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January 8, 1836 The Georgia Battalion under the command of Col. William Ward unfurls a flag featuring a large blue star on a field of white in Velasco. They are enroute to join Col. James Fannin at Goliad.
  Lone Star Flag
February 5, 1836 Jefferson Franklin Long is born, Crawford County, Tennessee (Knoxville)
March 8, 1836 Col. James Fannin flies the "Lone Star" flag, designed by Georgian Joanna Troutman, at Goliad, making it the first flag to fly over an independent Texas.
  Lone Star Flag
March 27, 1836 James Fannin and his regiment are executed in Goliad after surrendering during the Battle of Coleto
  James Walker Fannin
April 5, 1836 John Quitman leads a militia group to the Texas frontier. He will be offered second in command to Sam Houston, which he declines, and will never see action.
May 8, 1836 General Bryan Morel Thomas born, Milledgeville
May 23, 1836 The U. S. Senate ratifies the corrupt Treaty of New Echota.
June 9, 1836 A battle is fought between Georgia militia and Creek Indian in the vicinity of Fort Jones. It is known as the Battle of Shepherd's Plantation
  Creek Indians
August 3, 1836 Governor William Schley hires Abbott Hall Brisbane to study possible routes between the Chattahoochee River and Chattanooga for the Western and Atlantic Railroad.
  Western and Atlantic Railroad
  William Schley
August 8, 1836 A massive Hessian Fly (barley midge) outbreak reaches Georgia. It reduces the wheat crop that year by at least 50%.
August 15, 1836 Harriet Ruggles Gold dies, Creek Path, South Carolina
  Harriet Ruggles Gold
September 21, 1836 Duncan Clinch resigns his commission in the army and settles near St. Marys, Camden County, Georgia
  Duncan L. (Lamont) Clinch
  Camden County, Georgia
November 26, 1836 After this date settlers were allow to "disturb Indian occupants" on land they won in the sixth Georgia land lottery and the gold lottery. Georgia never legally took possession of the land.
  Cobb County, Georgia
December 10, 1836 Ignatius Few granted charter for college named for his friend John Emory
  Ignatius Few
  Emory University
December 21, 1836 The Western and Atlantic Railroad Company is created by act of the Georgia legislature
  Western and Atlantic Railroad
December 23, 1836 Wesleyan College in Macon is chartered
  City of Macon, Georgia
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