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From: "Gregory Drexel" <>
Subject: [GA-Roots] GA and the first national depression.
Date: Fri, 18 Aug 2000 12:28:01 -0500
This is such a great response. I would ask members of the list to continue
this trend of contributing accurate historical information that helped frame
families and will help us who are trying to figure out WHY different people
married, moved, etc. WHEN they did. Epidemics come to mind, as well as
Indians uprisings, wars, required military service of males and what details
they had to serve, groups of families migrating together, church creations,
etc., things that we can pass down in our genealogies for clues as to who we
are now as families, society, etc.
Carole Farr Drexel
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From: O'Melia <>
Sent: Thursday, August 17, 2000 1:54 PM
Subject: [GA-Roots] GA and the first national depression..
> After the first national recession of 1788-1790 [24 months
> duration] followed the first national depression of 1796-1799 [36
> months duration].
> What effect have you found that these two periods affected your GA
> ancestors. I am sure that if your ancestor managed to stay afloat
> during these two periods they found the next two hard to manage.
> 1802-1804 brought 24 months of recession. 1807-1810 brought in 36
> months of depression. Followed by six months of recession.
> 1815-1821 brought in the crusher. 72 months of depression.
> Look at the lives of your ancestor during these years. Weather,
> and pestilence were not the only factors that made folks want to
> After all is said about the great 1929-1933 depression there were
> depression periods before it and they were larger or longer if you
> I have noticed the value of personal and estate in the census to
> drastically in some census listings. I have also noticed in the
> records the deed traffic picking up at times when economics was a
> The sheriff`s sales pick up after long bouts of recession and
> depression for many of the families.
> Oh yes, there were two periods of depression periods that put
> another crusher for 1836-1843 for 72 months. 1873-1885 put
> together 103 months of depression with 1880-1881 quiet.
> Banks going under made it difficult for the society of that day to
> seed, utensils, and equipment. Barter was the word in those days.
> I shudder to think what the folks of today would do if a
> depression showed its ugly head today. Remember, those checks and
> balances are slowly being turned out. "Too many rules and
> regulations.." is what I hear these days.(G)
> Anywho, look at the time periods that you see something is not
> right and you are puzzled about a reason for a change. Look at the
> economical picture of the day.
> John Michael O`Melia