Hall of Honour

Francis Burdett Hagan

Florida Cow Cavalry

Honoured by Rebmaster Lunelle Siegel, gggranddaugher

Parents:                 Malachi Hagan and Elizabeth (Sheppard) Hagan
Place of Birth:        Black Creek, Duval County, Florida
Date of Birth:         September 11, 1827
Marriage:               November 4, 1852 to Elizabeth Jane Platt, daughter of John and Alice (Blackshear) Platt from  
                              Lownders County, GA

Military Service: Enlisted May 16, 1839 at age 12 as musician in Capt. John G. Blitch’s Independent Company of
                         Florida Volunteers discharged on November 9, 1839;  Indian War - Enlisted December 6, 1856 in
                         Capt. William H. Kendrick’s Company of Florida Mounted Volunteers. Discharged June 6, 1857

                        War Between the States - Enlisted September 18, 1862 at Tampa as a Private in Capt. John W.
                        Pearson’s Independent Company, which later became Company B, 9th Florida Infantry, CSA. Served
                        in Capt. F.A. Hendry’s Company of Independent Calvary in 1864 & 1865 (part of Munnerlyn’s Company 
                        - Cow Cavalry).

Religion:         Missionary Baptist Church in 1867 and baptized by Brother Cross near Castilia. Member of Mount 
                        Pleasant Baptist Church at Pine Level. Delegate to the 1st Annual session of the Manatee Missionary
                        Baptist Association in 1876.

Burial Location: Pine Level (Campground) Cemetary, DeSoto County (formerly Manatee Co), FL

Residences:     Black Creek, Duval County, FL - birth - 1842; Micanopy, FL; 1845 - Marion County - 2nd District per
                         1850 census; 1851- Hernando County near Fort Dade; 1861 - Manatee County initially the Castalia area
                         and later Pine Level
Occupation:     Late 1850’s - Hernando County Tax Assessor & Collector; 1873-1875 - Florida House of    
                     Representative; 1877-1879 -appointed by Governor Perry as Manatee County Treasurer; 1878-1879 -
                        Florida Senate; 1887 - appointed by Governor George F. Drew as County Treasurer & Justice of the
                        Peace;  Deputy Clerk of the Court & County Commissioner; 

Mason:            Fraternal Peace River Masonic Lodge #66

Political:         Democrat

Press Coverage: People in Lawmaking in Florida 1822-1997; Florida’s Peace River Frontier; Manatee River Journal-
                         July 14, 1898 -
“Hon. Frank Hagan of Pine Level, one of DeSoto’s leading citizens, visted points on
                         the river last week”; - May 1, 1903 - “Mr. Frank Hagan of Pine Level, one of the old and many times
                         honored citizens on Manatee County, but who was cut off into DeSoto , payed a visit to Bradenton last
                         week during Court. While here he was the guest of Mr. A.S. Watson, who was especially attentive to
                         him in driving him around giving him a chance to witness the wonderful growth on this section. Mr.
                         Hagan has a host of friends here among the older inhabitants who were delighted to see him”.January
                         18, 1894 - “Capt. Frank Hagan, ex-treasurer of Manatee County, and Mr. PO Keen, prominent citizens
                         of the Pine Level section, passed through town Tuesday en route to Tampa to attend the Confederate
                         Veterans reunion. They are good citizens, were good soldiers, and we hope they will have a
                         pleasant trip.”