Timeline

World History of Georgetown

 

1720      French fur traders reach the Ohio River Valley

1730      English traders reach the Ohio River Valley

1739      Explorer Gaspard de Lery wrote about the Indian petroglyphs

1742      Birth of Andrew Poe in England

1747      Birth of Adam Poe in MD

1749      Celeron de Bienville claimed the Ohio Valley for France

1753      George Washington’s trip to Ft Duquesne (passed Georgetown)

1754      French and Indian War Began

1760      French and Indian War End

 

1765      John Reardon, first permanent settler in Georgetown

 

1775      Revolutionary War Began

1775      Andrew Poe enlisted as a private

1776      Adam Poe volunteered.

1776      John Reardon entered Army, served with Ensign Andrew Poe

1777      Gen Hand wrote Rordon’s Bottom manned by one officer and 15 men.

1777      Major Henry Taylor – Reardon’s Bottom “chief of the old forts”

1778      Major Jasper Ewing “one canoe at Rairdon’s Bottom”

1779      Gen Lachlan McIntosh “kept small party of 13th VA Reg at Reardon’s Bottom

1780      Benoni Dawson purchased 212 acres – patent “The Bone of Contention”

1781      Poe brothers hand-to hand combat with Wyandot Indians

1781      Revolutionary War End

 

1785      Point of Beginning – completion of survey of west boundary of PA-VA

1787      Pittsburgh Academy founded (Pitt)

 

1792      James Clark killed by Indians.

1793      Georgetown plat laid out by Benoni Dawson

1795      Abrillar Blackmore oldest Stone in Georgetown Cemetery

1794      Ferry – first reference moving troops to meet Gen Anthony Wayne

 

1802      First Post Office (second in Beaver Co)

1802      First licensed hotel

1803       Lewis and Clark Expedition spent the night in Georgetown

1803      George H Loskiel, Moravian missionary, penned a poem in Georgetown

1805      Four taverns and two general stores.

1808      Zadok Cramer wrote about Georgetown in “The Navigator”

1810                     Born:  Capt George W Ebert

1813                     Born:  Capt Jacob Poe

1816                     Born:  Capt Adam Poe

1817                     Born:  Capt John S McMillin

1819                     Born:  Capt Thomas W Poe

1821                     Born:  Capt Richard Calhoon

 

1823      Monroe Doctrine proclaimed

 

1828                     Born:  Capt Jackman T Stockdale

1834                     Born:  Capt Thomas S Calhoon

1837                     First command: Capt Jacob Poe str Beaver No 2

 

1845      Great Fire of Pittsburgh

 

1846      Mexican American War Began   

1846                     Georgetown steamboat men working lower Mo River

1846                     Capt John Calhoon drowned in Marietta

1848      Mexican American War End

 

1850      First election of borough officers in Georgetown

 

1850                     Death Capt Joseph MC Calhoon died of cholera in Alton, IL

1851                     Capt Adam Poe (str Financier) on Osage River

1854                     Capt Adam Poe ( str Financier No 2) on Kansas River

1855                     Capt Thomas W Poe (str Georgetown) sunk on Lower Mo River

 

1855      The Farmers High Schoold founded (PSU)

 

1858                     Capt Jackman T Stockdale (str Admiral) on Lower Mo River

1859                     Str Clara Poe built

 

1861      Civil War Began

1861                     Capt Thomas W Poe commanded str Clara Poe

1861                     Capt George W Ebert commanded str Kenton

1861                     Capt Thomas S Calhoon owned str Horizon

1861                     Capt John S McMillin commanded str Silver Wave

1863                     str Horizon collided with str Moderator at Vicksburg

1865      Pres Abraham Lincoln assassinated

1865                     Str Clara Poe burned by rebels on the Cumberland River

1865      Civil War End

 

1862      Montana Gold Rush Began

1866                     Capt Thomas W Poe (str Amelia Poe) docked at Ft Benton, MT

1867                     Capt Thomas W Poe (str Amelia Poe) docked at Ft Benton, MT

1867                     Capt Jackman T Stockdale (str Ida Stockdale) docked at Ft Benton

1867                     Capt George W Ebert ((str Yorktown) docked at Ft Benton      

1868                     Capt Thomas W Poe (str Amelia Poe) sunk near Oswego, MT

1868                     Capt George W Ebert ((str Yorktown) docked at Ft Benton

1868                     Capt Thomas S Calhoon (str Ida Stockdale) docked at Ft Benton

1868                     Capt Jackman T Stockdale (str Sallie) docked at Ft Benton

1869                     Str Mollie Ebert built.

1869                     Str Nick Wall built

1869                     Capt Thomas S Calhoon (str Ida Stockdale) docked at Ft Benton

1869                     Nancy Ann (Poe) Ebert wrote Mo River journal

1869                     Capt George W Ebert ((str Mollie Ebert) reached Cow Island

1869                     Capt Thomas W Poe (str Nick Wall) reached Cow Island

1869                     Capt Jackman T Stockdale (str Sallie) docked at Ft Benton

1869      First Continental RR (golden spike at Promontory, UT)

1869      Montana Gold Rush End

1870                     Capt Thomas S Calhoon (str Ida Stockdale) docked at Ft Benton

1870                     Capt Thomas W Poe (str Nick Wall) reached Cow Island

 

1870                     Capt Thomas W Poe (str Nick Wall) sunk near Helena, AK

 

1870      Georgetown Census 297

 

1871      Great Chicago Fire

1873      Panic of 1873 (depression lasted five years)

1875      First Kentucky Derby

1876      Gen Custer’s ride to death – The Battle of the Little Bighorn

1876      Centennial Exhibition in Fairmont Park, Philadelphia

1877      B&O RR Strike spread into a wide labor disturbance

1878                     Pitt and Cin Packet Line (PCPL) organized

1883      Brooklyn Bridge opened

1884      Ohio River Flood

Relief provided by Capt Thomas S Calhoon (str Katie Stockdale))

1886      First May Day Celebration (Chicago epicenter)

1886      Haymarket Riot (4 May)

1889      Montana became 41st state

1889      Johnstown Flood

 

1892                     Str Virginia launched

1893      Panic of 1893

1895      US Open inaugural event

 

1900      Georgetown Census 270

1900      Boxer Rebellion

1903      First Wright brothers flight

1908      First Ford Model-T

1909                     PCPL forced into receivership

1910                     Str Virginia parked in a cornfield.

1911      First Indianapolis 500

1913      Sixteen Amendment established income tax

1914      Ludlow Massacre striking coal miners killed in CO

1915      Lusitania sunk

1917      WW I Began for US

1918      WW I End

1921                     Str Virginia dismantled

1924      Baseball game Georgetown versus Honus Wagner and his All-Stars

1924      J Edgar Hoover appointed head of Bureau of Investigation

1933      21st Amendment ended prohibition

 

1937      Golden Gate Bridge opened

 

1939      WW II Began  Germany invaded Poland

 

1945      WW II End Japan ceased resistance.

 

1950                     Georgetown Ferry cased operation. After 150 years.

2000      Georgetown Census 182

2006                     Recovered Nancy Ann (Poe) Ebert journal

2010      Georgetown Census 174


 

 

 

 

 

Steamboat History of Georgetown.

 

1809                     Birth Capt Andrew Poe

1809                     Birth Capt John Calhoon

1810                     Birth Capt George W Ebert

1811      First steamboat on the Ohio – Pittsburgh to New Orleans

1813                     Birth Capt Jacob Poe

1813                     Birth Capt James H Calhoon

1814                     Birth Capt George Washington Ebert

1816                     Birth Capt Adam Poe

1817                     Birth Capt John Smith McMillin

1818                     Birth Nancy Ann Poe

1818                     Birth Capt Milton Calhoon

1819                     Birth Capt Thomas Washington Poe

1820                     Birth Capt George Groshorn Calhoon

1822                     Birth Capt Thomas Dawson Calhoon

1823                     Birth Capt Joseph MC Calhoon

1823      Death of Andrew Poe Rev War Vet

1828                     Birth Capt Jackman Taylor Stockdale

1834                     Birth Capt Thomas S Calhoon

1837                     First command Capt Jacob Poe (str Beaver  )

1838      Death of Adam Poe Rev War Vet

1846                     DeathCapt John Calhoon drowned at Marietta

1851      Capt Adam Poe (str Financier) on Osage River

1854      Capt Adam Poe (str Financier No 2) on Kansas River

1855      Capt Thomas W Poe (str Georgetown) sunk on Lower Mo River

1855                     DeathCapt Joseph MC Calhoon (str Golden Gate) of cholera in Alton, IL

1858      Capt Jackman T Stockdale (str Admiral) on Lower Mo River

 

1861      Civil War Began

1861      Capt Thomas W Poe commanded str Clara Poe

1861      Capt George W Ebert commanded str Kenton

1861      Capt Thomas S Calhoon owned str Horizon

1861      Capt John S McMillin owned str Silver Wave

1863      str Horizon collided with str Moderator at Vicksburg

1863      str Silver Wave first non-combat boat to pass batteries at Vicksburg

1865      Str Clara Poe burned by rebels on the Cumberland River

1865      Civil War End

 

1862      Montana Gold Rush Began

1866      Capt Thomas W Poe (str Amelia Poe) docked at Ft Benton, MT

1867      Capt Thomas W Poe (str Amelia Poe) docked at Ft Benton, MT

1867      Capt Jackman T Stockdale (str Ida Stockdale) docked at Ft Benton

1867      Capt George W Ebert ((str Yorktown) docked at Ft Benton      

1868      Capt Thomas W Poe (str Amelia Poe) sunk near Oswego, MT

1868      Capt George W Ebert ((str Yorktown) docked at Ft Benton

1868      Capt Thomas S Calhoon (str Ida Stockdale) docked at Ft Benton

1868      Capt Jackman T Stockdale (str Sallie) docked at Ft Benton

1869      Capt Thomas S Calhoon (str Ida Stockdale) docked at Ft Benton

1869      Nancy Ann (Poe) Ebert wrote Mo River journal

1869      Capt George W Ebert ((str Mollie Ebert) reached Cow Island

1869      Capt Thomas W Poe (str Nick Wall) reached Cow Island

1869      Capt Jackman T Stockdale (str Sallie) docked at Ft Benton

1869      Montana Gold Rush End

 

1870      Capt Thomas S Calhoon (str Ida Stockdale) docked at Ft Benton

1870      Capt Thomas W Poe (str Nick Wall) reached Cow Island

1870      Capt Thomas W Poe (str Nick Wall) sunk near Helena, AK

 

1879                     Death Capt George Washington Ebert

1881                     Death Capt Thomas Washington Poe

1887                     Death Capt Andrew Poe

1887                     Death Capt Jackman Taylor Stockdale

1889                     DeathCapt Milton Calhoon

1891                     Death Capt Jacob Poe

1893                     Death Capt John Smith McMillin

1895                     DeathCapt Richard Calhoon

1903                     Death Capt Adam Poe

1907                     Death Nancy Ann Poe

1910                     Death Capt Thomas S Calhoon

 

 

 

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