Re: Charles C. Banfill
George Wakefield Banfill (1853-1933) was my great grandfather.He moved to Florida -- DeFuniak Springs/Bonifay from Wisconsin.
George W. was a partner in an enterprise called West FLorida Land Company, which was founded in DeFuniak Springs in 1887.A "C.C.Banfill" is listed as one of the 4 shareholders.Perhaps they were brothers?
Family lore has it that the family moved to Fla. from Potosi, Wisconsin.
The main street in Bonifay is named "Waukesha", so perhaps there is a connection with that Wisconsin city, too.
In my grandfather's papers there is an undated sheet from the recorder of deeds for Lancaster, WI which refers to
"Partition of Estate of Daniel Banfill, decs'd June 7, 1875.Homestead claimed by Eliza Banfill, widow of Daniels." It goes on to describe a 40 acre homestead, which from the sketch would appear to be just outside Potosi.
I hope this is helpful.