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Adolphus Jackson Edwards 

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Charles B. Edwards
4/14/1831 - 12/13/1889

Elizabeth Evalina Wright
1836 - 1890
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Adolphus Jackson Edwards
9/1859 - 1934
Adolphus Jackson Edwards was born on an unknown day in September 1859 in Gadsden County, Florida and died about 1934 in Gadsden County, Florida. He lived to be 74 years old.

He married Belle Chester(8/1864 - abt.1925).
Children:
Evie E. (3/1890)
Rachael G. (8/1991)
Eva B. (8/1893)
A. Maxwell (5/1895)
Claudia D.(5/1897)
Clifford (3/1900)
Terese C. (1902)
Records
Census7/3/1860 FL (Jackson County) about 10 months old 
425-Charles B. Edwards (29), Elizabeth Edwards (23)& Adolphus Edwards (10 mos). Charles occupation is a overseer. Charles and Adolphus were born in FL, Elizabeth is GA. Vaule of their real estate is $1000.  
Additional information about Jackson County, FL around 1860: Click here to see a map from this timeperiod.  
Census6/16/1880 Bristol FL (Liberty County) 20 yrs old 
Recorded as family #37: Charles B. Edwards (age 49), Elizabeth E. (age 45), Adolphus (20), Frank (15), Fannie (13), Claud (5), Ralph (7). All were born in FL, Charles parents in GA and Elizabeth in SC. Charles is a farmer, Elizabeth keeps house, Adolphus and frank work on the farm, Fannie helps will the house. Fannie doesn't attend school and can not read or write. Frank and Claud attend school. 
Additional information about Liberty County, FL around 1880: Click here to see a map from this timeperiod.  
Other6/20/1893 FL (Liberty County) 33 yrs old 
estate of Charles B. Edwards - Frank and Adolphus Edwards admins.  
Census7/2/1900 Coe Mills FL (Liberty County) 40 yrs old 
Adolphus Edwards (40 -Sept.1859), Belle Edwards (35 - Aug. 1864), Evie E. Edwards (9 -March 1890), Rachael G. Edwards (8 -Aug.1891), Eva B. Edwards (6 -Aug. 1893), A. Maxwell Edwards (5 -May 1895), Claud D. Edwards (3 -May 1897), Clifford Edwards (2 mos - March 1900). All were born in FL. Adolphus is a farmer. 
Census1/1/1910 Sawdust FL (Gadsden County) 50 yrs old 
Adolphus Edwards (50), Bell L. Edwards (41), Ethel Edwards (20), Gertrude Edwards (18), Eva Edwards (16), Max Edwards (14), Claud Edwards (12), Chester Edwards (9), Terese C. Edwards (7). All were born in FL. 
Census1/1/1920 Greenville FL (Madison County) 60 yrs old 
# 47 -Adolphus Edwards (60), Bell Edwards (51), T Vera Edwards (16). Adolphus was born in GA, his father in GA, mother in FL. Bell was born in FL, father in GA, mother in FL. Adolphus is a Turpentine operator at a Turpentine farm.  
Census4/4/1930 River Junction FL (Gadsden County) 70 yrs old 
Florida State Hospital inmate- Adolphus Edwards (73) - He is a widow, he was born in GA.  
Graveyard/Tombstone1/1/1934 Mt. Pleasant Cem. FL (Gadsden County) 74 yrs old 
Adolphus Edwards - 1857 to 1934  

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2 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.
5 1864 Battle of Olustee is a Confederate victory. Union troops pull back
6 1865 Battle at Natural Bridge (Wakulla County) is a Confederate victory.
6 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.
11 1870 During the 1870s, the remaining Seminole Indians begin establishing trading posts and other economy with local settlers.
23 1882 The Florida Central and Western Railroad Company was created. It combines the Florida Central, Jacksonville, Pensacola, and Mobile railroads.
24 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.
25 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.
47 1906 An attempt to drain the Everglades and convert it to farmland begins.
58 1917 Seminole Indians become a Florida tourist attraction.
69 1928 The Tamiami Trail opens. It opens the southernmost 275 miles of U.S. Highway 41 from State Road 60 in Tampa to U.S. Route 1 (SR 5) in Miami, Florida to tourist. It also destroys many of the Seminole Indian waterways and hinders their economy.
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6 1865 Mendel publishes his papers on genetics and introduces the concept to the public.
10 1869 Cro-magnon Man fossils are found in France
18 1877 Edison invents the phonograph permitting music and voices to be recorded and replayed.
20 1879 Edison invents the electric light bulb.
30 1889 The first calculating machine is invented and uses punch cards
36 1895 Wireless telegraph and the "antenna" are invented but it covers a very short distance.
38 1897 First ship to shore message is sent using an improved form of wireless telegraph
41 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.
41 1900 Freud publishes his book "The Interpretation of Dreams"
42 1901 First transatlantic wireless telegraph is sent.
43 1902 The first Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil is discovered.
44 1903 Wright Brothers complete the first successful flight with an airplane at Kitty Hawk
45 1904 The first vacuum tube diode is invented by Fleming
47 1906 Kellogg sells the first box of Corn Flakes
47 1906 Electrons are discovered by Thomson
47 1906 The triode vacuum tube is invented
53 1912 The unsinkable Titanic sinks on its first trip to New York drowning 1,513 people.
54 1913 Ford builds the first assembly line into his automobile production plant
55 1914 The first traffic lights (which is only red or green) are put up in America; Construction of the Panama Canal is completed
64 1923 Diphtheria vaccine is developed; Insulin is produced to treat diabetes
64 1923 Freud publishes "The Ego and the Id"
65 1924 Insecticides are used for the first time on crops
67 1926 Goddard launched the first liquid-fueled rocket
68 1927 The first television transmission was announced in England
69 1928 Big bang theory was introduced
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2 1861 NEWS HEADLINES: American Civil war begins at Ft. Sumter, located in Charleston Harbor, VA.
3 1862 NEWS HEADLINES: May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
23 1882 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison creates the first large power station in New York City, making it the first place in America to have electricity.
26 1885 NEWS HEADLINES: Eastman invents the box camera. For the first time photography becomes affordable for the average citizen.
49 1908 NEWS HEADLINES: Henry Ford produces the first Model T automobile
53 1912 White residents of Forsyth County, GA, drive the black population out.
54 1913 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison invents motion pictures
58 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.
60 1919 NEWS HEADLINES: World War I ends with the signing of The Versailles Treaty.
AgeDateEvent
1 1860 Presidential election puts Abraham Lincoln in office. The campaign has heated the issues regarding slavery in the south.
3 1862 May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
4 1863 Abraham Lincoln issues the "Emancipation Proclamation" freeing slaves.
6 1865 American Civil war ends with General Lee's surrender at Appomattox, VA. Reconstruction begins in the "old South"
9 1868 An eight-hour work day is established for federal employees.
16 1875 Tennessee enacts Jim Crow law.
17 1876 The National League of Baseball is founded
50 1909 The National Association for Advancement of Colored People is formed (NAACP)
51 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.
68 1927 Charles Lindbergh becomes the first man to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean and Babe Ruth hits 60 home runs.
70 1929 Widespread prosperity of the 1920s ends abruptly with the stock market crash in October
71 1930 Drought in the Great Plains area begins, creating hardship for farm families in 19 states.
73 1932 Amelia Earhart becomes the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. The infant son of Charles Lindbergh is kidnapped and murdered.
74 1933 Franklin D. Roosevelt is elected president under his "New Deal" campaign. Frances Perkins becomes the first woman to hold a cabinet post when FDR appoints her secretary of labor. On December 5, the 21st Amendment is added to the Constitution, repealing Prohibition. Drinks for everyone!
75 1934 Farm families must leave the dust bowl-stricken Great Plains areas. The dust bowl includes areas in Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Nevada and Arkansas. Radio picks up the "Okie" songs. In all, 400,000 people leave the Great Plains.
75 1934 Congress passes the Indian Reorganization Act which allows remaining Indian tribes to reorganize.
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50 1909 The "Piltdown Man" hoax -- a fake archeological discovery announced by dishonest scientists who wanted to "prove" that human beings had evolved in Europe
55 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.
58 1917 Germany uses airplanes to drop bombs in the early stages of World War I -- the first major military use of airplanes.
60 1919 The Versailles Treaty marks the official end of World War I.
61 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.


The Children of Adolphus Jackson Edwards

10 years old
Claudia D. Edwards
Born somewhere in Florida on an unknown day in June 1897 and died somewhere in Florida about 1980. She was about 82 years old.

She was called Claude...
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