By 1880, there were 1788 youth between 4-21 in the County, 938 males, and 782 females. The census listed 447 African American youth and 1245 white youth. Average daily attendance at the 18 schools was 550, with a total enrollment of 879 students. ____________________
Repealing Ordinance Be it ordained by the Board of Aldermen of the City of St. Augustine in Council assembled.
Sec 1st That an ordinance entitled an Ordiannce for Creating a Special Fund for enlarging and adding to the public school buildings within the limits of the City of St. Augustine, Fla. Passed in Council Nov. 10th, 1881, be and the same is hereby repealed
Passed in council Dec17th 1881 John G Long President
Passed in Council over the Mayors veto by the required two thirds vote. Jan 2nd 1882
Gussie Floyd's Diary 1872-1893 Augusta Gallie Floyd, born Feb 11, 1848 at Fairfield, Camden Co., Ga. died July 12, 1926 in St. Augustine Florida
Sept 15, 1872 Mr. Albert Rogero and I had a long talk about the school. I won't have to commence in a week or so, for there has to be a school house built. Mr. R. thinks it indispensable, that I should stand an examination. He says I may have to go to St. Augustine: but he will try to arrange for the examination to take place at the school house - conducted by the Trustees. I dread even that; and know I would not pass creditably in St. A. were I never so much smarter. If I am the least confused every idea treacherously forsakes me on the spot; and I doubt my being able to answer the simplest question. Mr. Rogero is to send Belle, Bena, and myself in a cart to school.
Sept 17 Nothing worthy of note has taken place today. Mal went to work on the school house.
Sept 25 Thank Heavens, I've been to the school house to meet the Patrons of the school. There were only three of them as Mr. Weedman had to go to St. Augustine. I was agreeably surprised at the size of the house. It is quite large and convenient, I like the situation of it too. It is on a pretty hill near a branch. The men left enough boards for us to pale in a flower garden. The boys are to clear the ground and we are to plant and tend the flowers. The gentlemen present were, Messrs John and Albert Rogero and T. Baya. The latter brought his little daughter Julia. Mr. A. Rogero introduced me to the others and stated that I was ready to answer any questions and to note any suggestions they had to make. Mr. B. said they were not competent of catechizing me, and considered it useless anyway, as they knew I was competent to teach their chilren. I am to receive $1.00 for each child, per month besides what I got from the school fund. The patrons have acted very magnanamously towards me, and I hope I can repay them by advancing their children. I read my school rules, which were highly approved. I earnestly trust in God that I may succeed well with my school, for I've endured so much anxiety and worry to get her, and the parents of the children have been to so mch trouble to get us fixed comfortably. I am to commence school on Monday, if fate prove propitious. I mentioned today that it would be the1st of Oct. but was mistaken as it is the last of Sept.
Monday Sept 30 One day of school is over and I feel almost too tired to write or do anything else. There were 16 scholars, Bartola, Eugene, Paul, Eddie and Allie Weedman, Johnnie, Bena, Allie, and Perie Rogero, Jula, and Nellie Baya, Minnie Josie, Johnnie, and Willie Rogero, and Pelle. Agnes Weedman,and Jake Rogero, were sick, but I suppose will come, when they get well. The children are none, far advanced. Perie, Willie and Allie W., are in the alphabet. Mr. Baya rode over to tell me when it was two o'clock, and we made a sun mark, on the floor. I will not be able to class this many of the children for their books are all different. We have a nice little spring cart to go in to school. Everything is quite comfortable there. We have a comb towels and soap and everything we need.
Oct 1. When I got to school this morning the scholars were all there. Miss Mary Weedman ent me a lovely boquet, roses, geranimums pinks, verbena's, jessamines and many others.
Oct 2 .... Mr. Rogero insisted on paying me in advance, for this month. He paid $5.00 as he sends five scholars with Francis who takes night lessons. He came to school tonight for the first time.
Oct 4 Today has been a miserable day to me. I have been sick all day, and the children have been more troublesome than usual. I had to whip Berie as he would not study at all. The children read their first letters, and did very well. Four of them commenced with Thanks be to God. Hal is preparing to go to St. Augustinein the morning....Francis comes every night to school. He is ciphering in long division. I mention this so I can see how he progresses. ...
Jan 3, 1873 Mr. Rogero is going to St. Augustine tomorrow to see about the school affairs. He wants me to write to Mr. Bronson, and to send specimens of all of my scholars writing. He showed me a letter written by Francis. I made Belle write a letter, as she is the oldest girl and the others each wrote a verse. I am about to write mine now, but dread it, for wheever I try to do my best, I do my worst. I wrote him that we needed a stove and some books, but I do not know whether he can give them to us or not.
Jan 4 It is now after supper. Mr. Rogero, Dora and Francis, came about an hour ago. Mr. R. Brought me some papers, a letter, and an abominable register, which is going to puzzle me terribly. Mr. Bronson wrote me that all the specimens of writing were very good with one exeption, and that was Francis'. I am only going to get $20.00 per month.
Jan 9. The children behaved very badly today. Most of them missed their lessons. Dora has a most severe toothache. It has been intensely cold today and we had to have school out of doors.
Jan 10 Little Johnnie, and Paulie, each wrote their first letters today. They were pretty bad. Johnnie could not read a word of his. Hal, and Francis wrote letters for the first time too.
Jan 11 Mr. Rogero has just arrived and has brought me some papers from Mr. Bronson and a most splendid stove for the school house, and a good lot of books.
Feb 10 Mr. R. is going to take my register to St. Augustine tomorrow as my gr. is up today. I am very doubtul about its passing.
Feb 11 When I got home Mr. R. had come and to my great relief, informed me that my register had passed creditably and he had received $60.00 for me for the gr. I am truly grateful to God. Not so much about the money, but that it was correct; for I could not have continued my school if it had not been right.....Mr. Bronson is going to pay our school a visit Saturday week. He sent me some more papers.
March 27 Mr. Weedman sent me $5.00 this morning which makes $20.00 he has paid me. gave little Johnnie a severe thrashing for obstinacy. I felt sorry for the poor fellow after I had whipped him; but felt I was obliged to punish him, as he does not mind a word I say.
May 4th 1873 Mr. Waterbury visited the school the Saturday after Belle got back. We expected Mr. Bronson too but he was sick and could not come. We had the school very prettily decorated, and the children were all dressed up. I was very much alarmed but thank God everything went off very nicely. Mr. W. is quite a pleasant man of about forty, he seemed very much pleased with the children's progress, and on his return sent us some books.
May 26 Mr. Bronson sent me $40.00 and is going to send the rest soon. He said he would consult the board and see if they could not pay me $5.00 more per month.
June 16 Mr Rogeo went to St. Augustine again but did not get my money as Mr. Bronson has gone North. I am too sory for I'm afraid I can't go home.
Last record was August 1875 before this
Spelling class. Good marks for leading head Batola Weedman 1111 Jonnie 111 Bena 1111111 Eugene 1111 Minnnie 111 Joe 1111 Allie 11 Agnes Weedman 11
1st Reading Class Bartola 11 Jonnie 1 Eugene 111 Joe 11 Minnie 11
2nd Reading Class Agnes W. 11 Paul W. 111 John R.
2nd Spellin Class Johnnie R. 11 Paul W. 11
Bad Marks B Weedman 1111 J. Rogeo 11111 Eugene Weedman 11111 Joe Rogers 11111 Belle Floyd 1111 Bena Rogero 11111 Agnes Weedman 11111 minnie Rogero 1111 Allie Rogero 11111111
1876 Sept 2 I hate the idea of commencing school again, for I detest to teach.
Sept 4 ....both concluded that it was to warm for us to go to school. I went any way, as I knew a few of the scholars would be there. Joe Baya and Johnnie Andrews were the only ones there, so I told them school could not begin till it got cooler.....Jack went to Tocoi to mail some letters. dora is still up, but the poor girl looks very badly. Jule had twelve scholars. She told Dophy to spell hay, and he he impudently answered, "excuse me if you please". He behaved so badly, she had to flog him.
Sept 9 Thurza got a letter from Mr. Reynolds saying she had passed her examination but the place was given to Miss Dunham. I was in hopes Thurza would be satisfied to remain at home now, but she seems more anxius than ever, to get a place, and thinks of applying for the school at Cow Pen Branch. Mrs. Reynolds added a note advising her to study for a place next year. Mrs. R. says I took the Palm in spelling, of all the teachers.
Sept 12. I will occasionally give a desciption of my dress, as it may be of interest even ten years hence, to know what my school costume of today was. Well here goes for today: I am arrayed in a shirt of plaid calico trimmed around with three rows of white, a pointed overskirt with pockets and a sash to tie it back, both of which are trimmed with white. I have instead of a body to my dress, a sailor waist of white and black striped calico, a linen collar with a narrow band of pink around it, and a pink ribbon to tie up my bonny brown hair, completes this elegant costume.
Sept 14 Thurza went to Cow Pen Branch with Mrs. Turner, but found the place filled by a Miss O'hern from st. Augusting.
St. Johns County Public Schools 1881-82 Original School Account Records School No. 1 St Augustine Opened Oct 1st 1881 Principal Geo H Frick ap Aug 19th Salery per month $75.00 1st Assistant Miss M. Watkins $26.25 Principal Primary Department M. L. Dunkan $22.50 1st Assistant Miss ? Rogero $18.75 Catholic Department Miss Aloysio Andrew $18.75 Miss Hernandez $18.75 Miss W Fauce (?) $18.75 Miss Gertrude Capo $18.75 Oct 1 painting blackboards 6.60 lumber for fence 1.15 $ 7.75 8 pd H. E. Lopez repairs 1.00 putting in 12 lights 1.20 $ 2.20 15 work on desks $ 1.45 Nov 2 Nails .20, 1 bolt .15, 2 bars soap 10, soda .5 $ .50 1 pr hinges .25 11 lights 10 x 12 1.10 $ 1.35 1 light 10 x 16 .12 3 doz Se(?) .25, light glass 10 x 12 .10 $ .47 1 ? .50 work in school yard cleaning .50 $ 1.00 repairing clock 1.25 $ 1.25 pd Miss M L Dunkam salary month of Oct $ 22.50 12 2 bxs crayons .50, 1/2 doz screws 1.25 bottle ink .75 $ 2.50 hauling ? to school $ .25 3 loads wood $3.37 hauling wood 2.0 $ 3.57 cutting and stowing away 2 loads wood $ 1.00 18 cutting and stowing away 2 loads wood $ 1.50 20 James B. Ponce, carpenter work $ 2.55 Dec 6 2 paper .50 1/2 ream paper 2.25 $ 2.75 3 loads wood $ 3.60 Nov 5 Cutting and stacking 3 loads of wood $ 2.00 pd Geo H Frick sal mo of Oct $ 75.00 Dec 23 Miss G? Rogero mo of Oct $ 18.75 Jan 3 Geo A Frick Sal mo of Nov & Dec $150.00 Miss M S Dunham two mo's sal $ 45.00 Miss M Watkins 3 mo's sal $ 78.75 Miss G? Rogero 2 mo's Sal $ 34.50 25 one load paint Peabody 1.25 2 loads convent 2.50 $ 3.75 27 Cutting 1 load wood .75 1 bottle ink .75 $ 1.50 Feb 7 1 padlock 30 hasp and staple .15 1 pad lock .95 $ 1.40 7 hasp and staple .15 2 hinges .50 $ .65 15 pd C Pomar making desks $ 17.00 17 pd Geo A Frick 1 mo's Sal to 31st Jan $ 75.00 28 Miss M L Dunhams 1 mo's sal to 31st Jan $ 22.50 March 6 E F Sanchez 1 load wood $ 1.15 7 Carpenters work $ 1.10 7 Esther Hill sweeping and scouring 3 mo's and cleaning outbuildings $ 8.75 21 Miss Dunham Sal mo of Feb $ 22.50 27 Miss Gannie Rogero sal mo of Jan $ 18.75 31 Geo H Frick Sal mo of Feb $ 75.00 31 Saw mill co material for desks $ 10.00 April 1 W R Burton, work at convent $ 4.57 1 Wm Pomar work on gate School $ .50 10 Rev Sisters 6 mo's Sal $450.00 20 Wm Pomar hanging gate $ .50 25 Geo H Frick Sal mo of march $ 75.00 30 Miss M Watkins 4 mo's sal $105.00 May 2 pd Geo H Frick sal to 31st April $ 75.00 2 Miss W. S. Dunham $ 22.50 2 Miss Gannio Rogers 3 mo's sal $ 56.25 June 6 Esther Hill scouring 4 months $ 13.00 16 Rev Sisters, Sal mo of April $ 75.00 16 1/2 ream foolscap paper $ 2.75 16 3 ? of paper $ .80 Sept pd James Morris work on Peabody School $ 26.00 18 Michael Laules cleaning up yard $ 2.50 23 James Morris ? on work Pea School $ 26.90 23 Domingo Stephens, cleaning privies $ 1.00 28 Esther Hill scouring and Cleaning privies $ 5.00 Total $1687.312
School No 2 St Augustine Opened Oct 1st 1880 [Editor's note: Former Freedman's Bureau School] Principal Jacob Jordan, Aug 19th Sal $30.00 1st Assistant Miss L C Fleming Sal $18.75 2nd Assistant Miss C Pomar Sept 8th $18.75 Oct 4 paint of blk boards $ 5.40 lumber for ? ? $ 7.87 Oct 8 Cutting and storing wood 1 load $ 18.72 Hauling wood 20 cutting and storing wood $ .70 Nov 2 15 lbs nails .45 2 buckets .30 2 dippers 20 2 brooms .40 $ 1.65 22 lights, 8 x 10 glass $ 1.10 Nov 7 repairing pump $ 1.00 Dec 6 one load wood and ? $ 1.20 Dec 22 pd Mary E Pomar Sal mo of Oct $18.75 Dec 24 Jacob Jordan 2 mo's Sal $60.00 Jan 3d Jacob Jordan 2 mo's Sal $60.00 Jan 3 Miss M. E. Pomar 2 mo's Sal $37.50 Jan 3 Miss L C Heming 3 mo's Sal $56.25 Jan 5 Abraham Jenkins putting up stone $ .50 Jan 25 One load pine 1.25 cutting and stowing wood 75 $ 2.00 Feb 2 Pd L Martin hauling desks $ .20 Mar 6 Esther Hill sweeping and other work 7.75 Mar 6 1 box crayons .25 .25 Apr 4 pd Jacob Jordon 3 mo's Sal to 30th March 90.00 Apr 4 pd L. C. Fleming 3 mo's Sal 56.25 Apr 20 pd Mary E Pomar Sal to 28th Feb 37.50 May 2 pd Jacob Jordan Sal mo of April 30.00 Miss Mary E Pomar sal to 30th April 37.50 Miss L. C. Fleming Sal mo of April 18.75 one box chalk 25 .25 Sep 18 pd Michael Laules removing weeds 3.00 Sep 23 Domingo Stephens cleaning privies 1.50 Sep 30 Martha Hippes (?) scouring school house and cleaning glasses 2.00 Total $510.742
School No 4 Fruit Cove Opened Nov 7th 1881 Teacher Miss Sadie Read Nov 1st 1881 Sal of $15.00 I the Nov to 10th Febry 47.06 Freight and drayage on books .45
School No 6 Sampson Branch Opened Oct 1st 1881 Teacher W. H. Patterson Ap Aug 19th 1881 sal per mo. $18.75 Nov 2 1 gal water bucket broom dipper 1.40 1 doz pens rm paper 1 doz penholders .75 Feb 7 pd W H Patterson Sal to 30th Nov 37.50 2 small bottles ink 20 1 doz pens .10 .30 Apr 10 pd W. H. Patterson Sal to 31st March 75.00 75.00 Total $114.95
School No 7 Mill Creek Opened Oct 1st 1881 Teacher Miss L. E. Rolf ap Sept 8th 1881 Sal per mo $15.00 Nov 2 bottle ink .50 Dec 23 pd Miss L E Rolf Sal mo of Oct 15.00 Feb 25 pd Miss L E Rolf up to 30th Dec 1881 30.00 Apr 10 pd Miss L E. Rolf Sal up to 31th March 45.00 Total $90.50
School No 9 Near Picolata Opened Oct 1st 1881 Teacher R F Speisseggar, ap Sept 28th 1881 Sal $15.00 Nov 2 1 box crayons .25 Feb 11 Sal 3 months 45.00 Total $45.25
School No 11 Tocoi Creek Opened Oct 1st 1881 Teacher Morrice E Cone ap Sept 8th Sal $15.00 Dec 3rd pd Morrice E Cone sal mo of Oct 15.00 Jan 3d pd Morrice E. Cone 2 mo sal 30.00 April 4 pd Morrice E Cone sal to 30st March 45.00 one doz copy books 1.50 pens 10 1.60 Total $91.60
School No. 12 Colson Branch Opened Oct 1st 1881 Teacher Miss Nellie Mickler sal per mo $15.00 March 7 pd Miss Nellie Mickler 3 mo's Sal 45.00 April 6 pd Miss Nellie Mickler sal to 31st March 45.00 Total $90.00
School No 13 Moccasin Branch Opened Oct 1st 1881 Teacher Miss L S Watkins ap Sept 8th Sal $22.50 Nov 2d 8 lights glass 8x10 .40 putty .10 .50 pd Miss L S Watkins Sal mo of Nov 22.50 Dec 23 Miss L S Watkins Sal Mo of Nov 22.50 Jan 3d Miss L S Watkins Sal mo of Dec 22.50 Feb 7 one 5 inch elbow .40 May 18 pd S P Battle 3 mo's sal 67.50 June 6 3 bottles ink 15 one pen holder .05 .20 Total $136.10
Miss Watkins having resigned the position of teacher of the above school, Mrs S P. Battle was appointed to teach the unexpired term of three months.
School No 14 Cowpen Branch Opened Oct 1st 1881 Teacher, Miss Mary Jenks, ap Aug 17th 1881 Sal $ 18.75 Nov 2d 1 door 2x6 2.65 4 10x12 sash 6.00 1 lock .40 1 bold .15 6.55 1 heating stove 7.00 8 joints pite 3.20 10.20 Dec 24 pd Miss Mary Jenks 1 mo's Sal 18.70 Jan 3 pd Miss Mary Jenks 2 mo's Sal 37.50 Total $75.65
School No 15 Mantanzas Opened Oct 1st 1881 Teacher Mrs M R. Graves ap Sept 8th 1881 Sal $22.50 Nov 2 60 lbs nails 3.00 20 lbs nails .20 bucket .20 broom .20 dipper .15 3.75 6 lights glass 8x10 .30 putty .10 3 joints pipe 1.20 1.60 1 box crayons .25 .25 Feb 15 Pd Mrs Graves 3 mo's Sal 67.50 Apr 10 Pd Mrs Graves 3 mo's Sal to 31st March 67.50 Total $140.60
School No 16 Pellicer Creek Opened Oct 1st 1881 Teacher Miss Mattie Carter, ap Aug 19th 1881 Sal $22.00 Nov 2 1 bottle ink .50 Dec 6 1 box crayons .25 Feb 7 1 Stove 6.00 7 joints pipe 3.50 9.50 Apr 10 pd Miss Mattie Carter sal from 1st Oct to 31st March 135.00 Total $145.25
School No. 17 Piney Grove, Moultrie Creek Opened Oct 1st 1881 Teacher Rev L. W. Moor ap Sept 18th 1881 Sal $15.00 Dec 24 pd L. W. Moor 1 mo's Sal 15.00 Feb 25 pd L. W. Moor Sal to 31st Dec 30.00 Apr 10 pd L. W. Moor Sal up to 31st March 44.32 Total $89.32
School No 21 Trout Creek Opened Nov 7th 1881 Teacher Miss L. V. Jones ap Oct 3d 1881 Sal $15.00 Mar 1st pd Miss L V Jones, sal from 7th day of November to 31st January 41.25 Jun 16 pd Miss L V Jones Sal up to 31st March 27.28 Total $68.53
School No 22 Bakersville Opened Oct 1st 1881 Teacher Mrs. H. B. Davies, ap Aug 19th 1881 Sal $18.75 Nov 2 pd W Rolleston 1 clock .50 1 bottle ink .35 1 box crayons .25 .60 1 bottle ink .50 5 slates .40 .90 Dec 24 pd Mrs H. B. Davies 1 mo's Sal 18.75 Jan 3 pd Mrs. H. B. Davies 2 mo's sal 37.50 Feb 7 pd W ? ? 1 sheet tin .15 Apr 6 pd Mrs. Davies 2 mo's and 20 days sal 54.55 Total $113.95
School No. 24 Magnolia Hall Opened Oct 3d 1881 Teacher Miss Hinda Reyes ap Sept 28th 1881 Sal $18.75 Jun 6 pd Miss Hinda Reyes 4 mo's sal 75.00 6 slates .48 Total $75.48 In consequence of small attendance the two past months, the teacher ? no pay.
School No. 25 Moses Creek Opened Oct 3d 1881 Teacher Miss Lula Dupont ap Sept 28th 1881 Sal $15.00 Oct 2 1 door 1.75 2 windows 3.50 5.25 Oct 15 350 feet lumber 2.54 1 clock 1.50 Feb 7 Stove 5.00, 4 joints pipe 1.60 6.60 1 water bucket .20 Feb 25 pd Miss L Dupont 2 mo's sal 30.00 Apr 6 pd Miss L Dupont 4 mo's sal 60.00 Total 106.09
General Expenses 1881 x 1882 Nov 2 pd Mrs. Bloomfield books $132.42 pd Mrs Bloomfield stationary 2.05 Chas F. Perpall stamps 2.34 Dec 6 Mrs. Bloomfield, books 33.24 Chas F. Perpall, stationary 2.70 Mrs Bloomfield books 37.30 Mrs Bloomfield stationary .82 Mrs. Bloomfield, books 39.25 Mrs. Bloomfield stationary 1.53 Mrs. Bloomfield books 5.05 June 6 pd Rev Sisters, books 34.90 Chas F Perpall, stamps 1.23 Sept 26 pd Mrs Bloomfield books 1.50 pd Mrs. Bloomfield stationary 2.32 pd Chas F Perpall stamps 2.04 pd Chas F Perpall telegram 1.25 Total 299.95
Warrants Issued 1881 and 1882 No 1 Phillip Benjamin cleaning yard .50 No 2 R. P. Noda painting blk boards 12.00 No 3 D. K. Knowbton(?) lumber for rep fence 9.02 No 4 A. E. Lopez pump School No 2 2.00 No 5 Antonio Whertas putting in lights (Peabody) 1.20 No 6 A. E. Lopez repairing desks 1.75 No 7 Riley Carter lumber for school no 25 2.54 No 8 Mrs Bloomfield books and stationary 143.83 No 9 W Lyon & Co. Incidentals for School 37.27 No 10 W Rollinson, clocks for schools 4.25 No 11 Chas F. Perpall Stationary 2.34 No 12 E L Watkins Sal up to 30st Oct 22.50 No 13 Miss L Dunham 22.50 No 14 John Wain Cutting and Stowing 4 loads wood 2.75 No 15 Geo A Frick Sal to 30st Oct 75.00 No 16 L A Argreth hauling benches .25 No 17 Geo Atwood cord wood 4.50 No 18 Frank Natel hauling 2 loads wood .40 No 19 John Wain, cutting wood 1.50 No 20 John Wain, cutting wood 1.50 No 21 James B. Ponce carpenter work 2.55 No 22 Morrice E Cone 15.00 No 23 Mrs Bloomfield, books 36.37 No 24 Francis E Perpall 4 loads wood 4.80 No 25 Miss M. E. Pomar 1 mo's sal 18.75 No 26 Miss Fannie Rogero 1 mo's sal 18.75 Total page 443.82
No 27 Miss L E. Watkins 1 mo's Sal 22.50 No 28 Miss L. E. Rolf 1 mo's sal 15.00 No 29 Mrs H B Davies 1 mo's sal 18.75 No 30 Jacob Jordan 1 mo's sal 20.00 No 31 Miss Mary Jenks 1 mo's sal 18.75 No 32 L. W. Moore 1 mo's sal 15.00 No 33 Miss E L Watkins 1 mo's sal 22.50 No 34 Morrice E Cone 2 mo's sal 30.00 No 35 Jacob C Jordan 2 mo's sal 60.00 No 36 Mrs. H B. Davies 2 mo's sal 37.50 No 37 Miss M. E. Pomar 2 mo's sal 37.50 No 38 Miss L. C. Fleming 3 mo's sal 56.25 No 39 Geo H Frick 2 mo's sal 150.00 No 40 Miss M L Dunham 2 mo's sal 45.00 No 41 Miss M Watkins 3 mo's sal 78.75 No 42 Miss Fannie Rogero 2 mo's sal 37.50 No 43 Cha F Perpall stamps and stationary 2.71 No 44 Miss Mary Jenks 2 mo's sal 37.50 No 45 Abraham Jenkins labor .50 No 46 S L Gowell (?) 4 loads wood 5.00 No 47 Jo Banam (?) cutting and stowing wood 1.50 No 48 Lewis Martin hauling lumber for desks .20 No 49 W A Patterson 2 mo's sal 37.50 No 50 Mrs Bloomfield books and stationary 39.43 No 51 W Lyon & Co sundries for schools 18.90 No 52 R Speissegger 3 mo's sal 45.00 No 53 Mrs M R Graves 3 mo's sal 67.50 No 54 C Pomar work on desks 17.00 Running total 1391.56 No 55 Geo A Frick 1 mo's sal 75.00 No 56 L W Moor 2 mo's sal 30.00 No 57 L E Rolf 2 mo's sal 30.00 No 58 Miss L Dupont 2 mo's sal 30.00 No 59 Miss M L Dunham 1 mo's sal 22.50 No 60 Miss L. V. Jones sal from 7 Nov to 31st Jan 41.25 No 61 Esther Hills sweeping school 1 7.75 No 62 Ernest Sanchez 1 load wood 1.15 No 63 Miss Nellie Mickler 3 mo's sal 45.00 No 64 A. E. Lopez work Peabody school 1.10 No 65 Miss Sadie Read salary 47.06 No 66 Chas F Perpall freight on books .45 No 67 Miss M L Dunham 1 mo's sal 22.50 No 68 Miss Fannie Rogero 1 mo's sal 18.75 No 69 Geo A Frick 1 mo's sal 75.00 No 70 Mrs Bloomfield books and stationary 47.56 No 71 St. Augustine Mill Co desks for school 10.00 No 72 W R Burton work and material 4.57 No 73 Wm Pomar rep gate school no one .50 No 74 Morrice E Cones 3 mo's sal 45.00 No 75 Miss M L Dunham 1 mo's sal 22.50 No 76 Jacob Jordan 3 mo's sal 90.00 No 77 Miss L C Fleming 3 mo's sal 56.25 No 78 Miss L E Dupont 4 mo's sal 60.00 No 79 Mrs H. B. Davies 2 mo's and 20 da's sal 54.55 No 80 Miss Nellie Mickler 3 mo's sal 45.00
No 81 W. A Patterson 4 mo's sal 75.00 Running total 2350.00
No 82 Miss L E. Rolf 3 mo's sal 45.00 No 83 Mrs M R Graves 3 mo's sal 67.50 No 84 Miss Mattie Carter 6 mo's sal 135.00 No 85 L W Moor 3 mo's and 20 days Sal 44.32 No 86 x No 94 Rev Sisters 6 mo's Sal 450.00 No 87 Wm Powers carpenter work .50 No 88 Miss M. E. Pomar 2 mo's Sal 37.50 No 89 Geo A Frick 1 mo's sal 75.00 No 90 Miss M Watkins 4 mo's sal 105.00 No 91 St Johns Weekly printing warrants 5.00 No 92 Geo A Frick 1 mo's sal 75.00 No 93 Jacob C Jordan 1 mo's sal 30.00 No 95 Miss Mary E Pomar 2 mo's Sal 37.50 No 96 Miss L C Heming 1 mo's Sal 18.75 No 97 Miss Mary L Dunham 1 mo's sal 22.50 No 98 Miss Fannie Rogero 3 mos Sal 56.25 No 99 S. P. Battle 3 mo's Sal 67.50 No 100 Mrs Bloomfield books 6.05 No 101 Rev Sisters St Joseph bill of books 34.90 No 102 Esther Hill sweeping 4 months 13.00 No 103 Miss Horido Reyes 5 mo's sal 75.00 No 104 Miss L V Jones 2 mo's less 4 days sal 27.28 No 105 Rev Sisters St Josh 1 mo's sal 75.00 No 106 Cha F. Perpall Stationary and stamps 1.23 No 107 James Morrice work done on Peabody school 26.00 No 108 Michael Laules removing ? from schools 5.50 No 109 James Morrice bal on work 26.90 Running total 3913.18 No 110 Domingo Stephens cleaning priveys 2.50 No 111 Mrs Bloomfield Books 3.82 No 112 Chs F Perpall Stamps and Stationary 3.29 No 113 Esther Hill scouring 5.00 No 114 Martha Hypher (?) scouring schools 2.00
GRAND TOTAL 3929.79
1881 Schools in St. Johns County ... 1881 - 1882
St. Augustine .. No. 1 Principal - George H. Frick Teachers: Miss M. Watkins Miss Fannie Rogero Miss M. L. Dunham Catholic Dept: Miss Aloysio Andreu Miss. T. Hernandez Miss M. France Miss Gertrude Capo
St. Augustine .. No. 2 Principal - Jacob Jordan Teachers: Miss L. C. Fleming Miss Mary E. Pomar
Fruit Cove .. No. 4 Principal - none Teacher: Miss Sadie Read
Sampson Branch .. No. 6 Teacher: Miss N. H. Patterson
Mill Creek .. No. 7 Teacher: Miss L. E. Rolf
?? .. No. 8 1882 Teacher: Miss L. V. Jones
Near Picolata .. No. 9 Teacher: Miss R. L. Speissegger
Tocoi Creek .. No. 11 Teacher: Morris E. Cone [?] or Monice
Colson Branch .. No. 12 Teacher: Miss Nellie Mickler
Moccasin Branch .. No. 13 Teacher: Miss L. E. Watkins Resigned / replaced by: Miss G. P. Battle
Cowpen Branch .. No. 14 Teacher: Miss Mary Jencks
Matanzas .. No. 15 Teacher: Mrs M. R. Groves [or Graves]
Pellicer Creek .. No. 16 Teacher: Miss Mattie Carter
Piney Grove, Moultrie Creek .. No. 17 Teacher: Rev. L. W. Moon
Trout Creek ... No. 21 Teacher: Miss L. V. Jones
Bakersville .. No. 22 Teacher: Mrs H. B. Davies
Magnolia Hall .. No. 24 Teacher: Miss Florida Reyes
Moses Creek .. No. 25 Teacher: Miss Lula Dupont
Another Addition to School #1 St Augustine Fla Oct 24th 1881
To The Honbl President and members of the City council Gentlemen:
I herewith beg most respectfully to represent to your "Honorable Body" the inadequacy of the Peabody School house, and the imperative necessity of an addition being part to it. The present state and county contribution to educational purposes, proves entirely inadequate for useful purposes and the Board of Public Instruction can not expend one dollar outside of paying the teachers employed, and such incidentals as naturally arise.
The interest involved in our public schools being very vital, it seems to me, to be a legitimate, and necessary consequence that they should be regarded by the City, as to their advancement; and for this reason I appeal to your Honorable body, for assistance in the premises. I have been informed, that at the out going of the present board of Councilmen. there will probably be a surplus of money. If such is the case as an intelligent body I have every reason to believe that your love for education will predominate, and when you will have taken into consideration the presessing embarrassments with which the Board of Education is surrounded appropriate a certain amount out of your Treasury for the purpose set forth in this petition.
Hoping that this my petition may be favorably considered, I have the honor to be. Very Respectfully Your obd servtt Chalz F. Perpall Co Supt of Schools St. Johns Co Fla. * * * St. Johns County School Teachers 1882 Oct 2 School No 1 St. Augustine - Principal Geo. A Frick, 1st Assistant Miss M Watkins, Primary Department Miss Fannie Rogero, Assistant Miss Nellie Mickler
School No 1 Catholic Department Sister Alegisa Andreu, F Hurnandez M, Fance, G. Capo School No 2 - St. Augustine - Principal Jacob C Jordan, 1st Assistant, Miss M. E. Pomar, 2nd Assistant Miss Anita Rolf School No 3 - Fruit Cove Samuel Henley School No. 8 Coxcetterville - Miss L V. Jones School No 10 - Near Picolata - Moses Jones, replaced by Saml W. Alvarez School No 14 Cowpen Branch - L W Moss - resigned replaced by Miss Nellie Pellicer School No 15 Matanza - Miss Belle Floyd resigned replaced by Dr J S Lanning School No 16 Pellicer Creek - Miss Mattie Carter Oct 9 School No. 26 Diego - John W. David Nov 6 School No 13 Moccasin Branch - Rev Sister Clotilda Nov 8 School No 11 - Tocoi Creek N A Patterson Nov 13 School No 25 - Moses Creek - Miss B Dupont, replaced by Mr. John P Weeks Nov 20 School No. 17 - Piney Grove Moultrie Creek - Miss Iva Rainey 1883 January 1st School No. 9 - Picolata - Mrs. H. B. Davis Jan 8 School No. 22 - Bakersville - Miss E. B. Jones __________________________
St. Johns County Schools Teachers 1883-84 Oct 1 School No 2 - St. Augustine - Miss Emma R Caughley, Assistant Miss H. D. Barton Trustees Dr. Dewitt Web, Benjamin Rily, F Johnson School No. 9 - Near Picolata - Mrs. H. B. Davis Trustee - Norman Fitzhough and James F Lowell School No 10 - Near Picolata (colored) - S W Alvarez Trustees - Peter Sanks and Filo Sanks School No 11 - Tocoi Creek - Mrs. Alice Costuma Trustees - James Craft and Wm H? School No 12 - St. Augustine - Sister M Magdaline, Gertrude Capo, Theresa Hernandez, Alogsia Andreu School No 13 - Moccasin Branch - Rev Sister Clotilda Trustees - E Masters and H C Rogero School No 17 - Piney Grove, Moultrie - Mrs. R. D. Murry Trustees - Geo C Middleton and Wm Middleton School No 23 - Bakersville - M E Greenwood School No 26 - Diego - John W. David Trustees Robt D. Mickler, Antonio Mier School No 27 - Durbin - Miss Emily V Mullin Trustees - John W Smith, John Adams School No 28 - Casacola - Mrs John Mickler Trustees - Frank Genovar Oct 2 School No 25 - Moses Creek - Miss Nellie Pellicer Trustees - William Walker and Riley Carter Oct 8 School No. 1 - St. Augustine - J S Cowdon Principal, 1st assistant Miss M. C. Watkins, Principal Primary Department Miss Fannie Rogero, Assistant Miss Nellie Mickler Trustees - Dr. J K. Rainey and Peter Arnau School No. 14 - Cowpen Branch - Miss E. C. Rogers School No 16 - Pellicer Creek Frank L Mitchell Trustees - Jno Simmion, Tilmno Caster Nov 6 School No 8 - Coxcetterville - Miss Mary E. Pomar resigned, Miss Pacetti. Trustees - Peter Pacetti and Wm Pacetti
St. Johns County Public Schools and Teachers 1884-85 1884 Oct 1 School No. 13 - Moccasin Branch - Sister Clotelda Oct 3 School No. 14 - Cowpen Branch - ? School No 22 - Bakersville Miss Lula Nessler Oct 6 School No 1 - Principal Walter E Kinblo, 1st assistant Miss Elizabeth H Allen, Primary department Miss Fannie Rogero, Miss Alice Costumra, Miss Lightfoot Watkins School No 2 - St. Augustine Principal Miss Emma R Canghey, 1st Assistant Miss Helen Barton, 2d Mrs. Dima Grant, Miss Ema Caughey School No 4 - Fruit Cove - Miss Eugenia D Grove School No 6 - Sampson Branch - Miss Maggie Mullin School No 8 - Coxcetterville - Miss Anta Relf, resigned Miss Millanie Rogero School No 10 - N Picolata - Mis Sandy M Alvarez School No 11 - Tocoi Creek - William Craft School No 12 - St. Augustine - sister M Magdalin, Gertrude Capo, Theresa Hernandez, Aloysia Andreu School No 15 Mantanzas Mrs Mary Rose Graves School No 16 Pellicer Creek - Miss Ida Parkes School No 17 Monthie Creek - M E Greenwood School No 26 Diego - John David School No 27 - Durbin Swamp - Miss Emiley V Mullin School No 28 Casecola - Mrs. M. C. Clark School No 29 Red House Branch - Miss Nellie O'Hern resigned, Miss Mary Pomar Oct 12 School No 9 - Picolata - Mrs M B Powell Oct 13 School No 25 - Moses Creek - C. E. Stubbs, resigned Miss Nellie Pellicer Nov 3 School No 30 - Hewlette Branch - Miss Grace Elliott Dec 1 School No 3 - Fruit Cove - Miss Mary Francis Dixon 1885 Jan 12 School No 18 (col) Florence - W A Flemming
Colored No. 2, Located on Spanish Street w/115 pupils Principal: Miss Emma R. Caughey, Teachers: Miss Helen Barton Miss Mary E. Howard Trustees De Dewitt Webb and Benjamin Riley High School, No. 1 (St. Augustine) Located at Hospital Street w/145 pupils Principal Walter E, Knibloe, Teachers Miss Mary Brown, Miss Hortensia Rogero, Miss Grace Elliott Trustee Dr. J. K. Rainey
Board of Public Instruction County Supt. Peter Arnau Commrs: A Lopez (Chairman), John Allen, L. A. Colee, M. S. Usina, W. S. M.Pinkham (C Pomar was treasurer for the Board of Public instruction).
By March 1, 1883 all county school boards had to have uniform texts for their counties p94 The school law of 1889 made it obligatory upon the county boards of education to require elementary physiology and hygiene to be taught in every public school in their respective counties.
W. S. Cawthon received a Life Certificate from the State Board on 3/28/1898. First St. Johns teacher recognized by state.
June 2 '84 To the President and members of the City Council of the City of St. Augustine State of Florida,
Gentlemen I would beg leave to say that I am intending to attend the "National Teacher's Association" which meets in Madison Wisconsin during the month of July this year and that I wish your honorable body to authorize me to extend an invitation including the hospitality of the Ancient City to the said "National Teachers Association". to hold the mid-winter session in this City of St. Augustine Fla.
Should your honorable body commission your petitioner as its agent he shall do his utmost to influence the said body to meet here duing the holidays at any rate it would advertise our city and state no little.
I am with great respect Yours ? respy
J. S. Corrodon
Colored No. 2 Located on Spanish Street w/115 pupils Principal: Miss Emma R. Caughey Teachers: Miss Helen Barton Miss Mary E. Howard Trustees De Dewitt Webb and Benjamin Riley
High School, No. 1 (St. Augustine) Located at Hospital Street w/145 pupils Principal Walter E, Knibloe Teachers Miss Mary Brown Miss Hortensia Rogero Miss Grace Elliott Trustee Dr. J. K. Rainey
Board of Public Instruction County Supt. Peter Arnau Commrs: A Lopez John Allen L. A. Colee M. S. Usina W. S. M. Pinkham
Money received for School purposes for 1885-86 Amt in treasury Oct 1, 1885 $ 10.71 County School Tax $6,094.23 General School Tax $ 676.66 Sale of Books $ 47.34 Common School Fund $ 769.92 Lawton Fund $ 72.00 Total $7,670.86
Under the Constitution of 1885, two normal schools were established--that for white teachers at DeFuniak Springs, and that for colored students at Tallahassee
St. Johns County Teachers and Schools 1885-1886 Oct 5 School No 1. St Augustine - Walter E Knibloe, 1st assistant Mary B Brown, Principal Primary Miss Fannie Rogero, Assistant Grace Elliott School No 2 St. Augustine - Principal Miss Emma R. Caughey, 1st Assistant Helen Barton, Mary E. Howard School No 3 (Col) Fruit Cove - John Hulin School No 4 Fruit Cove - Miss Fannie Read School No 6 - Sampson Branch - Miss Maggie Mullin School No 8 - Coxcetterville - Miss Millanie Rogero School No 11- Tocoi Creek - Wm Craft School No 12 - St. Aug - Sr M Magdalin, M Teresa Hernandez, M Gertrude Capo, M. Elizabeth Fitzsimmons School No. 13 - Moccasin Branch - Sister Clotilda School No. 14 - Cowpen Branch - Mr. M. E. Greenwood School No 15 - Matanzas - Mrs. Mary Rose Graves School No 16 - Pellicer Creek - Chas J Dupont School No 17 - Moultrie Creek - Miss Sadie M. Clendenning School No 18 - Col. Florance - Mr. W. A. Flemming School No 21 - Trout Creek - Miss Sadie McIntyre School No 22 - Bakersville - Mr. Howard Mosley School No 25 - Moses Creek - Miss Ida Parker School No 26 - Deigo - Lewis Mickler School No 27 - Durbin Swamp - Miss Emily V. Mullins School No 28 - Casecola - Mrs. M. C. Clark School No 29 - Red-House Branch - Miss Lightfoot Watkins School No 30 - Hewlett Branch - Miss Minnie Carter Oct 12 School No 10 - Col. Picolata - Sandy W. Alveraz Oct 31 School No 31 - Col. Switzerland - M. A. Clark Nov 16 School No 9 - Picolata - Miss Annie L Klipolin
1886 St. Johns County Teachers: Lightfoot Watkins, Howard Misley, William Craft, Jas B Sevillie, Miss Mollie D Sheekes, Miss Mary E Hines, R C Willliamson, W A Flemming, Miss Ella Old, Miss Grace Elliott, Miss S. M. Allen, R C Butler, Walter Kimbloe, Miss Mellie Spencer, Miss Helen Barten, Miss Mary E Howard, Miss Ida Parker, Miss Annie Ashton, Mrs. E. D. Coxelter, Miss. S. Mllen, J B Sevillie, W A Flemming, R E Butler, Mrs. Florina Mullin, Miss Annita Flynn, Miss Jula Shonp, Mrs. M. B. Powell, Sister Clotilda, Miss Ida Parker, R. C Williamson, Miss Emily V. Mullins, Miss Annie Ashton, Mrs. E. D. Coxetter, Laura Papy, Laura Dupont, Minnie Carter, W A Adams, Miss Ella Old, Miss Mollie Spooner, C J Dupont, Mrs. R. M. Graves, Miss T Rogero
Peter Arnau - Superintendent
Amount in treasury Oct 1, 1886 $1,402.98 Received Co School Tax $5,974.63 Received W D Barnes Comptroler $3,639.69 Received Justice fines $ 201.00 Received Lawton School Fund $ 72.00 TOTAL $11,290.20
Early History of St. Johns Schools Growth of the St. Johns County School System Part 6