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William James Washington Coxwell
10/3/1858 - 1/14/1889
William James Washington Coxwell was born on October 3, 1858 somewhere in Georgia and died on January 14, 1889 in Calhoun, Florida. He lived to be 30 years old.

His father was George Thomas Coxwell (3/26/1830 Warren, Georgia to 6/13/1890 in Chipola, Florida).
William married Mary Emma Streetman (9/29/1857 to 12/5/1916)
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Census1/1/1860 Georgia Militia District 757 GA (Taylor County) 1 yrs old 
498, 462 -George T. Coxwell (29), Sarah J. Coxwell (24), Mary A. E. Coxwell (5), Enoch G. Coxwell (3), Martha Coxwell (3) & William J. W. Coxwell (1). All were born in GA. George is a farmer. 
Census1/1/1880 Howard GA (Taylor County) 21 yrs old 
5 -William Coxwell (22), Mary E. Coxwell (24), Edith C. Coxwell (9m -born in Aug.), Dolley Strutman (25) All born in GA. William is a farmer.

next door #4 - M.C. Strutman (21)and Mary E. (20). M.C. is a farmer 
Graveyard/Tombstone1/14/1889 Mt. Olive Cem. FL (Calhoun County) 30 yrs old 
Plot 18, William J. Coxwell - 10-3-1858 to 1-14-1889 - H/O Mary E.

Mary E. Coxwell 9-29-1855 to 12-5-1916 - W/O William J. 

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3 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.
6 1864 Battle of Olustee is a Confederate victory. Union troops pull back
7 1865 Battle at Natural Bridge (Wakulla County) is a Confederate victory.
7 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.
12 1870 During the 1870s, the remaining Seminole Indians begin establishing trading posts and other economy with local settlers.
24 1882 The Florida Central and Western Railroad Company was created. It combines the Florida Central, Jacksonville, Pensacola, and Mobile railroads.
25 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.
26 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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12 1870 Douglas, McDuffie, Rockdale, and Dodge Counties formed.
17 1875 Oconee County formed.
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1 1859 Charles Darwin publishes "Origin of Species" and begins the evolution theory.
7 1865 Mendel publishes his papers on genetics and introduces the concept to the public.
11 1869 Cro-magnon Man fossils are found in France
19 1877 Edison invents the phonograph permitting music and voices to be recorded and replayed.
21 1879 Edison invents the electric light bulb.
31 1889 The first calculating machine is invented and uses punch cards
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3 1861 NEWS HEADLINES: American Civil war begins at Ft. Sumter, located in Charleston Harbor, VA.
4 1862 NEWS HEADLINES: May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
24 1882 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison creates the first large power station in New York City, making it the first place in America to have electricity.
27 1885 NEWS HEADLINES: Eastman invents the box camera. For the first time photography becomes affordable for the average citizen.
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2 1860 Presidential election puts Abraham Lincoln in office. The campaign has heated the issues regarding slavery in the south.
4 1862 May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
5 1863 Abraham Lincoln issues the "Emancipation Proclamation" freeing slaves.
7 1865 American Civil war ends with General Lee's surrender at Appomattox, VA. Reconstruction begins in the "old South"
10 1868 An eight-hour work day is established for federal employees.
17 1875 Tennessee enacts Jim Crow law.
18 1876 The National League of Baseball is founded


The Children of William James Washington Coxwell

Eula Lee Coxwell
Born in Howard, Georgia on July 31, 1881 and died somewhere in Florida on December 6, 1957. She was 76 years old.

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25 years old
Ely Sylvester Coxwell
Born in Howard, Georgia on June 9, 1887 and died in Blountstown, Florida on December 15, 1971. He was 84 years old.

His parents were Mary Emma Streetman (9/29/1857 to 12/5/1916) and William James Washington Coxwell (10/3/1858 to 1898).
Father of William was George Thomas Coxwell (3/26/1830 in ,Warren, Georgi...
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