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Emma  Shivers 



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Emma Shivers
12/1850 - 9/28/1941
(Shown at age 80)
Emma Shivers was born on an unknown day in December 1850 in Pike Co., Georgia and died on September 28, 1941 in Spalding Co., Georgia. She lived to be 90 years old.

She married John R. Buchanan in 1870 and their children were:
  1. Maude (1871 1947),
  2. Martha Annie (1872 1967),
  3. Guy (1873 1930),
  4. Robert Lee (1877 1926),
  5. James Wilson (1884 1957),
  6. Ella Virginia (1884 1944), and
  7. John H. (1899-1967).
Census6/4/1900 2nd District GA (Pike County) 49 yrs old 
Recorded as family #37: J. R. Buchanan (age 51, DOB June 1848), E. F. (wife, age 49, DOB Dec 1850), Lee (son, age 23, Mar 1877), Jimmmie (son, age 16, Apr 1884), Ella (daughter, age 14, Feb. 188?), John H. (son, age 11, Mar 1889). All report that they were born in Georgia. J. R. is a farmer and the sons report that they are farm laborers. J. R. and his wife state they were 30 when they were married. J. R. 's wife states that she is the mother of 9 children and 8 are still living. All can read and write. 

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Click on any of the News, Events, or Discoveries buttons above to see historical things that happened during Emma Shivers's life. These are only some of the major events that affected the life and times of Emma, her family, and friends. For example, Emma is 5 years old when Third Seminole Indian War begins. It ends three years later when Chief Billy Bowlegs and his band are forced to move from Florida.
1 1851 Clay, Howell, Polk, Spalding, and Whitfield Counties are formed.
2 1852 Taylor County formed.
3 1853 Catoosa, Pickens, Hart, Dougherty, Webster, Flton, and Worth Counties aare creaated.
4 1854 Fannin, Coffee, Chattahooche, Charlton, and Calhoun Counties formed.
6 1856 Haralson, Terrell, Berrien, Colquit, Miller, and Towns Counties formed.
7 1857 Dawson, Milton, Pierce, Glascock, Mitchell, Schley, White, and Wilcox Counties formed.
8 1858 Clayton, Quitman, Banks, Brooks, Johnson, and Echols Counties formed.
20 1870 Douglas, McDuffie, Rockdale, and Dodge Counties formed.
25 1875 Oconee County formed.
55 1905 Crisp, Grady, Jenkins, Tift, Davis, Stephens, Toombs, Turner, and Ben Hill Counties formed.
62 1912 Forsyth, Bleckley, and Wheeler Counties formed.
64 1914 Barrow, Candler, Bacon, and Evans Counties are formed.
67 1917 Atkinson and Treutlen Counties are formed.
70 1920 Seminole, Lanier, Brantley, Long, and Lamar Counties are formed.
74 1924 Peach County is formed.
3 1853 The process of creating steel is invented by Besermer in Britain and Kelly in the U.S.
6 1856 The first Neanderthal fossils are found near Germany
9 1859 Charles Darwin publishes "Origin of Species" and begins the evolution theory.
15 1865 Mendel publishes his papers on genetics and introduces the concept to the public.
19 1869 Cro-magnon Man fossils are found in France
27 1877 Edison invents the phonograph permitting music and voices to be recorded and replayed.
29 1879 Edison invents the electric light bulb.
39 1889 The first calculating machine is invented and uses punch cards
45 1895 Wireless telegraph and the "antenna" are invented but it covers a very short distance.
47 1897 First ship to shore message is sent using an improved form of wireless telegraph
50 1900 Freud publishes his book "The Interpretation of Dreams"
50 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.
51 1901 First transatlantic wireless telegraph is sent.
52 1902 The first Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil is discovered.
53 1903 Wright Brothers complete the first successful flight with an airplane at Kitty Hawk
54 1904 The first vacuum tube diode is invented by Fleming
56 1906 Kellogg sells the first box of Corn Flakes
56 1906 The triode vacuum tube is invented
56 1906 Electrons are discovered by Thomson
62 1912 The unsinkable Titanic sinks on its first trip to New York drowning 1,513 people.
63 1913 Ford builds the first assembly line into his automobile production plant
64 1914 The first traffic lights (which is only red or green) are put up in America; Construction of the Panama Canal is completed
73 1923 Diphtheria vaccine is developed; Insulin is produced to treat diabetes
73 1923 Freud publishes "The Ego and the Id"
74 1924 Insecticides are used for the first time on crops
76 1926 Goddard launched the first liquid-fueled rocket
77 1927 The first television transmission was announced in England
78 1928 Big bang theory was introduced
86 1936 The first regular television broadcast happens in England
88 1938 Hahn, Strassmann, Meitner and Frisch discover nuclear fission
11 1861 NEWS HEADLINES: American Civil war begins at Ft. Sumter, located in Charleston Harbor, VA.
12 1862 NEWS HEADLINES: May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
32 1882 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison creates the first large power station in New York City, making it the first place in America to have electricity.
35 1885 NEWS HEADLINES: Eastman invents the box camera. For the first time photography becomes affordable for the average citizen.
58 1908 NEWS HEADLINES: Henry Ford produces the first Model T automobile
62 1912 White residents of Forsyth County, GA, drive the black population out.
63 1913 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison invents motion pictures
67 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.
69 1919 NEWS HEADLINES: World War I ends with the signing of The Versailles Treaty.
88 1938 NEWS HEADLINES: Orson Wells' radio production of H.G. Well's War of the Worlds causes a national panic.
89 1939 NEWS HEADLINES: The first regular television broadcast happens in the United States
91 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.
5 1855 Third Seminole Indian War begins. It ends three years later when Chief Billy Bowlegs and his band are forced to move from Florida.
10 1860 Presidential election puts Abraham Lincoln in office. The campaign has heated the issues regarding slavery in the south.
12 1862 May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
13 1863 Abraham Lincoln issues the "Emancipation Proclamation" freeing slaves.
15 1865 American Civil war ends with General Lee's surrender at Appomattox, VA. Reconstruction begins in the "old South"
18 1868 An eight-hour work day is established for federal employees.
25 1875 Tennessee enacts Jim Crow law.
26 1876 The National League of Baseball is founded
59 1909 The National Association for Advancement of Colored People is formed (NAACP)
60 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.
77 1927 Charles Lindbergh becomes the first man to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean and Babe Ruth hits 60 home runs.
79 1929 Widespread prosperity of the 1920s ends abruptly with the stock market crash in October
80 1930 Drought in the Great Plains area begins, creating hardship for farm families in 19 states.
82 1932 Amelia Earhart becomes the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. The infant son of Charles Lindbergh is kidnapped and murdered.
83 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!
84 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.
84 1934 Congress passes the Indian Reorganization Act which allows remaining Indian tribes to reorganize.
85 1935 Congress passes the Social Security Act, giving elder Americans Social Security money for the first time.
89 1939 Hollywood releases The Wizard of Oz, one of the first films to be made in color.
59 1909 The "Piltdown Man" hoax -- a fake archeological discovery announced by dishonest scientists who wanted to "prove" that human beings had evolved in Europe
64 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.
67 1917 Germany uses airplanes to drop bombs in the early stages of World War I -- the first major military use of airplanes.
69 1919 The Versailles Treaty marks the official end of World War I.
70 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.
88 1938 Hitler annexes Anschluss into Germany. At the Munich Conference, Germany is given a portion of Czechoslovakia.
89 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.
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John Buchanan
Born on an unknown day in June 1848 and died on April 30, 1929.
They were married 1/16/1870.

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The Children of Emma Shivers

21 years old
John H. Buchanan
Born in Pike Co., Georgia on March 30, 1889 and died in Tallahassee, Florida on February 16, 1967. He was 77 years old.

The middle initial H. did not stand for a name but many people called him "Atche". All of his grand kids knew him as "Papa Buck" and his wife was called "Mama Buck" by all the grand kids. He almost al...
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