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Elinor  Steelman 



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Elinor Steelman
1707 - 1765
Elinor Steelman was born about 1707 in Augusta, Hampshire, Virginia and died about 1765 in Forsyth, Virginia. Dates for birth and death are estimated. She lived to be about 58 years old.

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45 1752 Great Britain adopts the Gregorian calendar on 9/14/1752.
42 1749 Laws in GA prohibiting the importation of slaves are rescinded.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.
13 1720 The population of American colonists reaches 475,000. Boston (pop. 12,000) is the largest city, followed by Philadelphia (pop. 10,000) and New York (pop. 7000)
23 1730 Map of US Colonies
25 1732 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.
40 1747 The New York Bar Association is founded in New York City
43 1750 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.
53 1760 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".
56 1763 Georgia Gazette begins publication. It is the first newspaper in Georgia and the eighth newspaper in the English colonies.
8 1715 War of Spanish Succession ends
31 1738 System of forced labor to build roads in France is devised by Jean Orry
36 1743 King George's War against North America and Caribbean begins
41 1748 King George's War against North America and Caribbean ends
49 1756 Seven Year's War begins
52 1759 Jesuits are forced out of France
56 1763 Seven Year's War ends; Peace is established in Paris between France, Spain, England and Portugal
57 1764 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.

James Davis
Born about 1705 and died about 1765
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Thomas Davis
Born somewhere in Virginia about 1729 and died in Isle of Wright Co., Virginia about 1795. He was about 66 years old.

Mary, Langford, Samuel, Thomas, John, Sally and Sarah ...
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