James Brown Pike (1784 - 1855)

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Nicknames: "Pyke"
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Death: Died in Kirkville, IA, USA
Managed by: David Lee Huntington
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About James Brown Pike

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Brother of Captain Zebulon Montgomery Pike, Jr. who was famous for naming Pike's Peak on the Expedition he led into the southwest in the years 1806-07. His brother Zebulon later, promoted to Brigadier General, died of his wounds suffered in Canada during the War of 1812.

James Brown Pike never served in the military due to the lingering effects of TB he endured all his life. Many of the Pike family suffered and perished from this disease.

His first born son, William Montgomery Pike, was accidentally shot and died on the ill fated Donner Party in October of 1846. He was reportedly laid to rest in Truckee Meadows as the first snows began to fall.

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James Brown Pike's Timeline

1784
May 1, 1784
New York, New York, United States
1814
1814
Age 29
Dearborn Co., Indiana
1815
November 11, 1815
Age 31
1819
1819
Age 34
1827
November 22, 1827
Age 43
1855
April 8, 1855
Age 70
Kirkville, IA, USA
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Westview Cemetery Kirkville Wapello County Iowa