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About Denise Olson

St. Augustine native, Air Force veteran, Army wife and family historian.

The Monson Plot

The Monson family plot

The Monson family plot in St. Augustine’s Evergreen Cemetery.

The three stones shown in this photo mark the graves of Anthony Vincent Monson (1855-1915), his two wives and his daughter. Monson would become the proprietor of the Monson House hotel in his later years. Buried with him is his second wife, Florence Young (1866-1920). Their daughter, Winifred (1892-1902) is buried in the grave marked with the curved-top stone. His first wife, Mary, died in 1899 and is buried behind and between the other two markers.


Dr. William Robertson and Mrs. Ann Frazer Robertson

Gate for the Robertson Plot

Gate to the Robertson plot at Huguenot Cemetery.

Dr. William Marshall Robertson and his wife, Ann Frazer Robertson, were already residents of St. Augustine when Florida became a territory of the United States in 1821. Both were originally from Scotland and Ann’s brother, John Frazer, owned a plantation near the Georgia border. Dr. Robertson became a naturalized citizen but died soon after – in 1823. Ann would continue to live in St. Augustine until her death in 1850. Their box graves are each covered with marble slabs. They read:

to the MEMORY
by his only child

to the MEMORY
by her only child