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Anna J. Davis 

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Thomas Allen Davis
1807 - 3/1880

Tersey 'Terry' McCrone / McCroan
1804 - 1881
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Anna J. Davis
1840 - 1870
Anna J. Davis was born about 1840 somewhere in Georgia and died about 1870 in Dale Co., Alabama. Dates for birth and death are estimated. She lived to be about 30 years old.

Census10/26/1850 Southern Division AL (Dale County) 10 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. 
Census9/21/1860 AL (Dale County) 20 yrs old 
Recorded as family #1673: Thomas A. Davis (age 53, born in GA), Tiercy (age 48, born in GA), Joseph E. (age 18, born in AL), Anne J. (age 20, born in GA), Rhoda E. (age 16, born in AL), Sarena E. (age 14, born in AL), Tiercy (age 12, born in AL). Thomas states he is a farmer and estimates the value of his real estate at $1, 500 and person estate at $1, 290. All of the children attended school during the last year and neither Thomas nor his wife can read or write. The family of J. B. L. Davis is listed next. 
Census8/27/1870 FL (Geneva County) 30 yrs old 
Family #422, list Thomas 63, Tearsey 68, Anna J. 30, Elizabeth 22, Tearsey 21. Thomas is a Farmer. Thomas, Ann & Tearsey are born in Georgia, Elizabeth & Tearsey are born in Alabama. Tearsey is Keeping house and the girls are listed (at home). Land value $1400 and Personal value $1275. David Bird 12, and Madison Bowlin 18 are listed as Farm labors. 

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10 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.
7 1847 Atlanta, Georgia is incorporated. Formally Marthasville
10 1850 Gordon and Clinch Counties are formed.
11 1851 Clay, Howell, Polk, Spalding, and Whitfield Counties are formed.
12 1852 Taylor County formed.
13 1853 Catoosa, Pickens, Hart, Dougherty, Webster, Flton, and Worth Counties aare creaated.
14 1854 Fannin, Coffee, Chattahooche, Charlton, and Calhoun Counties formed.
16 1856 Haralson, Terrell, Berrien, Colquit, Miller, and Towns Counties formed.
17 1857 Dawson, Milton, Pierce, Glascock, Mitchell, Schley, White, and Wilcox Counties formed.
18 1858 Clayton, Quitman, Banks, Brooks, Johnson, and Echols Counties formed.
30 1870 Douglas, McDuffie, Rockdale, and Dodge Counties formed.
4 1844 The first telegraph message is sent by Morse, who later invents the Mores Code
13 1853 The process of creating steel is invented by Besermer in Britain and Kelly in the U.S.
16 1856 The first Neanderthal fossils are found near Germany
19 1859 Charles Darwin publishes "Origin of Species" and begins the evolution theory.
25 1865 Mendel publishes his papers on genetics and introduces the concept to the public.
29 1869 Cro-magnon Man fossils are found in France
21 1861 NEWS HEADLINES: American Civil war begins at Ft. Sumter, located in Charleston Harbor, VA.
22 1862 NEWS HEADLINES: May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
2 1842 Second Seminole Indian War ends and thousands of Seminole Indians are forced to move west of the Mississippi.
15 1855 Third Seminole Indian War begins. It ends three years later when Chief Billy Bowlegs and his band are forced to move from Florida.
20 1860 Presidential election puts Abraham Lincoln in office. The campaign has heated the issues regarding slavery in the south.
22 1862 May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
23 1863 Abraham Lincoln issues the "Emancipation Proclamation" freeing slaves.
25 1865 American Civil war ends with General Lee's surrender at Appomattox, VA. Reconstruction begins in the "old South"
28 1868 An eight-hour work day is established for federal employees.

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