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Sarah Gasque
1833 - 1910
(Shown at age 57)
Sarah Gasque was born about 1833 in Marion Co., South Carolina and died about 1910 somewhere in Florida. Dates for birth and death are estimated. She lived to be about 77 years old.

She was the daughter of John & Elizabeth Gasque.

She married Almarine J. Wood.
William M.
Mary P.

Willis Chapman
Census7/23/1860 West Wynnton FL (Calhoun County) 27 yrs old 
Recorded as dwelling #118 and family #119: A. J. Wood (age 46), Sarah Wood (age 26), Silas H. (18), Jackson (16), Jesse (13), William (2), and Sarah Wood (age 2 mos.). Their real estate is value at $4,000, personal estate at $12,000. A.J. was born in GA, Sarah in SC, and all others were born in FL. A.J. is a farmer, Sarah keeps house, Silas is an overseer and Jackson is a laborer. 
Additional information about Calhoun County, FL around 1860: Click here to see a map from this timeperiod.  
Census6/21/1880 FL (Calhoun County) 47 yrs old 
Recorded as Dwelling #21 and Family #17: Andrew J. Wood (age 56), Sarah (age 30), William M. (12), Mary P. (8), Benjamin (4), and Charles Wood (age 1). Their real estate is valued at $1000, and personal at $2000. Andrew was born in GA, Sarah in SC, all others in FL. Andrew is a farmer & Sarah keeps house.

on the same page -house#24 Andrew Wood Jr.(22)wife Margaret(21) and # 25 -J.C. Wood (25). 
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.  
Census1/1/1900 Shiloh FL (Calhoun County) 67 yrs old 
#116 -Willis C. Wood (age 27- Aug.1872), Green Wood (22 -June 1878), Jackson Wood (1- March 1899), mother-Sarah Wood (66- Sept. 1833)Willis was born in FL, his father in FL, mother in SC. Green was born in FL, as were her parents. Sarah was born in SC, as were her parents. Jackson was born in FL. Willis and Green have been married two years, they have one child. Willis is 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.

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2 1835 The Second Seminole Indian War keeps the United States and Seminoles Indians fighting in North & Central Florida.
4 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.
9 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.
9 1842 Second Seminole Indian War ends and some of the Seminole Indians living in FL are moved to the Indian Territory
12 1845 Florida becomes the 27th state to join the United States. William Moseley becomes the first governor and David Yulee the first senator.
17 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.
22 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.
28 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.
31 1864 Battle of Olustee is a Confederate victory. Union troops pull back
32 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.
32 1865 Battle at Natural Bridge (Wakulla County) is a Confederate victory.
37 1870 During the 1870s, the remaining Seminole Indians begin establishing trading posts and other economy with local settlers.
49 1882 The Florida Central and Western Railroad Company was created. It combines the Florida Central, Jacksonville, Pensacola, and Mobile railroads.
50 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.
51 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.
73 1906 An attempt to drain the Everglades and convert it to farmland begins.
6 1839 Goodyear invents vulcanized rubber, opening the door for tires and other rubber products.
11 1844 The first telegraph message is sent by Morse, who later invents the Mores Code
20 1853 The process of creating steel is invented by Besermer in Britain and Kelly in the U.S.
23 1856 The first Neanderthal fossils are found near Germany
26 1859 Charles Darwin publishes "Origin of Species" and begins the evolution theory.
32 1865 Mendel publishes his papers on genetics and introduces the concept to the public.
36 1869 Cro-magnon Man fossils are found in France
44 1877 Edison invents the phonograph permitting music and voices to be recorded and replayed.
46 1879 Edison invents the electric light bulb.
56 1889 The first calculating machine is invented and uses punch cards
62 1895 Wireless telegraph and the "antenna" are invented but it covers a very short distance.
64 1897 First ship to shore message is sent using an improved form of wireless telegraph
67 1900 Freud publishes his book "The Interpretation of Dreams"
67 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.
68 1901 First transatlantic wireless telegraph is sent.
69 1902 The first Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil is discovered.
70 1903 Wright Brothers complete the first successful flight with an airplane at Kitty Hawk
71 1904 The first vacuum tube diode is invented by Fleming
73 1906 Kellogg sells the first box of Corn Flakes
73 1906 The triode vacuum tube is invented
73 1906 Electrons are discovered by Thomson
1 1834 July 9 - The S.S. John Randolph, the first successful iron steamship, is launched in Savannah
28 1861 NEWS HEADLINES: American Civil war begins at Ft. Sumter, located in Charleston Harbor, VA.
29 1862 NEWS HEADLINES: May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
49 1882 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison creates the first large power station in New York City, making it the first place in America to have electricity.
52 1885 NEWS HEADLINES: Eastman invents the box camera. For the first time photography becomes affordable for the average citizen.
75 1908 NEWS HEADLINES: Henry Ford produces the first Model T automobile
27 1860 About 63,000 men from South Carolina served in the Confederate armed forces.
35 1868 South Carolina was readmitted to the Union.
2 1835 Second Seminole Indian War begins.
4 1837 The trickery used to capture Seminole Indian Chief Osceola (Assi Yohola) creates a public uproar and U.S. General Jesup is publicly condemned.
7 1840 Oregon Trail is established
9 1842 Second Seminole Indian War ends and thousands of Seminole Indians are forced to move west of the Mississippi.
22 1855 Third Seminole Indian War begins. It ends three years later when Chief Billy Bowlegs and his band are forced to move from Florida.
27 1860 Presidential election puts Abraham Lincoln in office. The campaign has heated the issues regarding slavery in the south.
29 1862 May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
30 1863 Abraham Lincoln issues the "Emancipation Proclamation" freeing slaves.
32 1865 American Civil war ends with General Lee's surrender at Appomattox, VA. Reconstruction begins in the "old South"
35 1868 An eight-hour work day is established for federal employees.
42 1875 Tennessee enacts Jim Crow law.
43 1876 The National League of Baseball is founded
76 1909 The National Association for Advancement of Colored People is formed (NAACP)
77 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.
76 1909 The "Piltdown Man" hoax -- a fake archeological discovery announced by dishonest scientists who wanted to "prove" that human beings had evolved in Europe

Almarine 'AJ' Wood
Born about 1824 and died about 1880.
They were married 1/1/1857.

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The Children of Sarah Gasque

18 years old
William Monroe Wood
Born somewhere in Florida on December 21, 1857 and died in Calhoun Co., Florida on February 23, 1897. He was 39 years old.

He married Fannie Caroline Edwards....
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16 years old
Mary P. Wood
Born somewhere in North Carolina on June 1, 1860 and died somewhere in Florida on June 19, 1882. She was 22 years old.

She married Francis M. Yon, They had one son Lee (1880- ). ...
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53 years old
Willis Chapman Wood
Born in Calhoun County, Florida on August 30, 1872 and died in Blountstown, Calhoun County, Florida on May 28, 1942. He was 69 years old.

He marred Lula Green Armstrong (1880-2/14/1915). She was the daughter of Jefferson Benjamin Armstrong (1846) and Margaret Lee Nall (1847)

They had one son Jackson Wood (1899-1980)...
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