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Rachael Ann Spears 

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John Spears
1810 - 1860

 


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Rachael Ann Spears
2/9/1853 - 6/11/1901
Rachael Ann Spears was born on February 9, 1853 in Calhoun Co., Florida and died on June 11, 1901 in Calhoun Co., Florida. She lived to be 48 years old.

She married Levi Yon on 2/15/1880 in Calhoun Co. FL
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Census7/24/1860 West Wynnton FL (Calhoun County) 7 yrs old 
126, 127 -Sarah J. Spears (age 24), William J. Spears (21), John M. Spears (19), Eliza Spears (14), Tempa Spears (11), Malinda Spears (10), Rachel Spears (8), Mary Spears (6) and William G. Montford (18). All were born in FL. Sarah keeps house, William is a farmer. John and William G. are laborers. Their estate is valued at $500, personal at $600. 
Additional information about Calhoun County, FL around 1860: Click here to see a map from this timeperiod.  
Census6/20/1870 FL (Calhoun County) 17 yrs old 
house #3, #2 - Thomas M. Parish (age 22), Elizabeth Parish (20), Edward F. Parish (1) William Spears (8) and Rachael I. Spears (16). All were born in FL. Thomas and Elizabeth were married last July. Thomas is a farmer. Elizabeth keeps house. Their estate is valued at $250. 
Additional information about Calhoun County, FL around 1870: Click here to see a map from this timeperiod.  
Marriage2/15/1880 FL (Calhoun County) 27 yrs old 
Page 81: Marriage of Levi Yon Sr. to Rachel Irvan on Feb. 15, 1880.  
Census6/1/1880 Pippins Mills FL (Calhoun County) 27 yrs old 
Beginning on 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.  

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2 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.
8 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.
11 1864 Battle of Olustee is a Confederate victory. Union troops pull back
12 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.
12 1865 Battle at Natural Bridge (Wakulla County) is a Confederate victory.
17 1870 During the 1870s, the remaining Seminole Indians begin establishing trading posts and other economy with local settlers.
29 1882 The Florida Central and Western Railroad Company was created. It combines the Florida Central, Jacksonville, Pensacola, and Mobile railroads.
30 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.
31 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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3 1856 The first Neanderthal fossils are found near Germany
6 1859 Charles Darwin publishes "Origin of Species" and begins the evolution theory.
12 1865 Mendel publishes his papers on genetics and introduces the concept to the public.
16 1869 Cro-magnon Man fossils are found in France
24 1877 Edison invents the phonograph permitting music and voices to be recorded and replayed.
26 1879 Edison invents the electric light bulb.
36 1889 The first calculating machine is invented and uses punch cards
42 1895 Wireless telegraph and the "antenna" are invented but it covers a very short distance.
44 1897 First ship to shore message is sent using an improved form of wireless telegraph
47 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.
47 1900 Freud publishes his book "The Interpretation of Dreams"
48 1901 First transatlantic wireless telegraph is sent.
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8 1861 NEWS HEADLINES: American Civil war begins at Ft. Sumter, located in Charleston Harbor, VA.
9 1862 NEWS HEADLINES: May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
29 1882 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison creates the first large power station in New York City, making it the first place in America to have electricity.
32 1885 NEWS HEADLINES: Eastman invents the box camera. For the first time photography becomes affordable for the average citizen.
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2 1855 Third Seminole Indian War begins. It ends three years later when Chief Billy Bowlegs and his band are forced to move from Florida.
7 1860 Presidential election puts Abraham Lincoln in office. The campaign has heated the issues regarding slavery in the south.
9 1862 May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
10 1863 Abraham Lincoln issues the "Emancipation Proclamation" freeing slaves.
12 1865 American Civil war ends with General Lee's surrender at Appomattox, VA. Reconstruction begins in the "old South"
15 1868 An eight-hour work day is established for federal employees.
22 1875 Tennessee enacts Jim Crow law.
23 1876 The National League of Baseball is founded


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Levi Yon
Born on September 21, 1810 and died on May 1, 1881.
They were married 2/15/1880.

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The Children of Rachael Ann Spears

Andrew Jackson Yon
Born in Calhoun Co., Florida on November 25, 1880 and died in Calhoun Co., Florida on May 20, 1936. He was 55 years old.

He went by "Jack".
He married Viola "Ola" Phillips (11/27/1882-1/29/1977).

Their children:
Viola V.
Andrew Jackson Jr.
Levi
Velma
Onita
Francis...
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