John Green Davis
|About John Green Davis|
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.
John Green Davis
9/16/1843 - 5/29/1907
He married Sarah Elizabeth Porter (10/8/1860 - 2/9/1901). They had 11 children:
- Laura E. (9/1876)
- William Walter (1/1879) married Jessie Gainer
- Franklin R. (1/1881)
- Cecil Green (10/12/1882) married Laura (moved to Polk Co. FL -abt. 1930)
- John A. (8/1/1884)
- Jessie (4/1887)
- Henry (9/1888)
- Yawn (11/1890)
- Minnie L. (12/1892)
- Clara Elizabeth (1/1896)
- Alexander (2/1900)
|Census||11/11/1850 ||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)
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|Census||6/9/1860 ||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. |
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|Census||7/10/1880 ||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. |
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|Census||6/14/1900 ||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.
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|Land Deed||11/8/1905 ||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 |
|Census||4/27/1910 ||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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John, his family, and friends. For example, John is 12 years old when Third Seminole Indian War begins. It ends three years later when Chief Billy Bowlegs and his band are forced to move from Florida.
||Florida becomes the 27th state to join the United States. William Moseley becomes the first governor and David Yulee the first senator.
||Florida's total population has grown to 87,445. This includes about 39,000 slaves and 1,000 free blacks. Indians were not counted.
||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.
||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.
||Battle of Olustee is a Confederate victory. Union troops pull back
||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.
||Battle at Natural Bridge (Wakulla County) is a Confederate victory.
||During the 1870s, the remaining Seminole Indians begin establishing trading posts and other economy with local settlers.
||The Florida Central and Western Railroad Company was created. It combines the Florida Central, Jacksonville, Pensacola, and Mobile railroads.
||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.
||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.
||An attempt to drain the Everglades and convert it to farmland begins.
||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.
||First ship to shore message is sent using an improved form of wireless telegraph
||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.
||Freud publishes his book "The Interpretation of Dreams"
||First transatlantic wireless telegraph is sent.
||The first Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil is discovered.
||Wright Brothers complete the first successful flight with an airplane at Kitty Hawk
||The first vacuum tube diode is invented by Fleming
||Electrons are discovered by Thomson
||Kellogg sells the first box of Corn Flakes
||The triode vacuum tube is invented
||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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