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Luraney  Stephens 

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David Stephens
1790 - 1865

Martha J. Bryant
1793 - 1850
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Luraney Stephens
10/22/1814 - 1871
Luraney Stephens was born on October 22, 1814 in an unknown place and died about 1871 somewhere in Florida. Actual date of death is unknown. She lived to be 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 (1853)FL
Records
Census1/1/1830 GA (Dooley County) 15 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)  
Marriage11/3/1842 FL (Pulaski County) 28 yrs old 
Thomas Pope marries Luraney Stevens on 11/3/1842 in Pulaski Co. GA   Source:  GA marrages
Census1/1/1860 FL (Liberty County) 45 yrs old 
Dewling#114 Thomas Pope (age 36) GA, Lurany (36) GA, Eliza (14) GA , Samuel (11) FL , Dilly (9 ) FL , Alexander (7) FL  
Additional information about Liberty County, FL around 1860: Liberty County was formed 1855 from Jefferson County. 
Census6/4/1870 Albany GA (Dougherty County) 55 yrs old 
page 51, #374, 406 -David A. Vason (age 51), Pope Vason (14), Callie Vason (11), Henry Vason (8), Dollie Vason (20, William Ferrell (19), Urania Pope (70)-(note Luraney is misspelled), Thomas Butler (16), Delia Pope (15), Fannie Callaway (11), Lizzie Murphy (13). All were born in GA. David is a Logger and farmer. Value of his home $42000 and value of person $21000. William is a store clerk. Callie, Henry , Dollie , Delia and Fannie attend school.  

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AgeDateEvent
4 1818 First Seminole Indian War takes place when Andrew Jackson brings his troops into northern Florida.
7 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.
8 1822 Florida Territory is purchased
9 1823 The Treaty of Moultrie Creek pushes the Seminole Indian towns into the interior of the Florida peninsula.
10 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.
21 1835 The Second Seminole Indian War keeps the United States and Seminoles Indians fighting in North & Central Florida.
23 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.
28 1842 Second Seminole Indian War ends and some of the Seminole Indians living in FL are moved to the Indian Territory
28 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.
31 1845 Florida becomes the 27th state to join the United States. William Moseley becomes the first governor and David Yulee the first senator.
36 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.
41 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.
47 1861 No Floridian's voted for Lincoln during the 1860 election. On Jan. 10, 1861, Florida seceded from the U.S. and joined the Confederate States of America a few weeks later.
50 1864 Battle of Olustee is a Confederate victory. Union troops pull back
51 1865 May 10th -- Union troops occupy Tallahassee. While Tallahassee was the only Confederate state capital east of the Mississippi River that had not been captured, Union troops occupy the capitol following the surrender of the major Confederate armies in the east.
51 1865 Battle at Natural Bridge (Wakulla County) is a Confederate victory.
56 1870 During the 1870s, the remaining Seminole Indians begin establishing trading posts and other economy with local settlers.
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16 1830 The first railroad is constructed between Liverpool and Manchester, England
25 1839 Goodyear invents vulcanized rubber, opening the door for tires and other rubber products.
30 1844 The first telegraph message is sent by Morse, who later invents the Mores Code
39 1853 The process of creating steel is invented by Besermer in Britain and Kelly in the U.S.
42 1856 The first Neanderthal fossils are found near Germany
45 1859 Charles Darwin publishes "Origin of Species" and begins the evolution theory.
51 1865 Mendel publishes his papers on genetics and introduces the concept to the public.
55 1869 Cro-magnon Man fossils are found in France
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14 1828 Gold is discovered in Georgia.
20 1834 July 9 - The S.S. John Randolph, the first successful iron steamship, is launched in Savannah
47 1861 NEWS HEADLINES: American Civil war begins at Ft. Sumter, located in Charleston Harbor, VA.
48 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
6 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.
16 1830 Indian Removal Act signed and the moving of eastern Indians west of the Mississippi begins.
21 1835 Second Seminole Indian War begins.
23 1837 The trickery used to capture Seminole Indian Chief Osceola (Assi Yohola) creates a public uproar and U.S. General Jesup is publicly condemned.
26 1840 Oregon Trail is established
28 1842 Second Seminole Indian War ends and thousands of Seminole Indians are forced to move west of the Mississippi.
41 1855 Third Seminole Indian War begins. It ends three years later when Chief Billy Bowlegs and his band are forced to move from Florida.
46 1860 Presidential election puts Abraham Lincoln in office. The campaign has heated the issues regarding slavery in the south.
48 1862 May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
49 1863 Abraham Lincoln issues the "Emancipation Proclamation" freeing slaves.
51 1865 American Civil war ends with General Lee's surrender at Appomattox, VA. Reconstruction begins in the "old South"
54 1868 An eight-hour work day is established for federal employees.
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19 1833 Santa Anna is elected President of Mexico


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Thomas Pope
Born about 1824 and died on July 3, 1864.
They were married 11/3/1842.

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Delia Ann Pope
Born somewhere in Florida on October 18, 1850 and died in Calhoun County, Florida on October 9, 1934. She was 84 years old.

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