Headstone of John Hanahan Sams

Dublin Core

Title

Headstone of John Hanahan Sams

Alternative Title

John Hanahan Sams Headstone

Subject

Merritt Island (Fla.)
Episcopalians--United States
Growers, Fruit

Description

John Hanahan Sams (1839-1924) was one of the founders of St. Luke's Episcopal Church of Courtenay. He was the first Senior Warden of St. Luke's Episcopal Church. Sams and his family immigrated to Brevard County from John's Island, South Carolina to make a fresh start after the Civil War in 1875. Sams was also citrus grower, pineapple grower, sugar cane grower, first superintendent of schools for Brevard County, and early pioneer. His home is preserved at 6195 North Tropical Trail in Merritt Island, Florida.

St. Luke's Church is located at 5555 North Tropical Trail in Courtenay, an unincorporated community in Merritt Island, Florida. In the 1870s, the church founding families of LaRoche, Porcher, and Sams migrated from Charleston and John's Island of South Carolina and settled in Courtenay, Florida. The Carpenter Gothic-style church was erected in 1888, with funding from Lucy A. Boardman and land from Edward Porcher. The first resident Vicar of St. Luke's, Reverend Paul A. Perrine Jr., was appointed in 1962 and the congregation began to grow steadily. On November 15, 1974, the church was admitted as a Parish in the Diocese of Central Florida, with Father Perrine as the first rector. The church and cemetery were added to the National Register of Historic Places under the name "Old St. Luke's Episcopal Church and Cemetery" on June 15, 1990.

Creator

McFarland, Tom

Source

Original digital color image by Tom McFarland, 2012.

Date Created

2012

Is Part Of

St. Luke's Episcopal Church Collection, Merritt Island Collection, Brevard County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

image/jpg

Extent

108 KB

Medium

1 color digital image

Language

eng

Type

Still Image

Coverage

St. Luke's Episcopal Church, Courtenay, Merritt Island, Florida

Spatial Coverage

28.456457, -80.716525

Temporal Coverage

1839-02-11/1924-11-28

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher

Provenance

Originally created by Tom McFarland.

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by the St. Luke's Episcopal Church and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Contributing Project

Curator

Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

RICHES MI

Source Repository

Private Collection of Tom McFarland

External Reference

"History." St. Luke's Episcopal Church. http://www.stlukesmi.org/history/.

Transcript

JOHN HANAHAN SAMS
BORN FEB. 11, 1839
DIED NOV. 28, 1924

SAMS

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1 color digital image

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