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John  Halley 

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Bennett Halley
1/17/1797 - 10/12/1863

Mary Ballard
2/12/1802 - 8/6/1890
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John Halley
2/6/1828 - 1900
John Halley was born on February 6, 1828 somewhere in Alabama and died about 1900 in an unknown place. Actual date of death is unknown. He lived to be about 71 years old.

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Census1/1/1840 AL (Barbour County) 11 yrs old 
This information, while true, may NOT apply to our John Halley.   pg. 77 - line 16 - B. Holly - one Male (5 thru 9), one Male ( 10 thru 14), one Male ( 40 thru 49), two females ( Under 5), one female(10 thru 14), two females (15 thru 19), one female(30 thru 39)

on page 67 - James Holly - one Males - Under 5, one Males - 5 thru 9, one Males - 30 thru 39, one females - Under 5, two Females - 5 thru 9, one Female - 20 thru 29.  

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7 1835 Alabama gold rush begins in the east-centrl hill country.
9 1837 The Second Creek war begins in 1836. In 1837 The Battle of Hobdy's Bridge becomes the last indian battle in AL.
12 1840 Alabama reports a total population of 590,756 on the 1940 Federal Census. This includes 335,185 whites, 255,571 blacks, 253,532 slaves, zero Native Americans, and others.
22 1850 State population=771,623. The 1850 Federal Census reveals the White population=426,514; African-American population=345,109; Slave population=342,844; Free black population=2,265; Urban population=35,179; Rural population=736,444; Cotton production in bales=564,429; Corn production in bushels=28,754,048; Number of manufacturing establishments=1,026.
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2 1830 The first railroad is constructed between Liverpool and Manchester, England
11 1839 Goodyear invents vulcanized rubber, opening the door for tires and other rubber products.
16 1844 The first telegraph message is sent by Morse, who later invents the Mores Code
25 1853 The process of creating steel is invented by Besermer in Britain and Kelly in the U.S.
28 1856 The first Neanderthal fossils are found near Germany
31 1859 Charles Darwin publishes "Origin of Species" and begins the evolution theory.
37 1865 Mendel publishes his papers on genetics and introduces the concept to the public.
41 1869 Cro-magnon Man fossils are found in France
49 1877 Edison invents the phonograph permitting music and voices to be recorded and replayed.
51 1879 Edison invents the electric light bulb.
61 1889 The first calculating machine is invented and uses punch cards
67 1895 Wireless telegraph and the "antenna" are invented but it covers a very short distance.
69 1897 First ship to shore message is sent using an improved form of wireless telegraph
72 1900 Freud publishes his book "The Interpretation of Dreams"
72 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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6 1834 July 9 - The S.S. John Randolph, the first successful iron steamship, is launched in Savannah
33 1861 NEWS HEADLINES: American Civil war begins at Ft. Sumter, located in Charleston Harbor, VA.
34 1862 NEWS HEADLINES: May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
54 1882 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison creates the first large power station in New York City, making it the first place in America to have electricity.
57 1885 NEWS HEADLINES: Eastman invents the box camera. For the first time photography becomes affordable for the average citizen.
AgeDateEvent
2 1830 Indian Removal Act signed and the moving of eastern Indians west of the Mississippi begins.
7 1835 Second Seminole Indian War begins.
9 1837 The trickery used to capture Seminole Indian Chief Osceola (Assi Yohola) creates a public uproar and U.S. General Jesup is publicly condemned.
12 1840 Oregon Trail is established
14 1842 Second Seminole Indian War ends and thousands of Seminole Indians are forced to move west of the Mississippi.
27 1855 Third Seminole Indian War begins. It ends three years later when Chief Billy Bowlegs and his band are forced to move from Florida.
32 1860 Presidential election puts Abraham Lincoln in office. The campaign has heated the issues regarding slavery in the south.
34 1862 May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
35 1863 Abraham Lincoln issues the "Emancipation Proclamation" freeing slaves.
37 1865 American Civil war ends with General Lee's surrender at Appomattox, VA. Reconstruction begins in the "old South"
40 1868 An eight-hour work day is established for federal employees.
47 1875 Tennessee enacts Jim Crow law.
48 1876 The National League of Baseball is founded
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5 1833 Santa Anna is elected President of Mexico


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