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Permelia Elizabeth Segars 



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Permelia Elizabeth Segars
3/12/1838 - 1905
Permelia Elizabeth Segars was born on March 12, 1838 in Early County, Georgia and died about 1905 in Dale County, Alabama. Actual date of death is unknown. She lived to be about 66 years old.

Her daughter, Josephine stated in the 1880 census that her father was born in Alabama and her mother was born in Georgia. Past down in the family is the Knight name, that appears as her name on her son, Henry's death certificate, But 1942 her son, stated her name is Josephine Strickland on his SSN application.
We are happy to finally find her parents! Permelia was the daughter of Southward Thurman Segars Jr. and Clarkey May Moore. Elizabeth married Wylie J. Strickland and they had two children, Josephine and Henry Kinion Strickland. After the death of her husband in the Civil War, she remarried to Richard Ellison Bass. In 1880 census her family live a few doors down from the Howard family in Brannon's Stand, Dale Co. Alabama.
Census11/29/1850 AL (Choctaw County) 12 yrs old 
This information, while true, may NOT apply to our Permelia Segars.  #621 -D. Gilbert (age 49), C. B. Gilbert (23), Casse M. Gilbert (22), A. D. Gilbert (17), Joseph H. Gilbert (14) & Rejorce R. Gilbert (12)All were born in AL., D. is a planter. 
Census9/4/1860 Newton AL (Dale County) 22 yrs old 
Household 1267 - Wylie J. Strickland (36), Elizabeth (21), Josephine (1). Wylie and Elizabeth were born inGA, Josephine in AL. Wylie is a farmer.  
Military2/21/1863 Tyner's Station TN  24 yrs old 
Confederate soldier file #44665839, File:26, page 112 - W. J. Strickland, Co. D 39th Redg. AL, register of claims of deceased soldiers from Alabama, filed: Feb.21, 1863, Where died: Tyner's Station, presented to: P. E. Strickland, Widow.  
Census8/9/1870 Beat 6 AL (Dale County) 32 yrs old 
Household- 38/39- R. E. Bass (29), Elizabeth (30), E. N. (3), C. N. ( 1), Josephine (11),Henry (8). All born in AL.  
Census1/1/1880 Brannan's AL (Dale County) 41 yrs old 
household 237 - Richard E. Bass(39),Elizabeth P. Bass(43),K. Strickland(18),Courtney C. Bass(13),Emily M. Bass(11),Zella F. Bass(6),Richard E. Bass(4),Amanda E. Bass(8mo). Elizabeth and Richard were born in GA, all children in AL. Richard is a farmer. 

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2 1840 Alabama reports a total population of 590,756 on the 1940 Federal Census. This includes 335,185 whites, 255,571 blacks, 253,532 slaves, zero Native Americans, and others.
12 1850 State population=771,623. The 1850 Federal Census reveals the White population=426,514; African-American population=345,109; Slave population=342,844; Free black population=2,265; Urban population=35,179; Rural population=736,444; Cotton production in bales=564,429; Corn production in bushels=28,754,048; Number of manufacturing establishments=1,026.
9 1847 Atlanta, Georgia is incorporated. Formally Marthasville
12 1850 Gordon and Clinch Counties are formed.
13 1851 Clay, Howell, Polk, Spalding, and Whitfield Counties are formed.
14 1852 Taylor County formed.
15 1853 Catoosa, Pickens, Hart, Dougherty, Webster, Flton, and Worth Counties aare creaated.
16 1854 Fannin, Coffee, Chattahooche, Charlton, and Calhoun Counties formed.
18 1856 Haralson, Terrell, Berrien, Colquit, Miller, and Towns Counties formed.
19 1857 Dawson, Milton, Pierce, Glascock, Mitchell, Schley, White, and Wilcox Counties formed.
20 1858 Clayton, Quitman, Banks, Brooks, Johnson, and Echols Counties formed.
32 1870 Douglas, McDuffie, Rockdale, and Dodge Counties formed.
37 1875 Oconee County formed.
67 1905 Crisp, Grady, Jenkins, Tift, Davis, Stephens, Toombs, Turner, and Ben Hill Counties formed.
1 1839 Goodyear invents vulcanized rubber, opening the door for tires and other rubber products.
6 1844 The first telegraph message is sent by Morse, who later invents the Mores Code
15 1853 The process of creating steel is invented by Besermer in Britain and Kelly in the U.S.
18 1856 The first Neanderthal fossils are found near Germany
21 1859 Charles Darwin publishes "Origin of Species" and begins the evolution theory.
27 1865 Mendel publishes his papers on genetics and introduces the concept to the public.
31 1869 Cro-magnon Man fossils are found in France
39 1877 Edison invents the phonograph permitting music and voices to be recorded and replayed.
41 1879 Edison invents the electric light bulb.
51 1889 The first calculating machine is invented and uses punch cards
57 1895 Wireless telegraph and the "antenna" are invented but it covers a very short distance.
59 1897 First ship to shore message is sent using an improved form of wireless telegraph
62 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.
62 1900 Freud publishes his book "The Interpretation of Dreams"
63 1901 First transatlantic wireless telegraph is sent.
64 1902 The first Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil is discovered.
65 1903 Wright Brothers complete the first successful flight with an airplane at Kitty Hawk
66 1904 The first vacuum tube diode is invented by Fleming
23 1861 NEWS HEADLINES: American Civil war begins at Ft. Sumter, located in Charleston Harbor, VA.
24 1862 NEWS HEADLINES: May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
44 1882 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison creates the first large power station in New York City, making it the first place in America to have electricity.
47 1885 NEWS HEADLINES: Eastman invents the box camera. For the first time photography becomes affordable for the average citizen.
2 1840 Oregon Trail is established
4 1842 Second Seminole Indian War ends and thousands of Seminole Indians are forced to move west of the Mississippi.
17 1855 Third Seminole Indian War begins. It ends three years later when Chief Billy Bowlegs and his band are forced to move from Florida.
22 1860 Presidential election puts Abraham Lincoln in office. The campaign has heated the issues regarding slavery in the south.
24 1862 May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
25 1863 Abraham Lincoln issues the "Emancipation Proclamation" freeing slaves.
27 1865 American Civil war ends with General Lee's surrender at Appomattox, VA. Reconstruction begins in the "old South"
30 1868 An eight-hour work day is established for federal employees.
37 1875 Tennessee enacts Jim Crow law.
38 1876 The National League of Baseball is founded

Wylie Strickland
Born about 1820 and died on February 21, 1863
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The Children of Permelia Elizabeth Segars

Josephine 'Josie' Strickland
Born in Newton, Dale County, Alabama about 1860 and died in Dale County, Alabama about 1882. She was about 22 years old.

She was called "Josie".
Josephine married William Jasper Howard around 1877, they had one son, Henry Thomas Howard. (Josephine named Henry after her brother)

In the 1880 census she states...
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Henry Kinion Strickland
Born in Brannan's Stand, Dale County, Alabama about 1862 and died in Dothan, Houston County, Alabama on April 14, 1938. He was 76 years old.

He married Marlie S. Savage (1855 Jackson County, Florida -2/21/1931 Houston County, AL). Her parents were Sarah Gambler and John Savage.

Esther (April 1881) -married Abe G. Ivey...
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