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Jasper Kinchen Musgrove
10/18/1843 - 11/18/1925
Jasper Kinchen Musgrove was born on October 18, 1843 in Baker Co., Georgia and died on November 18, 1925 in Calhoun Co., Florida. He lived to be 82 years old.

Children: Martha (1879-bef.1885), John B. (1881), Mary (1883), Georgian(3/1887) Charlie T.(2/1890 - 1954) and Jasper Kinchen (1894).

He served in C.S.A., Florida Co. H, II Regt Fla Inf
He fought in the battle of Marianna. He was discharged before the surrender because of white swelling of his leg. His leg was later amputated.
Census1/1/1840 Newton GA (Baker County) -4 yrs before birth 
This information, while true, may NOT apply to our Jasper Musgrove.  page 1, line 6 - K.M.T. Musgrove - one Males - Under 5, two Males - 20 thru 29, one Females - Under 5, one Females - 20 thru 29.

(This maybe Kinchen's father)next door line 7 -lives William W. Musgrove. 
Census10/15/1850 Division 5 FL (Calhoun County) 6 yrs old 
This information, while true, may NOT apply to our Jasper Musgrove.  16 - Miles Durden age 57, F. E. Durden age 55, John Musgroves age 15, Jasper Musgroves age 9, Stephen G. Durham age 8,& Caroline Musgrove age 12. All were born in Georiga.  
Additional information about Calhoun County, FL around 1850: Click here to see a map from this timeperiod.  
Census7/19/1860 Ocheese FL (Calhoun County) 16 yrs old 
This information, while true, may NOT apply to our Jasper Musgrove.  55 - Caroline Taylor age 21, Elizabeth Taylor age 1 & Jasper Musgrove age 19. Caroline does domestic work, Jasper is a laborer. Caroline and Jasper were born in GA, Elizabeth in FL. Caroline has a check in the box for, black or mulatto, she can not read or write.  
Additional information about Calhoun County, FL around 1860: Click here to see a map from this timeperiod.  
Military11/4/1863 Marianna FL (Jackson County) 20 yrs old 
Name: Jasper Musgrove, Confederate 11th Regiment, Florida Infantry Company: H,
Age: 15, Rank In: Private (Apr.11,1863), Rank Out: Private(Dec.24,1863), Film Number: M225 roll 6  
Census6/5/1880 Pippins Mills FL (Calhoun County) 36 yrs old 
70, 82 - Jasper Musgrove (age 34), Joannah Musgrove (age 32)& Martha Musgrove (age 1). Jasper was born in GA, as were his parents, he is a farmer. Joannah and Martha were born in FL, Joannah's parents were born in GA, she keeps house.  
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.  
Other1/1/1882 FL (Calhoun County) 38 yrs old 
Revised List of jurors -
Pg. 1: #1. Wm Ayers, 2. Thos Ayers, 3. Asa Ayers, 9. Sam Ayers, 10. Ish Ayers, 13. Benj. Ayers, 15. Alfred Bailey, 17. Gadi Bailey, 22. P.B. Bailey, 23. Wm M. Clark. ,44. Wm Cutts, 46. L. C. Davis, 46. Isaac Etheridge, 47. B. H. Franklin
page 2: 68. Caleb Halley, 75. Jno T. Kent, 76. W.A. Kent, 79. Jno A. Kelley, 81. Jno Kent,
page 3: #85. Geo Sutton, 96. B. F. McDaniel, 97. Josh McDaniel, 99. Jasper Musgrove, 100. J. M. Maddox,107. Thos McKeown
page 4: 114 Robt Nixon, 115 J. J. Nixon, 116 R. W. Nixon,118 Jno H. Parish, 119. Thomas Parish Sr., 120. Thomas Parish Jr., 122. Jno W. Peacock, 123. Jno. W. Pope, 125. B. F. Pope, 126. Tim Pope, 130. J.M. Peacock
page 5:143.J.R. Stone, 151. David Stephens, 152. L.M. Stone, 156. S.S. Stone, 153. A.J. Wood, 155. Joe Wood, 156. J.C. Wood, 172. Levi Yon, 173. Newton Yon, 174. T.M. Yon, 175. John Yon, 176. H. A. Yon 
Census6/1/1885 FL (Calhoun County) 41 yrs old 
147,161 - Jasper Musgrove (age 45), Johina (37), John(4),Mary (3) & G.S.(6mo.); (servants - I.P.Smith (14) & Charles D.Smith (13). Jasper & Johina born in GA, all others in FL. Jasper is a farmer. 
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.
Census6/1/1900 Boards Head FL (Calhoun County) 56 yrs old 
Recorded as dwelling #657: Jasper Musgrove (birth Aug. 1844, age 55), Johnanna Musgrove (Sep 1859, age 40), Georgeann (Mar. 1887, 13), Charles (Feb 1890, 10), and Keutchen (Mar 1894, 6). Jasper and Johnanna have been married 25 years, they have 8 children, 5 or living. All were born in FL, as were their parents. Jasper is a farmer. All can read and write except Keutchen (Kinchen). 
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.
Military1/1/1907 FL (Calhoun County) 63 yrs old 
Confederate pensions -A02621- Jasper Musgrove, 11th Regt Inf wife: Johnnah (Hansford) , year- 1907, pages 16  
Military10/8/1907 FL (Calhoun County) 64 yrs old 
William Ayers states in an affidavit for Jasper Musgrove's pension, that he knows Jasper and of his service in the Civil War.  
Census4/21/1910 Altha FL (Calhoun County) 66 yrs old 
Jasper Musgrove (age 64), Johnanna Musgrove (age 53), Kinchen Musgrove (15), and border,Mary Anne Butler (35). Jasper and Johnanna have been married 36 years, they have 7 children, 5 are living. Jasper was born in GA, as were his parents. All other born in FL. Johnanna mother was born in FL and father in GA. Jasper is a farmer, Johnanna keeps house, Kinchen works on farm and Mary is a servant. Jasper can read, but not write, Johnanna and Mary can not read or write, Kinchen can read and write. 
Census1/15/1920 Altha FL (Calhoun County) 76 yrs old 
189, 192 -Jasper K. Musgrove (age 80), Johnanna Musgrove (age 68), Jasper K. Musgrove Jr.(25), (daughter)Georgie Stephens (32)& (grandaughter) Henrietta Stephens (7). They oun thier home. Jasper and Johnanna were born in GA, as were their parents. All other born in FL. Jasper is a farmer, Johnanna keeps house,Jasper Jr. and Georgie are teachers.  
Death Certificate1/1/1925 FL (Calhoun County) 81 yrs old 
Name: Jasper Musgrove, Death Date: 1925, County of Death: Calhoun , State of Death: Florida, Race: White, Gender: Male, Book:207,#15085.  
Graveyard/Tombstone1/1/1927 Chipola Cem. Altha FL (Calhoun County) 2 yrs after death 
Jasper MUSGROVE - 1843 - 1927
Florida Pvt Co. H II Regt Fla Inf C.S.A.  

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2 1845 Florida becomes the 27th state to join the United States. William Moseley becomes the first governor and David Yulee the first senator.
7 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.
12 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.
18 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.
21 1864 Battle of Olustee is a Confederate victory. Union troops pull back
22 1865 Battle at Natural Bridge (Wakulla County) is a Confederate victory.
22 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.
27 1870 During the 1870s, the remaining Seminole Indians begin establishing trading posts and other economy with local settlers.
39 1882 The Florida Central and Western Railroad Company was created. It combines the Florida Central, Jacksonville, Pensacola, and Mobile railroads.
40 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.
41 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.
63 1906 An attempt to drain the Everglades and convert it to farmland begins.
74 1917 Seminole Indians become a Florida tourist attraction.
4 1847 Atlanta, Georgia is incorporated. Formally Marthasville
7 1850 Gordon and Clinch Counties are formed.
8 1851 Clay, Howell, Polk, Spalding, and Whitfield Counties are formed.
9 1852 Taylor County formed.
10 1853 Catoosa, Pickens, Hart, Dougherty, Webster, Flton, and Worth Counties aare creaated.
11 1854 Fannin, Coffee, Chattahooche, Charlton, and Calhoun Counties formed.
13 1856 Haralson, Terrell, Berrien, Colquit, Miller, and Towns Counties formed.
14 1857 Dawson, Milton, Pierce, Glascock, Mitchell, Schley, White, and Wilcox Counties formed.
15 1858 Clayton, Quitman, Banks, Brooks, Johnson, and Echols Counties formed.
27 1870 Douglas, McDuffie, Rockdale, and Dodge Counties formed.
32 1875 Oconee County formed.
62 1905 Crisp, Grady, Jenkins, Tift, Davis, Stephens, Toombs, Turner, and Ben Hill Counties formed.
69 1912 Forsyth, Bleckley, and Wheeler Counties formed.
71 1914 Barrow, Candler, Bacon, and Evans Counties are formed.
74 1917 Atkinson and Treutlen Counties are formed.
77 1920 Seminole, Lanier, Brantley, Long, and Lamar Counties are formed.
81 1924 Peach County is formed.
1 1844 The first telegraph message is sent by Morse, who later invents the Mores Code
10 1853 The process of creating steel is invented by Besermer in Britain and Kelly in the U.S.
13 1856 The first Neanderthal fossils are found near Germany
16 1859 Charles Darwin publishes "Origin of Species" and begins the evolution theory.
22 1865 Mendel publishes his papers on genetics and introduces the concept to the public.
26 1869 Cro-magnon Man fossils are found in France
34 1877 Edison invents the phonograph permitting music and voices to be recorded and replayed.
36 1879 Edison invents the electric light bulb.
46 1889 The first calculating machine is invented and uses punch cards
52 1895 Wireless telegraph and the "antenna" are invented but it covers a very short distance.
54 1897 First ship to shore message is sent using an improved form of wireless telegraph
57 1900 Freud publishes his book "The Interpretation of Dreams"
57 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.
58 1901 First transatlantic wireless telegraph is sent.
59 1902 The first Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil is discovered.
60 1903 Wright Brothers complete the first successful flight with an airplane at Kitty Hawk
61 1904 The first vacuum tube diode is invented by Fleming
63 1906 Electrons are discovered by Thomson
63 1906 Kellogg sells the first box of Corn Flakes
63 1906 The triode vacuum tube is invented
69 1912 The unsinkable Titanic sinks on its first trip to New York drowning 1,513 people.
70 1913 Ford builds the first assembly line into his automobile production plant
71 1914 The first traffic lights (which is only red or green) are put up in America; Construction of the Panama Canal is completed
80 1923 Freud publishes "The Ego and the Id"
80 1923 Diphtheria vaccine is developed; Insulin is produced to treat diabetes
81 1924 Insecticides are used for the first time on crops
18 1861 NEWS HEADLINES: American Civil war begins at Ft. Sumter, located in Charleston Harbor, VA.
19 1862 NEWS HEADLINES: May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
39 1882 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison creates the first large power station in New York City, making it the first place in America to have electricity.
42 1885 NEWS HEADLINES: Eastman invents the box camera. For the first time photography becomes affordable for the average citizen.
65 1908 NEWS HEADLINES: Henry Ford produces the first Model T automobile
69 1912 White residents of Forsyth County, GA, drive the black population out.
70 1913 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison invents motion pictures
74 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.
76 1919 NEWS HEADLINES: World War I ends with the signing of The Versailles Treaty.
12 1855 Third Seminole Indian War begins. It ends three years later when Chief Billy Bowlegs and his band are forced to move from Florida.
17 1860 Presidential election puts Abraham Lincoln in office. The campaign has heated the issues regarding slavery in the south.
19 1862 May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
20 1863 Abraham Lincoln issues the "Emancipation Proclamation" freeing slaves.
22 1865 American Civil war ends with General Lee's surrender at Appomattox, VA. Reconstruction begins in the "old South"
25 1868 An eight-hour work day is established for federal employees.
32 1875 Tennessee enacts Jim Crow law.
33 1876 The National League of Baseball is founded
66 1909 The National Association for Advancement of Colored People is formed (NAACP)
67 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.
66 1909 The "Piltdown Man" hoax -- a fake archeological discovery announced by dishonest scientists who wanted to "prove" that human beings had evolved in Europe
71 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.
74 1917 Germany uses airplanes to drop bombs in the early stages of World War I -- the first major military use of airplanes.
76 1919 The Versailles Treaty marks the official end of World War I.
77 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.

Johnanna Hansford
Born on April 10, 1856 and died on September 14, 1930.
They were married 2/26/1874.

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The Children of Jasper Kinchen Musgrove

57 years old
Jasper Kinchen Musgrove Jr.
Born in Altha, Florida on September 2, 1896 and died in Calhoun County, Florida on April 1, 1962. He was 65 years old.

Parents were Jasper and Johnana Musgrove and he had two brothers, Charlie and John, and two sisters, Mary and Georgian.

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