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1861 - 1865 Civil War, North vs. South
1867 Alaska Territory purchased
1869 Transcontinental Railroad complete
1879 Edison invents phono/light bulb
1898 Spanish-American War
1789 George Washington first president
1803 Louisiana Territory Purchased
1805 Lewis and Clark reach Pacific
1812 - 1814 War of 1812 with Britain
1846 War w/Mexico,Calif & NM acquired
1740 Colony population = 1.5 million
1754 - 1763 Anglo-French War
1773 Boston Tea Party tax rebellion
1775 - 1783 Revolutionary War
1776 Declaration of Independence
 William Hurst
 b.1748 New Hanover Co., NC
 d.1800 Effingham Co., GA
 John (Jacob?) Hurst
 b.1767 Duplin Co., N.C.
 d.1831 Burke Co., Ga.
 Mary Lane
 Daniel , Sr. Hurst
 b.1801 South Carolina
 d.1868 Pierce Co., GA
 Blythe Godbee
 d.1806 Duplin Co., N.C.
 William Daniel Hurst Jr
 b.1836 Camden Co., GA.
 d.1910 Glenn St. Mary, Fla.
 Jemima "Mimy" Rollins
 b.1815 GA