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William  Bevis 

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John Bevis
1749 - 1801

Ann Unknown
1749 - 1821
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William Bevis
1769 - 1825
William Bevis was born about 1769 in Prince Edward Co., Virginia and died about 1825 in Newberry Co., South Carolina. Dates for birth and death are estimated. He lived to be about 56 years old.

He had seven children with wife Susan:
Thomas (1789)
William L. (1791)
Richard (1795)
Edward (1793-1864)
Susan Emerline (1799-1832)
Nancy Christine (1802)
John (1804) -married Rachel Copeland
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Census1/1/1790 Derry PA (Westmoreland County) 21 yrs old 
This information, while true, may NOT apply to our William Bevis.  William Bevis has a family of 8, including himself. One free white male over the age of 16, three free white males under the age of 16, and four free white females (including the head of the family). 
Additional information about Westmoreland County, PA around 1790: The first settlers to this area were from the Cumberland Valley and most were natives of Derry, Ireland (or were their immediate descendants). They actually settled the land before agreements were reached with the Indians. When the land office officially opened in 1769, these "squatters" were able to obtain land deeds. During a 1777 Indian raid, many of the settlers were killed and their harvest was lost. Individual families fortified their home so well each was referred to as Fort and their last name (for example, Fort Barr, Fort Wallace). Indian raids continued until the early 1780s. 

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8 1777 The concept of chemical compounds is conceived by Lavoisier
14 1783 The hot air balloon is invented by Michel and Montgolfier and the first people in modern history fly at an altitude of 1800 m.
16 1785 The power loom was invented by Cartwright to produce cloth.
24 1793 The cotton gin was invented by Whitney.
30 1799 The Rosetta Stone was discovered
31 1800 The first battery was invented by Volta
38 1807 The first steamboat was invented by Fulton
45 1814 The first locomotive engine was created by Stephenson
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6 1775 NEWS HEADLINES: On April 18th, Paul Revere makes his famous ride proclaiming "The British are Coming" and the American Revolution War begins. Britain hires 29,000 German mercenaries to handle conflict in North America.
7 1776 NEWS HEADLINES: July 4th, American Revolution War ends and the United States of America is officially created.
31 1800 NEWS HEADLINES: Seat of U.S. government moves from Philadelphia to Washington DC
42 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.
43 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.
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13 1782 During 1782-1783, land to the south and west of the Tugaloo and Savannah Rivers are ceded by the Cherokee and Creek.
14 1783 Charles Town is officially renamed Charleston, SC.
19 1788 South Carolina joins the United States of America. State government is moved from Charleston to Columbia two years later.
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4 1773 Angered by the tea tax of 1767 and the British East India Company's monopoly on tea trade, the independent New England colonial merchants dump the precious cargo overboard into the Boston harbor. This incident is called the Boston Tea Party.
5 1774 The First Continental Congress of fifty-five representatives (except from the colony of Georgia) meets in Philadelphia to discuss relations with Britain, the possibility of independence, and the hope of a peaceful solution. King George III scorns the thought of reconciliation and declares the colonies to be in a state of open rebellion.
6 1775 On April 18th, Paul Revere makes his famous ride proclaiming "The British are Coming" and the American Revolution War begins. Britain hires 29,000 German mercenaries to handle conflict in North America.
7 1776 July 4th, American Revolution War ends and the United States of America is officially created.
9 1778 Alliance between United States and France
18 1787 Constitution of the United States is signed
24 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.
25 1794 The United States establishes the Navy
29 1798 Mississippi Territory organized from Georgia's western land claims. It includes what will later become portions of Mississippi, Alabama and Northern Florida,
34 1803 Louisiana Purchase from France (who secured it from Spain) gives the US a huge new territory and the port of New Orleans.
35 1804 The Seminole warrior later known as Osceola is born near Tuskegee, AL.
36 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.
37 1806 Lewis and Clark Expedition, which began in 1804, ends. News of the rich lands to the west begins to spread.
42 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.
51 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.
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10 1779 Spain declares war on England
11 1780 Josef II abolishes serfdom in Hungary; England declares war on Holland
14 1783 Peace established at Versailles between France, England, Spain and United States; Britain cedes all lands west to the Mississippi River
18 1787 Catherine the Great leads Russia into war with Turkey
19 1788 Russia begins war with Sweden
20 1789 French feudal system is abolished with the Declaration of Rights of Man. Outbreak of hostilities in France with the fall of the Bastille on July 14; Revolution in Austrian Netherlands declares independence as Belgium
23 1792 French Revolutionary Wars begin and the French royal family is imprisoned the following year
24 1793 Marie Antoinette is executed; Fugitive Slave Act passed; Roman Catholic faith is banned in France; France declares war on Britain and Holland.
26 1795 White Terror and bread riots in Paris
27 1796 Napoleon marries Josephine de Beauharnais
28 1797 Napoleon proclaims the Venetian Constitution, founds Ligurian Republic in Genoa


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Susan Unknown
Born about 1772 and died about 1840
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59 years old
William Langley Bevis
Born in Prince Edward Co., Virginia on January 3, 1791 and died in Jackson Co., Florida on October 1, 1870. He was 79 years old.

Married in SC. Occupation: Farmer, Cabinet maker. He had twelve children with wife Jane....
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