Greetings from Titusville, Florida

Greetings from Titusville, Florida

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

African-American Pioneers of Titusville

Beginning around the 1880's  African-American settlers made their way to Titusville, Florida.  They made significant strides in establishing their homes, local community, churches, and businesses.  Andrew J. Gibson is noted as the first African-American resident of Titusville, FL.  Many others would soon follow to raise families, provide services to the community, and to seek a better life for their children through education.  Please take this opportunity to visit the memorials of some of the first African-American pioneers of the Greater Titusville Community

Andrew J. Gibson
William Henry Maxwell
Victoria Gibson Rodgers                                             
Sayde Lee Smith Gibson                                                 
Harry T. Moore
Harriett V. Moore
Joseph Warren
Bernice McDowell Warren
Butler Campbell
Andrew Jackson
Edward Daniel "E.D." Davis, Sr.
Benjamin F. Taylor
Mary C. Rogers
Bertha James Murray
John Leslie Joe
Milton Fayson
Mary Fayson
Collins Williams
Amos Bell
Arthur West

Andrew J Gibson
William Henry Maxwell

Thank you to Kirk A. Davis for this post and the links to the memorials.

1 comment:

  1. Continue your exploration of the early African-American Pioneers in Titusville...Please join us at the Titusville Library on April 4, 2017 at 6 p.m., for a presentation sponsored by the Genealogical Society of North Brevard, Inc., on "How to Discover & Share Your Legacy: A Personal Journey". Our guest speaker will be Kirk A. Davis, owner of Davis Memorial Cemetery in Titusville, FL.