Location: Marion County FL

Second Seminole War – Indian Wars

The second Seminole war against the Indians and runaway Blacks in Florida commenced in 1835. A treaty had been concluded with the Seminole warriors, by which they agreed to remove beyond the Mississippi. A party of the Indians had proceeded to the territory appointed for their reception, and reported favorably upon their return. Everything promised a speedy conformity to the wishes of the government. But at this juncture, John Hext, the most influential chief of the tribe, died, and was succeeded in power, by Osceola. This chief wielded his power for far different purposes. Being opposed to emigration, he...

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Ocale Indians

Ocale Tribe, or Etocale tribe. Meaning unknown, but perhaps connected with Timucua tocala, “it is more than,” a comparative verb. I A possible exception to this statement was the temporary entrance of a small body of Coweta Indiana under Secoffee, or the Cowkeeper. Ocale Connections. This tribe belonged to the Timucuan or Timuquanan linguistic division of the Muskhogean linguistic family. Ocale Location. In Marion County or Levy County north of the bend of the Withlacoochee River. Ocale Villages. Uqueten (first village approaching from the south), and perhaps Itaraholata. Ocale History. This tribe is first mentioned by the chroniclers of the De Soto expedition. He passed through it in 1539 after crossing Withlacoochee River. Fontaneda also heard of it, and it seems to appear on De Bry’s map of 1591. This is the last information that has been preserved. Ocale Population. Unknown. The Timucua, in the wide extent of the term, are estimated by Mooney (1928) to have numbered 13,000 in 1650, including 3,000 Potano, 1,000 Hostaqua, 8,000 Timucua proper and their allies, and 1,000 Tocobaga. In a letter dated February 2, 1635, it is asserted that 30,000 Christian Indians were connected with the 44 missions then maintained in the Guale and Timucua provinces. While this figure is probably too high, it tends to confirm Mooney’s (1928) estimate. In 1675 Bishop Calderón of Cuba states that he confirmed 13,152 in...

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Marion County Florida Cemetery Records

Florida Cemetery records are listed by county then name of cemetery within the Florida county. Most of these are complete indices at the time of transcription, however, in some cases we list the listing when it is only a partial listing. Marion County Cemetery Records Hosted at Marion County, Florida USGenWeb Archives Blue Run Cemetery Cedar Grove Methodist Church Cemetery Church of Jesus Christ of Old Regular Baptist Citra Cemetery Citra Cemetery, African American Dunnellon Memorial Gardens Electra Cemetery Gore Cemetery Graham/Conner Cemetery, Private Grahamville (Pine Grove Methodist Church) Cemetery Grand Lake Cemetery Hull-Smith Cemetery Long Family Cemetery Moody Cemetery Morrison Family Cemetery, aka Farrow’s Garden Cemetery Moss Bluff Cemetery Old Griggs Cemetery Reddick United Memorial Cemetery, African American Sanders/Cato/Williams Cemetery Sims Cemetery Trinity/Oaklawn Cemetery Unnamed Cemetery Marion County Cemetery Records Hosted at Marion County Florida FLGenWeb Cedar Grove Cemetery Electra Cemetery Gore Cemetery Kendrick Memorial Gardens Long Family Cemetery Mcintosh Town Cemetery Woodlawn Cemetery Marion County Cemetery Records Hosted at Interment.net Brooks Cemetery...

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