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Almarine 'AJ' Jackson Wood
1824 - 1880
(Shown at age 76)
Almarine 'AJ' Jackson Wood was born about 1824 somewhere in Georgia and died about 1880 somewhere in Florida. Dates for birth and death are estimated. He lived to be about 56 years old.

His parents were Silas and Rhoda Prudence Chapman Wood.
Almarine may have gone by the name of Andrew.
He married Mary Ann Yon, they had three chlidren:
Silas Wood (1842 - ),
Almarine J. Wood Jr. (7/9/1844 - 10/27/1922)
Jesse P. Wood (1848- ).

After the death of Mary he married Sarah Gasque
children:
Sarah Wood
William M.Wood
Mary P.Wood
Benjamin Wood
Charles Wood
Willis Chapman Wood
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Other11/12/1835 FL (Jackson County) 11 yrs old 
The will of Silas Wood - recorded in Jackson County, Book F, pages 449 & 450 on November 12, 1835
appoint his Son Almerine J. Wood to be sole Executor of this his last Will and testament. Also listed in the will daughter Artimacy Emeline Wood and granddaughter Elisa Prudence Stone. 
Census10/14/1850 FL (Calhoun County) 26 yrs old 
dweling#129,family# 129 - Almerin P. Wood (age36-GA), Mary Ann (25-GA), Silas (8-FL), Almerin P. (6-FL),Piper (2-FL),Rhoda P. (55-FL), Lawrence BOLINGER (21-TN), Eliza STONE (15-FL) & James M. BOZEMAN (21-GA) -Physician. Almerine's estate is value at $4000.   Source:  http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~flcalhou/CalhounCensus/1850b.htm
Additional information about Calhoun County, FL around 1850: Click here to see a map from this timeperiod.  
Census7/23/1860 West Wynnton FL (Calhoun County) 36 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) 56 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.  

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11 1835 The Second Seminole Indian War keeps the United States and Seminoles Indians fighting in North & Central Florida.
13 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.
18 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.
18 1842 Second Seminole Indian War ends and some of the Seminole Indians living in FL are moved to the Indian Territory
21 1845 Florida becomes the 27th state to join the United States. William Moseley becomes the first governor and David Yulee the first senator.
26 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.
31 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.
37 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.
40 1864 Battle of Olustee is a Confederate victory. Union troops pull back
41 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.
41 1865 Battle at Natural Bridge (Wakulla County) is a Confederate victory.
46 1870 During the 1870s, the remaining Seminole Indians begin establishing trading posts and other economy with local settlers.
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1 1825 Baker, Lowndes, Thomas, Butts and Taliaferro Counties formed.
2 1826 January 24 - Treaty of Washington abrogates Treaty of Indian Springs. The Creeks cede a smaller area and are allowed to remain on their lands until January 1, 1826.
3 1827 December 14, - Harris, Marion, Meriwether and Talbot.
6 1830 Cherokee, Heard, and Stewrt Counties are formed.
7 1831 Sumter County is formed.
8 1832 December 3 - Bartow, Cobb, Crawford, Floyd, Forsyth, Gilmer, Lumpkin, Murray, Paulding, and Union Counties formed.
9 1833 Walker County is formed.
12 1836 Seminoles massacre Major Francis L. Dade and his 103 man command. This starts the second Seminole War. February - Battle of Hitchity. March 27 - Colonel J.W. Fannin and his Georgian's executed by order of Santa Ana at Goliad on Palm Sunday. July - Battle of Brushy Creek. July 3 - Battle of Chickasawachee Swamp. July 27 - Battle of Echowanochaway Creek.
13 1837 Mcon and Dade Counties are formed.
14 1838 Chattooga County formed
23 1847 Atlanta, Georgia is incorporated. Formally Marthasville
26 1850 Gordon and Clinch Counties are formed.
27 1851 Clay, Howell, Polk, Spalding, and Whitfield Counties are formed.
28 1852 Taylor County formed.
29 1853 Catoosa, Pickens, Hart, Dougherty, Webster, Flton, and Worth Counties aare creaated.
30 1854 Fannin, Coffee, Chattahooche, Charlton, and Calhoun Counties formed.
32 1856 Haralson, Terrell, Berrien, Colquit, Miller, and Towns Counties formed.
33 1857 Dawson, Milton, Pierce, Glascock, Mitchell, Schley, White, and Wilcox Counties formed.
34 1858 Clayton, Quitman, Banks, Brooks, Johnson, and Echols Counties formed.
46 1870 Douglas, McDuffie, Rockdale, and Dodge Counties formed.
51 1875 Oconee County formed.
AgeDateEvent
6 1830 The first railroad is constructed between Liverpool and Manchester, England
15 1839 Goodyear invents vulcanized rubber, opening the door for tires and other rubber products.
20 1844 The first telegraph message is sent by Morse, who later invents the Mores Code
29 1853 The process of creating steel is invented by Besermer in Britain and Kelly in the U.S.
32 1856 The first Neanderthal fossils are found near Germany
35 1859 Charles Darwin publishes "Origin of Species" and begins the evolution theory.
41 1865 Mendel publishes his papers on genetics and introduces the concept to the public.
45 1869 Cro-magnon Man fossils are found in France
53 1877 Edison invents the phonograph permitting music and voices to be recorded and replayed.
55 1879 Edison invents the electric light bulb.
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4 1828 Gold is discovered in Georgia.
10 1834 July 9 - The S.S. John Randolph, the first successful iron steamship, is launched in Savannah
37 1861 NEWS HEADLINES: American Civil war begins at Ft. Sumter, located in Charleston Harbor, VA.
38 1862 NEWS HEADLINES: May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
AgeDateEvent
6 1830 Indian Removal Act signed and the moving of eastern Indians west of the Mississippi begins.
11 1835 Second Seminole Indian War begins.
13 1837 The trickery used to capture Seminole Indian Chief Osceola (Assi Yohola) creates a public uproar and U.S. General Jesup is publicly condemned.
16 1840 Oregon Trail is established
18 1842 Second Seminole Indian War ends and thousands of Seminole Indians are forced to move west of the Mississippi.
31 1855 Third Seminole Indian War begins. It ends three years later when Chief Billy Bowlegs and his band are forced to move from Florida.
36 1860 Presidential election puts Abraham Lincoln in office. The campaign has heated the issues regarding slavery in the south.
38 1862 May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
39 1863 Abraham Lincoln issues the "Emancipation Proclamation" freeing slaves.
41 1865 American Civil war ends with General Lee's surrender at Appomattox, VA. Reconstruction begins in the "old South"
44 1868 An eight-hour work day is established for federal employees.
51 1875 Tennessee enacts Jim Crow law.
52 1876 The National League of Baseball is founded
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9 1833 Santa Anna is elected President of Mexico


Marriages
Mary Yon
Born about 1825 and died about 1855.
They were married 1/1/1841.

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Sarah Gasque
Born about 1833 and died about 1910.
They were married 1/1/1857.

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The Children of Almarine 'AJ' Jackson Wood

28 years old
Almarine Jackson Wood Jr
Born in Calhoun Co., Florida on July 9, 1844 and died in Calhoun Co., Florida on October 27, 1922. He was 78 years old.

He married Margaret Yon (1850-1935)
children:
Silas Ruel Wood (1871)
Mary C. Wood (1873-1873)
Annie Laura Wood(1875-1948)
Julia E. Wood (1878-1952)
Florence E. Wood (1887-1887)
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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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