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Brevet Maj. General Edward M. McCook (USA), 5th Territorial Governor of Colorado (1833 - 1909)

Edward Moody McCook (June 15, 1833 – September 9, 1909) was a lawyer, politician, distinguished Union cavalry general in the American Civil War, American diplomat, and Governor of the Territor...

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Dr. John Evans, 2nd Territorial Governor of Colorado MP (1814 - 1897)

He advocated the founding of Northwestern University & chose a suburb of Chicago as it's location. The suburb was thus named Evanston in his honor. He was appointed Governor of Colorado in 1862 by Pr...

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William Gilpin, 1st Governor of the Territory of Colorado (1813 - 1894)

) William Gilpin (October 4, 1813 – January 20, 1894) was a 19th century U.S. explorer, politician, land speculator, and futurist writer about the American West. He served as military officer ...

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John N. Goodwin, 1st Gov. of Arizona Territory (1824 - 1887)

John Noble Goodwin (October 18, 1824 – April 29, 1887) was a United States attorney and politician who served as the first Governor of Arizona Territory. He was also a Congressman from Maine a...

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Thomas Riggs, Jr., 3rd Governor of Alaska Territory (1873 - 1945)

. Thomas W. Riggs, Jr. (October 17, 1873 – January 16, 1945) was an American engineer who worked extensively in Alaska Territory, first as a leader of the team which surveyed the Alaska-Canadi...

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Brevet Colonel Lyman Enos Knapp (USA), 3rd Governor of District of Alaska (1837 - 1904)

Lyman Enos Knapp (November 5, 1837 – October 9, 1904) was an American Republican politician who was the Governor of the District of Alaska from 1889 to 1893. He was also a member of the Vermon...

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James Brady (1758 - 1778)

Captain John Brady took his sons Samuel and James with him to fight in the trenches with General George Washington in Boston. Samuel and James Brady enlisted in the Continental Army as privates on Augu...

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Captain Samuel Brady (Continental Army) (1756 - 1795)

Captain Samuel Brady (1756–1795) was a frontier scout and the subject of many legends in the history of western Pennsylvania and northeastern Ohio. He is best known for jumping across a gorge ...

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Major General Hugh Brady (1768 - 1851)

Hugh Brady (July 29, 1768 – April 15, 1851) was an American general from Pennsylvania. He served in the Northwest Indian War under General Anthony Wayne, and during the War of 1812. Following ...

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Brevet Lt. Colonel George K. Brady (USA) (1838 - 1899)

George K. Brady (December 9, 1838 - January 20, 1899) was an officer in the United States Army who served as the second commander of the Department of Alaska, from September 1, 1870 to September 22, ...

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Samuel Medary, Territorial Governor of Minnesota and Kansas (1801 - 1864)

Samuel Medary (February 25, 1801 – November 7, 1864) Born and raised in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, he settled in Ohio in 1825. After a term in the Ohio House of Representatives (1834) an...

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Joseph Rolette (1820 - 1871)

Joseph Rolette (23 October 1820 – 16 May 1871) was a well-known American fur trader and politician during Minnesota's territorial era and the Civil War. His father was Jean Joseph Rolette, oft...

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Colonel Daniel T. Casement (USA) (1834 - d.)

From: 'Pioneering the Union Pacific' In 1865, Brigadier General John Casement and his brother, Colonel Dan Casement were hired by contract to lead the construction phase of the Union Pacific Railroad...

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Brigadier General John S. Casement (1829 - 1909)

John Stephen "Jack" Casement (January 1, 1829 – December 13, 1909) was a general and brigade commander in the Union Army during the American Civil War and a noted railroad contractor. He direc...

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Micajah Autry MP (c.1793 - 1836)

Many stories have been written about Micajah Autry of Alamo Fame. The following are some of the sources used for this story: Billy Arthur, The State Magazine Walter Lord, A Time to Stand George T. Barr...

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John Mulkey Miller (1827 - 1919)

May 2, 1850, he and his father Boyd Miller, M.H. Belshe and William Greenup fitted out an expedition and started for California, taking the overland route. This trip occupied four months. John M. Mille...

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Boyd Miller (1800 - 1863)

Boyd Miller along with Madison Harvey Belshe and William Greenup, outfitted an expedition to California during the gold rush days. The Belshe-Miller-Greenup expedition departed for California from Locu...

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William M. Greenup (c.1818 - 1893)

William Greenup along with Madison Harvey Belshe and Boyd Miller, outfitted an expedition to California during the gold rush days. The Belshe-Miller-Greenup expedition departed for California from Locu...

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Madison Harvey Belshe (1811 - 1882)

Madison Harvey Belshe along with Boyd Miller and William Greenup, outfitted an expedition to California during the gold rush days. The Belshe-Miller-Greenup expedition departed for California from Locu...

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Mary M. Dunlap (1818 - 1857)

------------------- Mary M. Wharton Dunlap (1818-1857) - Mary M. Wharton was born in Tennessee in 1818. However, by the time she married Jesse Dunlap, Jr. on March, 1828, she was living in Arkansas...

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Jesse Dunlap, Jr. (1818 - 1857)

Rebecca Stewart (about 1800-Unknown) [updated: 05 October 2006] BiographyScrapbookLife MapResearch -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Born | about 18...

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Nancy Jane Dunlap (1815 - 1857)

---------------- Nancy Jane Wharton Dunlap (1815-1857) - Nancy Jane Wharton was born in Tennessee in 1815. However, by the time she married Lorenzo Dow Wharton in 1839, she was living in Arkansas. ...

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Lorenzo Dow Dunlap (1815 - 1857)

----------------- Lorenzo Dow Dunlap (1815-1857) - He was born in Stokes County, North Carolina on February 21, 1815, to Jesse Dunlap, Sr. and Mary Williams Dunlap. However, by the time he married ...

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John Walker Baylor (1782 - 1835)

John Walker Baylor was born at Woodlawn, Bourbon County, Kentucky, around December 1813 to John Walker and Sophia Marie (Weidner) Baylor. His father, an army physician, was the son of Capt. Walker Ba...

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Captain Richard King (1825 - 1885)

) Richard King (July 10, 1824 New York City – April 14, 1885, San Antonio, Texas) was a riverboat captain, entrepreneur, and most notably, the founder of the King Ranch in South Texas, which a...

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Captain Leander H. McNelly (CSA), Texas Ranger (c.1844 - 1877)

Leander Harvey McNelly (March 12, 1844-September 4, 1877) was a Confederate officer and Texas Ranger captain. McNelly is best remembered for leading the "Special Force", a quasi-military branch o...

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Major John B. Jones (CSA), Texas Ranger (1834 - 1881)

John B. Jones (December 22, 1834 – July 19, 1881) was a Confederate army officer and Texas Ranger captain. Born in Fairfield, South Carolina, his family moved to the Republic of Texas in 1...

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Dudley Leavitt, Sr. (1830 - 1908)

Dudley Leavitt (August 31, 1830 – October 15, 1908) was an early patriarch of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, a Mormon pioneer and an early settler in southern Utah. Biogr...

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Colonel Ebenezer Sproat (1752 - 1805)

Info added per DAR's "Lineage Book of the Charter Members" by Mary S Lockwood and published 1895 stating "Col Ebenezer Sproat, of Massachusetts" ------------------------------------------------------...

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George West Musgrave (1877 - 1947)

George West Musgrave , aka: Jeff Davis, Jesse Miller, Jesse Johnson, Jesse Williams  (1874-1947) - Born in Texas and raised in New Mexico, Musgrave, a cheerful and soft-spoken man, would nonethe...

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Lieutenant General Troy Middleton (1889 - 1976)

Lieutenant General Troy Houston Middleton (12 October 1889 – 9 October 1976) was a distinguished soldier-educator who served as a corps commander in Europe during World War II and later as Pre...

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Robert Lucas, 1st Gov. of Iowa Territory (1781 - 1853)

) Robert Lucas (April 1, 1781 – February 7, 1853) was the 12th Governor of the U.S. state of Ohio, serving from 1832 to 1836. He served as the first Governor of Iowa Territory from 1838 to 184...

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James G. Fair, U.S. Senator (1831 - 1894)

Click here for information about James Graham Fair at Wikipedia. James Graham Fair (December 3, 1831 – December 28, 1894) was the overnight millionaire part-owner of the Comstock Lode, a Unite...

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William Sharon, U.S. Senator (1821 - 1885)

William Sharon was a United States Senator from Nevada, In office March 4, 1875 – March 3, 1881. He was preceded by William M. Stewart and succeeded by James Graham Fair. He was born January 9, ...

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John P. Jones, U.S. Senator (1829 - 1912)

Click here to see information about Senator John P. Jones at Wikipedia. John Percival Jones (January 27, 1829 – November 12, 1912) was an American politician who served for 30 years as a Repub...

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Henry Howland Crapo, Governor (1804 - 1869)

Burial Find A Grave Memorial# 6248012 Bio Wikipedia Article About Henry Howland Crapo Henry Howland Crapo (pronounced "Cray-poe") (May 24, 1804 – July 23, 1869) was the 14th Governor of ...

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William J. McConnell, Governor, U.S. Senator MP (1839 - 1925)

William John McConnell (September 18, 1839 – March 30, 1925) was the third Governor of Idaho from 1893 until 1897. Prior to that he represented Idaho as one of its first United States Senators...

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Narcissa Clark Owen (1834 - 1902)

-------------------- Narcissa Chisholm Owen (1831–1911) was the mother of Oklahoma's first U.S. Senator, Robert Latham Owen, Jr. (February 2, 1856 – July 19, 1947). She did much to foster...

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Simon Kenton, Frontiersman MP (1755 - 1836)

Simon Kenton (April 3, 1755 – April 29, 1836) was a famous United States frontiersman and friend of Daniel Boone, Simon Girty, Spencer Records, Thomas S. Hinde, Dr. Thomas Hinde, and Isaac Shelb...

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Bartlett Tripp (1839 - 1911)

Bartlett Tripp (born Harmony, Maine, July 15, 1839; died Yankton, South Dakota, December 8, 1911) was an American lawyer, judge, and diplomat. Early life and education Tripp was the son of Wi...

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Albert B. Fall, U.S. Senator and Secretary of the Interior (1861 - 1944)

Albert Bacon Fall (November 26, 1861 – November 30, 1944) was a United States Senator from New Mexico and the Secretary of the Interior under President Warren G. Harding, infamous for his invo...

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Thomas B. Catron, U.S. Senator (1840 - 1921)

Thomas Benton Catron (October 6, 1840 – May 15, 1921) was an American politician and lawyer who was influential in the establishment of the U.S. state of New Mexico. He later represented the s...

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William A. Clark, U.S. Senator (1839 - 1925)

William Andrews Clark, Sr. (January 8, 1839 – March 2, 1925) was an American politician and entrepreneur, involved with mining, banking, and railroads. Biography Clark was born in Conn...

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Wilbur Fisk Sanders, US Senator (1834 - 1905)

US Senator. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War (1861-1865). Served as a United States Senator from Montana from 1890 to 1893. Also served as a Candidate for Delegate to the United States C...

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Charles T. Hayden (1825 - 1900)

Charles Trumbull Hayden (April 4, 1825 – February 5, 1900) was an American businessman and probate judge. His influence was felt in the development of Arizona Territory where he helped found b...

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William H. Packwood (1832 - 1917)

William Henderson Packwood (1832 – 1917), was an American politician who served at the Oregon Constitutional Convention in 1857. A United States Army veteran from the state of Illinois, he w...

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Nelson Adam Empey, Bishop (1834 - 1904)

Biographical Summary: "...He worked for Zion's Cooperative Mercantile Institution Utah's earliest (1868) department stores in the United States...." "...Bishop 13th Ward. Merchant ..." SOURCE :...

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David S. Terry, 4th Chief Justice of California (1823 - 1889)

David Smith Terry (March 8, 1823 – August 14, 1889) was a California politician, who killed United States Senator David C. Broderick in the Broderick – Terry duel in 1859. He was then k...

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David C. Broderick, U.S. Senator (1820 - 1859)

David Colbreth Broderick (February 4, 1820 – September 16, 1859) was a Democratic U.S. Senator from California. He was a first cousin of Andrew Kennedy and Case Broderick. Early years ...

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Sen. William McKendree Gwin (D-CA) MP (1805 - 1885)

en.wikipedia... ; .findagrave + pictures.... ; oaklandwiki.org + pictures... ; William McKendree Gwin (October 9, 1805 – September 3, 1885) was an American medical doctor and politician, ser...

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Charles Fleury Bien-aimé Guilloû (1813 - 1899)

Charles Fleury Bien-aimé Guilloû (1813–99) was an American military physician. He served on a major exploring expedition that included both scientific discoveries and controversy...

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Major Nathaniel Henry Hutton (USA) (1834 - 1907)

Major Nathaniel Henry Hutton (Washington, D.C. November 18, 1833–Baltimore, Maryland, May 8, 1907) was an American architect and civil engineer. He worked as a surveyor in the American West in...

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James D. Hutton (c.1828 - 1868)

James Dempsey Hutton (c. 1828–1868) was an artist, surveyor, cartographer and early photographer active in Montana, Wyoming, South Dakota and North Dakota in the years before the American Civi...

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William Rich Hutton (1826 - 1901)

William Rich Hutton (March 21, 1826–December 11, 1901) was a surveyor and artist who became an architect and civil engineer in Maryland and New York in the latter half of the 19th century. His...

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Henry M. Rice, U.S. Senator (1816 - 1894)

Henry Mower Rice (November 29, 1816 – January 15, 1894) was a fur trader and an American politician prominent in the statehood of Minnesota. Early life Henry Rice was born on November ...

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Judge John Cleves Symmes (1742 - 1814)

John Cleves Symmes (July 21st, 1742–February 26, 1814[1]) was a delegate to the Continental Congress from New Jersey, and later a pioneer in the Northwest Territory. He was also the father-i...

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Dr. Ferdinand Hayden (1829 - 1877)

Dr. Ferdinand Vandeveer Hayden (September 7, 1829 – December 22, 1887) was an American geologist noted for his pioneering surveying expeditions of the Rocky Mountains in the late 19th century....

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Samuel Wilson (personification of the United States known as "Uncle Sam") (1766 - 1854)

Samuel Wilson (September 13, 1766 –July 31, 1854) was a meat-packer from Troy, New York whose name is purportedly the source of the personification of the United States known as "Uncle Sam". ...

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William Henry Jackson (1843 - 1942)

William Henry Jackson (April 4, 1843 – June 30, 1942) was an American painter, Civil War veteran, geological survey photographer and an explorer famous for his images of the American West. He ...

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Ezekiel Williams "Grandfather of the Santa Fe Trail" (c.1775 - 1844)

" Ezekiel "Zeke" Williams (1775-1844) - Trapper, trader and frontiersman, Ezekiel was born in Kentucky about 1775 where he went to school. More familiarly called Zeke, he grew up to marry and fathered ...

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William Adam Empey MP (1808 - 1890)

Biographical Summary #1: "... Empey, William A. (1808-1890) – (5th Ten) Born July 4, 1808, in Osnabruck Township, Stormont Co., in Eastern Canada ( Ontario ). He joined the Mormon Church in Ca...

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Father Pierre-Jean De Smet s.j. (1801 - 1873)

Pierre-Jean De Smet (30 January 1801 – 23 May 1873), also known as Pieter-Jan De Smet, was a Belgian Roman Catholic priest and member of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits), active in missionary wo...

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Ebenezer Allen (1743 - 1806)

Ebenezer Allen (1743–1806) was an American soldier, pioneer, and member of the Vermont General Assembly. He was born in Northampton, Massachusetts on 17 October 1743. His parents were Samuel A...

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Joseph Moore (1732 - 1793)

) Joseph Moore, born on January 9, 1732 in Woodbridge, Middlesex, New Jersey, died on October 7, 1793 in Amwell, Hunterdon Co., N. J., was notable as a Quaker peace negotiator sent to the talks betwe...

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John Wallace "Captain Jack" Crawford ("The Poet Scout") (1847 - 1917)

John Wallace (Jack) Crawford (1847-1917), known as "The Poet Scout", was an American Civil War veteran, an American Old West scout, and a poet of western lore. He was a scout for General George Crook...

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Temple Lea Houston (1860 - 1905)

Temple Lea Houston (August 12, 1860 – August 15, 1905) was the last-born child of Texas Revolutionary Sam Houston. After traveling and working in the East, Houston returned to Texas in 187...

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David G. Burnet, Interim President, 2nd Vice President & Secty.of State of Texas (1788 - 1870)

David Gouverneur Burnet (April 14, 1788 – December 5, 1870) was an early politician within the Republic of Texas, serving as interim President of Texas (1836 and again in 1841), second Vice Pr...

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Stanley Griswold, U.S. Senator (1763 - 1815)

Stanley Griswold (November 14, 1763 – August 21, 1815) was a Democratic-Republican politician from Ohio. He served in the U.S. Senate. Born in Torrington, Connecticut, Griswold served in t...

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Edward Tiffin, Governor, U.S. Senator (1766 - 1829)

Edward Tiffin (June 19, 1766 – August 9, 1829) was a Democratic-Republican politician from Ohio, and first Governor of the state. No man who has occupied the gubernatorial chair of Ohio ha...

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Daniel H. Lownsdale (1803 - 1862)

Daniel Lownsdale (1803—1862) was one of the founders of Portland, Oregon, United States. Coming from Kentucky sometime before 1845, Lownsdale established the first tannery near the current...

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Gov. Eugene Semple, Washington Territory (1840 - 1908)

Eugene Semple (1840–1908) was the 13th Governor of Washington Territory and the unsuccessful Democratic candidate to be the first governor of Washington State. Early life Eugene Semple...

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Walter Loomis Newberry (1804 - 1868)

Walter Loomis Newberry (1804, East Windsor, Connecticut – November 6, 1868 at sea) was an American businessman and philanthropist, best known for his bequest that resulted in the creation of t...

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Oliver P Newberry (1789 - 1860)

Oliver Newberry (born East Windsor, Connecticut, 17 November 1789; died Detroit, Michigan, 30 July 1860), a brother of Walter Loomis Newberry, served during the war of 1812, and also during the Black H...

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Rev. William Montague Ferry (1796 - 1867)

The Rev. William Montague Ferry was a Presbyterian pastor. In the 1820's, he and his wife, Amanda White Ferry, ran the mission school at the community on Mackinac Island, Michigan, which included the...

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Lucius Lyon, U.S. Senator (1800 - 1851)

Lucius Lyon (February 26, 1800 – September 24, 1851) was a U.S. statesman from the state of Michigan. He was born in Shelburne, Vermont, where he received a common school education and studied...

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David Rice Atchison, U.S. Senator ("Border Ruffian" leader) (1807 - 1886)

David Rice Atchison (August 11, 1807 – January 26, 1886) was a mid-19th century Democratic United States Senator from Missouri. He served as President pro tempore of the United States Senate f...

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Joshua Barton, 1st Missouri Secretary of State (1792 - 1823)

A lawyer in MO; killed in a duel on Bloody Island. -------------------------- from : Joshua was District Attorney for Johnson Co.,MO. He was killed in a duel in St. Louis. ---------------------...

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Gov. James Clark, Iowa Territory (1812 - 1850)

According to the State of Iowa, his surname was Clark (no E). ) James Clarke (July 5, 1812 – July 28, 1850) was the third Governor of Iowa Territory from November 18, 1845 until December 3...

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Andrew Gregg (1710 - 1789)

Andrew Gregg was a member of the Paxton Boys, a vigilante group who murdered 20 Susquehannock Indians in events collectively called the Conestoga Massacre. Scots-Irish frontiersmen from central Pennsyl...

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John Harris, Sr. MP (1673 - 1748)

. John Harris, Sr. (1673 – December 1748) emigrated from Britain to America late in the 17th century. Harris would later settle and establish Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA, which bears his nam...

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John Harris of Harris Ferry (1729 - 1791)

. John Harris, Jr. (1716 - July 29, 1791 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania), was a storekeeper and frontiersman who operated a ferry along the Susquehanna River at Harrisburg. John Harris, Jr. is the son o...

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Gen. Thomas Jefferson Green (1806 - 1863)

Texas Independence General, Civil War Confederate Army Officer, Author. In the mid-1830s, he served in both the Texas Republic House of Representative, then the Republic's Senate. During the Texas Wa...

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Canada Smith MP (c.1678 - 1749)

"[Canade Waite] was the child born in captivity to Benjamin Waite, the hero of the early days, who with Stephen Jennings made the perilous trip to Canada in the winter to ransom captives taken in the m...

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Benjamin Waite, Capt. (c.1640 - 1704)

BENJAMIN WAITE (second-generation in America) son of Thomas was known as "the scout" in Queen Ann's War and was first mentioned in the records Hatfield in 1644 when he received a grant of land of four ...

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George Q. Cannon, MP (1827 - 1901)

Wikipedia Biographical Summary: "... George Quayle Cannon (January 11, 1827 – April 12, 1901) was an early member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-d...

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John Rowan, U.S.Senator (1773 - 1843)

) John Rowan (July 12, 1773 – July 13, 1843) was a 19th century politician and jurist from the U.S. state of Kentucky. Rowan's family moved from Pennsylvania to the Kentucky frontier when he w...

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Thomas Chilton, US Congress (1798 - 1854)

Thomas Chilton (July 30, 1798 – August 15, 1854) was a U.S. Representative from Kentucky, a prominent Baptist clergyman, and the ghost writer of David Crockett's autobiography. Born near L...

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Ninian Edwards, Gov'r, Terr. Gov'r, US Senator MP (1775 - 1833)

Ninian Edwards (March 17, 1775 – July 20, 1833) was a founding political figure of the state of Illinois. He served as the first and only governor of the Illinois Territory from 1809 to 1818, ...

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Judge Nathaniel Pope (1784 - 1850)

Nathaniel Pope (January 5, 1784 – January 23, 1850) was a politician and jurist from the U.S. state of Illinois. Early life, education, and career Born in Louisville, Kentucky to a promi...

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John Forbes (1797 - 1880)

FORBES, JOHN (1797–1880). John Forbes, lawyer, judge, and military man of the Texan army during the Texas Revolution, was born to Scottish parents on February 26, 1797, in Cork, Ireland. His fam...

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Captain Hayden Arnold (1805 - 1839)

ARNOLD, HAYDEN S. (1805–1839). Hayden S. Arnold, army officer in the Texas Revolution and legislator in the Republic of Texas, was born in Tennessee in 1805 and moved to Texas late in December 1...

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Peyton Forbes Edwards ("Red Rooster of Nacogdoches") (1844 - 1918)

EDWARDS, PEYTON FORBES (1844–1918). Peyton Forbes Edwards, Civil War combatant, lawyer, Nacogdoches county treasurer, Texas state senator, and district judge, was born on September 28, 1844, in ...

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Benjamin W. Edwards (c.1775 - 1837)

Benjamin W. Edwards (c.1780–1837) was an American colonist in early Texas, and the leader of the Fredonian Rebellion. In 1837 he ran for governor of Mississippi, but died during the campaign. ...

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Haden Edwards (1771 - 1849)

Haden (also spelled Hayden) Edwards (August 12, 1771 – August 14, 1849) was a Texas settler and land speculator. Edwards County, Texas on the Edwards Plateau is named for him. In 1825, Edwards...

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Haden Harrison Edwards, Jr. (1812 - 1864)

EDWARDS, HADEN HARRISON (1812–1864). Haden H. Edwards, soldier, merchant, and legislator, was one of the thirteen children of Susanna (Beall) and Haden Edwards, leader of the Fredonian Rebellion...

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Col. John Williams, U.S. Senator MP (c.1778 - 1837)

Capt of 6th U.S. Infantry 1799-1800; Captain of U.S. Regulars in the War of 1812. Colonel of East Tennessee Mounted Volunteers during the Seminole War, Colonel of the 39th U.S. Infantry, 1813 and serve...

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Charles McClung (1761 - 1835)

Charles McClung (May 13, 1761 – August 9, 1835) was an American pioneer, politician, and surveyor best known for drawing up the original plat of Knoxville, Tennessee, in 1791. While Knoxville ...

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Brig. Gen. James White MP (1747 - 1821)

DAR Ancestor #: A124810 ) James White (1747 – August 14, 1821) was an American pioneer and soldier who founded Knoxville, Tennessee, in the early 1790s. Born in Rowan County, North Carolin...

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William Cocke, U.S. Senator MP (1747 - 1828)

William Cocke (1748 – August 22, 1828) was an American lawyer, pioneer, and statesman. He has the distinction of having served in the state legislature of four different states: Virginia, Nort...

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John Gately Downey, 7th California Governor, 1860-1862. MP (1827 - 1894)

Owner of Rancho Santa Gertrudes Los Angeles County, California Wikipedia John Gately Downey John Gately Downey (June 24, 1827 – March 1, 1894) was an Irish-American politician and the sevent...

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