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William Langley Bevis 

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William Bevis
1769 - 1825

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1772 - 1840
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William Langley Bevis
1/3/1791 - 10/1/1870
(Shown at age 59)
William Langley Bevis was born on January 3, 1791 in Prince Edward Co., Virginia and died on October 1, 1870 in Jackson Co., Florida. He lived to be 79 years old.

Married in SC. Occupation: Farmer, Cabinet maker. He had twelve children with wife Jane.
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Birth Certificate12/24/1818 Charleston SC (Lauren County) 27 yrs old 
The birth of a son named William F. Bevis is recorded for William Langley Bevis and his wife Jane Virginia Palmer.  Source:  Edmund West, comp.. Family Data Collection - Births [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: MyFamily.com, Inc., 2001.
Census10/25/1850 District 41 GA (Heard County) 59 yrs old 
This information, while true, may NOT apply to our William Bevis.  Recorded as family #469: William L. Bevis (age 35, born in Virginia), Jane (age 30, born in South Carolina), John (age 21), Jances L (male, age 18), Susanah (age 15), Nancy (age 14), Thomas (age 12), Punkny (male, age 10), Martin L. (male, age 7), Andrew J. (age 4). William estimates the value of his property at $700. He is a farmer, John is a mechanic and Jances is a farmer. Place of birth is not recorded for the children. 

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11 1802 Georgia formally cedes western claims for its southern boundary at the 31st parallel -- which will become the north western border of FL.
19 1810 Western Florida, from the Pearl River to the Mississippi, is annexed by the US from Spain.
22 1813 During 1813-14, over 2,000 Muskogee-speaking Creeks move to Florida in response to the Creek Civil War (also known as the Red-sticks War). Most come from AL and GA.
27 1818 First Seminole Indian War takes place when Andrew Jackson brings his troops into northern Florida.
30 1821 Spain formally cedes Florida to the United States in 1821, according to terms of the Adams-Onís Treaty. Spanish colonists as well as settlers from the newly formed United States begin to pour into the new territory. Prior to this change, Florida was a wilderness sparsely dotted with settlements of native Indians, escaped/freed slaves and Spaniards.
31 1822 Florida Territory is purchased
32 1823 The Treaty of Moultrie Creek pushes the Seminole Indian towns into the interior of the Florida peninsula.
33 1824 Tallahassee is established at the capital of Florida because it is half-way between the two government centers in St. Augustine and Pensacola. The Legislative Council meets in November in a log house erected in the vicinity of today's capitol.
44 1835 The Second Seminole Indian War keeps the United States and Seminoles Indians fighting in North & Central Florida.
46 1837 NEWS HEADLINES: In October, Chief Osceola of the Seminole Indians is captured when he arrives for supposed truce negotiations at Fort Payton. He is imprisoned at St. Augustine, FL where he refuses to eat and attempts to escape several times. In December he is moved to a prison in SC where he dies on January 20, 1838. At the time of his death, Osceola was the most famous American Indian.
51 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.
51 1842 Second Seminole Indian War ends and some of the Seminole Indians living in FL are moved to the Indian Territory
54 1845 Florida becomes the 27th state to join the United States. William Moseley becomes the first governor and David Yulee the first senator.
59 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.
64 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.
70 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.
73 1864 Battle of Olustee is a Confederate victory. Union troops pull back
74 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.
74 1865 Battle at Natural Bridge (Wakulla County) is a Confederate victory.
79 1870 During the 1870s, the remaining Seminole Indians begin establishing trading posts and other economy with local settlers.
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2 1793 The cotton gin was invented by Whitney.
8 1799 The Rosetta Stone was discovered
9 1800 The first battery was invented by Volta
16 1807 The first steamboat was invented by Fulton
23 1814 The first locomotive engine was created by Stephenson
39 1830 The first railroad is constructed between Liverpool and Manchester, England
48 1839 Goodyear invents vulcanized rubber, opening the door for tires and other rubber products.
53 1844 The first telegraph message is sent by Morse, who later invents the Mores Code
62 1853 The process of creating steel is invented by Besermer in Britain and Kelly in the U.S.
65 1856 The first Neanderthal fossils are found near Germany
68 1859 Charles Darwin publishes "Origin of Species" and begins the evolution theory.
74 1865 Mendel publishes his papers on genetics and introduces the concept to the public.
78 1869 Cro-magnon Man fossils are found in France
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9 1800 NEWS HEADLINES: Seat of U.S. government moves from Philadelphia to Washington DC
20 1811 NEWS HEADLINES: Tecumseh's emerging Indian Confederacy is defeated at the Battle of Tippecanoe in Ohio. Afterwards, Tecumseh and his brother travel from their Shawnee homes in the north to recruit and unify the southern Indians.
21 1812 NEWS HEADLINES: War of 1812 begins and will continue for until 1814. Some call it the Second War of Independence because the US fights Great Britain to a stalemate, Americas independence was assured.
37 1828 Gold is discovered in Georgia.
43 1834 July 9 - The S.S. John Randolph, the first successful iron steamship, is launched in Savannah
70 1861 NEWS HEADLINES: American Civil war begins at Ft. Sumter, located in Charleston Harbor, VA.
71 1862 NEWS HEADLINES: May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
AgeDateEvent
2 1793 Alexander McGillivray, the head of the Creek Indian Nation, dies. A restlessness begins to grow among the Indians in what is now Georgia, Alabama and Northern Florida as town chiefs via for the vacant leadership role.
3 1794 The United States establishes the Navy
7 1798 Mississippi Territory organized from Georgia's western land claims. It includes what will later become portions of Mississippi, Alabama and Northern Florida,
12 1803 Louisiana Purchase from France (who secured it from Spain) gives the US a huge new territory and the port of New Orleans.
13 1804 The Seminole warrior later known as Osceola is born near Tuskegee, AL.
14 1805 Federal Road project begins after the Creek Indians give the U.S. permission to develop a “horse path” through their nation that will provide better mail delivery between Washington City (DC) and New Orleans. Soon settlers are traveling and settling along this path to settle the southern frontier.
15 1806 Lewis and Clark Expedition, which began in 1804, ends. News of the rich lands to the west begins to spread.
20 1811 By 1811 the new "Federal Road" (which started as a horse path) is filled with a steady flow of white settlers into Creek Indian Territories. The Spanish begin to fan hostile sentiments among the Indians.
29 1820 The Act of April 24, 1820 abolished the land purchase credit system, fixed the price of public lands at $1.25 per acre, and set the minimum purchase at 80 acres. After a person purchased land, a final certificate was issued by the land office and sent to Washington DC to be verified and signed by the President -- a time consuming process. Public lands were most typically available through US treaties with Indians who agreed to be removed from their homelands.
39 1830 Indian Removal Act signed and the moving of eastern Indians west of the Mississippi begins.
44 1835 Second Seminole Indian War begins.
46 1837 The trickery used to capture Seminole Indian Chief Osceola (Assi Yohola) creates a public uproar and U.S. General Jesup is publicly condemned.
49 1840 Oregon Trail is established
51 1842 Second Seminole Indian War ends and thousands of Seminole Indians are forced to move west of the Mississippi.
64 1855 Third Seminole Indian War begins. It ends three years later when Chief Billy Bowlegs and his band are forced to move from Florida.
69 1860 Presidential election puts Abraham Lincoln in office. The campaign has heated the issues regarding slavery in the south.
71 1862 May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
72 1863 Abraham Lincoln issues the "Emancipation Proclamation" freeing slaves.
74 1865 American Civil war ends with General Lee's surrender at Appomattox, VA. Reconstruction begins in the "old South"
77 1868 An eight-hour work day is established for federal employees.
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1 1792 French Revolutionary Wars begin and the French royal family is imprisoned the following year
2 1793 Marie Antoinette is executed; Fugitive Slave Act passed; Roman Catholic faith is banned in France; France declares war on Britain and Holland.
4 1795 White Terror and bread riots in Paris
5 1796 Napoleon marries Josephine de Beauharnais
6 1797 Napoleon proclaims the Venetian Constitution, founds Ligurian Republic in Genoa
42 1833 Santa Anna is elected President of Mexico


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Jane Palmer
Born on January 9, 1801 and died on November 1, 1882.
They were married 3/5/1818.

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The Children of William Langley Bevis

William F. Bevis
Born in Laurens District (Charleston), South Carolina on December 24, 1818 and died in Bascom, Florida on February 4, 1907. He was 88 years old.

Called "Uncle Billy". Married in Henry Co. GA. He had ten children with wife Martha:
  1. Margaret J.
  2. France A.
  3. Susan
  4. Sarah Elizabeth
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John Bevis
Born in an unknown place on October 4, 1820 and died in an unknown location on August 25, 1824. He was 3 years old.

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Alfred J. Bevis
Born in an unknown place on September 9, 1823 and died in an unknown location on April 26, 1896. He was 72 years old.

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Martin Luther Bevis
Born in an unknown place on June 30, 1824 and died in an unknown location on September 14, 1869. He was 45 years old.

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Elizabeth Bevis
Born in an unknown place on November 11, 1825 and died in an unknown location on June 6, 1903. She was 77 years old.

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79 years old
John Anderson Bevis
Born in an unknown place on April 5, 1828 and died in an unknown location on January 12, 1908. He was 79 years old.

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James Franklin Bevis
Born in an unknown place on September 29, 1830 and died in an unknown location on March 27, 1907. He was 76 years old.

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Savannah Bevis
Born in an unknown place on January 24, 1833 and died in an unknown location about 1904. She was about 70 years old.

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Nancy Bevis
Born in an unknown place on June 16, 1835 and died in an unknown location on September 7, 1931. She was 96 years old.

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Thomas Leverett Bevis
Born somewhere in South Carolina on October 31, 1837 and died in Jackson County, Florida on December 28, 1907. He was 70 years old.

Thomas enlisted in CO A, 5th FLA BAT. CAV. on Aug 5 1862, in Chattahoochee, FL. He surrendered at Tallahassee, FL in May 1865 and was paroled at Tallahassee, FL. on May 17,1865.

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Joshua Pinkney Bevis
Born in an unknown place on April 14, 1840 and died in an unknown location on September 18, 1911. He was 71 years old.

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Andrew J. Bevis
Born somewhere in Georgia on April 16, 1845 and died in Jackson Co., Florida on June 21, 1925. He was 80 years old.

children: Robert William (1866), Annie Jane (1868), John Willis (1872), Andrew Jefferson (1872), Nattie Lee (1875), and Rose Florida (1878). ...
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