|About William Sasser|
William Sasser was born about 1815 somewhere in Georgia and died about 1870 in Whigham, Georgia. Dates for birth and death are estimated. He lived to be about 55 years old.
1815 - 1870
William married Sarah and they had nine children:
Clarissa (abt. 1837),
Jane (abt. 1839),
Jasper (abt. 1839),
Sarah Ann (abt.1843),
George W. (6/7/1849 - 11/16/1904),
Bytha J. (abt. 1850),
Martha J. (abt. 1852)
Moses B. (8/1855 - 7/25/1878).
|Marriage||6/24/1836 ||GA (Decatur County) ||21 yrs old |
|William Sasser married Sarah Davis - June 24,1836 -#W AA-114 |
|Census||8/15/1850 ||District 81 GA (Thomas County) ||35 yrs old |
|family# 222 - William Sasser (age36),
Sarah Sasser (31), Clarissa Sasser (13),Jane Sasser (11),Jasper Sasser (9), Ann Sasser (7), William Sasser (4), George Sasser (1),
Allen Peacock (16) & James Peacock (19). William, Allen, James are farm laborers. William states home value is $200.|
family#223 Alexander Peacock & family.
|Census||8/13/1870 ||Harrison GA (Decatur County) ||55 yrs old |
|family#165 - William Saffer (age 55),
Sarah Saffer (51),
Sarah A. Saffer (25),William Saffer (23),
Bytha J. Saffer (18),
Martha J. Saffer (17)&
Moses Saffer (15). William Sr. is a farmer, William & Moses are laborers. William Sr. can read, but not write. Sarah can not read or write. All were born in GA. value of home $500, personal estate value $300.
|Additional information about Decatur County, GA around 1870: Map of Decatur County, GA created around 1865 -- five years before the 1870 Census. Click here to see a map from this timeperiod. || |
|Graveyard/Tombstone||9/1/1870 ||Cairo GA (Grady County) ||55 yrs old |
|Sasser Cemetery: William Sasser Sr. - 1814 to 1870 - In memory of |
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William, his family, and friends. For example, William is 5 years old when The Act of April 24, 1820 abolished the land purchase credit system, fixed the price of public lands at $1.25 per acre, and set the minimum purchase at 80 acres. After a person purchased land, a final certificate was issued by the land office and sent to Washington DC to be verified and signed by the President -- a time consuming process. Public lands were most typically available through US treaties with Indians who agreed to be removed from their homelands.
||First Seminole war begins as Georgia backwoodsmen attack Indians just north of the Florida border. !817-1818. General Andrew Jackson invades the area.
||Rabun County formed.
||December 20 - Campbell and Randolph Counties formed.
||May 15 - Dooly, Fayette, Henry, Houston, Monroe and Newton Counties formed.
||December 9 - Bibb, Dekalb and Pike Counties formed.
||December 8 - Decatur County formed.
||December 15 - Upson and Ware Counties formed.
||Baker, Lowndes, Thomas, Butts and Taliaferro Counties formed.
||January 24 - Treaty of Washington abrogates Treaty of Indian Springs. The Creeks cede a smaller area and are allowed to remain on their lands until January 1, 1826.
||December 14, - Harris, Marion, Meriwether and Talbot.
||Cherokee, Heard, and Stewrt Counties are formed.
||Sumter County is formed.
||December 3 - Bartow, Cobb, Crawford, Floyd, Forsyth, Gilmer, Lumpkin, Murray, Paulding, and Union Counties formed.
||Walker County is formed.
||Seminoles massacre Major Francis L. Dade and his 103 man command. This starts the second Seminole War.
February - Battle of Hitchity.
March 27 - Colonel J.W. Fannin and his Georgian's executed by order of Santa Ana at Goliad on Palm Sunday.
July - Battle of Brushy Creek.
July 3 - Battle of Chickasawachee Swamp.
July 27 - Battle of Echowanochaway Creek.
||Mcon and Dade Counties are formed.
||Chattooga County formed
||Atlanta, Georgia is incorporated. Formally Marthasville
||Gordon and Clinch Counties are formed.
||Clay, Howell, Polk, Spalding, and Whitfield Counties are formed.
||Taylor County formed.
||Catoosa, Pickens, Hart, Dougherty, Webster, Flton, and Worth Counties aare creaated.
||Fannin, Coffee, Chattahooche, Charlton, and Calhoun Counties formed.
||Haralson, Terrell, Berrien, Colquit, Miller, and Towns Counties formed.
||Dawson, Milton, Pierce, Glascock, Mitchell, Schley, White, and Wilcox Counties formed.
||Clayton, Quitman, Banks, Brooks, Johnson, and Echols Counties formed.
||Douglas, McDuffie, Rockdale, and Dodge Counties formed.
||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
||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.
||The Act of April 24, 1820 abolished the land purchase credit system, fixed the price of public lands at $1.25 per acre, and set the minimum purchase at 80 acres. After a person purchased land, a final certificate was issued by the land office and sent to Washington DC to be verified and signed by the President -- a time consuming process. Public lands were most typically available through US treaties with Indians who agreed to be removed from their homelands.
||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.
||Santa Anna is elected President of Mexico
William Sasser Sr.
Born on March 15, 1819 and died on July 3, 1888
|The Children of William Sasser|
|Clarissa A. Sasser|
Born in an unknown place about 1837 and died in an unknown location about 1894. She was about 57 years old.
She married James Thomas Merritt (1832 - Dec. 23, 1862)
Their children were
Annie Jane Merritt (1857-1916)
William Bartow Merritt (July 1861- Sept. 9,1932)
Lizzie Merritt (18...
59 years old
Born somewhere in Georgia on October 18, 1845 and died in Whigham, Georgia on April 18, 1907. He was 61 years old.
He married on (10/6/1870) to Mary Jane Connell
(3/15/1852 - about 1882) then about 1886 he married Elbina Cooper(3/1/1853-9/7/1940) and they had one daughter Julia F. Sasser (3/1/1876 -?).