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January 1, 1856 John MacPherson Berrien dies, Savannah
  Savannah, Georgia births and deaths
  John MacPherson Berrien (John Berrien)
February 3, 1856 Andrew Jackson Miller, who is generally recognized as the earliest proponent of women's rights in Georgia, dies in Richmond County, Georgia
  Andrew Jackson (A. J.) Miller
February 16, 1856 Terrell County created
  Creation of Georgia Counties
  Terrell County, Georgia
February 21, 1856 Kinchafoonee County, Georgia is renamed to Webster County. At the same time the name of the county seat was changed from McIntosh to Preston.
  Daniel Webster
  Webster County, Georgia
February 25, 1856 Berrien County created
  John MacPherson Berrien (John Berrien)
  Creation of Georgia Counties
  Berrien County, Georgia
February 25, 1856 Colquitt County created
  Creation of Georgia Counties
  Colquitt County, Georgia
February 26, 1856 Miller County created
  Creation of Georgia Counties
  Miller County, Georgia
February 26, 1856 Haralson County created
  Creation of Georgia Counties
  Haralson County, Georgia
March 6, 1856 Towns County created
  Creation of Georgia Counties
  Towns County, Georgia
March 21, 1856 Henry O. (Ossian) Flipper born, Thomasville, Georgia. He was the property of Rev. Reuben H. Lucky, a Methodist minister.
  Henry O. Flipper From Slave to Officer
April 26, 1856 Georgia Michael Troup died.
  George Michael Troup
May 22, 1856 Preston Smith Brooks, a Senator from South Carolina, canes fellow Senator Charles Sumner
  Brooks County, Georgia
June 24, 1856 The Toombs Bill, an attempt to bring a constitutional convention to Kansas amid growing involvement of pro-slavery and abolitionist forces is introduced into the Congress.
  Robert Toombs
  Slavery in Georgia
September 5, 1856 Thomas Edward Watson born, McDuffie County, Georgia
  Thomas Edward 'Tom' Watson
November 20, 1856 Farish Carter Tate born in Jasper (Pickens County). Tate, who was educated at North Georgia Agricultural College in Dahlonega, went on to serve 6 consecutive terms in the U. S. House, and served as U. S. District Attorney
December 8, 1856 James P. Screven begins term as mayor of Savannah
  City of Savannah, Georgia
December 28, 1856 Thomas Woodrow Wilson is born in Staunton, Virginia
  Woodrow Wilson
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