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Polly Colbert
1755 - 1800
Polly Colbert was born about 1755 somewhere in Alabama and died about 1800 somewhere in Alabama. Dates for birth and death are estimated. She lived to be about 45 years old.

She was the daughter of William Colbert and a her mother is only know to us today as the Tuskegee woman.
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Click on any of the News, Events, or Discoveries buttons above to see historical things that happened during Polly Colbert's life. These are only some of the major events that affected the life and times of Polly, her family, and friends. For example, Polly is 5 years old when The Cherokee War (1760-61) ends in a treaty that opens the Up County for settlement. The Bounty At of 1761 offers public land tax free for ten years, and settlers from other colonies begin pouring into the Carolina "Up Country".
AgeDateEvent
14 1769 The first steam engine is invented by Watt
22 1777 The concept of chemical compounds is conceived by Lavoisier
28 1783 The hot air balloon is invented by Michel and Montgolfier and the first people in modern history fly at an altitude of 1800 m.
30 1785 The power loom was invented by Cartwright to produce cloth.
38 1793 The cotton gin was invented by Whitney.
44 1799 The Rosetta Stone was discovered
45 1800 The first battery was invented by Volta
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20 1775 NEWS HEADLINES: On April 18th, Paul Revere makes his famous ride proclaiming "The British are Coming" and the American Revolution War begins. Britain hires 29,000 German mercenaries to handle conflict in North America.
21 1776 NEWS HEADLINES: July 4th, American Revolution War ends and the United States of America is officially created.
45 1800 NEWS HEADLINES: Seat of U.S. government moves from Philadelphia to Washington DC
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5 1760 The Cherokee War (1760-61) ends in a treaty that opens the Up County for settlement. The Bounty At of 1761 offers public land tax free for ten years, and settlers from other colonies begin pouring into the Carolina "Up Country".
8 1763 Georgia Gazette begins publication. It is the first newspaper in Georgia and the eighth newspaper in the English colonies.
11 1766 Britain passes the Stamp Act taxing all colonial newspapers, advertisements, leases, licenses, pamphlets, and legal documents. Later the same year, Britain repeals the Stamp Act in Britain -- but it continues to be enforced on colonists in North America
18 1773 Angered by the tea tax of 1767 and the British East India Company's monopoly on tea trade, the independent New England colonial merchants dump the precious cargo overboard into the Boston harbor. This incident is called the Boston Tea Party.
19 1774 The First Continental Congress of fifty-five representatives (except from the colony of Georgia) meets in Philadelphia to discuss relations with Britain, the possibility of independence, and the hope of a peaceful solution. King George III scorns the thought of reconciliation and declares the colonies to be in a state of open rebellion.
20 1775 On April 18th, Paul Revere makes his famous ride proclaiming "The British are Coming" and the American Revolution War begins. Britain hires 29,000 German mercenaries to handle conflict in North America.
21 1776 July 4th, American Revolution War ends and the United States of America is officially created.
23 1778 Alliance between United States and France
32 1787 Constitution of the United States is signed
38 1793 Alexander McGillivray, the head of the Creek Indian Nation, dies. A restlessness begins to grow among the Indians in what is now Georgia, Alabama and Northern Florida as town chiefs via for the vacant leadership role.
39 1794 The United States establishes the Navy
43 1798 Mississippi Territory organized from Georgia's western land claims. It includes what will later become portions of Mississippi, Alabama and Northern Florida,
AgeDateEvent
1 1756 Seven Year's War begins
4 1759 Jesuits are forced out of France
8 1763 Seven Year's War ends; Peace is established in Paris between France, Spain, England and Portugal
9 1764 Britain passes the Sugar Act forbids American importation of foreign rum and taxing imported molasses, wine, silk, coffee, and a number of other luxury items.
12 1767 Jesuits are forced out of Spanish America
24 1779 Spain declares war on England
25 1780 Josef II abolishes serfdom in Hungary; England declares war on Holland
28 1783 Peace established at Versailles between France, England, Spain and United States; Britain cedes all lands west to the Mississippi River
32 1787 Catherine the Great leads Russia into war with Turkey
33 1788 Russia begins war with Sweden
34 1789 French feudal system is abolished with the Declaration of Rights of Man. Outbreak of hostilities in France with the fall of the Bastille on July 14; Revolution in Austrian Netherlands declares independence as Belgium
37 1792 French Revolutionary Wars begin and the French royal family is imprisoned the following year
38 1793 Marie Antoinette is executed; Fugitive Slave Act passed; Roman Catholic faith is banned in France; France declares war on Britain and Holland.
40 1795 White Terror and bread riots in Paris
41 1796 Napoleon marries Josephine de Beauharnais
42 1797 Napoleon proclaims the Venetian Constitution, founds Ligurian Republic in Genoa


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William Moniac
Born about 1754 and died on an unknown day in December 1837
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The Children of Polly Colbert

Nahoga Mahala Moniac
Born in Eufaula, Alabama about 1770 and died in Hickory Ground, Alabama about 1863. She was about 93 years old.

Research has produced two possible mothers for James B. Ward. Some say his mother was Elizabeth Nancy Knight. Others believe it was Nahoga (Mahala) Moniac, a Creek Indian. The name 'Mahala' origin...
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