William Matthias Dennis
|About William Matthias Dennis|
William Matthias Dennis was born on January 13, 1794 somewhere in North Carolina and died on October 20, 1889 in Rudden, Putnam County, Georgia. He lived to be 95 years old.
William Matthias Dennis
1/13/1794 - 10/20/1889
He married Nancy Barnhart in 1816.
Abejah (abt. 1830)
Daniel J. (abt.1832)
Thomas E. (abt. 1834)
Martha Elizabeth (abt. 1836) -married William Cox
|Other||1/22/1814 ||GA (Putnam County) ||20 yrs old |
|Case Number# 49 D - Will of Joseph Dennis Jr. - Charles A. and Mathias Dennis executors |
In the name of God amen. Joseph Dennis of the county of Putnam and state of Georgia being of sound and perfect mind, memory. (blessed be God) do this 22nd day of January one thousand eight hundred and fifteen , make and publish this my last will and testament. In manners following that is to say.
First I give and bequeath unto my sons Matthias and Simeon Dennis two hundred two and a half acres of land in the county of Putnam where I now live. viz lot no. 429, to be equally divided between them according to rate and value, My wife Ellendor Dennis to keep possessions of the homes that I now occupy during her life time together with all my personal estate and at her decease to dispose of my personal property as she may think proper one form the part of the product of my plantation. And I do here by make and ordain my trusty sons Charles A. and Matthias Dennis executors of this my last will and testament. In witness whereof I the said Joseph Dennis have to this my last will and testament set my hand and affected my seal the day and year above written.
Benjamin Simmons, Philip Ballard, Stephen Parker
Joseph Dennis (seal)
|Marriage||11/2/1815 ||GA (Putnam County) ||21 yrs old |
| Name: Mathias Dennis,
Spouse: Purtheny Law,
Marriage Date: Nov.2, 1815,
State: Georgia, |
|Marriage||2/8/1816 ||GA (Putnam County) ||22 yrs old |
|Name: William Mathias Dennis,
Birth Place: North Carolina,
Birth Year: 1794,
Spouse Name: Nancy C. Barnhard,
Birth Place: Georiga,
Spouse Birth Year: 1797,,
date: Feb. 8, 1816,
Marriage State: Georgia |
|Other||1/1/1817 ||Captain William Evans's GA (Putnam County) ||22 yrs old |
|Name: Mathias Dennis as executor of Joseph Dennis Des.,
District: Captain William Evans's
Place: Putnam, Georgia, Number of Poles: 2, Land of Quality: _____, 2nd Quality: 73, 3rd Quality: 73, County: Putnam, Water: Camp Brook, To Whom Granted: Tidd, To Whom Joiner: Roper,(next line) Number of Poles: 2, Land of Quality: _____, 2nd Quality: 50, 3rd Quality: 50 1/2, County: Putnam, Water: Camp Brook, To Whom Granted: Tidd,To Whom Joiner: Wooley. Georgia property tax digests 1817 |
|Census||1/1/1818 ||GA (Lincoln County) ||23 yrs old |
|Name: Matthias Dennis,
County: Lincoln County,
District: Captain Parks,
Record Type: Tax List,
Database: GA 1792-1819 Tax Lists Index |
|Census||8/7/1820 ||Capt Thomas Bustins District GA (Putnam County) ||26 yrs old |
|pg.81- William Denius -
one male - (Under 10),
one male - (26 thru 44),
one female - (Under 10),
one female - (16 thru 25),
Number of Persons - Engaged in Agriculture: 1 |
|Land Deed||1/1/1827 ||GA (Hancock County) ||32 yrs old |
|Name: Matthias Dennis,
Captain's District: 103d,
Lottery Date: 1827,
Source: REPRINT of OFFICIAL REGISTER of LAND LOTTERY OF GEORGIA 1827; 61st DAY'S DRAWING-May 16.HANCOCK. page 189 |
|Census||10/3/1850 ||District 70 GA (Putnam County) ||56 yrs old |
Wm M. Dennis (56),
Nancy Dennis (53),
Daniel J. Dennis (18),
Thos E. Dennis (16),
Elizabeth Dennis (14). William was born in NC, all others in GA. William, Daniel and Thomas are farmers. |
|Census||6/14/1880 ||Ash Bank GA (Putnam County) ||86 yrs old |
Harvey J. Dennis (62),
Rebecca R. Dennis (55),
Lou Dennis (33),
Julia Dennis (29),
Augustus Dennis (25),
Sallie Dennis (22),
Fannie Dennis (20),
Willie Dennis (19),
Newton Dennis (14),
Hattie Dennis (11),
father -William Dennis (86),
brother -Johnson Dennis (50). William is a widower, he was born in GA , as were his parents. All were born in GA, as were there parents. Henry is the sheriff, wife Rebecca keeps house, Augustus and Willie are farmers. Fannie is sick with Typhoid fever.
|Military||1/1/1889 ||GA (Putnam County) ||95 yrs old |
|War of 1812 -Soldier: William M. Dennis,
Date Enlisted: Aug.23, 1813,
Date Discharged: March 15, 1814,
Soldier's Death Date: 1889,
Residence: 1852, 1855 Putnam Co. GA , 1872, 1873 Eatonton P.O., Putnam Co. GA.,
Military Service Location: Georgia,
Pension Number - #1: SO 28437,
Pension Number - #2: SC 20353,
Bounty Land Number - #1: 46468 80 50,
Bounty Land Number - #2: 125 80 55,
Roll number: 26,
Archive Publication Number: M313 |
|Graveyard/Tombstone||10/20/1889 ||Rudden GA (Putnam County) ||95 yrs old |
|Name: Pvt William Matthias Dennis,
Birth Date: Jan.13, 1794,
Death Date: Oct.20,1889,
Cemetery: Harmony Southern Baptist Church Cemetery,
Burial or Cremation Place: Rudden, Putnam County, Georgia |
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William, his family, and friends. For example, William is 4 years old when Mississippi Territory organized from Georgia's western land claims. It includes what will later become portions of Mississippi, Alabama and Northern Florida,
||Governor Mathews signs the Second Yazoo Act selling somewhere between 35,000,000 and 50,000,000 acres of land for $500,000.
||Clarke and Tatnall Counties formed.
||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.
||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.
||December 10 - Jasper, Jones, Laurens, Morgan, Putnam, and Telfair Counties formed.
||Pulaski County created.
||Twiggs County formed.
||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".
||Madison County created.
||Emanual County formed.
||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".
||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).
||First Seminole war begins as Georgia backwoodsmen attack Indians just north of the Florida border. !817-1818. General Andrew Jackson invades the area.
||Rabun County formed.
||December 20 - Campbell and Randolph Counties formed.
||May 15 - Dooly, Fayette, Henry, Houston, Monroe and Newton Counties formed.
||December 9 - Bibb, Dekalb and Pike Counties formed.
||December 8 - Decatur County formed.
||December 15 - Upson and Ware Counties formed.
||Baker, Lowndes, Thomas, Butts and Taliaferro Counties formed.
||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.
||December 14, - Harris, Marion, Meriwether and Talbot.
||Cherokee, Heard, and Stewrt Counties are formed.
||Sumter County is formed.
||December 3 - Bartow, Cobb, Crawford, Floyd, Forsyth, Gilmer, Lumpkin, Murray, Paulding, and Union Counties formed.
||Walker County is formed.
||Seminoles massacre Major Francis L. Dade and his 103 man command. This starts the second Seminole War.
February - Battle of Hitchity.
March 27 - Colonel J.W. Fannin and his Georgian's executed by order of Santa Ana at Goliad on Palm Sunday.
July - Battle of Brushy Creek.
July 3 - Battle of Chickasawachee Swamp.
July 27 - Battle of Echowanochaway Creek.
||Mcon and Dade Counties are formed.
||Chattooga County formed
||Atlanta, Georgia is incorporated. Formally Marthasville
||Gordon and Clinch Counties are formed.
||Clay, Howell, Polk, Spalding, and Whitfield Counties are formed.
||Taylor County formed.
||Catoosa, Pickens, Hart, Dougherty, Webster, Flton, and Worth Counties aare creaated.
||Fannin, Coffee, Chattahooche, Charlton, and Calhoun Counties formed.
||Haralson, Terrell, Berrien, Colquit, Miller, and Towns Counties formed.
||Dawson, Milton, Pierce, Glascock, Mitchell, Schley, White, and Wilcox Counties formed.
||Clayton, Quitman, Banks, Brooks, Johnson, and Echols Counties formed.
||Douglas, McDuffie, Rockdale, and Dodge Counties formed.
||Oconee County formed.
||The Rosetta Stone was discovered
||The first battery was invented by Volta
||The first steamboat was invented by Fulton
||The first locomotive engine was created by Stephenson
||The first railroad is constructed between Liverpool and Manchester, England
||Goodyear invents vulcanized rubber, opening the door for tires and other rubber products.
||The first telegraph message is sent by Morse, who later invents the Mores Code
||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
||NEWS HEADLINES: Seat of U.S. government moves from Philadelphia to Washington DC
||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.
||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.
||Gold is discovered in Georgia.
||July 9 - The S.S. John Randolph, the first successful iron steamship, is launched in Savannah
||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.
||The U.S. Government begins forcing Cherokee Indians from their homes in what becomes known as the Trail of Tears. Many Cherokee hide in the mountains of North Carolina and surrounding states.
||Mississippi Territory organized from Georgia's western land claims. It includes what will later become portions of Mississippi, Alabama and Northern Florida,
||Louisiana Purchase from France (who secured it from Spain) gives the US a huge new territory and the port of New Orleans.
||The Seminole warrior later known as Osceola is born near Tuskegee, AL.
||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.
||Lewis and Clark Expedition, which began in 1804, ends. News of the rich lands to the west begins to spread.
||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.
||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.
||Indian Removal Act signed and the moving of eastern Indians west of the Mississippi begins.
||Second Seminole Indian War begins.
||The trickery used to capture Seminole Indian Chief Osceola (Assi Yohola) creates a public uproar and U.S. General Jesup is publicly condemned.
||Oregon Trail is established
||Second Seminole Indian War ends and thousands of Seminole Indians are forced to move west of the Mississippi.
||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
||White Terror and bread riots in Paris
||Napoleon marries Josephine de Beauharnais
||Napoleon proclaims the Venetian Constitution, founds Ligurian Republic in Genoa
||Santa Anna is elected President of Mexico
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