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1869 Transcontinental Railroad complete
1879 Edison invents phono/light bulb
1898 Spanish-American War
1903 Wright brothers 1st plane flight
1908 Ford produces Model T
1805 Lewis and Clark reach Pacific
1812 - 1814 War of 1812 with Britain
1846 War w/Mexico,Calif & NM acquired
1861 - 1865 Civil War, North vs. South
1867 Alaska Territory purchased
1773 Boston Tea Party tax rebellion
1775 - 1783 Revolutionary War
1776 Declaration of Independence
1789 George Washington first president
1803 Louisiana Territory Purchased
 Daniel Banta
 b.1765 Somerset, New Jersey
 d.1827 Pleasant, Indiana
 Daniel Banta
 b.1787 of, Clinton, Illinois
 d.         
 Anna or Shuck Seever Shafer
 b.1765 Conewago, Pensylvania
 d.1829 Switzerland, Indiana
 Peter Banta
 b.1816 Franklin, Kentucky
 d.         
 Elizabeth LeCompte
 b.1792 of, Clinton, Illinois
 d.         
 Elizabeth Banta
 b.1858 Decatur, Macon, Illinois
 d.1918 Sultan, Washington
 Nancy Whitesides
 b.         
 d.