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John Kelley
1816 - 1913
John Kelley was born about 1816 somewhere in North Carolina and died about 1913 in an unknown place. Dates for birth and death are estimated. He lived to be about 97 years old.

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Census7/26/1860 Marianna FL (Calhoun County) 44 yrs old 
Recorded as dwelling #163: John A. Kelly (age 46), Sarah M. Kelly (age 21), Amanda Kelly (age 11), Francis Peacock (female, age 15), James Peacock (age 6), and Washington King (age 10). John is a farmer and estimates the value of his real estate to be $200 and personal property at $400. John was born in NC, his wife in GA and all of the children in FL. John can read and write while Sarah cannot. 
Additional information about Calhoun County, FL around 1860: Click here to see a map from this timeperiod.  
Census6/7/1880 Pippins Mills CA (Calhoun County) 64 yrs old 
Recorded as dwelling #79: John Kelly (67), Sarah (wife, age 40), Amanda J. (age 21), Elizabeth (18), Georgia (15), John (13), Mary Jane (10), William (7), and Lecy (5). John (sr) is a farmer while John Jr. says his occupation is ????. John Sr. and his parents were born in NC. Sarah and her parents were born in GA. Amanda was born in AL and the other children in FL.  

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Click on any of the News, Events, or Discoveries buttons above to see historical things that happened during John Kelley's life. These are only some of the major events that affected the life and times of John, his family, and friends. For example, John is 4 years old when 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.
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14 1830 The first railroad is constructed between Liverpool and Manchester, England
23 1839 Goodyear invents vulcanized rubber, opening the door for tires and other rubber products.
28 1844 The first telegraph message is sent by Morse, who later invents the Mores Code
37 1853 The process of creating steel is invented by Besermer in Britain and Kelly in the U.S.
40 1856 The first Neanderthal fossils are found near Germany
43 1859 Charles Darwin publishes "Origin of Species" and begins the evolution theory.
49 1865 Mendel publishes his papers on genetics and introduces the concept to the public.
53 1869 Cro-magnon Man fossils are found in France
61 1877 Edison invents the phonograph permitting music and voices to be recorded and replayed.
63 1879 Edison invents the electric light bulb.
73 1889 The first calculating machine is invented and uses punch cards
79 1895 Wireless telegraph and the "antenna" are invented but it covers a very short distance.
81 1897 First ship to shore message is sent using an improved form of wireless telegraph
84 1900 Freud publishes his book "The Interpretation of Dreams"
84 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.
85 1901 First transatlantic wireless telegraph is sent.
86 1902 The first Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil is discovered.
87 1903 Wright Brothers complete the first successful flight with an airplane at Kitty Hawk
88 1904 The first vacuum tube diode is invented by Fleming
90 1906 The triode vacuum tube is invented
90 1906 Electrons are discovered by Thomson
90 1906 Kellogg sells the first box of Corn Flakes
96 1912 The unsinkable Titanic sinks on its first trip to New York drowning 1,513 people.
97 1913 Ford builds the first assembly line into his automobile production plant
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12 1828 Gold is discovered in Georgia.
18 1834 July 9 - The S.S. John Randolph, the first successful iron steamship, is launched in Savannah
45 1861 NEWS HEADLINES: American Civil war begins at Ft. Sumter, located in Charleston Harbor, VA.
46 1862 NEWS HEADLINES: May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
66 1882 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison creates the first large power station in New York City, making it the first place in America to have electricity.
69 1885 NEWS HEADLINES: Eastman invents the box camera. For the first time photography becomes affordable for the average citizen.
92 1908 NEWS HEADLINES: Henry Ford produces the first Model T automobile
96 1912 White residents of Forsyth County, GA, drive the black population out.
97 1913 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison invents motion pictures
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14 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.
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4 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.
14 1830 Indian Removal Act signed and the moving of eastern Indians west of the Mississippi begins.
19 1835 Second Seminole Indian War begins.
21 1837 The trickery used to capture Seminole Indian Chief Osceola (Assi Yohola) creates a public uproar and U.S. General Jesup is publicly condemned.
24 1840 Oregon Trail is established
26 1842 Second Seminole Indian War ends and thousands of Seminole Indians are forced to move west of the Mississippi.
39 1855 Third Seminole Indian War begins. It ends three years later when Chief Billy Bowlegs and his band are forced to move from Florida.
44 1860 Presidential election puts Abraham Lincoln in office. The campaign has heated the issues regarding slavery in the south.
46 1862 May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
47 1863 Abraham Lincoln issues the "Emancipation Proclamation" freeing slaves.
49 1865 American Civil war ends with General Lee's surrender at Appomattox, VA. Reconstruction begins in the "old South"
52 1868 An eight-hour work day is established for federal employees.
59 1875 Tennessee enacts Jim Crow law.
60 1876 The National League of Baseball is founded
93 1909 The National Association for Advancement of Colored People is formed (NAACP)
94 1910 Boy Scout and Girl Scout Organizations are introduced in America and the concept of a "week end" meaning time off from regular work begins to take root. The British Empire covers 1/5th of the world land area.
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17 1833 Santa Anna is elected President of Mexico
93 1909 The "Piltdown Man" hoax -- a fake archeological discovery announced by dishonest scientists who wanted to "prove" that human beings had evolved in Europe


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Sarah Peacock
Born about 1838 and died about 1920
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