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Flora Ann Johnson 

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Flora Ann Johnson
8/23/1820 - 1/25/1905
Flora Ann Johnson was born on August 23, 1820 somewhere in North Carolina and died on January 25, 1905 somewhere in Florida. She lived to be 84 years old.

She married William Ruel Yon. Their children were:
  1. Newton Yon (8/10/1841-3/16/1913)
  2. Terrel Higdon Yon (10/18/1843-1/2/1863)
  3. Nell Archibald Yon (2/4/1845- )
  4. Mary A. Yon (4/12/1846- )
  5. Margaret Yon (10/19/1850- )
  6. Calvin A. Yon (1/15/1853-1938)
  7. Francis Marion Yon (4/16/1855-11/24/1920)
We do not know who her parents were. NOTE: In the 1900 census she says her parents were born in North Carolina.
Census10/16/1850 district 5 FL (Calhoun County) 30 yrs old 
family #29, Mary A. (age 55, born in FL) states she can not read or write, value of real estate $ 2560; Jesse (age 17, born in FL) states he attended school in the year; Vandalia (age 11, born in FL)

next door -family #28 Ruel Yon (age 33), F. A. Yon (30), Newton Yon (9), T. H. Yon (7), Mary A Yon (5), N. A. Yon (3). Ruel was born in GA, F.A. in NC and all children in FL. Their home is valued at $3200 States F.A. can not read or write;  
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) 39 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.  
Census6/12/1880 Abe Springs FL (Calhoun County) 59 yrs old 
Page 21 - # 145, 179 -A. J. Wood (age35), Margret Wood (25), Silas Wood (10), Laura Wood (5), Julia Wood (2), - mother in law-Flora Yon (61)& -servant - Mance Ash (17). All were born in FL, except Flora in NC. A. J. is a farmer, Margert keeps house. A.J.'s parents were born in GA, Margert's father is born in GA and mother in NC.  
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.  
Census6/1/1885 FL (Calhoun County) 64 yrs old 
page 35 #285, 347 - F.M. Yon (age 30), his mother -Flora Yon (60), daughter -Lee Yon (5). F.M. is a farmer and a widow, he was born in FL, his father was born in GA and mother in NC. Flora is a widow, she was born in NC as were her parents. Lee was born in FL. 
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.
Census1/1/1900 Blountstown FL (Calhoun County) 79 yrs old 
Francis M. Yon (age 45-Mar.1855) Leila Yon (31-Sept.1868), Avrett Yon (5-Jun.1895), Adlhaide Yon (3-May 1897), Marie Yon (7 mo-Oct.1899),& Flora Yon (81-Aug.1818). Francis ia a farmer and was born in FL, father in GA and mother in NC.Leila was born in SC, as were her parents. All children were born in FL. Flora was born in NC, as were her parents. Francis and Leila had 5 childern, 3 are living. Flora had 7 children, 4 are living.  
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.
Graveyard/Tombstone1/25/1905 Nettle Ridge Cem. FL (Calhoun County) 84 yrs old 
Flora A. Yon - 8-23-1820 to 1/25/1905 - lot 1 plot101  

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1 1821 Spain formally cedes Florida to the United States in 1821, according to terms of the Adams-Onís Treaty. Spanish colonists as well as settlers from the newly formed United States begin to pour into the new territory. Prior to this change, Florida was a wilderness sparsely dotted with settlements of native Indians, escaped/freed slaves and Spaniards.
2 1822 Florida Territory is purchased
3 1823 The Treaty of Moultrie Creek pushes the Seminole Indian towns into the interior of the Florida peninsula.
4 1824 Tallahassee is established at the capital of Florida because it is half-way between the two government centers in St. Augustine and Pensacola. The Legislative Council meets in November in a log house erected in the vicinity of today's capitol.
15 1835 The Second Seminole Indian War keeps the United States and Seminoles Indians fighting in North & Central Florida.
17 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.
22 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.
22 1842 Second Seminole Indian War ends and some of the Seminole Indians living in FL are moved to the Indian Territory
25 1845 Florida becomes the 27th state to join the United States. William Moseley becomes the first governor and David Yulee the first senator.
30 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.
35 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.
41 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.
44 1864 Battle of Olustee is a Confederate victory. Union troops pull back
45 1865 Battle at Natural Bridge (Wakulla County) is a Confederate victory.
45 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.
50 1870 During the 1870s, the remaining Seminole Indians begin establishing trading posts and other economy with local settlers.
62 1882 The Florida Central and Western Railroad Company was created. It combines the Florida Central, Jacksonville, Pensacola, and Mobile railroads.
63 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.
64 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.
10 1830 The first railroad is constructed between Liverpool and Manchester, England
19 1839 Goodyear invents vulcanized rubber, opening the door for tires and other rubber products.
24 1844 The first telegraph message is sent by Morse, who later invents the Mores Code
33 1853 The process of creating steel is invented by Besermer in Britain and Kelly in the U.S.
36 1856 The first Neanderthal fossils are found near Germany
39 1859 Charles Darwin publishes "Origin of Species" and begins the evolution theory.
45 1865 Mendel publishes his papers on genetics and introduces the concept to the public.
49 1869 Cro-magnon Man fossils are found in France
57 1877 Edison invents the phonograph permitting music and voices to be recorded and replayed.
59 1879 Edison invents the electric light bulb.
69 1889 The first calculating machine is invented and uses punch cards
75 1895 Wireless telegraph and the "antenna" are invented but it covers a very short distance.
77 1897 First ship to shore message is sent using an improved form of wireless telegraph
80 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.
80 1900 Freud publishes his book "The Interpretation of Dreams"
81 1901 First transatlantic wireless telegraph is sent.
82 1902 The first Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil is discovered.
83 1903 Wright Brothers complete the first successful flight with an airplane at Kitty Hawk
84 1904 The first vacuum tube diode is invented by Fleming
8 1828 Gold is discovered in Georgia.
14 1834 July 9 - The S.S. John Randolph, the first successful iron steamship, is launched in Savannah
41 1861 NEWS HEADLINES: American Civil war begins at Ft. Sumter, located in Charleston Harbor, VA.
42 1862 NEWS HEADLINES: May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
62 1882 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison creates the first large power station in New York City, making it the first place in America to have electricity.
65 1885 NEWS HEADLINES: Eastman invents the box camera. For the first time photography becomes affordable for the average citizen.
10 1830 The U.S. Government begins forcing Cherokee Indians from their homes in what becomes known as the Trail of Tears. Many Cherokee hide in the mountains of North Carolina and surrounding states.
10 1830 Indian Removal Act signed and the moving of eastern Indians west of the Mississippi begins.
15 1835 Second Seminole Indian War begins.
17 1837 The trickery used to capture Seminole Indian Chief Osceola (Assi Yohola) creates a public uproar and U.S. General Jesup is publicly condemned.
20 1840 Oregon Trail is established
22 1842 Second Seminole Indian War ends and thousands of Seminole Indians are forced to move west of the Mississippi.
35 1855 Third Seminole Indian War begins. It ends three years later when Chief Billy Bowlegs and his band are forced to move from Florida.
40 1860 Presidential election puts Abraham Lincoln in office. The campaign has heated the issues regarding slavery in the south.
42 1862 May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
43 1863 Abraham Lincoln issues the "Emancipation Proclamation" freeing slaves.
45 1865 American Civil war ends with General Lee's surrender at Appomattox, VA. Reconstruction begins in the "old South"
48 1868 An eight-hour work day is established for federal employees.
55 1875 Tennessee enacts Jim Crow law.
56 1876 The National League of Baseball is founded
13 1833 Santa Anna is elected President of Mexico

William Yon
Born on January 11, 1817 and died on May 14, 1857
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The Children of Flora Ann Johnson

63 years old
Newton Yon
Born in Conecuh County, Alabama on August 10, 1840 and died in Calhoun County, Florida on March 16, 1913. He was 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 Infa...
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Terrel Hidgon Yon
Born in Calhoun Co., Florida on October 18, 1843 and died in Murfreesboro, Tennessee on January 2, 1863. He was 19 years old.

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48 years old
Francis 'Frank' Marion Yon
Born in BLountstown, Florida on April 16, 1855 and died in Dothan, Alabama on November 24, 1920. He was 65 years old.

He married Mary P. Wood (6/1/1860 - 6/19/1882). They had one child: Mary Lee (Oct. 1879- 1943). She married Clement A. Eldridge, then Lewis T. Fields.

After the death of Mary, Frank married L...
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