Cattle Drive near Bartow, FL, circa 1890's. During British rule (1763-1783), English planters and Creek Indians in west Florida owned substantial herds. Cowmen from Georgia and the Carolinas spread into north Florida during that period. In early Florida, Europeans, Americans, and Indians stole cattle from each other. Rustling became particularly widespread by the second half of the 18th century, and was one of the elements that led to the Seminole Wars.
This Florida Memory photograph shows the home site of E.W. Morgan in Valparaiso. The photo is dated 1920. I checked out the 1920 Census of Okaloosa County. There is an a listing for an RW Morgan in Niceville, 32, born in Michigan; his wife MK Morgan, 29, born in Wisconsin; daughters Margaret, 9, Wisconsin; Nina, 8, Wisconsin and Ruth, 5, Illinois, and one son, William, 3, Illinois. RW was listed as a sawmill laborer.