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John Morgan Yon 

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Levi Markes Lafayette Yon Sr.
9/21/1810 - 5/1/1881

Nancy Eleanor Dennis
10/6/1822 - 7/25/1878
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John Morgan Yon
3/22/1864 - 1945
John Morgan Yon was born on March 22, 1864 somewhere in Florida and died about 1945 in Calhoun Co., Florida. Actual date of death is unknown. He lived to be about 80 years old.

John married Nannie D. Carraway (1862 -before 1900) on May 15, 1881. They had one son John Nathan Yon (Dec. 1882)

He married Georgia Ann Tharpe (Feb. 1872) Her parents may have been Mary(1850 GA) and John Tharpe(1840 AL) of Washington Co. FL.

George Yon (June 1885)
Jessie S. (1903)
Mary (1905)
John Morgan Jr. (1909)
Census6/21/1870  FL (Calhoun County) 6 yrs old 
dweling#12,family#9 Levi Yon (age 59) Farmer, states he has 5000 acres worth $800, born South Carolina; wife Nancy E. (age 46) born Alabama; Levi M.L. (age 12); Jessie D. (age 6); John M. (age 4);Lydia M. (age 2); children born in Florida.  Source:
Additional information about Calhoun County, FL around 1870: Click here to see a map from this timeperiod.  
Census6/1/1880 Pippins Mills FL (Calhoun County) 16 yrs old 
page 126- line 1: Levi Yon (age 69), Rachael Yon (age 27, wife, keeping house, both her and her father were born in AL), Levi M. (son, age 21, not married, working on farm, he was born in AL and his father was born in GA), and John T. (age 16, son, working on farm, not married, he was born in FL and his father in GA). Levi indicates that he is "maimed, crippled, bedridden, or otherwise disabled". Levi is a farmer. Levi and Rachael were married during the last year. Both Levi and his father were born in GA. Place of birth for each mother is not recorded.  
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.  
Marriage11/15/1881 FL (Calhoun County) 17 yrs old 
J. M. Yon married Nannie D. Carraway on May 15, 1881, BOOK #1: 1862-1899, page 89 
Census1/1/1885 FL (Calhoun County) 20 yrs old 
Page: 419 Roll: M845_1 -family# 55,57- J. M. Yon (age 21), Nannie D. (23), John N. (2). all were born in FL. J.M.'s parents were born in FL, Nannie's in NC. J.M. is a laborer. 
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.
Census6/27/1900 FL (Calhoun County) 36 yrs old 
240- John M. Yon (age 36 - March 1864), Georgia Yon (28 -Feb. 1872), Nathen Yon (17 -Dec. 1882), George Yon (15 - June 1885). Georgia states she has had 5 children, 2 are living. All were born in FL. John is a carpenter.  
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.
Census4/30/1910 FL (Calhoun County) 46 yrs old 
131 - J. M. Yon (age 46), Georgia Yon (38), Jessie Yon (7), Mary Yon (5), J. Morgan Yon (1). All were born in FL, except Georgia in AL. J.M. and Georgia have been married 15 years. Georgia states she had 10 children, 3 are living. J.M. is a carpenter. 
Census4/19/1930 FL (Calhoun County) 66 yrs old 
149, 150 -Morgan J. Yon (age 66), Georgiann Yon (57), son n law -Hubert Mccallum (32), daughter-Jesse Mccallum (27), grandson-Daniel M. Mccallum (4, 5mos), grandson-George E. Mccallum (2, 6mos), granddaughter -Margie F. Mccallum (4mos), border -George B. Wilson (60). Georgiann was born in GA, Hubert in AL, all others in FL. Morgan was 17, Georgiann was 25,Hubert was 22 and Jesse was 17 years of age at the time of first marriage. Morgan is a farmer, Hubert and George are farm laborers. George is a widow. 
Census1/1/1935 FL (Calhoun County) 70 yrs old 
Archive Series #: S5, Roll 3,page 43, line 19 - J. Morgan Yon (age 71), Georgia Yon (63). J. Morgan doesn't work. 
Census1/1/1940 FL (Calhoun County) 75 yrs old 
J. M. Yon (age 76) Georgia Ann Yon (67), daughter -Jessie S. Maloy (37), son n law -Curtiss Maloy (23), brother n law -Dan Thorpe (56), grandson -Daniel McCallun (14), grandson -George McCallun (12), granddaughter -Margie McCallun (10). All were born in FL. J. M. completed 8th grade, Georgia Ann 6th grade, Jessie 8th grade, Curtiss 3rd grade, Daniel 6th grade,George 5th grade, Margie 2nd grade. They own their home, Value of Home $600. They live in the same house as they did in 1935 at 159 Ocheesee Road. Dan is a widow and didn't attend school. Curtiss and Dan are farmers. 

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Click on any of the News, Events, or Discoveries buttons above to see historical things that happened during John Yon's life. These are only some of the major events that affected the life and times of John, his family, and friends. For example, John is 1 years old when American Civil war ends with General Lee's surrender at Appomattox, VA. Reconstruction begins in the "old South"
1 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.
1 1865 Battle at Natural Bridge (Wakulla County) is a Confederate victory.
6 1870 During the 1870s, the remaining Seminole Indians begin establishing trading posts and other economy with local settlers.
18 1882 The Florida Central and Western Railroad Company was created. It combines the Florida Central, Jacksonville, Pensacola, and Mobile railroads.
19 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.
20 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.
42 1906 An attempt to drain the Everglades and convert it to farmland begins.
53 1917 Seminole Indians become a Florida tourist attraction.
64 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.
1 1865 Mendel publishes his papers on genetics and introduces the concept to the public.
5 1869 Cro-magnon Man fossils are found in France
13 1877 Edison invents the phonograph permitting music and voices to be recorded and replayed.
15 1879 Edison invents the electric light bulb.
25 1889 The first calculating machine is invented and uses punch cards
31 1895 Wireless telegraph and the "antenna" are invented but it covers a very short distance.
33 1897 First ship to shore message is sent using an improved form of wireless telegraph
36 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.
36 1900 Freud publishes his book "The Interpretation of Dreams"
37 1901 First transatlantic wireless telegraph is sent.
38 1902 The first Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil is discovered.
39 1903 Wright Brothers complete the first successful flight with an airplane at Kitty Hawk
40 1904 The first vacuum tube diode is invented by Fleming
42 1906 The triode vacuum tube is invented
42 1906 Electrons are discovered by Thomson
42 1906 Kellogg sells the first box of Corn Flakes
48 1912 The unsinkable Titanic sinks on its first trip to New York drowning 1,513 people.
49 1913 Ford builds the first assembly line into his automobile production plant
50 1914 The first traffic lights (which is only red or green) are put up in America; Construction of the Panama Canal is completed
59 1923 Freud publishes "The Ego and the Id"
59 1923 Diphtheria vaccine is developed; Insulin is produced to treat diabetes
60 1924 Insecticides are used for the first time on crops
62 1926 Goddard launched the first liquid-fueled rocket
63 1927 The first television transmission was announced in England
64 1928 Big bang theory was introduced
72 1936 The first regular television broadcast happens in England
74 1938 Hahn, Strassmann, Meitner and Frisch discover nuclear fission
18 1882 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison creates the first large power station in New York City, making it the first place in America to have electricity.
21 1885 NEWS HEADLINES: Eastman invents the box camera. For the first time photography becomes affordable for the average citizen.
44 1908 NEWS HEADLINES: Henry Ford produces the first Model T automobile
48 1912 White residents of Forsyth County, GA, drive the black population out.
49 1913 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison invents motion pictures
53 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.
55 1919 NEWS HEADLINES: World War I ends with the signing of The Versailles Treaty.
74 1938 NEWS HEADLINES: Orson Wells' radio production of H.G. Well's War of the Worlds causes a national panic.
75 1939 NEWS HEADLINES: The first regular television broadcast happens in the United States
77 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.
1 1865 American Civil war ends with General Lee's surrender at Appomattox, VA. Reconstruction begins in the "old South"
4 1868 An eight-hour work day is established for federal employees.
11 1875 Tennessee enacts Jim Crow law.
12 1876 The National League of Baseball is founded
45 1909 The National Association for Advancement of Colored People is formed (NAACP)
46 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.
63 1927 Charles Lindbergh becomes the first man to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean and Babe Ruth hits 60 home runs.
65 1929 Widespread prosperity of the 1920s ends abruptly with the stock market crash in October
66 1930 Drought in the Great Plains area begins, creating hardship for farm families in 19 states.
68 1932 Amelia Earhart becomes the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. The infant son of Charles Lindbergh is kidnapped and murdered.
69 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!
70 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.
70 1934 Congress passes the Indian Reorganization Act which allows remaining Indian tribes to reorganize.
71 1935 Congress passes the Social Security Act, giving elder Americans Social Security money for the first time.
75 1939 Hollywood releases The Wizard of Oz, one of the first films to be made in color.
79 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.
80 1944 On June 6, Allied forces invade Normandy (referred to as "D-Day")
81 1945 President Roosevelt dies; The United Nations is established; the first atomic bomb is dropped on Hiroshima.
45 1909 The "Piltdown Man" hoax -- a fake archeological discovery announced by dishonest scientists who wanted to "prove" that human beings had evolved in Europe
50 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.
53 1917 Germany uses airplanes to drop bombs in the early stages of World War I -- the first major military use of airplanes.
55 1919 The Versailles Treaty marks the official end of World War I.
56 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.
74 1938 Hitler annexes Anschluss into Germany. At the Munich Conference, Germany is given a portion of Czechoslovakia.
75 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.
81 1945 World War II ends with a Japanese delegation signing instrument of surrender aboard battleship Missouri in Tokyo Bay.

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