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William David Howard
1820 - 4/1/1860
William David Howard was born about 1820 somewhere in Georgia and died on April 1, 1860 somewhere in Florida. Actual date of birth is unknown. He lived to be about 40 years old.

Married in Americus, Sumter,GA. Children:
  1. Abram (1838 GA)
  2. Polly (1839 GA)
  3. Harriet (1841 GA)
  4. Dorcas (1843 GA)
  5. Newton (1847 GA)
  6. Jackson (1850 FL)
  7. William( 1854 FL - Mt. Olive Cem.)married Mary Frances ___ (1852-1935) and
  8. Rebecca (1856 FL).
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Census1/1/1840 GA (Lee County) 20 yrs old 
This information, while true, may NOT apply to our William Howard.  Page 23, #39 - David Howard - one male (under 5), one male (20-30), one female (under 5) and one female (20-30) 

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1 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.
2 1822 Florida Territory is purchased
3 1823 The Treaty of Moultrie Creek pushes the Seminole Indian towns into the interior of the Florida peninsula.
4 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.
15 1835 The Second Seminole Indian War keeps the United States and Seminoles Indians fighting in North & Central Florida.
17 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.
22 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.
22 1842 Second Seminole Indian War ends and some of the Seminole Indians living in FL are moved to the Indian Territory
25 1845 Florida becomes the 27th state to join the United States. William Moseley becomes the first governor and David Yulee the first senator.
30 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.
35 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.
AgeDateEvent
1 1821 May 15 - Dooly, Fayette, Henry, Houston, Monroe and Newton Counties formed.
2 1822 December 9 - Bibb, Dekalb and Pike Counties formed.
3 1823 December 8 - Decatur County formed.
4 1824 December 15 - Upson and Ware Counties formed.
5 1825 Baker, Lowndes, Thomas, Butts and Taliaferro Counties formed.
6 1826 January 24 - Treaty of Washington abrogates Treaty of Indian Springs. The Creeks cede a smaller area and are allowed to remain on their lands until January 1, 1826.
7 1827 December 14, - Harris, Marion, Meriwether and Talbot.
10 1830 Cherokee, Heard, and Stewrt Counties are formed.
11 1831 Sumter County is formed.
12 1832 December 3 - Bartow, Cobb, Crawford, Floyd, Forsyth, Gilmer, Lumpkin, Murray, Paulding, and Union Counties formed.
13 1833 Walker County is formed.
16 1836 Seminoles massacre Major Francis L. Dade and his 103 man command. This starts the second Seminole War. February - Battle of Hitchity. March 27 - Colonel J.W. Fannin and his Georgian's executed by order of Santa Ana at Goliad on Palm Sunday. July - Battle of Brushy Creek. July 3 - Battle of Chickasawachee Swamp. July 27 - Battle of Echowanochaway Creek.
17 1837 Mcon and Dade Counties are formed.
18 1838 Chattooga County formed
27 1847 Atlanta, Georgia is incorporated. Formally Marthasville
30 1850 Gordon and Clinch Counties are formed.
31 1851 Clay, Howell, Polk, Spalding, and Whitfield Counties are formed.
32 1852 Taylor County formed.
33 1853 Catoosa, Pickens, Hart, Dougherty, Webster, Flton, and Worth Counties aare creaated.
34 1854 Fannin, Coffee, Chattahooche, Charlton, and Calhoun Counties formed.
36 1856 Haralson, Terrell, Berrien, Colquit, Miller, and Towns Counties formed.
37 1857 Dawson, Milton, Pierce, Glascock, Mitchell, Schley, White, and Wilcox Counties formed.
38 1858 Clayton, Quitman, Banks, Brooks, Johnson, and Echols Counties formed.
AgeDateEvent
10 1830 The first railroad is constructed between Liverpool and Manchester, England
19 1839 Goodyear invents vulcanized rubber, opening the door for tires and other rubber products.
24 1844 The first telegraph message is sent by Morse, who later invents the Mores Code
33 1853 The process of creating steel is invented by Besermer in Britain and Kelly in the U.S.
36 1856 The first Neanderthal fossils are found near Germany
39 1859 Charles Darwin publishes "Origin of Species" and begins the evolution theory.
AgeDateEvent
8 1828 Gold is discovered in Georgia.
14 1834 July 9 - The S.S. John Randolph, the first successful iron steamship, is launched in Savannah
AgeDateEvent
10 1830 Indian Removal Act signed and the moving of eastern Indians west of the Mississippi begins.
15 1835 Second Seminole Indian War begins.
17 1837 The trickery used to capture Seminole Indian Chief Osceola (Assi Yohola) creates a public uproar and U.S. General Jesup is publicly condemned.
20 1840 Oregon Trail is established
22 1842 Second Seminole Indian War ends and thousands of Seminole Indians are forced to move west of the Mississippi.
35 1855 Third Seminole Indian War begins. It ends three years later when Chief Billy Bowlegs and his band are forced to move from Florida.
40 1860 Presidential election puts Abraham Lincoln in office. The campaign has heated the issues regarding slavery in the south.
AgeDateEvent
13 1833 Santa Anna is elected President of Mexico


Marriages
Elizabeth Peacock
Born about 1819 and died on December 17, 1860.
They were married 11/19/1835.

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The Children of William David Howard

49 years old
Harriet Elizabeth Howard
Born somewhere in Georgia on February 24, 1841 and died in Calhoun Co., Florida on August 22, 1916. She was 75 years old.

Harriet and Ishmael had 10 children:
  1. Martha Jane (1870-1941),
  2. William Henry (1872-1963),
  3. Ella Ann (1876-1959),
  4. Queen Ann (1879-1938),...
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