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Martha A. Bray 

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1785 - 1850

 


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Martha A. Bray
1815 - 1890
Martha A. Bray was born about 1815 somewhere in Georgia and died about 1890 in an unknown place. Dates for birth and death are estimated. She lived to be about 75 years old.

She Married on 11-28-1832 in Butts Co. GA. Children: Mary Ann (1837), Nancy Jane (5/10/1847), Catherine (1840?), John William (1843), Frances M. (1845?), Martha A. (1846?), Wyatt Singleton (10/6/1848), Berry (1851?), Sarah J. (1854?) and Austin (5/25/1856)
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Marriage11/28/1833 GA (Butts County) 18 yrs old 
Crispen Davis married Martha Bray on Nov. 28, 1833 in Butts, GA.  Source:  Georgia Marriages to 1850 - database on-line.
Census1/1/1840 GA (Butts County) 25 yrs old 
page #4 - Cristin Davis Jr. - one male(-5), one male (15-20),one male (40-50), one male(70-80). three females (-5),one female (20-30). 
Census8/14/1850 District 8 GA (Butts County) 35 yrs old 
family# 146 - Crispens David (age 40), Martha Davis (35), Catharine Davis (11), Francis M. Davis (8), John W. Davis (10), Martha H. Davis (4), Mary A. L. Davis (15), Nancy J. Davis (13)& Wyatt S. Davis (1). Crispens is a farmer, born in SC. all other born in GA. Estate value #1200. Crispens & Martha state they can not read & write.  
Census6/13/1870 Precinct 9 AL (St . Clair County) 55 yrs old 
dweling#134, family#136 - Crispin Davis (age 59- SC), Martha A. Davis (54- GA), Wyatt Davis (20 - GA), Benny Davis (19 - GA), Sarah J. Davis (16 - GA), Austin Davis (14 - GA), Zemoriah Daffron (9 - AL), Nancy Box (32 -GA), Joseph M. Box (8 - AL) & Martha H. Box (6 - AL). Crispen states he is a farmer, his estate is valued at $700, and personal value at $400. Wyatt, Benny, Austin & Zemoriah works on the farm. Martha & Nancy keep house.

next door #135 -lives Henry(49 -TN) and Telitha Box (49-SC)& family.  

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AgeDateEvent
2 1817 First Seminole war begins as Georgia backwoodsmen attack Indians just north of the Florida border. !817-1818. General Andrew Jackson invades the area.
4 1819 Rabun County formed.
5 1820 December 20 - Campbell and Randolph Counties formed.
6 1821 May 15 - Dooly, Fayette, Henry, Houston, Monroe and Newton Counties formed.
7 1822 December 9 - Bibb, Dekalb and Pike Counties formed.
8 1823 December 8 - Decatur County formed.
9 1824 December 15 - Upson and Ware Counties formed.
10 1825 Baker, Lowndes, Thomas, Butts and Taliaferro Counties formed.
11 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.
12 1827 December 14, - Harris, Marion, Meriwether and Talbot.
15 1830 Cherokee, Heard, and Stewrt Counties are formed.
16 1831 Sumter County is formed.
17 1832 December 3 - Bartow, Cobb, Crawford, Floyd, Forsyth, Gilmer, Lumpkin, Murray, Paulding, and Union Counties formed.
18 1833 Walker County is formed.
21 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.
22 1837 Mcon and Dade Counties are formed.
23 1838 Chattooga County formed
32 1847 Atlanta, Georgia is incorporated. Formally Marthasville
35 1850 Gordon and Clinch Counties are formed.
36 1851 Clay, Howell, Polk, Spalding, and Whitfield Counties are formed.
37 1852 Taylor County formed.
38 1853 Catoosa, Pickens, Hart, Dougherty, Webster, Flton, and Worth Counties aare creaated.
39 1854 Fannin, Coffee, Chattahooche, Charlton, and Calhoun Counties formed.
41 1856 Haralson, Terrell, Berrien, Colquit, Miller, and Towns Counties formed.
42 1857 Dawson, Milton, Pierce, Glascock, Mitchell, Schley, White, and Wilcox Counties formed.
43 1858 Clayton, Quitman, Banks, Brooks, Johnson, and Echols Counties formed.
55 1870 Douglas, McDuffie, Rockdale, and Dodge Counties formed.
60 1875 Oconee County formed.
AgeDateEvent
15 1830 The first railroad is constructed between Liverpool and Manchester, England
24 1839 Goodyear invents vulcanized rubber, opening the door for tires and other rubber products.
29 1844 The first telegraph message is sent by Morse, who later invents the Mores Code
38 1853 The process of creating steel is invented by Besermer in Britain and Kelly in the U.S.
41 1856 The first Neanderthal fossils are found near Germany
44 1859 Charles Darwin publishes "Origin of Species" and begins the evolution theory.
50 1865 Mendel publishes his papers on genetics and introduces the concept to the public.
54 1869 Cro-magnon Man fossils are found in France
62 1877 Edison invents the phonograph permitting music and voices to be recorded and replayed.
64 1879 Edison invents the electric light bulb.
74 1889 The first calculating machine is invented and uses punch cards
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13 1828 Gold is discovered in Georgia.
19 1834 July 9 - The S.S. John Randolph, the first successful iron steamship, is launched in Savannah
46 1861 NEWS HEADLINES: American Civil war begins at Ft. Sumter, located in Charleston Harbor, VA.
47 1862 NEWS HEADLINES: May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
67 1882 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison creates the first large power station in New York City, making it the first place in America to have electricity.
70 1885 NEWS HEADLINES: Eastman invents the box camera. For the first time photography becomes affordable for the average citizen.
AgeDateEvent
5 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.
15 1830 Indian Removal Act signed and the moving of eastern Indians west of the Mississippi begins.
20 1835 Second Seminole Indian War begins.
22 1837 The trickery used to capture Seminole Indian Chief Osceola (Assi Yohola) creates a public uproar and U.S. General Jesup is publicly condemned.
25 1840 Oregon Trail is established
27 1842 Second Seminole Indian War ends and thousands of Seminole Indians are forced to move west of the Mississippi.
40 1855 Third Seminole Indian War begins. It ends three years later when Chief Billy Bowlegs and his band are forced to move from Florida.
45 1860 Presidential election puts Abraham Lincoln in office. The campaign has heated the issues regarding slavery in the south.
47 1862 May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
48 1863 Abraham Lincoln issues the "Emancipation Proclamation" freeing slaves.
50 1865 American Civil war ends with General Lee's surrender at Appomattox, VA. Reconstruction begins in the "old South"
53 1868 An eight-hour work day is established for federal employees.
60 1875 Tennessee enacts Jim Crow law.
61 1876 The National League of Baseball is founded
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18 1833 Santa Anna is elected President of Mexico


Marriages
Crispin Davis
Born about 1809 and died about 1880.
They were married 11/28/1832.

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The Children of Martha A. Bray

Mary Ann Davis
Born somewhere in Georgia about 1837 and died in an unknown location about 1920. She was about 83 years old.

She married William S. Fowler. They had two childern, John Grant and S. Mack Fowler. John Grant married Minnie Burton, she died in childbirth. John then married Mattie Lee Green. S. Mack Fowler marrie...
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Nancy Jane Davis
Born somewhere in Georgia on May 10, 1837 and died in an unknown location about 1920. She was about 82 years old.

At the consent of the groom's father Henry Box she married Henry W. Box on Feb.2, 1860. His family was from TN.
They had two children, Joseph M. and Martha H. Box.

Nancy later married Colu...
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Catherine Davis
Born somewhere in Georgia about 1840 and died in an unknown location about 1925. She was about 85 years old.

She married James M. Tucker in GA. Thier children were: Marietta, Susan J.,John,James F., Josephine, Margarett, Eliza and William H. Tucker....
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47 years old
John William Davis
Born in Butts Co., Georgia on March 12, 1843 and died in Trout Creek, Alabama on October 2, 1906. He was 63 years old.

He married in St. Cair,AL on Sept. 26,1867 (at the home of his in-laws T. Phillips) to Melvina "Vina" Eliza Phillips(1848 to 8/9/1911). They owned a farm in Trout Creek. John enlisted as a private wit...
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Frances M. Davis
Born somewhere in Georgia about 1845 and died in an unknown location about 1925. He was about 80 years old.

He married Marietta C. Crump Nov.24, 1865 in St. Cair, AL....
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Wyatt Singleton Davis
Born in Butts Co., Georgia on October 6, 1848 and died in Jefferson Co., Alabama on June 6, 1927. He was 78 years old.

He married Lydia Woods on Feb. 29, 1679 at the home of Stephen H. Woods in St. Cair, AL. Children:
1.Crispen Stephen Davis(12/1/1872-5/4/1962);
2. Martha Ellen Davis(8/29/1874-5/4/1939);
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Martha L. Davis
Born somewhere in Georgia about 1849 and died in an unknown location about 1903. She was about 54 years old.

She married on 8/16/1859 to Benjamin Hix Daffron (1838 - ). They had one son, Zemeriah. Benjamin died in the Civil War.
On 1/18/1864, Martha married William Crumpton (1842 -1910). They had six c...
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Sarah J. Davis
Born somewhere in Georgia about 1854 and died in an unknown location about 1930. She was about 76 years old.

She married Saul Hithcox....
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41 years old
Austin Davis
Born somewhere in Georgia on May 25, 1856 and died in an unknown location on October 19, 1910. He was 54 years old.

Children: Essie (7/23/1888 - 4/11/1949), Sulie E. (1890), Herman (3/1893) died in France in WWI, Etta Luette Lou (7/1895)....
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