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Cynthia Stewart
6/20/1870 - 9/24/1923
Cynthia Stewart was born on June 20, 1870 somewhere in Florida and died on September 24, 1923 in Shady Grove, Jackson Co., Florida. She lived to be 53 years old.

Her parents were John Stewart and Caroline Gay Stewart. She first married a man named Henry Clay Hagan in 1893. They had three children: Carrie (Feb. 1894), Donna (7/26/1897-6/22/1971 Graceville, FL), and Edward (1902). About 1906 she married Caleb Joshua Halley (and became his 3rd wife). They did not have children. After Caleb died she remarried to William Burch and raised her grandson named John D. Halley. He was the son of her daughter, Donna and a man named _____ Brown. Donna later married David Clay.
Census6/4/1880 St. Andrews FL (Washington County) 9 yrs old 
#74 -John Stewart (),Elizabeth() 
Additional information about Washington County, FL around 1880: Click here to see a map from this timeperiod.  
Census6/30/1885 District 6 FL (Jackson County) 15 yrs old 
Recorded as family #38: J. Stewart (age 52), Carline Stewart (47), John G. Stewart (19), Zelpha Stewart (16), Charley L. Stewart (14), Centha Stewart (10), Henry R. Stewart (9), L. Daniel Stewart (6), R.M. Stewart (24), and T.W. Stewart (2). John is a Preacher. All were born in FL. Both John and Caroline's parents were born in GA. 
Additional information about Jackson County, FL around 1885: 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.
Census1/1/1900 Pleasant Hill FL ( Jackson County) 29 yrs old 
Recorded as dewelling #143, family #144: John Stewart (born March 1833, age 67), Caroline Stewart (wife, July 1841, age 58), Cynthia Hagans (their married daughter, born May 1896, age 24(note:birth date way off,possibly ment to be 1869), Carrie Hagans (granddaughter, Feb. 1894, age 6), Danie Hagans (granddaughter, Dec. 1897, 2 years old), Ira Stewart (son, Aug. 1883, age 16), and David Stewart (son, April 1878, age 22). All were born in FL. John and Caronine's parents were both born in GA. Caroline has been married 30 years, given birth to eight children, and seven are still living. Cynthia has been married 7 years, given birth to two children, and both are still living. All of the adults can read and write. John owns the family farm where they live and it is free of debt. 
Census5/9/1910 Carrabelle FL (Franklin County) 39 yrs old 
Dwelling #147, Family #155: Cynthea Haley (age 37), Cany Haley (daughter, age 15), Donery Higgins (daughter, age 12), Edward Higgins (son, age 8), and Edward Bryant (boarder, age 27). Cynthea is a widow with three childern. She has given birth to three children and all are still living. She and her children were born in Florida. Cynthea is working as a laundress to support her family. The children are not employeed. She has been continously employed over since 1909 (meaning she has not been unemployeed during the past year). Cynthea and Donery can read and write. The other children cannot. Cynthea owns the house where they live and it is free of any mortagages.  
Census1/13/1920 Sneads precinct #16 , north of Rail Road. FL (Calhoun County) 49 yrs old 
Recorded as family #153: Cynthia Halley (widow, age 46), Carrie Hagans (daughter, age 25), Dana Hagans (daughter, age 22), Edward Hagans (son, age 18), and John Halley (son, age 7). All were born in FL as where their parents. Cynthia is employed as a wash woman working outside the home. Carrie is also a wash woman, Dana and Edward are farm laborers, and John is a hard road laborer. Carrie, Edward, and John say they canít read or write. Edward and John do not attend school. All are able to speak English.  
Death Certificate9/24/1923 FL (Jackson County) 53 yrs old 
Cynthia Burch, born June 20, 1870, died Sept. 24, 1923. She was married to William Burch and the daughter of John Stewart and Caroline Gay. This information from FL death certificate was discovered by Sue Gill via  

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12 1882 The Florida Central and Western Railroad Company was created. It combines the Florida Central, Jacksonville, Pensacola, and Mobile railroads.
13 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.
14 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.
36 1906 An attempt to drain the Everglades and convert it to farmland begins.
47 1917 Seminole Indians become a Florida tourist attraction.
7 1877 Edison invents the phonograph permitting music and voices to be recorded and replayed.
9 1879 Edison invents the electric light bulb.
19 1889 The first calculating machine is invented and uses punch cards
25 1895 Wireless telegraph and the "antenna" are invented but it covers a very short distance.
27 1897 First ship to shore message is sent using an improved form of wireless telegraph
30 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.
30 1900 Freud publishes his book "The Interpretation of Dreams"
31 1901 First transatlantic wireless telegraph is sent.
32 1902 The first Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil is discovered.
33 1903 Wright Brothers complete the first successful flight with an airplane at Kitty Hawk
34 1904 The first vacuum tube diode is invented by Fleming
36 1906 Kellogg sells the first box of Corn Flakes
36 1906 Electrons are discovered by Thomson
36 1906 The triode vacuum tube is invented
42 1912 The unsinkable Titanic sinks on its first trip to New York drowning 1,513 people.
43 1913 Ford builds the first assembly line into his automobile production plant
44 1914 The first traffic lights (which is only red or green) are put up in America; Construction of the Panama Canal is completed
53 1923 Freud publishes "The Ego and the Id"
53 1923 Diphtheria vaccine is developed; Insulin is produced to treat diabetes
12 1882 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison creates the first large power station in New York City, making it the first place in America to have electricity.
15 1885 NEWS HEADLINES: Eastman invents the box camera. For the first time photography becomes affordable for the average citizen.
38 1908 NEWS HEADLINES: Henry Ford produces the first Model T automobile
42 1912 White residents of Forsyth County, GA, drive the black population out.
43 1913 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison invents motion pictures
47 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.
49 1919 NEWS HEADLINES: World War I ends with the signing of The Versailles Treaty.
5 1875 Tennessee enacts Jim Crow law.
6 1876 The National League of Baseball is founded
39 1909 The National Association for Advancement of Colored People is formed (NAACP)
40 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.
39 1909 The "Piltdown Man" hoax -- a fake archeological discovery announced by dishonest scientists who wanted to "prove" that human beings had evolved in Europe
44 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.
47 1917 Germany uses airplanes to drop bombs in the early stages of World War I -- the first major military use of airplanes.
49 1919 The Versailles Treaty marks the official end of World War I.
50 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.

Caleb Halley
Born on May 15, 1834 and died on June 6, 1909.
They were married 1/1/1906.

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John David Halley
Born somewhere in Florida on September 5, 1912 and died in Calhoun Co., Florida on January 26, 1987. He was 74 years old.

He was the son of Cintha Stewart Hagan's daughter, Donna and a man named _____ Brown. ...
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