Submitted by Descendant:  Paula Townsend MARCZYNSKI

Ansel Ferrell was born 14 Sep 1762 in Bute Co., North Carolina.  He was a Revolutionary War soldier who fought at the Battles for Guilford Courthouse and Eutaw Springs (among others), where he was slightly wounded.  When the South Georgia and North Florida area became open for settlement, Ansel and several of his children moved into the area.

Ansel lived until he was 84 years old and is buried in the Strickland-Ferrell Cemetery in NE Leon County Florida, along with his wife and other family members.  On 6 Mar 1976, in a special ceremony in honor of the American Bicentennial, a marble marker was placed on his grave by the Dominic Everardus Bogardus Chapter, Colonial Dames XVII Century.

Ansel Ferrell was first established as a Florida Pioneer in 2002