Lucinda Matilda HUTCHINSON

Submitted by Descendants:  Jeffords Donalson Jr., Laura Ruth Jones, and Mary Hannah MILLER

Lucinda Matilda Hutchinson was born 09 Jan 1857 in Bradford County, Florida.  Her parents were William Hutchinson and Elizabeth Meeks of Emanuel County, Georgia.  Her father, William Hutchinson served with the Georgia Infantry during the Civil War.

The family moved to Lafayette County, Florida.  Here Lucinda Matilda met Arial Travis Jones.  They were married at New Troy in Lafayette County on 23 February 1879.  Census records indicate that Lucinda Matilda was mother to seven children, but only four children survived to adulthood.

Lucinda Matilda was a farmer’s wife for many years, but postal records also list her as postmistress serving in the Lafayette County area.  Later, she and her family moved across the Suwannee River to the Branford community.  Here the family operated a general store.

After her husband died, Lucinda Matilda lived with her youngest son, Oscar Zachariah Jones, and his family in Branford.  She died while visiting her son, W.R. Jones, in Savannah, Georgia.  Her body was returned to Branford to be buried next to her husband in Oak Grove Cemetery in December 1931.

Lucinda Matilda Hutchinson was first established as a Florida Pioneer in 2003