Mary, A few other things are mentioned on pages 12-14 in with other stuff. John Houston, the first settler, came into this area and called it Arlington after a place near Jacksonville, Florida.The Village was named Eau Gallie by W.H. gleason in l870 when the people requested a post office. It had taken John Houston, his son, and fourteen slaves one year to clear some of his land for a garden, a few log dwellings and to fence in his eighty acresto kepp his cattle from roaming.They moved their families in November l860 but in a few short weeks the Civil War began.They were cut off from the northern part of Florida a good part of the time for the next four years. Life was a great deal easier after a few more families moved in.Actually, the first to arrive were relatives of the Houstons--Jonathon Stewart to south of Horse Creek, Jack Simmons to seven miles nrthwest of Arlington, Israel Stewart , nine miles to the north, later called Bonaventure and Bethel Stewart to Bovine , near Lake Washington.Any foraging trrip was more fun when there wer cousins to share the experience.