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George  Pearsall 

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10/9/1785 - 8/25/1862

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1792 - 6/12/1868
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George Pearsall
8/1/1829 - 4/15/1896
George Pearsall was born on August 1, 1829 in Southwell, Nottinghamshirs, england and died on April 15, 1896 in Roscommon, Michigan. He lived to be 66 years old.

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1 1830 The first railroad is constructed between Liverpool and Manchester, England
10 1839 Goodyear invents vulcanized rubber, opening the door for tires and other rubber products.
15 1844 The first telegraph message is sent by Morse, who later invents the Mores Code
24 1853 The process of creating steel is invented by Besermer in Britain and Kelly in the U.S.
27 1856 The first Neanderthal fossils are found near Germany
30 1859 Charles Darwin publishes "Origin of Species" and begins the evolution theory.
36 1865 Mendel publishes his papers on genetics and introduces the concept to the public.
40 1869 Cro-magnon Man fossils are found in France
48 1877 Edison invents the phonograph permitting music and voices to be recorded and replayed.
50 1879 Edison invents the electric light bulb.
60 1889 The first calculating machine is invented and uses punch cards
66 1895 Wireless telegraph and the "antenna" are invented but it covers a very short distance.
5 1834 July 9 - The S.S. John Randolph, the first successful iron steamship, is launched in Savannah
32 1861 NEWS HEADLINES: American Civil war begins at Ft. Sumter, located in Charleston Harbor, VA.
33 1862 NEWS HEADLINES: May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
53 1882 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison creates the first large power station in New York City, making it the first place in America to have electricity.
56 1885 NEWS HEADLINES: Eastman invents the box camera. For the first time photography becomes affordable for the average citizen.
4 1833 Detroit Arsenal constructed in Dearborn, Michigan to serve the territorial militia and the regular army,
6 1835 First Constitutional Convention. Stevens T. Mason inaugurated as the first Governor. A minor conflict with Ohio, known as the Toledo War, over an area including the city of Toledo, Ohio, contributed to delaying Michigan's statehood. As a resolution, Ohio received Toledo and the Toledo Strip, while Michigan gained the western two-thirds of what is now Michigan's Upper Peninsula.
7 1836 Treaty of Washington representatives of the Ottawa and Chippewa nations of Native Americans cede an area of approximately 13,837,207 acres (55,997 kmē) in the northwest portion of the Lower Peninsula of Michigan and the eastern portion of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. This area represents approximately 37% of the current land area of the state of Michigan.
8 1837 Admitted as a free state into the union (the 26th state), it was admitted a few months after the slave state of Arkansas. The Panic of 1837 was a severe setback to the nascent state bank and to several ambitious programs of public improvements, including the Clinton-Kalamazoo Canal
9 1838 The Patriot War saw Irish nationalists invade Canada from southeast Michigan.
11 1840 Douglass Houghton reported finding copper deposits on the Keweenaw Peninsula.
13 1842 Treaty of La Pointe is the last Native American land cession in Michigan
17 1846 Marji-Gesick, an Ojibwa Indian, pointed out a large deposit of iron ore to prospector Philo Everett near the present-day city of Negaunee.
18 1847 Under the leadership of Dr. Albertus van Raalte, Dutch Calvinist separatists founded Holland, Michigan in southwest Michigan. A law was passed by the State Legislature to re-locate the state capital from Detroit to a site "in the township of Lansing, in the county of Ingham."
25 1854 The first official meeting of the group that called itself the "Republican Party" was held in Jackson.
26 1855 Michigan State University is founded as the Agricultural College of the State of Michigan, becoming the first land grant university in the United States.
32 1861 Between 1861-1865 Michigan sends 90,000 men, nearly a quarter of the state's male population to fight in state regiments for American Civil War
42 1871 Fires burn Manistee and Holland
50 1879 New State Capitol dedicated in Lansing. The structure cost $1,510,130.
61 1890 Between 1890 and 1900, Ford, Chrysler and General Motors were among many automotive companies founded in southeastern Michigan.
1 1830 Indian Removal Act signed and the moving of eastern Indians west of the Mississippi begins.
6 1835 Second Seminole Indian War begins.
8 1837 The trickery used to capture Seminole Indian Chief Osceola (Assi Yohola) creates a public uproar and U.S. General Jesup is publicly condemned.
11 1840 Oregon Trail is established
13 1842 Second Seminole Indian War ends and thousands of Seminole Indians are forced to move west of the Mississippi.
26 1855 Third Seminole Indian War begins. It ends three years later when Chief Billy Bowlegs and his band are forced to move from Florida.
31 1860 Presidential election puts Abraham Lincoln in office. The campaign has heated the issues regarding slavery in the south.
33 1862 May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
34 1863 Abraham Lincoln issues the "Emancipation Proclamation" freeing slaves.
36 1865 American Civil war ends with General Lee's surrender at Appomattox, VA. Reconstruction begins in the "old South"
39 1868 An eight-hour work day is established for federal employees.
46 1875 Tennessee enacts Jim Crow law.
47 1876 The National League of Baseball is founded
4 1833 Santa Anna is elected President of Mexico

Martha Cummings
Born on an unknown day in October 1830 and died on October 27, 1903
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