BUCE Family in History

 

The Buce Family in History

One of the fun aspects of genealogy is seeing how your ancestors were actually a part of history.
The following shows what was going on in the world history during significant events in our family history.

 
  1492
Christopher Columbus sails across the Atlantic Ocean and reaches an island in the Bahamas in the Caribbean Sea.
  1620
Pilgrims from England arrive at Plymouth, Massachusetts, on the Mayflower.
  1692
Elizabeth BUCE and Thomas BUCE testify in court in York County, Virginia on August 24. See Stories.
  1773
Boston Tea Party: English tea is thrown into the harbor to protest a tax on tea.
  1775
Fighting at Lexington and Concord, Massachusetts, marks the beginning of the American Revolution.
  1776
The Declaration of Independence is approved July 4 by the Continental Congress (made up of representatives from the American colonies).
  1780
John BUCE born in NC
  1781
Revolutionary War ends when British General Cornwallis surrenders to the Americans at Yorktown, Virginia.
  1787
The Constitutional Convention meets to write a Constitution for the U.S.
  1789
The new Constitution is approved by the states. George Washington is chosen as the first president.
  1800
The federal government moves to Washington, D.C.
  1800
William BUICE is born somewhere in North or South Carolina. His future wife, Perninia HALL is born in Sampson County, NC.
  1800
Celia BUCE is born in Georgia.
  1804
Lewis and Clark explore what is now the northwestern United States.
  1807
Lavina (Viney) BUCE born in GA
  1812
-1814
War of 1812 with Great Britain: British forces burn the Capitol and White House.
1831
Nancy BUICE is born, possibly in Haywood County, North Carolina.
  1834
Charles Evandar BUCE born
  1836
Texans fighting for independence from Mexico are defeated at the Alamo.
  1838
Cherokee Indians are forced to move to Oklahoma, along "The Trail of Tears."
     
"The Trail of Tears"
The Cherokee Indians living in Georgia were forced, by the state government of Georgia, to leave in 1838. They were sent to Oklahoma. On the long march, thousands died because of disease and the cold weather.
1840
William Riley BUSE is born in Haywood County, North Carolina.
  1846
-1848
U.S. war with Mexico: Mexico is defeated and the United States takes control of the Republic of Texas and of Mexican territories in the West.
  1848
The discovery of gold in California leads to a "rush" of 80,000 people to the West in search of gold.
  1860
Abraham Lincoln is elected President of the United States.
  1861
The Civil War begins.
  1863
President Lincoln issues the Emancipation Proclamation, freeing most slaves.
1863
Charles Marion BUCE born.
1865
James Sherman BUSE born.
  1865
Sara Elizabeth "Sallie" Buce born July
  1865
The Civil War ends as the South surrenders. President Lincoln is assassinated.
   
Civil War (1861-1865)
The U.S. Civil War between the North and South lasted four years and resulted in the death or wounding of more than 600,000 people.
  1869
The first railroad connecting the East and West coasts is completed.
  abt. 1880
The sons of Celia BUCE and Sherrod PORCH - William "Wink" PORCH, Paul "Buddy PORCH, and Bryant Percil PORCH move to Texas, settling in Coleman, Runnels, and Llano counties.
  1882
Charles Marion BUCE and his brother James Sherman BUSE walk from North Carolina to Indian Territory, Oklahoma to live. Charles grows his hair long to "look like the Indians."
  1890
Battle of Wounded Knee is fought in South Dakota- the last major battle between Indians and U.S. troops.
1897
Jack McKinley BUCE, Sr. born
  1898
Spanish-American War: The U.S. defeats Spain, gains control of the Philippines, Puerto Rico, and Guam.
  1917
- 1918
World War I -- The United States joins World War I on the side of the Allies (Great Britain, France, and Russia) against Germany and Austria-Hungary. The Allies won the war in 1918.
  1927
Charles A. Lindbergh becomes the first person to fly alone nonstop across the Atlantic Ocean.
  1929
A stock market crash marks the beginning of the Great Depression.
     
The Great Depression
The stock market crash of October 1929 led to a period of severe hardship for the American people-the Great Depression. As many as 25 percent of all workers could not find jobs. The Depression lasted until the early 1940s. The Depression also led to a great change in politics. In 1932, Franklin D. Roosevelt, a Democrat, was elected president.
  1941
Japan attacks Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The United States enters World War II. Jack McKinley BUCE, Jr. is stationed on the USS Tennessee which is docked inward toward Ford Island. The USS Tennessee is alongside the USS Virginia and kitty-corner from the USS Arizona. Both ships take heavy damage, the Arizona is sunk, but their bulk protects the USS Tennessee, leaving it seaworthy.
  1944
Jack McKinley BUCE Sr. dies
  1945
Germany and Japan surrender, ending World War II. Japan surrenders after the U.S. drops atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
  1950
- 1953
U.S. armed forces fight in the Korean War.
     
               

Timeline format & world history information from
World Almanac For Kids
 

 


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