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Martha Charity Ayers 

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Thomas W. Ayers
1/18/1841 - 12/13/1896

Sarah Jane Register
1843 - 1880
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Martha Charity Ayers
7/26/1875 - 12/11/1933
Martha Charity Ayers was born on July 26, 1875 in Pippins Mill, Calhoun Co., Florida and died on December 11, 1933 in Calhoun Co., Florida. She lived to be 58 years old.

She first married Samuel Goff on 12/22/1898 in Calhoun Co. FL.
They had one child Sarah Carolina "Carrie" Goff (10/28/1899 - 10/5/1983) married John Ottis Sims (11/3/1898-4/9/1976). Ottis's parents were Florence E. and John W. Sims.
Census6/8/1880 Pippins Mill FL (Calhoun County) 4 yrs old 
household#80,family#103: Thomas Ayers (age39), Sarah Ayers (38), James Ayers (12), Elizabeth Ayers (9), Jane Ayers (8), Martha Ayers (5)& Emily Ayers (3). Thomas is a famer, He was born in GA, his father in SC, mother GA. Sarah keeps house, she was born in SC as were her parents. States Sarah has a fever on the day this was recorded. James works on the farm. all children were born 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) 9 yrs old 
#250 -Thomas Ayers (age 44 GA), James Ayers (17 FL), Bettie Ayers (14 FL), Bukie Ayers (12 FL), Marta Ayers (10 FL), Emily Ayers (7 FL). Thomas is a widow, he works as a farm laborer. Thomas' father was born in SC, mother in GA.  
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 Board Head FL (Calhoun County) 24 yrs old 
#697 - Martha Goff (age 26, July 1873), Sarah C. Goff (5 mos, Dec.1899). Both born in FL. Martha is a widow.  
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.
Census4/21/1910 Blountstown FL (Calhoun County) 34 yrs old 
family#107 - J. H. Bailey (age44), Martha C. Bailey (35), Silas R. Bailey (16), George Bailey (13), Laura Bailey (11), Mattie Bailey (9)& (stepdaughter) Carrie Goff (10) Martha states they have been married six years. She had two children, one is living. She was born in FL, her parents were born in the U.S., John H. was born in FL, his father in SC & mother GA. John H. is the superintendent at a sawmill. All children in FL. All can read & write except Mattie & Carrie.  
Census1/1/1920 Blountstown FL (Calhoun Co. County) 44 yrs old 
Listed as family #391: John H. Bailey (age 54), Martha C. (wife, age 45), Mattie (daughter, age 20). All were born in Florida. Both of John's parents were also born in FL. However, Martha's father was born in GA and her mother in NC. John H. is a sawmill operator. All indicate they can read and write. For Mattie's marital status, the census recorder wrote "UM". 
Census4/3/1930 Blountstown FL (Calhoun Co. County) 54 yrs old 
Listed as family #38: John H. (age 62) and Martha C. (wife, age 51). John says he was 25 years old when he was first married and Martha says she was 20. John was born in FL and both of his parents were born in GA. Martha was born in FL and both of her parents were also born in GA. John estimates the value of his estate to be $200 and he is the owner of a saw mill. 
Graveyard/Tombstone12/11/1933 Blounstown FL (Calhoun County) 58 yrs old 
Magnolia Cemetery - Martha C. Bailey - 1874 to 1933  

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7 1882 The Florida Central and Western Railroad Company was created. It combines the Florida Central, Jacksonville, Pensacola, and Mobile railroads.
8 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.
9 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.
31 1906 An attempt to drain the Everglades and convert it to farmland begins.
42 1917 Seminole Indians become a Florida tourist attraction.
53 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 1877 Edison invents the phonograph permitting music and voices to be recorded and replayed.
4 1879 Edison invents the electric light bulb.
14 1889 The first calculating machine is invented and uses punch cards
20 1895 Wireless telegraph and the "antenna" are invented but it covers a very short distance.
22 1897 First ship to shore message is sent using an improved form of wireless telegraph
25 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.
25 1900 Freud publishes his book "The Interpretation of Dreams"
26 1901 First transatlantic wireless telegraph is sent.
27 1902 The first Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil is discovered.
28 1903 Wright Brothers complete the first successful flight with an airplane at Kitty Hawk
29 1904 The first vacuum tube diode is invented by Fleming
31 1906 Kellogg sells the first box of Corn Flakes
31 1906 Electrons are discovered by Thomson
31 1906 The triode vacuum tube is invented
37 1912 The unsinkable Titanic sinks on its first trip to New York drowning 1,513 people.
38 1913 Ford builds the first assembly line into his automobile production plant
39 1914 The first traffic lights (which is only red or green) are put up in America; Construction of the Panama Canal is completed
48 1923 Freud publishes "The Ego and the Id"
48 1923 Diphtheria vaccine is developed; Insulin is produced to treat diabetes
49 1924 Insecticides are used for the first time on crops
51 1926 Goddard launched the first liquid-fueled rocket
52 1927 The first television transmission was announced in England
53 1928 Big bang theory was introduced
7 1882 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison creates the first large power station in New York City, making it the first place in America to have electricity.
10 1885 NEWS HEADLINES: Eastman invents the box camera. For the first time photography becomes affordable for the average citizen.
33 1908 NEWS HEADLINES: Henry Ford produces the first Model T automobile
37 1912 White residents of Forsyth County, GA, drive the black population out.
38 1913 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison invents motion pictures
42 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.
44 1919 NEWS HEADLINES: World War I ends with the signing of The Versailles Treaty.
1 1876 The National League of Baseball is founded
34 1909 The National Association for Advancement of Colored People is formed (NAACP)
35 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.
52 1927 Charles Lindbergh becomes the first man to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean and Babe Ruth hits 60 home runs.
54 1929 Widespread prosperity of the 1920s ends abruptly with the stock market crash in October
55 1930 Drought in the Great Plains area begins, creating hardship for farm families in 19 states.
57 1932 Amelia Earhart becomes the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. The infant son of Charles Lindbergh is kidnapped and murdered.
58 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!
34 1909 The "Piltdown Man" hoax -- a fake archeological discovery announced by dishonest scientists who wanted to "prove" that human beings had evolved in Europe
39 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.
42 1917 Germany uses airplanes to drop bombs in the early stages of World War I -- the first major military use of airplanes.
44 1919 The Versailles Treaty marks the official end of World War I.
45 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.

John Bailey
Born on an unknown day in July 1865 and died on December 8, 1932.
They were married 1/1/1904.

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