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William Ruel 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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William Ruel Yon
1/11/1817 - 5/14/1857
William Ruel Yon was born on January 11, 1817 in Laurens Co., Georgia and died on May 14, 1857 in Calhoun Co., Florida. He lived to be 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 Archibald Yon (2/4/1845- )
  4. Mary A. Yon (4/12/1846- )
  5. Margaret Yon (10/19/1850- )
  6. Calvin A. Yon (1/15/1853-1938)
  7. Francis Marion Yon (4/16/1855-11/24/1920)
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Census1/1/1830 FL (Gadsden County) 12 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
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Census1/1/1840 FL (Gadsden County) 22 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.  
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Census10/16/1850 district 5 FL (Calhoun County) 33 yrs old 
family #29, Mary A. (age 55, born in FL) states she can not read or write, value of real estate $ 2560; Jesse (age 17, born in FL) states he attended school in the year; Vandalia (age 11, born in FL)

next door -family #28 Ruel Yon (age 33), F. A. Yon (30), Newton Yon (9), T. H. Yon (7), Mary A Yon (5), N. A. Yon (3). Ruel was born in GA, F.A. in NC and all children in FL. Their home is valued at $3200 States F.A. can not read or write;  
Additional information about Calhoun County, FL around 1850: Click here to see a map from this timeperiod.  
Census10/16/1850 Division 5 FL (Calhoun County) 33 yrs old 
family#28: Ruel Yon (33),F. A. Yon (30),Newton Yon (9), Mary A. Yon (5) T. H. Yon (7)& K. A. Yon (3). Ruel was born in GA, F.A. in NC, all children in AL. estate value is $3200.  
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AgeDateEvent
1 1818 First Seminole Indian War takes place when Andrew Jackson brings his troops into northern Florida.
4 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.
5 1822 Florida Territory is purchased
6 1823 The Treaty of Moultrie Creek pushes the Seminole Indian towns into the interior of the Florida peninsula.
7 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.
18 1835 The Second Seminole Indian War keeps the United States and Seminoles Indians fighting in North & Central Florida.
20 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.
25 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.
25 1842 Second Seminole Indian War ends and some of the Seminole Indians living in FL are moved to the Indian Territory
28 1845 Florida becomes the 27th state to join the United States. William Moseley becomes the first governor and David Yulee the first senator.
33 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.
38 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.
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2 1819 Rabun County formed.
3 1820 December 20 - Campbell and Randolph Counties formed.
4 1821 May 15 - Dooly, Fayette, Henry, Houston, Monroe and Newton Counties formed.
5 1822 December 9 - Bibb, Dekalb and Pike Counties formed.
6 1823 December 8 - Decatur County formed.
7 1824 December 15 - Upson and Ware Counties formed.
8 1825 Baker, Lowndes, Thomas, Butts and Taliaferro Counties formed.
9 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.
10 1827 December 14, - Harris, Marion, Meriwether and Talbot.
13 1830 Cherokee, Heard, and Stewrt Counties are formed.
14 1831 Sumter County is formed.
15 1832 December 3 - Bartow, Cobb, Crawford, Floyd, Forsyth, Gilmer, Lumpkin, Murray, Paulding, and Union Counties formed.
16 1833 Walker County is formed.
19 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.
20 1837 Mcon and Dade Counties are formed.
21 1838 Chattooga County formed
30 1847 Atlanta, Georgia is incorporated. Formally Marthasville
33 1850 Gordon and Clinch Counties are formed.
34 1851 Clay, Howell, Polk, Spalding, and Whitfield Counties are formed.
35 1852 Taylor County formed.
36 1853 Catoosa, Pickens, Hart, Dougherty, Webster, Flton, and Worth Counties aare creaated.
37 1854 Fannin, Coffee, Chattahooche, Charlton, and Calhoun Counties formed.
39 1856 Haralson, Terrell, Berrien, Colquit, Miller, and Towns Counties formed.
40 1857 Dawson, Milton, Pierce, Glascock, Mitchell, Schley, White, and Wilcox Counties formed.
AgeDateEvent
13 1830 The first railroad is constructed between Liverpool and Manchester, England
22 1839 Goodyear invents vulcanized rubber, opening the door for tires and other rubber products.
27 1844 The first telegraph message is sent by Morse, who later invents the Mores Code
36 1853 The process of creating steel is invented by Besermer in Britain and Kelly in the U.S.
39 1856 The first Neanderthal fossils are found near Germany
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11 1828 Gold is discovered in Georgia.
17 1834 July 9 - The S.S. John Randolph, the first successful iron steamship, is launched in Savannah
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3 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.
13 1830 Indian Removal Act signed and the moving of eastern Indians west of the Mississippi begins.
18 1835 Second Seminole Indian War begins.
20 1837 The trickery used to capture Seminole Indian Chief Osceola (Assi Yohola) creates a public uproar and U.S. General Jesup is publicly condemned.
23 1840 Oregon Trail is established
25 1842 Second Seminole Indian War ends and thousands of Seminole Indians are forced to move west of the Mississippi.
38 1855 Third Seminole Indian War begins. It ends three years later when Chief Billy Bowlegs and his band are forced to move from Florida.
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16 1833 Santa Anna is elected President of Mexico


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Flora Johnson
Born on August 23, 1820 and died on January 25, 1905
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The Children of William Ruel Yon

63 years old
Newton Yon
Born in Conecuh County, Alabama on August 10, 1840 and died in Calhoun County, Florida on March 16, 1913. He was 72 years old.

Newton was born in Couecuh County, AL he and his family moved to Calhoun County, FL around 1846. He lived near Stafford Creek in Calhoun Co. In April of 1862 he enlisted in Co. H with the 5th Fla Infa...
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Terrel Hidgon Yon
Born in Calhoun Co., Florida on October 18, 1843 and died in Murfreesboro, Tennessee on January 2, 1863. He was 19 years old.

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48 years old
Francis 'Frank' Marion Yon
Born in BLountstown, Florida on April 16, 1855 and died in Dothan, Alabama on November 24, 1920. He was 65 years old.

He married Mary P. Wood (6/1/1860 - 6/19/1882). They had one child: Mary Lee (Oct. 1879- 1943). She married Clement A. Eldridge, then Lewis T. Fields.

After the death of Mary, Frank married L...
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