenfield and lived for a short while in Georgia.  Lillian perhaps knew Virgil while they were both in Georgia.  More research is needed.

Virgil and Lillian were the parents of 2 children
Alice Fay Sutton and Paul Jerry Sutton
Alice Fay Sutton was born on May 3, 1935, her father, Virgil, was 24 and her mother, Lillian, was 21. She married Carlos Floyd Robertson in 1952. They had two children during their marriage. She died on November 1, 1999, in Carroll County, Georgia, at the age of 64, and was buried in Temple, Georgia.
Carlos Floyd Robertson was born on March 7, 1934, in Centre, Alabama. He married Alice Fay Sutton in 1952. They had two children during their marriage. He died on March 27, 2016, in Carrollton, Georgia, at the age of 82, and was buried in Temple, Georgia.

Alice Faye Sutton Robertson

Birth: May 3, 1935

Death: Nov. 1, 1999

 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Colas Floyd Robertson (1934 - 2016)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
married Dec 21, 1952

 

Burial:
Center Point United Methodist Church Cemetery 
Temple
Carroll County
Georgia, USA
Plot: Row 10

 
Created by: Sgt Ed Elstan
Record added: Aug 23, 2011 
Find A Grave Memorial# 75351206

Carlos Floyd "Robbie" Robertson

Birth: Mar. 7, 1934
Centre
Cherokee County
Alabama, USA

Death: Mar. 27, 2016
Carrollton
Carroll County
Georgia, USA


Mr. Carlos Floyd "Robbie" Robertson, age 82 of Carrollton, Georgia passed away Sunday, March 27, 2016.


Mr. Robertson was born in Centre, Alabama on March 7, 1934, the son of the late Floyd Jackson Robertson and Iva Dee Kirk Robertson. He was a veteran of the US Air Force where he served for 42 years reaching the rank of Senior Master Sergeant. Robbie was a Ham Radio Operator and active in the Community Chorus, CASA, Open Hands Ministry, and a volunteer for Hospice. He was a member of the First Baptist Church where he sang in the sanctuary choir.

 

Survivors include his wife, Patricia "Pat" R. Robertson; daughter and son-in-law, Carla Faye and Jerry Dziurz of Temple; son and daughter-in-law, Charles Paul and Sue Robertson of Jacksonville, Florida. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Alice Faye Sutton Robertson; brother, Charles Jackson Robertson; stepson, Kenneth Shane Alfrey and grandson, Christopher Daryl Robertson.


Graveside services will be Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at 2 P. M. at the Center Point Cemetery with Dr. Steve Davis officiating. Members of the American Legion Post #143 with make the flag presentation. A memorial service will be held at a later date.


In lieu of flowers, those wishing to do so, may make a contribution to the First Baptist Church Music Ministry, 102 Dixie Street, Carrollton, Georgia 30117 or Tanner Hospice Care, P.O. Box 1136, Carrollton, Georgia 30112.


Almon Funeral Home of Carrollton has charge of arrangements. 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Alice Faye Sutton Robertson (1935 - 1999)

 

Burial:
Center Point United Methodist Church Cemetery 
Temple
Carroll County
Georgia, USA

 
Created by: Don Sharp
Record added: Mar 28, 2016 
Find A Grave Memorial# 160121518

Florida Marriage Indexes, 1822-1875 and 1927-2001

 

NameAlice Faye Sutton

SpouseCarlos Floyd Robertson

County of MarriageBroward

Marriage Date1952

Volume1404

Certificate24160

SourceFlorida Department of Health

Household Members

NameAge

Carlos Floyd Robertson

Alice Faye Sutton

Robbie and Alice Faye had two children
1.  Charles Paul Robertson       2.  Carla Faye Robertson
1.  Charles Paul Robertson       
Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014

 

NameCharles Paul Robertson

GenderMale

RaceWhite

Age20

Birth Date3 Mar 1960

Marriage Date7 Jul 1980

Marriage PlaceNorfolk, Virginia, USA

Registration PlaceNorfolk, Virginia, USA

FatherCarlos Floyd Robertson

MotherAlice Fay Sutton

SpouseDarlene Couch Jackson

Spouse GenderFemale

Spouse RaceWhite

Spouse Age21

Spouse Birth Date14 Jun 1959

Spouse FatherElbea Couch

Spouse MotherBertha Foutch

Household Members

NameAge

Charles Paul Robertson

Darlene Couch Jackson

Charles Paul Robertson was born on March 3, 1960, his father, Carlos, was 25 and his mother, Alice, was 24. He married Darlene Couch Jackson on July 7, 1980, in Norfolk, Virginia. They had one child during their marriage. He has one sister.
Darlene Couch Jackson was born on June 14, 1959, in Indiana, the child of Elbea and Bertha. She married Charles Paul Robertson on July 7, 1980, in Norfolk, Virginia. They had one child during their marriage.
THE SON OF CHARLES AND DARLENE
CHRISTOPHER DARRYL ROBERTSON
Christopher Darryl Robertson was born on September 10, 1981, in Portsmouth, Virginia, the child of Charles Paul and Darlene. He died on May 21, 2008, in Indianapolis, Indiana, at the age of 26, and was buried in Hardeeville, South Carolina.

Christopher Robertson

Birth: 1981

Death: 2009

 

Burial:
State Cemetery 
Hardeeville
Jasper County
South Carolina, USA

 
Created by: Candy Weickhardt Pethe
Record added: May 02, 2015 
Find A Grave Memorial# 145931127

2.  Carla Faye Robertson       
Florida Marriage Indexes, 1822-1875 and 1927-2001

NameGeorge Jose Dziura

SpouseCarla Faye Robertson

County of MarriageMiami-Dade

Marriage Date22 Dec 1973

GenderMale

RaceWhite

Volume3487

Certificate087595

SourceFlorida Department of Health

Household Members

NameAge

George Jose Dziura

Carla Faye Robertson

Aron Lawton Edenfield
BIRTH 3 JAN 1883 • Georgia
DEATH 1954 • Broward, Florida, United States
2nd Husband of Lutie Mizell

World War One Draft Registrations Broward County Florida 1917-1918
 
  
Vital Records & Research
In some cases the data is incomplete and many registrations have faded. In all cases more information can be found on the actual cards such as physical descriptions, occupations, reasons why one could not serve and relatives names. Due to variations in the draft registration forms, the birthplace was not always specified.  Where blanks, ? or ____ are indicated, the information was illegible. Note. Many of these registrations were signed by Paul C. Bryan. We assume no responsibility for errors.

Abbreviations: Af - African, C - Caucasian, N - Negro, Unk - Unk, W - White
? - hard to read (could be wrong), Cit - Citizen, Illeg - illeg, Nat - Naturalized Alien, NB - Native Born, NCA - Non declared Alien B - Brother, W - Wife

 

Surname    First    Residence    Age    DOB    Race    Birthplace    Occupation    Relative
Eaddy    Allen St. Julian    Hallandale    35    25 SEP 1882    W    NB    farmer self    W - Ada Doris Eaddy
Earle    Harry Ellsworth    Davie    45    01 SEP 1873    W    NB    carpenter _ _ _ _ & Monroe _?    Adolfa L. Earle
Edden    David    Deerfield    22    don't know    N    alien cit. Great Britain    farm laborer E. A. Thomas    Isabella Edden
Edenfield    Aron Lawton    Pompano    36    03 JAN 1883    W    NB    Farmer    Lutie Edenfield
Edgar    St. Clair    Ft. Lauderdale    24    01 OCT 1893    C    Key West FL    baker E. A.  Futchen?    grandmother unnamed
Edgremat ?    Joshua Fredrick    Deerfield    26    15 NOV 1890    N    __ Long Island  cit. G. Britain England    farmer    W - unnamed
Edgecomb    George    Long Island Bahamas    23    __ __ 1894    N    Long Island Bahamas cit. England    laborer Frank Eurci?    single none listed
Edgecomb    Henry William    Fort Laud.    44    22 JUN 1874    N    alien Cit. England    minister gospel Episcopalian    Agnes S.? Edgecomb
Edgecomb    Timothey    Davie    23    05 SEP 1893    N    Clarencetown Long Island Bahamas    laborer farm    W - unnamed
Edge    Erastus    Dania    28    02 JUN 1889    C    White Oak NC    farmer self    W & child unnamed
Edwards    Frank Elmer    Ft. Laud.    32    06 MAR 1888    Af    Cocoa FL    farmer H F Goodbread    child wife dead unnamed
Edwards    Edward Marion    Ft. Laud.    33    03 APR 1885    W    NB    fishing Brian? Fish Co.    Mamie Edwards
Edwards    Fred    Ireland    22    06 AUG 1894    N         laborer N.A. Pit? Co. Hallandale    Single none listed
Eggleston    Mahlon E    Torry Island FL    43    17 OCT 1874    W    NB    farmer self    Mary B. Eggleston
Ekman    Eric    Ft. Laud.    18    25 JAN 1900    W    Finland    apprentice J. H. Williams    Eliza Ekman
Elbord    Eddy    Davie    22    07 MAY 1895    N    NB Orlando? FL    laborer illeg    W - unnamed
Ellerbe    Samuel Jones    Ft. Laud.         29 DEC ????    C    Rockington NC?    laborer State of Florida    single none listed
Ellis    Herbert    Ft. Laud.    27    15 APR 1890    Af    Raleigh FL?    laborer illeg    married unnamed
Ellis    Lindsey Thom?    Dania    29    19 NOV 1888    C    Bulah AL    grocery store    single none listed
Ellison    John W.    Ft. Laud.    30    22 SEP 1887    C    Roaney AL    Ft. Laud.Gas & Light Co.     married unnamed
Ely    Joseph Algermon    Deerfield    23    10  MAY 1894    N    Jacksonville FL    teacher Fort Worth  I & M College    F & M unnamed
Emans    Alonzo    Ft. Laud.    43    20 DEC 1874    W    NB    barber self    Mrs. Pauline F. Emans Ft. Laud.
Eubank    Ernest Edward    Deerfield    28    01 NOV 1889    C    Nadelity? FL    rail road section foreman FL East Coast R.R.    W & ch unnamed
Evans    Neh    Ft. Laud.    19    05 JUL 1899    N    alien cit. G. Britain    ___maker? N. Evans    G. N. Evans
Evans    Fred    Ft. Laud.    29    28 FEB 1888    Af    Georgetown ___ Bahamas    farmer John Evans    married unnamed
Evans    Wilfred Ivan    Ft. Laud.    23    15 OCT 1893    C    Fay St. Louis, Miss.    _ __ county attorney Broward Co. and City of Ft. Laud.    F & M unnamed
Ewing    W. E.    Ft. Laud.    27    19 JAN 1990    C    Frankford? Springs PA    lumberman __ Lumber Co.    single none listed

 

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1920 United States Federal Census


Name    Leroy Edenfield
Age    12
Birth Year    1908
Birthplace    Georgia
Home in 1920    Rocky Ford, Screven, Georgia
Race    White
Gender    Male
Relation to Head of House    Son
Marital Status    Single
Father's Name    A S Edenfield
Father's Birthplace    Georgia
Mother's Name    Lutie Edenfield
Mother's Birthplace    Florida
Able to Speak English    Yes
Attended School    No
Household Members    
Name    Age
A S Edenfield    37
Lutie Edenfield    34
Leroy Edenfield    12
Louis Hamilton    11
Lillian Hamilton    5

1940 United States Federal Census

Name    Virgil Suttan
Age    29
Estimated Birth Year    1911
Gender    Male
Race    White
Birthplace    Georgia
Marital Status    Married
Relation to Head of House    Son-in-law
Home in 1940    Broward, Florida
Street    Pompano Beach
Inferred Residence in 1935    Sp, Broward, Florida
Residence in 1935    Same Place
Resident on farm in 1935    No
Sheet Number    1B
Institution    Dr Carleaus Hospital Schore 41-49
Occupation    Carpenter
Attended School or College    No
Highest Grade Completed    High School, 1st year
Hours Worked Week Prior to Census    48
Class of Worker    Wage or salary worker in private work
Weeks Worked in 1939    46
Income    690
Income Other Sources    No
Household Members    
Name    Age
A Lanitan Edenfield    57
Lutie Edenfield    58
Lillian Suttan    26
Virgil Suttan    29
Fay Suttan    4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Town of Pompano Incorporation 1908

 
           
     Below is a transcription of the documents filed in Dade County, Florida on July 3, 1908 to incorporate the Town of Pompano (today known as Pompano Beach).  Information on most of the families of the 33 founders can found on this page.     
           
     Transcribed by Debbie Duay.     
           
     
MINUTES OF MEETING HELD TO INCORPORATE THE
TOWN OF POMPANO, DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA:
 
At a meeting of the registered voters and qualified electors residing within the territory hereinafter described by metes and bounds, on Saturday, June 6, A. D. 1908, at four o’clock P. M., at the Florida East Coast Railway Freight Depot at Pompano, Dade County, Florida, the following named thirty-three registered voters and qualified electors all of whom reside in the territory aforesaid, were present in person:
 
     
E. Rogers                                 L. D. Spier                                J. K. Peacock
J. K. Howell                             J. E. Simmons                           A. W. Turner
J. D. Blount                              G. B. Snell                                Reden Turner
G. L. Blount                             T. H. Chapman                         J. A. Saxon
G. W. Rouse                            Carlton Marshall                       J. D. French
S. H. Slaughter                         N. D. Cole                               O. W. Saxon
E. R. Lampp                             J. L. Warren                             L. G. Harper
J. R. Mizell                               M. M. Smoak                          W. G. Williams
W. S. Ashley                            J. T. Hamilton                           R. A. McNab
G. F. Simmons                         Dexter Smith                             J. A. McCullough
C. L. Lyons                              S. H. Hamilton                         W. Curry
 
 
It appearing from the above list of registered voters and qualified electors that over two-thirds of the registered voters and qualified electors whom it was proposed to incorporate and over twenty-five in number were present in person, it was moved, seconded and carried that J. R. Mizell act as Chairman of this meeting.  J. R. Mizell then accepted the chair.
 
It was then moved and seconded that George L. Blount act as secretary of this meeting.  Carried.
 
The Secretary then read the call for the meeting as follows:
 
Incorporation Notice
 
To the registered voters residing within the following described limits, to-wit-
Beginning at the S. E. Corner of S. W. 1/4 of Sec. 36, Township 48, S. Range 42 East;  Thence due North one mile and one quarter to N. E. corner of S. E. 1/4 of S. W.1/4 Sec. 25, Township 48, S. Range 42 East; Thence due West one and one half miles to N. W. corner of S. W. 1/4 of Sec. 26, Township 48, S. Range 42 E;  Thence due South one and one half miles to S. W. Corner of the N. W. 1/4 of N. W. 1/4 Sec. 2, Township 49, S. Range 42 East;  Thence due East one and one half miles along said quarter section to the S. W. corner of the N. E. 1/4 of N. E.1/4 of Sec. 1, Township 48 S. Range 42 East;  Thence due north one quarter mile to the point of the beginning.  The said tract being one and one half miles square.
 
You are hereby notified that a men’s meeting held in the Town of Pompano, Dade County, Fla. at the Railroad Depot, it was resolved to incorporate said described territory, as a town under the laws of Florida.  Said town to be called Pompano.  You are therefore hereby notified to assemble at the Railroad Depot in said vicinage of Pompano on the 6th day of June, A. D., 1908, to select and fill offices as follows, to-wit-  One Mayor, one Clerk, one Marshal and five Aldermen.  And to organize a Municipal Government.
 
Dated this the 6th day of May, A. D. 1908.
 
                                                            J. R. Mizell, Chairman
 
The following affidavit attached to the notice for this meeting was then read by the Secretary.
 
State of Florida
Dade County
           
Before me personally appeared J. R. Mizell to me well known, who being first duly sworn, deposes and says that he did on the 6th day of May, A. D. 1908, post true and exact copies of the notice to which this affidavit is attached, in three places of public resort in the immediate vicinage of the Florida East Coast Railway Depot at Pompano, Dade County, Florida, to-wit, at the Post Office at Pompano, Florida, at Andrew Saxon’s store Pompano, Florida, and at the said Florida East Coast Railway Freight Depot at Pompano, Florida.
 
                                                            J. R. Mizell
 
Sworn to and subscribed before me at Pompano, Florida, this 6th day of June, A. D. 1908.
 
                                                            C. C. Chillingworth
(Notary’s seal)                         Notary Public in and for the State of Florida at large.
My Commission expires January 12, A. D. 1909
 
The following resolution was then introduced by J. K. Peacock and seconded by Dexter Smith.
 
Be it resolved that that portion of Dade County, Florida, hereinafter described by and the same is, under and by virtue of the authority of the General Statutes of the State of Florida, incorporated as a town under the same and style of “Town of Pompano” to-wit:
Beginning at the Southeast corner of Southwest quarter of Section 36, Township 48, South of Range 42 East; thence due North one mile and one quarter to Northeast corner of Southeast quarter of Southwest quarter of Section twenty-five, (25) Township Forty-eight (48) South of Ranger Forty-two (42) East; thence due West one and one half miles to the Northwest corner of Southwest quarter of Section Twenty-six (26) Township Forty-eight (48) South of Range Forty-two (42) East; thence due South one and one half miles to Southwest corner of Northwest quarter of Northwest quarter of Section Two (2) Township Forty-nine (49) South of Range Forty-two (42) East; thence due East one and one half miles along said quarter section to the Southwest corner of the Northeast quarter of the Northeast quarter of Section One (1) Township Forty-eight (48) South of Range Forty-two (42) East; thence due North one quarter mile to the point of the beginning.  The said tract being one and one half miles square.
 
Upon vote being taken, there were 31 votes in favor of said resolution and no votes against it.
 
The Chairman thereupon declared the territory embraced within the metes and bounds described in the aforesaid resolution, duly incorporated under the General Statutes of the State of Florida, as a Town, under the name and style of “Town of Pompano.”
 
The following resolution was introduced by J. K. Peacock and seconded by M. M. Smoak.
 
Be it resolved that the official corporate seal of the Town of Pompano shall consist of two concentric circles, between which shall be the words “Town of Pompano, Dade County, Florida,” and within the inner circle shall appear the following, “Incorporated June 6th, A. D. 1908.”
 
Vote was taken upon said resolution, and the result was 31 votes for said resolution and no votes against it.  The Chairman thereupon declared said resolution duly carried.
 
The Chairman then appointed the following tellees:  Carlton Marshall, G. W. Rouse, and S. H. Slaughter.
 
The registered voters and qualified electors present then proceeded to vote for the office of Mayor of the Town of Pompano.  An election was held as follows:
 
J. R. Mizell received 24 votes.
 
The Chairman then declared J. R. Mizell duly elected as Mayor of the Town of Pompano.
 
An election was then held for the office of Town Clerk, with the following result:
 
G. L. Blount, 12 votes; J. K. Howell, 2 votes; E. Rogers, 4 votes; S. H. Slaughter, 1 vote; J. A. Saxon, 3 votes; J. K. Peacock, 1 vote; Reden Turner, 2 votes; G. W. Rouse, 1 vote; M. M. Smoak, 2 votes.  Total 28.
 
The Chairman then declared G. L. Blount duly elected as Town Clerk of the Town of Pompano.
 
An election was then held for the office of Town Marshal, which resulted as follows:  G. B. Snell, 21 votes; W. M. Ashley, 1 vote; A. W. Turner, 1 vote; and E. R. Lampp, 1 vote.  Total 24.
 
The Chairman then declared G. B. Snell elected as Town Marshall of the Town of Pompano, Florida.
 
The following resolution was then moved and seconded.
 
Be it resolved that the Board of Aldermen of the Town of Pompano consist of seven members.  11 votes for and 16 votes against.
 
The Chairman then declared this resolution lost.
 
The following resolution was then moved and seconded.
 
Be it resolved that the Board of Aldermen of the Town of Pompano shall consist of five members.
 
Upon vote being taken, there were twenty-one votes for this Resolution and none against it.
 
The Chairman declared the resolution carried.
 
An election was then held to fill the offices of Aldermen of the Town of Pompano, with the following result:
 
J. K. Peacock, 22 votes; E. Rogers, 21 votes; J. K. Howell, 19 votes; D. Smith, 19 votes; A. W. Turner, 16 votes; T. H. Chapman, 8 votes; W. B. Cassell, 4 votes; M. M. Smoak, 4 votes; and L. D. Spier, 1 vote.
 
The Chairman then declared the following named persons elected as Aldermen of the Town of Pompano:
 
J. K. Peacock, E. Rogers, J. K. Howell, D. Smith, and A. W. Turner.
 
The following resolution was then moved, seconded and unanimously carried.
 
Be it resolved that the thanks of the Town of Pompano be extended to Mr. C. C. Chillingworth for legal services rendered gratis in the incorporation of this Town.
 
No further business coming before the meeting, it was on motion adjourned.
 
                                                                        G. L. Blount
                                                                                    Secretary
 
State of Florida
County of Dade
 
We, the Mayor and Aldermen of the Town of Pompano, Dade County, Florida, do hereby certify that the foregoing is a fair and complete transcript of the proceedings of the meeting held at the Florida East Coast Railway Freight Depot on Saturday June 6, A. D. 1908, to incorporate the said Town of Pompano; and we further certify that the foregoing is also an exact copy of the Minutes of the said meeting filed in the office of the Clerk of said Town of Pompano.
In witness whereof, we have hereunto met our hands and have created the corporate seal of the Town of Pompano to be hereunto affixed at Pompano, Dade County, Florida, this 6th day of June A. D. 1908.
 
                                                            J. R. Mizell
                                                                        Mayor of the Town of Pompano
                                                            J. K. Peacock
                                                            E. Rogers
                                                            Dexter Smith
                                                            A. W. Turner
                                                            E. Rogers
                                                                        Aldermen of the Town of Pompano
 
Attest:
 
            G. L. Blount
                        Clerk of the Town of Pompano
 
Filed July 3 and recorded July 16, 1908,
in Corporation Book B, page 103.
Z. T. Merritt, Clerk
            By T. H. Gray (signature) D. C.
Town of Pompano Incorporation 1908                 

 

Below is a transcription of the documents filed in Dade County, Florida on July 3, 1908 to incorporate the Town of Pompano (today known as Pompano Beach).  Information on most of the families of the 33 founders can found on this page.                     Transcribed by Debbie Duay.                     

 

MINUTES OF MEETING HELD TO INCORPORATE THETOWN OF POMPANO, DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA: At a meeting of the registered voters and qualified electors residing within the territory hereinafter described by metes and bounds, on Saturday, June 6, A. D. 1908, at four o’clock P. M., at the Florida East Coast Railway Freight Depot at Pompano, Dade County, Florida, the following named thirty-three registered voters and qualified electors all of whom reside in the territory aforesaid, were present in person:      E. Rogers,  L. D. Spier, J. K. Peacock, J. K. Howell, J. E. Simmons,     A. W. Turner, J. D. Blount, G. B. Snell, Reden Turner, G. L. Blount, T. H. Chapman,  J. A. Saxon, G. W. Rouse                     Carlton Marshall, J. D. French, S. H. Slaughter, N. D. Cole, O. W. Saxon, E. R. Lampp,  J. L. Warren,  L. G. Harper, J. R. Mizell, M. M. Smoak, W. G. Williams, W. S. Ashley,  J. T. Hamilton,  R. A. McNab, G. F. Simmons, Dexter Smith,                  J. A. McCullough, C. L. Lyons, S. H. Hamilton, W. Curry.

 

 It appearing from the above list of registered voters and qualified electors that over two-thirds of the registered voters and qualified electors whom it was proposed to incorporate and over twenty-five in number were present in person, it was moved, seconded and carried that J. R. Mizell act as Chairman of this meeting.  J. R. Mizell then accepted the chair. It was then moved and seconded that George L. Blount act as secretary of this meeting.  Carried. 

 

The Secretary then read the call for the meeting as follows: Incorporation Notice To the registered voters residing within the following described limits, to-wit-Beginning at the S. E. Corner of S. W. 1/4 of Sec. 36, Township 48, S. Range 42 East;  Thence due North one mile and one quarter to N. E. corner of S. E. 1/4 of S. W.1/4 Sec. 25, Township 48, S. Range 42 East; Thence due West one and one half miles to N. W. corner of S. W. 1/4 of Sec. 26, Township 48, S. Range 42 E;  Thence due South one and one half miles to S. W. Corner of the N. W. 1/4 of N. W. 1/4 Sec. 2, Township 49, S. Range 42 East;  Thence due East one and one half miles along said quarter section to the S. W. corner of the N. E. 1/4 of N. E.1/4 of Sec. 1, Township 48 S. Range 42 East;  Thence due north one quarter mile to the point of the beginning.  

 

The said tract being one and one half miles square. You are hereby notified that a men’s meeting held in the Town of Pompano, Dade County, Fla. at the Railroad Depot, it was resolved to incorporate said described territory, as a town under the laws of Florida.  Said town to be called Pompano.  You are therefore hereby notified to assemble at the Railroad Depot in said vicinage of Pompano on the 6th day of June, A. D., 1908, to select and fill offices as follows, to-wit-  One Mayor, one Clerk, one Marshal and five Aldermen.  And to organize a Municipal Government. Dated this the 6th day of May, A. D. 1908.                                                                                

            J. R. Mizell, Chairman The following affidavit attached to the notice for this meeting was then read by the Secretary. State of FloridaDade County           

Before me personally appeared J. R. Mizell to me well known, who being first duly sworn, deposes and says that he did on the 6th day of May, A. D. 1908, post true and exact copies of the notice to which this affidavit is attached, in three places of public resort in the immediate vicinage of the Florida East Coast Railway Depot at Pompano, Dade County, Florida, to-wit, at the Post Office at Pompano, Florida, at Andrew Saxon’s store Pompano, Florida, and at the said Florida East Coast Railway Freight Depot at Pompano, Florida.                                                                                                                                              J. R. Mizell Sworn to and subscribed before me at Pompano, Florida, this 6th day of June, A. D. 1908.                                                             C. C. Chillingworth(Notary’s seal)                         Notary Public in and for the State of Florida at large.My Commission expires January 12, A. D. 1909 

 

The following resolution was then introduced by J. K. Peacock and seconded by Dexter Smith. Be it resolved that that portion of Dade County, Florida, hereinafter described by and the same is, under and by virtue of the authority of the General Statutes of the State of Florida, incorporated as a town under the same and style of “Town of Pompano” to-wit:Beginning at the Southeast corner of Southwest quarter of Section 36, Township 48, South of Range 42 East; thence due North one mile and one quarter to Northeast corner of Southeast quarter of Southwest quarter of Section twenty-five, (25) Township Forty-eight (48) South of Ranger Forty-two (42) East; thence due West one and one half miles to the Northwest corner of Southwest quarter of Section Twenty-six (26) Township Forty-eight (48) South of Range Forty-two (42) East; thence due South one and one half miles to Southwest corner of Northwest quarter of Northwest quarter of Section Two (2) Township Forty-nine (49) South of Range Forty-two (42) East; thence due East one and one half miles along said quarter section to the Southwest corner of the Northeast quarter of the Northeast quarter of Section One (1) Township Forty-eight (48) South of Range Forty-two (42) East; thence due North one quarter mile to the point of the beginning.  The said tract being one and one half miles square. Upon vote being taken, there were 31 votes in favor of said resolution and no votes against it. The Chairman thereupon declared the territory embraced within the metes and bounds described in the aforesaid resolution, duly incorporated under the General Statutes of the State of Florida, as a Town, under the name and style of “Town of Pompano.” The following resolution was introduced by J. K. Peacock and seconded by M. M. Smoak. Be it resolved that the official corporate seal of the Town of Pompano shall consist of two concentric circles, between which shall be the words “Town of Pompano, Dade County, Florida,” and within the inner circle shall appear the following, “Incorporated June 6th, A. D. 1908.” Vote was taken upon said resolution, and the result was 31 votes for said resolution and no votes against it.  The Chairman thereupon declared said resolution duly carried. The Chairman then appointed the following tellees:  Carlton Marshall, G. W. Rouse, and S. H. Slaughter. The registered voters and qualified electors present then proceeded to vote for the office of Mayor of the Town of Pompano.  An election was held as follows: J. R. Mizell received 24 votes. The Chairman then declared J. R. Mizell duly elected as Mayor of the Town of Pompano. An election was then held for the office of Town Clerk, with the following result: G. L. Blount, 12 votes; J. K. Howell, 2 votes; E. Rogers, 4 votes; S. H. Slaughter, 1 vote; J. A. Saxon, 3 votes; J. K. Peacock, 1 vote; Reden Turner, 2 votes; G. W. Rouse, 1 vote; M. M. Smoak, 2 votes.  Total 28. The Chairman then declared G. L. Blount duly elected as Town Clerk of the Town of Pompano. An election was then held for the office of Town Marshal, which resulted as follows:  G. B. Snell, 21 votes; W. M. Ashley, 1 vote; A. W. Turner, 1 vote; and E. R. Lampp, 1 vote.  Total 24. The Chairman then declared G. B. Snell elected as Town Marshall of the Town of Pompano, Florida. The following resolution was then moved and seconded. Be it resolved that the Board of Aldermen of the Town of Pompano consist of seven members.  11 votes for and 16 votes against. The Chairman then declared this resolution lost. The following resolution was then moved and seconded. Be it resolved that the Board of Aldermen of the Town of Pompano shall consist of five members. Upon vote being taken, there were twenty-one votes for this Resolution and none against it. The Chairman declared the resolution carried. An election was then held to fill the offices of Aldermen of the Town of Pompano, with the following result: J. K. Peacock, 22 votes; E. Rogers, 21 votes; J. K. Howell, 19 votes; D. Smith, 19 votes; A. W. Turner, 16 votes; T. H. Chapman, 8 votes; W. B. Cassell, 4 votes; M. M. Smoak, 4 votes; and L. D. Spier, 1 vote. The Chairman then declared the following named persons elected as Aldermen of the Town of Pompano: J. K. Peacock, E. Rogers, J. K. Howell, D. Smith, and A. W. Turner. The following resolution was then moved, seconded and unanimously carried. Be it resolved that the thanks of the Town of Pompano be extended to Mr. C. C. Chillingworth for legal services rendered gratis in the incorporation of this Town. No further business coming before the meeting, it was on motion adjourned.                                                                         G. L. Blount                                                                                    Secretary State of FloridaCounty of Dade We, the Mayor and Aldermen of the Town of Pompano, Dade County, Florida, do hereby certify that the foregoing is a fair and complete transcript of the proceedings of the meeting held at the Florida East Coast Railway Freight Depot on Saturday June 6, A. D. 1908, to incorporate the said Town of Pompano; and we further certify that the foregoing is also an exact copy of the Minutes of the said meeting filed in the office of the Clerk of said Town of Pompano.In witness whereof, we have hereunto met our hands and have created the corporate seal of the Town of Pompano to be hereunto affixed at Pompano, Dade County, Florida, this 6th day of June A. D. 1908.                                                             J. R. Mizell                                                                        Mayor of the Town of Pompano                                                            J. K. Peacock                                                            E. Rogers                                                            Dexter Smith                                                            A. W. Turner                                                            E. Rogers                                                                        Aldermen of the Town of Pompano Attest:             G. L. Blount                        Clerk of the Town of Pompano Filed July 3 and recorded July 16, 1908,in Corporation Book B, page 103.Z. T. Merritt, Clerk            By T. H. Gray (signature) D. C. 

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