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Sarah Frances Hansford 

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Tyus Lundy Hansford
8/22/1822 - 8/6/1878

Judith Ann Davis
1/14/1823 - 6/26/1900
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Sarah Frances Hansford
3/1859 - 1957
Sarah Frances Hansford was born on an unknown day in March 1859 somewhere in Florida and died about 1957 somewhere in Florida. Actual date of death is unknown. She lived to be about 97 years old.

Census7/17/1860 Ochesse FL (Calhoun County) 1 yrs old 
Recorded as family #19: LT (age 37), Ann (age 35), Mary R (age 17), Martha (age 14), George (age 11), John A (age 7), Charles (age 6), James H (age 4), Francis (age 2) and Ann (age 2 years, 12 months). L.T. is a Baptist Minister and estimated the value of his personal estate to be $250. The parents and oldest child was born in GA. Everyone else was born in FL.  
Additional information about Calhoun County, FL around 1860: Click here to see a map from this timeperiod.  
Census7/11/1870 Marianna FL (Jackson County) 11 yrs old 
Londa (male, age 48), Ann (age 44), Charles (age 17), John A (16), William (15), Bill (7), Fannie (10), Sallie (5), and John (2) Larkins Fillace (male, age 1) and Lena Long (female, age 13) are also living with the family. Londa is a farmer and estimates the value of his personal estate to be $400. He and his wife were born in GA and the children in FL.  
Additional information about Jackson County, FL around 1870: Click here to see a map from this timeperiod.  
Marriage10/31/1875 FL (Calhoun County) 16 yrs old 
Halcombe O'Bryant married Sarah Frances Hansford on Oct. 31, 1875 - page 58  
Census6/1/1900 Hansford Mill FL (Calhoun County) 41 yrs old 
Recorded as family #577: Halcomb W. O'Brian (born April 1850, age 50), Sarah F. (wife, born March 1859, age 41), Mary J. (daughter, born August 1881, age 18), Seaborne L. (son, born August 1886, age 13) and Sarah F. (daughter, born July 1880, age 10), un-named baby (son, born Nov. 1898, 1 year old). Halcomb and his parents were born in GA. Sara and her parents were born in FL. The children were born in FL. Holcomb is a farmer. The older children have been attending school and can read and write. Halcomb and Sara can also read and write. They are currently renting the farm where they live. 
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.

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Click on any of the News, Events, or Discoveries buttons above to see historical things that happened during Sarah Hansford's life. These are only some of the major events that affected the life and times of Sarah, her family, and friends. For example, Sarah is 1 years old when Presidential election puts Abraham Lincoln in office. The campaign has heated the issues regarding slavery in the south.
2 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.
5 1864 Battle of Olustee is a Confederate victory. Union troops pull back
6 1865 Battle at Natural Bridge (Wakulla County) is a Confederate victory.
6 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.
11 1870 During the 1870s, the remaining Seminole Indians begin establishing trading posts and other economy with local settlers.
23 1882 The Florida Central and Western Railroad Company was created. It combines the Florida Central, Jacksonville, Pensacola, and Mobile railroads.
24 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.
25 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.
47 1906 An attempt to drain the Everglades and convert it to farmland begins.
58 1917 Seminole Indians become a Florida tourist attraction.
69 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.
98 1957 The Miccosukee Tribe of Florida is organized under the 1934 US Indian Reorganization Act and recognized by the federal government.
6 1865 Mendel publishes his papers on genetics and introduces the concept to the public.
10 1869 Cro-magnon Man fossils are found in France
18 1877 Edison invents the phonograph permitting music and voices to be recorded and replayed.
20 1879 Edison invents the electric light bulb.
30 1889 The first calculating machine is invented and uses punch cards
36 1895 Wireless telegraph and the "antenna" are invented but it covers a very short distance.
38 1897 First ship to shore message is sent using an improved form of wireless telegraph
41 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 1900 Freud publishes his book "The Interpretation of Dreams"
42 1901 First transatlantic wireless telegraph is sent.
43 1902 The first Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil is discovered.
44 1903 Wright Brothers complete the first successful flight with an airplane at Kitty Hawk
45 1904 The first vacuum tube diode is invented by Fleming
47 1906 Kellogg sells the first box of Corn Flakes
47 1906 The triode vacuum tube is invented
47 1906 Electrons are discovered by Thomson
53 1912 The unsinkable Titanic sinks on its first trip to New York drowning 1,513 people.
54 1913 Ford builds the first assembly line into his automobile production plant
55 1914 The first traffic lights (which is only red or green) are put up in America; Construction of the Panama Canal is completed
64 1923 Diphtheria vaccine is developed; Insulin is produced to treat diabetes
64 1923 Freud publishes "The Ego and the Id"
65 1924 Insecticides are used for the first time on crops
67 1926 Goddard launched the first liquid-fueled rocket
68 1927 The first television transmission was announced in England
69 1928 Big bang theory was introduced
77 1936 The first regular television broadcast happens in England
79 1938 Hahn, Strassmann, Meitner and Frisch discover nuclear fission
87 1946 The university of Pennsylvania develops the ENIAC computer, containing 18,000 vacuum tubes
88 1947 Researches at Bell Labs invent the first transistor
92 1951 The first color television is introduced in the U.S.
93 1952 The first sex-change surgery was performed to change George Jorgensen into Christine Jorgensen.
98 1957 Sputnik is launched by the Soviets and becomes the first artificial satellite to orbit the earth. It marks the beginning of the great "space race" between the Soviet Union and the U.S.
2 1861 NEWS HEADLINES: American Civil war begins at Ft. Sumter, located in Charleston Harbor, VA.
3 1862 NEWS HEADLINES: May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
23 1882 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison creates the first large power station in New York City, making it the first place in America to have electricity.
26 1885 NEWS HEADLINES: Eastman invents the box camera. For the first time photography becomes affordable for the average citizen.
49 1908 NEWS HEADLINES: Henry Ford produces the first Model T automobile
53 1912 White residents of Forsyth County, GA, drive the black population out.
54 1913 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison invents motion pictures
58 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.
60 1919 NEWS HEADLINES: World War I ends with the signing of The Versailles Treaty.
79 1938 NEWS HEADLINES: Orson Wells' radio production of H.G. Well's War of the Worlds causes a national panic.
80 1939 NEWS HEADLINES: The first regular television broadcast happens in the United States
82 1941 NEWS HEADLINES: December 7, 1941 -- Japan launches a surprise attack on Pearl Harbor and the US officially declares war on Japan the following day. World War II begins for American soldiers.
91 1950 NEWS HEADLINES: On June 25, the Korean War begins and the United Nations officially declaring war on North Korea two days later.
96 1955 NEWS HEADLINES: Rosa Parks refuses to give her seat to a white man on a bus in Montgomery, AL.
1 1860 Presidential election puts Abraham Lincoln in office. The campaign has heated the issues regarding slavery in the south.
3 1862 May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
4 1863 Abraham Lincoln issues the "Emancipation Proclamation" freeing slaves.
6 1865 American Civil war ends with General Lee's surrender at Appomattox, VA. Reconstruction begins in the "old South"
9 1868 An eight-hour work day is established for federal employees.
16 1875 Tennessee enacts Jim Crow law.
17 1876 The National League of Baseball is founded
50 1909 The National Association for Advancement of Colored People is formed (NAACP)
51 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 1927 Charles Lindbergh becomes the first man to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean and Babe Ruth hits 60 home runs.
70 1929 Widespread prosperity of the 1920s ends abruptly with the stock market crash in October
71 1930 Drought in the Great Plains area begins, creating hardship for farm families in 19 states.
73 1932 Amelia Earhart becomes the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. The infant son of Charles Lindbergh is kidnapped and murdered.
74 1933 Franklin D. Roosevelt is elected president under his "New Deal" campaign. Frances Perkins becomes the first woman to hold a cabinet post when FDR appoints her secretary of labor. On December 5, the 21st Amendment is added to the Constitution, repealing Prohibition. Drinks for everyone!
75 1934 Farm families must leave the dust bowl-stricken Great Plains areas. The dust bowl includes areas in Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Nevada and Arkansas. Radio picks up the "Okie" songs. In all, 400,000 people leave the Great Plains.
75 1934 Congress passes the Indian Reorganization Act which allows remaining Indian tribes to reorganize.
76 1935 Congress passes the Social Security Act, giving elder Americans Social Security money for the first time.
80 1939 Hollywood releases The Wizard of Oz, one of the first films to be made in color.
84 1943 Japanese Americans are relocated to internment camps; Almost 400,000 coal miners go on strike; Race riots break out in Los Angeles and Detroit.
85 1944 On June 6, Allied forces invade Normandy (referred to as "D-Day")
86 1945 President Roosevelt dies; The United Nations is established; the first atomic bomb is dropped on Hiroshima.
95 1954 The nationally televised McCarthy hearings lead to Senator Joseph McCarthy's downfall; Segregation by race in schools is declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court; Congress adds the words "under God" to the Pledge of Allegiance and requires "In God We Trust" to appear on all American currency.
50 1909 The "Piltdown Man" hoax -- a fake archeological discovery announced by dishonest scientists who wanted to "prove" that human beings had evolved in Europe
55 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.
58 1917 Germany uses airplanes to drop bombs in the early stages of World War I -- the first major military use of airplanes.
60 1919 The Versailles Treaty marks the official end of World War I.
61 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.
79 1938 Hitler annexes Anschluss into Germany. At the Munich Conference, Germany is given a portion of Czechoslovakia.
80 1939 Hitler takes over all of Czechoslovakia. On Sept. 1st, Germany invades Poland. On Sept. 3rd, Great Britain and France declare war on Germany. World War II has begun.
86 1945 World War II ends with a Japanese delegation signing instrument of surrender aboard battleship Missouri in Tokyo Bay.

Halcomb O'Bryan
Born on an unknown day in April 1850 and died about 1930
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The Children of Sarah Frances Hansford

54 years old
John Holcomb O'Bryan
Born in Calhoun Co., Florida on December 3, 1898 and died in Tallahassee, Florida on February 6, 1953. He was 54 years old.

He was a enumerator in the 1920 census for Hansford Mill in Calhoun Co. FL. ...
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