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Jonas Beale Davis 

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Joseph Davis
1775 - 8/1869

Sarah Cravey
1780 - 1860
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Jonas Beale Davis
1/12/1809 - 1893
Jonas Beale Davis was born on January 12, 1809 somewhere in Georgia and died about 1893 somewhere in Georgia. Dates for birth and death are estimated. He lived to be about 84 years old.

Jonas served in Capt. J. Hawthorn's GA Militia 1836-1838.
He married Clarissa Prevatt,
Records
Census8/7/1820 GA (Screven County) 11 yrs old 
Page 5, line 10: Joseph Davis -one male - (Under 10), two males - (10 - 15), two Males - (16 -25), one male - (45 and over), one female - (Under 10), one female - (10 - 15), one female - (16 - 25), , one female - (45 and over) 
Census1/1/1830 GA (Decatur County) 20 yrs old 
page 6, line #11: Joseph Davis family consists of: one male (15-19), one male (20-29), one male (50-59); one female (10-14), one female (20-29), and one female (50-59).
son, Jesse H., is listed on the next census page.

page 12 , line 18 - Hugh Davis. 
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.  
Land Deed7/31/1835 GA (Decatur County) 26 yrs old 
Joseph Davis of Decatur County, GA, sells land to Jonas B. Davis of Talifair County, GA for $100. The track of land contains 250 acres (more or less) and identified as lot #206. 
Marriage11/23/1837 GA (Decatur County) 28 yrs old 
Name: Jonas Davis, Spouse: Clarysy Prevatt, Marriage Date: Nov. 23, 1837, Marriage County: Decatur, Marriage State: Georgia 
Census6/29/1860 District 19 GA (Decatur County) 51 yrs old 
#564 - L. D. Davis (age51), Clavirsa Davis (38), Elizabeth Davis (21), Hugh Davis (20), Thomas Davis (18), Jonas Davis (16), Sarah Davis (14), Permelia Davis (10), Joseph J. Davis (8), David D. Davis (1), Riley D. Singletary (4), Nancy Singletary (2), Demarieus Bevatt (21). Clavirsa was born in NC, all others in GA. L.D. is a farmer, Hugh is a farm laborer, 2000 value of home, 600 personal  
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.  

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Click on any of the News, Events, or Discoveries buttons above to see historical things that happened during Jonas Davis's life. These are only some of the major events that affected the life and times of Jonas, his family, and friends. For example, Jonas is 2 years old when 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.
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2 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".
2 1811 Madison County created.
3 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".
3 1812 Emanual County formed.
4 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).
8 1817 First Seminole war begins as Georgia backwoodsmen attack Indians just north of the Florida border. !817-1818. General Andrew Jackson invades the area.
10 1819 Rabun County formed.
11 1820 December 20 - Campbell and Randolph Counties formed.
12 1821 May 15 - Dooly, Fayette, Henry, Houston, Monroe and Newton Counties formed.
13 1822 December 9 - Bibb, Dekalb and Pike Counties formed.
14 1823 December 8 - Decatur County formed.
15 1824 December 15 - Upson and Ware Counties formed.
16 1825 Baker, Lowndes, Thomas, Butts and Taliaferro Counties formed.
17 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.
18 1827 December 14, - Harris, Marion, Meriwether and Talbot.
21 1830 Cherokee, Heard, and Stewrt Counties are formed.
22 1831 Sumter County is formed.
23 1832 December 3 - Bartow, Cobb, Crawford, Floyd, Forsyth, Gilmer, Lumpkin, Murray, Paulding, and Union Counties formed.
24 1833 Walker County is formed.
27 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.
28 1837 Mcon and Dade Counties are formed.
29 1838 Chattooga County formed
38 1847 Atlanta, Georgia is incorporated. Formally Marthasville
41 1850 Gordon and Clinch Counties are formed.
42 1851 Clay, Howell, Polk, Spalding, and Whitfield Counties are formed.
43 1852 Taylor County formed.
44 1853 Catoosa, Pickens, Hart, Dougherty, Webster, Flton, and Worth Counties aare creaated.
45 1854 Fannin, Coffee, Chattahooche, Charlton, and Calhoun Counties formed.
47 1856 Haralson, Terrell, Berrien, Colquit, Miller, and Towns Counties formed.
48 1857 Dawson, Milton, Pierce, Glascock, Mitchell, Schley, White, and Wilcox Counties formed.
49 1858 Clayton, Quitman, Banks, Brooks, Johnson, and Echols Counties formed.
61 1870 Douglas, McDuffie, Rockdale, and Dodge Counties formed.
66 1875 Oconee County formed.
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5 1814 The first locomotive engine was created by Stephenson
21 1830 The first railroad is constructed between Liverpool and Manchester, England
30 1839 Goodyear invents vulcanized rubber, opening the door for tires and other rubber products.
35 1844 The first telegraph message is sent by Morse, who later invents the Mores Code
44 1853 The process of creating steel is invented by Besermer in Britain and Kelly in the U.S.
47 1856 The first Neanderthal fossils are found near Germany
50 1859 Charles Darwin publishes "Origin of Species" and begins the evolution theory.
56 1865 Mendel publishes his papers on genetics and introduces the concept to the public.
60 1869 Cro-magnon Man fossils are found in France
68 1877 Edison invents the phonograph permitting music and voices to be recorded and replayed.
70 1879 Edison invents the electric light bulb.
80 1889 The first calculating machine is invented and uses punch cards
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2 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.
3 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.
19 1828 Gold is discovered in Georgia.
25 1834 July 9 - The S.S. John Randolph, the first successful iron steamship, is launched in Savannah
52 1861 NEWS HEADLINES: American Civil war begins at Ft. Sumter, located in Charleston Harbor, VA.
53 1862 NEWS HEADLINES: May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
73 1882 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison creates the first large power station in New York City, making it the first place in America to have electricity.
76 1885 NEWS HEADLINES: Eastman invents the box camera. For the first time photography becomes affordable for the average citizen.
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2 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.
11 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.
21 1830 Indian Removal Act signed and the moving of eastern Indians west of the Mississippi begins.
26 1835 Second Seminole Indian War begins.
28 1837 The trickery used to capture Seminole Indian Chief Osceola (Assi Yohola) creates a public uproar and U.S. General Jesup is publicly condemned.
31 1840 Oregon Trail is established
33 1842 Second Seminole Indian War ends and thousands of Seminole Indians are forced to move west of the Mississippi.
46 1855 Third Seminole Indian War begins. It ends three years later when Chief Billy Bowlegs and his band are forced to move from Florida.
51 1860 Presidential election puts Abraham Lincoln in office. The campaign has heated the issues regarding slavery in the south.
53 1862 May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
54 1863 Abraham Lincoln issues the "Emancipation Proclamation" freeing slaves.
56 1865 American Civil war ends with General Lee's surrender at Appomattox, VA. Reconstruction begins in the "old South"
59 1868 An eight-hour work day is established for federal employees.
66 1875 Tennessee enacts Jim Crow law.
67 1876 The National League of Baseball is founded
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24 1833 Santa Anna is elected President of Mexico


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