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Elizabeth Hughes
1654 - 1740
Elizabeth Hughes was born about 1654 somewhere in Virginia and died about 1740 somewhere in Virginia. Dates for birth and death are estimated. She lived to be about 86 years old.

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12 1666 Sir Isaac Newton invents calculus
18 1672 The laws of gravity are defined by Isaac Newton; France invades Rhine as Dutch open dikes to flood Amsterdam to keep it from falling under French rule.
6 1660 During the 1660's plantation owners change the laws and revoke contracts so that the Africans cannot earn their freedom.
9 1663 The Carolina colonies are established after King Charles II grants the territory to eight loyal supporters.
16 1670 In March, the first permanent settlement in South Carolina is established at Albemarle Point (Charles Town, SC).
27 1681 Pennsylvania is founded after William Penn, a Quaker, receives a Royal charter and land grant from King Charles II.
46 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.
66 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)
76 1730 Map of US Colonies
78 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.
6 1660 Louis XIV of France marries Maria Teresa Infanta of Spain
12 1666 Great Fire of London
16 1670 Hudson Bay Company formed (English)
19 1673 England's Test Act excludes Roman Catholics from holding office
35 1689 England's Bill of Rights created. European Nine Year's War begin and grows into a world-wide event. It ends in 1697.
36 1690 Ireland's Battle of Boyne
39 1693 National debt begins in England
44 1698 Tsar Peter the Great begins traveling Europe
47 1701 England's Act of Settlement created; War of Spanish Succession begins
53 1707 Scotland and England unite to form "Great Britain"
61 1715 War of Spanish Succession ends
84 1738 System of forced labor to build roads in France is devised by Jean Orry

Nathaniel Davis
Born about 1650 and died about 1710
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Robert Davis
Born somewhere in Virginia about 1680 and died somewhere in Virginia about 1771. He was about 91 years old.

James, Nathaniel , Elizabeth, Sarah, Islam, Robert, Abadiah...
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