Posted By:William Duncan McQuagge
Subject:Re: Martins and Gainers of Washington County (now Bay County).
Post Date:April 28, 2009 at 16:18:43
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Forum:Bay County, FL Genealogy Forum
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"May 10, 1870
The Georgia Weekly Telegraph (Macon)
Page 2

The Columbus Sun of Wednesday extracts from the Marianna (Fla.) Courier a letter written by
Mr. John M. F. Erwin, of Greenwood, Fla., giving an account of the capsizing, in St. Andrews Bay,
on Saturday night, the 16th ult., of the sloop Mental. Four persons Captain W.A. Farley, Mr.
Martin, A.B. Luse, collector of the Port, and John Percell were on board, all of whom, except
Percell, were drowned. Captain Farley was formerly a ctizen of Jackson County, Fla. Mr. Martin
was formerly a citizen of Decatur county, Ga., but resided in the Gainer settlement in Florida.
Captain Luse was from Wisconsin, and had been collector of the Port of St. Andrews Bay for
twelve months."