MATHEWS CEMETERY

 

Located in the SW 1/4 of the NW 1/4 on land owned by Joberta Enterprises under Parcels #31-10-24-0000-0010-0000 located three fourths of a mile north of Clearwater Lake, southeast of Edgar, north of Beck Field, and east of Beck Lake.   From the NW corner of the SW 1/4 of the NW 1/4, run approximately nine feet east to a woods trail, then run south down said trail approximately 500 feet.  Two grave sites are on the left.   This land is under lease to Feldspar at Edgar, FL.   Contact persons are Bruce Schealer or Mickie Matchett at Feldspar.  PHONE: (352) 481-2421 OR 2574.  KEUKA QUAD.  N 29o 34.896 W 81o 56.462.   (Abandoned and Endangered).

 

Since this survey was done, the County Archivist was contacted April 23, 2002 by Bill Huntley regarding this cemetery.  It is in the way of mining operations and he wishes to contact relatives of the persons buried there and have them relocate the graves.  According to Mr. Huntley, there are four:  A. M. Mathews, F. J. Mathews, and two infants, Joseph E., d. 1885, and Lelia, d. 1886.  No other dates are given.  While it has been theorized that this cemetery was for some of the workers at the Kaolin mines, it is interesting that these dates predate the founding of Edgar, which occurred in 1888 by brothers Charles S. and Albert C. Edgar. 

 

Anyone having any information about relatives of these people is encouraged to contact me, Mary E. Murphy, at EM, or telephone Mr. Huntley at (386) 328-0506.  Thank you, Mary E. Murphy, Putnam County Archivist.

 

 

LAST NAME

FIRST NAME

BIRTH

DEATH

COMMENTS (SIC)

MATHEWS

A. M.

 

 

 

MATHEWS

F. J.

 

 

 

MATHEWS

JOSEPH E.

 

1885

INFANT

MATHEWS

LELIA

 

1886

INFANT

 

Last updated 6/30/2003

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