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Genealogy for
Nancy Marie Halley 

 Parents 
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Caleb Joshua Halley
5/15/1834 - 6/6/1909

Mary Elizabeth Franklin
11/13/1844 - 10/17/1918
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Nancy Marie Halley
5/20/1866 - 8/9/1932
(Shown at age 24)
Nancy Marie Halley was born on May 20, 1866 in Blountstown, Florida and died on August 9, 1932 in Blountstown, Florida. She lived to be 66 years old.

She married William in Calhoun Co. FL. She served as a School Board Member and was the Post Master for many years at the Chipola Post Office.

Children:
  1. John H. Parish (6/1884 died in AL)- married Minnie Lee
  2. Jessie W. Parish (10/14/1885 - 1913)
  3. Annie Parish (1/ 1888 7/22/1990)
  4. Mary Elizabeth Parish (10/ 1893 -7/22/1990)
  5. Dolly Parish (2/ 1896)
  6. Minnie Lee Parish (1/1898 8/4/1900)
  7. Calvin J. Parish (1902)
Records
Census7/2/1870 Oklokonee District FL (Wakulla County) 4 yrs old 
Dweling# 12, family#9 - Caleb Holly (age 27,born in AL), Mary (age 24, keeping house, born in Georgia), Nancy (age 4, Oct.,born in FL) and John (8 months old, born in FL). Caleb cannot read or write. He states his occupation as farmer with an estimated real estate value of $100.
Caleb's sister Amy and her family are listed as the next family. 
Census6/12/1880 Abe Springs FL (Calhoun County) 14 yrs old 
Starting on line 1: Caleb Holley (age 45, born in AL and both parents in NC), Mary (age 36, wife, she and parents were born in GA), Nancy (age 15, daughter), John (age 12, son), Mary (age 8, daughter), Pierce (age 6, son), Susan (age 4, daughter), Gadsden (age 2, son), Cehas (age 1 month, son). All of the children report that they were born in FL, father in AL, mother in GA. Mary (wife) and the younger children indicate they cannot read or write. 
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) 19 yrs old 
dweling#229 family#256 - W.W. Parish ( age 24), Nancy (18), John (1). All were born in FL. Wyatt's parents were born in SC and Nancy's in AL & GA. Wyatt is a farmer. 
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.
Census6/1/1885 FL (Calhoun County) 19 yrs old 
Florida State Census, Dwelling Number 153/Family #169: Caleb Halley (age 52), Mary (age 35), Jno (age 16), Nancy (age 19), Porlier (age 15), Price (age 13), Susan (age 10), Gaddis (age 9), Charlie (age 7), and Emma (age 3). Caleb is a farmer and says he was born in Alabama and the birth place of both parents is unknown. Mary was born in Florida and both parents in GA. All of the children were 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.
Census6/27/1900 Blountstown FL (Calhoun County) 34 yrs old 
Dweling # 244 - Wyett W. Parish (age38- born July 1862), Nancy Parish (34- 5/1866), John H. Parish (15 June 1884), Jessie W. Parish (14 -Oct. 1885), Annie Parish (12 -Jan. 1888), Mary Parish (8- Oct. 1893), Dolly Parish (4- Feb. 1896)& Minnie Parish (2- Jan.1898). Wyett & Nancy have been married 17 years. Nancy states she has had 6 children all are living. All were born in FL. Whett 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.
Other1/1/1904 Blountstown FL (Calhoun County) 37 yrs old 
Nancy Parish commission to Calhoun County Board of Public Instruction. 
Census4/22/1910 Blountstown FL (Calhoun County) 43 yrs old 
household#7 -W. W. Parish (age48), Nancy Parish (45), Annie Parish (21), Dallie Parish (14)& Calvin Parish (8). Wyatt & Nancy have been married 26 years, they had seven children, six are living. All were born in FL, as were their parents. Wyatt is a carpenter.  
Graveyard/Tombstone8/9/1932 Blountstown FL (Calhoun County) 66 yrs old 
Nettle Ridge Cemetery - Nancy PARISH - 5-20-1866 to 8-9-1932 sec.2 lot.175   Source:  http://www.rootsweb.com/~flcalhou/Cemeteries/NettleRidge.htm

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4 1870 During the 1870s, the remaining Seminole Indians begin establishing trading posts and other economy with local settlers.
16 1882 The Florida Central and Western Railroad Company was created. It combines the Florida Central, Jacksonville, Pensacola, and Mobile railroads.
17 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.
18 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.
40 1906 An attempt to drain the Everglades and convert it to farmland begins.
51 1917 Seminole Indians become a Florida tourist attraction.
62 1928 The Tamiami Trail opens. It opens the southernmost 275 miles of U.S. Highway 41 from State Road 60 in Tampa to U.S. Route 1 (SR 5) in Miami, Florida to tourist. It also destroys many of the Seminole Indian waterways and hinders their economy.
AgeDateEvent
3 1869 Cro-magnon Man fossils are found in France
11 1877 Edison invents the phonograph permitting music and voices to be recorded and replayed.
13 1879 Edison invents the electric light bulb.
23 1889 The first calculating machine is invented and uses punch cards
29 1895 Wireless telegraph and the "antenna" are invented but it covers a very short distance.
31 1897 First ship to shore message is sent using an improved form of wireless telegraph
34 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.
34 1900 Freud publishes his book "The Interpretation of Dreams"
35 1901 First transatlantic wireless telegraph is sent.
36 1902 The first Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil is discovered.
37 1903 Wright Brothers complete the first successful flight with an airplane at Kitty Hawk
38 1904 The first vacuum tube diode is invented by Fleming
40 1906 Kellogg sells the first box of Corn Flakes
40 1906 Electrons are discovered by Thomson
40 1906 The triode vacuum tube is invented
46 1912 The unsinkable Titanic sinks on its first trip to New York drowning 1,513 people.
47 1913 Ford builds the first assembly line into his automobile production plant
48 1914 The first traffic lights (which is only red or green) are put up in America; Construction of the Panama Canal is completed
57 1923 Freud publishes "The Ego and the Id"
57 1923 Diphtheria vaccine is developed; Insulin is produced to treat diabetes
58 1924 Insecticides are used for the first time on crops
60 1926 Goddard launched the first liquid-fueled rocket
61 1927 The first television transmission was announced in England
62 1928 Big bang theory was introduced
AgeDateEvent
16 1882 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison creates the first large power station in New York City, making it the first place in America to have electricity.
19 1885 NEWS HEADLINES: Eastman invents the box camera. For the first time photography becomes affordable for the average citizen.
42 1908 NEWS HEADLINES: Henry Ford produces the first Model T automobile
46 1912 White residents of Forsyth County, GA, drive the black population out.
47 1913 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison invents motion pictures
51 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.
53 1919 NEWS HEADLINES: World War I ends with the signing of The Versailles Treaty.
AgeDateEvent
2 1868 An eight-hour work day is established for federal employees.
9 1875 Tennessee enacts Jim Crow law.
10 1876 The National League of Baseball is founded
43 1909 The National Association for Advancement of Colored People is formed (NAACP)
44 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 1927 Charles Lindbergh becomes the first man to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean and Babe Ruth hits 60 home runs.
63 1929 Widespread prosperity of the 1920s ends abruptly with the stock market crash in October
64 1930 Drought in the Great Plains area begins, creating hardship for farm families in 19 states.
66 1932 Amelia Earhart becomes the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. The infant son of Charles Lindbergh is kidnapped and murdered.
AgeDateEvent
43 1909 The "Piltdown Man" hoax -- a fake archeological discovery announced by dishonest scientists who wanted to "prove" that human beings had evolved in Europe
48 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.
51 1917 Germany uses airplanes to drop bombs in the early stages of World War I -- the first major military use of airplanes.
53 1919 The Versailles Treaty marks the official end of World War I.
54 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.


Marriages
William Parish
Born on February 25, 1862 and died on February 1, 1913.
They were married 9/13/1883.

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The Children of Nancy Marie Halley

52 years old
Mary Elizabeth Parish
Born somewhere in Florida on October 8, 1893 and died in Blountstown, Florida on July 22, 1990. She was 96 years old.

She lived in Chipola and was a charter member of the Union Church. She taught adult Sunday School classes at Union and later at the Pentecostal Church when she moved to Blountstown. She served as the ...
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Calvin Jennings Parrish
Born in Calhoun County, Florida on July 28, 1901 and died in Leon County, Florida on August 10, 1970. He was 69 years old.

He married Nellie Hill (8/28/1902 - 3/3/1972). They divorced in 1929 and Calvin later married Irene Slusher in 1955.
Children:
Calvin Parrish/Hill (1920)
Hillard Rhuda Parrish/Hill (8/17/1...
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