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David Stephens
1790 - 1865
David Stephens was born about 1790 somewhere in North Carolina and died about 1865 somewhere in Georgia. Dates for birth and death are estimated. He lived to be about 75 years old.

He married Martha J. Bryant.
Children:
Asa (1813)
Luraney
Marilida
Queen Ann (3/20/1821-2/17/1898)married John Dixon McDuffie(2/22/1822-11/28/1898)
Benjamin (1824)
Nancy (5/9/1829)
Byrd (1830)
David Jr. (8/14/1832)
Nettie (abt.1838)
Records
Census8/7/1820 GA (Laurens County) 30 yrs old 
page 16#10-David Stephens: 1- Males - Under 10, 1 - Males - 26 thru 44, 2 - Females - Under 10, 1 - Females - 26 thru 44

page 16#23 -Benj. Stephens:3 - Males - 10 thru 15, 1 - Males - 16 thru 25, 1 - Females - 45 and over.  
Additional information about Laurens County, GA around 1820: Created in 1807, it was named for Col. John Laurens, who was killed by British oppressors during the American Revolution. The Oconee River runs through the county. 
Other1/8/1828 GA (Laurens County) 38 yrs old 
Estate of Amos Love - Eli Warren and Jordan Baker admins. David Stephens is paid $17.00 
Census1/1/1830 GA (Dooley County) 40 yrs old 
Number 2, #88 21 David Stephens- one male (under 5),one male (5-10),one male (15-20) one male (30-40), / one female(under 5),one female(5-10),one female(10-15),one female (15-20), one female (30-40)  
Census1/1/1860 GA (Randolph County) 70 yrs old 
This information, while true, may NOT apply to our David Stephens.  Daniel S. Hammock (age 30), Nancy C. Hammock (26), Thomas K. Hammock (2), Martha A. Hammock (10 mos), John Mckenny (16), David Stephens (71). All were born in GA  

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AgeDateEvent
3 1793 Hancock, Bryan, McIntosh, Montgomery, Oglethorpe and Warren Counties formed. This same year, the Fugitive Slave Act is passed.
4 1794 General Clarke surrenders ending the Oconee War.
5 1795 Governor Mathews signs the Second Yazoo Act selling somewhere between 35,000,000 and 50,000,000 acres of land for $500,000.
11 1801 Clarke and Tatnall Counties formed.
12 1802 Georgia formally cedes western claims for its southern boundary at the 31st parallel -- which will become a border between,GA, FL and AL. GA's western border reaches to the Mississippi River.
13 1803 Between 1803 and 1811 a horse trail is established connecting Milledgeville, Georgia to Fort Stoddert, American outpost north of Mobile. This is expanded into a road and called The Federal Road by 1811.
17 1807 December 10 - Jasper, Jones, Laurens, Morgan, Putnam, and Telfair Counties formed.
18 1808 Pulaski County created.
19 1809 Twiggs County formed.
21 1811 Madison County created.
21 1811 Tecumseh visits the Creek Indians living in what will become Georgia and Alabama to try to persuade them to join his fight against the flood of white settlers. Some towns join forces with Tecumseh and become known as "Red Sticks".
22 1812 Emanual County formed.
22 1812 The Creek tribes in southern Alabama and Georgia find themselves under increasing pressure from white settlers. Led by Chief Weatherford, they accepted an alliance with Tecumseh and are nicknamed "Red Sticks".
23 1813 During 1813-14, Muskogee-speaking Creeks leave GA and move into areas in Northern FL in response to the Creek Civil War (also known as the Red-sticks War).
27 1817 First Seminole war begins as Georgia backwoodsmen attack Indians just north of the Florida border. !817-1818. General Andrew Jackson invades the area.
29 1819 Rabun County formed.
30 1820 December 20 - Campbell and Randolph Counties formed.
31 1821 May 15 - Dooly, Fayette, Henry, Houston, Monroe and Newton Counties formed.
32 1822 December 9 - Bibb, Dekalb and Pike Counties formed.
33 1823 December 8 - Decatur County formed.
34 1824 December 15 - Upson and Ware Counties formed.
35 1825 Baker, Lowndes, Thomas, Butts and Taliaferro Counties formed.
36 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.
37 1827 December 14, - Harris, Marion, Meriwether and Talbot.
40 1830 Cherokee, Heard, and Stewrt Counties are formed.
41 1831 Sumter County is formed.
42 1832 December 3 - Bartow, Cobb, Crawford, Floyd, Forsyth, Gilmer, Lumpkin, Murray, Paulding, and Union Counties formed.
43 1833 Walker County is formed.
46 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.
47 1837 Mcon and Dade Counties are formed.
48 1838 Chattooga County formed
57 1847 Atlanta, Georgia is incorporated. Formally Marthasville
60 1850 Gordon and Clinch Counties are formed.
61 1851 Clay, Howell, Polk, Spalding, and Whitfield Counties are formed.
62 1852 Taylor County formed.
63 1853 Catoosa, Pickens, Hart, Dougherty, Webster, Flton, and Worth Counties aare creaated.
64 1854 Fannin, Coffee, Chattahooche, Charlton, and Calhoun Counties formed.
66 1856 Haralson, Terrell, Berrien, Colquit, Miller, and Towns Counties formed.
67 1857 Dawson, Milton, Pierce, Glascock, Mitchell, Schley, White, and Wilcox Counties formed.
68 1858 Clayton, Quitman, Banks, Brooks, Johnson, and Echols Counties formed.
AgeDateEvent
3 1793 The cotton gin was invented by Whitney.
9 1799 The Rosetta Stone was discovered
10 1800 The first battery was invented by Volta
17 1807 The first steamboat was invented by Fulton
24 1814 The first locomotive engine was created by Stephenson
40 1830 The first railroad is constructed between Liverpool and Manchester, England
49 1839 Goodyear invents vulcanized rubber, opening the door for tires and other rubber products.
54 1844 The first telegraph message is sent by Morse, who later invents the Mores Code
63 1853 The process of creating steel is invented by Besermer in Britain and Kelly in the U.S.
66 1856 The first Neanderthal fossils are found near Germany
69 1859 Charles Darwin publishes "Origin of Species" and begins the evolution theory.
75 1865 Mendel publishes his papers on genetics and introduces the concept to the public.
AgeDateEvent
10 1800 NEWS HEADLINES: Seat of U.S. government moves from Philadelphia to Washington DC
21 1811 NEWS HEADLINES: Tecumseh's emerging Indian Confederacy is defeated at the Battle of Tippecanoe in Ohio. Afterwards, Tecumseh and his brother travel from their Shawnee homes in the north to recruit and unify the southern Indians.
22 1812 NEWS HEADLINES: War of 1812 begins and will continue for until 1814. Some call it the Second War of Independence because the US fights Great Britain to a stalemate, Americas independence was assured.
38 1828 Gold is discovered in Georgia.
44 1834 July 9 - The S.S. John Randolph, the first successful iron steamship, is launched in Savannah
71 1861 NEWS HEADLINES: American Civil war begins at Ft. Sumter, located in Charleston Harbor, VA.
72 1862 NEWS HEADLINES: May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
AgeDateEvent
40 1830 The U.S. Government begins forcing Cherokee Indians from their homes in what becomes known as the Trail of Tears. Many Cherokee hide in the mountains of North Carolina and surrounding states.
AgeDateEvent
3 1793 Alexander McGillivray, the head of the Creek Indian Nation, dies. A restlessness begins to grow among the Indians in what is now Georgia, Alabama and Northern Florida as town chiefs via for the vacant leadership role.
4 1794 The United States establishes the Navy
8 1798 Mississippi Territory organized from Georgia's western land claims. It includes what will later become portions of Mississippi, Alabama and Northern Florida,
13 1803 Louisiana Purchase from France (who secured it from Spain) gives the US a huge new territory and the port of New Orleans.
14 1804 The Seminole warrior later known as Osceola is born near Tuskegee, AL.
15 1805 Federal Road project begins after the Creek Indians give the U.S. permission to develop a “horse path” through their nation that will provide better mail delivery between Washington City (DC) and New Orleans. Soon settlers are traveling and settling along this path to settle the southern frontier.
16 1806 Lewis and Clark Expedition, which began in 1804, ends. News of the rich lands to the west begins to spread.
21 1811 By 1811 the new "Federal Road" (which started as a horse path) is filled with a steady flow of white settlers into Creek Indian Territories. The Spanish begin to fan hostile sentiments among the Indians.
30 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.
40 1830 Indian Removal Act signed and the moving of eastern Indians west of the Mississippi begins.
45 1835 Second Seminole Indian War begins.
47 1837 The trickery used to capture Seminole Indian Chief Osceola (Assi Yohola) creates a public uproar and U.S. General Jesup is publicly condemned.
50 1840 Oregon Trail is established
52 1842 Second Seminole Indian War ends and thousands of Seminole Indians are forced to move west of the Mississippi.
65 1855 Third Seminole Indian War begins. It ends three years later when Chief Billy Bowlegs and his band are forced to move from Florida.
70 1860 Presidential election puts Abraham Lincoln in office. The campaign has heated the issues regarding slavery in the south.
72 1862 May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
73 1863 Abraham Lincoln issues the "Emancipation Proclamation" freeing slaves.
75 1865 American Civil war ends with General Lee's surrender at Appomattox, VA. Reconstruction begins in the "old South"
AgeDateEvent
2 1792 French Revolutionary Wars begin and the French royal family is imprisoned the following year
3 1793 Marie Antoinette is executed; Fugitive Slave Act passed; Roman Catholic faith is banned in France; France declares war on Britain and Holland.
5 1795 White Terror and bread riots in Paris
6 1796 Napoleon marries Josephine de Beauharnais
7 1797 Napoleon proclaims the Venetian Constitution, founds Ligurian Republic in Genoa
43 1833 Santa Anna is elected President of Mexico


Marriages
Martha Bryant
Born about 1793 and died about 1850
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The Children of David Stephens

Asa Stephens
Born somewhere in Georgia about 1813 and died in Decatur, Georgia about 1900. He was about 87 years old.

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Luraney Stephens
Born in an unknown place on October 22, 1814 and died somewhere in Florida about 1871. She was about 56 years old.

She died sometime after 1870.

Children:
Eliza (1846)GA - she married William Ayers
Samuel (1849)FL
Delia Ann "Dilly" (1850)FL - she married William Marshal Alday
Alexander (...
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Marilda 'Arilda' Stephens
Born somewhere in Georgia on September 7, 1816 and died somewhere in Florida about 1880. She was about 63 years old.

He name may have been Mariah, but it is spelled Marilda and Arilda on census and documents. She married John in Pulaski Co. GA.
They had 9 children:
  1. John (5/12/1838-2/16/1...
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Queen Ann Stephens
Born somewhere in Georgia on March 20, 1821 and died in Wilcox Co., Georgia on February 17, 1898. She was 76 years old.

She married John Dixon McDuffie(2/22/1822-11/28/1898)
Children:
Daniel
Murdock
Susan
Norman
John
David
Manning
Abigail
Charlotte ...
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David Stephens Jr.
Born somewhere in Georgia on August 14, 1832 and died in Calhoun County, Florida on November 23, 1909. He was 77 years old.

On Jan. 12th 1857 he married Balsora Ann Elizabeth Daniel(4/1/1838-12/28/1917)
Children:
Virginia(1868)
Marcella (4/22/1873 -1935) married John H. Clark
Alfred (6/1877)
John David ...
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