William Jasper BRONSON

Submitted by Descendant: Thomas Edward BRONSON

William Jasper Bronson was born abt. 4 July 1854 in Alachua County, Florida.  He married Easter Lucinda Waters on 7 February 1878 In Bronson, Levy County, Florida.  William Jasper was a farmer all of his life.  He appears on the Alachua County, Florida Tax Roll for 1894, 1895, and 1896.  His original homestead certificate was recorded in Alachua County, Florida; however, this was in a section of the county that would later be carved into Gilchrist County, Florida.  It is interesting to note that on the 1870 Lafayette County, Florida census Jasper, age 15, was enumerated [dwelling #45 and family #47] alongside his bride to be, Easter Lucinda Waters, age 13, who was enumerated with her family [dwelling #45 and family #45] – obviously they were childhood sweethearts.

Together he and Easter had six children.  They were married for more than 55 years.  Easter died on 4 June 1933 and William Jasper perhaps died from a broken heart only about four months later on 4 June 1933 in Bronson, Levy County, Florida.  He is buried alongside Easter in the Arrendondo Cemetery, also known as the Kanapaha Cemetery, Alachua County, Florida.

William Jasper Bronson was first established as a Florida Pioneer in 2006