David Nathaniel Carlile (1804-1876) was one of the earliest settlers in LaGrange having come from Jones County, MS with his wife Eliza, at least by 1860. The Federal Censuses list him as a planter on his land grant and a farmer. He planted orange trees and his descendants were mostly either orange growers or cattleman. One of their children was Lawrence John Carlile (wife Louisa). Their second son, James Wesley Carlile married Mary Vermell Osban. (M. Vermell was the daughter of Joseph Wheeler Osban & Margaret Susannah Nettles Osban who were living in Titusville in 1896 when their daughter, Gedidis "Jeddie" died and was buried at LaGrange Cemetery) whose 4th son was David Nathaniel Carlile (1905-1962) Nat Carlile married Mattie Lou Carter. ( Mattie was the daughter of Orrin Oscar Carter and Annie Eliza Herring, who were living in the N Merritt Island area in 1885) Their oldest child was Betty Geraldine Carlile, who married Thomas Harold Pulliam, Sr. Beth their oldest child, lives in Georgia and shared this story.
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|Stained glass window at LaGrange Church, dedicated to Louisa Carlile, wife of Lawrence John Carlile|