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George  Davis 

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John Henry Davis
1725 - 5/30/1793

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1737 - 6/2/1793
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George Davis
4/25/1773 - 1850
George Davis was born on April 25, 1773 somewhere in Georgia and died about 1850 somewhere in Mississippi. Actual date of death is unknown. He lived to be about 76 years old.

He married Elizabeth Lanier (8/1/1772 NC - 3/21/1836 MS). The daughter Mary & Lemuel Lanier Jr.

George and his family moved west to Mississippi. In 1813 he was elected Justice of Jackson Co,MS. He was a Baptist preacher and in 1832 organized a church called Tidewater Baptist at the home of (sister-n-law)Sarah Davis on Davis Bayou in Greene Co.

They children were:
1. Samuel Davis (4/11 / 1795 GA)- married Susanna Goff
2. Frances Davis (8/25/1796 GA)- married James Goff
3. Mary Elizabeth Davis (1/9/1798 GA) - married Patrick Ward
4. Stephen Davis born 25 February, 1800 GA)-married Dorothy G. Wilson
5. Matilda Davis (11/14/ 1801 GA)-married John D. McDonald
6. Ann Mary Davis (9/14/1803 GA)-married James Hendrix Wyatt
7. Hannah Davis (5/30/1805 GA)- married Moses Ward
8. Crene Davis (5/25/1807 GA)
9. Nancy Eleanor Davis (3/8/1809 GA)- married William Childress
10 James Lanier Davis (12/16/1814 Jackson Co. MS)- married Sophronia Denmark
Census1/1/1790 GA (Effingham County) 16 yrs old 
Name: George Davis
Gender: Male, State: Georgia, County: Effingham County, Residence Year: 1790
Household Remarks: Name on petition, 15 Jul 1793, to Gov Telfair from inhabitants of Effingham Co saying the land court granted by fraud 1000000 acres to a few persons. Many couldn’t attend the court because of poverty.   Source:  Telamon Cuyler Collection, Manuscript #1170 -Hargrett Library, University of Georgia
Additional information about Effingham County, GA around 1790: Settlement of this land actually dates back to the days of Oglethorpe in 1734 shortly after the town of Savannah was established. Effingham County was officially created in 1773 by combining portions of St. Philip and St. Matthew parishes -- both of which had been created in 1758. GA had been a poor colony from the beginning and expansion had been hindered by the Creek Indians on the west. During the 1750s and 1760s more than 2 million acres were acquired from the Creeks. After the American Revolution ends in 1776, the state of Georgia is created and the new government begins a land campaign. By 1785, they identify that four-fifths of the land claimed by GA is still occupied by Creek Indians. 
Other6/30/1793 GA (Effingham County) 20 yrs old 
Last Will & Testament of John Davis

I, John Davis, Being as I expect a leaving this life I recommend my soul to God that gave it and my Body to the Dust and to His world. Concerns Idispose of as follows: (Viz) After my lawful Debts is paid, I give my True and Loving wife, Elizabeth Davis, one Negro woman named Phoeby, and one Negro boy named Adam; I give my sons Joseph, John, James, William & Samuel, ten pounds each, and George and Walter, twenty pounds each. My daughter, Nancy, twenty pounds, William Osteen, ten pounds, or at that rate equally divided according to the amount of the Estate. And respecting my lands at Buckhead, according to my Contract with William and Samuel, paying what monies I owe for said lands, it shall be their Right and Property. To my son, Walter, I give the Plantation we now live on, and the lands' round about to George.
The Boat shall be divided between William, Samuel, George and Walter.

May the 30th 1793 Witnesses present, signed: Joseph Davis George Davis Agnes Davis Elizabeth Osteen

We the subscribers, believing this Testament to be the Will & Desire of our Deceased Father, do freely and voluntary agree that the same should be executed agreeable to the Tennor of the same, witness our hands this 9th day of Sept 1793.

Joseph Davis
John Davis
Samuel Davis
Walter Davis
George Davis
Nancy Davis
William Davis

State of Georgia, Effingham County: Personally appeared Mr. Joseph Davis and made Oath & Declared that at the request of his Father, John Davis, deceased, he wrote the within as his Last Will & Testament, and he believes that he was in his perfect senses at the time he wrote, and that it is as he desired him to write it, and after he wrote it he did read it to him and he was satisfied, but did not sign it, and the within named or signed as witnesses was present and that he was satisfied, names as thus, Joseph Davis, George Davis, Agnus Davis, and Elizabeth Osteen. Sworn before me this 27th Jan 1794

Signed: Joseph Davis A. C. Revost, R.P.E.C.   Source:  Effingham County, Georgia Miscellaneous Records 1791-1819, Book 1.
Other1/27/1794 GA (Effingham County) 20 yrs old 
Last Will & Testament of Elizabeth Davis

I, Elizabeth Davis, Being now as I expect a leaving this life Irecommend my soul to God that gave it and my Body to the Dust and to as to His world & concerns I dispose of as follows: (Viz) What my deceased husband gave me at his death I desire should be sold foras much as it will fetch and equally divided between my four children, Elizabeth, George, Ann and Walter, as witness my hand this second day of June 1793,and my desire is that my son, Joseph Davis, and Joshua Loper should see that this my last will should be fulfilled, the words 'four' and 'George' interlined (underlined ?) before signed in presence of her.

Elizabeth X Davis mark

Joseph Davis }

Elizabeth X Lanier (her mark) } State of Georgia Joshua Loper } Effingham County.

Personally appeared Mr. Joshua Loper and made oath and declared that he was present and did see Mrs. Elizabeth Davis make her mark & acknowledge it to be her last will and Testament and at the same time, did see Mr. Joseph Davis sign the same and Mrs. Elizabeth Lanier make her mark and that he himself did also sign his name as evidence and he verily believes that she was in her perfect senses at that time.

Signed, Joshua Loper

Sworn before me this 27 Jany 1794, Ravot R.P.E.C.: We the subscribers believing this Testament to be the will & Desire of our Deceased Mother do freely & voluntarily agree that the same should be Executed agreeable to the terms of the same. Witness our hand this 9th September1793.


John Davis Sam'l. Davis Wm. O'Steen George Davis Nancy Davis

Sworn before me this 27th Jan 1794 A. C. Revost, R.P.E.C.   Source:  Effingham County, Georgia Miscellaneous Records 1791-1819, Book 1.
Other1/1/1821 MS (Jackson County) 47 yrs old 
Legislature appointed committee - Valentine Delmas, John B. Boudreaux, William Cates, George Davis, Sterling Dupree, Malcolm Black, Peter Fairly Jr. 

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Click on any of the News, Events, or Discoveries buttons above to see historical things that happened during George Davis's life. These are only some of the major events that affected the life and times of George, his family, and friends. For example, George is 1 years old when The First Continental Congress of fifty-five representatives (except from the colony of Georgia) meets in Philadelphia to discuss relations with Britain, the possibility of independence, and the hope of a peaceful solution. King George III scorns the thought of reconciliation and declares the colonies to be in a state of open rebellion.
9 1782 The British evacuate Savannah on in July.
11 1784 Franklin and Washington Counties are formed.
12 1785 Burbon County formed.
13 1786 Greene County was created the same year Oglethorpe dies.
15 1788 Bourbon County Act rescinded.
16 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.
17 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.
17 1790 Columbia and Elbert Counties are created.
20 1793 Hancock, Bryan, McIntosh, Montgomery, Oglethorpe and Warren Counties formed. This same year, the Fugitive Slave Act is passed.
21 1794 General Clarke surrenders ending the Oconee War.
22 1795 Governor Mathews signs the Second Yazoo Act selling somewhere between 35,000,000 and 50,000,000 acres of land for $500,000.
28 1801 Clarke and Tatnall Counties formed.
29 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.
30 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.
34 1807 December 10 - Jasper, Jones, Laurens, Morgan, Putnam, and Telfair Counties formed.
35 1808 Pulaski County created.
36 1809 Twiggs County formed.
38 1811 Madison County created.
38 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".
39 1812 Emanual County formed.
39 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".
40 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).
44 1817 First Seminole war begins as Georgia backwoodsmen attack Indians just north of the Florida border. !817-1818. General Andrew Jackson invades the area.
46 1819 Rabun County formed.
47 1820 December 20 - Campbell and Randolph Counties formed.
48 1821 May 15 - Dooly, Fayette, Henry, Houston, Monroe and Newton Counties formed.
49 1822 December 9 - Bibb, Dekalb and Pike Counties formed.
50 1823 December 8 - Decatur County formed.
51 1824 December 15 - Upson and Ware Counties formed.
52 1825 Baker, Lowndes, Thomas, Butts and Taliaferro Counties formed.
53 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.
54 1827 December 14, - Harris, Marion, Meriwether and Talbot.
57 1830 Cherokee, Heard, and Stewrt Counties are formed.
58 1831 Sumter County is formed.
59 1832 December 3 - Bartow, Cobb, Crawford, Floyd, Forsyth, Gilmer, Lumpkin, Murray, Paulding, and Union Counties formed.
60 1833 Walker County is formed.
63 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.
64 1837 Mcon and Dade Counties are formed.
65 1838 Chattooga County formed
74 1847 Atlanta, Georgia is incorporated. Formally Marthasville
77 1850 Gordon and Clinch Counties are formed.
4 1777 The concept of chemical compounds is conceived by Lavoisier
10 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.
12 1785 The power loom was invented by Cartwright to produce cloth.
20 1793 The cotton gin was invented by Whitney.
26 1799 The Rosetta Stone was discovered
27 1800 The first battery was invented by Volta
34 1807 The first steamboat was invented by Fulton
41 1814 The first locomotive engine was created by Stephenson
57 1830 The first railroad is constructed between Liverpool and Manchester, England
66 1839 Goodyear invents vulcanized rubber, opening the door for tires and other rubber products.
71 1844 The first telegraph message is sent by Morse, who later invents the Mores Code
2 1775 NEWS HEADLINES: On April 18th, Paul Revere makes his famous ride proclaiming "The British are Coming" and the American Revolution War begins. Britain hires 29,000 German mercenaries to handle conflict in North America.
3 1776 NEWS HEADLINES: July 4th, American Revolution War ends and the United States of America is officially created.
27 1800 NEWS HEADLINES: Seat of U.S. government moves from Philadelphia to Washington DC
38 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.
39 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.
55 1828 Gold is discovered in Georgia.
61 1834 July 9 - The S.S. John Randolph, the first successful iron steamship, is launched in Savannah
1 1774 The First Continental Congress of fifty-five representatives (except from the colony of Georgia) meets in Philadelphia to discuss relations with Britain, the possibility of independence, and the hope of a peaceful solution. King George III scorns the thought of reconciliation and declares the colonies to be in a state of open rebellion.
2 1775 On April 18th, Paul Revere makes his famous ride proclaiming "The British are Coming" and the American Revolution War begins. Britain hires 29,000 German mercenaries to handle conflict in North America.
3 1776 July 4th, American Revolution War ends and the United States of America is officially created.
5 1778 Alliance between United States and France
14 1787 Constitution of the United States is signed
20 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.
21 1794 The United States establishes the Navy
25 1798 Mississippi Territory organized from Georgia's western land claims. It includes what will later become portions of Mississippi, Alabama and Northern Florida,
30 1803 Louisiana Purchase from France (who secured it from Spain) gives the US a huge new territory and the port of New Orleans.
31 1804 The Seminole warrior later known as Osceola is born near Tuskegee, AL.
32 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.
33 1806 Lewis and Clark Expedition, which began in 1804, ends. News of the rich lands to the west begins to spread.
38 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.
47 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.
57 1830 Indian Removal Act signed and the moving of eastern Indians west of the Mississippi begins.
62 1835 Second Seminole Indian War begins.
64 1837 The trickery used to capture Seminole Indian Chief Osceola (Assi Yohola) creates a public uproar and U.S. General Jesup is publicly condemned.
67 1840 Oregon Trail is established
69 1842 Second Seminole Indian War ends and thousands of Seminole Indians are forced to move west of the Mississippi.
6 1779 Spain declares war on England
7 1780 Josef II abolishes serfdom in Hungary; England declares war on Holland
10 1783 Peace established at Versailles between France, England, Spain and United States; Britain cedes all lands west to the Mississippi River
14 1787 Catherine the Great leads Russia into war with Turkey
15 1788 Russia begins war with Sweden
16 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
19 1792 French Revolutionary Wars begin and the French royal family is imprisoned the following year
20 1793 Marie Antoinette is executed; Fugitive Slave Act passed; Roman Catholic faith is banned in France; France declares war on Britain and Holland.
22 1795 White Terror and bread riots in Paris
23 1796 Napoleon marries Josephine de Beauharnais
24 1797 Napoleon proclaims the Venetian Constitution, founds Ligurian Republic in Genoa
60 1833 Santa Anna is elected President of Mexico

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