PAPY / PAPPY FAMILY OF ST. AUGUSTINE, FLORIDA
Cousins Latrell Pappy Mickler and Gregory C. White are compiling a formal history of a true pioneer family of Florida - a documented record of all known descendants of Gaspar Papi & Ana Pons.
Gaspar Papi (c.1750-1817) was a Greek, a native of Smyrna, Asia Minor, present-day Izmir, Turkey. Along with a young Minorcan girl named Ana Pons (1762-1835), Gaspar was one of 1,400 immigrants that had signed on to take part in Dr. Andrew Turnbull's agricultural enterprise in New Smyrna, Florida. The colony only lasted from 1768 until 1777, when the 400 survivors abandoned New Smyrna and established themselves in the English garrison town of St. Augustine, Florida, where Gaspar and Ana were married in 1781.
Gaspar & Ana had nine known children: Catalina Carolinda Regina, Maria Francesca, Francesca Inez, Anna Maria Josefa, Miguel Juan, Josefa Phelipa, Andres Miguel Agustin, Fernanda Clara, and Jose Vitorio. The most prominent member of the family was Mariano Dionicio Papy (1824-1875). M.D. Papy was Florida's attorney general from 1852-1860, and represented Florida before the U.S. Supreme Court in the litigation over the disputed Georgia-Florida boundary.
In 2002 the Papy/Pappy surname is prevalent throughout the Southeast, especially in Key West, Miami, Tampa, Tallahassee, Jacksonville and Savannah.
WANTED ! WANTED ! WANTED ! WANTED ! WANTED ! WANTED !
We need your assistance! Copies of old documents, cemetery inscriptions, data from family Bibles, published obituaries, full names, dates & places of birth, death, & marriage, old photographs, interesting human interest stories. ANYTHING regarding descendants of our immigrant ancestors - Gaspar & Ana Papi, is wanted for consideration.
Latrell E. Mickler
10200-A Terrell Pappy Road
Jacksonville, FL 32259
Greg C. White
3101 Mills Ridge Drive