Edward Tatnall Kendrick was born December 26, 1819 in Georgia and died at Knoxville,
Tennessee, on December 22, 1862.1
He married Faraba Ann Moore in 1844,
and they had three sons and two daughters by mid 1860.2
Kendrick was elected Sheriff on October 9, 1861, with his responsibilities also
including Tax Collection and Assessment.3
He served as a lieutenant in
a militia unit in the Polk County area in late 1856 during the Third Seminole War
and later organized his own militia company.4
He later was a member of
Co. E, 7th Florida Infantry, CSA in the Civil War and died of illness while serving
with this unit.5
E. T. Kendrick was also a school teacher and school trustee in Fort Meade and was
a law enforcement officer in Tampa area prior to moving to the Polk County area.6
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1 David W. Hartman and David Coles, Biographical Rosters of Florida Confederate
and Union Soldiers, 1861-1865, p. 275.
2 Hartman and Coles, Ibid.; United States Census, 1860; Julius J. Gordon,
Comrades in Arms, Vol. II, p.14.
3 Florida Election Records (microfilm - PCH&GL); Florida State Archives
Records ("County Officers" vertical file - PCH&GL).
4 Canter Brown, Jr., In the Midst of All That Makes Life Worth Living
Polk County, Florida, to 1940; Gordon, op. cit., p. 147.
5 Brown, op. cit. P. 88; Gordon, op. cit.
6 Canter Brown, Jr., Fort Meade, 1849-1900, p. 163-164.
Information developed by Thomas L. Sailer.
Photo from Sunland Tribune, Journal of the Tampa Historical Society, November 1993
(Polk County Historical and Genealogical Library)