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Woodham R. Davis 

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Thomas Allen Davis
1807 - 3/1880

Tersey 'Terry' McCrone / McCroan
1804 - 1881
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Woodham R. Davis
1834 - 1910
Woodham R. Davis was born about 1834 somewhere in Georgia and died about 1910 in Dale Co., Alabama. Dates for birth and death are estimated. He lived to be about 76 years old.

He was called "Woody"
Census1/1/1840 District 553 GA (Decatur County) 6 yrs old 
The family of Thos A. Davis is described on page 4, line #17 as: MALES: one under the age of 5, three between 5-10 years old, one between 20-30, and one between 30-40. FEMALES: two under 5 years old, one between 10-15, and one between 40-50. There are a total of 9 people living in the home and they own no slaves. His brothers, L. C. and Jonas B., are listed on page 7 of the census with their families. 
Additional information about Decatur County, GA around 1840: Map of Decatur County, GA created around 1839 -- one year before the 1840 Census. Click here to see a map from this timeperiod.  
Census10/26/1850 Southern Division AL (Dale County) 16 yrs old 
#140: Thomas A. Davis (age 44, born in GA), Jersey (age 46, born in GA), James M. (age 19, born in GA), Woody R. (age 17, born in GA), John L. B. (age 15, born in GA), Bethia A. (age 13, GA), Thomas A. (age 12, GA), Anna J. (10, GA), Joseph E. (7, AL), Rhoda E. (5, AL), Sinena E. (3, AL), Jersey (2, AL). Thomas states his occupation as farmer and estimates the value of his estate to be $100. The three oldest sons also state they are farmers. All of the children age 10 and older attended schools in the last year. Thomas and Tensey cannot read or write. 

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1 1835 Alabama gold rush begins in the east-centrl hill country.
3 1837 The Second Creek war begins in 1836. In 1837 The Battle of Hobdy's Bridge becomes the last indian battle in AL.
6 1840 Alabama reports a total population of 590,756 on the 1940 Federal Census. This includes 335,185 whites, 255,571 blacks, 253,532 slaves, zero Native Americans, and others.
16 1850 State population=771,623. The 1850 Federal Census reveals the White population=426,514; African-American population=345,109; Slave population=342,844; Free black population=2,265; Urban population=35,179; Rural population=736,444; Cotton production in bales=564,429; Corn production in bushels=28,754,048; Number of manufacturing establishments=1,026.
2 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.
3 1837 Mcon and Dade Counties are formed.
4 1838 Chattooga County formed
13 1847 Atlanta, Georgia is incorporated. Formally Marthasville
16 1850 Gordon and Clinch Counties are formed.
17 1851 Clay, Howell, Polk, Spalding, and Whitfield Counties are formed.
18 1852 Taylor County formed.
19 1853 Catoosa, Pickens, Hart, Dougherty, Webster, Flton, and Worth Counties aare creaated.
20 1854 Fannin, Coffee, Chattahooche, Charlton, and Calhoun Counties formed.
22 1856 Haralson, Terrell, Berrien, Colquit, Miller, and Towns Counties formed.
23 1857 Dawson, Milton, Pierce, Glascock, Mitchell, Schley, White, and Wilcox Counties formed.
24 1858 Clayton, Quitman, Banks, Brooks, Johnson, and Echols Counties formed.
36 1870 Douglas, McDuffie, Rockdale, and Dodge Counties formed.
41 1875 Oconee County formed.
71 1905 Crisp, Grady, Jenkins, Tift, Davis, Stephens, Toombs, Turner, and Ben Hill Counties formed.
5 1839 Goodyear invents vulcanized rubber, opening the door for tires and other rubber products.
10 1844 The first telegraph message is sent by Morse, who later invents the Mores Code
19 1853 The process of creating steel is invented by Besermer in Britain and Kelly in the U.S.
22 1856 The first Neanderthal fossils are found near Germany
25 1859 Charles Darwin publishes "Origin of Species" and begins the evolution theory.
31 1865 Mendel publishes his papers on genetics and introduces the concept to the public.
35 1869 Cro-magnon Man fossils are found in France
43 1877 Edison invents the phonograph permitting music and voices to be recorded and replayed.
45 1879 Edison invents the electric light bulb.
55 1889 The first calculating machine is invented and uses punch cards
61 1895 Wireless telegraph and the "antenna" are invented but it covers a very short distance.
63 1897 First ship to shore message is sent using an improved form of wireless telegraph
66 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.
66 1900 Freud publishes his book "The Interpretation of Dreams"
67 1901 First transatlantic wireless telegraph is sent.
68 1902 The first Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil is discovered.
69 1903 Wright Brothers complete the first successful flight with an airplane at Kitty Hawk
70 1904 The first vacuum tube diode is invented by Fleming
72 1906 Electrons are discovered by Thomson
72 1906 Kellogg sells the first box of Corn Flakes
72 1906 The triode vacuum tube is invented
27 1861 NEWS HEADLINES: American Civil war begins at Ft. Sumter, located in Charleston Harbor, VA.
28 1862 NEWS HEADLINES: May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
48 1882 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison creates the first large power station in New York City, making it the first place in America to have electricity.
51 1885 NEWS HEADLINES: Eastman invents the box camera. For the first time photography becomes affordable for the average citizen.
74 1908 NEWS HEADLINES: Henry Ford produces the first Model T automobile
1 1835 Second Seminole Indian War begins.
3 1837 The trickery used to capture Seminole Indian Chief Osceola (Assi Yohola) creates a public uproar and U.S. General Jesup is publicly condemned.
6 1840 Oregon Trail is established
8 1842 Second Seminole Indian War ends and thousands of Seminole Indians are forced to move west of the Mississippi.
21 1855 Third Seminole Indian War begins. It ends three years later when Chief Billy Bowlegs and his band are forced to move from Florida.
26 1860 Presidential election puts Abraham Lincoln in office. The campaign has heated the issues regarding slavery in the south.
28 1862 May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
29 1863 Abraham Lincoln issues the "Emancipation Proclamation" freeing slaves.
31 1865 American Civil war ends with General Lee's surrender at Appomattox, VA. Reconstruction begins in the "old South"
34 1868 An eight-hour work day is established for federal employees.
41 1875 Tennessee enacts Jim Crow law.
42 1876 The National League of Baseball is founded
75 1909 The National Association for Advancement of Colored People is formed (NAACP)
76 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.
75 1909 The "Piltdown Man" hoax -- a fake archeological discovery announced by dishonest scientists who wanted to "prove" that human beings had evolved in Europe

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