Note for: Mary "Polly" Cook, 1769 - 1847 Index
Place: Flint Branch Cemetery, Jessup, GA
Note for: Lucretia Christophers, 3 MAR 1709 - 22 MAR 1748 Index
Email forwarded from Braddick descendant Glen Kirl=kland:
Date: Friday, February 09, 2001 6:34 PM
Subject: Re: [CTNEWLON-L] John Henry BRADDICK
1747/48 March22...went to visit Mr Adams & found him Something better & to Madm winthrops &c [etc]. yesterday in the afternoon Ms Lucretia Braddick wife of Capt John Braddick Died very Sundenly being as well as usual in the morning & taken with a great pain above one of her Eyes and Instantlycomplained that Death hath Seizer her & Spoke but little & [very] proper to the ocasion in a few minnits was Speechless. aged about [ ].
Daughter of=20 Richd Christophr Senr Esqu Decd.
Note for: John Braddick, 2 MAY 1732 - 9 AUG 1792 Index
Following in the wake of at least three Captain John Braddicks before him, John was a mariner and master of his own ship. The voluminous book, "Naval Documents of the American History," has several mentions of him in conjunction with providing service during the Revolution to American ships off New England. Most notable of these ships was the "Alfred," which was earlier commanded by John Paul Jones before he took command of the "Bonhomme Richard." Records show that he was paid on April 10, 1776 for taking prisoners from the "Alfred" to Norwich. He was paid on June 28, 1776 for an unspecified service to the Brigantine "Cabot." On August 6, 1776, he was paid for four barrels of pork delivered to the Connecticut privateer "Amercan Revenue."
Note for: Thomas Ellis Hardee, 23 JAN 1798 - 30 AUG 1839 Index
Death Note: Buried in St. Mary's, GA Cemetery.
Note for: Henry Drayton Holland, 1805 - 1860 Index
Volume XXIVApril, 1946Number 4The FLORIDA HISTORICAL QUARTERLY
Dr. Henry Drayton Holland
In addition to Dr. Hall and Dr. Baldwin, one other
outstanding physician settled in Duval county prior
to 1840. He was Dr. Henry Drayton Holland, a
typical gentleman of the era and a planter as well
as a physician, who was born in Charleston, S. C. in
1806. He learned to walk under the guidance of a
remarkable Negro woman named Dolly, who was
somewhat more than seventy years old at that time.
About forty years later, at the age of 113, Dolly, still
in possession of her health and mental vigor, was
an active servant in Dr. Holland's home.
Dr. Holland was graduated from the Medical Col-
lege of the State of South Carolina in 1830 and
moved to Camden county, Georgia, near Brunswick,
where in 1831 he married Ann Barrie. In late Jan-
uary, 1836, Dr. Holland, surgeon for a group of
thirty mounted volunteers from Camden and Glynn
counties in Georgia, came to Jacksonville en route
to join the "Richmond Blues"of Augusta, Georgia,
in their march to Fort King in central Florida (now
The public mind had been aroused by
Dade's massacre of December 28, 1835, and Gen.
Duncan L. Clinch, Commander of the United States
forces in Florida, had been authorized to call for
and accept troops from the adjoining states. When
General Clinch became discouraged with the state
of affairs in Florida and retired in the summer of
1836, apparently Dr. Holland withdrew from the
fighting, returned to Duval county and settled at
Mulberry Grove, now Black Point on the St. Johns
river about seven miles south of Jacksonville, the
present site of the Jacksonville Naval Air Station.
Sometime between the years 1842 and 1845 he moved
to downtown Jacksonville and began the practice of
Like his distinguished colleague, Dr. Baldwin, Dr.
Holland found time to take an active part in com-
munity affairs, and it soon became apparent that
he was a public-spirited citizen as well as a good
physician. In 1864, as in 1835, Jacksonville and
Duval county had a gala Fourth of July celebration.
The committee in charge of arrangements was made
up of prominent citizens, and Dr. Holland's name
headed the list.
In 1852 Dr. Holland was elected
intendant (mayor) of Jacksonville and became the
first physician to serve as the town's chief ex-
Under his able leadership an ordinance to
prevent the spread of contagious or infectious dis-
eases was passed, a Board of Health was organized,
and Jacksonville was guided safely through an epi-
demic of smallpox which at first was the cause of
During the late eighteen fifties Dr.
Holland's health failed, and he died prematurely in