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Robert Stanford Parish 

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Thomas Marshall Parish
8/8/1812 - 6/16/1895

Mary Elizabeth Parker
7/12/1826 - 3/2/1891
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Robert Stanford Parish
12/14/1869 - 5/14/1893
Robert Stanford Parish was born on December 14, 1869 somewhere in Florida and died on May 14, 1893 in Calhoun Co., Florida. He lived to be 23 years old.

He married 5/22/1890 to Susey Halley. They had one son named Jim.
Records
Census7/1/1870 Marianna FL (Calhoun County) about 6 months old 
Dwelling #153, household #110: Thomas Parish (age 57) Mary (age 45, keeping house), Mary C. (age 17), Sarah E. (age 15), Ellen R. (13), William W. (10), Jane (3) and Robert S. (eight months old). All indicate they were born in Florida. Thomas is a farmer with an estimated personal estate value of $300, and he was born in Georgia. The children 10 yrs old and older indicate they were attending school. 
Additional information about Calhoun County, FL around 1870: Click here to see a map from this timeperiod.  
Census1/1/1885 FL (Calhoun County) 15 yrs old 
173,195 - Thomas Parish (age70), Mary (58) and Robert (15). Thomas is a farmer, he was born in NC, father in NC and mother in VA. Mary was born in GA, parents in SC. Robert 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.
Marriage5/22/1890 FL (Calhoun County) 20 yrs old 
Robert Parish married Susey Halley on May 22nd 1890 in Calhoun Co. FL. page 182.  

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1 1870 During the 1870s, the remaining Seminole Indians begin establishing trading posts and other economy with local settlers.
13 1882 The Florida Central and Western Railroad Company was created. It combines the Florida Central, Jacksonville, Pensacola, and Mobile railroads.
14 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.
15 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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8 1877 Edison invents the phonograph permitting music and voices to be recorded and replayed.
10 1879 Edison invents the electric light bulb.
20 1889 The first calculating machine is invented and uses punch cards
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13 1882 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison creates the first large power station in New York City, making it the first place in America to have electricity.
16 1885 NEWS HEADLINES: Eastman invents the box camera. For the first time photography becomes affordable for the average citizen.
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6 1875 Tennessee enacts Jim Crow law.
7 1876 The National League of Baseball is founded


Marriages
Susannah 'Susey' Halley
Born on March 10, 1876 and died on February 2, 1937.
They were married 5/22/1890.

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