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Abadiah Lewis
1680 - 1750
Abadiah Lewis was born about 1680 somewhere in Virginia and died about 1750 somewhere in Virginia. Dates for birth and death are estimated. She lived to be about 70 years old.

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69 1749 Laws in GA prohibiting the importation of slaves are rescinded. Georgia planters were hiring SC slaves for life and even openly purchasing slaves at the dock in Savannah.
1 1681 Pennsylvania is founded after William Penn, a Quaker, receives a Royal charter and land grant from King Charles II.
20 1700 By the early 1700's, Virginia and Maryland have established a strong economic and social structure. The planters of the tidewater region, with abundant slave labor, have large houses, an aristocratic way of life, and a desire to follow the art and culture of Europe. Less wealthy German and Scots-Irish immigrants settle inland, populating the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia as well as the Appalachian Mountains. Those on the frontier build small cabins and cultivate corn and wheat.
40 1720 The population of American colonists reaches 475,000. Boston (pop. 12,000) is the largest city, followed by Philadelphia (pop. 10,000) and New York (pop. 7000)
50 1730 Map of US Colonies
52 1732 James Oglethorpe establishes the Georgia Colony in the new world. The new settlers form friendships with the Creek Indian Nation towns in this area. Georgia is the thirteen English colony to be settled.
67 1747 The New York Bar Association is founded in New York City
70 1750 Charleston, SC, has become the most affluent and largest city in the South. It is the leading port and trading center for the southern colonies. The population in the Carolinas has exceeded 100,000 with many French Protestant Huguenots. The wealth plantation owners bring private tutors from Ireland and Scotland. Public education does not exist.
9 1689 England's Bill of Rights created. European Nine Year's War begin and grows into a world-wide event. It ends in 1697.
10 1690 Ireland's Battle of Boyne
13 1693 National debt begins in England
18 1698 Tsar Peter the Great begins traveling Europe
21 1701 England's Act of Settlement created; War of Spanish Succession begins
27 1707 Scotland and England unite to form "Great Britain"
35 1715 War of Spanish Succession ends
58 1738 System of forced labor to build roads in France is devised by Jean Orry
63 1743 King George's War against North America and Caribbean begins
68 1748 King George's War against North America and Caribbean ends

Robert Davis
Born about 1680 and died about 1771
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James Davis
Born somewhere in Virginia about 1705 and died in 1765 Clemmons, Forsyth, North Carolina about 1765. He was about 60 years old.

Thomas, Ruth, James, John, Elinor, Evan ...
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