Submitted by Descendants:  Debra Lauren, Jessica Taylor, Lillian Karene Wheeler FELTNER, and Russell Allen WHEELER Sr.

Elisha R. Prevatt traveled to Florida from Georgia sometime after the death of his father, Peter Prevatt.  Naomi, Elisha’s mother, along with his wife Elizabeth and son are listed in the 1850 census for Alachua County.

In the first statewide election of 1845, Elisha served as the Election Clerk for Micanopy Precinct, Alachua County.

Elisha and Elizabeth had three children, two sons and one daughter.  After Elisha’s death, Elizabeth married Samuel Geiger and later James Wiggins.  Henry Zachariah, oldest son of Elisha married Sally Ann Missouri Strawn.

Their descendants still meet every year at the Dade Battlefield in Bushnell, Florida to celebrate their families.

Elisha R. Prevatt was first established as a Florida Pioneer in 2009