Melvina Eliza Phillips
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|About Melvina Eliza Phillips|
Melvina Eliza Phillips was born on August 27, 1848 in an unknown place and died on August 9, 1911 somewhere in Alabama. She lived to be 62 years old.
Melvina Eliza Phillips
8/27/1848 - 8/9/1911
(Shown at age 42)
She was called "Vinia" . She married John W. Davis in St. Cair,AL on Sept. 26,1867 at her family home. They owned a farm in Trout Creek.
George W. Davis (Feb.1876)
Willie J. Davis (Jan.1870)
Birthy E. Davis (Feb.1879)
Henry N. Davis (June 1882)
Absaham N. Davis (Feb. 1884)
Lawance B. Davis (Mar. 1887)
Johnie Davis (Aug.1888)
Wiliam Davis (June 1892)
|Marriage||9/26/1867 ||AL (St. Clair County) ||19 yrs old |
|Marriage of John W. Davis to Vina E. Phillips at the house of T. Phillips. |
|Census||1/1/1880 ||Trout Creek AL (Saint Clair County) ||31 yrs old |
|Dewlling #187, family# 185 - John W. Davis (age 34),
Veny E. Davis (31),
Charly G. Davis (11),
John W. Davis (10),
Thoms P. Davis (7),
George A. Davis (5)&
Birtha E. Davis (1). John is a farmer and was born in GA, parents in SC. Veny keeps house, she was born in AL, as were her parents. Children born in AL.
|Census||6/9/1900 ||Ragland AL (Saint Clair County) ||51 yrs old |
|dwelling: 73, family: 74 - John W. Davis (age58-Mar.1842),
Viney E. Davis (51-Aug.1848),
Willie J. Davis (30-Jan.1870),
George W. Davis (24-Feb.1876),
Birthy E. Davis (21-Feb.1879),
Henry N. Davis (17-June 1882),
Absaham N. Davis (16-Feb. 1884),
Lawance B. Davis (13-Mar. 1887),
Johnie Davis (11-Aug.1888),Wiliam Davis (8-June 1892)&
Colbern Hathcook (15-June 1885)
John is a farmer, he was born in GA, as were his parents. Viney was born in AL, her parents in SC. They have been married 33 years and had 12 children, 10 of them are living. All others born in AL. George & Birthy work on the farm. Henry & Lawance work at the Coal mine. Colbern is a border and works on the farm. All state they can read & write except Wiliam.
Sons live next door - # 72 -Charly & wife Lizza; # 75 Timmie & wife Mattie (and their families).
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Melvina, her family, and friends. For example, Melvina is 7 years old when Third Seminole Indian War begins. It ends three years later when Chief Billy Bowlegs and his band are forced to move from Florida.
The 1850 Federal Census reveals the
Free black population=2,265;
Cotton production in bales=564,429;
Corn production in bushels=28,754,048;
Number of manufacturing establishments=1,026.
||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
||Edison invents the phonograph permitting music and voices to be recorded and replayed.
||Edison invents the electric light bulb.
||The first calculating machine is invented and uses punch cards
||Wireless telegraph and the "antenna" are invented but it covers a very short distance.
||First ship to shore message is sent using an improved form of wireless telegraph
||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.
||Freud publishes his book "The Interpretation of Dreams"
||First transatlantic wireless telegraph is sent.
||The first Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil is discovered.
||Wright Brothers complete the first successful flight with an airplane at Kitty Hawk
||The first vacuum tube diode is invented by Fleming
||Kellogg sells the first box of Corn Flakes
||The triode vacuum tube is invented
||Electrons are discovered by Thomson
||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.
||NEWS HEADLINES: Edison creates the first large power station in New York City, making it the first place in America to have electricity.
||NEWS HEADLINES: Eastman invents the box camera. For the first time photography becomes affordable for the average citizen.
||NEWS HEADLINES: Henry Ford produces the first Model T automobile
||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.
||Tennessee enacts Jim Crow law.
||The National League of Baseball is founded
||The National Association for Advancement of Colored People is formed (NAACP)
||Boy Scout and Girl Scout Organizations are introduced in America and the concept of a "week end" meaning time off from regular work begins to take root. The British Empire covers 1/5th of the world land area.
||The "Piltdown Man" hoax -- a fake archeological discovery announced by dishonest scientists who wanted to "prove" that human beings had evolved in Europe
grave of Vinia Phillips Davis
grave of Vinia Davis
Born on March 12, 1843 and died on October 2, 1906
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