Santa Rosa County Queries prior to 08/26/97

Looking for Information regarding RUTHERFORD Mary M Henry Albert Rutherford age 15, info appears 1900 census Indian springs, SR Co. Widowed mother: Mary Rutherford. (was Mary Martha Wright) Again appears 1910: with Henry A Rutherford as head of house (Indian Springs) If info available: please contact Melanie Anne (


Most of these people were living in Santa Rosa County by 1860 or 1870. Any help would be appreciated. Donna Bishop Wright

Carole K Griffin ARD 06/30/97

I am seeking information on John ARD, my gggrandfather, who was on the 1860 Santa Rosa Census. He was the father of my ggrandmother, Abigail Susan (Susie) Ard COOK. Who were his parents and siblings? Was he killed in the Civil War? Was his wife Harriett Davis? If so, what happened to her and who were her parents? I would appreciate any help on this. Thanks, Carole K Griffin

Ron Jones BAKER 06/10/97

Looking for information on the family of Henry, son of Starkes and Millie Morrison BAKER. They were found in the 1850 - 1870 census of Walton Co FL and had eleven sons and one daughter. Millie, apparently a widow, is found in the 1880 census of Santa Rosa Co.FL Children: Zachariah, Samantha (DAVIS), John L., James E., Stark, George A., William H., Marion, McIver, Decator, Sherman, & Moses. Samantha, Stark, Marion, McIver, Decator, & William H. all went to Escambia Co., FL but I have not been able to track the rest of the family. Have lots to share! Ron Jones

Donna Bishop Wright and John H. Bishop BISHOP,FAULK,JOHNS & CRAIN/CRANE 07/28/97

Seeking info on Lucy BISHOP, dau of J.W. BISHOP, AKA West or Wesley BISHOP and Ellen(Elizabeth)CRAIN. Lucy was b) July 10, 1875in Holt,S.R. co. Lucy's sister was Olive A BISHOP m) to John Johns. She also had a sister Mary E. BISHOP and Susanna BISHOP. Her brothers were Matthew A BISHOP and possibly William BISHOP. Lucy m) Phillip Henry FAULK, son of Phillip FAULK and Frances Ann Crain. Ellen Elizabeth CRAIN was the dau of William CRAIN b) in NC and Francis GRIMES of NC. Does any one have info on the CRAIN family and how they fit with the FAULKS and BISHOPS? Would also like to know who J.W. BISHOP(John West or Wesley BISHOP) was related to. Thanks for any help. Donna Bishop Wright and John H Bishop

Shirley Calhoun COLVIN CALHOUN 4/14/97

Looking for more information on my grandfather Ivy Ellis CALHOUN, born in Ga but lived in Santa Rosa County. Buried in Ard's Field, was in WW I. Interested in his spouses- I know of four marriages. Modice SEWELL, m) 5/31/1941; Carrie LEDKINS m) 10/30/1926; My grandmother, Julia Ann BOUTWELL 8/04/1942. Also, would like more information on g-g-grandfather's family name BOUTWEll and g-g-grandmothers family name NELSON. Any help at all is most welcomed!

Jack D. STEVENS COBB 4/18/97

I need help finding the parents of two COBB brothers both born in Santa Rosa County. Franklin Pierce COBB was born there on 06 Apr 1857. He went to Gonzales County, Texas and married Nannie Avant in 1887. His brother Farrah COBB was born in Santa Rosa County in March, 1861. He also went to Texas. He married a sister of Nannie AVANT. I have no record that their parents did or did not also go to Texas. There are many Cobbs in the 1860 census of Santa Rosa but the microfilm at the National Archives has many faded pages for 1860 Santa Rosa. Any help will be appreciated. Jack Stevens, Fairfax, Va

Mildred Jackson COLLINSWORTH 4/09/97

I am looking for information on John COLLINSWORTH who md. Amanda COOK. They may have lived in Santa Rosa Co. FL. They had a son named Wiley COLLINSWORTH b) 1895 who md. Mary PETERS b) 1896. I have just started my research on these lines.


I am searching for the burial site of William and Rachel COLLINSWORTH. They appear on the 1870 census in Walton County. Some of their children moved to Santa Rosea County.  If anyone knows of this site of rest, or any info at all on the COLLINSWORTH surname, please contact me and I will be willing to share what I ahve on the family name. Thank you

    Kathryn Broussard COOK

    John W Cook is on the 1860 Census of Santa Rosa County, listed as a merchant. He is my GGGrandfather. Thank You for any help.

    Ruth Harbison CURRIE 5/23/97

    Searcing for information on Duncan Bonaparte CURRIE b) 17 Nov 1819 in Scotland. d) abt. Nov 1847 in Yellow Fever epidemic. He married in April 1845 in AL to Elizabeth Ann Catherine LOPER of Bullock, Coffee Co. AL. His only child William Taylor CURRIE was born in Jul 1847. Today we found a D.B. Curry listed on the 1842 Voter's Registration List of Santa Rosa Co. Maybe this is our Duncan Bonaparte CURRIE. Perhaps Santa Rosa Co was where he bought his farm and where his son was born. Would some- one please do a look up there for any info that can be found on Duncan Bonaparte CURRIE. Elizabeth Ann Catherine (LOPER) Currie and William Taylor CURRIE? Thank you

    Larry Ellis ELLIS 6/01/97

    My father Lloyd ELLIS b); GrGrFather(William).GGG grfather(Green Ellis)in 1850 census in Milton alone. In 1860 w/Amanda(?) Originally family fr. Ala. Possibly Coosa Co.Ala. There are other families connected to this familyin S.R. co which may be helpful.(JERNIGAN,HASTINGS and PRUETTE) Any help will be greatly appreciated.

    Karon Mathews FLEMING 4/29/97

    Looking for Laird Beatty FLEMING and sons William Vergil FLEMING, Amos Milton FLEMING and their sister Elizabeth Elvinia FLEMING ROWE(ROE?) and descendants. Left Covington County AL after 1836 and showed up in Smith, Panola, Rusk and Nacogdoches Counties in Texas by 1860 census. Family records state Amos Milton moved from Milton, FL to Texas and sister Elizabeth followed after being widowed. Some of Laird's children by second and third wives were born in Santa Rosa County according to family letters. Thanks, Karon Mathews

    Richard B. Mulanax FRANKLIN 07/21/97

    William Wyatt FRANKLIN SR arrived c. 1820's joined Aaron Jernigan's Militia Company in Milton during 2nd Seminole war. Lived near Blackwater River. Married (1) Delilah Holley (2) Sarah Dubsose Thanks for any help.

    Bill Lynch GONZALEZ

    My GGGrandmother Emily Marie GONZALEZ was born in Pensacola,Santa Rosa, FL on 3-25-1856. I would like any information on her parents or any other info.Thank you

    JimBass HARRELL

    Looking for information on L.M. HARRELL who appeared on the 1860 Census for Santa Rosa Co.FL. He was listed as age 29 years.  His wife, Nancy (25) and children James M (4) Isaac N (2) Mary E (3mos) and Stephen B (20). What happened to this family? Who were their ancestors? Where were they from?

    Barbara Prestridge HARRIS,WARD 07/24/97

    Looking for information on Ezekiel HARRIS, b) abt. 1828 in ga. He was in Pike Co. Al in 1850 census and purchased land there in 1855. His dau. Matilda HARRIS m Zachariah WARD in Santa Rosa CO in 1870. Any help will be appreciated. Barbara Till Prestridge

    Donna Buchanan HAWKINS-MILLER-LEECH-LEWIS 06/21/97

    The following are my Santa Rosa Co. Ancestors. If you are researching any of the same families please feel free to connect. I'll be glad to share what we have.

    HAWKINS:Isaac b)1796, Matthew b) 1842 and William Patrick b) 1871 m) Margaret M. LEECH

    MILLER: Alexander b) bef 1840 m) Mary J(Effie)remarried to a Proctor b)1855 m) John W. LEECH

    LEWIS: Jesse b) 1804 m)Nancy Cobb Daughter Nancy b)1842 m) Matthew HAWKINS

    Donna Howell NICHOLS, webaddress invalid. Please contact if you check back. HOWELL 5/26/97

    Shadrack D HOWELL was a Mayor of Milton, FL. I would appreciate any information about him, his family or any HOWELL. My family and I have done extensive research and would be glad to hear from you about this. Thanks

    Jerry Kilough Jernigan Jr. JERNIGAN 08/04/97

    I am the grandson of James Silas JERNIGAN. I am researching him and my Gr-grandfathers family.He and Anna COLEMAN Jernigan,who had 14 children. Julianna m)Alonzo WILSON;James Silas;Annie m) Charles L SOWELL; Mary Jane m) Charles LEE;Silas Jr. m) Margaret WHITMIRE;Josiah m) Hortense MULLINS; Minerva m) Mark P. COLLEY;Mary Sarah m) Charlie SCHMIDT; Nancy Lenore m) Elijah RICHARDSON; Martha m) Charles HALL IV; William Yancey m)Virginia Marcia HALL; Susan Louisa m) Dr. Joe T TRAMMELL; Clara m) Origen C HALL; Margaret m) Daniel Webster COWART. James Silas JERNIGAN b)18June1840 & enlisted War bet.States at Milton 1861. I have been given a copy of a bible record that states that James Silas died during the ward, date given as Dec 2(?) 1965(1865?). In my possession are the military papers of James Silas Jernigan that state that he was paroled on May 25 1965(1865?) at Montgomery, A. I have recently obtained a marriage license for James S Jernigan to Maggie Lee dated 15Jan1866. How could he have died in Dec 1865 and married in Monroeville AL on Jan 1866? Also in my possession are the Homestead Land Grant Application papers from Marshall Co. Al that contain an affidavit that states James S. is widowed dated 1870. James Silas, like his two brothers Silas Jr and Josiah, as well as their father Silas, were Masons. I am in hopes that someone may read this and possibly have heard or know something about this family and what happened to separate them. Any assistance given will be gratefully appreciated. Jerry Killough Jernigan Jr.

    Lisa Adams JERNIGAN 04/26/97

    I am a lineal descendant of Benjamin Jernigan Jr. I am trying to find proof that he was in Santa Rosa in the 1820's. My father Charles Jernigan left Holley about 1954 but his parents remained there until their deaths. I still have a lot of relatives that live in the area. I live in Palm Beach and the only book I have is Marriages in S. R. Co. 1869-1906. Santa Rosa surnames: JERNIGAN, DIXON,BARROW,WHITE,HURST, WILLIAMS,LOWERY,DONALDSON. Thanks for any help Lisa Adams

    R.Wilson KENNEDY 8/02/97

    I'm Looking for information on John Calhoun KENNEDY born 26 Feb 1829 in Henry Co. AL Married to Susanna Kirkland and then Nelly Ann Sophronia Barnes. Moved to Santa Rosa Co approx 1880. Any help would be very much appreciated. Thanks

    Gene Metz KENNEDY(Cannady) 4/23/97

    Am looking for information on Benjamin Kennedy(Cannady) and Josephine Gaston who were living in Milton on 10 April 1876 when their daughter Florance Kennedy was born.

    Wendy Walker LAIRED, COLLINSWORTH and STANLEY 6/20/97

    Looking for any info on Mary LAIRED. She was a resident of Milton in Santa Rosa Co. FL She was abt 53 years old in 1898. Also searching for COLLINGSWORTH and STANLEY's. Thanks

    Benny Moore MOORE 06/09/97

    I am researching the family of Willie Green MOORE b) 7-11-1848 d) 1-16-1924 buried in Jay Cemetary, Santa Rosa Co. FL Married Trinza C ?? b) 11-23-1843. d) 9-24-1910. also buried in Jay Cemetary. Children are: Alypondide b) abt. 1864; Wesley b) 11-1868 married Emma Talbot;Robert E. b) 12-21-1869 d) 11-11-1945 married Georgia ?? buried Jay Cemetery, Santa Rosa Co Ashley b) 10-1872, d) 1943 married Hinchie?? Laura E. b) abt.1875; William E. b) 2-22-1877 d) 5-8-1938 buried Santa Rosa CO; Damp MOORE b) abt. 1879; Herbert b) 5-1881; Grover C b) 12-21-1884 married Ella Mae ??; Anna M. married ?? Smith. I would like to exchange information with anyone researching this family Janet Moore

    Tonia Porter NOBLES 5/23/97

    Looking for information on NOBLES family that was around Milton in the 1850-1860 census. John Calvin NOBLES was living with his brother W.D. NOBLES in 1850 and by 1860 he was married Eliza HUGHS and his first son Amon Francis NOBLES was born. The John Calvin NOBLES family moved into Walton co. before 1870. I will gladly share information. Thanks

    Audrey Pinckard PENTON,McCURDY 07/22/97

    I have searched for many years for information on William David PENTON (Major) and Mary Evaline McCURDY's marriage. They are on the census for 1870 as living in Santa Rosa County. We would love to have proof of who her father was and also possible marriage records. Thanks for any help. Anne Penton PINCKARD

    Mrs Sandy Rhuf RHODES 08/02/97

    Seeking James Frederick Rhodes and Rebecca Elizabeth Burk Rhodes Harris. James F was born 1 Mar 1843 around Milton, FL died 9 July 1877 in Molina Ala. Perhaps on 17July 1877 he wed Rebecca. Rebecca was born 20 Oct 1858 in Jay Fla, died 1946 in Miami and brought by train for burial near Century. My living aunt remembers taking the body via train to Century. Sandy Huff 3530 Fairview St Safety Harbor, FL 34695

    Cheri Wyatt RHODES 07/07/97

    Searching for information on James Fredrick RHODES, married Rebecca E. BURK from Ala. Lived in Santa Rosa Co. during the 1880 and 1885 census. We're married in Santa Rosa Co. July 17, 1877. He went by Fred RHODES and was a veteran of the war for the CSA. Was said to have lost a log(unknown if in war) but family tradition says he was accomplished musician. Said to have been murdered while in either Kansas or Missouri before 1910 census. He and wife were separated in 1900 census living in McDavid in Escambia co. Wife Rebecca said to have been part Cherokee-Choctaw. If anyone has info on this family, please send email, address above. Thanks

    Sandra Rackard SMITH 1/97

    I have been searching for the marriage record of Morris SMITH and his wife, Martha Elizabeth in the early 1850's. They lived in Santa Rosa Co. in the 1850 and 1860 census'. She died in 1869 at the birth of child number 6. Could you help me contact anyone with the knowledge necessary to locate records in Florida when the courthouse has burned or otherwise ruined local records? Thank you, SNAIL MAIL: Sandra Rackard, 1513 Chesterfield Dr.Mobile AL 36618 (334)344-6835

    James Palmer TURNER 4/30/97

    I am a descendant of the Florida Pioneer, Zaphnath Paaneah Turner and check each day in the queries. Any cousins anywhere?! Will correspond. James Palmer of Eufaula, AL

    Celia Jones WARD

    David Ward m 1) Susan JONES 2) Emily Carter JONES, sisters who were daughters of Allen JONES and Mary Jane Moody Jones. David was a Justice of the Peace. His son Leander Burke Ward is my grandfather. Leander married Margaret H. MITCHELL. David was an AL Volunteer in the Civil War. He lived for a short while in Dale Co. AL after the War and returned to Santa Rosa. His children are buried in the Milton Cemetary. There are no marked stones for him and his wives. Have more infor on the JONES family nothing further back than the 1850 Santa Rosa County Census on David WARD. Who were his parents? Thanks

    Louis R. Ward,Jr. WARD 5/07/97

    My name is Louis R. WARD Jr. and I am researching my families in Santa Rosa Co. Fl as follows: BISHOP, FARRINGTON, FAULK, STUBBS, and WATKINS. I am willing to exchange information. Regards, Louis

    Jeff Whittle WHITTLE

    I am just beginning this process. My father, Frank Whittle, was the son of Eldridge Jay WHITTLE and Edna Bass WHITTLE of Milton.  Anyone with any information who can take me from there will be much appreciated. Thanks.

    Florence Harrell MOORE WILKINSON 4/21/97

    Looking for death date of William James WILKINSON b) 1790 d) aft 1890 Santa Rosa Co. FL He married in Santa Rosa in Sep 1890 to Mary J McCLELLAN. He Lived in Pike & Barbour Co Al before coming to FL bef 1860 census. His 1st wife was Ann D. RICHBOURG. d) 1860 Santa Rosa Co FL; 2nd wife was Tincy GRANTHAM d) 1889 & buried in Miller Bluff Cem. Will be happy to share.
    Florence Moore
    2937 Coral Strip Pkwy
    Gulf Breeze, FL 32561-2633


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