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Lenna Ann Nixon 

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Robert W. Nixon
1814 - 1885

 


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Lenna Ann Nixon
1852 - 1900
Lenna Ann Nixon was born about 1852 somewhere in Alabama and died about 1900 somewhere in Florida. Dates for birth and death are estimated. She lived to be about 48 years old.

She was called "Linnie"

Children:
Elizabeth Evenline Stone (1867)
J. E. Stone (1871)
Mary Lee (or Myrtle Lusinda) Stone(1873)
Lenora Stone(1874)
Frances "Fannie" Stone(1876)
Linnie Stone(1878-died young)
Maggie Stone(1880)
Hallie (1882 -died young)
Ramoth Stone (1885)
Records
Census7/1/1860 Ochesee FL (Calhoun County) 8 yrs old 
Listed as family #43, Robt. W. Nixon (age 47, born in GA), Louisa (age 40, born in GA), Daniel G. (23 born GA), Samuel (17 born GA), Roxy Ann (14 born GA), Sarah M. (13 born AL), Mathew (11 (born AL), Lenna Ann (9 born AL), James (7 born AL), and Robert (5 born FL). Robert W. states he is a Farmer, Louisa states she is a Housekeeper, Daniel is a Laborer and Samuel is a Hireling. All have a check mark in box for Mulatto

Listed as family #44, Martha Nixon 88 (born GA). Listed as housekeeper. Mary J. Lewis (15 GA), James Lewis (13 GA), John H. Lewis (11 GA), Samuel Lewis (9 GA), Josephine Lewis (6 GA), Thomas J. Lewis (3 FL). (mother of Robert, living next door.)

#42 - Home of Louisa's daughter - Eliza J. Pippen (23), Morgan (3), William Eliza (5 mos)Francis M. Lewis (17) & Arnetta Lewis (8). Francis was born with no arms or legs. Moran and William born in FL, others in GA. 
Additional information about Calhoun County, FL around 1860: Click here to see a map from this timeperiod.  
Census6/2/1880 Pippins Mills FL (Calhoun County) 28 yrs old 
dwelling#9 family#9 - Jos. S. Stone (age 41), wife -Laura Stone (30) Elizah E. Stone (13), J. E. Stone (9), Mary Lee Stone (7), Lenora Stone (6), Frances Stone (4), Linnie Stone (2)& Maggie Stone (5Mo.). Jos S. is a farmer, he was born in FL, his parents AL. Laura was born in FL, father AL & mother GA. All children were born in FL.  
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.  
Census6/1/1885 FL (Calhoun County) 33 yrs old 
Dwelling # 171,Family #193 J. S. Stone (age 46?), wife-Maggie (36),Eliza (17), J.E. (14), Mary(12),Lenora (10), Fannie (9), Maggie (5), Hattie (3). J. S. is a farmer, he was born in FL, his father AL & mother GA. Maggie was born in FL, parents in AL. All children were born in FL. 
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.

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Click on any of the News, Events, or Discoveries buttons above to see historical things that happened during Lenna Nixon's life. These are only some of the major events that affected the life and times of Lenna, her family, and friends. For example, Lenna is 3 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.
AgeDateEvent
3 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.
9 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.
12 1864 Battle of Olustee is a Confederate victory. Union troops pull back
13 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.
13 1865 Battle at Natural Bridge (Wakulla County) is a Confederate victory.
18 1870 During the 1870s, the remaining Seminole Indians begin establishing trading posts and other economy with local settlers.
30 1882 The Florida Central and Western Railroad Company was created. It combines the Florida Central, Jacksonville, Pensacola, and Mobile railroads.
31 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.
32 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.
AgeDateEvent
1 1853 The process of creating steel is invented by Besermer in Britain and Kelly in the U.S.
4 1856 The first Neanderthal fossils are found near Germany
7 1859 Charles Darwin publishes "Origin of Species" and begins the evolution theory.
13 1865 Mendel publishes his papers on genetics and introduces the concept to the public.
17 1869 Cro-magnon Man fossils are found in France
25 1877 Edison invents the phonograph permitting music and voices to be recorded and replayed.
27 1879 Edison invents the electric light bulb.
37 1889 The first calculating machine is invented and uses punch cards
43 1895 Wireless telegraph and the "antenna" are invented but it covers a very short distance.
45 1897 First ship to shore message is sent using an improved form of wireless telegraph
48 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.
48 1900 Freud publishes his book "The Interpretation of Dreams"
AgeDateEvent
9 1861 NEWS HEADLINES: American Civil war begins at Ft. Sumter, located in Charleston Harbor, VA.
10 1862 NEWS HEADLINES: May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
30 1882 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison creates the first large power station in New York City, making it the first place in America to have electricity.
33 1885 NEWS HEADLINES: Eastman invents the box camera. For the first time photography becomes affordable for the average citizen.
AgeDateEvent
3 1855 Third Seminole Indian War begins. It ends three years later when Chief Billy Bowlegs and his band are forced to move from Florida.
8 1860 Presidential election puts Abraham Lincoln in office. The campaign has heated the issues regarding slavery in the south.
10 1862 May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
11 1863 Abraham Lincoln issues the "Emancipation Proclamation" freeing slaves.
13 1865 American Civil war ends with General Lee's surrender at Appomattox, VA. Reconstruction begins in the "old South"
16 1868 An eight-hour work day is established for federal employees.
23 1875 Tennessee enacts Jim Crow law.
24 1876 The National League of Baseball is founded


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Joseph Stone
Born on November 29, 1839 and died on January 1, 1910
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The Children of Lenna Ann Nixon

30 years old
Maggie Stone
Born somewhere in Florida on January 6, 1880 and died in Blountstown, Florida on January 2, 1953. She was 73 years old.

Children:
  1. Edna Mae Davis (1903) married Jesse R. Bodiford
  2. Broward Davis (1905)
  3. Thelma Louise Davis (1908)married Enoch R. Lee
  4. James M. Davis ...
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