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Rev. Isaac J. Etheridge 

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John C. Etheridge
1801 - 1865

Annie E. Unknown
1805 - 1882
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Rev. Isaac J. Etheridge
5/6/1838 - 11/19/1897
Rev. Isaac J. Etheridge was born on May 6, 1838 somewhere in South Carolina and died on November 19, 1897 in Bascom, Jackson Co., Florida. He lived to be 59 years old.

Enlisted on 4/19/1861 on Served in the CSA SC 21 reg. Co. A. This units belonged to "Hagood's Brigade" and were the 7th SC Battalion. He was honorably discharge on 4/9/1865.
Battles he may had fought in: 7/11 /1863 at Charleston, SC, 5/16/ 1864 at Drewry's Bluff, VA, 6/16 / 1864 at Petersburg, VA, 6/18 /1864 at Petersburg, VA.

He was born in SC.(He is stated in the 1870 census as being born in Pitt Co. NC) At age twelve he is living in Winyaw, Georgetown Co. SC. In 1864 he married Mary Long and after the war moved to Black River, Georgetown Co., SC with his family. By 1880 they had moved to Gwinnett Co. GA, a short time later they moved to Bascom, FL.
Records
Census8/20/1850 Prince George Winyaw SC (Georgetown County) 12 yrs old 
Recorded as family #103: John Ethridge (age 48), Ann (age 40), Elisa (male, age 17), Isaac (male, age 12), Wmn (male, age 10), R.G. (male, age 8), Ann L. (female, age 3) and C.F. (male, age 9 months). John is a farmer and estimates the value of his estate to be $300. John and Ann were born in NC and their children in SC. The children between 8-12 years old have been attending school.
J.C. Etheridge (age 22) and his wife, Eleanor, and son John are living next door. 
Military4/19/1861 SC  22 yrs old 
Isaac Etheridge enlisted on 4/19/1861 and Served in the CSA Co. A, 21st Infantry Regiment SC, under Capt. J. H. Read.  
Marriage6/25/1864 SC (Georgetown County) 26 yrs old 
Mary and Issac are married. (Many years later, Mary says on her application for military pension that she and Issac Etheridge were married on 6/25/1864 in Georgetown Co.)  
Military4/9/1865  Appomattox VA  26 yrs old 
Isaac Etheridge enlisted on 4/19/1861 and Served in the CSA Co. A, 21st Infantry Regiment SC, under Capt. J. H. Read. He was honorably discharge at Appomattox, VA on 4/9/1865.

Battles Fought by this regiment:
7/11 /1863 at Charleston, SC, 5/16/ 1864 at Drewry's Bluff, VA, 6/16 / 1864 at Petersburg, VA, 6/18 /1864 at Petersburg, VA, 8/21 /1864 at Weldon Railroad, VA, 10/8 /1864 at Petersburg, VA, 1/15 /1865 at Fort Fisher, NC, 
Census7/7/1870 Waccamaw SC (Georgetown County) 32 yrs old 
Recorded as Family #1003: Issac Ethridge (age 30), Mary (age 25), Issac Jr. (age 3) and Jack (age 2). Issac is a farmer and estimates the value of his property to be $75. He and Mary were born in Pitt County NC while both children were born in Black Rivers SC.
(next door lives Mary's parents)

Several families with the last name of "Long" and "Ethridge" are also recorded on the same census page. These include the families of Sampson & Rachel Long, William & Julia Etherdige, John & Ellen Etheridge, and Mathers & Jane Ethridge. 
Census6/10/1880 District 316 GA (Gwinnett County) 42 yrs old 
This information, while true, may NOT apply to our Rev. Isaac Etheridge.  Agriculture census -Page 14, line 7 -Name: Isaac J Etheridge, Location: District 316, Gwinnett, Georgia, Enumeration Date: 6/10 /1880, Schedule Type: Agriculture. 16 acres of tilled land, 20 acres of woodland. $200 value of farm, $5 equipment, $125 livestock, $48 for fertilizer , cost of farming for the year 1879 - $250  
Census6/18/1880 Lockhart GA (Bulloch County) 42 yrs old 
Recorded as Family #278: Isac Etheridge (age 41), Mary (wife, age 35), Henry (son, age 13), Charles (son, age 10), Annie (daughter, age 7), Mary (daughter, age 5), and Flarance (daughter, age 1 month). Isac and his two oldest sons are laborers. They say everyone was born in GA including their parents.  
Graveyard/Tombstone11/19/1897 Bascom FL (Jackson County) 59 yrs old 
Bascom Methodist Cemetery - ETHEREDGE, Isaac (Rev) - May 6, 1838 to Nov 19, 1897  Source:  ftp://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/fl/jackson/cemetery/bascmeth.txt
Military2/29/1904 FL (Jackson County) 7 yrs after death 
Certificate #3212 -- Pension applied for on 2/29/1904 and 4/9/1909. States that Isaac Etheridge enlisted on 4/19/1861 and Served in the CSA Co. A, 21st Infantry Regiment SC, under Capt. J. H. Read. He was honorably discharge at Appomattox, VA on 4/9/1865. Wife Mary says her maiden name is Mary Long. They were married on 6/25/1864 in Georgetown Co. SC. She says she has continuously resided in Florida since 1/1/1885. She received $120.00 a month.   Source:  Florida Confederate Pension Application Files

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4 1842 Congress passes the Armed Occupation Act of 1842. It entitles persons willing and able to bear arms against the Indians and establish themselves in villages along the borders of Indian territory ownership of their land after 5 years.
4 1842 Second Seminole Indian War ends and some of the Seminole Indians living in FL are moved to the Indian Territory
7 1845 Florida becomes the 27th state to join the United States. William Moseley becomes the first governor and David Yulee the first senator.
12 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.
17 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.
23 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.
26 1864 Battle of Olustee is a Confederate victory. Union troops pull back
27 1865 Battle at Natural Bridge (Wakulla County) is a Confederate victory.
27 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.
32 1870 During the 1870s, the remaining Seminole Indians begin establishing trading posts and other economy with local settlers.
44 1882 The Florida Central and Western Railroad Company was created. It combines the Florida Central, Jacksonville, Pensacola, and Mobile railroads.
45 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.
46 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.
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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.
27 1865 Mendel publishes his papers on genetics and introduces the concept to the public.
31 1869 Cro-magnon Man fossils are found in France
39 1877 Edison invents the phonograph permitting music and voices to be recorded and replayed.
41 1879 Edison invents the electric light bulb.
51 1889 The first calculating machine is invented and uses punch cards
57 1895 Wireless telegraph and the "antenna" are invented but it covers a very short distance.
59 1897 First ship to shore message is sent using an improved form of wireless telegraph
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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.
44 1882 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison creates the first large power station in New York City, making it the first place in America to have electricity.
47 1885 NEWS HEADLINES: Eastman invents the box camera. For the first time photography becomes affordable for the average citizen.
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22 1860 About 63,000 men from South Carolina served in the Confederate armed forces.
30 1868 South Carolina was readmitted to the Union.
AgeDateEvent
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.
27 1865 American Civil war ends with General Lee's surrender at Appomattox, VA. Reconstruction begins in the "old South"
30 1868 An eight-hour work day is established for federal employees.
37 1875 Tennessee enacts Jim Crow law.
38 1876 The National League of Baseball is founded
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Mary Long
Born on September 22, 1845 and died on May 12, 1910.
They were married 6/25/1864.

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The Children of Rev. Isaac J. Etheridge

Isaac J. Etheridge Jr.
Born in Black Rivers Co., South Carolina about 1867 and died somewhere in Florida about 1967. Actual dates are unknown and those shown are estimated.

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William 'Jack' Henry Etheridge
Born in Black Rivers County, South Carolina on an unknown day in August 1867 and died in St Andrews Bay, Bay County, Florida about 1917. He was 49 years old.

Occupation: Electrician Traveled North Florida installing electrical boxes in homes. He is buried in Perry, Taylor, FL.
He and Sue had seven children:
  1. Mary "Mamie" V. Et...
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Lula 'Annie' E. Etheridge
Born in Black Rivers, South Carolina about 1872 and died in Iron City, Seminole Co., Georgia about 1930. She was about 58 years old.

She married J. D. McDeking / king ?. ...
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Charles Preston Etheridge
Born somewhere in Georgia on July 16, 1873 and died in Bascom, Florida on April 6, 1952. He was 78 years old.

Children:
Grover,
Maggie,
Charley Willis (1/20/1906-8/26/1927),
Henry Preston (7/16/1873 -4/7/1952),
Nell J.,
Evelyn,
Ada Leone (10/27/1916 - 9/1/1990)....
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Mary 'Gussie' Augusta Etheridge
Born somewhere in Georgia on an unknown day in March 1879 and died in Bascom, Florida on September 15, 1957. She was 78 years old.

She married Robert Calhoun Bevis (3/19/1877 to 7/23/1951).

Children:
  1. Majorrie (abt. 1899),
  2. Herbert (1902),
  3. Edra E. (1905),
  4. Robert Clifford...
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Franics 'Fannie' A. Etheridge
Born in Bulloch Co., Georgia on an unknown day in May 1881 and died in Perry, Taylor Co., Florida on February 22, 1943. She was 61 years old.

She married Thomas Richard Bevis (9/30/1872 to 8/1/1966)...
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63 years old
Bessie Mae Etheridge
Born somewhere in Georgia on July 11, 1882 and died in Altha, Florida on February 6, 1952. She was 69 years old.

Burial at Chipola Cemetery in Altha, FL. ...
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