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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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Löb 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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Mary Fields MP (1832 - 1914)

Mary Fields was born around 1832 Hickman, Tennessee, into slavery; and died in 1914 in Cascade, Montana of liver failure. Also known as Stagecoach Mary, she was the first African-American woman emplo...

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Gen. Stephen W. Kearny, Military Gov. of California (1794 - 1848)

Information on General Stephen W. Kearny from Wikipedia Stephen Watts Kearny (pronounced /ˈkɑrni/ KAR-nee; surname also appears as Kearney in some historic sources (August 30, 1794 ...

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Calamity Jane MP (1852 - 1903)

Martha Jane Cannary-Burke, better known as Calamity Jane (May 1, 1852 – August 1, 1903), was a frontierswoman and professional scout best known for her claim of being a close friend of Wild Bill...

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Thomas Hart Benton, U.S. Senator ("Old Bullion") MP (c.1782 - 1858)

) Thomas Hart Benton (March 14, 1782 – April 10, 1858), nicknamed "Old Bullion", was a U.S. Senator from Missouri and a staunch advocate of westward expansion of the United States. He served i...

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Jessie Ann Frémont (1824 - 1902)

Find a Grave Jessie Ann Benton Frémont (May 31, 1824 – December 27, 1902) was an American writer and political activist. Notably remembered for being the daughter of Missouri Senato...

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

William Hemsley Emory (September 7, 1811 – December 1, 1887) was a United States Army officer, surveyor and cartographer of U.S. border regions. Contents * 1 Biography o 1.1 Early life an...

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Zachary S. Taylor, 12th President of the USA MP (1784 - 1850)

Zachary Taylor (November 24, 1784 – July 9, 1850) was an American military leader and the 12th President of the United States. Known as "Old Rough and Ready," Taylor had a 40-year military c...

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James K. Polk, 11th President of the USA MP (1795 - 1849)

James Knox Polk (pronounced /ˈpoʊk/ POKE; November 2, 1795 – June 15, 1849) was the 11th President of the United States (1845–1849). Polk was born in Mecklenburg County, N...

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Peter Klicketal MP (c.1842 - 1921)

Ben M. Angel notes: Peter Klicketal I found in the 1910 census, and is apparently Chief Peter Klickitat. Explanation: first, Klickital is an early name of the word Klickitat (in Chinook, the word mea...

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Gen. James Wilkinson (Cont. Army; War of 1812) (c.1757 - 1825)

A Patriot of the American Revolution for PENNSYLVANIA with the rank of BRIGADIER GENERAL. DAR Ancestor #: A125639 James Wilkinson (March 24, 1757 – December 28, 1825) was an American soldier...

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William Henry Seward, Gov., Sen., Sec. of State MP (1801 - 1872)

William Henry Seward, Sr. (May 16, 1801 – October 10, 1872) was the 12th Governor of New York, United States Senator and the United States Secretary of State under Abraham Lincoln and Andrew J...

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Robert R. Livingston 'The Chancellor' MP (1746 - 1813)

A Patriot of the American Revolution for NEW YORK. DAR Ancestor #A070839 Robert Livingston IV never signed the Declaration of Independence but he helped write it. As U.S. Minister to France from 18...

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Gen. Lew Wallace (USA), 11th Terr. Gov. of New Mexico MP (1827 - 1905)

Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Lewis "Lew" Wallace (April 10, 1827 – February 15, 1905) was a lawyer, governor, Union general in the American Civil War, American statesman and author, best r...

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Maj. Stephen H. Long MP (1784 - 1864)

Stephen Harriman Long (December 30, 1784 – September 4, 1864) was a U.S. engineer, explorer, and military officer. As an inventor, he is noted for his developments in the design of steam locom...

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Egbert Starr Newbury, I, founder of Newbury Park, CA (1843 - 1880)

Egbert Starr Newbury was born on September 8, 1843, in Allegan, MI. His parents were Reverend Samuel Newbury and Mary Ann Sergeant Newbury. Egbert served in the US Army during the Civil War, and was ...

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John Wesley Iliff, Sr. ("Cattle King") (1831 - 1878)

John Wesley Iliff, Sr. (1831-1878)- was a prominent cattle rancher known as the "Cattle King". He sold cattle to the railroads for their construction crews, as well as supplied beef to the United Sta...

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George Francis Train MP (1829 - 1904)

George Francis Train (March 24, 1829 – January 5, 1904) was a businessman, author, and an eccentric figure in American history. Train's trip around the globe in 1870 was probably the inspira...

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Eliphalet Remington, Jr. MP (1793 - 1861)

Inventor and firearms manufacturer. Developer of the Remington rifle. Eliphalet Remington (October 28, 1793 – August 12, 1861) designed the Remington rifle. By the mid-19th century the gun h...

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Charles Goodnight (cattle rancher) ["father of the Texas Panhandle"] MP (1836 - 1929)

The movie "Lonesome Dove" depicted his life. Charles Goodnight, Jr. was born in 1836 on the farm now owned by Willis Wolf, Jr. He grew up with three other siblings and was raised by his parents, Char...

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Sheriff Pat Garrett (killed Billy the Kid) MP (1850 - 1908)

Sheriff Pat Garrett, the man who (probably) shot Billy the Kid. Pat Garrett was raised on a prosperous pre-Civil War plantation in Louisiana, then worked as a cowboy and buffalo hunter before becomin...

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Brig. General Zebulon Pike, Jr., USA MP (1779 - 1813)

Zebulon Montgomery Pike Jr. (January 5, 1779 – April 27, 1813) was an American soldier and explorer for whom Pikes Peak in Colorado is named. His Pike expedition mapped much of the southern po...

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Horace "Haw" Tabor (aka, "Silver Dollar Tabor" and "The Bonanza King of Leadville"), U.S. Senator (1830 - 1899)

Horace "Haw" Austin Warner Tabor (November 26, 1830 - April 10, 1899), also known as Silver Dollar Tabor and The Bonanza King of Leadville, was an American prospector, businessman, and politician. Hi...

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Elizabeth "Baby Doe" Tabor (1854 - 1935)

Elizabeth McCourt Tabor (1854, Oshkosh, Wisconsin - 7 March 1935, Leadville, Colorado), better known as Baby Doe, was the second wife of pioneer Colorado businessman Horace Tabor. Horace Tabor's divo...

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George Catlin (1796 - 1872)

George Catlin (July 26, 1796 – December 23, 1872) was an American painter, author and traveler who specialized in portraits of Native Americans in the Old West. The nearly complete surviving...

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Isaac "Hanging Judge" Parker (1838 - 1896)

Isaac Charles Parker (October 15, 1838 – November 17, 1896) served as a U.S. District Judge presiding over the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Arkansas for 21 years. He served ...

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Oliver Loving (cattle rancher; pioneer of the cattle drive) MP (1812 - 1867)

Oliver Loving (December 4, 1812 – September 25, 1867) was a cattle rancher and pioneer of the cattle drive who with Charles Goodnight developed the Goodnight-Loving Trail. He was mortally woun...

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John Chisum (cattle baron) (1824 - 1884)

John Simpson Chisum (August 15, 1824 – December 23, 1884) was a wealthy cattle baron in the American West in the mid-to-late 19th century. Born in Hardeman County, Tennessee, Chisum's family m...

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Sallie Chisum (cattle-woman) (1858 - 1934)

Profile photo taken at age 16. Sallie Lucy Chisum was born around May 26, 1858. Her father was James Chisum, the brother of cattle baron, John Chisum. She had two brothers, Will and Walter, and one s...

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Lawrie Tatum, Indian Agent (1822 - 1900)

Lawrie Tatum (Mullica Hill, New Jersey May 22, 1822 - January 22, 1900 Springdale, Iowa) was a Quaker who was best known as an Indian Agent to the Kiowa and Comanche Agency at Fort Sill in the Indian...

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Charles Bowdre (1848 - 1880)

Charles Bowdre (1848 – December 23, 1880) was an American cowboy and outlaw. He was an associate and member of Billy the Kid's gang. Early life Bowdre was born in Wilkes County, Georgia. W...

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Doc Scurlock (1849 - 1929)

Josiah Gordon "Doc" Scurlock (January 11, 1849 – July 25, 1929) was an American Old West figure, cowboy and gunfighter. A founding member of the Regulators during the Lincoln County War in New...

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William Hull, Lt. Colonel (Continental Army), Brig. General (War of 1812), 1st Governor of Michigan Territory MP (1753 - 1825)

William Hull (1753-1825) was an American soldier and politician. He fought in the American Revolution, was the first Governor of Michigan Territory, and was a brigadier general in the War of 1812, fo...

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Jedediah Smith (c.1799 - 1831)

ONE OF THE FIRST TO GO WEST Jedediah Strong Smith (born January 6, 1799 or June 24, 1798 — presumed date of death May 27, 1831) was a hunter, trapper, fur trader, trailblazer, and explorer of ...

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Jeremiah M. "Doc" Standley (1845 - 1908)

JEREMIAH M. STANDLEY (OTHERWISE DOC STANDLEY) The Iron Man of Mendocino The short biography which follows relies heavily upon the account produced for Find a Grave Memorial by A. Seeker [Find A Gra...

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Gov. Alexander Spotswood (1676 - 1740)

Find A Grave Memorial# 17413275 Genealogy Alexander Spotswood was born in the Tangier Garrison, Morocco, Africa about 1676 to Catharine Maxwell (c. 1638 - December 1709) and her second husband, Dr Ro...

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Frederic Remington MP (1861 - 1909)

Frederic Sackrider Remington (October 4, 1861 – December 26, 1909) was an American painter, illustrator, sculptor, and writer who specialized in depictions of the Old American West, specifical...

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"Johnny Appleseed" Chapman MP (1774 - 1845)

Jonathan Chapman (September 26, 1774 – March 18, 1845), also known as Johnny Appleseed , was an American pioneer nurseryman who introduced apple trees to large parts of Pennsylvania, Ohio, India...

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Brevet Maj. General Ranald S. MacKenzie (USA) ("Bad Hand") (1840 - 1889)

Ranald Slidell (Bad Hand) Mackenzie, army officer, was born on July 27, 1840, in New York City, the son of Alexander Slidell Mackenzie, a popular author and naval officer who had taken his mother's fam...

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Sacajawea "Bird Woman" Sauvagesse MP (1787 - 1884)

" The wife of [Charbonneau] our interpreter we find reconciles all the Indians, as to our friendly intentions--a woman with a party of men is a token of peace. " ---William Clark Find A Grave Memoria...

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William "Bill" Tilghman, Deputy U.S. Marshal (1854 - 1924)

Bill Tilghman's Wild West adventures began almost as soon as he was born on July 4, 1854. He was only a few weeks old when his head was grazed by an arrow during a Sioux attack. Raised on the Kansas ...

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Samuel Ketchum (c.1860 - 1899)

Sam Ketchum (18??-1899) - Hailing from San Saba County, Texas, Sam grew up to work along with his younger brother, Thomas "Black Jack" Ketchum, as a cowboy on several ranches throughout west Texas and ...

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Thomas "Black Jack" Ketchum (1863 - 1901)

"I'll be in hell before you start breakfast boys," announced Black Jack from the gallows. "Let her rip." Hard drinking Texas cowboy Tom Ketchum, along with his older brother Sam, drifted into outlawr...

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Sam Houston, President of Texas MP (1793 - 1863)

Sam Houston lived twice among the Cherokees, who first nicknamed him "The Raven,' then, during a low point in his life, "Big Drunk." HE HAD A CHEROKEE WIFE! And she is buried at Fort Gibson National Ce...

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Crawford "Cherokee Bill" Goldsby, Cook Gang (c.1876 - 1896)

AMERICAN OUTLAW As a teenager Cherokee Bill liked to drink and carouse. He shot his first man after a fistfight at a dance in Fort Gibson, Oklahoma, in 1894. During the next few months Cherokee Bill ...

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Charles Earl "Black Bart" Boles (1829 - 1888)

"Black Bart" American Civil War Soldiers Name: Charles Boles RESIDENCE: Decatur, Illinois Enlistment Date: 13 Aug 1862 Side Served: Union State Served: Illinois Service Record: Promoted to ...

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Johnny Ringo (1850 - 1882)

John Peters Ringo (May 3, 1850 – July 13, 1882), better known as Johnny Ringo, was a cowboy who became a legend of the American Old West because of, among other things, his affiliation with th...

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Elizabeth "Libbie" Bacon Custer (1842 - 1933)

Elizabeth Bacon Custer (April 8, 1842 - April 4, 1933) was the wife of General George Armstrong Custer. After his death, she became an outspoken advocate for her husband's legacy through her popular ...

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Josephine "Josie" Earp MP (1861 - 1944)

recent data seems to indicate that she was born in Brooklyn, New York. Josephine Sarah Marcus (born ca. 1861 - died December 19, 1944) was an American actress and professional dancer who became bes...

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Big Nose Kate (1850 - 1940)

Mary Katherine Horony Cummings (November 7, 1850 – November 2, 1940), known as Big Nose Kate, was the long-time companion/common law wife of fabled gunfighter Doc Holliday in the American Old ...

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James Earp (USA), Deputy Marshal Dodge City (1841 - 1926)

James Cooksey Earp (June 28, 1841-January 25, 1926) was the little known older brother to old west lawman Virgil Earp and lawman/gambler Wyatt Earp. James Earp was born in Hartford, Kentucky, and w...

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Corporal Newton Earp (USA) (1837 - 1928)

Newton Jasper Earp (October 7, 1837–December 18, 1928) was the eldest child of Nicholas Porter Earp, patriarch of the famous Earp family. While he was the little known half-brother of Old West...

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Morgan Earp, Deputy U.S. Marshal (1851 - 1882)

Morgan Seth Earp (April 24, 1851 – March 18, 1882) was the younger brother of Wyatt Earp, the famous gunfighter. Morgan was involved in the gunfight at the O.K. Corral, where he was wounded. H...

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Virgil Earp, Deputy U.S. Marshal, Marshal of Tombstone (1843 - 1905)

Virgil Walter Earp (July 8, 1843 – October 19, 1905, aged 62) was one of the men involved in the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral in the Arizona Territory of the United States. He spent his life in...

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Etta Place (wife of the "Sundance Kid") MP (c.1878 - d.)

Etta Place (born c. 1878, date of death unknown) was a companion of the American outlaws Butch Cassidy (real name Robert LeRoy Parker) and the Sundance Kid (Harry Alonzo Longabaugh), both members of ...

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Harry Longabaugh (aka, the "Sundance Kid") MP (1867 - c.1908)

Harry Alonzo Longabaugh (1867 - November 6, 1908?), sometimes spelled Longbaugh, born in Mont Clare, Pennsylvania, also known as the Sundance Kid, was an outlaw and member of Butch Cassidy's Wild Bun...

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Christopher Houston "Kit" Carson MP (1809 - 1868)

Kit Carson was an American frontiersman. He was eight years old when his father was killed by a falling tree while clearing land. Lindsey Carson's death reduced the Carson family to a desperate poverty...

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Col. Samuel Colt MP (1814 - 1862)

Samuel Colt (July 19, 1814 – January 10, 1862) was an American inventor and industrialist. He was the founder of Colt's Patent Fire-Arms Manufacturing Company (now known as Colt's Manufacturin...

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Robert Leroy Parker (aka "Butch Cassidy"), Wild Bunch Gang MP (1866 - 1908)

Butch Cassidy was born Robert LeRoy Parker and was the leader of the Hole in the Wall Gang. Parker's first offense was minor. About 1880, he journeyed to a clothier's shop in another town only to fin...

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George Hearst MP (1820 - 1891)

Near the end of the 19th century, George Hearst was one of the richest men in the United States, a U.S. Senator from California who had made his fortune in mining. He was the father of newspaperman W...

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Porter Rockwell MP (1813 - 1878)

Wikipedia Biographical Summary: "... Orrin Porter Rockwell (June 28, 1813, or June 25, 1815 – June 9, 1878) was a figure of the Wild West period of American History and a law man in the Utah T...

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Robert Spotswood, Capt. (c.1737 - 1758)

Capt. Robert Spotswood served in a contingent of the British-American Army under George Washington during the French and Indian War. He was killed while with a scouting party near Fort Duquesne (ruins ...

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Maj. General John Gibbon (USA) MP (1827 - 1898)

Major General John Gibbon was in command of the Union's "Iron Brigade" in the US Civil War and played a major part in the Indian Wars, present at both "Pickett's Charge" and "Custer's Last Stand". Gen....

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Anson Jones ("Architect of Annexation"), 4th President of Texas MP (1798 - 1858)

Anson Jones (January 20, 1798 – January 9, 1858) was a doctor, businessman, congressman, the fourth and last President of Republic of Texas, sometimes called the "Architect of Annexation." E...

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Brewster Higley (1823 - 1911)

Author of Home on the Range. The Historical Background of “Home on the Range” Russell K. Hickman Donated to LaPorte Co., Indiana Genweb by: Bev Brophy (Dr. Higley spent several of his...

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Jacob Vernon Hamblin, Sr. MP (1819 - 1886)

Jacob Vernon Hamblin, Sr (1818 - 1886) , son of Isaiah Hamblin and Daphne Haynes, was born 2 April 1819 at Salem, Ashtabula County, Ohio; he died at the age of 67 on 31 August 1886 at Pleasanton, Catro...

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William Blount, US Constitution, Govr, US Senator MP (1749 - 1800)

For more pictures, go to the Media section. A Patriot of the American Revolution for NORTH CAROLINA with the rank of STAFF OFFICER. DAR Ancestor #: A011522 William Blount, (March 26, 1749 (O.S.)/...

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Alfred G. "Alferd" Packer MP (1842 - 1907)

Famous American convicted serial killer and cannibal. Alfred G. "Alferd" Packer (January 21, 1842 – April 23, 1907)[1] was an American prospector who was accused of cannibalism. First tried ...

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Israel Boone (1759 - 1782)

Birth: Jan. 25, 1759 Yadkin County North Carolina, USA Death: Aug. 19, 1782 Fayette County Kentucky, USA Israel Boone was the son of Daniel Boone & Rebecca Bryan. He was born in Bear Creek, Yadkin ...

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Jemima Callaway (1762 - 1834)

Jemima was the daughter of Daniel Boone and Rebecca Bryan Boone. She was the wife of Flanders Callaway. Jemima and two Callaway girls were kidnapped by the Shawnee. The story of their kidnapping and ...

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Rebecca "Becky" Ann Bryan Boone MP (1739 - 1813)

Rebecca (Bryan) Boone (June 9, 1739 – March 18, 1813) was an American pioneer and the wife of famed frontiersman Daniel Boone. She was born near Winchester, Virginia. Her parents were Joseph...

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Daniel Morgan Boone, Sr. MP (1734 - 1820)

Wikipedia: Daniel Boone (October 22 [November 2 new style], 1734 – September 26, 1820) was an American pioneer, explorer, and frontiersman whose frontier exploits made him one of the first fol...

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Davy Crockett MP (1786 - 1836)

David Stern "Davy" Crockett (August 17, 1786 – March 6, 1836) Son of John M. Crockett and Rebecca Sullivan Hawkins Birth : August 17, 1786 Near Nolichucky River in Free Republic of Frankl...

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Wilford Woodruff, President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints MP (1807 - 1898)

Wikipedia Biographical Summary: "...Wilford Woodruff, Sr. (March 1, 1807 – September 2, 1898) was the fourth president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) from 1889...

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General George Armstrong Custer MP (1839 - 1876)

Brevet Major General of Volunteers in the Civil War Lieutenant Colonel (Regular Army) George Armstrong Custer (December 5, 1839 – June 25, 1876) was a United States Army officer and cavalr...

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William "Wild Bill' Adams Hickman MP (1815 - 1883)

Wikipedia Biographical Summary: "... William Adams Hickman, also known as "Wild Bill" Hickman (April 16, 1815 - August 21, 1883), was a frontiersman. He also served as a representative to the Utah Te...

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Leland Stanford, Governor of California MP (1824 - 1893)

Amasa Leland Stanford (March 9, 1824 – June 21, 1893) was an American tycoon, robber baron, industrialist, politician, Governor of California, and founder of Stanford University. He was one of t...

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John Sutter of Sutter's Mill MP (1803 - 1880)

John Augustus Sutter (1803 – 1880) was a Swiss-American pioneer of California known for his association with the California Gold Rush, and for establishing Sutter's Fort in the area that would e...

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Wyatt Earp MP (1848 - 1929)

Wyatt Berry Stapp Earp (1848 – 1929) was an American farmer, teamster, buffalo hunter, officer of the law in various Western frontier towns, gambler, saloon-keeper, and miner. He is best known f...

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Annie Oakley MP (1860 - 1926)

Sharpshooter. She was born Phoebe Mosey in Darke County, Ohio. She never attended a regular school and was introduced and taught to shoot by her father in the woods around the farm where she lived. D...

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Myra Maybelle Shirley "Belle Starr" MP (1848 - 1889)

Myra Maybelle Shirley Reed Starr, better known as Belle Starr (February 5, 1848 – February 3, 1889), was a famous American female outlaw. Early life She was born Myra Maybelle Shirley (known...

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John Jarrette (Confederate guerrilla, member of the James-Younger Gang) MP (1836 - c.1868)

"He never knew fear"--Cole Younger John Jarrette (1836-1868?) - Born in Kentucky, John married Mary Josephine Younger, sister to the would-be outlaw Younger Brothers. The couple lived in Jackson Coun...

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Thomas Jefferson, 3rd President of the United States of America MP (1743 - 1826)

Thomas Jefferson was part of the Committee of Five appointed by the Continental Congress to draft the Declaration of Independence and the main author. The others were John Adams, Roger Sherman, Robert ...

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Jack London MP (1876 - 1916)

Jack London (January 12, 1876 – November 22, 1916)[1][2][3] was an American author, journalist, and social activist. He was a pioneer in the then-burgeoning world of commercial magazine fictio...

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Gen William P. "Gotch" Hardeman (CSA) (1816 - 1898)

William Polk "Old Gotch" Hardeman has the distinction of having served Texas, in either a military or official government position, spanning a period longer than any other Texan. In 1835, within days...

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Charles Crocker MP (1822 - 1888)

Charles Crocker was a pioneering American industrialist. He had interests in railroads and banking. Click here for Charles Crocker's Wikipedia page . Click here for the Wikipedia description of the...

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Collis Potter Huntington MP (1821 - 1900)

) Collis Potter Huntington (October 22, 1821 – August 13, 1900) was one of the Big Four of western railroading (along with Leland Stanford, Mark Hopkins, and Charles Crocker) who built the C...

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Mark Twain MP (1835 - 1910)

Samuel Langhorne Clemens, better known by the pen name Mark Twain, wrote grand tales about Tom Sawyer, Huckleberry Finn, and the mighty Mississippi River. He became nothing less than a national treasur...

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Maj. General Oliver O. Howard (USA) MP (1830 - 1909)

Oliver Otis Howard (November 8, 1830 – October 26, 1909) was a career United States Army officer and a Union general in the American Civil War. He was a corps commander noted for suffering two...

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Elizabeth Kellogg, Comanche captive (deceased)

Elizabeth Duty Kellogg was captured during the Fort Parker Massacre and ransomed within 3 months. Her step-father, Elder John Parker and her half brothers, Silas and Benjamin Parker, were killed. H...

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James Pratt Plummer (Comanche captive) (c.1834 - d.)

Two year old James Pratt Plummer and his mother, Rachel Plummer, were captured by Indians during the Fort Paker Massacre on May 19, 1836. He was immediately separated from his mother and never saw he...

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Rachel Plummer, Comanche captive (1818 - 1839)

Rachel Parker Plummer (1818 - 1839) was the daughter of James W. Parker and the cousin of Quanah Parker, last free-roaming chief of the Comanches. An Anglo-Texan woman of Scots-Irish descent, she was...

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Silas Mercer Parker MP (1804 - 1836)

On May 19, 1836, a large party of Native Americans, including Comanches, Kiowas, Caddos, and Wichitas, attacked the inhabitants of Fort Parker. In her memoir, Rachel Plummer wrote that "one minute th...

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Benjamin F.W. Parker MP (1788 - 1836)

On May 19, 1836, a large party of Native Americans, including Comanches, Kiowas, Caddos, and Wichitas, attacked the inhabitants of Fort Parker. In her memoir, Rachel Plummer wrote that "one minute th...

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John Richard Parker (c.1830 - c.1915)

John Richard Parker (1830–1915?) was the brother of Cynthia Ann Parker and the Uncle of Quanah Parker, last chief of the Comanches. An Anglo-Texas man of Scots-Irish descent who suffered being...

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