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Bloxham, William Dunnington b. July 9, 1835 d. March 15, 1911 Florida Governor. He served as the state's 13th and 17th governor and was the first who was native-born. Bloxham was born near Tallahassee, FL on his family's sea cotton plantation to true Florida pioneers William and Martha Bloxham, who had settled in the panhandle of the state in the 1820's. As a sickly child, he received his early education at home and later at Rappahannock Academy. Graduating from College of William and Mary in Virginia with a law degree in 1855, he was accepted to the...[Read More] (Bio by: Linda Davis) Saint Johns Episcopal Church Cemetery, Tallahassee, Leon County, Florida, USA
Brevard, Gen. Theodore Washington b. August 26, 1835 d. June 20, 1882 Civil War Confederate Brigadier General. The last General appointed to the Confederate side, he was a 1849 graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, After the start of the Civil War , he raised "Brevard's Partisan Rangers" in 1861, and attained the rank of Major in 1863. Becoming Adjutant General to General Robert E. Lee, he was captured by the Union army at the Battle of Saylor's Creek in April 1865. (Bio by: Rattlebox) Saint Johns Episcopal Church Cemetery, Tallahassee, Leon County, Florida, USA
Brockenbrough, William Henry b. February 23, 1812 d. January 28, 1850 US Congressman. Born in Virginia, he studied law, was admitted to the bar and commenced to practice law in Tallahassee, Florida. He was a member of the Florida State House of Representatives in 1837, served in the Florida State Senate, (1840-44) and was a United States District Attorney, (1841-43). In 1846, upon the admission of Florida as a State into the Union, he successfully contested as a Democrat the election of Edward C. Cabell to the Twenty-ninth Congress and served until 1847. He died...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Saint Johns Episcopal Church Cemetery, Tallahassee, Leon County, Florida, USA
Gatlin, Alfred Moore b. April 20, 1790 d. February 23, 1841 US Congressman. An 1808 graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, he studied law and was admitted to the bar. Elected to Congress from North Carolina in 1822, he served a single term and was defeated for reelection in 1824. He traveled to Florida Territory, where he died in Tallahassee in 1841. Saint Johns Episcopal Church Cemetery, Tallahassee, Leon County, Florida, USA
Thompson Jr., Waddy b. January 8, 1798 d. November 23, 1868 U.S. Congressman. Born in Pickensville, South Carolina, he graduated from South Carolina College in 1814, studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1819 and began a law practice in Edgefield, South Carolina. He was a member of the South Carolina State House of Representatives, (1826-29), solicitor of the western circuit in 1830 and a Brigadier General in the South Carolina Militia in 1832. In 1885, he was elected as an Anti-Jacksonian to the Twenty-fourth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Saint Johns Episcopal Church Cemetery, Tallahassee, Leon County, Florida, USA
Walker, David Shelby b. May 2, 1815 d. July 20, 1891 Eighth Governor of Florida, 1865-1868. After coming to Leon County in 1837, he studied law. He began his political career in 1845 in Florida’s first state legislature. In the lead-up to the Civil War, Walker opposed secession, but supported Florida when it left the Union. Walker was appointed governor of Florida in 1865. His administration had the task of restoring government during the years in which Florida was occupied by federal troops after the Civil War. His greatest achievement lay in...[Read More] (Bio by: Rattlebox (inactive)) Saint Johns Episcopal Church Cemetery, Tallahassee, Leon County, Florida, USA