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Elbert L. Ayers 

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Elbert L. Ayers
8/20/1856 - 5/20/1889
Elbert L. Ayers was born on August 20, 1856 somewhere in Florida and died on May 20, 1889 in Calhoun Co., Florida. He lived to be 32 years old.

John “Johnny” D. (8/26/1883-7/30/1886)
Thomas A. ((10/26/1884 -5/20/1905)
Benjamin Franklin (8/18/1886 -3/18/1928) – married Annie E. (11/5/1892-1981)
Elbert L. (9/3/1889 -12/24/1945) -married Nettie Lee Dixon 3/19/1892 - 4/18/1928 )
Elizabeth (1893 – 1963),
Frances Matilda (1895 – 1972),
Joseph Henry (1896 – 1990),
William Ellis (11/20/1898-5/6/1917)
Martha "Minnie" J. (1900 – 1989)
Census7/14/1860 Ochesee FL (Calhoun County) 3 yrs old 
William Ayers (41), Marinda Ayers (40),Benjamin Ayres, Green Ayers (17), Mary Ayers (15),Jane Ayers(14),Thomas Ayres(11), Sarah Ayres (10), Albert Ayres (6), Ellen Ayres (4), Mack Ayres (2) & John Ayres (4 mo.) William was born in SC, Marinda was born in GA, all children in FL.  
Additional information about Calhoun County, FL around 1860: Click here to see a map from this timeperiod.  
Census6/28/1880 Apalachicola FL (Franklin County) 23 yrs old 
348, E.L. Ayers (22 FL),Henrietta (15 GA), borders -J.J. Holley (23),Allen Rudd(22) & Henry Crum(21).  
Additional information about Franklin County, FL around 1880: Click here to see a map from this timeperiod.  
Census6/1/1885 FL (Calhoun County) 28 yrs old 
143,157 – Elbert Ayers 27, Henny 20, 3, John 2 & Thomas 8mo. (born in Oct.). Elbert was born in FL, father in SC and mother in GA. Henny born in FL, parents unknown. Elbert is a laborer.  
Additional information about Calhoun County, FL around 1885: The principle towns in Calhoun County were Blountstown, Marysville, Chipola, Selman, Ocheesee, and Abe Springs. In 1884 railroads in Florida were bought out by one company and placed under central management. River Junction, located at the junction of the Chattahoochee and Flint Rivers, is the closest railroad and the primary hub of land transports. The photo on the right shows the iron bridge than spans the Chattahoochee River about a mile from the Depot at River Junction where wharves, storage, steamboats and hotels bussel with activity. Click the photo for a larger view. Click here to see a map from this timeperiod.
Graveyard/Tombstone5/20/1889 Mt. Olive Cem. FL (Calhoun County) 32 yrs old 
In the family plot : Henrietta V. Ayers -8/26/1862 to 10/26/1914; Ebert L. Ayers Sr. 8/20/1856 to 5/20/1889; Monroe P.Ayers 2/6/1881 to 5/28/1881; Johnny D.Ayers 8/26/1883 to 7/30/1886; Thomas A. Ayers10/26/1884 to 5/20/1905; William Ellis Ayers -11/20/1898 to 5/6/1917 - Seaman 2nd Class - US Navy; Martha Jane Morris 5/10/1832 to 12/6/1899.  

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5 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.
8 1864 Battle of Olustee is a Confederate victory. Union troops pull back
9 1865 Battle at Natural Bridge (Wakulla County) is a Confederate victory.
9 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.
14 1870 During the 1870s, the remaining Seminole Indians begin establishing trading posts and other economy with local settlers.
26 1882 The Florida Central and Western Railroad Company was created. It combines the Florida Central, Jacksonville, Pensacola, and Mobile railroads.
27 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.
28 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.
3 1859 Charles Darwin publishes "Origin of Species" and begins the evolution theory.
9 1865 Mendel publishes his papers on genetics and introduces the concept to the public.
13 1869 Cro-magnon Man fossils are found in France
21 1877 Edison invents the phonograph permitting music and voices to be recorded and replayed.
23 1879 Edison invents the electric light bulb.
33 1889 The first calculating machine is invented and uses punch cards
5 1861 NEWS HEADLINES: American Civil war begins at Ft. Sumter, located in Charleston Harbor, VA.
6 1862 NEWS HEADLINES: May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
26 1882 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison creates the first large power station in New York City, making it the first place in America to have electricity.
29 1885 NEWS HEADLINES: Eastman invents the box camera. For the first time photography becomes affordable for the average citizen.
4 1860 Presidential election puts Abraham Lincoln in office. The campaign has heated the issues regarding slavery in the south.
6 1862 May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
7 1863 Abraham Lincoln issues the "Emancipation Proclamation" freeing slaves.
9 1865 American Civil war ends with General Lee's surrender at Appomattox, VA. Reconstruction begins in the "old South"
12 1868 An eight-hour work day is established for federal employees.
19 1875 Tennessee enacts Jim Crow law.
20 1876 The National League of Baseball is founded

Henrietta Morris
Born on August 26, 1862 and died on October 26, 1914
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