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Historical Sketch of Clay County

Historical Sketch of Clay County

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1941-01
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Brief history of Clay County, Florida collected by the Works Progress Administration's Historical Records Survey.
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Kingsley, Anna M.

Kingsley, Anna M.

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Kingsley, Zephaniah

Kingsley, Zephaniah

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Kingsley, Zephaniah

Kingsley, Zephaniah

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On the Border, Part I

On the Border, Part I

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2015-05-15
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Research Starter: Anna M. Kingsley

Research Starter: Anna M. Kingsley

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Anta Madjiguène Ndiaye was from Senegal in West Africa. She was sold into slavery and taken to Havana, Cuba. In 1806, while still a teenager, she was purchased by Zephaniah Kingsley. Kingsley was a 41-year-old plantation owner from England living in Spanish Florida. He freed Anta and they married. She became known as Anna Madgigine Jai Kingsley. Together they managed the affairs of what has become known as Kingsley Plantation.

Spain ceded Florida to the United States in 1821. Fearing for their safety as free people of color, Anna and her children moved to Haiti. Zephaniah Kingsley died in 1843, leaving a significant amount of property to Anna and their children. Relatives contested the will, arguing that Florida law did not allow blacks or children of mixed race marriages to inherit property. Anna returned to Florida in 1846 to personally argue her case, citing the United States’ treaty with Spain, which stipulated that all free people of color living in Florida before 1822 would enjoy the same rights as they had when Spain controlled the territory. She was successful and lived the remainder of her life in Duval County.

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Todd, Lindsay

Todd, Lindsay

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wpa_county_history_clay_01Historical Sketch of Clay CountytextCities and towns--History
Florida--Clay County
Plantations
Works Progress Administration, Historical Records Survey
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s990_b20_f16_kingsley_annamKingsley, Anna M.textSpanish Land claims
Land grants -- Florida
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s990_b20_f17_kingsley_zephaniahKingsley, ZephaniahtextSpanish Land claims
Land grants -- Florida
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s991_b06_f05_kingsley_zephaniahKingsley, ZephaniahtextSpanish Land claims
Land grants -- Florida
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On the Border, Part IOn the Border, Part IFlorida -- History -- Spanish colony, 1784-1821Georgia -- Boundaries
Florida -- Boundaries
Kingsley, Zephaniah, 1765-1843
Republic of East Florida
United States -- History -- War of 1812
McIntosh, John Houstoun, 1773-1836
Republic of East Florida. Army
Constitution (Republic of East Florida : 1812)
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fhd_kingsleyResearch Starter: Anna M. Kingsley datasetSlavery/fpc/memory/onlineclassroom/history_day/images/topics/thumbnails/_pr10577.jpg
s990_b32_f05_todd_lindsayTodd, LindsaytextSpanish Land claims
Land grants -- Florida
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