Submitted by Descendants:  Thomas Edward BRONSON

Eliza Allen was born about 22 November 1811 in North Carolina.  She married David Gornto in Irwin County, Georgia, about 20 November 1827.

It is unknown exactly when she and David moved to Florida, sometime after 1841 – the birth of a son, Thomas J. Gornto, but before 23 May 1843, since David Gornto is found on the Madison County Voters in the First Florida Election of 1845.

David and Eliza Gornto lived on a farm all of their lives.  They had plenty of help because by the time the 1860 census was taken they were living on a Lafayette County, Florida farm with nine of their eleven children.  They live in a portion of Lafayette County, Florida that eventually was made into Dixie County, Florida.

She died about 1 December 1871 and is buried in the Fayetteville Cemetery, Old Town, Dixie County, Florida.

Eliza Allen was first established as a Florida Pioneer in 1989