Time table
TIME TABLE OF ENGLISH HISTORY

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YEAR DESCRIPTION/ACTIVITY
1775 JAMES ENGLISH, LIVING IN VIRGINIA.
1785 JAMES ENGLISH,MARRIES ELIZABETH DENTON AN STARTS FAMILY
1790 JAMES ENGLISH,RECORDED WITH WIFE AND TWO SONS ON THE FIRST CENSUS OF THE UNITED STATES, RUTHERFORD COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA, WILLIAM JOSHUA AND JOSEPH ENGLISH ALSO SHOWN
1808 GEORGE ENGLISH, FIRST GRANDCHILD OF JAMES AND ELIZABETH ENGLISH, SON OF WILLIAM ENGLISH, BORN IN WARREN COUNTY, TENNESSEE.
1809 JAMES ENGLISH IS CHOSEN ONE OF THE COMMISSIONERS TO LOCATE THE SITE OF THE COURTHOUSE OF WARREN COUNTY, TENNESSEE.
1812-1815 WAR OF 1812-JOHN ENGLISH, SON OF JAMES, A SOLDIER WITH ANDREW JACKSON AT THE BATTLE OF NEW ORLEANS.  OTHER ENGLISHES ALSO FOUGHT.
1818 JAMES ENGLISH, MOVES TO HARDIN COUNTY, TENNESSEE. 
1820 JAMES ENGLISH, TWO SONS JAMES & THOMAS SHOWN AS HEAD OF HOUSEHOLD IN CENSUS.
1820 JOHN ENGLISH, SON OF WILLIAM AND MYRA ANDERSON ENGLISH, BORN IN TEXAS, AN ANGLO-AMERICAN CHILD PRECEDING THE CHILD OF MRS. JANE LONG.
1821 MEXICO INDEPENDENT FROM SPAIN; AUSTIN FOUNDS COLONY.
1825 JAMES ENGLISH VISITS CHILDREN LIVING IN TEXAS.  DECIDES TO LIVE IN TEXAS; RETURNS TO ARKANSAS TO HAVE ELIZABETH AND SON ARCHIBALD WITH HIM; AND DIES ON THE WAY TO PERMANENT SETTLEMENT IN TEXAS.
1826 JAMES, THOMAS & JOHN, SONS OF JAMES AND ELIZABETH WILLIAM ENGLISH RECORDED LIVING AT AYISH BAYOU ON JUNE 9, 1826.  OTHERS HAVE MOVED TO TEXAS.   ENGLISH MOVED TO TENAHA MUNICIPALITY AREA (NOW SHELBY COUNTY).
1827 FREDONIAN REBELLION:  WILLIAM ENGLISH TAKES PART AND AFTER COLLAPSE OF REVOLUTION FLEES TO LOUISIANA FOR ABOUT ONE YEAR.
1832 CONVENTION OF 1832:  WILLIAM ENGLISH SERVED AS DELEGATE REPRESENTING TENAHA MUNICIPALITY AT THE FIRST CONVENTION EVER HELD IN TEXAS.
1833 CONVENTION OF 1833:  WILLIAM ENGLISH AND JOHN ENGLISH BOTH SERVED AS DELEGATES TO SECOND CONVENTION AT SAN FELIPE DE AUSTIN.
1835 TEXAS IN REVOLT: JOHN ENGLISH AND JOSHUA ENGLISH SERVE IN TEXAS ARMY. GEORGE AND JAMES, SONS OF WILLIAM, FIGHT IN SIEGE OF BEXAR.
1836 TEXAS INDEPENDENCE. English participate in founding of Republic.
1837 John English Elected as Representative in the  Congress of the Republic of Texas.
1837-1839 Rev. James English, son of James and Elizabeth, active as a Methodist Episcopal Minister at Shelbyville and attends Church Conferences.
1839 George English serves as Captain of a Company of mounted gunmen in East Texas and President of Shelby County Board of Land Commissioners.
1841 John English moves to Livingston, Polk County, and builds hose, Two story construction unusual in Republic of Texas.
1842-1844 Regulator-Moderator war in Shelby County.  Some English are involved.  Local Civil War quelled by President  Sam  Houston.
1843 James English, son of William, moves to Houston County, Brother George, Archibald and Mary English, Widow of Stephen English follow.
1846-1848 MEXICAN WAR.  Joshua English serves as scout.  George English a first lieutenant. Jams, Stephen, and John Erwin, all sons of Thomas English; Elisha B. and Archibald, Sons of James English; and john d. William T. and Abraham all serve as soldiers.
1850's Some of English families move to California.
1854 John English and family move from Livingston to Houston County,
1860 Widow of Thomas English and Sons William T. English, James, John Erwin, and Stephen and daughter Louisa English Lowery move to the area of county line between Houston and Trinity Counties, near Pennington.
1861-1865 WAR BETWEEN THE STATES.  Many English n the Confederate Army.   George English, a Captain in the cavalry.  William Campbell English, Elisha B. English, Wayne Denton English, sons of Rev. James English, serve from Fannin County.   John Crockett English, William Rufus English, and James Denton English, Sons of John English, and Richard Bailey English and George Tittle English, Sons of James , son of William,  serve from Houston County.
1863 Wayne Denton English dies in Union prison camp in Illinois.
1866 Thomas English, son of Stephen, killed by federal soldier at home of Edward Curry in Houston County.
1871 John Crockett English wins election contest before the Texas Legislature and takes seat in the Texas House of Representatives.
1880-1900 Several children of Rev James English and Captain John English, sons of James and Elizabeth English, move to West Texas.
1910's Dudley M. English and Walter C. English, Descendants of Thomas English, are star baseball players at the University of Texas.
1936 Official Texas Historical Markers are placed by the State of Texas at the graves of John, Joshua and George English as part of the Texas Centennial.  Maker on the grounds of the Shelby County courthouse commemorates the service of William English at the Convention of 1832.
1940 At the annual reunion at Ratcliff Lake, former County Judge A.A. Aldrick, arthor of  "The History of Houston County, Texas"  speaks before a crowd of several hundred.
1952 Sketches of William English and John English are included in 'THE HANDBOOK OF TEXAS" published by the University of Texas, the first reference encyclopedia of an American State.
1964 Official Texas Historical Marker is placed at the home built by John and Elizabeth English in Livingston, Texas.
1972 "The Texas Wild Game Cookbook", by Richard and Judith English Morehead, descendant of John, is published.
1970's Houston Countians, including some English descendants, clear the Jim English Cemetery, founded on the James English Donation land grant received for his service at the siege of Bexar, and improve the condition of the cemetery.  The Jim English Cemetery Association is formed and money collected to preserve cemetery.
1982 Dorothy English, wife of Charles English, descendant of William English, is elected County Clerk of Houston County.
1984 Official Texas Historical Markers dedicated for James English at his grave and for Jim English Cemetery.  Several hundred English representing descendants of William, Thomas, John, Jonas, Joshua, and Archibald attend.
1986 Charles English, former County School Superintendent, is elected County Judge of Houston County, Texas.
1986 Sarah Jane English, descendant of Rev. James English, published "The Wines of Texas: A Guide and a History", a well received volume from a prolific and popular writer.

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