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Josephine Ellen Stone 

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James Bennett Stone
11/29/1823 - 2/25/1889

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12/12/1828 - 11/4/1894
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Josephine Ellen Stone
1/30/1856 - 7/7/1923
Josephine Ellen Stone was born on January 30, 1856 somewhere in Florida and died on July 7, 1923 in Bay Co., Florida. Actual date of death is unknown. She lived to be about 67 years old.

Frances (1876)
Charles (1877)
Joseph (1882)
Samuel P. Davis (9/17/1885 -12/5/1974)-married Eleanor R.(11/ 5/1885 -6/10 /1974)
Moody B. Davis (2/1890 -1958)-marred Mabel T.(1889-1979)
John H. Davis (8/1892)
Josephine Davis (6/ 1896)
George W. Davis (9/14/1898- 12/ 24/1960)
Census6/12/1880 Abe Springs FL (Calhoun County) 24 yrs old 
Recorded as family #7693: Lewis Davis (age 32), Josephine (wife, age 23), Frances (daughter, age 4), Charles (son, age 3), Lucretia (sister, age 14), James M. Peacock (boarder/hireling age 21), Roxa Peacock (sister, age 17), John S. Peacock (born January, 6 months old, nephew). Lewis is a farmer. Lewis and Josephine can read and write. The father of Lewis, Lucretia and Roxa was born in Mississippi and their mother in GA. Everyone was born in Florida. 
Additional information about Calhoun County, FL around 1880: Blountstown was declared the seat of Calhoun County in 1880. Prior to that, Abe Springs had been the county seat. Click here to see a map from this timeperiod.  
Census1/1/1885 district 4 FL (Washington County) 28 yrs old 
#13 - L.C. Davis (age 38), J.E. (28), Frances (9), Charles (8), Joseph (3). All born in Florida. L.C. job is leaching? (hard to read clearly)  
Census1/1/1900 Parker FL (Washington County) 43 yrs old 
210, 218 -Louis Davis (age 52 -Oct.1847), Josephine Davis (44 - Jan.1856), Samuel P. Davis (14 -Sept. 1885), Moody B. Davis (9-Feb.1890), John H. Davis (7-Aug.1892), Josephine Davis (10-June 1896) & George W. Davis (1-Sept.1898). All were born in FL. Lewis' father in MS, mother in AL. Josephine's parents in FL. Josephine states she has had twelve children, five are living. Samuel and Moody attend school. Lewis is a farmer. Lewis, Josephine, Moody and Samuel can read and write.  
Additional information about Washington County, FL around 1900: Click here to see a map from this timeperiod.  
Census1/1/1910 Wetappo FL (Washington County) 53 yrs old 
11- Lewis C. Davis (age 62), Josephine E. Davis (54) John H. Davis (17) Josephine E. Davis (13) & George W. Davis (11). Lewis' father was born in MI and mother in AL. Josephine's mother was born in AL.All were born in FL. Lewis and Josephine have been married 37 years, had 13 children, 6 are living. Lewis is a farmer. 
Military8/19/1919 FL (Calhoun County) 63 yrs old 
Civil War Pension - Lewis C. Davis - born: 10/25/1847, enlisted in Luke Lott's Home Guards in 1863, honorable discharge at the close of the war in 1865. 

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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.
50 1906 An attempt to drain the Everglades and convert it to farmland begins.
61 1917 Seminole Indians become a Florida tourist attraction.
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
39 1895 Wireless telegraph and the "antenna" are invented but it covers a very short distance.
41 1897 First ship to shore message is sent using an improved form of wireless telegraph
44 1900 Freud publishes his book "The Interpretation of Dreams"
44 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.
45 1901 First transatlantic wireless telegraph is sent.
46 1902 The first Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil is discovered.
47 1903 Wright Brothers complete the first successful flight with an airplane at Kitty Hawk
48 1904 The first vacuum tube diode is invented by Fleming
50 1906 Kellogg sells the first box of Corn Flakes
50 1906 Electrons are discovered by Thomson
50 1906 The triode vacuum tube is invented
56 1912 The unsinkable Titanic sinks on its first trip to New York drowning 1,513 people.
57 1913 Ford builds the first assembly line into his automobile production plant
58 1914 The first traffic lights (which is only red or green) are put up in America; Construction of the Panama Canal is completed
67 1923 Freud publishes "The Ego and the Id"
67 1923 Diphtheria vaccine is developed; Insulin is produced to treat diabetes
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.
52 1908 NEWS HEADLINES: Henry Ford produces the first Model T automobile
56 1912 White residents of Forsyth County, GA, drive the black population out.
57 1913 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison invents motion pictures
61 1917 NEWS HEADLINES: In June, the United States enters World War I on the side of the allies. The Russian Revolution ends the reign of the czars and thrusts Russia into communism.
63 1919 NEWS HEADLINES: World War I ends with the signing of The Versailles Treaty.
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
53 1909 The National Association for Advancement of Colored People is formed (NAACP)
54 1910 Boy Scout and Girl Scout Organizations are introduced in America and the concept of a "week end" meaning time off from regular work begins to take root. The British Empire covers 1/5th of the world land area.
53 1909 The "Piltdown Man" hoax -- a fake archeological discovery announced by dishonest scientists who wanted to "prove" that human beings had evolved in Europe
58 1914 World War I - Following the crisis touched off by the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand of Austria in Sarajevo, Germany declared war on Russia and additional countries joined the war within several days.
61 1917 Germany uses airplanes to drop bombs in the early stages of World War I -- the first major military use of airplanes.
63 1919 The Versailles Treaty marks the official end of World War I.
64 1920 Adolph Hitler begins to organize the Nazi party in Germany; The Ku Klux Klan launches a recruitment campaign using mass marketing techniques to gain 85,000 new recruits; the first commercial broadcast is made.

Lewis 'Bud' Davis
Born on October 27, 1847 and died on August 22, 1932
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