|My Greatgrand parents, William Abram and Martha Eliza McCall Bell.
The small child in the middle is my grandfather Judge Wilburn Bell (Judge
is his first name). The child my greatgrandfather is holding is my
great uncle William Roy Bell and the child my greatgandmother is holding
is my great uncle Thomas A. Bell. My personal knowledge of Lafayette
County is basically limited to the 1st District or the northern part of
the county. However, I intend on acquainting myself with the entire
Before I go any further I guess an introduction is necessary, My name is Darrel Bell and I am a fourth generation native Floridian. I'm also native born to Lafayette County.
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History of Lafayette County and Archives
Lafayette County was created December 23,1856 from part of Madison County,
and included at the time what is now both Lafayette and Dixie Counties.
Lafayette County was named in honor of the Marquis de Lafayette, the French
citizen who rendered assistance to the colonies during the Revolutioary
War. The famed Suwannee River forms the entire eastern boundary. The county
courts first met at the home of Ariel Jones near Fayetteville. The county
seat was moved from to Mayo from New Troy in 1893, and Mayo is currently
Lafayette's only incorporated town. In 1921 the lower part of of the county
was carved off and created into Dixie County. As other information becomes
available, I will provide a link to Archive, Genealogy and Historical information
as it becomes available. This information shall include photographs. Anyone
having any information that is not copyrighted or if copyrighted and a
release can be obtained I will include such information on the links.
|Lafayette County Archives
Lookup information that I have available.
Complete 1860 Federal Census
Marriage Records Index
August 1857 - October 1996
|Constitutional Officers of Lafayette County||Lafayette County Marriages Partial Listing|
|Lafayette County Genealogist||Lafayette County Volunteers|
|Lafayette County Surnames|
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|Lafayette County Family Histories|
|Land Patents of Lafayette County|
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Updated November 28, 2000
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