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Higdon Almarin Yon 

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Terrel Higdon Yon
10/18/1820 - 1/21/1864

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10/26/1835 - 5/28/1906
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Higdon Almarin Yon
8/25/1856 - 6/5/1930
Higdon Almarin Yon was born on August 25, 1856 in Calhoun Co., Florida and died on June 5, 1930 in Calhoun Co., Florida. He lived to be 73 years old.

He married Laura D. Lockey (10/1860 FL to 3/14/1934).

Their children were:
John William Yon (6/8/1880)
Leila Yon (3/1882)
Thomas Alva Yon (3/14/1882 - 2/16/1971)
Jesse Hugh Yon (7/1886)
Maggie Yon (10/1888)
Edna Yon (8/1890)
Peyton Lockey Yon (3/1892)
John Henry Yon (6/3/1893 - 5/10/1960)
Carrie Yon (11/1894)
Mable Yon (8/1896)
Terrell Higdon Yon (11/1898).
They were all born in Calhoun Co. FL.
Census7/21/1860 Blountstown FL (Calhoun County) 3 yrs old 
Recorded as dwelling #98, family #99: T. H. Yon (age 40), Eliza Yon (26), Terrel H. Yon (3), John Yon (2) & David Dean (27). T.H. and David were born in GA. All others in FL; Terrel is a farmer. Eliza keeps house and David is a doctor. T.H. estimates the value of his estate to be $8, 000 and personal value is $13,000. 
Additional information about Calhoun County, FL around 1860: Click here to see a map from this timeperiod.  
Census7/4/1870 FL (Calhoun County) 13 yrs old 
Recorded as dwelling #191, family #131: Williams B. Cook (age 30), Eliza Cook (33), Rhoda Cook (3), Shepherd Cook (2), Higdon Yon (14), John Yon (12) & Silas Yon (1). William is a farmer, Eliza keeps house. Estate value is $1000, personal is $150. All were born in FL. 
Additional information about Calhoun County, FL around 1870: Click here to see a map from this timeperiod.  
Marriage3/27/1879 FL (Jackson County) 22 yrs old 
Higdon A Yon married Laura D. Lockey on 3/27/1879 in Jackson Co., Florida; sec. E page 196   Source:
Other1/1/1882 FL (Calhoun County) 25 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 Peasant Hill FL (Jackson County) 43 yrs old 
Family #2: H. A. Yon (age 43, born Aug. 1856), Laura D. Yon (age 42, born Oct.1856), J. William Yon (19 - June 1889), Leila Yon (18 - Mar. 1882), Thos A. Yon (16 - Dec. 1883), J. Hugh Yon (13 - July 1886), Maggie Yon (11 - Oct. 1888), Edna Yon (9 - Aug. 1890), Peyton L. Yon (8 - Mar. 1892), Carrie Yon (6 - Nov. 1894) Mabel Yon (3 - Aug. 1896)& Terrell H. Yon (1 - Nov. 1898). All were born in FL, Laura's father born in NC & mother in GA. H. A. is a farmer. 
Additional information about Jackson County, FL around 1900: Click here to see a map from this timeperiod.  
Census4/18/1910 Tallahassee FL (Leon County) 53 yrs old 
Recorded as dwelling #315: Laura D. Yon (age 50), John W. Yon (29), Edna (21), Maggie (19), Petyon L. (18), Carrie (15), Mabel (13), Ferrell H. (12), and Susie Yon (age 8). All were born in FL. Laura is a widow, list her job as own income; she was married 31 years, had 11 children, 10 are living, her father was born in NC, mother in GA. John works for the rail road, Edna is a school teacher. 
Census5/2/1910 Shady Grove FL (Jackson County) 53 yrs old 
Recorded as Family #49: Hidgon A. Yon (age 55), Annie (age 41), & Frank Stewart (stepson, age 12). They are newlyweds with no children. Hidgon was born in FL, as were his parents. Annie was born in GA, as were her parents. He is a farmer. 
Census4/8/1930 Frink FL (Calhoun Co. County) 73 yrs old 
Higgin A. Yon (age 75) & Annie Yon (65). They live on a farm and own their home. Hidgon's was born in FL, his father was born in GA, mother in FL. Annie's was born in FL, her parents in GA. Age at marriage Hidgon 52 & Annie 50. 
Graveyard/Tombstone6/5/1930 Old Shiloh Cem. FL (Calhoun Co. County) 73 yrs old 
Higdon A. Yon - Aug. 25, 1856 to June 5, 1930 - A native of the soil he rests in.  Source:

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5 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.
8 1864 Battle of Olustee is a Confederate victory. Union troops pull back
9 1865 Battle at Natural Bridge (Wakulla County) is a Confederate victory.
9 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.
14 1870 During the 1870s, the remaining Seminole Indians begin establishing trading posts and other economy with local settlers.
26 1882 The Florida Central and Western Railroad Company was created. It combines the Florida Central, Jacksonville, Pensacola, and Mobile railroads.
27 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.
28 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.
50 1906 An attempt to drain the Everglades and convert it to farmland begins.
61 1917 Seminole Indians become a Florida tourist attraction.
72 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 1859 Charles Darwin publishes "Origin of Species" and begins the evolution theory.
9 1865 Mendel publishes his papers on genetics and introduces the concept to the public.
13 1869 Cro-magnon Man fossils are found in France
21 1877 Edison invents the phonograph permitting music and voices to be recorded and replayed.
23 1879 Edison invents the electric light bulb.
33 1889 The first calculating machine is invented and uses punch cards
39 1895 Wireless telegraph and the "antenna" are invented but it covers a very short distance.
41 1897 First ship to shore message is sent using an improved form of wireless telegraph
44 1900 Freud publishes his book "The Interpretation of Dreams"
44 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.
45 1901 First transatlantic wireless telegraph is sent.
46 1902 The first Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil is discovered.
47 1903 Wright Brothers complete the first successful flight with an airplane at Kitty Hawk
48 1904 The first vacuum tube diode is invented by Fleming
50 1906 Kellogg sells the first box of Corn Flakes
50 1906 Electrons are discovered by Thomson
50 1906 The triode vacuum tube is invented
56 1912 The unsinkable Titanic sinks on its first trip to New York drowning 1,513 people.
57 1913 Ford builds the first assembly line into his automobile production plant
58 1914 The first traffic lights (which is only red or green) are put up in America; Construction of the Panama Canal is completed
67 1923 Freud publishes "The Ego and the Id"
67 1923 Diphtheria vaccine is developed; Insulin is produced to treat diabetes
68 1924 Insecticides are used for the first time on crops
70 1926 Goddard launched the first liquid-fueled rocket
71 1927 The first television transmission was announced in England
72 1928 Big bang theory was introduced
5 1861 NEWS HEADLINES: American Civil war begins at Ft. Sumter, located in Charleston Harbor, VA.
6 1862 NEWS HEADLINES: May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
26 1882 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison creates the first large power station in New York City, making it the first place in America to have electricity.
29 1885 NEWS HEADLINES: Eastman invents the box camera. For the first time photography becomes affordable for the average citizen.
52 1908 NEWS HEADLINES: Henry Ford produces the first Model T automobile
56 1912 White residents of Forsyth County, GA, drive the black population out.
57 1913 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison invents motion pictures
61 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.
63 1919 NEWS HEADLINES: World War I ends with the signing of The Versailles Treaty.
4 1860 Presidential election puts Abraham Lincoln in office. The campaign has heated the issues regarding slavery in the south.
6 1862 May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
7 1863 Abraham Lincoln issues the "Emancipation Proclamation" freeing slaves.
9 1865 American Civil war ends with General Lee's surrender at Appomattox, VA. Reconstruction begins in the "old South"
12 1868 An eight-hour work day is established for federal employees.
19 1875 Tennessee enacts Jim Crow law.
20 1876 The National League of Baseball is founded
53 1909 The National Association for Advancement of Colored People is formed (NAACP)
54 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.
71 1927 Charles Lindbergh becomes the first man to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean and Babe Ruth hits 60 home runs.
73 1929 Widespread prosperity of the 1920s ends abruptly with the stock market crash in October
74 1930 Drought in the Great Plains area begins, creating hardship for farm families in 19 states.
53 1909 The "Piltdown Man" hoax -- a fake archeological discovery announced by dishonest scientists who wanted to "prove" that human beings had evolved in Europe
58 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.
61 1917 Germany uses airplanes to drop bombs in the early stages of World War I -- the first major military use of airplanes.
63 1919 The Versailles Treaty marks the official end of World War I.
64 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.

Laura Lockey
Born on an unknown day in October 1860 and died on March 14, 1934
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The Children of Higdon Almarin Yon

17 years old
Thomas Alva Yon
Born in Calhoun Co., Florida on March 14, 1882 and died in Tallahassee, Florida on February 16, 1971. He was 88 years old.

He graduated from Lanier Southern Business College, Macon, Ga. He worked as a traveling salesman at Tallahassee. delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1920; elected as a Democrat to the Se...
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Jesse Hugh Yon
Born in Comfort, Florida on July 7, 1886 and died in Orange Co., Florida on September 6, 1975. He was 89 years old.

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58 years old
Peyton Lockey Yon
Born in Jackson Co., Florida on March 23, 1892 and died in Tallahassee, Florida on October 1, 1963. He was 71 years old.

He married Nina Hope Moody.

In 1916 O.C. Van Brunt opened a hardware store in Tallahassee, then Peyton Lockey Yon went into partnership with him in 1923. O.C. Van Brunt died in 1929. The first ...
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