Beverly Edna Brown Goode is looking for her family. She knows that she has roots in Carrabelle and Sumatra. She is related to Rowan and Dewey Brown. Here is her story.
As a child I was told by my father, Allison Claude Brown, that his father, Henry Jesse Brown, married Kate Sarvis and moved from some part of Georgia to Carrabelle.
They lived in what is now known as Tate's Hell area. He was in the lumber business, so he picked a great area to move since it is all trees and such.
I can only imagine their hardships along the way and even more once they took up homestead. Can you imagine my father having to ride a horse to school when they lived so far from town?
I recently visited the area and it took me by car, about a good 25 minutes to arrive where my grandfather is now laid to rest. Oh, and did I mention the mosquitoes I encountered?
I cannot even imagine how they managed to get supplies living so far from Carrabelle, with only a horse and wagon. That must have been an all day event!
As I said my grandfather was a logger and from the stories I heard he was a very hardworking man. Unfortunately he was killed in a hunting accident. The death of my grandfather put a heavy burden on my father who at the time was only 10 years old; he had to quit school to help take care of his Mom and the homestead.
I'm not sure when they moved but from there they ended up in Bell, Florida and from there my father moved his family to Cedar Key where I grew up.
My father was born in 1892 and passed away in 1970 in Cedar Key. I have been unsuccessful locating my grandmother’s grave. My father passed when I was 14 years old, my mother passed away when I was only eight, so I never asked too many questions as a young child.
If you recognize the above pictures or have information about Goode’s ancestry, you can contact her at 16424 Caju Road, Clermont, FL 34711 or call (407) 433-9426.