David Mizell, Sheriff (1833–1870) David Mizell was the first Orange County sheriff killed in the line of duty. He was shot on east central Florida property owned by the Barber family. Although his dying wish was to not be avenged, his murder started the Barber-Mizell Family Feud of 1870. David Mizell’s grave is the oldest in the small family cemetery in what is now Harry P. Leu Botanical Gardens. FLOR500, Garden 334
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David Mizell, Sheriff

(18331870)

David Mizell was the first Orange County sheriff killed in the line of duty. He was shot on east central Florida property owned by the Barber family. Although his dying wish was to not be avenged, his murder started the Barber-Mizell Family Feud of 1870. David Mizell’s grave is the oldest in the small family cemetery in what is now Harry P. Leu Botanical Gardens.




 




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