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Halcomb  O'Bryan 

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Seaborn Hagan O'Bryan
1824 - 1900


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Halcomb O'Bryan
4/1850 - 1930
Halcomb O'Bryan was born on an unknown day in April 1850 somewhere in Florida and died about 1930 somewhere in Florida. Actual date of death is unknown. He lived to be about 79 years old.

He married Sarah Frances Hansford on 10/31/1875. His occupation in the 1880 census was a Logger.

His parents were Seaborn Hagan O'Brian & Sarah Ann Hagan.
Census4/1/1850 District 22 GA (Decatur County) 0 days old 
Recorded as family #288: Seaborn O'Bryant (age 27), Sarah (age 25), Sarah (4), Martha (2), and Halcomb (0). Cannot read. We would love to receive a better copy of this record, if anyone has a copy. Thanks! 
Additional information about Decatur County, GA around 1850: Map of Decatur County, GA created around 1846 -- four years before the 1850 Census. Click here to see a map from this timeperiod.  
Census1/1/1860 Co. FL (Calhoun County) 9 yrs old 
Family #59: Seaborn O'Bryan (age 37, born in GA) Sarah (age 37, born GA), Elizabeth (13, GA), Malcolm (or Holcomb)(10 FL), Amanda (6 FL), Susan (4 FL), and Ellifare (2 FL). Seaborn is a farmer and Sarah is keeping house.  
Additional information about Calhoun County, FL around 1860: Click here to see a map from this timeperiod.  
Marriage10/31/1875 FL (Calhoun County) 25 yrs old 
Halcombe O'Bryant married Sarah Frances Hansford on Oct. 31, 1875 - page 58  
Census1/1/1880 FL (Calhoun County) 29 yrs old 
Family# 47: Hokan O'Brian (age 30), Frances (age 23), Lafayette (age 3) and George (age 3). All were born in FL. Hokan is a logger and Frances is keeping house.
(father of Halcomb, Seaborn & family near by #45)  
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.  
Census6/1/1900 Hansford Mill FL (Calhoun County) 50 yrs old 
Recorded as family #577: Halcomb W. O'Brian (born April 1850, age 50), Sarah F. (wife, born March 1859, age 41), Mary J. (daughter, born August 1881, age 18), Seaborne L. (son, born August 1886, age 13) and Sarah F. (daughter, born July 1880, age 10), un-named baby (son, born Nov. 1898, 1 year old). Halcomb and his parents were born in GA. Sara and her parents were born in FL. The children were born in FL. Holcomb is a farmer. The older children have been attending school and can read and write. Halcomb and Sara can also read and write. They are currently renting the farm where they live. 
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.
Census1/5/1920 Atha FL (Calhoun County) 69 yrs old 
Recorded as family #43: Halcomb W. O'Bryan (age 69), Sarah F. (wife, age 61), and John (son, age 21). Sara and John can read and write. Sara and John were born in FL. Sara's parents were born in GA. Halcomb and his parents were born in GA. Halcomb is a farmer working a general farm. 

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5 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.
11 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.
14 1864 Battle of Olustee is a Confederate victory. Union troops pull back
15 1865 Battle at Natural Bridge (Wakulla County) is a Confederate victory.
15 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.
20 1870 During the 1870s, the remaining Seminole Indians begin establishing trading posts and other economy with local settlers.
32 1882 The Florida Central and Western Railroad Company was created. It combines the Florida Central, Jacksonville, Pensacola, and Mobile railroads.
33 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.
34 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.
56 1906 An attempt to drain the Everglades and convert it to farmland begins.
67 1917 Seminole Indians become a Florida tourist attraction.
78 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.
3 1853 The process of creating steel is invented by Besermer in Britain and Kelly in the U.S.
6 1856 The first Neanderthal fossils are found near Germany
9 1859 Charles Darwin publishes "Origin of Species" and begins the evolution theory.
15 1865 Mendel publishes his papers on genetics and introduces the concept to the public.
19 1869 Cro-magnon Man fossils are found in France
27 1877 Edison invents the phonograph permitting music and voices to be recorded and replayed.
29 1879 Edison invents the electric light bulb.
39 1889 The first calculating machine is invented and uses punch cards
45 1895 Wireless telegraph and the "antenna" are invented but it covers a very short distance.
47 1897 First ship to shore message is sent using an improved form of wireless telegraph
50 1900 Freud publishes his book "The Interpretation of Dreams"
50 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.
51 1901 First transatlantic wireless telegraph is sent.
52 1902 The first Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil is discovered.
53 1903 Wright Brothers complete the first successful flight with an airplane at Kitty Hawk
54 1904 The first vacuum tube diode is invented by Fleming
56 1906 Kellogg sells the first box of Corn Flakes
56 1906 Electrons are discovered by Thomson
56 1906 The triode vacuum tube is invented
62 1912 The unsinkable Titanic sinks on its first trip to New York drowning 1,513 people.
63 1913 Ford builds the first assembly line into his automobile production plant
64 1914 The first traffic lights (which is only red or green) are put up in America; Construction of the Panama Canal is completed
73 1923 Diphtheria vaccine is developed; Insulin is produced to treat diabetes
73 1923 Freud publishes "The Ego and the Id"
74 1924 Insecticides are used for the first time on crops
76 1926 Goddard launched the first liquid-fueled rocket
77 1927 The first television transmission was announced in England
78 1928 Big bang theory was introduced
11 1861 NEWS HEADLINES: American Civil war begins at Ft. Sumter, located in Charleston Harbor, VA.
12 1862 NEWS HEADLINES: May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
32 1882 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison creates the first large power station in New York City, making it the first place in America to have electricity.
35 1885 NEWS HEADLINES: Eastman invents the box camera. For the first time photography becomes affordable for the average citizen.
58 1908 NEWS HEADLINES: Henry Ford produces the first Model T automobile
62 1912 White residents of Forsyth County, GA, drive the black population out.
63 1913 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison invents motion pictures
67 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.
69 1919 NEWS HEADLINES: World War I ends with the signing of The Versailles Treaty.
5 1855 Third Seminole Indian War begins. It ends three years later when Chief Billy Bowlegs and his band are forced to move from Florida.
10 1860 Presidential election puts Abraham Lincoln in office. The campaign has heated the issues regarding slavery in the south.
12 1862 May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
13 1863 Abraham Lincoln issues the "Emancipation Proclamation" freeing slaves.
15 1865 American Civil war ends with General Lee's surrender at Appomattox, VA. Reconstruction begins in the "old South"
18 1868 An eight-hour work day is established for federal employees.
25 1875 Tennessee enacts Jim Crow law.
26 1876 The National League of Baseball is founded
59 1909 The National Association for Advancement of Colored People is formed (NAACP)
60 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.
77 1927 Charles Lindbergh becomes the first man to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean and Babe Ruth hits 60 home runs.
79 1929 Widespread prosperity of the 1920s ends abruptly with the stock market crash in October
80 1930 Drought in the Great Plains area begins, creating hardship for farm families in 19 states.
59 1909 The "Piltdown Man" hoax -- a fake archeological discovery announced by dishonest scientists who wanted to "prove" that human beings had evolved in Europe
64 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.
67 1917 Germany uses airplanes to drop bombs in the early stages of World War I -- the first major military use of airplanes.
69 1919 The Versailles Treaty marks the official end of World War I.
70 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.

Sarah Hansford
Born on an unknown day in March 1859 and died about 1957
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The Children of Halcomb O'Bryan

54 years old
John Holcomb O'Bryan
Born in Calhoun Co., Florida on December 3, 1898 and died in Tallahassee, Florida on February 6, 1953. He was 54 years old.

He was a enumerator in the 1920 census for Hansford Mill in Calhoun Co. FL. ...
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