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Nancy Jane Parish 

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

Mary Elizabeth Parker
7/12/1826 - 3/2/1891
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Nancy Jane Parish
4/6/1867 - 8/31/1931
Nancy Jane Parish was born on April 6, 1867 in Calhoun Co., Florida and died on August 31, 1931 in Dothan, Houston County, Alabama. She lived to be 64 years old.

She married Charles Wesley Brown, Jr.(7/12/1859-11/8/1928) on March 1, 1885 in Calhoun Co. FL.

Children are:
  1. Thomas Wesley Brown(5/6/1884 Calhoun Co, FL) married Annie Yon
  2. Mary Frances Brown (11/22/1885 Calhoun Co, FL-10/1/ 1955)
  3. Annie Elizabeth "Bettie" Brown (3/ 12/ 1888 Calhoun Co, FL-11/7/1971)married John A. Johnson
  4. Charles Robert Brown (6/2/1893 Calhoun Co, FL )Sarah Alma Johnson
  5. Martha Jane Brown(5/19/1896 Calhoun Co, FL) married James O. Davis
  6. John Harris Brown (4/12/1899 Calhoun Co, Fl-2/21/1978)married Aletha Bracewell
Census6/27/1900 Blountstown FL (Calhoun County) 33 yrs old 
#252 -Charles Brown (age 40, July 1859), Jane Brown (35 , April 1865), Thomas Brown (16, May 1884), Mary Brown (14, Nov. 1885), Bettie Brown (12, March 1888), Charles Brown (6, June 1893), Martha Brown (4, May 1896), John Brown (1, April 1899). All were born in FL, Charles' parents were born in FL, Jane's mother in GA and father in FL. Charles is a farmer. They have been married 18 years and have had six children, all are living. 
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.
Census1/1/1930 Traylors Mill FL (Calhoun County) 62 yrs old 
#67 -Nancy Parish (age 63) and grand daughter - Idama Parish (age 22). Nancy was born in FL, she is a widow, she was married at age 17.  
Death Certificate8/31/1931 Dothan AL (Houston County County) 64 yrs old 
Mrs. Jane Brown, a 66 year old widow, dies in Frasier-Ellis Hospital Dothan (Houston County), AL on August 31, 1931. She was a resident of Blountstown, FL. Her doctor gives her cause of death as 'carcultma of liver' and says he attended her from 8/26 until 8/31 at 4:35 pm when she passed. She had been sick with this condition since April. She was born about 1865 in Florida to parents Tom Parrish of AL and Mary Parker of Gadsden County, FL. Burial at Christian Home on 9/1/1931. J.H. Brsuen of Blountstown, FL provided the information on her death certificate:

Name: Jane Parrish Brown, Birth Date: abt 1865, Death Date: Aug.31, 1931, Death Place: Dothan, Houston County, Alabama, Burial Date: Sept.1, 1931, Burial Place: Christian Home, Cemetery Name: Christian Home, Death Age: 66, Occupation: Domestic, Race: White, Marital status: Widowed, Gender: Female Residence: Blountstown, Florida Father Name: Tom Parrish, Father Birth Place: Alabama, Mother Name: Mary Parker, Mother Birth Place: Gadsden County,
FHL Film Number: 1908491 
Graveyard/Tombstone9/1/1931 Blountstown FL (Calhoun County) 64 yrs old 
Name: Nancy Jane Brown, Maiden Name: Parish, Birth Date: April 6, 1865, Death Date: Aug. 31, 1931, Cemetery: Nettle Ridge Cemetery, Burial or Cremation Place: Blountstown, Calhoun County, Florida 

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3 1870 During the 1870s, the remaining Seminole Indians begin establishing trading posts and other economy with local settlers.
15 1882 The Florida Central and Western Railroad Company was created. It combines the Florida Central, Jacksonville, Pensacola, and Mobile railroads.
16 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.
17 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.
39 1906 An attempt to drain the Everglades and convert it to farmland begins.
50 1917 Seminole Indians become a Florida tourist attraction.
61 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.
2 1869 Cro-magnon Man fossils are found in France
10 1877 Edison invents the phonograph permitting music and voices to be recorded and replayed.
12 1879 Edison invents the electric light bulb.
22 1889 The first calculating machine is invented and uses punch cards
28 1895 Wireless telegraph and the "antenna" are invented but it covers a very short distance.
30 1897 First ship to shore message is sent using an improved form of wireless telegraph
33 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.
33 1900 Freud publishes his book "The Interpretation of Dreams"
34 1901 First transatlantic wireless telegraph is sent.
35 1902 The first Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil is discovered.
36 1903 Wright Brothers complete the first successful flight with an airplane at Kitty Hawk
37 1904 The first vacuum tube diode is invented by Fleming
39 1906 Kellogg sells the first box of Corn Flakes
39 1906 Electrons are discovered by Thomson
39 1906 The triode vacuum tube is invented
45 1912 The unsinkable Titanic sinks on its first trip to New York drowning 1,513 people.
46 1913 Ford builds the first assembly line into his automobile production plant
47 1914 The first traffic lights (which is only red or green) are put up in America; Construction of the Panama Canal is completed
56 1923 Freud publishes "The Ego and the Id"
56 1923 Diphtheria vaccine is developed; Insulin is produced to treat diabetes
57 1924 Insecticides are used for the first time on crops
59 1926 Goddard launched the first liquid-fueled rocket
60 1927 The first television transmission was announced in England
61 1928 Big bang theory was introduced
15 1882 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison creates the first large power station in New York City, making it the first place in America to have electricity.
18 1885 NEWS HEADLINES: Eastman invents the box camera. For the first time photography becomes affordable for the average citizen.
41 1908 NEWS HEADLINES: Henry Ford produces the first Model T automobile
45 1912 White residents of Forsyth County, GA, drive the black population out.
46 1913 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison invents motion pictures
50 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.
52 1919 NEWS HEADLINES: World War I ends with the signing of The Versailles Treaty.
1 1868 An eight-hour work day is established for federal employees.
8 1875 Tennessee enacts Jim Crow law.
9 1876 The National League of Baseball is founded
42 1909 The National Association for Advancement of Colored People is formed (NAACP)
43 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.
60 1927 Charles Lindbergh becomes the first man to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean and Babe Ruth hits 60 home runs.
62 1929 Widespread prosperity of the 1920s ends abruptly with the stock market crash in October
63 1930 Drought in the Great Plains area begins, creating hardship for farm families in 19 states.
42 1909 The "Piltdown Man" hoax -- a fake archeological discovery announced by dishonest scientists who wanted to "prove" that human beings had evolved in Europe
47 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.
50 1917 Germany uses airplanes to drop bombs in the early stages of World War I -- the first major military use of airplanes.
52 1919 The Versailles Treaty marks the official end of World War I.
53 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.

Charles Brown
Born on July 12, 1859 and died on November 8, 1928.
They were married 3/1/1885.

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The Children of Nancy Jane Parish

Mary Frances Brown
Born somewhere in Florida on November 22, 1885 and died in Blountstown, Florida on October 1, 1955. She was 69 years old.

She married Franklin A. Davis Jr on 12/4/1904. ...
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