After extensive travels and successful commercial operations in the British Isles, Africa, the West Indies, and North and South America, Zephaniah Kingsley, at the age of thirty-eight, brought to Florida in 1803 his unusual menage and here lived out the remaining forty years of an active, colorful life. During this period while Florida was first a Spanish colony and then a territory of the United States, he had a prominent part in its commercial and political affairs.
May, Philip S.
"Zephaniah Kingsley, Nonconformist (1765-1843),"
Florida Historical Quarterly: Vol. 23
, Article 3.
Available at: https://stars.library.ucf.edu/fhq/vol23/iss3/3