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Newton  Yon 

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William Ruel Yon
1/11/1817 - 5/14/1857

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8/23/1820 - 1/25/1905
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Newton Yon
8/10/1840 - 3/16/1913
(Shown at age 63)
Newton Yon was born on August 10, 1840 in Conecuh County, Alabama and died on March 16, 1913 in Calhoun County, Florida. He lived to be 72 years old.

Newton was born in Couecuh County, AL he and his family moved to Calhoun County, FL around 1846. He lived near Stafford Creek in Calhoun Co. In April of 1862 he enlisted in Co. H with the 5th Fla Infantry and fought under Stonewall Jackson and Robert E. Lee in Virginia. He fought in the battle of Sharpsburg. In this battle he was wounded in the leg by grape shot and the leg had to be amputated. He returned home, he later held several offices in Calhoun Co.

He married Jan. 14, 1875 to Sarah Elizabeth "Betty" Parrish (Jan. 1856).

Children: John (1876) &Mary (1877). son, John married Belle and their children were John, Ella and Annie.
Census10/16/1850 Division 5 FL (Calhoun County) 10 yrs old 
family#28: Ruel Yon (33),F. A. Yon (30),Newton Yon (9), Mary A. Yon (5) T. H. Yon (7)& K. A. Yon (3). Ruel was born in GA, F.A. in NC, all children in AL. estate value is $3200.  
Additional information about Calhoun County, FL around 1850: Click here to see a map from this timeperiod.  
Census7/25/1860 West Wynnton FL (Calhoun County) 19 yrs old 
family# 134: wife-Flora Yon (age 38) Newton Yon (19), Terrel Yon (17), Mary Yon (14), Margaret Yon (10), Calvin Yon (8)& Francis Yon (6). Flora is keeping house, Newton is a farmer & Terrel is a laborer. Flora was born in NC, Newton, Terrel & Mary were born in AL, all others in FL. Estate valued at $4000, personal valued at $8000. For Flora, Newton, Terrel & Mary check marks are in the box for white, black or malatto.  
Additional information about Calhoun County, FL around 1860: Click here to see a map from this timeperiod.  
Military12/19/1862 Rico's Bluff FL (Calhoun County) 22 yrs old 
Name: Newton Yon, Occupation: Farmer, Age at Enlistment: 20, Enlistment Date: April 19,1862, Rank at enlistment: Corporal, Enlistment Place: Rico's Bluff, FL, State Served: Florida, Survived the War?: Yes, Service Record: Transferred to Company H, Florida 5th Infantry Regiment on April 19,1862., Mustered out on Dec. 19,1862 at Staunton, VA., Description: height: 5 ft. 10 in., light complexion, dark eyes, dark hair., Birth Date: Aug.10, 1841,  
Census1/1/1880 Pippins Mills FL (Calhoun County) 39 yrs old 
#7 - Newton Yon (age 40), Elizabeth Yon (25), John Yon (4)& Mary Yon (3). Newton is a farmer. He was born in AL, his father in GA and mother in NC. Elizabeth was born in FL, as were her parents. Children 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.  
Other1/1/1882 FL (Calhoun County) 41 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) 44 yrs old 
#388 - Newton Yon (45), Lizzie (30), John E. (10), May A. (8), Lizzie (5). Newton was born in AL, all others in FL. Newton's father was born in AL, mother FL. Sarah's parents were born in NC. Newton 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.
Military1/1/1899 FL (Calhoun County) 58 yrs old 
Confederate pensions -A01390 - Newton Yon, 5th Regt Inf, wife: Elizabeth Parish, year: 1899, pages 15  
Census1/1/1900 Hansford Mill FL (Calhoun County) 59 yrs old 
376 -Newton Yon (age 58 -Aug. 1841), Elizabeth Yon (44 -Jan. 1856), John E. Yon (24 -Oct.1875), Ella E. Yon (19 -Jan. 1880), grand daughter -Annie B. Barten (1 -June 1898)& border- Homa Barten (31 -Jan. 1869 GA). Newton and Elizabet have been Married 25 years. Newton was born in AL, his Father in GA. Elizabeth was born in FL, her parents in NC. and Mother in SC. Children born in FL. Elizabeth states they had three children, two are living. Ella is a widow. John work as a clerk and Newton in a farmer. 
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.
Census4/19/1910 Blountstown FL (Calhoun County) 69 yrs old 
#83 - Choice Barber (age 35), Ella E. Barber (30), Annie B. Barber (12), Wadie J. Barber (0), father in law - Newton Yon (70), mother in law - Sarah E. Yon (53). Choice and Ella have been married 14 years,They have had two children, both are living. Sarah and Newton have been married 35 years, they have had three children, two are living. All were born in FL, excpt Newton in AL  
Graveyard/Tombstone3/16/1913 Nettle Ridge Cem. FL (Calhoun County) 72 yrs old 
Newton Yon - 8-10-1840 to 3-16-1913 - 3A 19 CO H 5TH CSA  

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10 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.
2 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.
2 1842 Second Seminole Indian War ends and some of the Seminole Indians living in FL are moved to the Indian Territory
5 1845 Florida becomes the 27th state to join the United States. William Moseley becomes the first governor and David Yulee the first senator.
10 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.
15 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.
21 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.
24 1864 Battle of Olustee is a Confederate victory. Union troops pull back
25 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.
25 1865 Battle at Natural Bridge (Wakulla County) is a Confederate victory.
30 1870 During the 1870s, the remaining Seminole Indians begin establishing trading posts and other economy with local settlers.
42 1882 The Florida Central and Western Railroad Company was created. It combines the Florida Central, Jacksonville, Pensacola, and Mobile railroads.
43 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.
44 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.
66 1906 An attempt to drain the Everglades and convert it to farmland begins.
4 1844 The first telegraph message is sent by Morse, who later invents the Mores Code
13 1853 The process of creating steel is invented by Besermer in Britain and Kelly in the U.S.
16 1856 The first Neanderthal fossils are found near Germany
19 1859 Charles Darwin publishes "Origin of Species" and begins the evolution theory.
25 1865 Mendel publishes his papers on genetics and introduces the concept to the public.
29 1869 Cro-magnon Man fossils are found in France
37 1877 Edison invents the phonograph permitting music and voices to be recorded and replayed.
39 1879 Edison invents the electric light bulb.
49 1889 The first calculating machine is invented and uses punch cards
55 1895 Wireless telegraph and the "antenna" are invented but it covers a very short distance.
57 1897 First ship to shore message is sent using an improved form of wireless telegraph
60 1900 Freud publishes his book "The Interpretation of Dreams"
60 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.
61 1901 First transatlantic wireless telegraph is sent.
62 1902 The first Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil is discovered.
63 1903 Wright Brothers complete the first successful flight with an airplane at Kitty Hawk
64 1904 The first vacuum tube diode is invented by Fleming
66 1906 Kellogg sells the first box of Corn Flakes
66 1906 The triode vacuum tube is invented
66 1906 Electrons are discovered by Thomson
72 1912 The unsinkable Titanic sinks on its first trip to New York drowning 1,513 people.
73 1913 Ford builds the first assembly line into his automobile production plant
21 1861 NEWS HEADLINES: American Civil war begins at Ft. Sumter, located in Charleston Harbor, VA.
22 1862 NEWS HEADLINES: May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
42 1882 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison creates the first large power station in New York City, making it the first place in America to have electricity.
45 1885 NEWS HEADLINES: Eastman invents the box camera. For the first time photography becomes affordable for the average citizen.
68 1908 NEWS HEADLINES: Henry Ford produces the first Model T automobile
72 1912 White residents of Forsyth County, GA, drive the black population out.
73 1913 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison invents motion pictures
2 1842 Second Seminole Indian War ends and thousands of Seminole Indians are forced to move west of the Mississippi.
15 1855 Third Seminole Indian War begins. It ends three years later when Chief Billy Bowlegs and his band are forced to move from Florida.
20 1860 Presidential election puts Abraham Lincoln in office. The campaign has heated the issues regarding slavery in the south.
22 1862 May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
23 1863 Abraham Lincoln issues the "Emancipation Proclamation" freeing slaves.
25 1865 American Civil war ends with General Lee's surrender at Appomattox, VA. Reconstruction begins in the "old South"
28 1868 An eight-hour work day is established for federal employees.
35 1875 Tennessee enacts Jim Crow law.
36 1876 The National League of Baseball is founded
69 1909 The National Association for Advancement of Colored People is formed (NAACP)
70 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.
69 1909 The "Piltdown Man" hoax -- a fake archeological discovery announced by dishonest scientists who wanted to "prove" that human beings had evolved in Europe
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Sarah Parish
Born on January 8, 1860 and died on November 30, 1931.
They were married 1/14/1875.

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