PARCEL #02-10-26-0000-1190-0000. Property is now owned by Dr. Steve
Chapman, who has his dental office at 3520 St. Johns
Avenue, Palatka, Florida.
This is the former burial site of John
King and Elizabeth King, his
wife, and Florence Holden, a 13 year
old. This information is from the
records of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church.
The first permit for Disinterment,
Transportation and Re-interment (D-T-R) was issued October 19, 1981, but no
action was taken. The second D-T-R was
issued September, 28, 1990,
but only the monument was moved to Oak
in Palatka. The third and final D-T-R
was issued April 5, 1995. The bodies of John and Elizabeth King were
then moved to Oak
on April 11, 1995,
and placed at the monument that had been moved in 1990. The remains of Florence Holden could not be
located for removal. It is believed that
the bones of Miss Holden had decomposed to such a state because of her young
age at death, that they could not be found and recovered.
The King plot on the original King land
was willed to Myrtle King Holden. It was sold later to
H. E. Merryday. John
King and Elizabeth Banning were
married May 11, 1848
in the parish of Halifax,
in the County of York.
John King died Jan. 3, 1890, age 63.
Elizabeth King died Aug. 31, 1898, age 79. Florence
Holden died May 9, 1908, age 13. (Site location survey on file) PALATKA
QUAD. N 29o 38.950
W 91o 40.158. (Relocated).
Here are pictures of the King Monument
as it now exits in Oakhill
Cemetery. Elizabeth King, John King, and King Monument.