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Harriet Elizabeth Howard 

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William David Howard
1820 - 4/1/1860

Elizabeth A. Peacock
1819 - 12/17/1860
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Harriet Elizabeth Howard
2/24/1841 - 8/22/1916
(Shown at age 49)
Harriet Elizabeth Howard was born on February 24, 1841 somewhere in Georgia and died on August 22, 1916 in Calhoun Co., Florida. She lived to be 75 years old.

Harriet and Ishmael had 10 children:
  1. Martha Jane (1870-1941),
  2. William Henry (1872-1963),
  3. Ella Ann (1876-1959),
  4. Queen Ann (1879-1938),
  5. Mary (1880-1957),
  6. Zachariah (1881-1961),
  7. Jeremiah (1883-1962), and
  8. John David (1886-1943).
Marriage11/25/1868 FL (Calhoun County) 27 yrs old 
Ishmael A. Ayers married Harriett Howard, Nov. 25, 1868 - Book 1, page 36 
Census6/1/1880 Pippins Mill FL (Calhoun County) 39 yrs old 
Recorded as family #57: Ishmael Ayers (age 30), Harriet (age 38), Martha (age 10), William (7), Ellie (5), Queen (2) and Mary (6 months old). Ishmael is a farmer. He was born in FL, his father in SC and mother in GA. Harriet was born in FL, her father in SC and mother in SC. All of the children were born in FL. Ishmael, Harriet and Martha can read and write. Two other Ayers families live next door. They are: (1) William and Elizabeth Ayers (ages 38, 34) and (2) Benj. and Nancy (ages 38, 27).  
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.  
Graveyard/Tombstone8/22/1916 Mt. Olive Cem. FL (Calhoun County) 75 yrs old 
In Family plot:Harriet Elizabeth Ayers 2/24/1841 to 8/22/1916 "Mother" "She Was Too Good, Too Gentle and Fair to Dwell in this Cold World of Care"; Ishmal A. Ayers 2/16/1850 to 8/5/1926; Queen Ann Ayers"Sister" 3/10/1879 to 7/8/1938 "Her Memory is Blessed"; Zachariah Ayers "Brother" 6/6/1881 to 7/3/1961 "May He Rest in Peace"
(Queen Ann and Zachariah share same Headstone)  

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1 1842 Second Seminole Indian War ends and some of the Seminole Indians living in FL are moved to the Indian Territory
1 1842 Congress passes the Armed Occupation Act of 1842. It entitles persons willing and able to bear arms against the Indians and establish themselves in villages along the borders of Indian territory ownership of their land after 5 years.
4 1845 Florida becomes the 27th state to join the United States. William Moseley becomes the first governor and David Yulee the first senator.
9 1850 Florida's total population has grown to 87,445. This includes about 39,000 slaves and 1,000 free blacks. Indians were not counted.
14 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.
20 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.
23 1864 Battle of Olustee is a Confederate victory. Union troops pull back
24 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.
24 1865 Battle at Natural Bridge (Wakulla County) is a Confederate victory.
29 1870 During the 1870s, the remaining Seminole Indians begin establishing trading posts and other economy with local settlers.
41 1882 The Florida Central and Western Railroad Company was created. It combines the Florida Central, Jacksonville, Pensacola, and Mobile railroads.
42 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.
43 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.
65 1906 An attempt to drain the Everglades and convert it to farmland begins.
6 1847 Atlanta, Georgia is incorporated. Formally Marthasville
9 1850 Gordon and Clinch Counties are formed.
10 1851 Clay, Howell, Polk, Spalding, and Whitfield Counties are formed.
11 1852 Taylor County formed.
12 1853 Catoosa, Pickens, Hart, Dougherty, Webster, Flton, and Worth Counties aare creaated.
13 1854 Fannin, Coffee, Chattahooche, Charlton, and Calhoun Counties formed.
15 1856 Haralson, Terrell, Berrien, Colquit, Miller, and Towns Counties formed.
16 1857 Dawson, Milton, Pierce, Glascock, Mitchell, Schley, White, and Wilcox Counties formed.
17 1858 Clayton, Quitman, Banks, Brooks, Johnson, and Echols Counties formed.
29 1870 Douglas, McDuffie, Rockdale, and Dodge Counties formed.
34 1875 Oconee County formed.
64 1905 Crisp, Grady, Jenkins, Tift, Davis, Stephens, Toombs, Turner, and Ben Hill Counties formed.
71 1912 Forsyth, Bleckley, and Wheeler Counties formed.
73 1914 Barrow, Candler, Bacon, and Evans Counties are formed.
3 1844 The first telegraph message is sent by Morse, who later invents the Mores Code
12 1853 The process of creating steel is invented by Besermer in Britain and Kelly in the U.S.
15 1856 The first Neanderthal fossils are found near Germany
18 1859 Charles Darwin publishes "Origin of Species" and begins the evolution theory.
24 1865 Mendel publishes his papers on genetics and introduces the concept to the public.
28 1869 Cro-magnon Man fossils are found in France
36 1877 Edison invents the phonograph permitting music and voices to be recorded and replayed.
38 1879 Edison invents the electric light bulb.
48 1889 The first calculating machine is invented and uses punch cards
54 1895 Wireless telegraph and the "antenna" are invented but it covers a very short distance.
56 1897 First ship to shore message is sent using an improved form of wireless telegraph
59 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.
59 1900 Freud publishes his book "The Interpretation of Dreams"
60 1901 First transatlantic wireless telegraph is sent.
61 1902 The first Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil is discovered.
62 1903 Wright Brothers complete the first successful flight with an airplane at Kitty Hawk
63 1904 The first vacuum tube diode is invented by Fleming
65 1906 The triode vacuum tube is invented
65 1906 Electrons are discovered by Thomson
65 1906 Kellogg sells the first box of Corn Flakes
71 1912 The unsinkable Titanic sinks on its first trip to New York drowning 1,513 people.
72 1913 Ford builds the first assembly line into his automobile production plant
73 1914 The first traffic lights (which is only red or green) are put up in America; Construction of the Panama Canal is completed
20 1861 NEWS HEADLINES: American Civil war begins at Ft. Sumter, located in Charleston Harbor, VA.
21 1862 NEWS HEADLINES: May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
41 1882 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison creates the first large power station in New York City, making it the first place in America to have electricity.
44 1885 NEWS HEADLINES: Eastman invents the box camera. For the first time photography becomes affordable for the average citizen.
67 1908 NEWS HEADLINES: Henry Ford produces the first Model T automobile
71 1912 White residents of Forsyth County, GA, drive the black population out.
72 1913 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison invents motion pictures
1 1842 Second Seminole Indian War ends and thousands of Seminole Indians are forced to move west of the Mississippi.
14 1855 Third Seminole Indian War begins. It ends three years later when Chief Billy Bowlegs and his band are forced to move from Florida.
19 1860 Presidential election puts Abraham Lincoln in office. The campaign has heated the issues regarding slavery in the south.
21 1862 May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
22 1863 Abraham Lincoln issues the "Emancipation Proclamation" freeing slaves.
24 1865 American Civil war ends with General Lee's surrender at Appomattox, VA. Reconstruction begins in the "old South"
27 1868 An eight-hour work day is established for federal employees.
34 1875 Tennessee enacts Jim Crow law.
35 1876 The National League of Baseball is founded
68 1909 The National Association for Advancement of Colored People is formed (NAACP)
69 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.
68 1909 The "Piltdown Man" hoax -- a fake archeological discovery announced by dishonest scientists who wanted to "prove" that human beings had evolved in Europe
73 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.
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Henrietta Ayers
Henrietta Ayers

Ishmael Ayers
Born on February 16, 1850 and died on August 5, 1926.
They were married 11/25/1868.

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The Children of Harriet Elizabeth Howard

77 years old
William Henry Ayers
Born somewhere in Florida on February 8, 1872 and died in Jackson County, Florida on February 24, 1963. He was 91 years old.

  1. James Henry (10/9/1892-7/9/1981) married Mamie L. Watson (2/9/1903-5/19/1990) (div.46)~m~ Bitha Glisson (5/26/1906 -3/3/1998)
  2. Alice Elizabeth (3/20/189...
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Jeremiah Ayers
Born in Calhoun Co., Florida on May 10, 1883 and died in Leon Co., Florida on November 8, 1969. He was 86 years old.

He married on (8/22/1932) to Lucindy Alday (4-10-1887 - 10-24-1961)...
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