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Nancy Susan Kent
12/24/1848 - 5/25/1931
Nancy Susan Kent was born on December 24, 1848 in Marianna, Florida and died on May 25, 1931 in Blountstown, Florida. She lived to be 82 years old.

She was the daughter of John and Susan Vann Kent. She married Jesse W. Bailey Jr. and they had tree children;
David Samuel Bailey (1866-1914)
Mattie D. Bailey (1872-1898)
Jessie C. Bailey Ayers (1876-1917)
Census7/5/1870 Marianna FL (Jackson County) 21 yrs old 
Recorded as family #211: Jesse Baily Jr (age 32), Nancy (age 22), David (age 3)and Mary Asborn (age 3). Jesse was born in South Carolina, all other were born in Florida. Jesse is a farmer and estimates the value of his property to be $1200 and personal $200.  
Additional information about Jackson County, FL around 1870: Click here to see a map from this timeperiod.  
Census6/7/1880 Pippins Mill FL (Calhoun County) 31 yrs old 
#76, family #88, Jesse Bailey (age 44),Nancy (30),David (14), Martha (8) & Jesse (4). Jesse is a farmer, he was born in SC, as were he parents. Nancy was born in FL, her father in SC and mother in GA. All the 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.  
Census1/1/1885 FL (Calhoun County) 36 yrs old 
Recorded as dwelling #218, family #242: J. W. Bailey (age 50), Nancy (age 37), David S. (18), Martha (13), & Jesse C. (age 9). Jesse is a farmer, he was born in SC, as were his parents. Nancy was born in SC, her parents in SC. All of the children were born in FL.  Source:  Florida State Census
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.
Census1/1/1920 Traylors Mill FL (Calhoun County) 71 yrs old 
Page 5B, #6 - Will Asa Airs (age 25), Claudy Airs (25), Grandmother -Nancy S. Baily (71), stepson -Leroy Cuningham (8), stepson -Ruben Cuningham (7). All were born in FL. Nancy is a widow.Will is a farmer. They rent their home.  
Graveyard/Tombstone5/25/1931 Magnolia Cem. FL (Calhoun County) 82 yrs old 
Magnolia Cemetery:Nancy S. Bailey - 1848 to 1931 with husband Jesse W. Bailey - born 1835 and died 1906. There are more than 50 other Baileys in this cemetery.  

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Click on any of the News, Events, or Discoveries buttons above to see historical things that happened during Nancy Kent's life. These are only some of the major events that affected the life and times of Nancy, her family, and friends. For example, Nancy is 7 years old when Third Seminole Indian War begins. It ends three years later when Chief Billy Bowlegs and his band are forced to move from Florida.
2 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.
7 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.
13 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.
16 1864 Battle of Olustee is a Confederate victory. Union troops pull back
17 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.
17 1865 Battle at Natural Bridge (Wakulla County) is a Confederate victory.
22 1870 During the 1870s, the remaining Seminole Indians begin establishing trading posts and other economy with local settlers.
34 1882 The Florida Central and Western Railroad Company was created. It combines the Florida Central, Jacksonville, Pensacola, and Mobile railroads.
35 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.
36 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.
58 1906 An attempt to drain the Everglades and convert it to farmland begins.
69 1917 Seminole Indians become a Florida tourist attraction.
80 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.
5 1853 The process of creating steel is invented by Besermer in Britain and Kelly in the U.S.
8 1856 The first Neanderthal fossils are found near Germany
11 1859 Charles Darwin publishes "Origin of Species" and begins the evolution theory.
17 1865 Mendel publishes his papers on genetics and introduces the concept to the public.
21 1869 Cro-magnon Man fossils are found in France
29 1877 Edison invents the phonograph permitting music and voices to be recorded and replayed.
31 1879 Edison invents the electric light bulb.
41 1889 The first calculating machine is invented and uses punch cards
47 1895 Wireless telegraph and the "antenna" are invented but it covers a very short distance.
49 1897 First ship to shore message is sent using an improved form of wireless telegraph
52 1900 Freud publishes his book "The Interpretation of Dreams"
52 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.
53 1901 First transatlantic wireless telegraph is sent.
54 1902 The first Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil is discovered.
55 1903 Wright Brothers complete the first successful flight with an airplane at Kitty Hawk
56 1904 The first vacuum tube diode is invented by Fleming
58 1906 Kellogg sells the first box of Corn Flakes
58 1906 Electrons are discovered by Thomson
58 1906 The triode vacuum tube is invented
64 1912 The unsinkable Titanic sinks on its first trip to New York drowning 1,513 people.
65 1913 Ford builds the first assembly line into his automobile production plant
66 1914 The first traffic lights (which is only red or green) are put up in America; Construction of the Panama Canal is completed
75 1923 Diphtheria vaccine is developed; Insulin is produced to treat diabetes
75 1923 Freud publishes "The Ego and the Id"
76 1924 Insecticides are used for the first time on crops
78 1926 Goddard launched the first liquid-fueled rocket
79 1927 The first television transmission was announced in England
80 1928 Big bang theory was introduced
13 1861 NEWS HEADLINES: American Civil war begins at Ft. Sumter, located in Charleston Harbor, VA.
14 1862 NEWS HEADLINES: May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
34 1882 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison creates the first large power station in New York City, making it the first place in America to have electricity.
37 1885 NEWS HEADLINES: Eastman invents the box camera. For the first time photography becomes affordable for the average citizen.
60 1908 NEWS HEADLINES: Henry Ford produces the first Model T automobile
64 1912 White residents of Forsyth County, GA, drive the black population out.
65 1913 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison invents motion pictures
69 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.
71 1919 NEWS HEADLINES: World War I ends with the signing of The Versailles Treaty.
7 1855 Third Seminole Indian War begins. It ends three years later when Chief Billy Bowlegs and his band are forced to move from Florida.
12 1860 Presidential election puts Abraham Lincoln in office. The campaign has heated the issues regarding slavery in the south.
14 1862 May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
15 1863 Abraham Lincoln issues the "Emancipation Proclamation" freeing slaves.
17 1865 American Civil war ends with General Lee's surrender at Appomattox, VA. Reconstruction begins in the "old South"
20 1868 An eight-hour work day is established for federal employees.
27 1875 Tennessee enacts Jim Crow law.
28 1876 The National League of Baseball is founded
61 1909 The National Association for Advancement of Colored People is formed (NAACP)
62 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.
79 1927 Charles Lindbergh becomes the first man to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean and Babe Ruth hits 60 home runs.
81 1929 Widespread prosperity of the 1920s ends abruptly with the stock market crash in October
82 1930 Drought in the Great Plains area begins, creating hardship for farm families in 19 states.
61 1909 The "Piltdown Man" hoax -- a fake archeological discovery announced by dishonest scientists who wanted to "prove" that human beings had evolved in Europe
66 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.
69 1917 Germany uses airplanes to drop bombs in the early stages of World War I -- the first major military use of airplanes.
71 1919 The Versailles Treaty marks the official end of World War I.
72 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.

Jesse Bailey
Born on April 13, 1834 and died on April 28, 1906.
They were married 9/11/1865.

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The Children of Nancy Susan Kent

David Samuel Bailey
Born in Marianna, Florida on August 17, 1866 and died in Jacksonville, Florida on November 18, 1914. He was 48 years old.

He married on 2/2/1888 to Ella Mahama Coxwell(12/24/1869 Butler Co.GA - 7/9/1957 Blountstown,FL). David was a businessman, farmer and schoolteacher. He owned 400 acres of land. He died from a ruptured...
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Jessie C. Bailey
Born in Calhoun County, Florida on June 9, 1876 and died in Calhoun County, Florida on November 17, 1917. She was 41 years old.

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