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William  Sasser 

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William Sasser
1815 - 1870

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3/15/1819 - 7/3/1888
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William Sasser
10/18/1845 - 4/18/1907
(Shown at age 59)
William Sasser was born on October 18, 1845 somewhere in Georgia and died on April 18, 1907 in Whigham, Georgia. He lived to be 61 years old.

He married on (10/6/1870) to Mary Jane Connell (3/15/1852 - about 1882) then about 1886 he married Elbina Cooper(3/1/1853-9/7/1940) and they had one daughter Julia F. Sasser (3/1/1876 -?).
Census8/15/1850 District 81 GA (Thomas County) 4 yrs old 
family# 222 - William Sasser (age36), Sarah Sasser (31), Clarissa Sasser (13),Jane Sasser (11),Jasper Sasser (9), Ann Sasser (7), William Sasser (4), George Sasser (1), Allen Peacock (16) & James Peacock (19). William, Allen, James are farm laborers. William states home value is $200.
family#223 Alexander Peacock & family.  
Military3/7/1865 FL (Wakulla County) 19 yrs old 
Fought under CSA, Lt. Colonel George Scott at the battle of Natural Bridge March 5 -7. 
Census8/13/1870 Harrison GA (Decatur County) 24 yrs old 
family#165 - William Saffer (age 55), Sarah Saffer (51), Sarah A. Saffer (25),William Saffer (23), Bytha J. Saffer (18), Martha J. Saffer (17)& Moses Saffer (15). William Sr. is a farmer, William & Moses are laborers. William Sr. can read, but not write. Sarah can not read or write. All were born in GA. value of home $500, personal estate value $300.  
Additional information about Decatur County, GA around 1870: Map of Decatur County, GA created around 1865 -- five years before the 1870 Census. Click here to see a map from this timeperiod.  
Marriage10/6/1870 GA (Decatur County) 24 yrs old 
William Sasser married Mary Jane Connell - Oct. 6, 1870 - #W B 84. 
Census6/14/1900 Whigham GA (Grady County) 54 yrs old 
family# 166 - William Sasser (age54 Oct.1845), Albona Sasser (47 mar. 1853)& (daughter) Julia F. Sasser (24 Mar. 1876). William & Albona have been married 14 years. Albona has had no children. William is a farmer. All can read & write. All were born in GA, as were their parents.
(brothers near by)#162 Moses, #163 George & Families.  
Graveyard/Tombstone4/18/1907 Whigham GA (Grady County) 61 yrs old 
William Sasser - Oct 18, 1845 to Apr 18, 1907 -Sasser Cemetery.  Source:

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2 1847 Atlanta, Georgia is incorporated. Formally Marthasville
5 1850 Gordon and Clinch Counties are formed.
6 1851 Clay, Howell, Polk, Spalding, and Whitfield Counties are formed.
7 1852 Taylor County formed.
8 1853 Catoosa, Pickens, Hart, Dougherty, Webster, Flton, and Worth Counties aare creaated.
9 1854 Fannin, Coffee, Chattahooche, Charlton, and Calhoun Counties formed.
11 1856 Haralson, Terrell, Berrien, Colquit, Miller, and Towns Counties formed.
12 1857 Dawson, Milton, Pierce, Glascock, Mitchell, Schley, White, and Wilcox Counties formed.
13 1858 Clayton, Quitman, Banks, Brooks, Johnson, and Echols Counties formed.
25 1870 Douglas, McDuffie, Rockdale, and Dodge Counties formed.
30 1875 Oconee County formed.
60 1905 Crisp, Grady, Jenkins, Tift, Davis, Stephens, Toombs, Turner, and Ben Hill Counties formed.
8 1853 The process of creating steel is invented by Besermer in Britain and Kelly in the U.S.
11 1856 The first Neanderthal fossils are found near Germany
14 1859 Charles Darwin publishes "Origin of Species" and begins the evolution theory.
20 1865 Mendel publishes his papers on genetics and introduces the concept to the public.
24 1869 Cro-magnon Man fossils are found in France
32 1877 Edison invents the phonograph permitting music and voices to be recorded and replayed.
34 1879 Edison invents the electric light bulb.
44 1889 The first calculating machine is invented and uses punch cards
50 1895 Wireless telegraph and the "antenna" are invented but it covers a very short distance.
52 1897 First ship to shore message is sent using an improved form of wireless telegraph
55 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.
55 1900 Freud publishes his book "The Interpretation of Dreams"
56 1901 First transatlantic wireless telegraph is sent.
57 1902 The first Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil is discovered.
58 1903 Wright Brothers complete the first successful flight with an airplane at Kitty Hawk
59 1904 The first vacuum tube diode is invented by Fleming
61 1906 The triode vacuum tube is invented
61 1906 Electrons are discovered by Thomson
61 1906 Kellogg sells the first box of Corn Flakes
16 1861 NEWS HEADLINES: American Civil war begins at Ft. Sumter, located in Charleston Harbor, VA.
17 1862 NEWS HEADLINES: May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
37 1882 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison creates the first large power station in New York City, making it the first place in America to have electricity.
40 1885 NEWS HEADLINES: Eastman invents the box camera. For the first time photography becomes affordable for the average citizen.
10 1855 Third Seminole Indian War begins. It ends three years later when Chief Billy Bowlegs and his band are forced to move from Florida.
15 1860 Presidential election puts Abraham Lincoln in office. The campaign has heated the issues regarding slavery in the south.
17 1862 May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
18 1863 Abraham Lincoln issues the "Emancipation Proclamation" freeing slaves.
20 1865 American Civil war ends with General Lee's surrender at Appomattox, VA. Reconstruction begins in the "old South"
23 1868 An eight-hour work day is established for federal employees.
30 1875 Tennessee enacts Jim Crow law.
31 1876 The National League of Baseball is founded
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Mary Connell
Born on March 15, 1852 and died about 1882.
They were married 10/6/1870.

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Elbina Cooper
Born on an unknown day in March 1853 and died on September 7, 1940.
They were married 1/1/1886.

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Julia F. Sasser
Born somewhere in Georgia on an unknown day in March 1876 and died in an unknown location about 1976. She was 99 years old.

She married John L. Taylor. They had six children: William, Emma C., Maggie, William F., L. O., and John T. ...
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