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Nancy Jane Davis 

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Crispin Davis Jr
1809 - 1880

Martha A. Bray
1815 - 1890
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Nancy Jane Davis
5/10/1837 - 1920
Nancy Jane Davis was born on May 10, 1837 somewhere in Georgia and died about 1920 in an unknown place. Actual date of death is unknown. She lived to be about 82 years old.

At the consent of the groom's father Henry Box she married Henry W. Box on Feb.2, 1860. His family was from TN.
They had two children, Joseph M. and Martha H. Box.

Nancy later married Columbus Sailor(1832 SC).
Census1/1/1840 GA (Butts County) 2 yrs old 
page #4 - Cristin Davis Jr. - one male(-5), one male (15-20),one male (40-50), one male(70-80). three females (-5),one female (20-30). 
Census8/14/1850 District 8 GA (Butts County) 13 yrs old 
family# 146 - Crispens David (age 40), Martha Davis (35), Catharine Davis (11), Francis M. Davis (8), John W. Davis (10), Martha H. Davis (4), Mary A. L. Davis (15), Nancy J. Davis (13)& Wyatt S. Davis (1). Crispens is a farmer, born in SC. all other born in GA. Estate value #1200. Crispens & Martha state they can not read & write.  
Marriage2/20/1860 AL (St. Clair County) 22 yrs old 
Henry Box married Nancy Jane Davis on Feb. 20, 1860. With consent of the groom's father -Henry.  Source:  book: St. Clair marriages - page 21.
Census6/13/1870 Precinct 9 AL (St . Clair County) 33 yrs old 
dweling#134, family#136 - Crispin Davis (age 59- SC), Martha A. Davis (54- GA), Wyatt Davis (20 - GA), Benny Davis (19 - GA), Sarah J. Davis (16 - GA), Austin Davis (14 - GA), Zemoriah Daffron (9 - AL), Nancy Box (32 -GA), Joseph M. Box (8 - AL) & Martha H. Box (6 - AL). Crispen states he is a farmer, his estate is valued at $700, and personal value at $400. Wyatt, Benny, Austin & Zemoriah works on the farm. Martha & Nancy keep house.

next door #135 -lives Henry(49 -TN) and Telitha Box (49-SC)& family.  
Census7/10/1880 Trout Creek, Beat 9 AL (St. Clair County) 43 yrs old 
dwelling#193, family# 191 - Christopher Salor (age 48), Nancy (43) & stepson, Joseph M. Box (18). Christopher was born in GA, father in NC and mother in SC. Nancy was born in GA, her father in SC & mother in GA. Christopher and Joseph are farmers, Nancy keeps house. 

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1 1838 Chattooga County formed
10 1847 Atlanta, Georgia is incorporated. Formally Marthasville
13 1850 Gordon and Clinch Counties are formed.
14 1851 Clay, Howell, Polk, Spalding, and Whitfield Counties are formed.
15 1852 Taylor County formed.
16 1853 Catoosa, Pickens, Hart, Dougherty, Webster, Flton, and Worth Counties aare creaated.
17 1854 Fannin, Coffee, Chattahooche, Charlton, and Calhoun Counties formed.
19 1856 Haralson, Terrell, Berrien, Colquit, Miller, and Towns Counties formed.
20 1857 Dawson, Milton, Pierce, Glascock, Mitchell, Schley, White, and Wilcox Counties formed.
21 1858 Clayton, Quitman, Banks, Brooks, Johnson, and Echols Counties formed.
33 1870 Douglas, McDuffie, Rockdale, and Dodge Counties formed.
38 1875 Oconee County formed.
68 1905 Crisp, Grady, Jenkins, Tift, Davis, Stephens, Toombs, Turner, and Ben Hill Counties formed.
75 1912 Forsyth, Bleckley, and Wheeler Counties formed.
77 1914 Barrow, Candler, Bacon, and Evans Counties are formed.
80 1917 Atkinson and Treutlen Counties are formed.
83 1920 Seminole, Lanier, Brantley, Long, and Lamar Counties are formed.
2 1839 Goodyear invents vulcanized rubber, opening the door for tires and other rubber products.
7 1844 The first telegraph message is sent by Morse, who later invents the Mores Code
16 1853 The process of creating steel is invented by Besermer in Britain and Kelly in the U.S.
19 1856 The first Neanderthal fossils are found near Germany
22 1859 Charles Darwin publishes "Origin of Species" and begins the evolution theory.
28 1865 Mendel publishes his papers on genetics and introduces the concept to the public.
32 1869 Cro-magnon Man fossils are found in France
40 1877 Edison invents the phonograph permitting music and voices to be recorded and replayed.
42 1879 Edison invents the electric light bulb.
52 1889 The first calculating machine is invented and uses punch cards
58 1895 Wireless telegraph and the "antenna" are invented but it covers a very short distance.
60 1897 First ship to shore message is sent using an improved form of wireless telegraph
63 1900 Freud publishes his book "The Interpretation of Dreams"
63 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.
64 1901 First transatlantic wireless telegraph is sent.
65 1902 The first Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil is discovered.
66 1903 Wright Brothers complete the first successful flight with an airplane at Kitty Hawk
67 1904 The first vacuum tube diode is invented by Fleming
69 1906 Electrons are discovered by Thomson
69 1906 Kellogg sells the first box of Corn Flakes
69 1906 The triode vacuum tube is invented
75 1912 The unsinkable Titanic sinks on its first trip to New York drowning 1,513 people.
76 1913 Ford builds the first assembly line into his automobile production plant
77 1914 The first traffic lights (which is only red or green) are put up in America; Construction of the Panama Canal is completed
24 1861 NEWS HEADLINES: American Civil war begins at Ft. Sumter, located in Charleston Harbor, VA.
25 1862 NEWS HEADLINES: May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
45 1882 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison creates the first large power station in New York City, making it the first place in America to have electricity.
48 1885 NEWS HEADLINES: Eastman invents the box camera. For the first time photography becomes affordable for the average citizen.
71 1908 NEWS HEADLINES: Henry Ford produces the first Model T automobile
75 1912 White residents of Forsyth County, GA, drive the black population out.
76 1913 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison invents motion pictures
80 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.
82 1919 NEWS HEADLINES: World War I ends with the signing of The Versailles Treaty.
3 1840 Oregon Trail is established
5 1842 Second Seminole Indian War ends and thousands of Seminole Indians are forced to move west of the Mississippi.
18 1855 Third Seminole Indian War begins. It ends three years later when Chief Billy Bowlegs and his band are forced to move from Florida.
23 1860 Presidential election puts Abraham Lincoln in office. The campaign has heated the issues regarding slavery in the south.
25 1862 May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
26 1863 Abraham Lincoln issues the "Emancipation Proclamation" freeing slaves.
28 1865 American Civil war ends with General Lee's surrender at Appomattox, VA. Reconstruction begins in the "old South"
31 1868 An eight-hour work day is established for federal employees.
38 1875 Tennessee enacts Jim Crow law.
39 1876 The National League of Baseball is founded
72 1909 The National Association for Advancement of Colored People is formed (NAACP)
73 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.
72 1909 The "Piltdown Man" hoax -- a fake archeological discovery announced by dishonest scientists who wanted to "prove" that human beings had evolved in Europe
77 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.
80 1917 Germany uses airplanes to drop bombs in the early stages of World War I -- the first major military use of airplanes.
82 1919 The Versailles Treaty marks the official end of World War I.
83 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.

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