Mizell Family Cemetery

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Number of Named Graves (in survey): 8
Number of Unnamed Graves (in survey): 5 (Unmarked except by small stones at head & foot.)
Oldest Date of Death on a Tombstone: 1870
Original Information: In corner of Harry P. Leu Gardens on Corrine Dr. in Orlando.

In memory of pioneer settlers David Mizell (1833-1870) who was the Orange County Sheriff, his wife Angeline Augusta May (1837-1911), and their seven children: Mary Frances m. David Russell, William David m. Mary E. Arnold, Lula Amanda m. Humphrey Thomas Arnold, John Thomas m. Jessie Rodgers, Joshua Montgomery m. Josephine Byrd, Della Bell m. William Collier Harper.

Sheriff Mizell was killed from ambush near Holopaw in the line of duty. His burial here by moonlight was first Masonic funeral service in Central Florida, the brethren coming from Apopka Lodge to conduct the rites. His grave began small family cemetery which today holds 36 members in marked and unmarked graves, including family plot of Ardie B. Russell, grandson of David and Angeline Mizell.

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