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Eleanor Unknown (Dennis)
1778 - 1840
Eleanor Unknown (Dennis) was born about 1778 in an unknown place and died about 1840 somewhere in Georgia. Dates for birth and death are estimated. She lived to be about 62 years old.

She married Joseph Dennis Jr.
Charles A. (1787)
Simeon (1800)
Other6/27/1807 Phoenix GA (Putnam County) 29 yrs old 
Joseph and Eleanor Dennis were members of the Crooked Creek Primitive Baptist Church -according to the church minutes.  
Other1/22/1814 GA (Putnam County) 36 yrs old 
Case Number# 49 D - Will of Joseph Dennis Jr. - Charles A. and Mathias Dennis executors

In the name of God amen. Joseph Dennis of the county of Putnam and state of Georgia being of sound and perfect mind, memory. (blessed be God) do this 22nd day of January one thousand eight hundred and fifteen , make and publish this my last will and testament. In manners following that is to say.
First I give and bequeath unto my sons Matthias and Simeon Dennis two hundred two and a half acres of land in the county of Putnam where I now live. viz lot no. 429, to be equally divided between them according to rate and value, My wife Ellendor Dennis to keep possessions of the homes that I now occupy during her life time together with all my personal estate and at her decease to dispose of my personal property as she may think proper one form the part of the product of my plantation. And I do here by make and ordain my trusty sons Charles A. and Matthias Dennis executors of this my last will and testament. In witness whereof I the said Joseph Dennis have to this my last will and testament set my hand and affected my seal the day and year above written.
Benjamin Simmons, Philip Ballard, Stephen Parker

Joseph Dennis (seal)  
Other1/1/1820 GA (Putnam County) 42 yrs old 
Abijah Dennis as agent for Eleanor Dennis - Number of Poles: 2, Land: 115, 2nd: 20 1/2, 3nd: 217, pine:_____, County: Hancock, water course: Oconee, To whom grantee: Sanders, Adjoining to: Jacobs, Dollars: 162 1/2; Number of Poles: 1, Land: 115, 2nd: 10 1/2, 3nd: 217, pine:_____, County: Putnam, water course: Camp Branch, To whom grantee: Tidd, Adjoining to: Pye, Dollars: 56 1/4 
Census8/7/1820 Capt William Evans District GA (Putnam County) 42 yrs old 
page 2, line 16 - Simeon Dennis - one male - (16 thru 25), Number of persons engaged in Agriculture: (1), number of Slaves (1)

next door, line 17 - Eleanor Dennis - one female - (10 thru 15), one females - (45 and over), Number of Persons - Engaged in Agriculture: (1) 

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4 1782 The British evacuate Savannah on in July.
6 1784 Franklin and Washington Counties are formed.
7 1785 Burbon County formed.
8 1786 Greene County was created the same year Oglethorpe dies.
10 1788 Bourbon County Act rescinded.
11 1789 December 21 - Governor Telfair signs first Yazoo Act selling 20,000,000 acres of and for $207,000 or about one cent per acre to. The Yazoo Companies attempted to pay in worthless paper money and Georgia refuses to transfer the land. The Virginia Yazoo, headed by Patrick Henry, even had the unmitigated gall to attempt to pay in worthless Georgia paper money. The South Carolina Yazoo Company sues Georgia in the U.S. Supreme Court to compel delivery but the suit fails when Georgia is able to obtain ratification of the eleventh amendment to the U.S. Constitution on February 7, 1795.
12 1790 Alexander McGillivray, a mixed-blood of the Upper Creek Nation cedes the Altamaha lands to the Oconee. This treaty -- Treaty of New York -- is signed by President George Washington.
12 1790 Columbia and Elbert Counties are created.
15 1793 Hancock, Bryan, McIntosh, Montgomery, Oglethorpe and Warren Counties formed. This same year, the Fugitive Slave Act is passed.
16 1794 General Clarke surrenders ending the Oconee War.
17 1795 Governor Mathews signs the Second Yazoo Act selling somewhere between 35,000,000 and 50,000,000 acres of land for $500,000.
23 1801 Clarke and Tatnall Counties formed.
24 1802 Georgia formally cedes western claims for its southern boundary at the 31st parallel -- which will become a border between,GA, FL and AL. GA's western border reaches to the Mississippi River.
25 1803 Between 1803 and 1811 a horse trail is established connecting Milledgeville, Georgia to Fort Stoddert, American outpost north of Mobile. This is expanded into a road and called The Federal Road by 1811.
29 1807 December 10 - Jasper, Jones, Laurens, Morgan, Putnam, and Telfair Counties formed.
30 1808 Pulaski County created.
31 1809 Twiggs County formed.
33 1811 Tecumseh visits the Creek Indians living in what will become Georgia and Alabama to try to persuade them to join his fight against the flood of white settlers. Some towns join forces with Tecumseh and become known as "Red Sticks".
33 1811 Madison County created.
34 1812 Emanual County formed.
34 1812 The Creek tribes in southern Alabama and Georgia find themselves under increasing pressure from white settlers. Led by Chief Weatherford, they accepted an alliance with Tecumseh and are nicknamed "Red Sticks".
35 1813 During 1813-14, Muskogee-speaking Creeks leave GA and move into areas in Northern FL in response to the Creek Civil War (also known as the Red-sticks War).
39 1817 First Seminole war begins as Georgia backwoodsmen attack Indians just north of the Florida border. !817-1818. General Andrew Jackson invades the area.
41 1819 Rabun County formed.
42 1820 December 20 - Campbell and Randolph Counties formed.
43 1821 May 15 - Dooly, Fayette, Henry, Houston, Monroe and Newton Counties formed.
44 1822 December 9 - Bibb, Dekalb and Pike Counties formed.
45 1823 December 8 - Decatur County formed.
46 1824 December 15 - Upson and Ware Counties formed.
47 1825 Baker, Lowndes, Thomas, Butts and Taliaferro Counties formed.
48 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.
49 1827 December 14, - Harris, Marion, Meriwether and Talbot.
52 1830 Cherokee, Heard, and Stewrt Counties are formed.
53 1831 Sumter County is formed.
54 1832 December 3 - Bartow, Cobb, Crawford, Floyd, Forsyth, Gilmer, Lumpkin, Murray, Paulding, and Union Counties formed.
55 1833 Walker County is formed.
58 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.
59 1837 Mcon and Dade Counties are formed.
60 1838 Chattooga County formed
5 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.
7 1785 The power loom was invented by Cartwright to produce cloth.
15 1793 The cotton gin was invented by Whitney.
21 1799 The Rosetta Stone was discovered
22 1800 The first battery was invented by Volta
29 1807 The first steamboat was invented by Fulton
36 1814 The first locomotive engine was created by Stephenson
52 1830 The first railroad is constructed between Liverpool and Manchester, England
61 1839 Goodyear invents vulcanized rubber, opening the door for tires and other rubber products.
22 1800 NEWS HEADLINES: Seat of U.S. government moves from Philadelphia to Washington DC
33 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.
34 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.
50 1828 Gold is discovered in Georgia.
56 1834 July 9 - The S.S. John Randolph, the first successful iron steamship, is launched in Savannah
9 1787 Constitution of the United States is signed
15 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.
16 1794 The United States establishes the Navy
20 1798 Mississippi Territory organized from Georgia's western land claims. It includes what will later become portions of Mississippi, Alabama and Northern Florida,
25 1803 Louisiana Purchase from France (who secured it from Spain) gives the US a huge new territory and the port of New Orleans.
26 1804 The Seminole warrior later known as Osceola is born near Tuskegee, AL.
27 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.
28 1806 Lewis and Clark Expedition, which began in 1804, ends. News of the rich lands to the west begins to spread.
33 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.
42 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.
52 1830 Indian Removal Act signed and the moving of eastern Indians west of the Mississippi begins.
57 1835 Second Seminole Indian War begins.
59 1837 The trickery used to capture Seminole Indian Chief Osceola (Assi Yohola) creates a public uproar and U.S. General Jesup is publicly condemned.
62 1840 Oregon Trail is established
1 1779 Spain declares war on England
2 1780 Josef II abolishes serfdom in Hungary; England declares war on Holland
5 1783 Peace established at Versailles between France, England, Spain and United States; Britain cedes all lands west to the Mississippi River
9 1787 Catherine the Great leads Russia into war with Turkey
10 1788 Russia begins war with Sweden
11 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
14 1792 French Revolutionary Wars begin and the French royal family is imprisoned the following year
15 1793 Marie Antoinette is executed; Fugitive Slave Act passed; Roman Catholic faith is banned in France; France declares war on Britain and Holland.
17 1795 White Terror and bread riots in Paris
18 1796 Napoleon marries Josephine de Beauharnais
19 1797 Napoleon proclaims the Venetian Constitution, founds Ligurian Republic in Genoa
55 1833 Santa Anna is elected President of Mexico

Joseph Dennis
Born about 1765 and died on an unknown day in February 1814
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Charles Atkins Dennis
Born in Putnam County, Georgia on July 8, 1787 and died in China Grove, Pike County, Alabama on August 21, 1844. He was 57 years old.

Charles served in the War of 1812 at rank of 2nd Lieutenant, under Capt. Broadnax and Col Newnon with the Georgia Volunteers.
Charles married Eleanor Ester Maddox in Oct. 1805. They had ten childr...
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