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Jesse  Yon 

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Jacob Yon
1740 - 1800

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1740 - 1840
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Jesse Yon
12/21/1790 - 12/21/1863
(Shown at age 70)
Jesse Yon was born on December 21, 1790 in Abbeville, South Carolina and died on December 21, 1863 in Blountstown (Calhoun County), Florida. He lived to be 73 years old.

He married Mary Ann Cumby in about 1809.
Their children:
  1. Levi M. Yon (1810)
  2. William Ruel Yon (1817)
  3. Dr. Jesse Yon Jr. (1835)
  4. Terrel Higdon (1820)
  5. Clementine "Tina" Yon (1822)
  6. Lydia Yon (1822)
  7. Mary Ann Yon (1825)
  8. Jincy Ann Yon (1828)
  9. Vandalia Yon (1840)
On 9/11/1856, five years after the death of his first wife Mary, Jesse married Martha E. Worthington (1826-GA) . After the dead of Jesse, Martha remarries to John H. McClellan on 6/10/1865.
Records
Census1/1/1810 Orangeburg District SC ( County) 19 yrs old 
line 1 -Household of J. Yawn - one male (under 5), one male (20-30) and two females (under 5), one female (20-30).

also the this page other Yon families line 8, 11 and 22 Yon and on line 12 and 13 Crumbee familes. 
Census8/7/1820 GA (Laurens County) 29 yrs old 
Page 19 #7 -Household of J. Yawn -two males (under 5), one male (5-10), one male (20-30) and one female (20-30).

living next door Benjamin Yawn  
Additional information about Laurens County, GA around 1820: Created in 1807, it was named for Col. John Laurens, who was killed by British oppressors during the American Revolution. The Oconee River runs through the county. 
Other6/21/1823 GA (Laurens County) 32 yrs old 
In the estate of Benjamin Snellgrove, Jesse Yawn acquires land, lot 8, valued at $27.75 - with Benjamin Yawn, by right of his wife, Martha Snellgrove Yawn.  
Land Deed2/22/1828 FL (Gadsden County) 37 yrs old 
Cert. #2041: 79.82 acres in Gadsden Co. FL sold to Jesse Yon. Sec. 4, Township 2-N, range 3-W, Meridian -Tallahassee. 
Land Deed4/15/1829 FL (Gadsden County) 38 yrs old 
cert.# 2468: 79.81 acres in Gadsden Co. FL sold to Jesse Yon. Sec. 4, Township 2-N, range 3-W, Meridian -Tallahassee. 
Census1/1/1830 FL (Gadsden County) 39 yrs old 
Jesse Yon is recorded as the head of household consisting of 17 people -- eight of which are slaves. His family consists of: one white male between 5-10 years old, one male between 10-15, one between 20-30, one male between 40-50, two females under 5, two females between 4-10, and one female between 30-40. Ages of his slaves are: one male under 10, three males between 10-24, two females under 10, one female between 10-24 and one female between 35 and 55.  Source:  1830 U.S. Census
Additional information about Gadsden County, FL around 1830: Click here to see a map from this timeperiod.  
Land Deed11/1/1830 (Liberty County) 39 yrs old 
cert.# 2863: 80 acres in Liberty Co. FL sold to Jesse Yon. Sec. 3, Township 2-N, range 7-W, Meridian -Tallahassee.  
Other11/13/1832 FL (Gadsden County) 41 yrs old 
November 13 A. D. 1832
This day the Sheriff of Gadsden County returned at the Court House a warrant for forcible retainer against Francis Pickett in favor of Jonathan Thomas, present William Smith one of the justices of Peace of said County there being no other justices present Court is adjourned until tomorrow ten o'clock by order of William Smith, J. P.
Territory of Florida, Gadsden County November 14th, 1828
This day the Court met according to adjournment. William Smith and John Little Justices of the Peace for the county aforesaid being present Samuel T. Love as attorney for Francis Pickett tendered to the court a plea setting forth the facts contained in the record of yesterday which the court rejected.
Ordered by the Court that writ of restitution issue in this case against the defendant and that the defendant pay four witnesses to wit: Micajah King, John Thomas, Fredrick Simpson and Mary Simpson and the Plaintiff pays the rest of the witnesses.
The following jury being sworn and empaneled, to wit:
1. David Patterson
2. Daniel M. Jordan
3. R.C.Lester
4. Jesse Yone
5. William Cox
6. Thomas Gray
7. James A. Wooten
8. Godfrey Stephens
9. Hardy Shepherd
10. Hardy Glenn
11. James U. Wilson
12. Josea Wilder
Thomas vs Pickett The Jury finds that the Defendant did at the time of the exhibition of the complt filed in this course hold possession of the tenement therein mentioned against the consent of the Plaintiff, that the said Defendant hath so held possession thereof against the consent of the Plaintiff within three years next before the exhibition of said complaint and that the Plaintiff hath the right of the tenement aforesaid. J. A. Wooten, Foreman 
Census1/1/1840 FL (Gadsden County) 49 yrs old 
Jessee Yon, living in Gadsden, Florida Territory - 1 male (under 5), 1 male (5-10), 1 male (20-30), 1 male (40-50), 1 female (under 5), 1 female (10-15), 1 female (15-20), 1 female (30-40). with eleven slaves.  
Additional information about Gadsden County, FL around 1840: Click here to see a map from this timeperiod.  
Land Deed10/1/1846 FL (Calhoun County) 55 yrs old 
Cert.# 8613: 155.3 acres in Calhoun Co. FL sold to Jesse Yon. Sec. 33, Township 1-S, range 8-W, Meridian -Tallahassee.  
Marriage9/11/1856 FL (Jackson County) 65 yrs old 
Jesse Yon married Martha E. Worthington on Sept. 11 1856 in Jackson Co.- Florida marriage records 1837-1974 
Census7/15/1860 Ochesee FL (Calhoun County) 69 yrs old 
Dweling # 48, family #48:Jesse Yon (age 70), Martha Yon (34)& Samuel M. Bing (19). Jesse was born in SC, Martha in GA and Samuel in FL. Jesse is a farmer, Martha keeps house and Samuel overseeing?. Their estate value is $1000 and personal value $4000. For Jesse there is a check in the box for can not read or write. For Jesse & Martha check marks are in the box for white, black or malatto.  
Additional information about Calhoun County, FL around 1860: Click here to see a map from this timeperiod.  
Other12/1/1862 Abe Springs Bluff FL (Calhoun County) 71 yrs old 
12/1/1862 State of Florida
Calhoun County
Report of jurors, Grand and Petit for Fall term 1862
Talesman, attending and serving in the Circuit Court at said term and entitled by law to payment from the state.

#3: Thomas Parish - number of miles: 30, number of days: 2, amount in dollars: 5.50.
#5 Wm H Pope - number of miles: 30, number of days: 2, amount in dollars: 5.50, # 14 Henry B. Davis - number of miles: 20, number of days: 2, amount in dollars: 4.50, # 18 Samuel W. Davis - number of miles: 46, number of days: 4, amount in dollars: 9.50, #34 Ishmael Ayers - number of miles: 20, number of days: 2, amount in dollars: 4.50, # 36 John Peacock - number of miles: 24, number of days: 1, amount in dollars: 3.50, # 38 Robt. W. Nixon - number of miles: 6, number of days: (part of page missing), amount in dollars: (part of page missing), #58 T.H. Yon Jr.- number of miles: 20, number of days: 1, amount in dollars: 3.25, # 65 Jesse Bailey - number of miles: 8, number of days: 2, amount in dollars: (part of page missing), # 69 Levi Yon - number of miles: 30, number of days: 1, amount in dollars: 4.(missing)
Dec. 1st 1862
William Clark
Clerk of Calhoun County Circuit Court  
Other2/7/1863 FL (Calhoun County) 72 yrs old 
the will of Jesse Yon. Wife Martha listed, along with names of Jesse's children.  
Other10/29/1863 Abe Springs Bluff FL (Calhoun County) 72 yrs old 
Bond for Terrel Yon.
Jesse Yon and J. B. Stone also on document 
Graveyard/Tombstone12/21/1863 Messer Cemetery FL (Calhoun County) 73 yrs old 
Sacred to the memory of Jesse Yon - born Dec. 21, 1790 - Died Dec. 21, 1863 Age 73 years old (Built by J. D. Parrish for S.H. Yon)
See photo: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~crackerbarrel/Yon.html 
Other2/8/1864 Abe Springs Bluff FL (Calhoun County) 1 yrs after death 
Levi Yon as the executor of the estate of Jesse Yon. 
Other1/1/1866 FL (Calhoun County) 3 yrs after death 
In the fall term of 1866 - Robert Johnson and wife -v- James B. Stone. Sarah E. Yon is the executor of Jesse Yon's estate.  

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Click on any of the News, Events, or Discoveries buttons above to see historical things that happened during Jesse Yon's life. These are only some of the major events that affected the life and times of Jesse, his family, and friends. For example, Jesse is 3 years old when Alexander McGillivray, the head of the Creek Indian Nation, dies. A restlessness begins to grow among the Indians in what is now Georgia, Alabama and Northern Florida as town chiefs via for the vacant leadership role.
AgeDateEvent
12 1802 Georgia formally cedes western claims for its southern boundary at the 31st parallel -- which will become the north western border of FL.
20 1810 Western Florida, from the Pearl River to the Mississippi, is annexed by the US from Spain.
23 1813 During 1813-14, over 2,000 Muskogee-speaking Creeks move to Florida in response to the Creek Civil War (also known as the Red-sticks War). Most come from AL and GA.
28 1818 First Seminole Indian War takes place when Andrew Jackson brings his troops into northern Florida.
31 1821 Spain formally cedes Florida to the United States in 1821, according to terms of the Adams-Onís Treaty. Spanish colonists as well as settlers from the newly formed United States begin to pour into the new territory. Prior to this change, Florida was a wilderness sparsely dotted with settlements of native Indians, escaped/freed slaves and Spaniards.
32 1822 Florida Territory is purchased
33 1823 The Treaty of Moultrie Creek pushes the Seminole Indian towns into the interior of the Florida peninsula.
34 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.
45 1835 The Second Seminole Indian War keeps the United States and Seminoles Indians fighting in North & Central Florida.
47 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.
52 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.
52 1842 Second Seminole Indian War ends and some of the Seminole Indians living in FL are moved to the Indian Territory
55 1845 Florida becomes the 27th state to join the United States. William Moseley becomes the first governor and David Yulee the first senator.
60 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.
65 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.
71 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.
AgeDateEvent
3 1793 The cotton gin was invented by Whitney.
9 1799 The Rosetta Stone was discovered
10 1800 The first battery was invented by Volta
17 1807 The first steamboat was invented by Fulton
24 1814 The first locomotive engine was created by Stephenson
40 1830 The first railroad is constructed between Liverpool and Manchester, England
49 1839 Goodyear invents vulcanized rubber, opening the door for tires and other rubber products.
54 1844 The first telegraph message is sent by Morse, who later invents the Mores Code
63 1853 The process of creating steel is invented by Besermer in Britain and Kelly in the U.S.
66 1856 The first Neanderthal fossils are found near Germany
69 1859 Charles Darwin publishes "Origin of Species" and begins the evolution theory.
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10 1800 NEWS HEADLINES: Seat of U.S. government moves from Philadelphia to Washington DC
21 1811 NEWS HEADLINES: Tecumseh's emerging Indian Confederacy is defeated at the Battle of Tippecanoe in Ohio. Afterwards, Tecumseh and his brother travel from their Shawnee homes in the north to recruit and unify the southern Indians.
22 1812 NEWS HEADLINES: War of 1812 begins and will continue for until 1814. Some call it the Second War of Independence because the US fights Great Britain to a stalemate, Americas independence was assured.
38 1828 God is discovered in Georgia.
44 1834 July 9 - The S.S. John Randolph, the first successful iron steamship, is launched in Savannah
71 1861 NEWS HEADLINES: American Civil war begins at Ft. Sumter, located in Charleston Harbor, VA.
72 1862 NEWS HEADLINES: May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
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40 1830 South Carolina becomes the first state to secede from the Union, setting the stage for the creation of the Confederacy.
70 1860 About 63,000 men from South Carolina served in the Confederate armed forces.
AgeDateEvent
3 1793 Alexander McGillivray, the head of the Creek Indian Nation, dies. A restlessness begins to grow among the Indians in what is now Georgia, Alabama and Northern Florida as town chiefs via for the vacant leadership role.
4 1794 The United States establishes the Navy
8 1798 Mississippi Territory organized from Georgia's western land claims. It includes what will later become portions of Mississippi, Alabama and Northern Florida,
13 1803 Louisiana Purchase from France (who secured it from Spain) gives the US a huge new territory and the port of New Orleans.
14 1804 The Seminole warrior later known as Osceola is born near Tuskegee, AL.
15 1805 Federal Road project begins after the Creek Indians give the U.S. permission to develop a “horse path” through their nation that will provide better mail delivery between Washington City (DC) and New Orleans. Soon settlers are traveling and settling along this path to settle the southern frontier.
16 1806 Lewis and Clark Expedition, which began in 1804, ends. News of the rich lands to the west begins to spread.
21 1811 By 1811 the new "Federal Road" (which started as a horse path) is filled with a steady flow of white settlers into Creek Indian Territories. The Spanish begin to fan hostile sentiments among the Indians.
30 1820 The Act of April 24, 1820 abolished the land purchase credit system, fixed the price of public lands at $1.25 per acre, and set the minimum purchase at 80 acres. After a person purchased land, a final certificate was issued by the land office and sent to Washington DC to be verified and signed by the President -- a time consuming process. Public lands were most typically available through US treaties with Indians who agreed to be removed from their homelands.
40 1830 Indian Removal Act signed and the moving of eastern Indians west of the Mississippi begins.
45 1835 Second Seminole Indian War begins.
47 1837 The trickery used to capture Seminole Indian Chief Osceola (Assi Yohola) creates a public uproar and U.S. General Jesup is publicly condemned.
50 1840 Oregon Trail is established
52 1842 Second Seminole Indian War ends and thousands of Seminole Indians are forced to move west of the Mississippi.
65 1855 Third Seminole Indian War begins. It ends three years later when Chief Billy Bowlegs and his band are forced to move from Florida.
70 1860 Presidential election puts Abraham Lincoln in office. The campaign has heated the issues regarding slavery in the south.
72 1862 May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
73 1863 Abraham Lincoln issues the "Emancipation Proclamation" freeing slaves.
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2 1792 French Revolutionary Wars begin and the French royal family is imprisoned the following year
3 1793 Marie Antoinette is executed; Fugitive Slave Act passed; Roman Catholic faith is banned in France; France declares war on Britain and Holland.
5 1795 White Terror and bread riots in Paris
6 1796 Napoleon marries Josephine de Beauharnais
7 1797 Napoleon proclaims the Venetian Constitution, founds Ligurian Republic in Genoa
43 1833 Santa Anna is elected President of Mexico


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Mary Cumby
Born about 1795 and died on February 13, 1851.
They were married 1/1/1809.

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The Children of Jesse Yon

Levi M. Yon Sr.
Born in Newberry Dist., South Carolina on September 21, 1810 and died in Calhoun County, Florida on May 1, 1881. He was 70 years old.

Occupation: Farmer, County Commissioner.

Levi and Nancy had 15 children:
  1. Lousianna Vandila (4/12/1844 to between 1900-1910),
  2. Flora Ann (3/30/1845),
  3. Em...
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William Ruel Yon
Born in Laurens Co., Georgia on January 11, 1817 and died in Calhoun Co., Florida on May 14, 1857. He was 40 years old.

He married Flora Ann Johnson (8/23/1820-1/25/1909). Their children were:
  1. Newton Yon (8/10/1841-3/16/1913)
  2. Terrel Higdon Yon (10/18/1843-1/2/1863)
  3. Nell Arch...
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Terrel Higdon Yon
Born in Laurens Co., Georgia on October 18, 1820 and died in Calhoun Co., Florida on January 21, 1864. He was 43 years old.

He married Elizabeth "Eliza" Prudence Stone(1835 -1906)
Their children:
Higdon Almarin Yon (8/25/1856 -6/5/1930),
John Wood Yon (5/31/1858 -12/6/1936),
Silas Higdon Yon (10/25/1864 -11...
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Clementine 'Tina' Yon
Born somewhere in Florida about 1822 and died somewhere in Florida about 1859. She was about 37 years old.

She was also called "Tina". She married Alexander Johnson and they had four children: Charles Johnson, Mary Johnson, Alonza Johnson, Elvira Johnson. ...
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Lydia Yon
Born in Laurens Co., Georgia about 1822 and died in Williamson Co., Texas about 1872. She was about 50 years old.

She married Jessi Richards. Jessi died sometime before 1860. Their children: Noah Richards (1847 - 1926 ), Mary Miranda Richards (1849- ), Jesse Richards (1852 - )....
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Mary Ann Yon
Born in Laurens Co., Georgia about 1825 and died somewhere in Florida about 1855. She was about 30 years old.

She married Almarine J. Wood.
Their children: Silas Wood (1842 - ),
Almarine J. Wood Jr. (7/9/1844 - 10/27/1922)
Jesse Wood (1848- ).

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Jincy Ann Yon
Born in Quincy, Gadsden Co., Florida on December 12, 1828 and died in Wewahitchka, Bay Co., Florida on November 4, 1894. She was 65 years old.

She married James Bennett Stone.

Their children:
Mary Ann Stone (1852 - ),
Lackland M. Stone (1854- ),
Josephine Ellen Stone (1/20/1856 - Bay Co. FL),
James R. Stone (18...
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Dr. Jesse Yon Jr.
Born in Gadsden Co., Florida about 1835 and died in Calhoun Co., Florida about 1865. He was about 30 years old.

He attended Atlanta Military College.

He married Sarah E. Lott (1838) - the daughter of Luke and Ann Lott

Children: William J. Yon (1859), Braxton Yon (1861) , and Benjamin Yon (1863)...
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