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Susan R. H. Emanuel 



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Susan R. H. Emanuel
2/3/1836 - 6/7/1908
(Shown at age 74)
Susan R. H. Emanuel was born on February 3, 1836 in Decatur Co., Georgia and died on June 7, 1908 in Jackson Co., Florida. She lived to be 72 years old.

Her parents were Caswell Emanuel (1805 GA) & Mary Phillps (1807 GA).

She married Joseph on (8/11/1859). They had nine children: Joseph Caswell Davis(6-8-1860 to 3-11-1928),
Jefferson D. Davis (9-18-1861 to 7-26-1941),
Mary Rebecca Davis (3-6-1863 to 8-17-1934),
Martha Jane Davis (3-6-1865 to 8-17-1938),
Asa / Aey Davis (12-22-1867 to 12-28-1929),
Vascelona “Lona” Davis (6-25-1869 to 1-18-1944),
Henry James Davis (1-21-1870 to 10-29-1949),
Ellis Fairbanks Davis (11-17-1871 to 10-29-1918). All were born in Jackson Co FL.
Census6/13/1860 FL (Jackson County) 24 yrs old 
# 140 -Joseph Davis (age43), Susan Davis (23), Frances Davis (15), John Davis (7) Robert Deraughn (21)& William Allison (31).Joseph was born in MS, Susan in GA, all other in FL. Joseph is a farmer, Robert & William are farm laborers. Their estate is valued at $ 150, personal at $1500. Joseph & Susan were married within the year.  
Additional information about Jackson County, FL around 1860: Click here to see a map from this timeperiod.  
Census7/11/1870 Marianna FL (Jackson County) 34 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.  
Graveyard/Tombstone12/22/1889 Sim Cemetry FL (Washington County) 53 yrs old 
Susan DAVIS- 2/3/ 1836- 6/7 / 1908
We trust that with Christ she has gone to reign

Joseph DAVIS - 1/26/1816 - 12/22 / 1889
Kind father of love, thou art gone to thy rest 

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1 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.
6 1842 Second Seminole Indian War ends and some of the Seminole Indians living in FL are moved to the Indian Territory
6 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.
9 1845 Florida becomes the 27th state to join the United States. William Moseley becomes the first governor and David Yulee the first senator.
14 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.
19 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.
25 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.
28 1864 Battle of Olustee is a Confederate victory. Union troops pull back
29 1865 Battle at Natural Bridge (Wakulla County) is a Confederate victory.
29 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.
34 1870 During the 1870s, the remaining Seminole Indians begin establishing trading posts and other economy with local settlers.
46 1882 The Florida Central and Western Railroad Company was created. It combines the Florida Central, Jacksonville, Pensacola, and Mobile railroads.
47 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.
48 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.
70 1906 An attempt to drain the Everglades and convert it to farmland begins.
1 1837 Mcon and Dade Counties are formed.
2 1838 Chattooga County formed
11 1847 Atlanta, Georgia is incorporated. Formally Marthasville
14 1850 Gordon and Clinch Counties are formed.
15 1851 Clay, Howell, Polk, Spalding, and Whitfield Counties are formed.
16 1852 Taylor County formed.
17 1853 Catoosa, Pickens, Hart, Dougherty, Webster, Flton, and Worth Counties aare creaated.
18 1854 Fannin, Coffee, Chattahooche, Charlton, and Calhoun Counties formed.
20 1856 Haralson, Terrell, Berrien, Colquit, Miller, and Towns Counties formed.
21 1857 Dawson, Milton, Pierce, Glascock, Mitchell, Schley, White, and Wilcox Counties formed.
22 1858 Clayton, Quitman, Banks, Brooks, Johnson, and Echols Counties formed.
34 1870 Douglas, McDuffie, Rockdale, and Dodge Counties formed.
39 1875 Oconee County formed.
69 1905 Crisp, Grady, Jenkins, Tift, Davis, Stephens, Toombs, Turner, and Ben Hill Counties formed.
3 1839 Goodyear invents vulcanized rubber, opening the door for tires and other rubber products.
8 1844 The first telegraph message is sent by Morse, who later invents the Mores Code
17 1853 The process of creating steel is invented by Besermer in Britain and Kelly in the U.S.
20 1856 The first Neanderthal fossils are found near Germany
23 1859 Charles Darwin publishes "Origin of Species" and begins the evolution theory.
29 1865 Mendel publishes his papers on genetics and introduces the concept to the public.
33 1869 Cro-magnon Man fossils are found in France
41 1877 Edison invents the phonograph permitting music and voices to be recorded and replayed.
43 1879 Edison invents the electric light bulb.
53 1889 The first calculating machine is invented and uses punch cards
59 1895 Wireless telegraph and the "antenna" are invented but it covers a very short distance.
61 1897 First ship to shore message is sent using an improved form of wireless telegraph
64 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.
64 1900 Freud publishes his book "The Interpretation of Dreams"
65 1901 First transatlantic wireless telegraph is sent.
66 1902 The first Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil is discovered.
67 1903 Wright Brothers complete the first successful flight with an airplane at Kitty Hawk
68 1904 The first vacuum tube diode is invented by Fleming
70 1906 The triode vacuum tube is invented
70 1906 Electrons are discovered by Thomson
70 1906 Kellogg sells the first box of Corn Flakes
25 1861 NEWS HEADLINES: American Civil war begins at Ft. Sumter, located in Charleston Harbor, VA.
26 1862 NEWS HEADLINES: May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
46 1882 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison creates the first large power station in New York City, making it the first place in America to have electricity.
49 1885 NEWS HEADLINES: Eastman invents the box camera. For the first time photography becomes affordable for the average citizen.
72 1908 NEWS HEADLINES: Henry Ford produces the first Model T automobile
1 1837 The trickery used to capture Seminole Indian Chief Osceola (Assi Yohola) creates a public uproar and U.S. General Jesup is publicly condemned.
4 1840 Oregon Trail is established
6 1842 Second Seminole Indian War ends and thousands of Seminole Indians are forced to move west of the Mississippi.
19 1855 Third Seminole Indian War begins. It ends three years later when Chief Billy Bowlegs and his band are forced to move from Florida.
24 1860 Presidential election puts Abraham Lincoln in office. The campaign has heated the issues regarding slavery in the south.
26 1862 May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
27 1863 Abraham Lincoln issues the "Emancipation Proclamation" freeing slaves.
29 1865 American Civil war ends with General Lee's surrender at Appomattox, VA. Reconstruction begins in the "old South"
32 1868 An eight-hour work day is established for federal employees.
39 1875 Tennessee enacts Jim Crow law.
40 1876 The National League of Baseball is founded

Joseph Davis
Born on January 26, 1816 and died on December 22, 1889.
They were married 8/11/1859.

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The Children of Susan R. H. Emanuel

Jefferson D. Davis
Born in Jackson County, Florida on September 18, 1861 and died in Panama City, Bay County, Florida on July 26, 1941. He was 79 years old.

On Jan. 31, 1884 he married Adeline Stewart.
On Jan. 31, 1900 he married Louella Maddox. ...
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31 years old
Vascelona Davis
Born in Jackson Co., Florida on June 25, 1869 and died in an unknown location on January 18, 1944. He was 74 years old.

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44 years old
Ellis Fairbanks Davis
Born in Jackson Co., Florida on November 17, 1871 and died in Marianna, Florida on October 29, 1918. He was 46 years old.

Ellis was a lawyer in general practice, he also served as a member of Florida House of Representatives. He died from the flu in his home across street from First Methodist Church the First Baptist Ch...
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