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Alexander Washington Smith  Sr.



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Alexander Washington Smith Sr.
1843 - 1905
(Shown at age 62)
Alexander Washington Smith, Sr., was born about 1843 in an unknown place and died about 1905 in Calhoun Co., Georgia. Dates for birth and death are estimated. He lived to be about 62 years old.

Land Deed11/4/1882 GA (Calhoun County) 39 yrs old 
Arden J. Hutto sells land to Alex W. Smith for $500. The parcel of land is located on lot number 131 in the 3rd district.  
Land Deed12/7/1885 GA (Calhoun County) 42 yrs old 
Jason H. Coram, acting as the administrator for the estate of John B. Peler, sells land to Alex W. Smith for $575. The 250 acres of land is located on lot number 187 in the 3rd district.  
Land Deed11/23/1887 GA (Calhoun County) 44 yrs old 
Alex W. Smith and his wife Hulda Smith sell 250 acres (more or less) of land to Omer H. Paul for $595.  
Census6/6/1900 Leary GA (Calhoun County) 57 yrs old 
Recorded as family #143: Aleck W Smith (born Feb 1883, age 57, widdowed), Aleck W Smith (son, born Sep 1889, age 10), and Clarsey Scott (cook, born May 1860, age 40). Aleck Jr. has been attending school during the past year. Clarsey is a black woman and the housekeeper. All were born in GA as were their parents.  
Other3/6/1906 GA (Calhoun County) 1 yrs after death 
Harper Daniell the administrator of Alexander W. Smith Sr.ís will, grants half the parcel of land to Alex W. Smith Jr. the and half to George Smith. The 198 acres of land is located in the 3rd district and has the lot numbers of 174 and 175.  

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4 1847 Atlanta, Georgia is incorporated. Formally Marthasville
7 1850 Gordon and Clinch Counties are formed.
8 1851 Clay, Howell, Polk, Spalding, and Whitfield Counties are formed.
9 1852 Taylor County formed.
10 1853 Catoosa, Pickens, Hart, Dougherty, Webster, Flton, and Worth Counties aare creaated.
11 1854 Fannin, Coffee, Chattahooche, Charlton, and Calhoun Counties formed.
13 1856 Haralson, Terrell, Berrien, Colquit, Miller, and Towns Counties formed.
14 1857 Dawson, Milton, Pierce, Glascock, Mitchell, Schley, White, and Wilcox Counties formed.
15 1858 Clayton, Quitman, Banks, Brooks, Johnson, and Echols Counties formed.
27 1870 Douglas, McDuffie, Rockdale, and Dodge Counties formed.
32 1875 Oconee County formed.
62 1905 Crisp, Grady, Jenkins, Tift, Davis, Stephens, Toombs, Turner, and Ben Hill Counties formed.
1 1844 The first telegraph message is sent by Morse, who later invents the Mores Code
10 1853 The process of creating steel is invented by Besermer in Britain and Kelly in the U.S.
13 1856 The first Neanderthal fossils are found near Germany
16 1859 Charles Darwin publishes "Origin of Species" and begins the evolution theory.
22 1865 Mendel publishes his papers on genetics and introduces the concept to the public.
26 1869 Cro-magnon Man fossils are found in France
34 1877 Edison invents the phonograph permitting music and voices to be recorded and replayed.
36 1879 Edison invents the electric light bulb.
46 1889 The first calculating machine is invented and uses punch cards
52 1895 Wireless telegraph and the "antenna" are invented but it covers a very short distance.
54 1897 First ship to shore message is sent using an improved form of wireless telegraph
57 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.
57 1900 Freud publishes his book "The Interpretation of Dreams"
58 1901 First transatlantic wireless telegraph is sent.
59 1902 The first Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil is discovered.
60 1903 Wright Brothers complete the first successful flight with an airplane at Kitty Hawk
61 1904 The first vacuum tube diode is invented by Fleming
18 1861 NEWS HEADLINES: American Civil war begins at Ft. Sumter, located in Charleston Harbor, VA.
19 1862 NEWS HEADLINES: May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
39 1882 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison creates the first large power station in New York City, making it the first place in America to have electricity.
42 1885 NEWS HEADLINES: Eastman invents the box camera. For the first time photography becomes affordable for the average citizen.
12 1855 Third Seminole Indian War begins. It ends three years later when Chief Billy Bowlegs and his band are forced to move from Florida.
17 1860 Presidential election puts Abraham Lincoln in office. The campaign has heated the issues regarding slavery in the south.
19 1862 May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
20 1863 Abraham Lincoln issues the "Emancipation Proclamation" freeing slaves.
22 1865 American Civil war ends with General Lee's surrender at Appomattox, VA. Reconstruction begins in the "old South"
25 1868 An eight-hour work day is established for federal employees.
32 1875 Tennessee enacts Jim Crow law.
33 1876 The National League of Baseball is founded

The Children of Alexander Washington Smith Sr.

26 years old
Alexander Washington Smith Jr.
Born in Calhoun County, Georgia on December 25, 1884 and died in Milford, Baker County, Georgia on November 1, 1926. He was 41 years old.

  1. Curtis Smith
  2. Phill Washington Smith (1912-1985)
  3. Lula Virginia Smith (1913-1925)
  4. Lila Gertrude Smith (1916 -2010)
  5. R...
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