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Sarah Elizabeth Parish 

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Thomas Marshall Parish
8/8/1812 - 6/16/1895

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7/12/1826 - 3/2/1891
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Sarah Elizabeth Parish
1/8/1860 - 11/30/1931
(Shown at age 43)
Sarah Elizabeth Parish was born on January 8, 1860 in Calhoun County, Florida and died on November 30, 1931 in Blountstown, Calhoun County, Florida. She lived to be 71 years old.

She was called "Lizzie" or "Betsey". She married Newton Yon on Jan. 14, 1875.
John Ellis (10/25/1876 - 7/9/1950)-married Belle and their children were John, Ella and Annie.

Mary Annie (8/28/1877-6/28/1893)-married Homer V. Barber

Ella Elizabeth "Lizzie" (7/29/1880-6/27/1932)- married Choice T. Barber, their children were Annie B. and Wade J.
Census7/25/1860 West Wynnton Bend FL (Calhoun County) about 6 months old 
Listed as dwelling #127, family #128: Thomas Parish (age 48), Mary (age 35), Julia (18), John (13), Thomas (11), Matilda (9), James (8), Charlotte (7), Elizabeth (6), Eleanor (5), Flora (3), Mary (1) and Henry Monsford (laborer, age 30). Thomas was born in Georgia, estimates the value of his property to be $600 and his occupation is farming. Mary, his wife, was born in North Carolina. The children between 8 and 18 have been attending school and all were born in Florida. 
Additional information about Calhoun County, FL around 1860: Click here to see a map from this timeperiod.  
Census1/1/1880 Pippins Mills FL (Calhoun County) 19 yrs old 
#7 - Newton Yon (age 40), Elizabeth Yon (25), John Yon (4)& Mary Yon (3). Newton is a farmer. He was born in AL, his father in GA and mother in NC. Elizabeth was born in FL, as were her parents. Children 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) 25 yrs old 
#388 - Newton Yon (45), Lizzie (30), John E. (10), May A. (8), Lizzie (5). Newton was born in AL, all others in FL. Newton's father was born in AL, mother FL. Sarah's parents were born in NC. Newton is a farmer. 
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.
Census1/1/1900 Hansford Mill FL (Calhoun County) 40 yrs old 
376 -Newton Yon (age 58 -Aug. 1841), Elizabeth Yon (44 -Jan. 1856), John E. Yon (24 -Oct.1875), Ella E. Yon (19 -Jan. 1880), grand daughter -Annie B. Barten (1 -June 1898)& border- Homa Barten (31 -Jan. 1869 GA). Newton and Elizabet have been Married 25 years. Newton was born in AL, his Father in GA. Elizabeth was born in FL, her parents in NC. and Mother in SC. Children born in FL. Elizabeth states they had three children, two are living. Ella is a widow. John work as a clerk and Newton in a farmer. 
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.
Census4/19/1910 Blountstown FL (Calhoun County) 50 yrs old 
#83 - Choice Barber (age 35), Ella E. Barber (30), Annie B. Barber (12), Wadie J. Barber (0), father in law - Newton Yon (70), mother in law - Sarah E. Yon (53). Choice and Ella have been married 14 years,They have had two children, both are living. Sarah and Newton have been married 35 years, they have had three children, two are living. All were born in FL, excpt Newton in AL  
Census1/30/1920 Blountstown FL (Calhoun County) 60 yrs old 
Choice F. Barber (age 44), Ella Barber (40), Wade L. Barber (10), Edith Barber (6), mother in law - Sarah E. Yon (62). All were born in FL. Choice is a blacksmith at a veneer mill. Sarah is a widow, she was born in FL, her parents born in NC  
Graveyard/Tombstone11/30/1931 Blountstown FL (Calhoun County) 71 yrs old 
Name: Sarah Elizabeth Yon, Maiden Name: Parrish, Birth Date: Jan.8, 1860, Death Date: Nov. 30, 1931, Cemetery: Nettle Ridge Cemetery, Burial Place: Blountstown, Calhoun County, Florida 

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1 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.
4 1864 Battle of Olustee is a Confederate victory. Union troops pull back
5 1865 Battle at Natural Bridge (Wakulla County) is a Confederate victory.
5 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.
10 1870 During the 1870s, the remaining Seminole Indians begin establishing trading posts and other economy with local settlers.
22 1882 The Florida Central and Western Railroad Company was created. It combines the Florida Central, Jacksonville, Pensacola, and Mobile railroads.
23 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.
24 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.
46 1906 An attempt to drain the Everglades and convert it to farmland begins.
57 1917 Seminole Indians become a Florida tourist attraction.
68 1928 The Tamiami Trail opens. It opens the southernmost 275 miles of U.S. Highway 41 from State Road 60 in Tampa to U.S. Route 1 (SR 5) in Miami, Florida to tourist. It also destroys many of the Seminole Indian waterways and hinders their economy.
5 1865 Mendel publishes his papers on genetics and introduces the concept to the public.
9 1869 Cro-magnon Man fossils are found in France
17 1877 Edison invents the phonograph permitting music and voices to be recorded and replayed.
19 1879 Edison invents the electric light bulb.
29 1889 The first calculating machine is invented and uses punch cards
35 1895 Wireless telegraph and the "antenna" are invented but it covers a very short distance.
37 1897 First ship to shore message is sent using an improved form of wireless telegraph
40 1900 Freud publishes his book "The Interpretation of Dreams"
40 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.
41 1901 First transatlantic wireless telegraph is sent.
42 1902 The first Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil is discovered.
43 1903 Wright Brothers complete the first successful flight with an airplane at Kitty Hawk
44 1904 The first vacuum tube diode is invented by Fleming
46 1906 Kellogg sells the first box of Corn Flakes
46 1906 Electrons are discovered by Thomson
46 1906 The triode vacuum tube is invented
52 1912 The unsinkable Titanic sinks on its first trip to New York drowning 1,513 people.
53 1913 Ford builds the first assembly line into his automobile production plant
54 1914 The first traffic lights (which is only red or green) are put up in America; Construction of the Panama Canal is completed
63 1923 Diphtheria vaccine is developed; Insulin is produced to treat diabetes
63 1923 Freud publishes "The Ego and the Id"
64 1924 Insecticides are used for the first time on crops
66 1926 Goddard launched the first liquid-fueled rocket
67 1927 The first television transmission was announced in England
68 1928 Big bang theory was introduced
1 1861 NEWS HEADLINES: American Civil war begins at Ft. Sumter, located in Charleston Harbor, VA.
2 1862 NEWS HEADLINES: May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
22 1882 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison creates the first large power station in New York City, making it the first place in America to have electricity.
25 1885 NEWS HEADLINES: Eastman invents the box camera. For the first time photography becomes affordable for the average citizen.
48 1908 NEWS HEADLINES: Henry Ford produces the first Model T automobile
52 1912 White residents of Forsyth County, GA, drive the black population out.
53 1913 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison invents motion pictures
57 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.
59 1919 NEWS HEADLINES: World War I ends with the signing of The Versailles Treaty.
2 1862 May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
3 1863 Abraham Lincoln issues the "Emancipation Proclamation" freeing slaves.
5 1865 American Civil war ends with General Lee's surrender at Appomattox, VA. Reconstruction begins in the "old South"
8 1868 An eight-hour work day is established for federal employees.
15 1875 Tennessee enacts Jim Crow law.
16 1876 The National League of Baseball is founded
49 1909 The National Association for Advancement of Colored People is formed (NAACP)
50 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.
67 1927 Charles Lindbergh becomes the first man to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean and Babe Ruth hits 60 home runs.
69 1929 Widespread prosperity of the 1920s ends abruptly with the stock market crash in October
70 1930 Drought in the Great Plains area begins, creating hardship for farm families in 19 states.
49 1909 The "Piltdown Man" hoax -- a fake archeological discovery announced by dishonest scientists who wanted to "prove" that human beings had evolved in Europe
54 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.
57 1917 Germany uses airplanes to drop bombs in the early stages of World War I -- the first major military use of airplanes.
59 1919 The Versailles Treaty marks the official end of World War I.
60 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.
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Newton Yon
Newton Yon

Newton Yon
Born on August 10, 1840 and died on March 16, 1913.
They were married 1/14/1875.

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