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Tabitha J. Halley 

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

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2/12/1802 - 8/6/1890
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Tabitha J. Halley
2/27/1832 - 1890
Tabitha J. Halley was born on February 27, 1832 somewhere in Alabama and died about 1890 in an unknown place. Actual date of death is unknown. She lived to be about 57 years old.

In 1851 she Married Bartholimew Frank Burns (1825-1863) who died young at age 38. After her husband's death she lived in Georgia with her in-laws.
They had six children: Mary Elizabeth (1854), Tabitha (1855), Nancy Ann (1857), Johnny (1856), William James (1861), Caleb (1864) and Francisco (1866).
Census1/1/1840 AL (Barbour County) 7 yrs old 
This information, while true, may NOT apply to our Tabitha 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.

Note: B.(Bricy) Holly still lives in Barbour County in 1950, so this is NOT Bennett.  
Census11/28/1850 7th District FL (Gadsden County) 18 yrs old 
#453 -Benjamin Holly (age 55)he is a farmer, born in Alabama and estimates the value of his real estate to be $300. His family consists of: Mary (age 40), Tabitha (age 18), Susanna (age 16), Caleb (age 12), Nancy (age 8) and Martha (age 22). All were born in Alabama.

#539 the family of James Holly (age 38 - born in GA) Nancy Holly (29 -GA), Mary Holly (10 - GA), James Holly (8 - FL), Ruben Holly (3 - FL), and Nancy Holly (1 - FL). (this is a possible brother of Bennett)

(Wiley Parrish and family listed as #454) 
Marriage9/19/1851 FL (Gadsden County) 19 yrs old 
Name: Tabitha Holly, Spouse: Bartholmew Burns, County of Marriage: Gadsden, Marriage Date: Sept. 19, 1851, Source: Florida Marriage Collection, 1822-1875 
Census1/1/1870 Ochlockonee District FL (Wakulla County) 37 yrs old 
dewling#14, family #11 - Francis Mackery (age 48), Susannh (age 36), Joseph (age 10), Magdaline (age 9), Mary (age 6), Holly (age 3), Francis W. (age 2mo -April);, Tabitha Burns (age 37), Mary (age 16), Nancy Ann (age 12), Caleb (age 6), Francis (age 4). Mary Holly (age 68-born in SC), Francis is a farmer, he was born in Itily (Itlay). The Value of Reale state $200. value of Personal $350.,Susannh was born in AL., she Keeps House. Tabitha was born in AL, she Keeps House. Tabitha, Mary &Nancy Ann can't read or write; 
Census6/11/1880 Stansells GA (Newton County) 48 yrs old 
Starting on line 13, listed are John G. Burns (age 67, born in SC and parents born in SC), Nancy (wife, age 78, born in SC and both parents born in Ireland) and Tabitha J. (daughter-in-law, widowed, age 48, born in GA and parents born in GA). John lists his occupation as farmer. All three can read and write. 

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3 1835 Alabama gold rush begins in the east-centrl hill country.
5 1837 The Second Creek war begins in 1836. In 1837 The Battle of Hobdy's Bridge becomes the last indian battle in AL.
8 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.
18 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.
7 1839 Goodyear invents vulcanized rubber, opening the door for tires and other rubber products.
12 1844 The first telegraph message is sent by Morse, who later invents the Mores Code
21 1853 The process of creating steel is invented by Besermer in Britain and Kelly in the U.S.
24 1856 The first Neanderthal fossils are found near Germany
27 1859 Charles Darwin publishes "Origin of Species" and begins the evolution theory.
33 1865 Mendel publishes his papers on genetics and introduces the concept to the public.
37 1869 Cro-magnon Man fossils are found in France
45 1877 Edison invents the phonograph permitting music and voices to be recorded and replayed.
47 1879 Edison invents the electric light bulb.
57 1889 The first calculating machine is invented and uses punch cards
2 1834 July 9 - The S.S. John Randolph, the first successful iron steamship, is launched in Savannah
29 1861 NEWS HEADLINES: American Civil war begins at Ft. Sumter, located in Charleston Harbor, VA.
30 1862 NEWS HEADLINES: May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
50 1882 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison creates the first large power station in New York City, making it the first place in America to have electricity.
53 1885 NEWS HEADLINES: Eastman invents the box camera. For the first time photography becomes affordable for the average citizen.
3 1835 Second Seminole Indian War begins.
5 1837 The trickery used to capture Seminole Indian Chief Osceola (Assi Yohola) creates a public uproar and U.S. General Jesup is publicly condemned.
8 1840 Oregon Trail is established
10 1842 Second Seminole Indian War ends and thousands of Seminole Indians are forced to move west of the Mississippi.
23 1855 Third Seminole Indian War begins. It ends three years later when Chief Billy Bowlegs and his band are forced to move from Florida.
28 1860 Presidential election puts Abraham Lincoln in office. The campaign has heated the issues regarding slavery in the south.
30 1862 May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
31 1863 Abraham Lincoln issues the "Emancipation Proclamation" freeing slaves.
33 1865 American Civil war ends with General Lee's surrender at Appomattox, VA. Reconstruction begins in the "old South"
36 1868 An eight-hour work day is established for federal employees.
43 1875 Tennessee enacts Jim Crow law.
44 1876 The National League of Baseball is founded
1 1833 Santa Anna is elected President of Mexico

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