I have a picture of Fernando D. (Uncle Cudge) Sparkman and Frank James. It was taken at Gaitor, in now Marion County during the Civil War. It is purported that Frank, was recuperating from wounds received in a Quantrell raid. Now he oly way I can figure there to be a Florida connection for the James boys id Uncle Cudge 3 nephews, the sons of John Lee Sparkman Sr of Campville Alachua Co. His 3 sons went to Texas under mysterious circumstances. They were John Lee Jr, Wade Madison and Franklin Isaac Cheeves Sparkman.
This picture has been verified by the James Museum in Kansas as being one of 4 known photos of Frank James.
The 3 Sparkman boys purportedly were spirited from Campville with the assistance of a cousin, Elijah Byrd Sparkman of Thonotosassa, and His son the mayor of Tampa arranged passage to Texas. Apparently they were running from the law.