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Martha Ann Smith 



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Martha Ann Smith
5/4/1829 - 11/20/1863
Martha Ann Smith was born on May 4, 1829 somewhere in Georgia and died on November 20, 1863 in an unknown place. She lived to be 34 years old.

Children: Francis A. Buchanan born (1/11/1847). John R. Buchanan born (6/21/1848). Martha V. Buchanan born (12/5/1850). Rufus A. Buchanan born (6/13/1853). Mary T. Buchanan born (3/15/1856). Amanda T. Buchanan (Holloway) 1/6/ 1858 - 5/12/ 1905). Monroe Buchanan born (7/14/ 1861).
Census9/25/1850 GA (Pike County) 21 yrs old 
Recorded as family #392: James Buchanan (age 25), Martha (age 19) and John R. (age 2). "None" is recorded for occupation. All were born in Georgia. 
Census8/8/1860 District 11 GA (Carroll County) 31 yrs old 
Recorded as family #85: James Buchanan (age 32), Martha A. (age 30), John R. (age 12), Martha V. (age 9), Rufus G. (age 8), Amanda (age 2). James is a farmer and estimates the value of their personal estate to be $200. The children do not indicate that they have been attending school. They do not indicate that they cannot read or write. All were born in Georgia. 

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1 1830 Cherokee, Heard, and Stewrt Counties are formed.
2 1831 Sumter County is formed.
3 1832 December 3 - Bartow, Cobb, Crawford, Floyd, Forsyth, Gilmer, Lumpkin, Murray, Paulding, and Union Counties formed.
4 1833 Walker County is formed.
7 1836 Seminoles massacre Major Francis L. Dade and his 103 man command. This starts the second Seminole War. February - Battle of Hitchity. March 27 - Colonel J.W. Fannin and his Georgian's executed by order of Santa Ana at Goliad on Palm Sunday. July - Battle of Brushy Creek. July 3 - Battle of Chickasawachee Swamp. July 27 - Battle of Echowanochaway Creek.
8 1837 Mcon and Dade Counties are formed.
9 1838 Chattooga County formed
18 1847 Atlanta, Georgia is incorporated. Formally Marthasville
21 1850 Gordon and Clinch Counties are formed.
22 1851 Clay, Howell, Polk, Spalding, and Whitfield Counties are formed.
23 1852 Taylor County formed.
24 1853 Catoosa, Pickens, Hart, Dougherty, Webster, Flton, and Worth Counties aare creaated.
25 1854 Fannin, Coffee, Chattahooche, Charlton, and Calhoun Counties formed.
27 1856 Haralson, Terrell, Berrien, Colquit, Miller, and Towns Counties formed.
28 1857 Dawson, Milton, Pierce, Glascock, Mitchell, Schley, White, and Wilcox Counties formed.
29 1858 Clayton, Quitman, Banks, Brooks, Johnson, and Echols Counties formed.
1 1830 The first railroad is constructed between Liverpool and Manchester, England
10 1839 Goodyear invents vulcanized rubber, opening the door for tires and other rubber products.
15 1844 The first telegraph message is sent by Morse, who later invents the Mores Code
24 1853 The process of creating steel is invented by Besermer in Britain and Kelly in the U.S.
27 1856 The first Neanderthal fossils are found near Germany
30 1859 Charles Darwin publishes "Origin of Species" and begins the evolution theory.
5 1834 July 9 - The S.S. John Randolph, the first successful iron steamship, is launched in Savannah
32 1861 NEWS HEADLINES: American Civil war begins at Ft. Sumter, located in Charleston Harbor, VA.
33 1862 NEWS HEADLINES: May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
1 1830 Indian Removal Act signed and the moving of eastern Indians west of the Mississippi begins.
6 1835 Second Seminole Indian War begins.
8 1837 The trickery used to capture Seminole Indian Chief Osceola (Assi Yohola) creates a public uproar and U.S. General Jesup is publicly condemned.
11 1840 Oregon Trail is established
13 1842 Second Seminole Indian War ends and thousands of Seminole Indians are forced to move west of the Mississippi.
26 1855 Third Seminole Indian War begins. It ends three years later when Chief Billy Bowlegs and his band are forced to move from Florida.
31 1860 Presidential election puts Abraham Lincoln in office. The campaign has heated the issues regarding slavery in the south.
33 1862 May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
34 1863 Abraham Lincoln issues the "Emancipation Proclamation" freeing slaves.
4 1833 Santa Anna is elected President of Mexico

James Buchanan
Born on March 12, 1827 and died on July 27, 1906.
They were married 3/5/1846.

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John Robert Buchanan
Born somewhere in Georgia on an unknown day in June 1848 and died in Griffin, Georgia on April 30, 1929. He was 80 years old.

He served in the Spanish American War in the 3rd Ga. Reg. under Capt. Burr and Capt. Kimbrough. He operated a grist mill in Pike Co. for 49 yrs.

He married Emma Shivers in 1870 and their ch...
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