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Eliza Bluejacket (1847 - 1929)

From The Cornstalk family, the great Chief, brothers Nimwha and Silverheels and sister Nonhelema, all wove a fascinating history into Shawnee heritage and the family continues to do so. During the Ci...

1/29/2016 2/3/2016

Cattle Annie (1882 - 1978)

"Cattle Annie"

Anna Emmaline McDoulet, known as Cattle Annie (November 29, 1882 - November 7, 1978), was a young outlaw in the American Old West, most associated with Jennie Stevens, or Little Britches. Their explo...

1/3/2016 1/3/2016

Ned Buntline (1821 - 1886)

"Ned Buntline", "E. Z. C. Judson"

Edward Zane Carroll Judson, Sr. (March 20, 1821/1823 – July 16, 1886), known as E. Z. C. Judson and by his pseudonym Ned Buntline, was an American publisher, journalist, writer, and publicist....

1/3/2016 1/3/2016

John Slack (1820 - 1896)

John Slack and his cousin, Philip Arnold, were prospectors and swindlers who perpetrated "The diamond hoax of 1872". They sold a false American diamond deposit to prominent businessmen in San Francisco...

12/15/2015 12/15/2015

Philip Arnold (1829 - 1879)

Philip Arnold (1829–1878) was a confidence trickster from Elizabethtown, Kentucky, and the brains behind the legendary diamond hoax of 1872, which fooled people into investing in a phony diamo...

12/15/2015 12/15/2015

Theodore Dehone Judah MP (1826 - 1863)

Theodore Dehone Judah (March 4, 1826–November 2, 1863) was an American railroad engineer who dreamed of the first Transcontinental Railroad. He found investors for what became the Central Pacifi...

2/2/2013 12/14/2015

Robert Maitland Brereton (1834 - 1911)

Robert Maitland Brereton (2 January 1834 – 7 December 1911) was an English railway engineer in India. In the United States he helped secure the first Act of Congress for the irrigation of Cali...

8/22/2009 12/14/2015

Asbury Harpending, Jr. (1839 - 1923)

Harpending was born in Hopkinsville in Christian County in southwestern Kentucky. At the age of fifteen, he was sent to college but within the year he ran away to join the filibuster of General Willi...

2/16/2007 12/14/2015

David McCanless, Outlaw (1828 - 1861)

"Killed by Wild Bill Hickok", "McCanless"

David Colbert McCanles (1828-1861) Shot by Wild Bill Hickok at Rock Creek Station. Originally buried in same coffin with David Woods. Coffin later moved to Fairbury Cemetery from the Cemetery at Rock...

7/11/2014 12/12/2015

Bursheba Fristoe Younger (1816 - 1870)

"Bersheba "Bathsheba""

Bersheba Fristoe Younger, born Bersheba Leighton Fristoe (June 6, 1816 - June 6, 1870) was an American woman who was the mother of the famed Younger Outlaws Cole, Jim, John and Bob. She was born in M...

8/17/2009 11/30/2015

Henry Lewis Pittock (1835 - 1919)

Henry Lewis Pittock (March 1, 1835 – January 28, 1919) was an Oregon (U.S.) pioneer, newspaper editor, publisher, and wood and paper magnate. He was active in Republican politics and Portland,...

12/17/2014 8/24/2015

Samuel Prescott Hildreth (1783 - 1863)

Samuel Prescott Hildreth (1783–1863) was a pioneer physician, scientist, and historian, authoring numerous scientific and historical works. His history books are largely based on first-person ...

8/23/2015 8/23/2015

Gen. Fielding Loury (1781 - 1848)

Fielding Loury, legislator and general, was born in Spottsylvania county, Virginia, March 13th, 1781, and died in Dayton, Ohio, October 7th, 1848. He came to Cincinnati about the year 1802, and in june...

8/23/2015 8/23/2015

Augustus B. Woodward (1774 - 1827)

"Augustus Brevoort Woodward"

Augustus Brevoort Woodward (born Elias Brevoort Woodward in November 1774, died July 12, 1827) was the first Chief Justice of the Michigan Territory. In that position, he played a prominent role in t...

8/13/2015 8/13/2015

) Adam Rankin "Stovepipe" Johnson (February 6, 1834 – October 20, 1922) was an antebellum Western frontiersman and later an officer in the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War...

5/9/2011 8/9/2015

Delia Haskett Rawson (1861 - 1949)

Delia Haskett Rawson (1861-1949) - The first, and perhaps the only female to carry the U.S. Mail as a stagecoach driver, Rawson was born Delia Buraguard Haskett on December 7, 1861 in Ukiah, California...

8/6/2015 8/6/2015

William T. Lomax (c.1823 - 1855)

A county history says, "In this township [Lee] occurred the mob execution of William Lomax, May 14, 1855. He was hanged for the murder of Frederick Bohle, who was killed on the 7th of that month. It se...

7/23/2011 7/31/2015

Wilford Woodruff Luce, Sr. MP (1838 - 1906)

"Will Luce", "erroneously called William Luce"

He was a farmer, mail carrier (1860-1861), freighter (1869), wagon boss for Hooper & Knowlton, and laborer (1890). Biography His parents converted to Mormonism in early 1838 and set out in the fall...

5/10/2009 7/31/2015

Col. Robert Campbell MP (1804 - 1879)

Robert Campbell (1804-1879) - Fur trader, merchant and Indian Commissioner, Campbell was born in Ireland on February 4, 1804. He immigrated to America in 1822 and two years later was in St. Louis, Miss...

7/30/2015 7/30/2015

Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo (Portuguese: João Rodrigues Cabrilho; ca. March 13, 1499 – January 3, 1543) was a Portuguese explorer noted for his exploration of the west coast of North Americ...

7/21/2008 7/30/2015

Francis Ziba Branch MP (1802 - 1874)

Francis Ziba Branch (1802-1874) - Sailor, trapper and trader, Branch was born on July 24, 1802 in Cayuga County, New York. When he grew up, he became a sailor working on the Great Lakes. In 1830, he jo...

7/30/2015 7/30/2015

Alexander K. Branch MP (1798 - 1841)

"Jose de Jesus"

Alexander K. Branc h (1798-1841) - Frontiersman and trapper, Branch was born in Virginia. However, when he grew up, he went west and was in Taos, New Mexico by 1825. He then spent several years trappin...

7/30/2015 7/30/2015

Elias Brevoort MP (1822 - d.)

Elias Brevoort (1822-??) - Frontiersman, trader, and author, Brevoort was well acquainted with the Santa Fe Trail and southwest.

7/30/2015 7/30/2015

Benjamin Bonneville MP (1796 - 1878)

Benjamin Louis Eulalie de Bonneville (April 14, 1796 – June 12, 1878) was a French-born officer in the United States Army, fur trapper, and explorer in the American West. He is noted for his e...

8/5/2014 7/30/2015

Sarah Wakefield (1830 - 1899)

Sarah Brown was born in Rhode Island in 1829 and came to Minnesota in 1854 where she met her husband Dr. John L. Wakefield whom she married in 1856 and had two children. Dr. Wakefield was a land sp...

7/30/2015 7/30/2015

Henry Benjamin Whipple (February 15, 1822 – September 16, 1901) was the first Episcopal bishop of Minnesota, a humanitarian and an advocate for Native Americans. Summary of his life Born i...

7/30/2015 7/30/2015

William H. Howe MP (1829 - 1892)

The following is adapted from John M. Gresham, Historical and Biographical Record of Douglas County, Illinois (1900). About 1839 William Howe was entered in a subscription school for six months in Ve...

1/24/2011 7/29/2015

John Davis Albert MP (1806 - 1899)

John Davis Albert (1806-1899) - Born at Hagerstown, Maryland and raised in Pennsylvania, Albert made his way west when he grew up. In 1833, he traveled by keelboat from New Orleans to St. Louis, Missou...

7/29/2015 7/29/2015

Jefferson Blackwell MP (c.1805 - d.)

Jefferson Blackwell - A fur trader who worked with John Gannt in the upper Rocky Mountains. "The Jefferson Blackwell you mention was born in Hopewell Township, Hunterdon Co., NJ about 1805. Fro...

7/29/2015 7/29/2015

Bartholomew Berthold MP (1780 - 1831)

Bartholomew Berthold (1780-1831) - A prominent St. Louis fur trader, Berthold was born Berthelemi Antoine Marthias Bertolla de Moncenigo near the city of Trent, Tyrol, Italy in 1780. When Napoleon inva...

11/20/2014 7/29/2015

Jim "Honest Jim" Baker MP (1818 - 1898)

Jim Baker (1818–1898), trapper, scout and guide, was a friend of Jim Bridger and Kit Carson and one of General John C. Fremont's favorite scouts. He was one of the most colorful figures of the o...

7/27/2015 7/29/2015

Marcelino Baca MP (c.1808 - 1862)

Marcelino Baca (1808?-1862) - Born in New Mexico in about 1808, Baca was a 19th century fur trader. A native of Taos, New Mexico, Baca first learned beaver trapping while accompanying American groups, ...

7/29/2015 7/29/2015

Charles Autobees MP (1812 - 1882)

Charles Autobee s (1821-1882) - Trader, trapper and mountain man, Autobees was born in 1821, probably in St. Louis, Missouri. His mother was a woman named Sarah Autobee, believed to have been a Delawar...

7/29/2015 7/29/2015

Capt. Juan Bautista de Anza MP (1736 - 1788)

Captain Juan Bautista de Anza II (1736-1788) - A Mexican-born trailblazer and explorer, de Anza was the first person of European descent to establish an overland trail from Mexico to the northern Pacif...

7/29/2015 7/29/2015

Louis Ambroise MP (1801 - 1842)

Louis Ambroise (1801-1842) - A trapper and trader in the Colorado Mountains. Ambroise was born at St. Louis, Missouri in 1801 and when he grew up he headed southwest, reaching Taos, New Mexico about 18...

7/29/2015 7/29/2015

Manuel Alvarez MP (1794 - 1856)

Manuel Alvarez (1794-1856) - A mountain man, trapper and trader who turned politician. Alvarez was born in Albegas, Spain, but by 1818, had crossed the ocean and was in Mexico. He then made his way to ...

7/29/2015 7/29/2015

James Aird MP (b. - 1819)

James Aird (??-1819) - Born in Ayrshire, Scotland, he immigrated to the United States, first settling in Wisconsin. He married the daughter of a Dakota Chief and was trading on the Upper Mississippi Ri...

7/29/2015 7/29/2015

Tom Tobin (1823 – 1904) was an American adventurer, tracker, trapper, mountain man, guide, US Army scout, and occasional bounty hunter. Tobin explored much of southern Colorado, including the Pu...

7/26/2007 7/27/2015

Lucien Bonaparte Maxwell MP (1818 - 1875)

"A NATIVE OF KASKASKIA, ILL. A FUR TRADER AND TRAPPER WHO BY INDUSTRY, GOOD FORTUNE AND TRADING BECAME SOLE OWNER IN 1864 OF THE LARGEST SINGLE TRACT OF LAND OWNED BY ANY ONE INDIVIDUAL IN THE UNITED S...

11/14/2013 7/27/2015

William Larimer, Jr. (1809 - 1865)

. William Larimer, Jr. (October 24, 1809 – May 16, 1875) was a Kansas state senator, American settler, and land developer who is best known as the founder of Denver, Colorado in 1858. Larimer ...

7/24/2015 7/24/2015

William Sherley "Old Bill" Williams MP (1787 - 1849)

"Old Solitaire", "Lone Elk"

William Sherley "Old Bill" Williams (January 3, 1787 - March 1849) was a noted mountain man and frontiersman. He served as an interpreter for the government, and led several expeditions in the West. Fl...

7/24/2015 7/24/2015

Solomon Perry Sublette MP (1815 - 1857)

Updated from MyHeritage Family Trees via brother William Lewis Sublette by SmartCopy : Jul 24 2015, 7:11:52 UTC

6/18/2009 7/24/2015

Pinckney W. Sublette (c.1812 - 1828)

"Pinkney Sublette"

Updated from MyHeritage Family Trees via brother William Lewis Sublette by SmartCopy : Jul 24 2015, 7:11:52 UTC

6/18/2009 7/24/2015

General Aleshire was the first Quartermaster General to serve as head of the newly established Quartermaster Corps. James Buchanan Aleshire, was born October 31, 1856, at Gallipolis, Ohio. He was a...

1/20/2013 6/12/2015

Frederick W. Lander (December 17, 1821 – March 2, 1862) was a transcontinental United States explorer, general in the Union Army during the American Civil War, and a prolific poet. Birth and...

6/8/2015 6/8/2015

Lucinda Mercer Parker MP (1801 - 1836)

"Lucy"

5/3/2007 6/3/2015

Jacob Wetzel (1765 - 1827)

Geographical note: Waverly is an unincorporated town in Harrison Township, Morgan County, Indiana. Jacob became the sheriff of Marshall County, West Virginia in 1803. In 1818, he moved his family to ...

7/31/2008 5/9/2015

Lorenzo Butler Hickok (1832 - 1913)

He was the greatest, most lovable character and I have never met his equal in the homely character that go to make good citizenship, honorable, thoughtful, unselfish, brave and unassuming. He was a bac...

5/2/2010 5/9/2015

Judge Roy Bean ("The Law West of the Pecos") (c.1825 - 1903)

"The Hanging Judge"

Phantly Roy Bean, Jr. (c. 1825 – March 16, 1903) was an eccentric U.S. saloon-keeper and Justice of the Peace in Val Verde County, Texas, who called himself "The Law West of the Pecos". Ac...

4/25/2015 4/25/2015

Joshua H. Bean (c. 1818 – November 7, 1852) was an American political figure. Joshua Bean was born c. 1818 in Mason County, Kentucky to Phantly Roy Bean (November 21, 1804 – June 13, ...

4/25/2015 4/25/2015

Stephen Henry Phillips (1823 - 1897)

Stephen Henry Phillips (August 16, 1823 – April 9, 1897) was an American lawyer who served as the Attorney General of Massachusetts and the Kingdom of Hawaii and as the Minister of Foreign Aff...

4/23/2015 4/23/2015

James Boone MP (1757 - 1773)

James Boone was Daniel and Rebecca Boone's first child. He was killed by indians at Cumberland Gap in 1773 while accompanying his father who was leading a group of settlers into Kentucky. Born at "...

6/24/2007 4/19/2015

Hiram Burnett (1817 - 1906)

Hiram Burnett (born July 5, 1817 at Southborough, Massachusetts - died 1906, in Seattle, Washington) was a well-known pioneer of the Puget Sound country, and an honored citizen of Seattle. Family a...

5/13/2011 4/18/2015

Hyrum Adolph Neibaur (1867 - 1928)

Biography It seems that Hyrum was lost in a snow storm when he was 17 years old. The following article is taken from Daily Alta California, 24 December 1884: "Hiram A. Neibaur, seventeen years of...

8/9/2008 4/8/2015

The Boyce–Sneed Feud was a conflict in early twentieth century Texas between two wealthy cattlemen: John Beal Sneed and Albert Boyce, Jr. It began in late 1911, when Mrs. Lena Snyder Sneed l...

4/1/2015 4/1/2015

Troop P 18th Texas Infantry (Potter Co, TX Confederate Service Records) Al Boyce Sr. was killed on Jan. 13, 1912. Sr. by John Beal Sneed while sitting on a bench inside a Ft. Worth hotel. Born on...

4/1/2015 4/1/2015

Henry A. Peirce (1808 - 1885)

Henry Augustus Peirce (1808–1885) was an American businessman and diplomat. Some sources spell his last name as Pierce. Early life and business He was born in Dorchester Massachusetts (now...

3/29/2015 3/29/2015

Franklin Steele (1814 - 1880)

ranklin Steele (1813 – September 9, 1880) was an early and significant settler of Minneapolis, Minnesota in the United States. Born in Chester County, Pennsylvania of Scottish descent, Steele ...

3/27/2015 3/27/2015

"Doctor" John Marsh (1799 - 1856)

) "Doctor" John Marsh was born in 1799 in South Danvers, Massachusetts and died in Pacheco, California in 1856. He was an early pioneer and settler in California, and although he did not have a medic...

3/25/2015 3/25/2015

Thomas S. Hinde MP (1785 - 1846)

Thomas Spotwood Hinde (April 19, 1785 – February 9, 1846) was a newspaper editor, opponent of slavery, author, historian, real estate investor, Methodist minister and a founder of the city of ...

11/1/2012 3/23/2015

Samuel Mcafee Magoffin (1801 - 1888)

as found on Successful trader along the Santa Fe trail and into Mexico in the mid-1800s. Married Susan Shelby on November 25, 1845 and traveled with her to Santa Fe where she was most likely the first ...

6/5/2009 3/23/2015

Susan Hart Magoffin (1828 - 1855)

"shelby"

The granddaughter of Revolutionary War hero & first governor of Kentucky Issac Shelby, Susan Shelby married Santa Fe trader Samuel Magoffin. They became wealthy from the trade & traveled across the U...

6/5/2009 3/23/2015

William H.R. Lykins (1828 - 1893)

Son of Kansas City pioneer Johnston Lykins, M.D., was one of the earliest pioneers of Lawrence, Kansas as he built the second log cabin ever on the land that would become Lawrence. Later, he would op...

3/23/2015 3/23/2015

Dr Johnston Lykins (1800 - 1876)

Johnston Lykins (April 15, 1800-August 15, 1876) was a prominent figure in the early history of the United States frontier settlement which became Kansas City, Missouri. He was the city's second Ma...

5/2/2009 3/23/2015

Isaac McCoy (1784 - 1846)

Isaac McCoy (June 13, 1784 – June 21, 1846) was a Baptist missionary among the Native Americans in present-day Indiana, Michigan and Missouri. He was an advocate of Indian removal from the e...

9/9/2008 3/23/2015

John Calvin McCoy (September 28, 1811 – September 2, 1889) is considered the "father of Kansas City." McCoy was born in Vincennes, Indiana. He studied at Transylvania College in Lexington,...

5/2/2009 3/23/2015

Will Tibbet (1860 - 1903)

William Edward Tibbet was a part-time deputy sheriff who was killed in a shootout with desperado Jim McKinney in 1903.

7/8/2013 3/21/2015

George Ellicott (1760 - 1832)

George Ellicott (1760–1832) was a son of Andrew Ellicott, one of the founders of Ellicott's Mill (now Ellicott City), Maryland. After the colonial war he bought swampland now known as the In...

3/19/2015 3/19/2015

Andrew Ellicott (1754 - 1820)

Andrew Ellicott (January 24, 1754 – August 28, 1820) was a U.S. surveyor who helped map many of the territories west of the Appalachians, surveyed the boundaries of the District of Columbia, c...

3/19/2015 3/19/2015

Turhand Kirtland (1755 - 1844)

Justly referred to as an Ohio pioneer, Turhand Kirtland was a prominent figure in the early days of the Ohio territory, being a founding father of what is now Poland, Ohio. During a long life that ...

5/27/2007 3/15/2015

Eliza M. Sikes MP (1834 - 1913)

Obituary from The San Diego Union, San Diego, California, Friday, July 25, 1913: "Pioneer Dies At Escondido - Mrs. Eliza M. Sikes, Aged 79, Resident of San Diego County Since 1881 - Mrs. Eliza M. S...

3/12/2015 3/12/2015

Lyman John Burrell MP (1801 - 1884)

Lyman John Burrell joined the gold rush in California and ended up with large land holdings, orchards and vineyards. Burrell, California was an early settlement in Santa Cruz County near the summit...

3/12/2015 3/12/2015

Duane LeRoy Bliss (1833 - 1907)

Born in 1833 in Savoy, Massachusetts, Duane Bliss left home at the age of 13 to work as a cabin boy on a ship sailing to South America. Following a two-year journey, Bliss decided to join the rush of f...

9/19/2013 3/10/2015

Flying Hawk (Oglala Lakota: Čhetáŋ Kiŋyáŋ; a/k/a Moses Flying Hawk; March 1854 – December 24, 1931) was an Oglala Lakota warrior, historian, educator ...

2/20/2015 2/20/2015

Kicking Bear (March 18, 1846 – May 28, 1904), also called Matȟó Wanáȟtake,[1][2] was an Oglala Lakota who became a band chief of the Miniconjou Lakota Sioux. He fou...

2/20/2015 2/20/2015

Grant Short Bull (Lakota: Tȟatȟáŋka Ptéčela; ca. 1851–1935) was a member of Soreback Band, Oglala Lakota, and a participant in the Battle of the Littl...

2/20/2015 2/20/2015

Red Cloud (Lakota: Maȟpíya Lúta) (1822 – December 10, 1909) was a war leader and a chief of the Oglala Lakota. He led as a chief from 1868 to 1909. One of the most capable...

2/20/2015 2/20/2015

He Dog Šúŋka Bloká (1840 - 1936)

He Dog (ca. 1840–1936). A member of the Oglala Lakota, He Dog was closely associated with Crazy Horse during the Great Sioux War of 1876-77. Born in the spring of 1840 on the headwaters of t...

2/20/2015 2/20/2015

Major Charles DeRudio (1832 - 1910)

"Carlo", "Camillo", "Camilus", "Di", "Rudio"

Charles Camillo DeRudio, originally Carlo Camillo Di Rudio, (August 26, 1832 – November 1, 1910) was an Italian aristocrat, would-be assassin of Napoleon III, and later a career U.S. Army offi...

2/2/2015 2/2/2015

Tȟatȟáŋka Waŋžíla, One Bull (1853 - 1947)

"Tȟatȟáŋka Waŋžíla", "adopted by Sitting Bull"

Henery Oscar One Bull (Lakota: Tȟatȟáŋka Waŋžíla) (circa 1853-1947) was a Lakota Sioux man best known for being the nephew and adopted son of the holy...

2/2/2015 2/2/2015

Black Moon, Wi Sapa (1821 - 1893)

Black Moon Wi Sapa (c. 1821–March 1, 1893) was a Miniconjou Lakota headman with the northern Lakota during the nineteenth century, not to be confused with the Hunkpapa leader by the same name....

2/2/2015 2/2/2015

Buffalo Calf Road Woman or Brave Woman (c.1850 - 1879)

"unhorsed Custer at Little Big Horn"

" If you don't believe women belong in combat, Custer would agree with you." Buffalo Calf Road Woman, or Brave Woman (c. 1850s? – 1879), was a Northern Cheyenne woman who saved her wounded w...

1/31/2015 1/31/2015

Rain-in-the-Face Ité Omáǧažu (1835 - 1905)

"alleged to have cut the heart out of Thomas Custer"

Rain-in-the-Face (Lakota: Ité Omáǧažu (in Standard Lakota Orthography) (c. 1835 – September 15, 1905) was a warchief of the Lakota tribe of Native Americans. His mo...

1/31/2015 1/31/2015

Red Horse (1822 - 1907)

Red Horse was a sub-chief of the Miniconjou Sioux.[1] He fought in the Battle of the Little Bighorn, in 1881, he gave one of the few detailed accountings of the event.[1]He also drew pictographs of t...

1/30/2015 1/30/2015

First Lieutenant, Company M, commanding the Pack Train during the 1876 Battle of the Little Big Horn. Part of Benteen's Battalion. Survived the battle. Born in Besancon, France, the son of Jules an...

1/30/2015 1/30/2015

Henry Rinaldo Porter (February 13, 1848 – March 3, 1903) was an Acting Assistant Surgeon in the 7th U.S. Cavalry at the Battle of the Little Big Horn. Porter was born in Lee Center, New York...

1/30/2015 1/30/2015

White Man Runs Him (Mahr-Itah-Thee-Dah-Ka-Roosh) - (c. 1858 – June 2, 1929) was a Crow Scout serving with George Armstrong Custer’s 1876 expedition against the Sioux and Northern Cheyen...

1/30/2015 1/30/2015

Ashishishe "Curly" (1856 - 1923)

"Curly (or Curley)"

Ashishishe (c. 1856–1923), known as Curly (or Curley), was a Crow scout in the United States Army during the Sioux Wars, best known for having been one of the few survivors on the United State...

1/29/2015 1/29/2015

Frank Hopkins... Best of Endurance Riders? (c.1865 - 1951)

"Best of Endurance Riders"

Frank Hopkins From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Frank T. Hopkins Find A Grave ) Hidalgo film From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

1/21/2015 1/22/2015

Angus William McDonald (February 14, 1799 – December 1, 1864) was a 19th-century American military officer and lawyer in the U.S. state of Virginia. He also served as a colonel in command of t...

12/18/2014 12/18/2014

Benjamin Franklin Ficklin (1827–1871) was a graduate of the Virginia Military Institute, Class of 1849. He is famous for his help in starting the Pony Express and for establishing other stag...

12/18/2014 12/18/2014

Edmond C. Hinde (1830 - 1909)

Edmund C. Hinde (April 6, 1830 – December 20, 1909) was a gold miner and laborer. His life was at times extremely difficult and filled with various hardships due to his career as a gold prospe...

11/1/2012 12/2/2014

Major Frank North (1840 - 1885)

Frank Joshua North (1840-1885), was an American interpreter, United States Army officer and politician. He is most well known for organizing and leading the Pawnee Scouts from 1865 to 1877. Early l...

11/24/2014 11/24/2014

In 1878 a woman was setting up housekeeping in a little known canyon in the Huachuca Mountains. Caroline P. McGavock (1845-1936) was born in Nashville, Tennessee, into one of the old plantation famil...

11/11/2014 11/11/2014

Capt. Joseph Libbey Folsom MP (1816 - 1855)

Explorer, Businessman, City Founder. Surveyor of early San Franciso, first Collector of the Port of San Francisco under American rule from 1847 to 1849. Founder of Folsom, California, originally name...

10/25/2014 10/25/2014

Biographical Summary #1: Born in a little cottage in a clearing on the shore of Lake Champlain, about the year 1813, Susanna Rogers grew up in an unusual environment. Her father, D. W. Rogers was a f...

3/22/2008 9/4/2014

John James Abert (1788 - 1863)

John James Abert (17 September 1788 – 27 January 1863) was a United States soldier. He headed the Corps of Topographical Engineers for 32 years, during which time he organized the mapping of...

8/5/2014 8/5/2014

Joaquin Miller (1837 - 1913)

"Cincinnatus", "Hiner", "Heine"

Wikipedia Biographical Summary: "... Joaquin Miller was the pen name of the colorful American poet Cincinnatus Heine (or Hiner) Miller (September 8, 1837 – February 17, 1913), nicknamed the "P...

7/15/2011 8/2/2014

Beason Lewis MP (1809 - 1888)

Biographical Summary: Beason Lewis (1809-1888), son of Neriah and Mary Moss Lewis, was born 23 of February 1809 in Pendleton, South Carolina. Neriah and family moved from South Carolina to Kentucky a...

4/15/2007 8/2/2014

Biographical Summary and Notes on Painted Portrait: "...ca 1847, oil on canvas, unsigned. A charming portrait of two children—the boy is seated on a bench beside a trellis covered with grapevi...

10/12/2012 8/2/2014