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From: Fred Carlile <>
Subject: [NCROOTS] Carlisle,Coleman,Feaster-Halifax,NC-Fairfields Co.SC
Date: Sat, 23 Dec 2000 12:07:01 -0600

I have searched a long time for my Carlisle-Coleman connection, can
anyone help?
Lewis A. Coleman wrote this story about an event that happen
Dec.17,1867. His
parents were Robert Henry Coleman and Julia Feaster. Grandparents-Hiram
Coleman,Eliza Beam. GGP-Robert Roe Coleman,Nancy Coleman. GGGP Robert
Elizabeth Roe(Fairfield Co.SC). GGGGP Robert Coleman,Francis
Susan Unk(2nd)(Halifax Co.NC). There was Carlisle's and Coleman's in
Halifax Co. and Edgecombe Co. NC. My Carlisle is Alexander Carlisle. His
were Alexander, David Nathaniel And Jehu(John). I believe my Alexander
was related to Nathaniel in Halifax or Robert in Edgecombe or BOTH. I
realize Aunt Eliza b.1810 could be Coleman or a Feaster.
Can anyone help with this problem. Thanks,Fred Carlile

> >
> > Crossola, LaGrange, Titusville, Fla, December 17, 1918
> > Editor East Coast Advocate: Written by: Lewis A. Coleman
> > Fifty-one years ago today, at 11 a.m., the inhabitants of the
> > first Indian River colony after the war rolled up the crest of Carlisle Hill
> > drawn by one 4-mule team and one two 2-mule team of wagons, led by our
> > Great Uncle John Mobley Feaster and his son, Cousin John Pickett Feaster,
> > riding Black Hawk and Roda, their saddle horses. They came from Feasterville,
> > Fairfield District, S.C., and Micanopy, Alachua County, Florida. The road, an
> > old Indian war trail, was so dim in many places between Enterprise and Sand
> > Point, on Indian River, that Uncle Johnnie and son had to locate it by the
> > blazes on the pines, placed there by riders on horses ahead. This was the
> > Enterprise branch of old Fort Capron trail.
> > Old Uncle David Nathaniel Carlisle's faithful wife, Aunt Eliza, met
> > us at their gate with a big dishpan of luscious oranges. The oranges came
> > from their small pine-land grove. The trees were 7 year old Herman seedling
> > buds on wild sour and bitter sweet stock, from Turnbull hammock near where
> > Pace Landing was founded by John W. Harvey and neighbors in 1868.
> > David N. Carlisle, his son-in-law, John Harrison, and son, Lawrence J.
> > Carlisle, and John B. Ridditt families having moved from Spring Garden,
> > Valosia County, in fall of 1868, by oxen and horse carts, were the only
> > settlers except William S. Abbott, who preceded us two month from Okanakee
> > Swamp, Ga. Their palmetto shanty was green as we passed it just on this side
> > of the old ford of Six-Mile Branch. Capt. Douglas Dummitt, founder of Dummitt
> > Grove, lived ten miles distant by water.
> > After enjoying Aunt Eliza Carlisle's generous treat of oranges, we made
> > for the Spring Head, one mile south, a place selected for our camp by Uncles
> > John M. and J. Norris Feaster, as they explored the country with headquarters
> > at Mr. D. N. Carlisle's in June, 1867. They saw all this territory being
> > surveyed by the U.S. surveyorwho acted as their guide. They could remember
> > the plat numbers of the land, which was of great advantage to us. Pitching
> > two large tents, eating dinner and feeding eleven head of horses and mules,
> > was dispatched in a jiffy.We were going to take our first sight of the
> > beautiful Indian River, about two miles nearby, due east.
> > The two 2 mule team wagons took us by plain road to foot of where
> > is now the city dock, and Charlie Carlins 10 x 12 log cabin and his little
> > sloop anchored out in front proved his lordship over all the territory of
> > Sand Point, which is now Titusville.
> > Charlie, an ex-sailor of Old Ireland was the lucky winner of Miss
> > Mary Joyner's hand and full heart, Wesley's oldest half sister, born near
> > Ocala, Fla., in the 1850's, made us excellent helpers in laying Titusville's
> > mud sills. James. A. Armour married Uncle David N. Carlisle's youngest
> > daughter Almets, about two months before our arrival, He succeeded Captain
> > Davis as keeper of Jupiter Light, and our friend Charles Carlin succeeded the
> > worthy James A. Armour, who proved an aid in cultivating the natural high
> > intellect of Mrs. James A. Armour's brothers, Andrew and Bob Carlisle, and
> > their nephews, David K. Harrison, Alfred and Josh Smith, who were assistants
> > under this great benefactor of isolated pioneer young men's education. This
> > camp located about 75 yards northwest of the big Gulf Refining Co.'s sign,
> > nearly two miles from the foot of Titusville dock.
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