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Lorana  Cottle 



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Lorana Cottle
1793 - 1829
Lorana Cottle was born about 1793 in Pitt County, North Carolina and died about 1829 in Jefferson County, Georgia. Dates for birth and death are estimated. She lived to be about 36 years old.

Her parents were John E. and Delilah Cottle

Children: Lewis Green (1815)
Carolyn D. (1817)
Gatsy Ann (1821)
Sherwood H. (1823)
Thomas C. (1825)
George W. (1826)
Marriage10/1/1812 GA (Jefferson County) 19 yrs old 
Name: Willis Sutton, Spouse: Lorana Cottle, Marriage Date: Oct.1 , 1812, Marriage County: Jefferson, Marriage State: Georgia 
Census8/7/1820 GA (Jefferson County) 27 yrs old 
Page: 16, line - Wiley Sutton: one male - (Under 10), two males - (26 thru 44), two females - (Under 10), one females - (16 thru 25), three persons Engaged in Agriculture 
Additional information about Jefferson County, GA around 1820: Created in 1796, Jefferson County was created from land previously in Burke, Montgomery, Warren and Washington Counties. Land in this area originated from Creek treaties signed in 1733 and 1783. 
Census1/1/1830 GA (Jefferson County) 1 yrs after death 
Wiley Sutton - one male under 5, one male (5-9), one male (15-19), one male (40-49), two females (10-14), one female (20-29) 

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1 1794 General Clarke surrenders ending the Oconee War.
2 1795 Governor Mathews signs the Second Yazoo Act selling somewhere between 35,000,000 and 50,000,000 acres of land for $500,000.
8 1801 Clarke and Tatnall Counties formed.
9 1802 Georgia formally cedes western claims for its southern boundary at the 31st parallel -- which will become a border between,GA, FL and AL. GA's western border reaches to the Mississippi River.
10 1803 Between 1803 and 1811 a horse trail is established connecting Milledgeville, Georgia to Fort Stoddert, American outpost north of Mobile. This is expanded into a road and called The Federal Road by 1811.
14 1807 December 10 - Jasper, Jones, Laurens, Morgan, Putnam, and Telfair Counties formed.
15 1808 Pulaski County created.
16 1809 Twiggs County formed.
18 1811 Tecumseh visits the Creek Indians living in what will become Georgia and Alabama to try to persuade them to join his fight against the flood of white settlers. Some towns join forces with Tecumseh and become known as "Red Sticks".
18 1811 Madison County created.
19 1812 The Creek tribes in southern Alabama and Georgia find themselves under increasing pressure from white settlers. Led by Chief Weatherford, they accepted an alliance with Tecumseh and are nicknamed "Red Sticks".
19 1812 Emanual County formed.
20 1813 During 1813-14, Muskogee-speaking Creeks leave GA and move into areas in Northern FL in response to the Creek Civil War (also known as the Red-sticks War).
24 1817 First Seminole war begins as Georgia backwoodsmen attack Indians just north of the Florida border. !817-1818. General Andrew Jackson invades the area.
26 1819 Rabun County formed.
27 1820 December 20 - Campbell and Randolph Counties formed.
28 1821 May 15 - Dooly, Fayette, Henry, Houston, Monroe and Newton Counties formed.
29 1822 December 9 - Bibb, Dekalb and Pike Counties formed.
30 1823 December 8 - Decatur County formed.
31 1824 December 15 - Upson and Ware Counties formed.
32 1825 Baker, Lowndes, Thomas, Butts and Taliaferro Counties formed.
33 1826 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.
34 1827 December 14, - Harris, Marion, Meriwether and Talbot.
6 1799 The Rosetta Stone was discovered
7 1800 The first battery was invented by Volta
14 1807 The first steamboat was invented by Fulton
21 1814 The first locomotive engine was created by Stephenson
7 1800 NEWS HEADLINES: Seat of U.S. government moves from Philadelphia to Washington DC
18 1811 NEWS HEADLINES: Tecumseh's emerging Indian Confederacy is defeated at the Battle of Tippecanoe in Ohio. Afterwards, Tecumseh and his brother travel from their Shawnee homes in the north to recruit and unify the southern Indians.
19 1812 NEWS HEADLINES: War of 1812 begins and will continue for until 1814. Some call it the Second War of Independence because the US fights Great Britain to a stalemate, Americas independence was assured.
35 1828 Gold is discovered in Georgia.
1 1794 The United States establishes the Navy
5 1798 Mississippi Territory organized from Georgia's western land claims. It includes what will later become portions of Mississippi, Alabama and Northern Florida,
10 1803 Louisiana Purchase from France (who secured it from Spain) gives the US a huge new territory and the port of New Orleans.
11 1804 The Seminole warrior later known as Osceola is born near Tuskegee, AL.
12 1805 Federal Road project begins after the Creek Indians give the U.S. permission to develop a “horse path” through their nation that will provide better mail delivery between Washington City (DC) and New Orleans. Soon settlers are traveling and settling along this path to settle the southern frontier.
13 1806 Lewis and Clark Expedition, which began in 1804, ends. News of the rich lands to the west begins to spread.
18 1811 By 1811 the new "Federal Road" (which started as a horse path) is filled with a steady flow of white settlers into Creek Indian Territories. The Spanish begin to fan hostile sentiments among the Indians.
27 1820 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.
2 1795 White Terror and bread riots in Paris
3 1796 Napoleon marries Josephine de Beauharnais
4 1797 Napoleon proclaims the Venetian Constitution, founds Ligurian Republic in Genoa

James Sutton
Born about 1789 and died about 1841
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The Children of Lorana Cottle

Gatsey Ann Sutton
Born somewhere in Georgia about 1821 and died in Anacoco, Louisiana about 1879. She was about 58 years old.

Gatsey married Francis and had eight Children:
  1. Eliza (1840 FL) married John T. Hall
  2. Mary Elizabeth (1844)
  3. Martha Ann (abt. 1837)-married Andrew Jackson Howard (Castor Ce...
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