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Mary Davis
1760 - 1830
Mary Davis was born about 1760 somewhere in South Carolina and died about 1830 in Emanuel County, Georgia. Dates for birth and death are estimated. She lived to be about 70 years old.

She married William in Darlington Dist, SC. She was the daughter of Benjamin Davis.

Children:
Elias Green (1774)
Mary(1781)
Dempsey(3/8/1782 NC-1828 Hancock Co, GA ) -married Martha R. Barwick(1785-1845 Leon Co.FL)
Elizabeth(1782)married Nathan Barwick
Sherrod(1784)
Eleanor(1784)
William(1793)-married Sarah
John(1795)-married Elizabeth
Lott (1796 -1880Tift,GA)-married Judith Dorminy
Winifred(1796)
Fairiby (1797 -6/22/1880) -married Daniel Henderson
Susannah(1803)-married John Barwick
Records
Census1/1/1782 NC (Nash County) 22 yrs old 
William Whiddon - early census of North Carolina 
Other2/3/1818 Norristown GA (Emanuel County) 58 yrs old 
William Whiddon - 1755 - 1818 in Norristown, Emanuel County, Georgia
buried with his wife, Mary 
Other1/1/1821 NC  61 yrs old 
Will of William Whiddon - Eli Whiddon Admin 

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AgeDateEvent
3 1763 The Treaty of Augusta created the first defined line between the Creeks and the colony of Georgia by using well known trails and rivers.
13 1773 Debts the Creeks and Cherokee owe to Georgians are assumed by the state in payment for the land. This includes a small portion of North Georgia.
22 1782 The British evacuate Savannah on in July.
24 1784 Franklin and Washington Counties are formed.
25 1785 Burbon County formed.
26 1786 Greene County was created the same year Oglethorpe dies.
28 1788 Bourbon County Act rescinded.
29 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.
30 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.
30 1790 Columbia and Elbert Counties are created.
33 1793 Hancock, Bryan, McIntosh, Montgomery, Oglethorpe and Warren Counties formed. This same year, the Fugitive Slave Act is passed.
34 1794 General Clarke surrenders ending the Oconee War.
35 1795 Governor Mathews signs the Second Yazoo Act selling somewhere between 35,000,000 and 50,000,000 acres of land for $500,000.
41 1801 Clarke and Tatnall Counties formed.
42 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.
43 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.
47 1807 December 10 - Jasper, Jones, Laurens, Morgan, Putnam, and Telfair Counties formed.
48 1808 Pulaski County created.
49 1809 Twiggs County formed.
51 1811 Madison County created.
51 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".
52 1812 Emanual County formed.
52 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".
53 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).
57 1817 First Seminole war begins as Georgia backwoodsmen attack Indians just north of the Florida border. !817-1818. General Andrew Jackson invades the area.
59 1819 Rabun County formed.
60 1820 December 20 - Campbell and Randolph Counties formed.
61 1821 May 15 - Dooly, Fayette, Henry, Houston, Monroe and Newton Counties formed.
62 1822 December 9 - Bibb, Dekalb and Pike Counties formed.
63 1823 December 8 - Decatur County formed.
64 1824 December 15 - Upson and Ware Counties formed.
65 1825 Baker, Lowndes, Thomas, Butts and Taliaferro Counties formed.
66 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.
67 1827 December 14, - Harris, Marion, Meriwether and Talbot.
70 1830 Cherokee, Heard, and Stewrt Counties are formed.
AgeDateEvent
9 1769 The first steam engine is invented by Watt
17 1777 The concept of chemical compounds is conceived by Lavoisier
23 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.
25 1785 The power loom was invented by Cartwright to produce cloth.
33 1793 The cotton gin was invented by Whitney.
39 1799 The Rosetta Stone was discovered
40 1800 The first battery was invented by Volta
47 1807 The first steamboat was invented by Fulton
54 1814 The first locomotive engine was created by Stephenson
70 1830 The first railroad is constructed between Liverpool and Manchester, England
AgeDateEvent
15 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.
16 1776 NEWS HEADLINES: July 4th, American Revolution War ends and the United States of America is officially created.
40 1800 NEWS HEADLINES: Seat of U.S. government moves from Philadelphia to Washington DC
51 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.
52 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.
68 1828 Gold is discovered in Georgia.
AgeDateEvent
22 1782 During 1782-1783, land to the south and west of the Tugaloo and Savannah Rivers are ceded by the Cherokee and Creek.
23 1783 Charles Town is officially renamed Charleston, SC.
28 1788 South Carolina joins the United States of America. State government is moved from Charleston to Columbia two years later.
70 1830 South Carolina becomes the first state to secede from the Union, setting the stage for the creation of the Confederacy.
AgeDateEvent
3 1763 Georgia Gazette begins publication. It is the first newspaper in Georgia and the eighth newspaper in the English colonies.
6 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
13 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.
14 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.
15 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.
16 1776 July 4th, American Revolution War ends and the United States of America is officially created.
18 1778 Alliance between United States and France
27 1787 Constitution of the United States is signed
33 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.
34 1794 The United States establishes the Navy
38 1798 Mississippi Territory organized from Georgia's western land claims. It includes what will later become portions of Mississippi, Alabama and Northern Florida,
43 1803 Louisiana Purchase from France (who secured it from Spain) gives the US a huge new territory and the port of New Orleans.
44 1804 The Seminole warrior later known as Osceola is born near Tuskegee, AL.
45 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.
46 1806 Lewis and Clark Expedition, which began in 1804, ends. News of the rich lands to the west begins to spread.
51 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.
60 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.
70 1830 Indian Removal Act signed and the moving of eastern Indians west of the Mississippi begins.
AgeDateEvent
3 1763 Seven Year's War ends; Peace is established in Paris between France, Spain, England and Portugal
4 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.
7 1767 Jesuits are forced out of Spanish America
19 1779 Spain declares war on England
20 1780 Josef II abolishes serfdom in Hungary; England declares war on Holland
23 1783 Peace established at Versailles between France, England, Spain and United States; Britain cedes all lands west to the Mississippi River
27 1787 Catherine the Great leads Russia into war with Turkey
28 1788 Russia begins war with Sweden
29 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
32 1792 French Revolutionary Wars begin and the French royal family is imprisoned the following year
33 1793 Marie Antoinette is executed; Fugitive Slave Act passed; Roman Catholic faith is banned in France; France declares war on Britain and Holland.
35 1795 White Terror and bread riots in Paris
36 1796 Napoleon marries Josephine de Beauharnais
37 1797 Napoleon proclaims the Venetian Constitution, founds Ligurian Republic in Genoa


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William Whiddon
Born about 1755 and died on February 3, 1818
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The Children of Mary Davis

Elias Green Whiddon
Born in Nash County, North Carolina on August 17, 1774 and died in Decatur County, Georgia about 1834. He was 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 Ma...
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