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James Bennett Stone 

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David Cruger Stone
1795 - 1845

Lucinda Evans
1803 - 1865
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James Bennett Stone
11/29/1823 - 2/25/1889
(Shown at age 47)
James Bennett Stone was born on November 29, 1823 in Montgomery Co., Alabama and died on February 25, 1889 in Calhoun Co., Florida. He lived to be 65 years old.

He was a Farmer, sawmill owner - he lost a leg in a sawmill accident., Sheriff of Calhoun Co. 1855-59; a Clerk of Court Calhoun Co., FL from 1860-62,a member of Florida house of representatives from 1868-70, and in 1877. A delegate to Florida constitutional convention in 1885.a Calhoun Co. Commissioner in 1875-77, 1879-81 & 1883.
Records
Census7/23/1850 FL (Calhoun County) 26 yrs old 
dweling#141 Family#141 James B. Stone (age26) Jincy (21). He was born in AL and she was in FL. Estate value $500.  
Additional information about Calhoun County, FL around 1850: Click here to see a map from this timeperiod.  
Census7/20/1860 FL (Calhoun County) 36 yrs old 
dweling#95 Family#96 James B. Stone (age35) Jincy (30), Mary Ann (8), Lachlan M. (6), Josephine E. (4), James R. (2), Lucinda (3mos.) & Nathaniel Parker (24) James is a Precinct Court Clerk, Jincy keeps house, Nathaniel is a Laborer. All were born in FL, except James in AL.  
Additional information about Calhoun County, FL around 1860: Click here to see a map from this timeperiod.  
Other12/27/1862 FL (Calhoun County) 39 yrs old 
From a tax book - page 9 -Received in office December the 27 1862
R. W. Nixon Treser of Calhoun County
January the 20 1863
Received of R S Jones one order given in faver
Joel pate for cents .80
Received of R S Jones fifteen dollars $15.00
R W Nixon ???? Treasure
March the 2 1863
Received of R S Jones $506
March the 2 1863
Recived of Samuel J. Nixon $10
March the 2 1863
Receved of Mary B. Wade $52
March the 2 1863
Received of J. N. Richards cash $300.00, one order in favor of J. F. Richards $8, one in favor of T. H. Yon for $2, one order in favor of Levi Yon $20, one order in favor of T. H. Yon $45, one order in favor of J. W. Selmen $4 .70, one order in favor James B. Stone $8 .18, one order in favor of H. K. Doles $1 .80, one order in favor of H. K. Doles $2 .30 
Other10/29/1863 Abe Springs Bluff FL (Calhoun County) 39 yrs old 
Bond for Terrel Yon.
Jesse Yon and J. B. Stone also on document 
Other5/18/1869 Abe Springs FL (Calhoun County) 45 yrs old 
J.B. Stone & wife - vs - Levy Yon over the estate of Jesse Yon. 
Census7/2/1870 FL (Calhoun County) 46 yrs old 
dweling#191, family#118: James B. Stone (age 46), Jincy Stone (41), Charles M. Stone (16), Josey Ann Stone (14), James R. Stone (12), Lucinda Stone (10), Jincey Stone (8), David Stone (6), Joseph Stone (4)& Terrol Stone (1). James is a farmer & Jincy keeps house. Estate and personal value is $1000 each. All were born in FL, except James.  
Additional information about Calhoun County, FL around 1870: Click here to see a map from this timeperiod.  
Other1/1/1889 FL (Calhoun County) 65 yrs old 
In the name of the State of Florida to any lawful constable of said county you are hereby commanded to sisze and take into your self so much of the Estate of James B. Stone. Sheriff and Estate Administrators of William Mcdanield as will make the survey of nineteen dollars and ninety four cents of debt and one dollar and sixty five cents of post. [actual date is unknown] 
Graveyard/Tombstone2/25/1889 Old Shiloh Cem. FL (Calhoun County) 65 yrs old 
James Benett STONE - 29 Nov 1823 to 25 Feb. 1889 - Born in Montgomery, AL Died in Calhoun Co. FL  

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12 1835 Alabama gold rush begins in the east-centrl hill country.
14 1837 The Second Creek war begins in 1836. In 1837 The Battle of Hobdy's Bridge becomes the last indian battle in AL.
17 1840 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.
27 1850 State population=771,623. The 1850 Federal Census reveals the White population=426,514; African-American population=345,109; Slave population=342,844; Free black population=2,265; Urban population=35,179; Rural population=736,444; Cotton production in bales=564,429; Corn production in bushels=28,754,048; Number of manufacturing establishments=1,026.
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1 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.
12 1835 The Second Seminole Indian War keeps the United States and Seminoles Indians fighting in North & Central Florida.
14 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.
19 1842 Second Seminole Indian War ends and some of the Seminole Indians living in FL are moved to the Indian Territory
19 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 1845 Florida becomes the 27th state to join the United States. William Moseley becomes the first governor and David Yulee the first senator.
27 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.
32 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.
38 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.
41 1864 Battle of Olustee is a Confederate victory. Union troops pull back
42 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.
42 1865 Battle at Natural Bridge (Wakulla County) is a Confederate victory.
47 1870 During the 1870s, the remaining Seminole Indians begin establishing trading posts and other economy with local settlers.
59 1882 The Florida Central and Western Railroad Company was created. It combines the Florida Central, Jacksonville, Pensacola, and Mobile railroads.
60 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.
61 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.
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7 1830 The first railroad is constructed between Liverpool and Manchester, England
16 1839 Goodyear invents vulcanized rubber, opening the door for tires and other rubber products.
21 1844 The first telegraph message is sent by Morse, who later invents the Mores Code
30 1853 The process of creating steel is invented by Besermer in Britain and Kelly in the U.S.
33 1856 The first Neanderthal fossils are found near Germany
36 1859 Charles Darwin publishes "Origin of Species" and begins the evolution theory.
42 1865 Mendel publishes his papers on genetics and introduces the concept to the public.
46 1869 Cro-magnon Man fossils are found in France
54 1877 Edison invents the phonograph permitting music and voices to be recorded and replayed.
56 1879 Edison invents the electric light bulb.
66 1889 The first calculating machine is invented and uses punch cards
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5 1828 Gold is discovered in Georgia.
11 1834 July 9 - The S.S. John Randolph, the first successful iron steamship, is launched in Savannah
38 1861 NEWS HEADLINES: American Civil war begins at Ft. Sumter, located in Charleston Harbor, VA.
39 1862 NEWS HEADLINES: May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
59 1882 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison creates the first large power station in New York City, making it the first place in America to have electricity.
62 1885 NEWS HEADLINES: Eastman invents the box camera. For the first time photography becomes affordable for the average citizen.
AgeDateEvent
7 1830 Indian Removal Act signed and the moving of eastern Indians west of the Mississippi begins.
12 1835 Second Seminole Indian War begins.
14 1837 The trickery used to capture Seminole Indian Chief Osceola (Assi Yohola) creates a public uproar and U.S. General Jesup is publicly condemned.
17 1840 Oregon Trail is established
19 1842 Second Seminole Indian War ends and thousands of Seminole Indians are forced to move west of the Mississippi.
32 1855 Third Seminole Indian War begins. It ends three years later when Chief Billy Bowlegs and his band are forced to move from Florida.
37 1860 Presidential election puts Abraham Lincoln in office. The campaign has heated the issues regarding slavery in the south.
39 1862 May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
40 1863 Abraham Lincoln issues the "Emancipation Proclamation" freeing slaves.
42 1865 American Civil war ends with General Lee's surrender at Appomattox, VA. Reconstruction begins in the "old South"
45 1868 An eight-hour work day is established for federal employees.
52 1875 Tennessee enacts Jim Crow law.
53 1876 The National League of Baseball is founded
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10 1833 Santa Anna is elected President of Mexico


Marriages
Jincy Yon
Born on December 12, 1828 and died on November 4, 1894.
They were married 1/1/1850.

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The Children of James Bennett Stone

Josephine Ellen Stone
Born somewhere in Florida on January 30, 1856 and died in Bay Co., Florida on July 7, 1923. She was about 67 years old.

Children:
Frances (1876)
Charles (1877)
Joseph (1882)
Samuel P. Davis (9/17/1885 -12/5/1974)-married Eleanor R.(11/ 5/1885 -6/10 /1974)
Moody B. Davis (2/1890 -1958)-marred...
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65 years old
Lucinda Stone
Born in Calhoun Co., Florida on February 28, 1860 and died in Calhoun Co., Florida on February 20, 1930. She was 70 years old.

She married John W. Yon 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 Woo...
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37 years old
Terrell Higdon Stone
Born somewhere in Florida on September 19, 1868 and died in Calhoun, Florida on November 12, 1958. He was 90 years old.

He was a postmaster, and Mayor of Port St. Joe, Florida, he also owned a turpentine business, he was a member of Florida House of Representatives from 1933-35.

He married Annie Virginia Wynn.
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