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Florence Ann Yon 

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Levi M. Yon Sr.
9/21/1810 - 5/1/1881

Nancy Eleanor Dennis
10/6/1822 - 7/25/1878
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Florence Ann Yon
3/30/1845 - 1901
Florence Ann Yon was born on March 30, 1845 in Covington County, Alabama and died about 1901 in Blountstown, Florida. Actual date of death is unknown. She lived to be about 55 years old.

She went by the name of Flora and married John McDonald in 1860 when she was about 16 years old. Their marriage ended in divorce around 1867.

She married William Parish in 1870. They had one child Jessie Florence Parish. After William's death she married John William Pope on January 4, 1880 in Calhoun Co. FL.
Records
Census10/18/1850 FL (Calhoun County) 5 yrs old 
#39: Levi Yon (age 40, born in NC), Nancy (age 26, AL), Vandillia (8, AL), Flora Ann (4, FL), Amandia (4, FL), Ester (2, AL). Estimated value of property is $1, 000. 
Additional information about Calhoun County, FL around 1850: Click here to see a map from this timeperiod.  
Census7/21/1860 West Wymton district FL (Calhoun County) 15 yrs old 
dweling#122, family# 123, Levi Yon (age 49, Farming, born in SC), Nancy (36, housekeeping, AL), Flora (15, domestic, AL), Jane (13, FL), Mary (11, FL), Malissa (9, FL), Elleanor (7, FL), Charles (5, FL), Jessie (3, FL), Levi M. (1, FL). Estimated value of real estate is $4,000 and estimated value of personal property is $4,000.A check mark is by Levi, Nancy and Flora, for Mulatto or Black. 
Additional information about Calhoun County, FL around 1860: Click here to see a map from this timeperiod.  
Land Deed4/9/1861 FL (Calhoun County) 16 yrs old 
Location of land owned by Flora Yon 
Land Deed4/9/1861 FL (Calhoun County) 16 yrs old 
Document #14718 for 120 Acres was issued to Flora A. Yon on 4/9/1861 without mineral rights. Statutory Reference: 3 Stat. 566. No other names on deed. Act or Treaty is listed as April 24, 1820. Land Description is (1) W1/2NW Tallahassee, No 1N 8W 1 & (2) NWSW Tallahassee No !N 8W 1. 
Other1/1/1866 FL (Calhoun Co. County) 20 yrs old 
Antioch Baptist Church records listed her as a Member.  Source:  Antioch Baptist Church records(1860 to 1870)
Other5/16/1867 Abe Springs FL (Calhoun County) 22 yrs old 
Divorce of Flora and John McDonald. 
Marriage5/15/1870 FL (Liberty County) 25 yrs old 
Marriage of Flora Ann Yon and William F. Parish on May 15th 1870. 
Census6/21/1870  FL (Calhoun County) 25 yrs old 
dwelling# 14 family#18: William F. Parish (age 26) and Flora A. (age 24). States that he is a laborer born in Georgia. She is keeping house and was born in Florida. The value of their personal estate is $40. The Yon family is listed as family#9 on the same page. 
Additional information about Calhoun County, FL around 1870: Click here to see a map from this timeperiod.  
Marriage1/4/1880 Abe Springs Bluff FL (Calhoun County) 34 yrs old 
Book 1, page 79, marriage of John W. Pope to Florah Parish on 1/4/1880.  
Census6/8/1880 Pippins Mill FL (Calhoun Co. County) 35 yrs old 
Listed as family #84/97: John Pope (age 26), Flora (wife, age 30) and Florence (step daughter, age 5). John states his occupation as Hireling and Flora is keeping house. John says he cannot write. John and his mother were born in FL and his father in GA. Flora was born in FL, her mother in AL and her father in GA. Florence was born in FL, her father in FL and mother in AL. Florence cannot read or write and has not been attending school. 
Census6/1/1900 Blountstown FL (Calhoun County) 55 yrs old 
family#229 -John W. Pope (age 46 - Apr/1854) , Flora Pope (56 -Mar/1844). They have been married 20 years. John is a farmer. They were born in FL, as were their parents. Flora states she had six children, none living. Also with them a house keeper - Bettie Harrell (19 - Oct.1880) 
Additional information about Calhoun County, FL around 1900: The first automobile, nick-named Chicken Killer, arrives in Blountstown in 1905. The photo on the right shows The Chicken Killer. Click the photo for a larger view. Click here to see a map from this timeperiod.
Graveyard/Tombstone1/1/1901 Blountstown FL (Calhoun County) 55 yrs old 
Nettle Ridge Cemetery - FLORENCE ANN POPE - no dates - sec. 1 lot.167 & JOHN POPE - no dates - sec. 1 lot. 161   Source:  http://www.rootsweb.com/~flcalhou/Cemeteries/NettleRidge.htm

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Click on any of the News, Events, or Discoveries buttons above to see historical things that happened during Florence Yon's life. These are only some of the major events that affected the life and times of Florence, her family, and friends. For example, Florence is 10 years old when Third Seminole Indian War begins. It ends three years later when Chief Billy Bowlegs and his band are forced to move from Florida.
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5 1850 State population=771,623. The 1850 Federal Census reveals the White population=426,514; African-American population=345,109; Slave population=342,844; Free black population=2,265; Urban population=35,179; Rural population=736,444; Cotton production in bales=564,429; Corn production in bushels=28,754,048; Number of manufacturing establishments=1,026.
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5 1850 Florida's total population has grown to 87,445. This includes about 39,000 slaves and 1,000 free blacks. Indians were not counted.
10 1855 Third Seminole Indian War begins and war breaks out with most of the battles occurring in Central Florida. It ends three years later when Chief Billy Bowlegs and his band are forced to move from Florida.
16 1861 No Floridian's voted for Lincoln during the 1860 election. On Jan. 10, 1861, Florida seceded from the U.S. and joined the Confederate States of America a few weeks later.
19 1864 Battle of Olustee is a Confederate victory. Union troops pull back
20 1865 May 10th -- Union troops occupy Tallahassee. While Tallahassee was the only Confederate state capital east of the Mississippi River that had not been captured, Union troops occupy the capitol following the surrender of the major Confederate armies in the east.
20 1865 Battle at Natural Bridge (Wakulla County) is a Confederate victory.
25 1870 During the 1870s, the remaining Seminole Indians begin establishing trading posts and other economy with local settlers.
37 1882 The Florida Central and Western Railroad Company was created. It combines the Florida Central, Jacksonville, Pensacola, and Mobile railroads.
38 1883 Three railroad companies are merged to form the Florida Transit and Penisular Railroad Company. Thee are: Florida Transit Railroad Co., Peninsular Railroad Co, and the Tropical Florida Railroad Co.
39 1884 Most railroads in Florida are passed into the hands of a single company owned and operated by a single management, under the name of The Florida Railway and Navigation Company. It has more that 500 miles of main track in operation and about 300 miles of track under construction. The longest route was the "Western Division" which ran from Tallahassee to Jacksonville - 209 miles.
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8 1853 The process of creating steel is invented by Besermer in Britain and Kelly in the U.S.
11 1856 The first Neanderthal fossils are found near Germany
14 1859 Charles Darwin publishes "Origin of Species" and begins the evolution theory.
20 1865 Mendel publishes his papers on genetics and introduces the concept to the public.
24 1869 Cro-magnon Man fossils are found in France
32 1877 Edison invents the phonograph permitting music and voices to be recorded and replayed.
34 1879 Edison invents the electric light bulb.
44 1889 The first calculating machine is invented and uses punch cards
50 1895 Wireless telegraph and the "antenna" are invented but it covers a very short distance.
52 1897 First ship to shore message is sent using an improved form of wireless telegraph
55 1900 The cause of yellow fever is discovered. It is proven that the fever is spread by mosquitoes. This rallies an effort to provide better mosquito control.
55 1900 Freud publishes his book "The Interpretation of Dreams"
56 1901 First transatlantic wireless telegraph is sent.
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16 1861 NEWS HEADLINES: American Civil war begins at Ft. Sumter, located in Charleston Harbor, VA.
17 1862 NEWS HEADLINES: May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
37 1882 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison creates the first large power station in New York City, making it the first place in America to have electricity.
40 1885 NEWS HEADLINES: Eastman invents the box camera. For the first time photography becomes affordable for the average citizen.
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10 1855 Third Seminole Indian War begins. It ends three years later when Chief Billy Bowlegs and his band are forced to move from Florida.
15 1860 Presidential election puts Abraham Lincoln in office. The campaign has heated the issues regarding slavery in the south.
17 1862 May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
18 1863 Abraham Lincoln issues the "Emancipation Proclamation" freeing slaves.
20 1865 American Civil war ends with General Lee's surrender at Appomattox, VA. Reconstruction begins in the "old South"
23 1868 An eight-hour work day is established for federal employees.
30 1875 Tennessee enacts Jim Crow law.
31 1876 The National League of Baseball is founded


Marriages
William Parish
Born about 1843 and died about 1878.
They were married 5/15/1870.

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John Pope
Born on April 14, 1854 and died on February 18, 1916.
They were married 1/4/1880.

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The Children of Florence Ann Yon

Jessie Florence Parish
Born somewhere in Florida on April 15, 1871 and died in Blountstown, Florida about 1902. She was about 30 years old.

She died during child birth and is buried with her infant at Nettle Ridge Cemetery in Blountstown, FL.

She went by Florence.
While her daughter (Jessie Florence) would not talk about it...
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