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John Green Davis 

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Ellis Fairbanks Davis
1813 - 10/10/1885

Ruthy Weathington
1818 - 3/1853
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John Green Davis
9/16/1843 - 5/29/1907
John Green Davis was born on September 16, 1843 in Blountstown, Florida and died on May 29, 1907 in Bay County, Florida. He lived to be 63 years old.

He married Sarah Elizabeth Porter (10/8/1860 - 2/9/1901). They had 11 children:
  1. Laura E. (9/1876)
  2. William Walter (1/1879) married Jessie Gainer
  3. Franklin R. (1/1881)
  4. Cecil Green (10/12/1882) married Laura (moved to Polk Co. FL -abt. 1930)
  5. John A. (8/1/1884)
  6. Jessie (4/1887)
  7. Henry (9/1888)
  8. Yawn (11/1890)
  9. Minnie L. (12/1892)
  10. Clara Elizabeth (1/1896)
  11. Alexander (2/1900)
Census11/11/1850 FL (Calhoun County) 7 yrs old 
#132 -Ellis F. Davis (age 37, born in MS) is listed as head of household. Ruthy (age 32, born in GA), Alford D. (age 12), William E. (age 10), Walter (age 8), Laura (age 6), John (age 4), Martin (age 3 months). All of the children were born in Florida.
(next door is brother Joseph) 
Additional information about Calhoun County, FL around 1850: Click here to see a map from this timeperiod.  
Census6/9/1860 Marianna FL (Jackson County) 16 yrs old 
Ellis F. Davis (age 46, born in MS) is listed on line 13 with: Elizabeth (age 32, born in S. Carolina), William (age 18), Walter (age 16) Laura (age 14), John (13), Martin (10), Franklin (7), and Ellen (3). All of the children were born in Florida. He estimates the value of his real estate at $1, 000 and personal estate at $1, 000. His occupation is recorded as farmer. 
Additional information about Jackson County, FL around 1860: Click here to see a map from this timeperiod.  
Census7/10/1880 Precinct 5 FL (Jackson County) 36 yrs old 
Family#275, John E. age 32 born in FL, farmer, list his father born in MS and mother in FL. Sarah E. age 19 born in FL, Keeping House, list father & mother born in FL. Laura E. age 4 born in FL and William age 1 born in FL. 
Additional information about Jackson County, FL around 1880: Click here to see a map from this timeperiod.  
Census6/14/1900 Nixon FL (Washington County) 56 yrs old 
#109, 117- John G. Davis (52-Sept.1847), Sarah E. Davis (39-Oct.1860), Laura E. Davis (23 -Sept. 1876), Wallon W. Davis (21-Jan.1879), Franklin O. Davis (19-Jan. 1881), Cecil G. Davis (17-Oct. 1882), John A. Davis (15-Aug. 1884), Jessee Davis (13-Apr. 1887), Henry Davis (11- Sept. 1888), Yaun Davis (9 - Nov. 1890), Minnie L. Davis (7- Dec. 1892), Clara Davis (4 -Jan. 1896), Alexander Davis (4 mos -Feb.1902). All were born in FL. John and Sarah have been married for 25 years.They have 11 children all are living. John is a farmer.  
Additional information about Washington County, FL around 1900: Click here to see a map from this timeperiod.  
Land Deed11/8/1905 FL (Bay County) 62 yrs old 
Document # 17820 - John G. Davis owns land in Bay Co. FL, Meridian: Tallahassee, Township: 002S, Range:012 West,South West 1/4, Section 10  
Census4/27/1910 Fountain FL (Washington County) 3 yrs after death 
Franklin L. Davis (29), Lela Davis (23), Adus Davis (5), Irene Davis (2), border-Edger Jerkins (18), border-John Davis (24), sister -Minnie Davis (16), Brother- Tallie Davis (10). All born in FL. Franklin and Lela have been married 6 years and have 2 children. Franklin is a carpenter.

Here we have some of John and Sarah's children living with their brother Franklin.  

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2 1845 Florida becomes the 27th state to join the United States. William Moseley becomes the first governor and David Yulee the first senator.
7 1850 Florida's total population has grown to 87,445. This includes about 39,000 slaves and 1,000 free blacks. Indians were not counted.
12 1855 Third Seminole Indian War begins and war breaks out with most of the battles occurring in Central Florida. It ends three years later when Chief Billy Bowlegs and his band are forced to move from Florida.
18 1861 No Floridian's voted for Lincoln during the 1860 election. On Jan. 10, 1861, Florida seceded from the U.S. and joined the Confederate States of America a few weeks later.
21 1864 Battle of Olustee is a Confederate victory. Union troops pull back
22 1865 May 10th -- Union troops occupy Tallahassee. While Tallahassee was the only Confederate state capital east of the Mississippi River that had not been captured, Union troops occupy the capitol following the surrender of the major Confederate armies in the east.
22 1865 Battle at Natural Bridge (Wakulla County) is a Confederate victory.
27 1870 During the 1870s, the remaining Seminole Indians begin establishing trading posts and other economy with local settlers.
39 1882 The Florida Central and Western Railroad Company was created. It combines the Florida Central, Jacksonville, Pensacola, and Mobile railroads.
40 1883 Three railroad companies are merged to form the Florida Transit and Penisular Railroad Company. Thee are: Florida Transit Railroad Co., Peninsular Railroad Co, and the Tropical Florida Railroad Co.
41 1884 Most railroads in Florida are passed into the hands of a single company owned and operated by a single management, under the name of The Florida Railway and Navigation Company. It has more that 500 miles of main track in operation and about 300 miles of track under construction. The longest route was the "Western Division" which ran from Tallahassee to Jacksonville - 209 miles.
63 1906 An attempt to drain the Everglades and convert it to farmland begins.
1 1844 The first telegraph message is sent by Morse, who later invents the Mores Code
10 1853 The process of creating steel is invented by Besermer in Britain and Kelly in the U.S.
13 1856 The first Neanderthal fossils are found near Germany
16 1859 Charles Darwin publishes "Origin of Species" and begins the evolution theory.
22 1865 Mendel publishes his papers on genetics and introduces the concept to the public.
26 1869 Cro-magnon Man fossils are found in France
34 1877 Edison invents the phonograph permitting music and voices to be recorded and replayed.
36 1879 Edison invents the electric light bulb.
46 1889 The first calculating machine is invented and uses punch cards
52 1895 Wireless telegraph and the "antenna" are invented but it covers a very short distance.
54 1897 First ship to shore message is sent using an improved form of wireless telegraph
57 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.
57 1900 Freud publishes his book "The Interpretation of Dreams"
58 1901 First transatlantic wireless telegraph is sent.
59 1902 The first Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil is discovered.
60 1903 Wright Brothers complete the first successful flight with an airplane at Kitty Hawk
61 1904 The first vacuum tube diode is invented by Fleming
63 1906 Electrons are discovered by Thomson
63 1906 Kellogg sells the first box of Corn Flakes
63 1906 The triode vacuum tube is invented
18 1861 NEWS HEADLINES: American Civil war begins at Ft. Sumter, located in Charleston Harbor, VA.
19 1862 NEWS HEADLINES: May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
39 1882 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison creates the first large power station in New York City, making it the first place in America to have electricity.
42 1885 NEWS HEADLINES: Eastman invents the box camera. For the first time photography becomes affordable for the average citizen.
12 1855 Third Seminole Indian War begins. It ends three years later when Chief Billy Bowlegs and his band are forced to move from Florida.
17 1860 Presidential election puts Abraham Lincoln in office. The campaign has heated the issues regarding slavery in the south.
19 1862 May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
20 1863 Abraham Lincoln issues the "Emancipation Proclamation" freeing slaves.
22 1865 American Civil war ends with General Lee's surrender at Appomattox, VA. Reconstruction begins in the "old South"
25 1868 An eight-hour work day is established for federal employees.
32 1875 Tennessee enacts Jim Crow law.
33 1876 The National League of Baseball is founded

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