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 Lawrence John Carlile

Lawrence John Carlile

Mississippi, USA
Death 17 Oct 1902 (aged 63)
Florida, USA
Burial Barberville, Volusia County, Florida, USA
Memorial ID 67022939 · View Source
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One of the original pioneer settlers of Brevard County.

According to family legend and research sources, Lawrence Carlille traveled with his family from Jones County, Mississippi to the area of Florida known later as Brevard County. In the early days it encompassed much of the northeastern part of Florida. They settled in LaGrange, which is now part of the Titusville area. Lawrence was a son of David Nathaniel Carlile and Eliza Carlile. The Carlile family was the first to settle there, and introduced the citrus industry to the area.

According to sources, Mr. Carlile was conscripted into the Confederate Army, but after a few months of service, deserted the C. S. A. Somehow he reached the Key West area, without being captured, where he joined the Federal Army of the United States, with whom he served until his discharge.

Mr. Carlile remarried after the death of his first wife, and lived his remaining years in Volusia County, Florida, where he was buried. His marker reads that he was in the C. S. A. but according to the website for Headstones Provided For Deceased Union Civil War Veterans, 1879-1903, he was provided one by the Union Army.

Family legend indicates that the townspeople would not allow him to be buried at Lagrange Cemetery with his first wife and family because of his desertion from the C. S. A. and service with the Union Forces.

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L. J. Carlile
Co. A, 2nd Fla Cav, CSA

Gravesite Details Headstone is very worn and difficult to read, but otherwise seems to be in good condition.




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  • Find A Grave Memorial 67022939
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