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Clarissa A. Sasser 

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William Sasser
1815 - 1870

Sarah Davis
3/15/1819 - 7/3/1888
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Clarissa A. Sasser
1837 - 1894
Clarissa A. Sasser was born about 1837 in an unknown place and died about 1894 in an unknown place. Dates for birth and death are estimated. She lived to be about 57 years old.

She married James Thomas Merritt (1832 - Dec. 23, 1862)
Their children were
Annie Jane Merritt (1857-1916)
William Bartow Merritt (July 1861- Sept. 9,1932)
Lizzie Merritt (1862-1880)
Census8/15/1850 District 81 GA (Thomas County) 13 yrs old 
family# 222 - William Sasser (age36), Sarah Sasser (31), Clarissa Sasser (13),Jane Sasser (11),Jasper Sasser (9), Ann Sasser (7), William Sasser (4), George Sasser (1), Allen Peacock (16) & James Peacock (19). William, Allen, James are farm laborers. William states home value is $200.
family#223 Alexander Peacock & family.  

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2 1839 Goodyear invents vulcanized rubber, opening the door for tires and other rubber products.
7 1844 The first telegraph message is sent by Morse, who later invents the Mores Code
16 1853 The process of creating steel is invented by Besermer in Britain and Kelly in the U.S.
19 1856 The first Neanderthal fossils are found near Germany
22 1859 Charles Darwin publishes "Origin of Species" and begins the evolution theory.
28 1865 Mendel publishes his papers on genetics and introduces the concept to the public.
32 1869 Cro-magnon Man fossils are found in France
40 1877 Edison invents the phonograph permitting music and voices to be recorded and replayed.
42 1879 Edison invents the electric light bulb.
52 1889 The first calculating machine is invented and uses punch cards
24 1861 NEWS HEADLINES: American Civil war begins at Ft. Sumter, located in Charleston Harbor, VA.
25 1862 NEWS HEADLINES: May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
45 1882 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison creates the first large power station in New York City, making it the first place in America to have electricity.
48 1885 NEWS HEADLINES: Eastman invents the box camera. For the first time photography becomes affordable for the average citizen.
3 1840 Oregon Trail is established
5 1842 Second Seminole Indian War ends and thousands of Seminole Indians are forced to move west of the Mississippi.
18 1855 Third Seminole Indian War begins. It ends three years later when Chief Billy Bowlegs and his band are forced to move from Florida.
23 1860 Presidential election puts Abraham Lincoln in office. The campaign has heated the issues regarding slavery in the south.
25 1862 May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
26 1863 Abraham Lincoln issues the "Emancipation Proclamation" freeing slaves.
28 1865 American Civil war ends with General Lee's surrender at Appomattox, VA. Reconstruction begins in the "old South"
31 1868 An eight-hour work day is established for federal employees.
38 1875 Tennessee enacts Jim Crow law.
39 1876 The National League of Baseball is founded

James Merritt
Born about 1832 and died on December 23, 1862
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William Bartow Merritt
Born in an unknown place on July 1, 1862 and died in Whigham, Georgia on September 9, 1932. He was 70 years old.

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