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Elias Green Whiddon 

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William Green Whiddon
1755 - 2/3/1818

Mary Davis
1760 - 1830
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Elias Green Whiddon
8/17/1774 - 1834
Elias Green Whiddon was born on August 17, 1774 in Nash County, North Carolina and died about 1834 in Decatur County, Georgia. He lived to be 59 years old.

He was called Eli. About 1796 he married Ludicia "Dicey" _______.

Their children:
Bennett (1797 -1834)
Mathew (abt. 1800)-married Ann Fain
Sevier (2/22/1801- 2/18/1868)- married Matilda Smith
Mary "Polly" (1805)
Nancy (1806) -married William M. Owens
John H.(1810)
Elizabeth P. "Eliza" (1815-1897) -married James Hugh Gough
Elias/Eli Jr. (1818 -7/1849 died in Decatur Co.GA) married Elizabeth
Louisa (1820)
Alexander(1821)-married Elizabeth "Eliza" Johnson
William (1824)-married Elizabeth McGowan
James (1824) -married Rebecca Holt
David (1828)- married Martha Ann Caswell
Records
Census1/1/1800 SC (Darlington County) 25 yrs old 
page 30, line 11 - Ely Whiddon -one Male (Under 10) one Male (26 thru 44), two Females(Under 10), two Females (10 thru 15), one Female ( 26 thru 44) 
Census8/7/1820 GA (Decatur County) 46 yrs old 
Page 5, line 28 - Eli Widdeon - one males (under 10),one male (10-15),three male (16-25), one male (26-44),four female (under 10), two female (10-15), one female (26-44)and three slaves.  
Other1/1/1821 NC  46 yrs old 
Will of William Whiddon - Eli Whiddon Admin 
Census1/1/1830 Quincy FL (Gadsden County) 55 yrs old 
pg.149 -line 16- Elias Whidden Sr.: one Male - 5 thru 9, two Males - 10 thru 14, one Male - 15 thru 19, one Male - 40 thru 49, two Females - Under 5, two Females - 5 thru 9, one Female - 15 thru 19, one Female - 30 thru 39.
line 17 -Elias Whidden Junior: one Males - 20 thru 29: one Female - 20 thru 29.
line 18 -Budley Whiddon: one Male - 20 thru 29, one Female - Under 5,
pg. 145, line 8 -Alanson Whiddon: one Male - 15 thru 19, one Male - 20 thru 29, one Female - Under 5, two Females - 20 thru 29.
pg. 151 - Sevier Whidden: one Male - Under 5, one Male - 20 thru 29, one Female - Under 5, one Female - 20 thru 29.  
Additional information about Gadsden County, FL around 1830: Click here to see a map from this timeperiod.  
Census1/1/1830 GA (Decatur County) 55 yrs old 
Page 5, line 8 - Eli Widdeon - two males (under 5), two males (5-9),one male (10-14),one male (20-29), one male (50-59),one female (5-9), one female (10-14), one female (15-19),one female (20-29), one female (40-49)and six slaves. 
Additional information about Decatur County, GA around 1830: Decatur County is officially created in 1823 from new lands and portions of Early County. Of interest, Hernando Desoto traveled through this area in 1540 following the Capachequi River (now called the Flint River). Later, this county is divided to form Grady, Seminole and Thomas counties. This map of Decatur County, GA was created around 1830. Click here to see a map from this timeperiod.  
Other5/1/1835 GA (Decatur County) 1 yrs after death 
Will of Eli Whiddon  

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Click on any of the News, Events, or Discoveries buttons above to see historical things that happened during Elias Whiddon's life. These are only some of the major events that affected the life and times of Elias, his family, and friends. For example, Elias is 1 years old when 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.
AgeDateEvent
8 1782 The British evacuate Savannah on in July.
10 1784 Franklin and Washington Counties are formed.
11 1785 Burbon County formed.
12 1786 Greene County was created the same year Oglethorpe dies.
14 1788 Bourbon County Act rescinded.
15 1789 December 21 - Governor Telfair signs first Yazoo Act selling 20,000,000 acres of and for $207,000 or about one cent per acre to. The Yazoo Companies attempted to pay in worthless paper money and Georgia refuses to transfer the land. The Virginia Yazoo, headed by Patrick Henry, even had the unmitigated gall to attempt to pay in worthless Georgia paper money. The South Carolina Yazoo Company sues Georgia in the U.S. Supreme Court to compel delivery but the suit fails when Georgia is able to obtain ratification of the eleventh amendment to the U.S. Constitution on February 7, 1795.
16 1790 Alexander McGillivray, a mixed-blood of the Upper Creek Nation cedes the Altamaha lands to the Oconee. This treaty -- Treaty of New York -- is signed by President George Washington.
16 1790 Columbia and Elbert Counties are created.
19 1793 Hancock, Bryan, McIntosh, Montgomery, Oglethorpe and Warren Counties formed. This same year, the Fugitive Slave Act is passed.
20 1794 General Clarke surrenders ending the Oconee War.
21 1795 Governor Mathews signs the Second Yazoo Act selling somewhere between 35,000,000 and 50,000,000 acres of land for $500,000.
27 1801 Clarke and Tatnall Counties formed.
28 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.
29 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.
33 1807 December 10 - Jasper, Jones, Laurens, Morgan, Putnam, and Telfair Counties formed.
34 1808 Pulaski County created.
35 1809 Twiggs County formed.
37 1811 Madison County created.
37 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".
38 1812 Emanual County formed.
38 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".
39 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).
43 1817 First Seminole war begins as Georgia backwoodsmen attack Indians just north of the Florida border. !817-1818. General Andrew Jackson invades the area.
45 1819 Rabun County formed.
46 1820 December 20 - Campbell and Randolph Counties formed.
47 1821 May 15 - Dooly, Fayette, Henry, Houston, Monroe and Newton Counties formed.
48 1822 December 9 - Bibb, Dekalb and Pike Counties formed.
49 1823 December 8 - Decatur County formed.
50 1824 December 15 - Upson and Ware Counties formed.
51 1825 Baker, Lowndes, Thomas, Butts and Taliaferro Counties formed.
52 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.
53 1827 December 14, - Harris, Marion, Meriwether and Talbot.
56 1830 Cherokee, Heard, and Stewrt Counties are formed.
57 1831 Sumter County is formed.
58 1832 December 3 - Bartow, Cobb, Crawford, Floyd, Forsyth, Gilmer, Lumpkin, Murray, Paulding, and Union Counties formed.
59 1833 Walker County is formed.
AgeDateEvent
3 1777 The concept of chemical compounds is conceived by Lavoisier
9 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.
11 1785 The power loom was invented by Cartwright to produce cloth.
19 1793 The cotton gin was invented by Whitney.
25 1799 The Rosetta Stone was discovered
26 1800 The first battery was invented by Volta
33 1807 The first steamboat was invented by Fulton
40 1814 The first locomotive engine was created by Stephenson
56 1830 The first railroad is constructed between Liverpool and Manchester, England
AgeDateEvent
1 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.
2 1776 NEWS HEADLINES: July 4th, American Revolution War ends and the United States of America is officially created.
26 1800 NEWS HEADLINES: Seat of U.S. government moves from Philadelphia to Washington DC
37 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.
38 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.
54 1828 Gold is discovered in Georgia.
60 1834 July 9 - The S.S. John Randolph, the first successful iron steamship, is launched in Savannah
AgeDateEvent
15 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.
56 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
1 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.
2 1776 July 4th, American Revolution War ends and the United States of America is officially created.
4 1778 Alliance between United States and France
13 1787 Constitution of the United States is signed
19 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.
20 1794 The United States establishes the Navy
24 1798 Mississippi Territory organized from Georgia's western land claims. It includes what will later become portions of Mississippi, Alabama and Northern Florida,
29 1803 Louisiana Purchase from France (who secured it from Spain) gives the US a huge new territory and the port of New Orleans.
30 1804 The Seminole warrior later known as Osceola is born near Tuskegee, AL.
31 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.
32 1806 Lewis and Clark Expedition, which began in 1804, ends. News of the rich lands to the west begins to spread.
37 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.
46 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.
56 1830 Indian Removal Act signed and the moving of eastern Indians west of the Mississippi begins.
AgeDateEvent
5 1779 Spain declares war on England
6 1780 Josef II abolishes serfdom in Hungary; England declares war on Holland
9 1783 Peace established at Versailles between France, England, Spain and United States; Britain cedes all lands west to the Mississippi River
13 1787 Catherine the Great leads Russia into war with Turkey
14 1788 Russia begins war with Sweden
15 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
18 1792 French Revolutionary Wars begin and the French royal family is imprisoned the following year
19 1793 Marie Antoinette is executed; Fugitive Slave Act passed; Roman Catholic faith is banned in France; France declares war on Britain and Holland.
21 1795 White Terror and bread riots in Paris
22 1796 Napoleon marries Josephine de Beauharnais
23 1797 Napoleon proclaims the Venetian Constitution, founds Ligurian Republic in Genoa
59 1833 Santa Anna is elected President of Mexico


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Ludicia Unknown
Born about 1777 and died about 1850
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The Children of Elias Green Whiddon

Louisa Whiddon
Born in Decatur Co., Georgia about 1820 and died in Calhoun Co., Florida about 1863. She was about 43 years old.

Louisa and her sister Eliza married on the same day, July 11, 1837 in Decatur County GA. Louisa married Henry A. Lewis (1815 NC).
They had six children:
  1. Eliza Lewis (183...
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