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Thomas Davis
1729 - 1795

 


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Thomas Davis Jr.
1749 - 1800
Thomas Davis, Jr., was born about 1749 in Edgecombe Co., North Carolina and died about 1800 in Spartanburg, South Carolina. Dates for birth and death are estimated. He lived to be about 51 years old.

Occupation: Farmer.
He had three children with wife Ann:
Joseph
Ann
Elizabeth
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Marriage12/25/1767 Edgecombe NC  18 yrs old 
Marriage of Thomas Davis and Ann King   Source:  LDS Church, Film Number 177920, page 157, Reference 5928
Military2/14/1780 VA  31 yrs old 
This information, while true, may NOT apply to our Thomas Davis.  Pension for Virginia men who served in the militia between 1651 and 1776 was awarded in the King and Queen Co. Court for Thos. Davis; Sergt. in 2d Va. Regt., Col. Wm. Byrd commanding, in 1756 and continued till disbanded.  Source:  Virginia Colonial Militia, 1651-1776 [database online].

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3 1752 Great Britain adopts the Gregorian calendar on 9/14/1752.
20 1769 The first steam engine is invented by Watt
28 1777 The concept of chemical compounds is conceived by Lavoisier
34 1783 The hot air balloon is invented by Michel and Montgolfier and the first people in modern history fly at an altitude of 1800 m.
36 1785 The power loom was invented by Cartwright to produce cloth.
44 1793 The cotton gin was invented by Whitney.
50 1799 The Rosetta Stone was discovered
51 1800 The first battery was invented by Volta
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26 1775 NEWS HEADLINES: On April 18th, Paul Revere makes his famous ride proclaiming "The British are Coming" and the American Revolution War begins. Britain hires 29,000 German mercenaries to handle conflict in North America.
27 1776 NEWS HEADLINES: July 4th, American Revolution War ends and the United States of America is officially created.
51 1800 NEWS HEADLINES: Seat of U.S. government moves from Philadelphia to Washington DC
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18 1767 Tryon Palace is build in New Bern, NC, and becomes the capitol building for the North Carolina colonist.
40 1789 The capitol of North Carolina moves from New Bern to Raleigh and North Carolina becomes the 12th state of the United States of America.
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6 1755 Joseph Salvador purchases land near Fort Ninety Six for Jewish settlement.
33 1782 During 1782-1783, land to the south and west of the Tugaloo and Savannah Rivers are ceded by the Cherokee and Creek.
34 1783 Charles Town is officially renamed Charleston, SC.
39 1788 South Carolina joins the United States of America. State government is moved from Charleston to Columbia two years later.
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1 1750 Charleston, SC, has become the most affluent and largest city in the South. It is the leading port and trading center for the southern colonies. The population in the Carolinas has exceeded 100,000 with many French Protestant Huguenots. The wealth plantation owners bring private tutors from Ireland and Scotland. Public education does not exist.
11 1760 The Cherokee War (1760-61) ends in a treaty that opens the Up County for settlement. The Bounty At of 1761 offers public land tax free for ten years, and settlers from other colonies begin pouring into the Carolina "Up Country".
14 1763 Georgia Gazette begins publication. It is the first newspaper in Georgia and the eighth newspaper in the English colonies.
17 1766 Britain passes the Stamp Act taxing all colonial newspapers, advertisements, leases, licenses, pamphlets, and legal documents. Later the same year, Britain repeals the Stamp Act in Britain -- but it continues to be enforced on colonists in North America
24 1773 Angered by the tea tax of 1767 and the British East India Company's monopoly on tea trade, the independent New England colonial merchants dump the precious cargo overboard into the Boston harbor. This incident is called the Boston Tea Party.
25 1774 The First Continental Congress of fifty-five representatives (except from the colony of Georgia) meets in Philadelphia to discuss relations with Britain, the possibility of independence, and the hope of a peaceful solution. King George III scorns the thought of reconciliation and declares the colonies to be in a state of open rebellion.
26 1775 On April 18th, Paul Revere makes his famous ride proclaiming "The British are Coming" and the American Revolution War begins. Britain hires 29,000 German mercenaries to handle conflict in North America.
27 1776 July 4th, American Revolution War ends and the United States of America is officially created.
29 1778 Alliance between United States and France
38 1787 Constitution of the United States is signed
44 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.
45 1794 The United States establishes the Navy
49 1798 Mississippi Territory organized from Georgia's western land claims. It includes what will later become portions of Mississippi, Alabama and Northern Florida,
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7 1756 Seven Year's War begins
10 1759 Jesuits are forced out of France
14 1763 Seven Year's War ends; Peace is established in Paris between France, Spain, England and Portugal
15 1764 Britain passes the Sugar Act forbids American importation of foreign rum and taxing imported molasses, wine, silk, coffee, and a number of other luxury items.
18 1767 Jesuits are forced out of Spanish America
30 1779 Spain declares war on England
31 1780 Josef II abolishes serfdom in Hungary; England declares war on Holland
34 1783 Peace established at Versailles between France, England, Spain and United States; Britain cedes all lands west to the Mississippi River
38 1787 Catherine the Great leads Russia into war with Turkey
39 1788 Russia begins war with Sweden
40 1789 French feudal system is abolished with the Declaration of Rights of Man. Outbreak of hostilities in France with the fall of the Bastille on July 14; Revolution in Austrian Netherlands declares independence as Belgium
43 1792 French Revolutionary Wars begin and the French royal family is imprisoned the following year
44 1793 Marie Antoinette is executed; Fugitive Slave Act passed; Roman Catholic faith is banned in France; France declares war on Britain and Holland.
46 1795 White Terror and bread riots in Paris
47 1796 Napoleon marries Josephine de Beauharnais
48 1797 Napoleon proclaims the Venetian Constitution, founds Ligurian Republic in Genoa


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Ann King
Born about 1751 and died about 1820
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Joseph Davis
Born in Edgecombe Co., North Carolina about 1775 and died in Decatur County, Georgia on an unknown day in August 1869. He was about 94 years old.

Occupation: Farmer and in Law Enforcement. He moved to GA in about 1801 and first lived in Burke then Screven and then Decatur County by 1828. He was Justice of the Peace from 10/19/1815 to 1/31/1817 ...
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