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Judge Jesse Tolbert Bernard
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Birth: Aug. 20, 1829
Portsmouth
Portsmouth City
Virginia, USA
Death: Nov., 1909
Tallahassee
Leon County
Florida, USA

Mayor of Tallahassee, Florida in 1876.

Jesse Talbot Bernard was born in Portsmouth, Virginia in 1829. He taught school and practiced law in various locales in Florida. While teaching in the Tallahassee area he married Mary Elizabeth Bradford, daughter of Thomas Bradford, owner of the Pine Hill Plantation in Leon County. In 1861 Bernard entered the Provisional Army of the Confederacy. He was appointed a Captain and Assistant Quartermaster for the Eighth Florida Infantry Regiment. He served in that capacity for the majority of the war until being assigned to General Robert E. Lee's staff where he remained until the end of the war. He was paroled on April 10, 1865 with General Lee's Army at Appomattox Courthouse. After the war, Bernard returned to Tallahassee and resumed a career in law, real estate, and cotton merchandizing. He served as Leon County Judge (1869-1873) and was mayor of Tallahassee (1876). He died in 1909 and is buried in the Tallahassee City Cemetery.

Biography on page 73 in the book "Staff Officers in Gray" by Robert E. L. Krick. 
 
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 Spouse:
  Mary Elizabeth Bradford Bernard (1827 - 1900)*
 
 Children:
  Overton Bernard (1856 - 1903)*
  Rebecca Ruby Bernard Byrd (1859 - 1934)*
  Jessie T. Bernard Groover (1862 - 1941)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Old City Cemetery
Tallahassee
Leon County
Florida, USA
 
Maintained by: Cousins by the Dozens
Originally Created by: Rattlebox
Record added: Dec 16, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 10127321
Judge Jesse Tolbert Bernard
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Judge Jesse Tolbert Bernard
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Judge Jesse Tolbert Bernard
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