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Michael  Peacock 

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1777 - 1819

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1780 - 1840
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Michael Peacock
1799 - 1870
Michael Peacock was born about 1799 in Wayne County, North Carolina and died about 1870 in Lake County, Tennessee. Dates for birth and death are estimated. She lived to be about 71 years old.

Married Martha Applewhite
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1 1800 The first battery was invented by Volta
8 1807 The first steamboat was invented by Fulton
15 1814 The first locomotive engine was created by Stephenson
31 1830 The first railroad is constructed between Liverpool and Manchester, England
40 1839 Goodyear invents vulcanized rubber, opening the door for tires and other rubber products.
45 1844 The first telegraph message is sent by Morse, who later invents the Mores Code
54 1853 The process of creating steel is invented by Besermer in Britain and Kelly in the U.S.
57 1856 The first Neanderthal fossils are found near Germany
60 1859 Charles Darwin publishes "Origin of Species" and begins the evolution theory.
66 1865 Mendel publishes his papers on genetics and introduces the concept to the public.
70 1869 Cro-magnon Man fossils are found in France
1 1800 NEWS HEADLINES: Seat of U.S. government moves from Philadelphia to Washington DC
12 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.
13 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.
29 1828 Gold is discovered in Georgia.
35 1834 July 9 - The S.S. John Randolph, the first successful iron steamship, is launched in Savannah
62 1861 NEWS HEADLINES: American Civil war begins at Ft. Sumter, located in Charleston Harbor, VA.
63 1862 NEWS HEADLINES: May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
31 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.
4 1803 Louisiana Purchase from France (who secured it from Spain) gives the US a huge new territory and the port of New Orleans.
5 1804 The Seminole warrior later known as Osceola is born near Tuskegee, AL.
6 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.
7 1806 Lewis and Clark Expedition, which began in 1804, ends. News of the rich lands to the west begins to spread.
12 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.
21 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.
31 1830 Indian Removal Act signed and the moving of eastern Indians west of the Mississippi begins.
36 1835 Second Seminole Indian War begins.
38 1837 The trickery used to capture Seminole Indian Chief Osceola (Assi Yohola) creates a public uproar and U.S. General Jesup is publicly condemned.
41 1840 Oregon Trail is established
43 1842 Second Seminole Indian War ends and thousands of Seminole Indians are forced to move west of the Mississippi.
56 1855 Third Seminole Indian War begins. It ends three years later when Chief Billy Bowlegs and his band are forced to move from Florida.
61 1860 Presidential election puts Abraham Lincoln in office. The campaign has heated the issues regarding slavery in the south.
63 1862 May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
64 1863 Abraham Lincoln issues the "Emancipation Proclamation" freeing slaves.
66 1865 American Civil war ends with General Lee's surrender at Appomattox, VA. Reconstruction begins in the "old South"
69 1868 An eight-hour work day is established for federal employees.
34 1833 Santa Anna is elected President of Mexico

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