The Surveyor – Part 1

The year is 1871, and one of the most important surveyors in Florida history has a new contract from the Federal government, to survey all the land between Miami and St. Lucie

Marcellus A. Williams

Marcellus A. Williams

– that last frontier of America called South Florida. Marcellus A. Williams was born in North Carolina in 1818, and lived with his wife and nine children on Amelia Island. This story is so good that I’m going to write it as a “serial” story over the next few weeks, so that you will read glimpses from some of the first people who set eyes on this unspoiled paradise.
Stay Tuned!

Marcellus Williams' house on Amelia Island in the Fernandina Beach Historic District. Courtesy Florida Memory.

Marcellus Williams’ house on Amelia Island in the Fernandina Beach Historic District. Courtesy Florida Memory.

1912 Death Certificate - Marcellus Williams

1912 Death Certificate – Marcellus Williams

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4 Responses to The Surveyor – Part 1

  1. Jeff Eder says:

    Dear Ginger,
    Do you have any more information on the surveys of Marcellus A. Williams?
    Thank you,

  2. Kevin O. says:

    We’re also looking for in formation on Marcellus A. Williams and his family in NC. Can you help

  3. Kathleen Peters says:

    Are you trying to find people related to Marcellus Williams here in Florida?

  4. Paula Mitchell says:

    Ms Ginger- I too am looking for some more information on Marcellus A Williams from around this time frame. Any updates?

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