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Unknown Halley
1760 - 1860
Unknown Halley was born about 1760 in an unknown place and died in an unknown year in an unknown place. Dates for birth and death are estimated.

Can you help us solve the mystery of this person's true identity? He may have been John Halley Jr. (2/16/1746 to 7/17/1817) of Prince George Co. MD. Please email us if you have information or clues that might help solve this mystery.
Other7/1/1780 MD  20 yrs old 
This information, while true, may NOT apply to our Unknown Halley.  From the Journal and Correspondence of the State Council of Maryland, Volume 43, 1779-1780, page 534:

{Elizabeth Halley to His Excellency Thomas Sim Lee Esquire Governor of Maryland and To His Honourable Council}
The Humble Petition of Elizabeth Haley of the City of Annapolis Wife of Caleb Haley a Soldier in the service of this State and now on duty at the American Camp Humbl Sheweth That Your Petitioner is in very poor and low circumstances and out of all manner of emply by means whereof she is entirely incapable of providing herself with the real necessarys of life.
That your Petitioner's Husband has already served in three Campaigns and Your Petitioner hath never hitherto received the least public support.
In consideration whereof Your Petitioner humbly prays your Excellency and Honours to order rations to be allowed her until she can otherways be enabled to support herself and to grant her such further and other releif as her case requires. 
Census1/1/1800 Baltimore City MD (Baltimore County) 40 yrs old 
This information, while true, may NOT apply to our Unknown Halley.  Page 236, Roll #9 - John Haley (26-44), Males one (0 to 10), one ( 45 or older); females two (0-10) and one-wife (26 -44).

the older male may be John's father or father-in-law.  

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9 1769 The first steam engine is invented by Watt
17 1777 The concept of chemical compounds is conceived by Lavoisier
23 1783 The hot air balloon is invented by Michel and Montgolfier and the first people in modern history fly at an altitude of 1800 m.
25 1785 The power loom was invented by Cartwright to produce cloth.
33 1793 The cotton gin was invented by Whitney.
39 1799 The Rosetta Stone was discovered
40 1800 The first battery was invented by Volta
47 1807 The first steamboat was invented by Fulton
54 1814 The first locomotive engine was created by Stephenson
70 1830 The first railroad is constructed between Liverpool and Manchester, England
79 1839 Goodyear invents vulcanized rubber, opening the door for tires and other rubber products.
84 1844 The first telegraph message is sent by Morse, who later invents the Mores Code
93 1853 The process of creating steel is invented by Besermer in Britain and Kelly in the U.S.
96 1856 The first Neanderthal fossils are found near Germany
99 1859 Charles Darwin publishes "Origin of Species" and begins the evolution theory.
15 1775 NEWS HEADLINES: On April 18th, Paul Revere makes his famous ride proclaiming "The British are Coming" and the American Revolution War begins. Britain hires 29,000 German mercenaries to handle conflict in North America.
16 1776 NEWS HEADLINES: July 4th, American Revolution War ends and the United States of America is officially created.
40 1800 NEWS HEADLINES: Seat of U.S. government moves from Philadelphia to Washington DC
51 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.
52 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.
68 1828 Gold is discovered in Georgia.
74 1834 July 9 - The S.S. John Randolph, the first successful iron steamship, is launched in Savannah
3 1763 Georgia Gazette begins publication. It is the first newspaper in Georgia and the eighth newspaper in the English colonies.
6 1766 Britain passes the Stamp Act taxing all colonial newspapers, advertisements, leases, licenses, pamphlets, and legal documents. Later the same year, Britain repeals the Stamp Act in Britain -- but it continues to be enforced on colonists in North America
13 1773 Angered by the tea tax of 1767 and the British East India Company's monopoly on tea trade, the independent New England colonial merchants dump the precious cargo overboard into the Boston harbor. This incident is called the Boston Tea Party.
14 1774 The First Continental Congress of fifty-five representatives (except from the colony of Georgia) meets in Philadelphia to discuss relations with Britain, the possibility of independence, and the hope of a peaceful solution. King George III scorns the thought of reconciliation and declares the colonies to be in a state of open rebellion.
15 1775 On April 18th, Paul Revere makes his famous ride proclaiming "The British are Coming" and the American Revolution War begins. Britain hires 29,000 German mercenaries to handle conflict in North America.
16 1776 July 4th, American Revolution War ends and the United States of America is officially created.
18 1778 Alliance between United States and France
27 1787 Constitution of the United States is signed
33 1793 Alexander McGillivray, the head of the Creek Indian Nation, dies. A restlessness begins to grow among the Indians in what is now Georgia, Alabama and Northern Florida as town chiefs via for the vacant leadership role.
34 1794 The United States establishes the Navy
38 1798 Mississippi Territory organized from Georgia's western land claims. It includes what will later become portions of Mississippi, Alabama and Northern Florida,
43 1803 Louisiana Purchase from France (who secured it from Spain) gives the US a huge new territory and the port of New Orleans.
44 1804 The Seminole warrior later known as Osceola is born near Tuskegee, AL.
45 1805 Federal Road project begins after the Creek Indians give the U.S. permission to develop a “horse path” through their nation that will provide better mail delivery between Washington City (DC) and New Orleans. Soon settlers are traveling and settling along this path to settle the southern frontier.
46 1806 Lewis and Clark Expedition, which began in 1804, ends. News of the rich lands to the west begins to spread.
51 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.
60 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.
70 1830 Indian Removal Act signed and the moving of eastern Indians west of the Mississippi begins.
75 1835 Second Seminole Indian War begins.
77 1837 The trickery used to capture Seminole Indian Chief Osceola (Assi Yohola) creates a public uproar and U.S. General Jesup is publicly condemned.
80 1840 Oregon Trail is established
82 1842 Second Seminole Indian War ends and thousands of Seminole Indians are forced to move west of the Mississippi.
95 1855 Third Seminole Indian War begins. It ends three years later when Chief Billy Bowlegs and his band are forced to move from Florida.
100 1860 Presidential election puts Abraham Lincoln in office. The campaign has heated the issues regarding slavery in the south.
3 1763 Seven Year's War ends; Peace is established in Paris between France, Spain, England and Portugal
4 1764 Britain passes the Sugar Act forbids American importation of foreign rum and taxing imported molasses, wine, silk, coffee, and a number of other luxury items.
7 1767 Jesuits are forced out of Spanish America
19 1779 Spain declares war on England
20 1780 Josef II abolishes serfdom in Hungary; England declares war on Holland
23 1783 Peace established at Versailles between France, England, Spain and United States; Britain cedes all lands west to the Mississippi River
27 1787 Catherine the Great leads Russia into war with Turkey
28 1788 Russia begins war with Sweden
29 1789 French feudal system is abolished with the Declaration of Rights of Man. Outbreak of hostilities in France with the fall of the Bastille on July 14; Revolution in Austrian Netherlands declares independence as Belgium
32 1792 French Revolutionary Wars begin and the French royal family is imprisoned the following year
33 1793 Marie Antoinette is executed; Fugitive Slave Act passed; Roman Catholic faith is banned in France; France declares war on Britain and Holland.
35 1795 White Terror and bread riots in Paris
36 1796 Napoleon marries Josephine de Beauharnais
37 1797 Napoleon proclaims the Venetian Constitution, founds Ligurian Republic in Genoa
73 1833 Santa Anna is elected President of Mexico

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Bennett Halley
Born somewhere in Maryland on January 17, 1797 and died in Wakulla County, Florida on October 12, 1863. He was 66 years old.

He states in the 1850 census he was born in Alabama, later in the 1860 census he states he was born in Maryland. In the 1900 census his daughter, Susannah states he was born in Maryland, but son Caleb...
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