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David  Stephens  Jr.

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David Stephens
1790 - 1839

Martha J. Bryant
1793 - 1850
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David Stephens Jr.
8/14/1832 - 11/23/1909
David Stephens, Jr., was born on August 14, 1832 somewhere in Georgia and died on November 23, 1909 in Calhoun County, Florida. He lived to be 77 years old.

On Jan. 12th 1857 he married Balsora Ann Elizabeth Daniel(4/1/1838-12/28/1917)
Marcella (4/22/1873 -1935) married John H. Clark
Alfred (6/1877)
John David (3/1878) married Martha Della Bailey
Louisa (1881)
Census1/1/1850 District 22 GA (Decatur County) 17 yrs old 
#66 Asa Stephens (36) Liby Stephens (50) David Stephens (16). All were born in GA 
Additional information about Decatur County, GA around 1850: Map of Decatur County, GA created around 1846 -- four years before the 1850 Census. Click here to see a map from this timeperiod.  
Marriage1/12/1857 FL (Gadsden County) 24 yrs old 
David Stephens married Balsora A. E. Daniel in Gadsden Co. FL on Jan. 12th 1857  
Census1/1/1880 Hansford mill FL (Calhoun County) 47 yrs old 
#132, 165 - David Stephens (age48) Belzora Stephens (43), Virginia Stephens (12), Marzilla Stephens (8), Alfred Stephens (4), John Stephens (2) David was born in GA, parents born in GA. Belzora was born in AL, parents GA. All children born in FL.  
Additional information about Calhoun County, FL around 1880: Blountstown was declared the seat of Calhoun County in 1880. Prior to that, Abe Springs had been the county seat. Click here to see a map from this timeperiod.  
Other1/1/1882 FL (Calhoun County) 49 yrs old 
Revised List of jurors -
Pg. 1: #1. Wm Ayers, 2. Thos Ayers, 3. Asa Ayers, 9. Sam Ayers, 10. Ish Ayers, 13. Benj. Ayers, 15. Alfred Bailey, 17. Gadi Bailey, 22. P.B. Bailey, 23. Wm M. Clark. ,44. Wm Cutts, 46. L. C. Davis, 46. Isaac Etheridge, 47. B. H. Franklin
page 2: 68. Caleb Halley, 75. Jno T. Kent, 76. W.A. Kent, 79. Jno A. Kelley, 81. Jno Kent,
page 3: #85. Geo Sutton, 96. B. F. McDaniel, 97. Josh McDaniel, 99. Jasper Musgrove, 100. J. M. Maddox,107. Thos McKeown
page 4: 114 Robt Nixon, 115 J. J. Nixon, 116 R. W. Nixon,118 Jno H. Parish, 119. Thomas Parish Sr., 120. Thomas Parish Jr., 122. Jno W. Peacock, 123. Jno. W. Pope, 125. B. F. Pope, 126. Tim Pope, 130. J.M. Peacock
page 5:143.J.R. Stone, 151. David Stephens, 152. L.M. Stone, 156. S.S. Stone, 153. A.J. Wood, 155. Joe Wood, 156. J.C. Wood, 172. Levi Yon, 173. Newton Yon, 174. T.M. Yon, 175. John Yon, 176. H. A. Yon 
Census1/1/1885 FL (Calhoun County) 52 yrs old 
213 -David Stephens (age 55), Balgerd Stephens (46), S. E. Stephens (18), Margelee Stephens (12), Alfred Stephens (10), John Stephens (6), Louisa Stephens (4) 
Additional information about Calhoun County, FL around 1885: The principle towns in Calhoun County were Blountstown, Marysville, Chipola, Selman, Ocheesee, and Abe Springs. In 1884 railroads in Florida were bought out by one company and placed under central management. River Junction, located at the junction of the Chattahoochee and Flint Rivers, is the closest railroad and the primary hub of land transports. The photo on the right shows the iron bridge than spans the Chattahoochee River about a mile from the Depot at River Junction where wharves, storage, steamboats and hotels bussel with activity. Click the photo for a larger view. Click here to see a map from this timeperiod.
Death Certificate1/1/1917 FL (Calhoun County) 8 yrs after death 
Name: Balzora Annie E. Stephens, Death Date: 1917, County of Death: Calhoun, State of Death: Florida, Race: White, Gender: Female, book24 - #11992 

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3 1835 The Second Seminole Indian War keeps the United States and Seminoles Indians fighting in North & Central Florida.
5 1837 NEWS HEADLINES: In October, Chief Osceola of the Seminole Indians is captured when he arrives for supposed truce negotiations at Fort Payton. He is imprisoned at St. Augustine, FL where he refuses to eat and attempts to escape several times. In December he is moved to a prison in SC where he dies on January 20, 1838. At the time of his death, Osceola was the most famous American Indian.
10 1842 Second Seminole Indian War ends and some of the Seminole Indians living in FL are moved to the Indian Territory
10 1842 Congress passes the Armed Occupation Act of 1842. It entitles persons willing and able to bear arms against the Indians and establish themselves in villages along the borders of Indian territory ownership of their land after 5 years.
13 1845 Florida becomes the 27th state to join the United States. William Moseley becomes the first governor and David Yulee the first senator.
18 1850 Florida's total population has grown to 87,445. This includes about 39,000 slaves and 1,000 free blacks. Indians were not counted.
23 1855 Third Seminole Indian War begins and war breaks out with most of the battles occurring in Central Florida. It ends three years later when Chief Billy Bowlegs and his band are forced to move from Florida.
29 1861 No Floridian's voted for Lincoln during the 1860 election. On Jan. 10, 1861, Florida seceded from the U.S. and joined the Confederate States of America a few weeks later.
32 1864 Battle of Olustee is a Confederate victory. Union troops pull back
33 1865 Battle at Natural Bridge (Wakulla County) is a Confederate victory.
33 1865 May 10th -- Union troops occupy Tallahassee. While Tallahassee was the only Confederate state capital east of the Mississippi River that had not been captured, Union troops occupy the capitol following the surrender of the major Confederate armies in the east.
38 1870 During the 1870s, the remaining Seminole Indians begin establishing trading posts and other economy with local settlers.
50 1882 The Florida Central and Western Railroad Company was created. It combines the Florida Central, Jacksonville, Pensacola, and Mobile railroads.
51 1883 Three railroad companies are merged to form the Florida Transit and Penisular Railroad Company. Thee are: Florida Transit Railroad Co., Peninsular Railroad Co, and the Tropical Florida Railroad Co.
52 1884 Most railroads in Florida are passed into the hands of a single company owned and operated by a single management, under the name of The Florida Railway and Navigation Company. It has more that 500 miles of main track in operation and about 300 miles of track under construction. The longest route was the "Western Division" which ran from Tallahassee to Jacksonville - 209 miles.
74 1906 An attempt to drain the Everglades and convert it to farmland begins.
1 1833 Walker County is formed.
4 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.
5 1837 Mcon and Dade Counties are formed.
6 1838 Chattooga County formed
15 1847 Atlanta, Georgia is incorporated. Formally Marthasville
18 1850 Gordon and Clinch Counties are formed.
19 1851 Clay, Howell, Polk, Spalding, and Whitfield Counties are formed.
20 1852 Taylor County formed.
21 1853 Catoosa, Pickens, Hart, Dougherty, Webster, Flton, and Worth Counties aare creaated.
22 1854 Fannin, Coffee, Chattahooche, Charlton, and Calhoun Counties formed.
24 1856 Haralson, Terrell, Berrien, Colquit, Miller, and Towns Counties formed.
25 1857 Dawson, Milton, Pierce, Glascock, Mitchell, Schley, White, and Wilcox Counties formed.
26 1858 Clayton, Quitman, Banks, Brooks, Johnson, and Echols Counties formed.
38 1870 Douglas, McDuffie, Rockdale, and Dodge Counties formed.
43 1875 Oconee County formed.
73 1905 Crisp, Grady, Jenkins, Tift, Davis, Stephens, Toombs, Turner, and Ben Hill Counties formed.
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
63 1895 Wireless telegraph and the "antenna" are invented but it covers a very short distance.
65 1897 First ship to shore message is sent using an improved form of wireless telegraph
68 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.
68 1900 Freud publishes his book "The Interpretation of Dreams"
69 1901 First transatlantic wireless telegraph is sent.
70 1902 The first Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil is discovered.
71 1903 Wright Brothers complete the first successful flight with an airplane at Kitty Hawk
72 1904 The first vacuum tube diode is invented by Fleming
74 1906 Electrons are discovered by Thomson
74 1906 Kellogg sells the first box of Corn Flakes
74 1906 The triode vacuum tube is invented
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.
76 1908 NEWS HEADLINES: Henry Ford produces the first Model T automobile
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
77 1909 The National Association for Advancement of Colored People is formed (NAACP)
1 1833 Santa Anna is elected President of Mexico
77 1909 The "Piltdown Man" hoax -- a fake archeological discovery announced by dishonest scientists who wanted to "prove" that human beings had evolved in Europe

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