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Susannah 'Susey'  Halley 

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Caleb Joshua Halley
5/15/1834 - 6/6/1909

Mary Elizabeth Franklin
11/13/1844 - 10/17/1918
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Susannah 'Susey' Halley
3/10/1876 - 2/2/1937
Susannah 'Susey' Halley was born on March 10, 1876 in Blountstown, Florida and died on February 2, 1937 in Blountstown, Florida. She lived to be 60 years old.

She was called Susey/Susie.
She married 5/22/1890 to Robert Stanford Parish. They had one son, Jim. After Robert died, she married William "Bill" Kelly and they had two daughters, Nellie Ethel (1898) and Maudie S. (2/1899 -died at age 28)-Maudie married to Omar Kent.

After Bill died, she married her third husband, John Wesley Peacock, and they had no children.
Census6/12/1880 Abe Springs FL (Calhoun County) 4 yrs old 
Starting on line 1: Caleb Holley (age 45, born in AL and both parents in NC), Mary (age 36, wife, she and parents were born in GA), Nancy (age 15, daughter), John (age 12, son), Mary (age 8, daughter), Pierce (age 6, son), Susan (age 4, daughter), Gadsden (age 2, son), Cehas (age 1 month, son). All of the children report that they were born in FL, father in AL, mother in GA. Mary (wife) and the younger children indicate they cannot read or write. 
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 
Florida State Census, Dwelling Number 153/Family #169: Caleb Halley (age 52), Mary (age 35), Jno (age 16), Nancy (age 19), Porlier (age 15), Price (age 13), Susan (age 10), Gaddis (age 9), Charlie (age 7), and Emma (age 3). Caleb is a farmer and says he was born in Alabama and the birth place of both parents is unknown. Mary was born in Florida and both parents in GA. All of the children were 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.
Marriage5/22/1890 FL (Calhoun County) 14 yrs old 
Robert Parish married Susey Halley on May 22nd 1890 in Calhoun Co. FL. page 182.  
Census1/1/1900 Hansford Mill FL (Calhoun County) 23 yrs old 
family# 530 - William W. Kelley (age 35- born March 1865), Sarah A. Kelley (22- March 1878), James W. Kelley (6 - March 1894), Nellie Ethel Kelley (4 -Nov. 1895), Mandy S. Kelley (1 -Feb. 1899). James is a stepson. William and Sarah have been married 5 years, Sarah had 5 children, 3 are living. All were born in FL as were their parents. William is a laborer. William can read and write, Sarah can read, but not write.  
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.
Census4/29/1910  Blountstown , District 3 FL (Calhoun County) 34 yrs old 
family #121: J W Peacock (age 66) is a farmer born in GA. His parents were born in US. Other members of his household are Susie Peacock (age 34, born in FL), Jim Parish (age 17, born in FL), Ethel Kelley (age 12, born in FL), and Maude Kelley (age 11, born in FL). 
Census1/19/1920 Blountstown District 5 FL (Calhoun County) 43 yrs old 
family #197: Wess J. Peacock (age 75, born in GA), says he owns his home, he is a farmer on his own farm, and he is able to read & write. Other members of his family are Susie Peacock (age 43, born in FL) and Maudie Kelly (age 20, born in FL). Wess states his parents were born in GA. Suzie states her parents were born in FL. 
Graveyard/Tombstone12/31/1925 Blountstown FL (Calhoun County) 49 yrs old 
Nettle Ridge Cemetery: Plot 107: J. W. PEACOCK, born 12-13-1843 and died 12/31/1925. Tombstone says 'PVT CO H 5 REGT FL INF CSA'.   Source:
Military1/9/1926 FL (Calhoun County) 49 yrs old 
Widow's Pension Claim - Mrs. Susieanna Peacock files for her husband's war pension. States she was married to him on April 15th 1906 and didn't divorce him before he died and has not married since his death on December 31, 1925. 
Census4/5/1930 District 1 FL (Calhoun County) 54 yrs old 
#108 - Archie Barbee (age 38), Nellie E. Barbee (32), Herman F. Barbee (14), Oscar M. Barbee (12), Winifred Barbee (8), William B. Barbee (6), Vivian M. Barbee (6mo) and mother in law Suzie Peacock (54) she is a widow. All born in FL, as were their parents. Their street address is, Angle Street , the house not numbered. Home valued at $1000, they do not live on a farm. They do not have a radio. Archie was 22 and Nellie was 16 at the time of their marriage. Archie does not list occupation.  
Graveyard/Tombstone2/2/1937 Nettle Ridge Cemetery FL (Calhoun County) 60 yrs old 
Susannah Peacock - February 2, 1937 at Nettle Ridge Cemetery in Blountstown, FL. 

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6 1882 The Florida Central and Western Railroad Company was created. It combines the Florida Central, Jacksonville, Pensacola, and Mobile railroads.
7 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.
8 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.
30 1906 An attempt to drain the Everglades and convert it to farmland begins.
41 1917 Seminole Indians become a Florida tourist attraction.
52 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 1877 Edison invents the phonograph permitting music and voices to be recorded and replayed.
3 1879 Edison invents the electric light bulb.
13 1889 The first calculating machine is invented and uses punch cards
19 1895 Wireless telegraph and the "antenna" are invented but it covers a very short distance.
21 1897 First ship to shore message is sent using an improved form of wireless telegraph
24 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.
24 1900 Freud publishes his book "The Interpretation of Dreams"
25 1901 First transatlantic wireless telegraph is sent.
26 1902 The first Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil is discovered.
27 1903 Wright Brothers complete the first successful flight with an airplane at Kitty Hawk
28 1904 The first vacuum tube diode is invented by Fleming
30 1906 Electrons are discovered by Thomson
30 1906 Kellogg sells the first box of Corn Flakes
30 1906 The triode vacuum tube is invented
36 1912 The unsinkable Titanic sinks on its first trip to New York drowning 1,513 people.
37 1913 Ford builds the first assembly line into his automobile production plant
38 1914 The first traffic lights (which is only red or green) are put up in America; Construction of the Panama Canal is completed
47 1923 Freud publishes "The Ego and the Id"
47 1923 Diphtheria vaccine is developed; Insulin is produced to treat diabetes
48 1924 Insecticides are used for the first time on crops
50 1926 Goddard launched the first liquid-fueled rocket
51 1927 The first television transmission was announced in England
52 1928 Big bang theory was introduced
60 1936 The first regular television broadcast happens in England
6 1882 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison creates the first large power station in New York City, making it the first place in America to have electricity.
9 1885 NEWS HEADLINES: Eastman invents the box camera. For the first time photography becomes affordable for the average citizen.
32 1908 NEWS HEADLINES: Henry Ford produces the first Model T automobile
36 1912 White residents of Forsyth County, GA, drive the black population out.
37 1913 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison invents motion pictures
41 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.
43 1919 NEWS HEADLINES: World War I ends with the signing of The Versailles Treaty.
33 1909 The National Association for Advancement of Colored People is formed (NAACP)
34 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.
51 1927 Charles Lindbergh becomes the first man to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean and Babe Ruth hits 60 home runs.
53 1929 Widespread prosperity of the 1920s ends abruptly with the stock market crash in October
54 1930 Drought in the Great Plains area begins, creating hardship for farm families in 19 states.
56 1932 Amelia Earhart becomes the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. The infant son of Charles Lindbergh is kidnapped and murdered.
57 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!
58 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.
58 1934 Congress passes the Indian Reorganization Act which allows remaining Indian tribes to reorganize.
59 1935 Congress passes the Social Security Act, giving elder Americans Social Security money for the first time.
33 1909 The "Piltdown Man" hoax -- a fake archeological discovery announced by dishonest scientists who wanted to "prove" that human beings had evolved in Europe
38 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.
41 1917 Germany uses airplanes to drop bombs in the early stages of World War I -- the first major military use of airplanes.
43 1919 The Versailles Treaty marks the official end of World War I.
44 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.

Robert Parish
Born on December 14, 1869 and died on May 14, 1893.
They were married 5/22/1890.

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William 'Bill' Kelly
Born on August 18, 1870 and died on August 9, 1904.
They were married 1/1/1895.

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John Peacock
Born on December 13, 1843 and died on December 31, 1925.
They were married 1/1/1909.

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The Children of Susannah 'Susey' Halley

43 years old
Nellie Ethel Kelly
Born in Calhoun Co., Florida on April 29, 1898 and died somewhere in Florida on June 25, 1964. She was 66 years old.

She married Arch Barbee in 1913.
Mary Alice (abt. 1926 - died at birth)
Herman Floyd (8/16/1915)
Dena Merle

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