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Asa  Stephens 

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David Stephens
1790 - 1865

Martha J. Bryant
1793 - 1850
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Asa Stephens
1813 - 1900
Asa Stephens was born about 1813 somewhere in Georgia and died about 1900 in Decatur, Georgia. Dates for birth and death are estimated. He lived to be about 87 years old.

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Census1/1/1830 GA (Dooley County) 17 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)  
Census1/1/1850 District 22 GA (Decatur County) 37 yrs old 
#66 Asa Stephens (36) Liby Stephens (50) David Stephens (16). All were born in GA 
Additional information about Decatur County, GA around 1850: Map of Decatur County, GA created around 1846 -- four years before the 1850 Census. Click here to see a map from this timeperiod.  
Census1/1/1860 GA (Decatur County) 47 yrs old 
# 800 - Asa Stephens (50),Mary (50). both were born in GA  
Additional information about Decatur County, GA around 1860: Map of Decatur County, GA created around 1855 -- five years before the 1860 Census. Click here to see a map from this timeperiod.  
Census1/1/1870 Faceville GA (Decatur County) 57 yrs old 
290 -Asa Stephens (56)GA, __blank_(59)GA, Charlotte McDonald (56)NC. Home valued at $300, personal $150  
Additional information about Decatur County, GA around 1870: Map of Decatur County, GA created around 1865 -- five years before the 1870 Census. Click here to see a map from this timeperiod.  
Census1/1/1880 GA (Decatur County) 67 yrs old 
# 30, 35 -Asa Stephens (age 67) was born in GA, as were his parents. He is a Widow, Brazila Murray (40) -servant ,Sophronia Cloud (36) –she is a widow and keeps house 
Additional information about Decatur County, GA around 1880: Map of Decatur County, GA created around 1885 -- three years after the 1880 Census. Click here to see a map from this timeperiod.  

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Click on any of the News, Events, or Discoveries buttons above to see historical things that happened during Asa Stephens's life. These are only some of the major events that affected the life and times of Asa, his family, and friends. For example, Asa is 7 years old when 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.
AgeDateEvent
4 1817 First Seminole war begins as Georgia backwoodsmen attack Indians just north of the Florida border. !817-1818. General Andrew Jackson invades the area.
6 1819 Rabun County formed.
7 1820 December 20 - Campbell and Randolph Counties formed.
8 1821 May 15 - Dooly, Fayette, Henry, Houston, Monroe and Newton Counties formed.
9 1822 December 9 - Bibb, Dekalb and Pike Counties formed.
10 1823 December 8 - Decatur County formed.
11 1824 December 15 - Upson and Ware Counties formed.
12 1825 Baker, Lowndes, Thomas, Butts and Taliaferro Counties formed.
13 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.
14 1827 December 14, - Harris, Marion, Meriwether and Talbot.
17 1830 Cherokee, Heard, and Stewrt Counties are formed.
18 1831 Sumter County is formed.
19 1832 December 3 - Bartow, Cobb, Crawford, Floyd, Forsyth, Gilmer, Lumpkin, Murray, Paulding, and Union Counties formed.
20 1833 Walker County is formed.
23 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.
24 1837 Mcon and Dade Counties are formed.
25 1838 Chattooga County formed
34 1847 Atlanta, Georgia is incorporated. Formally Marthasville
37 1850 Gordon and Clinch Counties are formed.
38 1851 Clay, Howell, Polk, Spalding, and Whitfield Counties are formed.
39 1852 Taylor County formed.
40 1853 Catoosa, Pickens, Hart, Dougherty, Webster, Flton, and Worth Counties aare creaated.
41 1854 Fannin, Coffee, Chattahooche, Charlton, and Calhoun Counties formed.
43 1856 Haralson, Terrell, Berrien, Colquit, Miller, and Towns Counties formed.
44 1857 Dawson, Milton, Pierce, Glascock, Mitchell, Schley, White, and Wilcox Counties formed.
45 1858 Clayton, Quitman, Banks, Brooks, Johnson, and Echols Counties formed.
57 1870 Douglas, McDuffie, Rockdale, and Dodge Counties formed.
62 1875 Oconee County formed.
AgeDateEvent
1 1814 The first locomotive engine was created by Stephenson
17 1830 The first railroad is constructed between Liverpool and Manchester, England
26 1839 Goodyear invents vulcanized rubber, opening the door for tires and other rubber products.
31 1844 The first telegraph message is sent by Morse, who later invents the Mores Code
40 1853 The process of creating steel is invented by Besermer in Britain and Kelly in the U.S.
43 1856 The first Neanderthal fossils are found near Germany
46 1859 Charles Darwin publishes "Origin of Species" and begins the evolution theory.
52 1865 Mendel publishes his papers on genetics and introduces the concept to the public.
56 1869 Cro-magnon Man fossils are found in France
64 1877 Edison invents the phonograph permitting music and voices to be recorded and replayed.
66 1879 Edison invents the electric light bulb.
76 1889 The first calculating machine is invented and uses punch cards
82 1895 Wireless telegraph and the "antenna" are invented but it covers a very short distance.
84 1897 First ship to shore message is sent using an improved form of wireless telegraph
87 1900 Freud publishes his book "The Interpretation of Dreams"
87 1900 The cause of yellow fever is discovered. It is proven that the fever is spread by mosquitoes. This rallies an effort to provide better mosquito control.
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15 1828 Gold is discovered in Georgia.
21 1834 July 9 - The S.S. John Randolph, the first successful iron steamship, is launched in Savannah
48 1861 NEWS HEADLINES: American Civil war begins at Ft. Sumter, located in Charleston Harbor, VA.
49 1862 NEWS HEADLINES: May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
69 1882 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison creates the first large power station in New York City, making it the first place in America to have electricity.
72 1885 NEWS HEADLINES: Eastman invents the box camera. For the first time photography becomes affordable for the average citizen.
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7 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.
17 1830 Indian Removal Act signed and the moving of eastern Indians west of the Mississippi begins.
22 1835 Second Seminole Indian War begins.
24 1837 The trickery used to capture Seminole Indian Chief Osceola (Assi Yohola) creates a public uproar and U.S. General Jesup is publicly condemned.
27 1840 Oregon Trail is established
29 1842 Second Seminole Indian War ends and thousands of Seminole Indians are forced to move west of the Mississippi.
42 1855 Third Seminole Indian War begins. It ends three years later when Chief Billy Bowlegs and his band are forced to move from Florida.
47 1860 Presidential election puts Abraham Lincoln in office. The campaign has heated the issues regarding slavery in the south.
49 1862 May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
50 1863 Abraham Lincoln issues the "Emancipation Proclamation" freeing slaves.
52 1865 American Civil war ends with General Lee's surrender at Appomattox, VA. Reconstruction begins in the "old South"
55 1868 An eight-hour work day is established for federal employees.
62 1875 Tennessee enacts Jim Crow law.
63 1876 The National League of Baseball is founded
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20 1833 Santa Anna is elected President of Mexico


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