Levi Shambow: Union Veteran

Levi Shambow: Union Veteran

Prior to being one of the early settlers of St. Cloud, Florida, Levi Shambow was also a pioneer in the cities of Aurora, Illinois, Portland and Eugene, Oregon, Seattle, Washington and Butte, Montana. Levi was born in Montreal, Canada on December 4, 1843.  Enlisting at the age of 17, he mustered into Company A, Illinois 52ndInfantry in October 1861, served as a Private and was discharged […]

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The Lanier Family: from John to Raymond

The Lanier Family: from John to Raymond

 This photo was found on Ancestry.com, It shows Isaac Lanier with his third wife, Mary Lula Walker Lanier and an unidentified child. TheĀ LanierĀ family, like many others, migrated from another state to the wild frontier of Florida. The patriarch, John Lanier, came from Georgia where he was born in 1805. The exact date when John came to Florida is unknown. However, we do know that it […]

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