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Mary Charlotte Parish 

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Thomas Marshall Parish
8/8/1812 - 6/16/1895

Mary Elizabeth Parker
7/12/1826 - 3/2/1891
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Mary Charlotte Parish
4/25/1854 - 10/23/1899
Mary Charlotte Parish was born on April 25, 1854 in Blountstown, Florida and died on October 23, 1899 in Blountstown, Florida. She lived to be 45 years old.

Records
Census7/25/1860 West Wynnton Bend FL (Calhoun County) 6 yrs old 
Listed as dwelling #127, family #128: Thomas Parish (age 48), Mary (age 35), Julia (18), John (13), Thomas (11), Matilda (9), James (8), Charlott (7), Elizabeth (6), Eleanor (5), Flora (3), Mary (1) and Henry Monsford (laborer, age 30). Thomas was born in Georgia, estimates the value of his property to be $600 and his occupation is farming. Mary, his wife, was born in North Carolina. The children between 8 and 18 have been attending school and all were born in Florida. 
Additional information about Calhoun County, FL around 1860: Click here to see a map from this timeperiod.  
Census7/1/1870 Marianna FL (Calhoun County) 16 yrs old 
Dwelling #153, household #110: Thomas Parish (age 57) Mary (age 45, keeping house), Mary C. (age 17), Sarah E. (age 15), Ellen R. (13), William W. (10), Jane (3) and Robert S. (eight months old). All indicate they were born in Florida. Thomas is a farmer with an estimated personal estate value of $300, and he was born in Georgia. The children 10 yrs old and older indicate they were attending school. 
Additional information about Calhoun County, FL around 1870: Click here to see a map from this timeperiod.  
Marriage11/23/1879 Abes Spring Bluff FL (Calhoun County) 25 yrs old 
Marriage of John W. Peacock to Mary C. Parish on Nov. 23th 1879. Book 1, page 114 
Census1/1/1880 Pippin Mill FL (Calhoun County) 25 yrs old 
family #8: Wesley (age 37, a farmer), Mary (26, house keeping), Mary (5), Rosa (3), Laura (1 1/2). Wesley was born in GA. (his parents also born in GA). Mary was born in AL. (her parents also born in AL). The children were born in Florida. William Parrish (age 15 & born in FL) is a brother-in-law working as a farmer. Jane Thomas (a black female, age 20 & born in AL), is a servant & cook. 
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.  
Graveyard/Tombstone10/23/1899 Blountstown FL (Calhoun County) 45 yrs old 
Plot 105 at Nettle Ridge Cemetery: MARY C PEACOCK, born 4-25-1857 and died 10-23-1899.   Source:  http://www.rootsweb.com/~flcalhou/Cemeteries/NettleRidge.htm

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AgeDateEvent
1 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.
7 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.
10 1864 Battle of Olustee is a Confederate victory. Union troops pull back
11 1865 Battle at Natural Bridge (Wakulla County) is a Confederate victory.
11 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.
16 1870 During the 1870s, the remaining Seminole Indians begin establishing trading posts and other economy with local settlers.
28 1882 The Florida Central and Western Railroad Company was created. It combines the Florida Central, Jacksonville, Pensacola, and Mobile railroads.
29 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.
30 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.
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2 1856 The first Neanderthal fossils are found near Germany
5 1859 Charles Darwin publishes "Origin of Species" and begins the evolution theory.
11 1865 Mendel publishes his papers on genetics and introduces the concept to the public.
15 1869 Cro-magnon Man fossils are found in France
23 1877 Edison invents the phonograph permitting music and voices to be recorded and replayed.
25 1879 Edison invents the electric light bulb.
35 1889 The first calculating machine is invented and uses punch cards
41 1895 Wireless telegraph and the "antenna" are invented but it covers a very short distance.
43 1897 First ship to shore message is sent using an improved form of wireless telegraph
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7 1861 NEWS HEADLINES: American Civil war begins at Ft. Sumter, located in Charleston Harbor, VA.
8 1862 NEWS HEADLINES: May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
28 1882 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison creates the first large power station in New York City, making it the first place in America to have electricity.
31 1885 NEWS HEADLINES: Eastman invents the box camera. For the first time photography becomes affordable for the average citizen.
AgeDateEvent
1 1855 Third Seminole Indian War begins. It ends three years later when Chief Billy Bowlegs and his band are forced to move from Florida.
6 1860 Presidential election puts Abraham Lincoln in office. The campaign has heated the issues regarding slavery in the south.
8 1862 May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
9 1863 Abraham Lincoln issues the "Emancipation Proclamation" freeing slaves.
11 1865 American Civil war ends with General Lee's surrender at Appomattox, VA. Reconstruction begins in the "old South"
14 1868 An eight-hour work day is established for federal employees.
21 1875 Tennessee enacts Jim Crow law.
22 1876 The National League of Baseball is founded
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John Peacock
Born on December 13, 1843 and died on December 31, 1925.
They were married 11/23/1879.

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The Children of Mary Charlotte Parish

Julia Peacock
Born in an unknown place about 1880 and died in an unknown location about 1960. She was about 80 years old.

Married 8/26/1900 Simeon "Sim" Barber (1800 to ?). 2nd marriage to Mr. Jones. Actual...
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68 years old
Della Jane Peacock
Born in Blountstown, Florida on August 26, 1880 and died in Marianna, Florida on July 26, 1949. She was 68 years old.

Married 1/23/1898 John R. Barber ( 5/22/1877 to 11/15/1918)...
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18 years old
John Raiford Peacock
Born in Blountstown, Florida on July 23, 1884 and died in Sarasota, Florida on December 10, 1965. He was 81 years old.

Married Allie Garrett...
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