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Gatsey Ann Sutton 

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James Wiley Sutton
1789 - 1841

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1793 - 1829
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Gatsey Ann Sutton
1821 - 1879
Gatsey Ann Sutton was born about 1821 somewhere in Georgia and died about 1879 in Anacoco, Louisiana. Dates for birth and death are estimated. She lived to be about 58 years old.

Gatsey married Francis and had eight Children:
  1. Eliza (1840 FL) married John T. Hall
  2. Mary Elizabeth (1844)
  3. Martha Ann (abt. 1837)-married Andrew Jackson Howard (Castor Cem. no dates)
  4. Benjamin Henry (1848-1932) married Malissa M. Yon(1853)
  5. Alice M. ( 1856 -died in Bonifay,FL) married ____Hall
  6. Marion Pierce (12/7/ 1858 - 9/10/1922) married Rebecca J. (1864-1930)
  7. Charlie "Tom" B. (1859)-(movied to AK)
  8. John W. (1867 FL) (moved to Louisianna)
Family lore says she was an Indian.
Census1/1/1830 GA (Jefferson County) 9 yrs old 
Wiley Sutton - one male under 5, one male (5-9), one male (15-19), one male (40-49), two females (10-14), one female (20-29) 
Census11/26/1850 7th District FL (Gadsden County) 29 yrs old 
Recorded as family #424: Francis Franklin (male, age 33), Gadsy (female, age 29), Martha (female, age 7), Eliza (female, age 7), Mary (female, age 5), Benjamin (male, age 2) and Henry Egeston (male, age 23). Francis is a farmer and estimates the value of his estate to be $300. Everyone was born in Georgia except the youngest child and Henry who were born in Florida. 
Census7/18/1860 Newton GA (Baker County) 39 yrs old 
Family #179: F.M. Franklin (age 43), P. Franklin (38), E. Franklin (20), B. H. Franklin (10), H. B. Franklin (8), P. Franklin (6), A. Franklin (4), Chas Franklin (2). F. M. is a farmer. They estate is valued at $700 and personal $ 1200. All born in GA. 
Census6/20/1870 Marianna FL (Calhoun County) 49 yrs old 
Recorded as family #15: F. M. Franklin (age 53), Gatsie M. (age 50), Marion P. (male, age 17), Alice M. (age 14), Charles B. (age 11). F. M. estimates the value of their estate to be $400. F. M. and Gatsia were born in Georgia and everyone else was born in Florida.

Their daughter Eliza Franklin (28)is listed with John W (age 7) as the next family #16.
Their son, family #13, Benji.F. Franklin (22-GA) & Mallissa M.(17-FL).
Shad Sutton (a farmer, age 65, born in NC) and Elizabeth Sutton (age 35) are recorded as family #18. 
Additional information about Calhoun County, FL around 1870: Click here to see a map from this timeperiod.  

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1 1822 December 9 - Bibb, Dekalb and Pike Counties formed.
2 1823 December 8 - Decatur County formed.
3 1824 December 15 - Upson and Ware Counties formed.
4 1825 Baker, Lowndes, Thomas, Butts and Taliaferro Counties formed.
5 1826 January 24 - Treaty of Washington abrogates Treaty of Indian Springs. The Creeks cede a smaller area and are allowed to remain on their lands until January 1, 1826.
6 1827 December 14, - Harris, Marion, Meriwether and Talbot.
9 1830 Cherokee, Heard, and Stewrt Counties are formed.
10 1831 Sumter County is formed.
11 1832 December 3 - Bartow, Cobb, Crawford, Floyd, Forsyth, Gilmer, Lumpkin, Murray, Paulding, and Union Counties formed.
12 1833 Walker County is formed.
15 1836 Seminoles massacre Major Francis L. Dade and his 103 man command. This starts the second Seminole War. February - Battle of Hitchity. March 27 - Colonel J.W. Fannin and his Georgian's executed by order of Santa Ana at Goliad on Palm Sunday. July - Battle of Brushy Creek. July 3 - Battle of Chickasawachee Swamp. July 27 - Battle of Echowanochaway Creek.
16 1837 Mcon and Dade Counties are formed.
17 1838 Chattooga County formed
26 1847 Atlanta, Georgia is incorporated. Formally Marthasville
29 1850 Gordon and Clinch Counties are formed.
30 1851 Clay, Howell, Polk, Spalding, and Whitfield Counties are formed.
31 1852 Taylor County formed.
32 1853 Catoosa, Pickens, Hart, Dougherty, Webster, Flton, and Worth Counties aare creaated.
33 1854 Fannin, Coffee, Chattahooche, Charlton, and Calhoun Counties formed.
35 1856 Haralson, Terrell, Berrien, Colquit, Miller, and Towns Counties formed.
36 1857 Dawson, Milton, Pierce, Glascock, Mitchell, Schley, White, and Wilcox Counties formed.
37 1858 Clayton, Quitman, Banks, Brooks, Johnson, and Echols Counties formed.
49 1870 Douglas, McDuffie, Rockdale, and Dodge Counties formed.
54 1875 Oconee County formed.
9 1830 The first railroad is constructed between Liverpool and Manchester, England
18 1839 Goodyear invents vulcanized rubber, opening the door for tires and other rubber products.
23 1844 The first telegraph message is sent by Morse, who later invents the Mores Code
32 1853 The process of creating steel is invented by Besermer in Britain and Kelly in the U.S.
35 1856 The first Neanderthal fossils are found near Germany
38 1859 Charles Darwin publishes "Origin of Species" and begins the evolution theory.
44 1865 Mendel publishes his papers on genetics and introduces the concept to the public.
48 1869 Cro-magnon Man fossils are found in France
56 1877 Edison invents the phonograph permitting music and voices to be recorded and replayed.
58 1879 Edison invents the electric light bulb.
7 1828 Gold is discovered in Georgia.
13 1834 July 9 - The S.S. John Randolph, the first successful iron steamship, is launched in Savannah
40 1861 NEWS HEADLINES: American Civil war begins at Ft. Sumter, located in Charleston Harbor, VA.
41 1862 NEWS HEADLINES: May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
9 1830 Indian Removal Act signed and the moving of eastern Indians west of the Mississippi begins.
14 1835 Second Seminole Indian War begins.
16 1837 The trickery used to capture Seminole Indian Chief Osceola (Assi Yohola) creates a public uproar and U.S. General Jesup is publicly condemned.
19 1840 Oregon Trail is established
21 1842 Second Seminole Indian War ends and thousands of Seminole Indians are forced to move west of the Mississippi.
34 1855 Third Seminole Indian War begins. It ends three years later when Chief Billy Bowlegs and his band are forced to move from Florida.
39 1860 Presidential election puts Abraham Lincoln in office. The campaign has heated the issues regarding slavery in the south.
41 1862 May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
42 1863 Abraham Lincoln issues the "Emancipation Proclamation" freeing slaves.
44 1865 American Civil war ends with General Lee's surrender at Appomattox, VA. Reconstruction begins in the "old South"
47 1868 An eight-hour work day is established for federal employees.
54 1875 Tennessee enacts Jim Crow law.
55 1876 The National League of Baseball is founded
12 1833 Santa Anna is elected President of Mexico

Francis Franklin
Born on June 10, 1817 and died on September 6, 1889
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The Children of Gatsey Ann Sutton

Martha Ann Franklin
Born in Baker County, Georgia on December 5, 1837 and died in Veron Parrish, Louisiana on November 12, 1905. She was 67 years old.

She married Andrew Jackson Howard. He was the son of Edward Lemuel Howard and Lydia Stafford.

Andrew was a carpenter and a shipbuilder as well as a lighthouse keeper in the 1860's. Their daug...
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Mary Elizabeth Franklin
Born in Baker County, Georgia on November 13, 1844 and died in Blountstown, Florida on October 17, 1918. She was 73 years old.

She married Eustace Studstill in about 1860. Their marriage didn't last long, he may have died in the Civil War. Family history says they had one or two children that died young.
She later marrie...
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Benjamin Henry Franklin
Born somewhere in Florida on an unknown day in March 1848 and died in Calhoun, Florida about 1932. He was 83 years old.

He married on 10/25/1868 to Melissa M. Yon.
  1. Benjamin Morgan (1/1875 -1955) - married Elmira Malissa McKeown (1887)
  2. Silas Higdon (4/20/1892-11/29/19...
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