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Mary P. Wood 

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Almarine 'AJ' Jackson Wood
1824 - 1880

Sarah Gasque
9/1833 - 1910
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Mary P. Wood
6/1/1860 - 6/19/1882
(Shown at age 16)
Mary P. Wood was born on June 1, 1860 somewhere in North Carolina and died on June 19, 1882 somewhere in Florida. She lived to be 22 years old.

She married Francis M. Yon, They had one son Lee (1880- ).
Census6/21/1870 FL (Calhoun County) 10 yrs old 
Recorded as Dwelling #21 and Family #17: Andrew J. Wood (age 56), Sarah (age 30), William M. (12), Mary P. (8), Benjamin (4), and Charles Wood (age 1). Their real estate is valued at $1000, and personal at $2000. Andrew was born in GA, Sarah in SC, all others in FL. Andrew is a farmer & Sarah keeps house.

on the same page -house#24 Andrew Wood Jr.(22)wife Margaret(21) and # 25 -J.C. Wood (25). 
Additional information about Calhoun County, FL around 1870: Click here to see a map from this timeperiod.  
Marriage1/22/1880 FL (Calhoun County) 19 yrs old 
Frances M Yon married Mary P. Wood on Jan 22, 1880 in Calhoun Co. FL. Book #1: 1862-1899, page 80.  
Census6/12/1880 Abe Springs FL (Calhoun County) 20 yrs old 
page 21. # 146, 180 - Frank Yon (age 23) wife - Mary Yon (19). Both were born in FL. Frank's father was born in GA, mother in NC. Mary's father in GA, mother in AL. A check in the box for married within the census year. Frank is a farmer and Mary keeps house. 
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) 3 yrs after death 
page 35 #285, 347 - F.M. Yon (age 30), his mother -Flora Yon (60), daughter -Lee Yon (5). F.M. is a farmer and a widow, he was born in FL, his father was born in GA and mother in NC. Flora is a widow, she was born in NC as were her parents. Lee was born in FL. 
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.

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Click on any of the News, Events, or Discoveries buttons above to see historical things that happened during Mary Wood's life. These are only some of the major events that affected the life and times of Mary, her family, and friends. For example, Mary is 2 years old when May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
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.
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.
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.
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

Francis 'Frank' Yon
Born on April 16, 1855 and died on November 24, 1920.
They were married 1/22/1880.

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