|About William Sasser|
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.
10/18/1845 - 4/18/1907
(Shown at age 59)
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 -?).
|Census||8/15/1850 ||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.
|Military||3/7/1865 ||FL (Wakulla County) ||19 yrs old |
|Fought under CSA, Lt. Colonel George Scott at the battle of Natural Bridge March 5 -7. |
|Census||8/13/1870 ||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. || |
|Marriage||10/6/1870 ||GA (Decatur County) ||24 yrs old |
|William Sasser married Mary Jane Connell - Oct. 6, 1870 - #W B 84. |
|Census||6/14/1900 ||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/Tombstone||4/18/1907 ||Whigham GA (Grady County) ||61 yrs old |
| William Sasser - Oct 18, 1845 to Apr 18, 1907 -Sasser Cemetery. |
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William, his family, and friends. For example, William is 10 years old when Third Seminole Indian War begins. It ends three years later when Chief Billy Bowlegs and his band are forced to move from Florida.
||Atlanta, Georgia is incorporated. Formally Marthasville
||Gordon and Clinch Counties are formed.
||Clay, Howell, Polk, Spalding, and Whitfield Counties are formed.
||Taylor County formed.
||Catoosa, Pickens, Hart, Dougherty, Webster, Flton, and Worth Counties aare creaated.
||Fannin, Coffee, Chattahooche, Charlton, and Calhoun Counties formed.
||Haralson, Terrell, Berrien, Colquit, Miller, and Towns Counties formed.
||Dawson, Milton, Pierce, Glascock, Mitchell, Schley, White, and Wilcox Counties formed.
||Clayton, Quitman, Banks, Brooks, Johnson, and Echols Counties formed.
||Douglas, McDuffie, Rockdale, and Dodge Counties formed.
||Oconee County formed.
||Crisp, Grady, Jenkins, Tift, Davis, Stephens, Toombs, Turner, and Ben Hill Counties formed.
||The process of creating steel is invented by Besermer in Britain and Kelly in the U.S.
||The first Neanderthal fossils are found near Germany
||Charles Darwin publishes "Origin of Species" and begins the evolution theory.
||Mendel publishes his papers on genetics and introduces the concept to the public.
||Cro-magnon Man fossils are found in France
||Edison invents the phonograph permitting music and voices to be recorded and replayed.
||Edison invents the electric light bulb.
||The first calculating machine is invented and uses punch cards
||Wireless telegraph and the "antenna" are invented but it covers a very short distance.
||First ship to shore message is sent using an improved form of wireless telegraph
||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.
||Freud publishes his book "The Interpretation of Dreams"
||First transatlantic wireless telegraph is sent.
||The first Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil is discovered.
||Wright Brothers complete the first successful flight with an airplane at Kitty Hawk
||The first vacuum tube diode is invented by Fleming
||The triode vacuum tube is invented
||Electrons are discovered by Thomson
||Kellogg sells the first box of Corn Flakes
||NEWS HEADLINES: American Civil war begins at Ft. Sumter, located in Charleston Harbor, VA.
||NEWS HEADLINES: May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
||NEWS HEADLINES: Edison creates the first large power station in New York City, making it the first place in America to have electricity.
||NEWS HEADLINES: Eastman invents the box camera. For the first time photography becomes affordable for the average citizen.
||Third Seminole Indian War begins. It ends three years later when Chief Billy Bowlegs and his band are forced to move from Florida.
||Presidential election puts Abraham Lincoln in office. The campaign has heated the issues regarding slavery in the south.
||May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
||Abraham Lincoln issues the "Emancipation Proclamation" freeing slaves.
||American Civil war ends with General Lee's surrender at Appomattox, VA. Reconstruction begins in the "old South"
||An eight-hour work day is established for federal employees.
||Tennessee enacts Jim Crow law.
||The National League of Baseball is founded
Born on March 15, 1852 and died about 1882.
They were married 10/6/1870.
Born on an unknown day in March 1853 and died on September 7, 1940.
They were married 1/1/1886.
|The Children of William Sasser|
|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,
L. O., and