Jacob Summerlin
(1820-1893)

Died aged c. 73

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Jacob Summerlin (February 20, 1820 – November 4, 1893), aka the King of the Crackers and King of the Cracker Cow Hunters, was reputed to be the first child born in Florida after the land was ceded by Spain. He is known for his contributions to the early settlement of Florida, and especially for founding the county seats of Orange and Polk counties, which are Orlando and Bartow, respectively. In the years prior to the Civil War, he was a slaveowner.

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Jacob Summerlin

Jacob Summerlin [full inscription unknown]

Bartow High School, (formerly the Summerlin Institute), 1270 South Broadway, Bartow, FL, United States where they was