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Title Memorandum signed by Samuel A. Swann
Object Name Memorandum
Scope & Content Memorandum showing derivation of Title Lot One (1) Block 50 Fernandina, Florida" handwritten & signed by "Samuel. A. Swann" "Oct. 15th 1884"
- The property is currently known as: 902 Atlantic Avenue, Fernandina Beach, Florida. Samuel Ashe Swann 1832 - 1909 (real estate agent)
- The document contains thirteen transactions, commencing with Grantor as "Florida R. R. Co.," on "May 2/56." It concludes with Grantee as "John E. Wandell," on "Oct. 15/84." John E. Wandell 1845 - after 1900 (clerk & auditor)
- A chain of title to this property, between 1884 and circa 1907, can probably be located at Nassau County Court House. Regrettably, I do not have a record of those years. Following is a verifiable chain of title:
circa 1907 Estelle SIBLEY Rogers 1867 - 1952 (undertaker & embalmer)
circa 1952 Edna ROGERS Boothe Weimer 1891 - 1986
1972 Elizabeth SIMMS Wentz Boll & Frances WENTZ Gibbs 1914 - 1994 b. 1940
1979 Robert Weiss TABER & Frances WENTZ Taber b. 1917 b. 1940
1992 First Missionary Baptist Church
Frances Wentz Taber knew Edna Weimer; and, knew her son, Conley S. BOOTHE - the latter, quite well. He shared with me many stories of the property - in which he was born, in 1908. He went through school at The Old School House, on the adjoining property; and, he heard the church bells toll the end of World War I, in 1918, from his upstairs bedroom. He passed away at Fernandina, in 2002. (His grandmother, Estelle Rogers, was Florida's first female licensed embalmer!) Lots of history!

Catalog Number 2007.002.001
Collection AIMH
Accession number 2007.002
Caption Title Lot 1 Block 50
Number of images 1
People Rogers, Estelle Sibley
Weimer, Edna Rogers Boothe
Boll, Elizabeth Simms Wentz
Gibbs, Frances Wentz
Taber, Robert Weiss
Taber, Frances Wentz
Swann, Samuel A.
Wandell, John E.
Boothe, Conley S.
Recording media Digital Recording
Search Terms Title Lot One (1) Block 50
902 Atlantic Avenue
Florida R. R. Co.
First Missionary Baptist Church
Old School House
Subjects Land grants
Classification Land description