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Hester Ann Helen Brigman
4/20/1862 - 1927
Hester Ann Helen Brigman was born on April 20, 1862 in Freeport, Walton Co., Florida and died about 1927 in Gadsden Co., Florida. Actual date of death is unknown. She lived to be about 64 years old.

Her parents were Penelope Caroline Watson (1832-1902) and Moses Brigman Jr.(1828-1892). She married William and they had three children: Samuel Tilden Ward (18821981), Vesta Vitano WARD (18841972), and 'Miss Willie' W. M. Ward (18871967).
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Census1/1/1870 Uchee Anna FL (Walton County) 7 yrs old 
family#511 - Moses Brigman (age44), Caroline Brigman (32), Jane Brigman (12), James Brigman (10), Columbus Brigman (14), Postell Brigman (8), Helen Brigman (6), Sarah Brigman (4)& Flurenda Brigman (2). Moses was born in SC, he is a farmer and Caroline was born in AL, she is keeping house. All children born in FL. Value of their estate $500.  

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2 1864 Battle of Olustee is a Confederate victory. Union troops pull back
3 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.
3 1865 Battle at Natural Bridge (Wakulla County) is a Confederate victory.
8 1870 During the 1870s, the remaining Seminole Indians begin establishing trading posts and other economy with local settlers.
20 1882 The Florida Central and Western Railroad Company was created. It combines the Florida Central, Jacksonville, Pensacola, and Mobile railroads.
21 1883 Three railroad companies are merged to form the Florida Transit and Penisular Railroad Company. Thee are: Florida Transit Railroad Co., Peninsular Railroad Co, and the Tropical Florida Railroad Co.
22 1884 Most railroads in Florida are passed into the hands of a single company owned and operated by a single management, under the name of The Florida Railway and Navigation Company. It has more that 500 miles of main track in operation and about 300 miles of track under construction. The longest route was the "Western Division" which ran from Tallahassee to Jacksonville - 209 miles.
44 1906 An attempt to drain the Everglades and convert it to farmland begins.
55 1917 Seminole Indians become a Florida tourist attraction.
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3 1865 Mendel publishes his papers on genetics and introduces the concept to the public.
7 1869 Cro-magnon Man fossils are found in France
15 1877 Edison invents the phonograph permitting music and voices to be recorded and replayed.
17 1879 Edison invents the electric light bulb.
27 1889 The first calculating machine is invented and uses punch cards
33 1895 Wireless telegraph and the "antenna" are invented but it covers a very short distance.
35 1897 First ship to shore message is sent using an improved form of wireless telegraph
38 1900 The cause of yellow fever is discovered. It is proven that the fever is spread by mosquitoes. This rallies an effort to provide better mosquito control.
38 1900 Freud publishes his book "The Interpretation of Dreams"
39 1901 First transatlantic wireless telegraph is sent.
40 1902 The first Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil is discovered.
41 1903 Wright Brothers complete the first successful flight with an airplane at Kitty Hawk
42 1904 The first vacuum tube diode is invented by Fleming
44 1906 Kellogg sells the first box of Corn Flakes
44 1906 Electrons are discovered by Thomson
44 1906 The triode vacuum tube is invented
50 1912 The unsinkable Titanic sinks on its first trip to New York drowning 1,513 people.
51 1913 Ford builds the first assembly line into his automobile production plant
52 1914 The first traffic lights (which is only red or green) are put up in America; Construction of the Panama Canal is completed
61 1923 Diphtheria vaccine is developed; Insulin is produced to treat diabetes
61 1923 Freud publishes "The Ego and the Id"
62 1924 Insecticides are used for the first time on crops
64 1926 Goddard launched the first liquid-fueled rocket
65 1927 The first television transmission was announced in England
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20 1882 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison creates the first large power station in New York City, making it the first place in America to have electricity.
23 1885 NEWS HEADLINES: Eastman invents the box camera. For the first time photography becomes affordable for the average citizen.
46 1908 NEWS HEADLINES: Henry Ford produces the first Model T automobile
50 1912 White residents of Forsyth County, GA, drive the black population out.
51 1913 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison invents motion pictures
55 1917 NEWS HEADLINES: In June, the United States enters World War I on the side of the allies. The Russian Revolution ends the reign of the czars and thrusts Russia into communism.
57 1919 NEWS HEADLINES: World War I ends with the signing of The Versailles Treaty.
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1 1863 Abraham Lincoln issues the "Emancipation Proclamation" freeing slaves.
3 1865 American Civil war ends with General Lee's surrender at Appomattox, VA. Reconstruction begins in the "old South"
6 1868 An eight-hour work day is established for federal employees.
13 1875 Tennessee enacts Jim Crow law.
14 1876 The National League of Baseball is founded
47 1909 The National Association for Advancement of Colored People is formed (NAACP)
48 1910 Boy Scout and Girl Scout Organizations are introduced in America and the concept of a "week end" meaning time off from regular work begins to take root. The British Empire covers 1/5th of the world land area.
65 1927 Charles Lindbergh becomes the first man to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean and Babe Ruth hits 60 home runs.
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47 1909 The "Piltdown Man" hoax -- a fake archeological discovery announced by dishonest scientists who wanted to "prove" that human beings had evolved in Europe
52 1914 World War I - Following the crisis touched off by the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand of Austria in Sarajevo, Germany declared war on Russia and additional countries joined the war within several days.
55 1917 Germany uses airplanes to drop bombs in the early stages of World War I -- the first major military use of airplanes.
57 1919 The Versailles Treaty marks the official end of World War I.
58 1920 Adolph Hitler begins to organize the Nazi party in Germany; The Ku Klux Klan launches a recruitment campaign using mass marketing techniques to gain 85,000 new recruits; the first commercial broadcast is made.


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William Ward
Born on April 10, 1855 and died on July 3, 1886
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The Children of Hester Ann Helen Brigman

56 years old
Vitano Ward
Born in Wards Mill Crossing, Holmes Co., Florida on May 6, 1884 and died in Atlanta, Fulton Co,, Georgia on September 23, 1972. She was 88 years old.

Her full name was Vesta Vitano Ward.
Children:
  1. Daughter Baggott (19131913),
  2. Hiram Lecroy Baggott (19141918),
  3. Dora Helen Baggott (19151996),
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