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Terrel Higdon Yon 

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Jesse Yon
12/21/1790 - 12/21/1863

Mary Ann Cumby / Cumbie
1794 - 2/13/1851
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Terrel Higdon Yon
10/18/1820 - 1/21/1864
Terrel Higdon Yon was born on October 18, 1820 in Laurens Co., Georgia and died on January 21, 1864 in Calhoun Co., Florida. He lived to be 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 -11/1/1904) Shiloh.

After Terrel died, Elizabeth married William B. Clark.

In 1852 he was appointed Justice of the Peace, Probate in Calhoun County, for a period of two years at Abe Springs Bluff Court and reelected in 1863.
He enlisted at Camp Jehu with Captain Thigpen and served as a Private in Company E., 5th Battalion, Florida Cavalry. He was discharged on 11/30/1863.
He was a Corporal in the Second Seminole War under Captain Scott's Co., 5th Regiment, Florida Mounted Militia Enlisted at Fort Yates, Gadsden County, Florida for a period of 3 months. .
He purchased property (between 1846 and 1854) 1338.3 acres of land from the federal government. Most of it located along the west banks of the Apalachicola River.
Records
Census1/1/1830 FL (Gadsden County) 9 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.  
Census1/1/1840 FL (Gadsden County) 19 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.  
Census11/7/1850 Division 5 FL (Calhoun County) 30 yrs old 
family# 128: Terrel H. Yon (age 30)GA & M. B. Stone (age18)FL. estate value $6000.  
Additional information about Calhoun County, FL around 1850: Click here to see a map from this timeperiod.  
Land Deed9/1/1852 FL (Calhoun County) 31 yrs old 
Terrel H. Yon -Issue Date: Sep 1, 1852, Total Acres: 43.19, Classification: Sale-Cash Entries, Document Number: 9471, Land Description: 1 3 Tallahassee No 1 S 8 W 33 
Census7/21/1860 Blountstown FL (Calhoun County) 39 yrs old 
Recorded as dwelling #98, family #99: T. H. Yon (age 40), Eliza Yon (26), Terrel H. Yon (3), John Yon (2) & David Dean (27). T.H. and David were born in GA. All others in FL; Terrel is a farmer. Eliza keeps house and David is a doctor. T.H. estimates the value of his estate to be $8, 000 and personal value is $13,000. 
Additional information about Calhoun County, FL around 1860: Click here to see a map from this timeperiod.  
Other2/2/1863 Abe Springs FL (Calhoun County) 42 yrs old 
$860 dollars owned to Terrel Yon. NOTE: Click link below to view 5.22 MB PDF copy of this document. 
Other2/7/1863 FL (Calhoun County) 42 yrs old 
the will of Jesse Yon. Wife Martha listed, along with names of Jesse's children.  
Military8/16/1863 John's Landing FL (Calhoun County) 42 yrs old 
Private Terrel Yon - Enlistment Date: Aug. 15, 1863, Rank at enlistment: Private, Enlistment Place: John's Landing, FL, State Served: Florida, Service Record: Enlisted in Company A, Florida 2nd Cavalry Regiment on Aug.15 1863. Mustered out on Sept.15,1863. Transferred to Company E, Florida 5th Cavalry Battalion on Sept. 15, 1863. Mustered out on Dec. 1, 1863.   Source:  Biographical Rosters of Florida's Soldiers 1861-1865
Other10/29/1863 Abe Springs Bluff FL (Calhoun County) 43 yrs old 
Bond for Terrel Yon.
Jesse Yon and J. B. Stone also on document 

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AgeDateEvent
1 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.
2 1822 Florida Territory is purchased
3 1823 The Treaty of Moultrie Creek pushes the Seminole Indian towns into the interior of the Florida peninsula.
4 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.
15 1835 The Second Seminole Indian War keeps the United States and Seminoles Indians fighting in North & Central Florida.
17 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.
22 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.
22 1842 Second Seminole Indian War ends and some of the Seminole Indians living in FL are moved to the Indian Territory
25 1845 Florida becomes the 27th state to join the United States. William Moseley becomes the first governor and David Yulee the first senator.
30 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.
35 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.
41 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.
44 1864 Battle of Olustee is a Confederate victory. Union troops pull back
AgeDateEvent
1 1821 May 15 - Dooly, Fayette, Henry, Houston, Monroe and Newton Counties formed.
2 1822 December 9 - Bibb, Dekalb and Pike Counties formed.
3 1823 December 8 - Decatur County formed.
4 1824 December 15 - Upson and Ware Counties formed.
5 1825 Baker, Lowndes, Thomas, Butts and Taliaferro Counties formed.
6 1826 January 24 - Treaty of Washington abrogates Treaty of Indian Springs. The Creeks cede a smaller area and are allowed to remain on their lands until January 1, 1826.
7 1827 December 14, - Harris, Marion, Meriwether and Talbot.
10 1830 Cherokee, Heard, and Stewrt Counties are formed.
11 1831 Sumter County is formed.
12 1832 December 3 - Bartow, Cobb, Crawford, Floyd, Forsyth, Gilmer, Lumpkin, Murray, Paulding, and Union Counties formed.
13 1833 Walker County is formed.
16 1836 Seminoles massacre Major Francis L. Dade and his 103 man command. This starts the second Seminole War. February - Battle of Hitchity. March 27 - Colonel J.W. Fannin and his Georgian's executed by order of Santa Ana at Goliad on Palm Sunday. July - Battle of Brushy Creek. July 3 - Battle of Chickasawachee Swamp. July 27 - Battle of Echowanochaway Creek.
17 1837 Mcon and Dade Counties are formed.
18 1838 Chattooga County formed
27 1847 Atlanta, Georgia is incorporated. Formally Marthasville
30 1850 Gordon and Clinch Counties are formed.
31 1851 Clay, Howell, Polk, Spalding, and Whitfield Counties are formed.
32 1852 Taylor County formed.
33 1853 Catoosa, Pickens, Hart, Dougherty, Webster, Flton, and Worth Counties aare creaated.
34 1854 Fannin, Coffee, Chattahooche, Charlton, and Calhoun Counties formed.
36 1856 Haralson, Terrell, Berrien, Colquit, Miller, and Towns Counties formed.
37 1857 Dawson, Milton, Pierce, Glascock, Mitchell, Schley, White, and Wilcox Counties formed.
38 1858 Clayton, Quitman, Banks, Brooks, Johnson, and Echols Counties formed.
AgeDateEvent
10 1830 The first railroad is constructed between Liverpool and Manchester, England
19 1839 Goodyear invents vulcanized rubber, opening the door for tires and other rubber products.
24 1844 The first telegraph message is sent by Morse, who later invents the Mores Code
33 1853 The process of creating steel is invented by Besermer in Britain and Kelly in the U.S.
36 1856 The first Neanderthal fossils are found near Germany
39 1859 Charles Darwin publishes "Origin of Species" and begins the evolution theory.
AgeDateEvent
8 1828 Gold is discovered in Georgia.
14 1834 July 9 - The S.S. John Randolph, the first successful iron steamship, is launched in Savannah
41 1861 NEWS HEADLINES: American Civil war begins at Ft. Sumter, located in Charleston Harbor, VA.
42 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
10 1830 Indian Removal Act signed and the moving of eastern Indians west of the Mississippi begins.
15 1835 Second Seminole Indian War begins.
17 1837 The trickery used to capture Seminole Indian Chief Osceola (Assi Yohola) creates a public uproar and U.S. General Jesup is publicly condemned.
20 1840 Oregon Trail is established
22 1842 Second Seminole Indian War ends and thousands of Seminole Indians are forced to move west of the Mississippi.
35 1855 Third Seminole Indian War begins. It ends three years later when Chief Billy Bowlegs and his band are forced to move from Florida.
40 1860 Presidential election puts Abraham Lincoln in office. The campaign has heated the issues regarding slavery in the south.
42 1862 May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
43 1863 Abraham Lincoln issues the "Emancipation Proclamation" freeing slaves.
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13 1833 Santa Anna is elected President of Mexico


Marriages
Elizabeth 'Eliza' Stone
Born on October 26, 1835 and died on May 28, 1906.
They were married 1/1/1855.

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The Children of Terrel Higdon Yon

Higdon Almarin Yon
Born in Calhoun Co., Florida on August 25, 1856 and died in Calhoun Co., Florida on June 5, 1930. He was 73 years old.

He married Laura D. Lockey (10/1860 FL to 3/14/1934).

Their children were:
John William Yon (6/8/1880)
Leila Yon (3/1882)
Thomas Alva Yon (3/14/1882 - 2/16/1971)
Jesse ...
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67 years old
John Wood Yon
Born in Calhoun Co., Florida on May 31, 1858 and died somewhere in Florida on December 6, 1936. He was 78 years old.

He married Lucinda Stone and they had the following children:
  1. Silas Yon (10/30/1883)
  2. Eula D.Yon (abt. 1885)
  3. Hattie Yon (abt. 1886)
  4. John Wo...
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30 years old
Silas Higdon Yon
Born in Calhoun Co., Florida on October 25, 1860 and died somewhere in Florida on May 1, 1905. He was 44 years old.

He married
Martha T. Dickens(4/1873 - ).

Their children were:
Charles L. (4/22/1892 - 05/08/1963),
Terrel,
James William (2/13/1896-1/11/1979),
Pearl (8/4/1898 - 6/7/19...
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