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John H. Lisenby
2/1/1856 - 6/26/1930
John H. Lisenby was born on February 1, 1856 somewhere in Alabama and died on June 26, 1930 in Dothan, Houston Co., Alabama. Actual date of death is unknown. He lived to be about 74 years old.

John married Annie _________ (4/1873 - ).
Emma C. (11/1882)
Ella (12/1884)
Henry E. (3/1887)
William A. ( 3/1893)
Census6/7/1880 East half AL (Geneva County) 24 yrs old 
#76 - H. John Lisenby (age 24 ) and L. Hannah Lisenby (19) Both born in AL as were their parents.  
Census6/17/1880 Echo AL (Dale County) 24 yrs old 
This information, while true, may NOT apply to our John Lisenby.  John I. Lisenby (age 25), Martha (wife, age 25), Dora (daughter, age 5), Emma C. (daughter, age 3) and William (son, age 1). William Lisenby (age 50) is listed immediately below with his family. John states his occupation as farming. He and his parents were born in Alabama. Martha was also born in AL, but her parents were born in GA. All of the children were born in AL.  Source:  Year: 1880; Census Place: Echo, Dale, Alabama; Roll: T9_10; Family History Film: 1254010; Page: 635B; Enumeration District: 64; Image: 0463.
Census1/25/1900 Brantins AL (Geneva County) 44 yrs old 
#533- John Lisenby (age 44, born 2/1856), Annie (age 27, born 4/1873), Emma (age 17, born 11/1882), Ella (15, born 12/1884), Henry E. (13, born 3/1887), William A. (7, born 3/1893)Ollie (age 5, born Feb.1895), Manzy (age 3, born Jan.1897), Dewey (age 3mos. born Nov. 1899). All were born in AL as were their parents. John is a farmer and the older children work on the farm. Two youngest children and Annie cannot write, but all can read and speak English.  
Additional information about Geneva County, AL around 1900: A courthouse fire in 1898 destroys many county records. Click here to see a map from this timeperiod.  
Census4/27/1910 Dundee FL (Geneva County) 54 yrs old 
# 296 - John H. Lisenby (age 54 ), Annie Lisenby ( 37), Ella Lisenby (24 ), Ollie Lisenby (15), (dau.)Wynzy Lisenby (13), Dewie Lisenby ( 11), (dau.)Finy Lisenby ( 8), Nepolian Lisenby ( 6), (son)Ochla Lisenby (4 ), (son)Johnie Lisenby ( 1, 4mo.). All born in AL, as were their parents. John & Annie have been married twenty one years, They had nine children, eight are living. John is a farmer.  
Census1/13/1920 Keyburg AL (Geneva County) 63 yrs old 
#103 -John H. Lisenby (age63), Annie Lisenby (42), Finnie Lisenby (17), Oakley Lisenby (13), Jonnie Lee Lisenby (10), Lillian Lisenby (8), Leroy Lisenby (6), Ernest Lisenby (4). All were born in AL. John's parents were born in AL. Annie's father in GA, mother in AL.  
Graveyard/Tombstone6/26/1930 Selma Baptist Cem. AL (Houston County) 74 yrs old 
J. H. LISENBY b. February 1, 1856 d. June 26, 1930 [Next to 3 unmarked graves] 

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3 1859 Charles Darwin publishes "Origin of Species" and begins the evolution theory.
9 1865 Mendel publishes his papers on genetics and introduces the concept to the public.
13 1869 Cro-magnon Man fossils are found in France
21 1877 Edison invents the phonograph permitting music and voices to be recorded and replayed.
23 1879 Edison invents the electric light bulb.
33 1889 The first calculating machine is invented and uses punch cards
39 1895 Wireless telegraph and the "antenna" are invented but it covers a very short distance.
41 1897 First ship to shore message is sent using an improved form of wireless telegraph
44 1900 Freud publishes his book "The Interpretation of Dreams"
44 1900 The cause of yellow fever is discovered. It is proven that the fever is spread by mosquitoes. This rallies an effort to provide better mosquito control.
45 1901 First transatlantic wireless telegraph is sent.
46 1902 The first Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil is discovered.
47 1903 Wright Brothers complete the first successful flight with an airplane at Kitty Hawk
48 1904 The first vacuum tube diode is invented by Fleming
50 1906 Electrons are discovered by Thomson
50 1906 Kellogg sells the first box of Corn Flakes
50 1906 The triode vacuum tube is invented
56 1912 The unsinkable Titanic sinks on its first trip to New York drowning 1,513 people.
57 1913 Ford builds the first assembly line into his automobile production plant
58 1914 The first traffic lights (which is only red or green) are put up in America; Construction of the Panama Canal is completed
67 1923 Freud publishes "The Ego and the Id"
67 1923 Diphtheria vaccine is developed; Insulin is produced to treat diabetes
68 1924 Insecticides are used for the first time on crops
70 1926 Goddard launched the first liquid-fueled rocket
71 1927 The first television transmission was announced in England
72 1928 Big bang theory was introduced
5 1861 NEWS HEADLINES: American Civil war begins at Ft. Sumter, located in Charleston Harbor, VA.
6 1862 NEWS HEADLINES: May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
26 1882 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison creates the first large power station in New York City, making it the first place in America to have electricity.
29 1885 NEWS HEADLINES: Eastman invents the box camera. For the first time photography becomes affordable for the average citizen.
52 1908 NEWS HEADLINES: Henry Ford produces the first Model T automobile
56 1912 White residents of Forsyth County, GA, drive the black population out.
57 1913 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison invents motion pictures
61 1917 NEWS HEADLINES: In June, the United States enters World War I on the side of the allies. The Russian Revolution ends the reign of the czars and thrusts Russia into communism.
63 1919 NEWS HEADLINES: World War I ends with the signing of The Versailles Treaty.
4 1860 Presidential election puts Abraham Lincoln in office. The campaign has heated the issues regarding slavery in the south.
6 1862 May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
7 1863 Abraham Lincoln issues the "Emancipation Proclamation" freeing slaves.
9 1865 American Civil war ends with General Lee's surrender at Appomattox, VA. Reconstruction begins in the "old South"
12 1868 An eight-hour work day is established for federal employees.
19 1875 Tennessee enacts Jim Crow law.
20 1876 The National League of Baseball is founded
53 1909 The National Association for Advancement of Colored People is formed (NAACP)
54 1910 Boy Scout and Girl Scout Organizations are introduced in America and the concept of a "week end" meaning time off from regular work begins to take root. The British Empire covers 1/5th of the world land area.
71 1927 Charles Lindbergh becomes the first man to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean and Babe Ruth hits 60 home runs.
73 1929 Widespread prosperity of the 1920s ends abruptly with the stock market crash in October
74 1930 Drought in the Great Plains area begins, creating hardship for farm families in 19 states.
53 1909 The "Piltdown Man" hoax -- a fake archeological discovery announced by dishonest scientists who wanted to "prove" that human beings had evolved in Europe
58 1914 World War I - Following the crisis touched off by the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand of Austria in Sarajevo, Germany declared war on Russia and additional countries joined the war within several days.
61 1917 Germany uses airplanes to drop bombs in the early stages of World War I -- the first major military use of airplanes.
63 1919 The Versailles Treaty marks the official end of World War I.
64 1920 Adolph Hitler begins to organize the Nazi party in Germany; The Ku Klux Klan launches a recruitment campaign using mass marketing techniques to gain 85,000 new recruits; the first commercial broadcast is made.

The Children of John H. Lisenby

Emma C. Lisenby
Born somewhere in Alabama on an unknown day in November 1882 and died somewhere in Alabama about 1903. She was about 20 years old.

Her parents were John H. Lisenby (born 2/1/1856 - 6/26/1930 Dothan, Houston Co. AL) & Annie (born 4/1873)

Emma married Henry Howard in Geneva Co. AL
We were told she died in childbirth....
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