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Rhoda Emaline Davis 

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Thomas Allen Davis
1807 - 3/1880

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1804 - 1881
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Rhoda Emaline Davis
3/14/1844 - 1/18/1926
Rhoda Emaline Davis was born on March 14, 1844 in Dale County, Alabama and died on January 18, 1926 in Slocomb, Geneva County, Alabama. She lived to be 81 years old.

She married Zachariah "Zack" A. Bell (12/24/1842-1/27/1924)
Andrew Lewis Bell
Missouri Elizabeth Bell Mixon
James Henry Bell
Green Berry Bell
Charley Zachariah Bell
Susan Emma Bell Smith
John D. Bell
Census10/26/1850 Southern Division AL (Dale County) 6 yrs old 
#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. 
Census9/21/1860 AL (Dale County) 16 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. 
Census6/19/1900 Turners Mill AL (Geneva County) 56 yrs old 
195- Zachariah Bell (age 57), Rhody E. Bell (56), Susan E. Bell (18), Charles Z. Bell (16), Henry J. Bell (14), Andrew L. Bell (21). All were born in AL. Zachariah and Rhody have been married 33 years, they have 11 living children. Zachariah is a farmer, charles and Henry are farm laborers.  
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.  
Death Certificate1/18/1926 Slocomb AL (Geneva County) 81 yrs old 
Name: Rhoda E. Davis Bell, Birth Date: 18 Mar 1844, Birth Place: Alabama, Death Date: 18 Jan 1926, Death Place: Slocomb, Geneva, Alabama Death Age: 81, Race: White, Marital status: Widowed, Gender: Female, Father Name: Thomas Davis, Spouse Name: Zack Bell, FHL Film Number: 1908278 

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6 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.
9 1853 The process of creating steel is invented by Besermer in Britain and Kelly in the U.S.
12 1856 The first Neanderthal fossils are found near Germany
15 1859 Charles Darwin publishes "Origin of Species" and begins the evolution theory.
21 1865 Mendel publishes his papers on genetics and introduces the concept to the public.
25 1869 Cro-magnon Man fossils are found in France
33 1877 Edison invents the phonograph permitting music and voices to be recorded and replayed.
35 1879 Edison invents the electric light bulb.
45 1889 The first calculating machine is invented and uses punch cards
51 1895 Wireless telegraph and the "antenna" are invented but it covers a very short distance.
53 1897 First ship to shore message is sent using an improved form of wireless telegraph
56 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.
56 1900 Freud publishes his book "The Interpretation of Dreams"
57 1901 First transatlantic wireless telegraph is sent.
58 1902 The first Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil is discovered.
59 1903 Wright Brothers complete the first successful flight with an airplane at Kitty Hawk
60 1904 The first vacuum tube diode is invented by Fleming
62 1906 Electrons are discovered by Thomson
62 1906 The triode vacuum tube is invented
62 1906 Kellogg sells the first box of Corn Flakes
68 1912 The unsinkable Titanic sinks on its first trip to New York drowning 1,513 people.
69 1913 Ford builds the first assembly line into his automobile production plant
70 1914 The first traffic lights (which is only red or green) are put up in America; Construction of the Panama Canal is completed
79 1923 Freud publishes "The Ego and the Id"
79 1923 Diphtheria vaccine is developed; Insulin is produced to treat diabetes
80 1924 Insecticides are used for the first time on crops
82 1926 Goddard launched the first liquid-fueled rocket
17 1861 NEWS HEADLINES: American Civil war begins at Ft. Sumter, located in Charleston Harbor, VA.
18 1862 NEWS HEADLINES: May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
38 1882 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison creates the first large power station in New York City, making it the first place in America to have electricity.
41 1885 NEWS HEADLINES: Eastman invents the box camera. For the first time photography becomes affordable for the average citizen.
64 1908 NEWS HEADLINES: Henry Ford produces the first Model T automobile
68 1912 White residents of Forsyth County, GA, drive the black population out.
69 1913 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison invents motion pictures
73 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.
75 1919 NEWS HEADLINES: World War I ends with the signing of The Versailles Treaty.
11 1855 Third Seminole Indian War begins. It ends three years later when Chief Billy Bowlegs and his band are forced to move from Florida.
16 1860 Presidential election puts Abraham Lincoln in office. The campaign has heated the issues regarding slavery in the south.
18 1862 May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
19 1863 Abraham Lincoln issues the "Emancipation Proclamation" freeing slaves.
21 1865 American Civil war ends with General Lee's surrender at Appomattox, VA. Reconstruction begins in the "old South"
24 1868 An eight-hour work day is established for federal employees.
31 1875 Tennessee enacts Jim Crow law.
32 1876 The National League of Baseball is founded
65 1909 The National Association for Advancement of Colored People is formed (NAACP)
66 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.
65 1909 The "Piltdown Man" hoax -- a fake archeological discovery announced by dishonest scientists who wanted to "prove" that human beings had evolved in Europe
70 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.
73 1917 Germany uses airplanes to drop bombs in the early stages of World War I -- the first major military use of airplanes.
75 1919 The Versailles Treaty marks the official end of World War I.
76 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.

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