|About Nancy Halley|
Nancy Halley was born on September 1, 1831 somewhere in Alabama and died about 1900 in an unknown place. Actual date of death is unknown. She lived to be about 68 years old.
9/1/1831 - 1900
Married Charlie Hance/Hence.
|Census||11/28/1850 ||7th District FL (Gadsden County) ||19 yrs old |
|Benjamin Holly is listed as the 453rd family. He is a 55 year old 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)
|Census||6/4/1860 ||Sopchoppy FL (Wakulla County) ||28 yrs old |
|Starting on line 32 of page 13 for the free inhabitants in the fork of the Oclockney & Sopchoppy Rivers: Family #88 is listed as Bennett Halley (age 66, born in Maryland), Mary (age 56, born in SC), Calab (age 20, born in AL), Nancy (age 16, born in AL), William Godley (age 25, a farmer born in AL). Bennett states his occupation as farmer and estimates the value of his real estate at $100 and personal estate at $200. |
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||Alabama gold rush begins in the east-centrl hill country.
||The Second Creek war begins in 1836. In 1837 The Battle of Hobdy's Bridge becomes the last indian battle in AL.
||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.
The 1850 Federal Census reveals the
Free black population=2,265;
Cotton production in bales=564,429;
Corn production in bushels=28,754,048;
Number of manufacturing establishments=1,026.
||Goodyear invents vulcanized rubber, opening the door for tires and other rubber products.
||The first telegraph message is sent by Morse, who later invents the Mores Code
||The process of creating steel is invented by Besermer in Britain and Kelly in the U.S.
||The first Neanderthal fossils are found near Germany
||Charles Darwin publishes "Origin of Species" and begins the evolution theory.
||Mendel publishes his papers on genetics and introduces the concept to the public.
||Cro-magnon Man fossils are found in France
||Edison invents the phonograph permitting music and voices to be recorded and replayed.
||Edison invents the electric light bulb.
||The first calculating machine is invented and uses punch cards
||Wireless telegraph and the "antenna" are invented but it covers a very short distance.
||First ship to shore message is sent using an improved form of wireless telegraph
||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.
||Freud publishes his book "The Interpretation of Dreams"
||July 9 - The S.S. John Randolph, the first successful iron steamship, is launched in Savannah
||NEWS HEADLINES: American Civil war begins at Ft. Sumter, located in Charleston Harbor, VA.
||NEWS HEADLINES: May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
||NEWS HEADLINES: Edison creates the first large power station in New York City, making it the first place in America to have electricity.
||NEWS HEADLINES: Eastman invents the box camera. For the first time photography becomes affordable for the average citizen.
||Second Seminole Indian War begins.
||The trickery used to capture Seminole Indian Chief Osceola (Assi Yohola) creates a public uproar and U.S. General Jesup is publicly condemned.
||Oregon Trail is established
||Second Seminole Indian War ends and thousands of Seminole Indians are forced to move west of the Mississippi.
||Third Seminole Indian War begins. It ends three years later when Chief Billy Bowlegs and his band are forced to move from Florida.
||Presidential election puts Abraham Lincoln in office. The campaign has heated the issues regarding slavery in the south.
||May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
||Abraham Lincoln issues the "Emancipation Proclamation" freeing slaves.
||American Civil war ends with General Lee's surrender at Appomattox, VA. Reconstruction begins in the "old South"
||An eight-hour work day is established for federal employees.
||Tennessee enacts Jim Crow law.
||The National League of Baseball is founded
||Santa Anna is elected President of Mexico
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