Joseph Elton Davis
|About Joseph Elton Davis|
Joseph Elton Davis was born about 1842 in Dale Co., Alabama and died about 1895 in Dale Co., Alabama. Dates for birth and death are estimated. He lived to be about 53 years old.
Joseph Elton Davis
1842 - 1895
Married Mary Jones on 5/1/1866 in Decatur Co. GA.
|Census||10/26/1850 ||AL (Dale County) ||8 yrs old |
|Recorded as family #140: Thomas A. Davis (age 44, born in GA), Jersey (age 46, born in GA), James M. (age 19, born in GA), Woody R. (age 17, born in GA), John L. B. (age 15, born in GA), Bethia A. (age 13, GA), Thomas A. (age 12, GA), Anna J. (10, GA), Joseph E. (7, AL), Rhoda E. (5, AL), Sinena E. (3, AL), Jersey (2, AL). Thomas states his occupation as farmer and estimates the value of his estate to be $100. The three oldest sons also state they are farmers. All of the children age 10 and older attended schools in the last year. Thomas and Tensey cannot read or write. |
|Census||9/21/1860 ||AL (Dale County) ||18 yrs old |
|Recorded as family #1673: Thomas A. Davis (age 53, born in GA), Tiercy (age 48, born in GA), Joseph E. (age 18, born in AL), Anne J. (age 20, born in GA), Rhoda E. (age 16, born in AL), Sarena E. (age 14, born in AL), Tiercy (age 12, born in AL). Thomas states he is a farmer and estimates the value of his real estate at $1, 500 and person estate at $1, 290. All of the children attended school during the last year and neither Thomas nor his wife can read or write. The family of J. B. L. Davis is listed next. |
|Census||6/7/1870 ||Colbert AL (Tuscumbia County) ||28 yrs old |
| house# 42: Joseph Davis (age 27),
Mary Davis (22),
Jessee Davis (3)
Mollie Davis (2)
Mattie Philips (18)
Myra Sunester (12)
Calvin Devanny (20)-gardner. All were born in AL, but Mollie in TN. Joesph is a house painter. Mary keeps house. Value of estate $1000, value of personal $1000.
|Census||6/2/1880 ||Colbert AL (Tuscumbia County) ||38 yrs old |
| Joe Davis (age 38),
Mary Davis (32),
Jessie Davis (14),
Mollie Davis (12),
Josie Davis (8)
& Tobe Christan (29)-Servent. Joe is a house painter. Mary keeps house. All were born in AL. Joe's parents born in AL. Mary's father in Germany & mother in AL.
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The 1850 Federal Census reveals the
Free black population=2,265;
Cotton production in bales=564,429;
Corn production in bushels=28,754,048;
Number of manufacturing establishments=1,026.
||The first telegraph message is sent by Morse, who later invents the Mores Code
||The process of creating steel is invented by Besermer in Britain and Kelly in the U.S.
||The first Neanderthal fossils are found near Germany
||Charles Darwin publishes "Origin of Species" and begins the evolution theory.
||Mendel publishes his papers on genetics and introduces the concept to the public.
||Cro-magnon Man fossils are found in France
||Edison invents the phonograph permitting music and voices to be recorded and replayed.
||Edison invents the electric light bulb.
||The first calculating machine is invented and uses punch cards
||Wireless telegraph and the "antenna" are invented but it covers a very short distance.
||NEWS HEADLINES: American Civil war begins at Ft. Sumter, located in Charleston Harbor, VA.
||NEWS HEADLINES: May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
||NEWS HEADLINES: Edison creates the first large power station in New York City, making it the first place in America to have electricity.
||NEWS HEADLINES: Eastman invents the box camera. For the first time photography becomes affordable for the average citizen.
||Third Seminole Indian War begins. It ends three years later when Chief Billy Bowlegs and his band are forced to move from Florida.
||Presidential election puts Abraham Lincoln in office. The campaign has heated the issues regarding slavery in the south.
||May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
||Abraham Lincoln issues the "Emancipation Proclamation" freeing slaves.
||American Civil war ends with General Lee's surrender at Appomattox, VA. Reconstruction begins in the "old South"
||An eight-hour work day is established for federal employees.
||Tennessee enacts Jim Crow law.
||The National League of Baseball is founded
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