Philip S. May


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.