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Elizabeth Morell
1770 - 10/5/1852
Elizabeth Morell was born about 1770 in an unknown place and died on October 5, 1852 in Jackson, Florida. Actual date of birth is unknown. She lived to be about 82 years old.

Other10/5/1852 FL (Jackson County) 82 yrs old 
Estate of Elizabeth HARVEY
State of Florida, County of Jackson:
Before me, Frederick R. Pittman, Judge of Probate of Jackson County, personally came John Davis and his being duly sworn & that to the best of his knowledge and belief, Elizabeth Harvey died intestate. That there are heirs in being of said deceased, and that he will well and truly administer all and singular the goods, chattels, rights and credits of said deceased as far as the assets of the Estate shall intend and the law directs, and make a fair distribution according to law and render a true account of the administration of the Estate when thereunto required.
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 5th day of Oct.1852. F. R. Pittman, Judge of Probate of Jackson County.
Signed: John Davis   Source:
Other11/27/1852 FL (Jackson County) 82 yrs old 
Filed 29 Sept. 1852, F. R. Pittman, J. P. J. C. File No. 20 Estate of Elizabeth Harvey.
The Estate of Elizabeth Harvey, 27 Nov 1852: Petition to the Probate Judge of Jackson County, Fla by John Davis for a Court order to sell the slaves belonging to the Estate of Elizabeth Harvey, in order to have a fair & equal division among the heirs. "That there are seven of said slaves of which three are under six years of age, besides which the children are all the issue of one woman, Cherry, and it would not only be unjust, but inhuman to part children of such tender years from their mother., The petitioner prays your Honor to authorize sale of said slaves as follows:
Cherry (age 37) Bill (age 15) Sally (age 12) Jim (age 10), Clarissa (age 5) Peter (age 2), Simon (age 1 month) Upon such terms as your Honor may see fit to impose, and as duty bound, he will ever pray, etc.
Nov 27 1852
John Davis
Administrator of Elizabeth Harvey   Source:

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3 1773 Indians in Florida become known as the "Seminoles", which means "wild people" or "runaway". Most are Creek, Yuchis, Yamasses and other Indians who have moved south to escape the movement of whites into the Carolinas, Alabama and Georgia, as well as escaped slaves,
32 1802 Georgia formally cedes western claims for its southern boundary at the 31st parallel -- which will become the north western border of FL.
40 1810 Western Florida, from the Pearl River to the Mississippi, is annexed by the US from Spain.
43 1813 During 1813-14, over 2,000 Muskogee-speaking Creeks move to Florida in response to the Creek Civil War (also known as the Red-sticks War). Most come from AL and GA.
48 1818 First Seminole Indian War takes place when Andrew Jackson brings his troops into northern Florida.
51 1821 Spain formally cedes Florida to the United States in 1821, according to terms of the Adams-Onís Treaty. Spanish colonists as well as settlers from the newly formed United States begin to pour into the new territory. Prior to this change, Florida was a wilderness sparsely dotted with settlements of native Indians, escaped/freed slaves and Spaniards.
52 1822 Florida Territory is purchased
53 1823 The Treaty of Moultrie Creek pushes the Seminole Indian towns into the interior of the Florida peninsula.
54 1824 Tallahassee is established at the capital of Florida because it is half-way between the two government centers in St. Augustine and Pensacola. The Legislative Council meets in November in a log house erected in the vicinity of today's capitol.
65 1835 The Second Seminole Indian War keeps the United States and Seminoles Indians fighting in North & Central Florida.
67 1837 NEWS HEADLINES: In October, Chief Osceola of the Seminole Indians is captured when he arrives for supposed truce negotiations at Fort Payton. He is imprisoned at St. Augustine, FL where he refuses to eat and attempts to escape several times. In December he is moved to a prison in SC where he dies on January 20, 1838. At the time of his death, Osceola was the most famous American Indian.
72 1842 Second Seminole Indian War ends and some of the Seminole Indians living in FL are moved to the Indian Territory
72 1842 Congress passes the Armed Occupation Act of 1842. It entitles persons willing and able to bear arms against the Indians and establish themselves in villages along the borders of Indian territory ownership of their land after 5 years.
75 1845 Florida becomes the 27th state to join the United States. William Moseley becomes the first governor and David Yulee the first senator.
80 1850 Florida's total population has grown to 87,445. This includes about 39,000 slaves and 1,000 free blacks. Indians were not counted.
7 1777 The concept of chemical compounds is conceived by Lavoisier
13 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.
15 1785 The power loom was invented by Cartwright to produce cloth.
23 1793 The cotton gin was invented by Whitney.
29 1799 The Rosetta Stone was discovered
30 1800 The first battery was invented by Volta
37 1807 The first steamboat was invented by Fulton
44 1814 The first locomotive engine was created by Stephenson
60 1830 The first railroad is constructed between Liverpool and Manchester, England
69 1839 Goodyear invents vulcanized rubber, opening the door for tires and other rubber products.
74 1844 The first telegraph message is sent by Morse, who later invents the Mores Code
5 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.
6 1776 NEWS HEADLINES: July 4th, American Revolution War ends and the United States of America is officially created.
30 1800 NEWS HEADLINES: Seat of U.S. government moves from Philadelphia to Washington DC
41 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.
42 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.
58 1828 Gold is discovered in Georgia.
64 1834 July 9 - The S.S. John Randolph, the first successful iron steamship, is launched in Savannah
3 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.
4 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.
5 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.
6 1776 July 4th, American Revolution War ends and the United States of America is officially created.
8 1778 Alliance between United States and France
17 1787 Constitution of the United States is signed
23 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.
24 1794 The United States establishes the Navy
28 1798 Mississippi Territory organized from Georgia's western land claims. It includes what will later become portions of Mississippi, Alabama and Northern Florida,
33 1803 Louisiana Purchase from France (who secured it from Spain) gives the US a huge new territory and the port of New Orleans.
34 1804 The Seminole warrior later known as Osceola is born near Tuskegee, AL.
35 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.
36 1806 Lewis and Clark Expedition, which began in 1804, ends. News of the rich lands to the west begins to spread.
41 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.
50 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.
60 1830 Indian Removal Act signed and the moving of eastern Indians west of the Mississippi begins.
65 1835 Second Seminole Indian War begins.
67 1837 The trickery used to capture Seminole Indian Chief Osceola (Assi Yohola) creates a public uproar and U.S. General Jesup is publicly condemned.
70 1840 Oregon Trail is established
72 1842 Second Seminole Indian War ends and thousands of Seminole Indians are forced to move west of the Mississippi.
9 1779 Spain declares war on England
10 1780 Josef II abolishes serfdom in Hungary; England declares war on Holland
13 1783 Peace established at Versailles between France, England, Spain and United States; Britain cedes all lands west to the Mississippi River
17 1787 Catherine the Great leads Russia into war with Turkey
18 1788 Russia begins war with Sweden
19 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
22 1792 French Revolutionary Wars begin and the French royal family is imprisoned the following year
23 1793 Marie Antoinette is executed; Fugitive Slave Act passed; Roman Catholic faith is banned in France; France declares war on Britain and Holland.
25 1795 White Terror and bread riots in Paris
26 1796 Napoleon marries Josephine de Beauharnais
27 1797 Napoleon proclaims the Venetian Constitution, founds Ligurian Republic in Genoa
63 1833 Santa Anna is elected President of Mexico

Richard Harvey
Born about 1770 and died about 1840
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The Children of Elizabeth Morell

Rebecca Harvey
Born somewhere in Virginia about 1776 and died in Iola, Florida on August 1, 1852. She was about 76 years old.

She married Walter Davis about 1799 in Bryan County, GA. In December of 1809, They obtained a Georgia passport. They traveled through the Creek Indian Nation, which consisted of the western part of Ge...
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