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Martha Jane McDougal 



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Martha Jane McDougal
1828 - 1854
Martha Jane McDougal was born about 1828 somewhere in Georgia and died about 1854 in Calhoun Co., Florida. Dates for birth and death are estimated. She lived to be about 26 years old.

Married in FL. Children: Frances Ellen Davis (12/13/1844 to 7/24/1914)Born in Calhoun Co. FL and Died in Jackson Co. FL & John Walter Davis (3/18/1849 to abt.1915) Born in Jackson Co. FL and died in Jackson Co. FL.
Census1/1/1840 St . Joseph FL (Calhoun County) 12 yrs old 
This information, while true, may NOT apply to our Martha McDougal.  page # 9 -John McDougall - one male(15-20),one male(30-40), one male(40-50), one female(under5),one female(10-15) & one female(30-40).  Source:  1840 United States Federal Census - Florida Territory
Additional information about Calhoun County, FL around 1840: Calhoun County was created in 1838. It was named for John C. Calhoun, a member of the U.S. Senate from South Carolina and the 7th vice president. Land has previously belonged to Washington and Jackson Counties. 
Census11/11/1850 FL (Calhoun County) 22 yrs old 
# 133 - Joseph Davis (age34), Marthey J. Davis (22), Ellen F. Davis (5), John Davis (1) & Caroline McDaugh (14) Joseph was born in MS, Marthey & Caroline in GA, others in FL. Their estate is valued a $1200.
(next door his brother Ellis)  
Additional information about Calhoun County, FL around 1850: Click here to see a map from this timeperiod.  

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7 1835 The Second Seminole Indian War keeps the United States and Seminoles Indians fighting in North & Central Florida.
9 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.
14 1842 Second Seminole Indian War ends and some of the Seminole Indians living in FL are moved to the Indian Territory
14 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.
17 1845 Florida becomes the 27th state to join the United States. William Moseley becomes the first governor and David Yulee the first senator.
22 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.
2 1830 Cherokee, Heard, and Stewrt Counties are formed.
3 1831 Sumter County is formed.
4 1832 December 3 - Bartow, Cobb, Crawford, Floyd, Forsyth, Gilmer, Lumpkin, Murray, Paulding, and Union Counties formed.
5 1833 Walker County is formed.
8 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.
9 1837 Mcon and Dade Counties are formed.
10 1838 Chattooga County formed
19 1847 Atlanta, Georgia is incorporated. Formally Marthasville
22 1850 Gordon and Clinch Counties are formed.
23 1851 Clay, Howell, Polk, Spalding, and Whitfield Counties are formed.
24 1852 Taylor County formed.
25 1853 Catoosa, Pickens, Hart, Dougherty, Webster, Flton, and Worth Counties aare creaated.
26 1854 Fannin, Coffee, Chattahooche, Charlton, and Calhoun Counties formed.
2 1830 The first railroad is constructed between Liverpool and Manchester, England
11 1839 Goodyear invents vulcanized rubber, opening the door for tires and other rubber products.
16 1844 The first telegraph message is sent by Morse, who later invents the Mores Code
25 1853 The process of creating steel is invented by Besermer in Britain and Kelly in the U.S.
6 1834 July 9 - The S.S. John Randolph, the first successful iron steamship, is launched in Savannah
2 1830 Indian Removal Act signed and the moving of eastern Indians west of the Mississippi begins.
7 1835 Second Seminole Indian War begins.
9 1837 The trickery used to capture Seminole Indian Chief Osceola (Assi Yohola) creates a public uproar and U.S. General Jesup is publicly condemned.
12 1840 Oregon Trail is established
14 1842 Second Seminole Indian War ends and thousands of Seminole Indians are forced to move west of the Mississippi.
5 1833 Santa Anna is elected President of Mexico

Joseph Davis
Born on January 26, 1816 and died on December 22, 1889.
They were married 1/1/1842.

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The Children of Martha Jane McDougal

41 years old
John Walter Davis
Born in Jackson Co., Florida on March 18, 1849 and died in Jackson Co., Florida on January 10, 1940. He was 90 years old.

He was a Farmer.
Minnie Lee DAVIS (5/22/1873)
Charles Trip DAVIS(11/02/1875),
Cincinnatti C. DAVIS(10/04/1877),
Joseph Travis DAVIS(11/13/1879),
Dora Dean DAVIS (7/...
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