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Elizabeth E. Unknown
1785 - 1885
Elizabeth E. Unknown was born about 1785 somewhere in North Carolina and died in an unknown year somewhere in Florida. Dates for birth and death are estimated.

Her maiden name may have been Green.
She and her husband had twelve children:
  1. John C.,
  2. Willian Elias (1804) NC,
  3. Isaac Green (1805) NC,
  4. Mary Elizabeth (1808) NC,
  5. Elias Jenerette (1810 NC - 1844 SC),
  6. Daniel O. (1812 NC - 1847 AR),
  7. Sarah E. (1815) NC,
  8. Solomon Reuben (1818 NC - 1867 AR),
  9. Eliza Jane (1820) NC,
  10. Benjamin F. (1825) NC,
  11. Thomas J. (1827) NC,
  12. Joseph James (1830 NC -1905 OK).
Records
Census5/2/1800 Wilmington NC (Brunswick County) 15 yrs old 
This information, while true, may NOT apply to our Elizabeth Unknown.  page 21 - Isaac Etheridge -two Males - (Under 10), one Male (10 thru 15), one Male ( 16 thru 25), one Female (16 thru 25)

on page 20 - Robert Green - two Males ( Under 10), one Male(26 thru 44), one Female(Under 10), one Female(26 thru 44)  
Census1/1/1810 NC (Camden County) 25 yrs old 
This information, while true, may NOT apply to our Elizabeth Unknown.  page 9, #3 - I. Etheridge - four males under 10, one male age 10-15, one males age 16-25 2 males age 26-44, one female under age 10, one female age 10-15, one female age 16-25

one the next page #7 - J. Etheridge - one male age 16-25,one female age 16-25,
#31 - D. Etheridge - one male under age 10, one male age 10-15, one male age 26-44, one female under age 10, two females age 10-15, one female age 26-44.  
Census8/7/1820 NC (Columbus County) 35 yrs old 
page 3, #4 - Isaac Etheridge - Three Males - Under 10, Two Males - 10 thru 15, one Female - Under 10, one Female - 10 thru 15, one Female - 16 thru 25, one Female - 26 thru 44,
Slaves -one Male - Under 14, Slaves - one Males - 14 thru 25, Slaves -two Males - 45 and over, Slaves - one Females - 14 thru 25,
Number of Persons - Engaged in Agriculture: 1, Free White Persons - Under 16: 7, Free White Persons - Over 25: 1, Total Free White Persons: 9, Total Slaves: 5

Also on the same page
#20 -Henry Long - two males under 10, one male 10-15, one Male - 16 thru 25, one Males - 45 and over, one Females - 16 thru 25, one Females - 26 thru 44 Number of Persons - Engaged in Agriculture: 1

#1 - Joseph Gore - one Male - 45 and over, Female - 45 and over,
Slaves - one Male - 26 thru 44, Slaves - three Females - Under 14, Slaves - three Females - 14 thru 25, Number of Persons - Engaged in Agriculture: 1 
Census1/1/1830 Columbus NC  45 yrs old 
page 13, #2 - Isaac Etheredge -three Males -( Under 5), two Males (5 - 9), one Male(15 -19), one Male (50- 59), one Female (Under 5), one Female (5 - 9), one Female (10- 14), one Female (40 - 49)  

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AgeDateEvent
17 1802 Georgia formally cedes western claims for its southern boundary at the 31st parallel -- which will become the north western border of FL.
25 1810 Western Florida, from the Pearl River to the Mississippi, is annexed by the US from Spain.
28 1813 During 1813-14, over 2,000 Muskogee-speaking Creeks move to Florida in response to the Creek Civil War (also known as the Red-sticks War). Most come from AL and GA.
33 1818 First Seminole Indian War takes place when Andrew Jackson brings his troops into northern Florida.
36 1821 Spain formally cedes Florida to the United States in 1821, according to terms of the Adams-Onís Treaty. Spanish colonists as well as settlers from the newly formed United States begin to pour into the new territory. Prior to this change, Florida was a wilderness sparsely dotted with settlements of native Indians, escaped/freed slaves and Spaniards.
37 1822 Florida Territory is purchased
38 1823 The Treaty of Moultrie Creek pushes the Seminole Indian towns into the interior of the Florida peninsula.
39 1824 Tallahassee is established at the capital of Florida because it is half-way between the two government centers in St. Augustine and Pensacola. The Legislative Council meets in November in a log house erected in the vicinity of today's capitol.
50 1835 The Second Seminole Indian War keeps the United States and Seminoles Indians fighting in North & Central Florida.
52 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.
57 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.
57 1842 Second Seminole Indian War ends and some of the Seminole Indians living in FL are moved to the Indian Territory
60 1845 Florida becomes the 27th state to join the United States. William Moseley becomes the first governor and David Yulee the first senator.
65 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.
70 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.
76 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.
79 1864 Battle of Olustee is a Confederate victory. Union troops pull back
80 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.
80 1865 Battle at Natural Bridge (Wakulla County) is a Confederate victory.
85 1870 During the 1870s, the remaining Seminole Indians begin establishing trading posts and other economy with local settlers.
97 1882 The Florida Central and Western Railroad Company was created. It combines the Florida Central, Jacksonville, Pensacola, and Mobile railroads.
98 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.
99 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.
AgeDateEvent
8 1793 The cotton gin was invented by Whitney.
14 1799 The Rosetta Stone was discovered
15 1800 The first battery was invented by Volta
22 1807 The first steamboat was invented by Fulton
29 1814 The first locomotive engine was created by Stephenson
45 1830 The first railroad is constructed between Liverpool and Manchester, England
54 1839 Goodyear invents vulcanized rubber, opening the door for tires and other rubber products.
59 1844 The first telegraph message is sent by Morse, who later invents the Mores Code
68 1853 The process of creating steel is invented by Besermer in Britain and Kelly in the U.S.
71 1856 The first Neanderthal fossils are found near Germany
74 1859 Charles Darwin publishes "Origin of Species" and begins the evolution theory.
80 1865 Mendel publishes his papers on genetics and introduces the concept to the public.
84 1869 Cro-magnon Man fossils are found in France
92 1877 Edison invents the phonograph permitting music and voices to be recorded and replayed.
94 1879 Edison invents the electric light bulb.
AgeDateEvent
15 1800 NEWS HEADLINES: Seat of U.S. government moves from Philadelphia to Washington DC
26 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.
27 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.
43 1828 Gold is discovered in Georgia.
49 1834 July 9 - The S.S. John Randolph, the first successful iron steamship, is launched in Savannah
76 1861 NEWS HEADLINES: American Civil war begins at Ft. Sumter, located in Charleston Harbor, VA.
77 1862 NEWS HEADLINES: May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
97 1882 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison creates the first large power station in New York City, making it the first place in America to have electricity.
100 1885 NEWS HEADLINES: Eastman invents the box camera. For the first time photography becomes affordable for the average citizen.
AgeDateEvent
4 1789 The capitol of North Carolina moves from New Bern to Raleigh and North Carolina becomes the 12th state of the United States of America.
45 1830 The U.S. Government begins forcing Cherokee Indians from their homes in what becomes known as the Trail of Tears. Many Cherokee hide in the mountains of North Carolina and surrounding states.
AgeDateEvent
2 1787 Constitution of the United States is signed
8 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.
9 1794 The United States establishes the Navy
13 1798 Mississippi Territory organized from Georgia's western land claims. It includes what will later become portions of Mississippi, Alabama and Northern Florida,
18 1803 Louisiana Purchase from France (who secured it from Spain) gives the US a huge new territory and the port of New Orleans.
19 1804 The Seminole warrior later known as Osceola is born near Tuskegee, AL.
20 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.
21 1806 Lewis and Clark Expedition, which began in 1804, ends. News of the rich lands to the west begins to spread.
26 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.
35 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.
45 1830 Indian Removal Act signed and the moving of eastern Indians west of the Mississippi begins.
50 1835 Second Seminole Indian War begins.
52 1837 The trickery used to capture Seminole Indian Chief Osceola (Assi Yohola) creates a public uproar and U.S. General Jesup is publicly condemned.
55 1840 Oregon Trail is established
57 1842 Second Seminole Indian War ends and thousands of Seminole Indians are forced to move west of the Mississippi.
70 1855 Third Seminole Indian War begins. It ends three years later when Chief Billy Bowlegs and his band are forced to move from Florida.
75 1860 Presidential election puts Abraham Lincoln in office. The campaign has heated the issues regarding slavery in the south.
77 1862 May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
78 1863 Abraham Lincoln issues the "Emancipation Proclamation" freeing slaves.
80 1865 American Civil war ends with General Lee's surrender at Appomattox, VA. Reconstruction begins in the "old South"
83 1868 An eight-hour work day is established for federal employees.
90 1875 Tennessee enacts Jim Crow law.
91 1876 The National League of Baseball is founded
AgeDateEvent
2 1787 Catherine the Great leads Russia into war with Turkey
3 1788 Russia begins war with Sweden
4 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
7 1792 French Revolutionary Wars begin and the French royal family is imprisoned the following year
8 1793 Marie Antoinette is executed; Fugitive Slave Act passed; Roman Catholic faith is banned in France; France declares war on Britain and Holland.
10 1795 White Terror and bread riots in Paris
11 1796 Napoleon marries Josephine de Beauharnais
12 1797 Napoleon proclaims the Venetian Constitution, founds Ligurian Republic in Genoa
48 1833 Santa Anna is elected President of Mexico


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Isaac Etheridge
Born about 1775 and died on December 17, 1836
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The Children of Elizabeth E. Unknown

John C. Etheridge
Born in Brunswick County, North Carolina about 1801 and died in Parish of Prince George, South Carolina about 1865. He was about 64 years old.

Annie and John had 13 children:
  1. Matthew (1827),
  2. John C. Jr. (1830),
  3. Elias (1833),
  4. Isaac (1838),
  5. William Henry (1840),
  6. ...
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