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Rebecca  Colley 

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Alexander Colley
8/17/1786 - 6/6/1881

 


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Rebecca Colley
10/4/1819 - 3/5/1907
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Rebecca Colley was born on October 4, 1819 in an unknown place and died on March 5, 1907 somewhere in Ohio. She lived to be 87 years old.

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Census8/6/1850 Berlin Township OH (Knox County) 30 yrs old 
Recorded as family #403: J. C. Auten (age 38), Rebecca (age 35), Henry C. (age 12), Alex (age 10), Elisa (age 9), Wesley (age 6), W. Allen (age 3). J. C. is a farmer and estimates the value of his property to be $1, 000. All were born in PA. The four oldest children have been attending school. The family of Henry M. Auten (age 55) is recorded next on the page. 
Census6/3/1880 Berlin OH (Knox County) 60 yrs old 
Recorded as family #2: Jacob C. Auten (age 66), Rebecca (wife, age 62), Emmma L. (daughter, age 25), James F. (son, age 21). Jacob is a farmer. Jacob and Rebecca were born in PA and both of their children were born in Ohio. Jacob's parents were born in New Jersey and Rebecca's parents were born in PA. The family of William A. Auten is recorded as family group #1. The future wife of James, Emma Walters, is recorded with her parents as family group #8 on the same census page. 
Census6/16/1900 Berlin OH (Knox County) 80 yrs old 
family# Wheeler Cole (age 47 -born 12/1852), Alice Cole (45-9/1854), Russell E. Cole (21-5/1879), Edna M. Cole (19-3/1881), Evan N. Cole (16-7/1883), Arden B. Cole (15-3/1885), Mira G. Cole (13-9/1886), Bulah L. Cole (10-11/1889), Harold A. Cole (8-3/1892)& Rebecca Auten (82-10/1817) Wilbert's father in CT and mother in OH. Alice's parents were born on PA. Wilbert states he and Alice have been married 23 years and have had seven children all are living. Wilbert is a farmer and Russell is a school teacher. They live on a farm (#131)Rebecca states she is a widow, she had eleven children, seven are living, she was born in PA, as were her parents. Evan, Arden Mira, Bulah & Harold attend school. All can read and write, except Harold.  

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AgeDateEvent
11 1830 The first railroad is constructed between Liverpool and Manchester, England
20 1839 Goodyear invents vulcanized rubber, opening the door for tires and other rubber products.
25 1844 The first telegraph message is sent by Morse, who later invents the Mores Code
34 1853 The process of creating steel is invented by Besermer in Britain and Kelly in the U.S.
37 1856 The first Neanderthal fossils are found near Germany
40 1859 Charles Darwin publishes "Origin of Species" and begins the evolution theory.
46 1865 Mendel publishes his papers on genetics and introduces the concept to the public.
50 1869 Cro-magnon Man fossils are found in France
58 1877 Edison invents the phonograph permitting music and voices to be recorded and replayed.
60 1879 Edison invents the electric light bulb.
70 1889 The first calculating machine is invented and uses punch cards
76 1895 Wireless telegraph and the "antenna" are invented but it covers a very short distance.
78 1897 First ship to shore message is sent using an improved form of wireless telegraph
81 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.
81 1900 Freud publishes his book "The Interpretation of Dreams"
82 1901 First transatlantic wireless telegraph is sent.
83 1902 The first Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil is discovered.
84 1903 Wright Brothers complete the first successful flight with an airplane at Kitty Hawk
85 1904 The first vacuum tube diode is invented by Fleming
87 1906 The triode vacuum tube is invented
87 1906 Electrons are discovered by Thomson
87 1906 Kellogg sells the first box of Corn Flakes
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9 1828 Gold is discovered in Georgia.
15 1834 July 9 - The S.S. John Randolph, the first successful iron steamship, is launched in Savannah
42 1861 NEWS HEADLINES: American Civil war begins at Ft. Sumter, located in Charleston Harbor, VA.
43 1862 NEWS HEADLINES: May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
63 1882 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison creates the first large power station in New York City, making it the first place in America to have electricity.
66 1885 NEWS HEADLINES: Eastman invents the box camera. For the first time photography becomes affordable for the average citizen.
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1 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.
11 1830 Indian Removal Act signed and the moving of eastern Indians west of the Mississippi begins.
16 1835 Second Seminole Indian War begins.
18 1837 The trickery used to capture Seminole Indian Chief Osceola (Assi Yohola) creates a public uproar and U.S. General Jesup is publicly condemned.
21 1840 Oregon Trail is established
23 1842 Second Seminole Indian War ends and thousands of Seminole Indians are forced to move west of the Mississippi.
36 1855 Third Seminole Indian War begins. It ends three years later when Chief Billy Bowlegs and his band are forced to move from Florida.
41 1860 Presidential election puts Abraham Lincoln in office. The campaign has heated the issues regarding slavery in the south.
43 1862 May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
44 1863 Abraham Lincoln issues the "Emancipation Proclamation" freeing slaves.
46 1865 American Civil war ends with General Lee's surrender at Appomattox, VA. Reconstruction begins in the "old South"
49 1868 An eight-hour work day is established for federal employees.
56 1875 Tennessee enacts Jim Crow law.
57 1876 The National League of Baseball is founded
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14 1833 Santa Anna is elected President of Mexico
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Jacob Auten
Born on January 27, 1813 and died on September 10, 1893
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The Children of Rebecca Colley

31 years old
Alexander Colley Auten
Born in Fredericktown, Ohio on July 20, 1839 and died somewhere in Iowa on December 20, 1933. He was 94 years old.

He married Lois Dillison Foate (10/18/1839 - 6/8/1920).
They had two sons:
Frank McCellan Auten (10/2/1864-9/30/1955) - married Suzie Mae Morris (1880)
Jay Cotner Auten (9/16/1872-3/17/...
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31 years old
Henry Clinton Auten
Born somewhere in Pennsylvania on November 5, 1839 and died somewhere in Ohio on April 6, 1870. He was 30 years old.

Henry died of Typhoid. He Married in 1864 to Mary Harbin (8/17/1842 - 1/14/1921). They had one son- Elbert Bryant Auten (12/4/1867 - 10/12/1952)....
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60 years old
Mary Eliza Auten
Born in Fredericktown, Ohio on October 28, 1840 and died in Fredericktown, Ohio on March 2, 1919. She was 78 years old.

She married Madison Valentine Boatwright. They had ten children:
Marietta
John
Rebecca
Carrie
Millie
Annie
Balin
Edith
Charlie
Vera Lou...
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51 years old
Jacob Wesley Auten
Born in Berlin Township, Ohio on April 21, 1844 and died in Fredericktown, Ohio on November 2, 1929. He was 85 years old.

He followed his brother and moved to Iowa. He taught school, but wanted to pursue law. He moved back to Fredericktown,OH. His father told him "You'll make a better farmer" so he became a farmer.
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54 years old
William Allen Auten
Born in Fredericktown,, Ohio on September 14, 1846 and died in Fredericktown, Ohio about 1918. He was about 71 years old.

He married in 1870 to Ida M. Steele.
They had seven children:
Grace
Emery
Viola
James Ernest
William
Sadie
Edith ...
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48 years old
Almira Matilda Auten
Born in Fredericktown, Ohio on April 26, 1852 and died in Fredericktown, Ohio on April 30, 1939. She was 87 years old.

She married in 1872 to George M. Hall. They had two children: Alice Rachel (2/26/1873-1961) and Joseph B....
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26 years old
Rebecca Alice Auten
Born in Fredericktown, Ohio on September 21, 1854 and died in Fredericktown, Ohio on February 14, 1937. She was 82 years old.

She married on 12/27/1877 to Wilbert Wheeler Cole. They had seven children:
Russel
Edna
Evan
Arden
Mira
Beulah
Harold...
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34 years old
Emma Lovina Auten
Born in Fredericktown, Ohio on November 27, 1856 and died in Chillicothe, Ohio on January 24, 1895. She was 38 years old.

She married Daniel Stucker Robbins. He was a Professor of Mathematics at Chillicothe Normal School. They had two children: Almer (he died as a young man) and James Auten Robbins (12/29/1894-6/25/18...
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31 years old
James Finley Auten
Born in Fredericktown, Ohio on February 16, 1859 and died in Fredericktown, Ohio on September 12, 1936. He was 77 years old.

He was a farmer in Berlin township. He is buried in Fredericktown Cemetery. He married in 1887 to Emma Allen Walters (6/30/1868-9/20/1953) They had four children: Ethlyn, Martha, Marvin and Kenneth....
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