I Am Grey Eyes: A Story of Old Floridaby William P. Ryan
In 1767 travel into Florida was difficult. The Spanish held St. Augustine for almost 200 years as a military camp but now they were gone. British Governor James Grant wrote letters about his good friend, the Indian Grey Eyes who took 500 cattle from Georgia down into unmapped Florida. He helped to blaze a new road, one that would lead to the planned Minorcan/b>… See more details below
In 1767 travel into Florida was difficult. The Spanish held St. Augustine for almost 200 years as a military camp but now they were gone. British Governor James Grant wrote letters about his good friend, the Indian Grey Eyes who took 500 cattle from Georgia down into unmapped Florida. He helped to blaze a new road, one that would lead to the planned Minorcan settlement of New Smyrna to the south. It would be called The King's Road and would exist from 1774 to 1914 as the main entry into Florida
An early Florida adventure with Grey Eyes
See Colonial British Florida with the eyes of a Seminole Indian. The white men do strange things as a young boy meets the demands of passage and becomes a Seminole cattleman in Florida as so many really were. He will move through many adventures that describe the true history of early Florida. Reading I am Grey Eyes will bring you a better feeling for the often dry historical events that now will connect into a life story.
Florida author William P. (Bill) Ryan creates historical fiction based on real characters, letters and original documents. Grey Eyes will tell you of the terrible Seminole War of 1835, the destruction of the great Bulow plantation, Minorcan settlers, and the exodus of Seminoles and their black companions to the Indian Territory in the West.
Who was this Grey Eyes?
Discover the legend of The Lost Colony, a great Florida slave uprising, and other early Florida stories by following original maps and the stories of Grey Eyes.
Author William P. Ryan is a Director of the Flagler County Historical Society. He brings history to life with his first person style. The Old Kings Road Series of books include:
- The Search for Old Kings Road
- I am Grey Eyes a story of old Florida
- Osceola his capture and Seminole legends
- Bulow Gold
- Florida's Door to Time
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