Submitted by Descendant: Frank HAGAN
Francis Burdette Hagan was born 11 September 1827 at Black Creek, Duval County, Florida and traveled with his parents (purported to be the son of Malachi Hagan) over the next few years before settling in Manatee County in the Late 1850’s.
He served in the Independent Company of Florida Volunteers in the Seminole Indian War during 1839 under the command of Captain John G. Blitch. He was a musician and enlisted at Fort Harlee, Florida. Later he served under Captain William H. Kendricks in the Florida Mounted Volunteers in 1855-56. Following the Indian Wars he was a soldier in the Confederate Army serving in a company commanded by Captain John Pearson. He first enlisted at Tampa Bay on 18 September 1862. Second enlistment into the Confederate Army came at Fort Meade, Florida, when he served in the command of Captain F. A. Hendry’s Independent Company Cavalry. This second enlistment was in the summer of 1864.
Francis Burdette Hagan was a political figure in Manatee County serving on the railroad commission and the taxing board. He was a man of vast land holdings in Pine Level, Florida while it was the county seat of Manatee County and was living in the same locality when he, along with many others, petitioned for the formation of DeSoto County.
He died in Pine Level, DeSoto County, Florida on 31 January 1914 and was buried in Campground Cemetery near his home.
Frank Burdette Hagan was first established as a Florida Pioneer in 2000