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John Walter Davis 

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Joseph C. Davis
1/26/1816 - 12/22/1889

Martha Jane McDougal
1828 - 1854
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John Walter Davis
3/18/1849 - 1/10/1940
(Shown at age 41)
John Walter Davis was born on March 18, 1849 in Jackson Co., Florida and died on January 10, 1940 in Jackson Co., Florida. He lived to be 90 years old.

He was a Farmer.
Children:
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 (7/23/1880),
Mary Jane DAVIS (8/29/1883),
Walter Felix DAVIS (9/20/1886),
Hattie Barbara DAVIS (4/13/1888),
Laura Belle DAVIS (9/18/1889),
Pearl Eugenia DAVIS (7/20/1891),
Rosa Lee DAVIS (9/15/1893),
Maude Ethel Naomi DAVIS (8/27/1895),
Pallie Luella DAVIS (8/16/1897)
all children born in Jackson Co. FL


Leslie Cox told us she remembers her father telling stories that his father, John Walter Davis, had from his childhood. He told about one of the slaves who would put him up on his shoulders and then run through the woods with him, leaping over fences.
Records
Census7/11/1870 Marianna FL (Jackson County) 21 yrs old 
Family# 376 : Joseph Davis (age 54) born in MS occupation Farmer ,Susan (33) born in GA, at Home; John W. (21) Farm labor ; Joseph C. (9) at home; Jefferson (8) at home; Mary (6) at home; Martha (4) at home; Aly (3) at home; Henry J. (6mo.) at home. All children born in FL. Joesph states the value of his estate is $100. He can read, can not write. 
Additional information about Jackson County, FL around 1870: Click here to see a map from this timeperiod.  
Census7/27/1880 Precinct 6 FL (Jackson County) 31 yrs old 
John W. Davis (age 31),Lucinda Davis (25),Minnie L. Davis (6 ),Charles Davis (4),Cincinatti Davis (2),Joseph Davis (7Mo.). John states occupation as a Miller. Lucinda keeps house. They state all born in FL. John's father was born in MS & his mother in GA. Lucinda parents both born in NC.  
Additional information about Jackson County, FL around 1880: Click here to see a map from this timeperiod.  
Census6/13/1900  precent 6 FL (Jackson County) 51 yrs old 
John W Davis (age 53)1847, L S Davis(43-1857), M L Davis(27-1873), Joe Davis(20-1879), Dora Davis(18-1881), Mary Davis(17-1883), Felix Davis(13-1886), Hattie Davis(11-1888), Laura B Davis(9-1890), Pearl Davis(8-1892), Lee Davis(5-1894), Maude Davis(3-1896), Pallie Davis(2-1897). John was born in FL, parents in MS & NC. Wife, L S (Lucinda) was born in FL, parents born in NC & SC. All children born in FL. John occupation is a farmer. His daughter, M L (Minnie) is a school teacher.  
Additional information about Jackson County, FL around 1900: Click here to see a map from this timeperiod.  
Census1/13/1920 precent 6 FL (Jackson County) 70 yrs old 
Family #150: John W Davis (age70), occupation General farming; wife- Lucindy Davis (65),daughter- Pearl E. Davis (27)occupation School teacher; cousin- Abbie L. Douglas (64). John states he can read & write, he owns his home. They were all born in FL as well as there parents.  
Census4/18/1930 precent 6 FL (Jackson County) 81 yrs old 
family # 221: John W Davis (age 81)born in FL, wife Lucindy Davis (age 75)born in FL. He states they live on a farm. Teir ages at the time they were married, he was 26 & she was 20. States he is a farmer.  
Graveyard/Tombstone1/10/1940 Marianna FL (Jackson County) 90 yrs old 
John W. Davis, born 18 Mar 1849 died 10 Jan 1940. (next to wife) Marvin Chapel Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery, Marianna, FL   Source:  http://www.rootsweb.com/~fljackso/cemeteries/marvinchapelwc.htm

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1 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.
6 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.
12 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.
15 1864 Battle of Olustee is a Confederate victory. Union troops pull back
16 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.
16 1865 Battle at Natural Bridge (Wakulla County) is a Confederate victory.
21 1870 During the 1870s, the remaining Seminole Indians begin establishing trading posts and other economy with local settlers.
33 1882 The Florida Central and Western Railroad Company was created. It combines the Florida Central, Jacksonville, Pensacola, and Mobile railroads.
34 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.
35 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.
57 1906 An attempt to drain the Everglades and convert it to farmland begins.
68 1917 Seminole Indians become a Florida tourist attraction.
79 1928 The Tamiami Trail opens. It opens the southernmost 275 miles of U.S. Highway 41 from State Road 60 in Tampa to U.S. Route 1 (SR 5) in Miami, Florida to tourist. It also destroys many of the Seminole Indian waterways and hinders their economy.
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4 1853 The process of creating steel is invented by Besermer in Britain and Kelly in the U.S.
7 1856 The first Neanderthal fossils are found near Germany
10 1859 Charles Darwin publishes "Origin of Species" and begins the evolution theory.
16 1865 Mendel publishes his papers on genetics and introduces the concept to the public.
20 1869 Cro-magnon Man fossils are found in France
28 1877 Edison invents the phonograph permitting music and voices to be recorded and replayed.
30 1879 Edison invents the electric light bulb.
40 1889 The first calculating machine is invented and uses punch cards
46 1895 Wireless telegraph and the "antenna" are invented but it covers a very short distance.
48 1897 First ship to shore message is sent using an improved form of wireless telegraph
51 1900 Freud publishes his book "The Interpretation of Dreams"
51 1900 The cause of yellow fever is discovered. It is proven that the fever is spread by mosquitoes. This rallies an effort to provide better mosquito control.
52 1901 First transatlantic wireless telegraph is sent.
53 1902 The first Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil is discovered.
54 1903 Wright Brothers complete the first successful flight with an airplane at Kitty Hawk
55 1904 The first vacuum tube diode is invented by Fleming
57 1906 Kellogg sells the first box of Corn Flakes
57 1906 Electrons are discovered by Thomson
57 1906 The triode vacuum tube is invented
63 1912 The unsinkable Titanic sinks on its first trip to New York drowning 1,513 people.
64 1913 Ford builds the first assembly line into his automobile production plant
65 1914 The first traffic lights (which is only red or green) are put up in America; Construction of the Panama Canal is completed
74 1923 Diphtheria vaccine is developed; Insulin is produced to treat diabetes
74 1923 Freud publishes "The Ego and the Id"
75 1924 Insecticides are used for the first time on crops
77 1926 Goddard launched the first liquid-fueled rocket
78 1927 The first television transmission was announced in England
79 1928 Big bang theory was introduced
87 1936 The first regular television broadcast happens in England
89 1938 Hahn, Strassmann, Meitner and Frisch discover nuclear fission
AgeDateEvent
12 1861 NEWS HEADLINES: American Civil war begins at Ft. Sumter, located in Charleston Harbor, VA.
13 1862 NEWS HEADLINES: May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
33 1882 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison creates the first large power station in New York City, making it the first place in America to have electricity.
36 1885 NEWS HEADLINES: Eastman invents the box camera. For the first time photography becomes affordable for the average citizen.
59 1908 NEWS HEADLINES: Henry Ford produces the first Model T automobile
63 1912 White residents of Forsyth County, GA, drive the black population out.
64 1913 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison invents motion pictures
68 1917 NEWS HEADLINES: In June, the United States enters World War I on the side of the allies. The Russian Revolution ends the reign of the czars and thrusts Russia into communism.
70 1919 NEWS HEADLINES: World War I ends with the signing of The Versailles Treaty.
89 1938 NEWS HEADLINES: Orson Wells' radio production of H.G. Well's War of the Worlds causes a national panic.
90 1939 NEWS HEADLINES: The first regular television broadcast happens in the United States
AgeDateEvent
6 1855 Third Seminole Indian War begins. It ends three years later when Chief Billy Bowlegs and his band are forced to move from Florida.
11 1860 Presidential election puts Abraham Lincoln in office. The campaign has heated the issues regarding slavery in the south.
13 1862 May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
14 1863 Abraham Lincoln issues the "Emancipation Proclamation" freeing slaves.
16 1865 American Civil war ends with General Lee's surrender at Appomattox, VA. Reconstruction begins in the "old South"
19 1868 An eight-hour work day is established for federal employees.
26 1875 Tennessee enacts Jim Crow law.
27 1876 The National League of Baseball is founded
60 1909 The National Association for Advancement of Colored People is formed (NAACP)
61 1910 Boy Scout and Girl Scout Organizations are introduced in America and the concept of a "week end" meaning time off from regular work begins to take root. The British Empire covers 1/5th of the world land area.
78 1927 Charles Lindbergh becomes the first man to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean and Babe Ruth hits 60 home runs.
80 1929 Widespread prosperity of the 1920s ends abruptly with the stock market crash in October
81 1930 Drought in the Great Plains area begins, creating hardship for farm families in 19 states.
83 1932 Amelia Earhart becomes the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. The infant son of Charles Lindbergh is kidnapped and murdered.
84 1933 Franklin D. Roosevelt is elected president under his "New Deal" campaign. Frances Perkins becomes the first woman to hold a cabinet post when FDR appoints her secretary of labor. On December 5, the 21st Amendment is added to the Constitution, repealing Prohibition. Drinks for everyone!
85 1934 Farm families must leave the dust bowl-stricken Great Plains areas. The dust bowl includes areas in Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Nevada and Arkansas. Radio picks up the "Okie" songs. In all, 400,000 people leave the Great Plains.
85 1934 Congress passes the Indian Reorganization Act which allows remaining Indian tribes to reorganize.
86 1935 Congress passes the Social Security Act, giving elder Americans Social Security money for the first time.
90 1939 Hollywood releases The Wizard of Oz, one of the first films to be made in color.
AgeDateEvent
60 1909 The "Piltdown Man" hoax -- a fake archeological discovery announced by dishonest scientists who wanted to "prove" that human beings had evolved in Europe
65 1914 World War I - Following the crisis touched off by the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand of Austria in Sarajevo, Germany declared war on Russia and additional countries joined the war within several days.
68 1917 Germany uses airplanes to drop bombs in the early stages of World War I -- the first major military use of airplanes.
70 1919 The Versailles Treaty marks the official end of World War I.
71 1920 Adolph Hitler begins to organize the Nazi party in Germany; The Ku Klux Klan launches a recruitment campaign using mass marketing techniques to gain 85,000 new recruits; the first commercial broadcast is made.
89 1938 Hitler annexes Anschluss into Germany. At the Munich Conference, Germany is given a portion of Czechoslovakia.
90 1939 Hitler takes over all of Czechoslovakia. On Sept. 1st, Germany invades Poland. On Sept. 3rd, Great Britain and France declare war on Germany. World War II has begun.
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Lucinda Pelt
Born on May 25, 1855 and died on May 11, 1950.
They were married 3/7/1872.

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The Children of John Walter Davis

24 years old
Walter Felix Davis
Born somewhere in Florida on September 20, 1886 and died somewhere in Florida on August 17, 1978. He was 91 years old.

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