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|Donna V Jackson Kester||RE: Samuel E Owens|
You're very welcome, Suzanne. I was running out if daylight. I'm glad it turned out well. Take care.
I have transferred the Yager memorials to you.
There are duplicate memorials for these two individuals at the cemetery. My memorials are older and I requested the person who created the duplicates to remove them; they never have. One of the drawbacks to Find A Grave, they allow duplicates memorials.
Added by Sedoris on Dec 23, 2012 12:29 PM
|Donna Maines||RE: Thank you|
It was my pleasure. I hope you like them. Donna
|NavyPatriot||RE: Lewin R Spear's father?|
Sorry for the long delay in writing. My apologies.
I did find an interesting story that Lewin was riding the rails as a hobo when he was picked up by the Sheriff in Tallahassee in about 1915. The Sheriff noticed that he had better manners than the other hobo's and singled him out to help out two sisters living in the area. If you send me your email, I'll forward the story to you.
I can be reached at email@example.com.
The following info is from Thomas E. Cook
Located on the Grounds of the Harry P. Leu Gardens, at 1920 N.
Forest Ave. near downtown Orlando. To get to Leu Gardens from downtown
Orlando take U.S. 17-92 (Mills Ave.) north to Virginia Drive. Turn east on
Virginia until you get to a left-hand turn in the street that turns Virginia
into Forest Ave. Leu Gardens is on the left near the end of Forest Ave.
The gardens are owned by the City of Orlando and are comprised of almost 50
acres of botanical gardens, an historic home (the Mizell-Leu House Museum) as
well as the small Mizell Family Cemetery. The Mizell family, who were early
settlers in the Orlando area, once owned the land. The Cemetery approximately
measures 25 by 40 feet, and is made up of some 36 graves, marked and unmarked.
It is believed that all of interments are Mizell family members. There are
only 11 gravestones with any information on them. In talking with the historians
at Leu Gardens, one finds that there is little information as to who else from
the Mizell family is buried here.
The Mizells moved to the Orlando area around 1858. David Mizell purchased land
on the south shore of Lake Rowena and started his homestead. He served in the
military during the Third Seminole War and later, during the Civil War. In 1868
he was made Sheriff of Orange County during Reconstruction. He was ambushed and
killed by members of the Barber Family in 1870. His family continued to live on
the property and in 1888 his son built the first part of the house that still
stands there today.
On the south side of the site there is a monument with the following inscription:
In memory of
Pioneer settlers DAVID MIZELL (1833-1870), Orange County Sheriff;
Wife, ANGELINE AUGUSTA MAY (1837-1911), and their seven children:
MARY FRANCES m. W.R. SPEIR
SARAH ANN m. DAVID RUSSELL
WILLIAM DAVID m. MARY E. ARNOLD
LULA AMANDA m. HUMPHREY THOMAS ARNOLD
JOHN THOMAS m. JESSIE RODGERS
JOSHUA MONTGOMERY m. JOSEPHINE BYRD
DELLA BELL m. WILLIAM COLLIER HARPER
Sheriff Mizell was killed from ambush near Holopaw in the line of duty. His
burial here by moonlight was first Masonic funeral service in Central Florida,
the brethren coming from Apopka Lodge to conduct the rites. His grave began
small family cemetery which today holes 36 members in marked and unmarked
graves, including family plot of Ardie B. Russell, grandson of David and
Erected courtesy, Robert G. Neel, Woodlawn
DUKE, Baby, b. 1943 "Baby of Olon and Mary Duke. Grandson Della Mizell Harper."
MIZELL, Mrs. A.A., b. Oct. 9, 1837 d. Oct. 25, 1971, "Erected by Lula"
MIZELL, Baby, no dates, "Infant dau. of W.D. and M.E. Mizell"
MIZELL, Baby, no dates, "Infant son of W.D. and M.E. Mizell"
MIZELL, D. Wl., b. Nov. 12, 1833 d. Feb. 21, 1870, "Erected by Lula"
MIZELL, W.D., b. Dec. 21, 1858 d. Oct. 23, 1883
RUSSELL, Ardie B., no dates, "Ardie B. Russell and family."
- There are four head stones associated with the above marker. They are inscribed:
Ardie, no dates
Brother, no dates
Mother, no dates
Sister, no dates
STAFFORD, Leon B., b. July 13, 1908 d. Oct. 4, 1908, "Asleep in Jesus"
There are also 17 markers without inscriptions.
Added by Merf on Jan 18, 2012 2:52 PM
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