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Hezakiah  Atkinson 



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Hezakiah Atkinson
1853 - 5/18/1908
Hezakiah Atkinson was born about 1853 in Thomas County, Georgia and died on May 18, 1908 in Thomas County, Georgia. Actual date of birth is unknown. He lived to be about 55 years old.

Parents are believed to be Ezekiel Atkinson (1837-1865) and Rebecca G. Tilley (1838-?).
Census8/8/1870 Ochlocknee GA (Thomas County) 17 yrs old 
Recorded as dwelling #243: Henry White (age 50), Rebecca Atkinson (age 32), Hesekiah Atkinson (age 17), Joshua Atkinson (14), Andrew Atkinson (11), John Atkinson (6), Elizabeth Atkinson (3), Francis Atkinson (2), and Martha Atkinson (age two months). Henry was born in SC, is a farmer and estimates the value of his estate to be $500 and personal estate $120. Rebecca is house keeping and estimates the value of her personal estate to be $100. She was born in GA as were her children. Rebecca is the only member of the household able to read and write.  
Census6/10/1880 Oklockonee GA (Thomas County) 27 yrs old 
Recorded as family #255: Hezakiah Atkinson (age 28), Chatury (age 23), Laura (age 6), John (5), Dora (3), Arch (6 months old). Print on original has faded and barely readable. It looks like it says Hezakiah works in turpentine. All were born in GA as were their parents.  

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1 1854 Fannin, Coffee, Chattahooche, Charlton, and Calhoun Counties formed.
3 1856 Haralson, Terrell, Berrien, Colquit, Miller, and Towns Counties formed.
4 1857 Dawson, Milton, Pierce, Glascock, Mitchell, Schley, White, and Wilcox Counties formed.
5 1858 Clayton, Quitman, Banks, Brooks, Johnson, and Echols Counties formed.
17 1870 Douglas, McDuffie, Rockdale, and Dodge Counties formed.
22 1875 Oconee County formed.
52 1905 Crisp, Grady, Jenkins, Tift, Davis, Stephens, Toombs, Turner, and Ben Hill Counties formed.
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.
49 1902 The first Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil is discovered.
50 1903 Wright Brothers complete the first successful flight with an airplane at Kitty Hawk
51 1904 The first vacuum tube diode is invented by Fleming
53 1906 The triode vacuum tube is invented
53 1906 Electrons are discovered by Thomson
53 1906 Kellogg sells the first box of Corn Flakes
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.
55 1908 NEWS HEADLINES: Henry Ford produces the first Model T automobile
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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