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Abigail Saphronia Ayers 

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10/7/1791 - 1858

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1796 - 1830
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Abigail Saphronia Ayers
6/11/1820 - 1860
Abigail Saphronia Ayers was born on June 11, 1820 somewhere in South Carolina and died about 1860 somewhere in Florida. Actual date of death is unknown. She lived to be about 39 years old.

She married John McCormick.
James M. (abt. 1838)
William (abt. 1840)
Daniel (abt.1842) he married Nancy Philemon
John (abt.1844)
Joseph (abt.1846)
Mary Ann (1848 -1927GA) she married Robert Winn Wilson
Jesse F.(abt. 1850)
Seaborn (abt.1851)
Census9/5/1850 Division 25 GA (Early County) 30 yrs old 
Recorded as family #342: John Mccormac (age 32, born in GA in 1818), Sophronia (age 29, born in GA in 1821), James M. (12 GA 1838), William (10 GA 1840), Daniel (8 GA 1842), John (6 GA 1844), Joseph(4 GA 1846), Mary (2 GA 1848), and Jesse F.(less than one year old, born in GA during 1850). 

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1 1821 Spain formally cedes Florida to the United States in 1821, according to terms of the Adams-Onís Treaty. Spanish colonists as well as settlers from the newly formed United States begin to pour into the new territory. Prior to this change, Florida was a wilderness sparsely dotted with settlements of native Indians, escaped/freed slaves and Spaniards.
2 1822 Florida Territory is purchased
3 1823 The Treaty of Moultrie Creek pushes the Seminole Indian towns into the interior of the Florida peninsula.
4 1824 Tallahassee is established at the capital of Florida because it is half-way between the two government centers in St. Augustine and Pensacola. The Legislative Council meets in November in a log house erected in the vicinity of today's capitol.
15 1835 The Second Seminole Indian War keeps the United States and Seminoles Indians fighting in North & Central Florida.
17 1837 NEWS HEADLINES: In October, Chief Osceola of the Seminole Indians is captured when he arrives for supposed truce negotiations at Fort Payton. He is imprisoned at St. Augustine, FL where he refuses to eat and attempts to escape several times. In December he is moved to a prison in SC where he dies on January 20, 1838. At the time of his death, Osceola was the most famous American Indian.
22 1842 Congress passes the Armed Occupation Act of 1842. It entitles persons willing and able to bear arms against the Indians and establish themselves in villages along the borders of Indian territory ownership of their land after 5 years.
22 1842 Second Seminole Indian War ends and some of the Seminole Indians living in FL are moved to the Indian Territory
25 1845 Florida becomes the 27th state to join the United States. William Moseley becomes the first governor and David Yulee the first senator.
30 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.
35 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.
10 1830 The first railroad is constructed between Liverpool and Manchester, England
19 1839 Goodyear invents vulcanized rubber, opening the door for tires and other rubber products.
24 1844 The first telegraph message is sent by Morse, who later invents the Mores Code
33 1853 The process of creating steel is invented by Besermer in Britain and Kelly in the U.S.
36 1856 The first Neanderthal fossils are found near Germany
39 1859 Charles Darwin publishes "Origin of Species" and begins the evolution theory.
8 1828 Gold is discovered in Georgia.
14 1834 July 9 - The S.S. John Randolph, the first successful iron steamship, is launched in Savannah
10 1830 South Carolina becomes the first state to secede from the Union, setting the stage for the creation of the Confederacy.
40 1860 About 63,000 men from South Carolina served in the Confederate armed forces.
10 1830 Indian Removal Act signed and the moving of eastern Indians west of the Mississippi begins.
15 1835 Second Seminole Indian War begins.
17 1837 The trickery used to capture Seminole Indian Chief Osceola (Assi Yohola) creates a public uproar and U.S. General Jesup is publicly condemned.
20 1840 Oregon Trail is established
22 1842 Second Seminole Indian War ends and thousands of Seminole Indians are forced to move west of the Mississippi.
35 1855 Third Seminole Indian War begins. It ends three years later when Chief Billy Bowlegs and his band are forced to move from Florida.
40 1860 Presidential election puts Abraham Lincoln in office. The campaign has heated the issues regarding slavery in the south.
13 1833 Santa Anna is elected President of Mexico

John McCormick
Born about 1818 and died about 1890
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