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Charles Atkins Dennis
7/8/1787 - 8/21/1844
Charles Atkins Dennis was born on July 8, 1787 somewhere in Georgia and died on August 21, 1844 in Putnam Co., Alabama. He lived to be 57 years old.

Parents are believed to be Joseph Dennis (born abt. 1775 in GA and died abt. 1815 Putnam Co GA) and Eleanor unknown (born abt. 1776 and died abt 1820).

Charles married Eleanor Ester Maddox. They had ten children:
  1. Michael Maddox Dennis(9/1/1807-6/10/1889) married Sarah Green (10/8/1812-9/25/1836)
  2. John Wilson Dennis(4/1/1828-1911)married Mary J. Richards (1828)
  3. Joseph Franklin Dennis(7/18/1814-1870)
  4. Martha Jane Dennis (11/30/1826)-married William L. May-
  5. Linna Agnes Dennis(7/18/1822 -1850) -married Simeon R. May-
  6. Mary Anna Dennis(6/12/1820 -1853) -married C.W. Pitts
  7. Lucinda Dennis(12/25/1809 -1832)-married Thomas Cargil
  8. Nancy Eleanor Dennis(1824)-married Levi Yon
  9. Serena M. Dennis(11/25/1828)-married Daniel McCall
  10. Charles Atkins Dennis Jr. (1832 -1863 Pike Co.AL)-married Susan A. M. _____
Records
Marriage10/1/1805 GA (Hancock County) 18 yrs old 
Marriage of Charlies Dennis and Esther Maddox 
Land Deed11/28/1806 GA (Putnam County) 19 yrs old 
Book 1808-1810, Page 7-8, Charles A. Dennis purchase land for $500  
Census1/1/1830 AL (Pike County) 42 yrs old 
Page 31: C. A. Dennis - two males 10 - 15, one male 40-50, one female under 5, five females 5-10 and one female 30-40. 
Census1/1/1840 AL (Pike County) 52 yrs old 
Page 43 : Char. A. Dennis two males under 5, one male 20 – 30, one male 50 -60, one female under 5, one female 5-10, two females 10 – 15, two females 15 -20, one female 40 – 50. 
Graveyard/Tombstone8/21/1844 Dennis Cemetery AL (Pike County) 57 yrs old 
C. A. Dennis -Native of South Carolina 
Other9/10/1859 AL (Pike County) 15 yrs after death 
Vol. F, page 220 - Simeon R. May and M.M. Dennis are executors of Charles Dennis estate. 
Other1/1/2001 AL (Pike County) 157 yrs after death 
This story about Charles Dennis published in the Pike County Heritage Book, published in 2001, details the documents supporting his service during the War of 1812, election as a Representative and Senator in the Legislature, and the disbursement of his estate. 

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Click on any of the News, Events, or Discoveries buttons above to see historical things that happened during Charles Dennis's life. These are only some of the major events that affected the life and times of Charles, his family, and friends. For example, Charles is 6 years old when 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.
AgeDateEvent
15 1802 Georgia formally cedes western claims for its southern boundary at the 31st parallel -- which will become the north western border of FL and southern border of AL.
16 1803 Between 1803 and 1811 a horse trail is established connecting Milledgeville, Georgia to Fort Stoddert, American outpost north of Mobile. This is expanded into a road and called The Federal Road by 1811.
18 1805 Indian cessions opened up large portions of western (Choctaw) and northern (Chickasaw and Cherokee) Alabama to white settlers.
24 1811 Tecumseh visits the Creek Indians living in what will become Georgia and Alabama to try to persuade them to join his fight against the flood of white settlers. Some towns join forces with Tecumseh and become known as "Red Sticks".
25 1812 The Creek tribes in southern Alabama and Georgia find themselves under increasing pressure from white settlers. Led by Chief Weatherford, they accepted an alliance with Tecumseh and are nicknamed "Red Sticks".
26 1813 Two battles begin the Creek Indian War: (1) Fort Mims Massacre - Fort Mims is attacked on August 13 by the Red Sticks while the inhabitants are eating their noon meal. The massacre brings an immediate response from the whites and soldiers are recruited from Tennessee, Georgia and other territories, and (2) The Battle of Holy Ground on December 1813.
26 1813 During 1813-14, Muskogee-speaking Creeks leave AL and move into areas in Northern FL in response to the Creek Civil War (also known as the Red-sticks War).
27 1814 Battle at Horseshoe Bend on March 27, leaves the Creek Red Sticks scattered and unorganized. Those that survive the battle flee south into northern Florida and band together as the Seminoles. Red Eagle (Billy Weatherford) surrenders to General Andrew Jackson at Fort Jackson later in the year.
27 1814 The Treaty of Fort Jackson is finalized on August 9, 1814. William Weatherford (Red Eagle) surrenders to Gen. Andrew Jackson and cede their lands to the federal government. This opens approximately half of present-day AL to white settlement.
30 1817 Alabama Territory is created when Congress passes an act to divide the Mississippi Territory and admit it into the union as a state. Alabama will remain a territory for two more years.
32 1819 Alabama admitted to the United States
48 1835 Alabama gold rush begins in the east-centrl hill country.
50 1837 The Second Creek war begins in 1836. In 1837 The Battle of Hobdy's Bridge becomes the last indian battle in AL.
53 1840 Alabama reports a total population of 590,756 on the 1940 Federal Census. This includes 335,185 whites, 255,571 blacks, 253,532 slaves, zero Native Americans, and others.
AgeDateEvent
1 1788 Bourbon County Act rescinded.
2 1789 December 21 - Governor Telfair signs first Yazoo Act selling 20,000,000 acres of and for $207,000 or about one cent per acre to. The Yazoo Companies attempted to pay in worthless paper money and Georgia refuses to transfer the land. The Virginia Yazoo, headed by Patrick Henry, even had the unmitigated gall to attempt to pay in worthless Georgia paper money. The South Carolina Yazoo Company sues Georgia in the U.S. Supreme Court to compel delivery but the suit fails when Georgia is able to obtain ratification of the eleventh amendment to the U.S. Constitution on February 7, 1795.
3 1790 Alexander McGillivray, a mixed-blood of the Upper Creek Nation cedes the Altamaha lands to the Oconee. This treaty -- Treaty of New York -- is signed by President George Washington.
3 1790 Columbia and Elbert Counties are created.
6 1793 Hancock, Bryan, McIntosh, Montgomery, Oglethorpe and Warren Counties formed. This same year, the Fugitive Slave Act is passed.
7 1794 General Clarke surrenders ending the Oconee War.
8 1795 Governor Mathews signs the Second Yazoo Act selling somewhere between 35,000,000 and 50,000,000 acres of land for $500,000.
14 1801 Clarke and Tatnall Counties formed.
15 1802 Georgia formally cedes western claims for its southern boundary at the 31st parallel -- which will become a border between,GA, FL and AL. GA's western border reaches to the Mississippi River.
16 1803 Between 1803 and 1811 a horse trail is established connecting Milledgeville, Georgia to Fort Stoddert, American outpost north of Mobile. This is expanded into a road and called The Federal Road by 1811.
20 1807 December 10 - Jasper, Jones, Laurens, Morgan, Putnam, and Telfair Counties formed.
21 1808 Pulaski County created.
22 1809 Twiggs County formed.
24 1811 Tecumseh visits the Creek Indians living in what will become Georgia and Alabama to try to persuade them to join his fight against the flood of white settlers. Some towns join forces with Tecumseh and become known as "Red Sticks".
24 1811 Madison County created.
25 1812 The Creek tribes in southern Alabama and Georgia find themselves under increasing pressure from white settlers. Led by Chief Weatherford, they accepted an alliance with Tecumseh and are nicknamed "Red Sticks".
25 1812 Emanual County formed.
26 1813 During 1813-14, Muskogee-speaking Creeks leave GA and move into areas in Northern FL in response to the Creek Civil War (also known as the Red-sticks War).
30 1817 First Seminole war begins as Georgia backwoodsmen attack Indians just north of the Florida border. !817-1818. General Andrew Jackson invades the area.
32 1819 Rabun County formed.
33 1820 December 20 - Campbell and Randolph Counties formed.
34 1821 May 15 - Dooly, Fayette, Henry, Houston, Monroe and Newton Counties formed.
35 1822 December 9 - Bibb, Dekalb and Pike Counties formed.
36 1823 December 8 - Decatur County formed.
37 1824 December 15 - Upson and Ware Counties formed.
38 1825 Baker, Lowndes, Thomas, Butts and Taliaferro Counties formed.
39 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.
40 1827 December 14, - Harris, Marion, Meriwether and Talbot.
43 1830 Cherokee, Heard, and Stewrt Counties are formed.
44 1831 Sumter County is formed.
45 1832 December 3 - Bartow, Cobb, Crawford, Floyd, Forsyth, Gilmer, Lumpkin, Murray, Paulding, and Union Counties formed.
46 1833 Walker County is formed.
49 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.
50 1837 Mcon and Dade Counties are formed.
51 1838 Chattooga County formed
AgeDateEvent
6 1793 The cotton gin was invented by Whitney.
12 1799 The Rosetta Stone was discovered
13 1800 The first battery was invented by Volta
20 1807 The first steamboat was invented by Fulton
27 1814 The first locomotive engine was created by Stephenson
43 1830 The first railroad is constructed between Liverpool and Manchester, England
52 1839 Goodyear invents vulcanized rubber, opening the door for tires and other rubber products.
57 1844 The first telegraph message is sent by Morse, who later invents the Mores Code
AgeDateEvent
13 1800 NEWS HEADLINES: Seat of U.S. government moves from Philadelphia to Washington DC
24 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.
25 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.
41 1828 Gold is discovered in Georgia.
47 1834 July 9 - The S.S. John Randolph, the first successful iron steamship, is launched in Savannah
AgeDateEvent
6 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.
7 1794 The United States establishes the Navy
11 1798 Mississippi Territory organized from Georgia's western land claims. It includes what will later become portions of Mississippi, Alabama and Northern Florida,
16 1803 Louisiana Purchase from France (who secured it from Spain) gives the US a huge new territory and the port of New Orleans.
17 1804 The Seminole warrior later known as Osceola is born near Tuskegee, AL.
18 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.
19 1806 Lewis and Clark Expedition, which began in 1804, ends. News of the rich lands to the west begins to spread.
24 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.
33 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.
43 1830 Indian Removal Act signed and the moving of eastern Indians west of the Mississippi begins.
48 1835 Second Seminole Indian War begins.
50 1837 The trickery used to capture Seminole Indian Chief Osceola (Assi Yohola) creates a public uproar and U.S. General Jesup is publicly condemned.
53 1840 Oregon Trail is established
55 1842 Second Seminole Indian War ends and thousands of Seminole Indians are forced to move west of the Mississippi.
AgeDateEvent
1 1788 Russia begins war with Sweden
2 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
5 1792 French Revolutionary Wars begin and the French royal family is imprisoned the following year
6 1793 Marie Antoinette is executed; Fugitive Slave Act passed; Roman Catholic faith is banned in France; France declares war on Britain and Holland.
8 1795 White Terror and bread riots in Paris
9 1796 Napoleon marries Josephine de Beauharnais
10 1797 Napoleon proclaims the Venetian Constitution, founds Ligurian Republic in Genoa
46 1833 Santa Anna is elected President of Mexico


Marriages
Esther Maddox
Born on May 15, 1790 and died on February 5, 1870.
They were married 10/1/1805.

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The Children of Charles Atkins Dennis

Nancy Eleanor Dennis
Born in Pike Co., Alabama on October 6, 1822 and died in Blountstown, Florida on July 25, 1878. She was 55 years old.

Married in Covington County, AL.
Levi and Nancy had 15 children:
  1. Lousianna Vandila (4/12/1844 to between 1900-1910),
  2. Flora Ann (3/30/1845),
  3. Emily Amandia ...
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