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Mary Spivey
1790 - 1855
Mary Spivey was born about 1790 somewhere in North Carolina and died about 1855 in Randolph County, Alabama. Dates for birth and death are estimated. She lived to be about 65 years old.

He parents were William Simeon Spivey and Mary Molly Stallings. DNA match shows we are related to Mary and believe she is the mother of Wiley, Thomas and Whatt.
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Marriage12/14/1809 GA (Hancock County) 19 yrs old 
Marriage of Harris Parish to Mary Spivey  

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AgeDateEvent
12 1802 Georgia formally cedes western claims for its southern boundary at the 31st parallel -- which will become the north western border of FL and southern border of AL.
13 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.
15 1805 Indian cessions opened up large portions of western (Choctaw) and northern (Chickasaw and Cherokee) Alabama to white settlers.
21 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".
22 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".
23 1813 Two battles begin the Creek Indian War: (1) Fort Mims Massacre - Fort Mims is attacked on August 13 by the Red Sticks while the inhabitants are eating their noon meal. The massacre brings an immediate response from the whites and soldiers are recruited from Tennessee, Georgia and other territories, and (2) The Battle of Holy Ground on December 1813.
23 1813 During 1813-14, Muskogee-speaking Creeks leave AL and move into areas in Northern FL in response to the Creek Civil War (also known as the Red-sticks War).
24 1814 The Treaty of Fort Jackson is finalized on August 9, 1814. William Weatherford (Red Eagle) surrenders to Gen. Andrew Jackson and cede their lands to the federal government. This opens approximately half of present-day AL to white settlement.
24 1814 Battle at Horseshoe Bend on March 27, leaves the Creek Red Sticks scattered and unorganized. Those that survive the battle flee south into northern Florida and band together as the Seminoles. Red Eagle (Billy Weatherford) surrenders to General Andrew Jackson at Fort Jackson later in the year.
27 1817 Alabama Territory is created when Congress passes an act to divide the Mississippi Territory and admit it into the union as a state. Alabama will remain a territory for two more years.
29 1819 Alabama admitted to the United States
45 1835 Alabama gold rush begins in the east-centrl hill country.
47 1837 The Second Creek war begins in 1836. In 1837 The Battle of Hobdy's Bridge becomes the last indian battle in AL.
50 1840 Alabama reports a total population of 590,756 on the 1940 Federal Census. This includes 335,185 whites, 255,571 blacks, 253,532 slaves, zero Native Americans, and others.
60 1850 State population=771,623. The 1850 Federal Census reveals the White population=426,514; African-American population=345,109; Slave population=342,844; Free black population=2,265; Urban population=35,179; Rural population=736,444; Cotton production in bales=564,429; Corn production in bushels=28,754,048; Number of manufacturing establishments=1,026.
AgeDateEvent
3 1793 The cotton gin was invented by Whitney.
9 1799 The Rosetta Stone was discovered
10 1800 The first battery was invented by Volta
17 1807 The first steamboat was invented by Fulton
24 1814 The first locomotive engine was created by Stephenson
40 1830 The first railroad is constructed between Liverpool and Manchester, England
49 1839 Goodyear invents vulcanized rubber, opening the door for tires and other rubber products.
54 1844 The first telegraph message is sent by Morse, who later invents the Mores Code
63 1853 The process of creating steel is invented by Besermer in Britain and Kelly in the U.S.
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10 1800 NEWS HEADLINES: Seat of U.S. government moves from Philadelphia to Washington DC
21 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.
22 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.
38 1828 Gold is discovered in Georgia.
44 1834 July 9 - The S.S. John Randolph, the first successful iron steamship, is launched in Savannah
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40 1830 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.
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3 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.
4 1794 The United States establishes the Navy
8 1798 Mississippi Territory organized from Georgia's western land claims. It includes what will later become portions of Mississippi, Alabama and Northern Florida,
13 1803 Louisiana Purchase from France (who secured it from Spain) gives the US a huge new territory and the port of New Orleans.
14 1804 The Seminole warrior later known as Osceola is born near Tuskegee, AL.
15 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.
16 1806 Lewis and Clark Expedition, which began in 1804, ends. News of the rich lands to the west begins to spread.
21 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.
30 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.
40 1830 Indian Removal Act signed and the moving of eastern Indians west of the Mississippi begins.
45 1835 Second Seminole Indian War begins.
47 1837 The trickery used to capture Seminole Indian Chief Osceola (Assi Yohola) creates a public uproar and U.S. General Jesup is publicly condemned.
50 1840 Oregon Trail is established
52 1842 Second Seminole Indian War ends and thousands of Seminole Indians are forced to move west of the Mississippi.
65 1855 Third Seminole Indian War begins. It ends three years later when Chief Billy Bowlegs and his band are forced to move from Florida.
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2 1792 French Revolutionary Wars begin and the French royal family is imprisoned the following year
3 1793 Marie Antoinette is executed; Fugitive Slave Act passed; Roman Catholic faith is banned in France; France declares war on Britain and Holland.
5 1795 White Terror and bread riots in Paris
6 1796 Napoleon marries Josephine de Beauharnais
7 1797 Napoleon proclaims the Venetian Constitution, founds Ligurian Republic in Genoa
43 1833 Santa Anna is elected President of Mexico


Marriages
Harris Parish
Born about 1780 and died about 1860.
They were married 12/14/1809.

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The Children of Mary Spivey

Wyatt Wesley Parish
Born somewhere in Georgia about 1808 and died in Bainbridge, Georgia about 1836. He was about 28 years old.

He married Sarah Wester on September 12, 1826 in Telfair Co, Ga.
Children:
William Green Parish
Mahaly Parish
Wyatt W. Parish Jr.(3/18/1828 -5/7/1892 Bruce, FL) married Eveline B. Sk...
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Wiley James Parish
Born somewhere in Georgia about 1810 and died somewhere in Florida about 1860. He was about 50 years old.

Wiley, his wife and his oldest child were born somewhere in Georgia. Around 1839 they moved to Northern Florida. Tax records indicate they lived in Gadsden County Florida between 1840 and 1856. They...
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Thomas Marshall Parish
Born somewhere in Georgia on August 8, 1812 and died in Blountstown, Florida on June 16, 1895. He was 82 years old.

In the 1880 and 1885 census Thomas states his father was born in NC and mother was born in VA.
Thomas was a minister at Antioch Baptist Church (now Nettle Ridge Baptist in Blountstown, FL) in 1...
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Martha Parish
Born somewhere in Georgia about 1816 and died somewhere in Georgia about 1870. She was about 54 years old.

Possibly the sister of Wyatt, Wiley and Thomas. She married David Redding on January 1, 1837. ...
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