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Mary Elizabeth Anna Robinson
6/15/1843 - 11/29/1914
(Shown at age 53)
Mary Elizabeth Anna Robinson was born on June 15, 1843 in Greenwood, Jackson Co., Florida and died on November 29, 1914 in Marianna, Florida. She lived to be 71 years old.

Children: Walter Robinson(1884-1959),Sophia Elizabeth(12/11/1866-5/9/1867)Mary Emma(3/9/1868-6/1878),Charles White(9/28/1870-9/21/1938),Gussie Isabell(4/19/1873-11/25/1959),John Henry(1/10/1876-3/8/1911),& a baby girl(1/28/1880)
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Census6/6/1870 Marianna FL (Jackson County) 26 yrs old 
family #31 Charles W. Davis (age 35) Mary E.(27),Mary E. (2). Charles is a Merchant, his real estate value $4000 & personal $9500. They were all born in Florida 
Additional information about Jackson County, FL around 1870: Click here to see a map from this timeperiod.  
Census7/1/1880 Marianna FL (Jackson County) 37 yrs old 
family #137: Charles W. Davis (age 45), Mary E. Davis 35),Charles W. Davis (10),Gussie B. Davis (7), John H. Davis (4),Sallie L. Robinson (26)sister in law, Margaret Davis (55),Henry Davis (12),Tom Davis (10),Kate Davis (6), & Lewis Davis (1); Charles is a Retail Merchant. All born in Florida, Charles, Mary, Sallie & Margret's parents were born in GA. 
Additional information about Jackson County, FL around 1880: Click here to see a map from this timeperiod.  
Census6/2/1900 Marianna FL (Jackson County) 57 yrs old 
family# 61: M. E. Davis (age 56, 6/1843),C W Davis (29- 9/1870),Gernie Davis (27 -4/1873), J H Davis (24-1/1876), Walter Davis (15 -7/1884). All were born in FL. C.W. is a Merchant and J.H. is a clerk. All state they san read and write. 
Additional information about Jackson County, FL around 1900: Click here to see a map from this timeperiod.  

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2 1845 Florida becomes the 27th state to join the United States. William Moseley becomes the first governor and David Yulee the first senator.
7 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.
12 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.
18 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.
21 1864 Battle of Olustee is a Confederate victory. Union troops pull back
22 1865 Battle at Natural Bridge (Wakulla County) is a Confederate victory.
22 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.
27 1870 During the 1870s, the remaining Seminole Indians begin establishing trading posts and other economy with local settlers.
39 1882 The Florida Central and Western Railroad Company was created. It combines the Florida Central, Jacksonville, Pensacola, and Mobile railroads.
40 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.
41 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.
63 1906 An attempt to drain the Everglades and convert it to farmland begins.
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1 1844 The first telegraph message is sent by Morse, who later invents the Mores Code
10 1853 The process of creating steel is invented by Besermer in Britain and Kelly in the U.S.
13 1856 The first Neanderthal fossils are found near Germany
16 1859 Charles Darwin publishes "Origin of Species" and begins the evolution theory.
22 1865 Mendel publishes his papers on genetics and introduces the concept to the public.
26 1869 Cro-magnon Man fossils are found in France
34 1877 Edison invents the phonograph permitting music and voices to be recorded and replayed.
36 1879 Edison invents the electric light bulb.
46 1889 The first calculating machine is invented and uses punch cards
52 1895 Wireless telegraph and the "antenna" are invented but it covers a very short distance.
54 1897 First ship to shore message is sent using an improved form of wireless telegraph
57 1900 Freud publishes his book "The Interpretation of Dreams"
57 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.
58 1901 First transatlantic wireless telegraph is sent.
59 1902 The first Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil is discovered.
60 1903 Wright Brothers complete the first successful flight with an airplane at Kitty Hawk
61 1904 The first vacuum tube diode is invented by Fleming
63 1906 The triode vacuum tube is invented
63 1906 Electrons are discovered by Thomson
63 1906 Kellogg sells the first box of Corn Flakes
69 1912 The unsinkable Titanic sinks on its first trip to New York drowning 1,513 people.
70 1913 Ford builds the first assembly line into his automobile production plant
71 1914 The first traffic lights (which is only red or green) are put up in America; Construction of the Panama Canal is completed
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18 1861 NEWS HEADLINES: American Civil war begins at Ft. Sumter, located in Charleston Harbor, VA.
19 1862 NEWS HEADLINES: May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
39 1882 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison creates the first large power station in New York City, making it the first place in America to have electricity.
42 1885 NEWS HEADLINES: Eastman invents the box camera. For the first time photography becomes affordable for the average citizen.
65 1908 NEWS HEADLINES: Henry Ford produces the first Model T automobile
69 1912 White residents of Forsyth County, GA, drive the black population out.
70 1913 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison invents motion pictures
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12 1855 Third Seminole Indian War begins. It ends three years later when Chief Billy Bowlegs and his band are forced to move from Florida.
17 1860 Presidential election puts Abraham Lincoln in office. The campaign has heated the issues regarding slavery in the south.
19 1862 May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
20 1863 Abraham Lincoln issues the "Emancipation Proclamation" freeing slaves.
22 1865 American Civil war ends with General Lee's surrender at Appomattox, VA. Reconstruction begins in the "old South"
25 1868 An eight-hour work day is established for federal employees.
32 1875 Tennessee enacts Jim Crow law.
33 1876 The National League of Baseball is founded
66 1909 The National Association for Advancement of Colored People is formed (NAACP)
67 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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66 1909 The "Piltdown Man" hoax -- a fake archeological discovery announced by dishonest scientists who wanted to "prove" that human beings had evolved in Europe
71 1914 World War I - Following the crisis touched off by the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand of Austria in Sarajevo, Germany declared war on Russia and additional countries joined the war within several days.
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Charles Davis
Born on August 19, 1834 and died on April 17, 1891
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The Children of Mary Elizabeth Anna Robinson

26 years old
Charles White Davis Jr
Born in Marianna, Florida on September 28, 1870 and died in Marianna, Florida on September 21, 1938. He was 68 years old.

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17 years old
Gussie Isabell Davis
Born in Marianna, Florida on April 19, 1873 and died in Chattahooche, Florida on November 25, 1959. She was 86 years old.

She didn't like her middle name and most people did not know it. She never married and ran a kindergarten program in the original Davis home built by my GG Grandfather John Timothy Davis about 1825 in...
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29 years old
John Henry Davis
Born in Marianna, Florida on January 10, 1876 and died in Marianna, Florida on March 8, 1911. He was 35 years old.

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26 years old
Walter Robinson Davis
Born in Marianna, Florida on July 13, 1884 and died in Marianna, Florida on July 15, 1959. He was 75 years old.

Children: Mary Elizabeth (1912), Georgia Evelyn (1914), Pearl Eugenia (1919), James (1920), Charles (1921), Walter (1922)...
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