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John Daniel Richards
1850 - 1890
John Daniel Richards was born about 1850 in an unknown place and died about 1890 in an unknown place. Dates for birth and death are estimated. He lived to be about 40 years old.

John and Elizabeth had four children: Joseph, (died young), Ann Elizabeth Richards Pinckney, Laura Richards Pippen and John Obed Richards (1875-1964). John remarried to Nancy Adkins and moved to Ocoee, Fl.

His parents were Daniel T. and Ann Richards.
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Marriage9/22/1871 FL (Jackson County) 21 yrs old 
PELT Elizabeth married John D. Richards on Sept.22, 1871, book -D, page-190  
Census1/1/1880 Pippins Mill FL (Calhoun County) 30 yrs old 
66, 77 -Ann Richards (46), Frances Richards (20), Joseph Richards (18), Washington Richards (17), Henry Clay Richards (16), Martin Richards (14), Victoria Richards (11), Jefferson Richards (8), Alice Richards (4), John Richards (30), Elizah Richards (26),grandson- Joseph Richards (7),grandson- Obein Richards (5)& granddaughter- Lucinda Richards (3M ). Ann is a Widower and a farmer. John is a logger and Joseph works on the farm. All 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.  
Census6/27/1900 Parker FL (Washington County) 10 yrs after death 
320, 329 - John D. Richards (50 - Jan. 1850), Nancy A. Richards (42 -Feb. 1858), Florence Richards (15 -Jan. 1885), Leanna D. Richards (12- March 1888)& Ida V. Richards (9 - Jan. 1891). All born in FL, except Nancy in GA. John works as a Day laborer. Children attend school.  
Additional information about Washington County, FL around 1900: Click here to see a map from this timeperiod.  

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3 1853 The process of creating steel is invented by Besermer in Britain and Kelly in the U.S.
6 1856 The first Neanderthal fossils are found near Germany
9 1859 Charles Darwin publishes "Origin of Species" and begins the evolution theory.
15 1865 Mendel publishes his papers on genetics and introduces the concept to the public.
19 1869 Cro-magnon Man fossils are found in France
27 1877 Edison invents the phonograph permitting music and voices to be recorded and replayed.
29 1879 Edison invents the electric light bulb.
39 1889 The first calculating machine is invented and uses punch cards
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11 1861 NEWS HEADLINES: American Civil war begins at Ft. Sumter, located in Charleston Harbor, VA.
12 1862 NEWS HEADLINES: May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
32 1882 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison creates the first large power station in New York City, making it the first place in America to have electricity.
35 1885 NEWS HEADLINES: Eastman invents the box camera. For the first time photography becomes affordable for the average citizen.
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5 1855 Third Seminole Indian War begins. It ends three years later when Chief Billy Bowlegs and his band are forced to move from Florida.
10 1860 Presidential election puts Abraham Lincoln in office. The campaign has heated the issues regarding slavery in the south.
12 1862 May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
13 1863 Abraham Lincoln issues the "Emancipation Proclamation" freeing slaves.
15 1865 American Civil war ends with General Lee's surrender at Appomattox, VA. Reconstruction begins in the "old South"
18 1868 An eight-hour work day is established for federal employees.
25 1875 Tennessee enacts Jim Crow law.
26 1876 The National League of Baseball is founded


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Elizabeth Pelt
Born about 1855 and died about 1880
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The Children of John Daniel Richards

81 years old
John Obed Richards
Born in Jackson Co., Florida on August 20, 1875 and died in an unknown location about 1964. He was about 88 years old.

John married Hattie Anderson and later married Ethel K. Barbee.
He lived with his Pelt Grandparents, awhile, he attended whatever school and could read and write and had many hobbies. He Had many...
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