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Joseph Seaborn Stone 

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Joseph Seaborn Stone
11/29/1839 - 1/1/1910
Joseph Seaborn Stone was born on November 29, 1839 somewhere in Alabama and died on January 1, 1910 in Calhoun Co., Florida. He lived to be 70 years old.

He was a Sheriff in Calhoun Co., FL from 1881-89,a FL House of Rep. in 1895 and Inspector of Timber & Lumber from 1906-1910; He served as a corporal in Company H, 5th Texas reg. in the Civil War. He was wounded in the second battle of Manassas, VA in 1862. He was taking prisoner and exchanged. In 1864 he was wounded in battle at the Wilderness, VA and then discharged and returned home to Calhoun Co.

He married Evilin Lott. They had two children:
Eliza Evenline Stone (1867)
J. E. Stone (1871)

After the death of Evilin, he married in 1871 to Lenna Ann Nixon(1852 - ).

Mary Lee (or Myrtle Lusinda) Stone(1873)
Lenora Stone(1874)
Frances "Fannie" Stone(1876)
Linnie Stone(1878- died young)
Maggie Stone(1880)
Dessa "Dessie" Stone(1882)
Ramoth Stone (1885)
Mose Stone (1885)

He married Margaret Stone in 1884 and in 1905 to Caledonia Edenfield.
Census11/13/1850 Division 5 FL (Calhoun County) 10 yrs old 
Recorded as Household 148: Lucinda Stone (age 47), William V. Stone (23), Ellen Stone (14), Joseph S. Stone (12), Isaac L. Stone (5), Joel Alkins (28), Eliza Atkins (20), and Emily Atkins (1). Lucinda was born in GA, William is AL, all other in FL. Value of home $350. 
Additional information about Calhoun County, FL around 1850: Click here to see a map from this timeperiod.  
Other7/13/1863 Abe Springs Bluff FL (Calhoun County) 23 yrs old 
In the name of the State of Florida
To the Sheriff of Calhoun County Greeting you are hereby commanded to summons the following persons to be at Abe Springs Bluff on the first Tuesday after the fourth Monday in October next by 10 o’clock A.M. to serve as jurors in the circuit court of said County during said term. Given under my hand of Office this the 13 day of July AD 1863.
Wm Clark - clerk
Grand Jurors
# 1 Levi Yon, #3 T.H. Yon Jr., # 10 Jesse Bailey, #11 James B. Stone
Petit Jurors
#19 James Larimore  
Other10/30/1863 Abe Springs Bluff FL (Calhoun County) 23 yrs old 
Calhoun County
Fall term 1863
Report of jurors, Grand , Petit & Talesmen attending and serving in the Circuit Court at said term and entitled by law to payment from the state.
#1: Levi Yon - number of miles: 30, number of days: 3, amount in dollars: 6.75, #3 Terrel H. Yon Jr. - number of miles: 24, number of days: 3, amount in dollars: 6.15, # 9 James S. Stone - #12 James Larimore - number of miles: 30, number of days: 3, amount in dollars: 6.75
Written my hand and private seal, my seal of office having been destroyed by fire in the destruction of the Court house, this October 30th 1863, Wm Clark - Clerk of Calhoun County Circuit Court  
Other8/2/1869 Abe Springs Bluff FL (Calhoun County) 29 yrs old 
In the name of the State of Florida, To the sheriff of Calhoun County, Greeting We commanded you, that you summons the following persons appended below, to be and appear before the Judge of our County Court at a court to be held at Abe Springs Bluff on the first Monday in September next by 10 o’clock in the morning, to serve as Jurors at and during the term of said court. Given under my hand and seal of the office this the 2nd day of Aug. AD 1869
Wm Clark – clerk
# 4 John Peacock
#8 Alfred Bailey
#11 S.W. Davis
#20 J.S. Stone  
Census6/2/1880 Pippins Mills FL (Calhoun County) 40 yrs old 
dwelling#9 family#9 - Jos. S. Stone (age 41), wife -Laura Stone (30) Elizah E. Stone (13), J. E. Stone (9), Mary Lee Stone (7), Lenora Stone (6), Frances Stone (4), Linnie Stone (2)& Maggie Stone (5Mo.). Jos S. is a farmer, he was born in FL, his parents AL. Laura was born in FL, father AL & mother GA. All 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.  
Marriage1/17/1884 FL (Calhoun County) 44 yrs old 
Married record - Name: Joseph S. Stone, Spouse's Name: Margaret Stone, Event Date: Jan. 17, 1884, Event Place: Calhoun,Florida 
Census6/1/1885 FL (Calhoun County) 45 yrs old 
Dwelling # 171,Family #193 – J. S. Stone (age 46?), wife-Maggie (36),Eliza (17), J.E. (14), Mary(12),Lenora (10), Fannie (9), Maggie (5), Hattie (3). J. S. is a farmer, he was born in FL, his father AL & mother GA. Maggie was born in FL, parents in AL. All 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.
Census6/1/1900 Hansford Mill FL (Calhoun County) 60 yrs old 
Joseph Stone (age 61 -Feb.1839), Lenora Stone (25- Aug.1874), Maggie Stone (20 -June 1880), Ramoth Stone (14 -Nov. 1885), Dessa Stone (8 -Feb. 1882),& Mose Stone (15-Mar. 1885) All were born in FL, as were their parents. Joseph is a farmer and a widow.  
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.
Military1/1/1904 FL (Calhoun County) 64 yrs old 
Confederate pensions -A10859 - Joseph S. Stone,Unit: Texas ,year 1904, pages 10  
Marriage8/24/1905 FL (Jackson County) 65 yrs old 
Marrage record - Name: Joseph S. Stone Spouse's Name: Caladonia Edenfield Event Date: Aug. 24 , 1905 Event Place: Marianna, Jackson County, Florida 
Graveyard/Tombstone1/1/1910 Stone Cemetery FL (Calhoun County) 70 yrs old 
Joseph S. Stone 1839 to 1910, Corp Co H 5th Tex Regt  

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1 1840 Alabama reports a total population of 590,756 on the 1940 Federal Census. This includes 335,185 whites, 255,571 blacks, 253,532 slaves, zero Native Americans, and others.
11 1850 State population=771,623. The 1850 Federal Census reveals the White population=426,514; African-American population=345,109; Slave population=342,844; Free black population=2,265; Urban population=35,179; Rural population=736,444; Cotton production in bales=564,429; Corn production in bushels=28,754,048; Number of manufacturing establishments=1,026.
3 1842 Congress passes the Armed Occupation Act of 1842. It entitles persons willing and able to bear arms against the Indians and establish themselves in villages along the borders of Indian territory ownership of their land after 5 years.
3 1842 Second Seminole Indian War ends and some of the Seminole Indians living in FL are moved to the Indian Territory
6 1845 Florida becomes the 27th state to join the United States. William Moseley becomes the first governor and David Yulee the first senator.
11 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.
16 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.
22 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.
25 1864 Battle of Olustee is a Confederate victory. Union troops pull back
26 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.
26 1865 Battle at Natural Bridge (Wakulla County) is a Confederate victory.
31 1870 During the 1870s, the remaining Seminole Indians begin establishing trading posts and other economy with local settlers.
43 1882 The Florida Central and Western Railroad Company was created. It combines the Florida Central, Jacksonville, Pensacola, and Mobile railroads.
44 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.
45 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.
67 1906 An attempt to drain the Everglades and convert it to farmland begins.
5 1844 The first telegraph message is sent by Morse, who later invents the Mores Code
14 1853 The process of creating steel is invented by Besermer in Britain and Kelly in the U.S.
17 1856 The first Neanderthal fossils are found near Germany
20 1859 Charles Darwin publishes "Origin of Species" and begins the evolution theory.
26 1865 Mendel publishes his papers on genetics and introduces the concept to the public.
30 1869 Cro-magnon Man fossils are found in France
38 1877 Edison invents the phonograph permitting music and voices to be recorded and replayed.
40 1879 Edison invents the electric light bulb.
50 1889 The first calculating machine is invented and uses punch cards
56 1895 Wireless telegraph and the "antenna" are invented but it covers a very short distance.
58 1897 First ship to shore message is sent using an improved form of wireless telegraph
61 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.
61 1900 Freud publishes his book "The Interpretation of Dreams"
62 1901 First transatlantic wireless telegraph is sent.
63 1902 The first Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil is discovered.
64 1903 Wright Brothers complete the first successful flight with an airplane at Kitty Hawk
65 1904 The first vacuum tube diode is invented by Fleming
67 1906 Kellogg sells the first box of Corn Flakes
67 1906 The triode vacuum tube is invented
67 1906 Electrons are discovered by Thomson
22 1861 NEWS HEADLINES: American Civil war begins at Ft. Sumter, located in Charleston Harbor, VA.
23 1862 NEWS HEADLINES: May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
43 1882 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison creates the first large power station in New York City, making it the first place in America to have electricity.
46 1885 NEWS HEADLINES: Eastman invents the box camera. For the first time photography becomes affordable for the average citizen.
69 1908 NEWS HEADLINES: Henry Ford produces the first Model T automobile
1 1840 Oregon Trail is established
3 1842 Second Seminole Indian War ends and thousands of Seminole Indians are forced to move west of the Mississippi.
16 1855 Third Seminole Indian War begins. It ends three years later when Chief Billy Bowlegs and his band are forced to move from Florida.
21 1860 Presidential election puts Abraham Lincoln in office. The campaign has heated the issues regarding slavery in the south.
23 1862 May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
24 1863 Abraham Lincoln issues the "Emancipation Proclamation" freeing slaves.
26 1865 American Civil war ends with General Lee's surrender at Appomattox, VA. Reconstruction begins in the "old South"
29 1868 An eight-hour work day is established for federal employees.
36 1875 Tennessee enacts Jim Crow law.
37 1876 The National League of Baseball is founded
70 1909 The National Association for Advancement of Colored People is formed (NAACP)
71 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.
70 1909 The "Piltdown Man" hoax -- a fake archeological discovery announced by dishonest scientists who wanted to "prove" that human beings had evolved in Europe

Lenna Nixon
Born about 1852 and died about 1900
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Eviline Lott
Born about 1847 and died about 1871.
They were married 1/1/1866.

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The Children of Joseph Seaborn Stone

30 years old
Maggie Stone
Born somewhere in Florida on January 6, 1880 and died in Blountstown, Florida on January 2, 1953. She was 73 years old.

  1. Edna Mae Davis (1903) married Jesse R. Bodiford
  2. Broward Davis (1905)
  3. Thelma Louise Davis (1908)married Enoch R. Lee
  4. James M. Davis ...
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