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Gov. Wilson Shannon, US Congress (1802 - 1877)

Wilson Shannon (February 24, 1802 - August 30, 1877) was a Democratic politician from Ohio and Kansas. He served as the 14th and 16th Governor of Ohio, and was the first governor of Ohio born in the st...

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Brig. General William R. Terrill (USA) (1834 - 1862)

William Rufus Terrill (April 21, 1834 – October 8, 1862) was a United States Army soldier and general who was killed in action at the Battle of Perryville during the American Civil War. His Co...

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Allen H. Parmer (1848 - 1927)

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

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William McWaters (1845 - 1875)

William McWaters (ca. 1844-1875) was an American gunfighter from Missouri who once rode with William Clarke Quantrill. Though not as well known today as the likes of the James-Younger Gang, McWaters ...

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Daniel Read Anthony (1824 - 1904)

Daniel Read Anthony (August 22, 1824 – November 12, 1904) was an American publisher and abolitionist. Considered colorful and controversial, he published the Leavenworth Times in Leavenworth, ...

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Eli C. Thayer, U.S. Representative MP (1819 - 1899)

Eli Thayer was a member of the United States House of Representatives from 1857 to 1861. Prior to that, he was the founder of the New England Emigrant Aid Company that brought pro-free state settlers t...

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Samuel Newitt Wood (1825 - 1891)

Samuel Newitt Wood (December 30, 1825 – June 23, 1891) was an American attorney and politician. Wood represented Chase, Morris, and Madison counties in the Kansas Territorial Legislature i...

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Seth Padelford, Governor (1807 - 1878)

Seth Padelford (October 3, 1807 – August 26, 1878) was the 31st Governor of Rhode Island from 1869 to 1873. Padelford was born in Taunton, Massachusetts. He worked as a grocer, as well as ...

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Isaac Tichenor Goodnow (1814 - 1894)

Isaac T. Goodnow There are certain names that should be preserved in the annals of Kansas with testimonials of pride and admiration, and one of these is Isaac T. Goodnow, who was a member of a nota...

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Joseph Denison, Rev. (1815 - 1900)

Joseph J. Denison (October 1, 1815 – February 19, 1900) was a Methodist pastor; the first President of Kansas State University; and a founder of Manhattan, Kansas, having volunteered to go to ...

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Capt. Silas S. Soule (USA) (1838 - 1865)

Silas Stillman Soule (July 26, 1838 – April 23, 1865) was a Massachusetts abolitionist, Kansas Territory Jayhawker, and a soldier in the Colorado infantry and cavalry during the American Civil W...

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Henry Thompson (1822 - 1911)

Henry Thompson, the son-in-law of John Brown, was an abolitionist who participated in the Pottawatomie Massacre in which five pro-slavery settlers were hacked to death in Kansas in 1856. His brothers...

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Oliver Brown MP (1839 - 1859)

Oliver Brown was the youngest son of John Brown to reach adulthood. He was born in Franklin, Ohio on March 9, 1839, and married Martha E. Brewster in 1858. Oliver went to Kansas in 1855 with his father...

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Owen Brown MP (1824 - 1889)

) Owen Brown (November 4, 1824, Hudson, Ohio – January 8, 1889, Pasadena, California) was the third son of abolitionist John Brown. Owen fought with his father in Kansas and took an active par...

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Salmon Brown (1836 - 1919)

The son of abolitionist John Brown, Salmon took an active part in the Pottawatomie Massacre in which five pro-slavery settlers were hacked to death in Kansas in 1856. Salmon was not present at th...

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Frederick Brown (1830 - 1856)

The son of abolitionist John Brown, Frederick took an active part in the Pottawatomie Massacre in which five pro-slavery settlers were hacked to death in Kansas in 1856. Frederick was one of five...

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John Henry Kagi MP (1835 - 1859)

John Henry Kagi, also spelled John Henrie Kagi (March 15, 1835 – October 17, 1859), was an American attorney, abolitionist and second in command to John Brown in Brown's failed raid on Harper'...

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John E. Cook MP (c.1830 - 1859)

John E. Cook came to Harpers Ferry in 1858 to scout the area for John Brown, and spent the next year working as a schoolteacher, book agent, and a lock tender on the C&O Canal. While in the area, he ...

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Pvt. Alden Buttrick (USA) (1831 - 1863)

Alden Buttrick was born Dec 25, 1831, died June 3, 1863, and buried [reinterred in] Arlington National Cemetery. He fought with John Brown in Kansas and in the Civil War was a private, Co. H, 1st Michi...

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Gen. Philip St. George Cooke, USA (1809 - 1895)

Philip St. George Cooke (June 13, 1809 – March 20, 1895) was a career United States Army cavalry officer who served as a Union General in the American Civil War. He is noted for his author...

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Darius Wilson Harrold (1812 - 1898)

Darius Wilson Harrold came from a family of Quakers from the Carolinas but he was not Quaker by the time he married Margaret Elizabeth Cannon in 1835. The Harrolds spent the early years of their marr...

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Brevet Brig. General Thomas Moonlight (USA), Governor of Wyoming Territory (1833 - 1899)

Thomas Moonlight (September 30, 1833 – February 7, 1899) was a United States politician and general. Moonlight served as Governor of Wyoming Territory from 1887 to 1889. Birth Moonli...

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Frank James MP (1843 - 1915)

Franklin "Frank" James (January 10, 1843 – February 18, 1915) was a famous American outlaw. He was the older brother of outlaw Jesse James. He was born Alexander Franklin James in Kearney, M...

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Jesse James, American outlaw MP (1847 - 1882)

Jesse James (Wikipedia) Jesse James (September 5, 1847 — April 3, 1882) was an American outlaw, gang leader, bank robber, train robber, and murderer from the state of Missouri and the most fam...

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Col. James Montgomery [Union guerrilla] (1814 - 1871)

) James Montgomery (December 22, 1814 – December 6, 1871) was a Jayhawker during the Bleeding Kansas Affair and a controversial Union colonel during the American Civil War. Montgomery was a st...

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John Brown, Jr. (1821 - 1895)

John Brown Jr., the eldest son of the abolitionist John Brown, was born in Ohio in July 1821. Along with four brothers, John Jr. moved out west to Kansas in 1854. After his father’s actions in...

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Brevet Brig. General George Henry Hoyt (USA) (1837 - 1877)

George Henry Hoyt (November 25, 1837 - February 2, 1877) was an abolitionist and attorney for John Brown. During the Civil War, he served as a Union cavalry officer and captain of the Kansas Red Leg ...

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George M. Todd (Confederate guerrilla) (b. - 1864)

George M. Todd (unknown – October 21, 1864) was a Confederate guerrilla leader during the American Civil War who served under the infamous William C. Quantrill. A participant in numerous raids...

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William T. "Bloody Bill" Anderson (Confederate guerrilla) (c.1838 - 1864)

William T. "Bloody Bill" Anderson (circa 1838 – October 26, 1864) was a pro-Confederate guerrilla leader in the American Civil War. Anderson was known for his brutality towards Union soldier...

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Maj. General Thomas Ewing, Jr. (USA) (1829 - 1896)

. Thomas Ewing, Jr. (August 7, 1829 – January 21, 1896) was an attorney, the first chief justice of Kansas and leading free state advocate, Union Army general during the American Civil War, an...

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Andrew Butler, U.S. Senator (1796 - 1857)

Andrew Pickens Butler (November 18, 1796 – May 25, 1857) was a United States Senator and one of the authors of the Kansas-Nebraska Act. Biography Butler was a son of William Butler (17...

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Preston S. Brooks, US Congress (1819 - 1857)

Preston Smith Brooks (August 5, 1819 – January 27, 1857) was a Democratic Congressman from South Carolina during the period just prior to the US Civil War. Brooks is primarily remembered f...

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Brig. General James H. "Jim" Lane (USA), U.S. Senator (1814 - 1866)

) James Henry Lane also known as Jim Lane (June 22, 1814 – July 11, 1866) was a partisan during the Bleeding Kansas period that immediately preceded the American Civil War. During the war, Lan...

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Andrew H. Reeder, 1st Governor of Kansas Territory (1807 - 1864)

Andrew Horatio Reeder (July 12, 1807 - July 5, 1864) was the first governor of the Territory of Kansas. Reeder was born in Easton, Pennsylvania, to Absolom Reeder and Christina (Smith) Reeder. He...

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Benjamin Franklin Stringfellow ("Border Ruffian" leader) (1816 - 1891)

Benjamin Franklin Stringfellow (September 3, 1816-April 26, 1891) was a Missouri Attorney General, a high ranking border ruffian and one of the organizers of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroa...

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Lt. Colonel Henry Clay Pate (CSA) (1832 - 1864)

Henry Clay Pate led the Pro-slavery men at Black Jack. The son of a slaveholding family in Bedford County, Virginia, Pate had come west to promote the Pro-Slavery cause in Kansas Territory. He was ...

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Charles Sumner, U.S. Senator (1811 - 1874)

Charles Sumner (January 6, 1811 – March 11, 1874) was an American politician and statesman from Massachusetts. An academic lawyer and a powerful orator, Sumner was the leader of the antislaver...

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Robert M. Stewart, 14th Governor of Missouri (1815 - 1871)

Robert Marcellus Stewart (March 12, 1815 - September 21, 1871) was the 14th Governor of Missouri from 1857 to 1861, during the critical years just prior to the American Civil War. Early years ...

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Austin Augustus King, 10th Governor of Missouri (1802 - 1870)

Austin Augustus King (September 21, 1802 – April 22, 1870), also known as Austin A. King and Austin King, was the tenth Governor of Missouri and United States Congressman. King was born in...

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Charles L. Robinson, 1st Governor of Kansas (1818 - 1894)

Charles Lawrence Robinson (July 21, 1818 – August 17, 1894) was the first Governor of Kansas. He was also the first governor of a US state to be impeached, although he was not convicted or rem...

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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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William Quantrill MP (1837 - 1865)

William Clarke Quantrill (July 31, 1837 – June 6, 1865), was a Confederate guerrilla leader during the American Civil War. After leading a Confederate bushwhacker unit along the Missouri-Kansa...

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John Brown (Abolitionist) MP (1800 - 1859)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia John Brown, c.1856. Born May 9, 1800(1800-05-09) Torrington, Connecticut Died December 2, 1859 (aged 59) John Brown (May 9, 1800 – December 2, 1...

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Amasa Soule (1804 - 1860)

Abolitionist from Bath, Maine. In 1854, his family became part of the newly formed New England Emigrant Aid Company, an organization whose goal was to help settle the Kansas Territory and bring it into...

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Stephen A. Douglas, U.S. Senator MP (1813 - 1861)

Stephen Arnold Douglas was a distinguished lawyer, orator and political leader who represented the people of Illinois from 1836 to about 1861, after having been nominated for the Presidency of the Unit...

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August Bondy (1832 - 1907)

August Bondi Excerpts from the Autobiography of August Bondi (1833–1907)* CHAPTER I FAMILY HISTORY ORIGIN OF THE NAME There is a family tradition that sometime toward the close of the seventeent...

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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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James Butler "Wild Bill" Hickok MP (1837 - 1876)

American Outlaw James Butler "Wild Bill" Hickok was a legendary gunfighter and law man in the American Wild West. Many characters in Western novels are fashioned after Hickok. James "Wild Bill" Hic...

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Colonel Charles R. Jennison (USA) [Union guerrilla] (1834 - 1884)

Charles R. Jennison also known as "Doc" Jennison (June 6, 1834 – June 21, 1884) was a hero of the anti-slavery faction during the Bleeding Kansas Affair and became even more famous as a Union ...

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