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Unknown Walker was born about 1753 in an unknown place and died in an unknown year in an unknown place. Dates for birth and death are estimated.
1753 - 1853
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Unknown, his family, and friends. For example, Unknown is 7 years old when The Cherokee War (1760-61) ends in a treaty that opens the Up County for settlement. The Bounty At of 1761 offers public land tax free for ten years, and settlers from other colonies begin pouring into the Carolina "Up Country".
|The first steam engine is invented by Watt
|The concept of chemical compounds is conceived by Lavoisier
|The hot air balloon is invented by Michel and Montgolfier and the first people in modern history fly at an altitude of 1800 m.
|The power loom was invented by Cartwright to produce cloth.
|The cotton gin was invented by Whitney.
|The Rosetta Stone was discovered
|The first battery was invented by Volta
|The first steamboat was invented by Fulton
|The first locomotive engine was created by Stephenson
|The first railroad is constructed between Liverpool and Manchester, England
|Goodyear invents vulcanized rubber, opening the door for tires and other rubber products.
|The first telegraph message is sent by Morse, who later invents the Mores Code
|The process of creating steel is invented by Besermer in Britain and Kelly in the U.S.
|NEWS HEADLINES: On April 18th, Paul Revere makes his famous ride proclaiming "The British are Coming" and the American Revolution War begins. Britain hires 29,000 German mercenaries to handle conflict in North America.
|NEWS HEADLINES: July 4th, American Revolution War ends and the United States of America is officially created.
|NEWS HEADLINES: Seat of U.S. government moves from Philadelphia to Washington DC
|NEWS HEADLINES: Tecumseh's emerging Indian Confederacy is defeated at the Battle of Tippecanoe in Ohio. Afterwards, Tecumseh and his brother travel from their Shawnee homes in the north to recruit and unify the southern Indians.
|NEWS HEADLINES: War of 1812 begins and will continue for until 1814. Some call it the Second War of Independence because the US fights Great Britain to a stalemate, Americas independence was assured.
|Gold is discovered in Georgia.
|July 9 - The S.S. John Randolph, the first successful iron steamship, is launched in Savannah
|The Cherokee War (1760-61) ends in a treaty that opens the Up County for settlement. The Bounty At of 1761 offers public land tax free for ten years, and settlers from other colonies begin pouring into the Carolina "Up Country".
|Georgia Gazette begins publication. It is the first newspaper in Georgia and the eighth newspaper in the English colonies.
|Britain passes the Stamp Act taxing all colonial newspapers, advertisements, leases, licenses, pamphlets, and legal documents. Later the same year, Britain repeals the Stamp Act in Britain -- but it continues to be enforced on colonists in North America
|Angered by the tea tax of 1767 and the British East India Company's monopoly on tea trade, the independent New England colonial merchants dump the precious cargo overboard into the Boston harbor. This incident is called the Boston Tea Party.
|The First Continental Congress of fifty-five representatives (except from the colony of Georgia) meets in Philadelphia to discuss relations with Britain, the possibility of independence, and the hope of a peaceful solution. King George III scorns the thought of reconciliation and declares the colonies to be in a state of open rebellion.
|On April 18th, Paul Revere makes his famous ride proclaiming "The British are Coming" and the American Revolution War begins. Britain hires 29,000 German mercenaries to handle conflict in North America.
|July 4th, American Revolution War ends and the United States of America is officially created.
|Alliance between United States and France
|Constitution of the United States is signed
|Alexander McGillivray, the head of the Creek Indian Nation, dies. A restlessness begins to grow among the Indians in what is now Georgia, Alabama and Northern Florida as town chiefs via for the vacant leadership role.
|The United States establishes the Navy
|Mississippi Territory organized from Georgia's western land claims. It includes what will later become portions of Mississippi, Alabama and Northern Florida,
|Louisiana Purchase from France (who secured it from Spain) gives the US a huge new territory and the port of New Orleans.
|The Seminole warrior later known as Osceola is born near Tuskegee, AL.
|Federal Road project begins after the Creek Indians give the U.S. permission to develop a “horse path” through their nation that will provide better mail delivery between Washington City (DC) and New Orleans. Soon settlers are traveling and settling along this path to settle the southern frontier.
|Lewis and Clark Expedition, which began in 1804, ends. News of the rich lands to the west begins to spread.
|By 1811 the new "Federal Road" (which started as a horse path) is filled with a steady flow of white settlers into Creek Indian Territories. The Spanish begin to fan hostile sentiments among the Indians.
|The Act of April 24, 1820 abolished the land purchase credit system, fixed the price of public lands at $1.25 per acre, and set the minimum purchase at 80 acres. After a person purchased land, a final certificate was issued by the land office and sent to Washington DC to be verified and signed by the President -- a time consuming process. Public lands were most typically available through US treaties with Indians who agreed to be removed from their homelands.
|Indian Removal Act signed and the moving of eastern Indians west of the Mississippi begins.
|Second Seminole Indian War begins.
|The trickery used to capture Seminole Indian Chief Osceola (Assi Yohola) creates a public uproar and U.S. General Jesup is publicly condemned.
|Oregon Trail is established
|Second Seminole Indian War ends and thousands of Seminole Indians are forced to move west of the Mississippi.
|Seven Year's War begins
|Jesuits are forced out of France
|Seven Year's War ends; Peace is established in Paris between France, Spain, England and Portugal
|Britain passes the Sugar Act forbids American importation of foreign rum and taxing imported molasses, wine, silk, coffee, and a number of other luxury items.
|Jesuits are forced out of Spanish America
|Spain declares war on England
|Josef II abolishes serfdom in Hungary; England declares war on Holland
|Peace established at Versailles between France, England, Spain and United States; Britain cedes all lands west to the Mississippi River
|Catherine the Great leads Russia into war with Turkey
|Russia begins war with Sweden
|French feudal system is abolished with the Declaration of Rights of Man. Outbreak of hostilities in France with the fall of the Bastille on July 14; Revolution in Austrian Netherlands declares independence as Belgium
|French Revolutionary Wars begin and the French royal family is imprisoned the following year
|Marie Antoinette is executed; Fugitive Slave Act passed; Roman Catholic faith is banned in France; France declares war on Britain and Holland.
|White Terror and bread riots in Paris
|Napoleon marries Josephine de Beauharnais
|Napoleon proclaims the Venetian Constitution, founds Ligurian Republic in Genoa
|Santa Anna is elected President of Mexico
|The Children of Unknown Walker
Born somewhere in North Carolina about 1783 and died in Fayette, Georgia about 1841. He was about 58 years old.
His full name may have been Levi Loudon Walker and he went by "Loudy". Loudy Walker and Peggy Richardson are beleived to be the parents of Chambers Walker. They were married in Morgan County Georgia...