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Mary Ann Davis 

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Thomas Allen Davis
1807 - 1870

Tersey 'Terry' McCrone / McCroan
1804 - 1880
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Mary Ann Davis
1/28/1828 - 8/27/1908
(Shown at age 67)
Mary Ann Davis was born on January 28, 1828 somewhere in Georgia and died on August 27, 1908 in Geneva County, Alabama. She lived to be 80 years old.

She married James Dennard Whitaker (10/22/1822 - 1/17/1904) on 8/4/1845 in Dale Co. AL.
Records
Census1/1/1840 District 553 GA (Decatur County) 11 yrs old 
The family of Thos A. Davis is described on page 4, line #17 as: MALES: one under the age of 5, three between 5-10 years old, one between 20-30, and one between 30-40. FEMALES: two under 5 years old, one between 10-15, and one between 40-50. There are a total of 9 people living in the home and they own no slaves. His brothers, L. C. and Jonas B., are listed on page 7 of the census with their families. 
Additional information about Decatur County, GA around 1840: Map of Decatur County, GA created around 1839 -- one year before the 1840 Census. Click here to see a map from this timeperiod.  
Census1/17/1850 FL (Holmes County) 21 yrs old 
James Whitaker (age 28), Mary Whitaker (24),John Whitaker (0), Catherine Whitaker (64). James was born in GA, Mary and John in FL and Catherine in SC. James is a farmer.

next door Bury McCrone (38)with family 
Additional information about Holmes County, FL around 1850: Holmes County was formed in 1848 from land belonging to Washington and Calhoun Counties. 
Other12/1/1880 GA (Decatur County) 52 yrs old 
This information, while true, may NOT apply to our Mary Davis.  Mary Ann is identified as the aunt of the widdowed mother of Teursey Davis, a minor child 12 years old. Teursey's family estate is valued at $500, less fees and fines owed to the state.  
Census1/1/1900 Wrights Creek AL (Geneva County) 71 yrs old 
#442 -James D. Whitaker (age 77), Mary A. Whitaker (73), granddaughter - Annie Bell (26). James born in GA, Mary in FL and Annie in AL. James is a farmer, he and Mary have been married 50 years, had seven children, six are living. 
Additional information about Geneva County, AL around 1900: A courthouse fire in 1898 destroys many county records. Click here to see a map from this timeperiod.  
Graveyard/Tombstone8/27/1908 Whitaker Cemetery AL (Geneva County) 80 yrs old 
Mary A. - wife of J.D. Whitaker
Jan. 28, 1828
Aug. 27, 1908

James D. Whitaker
Oct. 13, 1822 - Jan. 17, 1904  

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AgeDateEvent
7 1835 Alabama gold rush begins in the east-centrl hill country.
9 1837 The Second Creek war begins in 1836. In 1837 The Battle of Hobdy's Bridge becomes the last indian battle in AL.
12 1840 Alabama reports a total population of 590,756 on the 1940 Federal Census. This includes 335,185 whites, 255,571 blacks, 253,532 slaves, zero Native Americans, and others.
22 1850 State population=771,623. The 1850 Federal Census reveals the White population=426,514; African-American population=345,109; Slave population=342,844; Free black population=2,265; Urban population=35,179; Rural population=736,444; Cotton production in bales=564,429; Corn production in bushels=28,754,048; Number of manufacturing establishments=1,026.
AgeDateEvent
2 1830 Cherokee, Heard, and Stewrt Counties are formed.
3 1831 Sumter County is formed.
4 1832 December 3 - Bartow, Cobb, Crawford, Floyd, Forsyth, Gilmer, Lumpkin, Murray, Paulding, and Union Counties formed.
5 1833 Walker County is formed.
8 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.
9 1837 Mcon and Dade Counties are formed.
10 1838 Chattooga County formed
19 1847 Atlanta, Georgia is incorporated. Formally Marthasville
22 1850 Gordon and Clinch Counties are formed.
23 1851 Clay, Howell, Polk, Spalding, and Whitfield Counties are formed.
24 1852 Taylor County formed.
25 1853 Catoosa, Pickens, Hart, Dougherty, Webster, Flton, and Worth Counties aare creaated.
26 1854 Fannin, Coffee, Chattahooche, Charlton, and Calhoun Counties formed.
28 1856 Haralson, Terrell, Berrien, Colquit, Miller, and Towns Counties formed.
29 1857 Dawson, Milton, Pierce, Glascock, Mitchell, Schley, White, and Wilcox Counties formed.
30 1858 Clayton, Quitman, Banks, Brooks, Johnson, and Echols Counties formed.
42 1870 Douglas, McDuffie, Rockdale, and Dodge Counties formed.
47 1875 Oconee County formed.
77 1905 Crisp, Grady, Jenkins, Tift, Davis, Stephens, Toombs, Turner, and Ben Hill Counties formed.
AgeDateEvent
2 1830 The first railroad is constructed between Liverpool and Manchester, England
11 1839 Goodyear invents vulcanized rubber, opening the door for tires and other rubber products.
16 1844 The first telegraph message is sent by Morse, who later invents the Mores Code
25 1853 The process of creating steel is invented by Besermer in Britain and Kelly in the U.S.
28 1856 The first Neanderthal fossils are found near Germany
31 1859 Charles Darwin publishes "Origin of Species" and begins the evolution theory.
37 1865 Mendel publishes his papers on genetics and introduces the concept to the public.
41 1869 Cro-magnon Man fossils are found in France
49 1877 Edison invents the phonograph permitting music and voices to be recorded and replayed.
51 1879 Edison invents the electric light bulb.
61 1889 The first calculating machine is invented and uses punch cards
67 1895 Wireless telegraph and the "antenna" are invented but it covers a very short distance.
69 1897 First ship to shore message is sent using an improved form of wireless telegraph
72 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.
72 1900 Freud publishes his book "The Interpretation of Dreams"
73 1901 First transatlantic wireless telegraph is sent.
74 1902 The first Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil is discovered.
75 1903 Wright Brothers complete the first successful flight with an airplane at Kitty Hawk
76 1904 The first vacuum tube diode is invented by Fleming
78 1906 Electrons are discovered by Thomson
78 1906 Kellogg sells the first box of Corn Flakes
78 1906 The triode vacuum tube is invented
AgeDateEvent
6 1834 July 9 - The S.S. John Randolph, the first successful iron steamship, is launched in Savannah
33 1861 NEWS HEADLINES: American Civil war begins at Ft. Sumter, located in Charleston Harbor, VA.
34 1862 NEWS HEADLINES: May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
54 1882 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison creates the first large power station in New York City, making it the first place in America to have electricity.
57 1885 NEWS HEADLINES: Eastman invents the box camera. For the first time photography becomes affordable for the average citizen.
80 1908 NEWS HEADLINES: Henry Ford produces the first Model T automobile
AgeDateEvent
2 1830 Indian Removal Act signed and the moving of eastern Indians west of the Mississippi begins.
7 1835 Second Seminole Indian War begins.
9 1837 The trickery used to capture Seminole Indian Chief Osceola (Assi Yohola) creates a public uproar and U.S. General Jesup is publicly condemned.
12 1840 Oregon Trail is established
14 1842 Second Seminole Indian War ends and thousands of Seminole Indians are forced to move west of the Mississippi.
27 1855 Third Seminole Indian War begins. It ends three years later when Chief Billy Bowlegs and his band are forced to move from Florida.
32 1860 Presidential election puts Abraham Lincoln in office. The campaign has heated the issues regarding slavery in the south.
34 1862 May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
35 1863 Abraham Lincoln issues the "Emancipation Proclamation" freeing slaves.
37 1865 American Civil war ends with General Lee's surrender at Appomattox, VA. Reconstruction begins in the "old South"
40 1868 An eight-hour work day is established for federal employees.
47 1875 Tennessee enacts Jim Crow law.
48 1876 The National League of Baseball is founded
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5 1833 Santa Anna is elected President of Mexico
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Mary and James Witaker
Mary and James Witaker


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