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Ella Mahama Coxwell 

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George Thomas Coxwell
3/26/1830 - 6/13/1890

Sarah Jane Johnson
1837 - 1893
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Ella Mahama Coxwell
12/24/1869 - 7/9/1957
Ella Mahama Coxwell was born on December 24, 1869 in Bulter Co., Georgia and died on July 9, 1957 in Blountstown, Florida. She lived to be 87 years old.

  1. Jesse Thomas Bailey (1-26-1889 to 10-1-1961)
  2. John David Bailey (1-1890 to 4-2002)
  3. Charles James Bailey (9-12-1891 to 11-8-1979)
  4. Claudia Lee Bailey (1894)
  5. Eliza Bailey (1896-1896)
  6. Wilson Monroe Bailey ( 1896)
  7. William Ancil Ernest Bailey (1899)
  8. Willis Preston Bailey(1901-1901)
Census6/18/1870 Butler GA (Taylor County) about 5 months old 
#286 -George Coxwell (age 40) Sarah Coxwell (33), Enoch Coxwell (13), Martha Coxwell (13), William Coxwell (11), Samuel Coxwell (9), Emma Coxwell (6), Allice Coxwell (2), Ella Coxwell (5mo). All were born in GA. George is a blacksmith,Sarah keeps house, Enoch and William work on the farm,Martha attends school. George's estate value is $700, his personal value is $700  
Census7/14/1880 District 1044 GA (Worth County) 10 yrs old 
Page: 517B -#616: George T. Coxwell (age 50), Sarah J. Coxwell (43), Enoch G. Coxwell (23), Samul S. Coxwell (20), Emma L. Coxwell (16), Alice M. Coxwell (12), Ella M. Coxwell (10), Andrew W. Coxwell (8), Joseph O. Coxwell (6), Josaphine E. Coxwell (6), Walter B. Coxwell (4), Benjamin N. Coxwell (2). All were born in GA, George's father was born in NC and mother in SC. Sara's father was born in NC and mother in SC. George is a blacksmith, Ench and Samuel are farm laborers.  
Census1/1/1885 FL (Calhoun County) 15 yrs old 
Pg.18,#167 -G. T. Coxwell (age 55), S. J. Coxwell (48), E. G. Coxwell (28), Lenna Coxwell (21), Allice Coxwell (17), Ella Coxwell (15), Andrews Coxwell (13), Joe Coxwell (11), Josie Coxwell (11), Walter Coxwell (9), Ben Coxwell (7), Thomas Coxwell (4). All were born in GA. G.T. is a blacksmith, E.G. is a farmer  
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.
Census6/1/1900 Board head FL (Calhoun County) 30 yrs old 
808- David S. Bailey (33-3/1867), Ella (33 -4/1867), Jesse (12- 9/1887), John (8-1/1892), Charles (5 -5/1895) Claudy (4-4/1896), Wilson (2-2/1898), Samuel (1-1/1899), Joe Coxwell (26-3/1874). All were born in FL, as were their parents. David and Ella have been married 16 years, they had 8 children, 6 are living. David is a farmer. 
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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1 1870 During the 1870s, the remaining Seminole Indians begin establishing trading posts and other economy with local settlers.
13 1882 The Florida Central and Western Railroad Company was created. It combines the Florida Central, Jacksonville, Pensacola, and Mobile railroads.
14 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.
15 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.
37 1906 An attempt to drain the Everglades and convert it to farmland begins.
48 1917 Seminole Indians become a Florida tourist attraction.
59 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.
88 1957 The Miccosukee Tribe of Florida is organized under the 1934 US Indian Reorganization Act and recognized by the federal government.
1 1870 Douglas, McDuffie, Rockdale, and Dodge Counties formed.
6 1875 Oconee County formed.
36 1905 Crisp, Grady, Jenkins, Tift, Davis, Stephens, Toombs, Turner, and Ben Hill Counties formed.
43 1912 Forsyth, Bleckley, and Wheeler Counties formed.
45 1914 Barrow, Candler, Bacon, and Evans Counties are formed.
48 1917 Atkinson and Treutlen Counties are formed.
51 1920 Seminole, Lanier, Brantley, Long, and Lamar Counties are formed.
55 1924 Peach County is formed.
8 1877 Edison invents the phonograph permitting music and voices to be recorded and replayed.
10 1879 Edison invents the electric light bulb.
20 1889 The first calculating machine is invented and uses punch cards
26 1895 Wireless telegraph and the "antenna" are invented but it covers a very short distance.
28 1897 First ship to shore message is sent using an improved form of wireless telegraph
31 1900 Freud publishes his book "The Interpretation of Dreams"
31 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.
32 1901 First transatlantic wireless telegraph is sent.
33 1902 The first Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil is discovered.
34 1903 Wright Brothers complete the first successful flight with an airplane at Kitty Hawk
35 1904 The first vacuum tube diode is invented by Fleming
37 1906 Kellogg sells the first box of Corn Flakes
37 1906 Electrons are discovered by Thomson
37 1906 The triode vacuum tube is invented
43 1912 The unsinkable Titanic sinks on its first trip to New York drowning 1,513 people.
44 1913 Ford builds the first assembly line into his automobile production plant
45 1914 The first traffic lights (which is only red or green) are put up in America; Construction of the Panama Canal is completed
54 1923 Diphtheria vaccine is developed; Insulin is produced to treat diabetes
54 1923 Freud publishes "The Ego and the Id"
55 1924 Insecticides are used for the first time on crops
57 1926 Goddard launched the first liquid-fueled rocket
58 1927 The first television transmission was announced in England
59 1928 Big bang theory was introduced
67 1936 The first regular television broadcast happens in England
69 1938 Hahn, Strassmann, Meitner and Frisch discover nuclear fission
77 1946 The university of Pennsylvania develops the ENIAC computer, containing 18,000 vacuum tubes
78 1947 Researches at Bell Labs invent the first transistor
82 1951 The first color television is introduced in the U.S.
83 1952 The first sex-change surgery was performed to change George Jorgensen into Christine Jorgensen.
88 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.
13 1882 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison creates the first large power station in New York City, making it the first place in America to have electricity.
16 1885 NEWS HEADLINES: Eastman invents the box camera. For the first time photography becomes affordable for the average citizen.
39 1908 NEWS HEADLINES: Henry Ford produces the first Model T automobile
43 1912 White residents of Forsyth County, GA, drive the black population out.
44 1913 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison invents motion pictures
48 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.
50 1919 NEWS HEADLINES: World War I ends with the signing of The Versailles Treaty.
69 1938 NEWS HEADLINES: Orson Wells' radio production of H.G. Well's War of the Worlds causes a national panic.
70 1939 NEWS HEADLINES: The first regular television broadcast happens in the United States
72 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.
81 1950 NEWS HEADLINES: On June 25, the Korean War begins and the United Nations officially declaring war on North Korea two days later.
86 1955 NEWS HEADLINES: Rosa Parks refuses to give her seat to a white man on a bus in Montgomery, AL.
6 1875 Tennessee enacts Jim Crow law.
7 1876 The National League of Baseball is founded
40 1909 The National Association for Advancement of Colored People is formed (NAACP)
41 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.
58 1927 Charles Lindbergh becomes the first man to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean and Babe Ruth hits 60 home runs.
60 1929 Widespread prosperity of the 1920s ends abruptly with the stock market crash in October
61 1930 Drought in the Great Plains area begins, creating hardship for farm families in 19 states.
63 1932 Amelia Earhart becomes the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. The infant son of Charles Lindbergh is kidnapped and murdered.
64 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!
65 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.
65 1934 Congress passes the Indian Reorganization Act which allows remaining Indian tribes to reorganize.
66 1935 Congress passes the Social Security Act, giving elder Americans Social Security money for the first time.
70 1939 Hollywood releases The Wizard of Oz, one of the first films to be made in color.
74 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.
75 1944 On June 6, Allied forces invade Normandy (referred to as "D-Day")
76 1945 President Roosevelt dies; The United Nations is established; the first atomic bomb is dropped on Hiroshima.
85 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.
40 1909 The "Piltdown Man" hoax -- a fake archeological discovery announced by dishonest scientists who wanted to "prove" that human beings had evolved in Europe
45 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.
48 1917 Germany uses airplanes to drop bombs in the early stages of World War I -- the first major military use of airplanes.
50 1919 The Versailles Treaty marks the official end of World War I.
51 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.
69 1938 Hitler annexes Anschluss into Germany. At the Munich Conference, Germany is given a portion of Czechoslovakia.
70 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.
76 1945 World War II ends with a Japanese delegation signing instrument of surrender aboard battleship Missouri in Tokyo Bay.

David Bailey
Born on August 17, 1866 and died on November 18, 1914.
They were married 2/2/1888.

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The Children of Ella Mahama Coxwell

71 years old
Jesse Thomas Bailey
Born in Chipola, Calhoun County, Florida on January 26, 1889 and died in Calhoun County, Florida on October 1, 1961. He was 72 years old.

He married Lillian Nevada Morrell(1886-1963)
David Samuel
George Cephes(1919)
Theodore Oswald(1920-1993)
Wesley J.
Frazier Nicholas(192...
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Charles 'C.J.' James Bailey
Born in Red Oak, Florida on September 12, 1891 and died in Blountstown, Calhoun Co., Florida on November 8, 1979. He was 88 years old.

He was called C. J., he married Martha Jane Hanna(5/7/1892 -11/27/1927) on (12/6/1914) in Blountstown.
Vergie L. (1915)
Leon Lynwood (1920)
Paul David (1922)
Roy H....
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Claudia Lee Bailey
Born in Blountstown, Calhoun County, Florida on October 3, 1894 and died in Blountstown, Calhoun County, Florida on July 9, 1994. She was 99 years old.

She married Otho Cunningham in 1910.
Leroy Cunningham (abt.1911 -abt.1947)
Reuben Rubert Cunningham (9/18/1912)-married Ethel Linton
She married William Asa Ayers. After the de...
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Wilson Monroe Bailey
Born in Red Oak, Florida on January 3, 1897 and died in Blountstown, Calhoun Co., Florida on October 10, 1975. He was about 78 years old.

He worked at the Eagle theater in Blountstown, later at the Neal Lumber Co. and became manager. He purchased the old spool mill from the Savell family and it became the Coastal Variety Works. He also ...
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