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Rebecca  Harvey 

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1770 - 1840

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1770 - 10/5/1852
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Rebecca Harvey
1776 - 8/1/1852
Rebecca Harvey was born about 1776 somewhere in Virginia and died on August 1, 1852 in Iola, Florida. Actual date of birth is unknown. She lived to be about 76 years old.

She married Walter Davis about 1799 in Bryan County, GA. In December of 1809, They obtained a Georgia passport. They traveled through the Creek Indian Nation, which consisted of the western part of Georgia, half of the state of Alabama and Northern Florida. They moved west to the town of Mobile, at the time considered the western part of Florida. By January 1810, they had settled down near the Pascagoula River. He moved with his family to the panhandle of Florida in 1824.
After the death of Walter, she remarried a ________ DeVaughn.
Census1/1/1830 Marianna FL (Jackson County) 54 yrs old 
page 7: Walter Davis- males - one (-5),one (5-10),two (10-15)one (15-20),one (20-30),one (30-40),one (50-60) and females - one (-5),one (15-20),one (30-40), one (70-80).

next door son, John Davis -males - two (-5),one(20-30) and females - one (-5), one (5-10), one (20-30). 
Additional information about Jackson County, FL around 1830: Jackson County was formed in 1822 from Escambia County. Webbville, it's largest community, was started in the early 1820s and is declared the county seat. Marianna was founded in 1827 along the Chipola River and quickly begins to grow. An excerpt from an Aug. 5, 1828 letter says in the Chipola River area “lands have risen at least 300 percent in price, and are daily advancing – the tide of emigration is flowing in most rapidly, and the country still proves uninterruptedly healthy." Click here to see a map from this timeperiod.  
Census1/1/1840 FL (Calhoun County) 64 yrs old 
page 3, line 15: Rebecca Davis -one male (under 5), one male (15-20), one male (20-30), one female (50-60)

next door line 16, Wm W. Davis - one male (30-40), one female (5 -10), 2 females (20-30) 
Additional information about Calhoun County, FL around 1840: Calhoun County was created in 1838. It was named for John C. Calhoun, a member of the U.S. Senate from South Carolina and the 7th vice president. Land has previously belonged to Washington and Jackson Counties. 
Other10/23/1852 FL (Jackson County) 76 yrs old 
Estate of Rebecca Devaughn
State of Florida, County of Jackson } Before me, Frederick R. Pittman, Judge of Probate of said county, personally came John Davis, who being duly sworn, saith that to the best of his knowledge and belief, Rebecca Devaughn, late of said County, died intestate. That there are heirs in being of said deceased, and that he will well and truly administer all and singular the goods, chattels, rights and Credits of said deceased as fair as the assets of the Estate shall intend, and the law directs, and make a fair distribution according to law and render a true account of the administration of the Estate when thereunto required.
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 5th day of October 1852 Frederick R. Pittman, Judge of Probate of Jackson County
Signature: John Davis
Filed 29 Sept 1852, F. R. Pittman, Judge of Probate Court, Jackson County, Florida Recorded in Record Book C on pages 47 & 48, 23 October 1852 File 19 - Estate of Rebecca Devaughn   Source:  To see entire eatate please see posting by Betty Norem

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26 1802 Georgia formally cedes western claims for its southern boundary at the 31st parallel -- which will become the north western border of FL.
34 1810 Western Florida, from the Pearl River to the Mississippi, is annexed by the US from Spain.
37 1813 During 1813-14, over 2,000 Muskogee-speaking Creeks move to Florida in response to the Creek Civil War (also known as the Red-sticks War). Most come from AL and GA.
42 1818 First Seminole Indian War takes place when Andrew Jackson brings his troops into northern Florida.
45 1821 Spain formally cedes Florida to the United States in 1821, according to terms of the Adams-Onís Treaty. Spanish colonists as well as settlers from the newly formed United States begin to pour into the new territory. Prior to this change, Florida was a wilderness sparsely dotted with settlements of native Indians, escaped/freed slaves and Spaniards.
46 1822 Florida Territory is purchased
47 1823 The Treaty of Moultrie Creek pushes the Seminole Indian towns into the interior of the Florida peninsula.
48 1824 Tallahassee is established at the capital of Florida because it is half-way between the two government centers in St. Augustine and Pensacola. The Legislative Council meets in November in a log house erected in the vicinity of today's capitol.
59 1835 The Second Seminole Indian War keeps the United States and Seminoles Indians fighting in North & Central Florida.
61 1837 NEWS HEADLINES: In October, Chief Osceola of the Seminole Indians is captured when he arrives for supposed truce negotiations at Fort Payton. He is imprisoned at St. Augustine, FL where he refuses to eat and attempts to escape several times. In December he is moved to a prison in SC where he dies on January 20, 1838. At the time of his death, Osceola was the most famous American Indian.
66 1842 Second Seminole Indian War ends and some of the Seminole Indians living in FL are moved to the Indian Territory
66 1842 Congress passes the Armed Occupation Act of 1842. It entitles persons willing and able to bear arms against the Indians and establish themselves in villages along the borders of Indian territory ownership of their land after 5 years.
69 1845 Florida becomes the 27th state to join the United States. William Moseley becomes the first governor and David Yulee the first senator.
74 1850 Florida's total population has grown to 87,445. This includes about 39,000 slaves and 1,000 free blacks. Indians were not counted.
1 1777 The concept of chemical compounds is conceived by Lavoisier
7 1783 The hot air balloon is invented by Michel and Montgolfier and the first people in modern history fly at an altitude of 1800 m.
9 1785 The power loom was invented by Cartwright to produce cloth.
17 1793 The cotton gin was invented by Whitney.
23 1799 The Rosetta Stone was discovered
24 1800 The first battery was invented by Volta
31 1807 The first steamboat was invented by Fulton
38 1814 The first locomotive engine was created by Stephenson
54 1830 The first railroad is constructed between Liverpool and Manchester, England
63 1839 Goodyear invents vulcanized rubber, opening the door for tires and other rubber products.
68 1844 The first telegraph message is sent by Morse, who later invents the Mores Code
24 1800 NEWS HEADLINES: Seat of U.S. government moves from Philadelphia to Washington DC
35 1811 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.
36 1812 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.
52 1828 Gold is discovered in Georgia.
58 1834 July 9 - The S.S. John Randolph, the first successful iron steamship, is launched in Savannah
2 1778 Alliance between United States and France
11 1787 Constitution of the United States is signed
17 1793 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.
18 1794 The United States establishes the Navy
22 1798 Mississippi Territory organized from Georgia's western land claims. It includes what will later become portions of Mississippi, Alabama and Northern Florida,
27 1803 Louisiana Purchase from France (who secured it from Spain) gives the US a huge new territory and the port of New Orleans.
28 1804 The Seminole warrior later known as Osceola is born near Tuskegee, AL.
29 1805 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.
30 1806 Lewis and Clark Expedition, which began in 1804, ends. News of the rich lands to the west begins to spread.
35 1811 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.
44 1820 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.
54 1830 Indian Removal Act signed and the moving of eastern Indians west of the Mississippi begins.
59 1835 Second Seminole Indian War begins.
61 1837 The trickery used to capture Seminole Indian Chief Osceola (Assi Yohola) creates a public uproar and U.S. General Jesup is publicly condemned.
64 1840 Oregon Trail is established
66 1842 Second Seminole Indian War ends and thousands of Seminole Indians are forced to move west of the Mississippi.
3 1779 Spain declares war on England
4 1780 Josef II abolishes serfdom in Hungary; England declares war on Holland
7 1783 Peace established at Versailles between France, England, Spain and United States; Britain cedes all lands west to the Mississippi River
11 1787 Catherine the Great leads Russia into war with Turkey
12 1788 Russia begins war with Sweden
13 1789 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
16 1792 French Revolutionary Wars begin and the French royal family is imprisoned the following year
17 1793 Marie Antoinette is executed; Fugitive Slave Act passed; Roman Catholic faith is banned in France; France declares war on Britain and Holland.
19 1795 White Terror and bread riots in Paris
20 1796 Napoleon marries Josephine de Beauharnais
21 1797 Napoleon proclaims the Venetian Constitution, founds Ligurian Republic in Genoa
57 1833 Santa Anna is elected President of Mexico

Walter Davis
Born about 1772 and died about 1836
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The Children of Rebecca Harvey

John Timothy Davis
Born in Bryan County, Georgia on March 14, 1801 and died in Marianna, Florida on August 5, 1875. He was 74 years old.

John was born in Bryan County, Georgia. He moved to Effingham County with his family when he was eight years old. At the age of twenty-one he moved again, this time to Jackson County, Florida. ...
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Elizabeth Davis
Born in Bryan County, Georgia about 1806 and died in an unknown location about 1885. She was about 79 years old.

Married William T.E. DeVaughn....
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Susannah Davis
Born in Bryan County, Georgia about 1808 and died in an unknown location about 1885. She was about 77 years old.

She went by "Susan". She married Elijah Padgett....
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74 years old
James Henry Davis
Born in Jackson County, Mississippi about 1812 and died in Houston, Texas on December 22, 1887. He was about 76 years old.

Married Eliza (born abt.1816) in AL.
They moved from Jackson Co., FL to Houston,TX about 1848-49.
Children: John H. (1833) FL;
James Henry Jr. (1839) FL. married Safronia Williams in ...
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Ellis Fairbanks Davis
Born in Jackson County, Mississippi about 1813 and died in Marianna, Florida on October 10, 1885. He was 72 years old.

He was named after his Father’s friend, Ellis Fairbanks. Around 1825 he moved with his family to Marianna, FL He married Ruthy about 1836 and they had seven children.
After the death of Ruthy h...
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Joseph Caswell Davis
Born in Jackson County, Mississippi on January 26, 1816 and died in Jackson County, Florida on December 22, 1889. He was 73 years old.

occupation: Farmer. He was granted 160 acres of land in Port St. Joe for service during the Seminole Indian wars. According to his granddaughter, Maude Davis Porter, he was living in the area of St. J...
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Samuel W. Davis
Born in Pascagoula, Jackson County, Mississippi about 1818 and died in Jackson County, Florida about 1885. He was about 67 years old.

His middle name may have been Walter.

He was married twice. His first wife, Lucretia died when he was in his late 40's and he married a second time to Hester Ann Jane McClellan (b about 1...
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Elmira Davis
Born somewhere in Alabama on March 13, 1820 and died in Houston, Texas on June 28, 1877. She was 57 years old.

She married a man named Richard Westcott, They moved from Jackson Co., FL to Houston,TX about 1848-49 with her brother, James H. Davis....
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George Washington Davis
Born in Jackson County, Mississippi about 1822 and died somewhere in Florida about 1900. He was about 78 years old.

He married Artimacy Emeline Wood (1822 - abt. 1870). They had two children:
Ann Davis (abt.1855)
Charles W. Davis (1860) married Hattie

Artimacy Emeline Wood was first married to...
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