Joseph Seaborn Stone
|About Joseph Seaborn Stone|
Joseph Seaborn Stone was born on November 29, 1839 somewhere in Alabama and died on January 1, 1910 in Calhoun Co., Florida. He lived to be 70 years old.
Joseph Seaborn Stone
11/29/1839 - 1/1/1910
He was a Sheriff in Calhoun Co., FL from 1881-89,a FL House of Rep. in 1895 and Inspector of Timber & Lumber from 1906-1910; He served as a corporal in Company H, 5th Texas reg. in the Civil War. He was wounded in the second battle of Manassas, VA in 1862. He was taking prisoner and exchanged. In 1864 he was wounded in battle at the Wilderness, VA and then discharged and returned home to Calhoun Co.
He married Evilin Lott. They had two children:
Eliza Evenline Stone (1867)
J. E. Stone (1871)
After the death of Evilin, he married in 1871 to Lenna Ann Nixon(1852 - ).
Mary Lee (or Myrtle Lusinda) Stone(1873)
Frances "Fannie" Stone(1876)
Linnie Stone(1878- died young)
Dessa "Dessie" Stone(1882)
Ramoth Stone (1885)
Mose Stone (1885)
He married Margaret Stone in 1884 and in 1905 to Caledonia Edenfield.
|Census||11/13/1850 ||Division 5 FL (Calhoun County) ||10 yrs old |
|Recorded as Household 148: Lucinda Stone (age 47),
William V. Stone (23),
Ellen Stone (14),
Joseph S. Stone (12),
Isaac L. Stone (5),
Joel Alkins (28),
Eliza Atkins (20), and
Emily Atkins (1). Lucinda was born in GA, William is AL, all other in FL. Value of home $350. |
|Additional information about Calhoun County, FL around 1850: Click here to see a map from this timeperiod. || |
|Other||7/13/1863 ||Abe Springs Bluff FL (Calhoun County) ||23 yrs old |
|In the name of the State of Florida |
To the Sheriff of Calhoun County Greeting you are hereby commanded to summons the following persons to be at Abe Springs Bluff on the first Tuesday after the fourth Monday in October next by 10 o’clock A.M. to serve as jurors in the circuit court of said County during said term. Given under my hand of Office this the 13 day of July AD 1863.
Wm Clark - clerk
# 1 Levi Yon, #3 T.H. Yon Jr., # 10 Jesse Bailey, #11 James B. Stone
#19 James Larimore
|Other||10/30/1863 ||Abe Springs Bluff FL (Calhoun County) ||23 yrs old |
|Calhoun County |
Fall term 1863
Report of jurors, Grand , Petit & Talesmen attending and serving in the Circuit Court at said term and entitled by law to payment from the state.
#1: Levi Yon - number of miles: 30, number of days: 3, amount in dollars: 6.75, #3 Terrel H. Yon Jr. - number of miles: 24, number of days: 3, amount in dollars: 6.15, # 9 James S. Stone - #12 James Larimore - number of miles: 30, number of days: 3, amount in dollars: 6.75
Written my hand and private seal, my seal of office having been destroyed by fire in the destruction of the Court house, this October 30th 1863, Wm Clark - Clerk of Calhoun County Circuit Court
|Other||8/2/1869 ||Abe Springs Bluff FL (Calhoun County) ||29 yrs old |
|In the name of the State of Florida, To the sheriff of Calhoun County, Greeting We commanded you, that you summons the following persons appended below, to be and appear before the Judge of our County Court at a court to be held at Abe Springs Bluff on the first Monday in September next by 10 o’clock in the morning, to serve as Jurors at and during the term of said court. Given under my hand and seal of the office this the 2nd day of Aug. AD 1869|
Wm Clark – clerk
# 4 John Peacock
#8 Alfred Bailey
#11 S.W. Davis
#20 J.S. Stone
|Census||6/2/1880 ||Pippins Mills FL (Calhoun County) ||40 yrs old |
|dwelling#9 family#9 - Jos. S. Stone (age 41),
wife -Laura Stone (30)
Elizah E. Stone (13),
J. E. Stone (9),
Mary Lee Stone (7),
Lenora Stone (6),
Frances Stone (4),
Linnie Stone (2)&
Maggie Stone (5Mo.). Jos S. is a farmer, he was born in FL, his parents AL. Laura was born in FL, father AL & mother GA. All children were born in FL.
|Additional information about Calhoun County, FL around 1880: Blountstown was declared the seat of Calhoun County in 1880. Prior to that, Abe Springs had been the county seat. Click here to see a map from this timeperiod. || |
|Marriage||1/17/1884 ||FL (Calhoun County) ||44 yrs old |
|Married record - Name: Joseph S. Stone,
Spouse's Name: Margaret Stone,
Event Date: Jan. 17, 1884,
Event Place: Calhoun,Florida |
|Census||6/1/1885 ||FL (Calhoun County) ||45 yrs old |
|Dwelling # 171,Family #193 – J. S. Stone (age 46?), wife-Maggie (36),Eliza (17), J.E. (14), Mary(12),Lenora (10), Fannie (9), Maggie (5), Hattie (3). J. S. is a farmer, he was born in FL, his father AL & mother GA. Maggie was born in FL, parents in AL. All children were born in FL. |
|Additional information about Calhoun County, FL around 1885: The principle towns in Calhoun County were Blountstown, Marysville, Chipola, Selman, Ocheesee, and Abe Springs. In 1884 railroads in Florida were bought out by one company and placed under central management. River Junction, located at the junction of the Chattahoochee and Flint Rivers, is the closest railroad and the primary hub of land transports. The photo on the right shows the iron bridge than spans the Chattahoochee River about a mile from the Depot at River Junction where wharves, storage, steamboats and hotels bussel with activity. Click the photo for a larger view. Click here to see a map from this timeperiod. |
|Census||6/1/1900 ||Hansford Mill FL (Calhoun County) ||60 yrs old |
|Joseph Stone (age 61 -Feb.1839),
Lenora Stone (25- Aug.1874),
Maggie Stone (20 -June 1880),
Ramoth Stone (14 -Nov. 1885),
Dessa Stone (8 -Feb. 1882),&
Mose Stone (15-Mar. 1885) All were born in FL, as were their parents. Joseph is a farmer and a widow.
|Additional information about Calhoun County, FL around 1900: The first automobile, nick-named Chicken Killer, arrives in Blountstown in 1905. The photo on the right shows The Chicken Killer. Click the photo for a larger view. Click here to see a map from this timeperiod. |
|Military||1/1/1904 ||FL (Calhoun County) ||64 yrs old |
|Confederate pensions -A10859 - Joseph S. Stone,Unit: Texas ,year 1904, pages 10 |
|Marriage||8/24/1905 ||FL (Jackson County) ||65 yrs old |
|Marrage record - Name: Joseph S. Stone
Spouse's Name: Caladonia Edenfield
Event Date: Aug. 24 , 1905
Event Place: Marianna, Jackson County, Florida |
|Graveyard/Tombstone||1/1/1910 ||Stone Cemetery FL (Calhoun County) ||70 yrs old |
| Joseph S. Stone 1839 to 1910, Corp Co H 5th Tex Regt |
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||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.
The 1850 Federal Census reveals the
Free black population=2,265;
Cotton production in bales=564,429;
Corn production in bushels=28,754,048;
Number of manufacturing establishments=1,026.
||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.
||Second Seminole Indian War ends and some of the Seminole Indians living in FL are moved to the Indian Territory
||Florida becomes the 27th state to join the United States. William Moseley becomes the first governor and David Yulee the first senator.
||Florida's total population has grown to 87,445. This includes about 39,000 slaves and 1,000 free blacks. Indians were not counted.
||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.
||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.
||Battle of Olustee is a Confederate victory. Union troops pull back
||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.
||Battle at Natural Bridge (Wakulla County) is a Confederate victory.
||During the 1870s, the remaining Seminole Indians begin establishing trading posts and other economy with local settlers.
||The Florida Central and Western Railroad Company was created. It combines the Florida Central, Jacksonville, Pensacola, and Mobile railroads.
||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.
||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.
||An attempt to drain the Everglades and convert it to farmland begins.
||The first telegraph message is sent by Morse, who later invents the Mores Code
||The process of creating steel is invented by Besermer in Britain and Kelly in the U.S.
||The first Neanderthal fossils are found near Germany
||Charles Darwin publishes "Origin of Species" and begins the evolution theory.
||Mendel publishes his papers on genetics and introduces the concept to the public.
||Cro-magnon Man fossils are found in France
||Edison invents the phonograph permitting music and voices to be recorded and replayed.
||Edison invents the electric light bulb.
||The first calculating machine is invented and uses punch cards
||Wireless telegraph and the "antenna" are invented but it covers a very short distance.
||First ship to shore message is sent using an improved form of wireless telegraph
||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.
||Freud publishes his book "The Interpretation of Dreams"
||First transatlantic wireless telegraph is sent.
||The first Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil is discovered.
||Wright Brothers complete the first successful flight with an airplane at Kitty Hawk
||The first vacuum tube diode is invented by Fleming
||Kellogg sells the first box of Corn Flakes
||The triode vacuum tube is invented
||Electrons are discovered by Thomson
||NEWS HEADLINES: American Civil war begins at Ft. Sumter, located in Charleston Harbor, VA.
||NEWS HEADLINES: May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
||NEWS HEADLINES: Edison creates the first large power station in New York City, making it the first place in America to have electricity.
||NEWS HEADLINES: Eastman invents the box camera. For the first time photography becomes affordable for the average citizen.
||NEWS HEADLINES: Henry Ford produces the first Model T automobile
||Oregon Trail is established
||Second Seminole Indian War ends and thousands of Seminole Indians are forced to move west of the Mississippi.
||Third Seminole Indian War begins. It ends three years later when Chief Billy Bowlegs and his band are forced to move from Florida.
||Presidential election puts Abraham Lincoln in office. The campaign has heated the issues regarding slavery in the south.
||May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
||Abraham Lincoln issues the "Emancipation Proclamation" freeing slaves.
||American Civil war ends with General Lee's surrender at Appomattox, VA. Reconstruction begins in the "old South"
||An eight-hour work day is established for federal employees.
||Tennessee enacts Jim Crow law.
||The National League of Baseball is founded
||The National Association for Advancement of Colored People is formed (NAACP)
||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.
||The "Piltdown Man" hoax -- a fake archeological discovery announced by dishonest scientists who wanted to "prove" that human beings had evolved in Europe
Born about 1852 and died about 1900
Born about 1847 and died about 1871.
They were married 1/1/1866.
|The Children of Joseph Seaborn Stone|
30 years old
Born somewhere in Florida on January 6, 1880 and died in Blountstown, Florida on January 2, 1953. She was 73 years old.
- Edna Mae Davis (1903) married Jesse R. Bodiford
- Broward Davis (1905)
- Thelma Louise Davis (1908)married Enoch R. Lee
- James M. Davis ...