Captain Jack Pearce and his son Harry: Hilliardville, Wakulla County, Florida

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    Local call number: Rc04225

    Title: Captain Jack Pearce and his son Harry: Hilliardville, Wakulla County, Florida

    Date: ca. 1915

    Physical descrip: 1 photoprint; b&w; 9 x 6 in.

    Series Title: Reference collection

    Repository: State Library and Archives of Florida, 500 S. Bronough St., Tallahassee, FL 32399-0250 USA. Contact: 850.245.6700. Archives@dos.state.fl.us

    Persistent URL: www.floridamemory.com/items/show/27747

    Bharani Eswaran, Omphallos, lexis ma, and 3 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. Bharani Eswaran 38 months ago | reply

      cool....!!!!!!!!!

    2. wakulla-lady 38 months ago | reply

      Captain Jack Pearce was my great-great-grandaddy, and fought in the battle of Natural Bridge when he was a student at the Florida Military and Collegiate Institute, which is now FSU. I believe his son Harry served as Superintendent of Schools for Wakulla County for a little while. In this picture, he is wearing his civil war uniform and from what I understand he was also buried in it. There are still quite a few family members living in the Wakulla County area, including myself, my parents, and my siblings and their families.

    3. State Library and Archives of Florida 38 months ago | reply

      Thank you for the additional information. We enjoy learning more about the history behind our photos. We know this photo was taken in Wakulla County. Do you know which town?

    4. wakulla-lady 38 months ago | reply

      Actually, I just found out that Harry was not the Superintendent. He was born in Wakulla County, but moved to central Florida where he was a businessman. I'm not sure what he did exactly, but my father thinks he may have been involved in real estate and orange groves. His brother, Pap, was the Superintendent of Schools in Wakulla County.

      Harry and his father (Captain Jack Pearce from photo) are now buried side-by-side in the Hilliardville Cemetery, which is now owned by my father, Arthur Randolph Pearce, III and his cousin, Jack Pearce. Hilliardville Cemetery is located just across the Leon County/Wakulla County line in Wakulla County (off Springhill Road, just before it meets Bloxham Cutoff, or Hwy. 267) on Guy Strickland Road. My father thinks the photo may have been taken at Captain Jack's house, which is still standing on Guy Strickland Road (just a couple hundred yards down the road from the Hilliardville Cemetery) in Wakulla County.

    5. State Library and Archives of Florida 38 months ago | reply

      Thanks again for the information. You'll see that we've changed the location of the photo to Hilliardville, Florida.

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