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Thomas Allen Davis  Jr.

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Thomas Allen Davis
1807 - 1870

Tersey 'Terry' McCrone / McCroan
1804 - 1880
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Thomas Allen Davis Jr.
1838 - 7/24/1863
Thomas Allen Davis, Jr., was born about 1838 in Decatur, Georgia and died on July 24, 1863 in Knoxville, Tennessee. Actual date of birth is unknown. He lived to be about 25 years old.

Married Elizabeth Whittaker. Occupation: Farmer , 6th FL Reg. Co. G, Died in the Civil War.
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Census1/1/1840 District 553 GA (Decatur County) 2 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.  
Census10/26/1850 AL (Dale County) 12 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. 
Military3/11/1862 Campbellton FL  24 yrs old 
Enlisted on March 11, 1862 in the Confederacy as a Sergeant 1st Class in Company G, 6th Infantry Regiment Florida. He reported that he was a farmer. His height is recorded as 5/6" and he had blue eyes, dark hair and a fair complexion. Thomas died of disease on July 24, 1863 while in Knoxville, TN. 

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9 1847 Atlanta, Georgia is incorporated. Formally Marthasville
12 1850 Gordon and Clinch Counties are formed.
13 1851 Clay, Howell, Polk, Spalding, and Whitfield Counties are formed.
14 1852 Taylor County formed.
15 1853 Catoosa, Pickens, Hart, Dougherty, Webster, Flton, and Worth Counties aare creaated.
16 1854 Fannin, Coffee, Chattahooche, Charlton, and Calhoun Counties formed.
18 1856 Haralson, Terrell, Berrien, Colquit, Miller, and Towns Counties formed.
19 1857 Dawson, Milton, Pierce, Glascock, Mitchell, Schley, White, and Wilcox Counties formed.
20 1858 Clayton, Quitman, Banks, Brooks, Johnson, and Echols Counties formed.
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1 1839 Goodyear invents vulcanized rubber, opening the door for tires and other rubber products.
6 1844 The first telegraph message is sent by Morse, who later invents the Mores Code
15 1853 The process of creating steel is invented by Besermer in Britain and Kelly in the U.S.
18 1856 The first Neanderthal fossils are found near Germany
21 1859 Charles Darwin publishes "Origin of Species" and begins the evolution theory.
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23 1861 NEWS HEADLINES: American Civil war begins at Ft. Sumter, located in Charleston Harbor, VA.
24 1862 NEWS HEADLINES: May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
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2 1840 Oregon Trail is established
4 1842 Second Seminole Indian War ends and thousands of Seminole Indians are forced to move west of the Mississippi.
17 1855 Third Seminole Indian War begins. It ends three years later when Chief Billy Bowlegs and his band are forced to move from Florida.
22 1860 Presidential election puts Abraham Lincoln in office. The campaign has heated the issues regarding slavery in the south.
24 1862 May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
25 1863 Abraham Lincoln issues the "Emancipation Proclamation" freeing slaves.


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