|About Elizabeth Bevis
Elizabeth Bevis was born on November 11, 1825 in Laurens County, South Carolina and died on June 6, 1903 in Bascom, Jackson County, Florida. She lived to be 77 years old.
11/11/1825 - 6/6/1903
She married William James Bates
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Elizabeth, her family, and friends. For example, Elizabeth is 5 years old when Indian Removal Act signed and the moving of eastern Indians west of the Mississippi begins.
|The Second Seminole Indian War keeps the United States and Seminoles Indians fighting in North & Central Florida.
|NEWS HEADLINES: In October, Chief Osceola of the Seminole Indians is captured when he arrives for supposed truce negotiations at Fort Payton. He is imprisoned at St. Augustine, FL where he refuses to eat and attempts to escape several times. In December he is moved to a prison in SC where he dies on January 20, 1838. At the time of his death, Osceola was the most famous American Indian.
|Second Seminole Indian War ends and some of the Seminole Indians living in FL are moved to the Indian Territory
|Congress passes the Armed Occupation Act of 1842. It entitles persons willing and able to bear arms against the Indians and establish themselves in villages along the borders of Indian territory ownership of their land after 5 years.
|Florida becomes the 27th state to join the United States. William Moseley becomes the first governor and David Yulee the first senator.
|Florida's total population has grown to 87,445. This includes about 39,000 slaves and 1,000 free blacks. Indians were not counted.
|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.
|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.
|Battle of Olustee is a Confederate victory. Union troops pull back
|Battle at Natural Bridge (Wakulla County) is a Confederate victory.
|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.
|During the 1870s, the remaining Seminole Indians begin establishing trading posts and other economy with local settlers.
|The Florida Central and Western Railroad Company was created. It combines the Florida Central, Jacksonville, Pensacola, and Mobile railroads.
|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.
|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.
|The first railroad is constructed between Liverpool and Manchester, England
|Goodyear invents vulcanized rubber, opening the door for tires and other rubber products.
|The first telegraph message is sent by Morse, who later invents the Mores Code
|The process of creating steel is invented by Besermer in Britain and Kelly in the U.S.
|The first Neanderthal fossils are found near Germany
|Charles Darwin publishes "Origin of Species" and begins the evolution theory.
|Mendel publishes his papers on genetics and introduces the concept to the public.
|Cro-magnon Man fossils are found in France
|Edison invents the phonograph permitting music and voices to be recorded and replayed.
|Edison invents the electric light bulb.
|The first calculating machine is invented and uses punch cards
|Wireless telegraph and the "antenna" are invented but it covers a very short distance.
|First ship to shore message is sent using an improved form of wireless telegraph
|Freud publishes his book "The Interpretation of Dreams"
|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.
|First transatlantic wireless telegraph is sent.
|The first Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil is discovered.
|Wright Brothers complete the first successful flight with an airplane at Kitty Hawk
|Gold is discovered in Georgia.
|July 9 - The S.S. John Randolph, the first successful iron steamship, is launched in Savannah
|NEWS HEADLINES: American Civil war begins at Ft. Sumter, located in Charleston Harbor, VA.
|NEWS HEADLINES: May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
|NEWS HEADLINES: Edison creates the first large power station in New York City, making it the first place in America to have electricity.
|NEWS HEADLINES: Eastman invents the box camera. For the first time photography becomes affordable for the average citizen.
|South Carolina becomes the first state to secede from the Union, setting the stage for the creation of the Confederacy.
|About 63,000 men from South Carolina served in the Confederate armed forces.
|South Carolina was readmitted to the Union.
|Indian Removal Act signed and the moving of eastern Indians west of the Mississippi begins.
|Second Seminole Indian War begins.
|The trickery used to capture Seminole Indian Chief Osceola (Assi Yohola) creates a public uproar and U.S. General Jesup is publicly condemned.
|Oregon Trail is established
|Second Seminole Indian War ends and thousands of Seminole Indians are forced to move west of the Mississippi.
|Third Seminole Indian War begins. It ends three years later when Chief Billy Bowlegs and his band are forced to move from Florida.
|Presidential election puts Abraham Lincoln in office. The campaign has heated the issues regarding slavery in the south.
|May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
|Abraham Lincoln issues the "Emancipation Proclamation" freeing slaves.
|American Civil war ends with General Lee's surrender at Appomattox, VA. Reconstruction begins in the "old South"
|An eight-hour work day is established for federal employees.
|Tennessee enacts Jim Crow law.
|The National League of Baseball is founded
|Santa Anna is elected President of Mexico
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