Headstone for Aaron David Jernigan at Lake Hill Cemetery

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Title

Headstone for Aaron David Jernigan at Lake Hill Cemetery

Alternative Title

Jernigan Headstone at Lake Hill Cemetery

Subject

Orlando (Fla.)
Cemeteries--Florida
Militias
Gravestones
Tombstones
Florida. Legislature. House of Representatives

Description

The headstone of Aaron David Jernigan (1813- 1891) at Lake Hill Cemetery, located at 5950 Old Winter Garden Road in Orlando, Florida, in 2001. He was born to Aaron Jernigan and Martha Patsey Deas Jernigan in Camden County, Georgia. The Jernigans are descendants of Sir Thomas Jernigan, an English immigrant to Virginia. Aaron David Jernigan lived for several years in Tallahassee before moving to Orange County with his wife, Mary Ann Hogan Jernigan, in 1843. The couple settled on the shore of Lake Holden, where they raised cattle. Jernigan also planted various crops on a plot near Lake Conway. Additionally, he served as the captain of the Florida Mounted Militia, which guarded against attacks by Seminole Indians. In 1846, Jernigan was elected as an Orange County state house representative in the Florida Legislature. He and his wife had three children: Aaron David Jernigan, Martha Jernigan Tyler, and Andrew Jackson Jernigan. Although the area is now called Orlando, the town was originally named Jernigan until 1857. Jernigan died in 1891.

Creator

Cook, Thomas

Source

Original color image by Thomas Cook, 2001: Private Collection of Thomas Cook.

Date Created

2001

Contributor

Cook, Thomas

Is Part Of

Thomas Cook Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

image/jpg

Extent

272 KB

Medium

1 color digital image

Language

eng

Type

Still Image

Coverage

Camden County, Georgia
Tallahassee, Florida
Lake Holden, Orlando, Florida
Lake Conway, Belle Isle, Orlando, Florida
Lake Hill Cemetery, Orlando, Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher
Civics/Government Teacher
Economics Teacher
Geography Teacher

Provenance

Originally created by Thomas Cook and published by RICHES of Central Florida.

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by Thomas Cook and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Curator

Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

Source Repository

Private Collection of Thomas Cook

External Reference

"Aaron David Jernigan." Find a Grave. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=11358594.
Rajtar, Steve. A Guide to Historic Orlando. Charleston, SC: History Press, 2006.
"City of Orlando's History." City of Orlando. http://www.cityoforlando.net/about/.
Dickinson, Joy Wallace. Orlando: City of Dreams. Charleston, SC: Arcadia Pub, 2003.
Antequino, Stephanie Gaub, and Tana Mosier Porter. Lost Orlando. Charleston, S.C.: Arcadia Pub, 2012.

Transcript

A MEMORIAL TO CAPT. AARON JERNIGAN
ORLANDO'S FIRST SETTLER
SEPT. 14, 1813 AUG. 25, 1891

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1 color digital image

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