Friday, November 18, 2022

Timeline: The Ott Family

Timeline of the Ott Family 

1699                Birth of Melchoir Ott, Switzerland

1725                Birth of Jacob Ott I, son of Melchoir

1742                Swiss astronomer, Anders Celsius, invented the centigrade thermometer

1755                14 Aug. Birth of Jacob Ott II, son of Jacob I, Orangeburg, SC

1755                23 Oct. Death of Melchoir Ott, age 56, Orangeburg, SC

1776 - 1783     Revolutionary War; Jacob Ott II served under Col. Francis Marion 

1774                Birth of Jacob Ott III, son of Jacob II, Orangeburg, SC

1800                24 Apr. President John Adams approved $5,000 for books for the use of Congress and the Library of Congress was begun

1811                Robert Livingston & Robert Fulton had exclusive charter to navigate MS River with steam powered vessels

1813                5 Sep. Birth of Charlotte Temple (Ott) Brumfield, daughter of Jacob III, LA

1812 – 1814    War of 1812. Jacob Ott III & his son, Joel, served in LA Militia

1815                Jan. Battle of New Orleans was fought; after Peace Treaty had been signed

1820                12 Sep. Death of Jacob Ott III, age 65, in Mt. Hermon, Washington, LA

1822                24 Dec. The Night Before Christmas written by Clement Moore

1835                Marriage of Charlotte Temple (Ott) Brumfield & Nathaniel Brumfield, LA

1838                27 Sep. Birth of Jessie Alexander Brumfield, son of Nathaniel & Charlotte

1850                Population of Louisiana: 517,762

1852                8 Feb. Death of Nathaniel Brumfield, age 39, in LA

1853                Yellow Fever Epidemic killed 11,000 in New Orleans

c 1854             Marriage of Charlotte Temple (Ott) Brumfield & Elijah Brumfield, brother of Nathaniel

1855                Leaves of Grass written by Walt Whitman

1861 - 1865     Civil War; Samuel Edward Ott served

1868                Louisiana readmitted to the Union

1874                April. Severe floods hit LA

1880                1 Jan. Construction of the Panama Canal began

1883                18 Nov. Five standard time zones established by the US & Canada

1895                Death of Charlotte Temple (Ott) Brumfield, age 81, LA

1900                Summer Olympics held in Paris, France; women took part for the 1st time

1903                The Ford Model A automobile was produced & sold for $750

1914                27 May. Death of Jessie Alexander Brumfield, age 75, in MS

This Chart shows the link between the Ott family & my paternal grandfather. 

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  1. Great timeline! What do you use to to make it and the chart? :)

  2. This is a really great idea to encapsulate a family's history through time. Love contextualizing it with current events of the day. Well done!

  3. Thanks for the kind comments. I make my timelines on Word & then copy & paste into my post. I use my Family Tree Maker to make charts.


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