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James Brown
1802 - 1870
James Brown was born about 1802 in Chester County, South Carolina and died about 1870 in Calhoun County, Georgia. Dates for birth and death are estimated. He lived to be about 68 years old.

He married Elizabeth Leaptrot (1806 -abt.1871)
Thomas Robert Brown (11/16/1826 -6/15/1900)- married Martha Jane Smith
Sarah Ann Brown (1830)- married James L. Burts
Sofronia (1834 -abt. 1879) -married Henry W. Crawford (1830-1863)
Samuel T. Brown (1835)
Mary 'Polly' Brown(1837)
Celia Ann "Caliley" Brown (1838)-married Freeman Sheffield (1834)
Nathaniel Brown (1841)
John William Brown (1840)
Census8/29/1850 Division 25 GA ( Early County) 48 yrs old 
James Brown (age 48), Elizabeth Brown (44), Sarah Brown (19), Samuel Brown (15), Mary Brown (13), Cela Brown (11), Nathaniel Brown (9), William Brown (4) James was born in NC and Elizabeth in GA, All children were born in GA, James is a farmer. 
Census6/4/1860 Town District GA (Calhoun County) 58 yrs old 
#38 - James Brown (age 59), Elizabeth Brown (54), Mary Brown (23), John W Brown (13). James was born in SC, others in GA. James is a farmer.  

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1 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.
5 1807 December 10 - Jasper, Jones, Laurens, Morgan, Putnam, and Telfair Counties formed.
6 1808 Pulaski County created.
7 1809 Twiggs County formed.
9 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".
9 1811 Madison County created.
10 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".
10 1812 Emanual County formed.
11 1813 During 1813-14, Muskogee-speaking Creeks leave GA and move into areas in Northern FL in response to the Creek Civil War (also known as the Red-sticks War).
15 1817 First Seminole war begins as Georgia backwoodsmen attack Indians just north of the Florida border. !817-1818. General Andrew Jackson invades the area.
17 1819 Rabun County formed.
18 1820 December 20 - Campbell and Randolph Counties formed.
19 1821 May 15 - Dooly, Fayette, Henry, Houston, Monroe and Newton Counties formed.
20 1822 December 9 - Bibb, Dekalb and Pike Counties formed.
21 1823 December 8 - Decatur County formed.
22 1824 December 15 - Upson and Ware Counties formed.
23 1825 Baker, Lowndes, Thomas, Butts and Taliaferro Counties formed.
24 1826 January 24 - Treaty of Washington abrogates Treaty of Indian Springs. The Creeks cede a smaller area and are allowed to remain on their lands until January 1, 1826.
25 1827 December 14, - Harris, Marion, Meriwether and Talbot.
28 1830 Cherokee, Heard, and Stewrt Counties are formed.
29 1831 Sumter County is formed.
30 1832 December 3 - Bartow, Cobb, Crawford, Floyd, Forsyth, Gilmer, Lumpkin, Murray, Paulding, and Union Counties formed.
31 1833 Walker County is formed.
34 1836 Seminoles massacre Major Francis L. Dade and his 103 man command. This starts the second Seminole War. February - Battle of Hitchity. March 27 - Colonel J.W. Fannin and his Georgian's executed by order of Santa Ana at Goliad on Palm Sunday. July - Battle of Brushy Creek. July 3 - Battle of Chickasawachee Swamp. July 27 - Battle of Echowanochaway Creek.
35 1837 Mcon and Dade Counties are formed.
36 1838 Chattooga County formed
45 1847 Atlanta, Georgia is incorporated. Formally Marthasville
48 1850 Gordon and Clinch Counties are formed.
49 1851 Clay, Howell, Polk, Spalding, and Whitfield Counties are formed.
50 1852 Taylor County formed.
51 1853 Catoosa, Pickens, Hart, Dougherty, Webster, Flton, and Worth Counties aare creaated.
52 1854 Fannin, Coffee, Chattahooche, Charlton, and Calhoun Counties formed.
54 1856 Haralson, Terrell, Berrien, Colquit, Miller, and Towns Counties formed.
55 1857 Dawson, Milton, Pierce, Glascock, Mitchell, Schley, White, and Wilcox Counties formed.
56 1858 Clayton, Quitman, Banks, Brooks, Johnson, and Echols Counties formed.
68 1870 Douglas, McDuffie, Rockdale, and Dodge Counties formed.
5 1807 The first steamboat was invented by Fulton
12 1814 The first locomotive engine was created by Stephenson
28 1830 The first railroad is constructed between Liverpool and Manchester, England
37 1839 Goodyear invents vulcanized rubber, opening the door for tires and other rubber products.
42 1844 The first telegraph message is sent by Morse, who later invents the Mores Code
51 1853 The process of creating steel is invented by Besermer in Britain and Kelly in the U.S.
54 1856 The first Neanderthal fossils are found near Germany
57 1859 Charles Darwin publishes "Origin of Species" and begins the evolution theory.
63 1865 Mendel publishes his papers on genetics and introduces the concept to the public.
67 1869 Cro-magnon Man fossils are found in France
9 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.
10 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.
26 1828 Gold is discovered in Georgia.
32 1834 July 9 - The S.S. John Randolph, the first successful iron steamship, is launched in Savannah
59 1861 NEWS HEADLINES: American Civil war begins at Ft. Sumter, located in Charleston Harbor, VA.
60 1862 NEWS HEADLINES: May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
28 1830 South Carolina becomes the first state to secede from the Union, setting the stage for the creation of the Confederacy.
58 1860 About 63,000 men from South Carolina served in the Confederate armed forces.
66 1868 South Carolina was readmitted to the Union.
1 1803 Louisiana Purchase from France (who secured it from Spain) gives the US a huge new territory and the port of New Orleans.
2 1804 The Seminole warrior later known as Osceola is born near Tuskegee, AL.
3 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.
4 1806 Lewis and Clark Expedition, which began in 1804, ends. News of the rich lands to the west begins to spread.
9 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.
18 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.
28 1830 Indian Removal Act signed and the moving of eastern Indians west of the Mississippi begins.
33 1835 Second Seminole Indian War begins.
35 1837 The trickery used to capture Seminole Indian Chief Osceola (Assi Yohola) creates a public uproar and U.S. General Jesup is publicly condemned.
38 1840 Oregon Trail is established
40 1842 Second Seminole Indian War ends and thousands of Seminole Indians are forced to move west of the Mississippi.
53 1855 Third Seminole Indian War begins. It ends three years later when Chief Billy Bowlegs and his band are forced to move from Florida.
58 1860 Presidential election puts Abraham Lincoln in office. The campaign has heated the issues regarding slavery in the south.
60 1862 May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
61 1863 Abraham Lincoln issues the "Emancipation Proclamation" freeing slaves.
63 1865 American Civil war ends with General Lee's surrender at Appomattox, VA. Reconstruction begins in the "old South"
66 1868 An eight-hour work day is established for federal employees.
31 1833 Santa Anna is elected President of Mexico

The Children of James Brown

Jane Sofronia Brown
Born somewhere in Georgia about 1834 and died somewhere in Georgia about 1879. She was about 45 years old.

She married Henry W. Crawford (1830-1863)
Theodore T.
Mary E.
James H.
Willie ...
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Mary 'Polly' Brown
Born in Early County, Georgia on an unknown day in January 1837 and died in Henry County, Alabama about 1909. She was about 72 years old.

She was called "Polly"
She married Simeon D. Howard and they had one son named Ben.

After the death of her sister Jane Sofronia Brown Crawford, Polly and Sim raised her son, William "Willie...
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