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Al Sieber (1843 - 1907)

Albert Sieber (February 27, 1843 – February 19, 1907) was a German-American military figure, prospector, and Chief of Scouts during the Apache Wars. Sieber was born in Mingolsheim, Baden a...

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John Philip Clum (1851 - 1932)

John Philip Clum was an Indian agent for the San Carlos Apache Indian Reservation in the Arizona Territory. He implemented a limited form of self-government on the reservation that was so successful ...

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Mattie Blaylock, Soiled Dove (1850 - 1888)

Celia Ann "Mattie" Blaylock (January 1850 – July 3, 1888) was a prostitute who became the romantic companion and common-law wife of Old West lawman and gambler Wyatt Earp for about 8 years. Kn...

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Johnny Ringo (1850 - 1883)

American Outlaw John Peters "Johnny" Ringo became a legend of the Old West because of his alleged involvement in the gunfight at the OK Corral and his association with the Clanton Gang. -----------...

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Simpson "Comanche Jack" Stillwell (1850 - 1903)

Simpson Everett Stilwell (August 18, 1850—February 17, 1903) was a United States Army Scout, Deputy U.S. Marshal, police judge, and U.S. Commissioner in Oklahoma during the American Old West. ...

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Frank C. Stillwell (1856 - 1882)

Frank C. Stilwell (1856 – March 20, 1882) was an outlaw Cowboy who killed at least two men in Cochise County during 1877–1882. Both killings were considered to have been self-defense. F...

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Johnny Behan, Sheriff, Cochise County, Arizona Territory (1844 - 1912)

John Harris Behan (October 24, 1844 – June 7, 1912) was from April 1881 to November 1882 sheriff of Cochise County, Arizona Territory. Behan was appointed the first sheriff of the newly-create...

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George Hildreth Devol (1829 - 1903)

George H. Devol was, by his own admission, "the slickest rascal on the Mississippi River." A sure-thing gambler, Devol spent forty raucous years on the riverboats, cheating, conning, dealing cold hands...

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William Harrison Reno (b. - 1868)

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Frank Reno (1837 - 1868)

Profile photo from: Franklin Reno (Frank): Crime Figure. One of the outlaw Reno brothers, hanged by vigilantes in the New Albany, Indiana jail. Famous for the first train robbery, just outside Seymou...

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Simeon Reno (1843 - 1868)

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John Reno (1839 - 1895)

from The Reno Brothers disliked school and resented their religious upbringing. John and Frank Reno started their criminal career by playing crooked card games to defraud travelers passing on the r...

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Sgt. Charles Floyd MP (1780 - 1804)

From his English Wikipedia page: ) Charles Floyd (1782 – August 20, 1804) was a United States explorer, a non-commissioned officer in the U.S. Army, and quartermaster in the Lewis and Clark ...

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William Preston "Wild Bill" Longley (1851 - 1878)

William Preston Longley (October 6, 1851 – October 11, 1878), also known as Wild Bill Longley, was an American Old West outlaw and gunfighter noted for his ruthless nature, speed with a gun, q...

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Asa Lawrence Lovejoy (1808 - 1882)

Asa Lawrence Lovejoy (March 14, 1808 – September 10, 1882) was an American pioneer and politician in the region that would become the U.S. state of Oregon. He is best remembered as a founder o...

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Count Agoston Haraszthy ("Father of California Viticulture") (1812 - 1869)

Agoston Haraszthy (/ˈɑːɡəstən ˈhærəsti/; Hungarian: Haraszthy Ágoston [ˈhɒrɒsti ˈaːɡo&#...

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Henry Hancock (1822 - 1883)

Henry Hancock (April 11, 1822 – January 9, 1883) was a Harvard trained lawyer and a land surveyor working in California in the 1850s. He was the owner of Rancho La Brea, which included the La ...

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Dr. George E. Goodfellow (1855 - 1910)

Dr. George Emory Goodfellow (December 23, 1855 – December 7, 1910) was a physician and naturalist in the American Old West who developed a reputation as the United States' foremost expert in t...

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David Colbert McCanless (1828 - 1861)

David C. McCanles (18??-1861) - McCanles owned the property upon which the Rock Creek Station sat on the Oregon Trail in Nebraska. On July 12, 1861, McCanles would be shot and killed by Bill Hickok, gi...

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Tom McLaury (1853 - 1881)

Killed by Wyatt Earp, Morgan Earp, Virgil Earp and Doc Holiday in the Gunfight at the OK Corral, October 26, 1881 along with his brother Frank McLaury and Billy Clanton ------------------------------...

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Frank McLaury (1848 - 1881)

Killed by Wyatt Earp, Morgan Earp, Virgil Earp and Doc Holiday in the Gunfight at the OK Corral, October 26, 1881 along with his brother Tom McLaury and Billy Clanton --------------------------------...

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Hyman G. Neill (aka, "Hoodoo Brown") (1856 - 1910)

Hyman G. Neill, aka: Hoodoo Brown - Neill hailed from a good family in Lexington, Missouri. After the Civil War the family moved to Warrensburg, Missouri where Neill worked as a printer's devil on the ...

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Allen H. Parmer (1848 - 1927)

PARMER, ALLEN (1848–1927). Allen Parmer, cattleman, farmer, and railroad builder, was born to Isaac and Barbara (Hazard) Parmer in Independence, Missouri, on May 6, 1848. After a common-school e...

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Thomas Edward "Bud” Pence (1842 - 1880)

Thomas Edward "Bud” Pence (1842-1880) - Born on November 28, 1842 in Clay County, Missouri to Adam and Ann Pence, he was the older brother to Donnie Pence and had at least 8 other siblings. Bud ...

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Alexander Doniphan "Donnie" Pence (1847 - 1896)

Alexander Doniphan "Donnie" Pence (1847-1896) - Born on August 15, 1847 in Clay County, Missouri to Adam and Ann Pence, he was the younger of Bud Pence and had at least 8 other siblings. Bud and Donnie...

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Jim Reed (1845 - 1874)

Jim Reed (18??-1874) - Little is known of Reed's early life, but he grew up in Missouri and his family was friends with the Shirleys, who would have the dubious honor of raising the girl who would end ...

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Nathaniel "Texas Jack" Reed (1862 - 1950)

Nathanial Reed "Texas Jack" (1862-1950) - Hailing from Arkansas, Reed became a proficient bank and train robber in Indian Territory, claiming to have pulled off four train robberies, seven bank job...

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Milton Anthony Sharp (1846 - 1907)

Milton Anthony Sharp (1846-1907) - Born in Lees Summit, Missouri, Sharp moved to California in 1869. No more than a teenager, he earned an honest living working in the mines around Bodie. However, when...

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Oliver Boggs "Oll" Shepperd (1842 - 1868)

Oliver "Oll" Shepherd (1842-1868) - Born on November 25, 1842, Shepherd married Mary Jane Vance on February 2, 1860 and the couple would have two children. He fought with the Quantrill's Raiders during...

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George Washington Shepperd (1842 - 1917)

George Washington Shepherd (1842-1917) - Born in Missouri, Shepherd married Martha Sanders in March 1861. He fought with William Quantrill's gang of guerillas during the Civil War and afterwards joined...

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William Porter "Port” Stockton (1864 - 1881)

William Porter "Port” Stockton (1864-1881) - Born and raised in Texas, Port became an outlaw and lawman. He was the younger brother of more well-known Ike Stockson, who led the Stockton Gang, a ...

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Isaac "Ike" Stockton (leader of the Stockton Gang) (1852 - 1881)

Isaac "Ike” Stockton (1852-1881) - Born and raised in Texas, Stockton was an outlaw and leader of the Stockton Gang of robbers in northern New Mexico. Making his way to Lincoln, New Mexico in ...

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James "Jim" Tewksbury (1858 - c.1888)

James "Jim” Tewksbury- Brother of Edwin Tewksbury, Jim was also involved in the Pleasant Valley War against opposing cowboys. After the Graham's offered a $500 reward for the death of any sheeph...

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Edwin Tewksbury (1860 - 1904)

Edwin "Ed" Tewksbury - A gunman and lawman, Edwin moved with his family to the Pleasant Valley of Arizona in 1880 where they raised cattle. Some years later, with his father, John, and brothers, James ...

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Benjamin "Ben" Thompson (aka, "Shotgun Ben") (1843 - 1884)

Benjamin "Ben" Thompson, born in Knottingley, Yorkshire, England on November 2, 1843. As a child he moved with his parents to Austin, Texas. He initially worked as a printer and subsequently took u...

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Elizabeth "Libby" Haley Thompson (aka, "Squirrel Tooth Alice") (1855 - 1953)

Better known as "Squirrel Tooth Alice,” Mary Elizabeth "Libby" Haley Thompson was a popular "soiled dove” in the frontier cow towns of the American West, despite gap the in her teeth that...

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William "Texas Billy” Thompson (1845 - 1897)

William "Texas Billy” Thompson (1845-1897) – Brother to more famous gunman Ben Thompson, Billy was described as "mean, vicious, vindictive and totally unpredictable.” When Billy wa...

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Davis "Dave" Tutt (1839 - 1865)

Davis "Dave" Tutt (1839-1865) - Tutt was born in Yellville, Arkansas and because of his father's involvement in the Tutt-Everett Feud he became experienced with gunfighting at an early age. He joined t...

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Thomas J. Farnham (1804 - 1848)

Thomas Jefferson Farnham (1804–1848) was an explorer and author of the American West in the first half of the 19th century. His travels included interaction with missionary Jason Lee, and he l...

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Mother Joseph of the Sacred Heart, S.P. (1823 - 1902)

Mother Joseph of the Sacred Heart, S.P., (16 April 1823 – 19 January 1902) was a Canadian Religious Sister who led a group of the members of her congregation to the Pacific Northwest of the Un...

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John Sparks (1843 - 1908)

) John T. Sparks (August 30, 1843 – May 22, 1908) was an American politician. He was the tenth Governor of Nevada, and was nicknamed Honest John. Like his predecessor, Reinhold Sadler, Sparks ...

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Lewis R. Bradley, Governor (1805 - 1879)

Lewis Rice "Broadhorns" Bradley (February 18, 1805 – March 21, 1879) was an American politician. He was the second Governor of Nevada in the United States from 1871 to 1879. He was a member of...

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James Campbell (1826 - 1900)

) James Campbell, Esq. (1826–1900) was the founder of the Estate of James Campbell, one of the largest and wealthiest landowners in the United States Territory of Hawaiʻi and in the sta...

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Samuel Parker (1853 - 1920)

) Samuel Parker, known as Kamuela Parker or sometimes Samuel Keaoililani Parker (1853–1920) was a major landowner and businessman on the island of Hawaii, heir to the Parker Ranch estate. He b...

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John Palmer Parker (1790 - 1868)

John Palmer Parker (1790–1868) was the founder of the Parker Ranch on the island of Hawaiʻi in Hawaii. Life John Palmer Parker was born May 1, 1790 in Newton, Massachusetts. His fat...

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Charles "Buffalo" Jones (1844 - 1919)

Charles Jesse Jones, known as Buffalo Jones (January 31, 1844 – October 1, 1919), was an American frontiersman, farmer, rancher, hunter, and conservationist who cofounded Garden City, Kansas. ...

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Marcus Whitman (1802 - 1847)

Marcus Whitman (September 4, 1802 – November 29, 1847) was an American physician and missionary in the Oregon Country. Along with his wife Narcissa Whitman, he started a mission to the Cayuse ...

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James Van Ness, Mayor, San Francisco (1808 - 1872)

Seventh Mayor of San Francisco

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Henry Gratiot (1789 - 1836)

Colonel Henry Gratiot (April 25, 1789 – April 27, 1836) was a French-American pioneer, trader and businessman who, during the Winnebago and Black Hawk Wars, acted as both an intermediary and e...

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Edward Hempstead, US Congress, Missouri Territory (1780 - 1817)

Edward Hempstead (June 3, 1780 – August 10, 1817) was an American lawyer, pioneer, and one of the early settlers in the new Louisiana Purchase in 1805. Born in New London, Connecticut, Hempste...

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Toussaint Charbonneau (1767 - 1843)

Click here to view the Wikipedia webpage for Toussaint Charbonneau Toussaint Charbonneau (March 20, 1767 - August 12, 1843) was a French-Canadian explorer and trader, and a member of the Lewis and Cl...

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Col. William Craig (1807 - 1869)

Colonel William Craig.—Idaho's first permanent white settler was Colonel William Craig. Born in Greenbriar County, Virginia, in 1807, he cast his lot with the Rocky Mountain trappers in the summ...

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David Thompson (Explorer) (1770 - 1857)

David Thompson (April 30, 1770 – February 10, 1857) was a British-Canadian fur trader, surveyor, and map-maker, known to some native peoples as "Koo-Koo-Sint" or "the Stargazer". Over his career...

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Elias J. "Lucky" Baldwin MP (1828 - 1909)

Elias Jackson "Lucky" Baldwin (April 3, 1828 – March 1, 1909) was a prominent California businessman and investor of the second half of the 19th century. Biography Baldwin was born in ...

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John Baker (1817 - 1857)

John Baker (b. 16 Jun 1817), believed to be a son of Moses Baker, purchased 3 outer Gonzales town lots in Nov and Dec of 1834 near those of his father Moses and brother Isaac. John Baker married Elizab...

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Scrap Taylor, Feud victim (1854 - 1874)

Scrap Was a victim of the Sutton- Taylor feud. He and two other men were broken out of jail and hanged from a tree next to the cemetery by men from the Sutton faction. His last words were "We are Innoc...

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Elizabeth "Betsy" Davis (Davidson) (c.1785 - 1849)

Tennessee State Marriages, 1780-2002 about Betsy Davidson Name: Betsy Davidson Spouse: Daniel Davis Marriage Date: 9 Dec 1803 Marriage County: Davidson Marriage State: Tennessee ~~~~...

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Daniel Davis (1782 - 1849)

Daniel and Elizabeth Davidson Davis and a child arrived in the DeWitt Colony 5 Mar 1831 according to land records. It is believed that Daniel and Elizabeth both were born in Tyrrell County, North Carol...

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Moses Baker (1791 - c.1838)

Alabama Marriages, 1809-1920 (Selected Counties) about Elizabeth Starkey Spouse 1: Moses Baker Spouse 2: Elizabeth Starkey Marriage Date: 23 Jun 1825 Marriage Place: Lawrence Performed By...

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Charles Thomas Gulick (1841 - 1897)

Charles Thomas Gulick (1841–1897) was a politician in the Kingdom of Hawaii. He was one of the few members of missionary families to side with the monarchy in the 1893 overthrow of the Kingdom...

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Lt.Col. William M. Ferry (1824 - 1905)

. William Montague Ferry, Jr. (July 8, 1824 – January 2, 1905) was a Michigan and Utah politician and an officer in the Union Army during the American Civil War. Michigan years Ferry w...

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Samuel Mills Damon (1845 - 1924)

Samuel Mills Damon (1845–1924) was a businessman and politician in the Kingdom of Hawaii, through the Republic of Hawaii and into the Territory of Hawaii. Life Samuel Mills Damon was b...

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Captain William Henry Swift (1800 - 1879)

William Henry Swift, was the 'Goat' of his 1819 West Point class. William's older brother, Joseph Gardner Swift, happened to be West Point Superintendent at the time. In a 210-year-old military aca...

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Charles "Notorious Desperado" Strickland (1837 - 1895)

Notorious Desperado Newspaper Clippings & Other Sources Some Indian Police Officers Submitted by: Michael Tower mtower@telepath.com Pontotoc County, Old Chickasaw Nation: 1877: ? McClain, Sheri...

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Robert Haswell (1768 - c.1801)

Robert Haswell (November 24, 1768–1801?) was an early American maritime fur trader to the Pacific Northwest of North America. His journals of these voyages are the main records of Captain Robe...

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Major Ephraim Kibbey (1754 - 1809)

This pioneer surveyor and soldier was born in New Jersey, midway between Trenton and Newark. Reaching his majority about the commencement of the Revolutionary war, he became a soldier in the struggle f...

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Charlotte Warrington Turner (1836 - 1918)

Charlotte Warrington Turner had the distinction of being South Dakota's only Real Daughter of the American Revolution. Charlotte was the only child and daughter of Nancy Littell Warrington (1791 ...

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William Fessenden Allen (1831 - 1906)

William Fessenden Allen (1831–1906) was an American businessman in the Kingdom of Hawaii and Republic of Hawaii. Life William Fessenden Allen was born December 19, 1831 in Bangor, Main...

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Elisha Hunt Allen, US Congress (1804 - 1883)

Lawyer, Member of Congress / Representative from Maine, Chief Justice and Regent of the Hawaiian Islands, Minister from the Hawaiian Kingdom to the USA Annals of Brattleboro [Vermont] - Chapter XLIX ...

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Morell Case Keith (1824 - 1899)

Cattleman, Rancher, Banker, Real estate. Morell Case Keith was inducted into the Great Westerners Hall of Fame posthumously in 1962 for his contribution to the development of the West. In 1873, Keith...

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George Strother Gaines (1784 - 1873)

George Strother Gaines (1 May 1784 – 21 January 1873) was a leader in the Mississippi Territory and in both states formed from it, Mississippi and Alabama. He was a longtime trader among the C...

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Gen. Edmund Pendleton Gaines (1777 - 1849)

Gen. Edmund Pendleton GAINES 3 Mar 1777 - 6 Jun 1849 ID Number: I21614 * TITLE: Gen. * OCCUPATION: War Of 1812; Arrested Aaron Burr On Charges Of Treason * RESIDENCE: Culpeper Co. VA and ...

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Rudolph Wilhelm Meyer (1826 - 1897)

Rudolph Wilhelm Meyer (1826–1897) was a German who managed an early agricultural business in the Kingdom of Hawaii. Life Rudolph Wilhelm Meyer was born on April 2, 1826 to Rudolph Heinri...

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Edward Griffin "Holy Terror" Hitchcock, Marshal of the Republic of Hawaii (1837 - 1898)

Edward Griffin "Holy Terror" Hitchcock (1837–1898) was a law enforcement officer in the Kingdom of Hawaii, who rose to the position of Marshal of the Republic of Hawaii. Life Edward Gr...

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Samuel Northrup Castle MP (1808 - 1894)

Samuel Northrup Castle (1808–1894) was a businessman and politician in the Kingdom of Hawaii. Life Samuel Northrup Castle was born August 12, 1808 in Cazenovia, New York. His middle na...

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Phillip Houston "Phil" Coe (1839 - 1871)

Phil Coe - Gunfighter and Gambler Called one of the greatest gunfighters in Texas, Phillip "Phil” Coe, was also a soldier, a gambler, a businessman, and called the famous Ben Thompson, gunman ...

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York MP (1770 - c.1822)

York A very important figure in respect to the discovery of the American West , and a key Team Member of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. History records this man as a "Jack of all trades" York`s ab...

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John Whittemore Eastman (1820 - 1899)

John Whittemore Eastman was born in Conway, New Hampshire, October 28, 1820. He was the son of Wm. K. Eastman, of old Colonial and Revolutionary stock. He was educated at the Fryeburg (Me.) Academy a...

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"Pawnee Bill" Lillie (1860 - 1942)

Pawnee Bill (1860–1942), born Gordon William Lillie, was a Wild West showman and performer. Best known for his short partnership with Buffalo Bill, Pawnee Bill was born February 14, 1860, ...

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Thomas Loyd Burnett (1871 - 1938)

Profile photo: Thomas Loyd Burnett with Comanche Chief Quanah Parker Thomas Loyd Burnett blazed his own trail. Born December 10, 1871, he was one of three children of Samuel “Burk” Burn...

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Martin B. Loyd (1833 - d.)

Martin B. Loyd In the final years of the 1860s, Fort Worth, Texas, was so undeveloped it had only a couple of businesses and few families. Originally a military outpost, Fort Worth was transformed ...

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Captain Samuel “Burk” Burnett (1848 - 1922)

Captain Samuel “Burk” Burnett Born in Bates County, Missouri, on Jan. 1, 1849, to Jeremiah and Mary Turner Burnett, Samuel Burk Burnett became one of the most well known and respected r...

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Grace Bell McCance (1882 - 1982)

Grace Bell McCance Snyder (April 23, 1882 – December 8, 1982), American quilter, former pioneer and centenarian, whose story is known through No Time on My Hands and Pioneer Girl: Growing Up o...

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Esther Hobart Morris (1814 - 1902)

Esther Hobart Morris (August 8, 1814 – April 2, 1902), a Tioga County, New York native, distinguished herself as the first female Justice of the Peace in the United States. A mother of three b...

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Henrietta Maria Morse King (1832 - 1925)

Henrietta, the daughter of a Presbyterian minister, married Richard King, founder of the King Ranch. As the ranch matriarch, she was known for her hospitality and compassion, extending help to the ne...

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Cornelia Wadsworth MP (1837 - 1921)

Cornelia Wadsworth Ritchie Adair (April 6, 1837 – September 22, 1921) was the matriarch of Glenveagh Castle in County Donegal, Ireland, now an Irish national park, and the large JA Ranch south...

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Harvey W. Scott (1838 - 1910)

Harvey Whitefield Scott[1] (February 1, 1838 – August 7, 1910) was an American pioneer, newspaper editor, and historian. Scott was born in on a farm in Illinois and migrated to Oregon with his...

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Lafayette Houghton Bunnell (1824 - 1903)

Lafayette Houghton Bunnell (1824–1903) was an American physician, author, and an explorer of Yosemite Valley, born in Rochester, New York. Biography In 1851, Bunnell was a member of th...

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Major Jim Savage (1817 - 1852)

Jim Savage or James D. Savage, (1817–1852) was a California pioneer. He was a 49er, businessman, American soldier in the Mexican American War, and commander of the California Militia, Maripo...

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Worthington Whittredge (1820 - 1911)

Thomas Worthington Whittredge (May 22, 1820 – February 25, 1910) was an American artist of the Hudson River School. Whittredge was a highly regarded artist of his time, and was friends with se...

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Charles M. Russell ('the cowboy artist') (1864 - 1926)

Charles Marion Russell (March 19, 1864 – October 24, 1926), also known as C. M. Russell, Charlie Russell, and "Kid" Russell, was an artist of the Old American West. Russell created more than 2...

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John Ball (1794 - 1884)

) John Ball (November 12, 1794 – February 5, 1884) was born at Tenny Hill, Hebron, Grafton County, New Hampshire. He had a common school education and graduated from Dartmouth College in 1820....

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Elaine Goodale Eastman (1863 - 1953)

Elaine Goodale Eastman In 1881 Elaine published The Journal of a Farmer's Daughter. Two years later she became a teacher at the Hampton Institute, a historically black college in Virginia for...

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Charles Alexander "Ohiye Sa" Eastman (1858 - 1939)

Charles Alexander Eastman (born Hakadah and later named Ohíye S’a; February 19, 1858 – January 8, 1939) was a Native American physician, writer, national lecturer, and reformer...

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Seth Eastman (1808 - 1875)

Seth Eastman (1808–1875) and his second wife Mary Henderson Eastman (1818 – 24 February 1887 were instrumental in recording Native American life. He built a reputation as a major illustra...

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Nathaniel Pitt Langford (1832 - 1911)

NATHANIEL PITT LANGFORD. Born in Oneida County, N.Y., Aug. 9, 1832; died in St. Paul, Minn., Oct. 18, 1909. A member of the 1870 Washburn party of Yellowstone explorers, author of a book on the expedit...

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Aaron Clark MP (deceased)

George Rogers Clark (November 19, 1752 – February 13, 1818) was a soldier from Virginia and the highest ranking American military officer on the northwestern frontier during the American Revol...

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George Shannon, Lewis & Clark Exped. (1785 - 1836)

George Shannon (1785–1836), the youngest member of the Lewis and Clark Expedition (not counting the infant Jean Baptiste Charbonneau and Lewis's dog Seaman), was born in Pennsylvania. He joined ...

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Sergeant Charles Windolph, 7th U.S. Cavalry (1851 - 1950)

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Private Charles Windolph, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on Jun...

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2nd Lt. William Reily, 7th U.S. Cavalry (1853 - 1876)

2nd Lt. William Van Wyck Reily was second in command of Company F, 7th U.S. Cavalry Regiment at the Battle of the Little Bighorn on 25 June, 1867. He died in the battle and his body was found on "Las...

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