Priscilla IVEY

Submitted by Descendants:  Garrett Armstrong, Heath William, Stuart Armstrong, and Whitney Susan BAILEY

Priscilla Ivey was born in Hamilton County, Florida 26 Jan 1842.  Her father Thomas Ivey and mother died when she was a young girl.  She then went to live with her uncle in Jacksonville, Florida, and then moved to Orange County in the late 1850’s. 

At that time she was living with her uncle Robert Ivey on the banks of Lake Mann. While she was living in Orlando she had a baby out of wedlock with John R. Mizell; this was in early 1863 when John was with the 7th FL Inf. Co. F.  At this time she went to work for Crawford Harris Bass in south Orange County.  They then married and had three sons together. 

They were a Pioneer family of Osceola County.  She passed away in 1913 outliving two of her sons and her husband.  Looking back she was one tough woman considering all she lived through and having a baby out of wedlock in the 1860’s.

Priscilla Ivey was first established as a Florida Pioneer in 2004