Francisco Pellicer

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Francisco Pellicer ( c1747-1820) was an early resident and carpenter of colonial Saint Augustine, Florida. He later cultivated a farm 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 Saint Augustine. With Jose Peso de Burgo he bought a lot on Saint George Street in Saint Augustine where they built a house. Pellicer did well as one of a dozen carpenters in the colony 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 Saint Augustine on the Matanzas River.

His Great Floridian plaque is located at the Pellicer House (reconstructed) at 53 Saint George Street in Saint Augustine, and is part of the Spanish Quarter Museum [1] [2]. Francisco Pellicer died c1820.

References[edit]

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