|About Thomas Davis
Thomas Davis was born about 1729 somewhere in Virginia and died about 1795 in Isle of Wright Co., Virginia. Dates for birth and death are estimated. He lived to be about 66 years old.
1729 - 1795
Possible Parents: James (1700) & Rachel Davis.
Wife's name unknown.
Two sons Thomas & Joshua.
Thomas' actual Birth and death dates unknown.
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|Great Britain adopts the Gregorian calendar on 9/14/1752.
|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.
|Laws in GA prohibiting the importation of slaves are rescinded. Georgia planters were hiring SC slaves for life and even openly purchasing slaves at the dock in Savannah.
|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.
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|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.
|The New York Bar Association is founded in New York City
|Charleston, SC, has become the most affluent and largest city in the South. It is the leading port and trading center for the southern colonies. The population in the Carolinas has exceeded 100,000 with many French Protestant Huguenots. The wealth plantation owners bring private tutors from Ireland and Scotland. Public education does not exist.
|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
|System of forced labor to build roads in France is devised by Jean Orry
|King George's War against North America and Caribbean begins
|King George's War against North America and Caribbean ends
|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
|The Children of Thomas Davis
|Thomas Davis Jr.
Born in Edgecombe Co., North Carolina about 1749 and died in Spartanburg, South Carolina about 1800. He was about 51 years old.
He had three children with wife Ann: