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Nancy Eleanor Dennis 

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Charles Atkins Dennis
7/8/1787 - 8/21/1844

Esther Maddox
5/15/1790 - 2/5/1870
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Nancy Eleanor Dennis
10/6/1822 - 7/25/1878
Nancy Eleanor Dennis was born on October 6, 1822 in Pike Co., Alabama and died on July 25, 1878 in Blountstown, Florida. She lived to be 55 years old.

Married in Covington County, AL.
Levi and Nancy had 15 children:
  1. Lousianna Vandila (4/12/1844 to between 1900-1910),
  2. Flora Ann (3/30/1845),
  3. Emily Amandia (10/10/1846),
  4. Ester Jane (11/25/1948),
  5. Mary Ann (1849),
  6. Frances (1/30/1851 to 1/25/1865),
  7. Malissa Middleton (1/18/1853 to 1931),
  8. Nancy Eleanor (4/29/1855 to 8/4/1863),
  9. Charles Dennis (2/25/1857 to 8/23/1866),
  10. Levi M. L. Jr. (1/30/1859 to 1920),
  11. Ruel Higdon (3/7/1861 to 9/11/1865)
  12. Jessie Davis (4/10/1862 to 6/27/1934),
  13. John Morgan (3/22/1864),
  14. Lydia Florence (4/15/1867 to 6/8/1872),
  15. Jessie Florence (4/15/1871).
Records
Census1/1/1830 AL (Pike County) 7 yrs old 
Page 31: C. A. Dennis - two males 10 - 15, one male 40-50, one female under 5, five females 5-10 and one female 30-40. 
Census1/1/1840 AL (Pike County) 17 yrs old 
Page 43 : Char. A. Dennis two males under 5, one male 20 30, one male 50 -60, one female under 5, one female 5-10, two females 10 15, two females 15 -20, one female 40 50. 
Census10/18/1850 FL (Calhoun County) 28 yrs old 
#39: Levi Yon (age 40, born in NC), Nancy (age 26, AL), Vandillia (8, AL), Flora Ann (4, FL), Amandia (4, FL), Ester (2, AL). Estimated value of property is $1, 000. 
Additional information about Calhoun County, FL around 1850: Click here to see a map from this timeperiod.  
Census10/18/1850 FL (Calhoun County) 28 yrs old 
Yon family is listed as Levi Yon (age 40, born in N. Carolina), Nancy (age 26, Alabama), Vandillia (age 8, Alabama), Flora Ann (age 6, Florida), Amandia (age 4, Florida) and Ester (age 2, Alabama). Estimated value of real estate owned is $1, 000.  Source:  Division 5, Page 33, Roll M432_58
Additional information about Calhoun County, FL around 1850: Click here to see a map from this timeperiod.  
Census7/21/1860 West Wymton district FL (Calhoun County) 37 yrs old 
dweling#122, family# 123, Levi Yon (age 49, Farming, born in SC), Nancy (36, housekeeping, AL), Flora (15, domestic, AL), Jane (13, FL), Mary (11, FL), Malissa (9, FL), Elleanor (7, FL), Charles (5, FL), Jessie (3, FL), Levi M. (1, FL). Estimated value of real estate is $4,000 and estimated value of personal property is $4,000.A check mark is by Levi, Nancy and Flora, for Mulatto or Black. 
Additional information about Calhoun County, FL around 1860: Click here to see a map from this timeperiod.  
Census6/21/1870  FL (Calhoun County) 47 yrs old 
dweling#12,family#9 Levi Yon (age 59) Farmer, states he has 5000 acres worth $800, born South Carolina; wife Nancy E. (age 46) born Alabama; Levi M.L. (age 12); Jessie D. (age 6); John M. (age 4);Lydia M. (age 2); children born in Florida.  Source:  http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~flcalhou/CalhounCensus/1870.htm
Additional information about Calhoun County, FL around 1870: Click here to see a map from this timeperiod.  
Graveyard/Tombstone12/23/1878 Nettle Ridge Cemetery,Blountstown FL (Calhoun County) 56 yrs old 
Nancy E. Yon, born 10-6-1824 and died 12-23-1878, is buried in section 1, lot 178. 
Other1/1/2001 AL (Pike County) 123 yrs after death 
This story about Charles Dennis published in the Pike County Heritage Book, published in 2001, details the documents supporting his service during the War of 1812, election as a Representative and Senator in the Legislature, and the disbursement of his estate. 

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AgeDateEvent
13 1835 Alabama gold rush begins in the east-centrl hill country.
15 1837 The Second Creek war begins in 1836. In 1837 The Battle of Hobdy's Bridge becomes the last indian battle in AL.
18 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.
28 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.
AgeDateEvent
1 1823 The Treaty of Moultrie Creek pushes the Seminole Indian towns into the interior of the Florida peninsula.
2 1824 Tallahassee is established at the capital of Florida because it is half-way between the two government centers in St. Augustine and Pensacola. The Legislative Council meets in November in a log house erected in the vicinity of today's capitol.
13 1835 The Second Seminole Indian War keeps the United States and Seminoles Indians fighting in North & Central Florida.
15 1837 NEWS HEADLINES: In October, Chief Osceola of the Seminole Indians is captured when he arrives for supposed truce negotiations at Fort Payton. He is imprisoned at St. Augustine, FL where he refuses to eat and attempts to escape several times. In December he is moved to a prison in SC where he dies on January 20, 1838. At the time of his death, Osceola was the most famous American Indian.
20 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.
20 1842 Second Seminole Indian War ends and some of the Seminole Indians living in FL are moved to the Indian Territory
23 1845 Florida becomes the 27th state to join the United States. William Moseley becomes the first governor and David Yulee the first senator.
28 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.
33 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.
39 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.
42 1864 Battle of Olustee is a Confederate victory. Union troops pull back
43 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.
43 1865 Battle at Natural Bridge (Wakulla County) is a Confederate victory.
48 1870 During the 1870s, the remaining Seminole Indians begin establishing trading posts and other economy with local settlers.
AgeDateEvent
8 1830 The first railroad is constructed between Liverpool and Manchester, England
17 1839 Goodyear invents vulcanized rubber, opening the door for tires and other rubber products.
22 1844 The first telegraph message is sent by Morse, who later invents the Mores Code
31 1853 The process of creating steel is invented by Besermer in Britain and Kelly in the U.S.
34 1856 The first Neanderthal fossils are found near Germany
37 1859 Charles Darwin publishes "Origin of Species" and begins the evolution theory.
43 1865 Mendel publishes his papers on genetics and introduces the concept to the public.
47 1869 Cro-magnon Man fossils are found in France
55 1877 Edison invents the phonograph permitting music and voices to be recorded and replayed.
AgeDateEvent
6 1828 Gold is discovered in Georgia.
12 1834 July 9 - The S.S. John Randolph, the first successful iron steamship, is launched in Savannah
39 1861 NEWS HEADLINES: American Civil war begins at Ft. Sumter, located in Charleston Harbor, VA.
40 1862 NEWS HEADLINES: May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
AgeDateEvent
8 1830 Indian Removal Act signed and the moving of eastern Indians west of the Mississippi begins.
13 1835 Second Seminole Indian War begins.
15 1837 The trickery used to capture Seminole Indian Chief Osceola (Assi Yohola) creates a public uproar and U.S. General Jesup is publicly condemned.
18 1840 Oregon Trail is established
20 1842 Second Seminole Indian War ends and thousands of Seminole Indians are forced to move west of the Mississippi.
33 1855 Third Seminole Indian War begins. It ends three years later when Chief Billy Bowlegs and his band are forced to move from Florida.
38 1860 Presidential election puts Abraham Lincoln in office. The campaign has heated the issues regarding slavery in the south.
40 1862 May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
41 1863 Abraham Lincoln issues the "Emancipation Proclamation" freeing slaves.
43 1865 American Civil war ends with General Lee's surrender at Appomattox, VA. Reconstruction begins in the "old South"
46 1868 An eight-hour work day is established for federal employees.
53 1875 Tennessee enacts Jim Crow law.
54 1876 The National League of Baseball is founded
AgeDateEvent
11 1833 Santa Anna is elected President of Mexico
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Levi Yon
Born on September 21, 1810 and died on May 1, 1881.
They were married 1/1/1844.

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The Children of Nancy Eleanor Dennis

Louisianna Vandila Yon
Born somewhere in Florida on April 12, 1844 and died in Calhoun Co., Florida about 1905. She was about 60 years old.

She married Frederick B. Bauldree(1836-1867) on March 27th 1859.

Fredrick fought in the Civil War with 2nd FL Calvary Co. A -from 1862 to 1865.

They had three children
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    Florence Ann Yon
    Born in Covington County, Alabama on March 30, 1845 and died in Blountstown, Florida about 1901. She was about 55 years old.

    She went by the name of Flora and married John McDonald in 1860 when she was about 16 years old. Their marriage ended in divorce around 1867.

    She married William Parish in 1870. They had one...
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    Ester Jane Yon
    Born somewhere in Florida on November 25, 1848 and died in Calhoun Co., Florida on January 31, 1922. She was 73 years old.

    She married John Harris Parish (3/2/1847-7/25/1920).
    children:
  1. Thomas Marshall (1867-1870)
  2. William Jesse (10/1870)
  3. John Dennis (1872)
  4. John Harris Jr. (9/18/...
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    Malissa Middleton Yon
    Born somewhere in Florida on January 18, 1853 and died somewhere in Florida about 1931. She was 78 years old.

    She married on 10/25/1868 to Benjamin Henry Franklin (3/1848 -1932)
    Children:
    1. Benjamin Morgan (1/1875 -1955) - married Elmira Malissa McKeown (1887)
    2. Silas H...
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    Levi Lafayette Yon
    Born somewhere in Florida on January 30, 1859 and died in Gadsden Co., Florida about 1920. He was 60 years old.

    He married on 1/13/1881 to Simella Burns (1863 - 1897)
    Children:
  6. William M. Yon (1882)
  7. Levi Sim Yon (Apr. 1885),
  8. Eliza Yon (Apr. 1888),
  9. Laura Yon ( March ...
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    33 years old
    Jessie Davis Yon
    Born in Calhoun Co., Florida on April 10, 1862 and died in Calhoun Co., Florida on June 27, 1934. She was 72 years old.

    She married on 2/12/1880 to Thomas McKeown (2/8/1858-2/3/1927).
    1. William L. (3/20/1881-1/6/1920)-married Aletha E. Bracewell
    2. John B. (5/18/1883)
    3. Thomas J. (1...
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    John Morgan Yon
    Born somewhere in Florida on March 22, 1864 and died in Calhoun Co., Florida about 1945. He was about 80 years old.

    John married Nannie D. Carraway (1862 -before 1900) on May 15, 1881. They had one son John Nathan Yon (Dec. 1882)

    He married Georgia Ann Tharpe (Feb. 1872) Her parents may have been Mary(185...
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