Francisco Pellicer

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Francisco Pellicer ( ca. 1747 - 1820) was an early resident and carpenter in St. Augustine, Florida. He moved south on the Matanzas River. Pellicer Creek is named after him and he is listed as Great Floridian.

Francisco Pellicer was born in the parish of Leon in Menorca around 1747 to Antonio Pellicer and Juana Sintes. At approximately 21, he came to New Smyrna, Florida as a member of the Turnbull Colony. He married Margarita Femanias and they had two children in the colony and two more in St. Augustine. With Jose Peso de Burgo he bought a lot on St. George Street in St. Augustine, Florida where they built a house. Pellicer did well as one of a dozen carpenters in St. Augustine and bought land on present-day Orange Street.

Pellicer's wife died around 1783 and he married Juana Villa who bore him nine children, fourteen total.

He lived with his family large family at a farm south of St. Augustine on the Matanzas River.

His house on St. George Street has been reconstructed and bears his name. He died c. 1820. The creek in the surrounding area of his home now bears his name: Pellicer Creek. His Great Floridian plaque is located at the Pellicer House (reconstructed), 53 St. George Street in St. Augustine, part of the Spanish Quarter Museum [1] [2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Great Floridians 2000 : Francisco Pellicer CoSA: City of St. Augustine, Florida
  2. ^ "Francisco Pellicer". Waymarking.com. Retrieved 2014-03-28.