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Henry Hastings Sibley, Governor, Maj. General (USA) (1811 - 1891)

Henry Hastings Sibley (20 February 1811-February 18, 1891), was the first Governor of the U.S. state of Minnesota. was born in Detroit, Michigan on February 20, 1811. During the Civil War, he was ass...

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Maj. General William "Pecos Bill" Shafter (USA) MP (1835 - 1906)

William Rufus Shafter (October 16, 1835 – November 12, 1906) was a Union Army officer during the American Civil War who received America's highest military decoration, the Medal of Honor, for ...

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J. Young Scammon (1812 - 1890)

J. Young Scammon (Jonathan Young Scammon, July 27, 1812 - March 17, 1890) was an early settler in Chicago, Illinois, arriving in the city in 1835. He went on to become politically important as a lawy...

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James Ben Ali Haggin (1822 - 1914)

James Ben Ali Haggin (December 9, 1822 - September 13, 1914) was an American attorney, rancher, investor and a major owner/breeder in the sport of Thoroughbred horse racing. Haggin made a fortune in ...

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Brevet Maj. General John B. Sanborn (USA) (1826 - 1904)

John Benjamin Sanborn (December 5, 1826 – May 6, 1904) was a lawyer, politician, and soldier from the state of New Hampshire who served as a general in the Union Army during the American Civil...

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Maj. General John E. Wool (USA) MP (1784 - 1869)

John Ellis Wool (February 20, 1784 – November 10, 1869) was an officer in the United States Army during three consecutive U.S. wars: the War of 1812, the Mexican-American War and the American ...

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Maj. General Stewart Van Vliet (USA) (1815 - 1901)

Stewart Leonard Van Vliet (July 21, 1815 – March 28, 1901), was a United States Army officer who fought on the side of the Union during the American Civil War. Early life Van Vliet was bor...

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Maj. General Lovell Rousseau (USA) (1818 - 1869)

Lovell Harrison Rousseau (August 4, 1818 – January 7, 1869) was a general in the United States and Union Armies during the American Civil War and a lawyer and politician in both Kentucky and I...

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Maj. General Joseph J. Reynolds (USA) (1822 - 1899)

Joseph Jones Reynolds (January 4, 1822 – February 25, 1899) was an American engineer, educator, and military officer who fought in the American Civil War and the postbellum Indian Wars. Earl...

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Francis Marion "Borax" Smith (1846 - 1931)

Francis Marion Smith (February 2, 1846 – August 27, 1931) (once known nationally and internationally as "Borax Smith" and "The Borax King") was an American miner, business magnate and civic buil...

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Gen. John Pope (c.1822 - 1892)

) John Pope (March 16, 1822 – September 23, 1892) was a career United States Army officer and Union general in the American Civil War. He had a brief but successful career in the Western Theat...

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Brevet Brig. General William Jackson Palmer (USA) MP (1836 - 1909)

William Jackson Palmer (September 17, 1836 – March 13, 1909) was an American civil engineer, soldier, industrialist, and philanthropist. Overview Young Palmer's early career helping build ...

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Giuseppina Morlacchi (1846 - 1886)

Giuseppina Morlacchi (1846 - July 25, 1886) was an Italian American ballerina and dancer, who introduced the can-can to the American stage, and married the scout and actor Texas Jack Omohundro. She w...

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Texas Jack, Jr. (c.1860 - 1905)

) Texas Jack Jr., (1860 appr. to 1905), adopted son of Texas Jack Omohundro, is best known for running a Wild West show and circus where he gave Will Rogers his start as an entertainer. Not long af...

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Texas Jack Omohundro (CSA) (courier and scout) (1846 - 1880)

John Baker Omohundro (July 26, 1846 – June 28, 1880), also known as "Texas Jack," was a frontier scout, actor, and cowboy. He was born at Pleasure Hill, near Palmyra, Virginia, to John B. an...

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Maj. General Edward Ord (USA) (1818 - 1883)

Edward Otho Cresap Ord (October 18, 1818 – July 22, 1883) was the designer of Fort Sam Houston, and a United States Army officer who saw action in the Seminole War, the Indian Wars, and the Am...

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Major Edward Ord II (1858 - 1923)

Edward Otho Cresap Ord, II (November 9, 1858 – April 4, 1923) was a United States Army Major who served with the 22nd Infantry Regiment during the Indian Wars, the Spanish–American War ...

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Brig. General Randolph B. Marcy (USA) (1812 - 1887)

Randolph Barnes Marcy (April 9, 1812 – November 22, 1887) was a career officer in the United States Army, achieving the rank of Brigadier General before retiring in 1881. At the start of the C...

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Howard Burnham (spy) (1870 - 1917)

Mather Howard Burnham (May 27, 1870 – May 14, 1917), went by the name of Howard and his brother was the celebrated scout Frederick Russell Burnham. He traveled the world, frequently worked as ...

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Rev. Edwin Otway Burnham (1824 - 1873)

Rev Edwin Otway Burnham (September 24, 1824 – August 1, 1873) was a Congregational minister and missionary. He was born in Ghent, Kentucky, his father died when he was 5 and his mother died ...

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Major Frederick Russell "Fred" Burnham ("The King of Scouts") (1861 - 1947)

Frederick Russell Burnham, DSO (May 11, 1861 – September 1, 1947) was an American scout and world traveling adventurer known for his service to the British Army in colonial Africa and for teac...

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Capt. Gustavus C. Doane (USA) (1840 - 1892)

Gustavus Cheyney Doane (May 29, 1840 – May 5, 1892) was a U.S. Army Cavalry Captain, explorer, inventor and Civil War soldier who played a prominent role in the exploration of Yellowstone as a...

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Colonel Frank Tompkins, 13th U.S. Cavalry (1868 - 1954)

Colonel Frank Tompkins commanded the American forces at Columbus, New Mexico, at the time of Francisco (Pancho) Villa's raid. He managed to gather 32 cavalrymen and was nipping at the heels of the flee...

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Colonel Selah R. H. "Tommy" Tompkins, 7th U.S. Cavalry (1864 - 1939)

Colonel Selah R. H. "Tommy" TOMPKINS,served in the U.S. Army 43 Years and rode against the Sioux in the Battle of Wounded Knee and was with John "Black Jack" Pershing in Mexico. He retired as Commander...

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Maj. General Samuel P. Heintzelman (USA) (1805 - 1880)

Samuel Peter Heintzelman (September 30, 1805 – May 1, 1880) was a United States Army General. He served in the Seminole War, the Mexican-American War, the Yuma War, the Cortina Troubles, and t...

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Brevet Maj. General John Porter Hatch (USA) MP (1822 - 1901)

John Porter Hatch (January 9, 1822 – April 12, 1901) was a career American soldier who served as general in the Union Army during the American Civil War. He received a Medal of Honor for galla...

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Brevet Maj. General Edward Hatch (USA) (1832 - 1889)

Edward Hatch (December 22, 1832 – April 11, 1889) was a career American soldier who served as a general in the Union Army during the American Civil War. After the war he became the first comma...

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Brevet Maj. General William S. Harney (USA) (1800 - 1889)

William Selby Harney (22 August 1800 – 9 May 1889) was a cavalry officer in the U.S. Army during the Mexican-American War and the Indian Wars. He was born in what is today part of Nashville, T...

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Brevet Maj. General Benjamin Grierson (USA) (1826 - 1911)

Benjamin Henry Grierson (July 8, 1826, – August 31, 1911) was a music teacher and then a career officer in the United States Army. He was a cavalry general in the volunteer Union Army during t...

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Brevet Maj. Gen. Thomas L. Kane (USA) MP (c.1822 - 1888)

Thomas Leiper Kane (January 27, 1822 – December 26, 1883) was an American attorney, abolitionist, and military officer who was influential in the western migration of the Latter-day Saint move...

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Brevet Maj. General John W. Geary (USA), Governor, Territorial Governor MP (1819 - 1873)

Information about John W. Geary from Wikipedia John White Geary (December 30, 1819 – February 8, 1873) was an American lawyer, a Colonel in the Mexican War, politician, and a Union General in ...

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Maj. General James W. Forsyth (USA) (1834 - 1906)

James William Forsyth (August 8, 1835 – October 24, 1906) was a U.S. Army officer and general. He was primarily a Union staff officer during the American Civil War and cavalry regimental comma...

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Brevet Brig. General William H. Emory (USA) (1811 - 1887)

William Hemsley Emory (September 7, 1811 – December 1, 1887) was an United States Army officer, surveyor, and explorer. Early life and career Emory was born in Queen Anne's County, Marylan...

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Gen. Grenville Dodge (USA), US Congress (1831 - 1916)

Grenville Mellen Dodge[1] (April 12, 1831 – January 3, 1916) was a Union army officer on the frontier and during the Civil War, a U.S. Congressman, businessman, and railroad executive who help...

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Brevet Maj. General Jefferson C. Davis (USA) (1828 - 1879)

Jefferson Columbus Davis (March 2, 1828 – November 30, 1879) was an officer in the United States Army who served in the Mexican-American War, the Civil War, and the Modoc War. He was the first...

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Gen. John "Black Jack" Davidson (USA) (1825 - 1881)

John Wynn Davidson (August 14, 1825 – June 26, 1881) was a major general in the United States Army and an American Indian fighter. Biography Davidson was born in Fairfax County, Virginia. ...

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Brig. General John Chivington (USA) (1821 - 1894)

John Milton Chivington (January 27, 1821 – October 4, 1894) was a 19th century United States Army officer noted for his role in the New Mexico Campaign of the American Civil War and in the Col...

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Lt. Colonel William J. Fetterman (USA) (c.1833 - 1866)

William Judd Fetterman (1833? – December 21, 1866) was an officer in the United States Army during the American Civil War and the subsequent Red Cloud's War on the Great Plains. Fetterman and ...

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Brig. General Henry B. Carrington (USA) (1824 - 1912)

Henry Beebee Carrington (March 2, 1824 – October 26, 1912) was a lawyer, professor, prolific author, and an officer in the United States Army during the American Civil War and in the Old West ...

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Brevet Maj. General James Henry Carleton (USA) (1814 - 1873)

James Henry Carleton (December 27, 1814 – January 7, 1873) was an officer in the Union army during the American Civil War. Carleton is most famous as an Indian fighter in the southwestern Unit...

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Maria Amparo Ruiz Burton ("The General's Lady") (1832 - 1895)

Beautiful, articulate, well-educated, and charming, María Amparo Ruiz Burton was heiress to vast tracts of land in Mexico and the United States. As granddaughter of Don José Manuel Ruiz...

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Brevet Brig. General Henry Stanton Burton (USA) (1819 - 1869)

Henry Stanton Burton (1819–1869) was a graduate of West Point, a career American Army officer who served in the Second Seminole War, Mexican American War and the American Civil War. Early li...

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Brevet Maj. General James Sanks Brisbin (USA) (1837 - 1892)

James Sanks Brisbin (May 23, 1837 – January 14, 1892) was an American educator, lawyer, and soldier. He served as a Union Army general during the American Civil War. After the conflict he rema...

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Brig. General Mason Brayman (USA), 7th Governor of Idaho Territory (1813 - 1895)

Mason Brayman (May 23, 1813 – February 27, 1895) was an American attorney, newspaperman, and military officer. During his service to the Union Army during the American Civil War he rose to the...

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Maj. General Isaac Stevens (USA), Territorial Governor of Washington (1818 - 1862)

Isaac Ingalls Stevens (March 25, 1818 – September 1, 1862) was the first governor of Washington Territory, a United States Congressman, and a major general in the Union Army during the America...

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Maj. Gen. Edward Canby (USA) (c.1817 - 1873)

Edward Richard Sprigg Canby (November 9, 1817 – April 11, 1873) was a career United States Army officer and a Union general in the American Civil War and the Indian Wars. Early life Canby ...

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Thomas Jackson (Immortal 32 Gonzales Ranger) MP (b. - 1836)

The DeWitt Colony Alamo Defenders, The Immortal 32 Gonzales Rangers: Thomas J. Jackson is often cited as having been born in Ireland. He was a resident of Gonzales and Private rifleman in the Gonza...

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George W. Cottle (Immortal 32 Gonzales Ranger) MP (c.1811 - 1836)

The DeWitt Colony Alamo Defenders, The Immortal 32 Gonzales Rangers: George Washington Cottle , 25, was born in 1811 (some records say 1798) in Hurricane Twp, LincolnCo, MO and a member of the Gonz...

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Louisa Hinds MP (1805 - 1845)

Louisa Cottle was the sister of Alamo defender, George Washington Cottle . After her first husband Thomas Jackson’s death in the Alamo, she married James B. Hinds who was one of the Old 18 who c...

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James B. Hinds (Old Eighteen at Gonzales) MP (1796 - 1845)

Born: 1796-12-05 Kentucky USA Died: 1845-12-12 Gonzales, Gonzales Co, Texas USA Marriages: 1. Jane (unknown) Children of James Hinds and Jane (unknown): Levi Hinds b. 1825-00-00 Gonzales...

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Gerron Hinds (1801 - 1870)

Gerron Hinds, brother of James Hinds, arrived in DeWitt's Colony April 13, 1825 with "two in the family." Gerron was married to Margaret Smith, daughter of Cornelious and Elizabeth Roberts Smith. They ...

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Joseph D. Clements (Old Eighteen at Gonzales) MP (1786 - 1844)

Rachel Baker was married to Joseph D. Clements shortly after coming to Gonzales in 1831. This wedding was violently opposed by the community, and especially her father, Moses Baker, because J. D. Cleme...

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Elizabeth Jane McKinney (1815 - 1892)

Elizabeth Davis Guthrie McKinney. The following was published in the History of Gonzales County, Texas by daughter of Elizabeth Davis Guthrie McKinney and granddaughter of Daniel and Elizabeth Davis, J...

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George Washington Davis (1817 - 1880)

George Washington Davis was born in Bedford County, Tennessee August 1, 1817, twenty years after the presidency of George Washington expired. He was the fourth child of Daniel and Elizabeth Davis. With...

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Zachariah Davis (c.1804 - c.1848)

Family Data Collection - Births about Zachariah Davis Name: Zachariah Davis Father: Daniel Davis Mother: Elizabeth Davidson Birth Date: 1804 City: Duck Creek Area County: Shelbyville St...

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John Davis (Immortal 32 Gonzales Ranger) MP (c.1811 - 1836)

John Davis was a Private and rifleman in the Gonzales Rangers. A John Davis who arrived in the DeWitt Colony in 1830 received title to one quarter sitio as a single men on the west bank of the Lavaca R...

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Isaac G. Baker (Immortal 32 Gonzales Ranger) MP (1814 - 1836)

The DeWitt Colony Alamo Defenders, The Immortal 32 Gonzales Rangers: Isaac G. Baker , 21 was born 15 Sep 1814, probably in Lawrence County, Alabama. He was a Private in the Gonzales Ranging Company...

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Capt. & Adj.-Gen. Benjamin Clark Cutler (deceased)

Capt. & Adj.-Gen. Benjamin Clark Cutler was engaged in military activities in the Arizona and New Mexico Territories in the 1860s. - - - - - The following is a document he wrote from the records of...

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Christopher Gist MP (1706 - 1759)

Christopher Gist (1706–1759) was one of the first white explorers of the Ohio Country in what would become the United States. He was credited with providing the first detailed description of t...

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David Edward Jackson (1788 - 1838)

David served in the war of 1812 and soon after, he left home and never returned. He was a mountain man and a trapper at Jackson Hole, Wyoming which is named for him.-------------------- David Edward ...

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Andrew Whitley Sublett (1808 - 1853)

Andrew Whitley Sublette, brother to William, Milton, and Solomon, helped established a trading post with Louis Vasquez in 1835. The present day, Fort Vasquez, located on Highway 85, next to Plattevil...

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William Lewis Sublett MP (1799 - 1845)

William Lewis Sublette Born in Stamford, Kentucky on September 21, 1799. Died on July 23, 1845 in Pittsburg. W.L. Sublette was a fur trapper, pioneer and mountain man, who with his brothers after 182...

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Milton Sublett ("Thunderbolt of the Rockies") (c.1801 - 1837)

Milton Green Sublette (c. 1801-1837) was an American fur trader, explorer and mountain man. He was the second of four Sublette brothers prominent in the western fur trade; William, Andrew, and Solomo...

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Robert "Doc" Newell (1807 - 1869)

Robert "Doc" Newell (March 30, 1807 – November 1869), was an American politician and fur trapper in the Oregon Country. He was a frontier doctor in what would become the U.S. state of Oregon. ...

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General Joel Palmer (1810 - 1881)

General Joel Palmer (October 4, 1810 – June 9, 1881) was an American pioneer of the Oregon Territory in the Pacific Northwest region of North America. He was born in Canada, and spent his earl...

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Sam Barlow (1795 - 1867)

Samuel Kimbrough Barlow (December 7, 1795 – July 14, 1867) was a pioneer in the area that became the U.S. state of Oregon, and was key in establishing the Barlow Road, the most widely chosen f...

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Eliza Spalding (1807 - 1851)

Eliza Hart was born August 11, 1807 to Levi Hart and Martha Hart (they were first cousins) in Kensington, Connecticut. In 1820 the family moved to Oneida County, New York. She was introduced to Henry S...

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Henry Harmon Spalding (1803 - 1874)

Henry Harmon Spalding (1803–1874), and his wife Eliza Hart Spalding (1807–1851) were prominent Presbyterian missionaries and educators working primarily with the Nez Perce in the U.S. P...

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Narcissa Whitman (1808 - 1847)

Narcissa Whitman arrived in the Oregon Terittory in 1836. Narcissa Prentiss Whitman (March 14, 1808 – November 29, 1847) was an American missionary in the Oregon Country of what would become...

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Stephen Hall Meek (1807 - 1886)

) Stephen Hall Meek (July 4, 1807 – January 11, 1886) was a fur trapper and guide in the American west, most notably a guide on a large wagon train known as St. Joseph's Company. A native of V...

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Jim Bridger MP (1804 - 1881)

James Bridger was one of the greatest frontiersmen of Utah and American history. During his lifetime he was a hunter, trapper, trader, Indian fighter, and guide, and one of only a few trappers to remai...

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Alfred Cumming, Governor Utah Territory MP (1802 - 1873)

) Alfred Cumming (1802–1873) was appointed governor of the Utah territory in 1858 replacing Brigham Young following the Utah War. Born in Augusta, Georgia and mayor of the city. President Bu...

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2nd Lt. John J. Crittenden, 7th US Cavalry (1854 - 1876)

John Jordan Crittenden (June 7, 1854 – June 25, 1876) was an officer in the United States Army and a member of the Crittenden family, who were prominent in political and military circles through...

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William Harris Wharton (1802 - 1839)

William Harris Wharton (April 27, 1802 – March 14, 1839) was an early colonist, political leader and orator in Texas. Wharton was born in Virginia and was raised by an uncle following the de...

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John Floyd, 25th U.S. Governor of Virginia MP (1783 - 1837)

From the Find A Grave page for John Floyd: John Floyd Birth: Apr. 24, 1783 Death: Aug. 17, 1837 US Congressman, Virginia Governor. Served in the War of 1812 as a Major and surgeon in th...

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James John Floyd MP (1750 - 1783)

From the Find A Grave page on John Floyd: Birth: 1750 Death: Apr. 10, 1783 - Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, USA Revolutionary War Militia Officer, Frontiersman. Early figure in estab...

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Heck Thomas (lawman) MP (1850 - 1912)

Henry Andrew "Heck" Thomas (January 3, 1850 - August 15, 1912) was a lawman on the American frontier, most notably in Oklahoma. He played a significant role in the demise of both the Dalton and Dooli...

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Brig. General Joseph O. Shelby (CSA) (1830 - 1897)

Joseph Orville Shelby (December 12, 1830 – February 13, 1897) was a noted Confederate cavalry general in the Trans-Mississippi Theater of the American Civil War. Early life and education S...

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Brig. General Lawrence Sullivan "Sul" Ross (CSA), Governor (1838 - 1898)

Lawrence Sullivan "Sul" Ross (September 27, 1838 – January 3, 1898) was the 19th Governor of Texas (USA), a Confederate States Army general during the American Civil War, and a president of th...

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Brig. General Henry E. McCulloch (CSA) (1816 - 1895)

Henry Eustace McCulloch (December 6, 1816 – March 12, 1895) was a soldier in the Texas Revolution, a Texas Ranger, and a brigadier general in the army of the Confederate States during the Amer...

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Brig General Benjamin McCulloch (CSA) (1811 - 1862)

Benjamin McCulloch (November 11, 1811–March 7, 1862) was a soldier in the Texas Revolution, a Texas Ranger, a U.S. marshal, and a brigadier general in the army of the Confederate States duri...

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Dr. Thomas Walker MP (1715 - 1794)

Dr. Thomas Walker (1714 - 1794) Thomas Walker was born in King and Queen County, the son of Dr. Thomas Walker, Sr. and Susanna Peachy Walker. He studied medicine at William and Mary and was one of ...

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Cyrus Alexander (1805 - 1872)

Born in Pennsylvania on May 5, 1805, Alexander was the seventh of eight children. When he was just five years-old he moved with his family to Illinois. As a child, he was in poor health, so spent much ...

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John Capen Grizzly Adams (1812 - 1860)

A hunter, trapper, and prospector, Adams made fame for himself when he began to catch and train grizzly bears.

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Paulita Maxwell, alleged girlfriend of Billy the Kid (1864 - 1929)

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Lucien Bonaparte Maxwell (1818 - 1875)

Lucien Bonaparte Maxwell (September 14, 1818 - July 25, 1875) was a rancher and entrepreneur who at one point owned more than 1,700,000 acres (6,900 km2). Along with Thomas Catron and Ted Turner, Maxwe...

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Charles Eugene Larpenteur (1803 - 1872)

"The life-record kept by Charles Larpenteur is one of our most important sources of information concerning the fur trade of the Upper Missouri in the nineteenth century."-Milo Milton Quaife The son of ...

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Capt. John Williams Gunnison (1812 - 1853)

Biography Gunnison was born in Goshen, New Hampshire in 1812. He graduated from West Point in 1837, second in his class of fifty cadets. His military career began in Florida, where he spent a year ...

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John Charles Frémont, "The Pathfinder" (1813 - 1890)

John Charles Frémont (January 21, 1813 – July 13, 1890), was an American military officer, explorer, the first candidate of the Republican Party for the office of president of the U.S.,...

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John Warren Butterfield (1801 - 1869)

Find A Grave John Warren Butterfield was an operator of stagecoach and freight lines in the mid-1800's in the American northeast and southwest. He founded companies that became American Express and W...

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Albert Gallatin, 4th U.S. Sec'y of the Treasury MP (1761 - 1849)

Abraham Alfonse Albert Gallatin ( January 29, 1761 – August 12, 1849) was a Swiss-American ethnologist, linguist, politician, diplomat, congressman, and the longest-serving United States Secreta...

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Manuel Lisa, Missouri Fur Trader (1772 - 1820)

Manuel Lisa Born: September 8, 1772 in New Orleans, Louisiana Died: August 12, 1820 in St. Louis, Missouri Lisa Manuel was one of the most noted Fur trader 's and frontier explorer 's in history. L...

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John Jacob Astor MP (1763 - 1848)

John Jacob Astor (born Johann Jakob Astor) (July 17, 1763 – March 29, 1848) was a German-American business magnate, merchant and investor who was the first prominent member of the Astor family a...

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Lillie / Emilie le Breton MP (1853 - 1929)

Jersey Lily, a beauty who dallied with many famous men Her father was the Dean of Jersey, Rev. William Corbet Le Breton who himself was associated with scandalous affairs. Lily's family must ha...

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"Emperor" Joshua Norton MP (c.1819 - 1880)

"Emperor" Norton: Norton was born in England, but scholarly works disagree as to the date and exact town of his birth. His obituary in the San Francisco Chronicle, "following the best information obtai...

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Levi Strauss MP (1829 - 1902)

Levi Strauss (born Löb Strauß; February 26, 1829 – September 26,1902) was a German-Jewish immigrant to the United States who founded the first company to manufacture blue jeans. Hi...

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Joe Meek (1810 - 1875)

Joseph Lafayette "Joe" Meek (1810–1875) was a trapper, law enforcement official, and politician in the Oregon Country and later Oregon Territory of the United States. A pioneer involved in the...

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Ike Clanton MP (1847 - 1887)

Ike Clanton was an alcoholic and a coward. Clanton, his brother Billy, and the McLaurys were cowboys from local ranches. They liked to whoop it up in Tombstone. Even though he was known as a fast draw,...

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Buffalo Bill MP (1846 - 1917)

William Frederick "Buffalo Bill" Cody (February 26, 1846 – January 10, 1917) was an American soldier, bison hunter and showman. He was born in the Iowa Territory (now the American state of Iowa)...

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William Henry "Billy the Kid" Bonney (c.1859 - 1881)

WHO ARE BILLY'S PARENTS? To this day, genealogists are still stumped. There have been various books published with different information. Billy used to lie about his identity often, including his age...

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