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Ester Jane Yon 

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Levi Markes Lafayette Yon Sr.
9/21/1810 - 5/1/1881

Nancy Eleanor Dennis
10/6/1822 - 7/25/1878
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Ester Jane Yon
11/25/1848 - 1/31/1922
Ester Jane Yon was born on November 25, 1848 somewhere in Florida and died on January 31, 1922 in Calhoun Co., Florida. She lived to be 73 years old.

She married John Harris Parish (3/2/1847-7/25/1920).
  • Thomas Marshall (1867-1870)
  • William Jesse (10/1870)
  • John Dennis (1872)
  • John Harris Jr. (9/18/1881-3/11/1920)
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    Census10/18/1850 FL (Calhoun County) 1 yrs old 
    #39: Levi Yon (age 40, born in NC), Nancy (age 26, AL), Vandillia (8, AL), Flora Ann (4, FL), Amandia (4, FL), Ester (2, AL). Estimated value of property is $1, 000. 
    Additional information about Calhoun County, FL around 1850: Click here to see a map from this timeperiod.  
    Census7/21/1860 West Wymton district FL (Calhoun County) 11 yrs old 
    dweling#122, family# 123, Levi Yon (age 49, Farming, born in SC), Nancy (36, housekeeping, AL), Flora (15, domestic, AL), Jane (13, FL), Mary (11, FL), Malissa (9, FL), Elleanor (7, FL), Charles (5, FL), Jessie (3, FL), Levi M. (1, FL). Estimated value of real estate is $4,000 and estimated value of personal property is $4,000.A check mark is by Levi, Nancy and Flora, for Mulatto or Black. 
    Additional information about Calhoun County, FL around 1860: Click here to see a map from this timeperiod.  
    Military1/1/1907 FL (Calhoun County) 58 yrs old 
    Confederate pensions-A02235 - John Harris Parish, 1st Regt Inf Resv., wife: Ester (Yon) ,year: 1907 ,page: 16 
    Graveyard/Tombstone7/25/1920 Bloutstown FL (Calhoun County) 71 yrs old 
    J. H. PARISH - 3-2-1847 to 7-25-1920 Sec. 3A Lot.22
    ESTER JANE PARISH - 11-25-1848 7-31-1922 Sec. 3A Lot. 22 
    Graveyard/Tombstone3/1/1922 Nettle Ridge FL (Calhoun County) 73 yrs old 
    Ester Jane Parrish - Nov. 25 1848 -March 1st 1922

    John Harris Parish -CSA, 1st Florida Reserves  

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    Click on any of the News, Events, or Discoveries buttons above to see historical things that happened during Ester Yon's life. These are only some of the major events that affected the life and times of Ester, her family, and friends. For example, Ester is 7 years old when Third Seminole Indian War begins. It ends three years later when Chief Billy Bowlegs and his band are forced to move from Florida.
    2 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.
    7 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.
    13 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.
    16 1864 Battle of Olustee is a Confederate victory. Union troops pull back
    17 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.
    17 1865 Battle at Natural Bridge (Wakulla County) is a Confederate victory.
    22 1870 During the 1870s, the remaining Seminole Indians begin establishing trading posts and other economy with local settlers.
    34 1882 The Florida Central and Western Railroad Company was created. It combines the Florida Central, Jacksonville, Pensacola, and Mobile railroads.
    35 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.
    36 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.
    58 1906 An attempt to drain the Everglades and convert it to farmland begins.
    69 1917 Seminole Indians become a Florida tourist attraction.
    5 1853 The process of creating steel is invented by Besermer in Britain and Kelly in the U.S.
    8 1856 The first Neanderthal fossils are found near Germany
    11 1859 Charles Darwin publishes "Origin of Species" and begins the evolution theory.
    17 1865 Mendel publishes his papers on genetics and introduces the concept to the public.
    21 1869 Cro-magnon Man fossils are found in France
    29 1877 Edison invents the phonograph permitting music and voices to be recorded and replayed.
    31 1879 Edison invents the electric light bulb.
    41 1889 The first calculating machine is invented and uses punch cards
    47 1895 Wireless telegraph and the "antenna" are invented but it covers a very short distance.
    49 1897 First ship to shore message is sent using an improved form of wireless telegraph
    52 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.
    52 1900 Freud publishes his book "The Interpretation of Dreams"
    53 1901 First transatlantic wireless telegraph is sent.
    54 1902 The first Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil is discovered.
    55 1903 Wright Brothers complete the first successful flight with an airplane at Kitty Hawk
    56 1904 The first vacuum tube diode is invented by Fleming
    58 1906 The triode vacuum tube is invented
    58 1906 Electrons are discovered by Thomson
    58 1906 Kellogg sells the first box of Corn Flakes
    64 1912 The unsinkable Titanic sinks on its first trip to New York drowning 1,513 people.
    65 1913 Ford builds the first assembly line into his automobile production plant
    66 1914 The first traffic lights (which is only red or green) are put up in America; Construction of the Panama Canal is completed
    13 1861 NEWS HEADLINES: American Civil war begins at Ft. Sumter, located in Charleston Harbor, VA.
    14 1862 NEWS HEADLINES: May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
    34 1882 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison creates the first large power station in New York City, making it the first place in America to have electricity.
    37 1885 NEWS HEADLINES: Eastman invents the box camera. For the first time photography becomes affordable for the average citizen.
    60 1908 NEWS HEADLINES: Henry Ford produces the first Model T automobile
    64 1912 White residents of Forsyth County, GA, drive the black population out.
    65 1913 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison invents motion pictures
    69 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.
    71 1919 NEWS HEADLINES: World War I ends with the signing of The Versailles Treaty.
    7 1855 Third Seminole Indian War begins. It ends three years later when Chief Billy Bowlegs and his band are forced to move from Florida.
    12 1860 Presidential election puts Abraham Lincoln in office. The campaign has heated the issues regarding slavery in the south.
    14 1862 May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
    15 1863 Abraham Lincoln issues the "Emancipation Proclamation" freeing slaves.
    17 1865 American Civil war ends with General Lee's surrender at Appomattox, VA. Reconstruction begins in the "old South"
    20 1868 An eight-hour work day is established for federal employees.
    27 1875 Tennessee enacts Jim Crow law.
    28 1876 The National League of Baseball is founded
    61 1909 The National Association for Advancement of Colored People is formed (NAACP)
    62 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.
    61 1909 The "Piltdown Man" hoax -- a fake archeological discovery announced by dishonest scientists who wanted to "prove" that human beings had evolved in Europe
    66 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.
    69 1917 Germany uses airplanes to drop bombs in the early stages of World War I -- the first major military use of airplanes.
    71 1919 The Versailles Treaty marks the official end of World War I.
    72 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.

    John Parish
    Born on March 2, 1847 and died on July 23, 1920.
    They were married 5/27/1866.

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