Sleeping in Heavenly Peace

Sleeping in Heavenly Peace

Bishop John Freeman Young sleeps in Jacksonville’s Old City Cemetery. While there’s nothing on his tombstone to indicate it, he’s known internationally for his English translation of the world’s favorite Christmas carol – “Silent Night, Holy Night.” Young was born in Pittston, Maine on October 30, 1820.  He graduated from Virginia Theological Seminary in April, [...]

Young, John Freeman

Young, John Freeman

John Freeman Young served as priest at Jacksonville’s St. Johns Episcopal Church from 1845-1847.  In 1859, while serving as assistant priest at Trinity Church in New York City,  Young translated in to English the Austrian hymn, Silent Night, Holy Night.  The song has become the world’s favorite Christmas carol.  in 1867, Young returned to Jacksonville [...]

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Charles, Ray

Charles, Ray

Born in 1930, in Albany, Ga.; moved to Greenville, Fla. (near Tallahassee) with his family while still an infant. Attended the Florida School for the Deaf and Blind in St. Augustine; lived and performed in Jacksonville in 1945, where he lived at 732 Church Street. After leaving Florida for Seattle, he was signed to Los [...]

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Charles, Ray

Charles, Ray

Born in 1930, in Albany, Ga.; moved to Greenville, Fla. (near Tallahassee) with his family while still an infant. Attended the Florida School for the Deaf and Blind in St. Augustine; lived and performed in Jacksonville in 1945, where he lived at 732 Church Street. After leaving Florida for Seattle, he was signed to Los [...]

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Charles, Ray

Charles, Ray

Born in 1930, in Albany, Ga.; moved to Greenville, Fla. (near Tallahassee) with his family while still an infant. Attended the Florida School for the Deaf and Blind in St. Augustine; lived and performed in Jacksonville in 1945, where he lived at 732 Church Street. After leaving Florida for Seattle, he was signed to Los [...]

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Perry, Ron

Perry, Ron

This Detroit singer and guitarist was spotted by Molly Hatchet keyboardist and fellow Detroit native John Galvin and recruited to replace Hatchet’s departing singer, Jimmy Farrar, in 1987. Ron Perry wrote one song for Hatchet, “Take Miss Lucy Home,” which appeared on the band’s Capitol album, Lightning Strikes Twice.” However, Perry was displaced by the [...]

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Perry, Ron

Perry, Ron

This Detroit singer and guitarist was spotted by Molly Hatchet keyboardist and fellow Detroit native John Galvin and recruited to replace Hatchet’s departing singer, Jimmy Farrar, in 1987. Ron Perry wrote one song for Hatchet, “Take Miss Lucy Home,” which appeared on the band’s Capitol album, Lightning Strikes Twice.” However, Perry was displaced by the [...]

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Perry, Ron

Perry, Ron

This Detroit singer and guitarist was spotted by Molly Hatchet keyboardist and fellow Detroit native John Galvin and recruited to replace Hatchet’s departing singer, Jimmy Farrar, in 1987. Ron Perry wrote one song for Hatchet, “Take Miss Lucy Home,” which appeared on the band’s Capitol album, Lightning Strikes Twice.” However, Perry was displaced by the [...]

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Perry, Ron

Perry, Ron

This Detroit singer and guitarist was spotted by Molly Hatchet keyboardist and fellow Detroit native John Galvin and recruited to replace Hatchet’s departing singer, Jimmy Farrar, in 1987. Ron Perry wrote one song for Hatchet, “Take Miss Lucy Home,” which appeared on the band’s Capitol album, Lightning Strikes Twice.” However, Perry was displaced by the [...]

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