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James Henry Davis 

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Walter Davis
1772 - 1836

Rebecca Harvey
1776 - 8/1/1852
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James Henry Davis
1812 - 12/22/1887
James Henry Davis was born about 1812 in Jackson County, Mississippi and died on December 22, 1887 in Houston, Texas. Actual date of birth is unknown. He lived to be 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 (1863) Houston, TX;
Thomas Jefferson (1842) FL. married Eveline Foster in (1863) Houston, TX;
Josephine (1848) FL. married Jame More in (1865) Houston, TX;
R. Davis (1853) TX;
E. Davis (1858) Houston, TX;
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2 1814 The first locomotive engine was created by Stephenson
18 1830 The first railroad is constructed between Liverpool and Manchester, England
27 1839 Goodyear invents vulcanized rubber, opening the door for tires and other rubber products.
32 1844 The first telegraph message is sent by Morse, who later invents the Mores Code
41 1853 The process of creating steel is invented by Besermer in Britain and Kelly in the U.S.
44 1856 The first Neanderthal fossils are found near Germany
47 1859 Charles Darwin publishes "Origin of Species" and begins the evolution theory.
53 1865 Mendel publishes his papers on genetics and introduces the concept to the public.
57 1869 Cro-magnon Man fossils are found in France
65 1877 Edison invents the phonograph permitting music and voices to be recorded and replayed.
67 1879 Edison invents the electric light bulb.
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16 1828 Gold is discovered in Georgia.
22 1834 July 9 - The S.S. John Randolph, the first successful iron steamship, is launched in Savannah
49 1861 NEWS HEADLINES: American Civil war begins at Ft. Sumter, located in Charleston Harbor, VA.
50 1862 NEWS HEADLINES: May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
70 1882 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison creates the first large power station in New York City, making it the first place in America to have electricity.
73 1885 NEWS HEADLINES: Eastman invents the box camera. For the first time photography becomes affordable for the average citizen.
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8 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.
18 1830 Indian Removal Act signed and the moving of eastern Indians west of the Mississippi begins.
23 1835 Second Seminole Indian War begins.
25 1837 The trickery used to capture Seminole Indian Chief Osceola (Assi Yohola) creates a public uproar and U.S. General Jesup is publicly condemned.
28 1840 Oregon Trail is established
30 1842 Second Seminole Indian War ends and thousands of Seminole Indians are forced to move west of the Mississippi.
43 1855 Third Seminole Indian War begins. It ends three years later when Chief Billy Bowlegs and his band are forced to move from Florida.
48 1860 Presidential election puts Abraham Lincoln in office. The campaign has heated the issues regarding slavery in the south.
50 1862 May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
51 1863 Abraham Lincoln issues the "Emancipation Proclamation" freeing slaves.
53 1865 American Civil war ends with General Lee's surrender at Appomattox, VA. Reconstruction begins in the "old South"
56 1868 An eight-hour work day is established for federal employees.
63 1875 Tennessee enacts Jim Crow law.
64 1876 The National League of Baseball is founded
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21 1833 Santa Anna is elected President of Mexico


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