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Sulie Eugena Davis 

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Austin Davis
5/25/1856 - 10/19/1910

Amanda J. Bray Hudson
3/1/1863 - 7/27/1918
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Sulie Eugena Davis
3/8/1890 - 10/5/1972
(Shown at age 20)
Sulie Eugena Davis was born on March 8, 1890 in Pike Co., Georgia and died on October 5, 1972 in Leon Co., Florida. She lived to be 82 years old.

Married 5/2/1909 in Pike Co. GA near Zebulon. She married John H. Buchanan and gave birth to eleven children. Two of the eleven were twins and died at birth. One child, Cecil, was run over by a tractor when he was 6 years old. Some records have her first name as "Susie" but that is incorrect. Her correct first name was Sulie. All of her grand kids called her "Mama Buck". She loved to work cross word puzzles and she dipped a little snuff sometimes. Later in life she had what they called then "hardening of the arteries". She got to where she didn't know her own family members sometimes. She was lovingly cared for by her children especially, Frances, Annie Maud who lived with her and Papa Buck for many years.
Census6/1/1900 GA (Pike County) 10 yrs old 
Recorded as family #135: Austin Davis (age 44, born May 1856 in GA), Amanda (wife, age 38, born Mar 1862 In AL), Essie (daughter, age 11, born July 1888), Susie (daughter, age 10, born Mar 1890), Herman (son, age 7, born Mar 1893), Lisette (daughter, age 4, born July 1895). All of the children were born in GA. Amanda's parents were born in Unknown and Alabama. Austin's parents were born in SC and the USA. Amanda has given birth to 5 children and 4 are still living and they have been married for 21 years. None can read or write, but all can speak English.  
Census4/21/1931 FL (Leon County) 41 yrs old 
Recorded as family #111: John H. Buchanan (age 41), Susie E. (wife, age 40), Emma M. (daughter, age 20), Amanda V. (daughter, age 17), Joseph G. (son, age 15), James R. (son, age 13), Mary E. (daughter, age 11), Annie W. (daughter, age 7), Jack M. (son, age 4), Francis J. (daughter, age 2 months). John and Susie were married when he was 20 and she was 19. Both of Susie's parents were born in Alabama. The two youngest children (Jack and Francis) were born in Florida. Everyone else and their parents were born in Georgia. John says that he is employed as a foreman working on state roads and that he is not a veteran. 
Death Certificate10/5/1972 FL (Leon County) 82 yrs old 
The death of Sulie Davis Buchanan, born 3/8/1890, is recorded on certificate #67617. 

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16 1906 An attempt to drain the Everglades and convert it to farmland begins.
27 1917 Seminole Indians become a Florida tourist attraction.
38 1928 The Tamiami Trail opens. It opens the southernmost 275 miles of U.S. Highway 41 from State Road 60 in Tampa to U.S. Route 1 (SR 5) in Miami, Florida to tourist. It also destroys many of the Seminole Indian waterways and hinders their economy.
67 1957 The Miccosukee Tribe of Florida is organized under the 1934 US Indian Reorganization Act and recognized by the federal government.
72 1962 The Seminole Tribe of Florida is organized under the 1934 US Indian Reorganization Act and recognized by the federal government.
15 1905 Crisp, Grady, Jenkins, Tift, Davis, Stephens, Toombs, Turner, and Ben Hill Counties formed.
22 1912 Forsyth, Bleckley, and Wheeler Counties formed.
24 1914 Barrow, Candler, Bacon, and Evans Counties are formed.
27 1917 Atkinson and Treutlen Counties are formed.
30 1920 Seminole, Lanier, Brantley, Long, and Lamar Counties are formed.
34 1924 Peach County is formed.
5 1895 Wireless telegraph and the "antenna" are invented but it covers a very short distance.
7 1897 First ship to shore message is sent using an improved form of wireless telegraph
10 1900 Freud publishes his book "The Interpretation of Dreams"
10 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.
11 1901 First transatlantic wireless telegraph is sent.
12 1902 The first Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil is discovered.
13 1903 Wright Brothers complete the first successful flight with an airplane at Kitty Hawk
14 1904 The first vacuum tube diode is invented by Fleming
16 1906 The triode vacuum tube is invented
16 1906 Electrons are discovered by Thomson
16 1906 Kellogg sells the first box of Corn Flakes
22 1912 The unsinkable Titanic sinks on its first trip to New York drowning 1,513 people.
23 1913 Ford builds the first assembly line into his automobile production plant
24 1914 The first traffic lights (which is only red or green) are put up in America; Construction of the Panama Canal is completed
33 1923 Diphtheria vaccine is developed; Insulin is produced to treat diabetes
33 1923 Freud publishes "The Ego and the Id"
34 1924 Insecticides are used for the first time on crops
36 1926 Goddard launched the first liquid-fueled rocket
37 1927 The first television transmission was announced in England
38 1928 Big bang theory was introduced
46 1936 The first regular television broadcast happens in England
48 1938 Hahn, Strassmann, Meitner and Frisch discover nuclear fission
56 1946 The university of Pennsylvania develops the ENIAC computer, containing 18,000 vacuum tubes
57 1947 Researches at Bell Labs invent the first transistor
61 1951 The first color television is introduced in the U.S.
62 1952 The first sex-change surgery was performed to change George Jorgensen into Christine Jorgensen.
67 1957 Sputnik is launched by the Soviets and becomes the first artificial satellite to orbit the earth. It marks the beginning of the great "space race" between the Soviet Union and the U.S.
70 1960 The ruby laser was created by Maiman
72 1962 U.S. astronaut, John Glenn, orbits the earth
75 1965 The first "space walk" was completed by the Soviet Union
81 1971 The first unmanned spacecraft hit Mars and was launched by the Soviet Union
18 1908 NEWS HEADLINES: Henry Ford produces the first Model T automobile
22 1912 White residents of Forsyth County, GA, drive the black population out.
23 1913 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison invents motion pictures
27 1917 NEWS HEADLINES: In June, the United States enters World War I on the side of the allies. The Russian Revolution ends the reign of the czars and thrusts Russia into communism.
29 1919 NEWS HEADLINES: World War I ends with the signing of The Versailles Treaty.
48 1938 NEWS HEADLINES: Orson Wells' radio production of H.G. Well's War of the Worlds causes a national panic.
49 1939 NEWS HEADLINES: The first regular television broadcast happens in the United States
51 1941 NEWS HEADLINES: December 7, 1941 -- Japan launches a surprise attack on Pearl Harbor and the US officially declares war on Japan the following day. World War II begins for American soldiers.
60 1950 NEWS HEADLINES: On June 25, the Korean War begins and the United Nations officially declaring war on North Korea two days later.
65 1955 NEWS HEADLINES: Rosa Parks refuses to give her seat to a white man on a bus in Montgomery, AL.
70 1960 NEWS HEADLINES: The first birth control pill was approved and made available to the public
73 1963 NEWS HEADLINES: On November 22, President John F. Kennedy is assassinated in Dallas, Texas by Lee Harvey Oswald.
79 1969 NEWS HEADLINES: In July, the U.S. becomes the first nation to land astronauts on the moon. Neil Armstrong becomes the first man to step on the lunar surface.
80 1970 NEWS HEADLINES: U.S. forces invade Cambodia and the Vietnam War continues to escalate. Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix die of drug overdoses. Four Kent State University students are killed during a Vietnam War protest.
19 1909 The National Association for Advancement of Colored People is formed (NAACP)
20 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.
37 1927 Charles Lindbergh becomes the first man to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean and Babe Ruth hits 60 home runs.
39 1929 Widespread prosperity of the 1920s ends abruptly with the stock market crash in October
40 1930 Drought in the Great Plains area begins, creating hardship for farm families in 19 states.
42 1932 Amelia Earhart becomes the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. The infant son of Charles Lindbergh is kidnapped and murdered.
43 1933 Franklin D. Roosevelt is elected president under his "New Deal" campaign. Frances Perkins becomes the first woman to hold a cabinet post when FDR appoints her secretary of labor. On December 5, the 21st Amendment is added to the Constitution, repealing Prohibition. Drinks for everyone!
44 1934 Congress passes the Indian Reorganization Act which allows remaining Indian tribes to reorganize.
44 1934 Farm families must leave the dust bowl-stricken Great Plains areas. The dust bowl includes areas in Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Nevada and Arkansas. Radio picks up the "Okie" songs. In all, 400,000 people leave the Great Plains.
45 1935 Congress passes the Social Security Act, giving elder Americans Social Security money for the first time.
49 1939 Hollywood releases The Wizard of Oz, one of the first films to be made in color.
53 1943 Japanese Americans are relocated to internment camps; Almost 400,000 coal miners go on strike; Race riots break out in Los Angeles and Detroit.
54 1944 On June 6, Allied forces invade Normandy (referred to as "D-Day")
55 1945 President Roosevelt dies; The United Nations is established; the first atomic bomb is dropped on Hiroshima.
64 1954 The nationally televised McCarthy hearings lead to Senator Joseph McCarthy's downfall; Segregation by race in schools is declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court; Congress adds the words "under God" to the Pledge of Allegiance and requires "In God We Trust" to appear on all American currency.
72 1962 The Cuban missile crisis escalates and Americans prepare for a Nuclear War with Fidel Castro in Cuba.
76 1966 The Black Panther party is founded.
77 1967 Martin Luther King leads an anti Vietnam protest in New York; The American Indian Movement is founded; Robert Kennedy and Martin Luther King are assassinated; Three Apollo astronauts are killed in a fire on the launch pad.
81 1971 Charles Manson is found guilt of murder.
82 1972 Break-in at the Democratic headquarters sets of the Watergate Scandal.
19 1909 The "Piltdown Man" hoax -- a fake archeological discovery announced by dishonest scientists who wanted to "prove" that human beings had evolved in Europe
24 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.
27 1917 Germany uses airplanes to drop bombs in the early stages of World War I -- the first major military use of airplanes.
29 1919 The Versailles Treaty marks the official end of World War I.
30 1920 Adolph Hitler begins to organize the Nazi party in Germany; The Ku Klux Klan launches a recruitment campaign using mass marketing techniques to gain 85,000 new recruits; the first commercial broadcast is made.
48 1938 Hitler annexes Anschluss into Germany. At the Munich Conference, Germany is given a portion of Czechoslovakia.
49 1939 Hitler takes over all of Czechoslovakia. On Sept. 1st, Germany invades Poland. On Sept. 3rd, Great Britain and France declare war on Germany. World War II has begun.
55 1945 World War II ends with a Japanese delegation signing instrument of surrender aboard battleship Missouri in Tokyo Bay.
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John Buchanan
Born on March 30, 1889 and died on February 16, 1967
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The Children of Sulie Eugena Davis

Emma Mildred Buchanan
Born in Zebulon, Georgia on January 10, 1910 and died in Tallahassee, Florida on July 28, 1998. She was 88 years old.

She was married in 1936 to Louis A. Powell. No children. Mildred and her husband lived their married life in Cairo, GA where he worked for the local newspaper and she worked as a social worker. She l...
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57 years old
Amanda Verna Buchanan
Born in Zebulon, Georgia on September 12, 1912 and died in Greenville, Florida on June 20, 2002. She was 89 years old.

She was married in 1936 to Henry Donald Bailey (born 3/16/1913). No Children. She and Henry lived for many years in Lakeland Florida where worked for the Lakeland Herald as a pressman. He and Verna ...
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27 years old
Joe Glenn Buchanan
Born in Zebulon, Georgia on December 2, 1914 and died in Cairo, Georgia on September 20, 1982. He was 67 years old.

He married on 12/22/1939 to Shirley Dees. They had one child, Gail. Glenn served in WW II in the Navy in the Pacific Theater. He was a Navy Seabee. They were the ones that built roads and bridges. He ...
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18 years old
James Roswell Buchanan
Born in Zebulon, Georgia on March 27, 1917 and died in Chatham, Georgia on July 28, 1979. He was 62 years old.

He married on 5/7/1940 to Betty Miller. They had two children, Stephen and Gwynn. He went by Jim, Roswell and most of the family members called him "Shorty" but he was not short (6 feet and then some)...
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21 years old
Mary Eugenia Buchanan
Born in Pike Co., Georgia on March 6, 1919 and died in Tallahassee, Florida on March 25, 2009. She was 90 years old.

Married 4/16/1938. Mary married Paul Lorenzo Hamilton and they had one child, Larry. Paul and Mary lived their entire married life in Tallahassee. Paul died in 1995 after sufferring several strokes. M...
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Cecil Edward Buchanan
Born in Pike Co., Georgia on May 31, 1921 and died in Bradfordville, Florida on October 7, 1927. He was 6 years old.

Buried at Pisgah Church Cemetery off Centerville Rd in Bradfordville, FL. His remains were later moved to Oakland Cemetery in Tallahassee, FL to the family plot. He was accidently run over by a tra...
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17 years old
Annie Maud Buchanan
Born in Pike Co., Georgia on January 15, 1923 and died in Tallahassee, Florida on December 29, 1967. She was 44 years old.

Annie Maud never married and did not have any children. For many years she worked for Sears Roebuck and Co in the clothing department. Her last years were spent living and helping to take care of her ...
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19 years old
Jack Melvin Buchanan
Born in Tallahassee, Florida on January 25, 1926 and died in Tallahassee, Florida on October 6, 1968. He was 42 years old.

He married on 7/23/1947 to Marilyn Lee Waskom. They had four children, Rodney, Margaret, Becky and Melvin. Jack served in WW II and worked for the Tallahassee Democrat following the war. ...
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70 years old
Frances Inez Buchanan
Born in Tallahassee, Florida on March 10, 1930 and died in Tallahassee, Florida on April 16, 2007. She was 77 years old.

Occupation: bookkeeper for Capital City Bank and later for North Florida Christian School. She was known by many of her friends as "Miss Frances". She was a devoted Christian and a devoted member of...
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