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Levi Markes Lafayette Yon  Jr.

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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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Levi Markes Lafayette Yon Jr.
1/30/1859 - 1920
Levi Markes Lafayette Yon, Jr., was born on January 30, 1859 somewhere in Florida and died about 1920 in Gadsden County, Florida. He lived to be 60 years old.

He married on 1/13/1881 to Simella "Simmie" Burns (1863 - 1897)
William M. Yon (1882)
Levi Sim Lafayette Yon (12/21/1884-1/14/1951)-married Sammie Rencher,
Eliza Yon (Apr. 1888)
Laura Virginia Yon ( March 1890) -married Hugh Taylor
Silas Edward Yon (3/17/1891 -11/1964)-married Pansy Belle Wood
France Yon (May 1894)
Jessie Yon (March 1896)
Census6/21/1870  FL (Calhoun County) 11 yrs old 
dweling#12,family#9 Levi Yon (age 59) Farmer, states he has 5000 acres worth $800, born South Carolina; wife Nancy E. (age 46) born Alabama; Levi M.L. (age 12); Jessie D. (age 6); John M. (age 4);Lydia M. (age 2); children born in Florida.  Source:
Additional information about Calhoun County, FL around 1870: Click here to see a map from this timeperiod.  
Census6/1/1880 Pippins Mills FL (Calhoun County) 21 yrs old 
page 126- line 1: Levi Yon (age 69), Rachael Yon (age 27, wife, keeping house, both her and her father were born in AL), Levi M. (son, age 21, not married, working on farm, he was born in AL and his father was born in GA), and John T. (age 16, son, working on farm, not married, he was born in FL and his father in GA). Levi indicates that he is "maimed, crippled, bedridden, or otherwise disabled". Levi is a farmer. Levi and Rachael were married during the last year. Both Levi and his father were born in GA. Place of birth for each mother is not recorded.  
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.  
Other1/1/1882 FL (Calhoun County) 22 yrs old 
Revised List of jurors -
Pg. 1: #1. Wm Ayers, 2. Thos Ayers, 3. Asa Ayers, 9. Sam Ayers, 10. Ish Ayers, 13. Benj. Ayers, 15. Alfred Bailey, 17. Gadi Bailey, 22. P.B. Bailey, 23. Wm M. Clark. ,44. Wm Cutts, 46. L. C. Davis, 46. Isaac Etheridge, 47. B. H. Franklin
page 2: 68. Caleb Halley, 75. Jno T. Kent, 76. W.A. Kent, 79. Jno A. Kelley, 81. Jno Kent,
page 3: #85. Geo Sutton, 96. B. F. McDaniel, 97. Josh McDaniel, 99. Jasper Musgrove, 100. J. M. Maddox,107. Thos McKeown
page 4: 114 Robt Nixon, 115 J. J. Nixon, 116 R. W. Nixon,118 Jno H. Parish, 119. Thomas Parish Sr., 120. Thomas Parish Jr., 122. Jno W. Peacock, 123. Jno. W. Pope, 125. B. F. Pope, 126. Tim Pope, 130. J.M. Peacock
page 5:143.J.R. Stone, 151. David Stephens, 152. L.M. Stone, 156. S.S. Stone, 153. A.J. Wood, 155. Joe Wood, 156. J.C. Wood, 172. Levi Yon, 173. Newton Yon, 174. T.M. Yon, 175. John Yon, 176. H. A. Yon 
Census6/1/1900 Blountstown FL (Calhoun County) 41 yrs old 
238, 75 -Levi Yon (age 40 -Feb.1861), Sim Yon (15 -Apr. 1885), Eliza Yon (12 - Apr. 1888), Laura Yon (10 - March 1890), Silas Yon (8 -Apr. 1892), France Yon (6 - May 1894), Jessie Yon (4-March 1896). Levi is a widow, he is a farmer. All were born in Florida. 
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.
Census4/22/1910 Blountstown FL (Calhoun County) 51 yrs old 
18 - Levi Yon (age 50), Sim L. Yon (26), Silas Yon (19), Florence Yon (17), Jessie Yon (15). everyone is born in FL, as were their parents. Levi is a widow, he works in general merchandise. Sim is a salesman.  
Death Certificate11/1/1920 FL (Gadsden County) 61 yrs old 
Levi Yon - sex: m, color:w, year:1920, Fla death index -Vol. 111, page 11806 

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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.
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
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.
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.
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.

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