Michael Wernel

Michael Wernel, a South Carolina farmer loyal to King George III during the American Revolution settled on 450 acres of John Tucker's lower St. Johns River tract after refugees were evacuated from Charleston, South Carolina. Wernel located the tract north of the St. Johns River near Cedar Creek. He built a small house, cleared four and one-half acres of land, and planted corn and potatoes. When East Florida was ceded to Spain in 1783, Wernel left the province.

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