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Nancy Brock Keen
1864 - 1915
Nancy Brock Keen was born about 1864 somewhere in Georgia and died about 1915 in Wakulla County, Florida. Dates for birth and death are estimated. She lived to be about 51 years old.

They had three children:
Ozella (abt. 1902)
Thomas Allen (10/9/1903-5/17/1992)who married Verlie Erla Dean Smith on 10/26/1926
Tipton (1906)who married Augusta Evans on Jan. 9, 1926
Marriage1/1/1902 FL (Wakulla County) 38 yrs old 
John G Davis married Nancy Keen on June 22, 1902. Book 1, page 183   Source:
Census1/1/1910 Sopchoppy FL (Wakulla County) 46 yrs old 
Recorded as family #61: John Davis (age 45), Nancy (wife, age 44), Ozala (daughter, age 8), Thomas A. (son, age 6), Buford F. (son, age 4), Willie Keen (stepson, age 18). John was born in AL and his parents in the USA. Nancy was born in the USA and her parents in GA. All of the children were born in FL. John and Nancy have been married for 9 years. Nancy has given birth to 9 children and 9 are still living. John is employed as a section foreman. John and Nancy can read and write and the children have been attending school. 

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1 1865 Battle at Natural Bridge (Wakulla County) is a Confederate victory.
1 1865 May 10th -- Union troops occupy Tallahassee. While Tallahassee was the only Confederate state capital east of the Mississippi River that had not been captured, Union troops occupy the capitol following the surrender of the major Confederate armies in the east.
6 1870 During the 1870s, the remaining Seminole Indians begin establishing trading posts and other economy with local settlers.
18 1882 The Florida Central and Western Railroad Company was created. It combines the Florida Central, Jacksonville, Pensacola, and Mobile railroads.
19 1883 Three railroad companies are merged to form the Florida Transit and Penisular Railroad Company. Thee are: Florida Transit Railroad Co., Peninsular Railroad Co, and the Tropical Florida Railroad Co.
20 1884 Most railroads in Florida are passed into the hands of a single company owned and operated by a single management, under the name of The Florida Railway and Navigation Company. It has more that 500 miles of main track in operation and about 300 miles of track under construction. The longest route was the "Western Division" which ran from Tallahassee to Jacksonville - 209 miles.
42 1906 An attempt to drain the Everglades and convert it to farmland begins.
6 1870 Douglas, McDuffie, Rockdale, and Dodge Counties formed.
11 1875 Oconee County formed.
41 1905 Crisp, Grady, Jenkins, Tift, Davis, Stephens, Toombs, Turner, and Ben Hill Counties formed.
48 1912 Forsyth, Bleckley, and Wheeler Counties formed.
50 1914 Barrow, Candler, Bacon, and Evans Counties are formed.
1 1865 Mendel publishes his papers on genetics and introduces the concept to the public.
5 1869 Cro-magnon Man fossils are found in France
13 1877 Edison invents the phonograph permitting music and voices to be recorded and replayed.
15 1879 Edison invents the electric light bulb.
25 1889 The first calculating machine is invented and uses punch cards
31 1895 Wireless telegraph and the "antenna" are invented but it covers a very short distance.
33 1897 First ship to shore message is sent using an improved form of wireless telegraph
36 1900 Freud publishes his book "The Interpretation of Dreams"
36 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.
37 1901 First transatlantic wireless telegraph is sent.
38 1902 The first Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil is discovered.
39 1903 Wright Brothers complete the first successful flight with an airplane at Kitty Hawk
40 1904 The first vacuum tube diode is invented by Fleming
42 1906 The triode vacuum tube is invented
42 1906 Electrons are discovered by Thomson
42 1906 Kellogg sells the first box of Corn Flakes
48 1912 The unsinkable Titanic sinks on its first trip to New York drowning 1,513 people.
49 1913 Ford builds the first assembly line into his automobile production plant
50 1914 The first traffic lights (which is only red or green) are put up in America; Construction of the Panama Canal is completed
18 1882 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison creates the first large power station in New York City, making it the first place in America to have electricity.
21 1885 NEWS HEADLINES: Eastman invents the box camera. For the first time photography becomes affordable for the average citizen.
44 1908 NEWS HEADLINES: Henry Ford produces the first Model T automobile
48 1912 White residents of Forsyth County, GA, drive the black population out.
49 1913 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison invents motion pictures
1 1865 American Civil war ends with General Lee's surrender at Appomattox, VA. Reconstruction begins in the "old South"
4 1868 An eight-hour work day is established for federal employees.
11 1875 Tennessee enacts Jim Crow law.
12 1876 The National League of Baseball is founded
45 1909 The National Association for Advancement of Colored People is formed (NAACP)
46 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.
45 1909 The "Piltdown Man" hoax -- a fake archeological discovery announced by dishonest scientists who wanted to "prove" that human beings had evolved in Europe
50 1914 World War I - Following the crisis touched off by the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand of Austria in Sarajevo, Germany declared war on Russia and additional countries joined the war within several days.

John Davis
Born on May 12, 1863 and died on October 25, 1948.
They were married 6/22/1902.

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The Children of Nancy Brock Keen

Ozella Davis
Born in Wakulla County, Florida on October 29, 1901 and died somewhere in Florida on an unknown day in January 1987. She was 85 years old.

She married James S. Daniels (1899-1950)
children: George
Wilmer ...
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