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Crispin  Davis  Jr

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Crispin Davis
4/28/1783 - 7/7/1851

 


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Crispin Davis Jr
1809 - 1880
Crispin Davis, Jr, was born about 1809 in Edgefield Co., South Carolina and died about 1880 somewhere in Alabama. Dates for birth and death are estimated. He lived to be about 71 years old.

Married on 11-28-1832 in Butts Co. GA to Martha A. Bray (1815).
Children:
Mary Ann (1837),
Nancy Jane (5/10/1847),
Catherine (1840?),
John William (1843),
Frances M. (1845?),
Martha A. (1846?),
Wyatt Singleton (10/6/1848),
Berry (1851?),
Sarah J. (1854?)
and Austin (5/25/1856)
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Marriage11/28/1833 GA (Butts County) 24 yrs old 
Crispen Davis married Martha Bray on Nov. 28, 1833 in Butts, GA.  Source:  Georgia Marriages to 1850 - database on-line.
Census1/1/1840 GA (Butts County) 31 yrs old 
page #4 - Cristin Davis Jr. - one male(-5), one male (15-20),one male (40-50), one male(70-80). three females (-5),one female (20-30). 
Census8/14/1850 District 8 GA (Butts County) 41 yrs old 
family# 146 - Crispens David (age 40), Martha Davis (35), Catharine Davis (11), Francis M. Davis (8), John W. Davis (10), Martha H. Davis (4), Mary A. L. Davis (15), Nancy J. Davis (13)& Wyatt S. Davis (1). Crispens is a farmer, born in SC. all other born in GA. Estate value #1200. Crispens & Martha state they can not read & write.  
Census6/30/1860 Townships 14 and 15 AL (St. Clair County) 51 yrs old 
dwelling# 400, family# 396 - Christian Davis (age49), Martha Davis (44), Francis Davis (17), Wyatt Davis (11), Berry Davis (9), Sarah Davis (8) & Ostin Davis (5). Christian is a farmer, he was born in NC. All other were born in GA.  
Census6/13/1870 Precinct 9 AL (St . Clair County) 61 yrs old 
dweling#134, family#136 - Crispin Davis (age 59- SC), Martha A. Davis (54- GA), Wyatt Davis (20 - GA), Benny Davis (19 - GA), Sarah J. Davis (16 - GA), Austin Davis (14 - GA), Zemoriah Daffron (9 - AL), Nancy Box (32 -GA), Joseph M. Box (8 - AL) & Martha H. Box (6 - AL). Crispen states he is a farmer, his estate is valued at $700, and personal value at $400. Wyatt, Benny, Austin & Zemoriah works on the farm. Martha & Nancy keep house.

next door #135 -lives Henry(49 -TN) and Telitha Box (49-SC)& family.  

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Click on any of the News, Events, or Discoveries buttons above to see historical things that happened during Crispin Davis's life. These are only some of the major events that affected the life and times of Crispin, his family, and friends. For example, Crispin is 2 years old when 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.
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2 1811 Tecumseh visits the Creek Indians living in what will become Georgia and Alabama to try to persuade them to join his fight against the flood of white settlers. Some towns join forces with Tecumseh and become known as "Red Sticks".
3 1812 The Creek tribes in southern Alabama and Georgia find themselves under increasing pressure from white settlers. Led by Chief Weatherford, they accepted an alliance with Tecumseh and are nicknamed "Red Sticks".
4 1813 During 1813-14, Muskogee-speaking Creeks leave AL and move into areas in Northern FL in response to the Creek Civil War (also known as the Red-sticks War).
4 1813 Two battles begin the Creek Indian War: (1) Fort Mims Massacre - Fort Mims is attacked on August 13 by the Red Sticks while the inhabitants are eating their noon meal. The massacre brings an immediate response from the whites and soldiers are recruited from Tennessee, Georgia and other territories, and (2) The Battle of Holy Ground on December 1813.
5 1814 The Treaty of Fort Jackson is finalized on August 9, 1814. William Weatherford (Red Eagle) surrenders to Gen. Andrew Jackson and cede their lands to the federal government. This opens approximately half of present-day AL to white settlement.
5 1814 Battle at Horseshoe Bend on March 27, leaves the Creek Red Sticks scattered and unorganized. Those that survive the battle flee south into northern Florida and band together as the Seminoles. Red Eagle (Billy Weatherford) surrenders to General Andrew Jackson at Fort Jackson later in the year.
8 1817 Alabama Territory is created when Congress passes an act to divide the Mississippi Territory and admit it into the union as a state. Alabama will remain a territory for two more years.
10 1819 Alabama admitted to the United States
26 1835 Alabama gold rush begins in the east-centrl hill country.
28 1837 The Second Creek war begins in 1836. In 1837 The Battle of Hobdy's Bridge becomes the last indian battle in AL.
31 1840 Alabama reports a total population of 590,756 on the 1940 Federal Census. This includes 335,185 whites, 255,571 blacks, 253,532 slaves, zero Native Americans, and others.
41 1850 State population=771,623. The 1850 Federal Census reveals the White population=426,514; African-American population=345,109; Slave population=342,844; Free black population=2,265; Urban population=35,179; Rural population=736,444; Cotton production in bales=564,429; Corn production in bushels=28,754,048; Number of manufacturing establishments=1,026.
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5 1814 The first locomotive engine was created by Stephenson
21 1830 The first railroad is constructed between Liverpool and Manchester, England
30 1839 Goodyear invents vulcanized rubber, opening the door for tires and other rubber products.
35 1844 The first telegraph message is sent by Morse, who later invents the Mores Code
44 1853 The process of creating steel is invented by Besermer in Britain and Kelly in the U.S.
47 1856 The first Neanderthal fossils are found near Germany
50 1859 Charles Darwin publishes "Origin of Species" and begins the evolution theory.
56 1865 Mendel publishes his papers on genetics and introduces the concept to the public.
60 1869 Cro-magnon Man fossils are found in France
68 1877 Edison invents the phonograph permitting music and voices to be recorded and replayed.
70 1879 Edison invents the electric light bulb.
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2 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.
3 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.
19 1828 Gold is discovered in Georgia.
25 1834 July 9 - The S.S. John Randolph, the first successful iron steamship, is launched in Savannah
52 1861 NEWS HEADLINES: American Civil war begins at Ft. Sumter, located in Charleston Harbor, VA.
53 1862 NEWS HEADLINES: May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
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21 1830 South Carolina becomes the first state to secede from the Union, setting the stage for the creation of the Confederacy.
51 1860 About 63,000 men from South Carolina served in the Confederate armed forces.
59 1868 South Carolina was readmitted to the Union.
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2 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.
11 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.
21 1830 Indian Removal Act signed and the moving of eastern Indians west of the Mississippi begins.
26 1835 Second Seminole Indian War begins.
28 1837 The trickery used to capture Seminole Indian Chief Osceola (Assi Yohola) creates a public uproar and U.S. General Jesup is publicly condemned.
31 1840 Oregon Trail is established
33 1842 Second Seminole Indian War ends and thousands of Seminole Indians are forced to move west of the Mississippi.
46 1855 Third Seminole Indian War begins. It ends three years later when Chief Billy Bowlegs and his band are forced to move from Florida.
51 1860 Presidential election puts Abraham Lincoln in office. The campaign has heated the issues regarding slavery in the south.
53 1862 May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
54 1863 Abraham Lincoln issues the "Emancipation Proclamation" freeing slaves.
56 1865 American Civil war ends with General Lee's surrender at Appomattox, VA. Reconstruction begins in the "old South"
59 1868 An eight-hour work day is established for federal employees.
66 1875 Tennessee enacts Jim Crow law.
67 1876 The National League of Baseball is founded
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24 1833 Santa Anna is elected President of Mexico


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Martha Bray
Born about 1815 and died about 1890.
They were married 11/28/1832.

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The Children of Crispin Davis Jr

Mary Ann Davis
Born somewhere in Georgia about 1837 and died in an unknown location about 1920. She was about 83 years old.

She married William S. Fowler. They had two childern, John Grant and S. Mack Fowler. John Grant married Minnie Burton, she died in childbirth. John then married Mattie Lee Green. S. Mack Fowler marrie...
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Nancy Jane Davis
Born somewhere in Georgia on May 10, 1837 and died in an unknown location about 1920. She was about 82 years old.

At the consent of the groom's father Henry Box she married Henry W. Box on Feb.2, 1860. His family was from TN.
They had two children, Joseph M. and Martha H. Box.

Nancy later married Colu...
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Catherine Davis
Born somewhere in Georgia about 1840 and died in an unknown location about 1925. She was about 85 years old.

She married James M. Tucker in GA. Thier children were: Marietta, Susan J.,John,James F., Josephine, Margarett, Eliza and William H. Tucker....
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47 years old
John William Davis
Born in Butts Co., Georgia on March 12, 1843 and died in Trout Creek, Alabama on October 2, 1906. He was 63 years old.

He married in St. Cair,AL on Sept. 26,1867 (at the home of his in-laws T. Phillips) to Melvina "Vina" Eliza Phillips(1848 to 8/9/1911). They owned a farm in Trout Creek. John enlisted as a private wit...
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Frances M. Davis
Born somewhere in Georgia about 1845 and died in an unknown location about 1925. He was about 80 years old.

He married Marietta C. Crump Nov.24, 1865 in St. Cair, AL....
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Wyatt Singleton Davis
Born in Butts Co., Georgia on October 6, 1848 and died in Jefferson Co., Alabama on June 6, 1927. He was 78 years old.

He married Lydia Woods on Feb. 29, 1679 at the home of Stephen H. Woods in St. Cair, AL. Children:
1.Crispen Stephen Davis(12/1/1872-5/4/1962);
2. Martha Ellen Davis(8/29/1874-5/4/1939);
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Martha L. Davis
Born somewhere in Georgia about 1849 and died in an unknown location about 1903. She was about 54 years old.

She married on 8/16/1859 to Benjamin Hix Daffron (1838 - ). They had one son, Zemeriah. Benjamin died in the Civil War.
On 1/18/1864, Martha married William Crumpton (1842 -1910). They had six c...
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Sarah J. Davis
Born somewhere in Georgia about 1854 and died in an unknown location about 1930. She was about 76 years old.

She married Saul Hithcox....
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41 years old
Austin Davis
Born somewhere in Georgia on May 25, 1856 and died in an unknown location on October 19, 1910. He was 54 years old.

Children: Essie (7/23/1888 - 4/11/1949), Sulie E. (1890), Herman (3/1893) died in France in WWI, Etta Luette Lou (7/1895)....
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