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Caroline Braiser
1824 - 1889
Caroline Braiser was born about 1824 somewhere in South Carolina and died about 1889 in Pickens County, Alabama. Dates for birth and death are estimated. She lived to be about 65 years old.

Census8/31/1870 Henry AL (Pickens County) 46 yrs old 
Dwelling #34, Family #34: The household of T Alexander (age 56) consists of Caroline (age 46), Sarah (20), John (17), Ann (17), Mary (13), Dina (10), Jane (8), Samantha (6), and Melvina (age 3). Thomas is a farmer and his oldest son is a farm hand. He estimates the value of his real estate to be $200 and personal property to be $300. He was born in Kentucky and Caroline was born in South Carolina. All of the children were born in AL.  

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11 1835 Alabama gold rush begins in the east-centrl hill country.
13 1837 The Second Creek war begins in 1836. In 1837 The Battle of Hobdy's Bridge becomes the last indian battle in AL.
16 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.
26 1850 State population=771,623. The 1850 Federal Census reveals the White population=426,514; African-American population=345,109; Slave population=342,844; Free black population=2,265; Urban population=35,179; Rural population=736,444; Cotton production in bales=564,429; Corn production in bushels=28,754,048; Number of manufacturing establishments=1,026.
6 1830 The first railroad is constructed between Liverpool and Manchester, England
15 1839 Goodyear invents vulcanized rubber, opening the door for tires and other rubber products.
20 1844 The first telegraph message is sent by Morse, who later invents the Mores Code
29 1853 The process of creating steel is invented by Besermer in Britain and Kelly in the U.S.
32 1856 The first Neanderthal fossils are found near Germany
35 1859 Charles Darwin publishes "Origin of Species" and begins the evolution theory.
41 1865 Mendel publishes his papers on genetics and introduces the concept to the public.
45 1869 Cro-magnon Man fossils are found in France
53 1877 Edison invents the phonograph permitting music and voices to be recorded and replayed.
55 1879 Edison invents the electric light bulb.
65 1889 The first calculating machine is invented and uses punch cards
4 1828 Gold is discovered in Georgia.
10 1834 July 9 - The S.S. John Randolph, the first successful iron steamship, is launched in Savannah
37 1861 NEWS HEADLINES: American Civil war begins at Ft. Sumter, located in Charleston Harbor, VA.
38 1862 NEWS HEADLINES: May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
58 1882 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison creates the first large power station in New York City, making it the first place in America to have electricity.
61 1885 NEWS HEADLINES: Eastman invents the box camera. For the first time photography becomes affordable for the average citizen.
6 1830 South Carolina becomes the first state to secede from the Union, setting the stage for the creation of the Confederacy.
36 1860 About 63,000 men from South Carolina served in the Confederate armed forces.
44 1868 South Carolina was readmitted to the Union.
6 1830 Indian Removal Act signed and the moving of eastern Indians west of the Mississippi begins.
11 1835 Second Seminole Indian War begins.
13 1837 The trickery used to capture Seminole Indian Chief Osceola (Assi Yohola) creates a public uproar and U.S. General Jesup is publicly condemned.
16 1840 Oregon Trail is established
18 1842 Second Seminole Indian War ends and thousands of Seminole Indians are forced to move west of the Mississippi.
31 1855 Third Seminole Indian War begins. It ends three years later when Chief Billy Bowlegs and his band are forced to move from Florida.
36 1860 Presidential election puts Abraham Lincoln in office. The campaign has heated the issues regarding slavery in the south.
38 1862 May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
39 1863 Abraham Lincoln issues the "Emancipation Proclamation" freeing slaves.
41 1865 American Civil war ends with General Lee's surrender at Appomattox, VA. Reconstruction begins in the "old South"
44 1868 An eight-hour work day is established for federal employees.
51 1875 Tennessee enacts Jim Crow law.
52 1876 The National League of Baseball is founded
9 1833 Santa Anna is elected President of Mexico

Thomas Alexander
Born on an unknown day in April 1809 and died on January 10, 1905
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The Children of Caroline Braiser

Andrew (Drew) Alexander
Born in Pickens County, Alabama on March 12, 1860 and died in Pickens County, Alabama on December 5, 1942. He was 82 years old.

Married Eudora Amanda (Dora) Woolbright in Pickens County AL on 12/20/1883. They had seven children:
  1. Mattie (1886-?)
  2. Elizabeth Eugenia (1887-1964)
  3. Joseph...
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84 years old
Martha Melvina Alexander
Born in Pickens County, Alabama on September 18, 1866 and died in Itawamba County, Mississippi on May 15, 1951. She was 84 years old.

She was called Mattie. She married Henry Jefferson Owens on February 6, 1894.
She is buried at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Itawamba County, MS (Baptist)....
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