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Thomas Leverett Bevis 

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William Langley Bevis
1/3/1791 - 10/1/1870

Jane Virginia Palmer
1/9/1801 - 11/1/1882
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Thomas Leverett Bevis
10/31/1837 - 12/28/1907
Thomas Leverett Bevis was born on October 31, 1837 somewhere in South Carolina and died on December 28, 1907 in Jackson County, Florida. He lived to be 70 years old.

Thomas enlisted in CO A, 5th FLA BAT. CAV. on Aug 5 1862, in Chattahoochee, FL. He surrendered at Tallahassee, FL in May 1865 and was paroled at Tallahassee, FL. on May 17,1865.

He married Louisa W. Grubb in 1865.
Children: Albert Nicholas (1865 -1950)
Jimmie Leverett (1868-1959)
Joseph Henry (1873-1956)
William Randolph (1875-1955)
Lottie Louisa Bevis (1876-1972) - married Rufus Lemon Green
Thomas Richard (1872-1966)
George Luther (1879-1966)
Catherine "Kate" Elizabeth (1882-1905) -married H.S. Howard
Records
Census10/25/1850 District 41 GA (Heard County) 12 yrs old 
This information, while true, may NOT apply to our Thomas Bevis.  Recorded as family #469: William L. Bevis (age 35, born in Virginia), Jane (age 30, born in South Carolina), John (age 21), Jances L (male, age 18), Susanah (age 15), Nancy (age 14), Thomas (age 12), Punkny (male, age 10), Martin L. (male, age 7), Andrew J. (age 4). William estimates the value of his property at $700. He is a farmer, John is a mechanic and Jances is a farmer. Place of birth is not recorded for the children. 
Graveyard/Tombstone12/28/1907 Bascom FL (Jackson County) 70 yrs old 
Thomas Leverett Bevis - Oct. 31, 1837 to Dec. 28, 1907
Uncle Tow
Bascom Baptist Cemetery  

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5 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.
5 1842 Second Seminole Indian War ends and some of the Seminole Indians living in FL are moved to the Indian Territory
8 1845 Florida becomes the 27th state to join the United States. William Moseley becomes the first governor and David Yulee the first senator.
13 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.
18 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.
24 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.
27 1864 Battle of Olustee is a Confederate victory. Union troops pull back
28 1865 Battle at Natural Bridge (Wakulla County) is a Confederate victory.
28 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.
33 1870 During the 1870s, the remaining Seminole Indians begin establishing trading posts and other economy with local settlers.
45 1882 The Florida Central and Western Railroad Company was created. It combines the Florida Central, Jacksonville, Pensacola, and Mobile railroads.
46 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.
47 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.
69 1906 An attempt to drain the Everglades and convert it to farmland begins.
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2 1839 Goodyear invents vulcanized rubber, opening the door for tires and other rubber products.
7 1844 The first telegraph message is sent by Morse, who later invents the Mores Code
16 1853 The process of creating steel is invented by Besermer in Britain and Kelly in the U.S.
19 1856 The first Neanderthal fossils are found near Germany
22 1859 Charles Darwin publishes "Origin of Species" and begins the evolution theory.
28 1865 Mendel publishes his papers on genetics and introduces the concept to the public.
32 1869 Cro-magnon Man fossils are found in France
40 1877 Edison invents the phonograph permitting music and voices to be recorded and replayed.
42 1879 Edison invents the electric light bulb.
52 1889 The first calculating machine is invented and uses punch cards
58 1895 Wireless telegraph and the "antenna" are invented but it covers a very short distance.
60 1897 First ship to shore message is sent using an improved form of wireless telegraph
63 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.
63 1900 Freud publishes his book "The Interpretation of Dreams"
64 1901 First transatlantic wireless telegraph is sent.
65 1902 The first Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil is discovered.
66 1903 Wright Brothers complete the first successful flight with an airplane at Kitty Hawk
67 1904 The first vacuum tube diode is invented by Fleming
69 1906 Kellogg sells the first box of Corn Flakes
69 1906 The triode vacuum tube is invented
69 1906 Electrons are discovered by Thomson
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24 1861 NEWS HEADLINES: American Civil war begins at Ft. Sumter, located in Charleston Harbor, VA.
25 1862 NEWS HEADLINES: May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
45 1882 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison creates the first large power station in New York City, making it the first place in America to have electricity.
48 1885 NEWS HEADLINES: Eastman invents the box camera. For the first time photography becomes affordable for the average citizen.
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23 1860 About 63,000 men from South Carolina served in the Confederate armed forces.
31 1868 South Carolina was readmitted to the Union.
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3 1840 Oregon Trail is established
5 1842 Second Seminole Indian War ends and thousands of Seminole Indians are forced to move west of the Mississippi.
18 1855 Third Seminole Indian War begins. It ends three years later when Chief Billy Bowlegs and his band are forced to move from Florida.
23 1860 Presidential election puts Abraham Lincoln in office. The campaign has heated the issues regarding slavery in the south.
25 1862 May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
26 1863 Abraham Lincoln issues the "Emancipation Proclamation" freeing slaves.
28 1865 American Civil war ends with General Lee's surrender at Appomattox, VA. Reconstruction begins in the "old South"
31 1868 An eight-hour work day is established for federal employees.
38 1875 Tennessee enacts Jim Crow law.
39 1876 The National League of Baseball is founded


Marriages
Louisa Grubb
Born on November 4, 1840 and died on June 16, 1926.
They were married 1/1/1865.

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The Children of Thomas Leverett Bevis

Thomas Richard Bevis
Born somewhere in Florida on September 30, 1872 and died somewhere in Florida on August 1, 1966. He was 93 years old.

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